WSR 10-13-055

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed June 10, 2010, 11:02 a.m. , effective July 11, 2010 ]


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

Purpose: The department proposed to amend chapter 16-70 WAC to help clarify the process on reporting diseases from the OIE (World Organization of Animal Health) reportable disease list. The amendments will make it easier for animal health veterinarians and technicians to comply with disease reporting requirements.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 16.36 RCW.

Other Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 10-12-075 on June 1, 2010.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: June 10, 2010.

Dan Newhouse

Director

OTS-2891.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-10-087, filed 5/1/07, effective 6/1/07)

WAC 16-70-020   Other diseases reportable to WSDA.   (1)(((a))) In addition to the diseases published on the OIE notifiable disease list, the state veterinarian may request reports on other diseases of concern from a statistical or survey standpoint associated with overall disease control measures.

(((b))) (2) Any veterinarian or veterinary laboratory ((may voluntarily)) must report to the office of the state veterinarian ((other diseases that are not on the OIE notifiable disease list or not)) any of the diseases listed ((below)) in subsection (5) of this section. Reports may be faxed to 360-902-2087 or sent to:


Washington State Department of Agriculture

Animal Services Division

1111 Washington Street S.E.

P.O. Box 42577

Olympia, Washington 98504-2577


(((2) In addition to the diseases that are on the OIE notifiable disease list, the following diseases must be reported immediately to the office of the state veterinarian:

Beef measles (Teania saginata)

Chronic wasting disease in cervids (Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy)

Contagious ecthyma (Orf)

Hantavirus

Infectious Coryza in poultry (Hemophilus gallinarum)

Listeriosis

Low pathogenic avian influenza H5/H7

Lyme disease

Plague (Yersinia pestis)

Potomac horse fever (Erlichiosis)

Salmonellosis (any livestock species)

Scabies (any livestock species)

Shigella-toxin producing E. coli

Strangles in equine (Streptococcus equi)))

(3) In addition to reporting requirements listed in the chart below, laboratories must send to the office of the state veterinarian reports of cultures of isolates from Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Cryptococcus excluding confirmed Cryptococcus neoformans, and Vancomycin resistant Staphylococcus aureus immediately after they are identified or the next business day.

(4) Veterinary laboratory directors must submit positive specimens of the diseases listed in subsection (3) of this section and any requested information to the state public health laboratories at:


Washington State Public Health Laboratories

Washington State Department of Health

1610 N.E. 150th Street

Seattle, Washington 98155


(5) The tables below describe the time frames associated with reportable diseases.


EMERGENCY CONDITIONS

or DISEASE

Report to state veterinarian immediately upon suspicion

MULTIPLE SPECIES
Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis)
Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever
Foot-and-mouth disease
Heartwater (Cowdria ruminantium)
Japanese encephalitis
Livestock exposed to toxic substances which may threaten public health
Malignant catarrhal fever (all forms)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Rabies in any species (excluding bats)
Rift Valley fever
Rinderpest (cattle plague)
Screwworm myiasis (Cochliomyia hominivorax or Chrysomya bezziana)
Surra (Trypanosoma evansi)
Theileriosis (Corridor disease, East Coast fever)
Unexplained increase in dead or diseased animals
Vancomycin resistant (Staphylococcus aureus)
Vesicular stomatitis
BOVINE
African trypanosomiasis (Tsetse fly diseases)
Bovine babesiosis (piroplasmosis)
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow)
Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (Mycoplasma mycoides mycoides)
Lumpy skin disease
CAPRINE/OVINE
Contagious agalactia (Mycoplasma agalactia)
Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (Mycoplasma capricolum capripneumoniae)
Nairobi sheep disease
Peste des petits ruminants (goat plague)
Salmonella abortus ovis
Sheep and goat pox
PORCINE
African swine fever
Classical swine fever (hog cholera)
Nipah virus
Swine vesicular disease
Vesicular exanthema of swine
POULTRY
Exotic Newcastle disease (Viscerotropic velogenic Newcastle disease)
High pathogenic avian influenza and low pathogenic avian influenza
Turkey rhinotracheitis
EQUINE
African horse sickness
Dourine (Trypanosoma equiperdum)
Equine piroplasmosis (Theileria equi and Babesia caballi)
Glanders (Farcy) (Pseudomonas mallei)
Hendra virus (Equine morbillivirus)
Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis
OTHER SPECIES
Viral hemorrhagic disease of rabbits (calicivirus)

