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GLIN==> Homeland Security and Invasive Species



I've been reading the version of the Homeland Security Act
passed by the U.S. House and one of the provisions of the bill,
at subtitle C, section 421, transfers certain authorities over
"agricultural import and entry inspections".....to the new Department.

One of these authorities is under Section 11 of the Endangered
Species Act   (16 USC 1540)

One wonders if keeping out invasive species in the Great Lakes will ever 
rise to anything much of a priority in the new Homeland Security 
Department.   Also,
the language added in the bill seems to focus exclusively on interagency
agreements with the Department of Agriculture and the Interior dept. isn't
mentioned in the section on such agreements.....does this potentially
gore the ox of the Fish and Wildlife service??

For anyone interested, I have the complete bill text of HR 5710 as passed
by the house and 16 USC 1540 for your information.

Regards,

Alex Sagady
Environmental Consultant


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