The Animal Identification Management System (AIMS) is a Web-based program used to administer official animal identification numbers and devices and other events associated with an official identification numbers. All distribution records for the Animal Identification Numbers (AINs) devices are maintained on AIMS. The recording of other official identification devices based on the National Uniform Eartagging System (NUES) and AINs with the manufacturer codes and the USA prefix may be recorded on AIMS if the State or Tribe elects to use AIMs for these tag records. Additionally, scrapie flock-ID tags are ordered through AIMS. All records entered on AIMS require a Premises Identification Number (PIN) or a Location Identification Number (LID).
A summary of official identification eartags is available at: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/traceability/downloads/eartag_listing.pdf
Device manufacturers, managers, resellers and State and Federal animal health officials can access AIMS through the USDA eAuthentication system, an identity verification system used to grant access to USDA online applications.
According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. The valid OMB control number for this information collection is 0579-0259. The time required to complete this information collection is estimated to average 0.2 hours per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information.