7 CFR 371.9 - Policy and Program Development.
(a)General statement. Policy and Program Development (PPD) provides analytical support for agency decisions and plans.
(b)Director of PPD. The Director of PPD is responsible for:
(1) Participating with the Administrator of APHIS and other officials in the planning and formulation of APHIS policies, programs, and activities.
(2) Providing planning and evaluations; regulations development; and policy, risk, and economic analysis for APHIS programs.
(3) Analyzing the environmental effects of APHIS programs to ensure their compliance with environmental laws and regulations and providing support for pesticide registration and drug approval.
(4) Coordinating registration of chemicals and other substances used in APHIS control and eradication programs.