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From: TSS (216-119-144-41.ipset24.wt.net)
Subject: USDA PROPOSES TO AMEND REGULATIONS FOR INTERSTATE MOVEMENT OF SHEEP AND GOATS due to SCRAPIE/TSE
Date: August 27, 2004 at 8:20 am PST

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Subject: USDA PROPOSES TO AMEND REGULATIONS FOR INTERSTATE MOVEMENT OF SHEEP AND GOATS due to SCRAPIE/TSE
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 10:31:45 -0500
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
To: BSE-L@UNI-KARLSRUHE.DE


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Press Release


Suzan Holl (301) 734-6464
Jerry Redding (202) 720-6959

USDA PROPOSES TO AMEND REGULATIONS FOR INTERSTATE MOVEMENT OF SHEEP AND
GOATS

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2004The U.S. Department of Agricultures Animal
and Plant Health Inspection Service proposes to require livestock
facilities that handle sheep and goats in interstate commerce to follow
certain procedures to minimize the potential spread of scrapie. The
approval process will ensure that certain uniform practices relating to
the identification, recordkeeping and handling of sheep and goats are
followed.

Scrapie is a degenerative and eventually fatal disease affecting the
central nervous systems of sheep and goats. This proposal includes
stockyards, livestock markets, buying stations, concentration points or
any other premises where sheep or goats are assembled. APHIS approval
of livestock facilities is intended to ensure that they are constructed
and operated in a manner that will help prevent the interstate
transmission of livestock diseases. APHIS approval would be contingent
on the facility operator meeting certain minimum standards and other
conditions relating to the receipt, handling and release of sheep and
goats at the facility. The national scrapie eradication program includes
a mandatory identification component for sheep and goats.

Notice of this proposal is published in the Aug. 26 Federal Register.
APHIS documents published in the Federal Register and related
information, including the names of organizations and individuals who
have commented on APHIS dockets, are available on the Internet at
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ppd/rad/webrepor.html.

Consideration will be given to comments received on or before Oct. 25.
Comments can be submitted by postal mail, commercial delivery or by
e-mail. Send an original and three copies of postal mail or commercial
delivery comments to Docket No. 00-094-1, Regulatory Analysis and
Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3C71, 4700 River Road Unit 118,
Riverdale, MD 20737-1238 or e-mail comments to
regulations@aphis.usda.gov. E-mail comments must be contained in the
body of the message; do not send attached files. Please include your
name and address in the message and type Docket No. 00-094-1" on the
subject line. To submit comments online, go to
http://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for locating this
docket and submitting comments.

Comments can be reviewed at USDA, Room 1141, South Building, 14th St.
and Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C., between 8 a.m. and 4:30
p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. To facilitate entry
into the comment reading room, please call (202) 690-2817.

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END

[Federal Register: August 26, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 165)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 52451-52461]
>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr26au04-11]

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Proposed Rules
Federal Register
________________________________________________________________________

This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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[[Page 52451]]

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

9 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. 00-094-1]
RIN 0579-AB84


Interstate Movement of Sheep and Goats; Approved Livestock
Facilities, Identification and Recordkeeping Requirements

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: We are proposing to amend the regulations regarding the
interstate movement of animals to require livestock facilities that
handle sheep or goats in interstate commerce to be approved by us. This
would include stockyards, livestock markets, buying stations,
concentration points, or any other premises where sheep or goats in
interstate commerce are assembled. Our approval would be contingent on
the facility operator meeting certain minimum standards and other
conditions relating to the receipt, handling, and release of sheep and
goats at the facility, as well as complying with certain animal
identification and recordkeeping requirements. The proposed standards
and other conditions would be based, in part, on recently implemented
regulations relating to the interstate movement of sheep and goats in
order to control the spread of scrapie, a serious disease of sheep and
goats. This proposed rule would provide for the establishment of
standards for the approval of livestock facilities that handle sheep or
goats in interstate commerce.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before
October 25, 2004.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send four copies
of your comment (an original and three copies) to Docket No. 00-094-1,
Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3C71, 4700
River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-1238. Please state that your
comment refers to Docket No. 00-094-1.
E-mail: Address your comment to
regulations@aphis.usda.gov . Your comment must be contained in the body

of your message; do not send attached files. Please include your name
and address in your message and ``Docket No. 00-094-1'' on the subject
line.
Agency Web Site: Go to http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ppd/rad/cominst.html
for a form you can use to submit an e-mail comment through

the APHIS Web site.
Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov
and follow the instructions for locating this

docket and submitting comments.


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TSS

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