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Title 50: Wildlife and Fisheries


PART 24—IMPORTATION AND EXPORTATION OF PLANTS


Contents

Subpart A—Introduction

§24.1   Purpose of regulations.
§24.2   Scope of regulations.

Subpart B—Importation and Exportation at Designated Ports

§24.11   General restrictions.
§24.12   Designated ports.

Authority: Secs. 9(f)(1), 11(f), Pub. L. 93-205, 87 Stat 893, 897 (16 U.S.C. 1538(f)(1), 1540(f)).

Source: 49 FR 42941, Oct. 25, 1984, unless otherwise noted.

Subpart A—Introduction

§24.1   Purpose of regulations.

The regulations contained in this part are for the purpose of establishing ports for the importation, exportation and reexportation of plants.

§24.2   Scope of regulations.

The provisions in this part are in addition to, and do not supersede, other regulations in this chapter. Also, the U.S. Department of Agriculture administers the Plant Quarantine Act, as amended (7 U.S.C. 151 et seq.), the Federal Plant Pest Act, as amended (7 U.S.C. 150aa et seq.), and the Federal Noxious Weed Act of 1974 (7 U.S.C. 2801 et seq.), which contain authority for additional prohibitions and restrictions, including additional port of entry requirements, for the importation or exportation of plants (See 7 CFR chapter III for regulations containing prohibitions and restrictions under these authorities).

Subpart B—Importation and Exportation at Designated Ports

§24.11   General restrictions.

No person shall import, export, or reexport plants at any place other than at a port designated in 24.12 (hereinafter “designated port”) in accordance with the provisions of this part, unless otherwise specifically authorized by the Service at a nondesignated port in accordance with section 9(f)(1) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended.

§24.12   Designated ports.

(a) The following U.S. Department of Agriculture ports are designated ports for the importation, exportation, or reexportation of plants which are listed in 50 CFR 17.12 and/or 23.23 and which are required to be accompanied by documentation under 50 CFR part 17 and/or 23:

Nogales, Arizona

Los Angeles, California

San Diego, California

San Francisco, California

Miami, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Honolulu, Hawaii

New Orleans, Louisiana

Hoboken, New Jersey (Port of New York)

Jamaica, New York

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Brownsville, Texas

El Paso, Texas

Houston, Texas

Seattle, Washington

(b) The U.S. Department of Agriculture ports at Hilo, Hawaii, and Chicago, Illinois, are designated ports for the importation, exportation, or reexportation of plants of the family Orchidaceae (orchids) which are listed in 50 CFR 17.12 or 23.23 and which are required to be accompanied by documentation under 50 CFR part 17 or 23.

(c) The U.S. Department of Agriculture ports at Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Baltimore, Maryland; St. Louis, Missouri; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; are designated ports for the importation, exportation or reexportation of roots of American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) listed in 50 CFR 23.23 and which are required to be accompanied by documentation under 50 CFR part 17 or 23.

(d) The U.S. Department of Agriculture ports at Detroit and Port Huron, Michigan; Buffalo, New York; Rouses Point, New York; and Blaine, Washington, are designated ports for the importation from Canada of plants which are listed in 50 CFR 17.12 or 23.23 and which are required to be accompanied by documentation under 50 CFR part 17 or 23, and for the exportation or reexportation to Canada of plants which are listed in 50 CFR 17.12 or 23.23 and which are required to be accompanied by documentation under 50 CFR part 17 or 23.

(e) The U.S. Department of Agriculture ports at Mobile, Alabama; Fort Lauderdale (=Port Everglades), Jacksonville, and Panama City, Florida; Savannah, Georgia; Baltimore, Maryland; Gulfport, Mississippi; Wilmington and Morehead City, North Carolina; Portland, Oregon; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Charleston, South Carolina; Laredo, Texas; Norfolk, Virginia; and Vancouver, Washington, are designated ports for the importation of logs and lumber from trees which are listed in the appendices to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) or in 50 CFR 17.12 or 23.23 and which are required to be accompanied by documentation under 50 CFR part 17 or 23.

(f) The U.S. Department of Agriculture port at Wilmington, North Carolina, is a designated port for the exportation of plants of the species Dionaea muscipula (Venus flytrap), which is listed in appendix II to CITES and which is required to be accompanied by documentation under 50 CFR part 23.

(g) All U.S. Customs designated ports of entry on the United States-Canadian border (Customs designated ports of entry are listed in 19 CFR part 101) and the following U.S. Department of Agriculture ports are designated ports for the importation, exportation, or reexportation of plants not required to be accompanied by documentation under 50 CFR part 17 or 23:

Mobile, Alabama

Anchorage, Alaska

Nogales, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

San Luis, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Calexico, Arizona

Los Angeles, California

San Diego, California

San Francisco, California

San Pedro, California

Denver, Colorado

Wallingford, Connecticut

Dover, Delaware (Dover AFB)

Wilmington, Delaware

Washington, District of Columbia

Jacksonville, Florida

Key West, Florida

Miami, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Pensacola, Florida

Cape Canaveral, Florida

Port Everglades, Florida

Tampa, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

Atlanta, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia

Agana, Guam

Hilo, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii

Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii

Chicago, Illinois

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

Bangor, Maine

Portland, Maine

Baltimore, Maryland

Boston, Massachusetts

Detroit, Michigan

Duluth, Minnesota

St. Paul, Minnesota

Kansas City, Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri

Hoboken, New Jersey

McGuire AFB, New Jersey

Albany, New York

Buffalo, New York

New York, New York

Jamaica, New York

Rouses Point, New York

Morehead City, North Carolina

Wilmington, North Carolina

Cleveland, Ohio

Astoria, Oregon

Coos Bay, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hato Rey, Puerto Rico

Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

Ponce, Puerto Rico

Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Warwick, Rhode Island

Charleston, South Carolina

Memphis, Tennessee

Brownsville, Texas

Corpus Christi, Texas

Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas

Del Rio, Texas

Eagle Pass, Texas

El Paso, Texas

Galveston, Texas

Hidalgo, Texas

Houston, Texas

Laredo, Texas

Port Arthur, Texas

Presidio, Texas

Progreso, Texas

Roma, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

St. Croix, Virgin Islands of the United States

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands of the United States

Newport News, Virginia

Norfolk, Virginia

Blaine, Washington

Tacoma, Washington (McChord AFB)

Seattle, Washington

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

[49 FR 42941, Oct. 25, 1984, as amended at 55 FR 11920, Mar. 30, 1990; 58 FR 68543, Dec. 28, 1993; 58 FR 14121, Mar. 25, 1994; 59 FR 42775, Aug. 19, 1994; 62 FR 30775, June 5, 1997]



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