U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Lacey Act Evaluation Criteria

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Lacey Act Evaluation Criteria

The attached criteria are provided as a guide to evaluate whether a species does or does not qualify as injurious under the Lacey Act, 18 USC 42. The analysis developed using the criteria will serve as a basis for the Service's regulatory decision regarding injurious wildlife species listings and as part of the administrative record. Biologists within the Service who are knowledgeable about the species being evaluated will participate in the evaluations.

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