04/07/15 Regulation information for 4/9/15 going forward Final Constrictor Rule
"This rule is effective on April 9, 2015."
/ Vol. 80, No. 46 / Tuesday, March 10, 2015 / Rules and Regulations
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Fish and Wildlife Service
50 CFR Part 16
[Docket No. FWS–R9–FHC–2008–0015;
Injurious Wildlife Species; Listing
Three Anaconda Species and One
Python Species as Injurious Reptiles
AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or we) is amending its regulations under the Lacey Act to add
reticulated python (Python reticulatus),
DeSchauensee’s anaconda (Eunectes deschauenseei ),
green anaconda (Eunectes murinus ), and
Beni anaconda (Eunectes beniensis ) to the list of injurious wildlife.
By this action, the importation into the United States and interstate transportation between States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any territory or possession of the United States of any live animal, gamete, viable egg, or hybrid of these four constrictor snakes is prohibited, except by permit for zoological, educational, medical, or scientific purposes (in accordance with permit conditions) or by Federal agencies without a permit solely for their own use.
The best available information indicates that this action is necessary to protect the interests of human beings, agriculture, wildlife, and wildlife resources from the purposeful or accidental introduction and subsequent establishment of these large nonnative constrictor snake populations into ecosystems of the United States. We
are also withdrawing our proposal to add the boa constrictor (Boa constrictor) to the list of injurious wildlife.
This rule is effective on April 9, 2015.
View the FWS announcement at
Constrictor Rule Finalization FWS Q & A: www.usark.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Injurious-2015-QA-Retic-Green.pdf
Final Constrictor Rule: www.usark.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Final-Constrictor-Rule.pdf "
THE VPI DIARY
by dave and tracy on 03/23/2012
EVERYONE TAKE NOTE!!!!
TODAY IS THE DAY!!!!!
50 CFR--PART 16
View Printed Federal Register page77 FR 3366in PDF format.
Amendment(s) published January 23, 2012, in 77 FR 3366
Effective Date(s): March 23, 2012
2. Amend §16.15 by revising paragraph (a) to read as follows:
§ 16.15 Importation of live reptiles or their eggs.
(a) The importation, transportation, or acquisition of any live specimen, gamete, viable egg, or hybrid of the species listed in this paragraph is prohibited except as provided under the terms and conditions set forth in §16.22:
(1) Boiga irregularis (brown tree snake).
(2) Python molurus (including P. molurus molurus (Indian python) and P. molurus bivittatus (Burmese python).
(3) Python sebae (Northern African python or African rock python).
(4) Python natalensis (Southern African python or African rock python).
(5) Eunectes notaeus (yellow anaconda).