04 Apr GDA: Amendments to Animal Protection Rules
From Commissioner Gary Black
DATE: March 29, 2019
ACTION: Notice of Intent to Consider Amendments to Animal Protection Rules
TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND PARTIES:
Pursuant to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, O.C.G.A. §§ 4-11-14 and 50-13-4, notice is hereby given that the Georgia Department of Agriculture will be accepting written comments regarding proposed amendments to its Animal Protection Rules. The Department will be accepting written comments from March 29, 2019, to the close of business (4:30 p.m. EST) on April 29, 2019.
SYNOPSIS, MAIN FEATURES AND DIFFERENCES: A proposed amendment to Rule 40-13-13-.03 entitled “Inspection of Premises” would clarify that inspections may be unannounced and performed at such frequency as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Commissioner or his designated agents. A proposed amendment to Rule 40-13-13-.04 entitled “Premise Requirements and Performance Standards for Owner and/or Operator”, specifically Rule 40-13-13-.04(1)(a), would clarify that females who are sexually receptive must not be housed in the same primary enclosure with males, except for breeding purposes.
For Complete Report:
COMMENT PERIOD AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The Department will be accepting written comments from March 29, 2019, to close of business (4:30 p.m. EST) on April 29, 2019. Comments will be considered on April 30, 2019. Please submit written comments to:
Companion Animal and Equine Section
Georgia Department of Agriculture
19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Telephone Number: (404) 656-3713
Interested persons may call or submit a written request to obtain a copy of the proposed rules. A copy of the synopsis and the proposed rules may be downloaded from the Georgia Department of Agriculture website at www.agr.georgia.gov.
This notice is given in compliance with the Georgia Administrative Procedure Act, O.C.G.A. § 50-13-4.