50 CFR 23.7 - What office do I contact for CITES information?

§ 23.7 What office do I contact for CITES information?

Contact the following offices to receive information about CITES:

Type of information Office to contact
(a) CITES administrative and management issues:
(1) CITES documents, including application forms and procedures; lists of registered scientific institutions and operations breeding Appendix-I wildlife for commercial purposes; and reservations
(2) Information on the CoP
(3) List of CITES species
(4) Names and addresses of other countries' Management and Scientific Authority offices
(5) Notifications, resolutions, and decisions
(6) Standing Committee documents and issues
(7) State and tribal export programs
U.S. Management Authority, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters, MS: IA, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 , Toll Free: (800) 358-2104 /permit questions, Tel: (703) 358-2095 /other questions, Fax: (703) 358-2281 /permits, Fax: (703) 358-2298 /other issues, Email: managementauthority@fws.gov, Web site: http://www.fws.gov/international and http://www.fws.gov/permits.
(b) Scientific issues:
(1) Animals and Plants Committees documents and issues
(2) Findings of non-detriment and suitability of facilities, and other scientific findings
(3) Listing of species in the Appendices and relevant resolutions
(4) Names and addresses of other countries' Scientific Authority offices and scientists involved with CITES-related issues
(5) Nomenclatural issues
U.S. Scientific Authority, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters, MS: IA, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 , Tel: (703) 358-1708 , Fax: (703) 358-2276 , Email: scientificauthority@fws.gov, Web site: http://www.fws.gov/international.
(c) Wildlife clearance procedures:
(1) CITES replacement tags
(2) Information about wildlife port office locations
(3) Information bulletins
(4) Inspection and clearance of wildlife shipments involving import, introduction from the sea, export, and re-export, and filing a Declaration of Importation or Exportation of Fish or Wildlife (Form 3-177 )
(5) Validation, certification, or cancellation of CITES wildlife documents
Law Enforcement, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters, MS: OLE, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 , Tel: (703) 358-1949 , Fax: (703) 358-2271 , Web site: http://www.fws.gov/le.
(d) APHIS plant clearance procedures:
(1) Information about plant port office locations
(2) Inspection and clearance of plant shipments involving:
(i) Import and introduction from the sea of living plants
(ii) Export and re-export of living and nonliving plants
(3) Validation or cancellation of CITES plant documents for the type of shipments listed in paragraph (d)(2) of this section
U.S. Department of Agriculture APHIS/PPQ, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, Maryland 20737-1236 , Toll Free: (877) 770-5990 /permit questions, Tel: (301) 734-8891 /other CITES issues, Fax: (301) 734-5786 /permit questions, Fax: (301) 734-5276 /other CITES issues, Website: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_health
(e) CBP plant clearance procedures:
(1) Inspection and clearance of plant shipments involving:
(i) Import and introduction from the sea of nonliving plants
(ii) Import of living plants from Canada at designated border ports ( 7 CFR 319.37-14(b) and 50 37-14 (b) and 50 CFR 24.12(d))
(2) Cancellation of CITES plant documents for the type of shipments listed in paragraph (e)(1) of this section
Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, Agriculture Programs and Liaison, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 2.5 B, Washington, DC 20229, Tel: (202) 344-3298 , Fax: (202) 344-1442
(f) General information on CITES:
(1) CITES export quota information
(2) CITES'Guidelines for transport and preparation for shipment of live wild animals and plants
(3) Information about the Secretariat
(4) Names and addresses of other countries' Management and Scientific Authority offices
(5) Official documents, including resolutions, decisions, notifications, CoP documents, and committee documents
(6) Official list of CITES species and species database
(7) Text of the Convention
CITES Secretariat, Website: http://www.cites.org
[ 72 FR 48448, Aug. 23, 2007, as amended at 79 FR 30420, May 27, 2014; 79 FR 43966, July 29, 2014]

Title 50 published on 2015-08-22

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 50 CFR Part 23 after this date.

  • 2016-05-24; vol. 81 # 100 - Tuesday, May 24, 2016
    1. 81 FR 32664 - Inclusion of Four Native U.S. Freshwater Turtle Species in Appendix III of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
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      DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Fish and Wildlife Service
      Final rule.
      This listing is effective November 21, 2016.
      50 CFR Part 23