Texas Administrative Code
|PART 1||TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE|
|CHAPTER 19||QUARANTINES AND NOXIOUS AND INVASIVE PLANTS|
|SUBCHAPTER V||MEXICAN FRUIT FLY QUARANTINE|
|RULE §19.507||Consequences for Failure to Comply with Quarantine Restrictions|
A person who fails to comply with quarantine restrictions or requirements or a department order relating to the quarantine may be subject to administrative penalties not to exceed $5,000 per occurrence, civil penalties not to exceed $10,000 per occurrence, or criminal prosecution. Each day a violation occurs or continues may be considered a separate occurrence. Additionally, the department is authorized to seize and treat or destroy, or order to be treated or destroyed, any regulated article that is found to be infested with the quarantined pest or, regardless of whether infested or not, transported out of, within or through a quarantined area in violation of this subchapter. Treatment, destruction, storage, or other charges, including those incurred by the department, are chargeable to the owner of the quarantined article to be treated or destroyed.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §19.507 adopted to be effective January 20, 2015, 40 TexReg 326|