Digest of Federal Resource Laws of Interest to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Alien Species Prevention Enforcement Act of 1992
Alien Species Prevention Enforcement Act of 1992 -- Section 631 of the Treasury, Postal Service
and General Government Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1993, P.L. 102- 393, October 6, 1992,
requires the Secretary of Agriculture to operate a program to protect the State of Hawaii from the
introduction of prohibited plants, plant pests and injurious animals that may be contained in the
The Department of Agriculture is to work with the Department of Interior, the Postal Service,
and the State of Hawaii to carry out activities under the program.
The Postal Services' "nonmailable matter" provisions
Title 39) are amended to include fish, wildlife and plants that are
prohibited from transportation pursuant to the Lacey Act.
In order to assist the Department of Agriculture with its responsibilities, the Department of
the Interior is required to:
- Enter into an agreement with the Secretary of Agriculture to protect Hawaii from plants,
plant pests and injurious animals under jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior.
- Work with the Secretary of Agriculture and the Postal Service to jointly establish a program
to inform the public about the prohibitions against the shipment and transportation of plant pests
and injurious animals.
- Cooperate with the Department of Agriculture, the Postal Service and the State of Hawaii in
a study to determine the proportion of plant pests and injurious animals that are being
introduced in the State of Hawaii. (USDA is responsible for conducting the study and
reporting to Congress, not later than one year after the program commences.)
- Offer to enter into a 2-year agreement with the State of Hawaii to enforce the Lacey Act
amendments of 1981 in the State, not later than January 4, 1992.
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