WSR 09-03-018

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed January 9, 2009, 12:48 p.m. , effective February 9, 2009 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: Amendments were made to chapter 16-30 WAC to remove exceptions for certain cattle movement from restricted feedlots. Washington state has seen an increase in tuberculosis cases from cattle importing into the state and entering our feedlot industry. The amendments that were made will confine these untested animals to the feedlot to avoid potential infection of our state's breeding herds.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 16-30-030.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 16.36 RCW.

Other Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-23-074 on November 18, 2008.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: January 9, 2009.

Robert W. Gore

Acting Director

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-01-095, filed 12/17/07, effective 1/17/08)

WAC 16-30-030   Conditions of permit to operate a restricted feedlot.   The operator of a restricted feedlot must abide by the following conditions:

(1) There ((may)) shall be no contact between animals not also similarly restricted.

(2)(((a))) No cattle((, except for brucellosis vaccinated females, may)) shall be removed from the restricted feedlot except to a federally inspected slaughter plant, a slaughter plant of like status, or a restricted feedlot of like status ((or to a licensed public livestock market where they will be marketed for immediate slaughter.

(b) Cattle that move from a restricted feedlot to a public livestock market must be identified with an "F" brand and remain in the slaughter channels.

(c) Female cattle that are calfhood vaccinated may be removed from the restricted feedlot for breeding purposes only and by permit from the director. Calfhood vaccinated female cattle that are test-eligible must also test negative for brucellosis and tuberculosis before removal from the restricted feedlot for breeding purposes.

(d) Bulls under six months of age may be removed from the restricted feedlot for breeding purposes only)).

(3) The restricted feedlot will be maintained in a ((sanitary)) condition that follows common industry practices to mitigate disease risk.

(4) The department will be notified immediately of any outbreak of any infectious or contagious disease.

(5) The disposal of dead livestock will be in accordance with the laws relating to the disposal of dead livestock and in accordance with chapter 16-25 WAC.

(6) Accurate records will be kept for six years accounting for all cattle entering and leaving the restricted feedlot.

(7) Proper facilities shall be provided for inspection of brands, branding, and identification of cattle.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 16.36 and 34.05 RCW. 08-01-095, 16-30-030, filed 12/17/07, effective 1/17/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.040 and 16.36.050. 89-06-014 (Order 1995), 16-30-030, filed 2/23/89; 88-05-003 (Order 1964), 16-30-030, filed 2/5/88. Statutory Authority: Chapter 16.36 RCW. 83-07-028 (Order 1790), 16-30-030, filed 3/14/83; Order 955, Regulation 3, filed 8/31/64; Order 851, Regulation 3, effective 7/19/61, but corrected for clerical error by filing dated 7/20/61.]

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