9 CFR 2.79 - C.O.D. shipments.

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§ 2.79 C.O.D. shipments.
(a) No carrier or intermediate handler shall accept any animal for transportation, in commerce, upon any C.O.D. or other basis where any money is to be paid and collected upon delivery of the animal to the consignee, unless the consignor guarantees in writing the payment of all transportation, including any return transportation, if the shipment is unclaimed or the consignee cannot be notified in accordance with paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, including reimbursing the carrier or intermediate handler for all out-of-pocket expenses incurred for the care, feeding, and storage or housing of the animal.
(b) Any carrier or intermediate handler receiving an animal at a destination on a C.O.D. or other basis any money is to be paid and collected upon delivery of the animal to the consignee shall attempt to notify the consignee at least once every 6 hours for a period of 24 hours after arrival of the animal at the animal holding area of the terminal cargo facility. The carrier or intermediate handler shall record the time, date, and method of each attempted notification and the final notification to the consignee, and the name of the person notifying the consignee, on the shipping document and on the copy of the shipping document accompanying the C.O.D. shipment. If the consignee cannot be notified of the C.O.D. shipment within 24 hours after its arrival, the carrier or intermediate handler shall return the animal to the consignor, or to whomever the consignor has designated, on the next practical available transportation, in accordance with the written agreement required in paragraph (a) of this section and shall notify the consignor. Any carrier or intermediate handler which has notified a consignee of the arrival of a C.O.D. or other shipment of an animal, where any money is to be paid and collected upon delivery of the animal to the consignee, which is not claimed by the consignee within 48 hours from the time of notification, shall return the animal to the consignor, or to whomever the consignor has designated, on the next practical available transportation, in accordance with the written agreement required in paragraph (a) of this section and shall notify the consignor.
(c) It is the responsibility of any carrier or intermediate handler to hold, feed, and care for any animal accepted for transportation, in commerce, under a C.O.D. or other arrangement where any money is to be paid and collected upon delivery of the animal until the consignee accepts shipment at destination or until returned to the consignor or his or her designee should the consignee fail to accept delivery of the animal or if the consignee could not be notified as prescribed in paragraph (b) of this section.
(d) Nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting any carrier or intermediate handler from requiring any guarantee in addition to that required in paragraph (a) of this section for the payment of the cost of any transportation or out-of-pocket or other incidental expenses incurred in the transportation of any animal.

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  • 2014-08-18; vol. 79 # 159 - Monday, August 18, 2014
    1. 79 FR 48653 - Animal Welfare; Importation of Live Dogs
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      DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
      Final rule.
      Effective date: November 17, 2014.
      9 CFR Part 2

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 7 - AGRICULTURE

§ 2131 - Congressional statement of policy

§ 2132 - Definitions

§ 2133 - Licensing of dealers and exhibitors

§ 2134 - Valid license for dealers and exhibitors required

§ 2135 - Time period for disposal of dogs or cats by dealers or exhibitors

§ 2136 - Registration of research facilities, handlers, carriers and unlicensed exhibitors

§ 2137 - Purchase of dogs or cats by research facilities prohibited except from authorized operators of auction sales and licensed dealers or exhibitors

§ 2138 - Purchase of dogs or cats by United States Government facilities prohibited except from authorized operators of auction sales and licensed dealers or exhibitors

§ 2139 - Principal-agent relationship established

§ 2140 - Recordkeeping by dealers, exhibitors, research facilities, intermediate handlers, and carriers

§ 2141 - Marking and identification of animals

§ 2142 - Humane standards and recordkeeping requirements at auction sales

§ 2143 - Standards and certification process for humane handling, care, treatment, and transportation of animals

§ 2144 - Humane standards for animals by United States Government facilities

§ 2145 - Consultation and cooperation with Federal, State, and local governmental bodies by Secretary of Agriculture

§ 2146 - Administration and enforcement by Secretary

§ 2147 - Inspection by legally constituted law enforcement agencies

§ 2148 - Importation of live dogs

§ 2149 - Violations by licensees

§ 2150 - Repealed.

§ 2151 - Rules and regulations

§ 2152 - Separability

§ 2153 - Fees and authorization of appropriations

§ 2154 - Effective dates

§ 2155 - Omitted

§ 2156 - Animal fighting venture prohibition

§ 2157 - Release of trade secrets

§ 2158 - Protection of pets

§ 2159 - Authority to apply for injunctions

Title 9 published on 2014-01-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 9 CFR 2 after this date.

  • 2014-08-18; vol. 79 # 159 - Monday, August 18, 2014
    1. 79 FR 48653 - Animal Welfare; Importation of Live Dogs
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
      Final rule.
      Effective date: November 17, 2014.
      9 CFR Part 2