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USDA/APHIS RIN: 0579-AD50 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Forfeiture Procedures Under the Endangered Species Act and the Lacey Act Amendments 
Abstract: The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service administers the provisions of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), and the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981, as amended, that pertain to plants. This rulemaking will update our regulations that set forth our forfeiture procedures with regard to plants or plant products seized under the authority of the ESA and the Lacey Act. 
Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 356   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1540(f)    16 U.S.C. 3374   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/21/2013  78 FR 29659   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/22/2013 
Final Rule  11/00/2016 
Additional Information: Additional information about APHIS and its programs is available on the Internet at
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Robert Baca
Assistant Director, Compliance and Environmental Coordination, PPQ
Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
4700 River Road, Unit 150,
Riverdale, MD 20737
Phone:301 851-2347