7 U.S. Code § 8303 - Restriction on importation or entry

(a) In general
With notice to the Secretary of the Treasury and public notice as soon as practicable, the Secretary may prohibit or restrict—
(1) the importation or entry of any animal, article, or means of conveyance, or use of any means of conveyance or facility, if the Secretary determines that the prohibition or restriction is necessary to prevent the introduction into or dissemination within the United States of any pest or disease of livestock;
(2) the further movement of any animal that has strayed into the United States if the Secretary determines that the prohibition or restriction is necessary to prevent the introduction into or dissemination within the United States of any pest or disease of livestock; and
(3) the use of any means of conveyance in connection with the importation or entry of livestock if the Secretary determines that the prohibition or restriction is necessary because the means of conveyance has not been maintained in a clean and sanitary condition or does not have accommodations for the safe and proper movement of livestock.
(b) Regulations
(1) Restrictions on import and entry
The Secretary may issue such orders and promulgate such regulations as are necessary to carry out subsection (a) of this section.
(2) Post importation quarantine
The Secretary may promulgate regulations requiring that any animal imported or entered be raised or handled under post-importation quarantine conditions by or under the supervision of the Secretary for the purpose of determining whether the animal is or may be affected by any pest or disease of livestock.
(c) Destruction or removal
(1) In general
The Secretary may order the destruction or removal from the United States of—
(A) any animal, article, or means of conveyance that has been imported but has not entered the United States if the Secretary determines that destruction or removal from the United States is necessary to prevent the introduction into or dissemination within the United States of any pest or disease of livestock;
(B) any animal or progeny of any animal, article, or means of conveyance that has been imported or entered in violation of this chapter; or
(C) any animal that has strayed into the United States if the Secretary determines that destruction or removal from the United States is necessary to prevent the introduction into or dissemination within the United States of any pest or disease of livestock.
(2) Requirements of owners
(A) Orders to disinfect
The Secretary may require the disinfection of—
(i) a means of conveyance used in connection with the importation of an animal;
(ii) an individual involved in the importation of an animal and personal articles of the individual; and
(iii) any article used in the importation of an animal.
(B) Failure to comply with orders
If an owner fails to comply with an order of the Secretary under this section, the Secretary may—
(i) take remedial action, destroy, or remove from the United States the animal or progeny of any animal, article, or means of conveyance as authorized under paragraph (1); and
(ii) recover from the owner the costs of any care, handling, disposal, or other action incurred by the Secretary in connection with the remedial action, destruction, or removal.

Source

(Pub. L. 107–171, title X, § 10404,May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 496.)
References in Text

This chapter, referred to in subsec. (c)(1)(B), was in the original “this subtitle”, meaning subtitle E (§§ 10401–10418) of title X of Pub. L. 107–171, May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 494, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of subtitle E to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 8301 of this title and Tables.
Transfer of Functions

For transfer of functions of the Secretary of Agriculture relating to agricultural import and entry inspection activities under this chapter to the Secretary of Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see sections 231, 551 (d), 552 (d), and 557 of Title 6, Domestic Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under section 542 of Title 6.

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7 CFR - Agriculture

7 CFR Part 330 - FEDERAL PLANT PEST REGULATIONS; GENERAL; PLANT PESTS; SOIL, STONE, AND QUARRY PRODUCTS; GARBAGE

7 CFR Part 354 - OVERTIME SERVICES RELATING TO IMPORTS AND EXPORTS; AND USER FEES

9 CFR - Animals and Animal Products

9 CFR Part 49 - RULES OF PRACTICE GOVERNING PROCEEDINGS UNDER CERTAIN ACTS

9 CFR Part 50 - ANIMALS DESTROYED BECAUSE OF TUBERCULOSIS

9 CFR Part 51 - ANIMALS DESTROYED BECAUSE OF BRUCELLOSIS

9 CFR Part 52 - SWINE DESTROYED BECAUSE OF PSEUDORABIES

9 CFR Part 53 - FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE, PLEUROPNEUMONIA, RINDERPEST, AND CERTAIN OTHER COMMUNICABLE DISEASES OF LIVESTOCK OR POULTRY

