Agency: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002, we are establishing, by regulation, an initial list of biological agents and toxins determined to have the potential to pose a severe threat to animal or plant health, or to animal or plant products. The Act requires that all persons in possession of any listed biological
We are amending the regulations to allow the use of microchip implants as an acceptable form of identification for pet birds of U.S. origin returning to this country after being outside the United States. The regulations have previously provided only for the use of leg bands or tattoos to identify such birds, but microchips have become the
We are adopting as a final rule, without change, an interim rule that amended the citrus canker regulations by removing a portion of Manatee County, FL, from the list of quarantined areas. The regulations require that an area be free from citrus canker for a period of at least 2 years before it may be removed from the list of quarantined areas.