Ferderal Register News 2008
PROPOSED RULES Handling of Animals; Contingency Plans, 77554 [E8-30220]
comment period extended until 20Feb09
NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Animal Welfare, 77591-77592 [E8-30213]
Fish and Wildlife Service RULES Importation, Exportation, and Transportation of Wildlife; Inspection Fees, Import/Export Licenses, and Import/Export License Exemptions, 74615-74631 [E8-29070]
National Veterinary Accreditation Program; Correction, 70955-70956 [E8-27849]
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service PROPOSED RULES Handling of
Animals; Contingency Plans, 63085-63090 [E8-25289]
Subject: FW: Invasive Species - US Efforts to Prevent their Introduction and Spread - The Invasive Species Advisory Committee of the Interior Department has schedule a public meeting for November 18 and 19, 2008 in Baltimore, Maryland - The purpose of the ISAC " .
Invasive Species - US Efforts to Prevent their Introduction and Spread - The Invasive Species Advisory Committee of the Interior Department has schedule a public meeting for November 18 and 19, 2008 in Baltimore, Maryland - The purpose of the ISAC " ... is to provide advice to the National Invasive Species Council ... on a broad array of issues related to preventing the introduction of invasive species and providing for their control and minimizing the economic, ecological, and human health impacts that invasive species cause ... The duty of the Council is to provide national leadership regarding invasive species issues. The purpose of ... [the ISAC meeting] is to ... discuss implementation of action items outlined in the 2008-2012 National Invasive Species Management Plan ..."
Document Title: The title of the November 3, 2008 Interior Department Federal Register Notice is "Notice of Public Meetings of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee"
Organization: Invasive Species Advisory Committee of the Interior Department
Source: November 3, 2008 Interior Department Federal Register Meeting Notice
Web site: The November 3, 2008 Interior Department Federal Register Meeting Notice is posted at
Information about the National Invasive Species Management Plan is posted at
Contact: Questions may be directed to Kelsey Brantley, National Invasive Species Council Program Analyst and ISAC Coordinator at 202 513 7243; fax: 202 371 1751; e-mail: Kelsey_Brantley@IOS.DoI.gov
Food and Drug Administration NOTICES Designating Additions to the Current List of Tropical Diseases in the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act; Public Hearing, 66050-66051 [E8-26528]
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service RULES Addition of Russia and Azerbaijan to the List of Regions Where African Swine Fever Exists, 65255-65257 [E8-26140]
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service RULES Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia; Interstate Movement and Import Restrictions on Certain Live Fish, 63867 [E8-25663]
NOTICES Data Availability: Toxicity of Selenium to Aquatic Life as Related to Developing a Recommended Aquatic Life Criterion, 63706-63707 [E8-25519]
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
PROPOSED RULES Handling of Animals; Contingency Plans, 63085-63090 [E8-25289]
deadline for comments 22Dec08
dependent upon how individual inspectors interpret anything that comes out of this, this could be a significant burden of per animal/per species documentation v broader, more flexible (likely more practical) in-house disaster planning documents
Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002: Biennial Review and Republication of the Select Agent and Toxin List, 61325-61332 [E8-23887]
Oct 20 deadline for comments if we wish to weigh in on this, there is very little time. Apologies for my having missed the original posting in early Sept.
Food and Drug Administration NOTICES International Drug Scheduling; Convention of Psychotropic Substances, etc: Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid; Ketamine; Dextromethorphan; etc., 60705-60706 [E8-24264]
Tuberculosis in Cattle and Bison; State and Zone Designations; Minnesota
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Interim rule and request for comments.
SUMMARY: We are amending the regulations to recognize Minnesota for split-State status for tuberculosis. The entire State of Minnesota has been classified as modified accredited; however, all its affected herds are located in portions of four counties in the northwest corner of the State. We have determined that Minnesota meets our requirements for zone classification. Therefore, we are removing Minnesota from the list of modified accredited States, adding an area in the northwest corner to the list of modified accredited zones, and adding the remainder of the State to the list of modified accredited advanced zones. This action relieves restrictions on the interstate movement of cattle and bison from areas of Minnesota other than the modified accredited zone in the northwest corner.
