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Federal Laws and Regulations

Public Laws and Acts

Provides information pertaining to public laws and acts for invasive species, listed with the most recent first.

Title:

Asian Carp Prevention and Control Act

Authority:

Public Law No: 111-307 (Dec 14, 2010)

Department/
Agency:

U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service

Organisms:

Asian Carp

Pathways:

Addition of species of carp to the list of injurious species that are prohibited from being imported or shipped in the U.S. under the Lacey Act.

Provisions:

To amend section 42 of title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the importation and shipment of certain species of carp.

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Title:

Clean Boating Act of 2008

Authority:

Public Law No: 110-288 (Jul 29, 2008)

Department/
Agency:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Organisms:

Aquatic invasive species

Pathways:

Reduce water pollution and the spread of invasive species in the nation's rivers, lakes and other water bodies.

Provisions:

As an alternative to permits required for commercial vessels, the act directs EPA to develop and promulgate management practices for recreational vessels. The important input received through this process will help guide the development of proposed regulations to mitigate adverse effects from recreational boat discharges, such as bilgewater, graywater and deck runoff, that may contain substances harmful to water quality or spread invasive species.

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Title:

National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 (2008; PDF | 1.6 MB)

Authority:

Public Law 110-181; Sec. 314 (Jan 28, 2008)

Department/
Agency:

U.S. Department of Defense

Organisms:

Brown Tree Snake

Pathways:

Prevent the introduction of the brown tree snake into Hawaii, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the continental United States, or any other non-native environment as a result of the movement from Guam of military aircraft, personnel, and cargo, including the household goods of military personnel and other military assets.

Provisions:

Section 314 of this law requires the Secretary of Defense to submit to the congressional defense committees a report on control of the brown tree snake (BTS).

Report to the Congress: Control of the Brown Tree Snake (BTS) (Aug 2008; PDF | 68 KB)
DOD. Armed Forces Pest Management Board.
Submitted by The Office of the Secretary of Defense, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment)

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Title:

Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (2007; PDF | 783 KB)

Authority:

Public Law 110-114; Sec. 3061 (Nov 8, 2007)

Department/
Agency:

U.S. Army

Organisms:

Asian carp dispersal barrier demonstration project, Upper Mississippi River.

Pathways:

Control of existing organisms in and around the Great Lakes

Provisions:

To provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States, and for other purposes.

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Title:

Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 2006 (2006; PDF | 133 KB)

Authority:

Public Law 109-326 (Oct 11, 2006)

Department/
Agency:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Organisms:

Sea lamprey

Pathways:

Unintentional and intentional introduction

Provisions:

To amend the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 1990 to provide
for implementation of recommendations of the United States Fish and Wildlife
Service contained in the Great Lakes Fishery Resources Restoration Study.

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Title:

Salt Cedar and Russian Olive Control Demonstration Act (2006; PDF | 128 KB)

Authority:

Public Law 109-320 (Oct 11, 2006)

Department/
Agency:

U.S. Department of the Interior

Organisms:

Salt Cedar and Russian Olive

Pathways:

N/A

Provisions:

Directs the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Commissioner of Reclamation, to carry out an assessment and demonstration program to control salt cedar and Russian olive, and for other purposes.

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Title:

Public Lands Corps Healthy Forests Restoration Act (2005; PDF | 136 KB)

Authority:

Public Law 109-154 (Dec 30, 2005); amends the Public Lands Corps Act of 1993

Department/
Agency:

N/A

Organisms:

Forest insect or disease pests

Pathways:

N/A

Provisions:

(C) To address the impact of insect or disease infestations or other damaging agents on forest and rangeland health.

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Title:

§6006 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (2005; PDF | 5.5 MB) (SAFETEA-LU)

Authority:

Public Law 109-59 (Aug 10, 2005); implementing 23 U.S.C. § 329, a new provision of law added to Title 23 by §6006 of SAFETEA-LU

Department/
Agency:

U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration

Organisms:

Terrestrial noxious weeds and aquatic weeds

Pathways:

N/A

Provisions:

Includes a provision that makes activities for the control of noxious weeds and the establishment of native species eligible for Federal-aid funds under the National Highway System (NHS) and the Surface Transportation System (STP). The control of terrestrial noxious weeds and aquatic weeds is commonly done by maintenance districts or contracted crews of each State department of transportation. Historically, maintenance activities have been the responsibility of the State and therefore have not been eligible for Federal-aid dollars.
Note: See Guidance on 23 U.S.C. §329 on the Control of Noxious Weeds and Aquatic Noxious Weeds and Establishment of Native Species for more information.