9 CFR Part 54 - CONTROL OF SCRAPIE

9 CFR Part 55 - CONTROL OF CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE

9 CFR Part 56 - CONTROL OF H5/H7 LOW PATHOGENIC AVIAN INFLUENZA

9 CFR Part 70 - RULES OF PRACTICE GOVERNING PROCEEDINGS UNDER CERTAIN ACTS

9 CFR Part 71 - GENERAL PROVISIONS

9 CFR Part 72 - TEXAS (SPLENETIC) FEVER IN CATTLE

9 CFR Part 73 - SCABIES IN CATTLE

9 CFR Part 74 - PROHIBITION OF INTERSTATE MOVEMENT OF LAND TORTOISES

9 CFR Part 75 - COMMUNICABLE DISEASES IN HORSES, ASSES, PONIES, MULES, AND ZEBRAS

9 CFR Part 77 - TUBERCULOSIS

9 CFR Part 78 - BRUCELLOSIS

9 CFR Part 79 - SCRAPIE IN SHEEP AND GOATS

9 CFR Part 80 - JOHNE'S DISEASE IN DOMESTIC ANIMALS

9 CFR Part 81 - CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE IN DEER, ELK, AND MOOSE

9 CFR Part 82 - EXOTIC NEWCASTLE DISEASE (END) AND CHLAMYDI-OSIS

9 CFR Part 83 - VIRAL HEMORRHAGIC SEPTICEMIA

9 CFR Part 85 - PSEUDORABIES

9 CFR Part 86 - ANIMAL DISEASE TRACEABILITY

9 CFR Part 91 - INSPECTION AND HANDLING OF LIVESTOCK FOR EXPORTATION

9 CFR Part 92 - IMPORTATION OF ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS: PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING RECOGNITION OF REGIONS

9 CFR Part 93 - IMPORTATION OF CERTAIN ANIMALS, BIRDS, FISH, AND POULTRY, AND CERTAIN ANIMAL, BIRD, AND POULTRY PRODUCTS; REQUIREMENTS FOR MEANS OF CONVEYANCE AND SHIPPING CONTAINERS

9 CFR Part 94 - RINDERPEST, FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE, EXOTIC NEWCASTLE DISEASE, AFRICAN SWINE FEVER, CLASSICAL SWINE FEVER, SWINE VESICULAR DISEASE, AND BOVINE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY: PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED IMPORTATIONS

9 CFR Part 95 - SANITARY CONTROL OF ANIMAL BYPRODUCTS (EXCEPT CASINGS), AND HAY AND STRAW, OFFERED FOR ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES

9 CFR Part 96 - RESTRICTION OF IMPORTATIONS OF FOREIGN ANIMAL CASINGS OFFERED FOR ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES

9 CFR Part 97 - OVERTIME SERVICES RELATING TO IMPORTS AND EXPORTS

9 CFR Part 98 - IMPORTATION OF CERTAIN ANIMAL EMBRYOS AND ANIMAL SEMEN

9 CFR Part 99 - RULES OF PRACTICE GOVERNING PROCEEDINGS UNDER CERTAIN ACTS

9 CFR Part 122 - ORGANISMS AND VECTORS

9 CFR Part 123 - RULES OF PRACTICE GOVERNING PROCEEDINGS UNDER THE VIRUS-SERUM-TOXIN ACT

9 CFR Part 130 - USER FEES

9 CFR Part 145 - NATIONAL POULTRY IMPROVEMENT PLAN FOR BREEDING POULTRY

9 CFR Part 146 - NATIONAL POULTRY IMPROVEMENT PLAN FOR COMMERCIAL POULTRY

9 CFR Part 147 - AUXILIARY PROVISIONS ON NATIONAL POULTRY IMPROVEMENT PLAN

9 CFR Part 149 - VOLUNTARY TRICHINAE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

9 CFR Part 160 - DEFINITION OF TERMS

9 CFR Part 161 - REQUIREMENTS AND STANDARDS FOR ACCREDITED VETERINARIANS AND SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF SUCH ACCREDITATION

9 CFR Part 162 - RULES OF PRACTICE GOVERNING REVOCATION OR SUSPENSION OF VETERINARIANS' ACCREDITATION

 

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