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- 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.
- 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.
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.
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
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
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
- 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.
Web Service- delivers vital data, legislative intelligence
and in-depth reporting for people who care about the actions
- National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council-
advisers to the nation on science, engineering, and medicine.
- National Science Foundation- is an independent agency
U.S. Government, established by the National Science Foundation
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).
- 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
Affairs Information (RAINFO)- the Regulatory Affairs
- 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
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
Code- Search engines and ranking systems identify
the LII as the most linked to web resource in the field
- US Department of Agriculture- remains committed
to helping America's farmers and ranchers. But we also
do much more.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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,
- Animal Welfare Act- Providing
information for improved animal care and use in research,
teaching, and testing.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- National Agricultural Library- The National Agricultural
Library ensures and enhances access to agricultural information
for a better quality of life.
and Extension Service- mission to advance knowledge
for agriculture, the environment, human health and well
being, and communities.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
State and Local Government Indexes- a library of congress
internet resource page.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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