Or. Admin. R. 603-011-0375 - Importation of Poultry

(1) A valid permit shall be obtained from the Department before any person may ship, transport, or import poultry or other avian species into Oregon (poultry includes, but is not limited to, chickens and turkeys of all ages and their hatching eggs). The permit may be issued for a time period determined by the Department, and may be renewed, suspended, or revoked by the Department. If poultry qualifies under subsection (2)(a) of this rule, the form of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, may substitute for the permits.
(2) Poultry shall not be shipped, transported, or imported into Oregon, unless they:
(a) Have originated from pullorum-typhoid clean flocks under the supervision of the National Poultry Improvement Plan;
(b) Have originated from flocks which are in compliance with an equivalent program to subsection (a) of this section under the supervision of the Livestock Health Official of the state of origin; or
(c) Have passed a negative blood test for pullorum disease under the supervision of the proper State Livestock Health Official within 30 days prior to such importation into Oregon.
(3) No permit is necessary if poultry are shipped, transported, or imported direct, without diversion, to as slaughtering establishment:
(a) By common carrier;
(b) Covered by an accompanying waybill which shows the name and address of the consignee, the number of birds in the shipment, and the name and address of the destination slaughtering establishment; and
(c) A prior permit issued by the Department is necessary even though the birds are going directly to slaughter, if all the provisions of this subsection are not (or cannot be) strictly complied with.
(4) If any imported poultry or other avian species, in the opinion of the Department is, or may be, diseased, contaminated, unwholesome, or in any manner presents a threat to human or animal health, the entire lot, shipment, or birds may be quarantined by the Department and such birds or eggs:
(a) Ordered returned to the state of origin; or
(b) Disposed of as the Department deems necessary.


Or. Admin. R. 603-011-0375
AD 890(20-68), f. 10-28-68, ef. 11-1-68; AD 1047(37-74), f. 9-20-74, ef. 10-11-74; AD 3-1984, f. & ef. 1-20-84

Stat. Auth.: ORS 561 & ORS 596

Stats. Implemented: ORS 596.341

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