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CHAPTER 17. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

Subchap. Sec.

A.    GENERAL PROVISIONS … 17.1
B.    EQUINE ENCEPHALOMYELITIS … 17.11
C.    VEHICULAR SANITATION … 17.21
D.    DISPOSAL … 17.31

Source

   The provisions of this Chapter 17 adopted April 8, 1946, unless otherwise noted.

Subchapter A. GENERAL PROVISIONS


Sec.


17.1.    Definitions.

§ 17.1. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Agent—An agent of the Bureau.

   Bureau—The Bureau of Animal Industry of the Department.

   Department—The Department of Agriculture of the Commonwealth.

   Diseased livestock—Animals, including poultry, affected with a contagious or communicable disease.

   Rendering plant—An establishment wherein dead animal bodies, carcasses, parts of carcasses and offal are processed or rendered into cracklings, grease or fertilizer by complete cooking until such finished commercial products are obtained.

Source

   The provisions of this §  17.1 adopted April 8, 1946; amended November 28, 1975, effective November 29, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 3099. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (1437).

Subchapter B. EQUINE ENCEPHALOMYELITIS


Sec.


17.11.    Quarantine.
17.12.    Importation forbidden.
17.13.    Duty to report affected animals.
17.14.    Subject of reports.

Authority

   The provisions of this Subchapter B issued under act of July 22, 1913 (P. L. 928, No. 441) (3 P. S. § §  331—334); and act of April 17, 1929 (P. L. 533, No. 236) (3 P. S. § §  341—351), unless otherwise noted.

§ 17.11. Quarantine.

 Animals affected with or exposed to or suspected of being carriers of equine encephalomyelitis shall be subject to quarantine and the rules and regulations that are adopted by the Department for prevention, control and suppression.

Source

   The provisions of this §  17.11 adopted April 8, 1946.

§ 17.12. Importation forbidden.

 No animal that is affected with or that has been recently exposed to equine encephalomyelitis may be brought into this Commonwealth for any purpose.

Source

   The provisions of this §  17.12 adopted April 8, 1946; amended November 28, 1975, effective November 29, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 3099. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (1438).

§ 17.13. Duty to report affected animals.

 It shall be the duty of every practitioner of veterinary medicine, immediately upon receiving information of a case of equine encephalomyelitis to submit a report to the Bureau.

Source

   The provisions of this §  17.13 adopted April 8, 1946; amended November 28, 1975, effective November 29, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 3099. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (1438).

§ 17.14. Subject of reports.

 Reports shall include a description of each affected animal, the name of the owner or the person in charge of the animals affected and the number of susceptible animals exposed to these diseases.

Subchapter C. VEHICULAR SANITATION


Sec.


17.21.    General requirement.
17.22.    Vehicles used to transport diseased livestock.
17.23.    Failure to clean vehicles.

Authority

   The provisions of this Subchapter C issued under act of April 17, 1929 (P. L. 533) (3 P. S. §  341 et seq.).

§ 17.21. General requirement.

 Trucks or vehicles used for the intrastate movement of livestock shall be kept in a sanitary condition.

Source

   The provisions of this §  17.21 adopted April 8, 1946.

§ 17.22. Vehicles used to transport diseased livestock.

 Vehicles that have been unloaded after intrastate movement of diseased livestock to public stockyards or to any slaughtering establishment not connected with a public stockyard shall be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected by the owner or operator before the vehicle is transported over public streets and highways.

Source

   The provisions of this §  17.22 adopted April 8, 1946.

§ 17.23. Failure to clean vehicles.

 Agents shall have authority to quarantine vehicles remaining unsanitary after proper notice has been given to owner or operators. Vehicles shall remain quarantined until cleaned and disinfected by the owner or operator.

Source

   The provisions of this §  17.23 adopted April 8, 1946.

Subchapter D. DISPOSAL


Sec.


17.31.    Establishment of collecting stations.
17.32.    Status of collecting stations.
17.33.    Feeding from carcasses forbidden.
17.34.    Slaughtering on premises forbidden.
17.35.    Rendering plants outside this Commonwealth.
17.36.    Importation of dead animals.

Authority

   The provisions of this Subchapter D issued under act of May 18, 1945 (P. L. 796, No. 317) (3 P. S. § §  397.1—397.23), unless otherwise noted.

§ 17.31. Establishment of collecting stations.

 (a)  Operators of approved, licensed rendering plants may provide suitable buildings and equipment to establish collecting stations necessary to expedite the handling of dead animals, or they may engage responsible persons to operate such places.

 (b)  Hides may be removed before delivery to the main plant of the licensed operator where final disposition of bodies, carcasses and offal shall be made by complete processing or rendering.

§ 17.32. Status of collecting stations.

 Collecting stations approved by the Department and operated by a licensed rendering plant or by a person responsible to the operator of a licensed rendering plant shall be considered a part of the rendering plant.

Source

   The provisions of this §  17.32 adopted April 8, 1946.

§ 17.33. Feeding from carcasses forbidden.

 No carcasses, parts of carcasses or offal of dead animals may be used for animal feeding prior to complete processing or rendering.

Source

   The provisions of this §  17.33 adopted April 8, 1946.

§ 17.34. Slaughtering on premises forbidden.

 No operator of a rendering or disposal plant may use such buildings or the premises to slaughter live animals for human consumption or animal feeding of any type.

Source

   The provisions of this §  17.34 adopted April 8, 1946.

§ 17.35. Rendering plants outside this Commonwealth.

 Rendering plants not located within this Commonwealth which desire to make collections or receive dead animals, carcasses, parts of carcasses or offal from within this Commonwealth shall be required to procure a license and register collecting trucks with the Department, and otherwise comply with the law and this subchapter.

Source

   The provisions of this §  17.35 adopted April 8, 1946.

§ 17.36. Importation of dead animals.

 Dead animals, carcasses, parts of carcasses or offal may not be transported into this Commonwealth unless they are consigned and delivered to an approved, licensed rendering plant or an approved animal food processing plant and processed in accordance with this subchapter.

Source

   The provisions of this §  17.36 adopted April 8, 1946; amended July 30, 1976, effective July 31, 1976, 6 Pa.B. 1790. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (24348).



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