Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 99-24-107.
Title of Rule: Chapter 16-70 WAC, Animal disease -- Reporting.
Purpose: The rule is necessary to carry out the director's duties to protect animal health/public health in the state. The additional reporting requirements of the USDA-APHIS, VS, National Animal Health Reporting System program requires modifications of the reportable disease lists.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 16.36.010(1), [16.36.]040, and [16.36.]080(4).
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 16.36.010, [16.36.]020, [16.36.]040, [16.36.]060, and [16.36.]100.
Summary: The rule is written in an organized, clear and concise manner although it consists of lists of diseases with long, complicated names. The target audience should know the names of the diseases or can research a full description.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Some minor technical changes are necessary to update the rule and the lists of diseases needs to be amended to bring them up to date. The additional reporting requirements of the USDA-APHIS, VS, NAHRS program require modification of the reportable disease lists.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Robert W. Mead, DVM, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504-2577, (360) 902-1881.
Name of Proponent: USDA, APHIS, VS, veterinarians, veterinary laboratories and corporations having in-house veterinary laboratories, livestock groups, private and governmental.
Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: No other government agency has jurisdiction over animal disease reporting other than the USDA-APHIS NAHRS program.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The rule spells out what diseases are to be reported to the director of agriculture and in what time frame from veterinarian, laboratories and other entities as provided by law. Clinical case definitions are added to this revision of the rule to clarify reporting criteria and responsibilities.
Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: [No information supplied by agency.]
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The rule does not result in any significant inequities or disproportionate impacts. The benefits to the general population is maintaining good animal disease control and public health and is greater than the relative low cost of reporting the listed diseases.
Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption.
Hearing Location: Natural Resources Building, 1st Floor, Cafeteria Conference Room, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504-2577, on February 22, 2000, at 1:00 p.m.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Mary Frazee by February 22, 2000, TDD (360) 902-1996.
Submit Written Comments to: Robert W. Mead, DVM, State Veterinarian, P.O. Box 42577, Olympia, WA 98504-2577, fax (360) 902-2087, by February 22, 2000.
Date of Intended Adoption: March 1, 2000.
January 18, 2000
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 5011, filed 9/21/93, effective 10/22/93)
For the purpose of this chapter:
(1) "Animal" means any animal species except fish and insects including all those so classified as wild, captive wild, exotic wild, alternative livestock, semidomesticated, domestic or farm.
(2) "Domestic animal" means any farm animal raised for the production of food and fiber or companion animal or both.
(3) "Farm animal" means any species which have normally and historically been kept and raised on farms in Washington, the United States, or elsewhere and used or intended for use as food, fiber, breeding, or draft and which may be legally kept for such use in Washington and are not those animals classified as wildlife or deleterious exotic wildlife under Title 77 RCW.
(4) "Alternative livestock" means any species which can be kept or raised on farms and used or intended for use as food, fiber, breeding, or draft and which may be legally kept for use in Washington and are not those animals classified as wildlife or deleterious exotic wildlife under Title 77 RCW.
(5) "Wild animal" means those species of the class Mammalia whose members exist in Washington in a wild state.
(6) "Exotic wild animal" means those species of ((
Mammalia)) animals whose members do not exist in the state of
Washington but exist elsewhere in the world in the wild state.
(7) "OIE" means Office International des Epizooties.
(8) "Veterinary laboratory" means a place equipped for performing diagnostic or investigative procedures on submitted specimens from animals and fish or their environment where the tests are conducted by personnel whose primary duties are to conduct such procedures.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.096 and 16.36.040. 93-19-127 (Order 5011), § 16-70-005, filed 9/21/93, effective 10/22/93.]
person licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of
Washington, veterinary laboratories, and others designated by
statute shall report to the director ((
of agriculture or his
authorized representative)) the discovery of the existence or
suspected existence among any (( wild, captive wild, exotic wild,
alternative livestock, semi-domesticated or domestic)) animals
within the state any of the reportable diseases as published by
the director of agriculture. Case definitions shall conform to
OIE standards under the OIE International Animal Health Code
where a case means an individual animal affected by one of the
infectious or parasitic diseases recognized by OIE, the criterion
by which "affected" is defined and made clear in each instance
(for example: Clinical signs, serological evidence, etc.). The
OIE International Animal Health Code can be found on the internet
under OIE-International Standards. The International Animal
Health Code is available in web format or a hard copy version may
be ordered from OIE. Exceptions to the above standards are as
noted in subsection (3) of this section.
