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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

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PUBLIC LAW 100-449—SEPT. 28, 1988

102 STAT. 1869

movement is made in accordance with such regulations as the Secretary may promulgate under this section to prevent the dissemination into the United States of plant pests.". (2) Section 104 of the Federal Plant Pest Act (7 U.S.C. 150cc) is amended— (A) in subsection (a), by striking out "Any letter" and inserting in lieu thereof "Except as provided in subsection 0>), any letter"; (B) by redesignating subsections 0)) and (c) as subsections (c) and (d), respectively; and (C) by inserting after subsection (a) the following new subsection: "OJ) Any letter, parcel, box, or other package from Canada containing any plant pest, whether sealed as letter-rate postal matter or not, is declared to be nonmailable, and shall not knowingly be conveyed in the mail or delivered from any post office or by any mail carrier, except in accordance with such regulations as the Secretary may promulgate under this section to prevent the dissemination into the United States of plant pests.". (3) The Act of August 20, 1912 (37 Stat. 315, chapter 308; 7 U.S.C. 154 et seq.) is amended— (A) in the first section (7 U.S.C. 154), by striking out "Provided" the first place it appears and inserting in lieu thereof "Provided, That the Secretary of Agriculture may waive the permit requirement for nursery stock imported or offered for entry from Canada: Provided further'; and (B) by adding at the end of section 2 (7 U.S.C. 156) the following new sentence: "This section shall not apply to nursery stock that arrives from, or is imported from, Canada.". (4) Subsection (a) of section 4 of the Federal Noxious Weed Act of 1974 (7 U.S.C. 2803(a)) is amended to read as follows: "(a) No person shall knowingly move any noxious weed identified in a regulation promulgated by the Secretary into or through the United States or interstate, unless such movement is— "(1) from Canada, or authorized under general or specific permit from the Secretary; and "(2) made in accordance with such conditions as the Secretary may prescribe in the permit and in such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe under this Act to prevent the dissemination into the United States, or interstate, of such noxious (5) Section 306 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1306) is amended by inserting after subsection (a) the following new subsection: "(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a), the Secretary of Agriculture may permit, subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary of Agriculture determines appropriate, the importation of cattle, sheep, or other ruminants, or swine (including embryos of such animals) or the fresh, chilled, or frozen meat of such animals from a region of Canada notwithstanding the existence of rinderpest or foot-and-mouth disease in Canada, if— "(1) the United States and Canada have entered into an agreement delineating the criteria for recognizing that a geographical region of either country is free from rinderpest or foot-and-mouth disease; and

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Mail. Pests and pesticides.

Meat. Diseases.