CONDITIONS OF REGULATORY

IMPORTANCE

Report to state veterinarian within twenty-four hours of suspicion or confirmation

MULTIPLE SPECIES
Bluetongue
Brucellosis
Bovine (Brucella abortus)
Canine (Brucella canis)
Caprine (Brucella abortus and B. melitensis)
Cervids (Brucella abortus)
Ovine (Brucella ovis)
Porcine (Brucella suis)
Cryptococcus not confirmed to be Cryptococcus neoformans
Plague (Yersinia pestis)
Pseudorabies (Aujeszky's disease)
Tularemia
West Nile virus
BOVINE
Bovine tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis)
Trichomoniasis (Trichomonas fetus)
CAPRINE/OVINE
Contagious ecthyma (Orf)
Scrapie
POULTRY
Avian infectious laryngotracheitis
Ornithosis (Psittacosis or avian chlamydiosis) (Chlamydia psittaci)
Pullorum disease (fowl typhoid) (Salmonella gallinarum and S. pullorum)
EQUINE
Contagious equine metritis (Taylorella equigenitalis)
Ehrlichiosis (Potomac horse fever)
Equine encephalomyelitis (Eastern and Western equine encephalitis)
Equine infectious anemia (swamp fever)
Equine rhinopneumonitis (Equine herpesvirus-1 neurologic form)
OTHER SPECIES
Chronic wasting disease in cervids
Tuberculosis in cervids

MONITORED CONDITIONS

Report by monthly summaries

MULTIPLE SPECIES
Avian tuberculosis (Mycobacterium avium)
Echinococcosis/Hydatidosis (Echinococcus species)
Johne's disease (Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis)
Leishmaniasis
Leptospirosis
Listeriosis
Lyme Disease
Q Fever (Coxiella burnetii)
Salmonella
Scabies
BOVINE
Anaplasmosis (Anaplasma marginale or A. centrale)
Beef measles (Teania saginata)
Bovine genital campylobacteriosis (Campylobacter fetus venerealis)
Bovine viral diarrhea
Enzootic bovine leukosis (Bovine leukemia virus)
Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (Bovine herpesvirus-1)
CAPRINE/OVINE
Caprine (contagious) arthritis/encephalitis)
Caseous lymphadenitis
Enzootic abortion of ewes (Chlamydia psittaci)
Maedi-Visna (Ovine progressive pneumonia)
PORCINE
Porcine circovirus (post-weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome)
Porcine cysticercosis (Taenia solium in humans)
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome
Transmissible gastroenteritis (coronavirus)
Trichinellosis (Trichinella spiralis)
POULTRY
Avian infectious bronchitis
Avian mycoplasmosis (Mycoplasma synoviae)
Duck viral hepatitis
Fowl cholera (Pasteurella multocida)
Infectious bursal disease (Gumboro disease)
Infectious coryza (Avibacterium paragallinarum)
Marek's disease
Mycoplasmosis (Mycoplasma gallisepticum)
EQUINE
Equine influenza
Equine rhinopneumonitis (Equine herpesvirus-1 Non-neurologic form)
Equine viral arteritis
Strangles (Streptococcus equi)
Pigeon Fever (Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis)
OTHER SPECIES
Fish diseases on the OIE notifiable disease list
Heartworm
Hemorrhagic diseases of deer (bluetongue, adenovirus, and epizootic hemorrhagic disease)
Myxomatosis in commercial rabbits

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 16.36 and 34.05 RCW. 07-10-087, 16-70-020, filed 5/1/07, effective 6/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.096 and 16.36.040. 93-19-127 (Order 5011), 16-70-020, filed 9/21/93, effective 10/22/93; Order 1005, Regulation 4, filed 7/22/66, effective 8/22/66.]

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