In Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, with respect to administrative orders, APHIS obtained its first administrative consent decision and order to resolve alleged violations of federal domestic quarantine regulations involving the P. ramorum (Sudden Oak Death) program. Following an investigation conducted by IES, the U.S. Department of Justice obtained a criminal conviction for fraudulent use of International Plant Protection Convention, International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures marks on wood packaging materials, resulting in a $100,000 penalty—the highest penalty APHIS has received to date involving wood packaging materials.
|Totals||FY 2014||FY 2015||FY 2016 (mid-year)|
|Stipulated Penalties Assessed||$82,850||$107,375||$50,625|
|Referrals to OGC||
3 (alleged violators)
|5 (alleged violators)
|3 (alleged violators)
|Civil Penalties Assessed||$24,000||$40,750||$8,625|