The Washington Information Directory (WID) is a topically organized reference resource that lists contact information for federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the Washington metro area along with a brief paragraph describing what each organization does related to that topic. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Animals and Plants

Animals and plants



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.


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. Antismuggling hotline, (800) 877-3835.

General email,


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 ...

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