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Title:

National Plan for Control and Management of Sudden Oak Death (2004; PDF | 38 KB)

Authority:

Public Law 108-488 (Dec 23, 2004); amends the Plant Protection Act

Department/
Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Organisms:

Phytophthora ramorum

Pathways:

Unintentional and intentional introduction

Provisions:

(a) Development of National Plan.--Subject to the availability of appropriated funds for this purpose, the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service, shall develop a national plan for the control and management of Sudden Oak Death, a forest disease caused by the fungus-like pathogen Phytophthora ramorum.

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Title:

Noxious Weed Control and Eradication Act (2004; PDF | 64 KB)

Authority:

Public Law 108-412 (Oct 30, 2004); amends the Plant Protection Act

Department/
Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Organisms:

Noxious weeds

Pathways:

Unintentional and intentional introduction

Provisions:

(a) In General.--The Secretary shall establish a program to provide financial and technical assistance to control or eradicate noxious weeds.
(b) Grants.--Subject to the availability of appropriations under section 457(a), the Secretary shall make grants under section 454 to weed management entities for the control or eradication of noxious weeds.
(c) Agreements.--Subject to the availability of appropriations under section 457(b), the Secretary shall enter into agreements under section 455 with weed management entities to provide financial and technical assistance for the control or eradication of noxious weeds.

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Title:

Brown Tree Snake Control and Eradication Act (2004; PDF | 160 KB)

Authority:

Public Law 108-384 (Oct 30, 2004)

Department/
Agency:

  • U.S. Department of the Interior
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Organisms:

Brown Tree Snake

Pathways:

Unintentional and intentional introduction

Provisions:

N/A

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Title:

Nutria Eradication and Control Act (2003; PDF | 122 KB)

Authority:

Public Law 108-016 (Apr 23, 2003)

Department/
Agency:

  • U.S. Department of the Interior
  • State of Maryland
  • State of Louisiana

Organisms:

Nutria

Pathways:

Control of existing organisms in Maryland and Louisiana

Provisions:

The purpose of this Act is to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide financial assistance to the State of Maryland and the State of Louisiana for a program to implement measures to eradicate or control nutria and restore marshland damaged by nutria.

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Title:

Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (PDF | 279 KB)

Authority:

Public Law 107-188 (Jun 12, 2002)

Department/
Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Organisms:

Invasive pests and pathogens affecting livestock

Pathways:

Unintentional and intentional introduction

Provisions:

To improve the ability of the United States to prevent, prepare for, and respond
to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies.

Ensuring coordination and minimizing duplication of Federal, State, and local planning, preparedness, and response
activities, including during the investigation of a suspicious disease outbreak or other potential public health emergency.

See APHIS's Agricultural Select Agent Program for more information.

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Title:

Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (PDF | 1.2 MB)

Authority:

Public Law 107-171 (May 13, 2002); Animal Health Protection (Animal Health Protection Act) - Title X, Subtitle E

Department/
Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Organisms:

Animal diseases and pests transmitted by animals affecting livestock

Pathways:

Unintentional and intentional introduction

Provisions:

Prevention, detection, control, and eradication of diseases and pests of animals are essential to protect—

A) animal health;
B) the health and welfare of the people of the U.S.;
C) the economic interests of the livestock and related industries of the U.S.;
D) the environment of the U.S.; and
E) interstate commerce and foreign commerce of the U.S. in animals and other articles

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Title:

Plant Protection Act (2000; PDF | 129 KB)

Authority:

Public Law 106-224 (PDF | 429 KB) (Jun 20, 2000); Replaces the Federal Noxious Weed Act and many other APHIS Plant Protection Authorities

Department/
Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Organisms:

Plants and plant material and plant pests

Pathways:

Unintentional and intentional introduction

Provisions:

Consolidates and modernizes all major statutes pertaining to plant protection and quarantine (Federal Noxious Weed Act, Plant Quarantine Act) Permit APHIS to address all types of weed issues

Increase maximum civil penalty for violation

Authorize APHIS to take both emergency and extraordinary emergency actions to address incursions of noxious weeds

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Title:

Executive Order 13112 (Feb 1999)

Authority:

N/A

Department/
Agency:

All

Organisms:

N/A

Pathways:

Unintentional and intentional introductions: escape, release

Provisions:

Defines invasive species ("an alien species whose introduction does or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health")

Directs all federal agencies to:

  • Address invasive species concerns
  • Refrain from actions likely to increase invasive species problems

Creates interagency Invasive Species Council

Calls for National Invasive Species Management Plan to better coordinate federal agency efforts

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Title:

Water Resources Development Act (1999; PDF | 617 KB)

Authority:

Public Law 106-53 (Aug 17, 1999)

Department/
Agency:

U.S. Department of the Interior

Organisms:

Sea lamprey

Pathways:

Control of existing organisms in and around the Great Lakes

Provisions:

Sec. 506(a)- "In conjunction with the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, the Secretary is authorized to undertake a program for the control of sea lampreys in and around waters of the Great Lakes. The program undertaken pursuant to this section may include projects which consist of either structural or nonstructural measures or a combination thereof."

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Title:

Lacey Act (1900; amended in 1998) (PDF | 91 KB)

Authority:

18 USC §42

Department/
Agency:

U.S. Department of the Interior

Organisms:

Species injurious to human beings or resources

Pathways:

Intentional introduction and trade

Provisions:

Prohibits import of:

  • A list of designated species
  • Other vertebrates, mollusks, and crustacea that are "injurious to human beings, to the interests of agriculture, horticulture, forestry, or to wildlife or the wildlife resources of the United States"

Declares importation or transportation of any live wildlife as injurious and prohibited, except as provided for under the Act

BUT
Allows import of almost all species for scientific, medical, education, exhibition, or propagation purposes

Note: The 2008 Farm Bill (the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (PDF | 1.5 MB), effective May 22, 2008, amended the Lacy Act. The amended Act now covers a broad range of plants and plant products, including timber deriving from illegally harvested plants. Import declarations requirements became effective Dec 15, 2008; declaration enforcements of the requirements has been phased-in, beginning Apr 1, 2009. See Hot Issues: Lacey Act for more information.

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Title:

National Invasive Species Act (1996; PDF | 258 KB)
Note: Expired Sep 2002

Authority:

Public Law 104-332 (Oct 26, 1996); Reauthorizes and amends the Non-indigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990

Department/
Agency:

  • U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Department of Transportation, Coast Guard
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA

Organisms:

Aquatic nuisance species and brown tree snake

Pathways:

Unintentional introductions: ballast water

Provisions:

Amended NANPCA to mandate regulations to prevent introduction and spread of aquatic nuisance species into Great Lakes through ballast water

Authorized funding for research on aquatic nuisance species prevention and control (Chesapeake Bay, Gulf of Mexico, Pacific Coast, Atlantic Coast, San Francisco Bay- Delta Estuary)

Required ballast water management program to demonstrate technologies and practices to prevent nonindigenous species from being introduced

Modified composition of Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force

Required Task Force to develop and implement comprehensive program to control the brown tree snake in Guam

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Title:

Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (1995) (SPS Agreement)

Authority:

N/A

Department/
Agency:

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of the Interior

Organisms:

Pests, diseases, disease-carrying organisms, or disease-causing organisms

Pathways:

Importation

Provisions:

A supplementary agreement to the World Trade Organisation Agreement. Provides a uniform interpretation of the measures governing safety and plant and animal health regulations. Applicable to all sanitary and Phytosanitary measures directly or indirectly affecting international trade. Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures are defined as any measure applied a) to protect animal or plant life or health within (a Members' Territory) from entry, establishment or spread of pests, diseases, disease carrying organisms; e) to prevent or limit other damage within the (Members Territory) from the entry, establishment or spread of pests (annex A).

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Title:

North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (1994)

Authority:

N/A

Department/
Agency:

N/A

Organisms:

"Exotic" species: not specified further

Pathways:

Not specified

Provisions:

Article 10 (2)(h): the Council of the Commission on Environmental Co-operation may develop recommendations regarding exotic species which may be harmful

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Title:

Federal Plant Pest Act (1957; amended in 1994)
Note: Repealed Jun 20, 2000

Authority:

7 USC §§ 150aa-150jj

Department/
Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Organisms:

Plant pests

Pathways:

Unintentional and intentional introduction
Importation

Packing and shipping materials, as well as containers and ships are unregulated

Provisions:

N/A

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Title:

Alien Species Prevention and Enforcement Act (1992)

Authority:

Public Law 102-393 (Oct 6, 1992)

Department/
Agency:

N/A

Organisms:

Plants and animals whose shipment is prohibited under 18 U.S.C. 42;43, or the Lacey Act

Plants or plant matter whose shipment is prohibited under the Federal Plant Pest Act or Plant Quarantine Act