African rodent, prairie dog monkey pox restrictions lifted
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
National Animal Identification System: Use of 840 Animal Identification Numbers for U.S.-Born Animals Only, 54059-54063 [E8-21787]
Tuberculosis; Amend the Status of California from Accredited Free to Modified Accredited Advanced, 54063-54065 [E8-21814]
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy: Minimal-Risk Regions and Importation of Meat, Meat Byproducts, and Meat Food Products Derived from Bovines 30 Months of Age or Older, 54083-54089 [E8-21786] http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/E8-21786.htm
Occupational Safety and Health Administration PROPOSED RULES
Clarification of Remedy for Violation of Requirements to Provide Personal Protective Equipment and Train Employees; Public Hearing, 54123-54125 [E8-21852]
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service RULES
Tuberculosis; Amend the Status of New Mexico from Accredited Free to Modified Accredited Advanced, 52775-52777 [E8-21117]
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service RULES Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia; Interstate Movement and Import Restrictions on Certain Live Fish, 52173-52189 [E8-20852]
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service RULES Brucellosis in Cattle; State and Area Classifications; Montana, 51353-51355 [E8-20374]
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service RULES Importation of Horses, Ruminants, Swine, and Dogs: Remove Panama from Lists of Regions Where Screwworm is Considered to Exist, 50877-50878 [E8-20116] http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/E8-20116.htm
Migratory Bird Permits: Revisions to Migratory Bird Import and Export Regulations, 47092-47098 [E8-18774]
PROPOSED RULES Tuberculosis; Require Approved Herd Plans Prior to Payment of Indemnity, 43171-43175 [E8-16949]
PROPOSED RULES Recordkeeping for Approved Livestock Facilities and Slaughtering and Rendering Establishments, 38343-38346 [E8-15289]
PROPOSED RULES Import/Export User Fees, 31771-31780 [E8-12376]
Exotic Newcastle Disease; Quarantine Restrictions, 30291-30299 [E8-11741]
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 9 CFR Part 82 [Docket No. APHIS-2006-0036] RIN 0579-AC42 Exotic Newcastle Disease; Quarantine Restrictions AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION:
SUMMARY: We are making several changes to the exotic Newcastle disease domestic quarantine regulations, including adding an option for the movement of pet birds; adding restrictions on the interstate movement of live ratites out of quarantined areas; harmonizing our domestic and import regulations regarding the movement of dressed carcasses of dead birds and dead poultry; providing for the use of alternative procedures for treating manure and litter and for composting; and adding an additional surveillance period after the conditions for removing quarantine are met before quarantine is removed. We concluded that these changes are necessary based on our experiences during the eradication programs for the 2002-2003 outbreaks of exotic Newcastle disease in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Texas. In the event of an exotic Newcastle disease outbreak, these changes will help to ensure that exotic Newcastle disease does not spread from quarantined areas and that exotic Newcastle disease is eradicated within quarantined areas.
DATES: Effective Date: June 26, 2008.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Glen Garris, Director, National Veterinary Stockpile, National Center for Animal Health Emergency Management, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 41, Riverdale, MD 20737- 1231; (301) 734-8073.
Risk Analysis Evaluating the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Status of Surrey County, England, 30002-30003 [E8-11659]
PROPOSED RULES Minimum Age Requirements for the Transport of Animals, 26344-26349 [E8-10400]
If approved, new proposal will require that all mammals be at least 8 weeks of age and weaned for transport, unless shipped in same crate with its mother. This regulation currently applies only to dogs and cats and will now be extended to all mammals. Exceptions can be made for medical emergencies and research protocols with IUCUC approval.
My guess is that this would have minimal impact on current AZA practices. However, "and weaned" could be an occasional challenge (eg, moving red panda kits for their social well-being that are not technically weaned, but being hand-reared for medical reasons; lots of other examples out there). Guess it also depends a little on what the reg means by "weaning" and whether this or similar type of move would be considered a "medical emergency" under the reg.
RULES Substances Prohibited From Use in Animal Food or Feed, 22720-22758 [08-1180]
SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending the agency's regulations to prohibit the use of certain cattle origin materials in the food or feed of all animals. These materials include the following: The entire carcass of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)-positive cattle; the brains and spinal cords from cattle 30 months of age and older; the entire carcass of cattle not inspected and passed for human consumption that are 30 months of age or older from which brains and spinal cords were not removed; tallow that is derived from BSE-positive cattle; tallow that is derived from other materials prohibited by this rule that contains more than 0.15 percent insoluble impurities; and mechanically separated beef that is derived from the materials prohibited by this rule. These measures will further strengthen existing safeguards against BSE.
DATES: This final rule is effective April 27, 2009. The Director of the Office of the Federal Register approves the incorporation by reference in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51 of a certain publication in new 21 CFR 589.2001 effective April 27, 2009
RULES Tuberculosis in Cattle and Bison; State and Zone Designations; Minnesota, 19139-19142 [E8-7346]
SUMMARY: We are amending the bovine tuberculosis regulations regarding State and zone classifications by removing Minnesota from the list of modified accredited advanced States and adding it to the list of modified accredited States. This action is necessary to help prevent the spread of tuberculosis because Minnesota no longer meets the requirements for modified accredited advanced State status.
PROPOSED RULES Animal Welfare; Climatic and Environmental Conditions for Transportation of Warmblooded Animals Other Than Marine Mammals, 14403 [E8-5394] http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20081800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/E8-5394.htm
PROPOSED RULES Importation, Exportation, and Transportation of Wildlife; Inspection Fees, Import/Export Licenses, and Import/Export License Exemptions, 9972-9983 [E8-3330]
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service NOTICES Availability of a Risk Analysis for the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Status of the Republic of South Africa, 8844-8845 [E8-2912] http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20081800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/E8-2912.htm
Draft Guideline: Target Animal Safety for Veterinary Live and Inactivated Vaccines, 8845-8846 [E8-2913]
Food and Drug Administration NOTICES Meetings: Advisory Committee for Pharmaceutical Science and Clinical Pharmacology, 8047 [E8-2540]
Injurious Wildlife Species; Constrictor Snakes From Python, Boa, and Eunectes Genera; Information review,
RULES Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Minimal-Risk Regions: Identification of Ruminants, and Processing and Importation of Commodities, 3379-3385 [E8-883]
Meetings: Public Input Ensuring the Safety of Pet Food, 1225 [E7-25599]
Addition of Armenia to the List of Regions Where African Swine Fever Exists, 1043-1044 [E7-25661]
PROPOSED RULES Animal Welfare: Climatic and Environmental Conditions for Transportation of Warmblooded Animals Other Than Marine Mammals, 413-420 [E7-25530] 3 MARCH 2008 deadline for comments