9 CFR 83.3 - Interstate movement of live VHS-regulated fish species from VHS-regulated areas.

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§ 83.3 Interstate movement of live VHS-regulated fish species from VHS-regulated areas.
(a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) through (e) of this section, live VHS-regulated fish, including fish moved to live fish markets, may only be moved interstate from a VHS-regulated area if the fish originated from a facility that has been found free of the VHS virus in accordance with § 83.6 and the fish are accompanied by an Interstate Certificate of Inspection (ICI) issued by an accredited veterinarian or a State, Tribal, or Federal competent authority for aquatic animal health.
(b) Live VHS-regulated fish may be moved interstate directly to a slaughtering establishment provided that:
(1) The fish are accompanied by a VS Form 1-27;
(2) The fish are transported in sealed conveyances;
(3) The slaughtering establishment meets the following conditions:
(i) The slaughtering establishment discharges its waste water to a municipal sewage system that includes waste water disinfection sufficient to neutralize any VHS virus or to either a non-discharging settling pond or a settling pond that disinfects, according to all applicable local, State, and Federal regulations, sufficiently to neutralize any VHS virus.
(ii) Offal, including carcasses, from the slaughtering establishment is either rendered or composted.
(4) Any water used to transport the fish is disposed of in a municipal sewage system that includes waste water disinfection sufficient to neutralize any VHS virus or to either a non-discharging settling pond or a settling pond that disinfects, according to all applicable local, State, and Federal regulations, sufficiently to neutralize any VHS virus.
(c) Live VHS-regulated fish may be moved interstate for research or diagnostic purposes provided that:
(1) The fish are accompanied by a VS Form 1-27;
(2) The fish are transported in sealed conveyances;
(3) The facility that receives the fish meets the following conditions:
(i) The facility discharges its waste water to a municipal sewage system that includes waste water disinfection sufficient to neutralize any VHS virus or to either a non-discharging settling pond or a settling pond that disinfects, according to all applicable local, State, and Federal regulations, sufficiently to neutralize any VHS virus.
(ii) Offal, including carcasses, from the facility is either rendered or composted.
(4) Any water used to transport the fish is disposed to a municipal sewage system that includes waste water disinfection sufficient to neutralize any VHS virus or to either a non-discharging settling pond or a settling pond that disinfects, according to all applicable local, State, and Federal regulations, sufficiently to neutralize any VHS virus.
(e) The Administrator may, on a case-by-case basis, permit the interstate movement of fish not otherwise provided for in this part, under such conditions as the Administrator may prescribe in each case to prevent the introduction and dissemination of VHS.
(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 0579-0340)

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  • 2015-01-16; vol. 80 # 11 - Friday, January 16, 2015
    1. 80 FR 2285 - Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia; Interstate Movement and Import Restrictions on Certain Live Fish
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      DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
      Interim rule; withdrawal.
      The interim rule published on September 9, 2008 (73 FR 52173-52189, Docket No. APHIS-2007-0038), and delayed in documents published on October 28, 2008 (73 FR 63867, Docket No. APHIS-2007-0038), and January 2, 2009 (74 FR 1, Docket No. APHIS-2007-0038), is withdrawn effective January 16, 2015.
      9 CFR Parts 71, 83, and 93

Title 9 published on 2015-01-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 9 CFR Part 83 after this date.

  • 2015-01-16; vol. 80 # 11 - Friday, January 16, 2015
    1. 80 FR 2285 - Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia; Interstate Movement and Import Restrictions on Certain Live Fish
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
      Interim rule; withdrawal.
      The interim rule published on September 9, 2008 (73 FR 52173-52189, Docket No. APHIS-2007-0038), and delayed in documents published on October 28, 2008 (73 FR 63867, Docket No. APHIS-2007-0038), and January 2, 2009 (74 FR 1, Docket No. APHIS-2007-0038), is withdrawn effective January 16, 2015.
      9 CFR Parts 71, 83, and 93