Handling of Animals; Contingency Plans

Docket ID: APHIS-2006-0159
Agency: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
Parent Agency: Department of Agriculture (USDA)
This rulemaking amends the Animal Welfare Act regulations to add requirements for contingency planning and training of personnel by research facilities and by dealers, exhibitors, intermediate handlers, and carriers. We are taking this action because we believe all licensees and registrants should develop a contingency plan for all animals regulated under the Animal Welfare Act in an effort to better prepare for potential disasters. This action will heighten the awareness of licensees and registrants regarding their responsibilities and help ensure a timely and appropriate response should an emergency or disaster occur.
RIN: 0579-AC69
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 9 CFR 2,9 CFR 3
Priority: Other Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Fall 2013
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-term Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 7 USC 2131 to 2159
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Business, Organizations
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
Next Action Undetermined
NPRM10/23/200873 FR 63085
NPRM Comment Period Extended12/19/200873 FR 77554
NPRM Comment Period End12/22/2008
NPRM Comment Period Extended End02/20/2009
Final Rule Effective01/30/2013
Final Rule -- Stay of Regulations07/31/201378 FR 46255
Final Rule Effective -- Stay of Regulations07/31/2013
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Category: Animal Welfare
Keyword(s): USDA, agriculture
Type: Rulemaking
Program: Animal Care

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Feb 20, 2009 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 10/23/2008
ID: APHIS-2006-0159-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 07/31/2013
ID: APHIS-2006-0159-0214
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 12/31/2012
ID: APHIS-2006-0159-0209
Comments Not Accepted
Proposed Rule
Posted: 12/19/2008
ID: APHIS-2006-0159-0076

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 01/22/2013
ID: APHIS-2006-0159-0212
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 01/22/2013
ID: APHIS-2006-0159-0213
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 12/31/2012
ID: APHIS-2006-0159-0210


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Comments Received*
Regulatory Timeline
Pre Rule
Current Stage
Proposed Rule
Current Stage
Final Rule
Current Stage
Long Term Action
Current Stage
Agency Contact
Jeanie Lin
Eastern Region Emergency Programs Manager, Animal Care
919 855-7100
920 Main Campus Drive Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27606
Raleigh, NC 27606
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