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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.
This list is taken from the Parallel Table of Authorities and Rules provided by GPO [Government Printing Office].
It is not guaranteed to be accurate or up-to-date, though we do refresh the database weekly. More limitations on accuracy are described at the GPO site.
§ 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§ 2150 - Repealed. Pub. L. 94–279, § 14, Apr. 22, 1976, 90 Stat. 421
§ 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 2015-12-04
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 9 CFR Part 2 after this date.
We are proposing to amend the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) regulations in response to a 2014 Farm Bill amendment to the Act that provides the Secretary of Agriculture with the authority to determine that animal dealers and exhibitors are not required to obtain a license under the Act and regulations if the size of the business conducting AWA-related activities is determined to be de minimis by the Secretary. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has reviewed past compliance with the Animal Welfare Act of currently-regulated facilities and has determined that de minimis businesses, as defined in the rule are capable of providing adequate care and treatment of the animals involved in regulated business activities. We also propose amending the regulations in response to a 2013 amendment to the Act that excludes from the definition of “exhibitor” some owners of household pets that are exhibited occasionally, generate less than a substantial portion of income, and reside exclusively with the owner. Dealers and exhibitors operating at or below the thresholds determined for their particular AWA-related business activity would be exempted from Federal licensing requirements established under the Act and regulations. Our proposed actions would amend the regulations to be consistent with the Act while continuing to ensure the humane care and treatment of animals covered under the AWA.
We are reopening the comment period for a petition requesting amendments to the Animal Welfare Act regulations and standards pertaining to physical contact with dangerous animals. We are especially interested in receiving public comments on the additional questions included in this notice. We are providing information about upcoming virtual stakeholder listening sessions and other efforts intended to gather additional public comment. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments and further inform our thinking on the handling of dangerous animals.