"The principal mission of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is to protect the health and value of U.S. agriculture and natural resources. To cany out its mission, APIDS works with other Federal agencies, Congress, States, Tribes, foreign govemments, agricultural interests, and the general pub I ic. The purpose of the APIDS Emergency Mobilization Guide is to facilitate the cost effective and timely coordination of resources needed to successfully respond to a range of agricultural health and homeland security emergencies by identifying standard procedures to guide the operation of multi-organizational support activity. This guide is designed to accommodate amendments and will be retained as current material until amended. Supplemental guides will be developed as needed. Appropriate arrangements may be negotiated with unions representing bargaining units covered by the APIDS Emergency Mobilization Guide."
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/