Traceability for Livestock Moving Interstate

Docket ID: APHIS-2009-0091
Agency: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
Parent Agency: Department of Agriculture (USDA)
This rulemaking amends the regulations to establish minimum national official identification and documentation requirements for the traceability of livestock moving interstate. Under this rulemaking, unless specifically exempted, livestock belonging to species covered by the regulations that are moved interstate must be officially identified and accompanied by minimal documentation. These regulations specify approved forms of official identification for each species but allow the livestock covered under this rulemaking to be moved interstate with another form of identification, if agreed upon by animal health officials in the shipping and receiving States or Tribes. The purpose of this rulemaking is to improve our ability to trace livestock in the event that disease is found.
RIN: 0579-AD24
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 9 CFR 71,9 CFR 77,9 CFR 78,9 CFR 86,9 CFR 90
Priority: Other Significant
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Publication Period: Spring 2013
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 7 USC 8301 to 8317
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal
Federalism Implications: Yes
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Business
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM08/11/201176 FR 50082
NPRM Comment Period Extended10/07/201176 FR 62313
NPRM Comment Period End11/09/2011
NPRM Comment Period Extended End12/09/2011
Final Rule01/09/201378 FR 2040
Final Rule Effective03/11/2013
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Category: Domestic Animal Health Programs
Keyword(s): USDA, agriculture
Type: Rulemaking
Program: Veterinary Services

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Dec 09, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 10/07/2011
ID: APHIS-2009-0091-0248
Comment Period Closed
Dec 09, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/11/2011
ID: APHIS-2009-0091-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 01/09/2013
ID: APHIS-2009-0091-1627

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 01/09/2013
ID: APHIS-2009-0091-1629
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 01/09/2013
ID: APHIS-2009-0091-1628
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 10/27/2011
ID: APHIS-2009-0091-0474


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Neil Hammerschmidt
Program Manager, Animal Disease Traceability, VS
301 851-3539
4700 River Road, Unit 46, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231
Riverdale, MD 20737-1231
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