Pathways:

Intentional introductions: U.S. Mail

Provisions:

Makes illegal the shipment of certain categories of plants and animals through U.S. mail

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Title:

Hawaii Tropical Forest Recovery Act (1992)

Authority:

Public Law 102-574 (Oct 29, 1992)

Department/
Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service

Organisms:

Non-native species: not specified further

Pathways:

Unintentional and intentional introductions

Provisions:

Authorizes Sec. of Agriculture and USFS to establish biological control agents for non-native species

Creates task force to develop action plan to:
"promote public awareness of the harm caused by introduced species" develop recommendations on "the benefits of fencing or other management activities for the protection of Hawaii's native plants and animals from non-native species, including the identification and priorities for the areas where these activities are appropriate"

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Title:

Wild Bird Conservation Act (1992)

Authority:

Public Law 102-440 (Oct 23, 1992)

Department/
Agency:

U.S. Department of the Interior

Organisms:

Birds, Non-native parasites and diseases transported by foreign birds

Pathways:

Importation

Provisions:

Regulates importation of foreign wild birds

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Title:

Non-indigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act (1990; PDF | 259 KB)

Authority:

Public Law 101-646 (Nov 29, 1990)

Department/
Agency:

  • U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Department of Transportation, Coast Guard
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA

Organisms:

Aquatic nuisance species

Pathways:

Unintentional introductions: ballast water

Provisions:

Established Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force to: identify areas where ballast water does not pose an environmental threat, assess whether aquatic nuisance species threaten the ecological characteristics and economic uses of U.S. waters (other than the Great Lakes), determine the need for controls on vessels entering U.S. waters (other than Great Lakes), identify and evaluate approaches for reducing risk of adverse consequences associated with intentional introduction of aquatic species

Directs Coast Guard to issue regulations to prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic nuisance species into the Great Lakes through ballast water

Directs Corps of Engineers to develop a program of research and technology to control zebra mussels in and around public facilities and make available information on control methods

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Title:

Convention on the prohibition of the development, production and stockpiling of bacteriological (biological) and toxin weapons and on their destruction (Biological Weapons Convention) (1975)

Authority:

N/A

Department/
Agency:

U.S. Department of Defense

Organisms:

"Microbial or other biological agents… whatever their origin or method of production, of types and in quantities that have no justification for prophylactic, protective or other peaceful purposes"

Allows for "international exchange of bacteriologicalAgents and toxins and equipment for the processing, use or production of bacteriological agents and toxins for peaceful purposes."

Pathways:

Unintentional introduction
"Weapons, equipment or means of delivery designed to use such agents or toxins for hostile purposes"

Provisions:

Article I prohibits parties from developing, producing, stockpiling, acquiring or retaining microbial or other biological agents which are not justified by exclusively peaceful purpose.

Article II requires parties to destroy or divert to peaceful purpose all such agents within 9 months of entry into force of the Convention

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Title:

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) (1975)

Authority:

N/A

Department/
Agency:

U.S. Department of the Interior

Organisms:

Species of flora and fauna which are threatened or endangered in exporting countries (Appendices I, II and III)

Pathways:

Intentional introductions through trade: export, re-export, import and introduction from the sea

Full Text:

 

Provisions:

Represents alternate model for regulating invasive species not already covered by the IPPC or other agreements. Convention intended to prevent harm in exporting country; however, can be applied when species is endangered in exporting country and considered an invasive in importing country.

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Title:

Federal Noxious Weed Act (1974) (PDF | 121 KB) (Secs. 2801 to 2813 - repealed)
Superseded by the Plant Protection Act, except for Sec. 2814 (PDF | 9 KB)

Authority:

7 USC §2814

Department/
Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Organisms:

Noxious weeds

Pathways:

Intentional introductions: import

Provisions:

No person shall import or enter any noxious weed identified in regulation into or through the United States

Defines noxious weeds:
"any living stage (including, but not limited to, seeds and reproductive parts) of any parasitic or other plant of a kind, or subdivision of a kind, which is of foreign origin, is new to or not widely prevalent in the United States, and can directly or indirectly injure crops, other useful plants, livestock, or poultry or other interests of agriculture, including… the fish and wildlife resources of the United States or the public health"

Authorizes APHIS to restrict the introduction and spread of non-native noxious weeds through port-of-entry and follow-up activities

Authorizes permanent restrictions and emergency regulations

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Title:

Endangered Species Act (1973)

Authority:

