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Congress.Org- Write To Congress, the President and State Legislators.
DEA - Drug Enforcement Administration- is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.
EPA - Environmental Protection Agency- EPA works to develop and enforce regulations that implement environmental laws enacted by Congress. EPA is responsible for researching and setting national standards for a variety of environmental programs, and delegates to states and tribes the responsibility for issuing permits and for monitoring and enforcing compliance. Where national standards are not met, EPA can issue sanctions and take other steps to assist the states and tribes in reaching the desired levels of environmental quality.
European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals used for Experimental and other Scientific Purposes- for the protection of vertebrate animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes.
Federal Register- Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.
FedStats- is the new window on the full range of official statistical information available to the public from the Federal Government. Use the Internet's powerful linking and searching capabilities to track economic and population trends, education, health care costs, aviation safety, foreign trade, energy use, farm production, and more. Access official statistics collected and published by more than 100 Federal agencies without having to know in advance which agency produces them.
FedWorld Information Network- is a gateway to government information. This site is managed by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) as part of it's information management mandate.
FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency- a former independent agency that became part of the new Department of Homeland Security in March 2003 - is tasked with responding to, planning for, recovering from and mitigating against disasters.
LEGI-SLATE Web Service- delivers vital data, legislative intelligence and in-depth reporting for people who care about the actions of government.
NAS/NRC - National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council- advisers to the nation on science, engineering, and medicine.
NSF - National Science Foundation- is an independent agency of the
U.S. Government, established by the National Science Foundation Act of
1950, as amended, and related legislation, 42 U.S.C. 1861 et seq., and
was given additional authority by the Science and Engineering Equal Opportunities Act (42 U.S.C. 1885), and Title I of the Education for Economic Security Act (20 U.S.C. 3911 to 3922).
OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration- mission is to ensure safe and healthful workplaces in America. Since the agency was created in 1971, workplace fatalities have been cut in half and occupational injury and illness rates have declined 40 percent. At the same time, U.S. employment has doubled from 56 million workers at 3.5 million worksites to 111 million workers at 7 million sites.
Regulatory Affairs Information (RAINFO)- the Regulatory Affairs INFOrmation website.
Thomas - Legislative Information on the Internet- Acting under the directive of the leadership of the 104th Congress to make Federal legislative information freely available to the Internet public, a Library of Congress team brought the THOMAS World Wide Web system online in January 1995, at the inception of the 104th Congress. Searching capabilities in THOMAS were built on the InQuery information retrieval system, developed by the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval based at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
TRAM Electronic Agency Forms- is a service initially developed by the Texas Research Administrators Group (TRAM).  It is a service site designed to meet the needs of researchers and research administrators at institutions of higher ed.  
US Code- Search engines and ranking systems identify the LII as the most linked to web resource in the field of law.
USDA - US Department of Agriculture- remains committed to helping America's farmers and ranchers. But we also do much more.
-AMS - Agricultural Marketing Service- includes six commodity programs--Cotton, Dairy, Fruit and Vegetable, Livestock and Seed, Poultry, and Tobacco. The programs employ specialists who provide standardization, grading and market news services for those commodities. They enforce such Federal Laws as the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and the Federal Seed Act.
-APHIS - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service- is responsible for protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, administering the Animal Welfare Act, and carrying out wildlife damage management activities.
-AC - Animal Care- requires that minimum standards of care and treatment be provided for most warm-blooded animals bred for commercial sale, used in research, transported commercially, or exhibited to the public. This includes animals exhibited in zoos, circuses, and marine mammal facilities as well as pets transported on commercial airlines. The AWA also prohibits staged dogfights, bear and raccoon baiting, and similar animal fighting ventures. The law was first passed in 1966 and amended in 1970, 1976, 1985, and 1990.
-AWA - Animal Welfare Act- Providing information for improved animal care and use in research, teaching, and testing.
-CEI - Center for Emerging Issues- identifies and analyzes both emerging animal health issues and emerging market conditions for animal products.  CEI's work on emerging animal health issues keeps key agency and industry decision makers and interested members of the public informed regarding health issues that may impact the United States.
-CEAH - Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health- produces timely, factual information and knowledge about animal health. With a view to the future, CEAH explores and analyzes animal health and related agricultural issues to facilitate informed decision-making in government and industry.
