Title 9 published on 2012-01-01
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We are amending the Animal Welfare Act regulations to include more specific requirements in the regulations concerning the submission of itineraries by any person who is subject to the Animal Welfare Act regulations and who intends to exhibit any animal at any location other than the person's approved site when travel will extend overnight. APHIS inspectors need access to animals, facilities, and records for unannounced inspections when animals are exhibited at a location other than at a regulated person's approved site to improve compliance with the regulations and the Animal Welfare Act.
We are amending the Animal Welfare Act regulations to add requirements for contingency planning and training of personnel by research facilities and by dealers, exhibitors, intermediate handlers, and carriers. We are taking this action because we believe all licensees and registrants should develop a contingency plan for all animals regulated under the Animal Welfare Act in an effort to better prepare for potential disasters. This action will heighten the awareness of licensees and registrants regarding their responsibilities and help ensure a timely and appropriate response should an emergency or disaster occur.
This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.
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§ 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
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 9 CFR 2 after this date.
We are extending the comment period for our proposed rule that would revise the definition of retail pet store and related regulations to bring more pet animals sold at retail under the protection of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). We are also announcing the availability of a revised factsheet regarding our proposal. These actions will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments.
We are proposing to revise the definition of retail pet store and related regulations to bring more pet animals sold at retail under the protection of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). Specifically, we would narrow the definition of retail pet store so that it means a place of business or residence that each buyer physically enters in order to personally observe the animals available for sale prior to purchase and/or to take custody of the animals after purchase, and where only certain animals are sold or offered for sale, at retail, for use as pets. Retail pet stores are not required to be licensed and inspected under the AWA. We are also proposing to increase from three to four the number of breeding female dogs, cats, and/or small exotic or wild mammals that a person may maintain on his or her premises and be exempt from the licensing and inspection requirements if he or she sells only the offspring of those animals born and raised on his or her premises, for pets or exhibition. This exemption would apply regardless of whether those animals are sold at retail or wholesale. This proposed rule is necessary to ensure that animals sold at retail are monitored for their health and humane treatment and to concentrate our regulatory efforts on those facilities that present the greatest risk of noncompliance with the regulations.