16 USC §1531 et seq.

Department/
Agency:

  • U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Department of Commerce

Organisms:

Non-native species posing a danger to local endangered species

Pathways:

Not specified

Provisions:

Protects endangered species

When non-native invasive species threaten endangered species, this act could be used as basis for their eradication

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Title:

Coastal Zone Management Act (1972)

Authority:

Public Law 92-583 (Oct 27, 1972)

Department/
Agency:

U.S. Department of the Interior

Organisms:

N/A

Pathways:

N/A

Provisions:

N/A

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Title:

National Environmental Policy Act (1970)

Authority:

Public Law 91-190 (Jan 1, 1970)

Department/
Agency:

All

Organisms:

Non-native species posing harm to the environment

Pathways:

Intentional introductions related to major federal actions

Provisions:

Requires federal government agencies to consider the environmental effects of their actions through preparation of environmental impact statements- effects of non-native species, if harmful to the environment, must be included in the EIS

BUT

APHIS may approve and issue permits for importing nonindigenous species following preparation of an environmental assessment rather than an environmental impact statement-permits for importing nonindigenous species into containment facilities or interstate movement between containment facilities are excluded from NEPA requirements

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Title:

Convention on Great Lakes Fisheries Between the United States and Canada (1955)

Authority:

N/A

Department/
Agency:

N/A

Organisms:

Sea lamprey

Pathways:

Introduction through tributaries to the Great Lakes

Provisions:

The Convention established the Great Lakes Fisheries Commission whose purpose is to control and eradicate the non-native, highly invasive Atlantic sea lamprey from the Great Lakes

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Title:

International Plant Protection Convention (1952)

Authority:

N/A

Department/
Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Organisms:

Pests of plants or plant products: "any form of plant or animal life, or any pathogenic agent, injurious or potentially injurious to plants or plant products"

Quarantine pests involved with international trade: "pest of potential national economic importance to the country endangered thereby and not yet present there, or present but not widely distributed and being actively controlled"

Pathways:

"Storage places, conveyances, containers and any other object or material capable of harbouring or spreading plant pests, especially where international transportation is involved."

  • Packing material or matter of any kind accompanying plant products
  • Storage places
  • Transportation facilities

Provisions:

Applies primarily to quarantine pests in international trade. Creates an international regime to prevent spread and introduction of plant and plant product pests premised on exchange of Phytosanitary certificates between importing and exporting countries' national plant protection offices. Parties have national plant protection organizations established according to the Convention with authority in relation to quarantine control, risk analysis and other measures required to prevent the establishment and spread of all invasive alien species that, directly or indirectly, are pests of plants. Parties agree to cooperate on information exchange and on the development of International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures.

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Title:

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (1947)

Authority:

7 USC §136 et seq.

Department/
Agency:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Organisms:

Biological control agents

Pathways:

Intentional introduction

Provisions:

Gives EPA authority to regulate importation and distribution of substances, including organisms, that are intended to function as pesticides

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Title:

Organic Act (1944)

Authority:

N/A

Department/
Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Organisms:

Pests of plants

Pathways:

Unintentional introduction

Provisions:

Gives APHIS the authority to conduct pest eradication programs

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Title:

Federal Seed Act (1940; ammended 1998) (PDF | 58 KB)

Authority:

7 USC §1551 et seq.

Department/
Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Organisms:

Seeds

Pathways:

Intentional introduction through trade

Provisions:

Requires accurate labeling and purity standards for seeds in commerce

Prohibits importation and movement of adulterated or misbranded seeds

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Title:

Animal Damage Control Act (1931)

Authority:

7 USC §426

Department/
Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Organisms:

Damaging species (nutria, blackbirds, European starlings, monk parakeets)

Pathways:

Unintentional introductions

Provisions:

Gives APHIS authority to control wildlife damage on federal, state, or private land

Protects: field crops, vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural crops, commercial forests; freshwater aquaculture ponds and marine species cultivation areas; livestock on public and private range and in feedlots; public and private buildings and facilities; civilian and military aircraft; public health

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Title:

Plant Quarantine Act (1912)
Note: Repealed Jun 20, 2000

Authority:

7 USC §151 et seq.

Department/
Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Organisms:

Plants (field-grown florists' stock, trees, shrubs, vines, etc.) and Plant diseases and pests

Pathways:

Unintentional and intentional introduction

Provisions:

Gives APHIS authority to regulate importation and interstate movement of nursery stock and other plants that may carry harmful pests and diseases

Preempts state quarantines in interstate commerce

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