(2) The following listed emergency diseases, suspected or confirmed, shall be reported immediately (by telephone or FAX on day discovered) to the office of the state veterinarian whenever encountered among animals within the state:
|All suspected foreign or eradicated diseases including
all of the following diseases:
|African Horse Sickness|
|African Swine Fever|
|Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)|
|Caprine and Ovine Brucellosis (excluding Brucella ovis)|
|Classical Swine Fever (Hog Cholera)|
|Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia|
|Contagious Equine Metritis|
|Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia|
|Enterovirus Encephalomyelitis (exotic strains)|
|Exotic (velogenic and mesogenic strains) Newcastle Disease|
|Foot and Mouth Disease (all types)|
|Lumpy Skin Disease|
|Malignant Catarrhal Fever (foreign strain)|
|Nairobi Sheep Disease|
|Ovine Pulmonary Adenomatosis|
|Peste des Petits Ruminants|
|Rift Valley Fever|
|Salmonellosis (Salmonella abortus ovis)|
|Sheep Pox and Goat Pox|
|Surra (Trypanosoma evansi)|
|Theileriasis (Theilera parva, T. annulata and other foreign species)|
|Trypanosomiasis (Trypanosoma congolense, T. vivax, T. brucei brucei)|
|Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis
|In addition the following foreign fish diseases are
reportable to the director through the director of the
Washington department of fish and wildlife:
|Epizootic Hematopoietic Necrosis|
|Herpesvirosis of Salmonids (Onchorynchus Masou Virus Disease)|
|Spring Viremia of Carp|
|Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (European strain)
|The following domestic diseases are also reportable
|Fowl Plague (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza)|
|Swine Vesicular Disease|
|Tularemia (sheep, dog, cats,rabbits, wildlife)))|
|Brucellosis (positive serology, abortion, or bacterial cultural)|
|Contagious Ecthyma (sheep, goats, llama, alpaca) (clinical signs or virus isolation)|
|Chronic Wasting Disease (Cervids) (clinical signs, histopathology, or chemical histopathology)|
|Equine Encephalitis EEE, WEE (horses) (clinical signs, histopathology, or positive serology with increasing titer)|
|Fowl Typhoid (Salmonella gallinarum) (bacterial culture and positive serology)|
|Infectious Coryza (poultry) (clinical signs, bacterial culture and positive serology)|
|Laryngotracheitis (poultry) (clinical signs, viral culture or positive serology)|
|Lyme Disease (any species) (clinical signs and positive serology)|
|Ornithosis or Psittacosis (all birds) (bacterial culture, positive serology, or other positive laboratory diagnostic tests)|
|Pullorum Disease (Salmonella pullorum or typhoid) (bacterial culture and positive serology)|
|Potomac Horse Fever (horses) (clinical signs and positive serology)|
|Pseudorabies (swine) (positive serology)|
|Scrapie (sheep, goats) (clinical signs, histopathology, or chemical histopathology)|
|Tuberculosis (clinical signs, history of exposure, responder to tuberculin, granulomas submitted as possible tuberculosis lesions, acid fast organisms not identified as Johne's or benign types, bacterial culture positive for M. tuberculosis, M. bovis or M. avium in a mammal, or other laboratory tests diagnostic for M. tuberculosis, M. bovis or M. avium in a mammal)|
|Tularemia (sheep, dogs, cats, rabbits, wildlife) (clinical signs, serology or bacterial culture)|
|Bovine Genital Campylobacteriosis|
|Avian Infectious Bronchitis|
|Caprine Arthritis/Encephalitis (CAE)|
|Dermatophilosis (Dermatophilus congolensis) cattle only|
|Duck Viral Enteritis|
|Duck Viral Hepatitis|
|Enzootic Abortion of Ewes (Ovine Psittacosis, Chlamydia psittaci)|
|Enzootic Bovine Leukosis (BLV)|
|Equine Influenza (Virus Type A)|
|Equine Rhinopneumonitis (1 and 4)|
|Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA)|
|Fowl Cholera (Pasteurella multocida)|
|Hemorrhagic Septicemia (Pasteurella multocida)|
|Infectious Bursal Disease (Gumboro Disease)|
|Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis/Infectious Pustular Vulvovaginitis (IBR/IPV)|
|Infectious Hematopoietic Necrosis (to be reported by fish laboratories)|
|Maedi-Visna/Ovine Progressive Pneumonia|
|Mycoplasmosis (Mycoplasma gallisepticum)|
|Ovine Epididymitis (Brucella ovis)|
|Paratuberculosis (Johne's Disease)|
|Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS)|
|Transmissible Gastroenteritis (TGE)|
|Q Fever (Coxiella burnetti)|
|Aleutian disease (mink)|
|Bovine viral diarrhea|
|Botulism (horses, swine, mink)|
|Coccidiosis (clinical cases only)|
|Distemper (dogs, mink)|
|Edema disease of swine|
|Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis|
|Equine viral arteritis (abortion or respiratory)|
|Equine viral rhinopneumonia (abortion)|
|Influenza (swine) (horses)|
|Malignant edema (horses, cattle)|
|Malignant catarrhal fever (sheep)|
|Infectious mastitis (cattle) (goats)|
|Newcastle disease (lentogenic or low pathogenic strain)|
|Paratuberculosis (Johne's disease, confirmed only)|
|Parvo and related viruses (dogs)|
|Salmonellosis (including paratyphoid((
|Scabies (swine and small animals) (nonotodectic)|
|Strangles (confirmed Strep. equi)|
|Tetanus (clostridium tetani) (horses) (sheep)|
|Transmissible mink encephalopathy|
|Transmissible gastroenteritis (TGE of swine)|
|Tuberculosis (dogs, cats)|
[Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.096 and 16.36.040. 93-19-127 (Order 5011), § 16-70-010, filed 9/21/93, effective 10/22/93; Order 1005, Regulations 1-3, filed 7/22/66, effective 8/22/66; Order 655, Regulation 1, effective 5/19/53.]
The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
|WAC 16-70-030||Reporting diseases -- Lists may be modified.|