TABLE 2-1 Federal Statutes/Programs Relevant to the Transportation of Vertebrate Research Animals and Products in the United Statesa

Agency

Agency Program or Federal Regulation

Nonhuman Primates

Cats and Dogs

Interstate

Import/export

Interstate

Import/export

USDA

Animal Welfare Act

X

X

X

X

FWS

CITES

X

++

Lacey Act

X

X

Endangered Species Act

X

X

CDC

Division on Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ)

X*

X*

Etiologic Agent Import Permit Program (EAIPP)

DOT

Infectious Substances Program

Radioactive/Poisonous Materials Program

FDA

42 CFR 70.2 and 21 CFR 1240.30

a Multiple columns may be applicable to a single shipment of animals or animal products.

* Regulates importation only.

** Regulates importation and interstate transportation only.

*** Regulates interstate transportation only.

+ Animals that are known to harbor a human pathogen fall under the purview of DGMQ. Animals with human pathogens fall under the purview of EAIPP only when they are experimentally infected.

++ Wild-domestic hybrids, such as leopard cats, may be considered wildlife under CITES.

+++ EAIPP regulates the importation and interstate transportation of all bats, regardless of disease status.



The National Academies | 500 Fifth St. N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20001
Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use and Privacy Statement