Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Pennsylvania

(a) Issuance.--The commission may issue permits for the importation, exportation, sale, exchange, taking or possession of any birds or animals classified as endangered or threatened, living or dead, or any parts thereof, including eggs.

(b) Species native to Commonwealth.--The commission may issue permits for birds or animals native to this Commonwealth which are taken from the wild in this Commonwealth and which are classified by the commission as endangered or threatened in Title 58 of the Pennsylvania Code.

(c) Species not native to Commonwealth.--The commission may join with the appropriate Federal agency in issuing joint permits for any birds or animals not native to this Commonwealth which are classified as endangered or threatened in the Code of Federal Regulations. An endorsement by the director on a copy of a Federal permit with an addendum of any further restrictions will be considered a joint permit if no formal joint permit is issued....

Citation: 34 Pa.C.S.A. § 2924.

(a) In carrying out the purposes of this act, the department shall upon application issue permits authorizing the removal, collection or transplanting of endangered or threatened plant species pursuant to regulations established by the Environmental Quality Board.

(b) Any person desiring a wild plant management permit as herein provided, shall make application to the department on a form provided by the department.

(c) It shall be lawful for a person holding a valid wild plant management permit, with the expressed permission of landowners, to transplant wild plants into private and public plant sanctuaries for the purpose of insuring their perpetuation as members of ecosystems, to enhance their numbers or to restore their natural range. All such transplants shall be in accordance with the provisions of this act.

(d) Persons holding valid wild plant management permits should make every effort possible to transplant valuable species from land areas threatened by future land development, surface mining or agricultural encroachment to public or private plant sanctuaries.

(e) The department may also grant certain permittees, for taxonomical and botanical purposes, the right to collect threatened or endangered plants defined herein subject to the rules and regulations pursuant to this act, with the expressed permission of the landowner, as long as such collections would be deemed by the department to be consistent with the intent of this act...

(f) The department may suspend or revoke any plant management permit for violation of this act or regulations thereunder, the terms or conditions of the permit or for other good cause.

(g) Any person aggrieved by a decision of the department may appeal such decisions to the Environmental Hearing Board pursuant to Title 2 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes (relating to administrative law and procedure).

32 P.S. § 5308.

(a) Annual fees.--The annual fee for permits provided for in this chapter shall be as follows:...

(6) Endangered or threatened species:

(i) Native - $300.

(ii) Non-native - free with necessary Federal permit...

Citation: 34 Pa.C.S.A. § 2904.