The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has issued a Federal Register Notice on the implementation of the amendments to the Lacey Act, under the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Farm Bill). The notice provides further information about the declaration requirements and the Government’s implementation plan for enforcing the requirements. The notice also confirms that APHIS will not begin enforcing the declaration requirements until an electronic system for collecting the declaration is available, potentially on April 1, 2009. APHIS requests comments on the notice by December 8, 2008.
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