Upon submission of a petition under section 4909 of this title by any person, the Secretary shall determine whether an exotic bird breeding facility is a qualifying facility. Such determination shall be effective for a period specified by the Secretary, which may not exceed 3 years. The Secretary shall, from time to time, publish a list of qualifying facilities in the Federal Register.
16 U.S. Code § 4906. Qualifying facilities
(b) CriteriaThe Secretary shall determine under subsection (a) that a facility is a qualifying facility for a species of exotic birds if the Secretary finds each of the following:
The facility is operated in a manner that is not detrimental to the survival of the species in the wild.
The country in which the facility is located is a Party to the Convention.