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TITLE 4AGRICULTURE
PART 2TEXAS ANIMAL HEALTH COMMISSION
CHAPTER 54DOMESTIC AND EXOTIC FOWL REGISTRATION
RULE §54.2Registration Requirements

(a) A seller, distributor, or transporter of live domestic or exotic fowl in this state shall register with the commission. The registration requirements apply to the following groups:

  (1) a seller who sells:

    (A) domestic fowl or domestic and exotic fowl at a location, other than the premise of origin, or

    (B) domestic fowl or domestic and exotic fowl at a location where domestic fowl or domestic and exotic fowl are congregated, or

    (C) any fowl where it has been epidemiologically determined by the commission to be a high risk for disease.

  (2) a distributor of domestic fowl or domestic and exotic fowl.

  (3) a transporter of domestic fowl or domestic and exotic fowl.

(b) A person participating in a disease surveillance program recognized by the commission under §54.3 of this chapter is exempt from the registration requirements.

(c) Any person intending to operate as a seller, distributor, or transporter of live domestic or exotic fowl, as provided for in subsection (a) of this section, shall obtain a certificate of registration and pay an annual nonrefundable fee. To receive a certificate of registration a person shall complete an application that includes a list of each location at which the person conducts the sale, distribution, or transportation of domestic or exotic fowl. Application forms may be obtained from the Commission. An application for a certificate of registration or a renewal of a certificate of registration is made by submitting a completed application and an annual fee to the Commission. All certificates of registrations shall be issued for a period of one (1) year and shall expire twelve months from the date of issue. Renewal applications shall be completed and submitted 30 days prior to the expiration date.

(d) The certificate of registration shall be issued in the name used by the person or entity for transactions involving domestic and exotic fowl. Any change in the name of a registrant or additions or deletions of operation locations shall be promptly submitted to the Commission in writing. The registrant shall maintain proof of registration at each location where the activity takes place.

(e) All out of state sellers, distributors, or transporters of live domestic or exotic fowl that transact business in Texas shall register under this chapter.


Source Note: The provisions of this §54.2 adopted to be effective May 1, 2004, 29 TexReg 2628

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