Horse Protection Act; Requiring Horse Industry Organizations to Assess and Enforce Minimum Penalties for Violations

Docket ID: APHIS-2011-0030
Agency: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
Parent Agency: Department of Agriculture (USDA)
This rulemaking amends the horse protection regulations to require horse industry organizations or associations that license Designated Qualified Persons to assess and enforce minimum penalties for violations of the Horse Protection Act (the Act). The regulations currently provide that such penalties will be set either by the horse industry organization or association or by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This action will strengthen our enforcement of the Act by ensuring that minimum penalties are assessed and enforced consistently by all horse industry organizations and associations that are certified under the regulations by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
RIN: 0579-AD43
Impacts and Effects: Small Entities (Business, Organizations)
CFR Citation: 9 CFR 11
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2013
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 15 USC 1823 to 1825, 15 USC 1828
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: Federal
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: Business, Organizations
International Impacts: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM05/27/201176 FR 30864
NPRM Comment Period End07/26/2011
Final Rule Effective07/09/2012
Final Rule -- Correcting Amendment05/09/201378 FR 27001
Final Rule Effective -- Correcting Amendment05/09/2013
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Category: Horse Protection
Keyword(s): USDA, agriculture
Type: Rulemaking
Program: Animal Care

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jul 26, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 05/27/2011
ID: APHIS-2011-0030-0001

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 06/07/2012
ID: APHIS-2011-0030-0904
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 05/27/2011
ID: APHIS-2011-0030-0002


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Rachel Cezar
Horse Protection National Coordinator, Animal Care
301 851-3746
4700 River Road, Unit 84, Riverdale, MD 20737
Riverdale, MD 20737
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