Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 77A.djvu/95

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TARIFF SCHEDULES OF THE UNITED STATES SCHEDULE 1. - ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTS Part 15. - Other Animal and Vegetable Products Rates of IXity

equitable allocation among qualified applicants of the import quotas established by such provisions). Whenever the Secretary of the Interior finds that the wild supply of any species mentioned in headnote 2(c) is threatened with serious reduction or with extinction, he shall prescribe regulations which provide (to such extent and for such period as he deems necessary to meet such threat) — (il in the case of grey Jungle fowl or mandarin duck, for the reduction of the applicable import quota; or (ii) in the case of any species of pheasant, for the reduction of the Import quota established for pheasants, for the establishment of a subquota for such species of pheasant, or for the elimination of such species from the import quota for pheasants, or any combination thereof. The authority granted to the Secretary of the Interior by the preceding sentence to reduce any Import quota shall include authority to eliminate such quota. (e) Any article of a kind the importation of which is prohibited or subjected to a quota by headnotes 2 (a), (b), and Ic) and which is In the United States shalI be presumed for the purposes of seizure and forfeiture to have been imported in violation of law and shall be seized and forfeited under the customs laws unless such presumption is satisfactorily rebutted; except that such presumption shall not apply to articles In actual use for personal adornment or for scientific or educational purposes. Any article so forfeited may (In the discretion of the Secretary of the Treasury and under such regulations as he may prescribe)(I) be placed with any agency of the Federal Government or of any State government, or any society or museum, for exhibition or scientific or educational purposes, or (2) be destroyed. (f) Nothing In these headnotes shall be construed to repeal the provisions of the Act of March 4, 1913, chapter 145 (Thirty-seventh Statutes at Large, page 8471, or the Act of July 3, 1913 (Fortieth Statutes at Large, page 7 5 5), or any other law of the United States, now of force. Intended for the protection or preservation of birds within the United States. If on investigation by the collector before seizure, or before trial for forfeiture, or If at such trial If such seizure has been made, it shall be made to appear to the collector, or the prosecuting officer of the Government, as the case may be, that no illegal importation of such feathers has been made, but that the possession, acquisition or purchase of such feathers is or has been made in violation of the provisions of the Act of March 4, 1913, chapter 145 (Thirty-seventh Statutes at Large, page 8 4 7), or the Act of July 3, 1918 (Fortieth Statutes at Large, page 755), or any other law of the United States, now of force, intended for the protection or preservation of birds within the United States, it shall be the duty of the collector, or such prosecuting officer, as the case may be, to report the facts to the proper officials of the United States, or State or Territory charged with the duty of enforcing such laws.