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Animals and Plants

Animals and plants

General

▶Agencies

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) (Agriculture Dept.), Investigative and Enforcement Services,4700 River Rd., #85, Riverdale, MD 20737-1234; (301) 851-2948. Fax, (301) 734-4328. Steven Bennett, Director.

Web, www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/business-services/ies

Provides investigative and enforcement services and leadership, direction, and support for compliance activities within the service.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) (Agriculture Dept.), Plant Protection and Quarantine,1400 Independence Ave. S.W., #302E, 20250; (202) 799-7163. Fax, (202) 690-0472. Osama El-Lissy, Deputy Administrator. Anti-smuggling hotline, (800) 877-3835.

General email, aphis.web@aphis.usda.gov

Web, www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_health

Encourages compliance with regulations that safeguard agriculture and natural resources from the risks associated with the entry, establishment, or spread of animal and plant pests and noxious weeds. Methods include requirements for the import and export of plants and plant products; partnership agreements with industry ...

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