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TITLE 4AGRICULTURE
PART 2TEXAS ANIMAL HEALTH COMMISSION
CHAPTER 41FEVER TICKS
RULE §41.4Quarantines

The commission may establish quarantines on land, premises, and livestock for the purpose of regulating the handling of livestock and eradicating ticks or exposure to ticks in the free area or for the purpose of preventing the spread of tick infestation into the free area. An owner or caretaker of livestock in the free area and the commissioners court of a county all or part of which is located in the free area shall cooperate with the commission in the manner provided by this chapter for tick eradication in the tick eradication area.

  (1) Control purpose quarantine area-A premise or property designated by the commission, in writing, for a systematic inspection of livestock and premises and control of the movement of livestock in order to investigate and control a suspected exposure of animals to ticks outside the tick eradication quarantine area. The boundaries of the area will be determined by evaluation of the barriers to the potential spread of ticks.

  (2) Temporary preventative quarantine area--An area designated by the commission for systematic inspection and treatment of livestock and premises, and control of movement of livestock, in order to detect and eradicate infestation and exposure from infested or exposed premises outside the tick eradication quarantine area. The extent of the area will be determined by evaluating the barriers to the potential spread of ticks.

  (3) Tick eradication quarantine area--An area designated by the commission, through boundaries established by this chapter, for systematic inspection and treatment of livestock and premises, and control of movement of livestock, in order to detect and eradicate infestation from infested or exposed premises. The extent of the area will be determined by evaluating the barriers to the potential spread of ticks. This is the permanent quarantine area which is designated in §§41.14 - 41.22 of this Chapter (relating to Quarantine Line; Defining and Establishing Tick Eradication Areas), and in the United States Department of Agriculture Code of Federal Regulations Part 72.5, parallel to the Rio Grande River, commonly known as the buffer zone or systematic area.


Source Note: The provisions of this §41.4 adopted to be effective June 23, 2002, 27 TexReg 5175

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