§ 95.7Wool, hair, and bristles; requirements for unrestricted entry.
Wool, hair, or bristles derived from ruminants and/or swine which do not meet the conditions or requirements specified in any one of paragraphs (a) to (d) of this section shall not be imported except subject to handling and treatment in accordance with § 95.8 after their arrival at the port of entry: Provided, however, That no bloodstained wool, hair, or bristles shall be imported under any condition:
(a) Such wool, hair, or bristles may be imported without other restriction if originating in and shipped directly from a region not declared by the Secretary of Agriculture to be infected with foot-and-mouth disease or rinderpest.
(b) Wool or hair clipped from live animals or pulled wool or hair may be imported without other restriction if the said wool or hair is reasonably free from animal manure in the form of dung locks or otherwise.
(c) Wool, hair, or bristles taken from sheep, goats, cattle, or swine, when such animals have been slaughtered under national government inspection in a region3 and in an abattoir in which is maintained an inspection service determined by the Secretary of Agriculture to be adequate to assure that such materials have been removed from animals found at time of slaughter to be free from anthrax, foot-and-mouth disease, and rinderpest, and to assure further the identity of such materials until loaded upon the transporting vessel, may be imported without other restriction if accompanied by a certificate bearing the seal of the proper department of said national government and signed by an official veterinary inspector of such region showing that the therein described wool, hair, or bristles were taken from animals slaughtered in such specified abattoir and found free from anthrax, foot-and-mouth disease, and rinderpest.
At 78 FR 73003, Dec. 4, 2013, § 95.7 was redesignated as § 95.18 and a new § 95.7 was added, effective Mar. 4, 2014. At 78 FR 73006, Dec. 4, 2013, newly redesignated § 95.18 was amended in the introductory text by removing the citation “§ 95.8” and adding the citation “§ 95.41” in its place and in footnote 3 to paragraph (c) by removing the citation “§ 95.5” and adding the citation “§ 95.16” in its place, effective Mar. 4, 2014. For the convenience of the user, the added text is set forth as follows:
§ 95.7Collagen derived from bovines.
(a) The importation of collagen derived from bovines is prohibited because of BSE unless:
(1) The collagen meets the requirements of either paragraph (b), (c), or (d), as well as the requirements of paragraph (e) of this section and all other applicable requirements of this part; or
(2) The collagen is authorized importation under paragraph (f) of this section and meets all other applicable requirements of this part:
(b) The collagen is derived from hides and skins, provided the collagen has not been commingled with materials ineligible for entry into the United States.
(c) The collagen is derived from the bones of bovines that originated from a region of negligible risk for BSE.
(d) The collagen is derived from the bones of bovines that originated from a region of controlled or undetermined risk for BSE and meets the requirements of paragraphs (d)(1) through (d)(4) of this section:
(1) The bones from which the collagen was derived were derived from bovines that passed ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection;
(2) The bones from which the collagen was derived did not include the skulls of bovines or the vertebral column of bovines 30 months of age or older;
(3) The bones were subjected to a process that includes all of the following steps, or to a process at least as effective in reducing BSE infectivity:
(ii) Acid demineralization;
(iii) Acid or alkaline treatment;
(iv) Filtration; and
(v) Sterilization at 138 °C (280.4 °F) or greater for a minimum of 4 seconds; and
(e) The collagen is accompanied to the United States by an original certificate signed by a full-time salaried veterinary officer of the national government of the exporting region, or issued by a veterinarian designated by the national government of the exporting region and endorsed by a full-time salaried veterinary officer of the national government of the exporting region, representing that the veterinarian issuing the certificate was authorized to do so. The certificate must state that the requirements of paragraph (b), (c), or (d) of this section, as applicable, have been met and, for collagen other than that described in paragraph (b) of this section, must indicate the BSE risk classification of the exporting region.