March 11, 2021 - 9:24am --

Now that the spotted lanternfly has been identified in Jefferson County, the Ohio Department of Agriculture Division of Plant Health has drafted new rules in Chapter 901:5-56 to address the invasive insect. On March 10, 2021, the rules were submitted to stakeholders. The stakeholder comment period will remain open until March 24, 2021. Visit to view the proposed rules.