-ARS - Agricultural Research Service- Our job is finding solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day, from field to table, Protecting crops and livestock from pests and disease, Improving the quality and safety of agricultural products, Determining the best nutrition for people from infancy to old age, Sustaining our soil and other natural resources, Ensuring profitability for farmers and processors, Keeping costs down for consumers, and Providing research support to other federal agencies.
-AIPL - Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory- is part of the Animal and Natural Resources Institute at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center. AIPL conducts research to discover, test, and implement improved genetic evaluation techniques for economically important traits of dairy cattle and goats.
-BIC - Biotechnology Information Center- from the National Agricultural Library of the US Department of Agriculture - ARS - providing access to selected sources, services and publications covering many aspects of agricultural biotechnology.
-NADC - National Animal Disease Center- an arm of Agricultural Research Service (ARS), is the major U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) center for research on livestock and poultry diseases that occur in the United States.
-NAL - National Agricultural Library- The National Agricultural Library ensures and enhances access to agricultural information for a better quality of life.
-Education, and Extension Service- mission to advance knowledge for agriculture, the environment, human health and well being, and communities.
USFW - US Fish and Wildlife Service- working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people
USHHS - US Department of Health and Human Services- is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
CDC - Centers for Disease Control- is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
FDA - US Food and Drug Administration- is the federal agency responsible for ensuring that foods are safe, wholesome and sanitary; human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices are safe and effective; cosmetics are safe; and electronic products that emit radiation are safe. FDA also ensures that these products are honestly, accurately and informatively represented to the public.
NIH - National Institutes of Health- is one of the world's foremost medical research centers, and the Federal focal point for medical research in the United States. The NIH, comprising 27 separate Institutes and Centers, is one of eight health agencies of the Public Health Service which, in turn, is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
-NCRR National Center for Research Resources- serves as a "catalyst for discovery" by creating and providing critical research technologies and shared resources. This infrastructure underpins biomedical research and enables advances that improve the health of our Nation's citizens.
-NLM - National Library of Medicine- on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world's largest medical library. The Library collects materials in all areas of biomedicine and health care, as well as works on biomedical aspects of technology, the humanities, and the physical, life, and social sciences. The collections stand at more than 6 million items--books, journals, technical reports, manuscripts, microfilms, photographs and images.
US State and Local Government Indexes- a library of congress internet resource page.
-California Veterinary Medical Board- The mission of the Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) and the Registered Veterinary Technician Committee (RVTC) is to provide protection for consumers and animals through proper licensing of veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians, and through vigorous, objective enforcement of the California Veterinary Practice Act.
-Missouri Veterinary Medical Board- The Missouri Veterinary Medical Board was established in 1905 by an act of the Missouri General Assembly. The statutes have been updated several times with major changes made in 1953, 1963 and most recently, with the enactment of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Practice Act in 1992. The board is composed of the state veterinarian who serves as ex officio and five appointed members. The five members consist of four members possessing a license to practice veterinary medicine, and one voting public member. Board members are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate.
-North Carolina Department of Agriculture Veterinary Division- All veterinary, animal and meat inspection services fall under the jurisdiction of the Veterinary Division. It has a very specific mission that focuses on providing animal disease programs designed to control and eliminate animal diseases and ensure general animal health.
-North Carolina Regulations for Interstate Movement of Animals- cooperates with USDA-Veterinary Services and USDA-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service by conducting tests and inspections to detect diseases and regulate the intrastate movement of animals.
-Oklahoma Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners- The mission of the Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners is to regulate the practice of veterinary medicine by the licensure of veterinarians and animal technicians and investigation of complaints to ensure that licensed veterinarians are practicing within the provisions of the law.
-Veterinary Services, North Carolina (VSNC)- Veterinary Services protects and improves the health, quality and marketability of U.S. animals and animal products. We accomplish our mission by diagnosing, preventing and controlling animal diseases, monitoring for new threats and responding to emergencies.
-Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine- works to assure the safe and competent delivery of health care to the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia through the process of examining, licensing and disciplining health care practitioners governed by one of the 13 state health care boards. 
WWW VL - US Federal Government Agencies- Complete U.S. Federal Government Agencies Directory (Hierarchical), Complete U.S. Federal Government Agencies Directory (Alphabetical)

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