WSR 14-21-164
[Filed October 22, 2014, 8:01 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 14-15-134.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 16-70 WAC, Animal diseasesReporting.
Hearing Location(s): Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington Street S.E., First Floor, Conference Room 175, Olympia, WA 98504, on December 8, 2014, at 12:30 p.m.; and at Central Washington University, 400 East University Way, Sue Lombard Hall, Ellensburg, WA 98926, on December 9, 2014, at 11:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: December 30, 2014.
Submit Written Comments to: Teresa Norman, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, e-mail, fax (360) 902-2092, by 5:00 p.m., December 9, 2014.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Washington state department of agriculture (WSDA) receptionist by December 1, 2014, TTY (800) 833-6388, or 711.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The department proposes to amend chapter 16-70 WAC to add porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) and coccidioidomycosis to the monthly reporting requirements and remove infectious bovine rhinotracheitis.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: PEDv was first diagnosed in the United States in May of 2013. Since then it has spread to twenty-four states and has killed as [an] estimated four to seven million suckling piglets. To assist in the control and eradication of a PEDv outbreak in Washington this virus is being added to the list of animal diseases that must be reported by producers, veterinarians, and laboratories. Coccidioidomycosis is being added to the list of reportable diseases at the request of public health as the disease was recently discovered in Washington. Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis is being removed from the reporting requirements as it is endemic and very common.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 16.36.040 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 16.36 RCW.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: WSDA, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Dr. Paul Kohrs, Olympia, (360) 902-1881; and Enforcement: David Bangart, Olympia, (360) 902-1946.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. RCW 19.85.030(1) requires that WSDA prepare a small business economic impact statement (SBEIS) if proposed rules will impose more than minor costs on affected businesses or industry. The department has analyzed the economic effects of the proposed revisions and has concluded that they do not impose more than minor costs on small businesses in the regulated industry, and therefore a formal SBEIS is not required.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. WSDA is not a listed agency in RCW 34.05.328 (5)(a)(i).
October 22, 2014
Lynn M. Briscoe
Assistant Director
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 07-10-087, filed 5/1/07, effective 6/1/07)
WAC 16-70-005 Definitions.
For the purpose of this chapter:
"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.
"OIE notifiable disease list" means the diseases listed by the OIE in the Terrestrial Animal Health Code (((15th Edition, 2006)) 22nd Edition, 2013). The OIE notifiable disease list may be found on the internet at: (( The list may also be found in the Washington state department of agriculture's Animal Health Handbook for Veterinarians.
"OIE" means Office International des Epizooties. The OIE is the World Organization of Animal Health.
"Reportable disease list" means the list of diseases that include the OIE notifiable disease list and other diseases listed in this chapter.
"Veterinary laboratory" means a place equipped for performing diagnostic or investigative procedures on submitted specimens from animals and fish by personnel whose primary duties are to conduct such procedures.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 07-10-087, filed 5/1/07, effective 6/1/07)
WAC 16-70-010 Requirements for reporting diseases that are on the OIE notifiable disease list.
(1) Any veterinary laboratory or person licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Washington shall immediately report to the office of the state veterinarian the existence or suspected existence among any animals within the state of any reportable or notifiable diseases as published by the OIE (effective ((January 23, 2006)) May 2013) or in this chapter.
(2) Case definitions shall conform to OIE standards under the Terrestrial Animal Health Code (((15th Edition, 2006)) 22nd Edition, 2013) and the OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals, ((5th)) 6th Edition, ((2004)) (2008), with updates published online at: ((
(a) A case means an individual animal affected by one of the diseases listed on the OIE notifiable disease list or a disease listed in this chapter.
(b) The criterion by which "affected" is defined for each disease (for example: Clinical signs, serological evidence, etc.) is found in the Terrestrial Animal Health Code and Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals.
(c) The OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code can be found on the internet ((under OIE-Health Standards at: The Terrestrial Animal Health Code is available in web format; a hard copy version may be ordered from OIE.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 10-13-055, filed 6/10/10, effective 7/11/10)
WAC 16-70-020 Other diseases reportable to WSDA.
(1) 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.
(2) Any veterinarian or veterinary laboratory must report to the office of the state veterinarian any of the diseases listed 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
(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.
Report to state veterinarian immediately upon suspicion
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
African trypanosomiasis (Tsetse fly diseases)
Bovine babesiosis (piroplasmosis)
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow)
Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (Mycoplasma mycoides mycoides)
Lumpy skin disease
Contagious agalactia (Mycoplasma agalactia)
Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (Mycoplasma capricolum capripneumoniae)
Nairobi sheep disease
((Peste des petits ruminants (goat plague))) Goat plague (Peste des petits ruminants)
Salmonella abortus ovis
Sheep and goat pox
African swine fever
Classical swine fever (hog cholera)
Nipah virus
Swine vesicular disease
Vesicular exanthema of swine
Exotic Newcastle disease (Viscerotropic velogenic Newcastle disease)
High pathogenic avian influenza and low pathogenic avian influenza
Turkey rhinotracheitis
African horse sickness
Dourine (Trypanosoma equiperdum)
Equine piroplasmosis (Theileria equi and Babesia caballi)
Glanders (Farcy) (Pseudomonas mallei)
Hendra virus (Equine morbillivirus)
Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis
Viral hemorrhagic disease of rabbits (calicivirus)
Report to state veterinarian within twenty-four hours of suspicion or confirmation
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)
West Nile virus
Bovine tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis)
Trichomoniasis (Trichomonas fetus)
Contagious ecthyma (Orf)
Avian infectious laryngotracheitis
Ornithosis (psittacosis or avian chlamydiosis) (Chlamydia psittaci)
Pullorum disease (fowl typhoid) (Salmonella gallinarum and S. pullorum)
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)
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv)
Chronic wasting disease in cervids
Tuberculosis in cervids
Report by monthly summaries
Avian tuberculosis (Mycobacterium avium)
Coccidioidomycosis (Coddidioides immitis) (valley fever)
Echinococcosis/Hydatidosis (Echinococcus ((species)) sp.)
Johne’s disease (Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis)
Lyme Disease
Q Fever (Coxiella burnetii)
Anaplasmosis (Anaplasma marginale or A. centrale)
Beef measles (((Teania)) Taenia saginata)
Bovine genital campylobacteriosis (Campylobacter fetus venerealis)
Bovine viral diarrhea
Enzootic bovine leukosis (Bovine leukemia virus)
Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (Bovine herpesvirus-1)))
Caprine (contagious) arthritis/encephalitis)
Caseous lymphadenitis
Enzootic abortion of ewes (((Chlamydia psittaci))) (Chlamydophila abortus)
Maedi-Visna (Ovine progressive pneumonia)
Porcine circovirus (post-weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome)
Porcine cysticercosis (Taenia solium in humans)
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome
Transmissible gastroenteritis (coronavirus)
Trichinellosis (Trichinella spiralis)
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 influenza
Equine rhinopneumonitis (Equine herpesvirus-1 non-neurologic form)
Equine viral arteritis
Strangles (Streptococcus equi subsp. equi)
Pigeon Fever (Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis)
other species
Fish diseases on the OIE notifiable disease list
Hemorrhagic diseases of deer (bluetongue, adenovirus, and epizootic hemorrhagic disease)
Myxomatosis in commercial rabbits