The Texas Animal Health Commission’s (TAHC) chronic wasting disease (CWD) rule proposal originally published for comment on Dec. 30, 2016, has been republished in the Jan. 20, 2017, issue of the Texas Register due to editing errors.
The original rule publication in the Register omitted subsections (f) – (h). The purpose of the proposed amendment to Chapter 40, Chronic Wasting Disease, Surveillance Testing Requirements is to add surveillance, movement reporting, identification, and record keeping requirements for exotic CWD-susceptible species.
The comment period is now extended and the deadline for submissions on the proposed rule is Feb. 20, 2017. Please note that the rule proposal posted on the TAHC website on Dec.30, 2016, is the correct version of the proposal. Complete details of the rule proposal is available on the TAHC website at www.tahc.texas.gov/regs/proposals.html.
The TAHC encourages and appreciates all comments. Comments on the proposed regulation must be submitted in writing to Amanda Bernhard, Texas Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, Austin, Texas 78758, by fax at 512-719-0719, or by email to email@example.com.