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The Federal Regulatory Directory, Eighteenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Animal and plant health inspection service
■ Introduction

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) was created in 1972 as an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). APHIS is under the jurisdiction of the assistant secretary of agriculture for marketing and regulatory programs; the agency is run by an administrator who is appointed by the secretary of agriculture. APHIS is responsible for programs to eradicate diseases and pests that affect animals and plants, for animal and plant health and quarantine programs, and for the control of depredating animals. ...

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