Or. Admin. R. 603-011-0376 - Exotic Newcastle Disease, Emergency Quarantine and Movement Restricitions

This section applies to all avian species and commercial traffic involved with avian species originating from areas under state or federal quarantine for Exotic Newcastle Disease and to bird exhibits, shows, auctions, public displays and competitions held in Oregon. It also applies to importation of all birds from states in which a state or federal quarantined area due to Exotic Newcastle Disease exists.

(1) Areas under restriction. The emergency quarantine includes all areas of any state in which a state or federal quarantine for Exotic Newcastle Disease exists.
(2) Items under restriction, except as specifically exempted in (3)(b) and (c) and (4)(b) and (c) below, include birds, poultry, poultry products, poultry waste, or vehicles, equipment or materials of any type that could transmit Exotic Newcastle Disease. Included in the restriction are vehicles that make deliveries of live birds, feed, or equipment to poultry operations of any sort in quarantined areas and then travel into the state of Oregon.
(3)
(a) Except as exempted in (b) or (c) below, no live or dead birds, poultry, poultry products, poultry waste, or vehicles, equipment or materials of any type that could transmit Exotic Newcastle Disease may be moved into Oregon from areas under quarantine.
(b) From areas under state or federal quarantine for END, commercial pet birds, pet birds originating from USDA Quarantine Facilities and birds being individually imported, all of which have fulfilled all stipulations of USDA Policies for movement out of the quarantined areas, may be imported into Oregon subject to protocols established by the State Veterinarian.
(c) From areas under state or federal quarantine for END, table eggs which have fulfilled all stipulations of USDA Policies on Movement of Table Eggs out of quarantined areas may be considered for importation into Oregon. If so considered, they will be subject to protocols established by the State Veterinarian.
(4)
(a) Except as exempted in (b) or (c) below, no equipment used for the processing of eggs or for the housing, feeding, watering, handling, or otherwise caring for birds of any type may be moved into Oregon from areas under quarantine
(b) Equipment used to house, water, feed, or care for commercial pet birds, pet birds originating from USDA Quarantine Facilities and pet birds being individually legally imported under authority of section (3)(b) above, all of which have fulfilled all stipulations of USDA Policies for movement out of the quarantined areas, may be imported into Oregon subject to protocols established by the State Veterinarian.
(c) Equipment used to transport, house, water, feed, handle, or otherwise care for commercial poultry which has fulfilled all stipulations of USDA Policies for Movement of Conveyances from Quarantined Areas may be considered for importation into Oregon. If so considered, they will be subject to protocols established by the State Veterinarian.
(5) Any commercial vehicle originating from an area under quarantine and which has transported feed, eggs, or equipment or other materials that could transmit Exotic Newcastle Disease must carry proof of the cleaning and disinfection of the vehicle and trailer performed immediately prior to traveling to Oregon. This proof must be provided in writing and demonstrate that the cleaning and disinfection was performed according to protocol established by the USDA.
(6) Birds of any species which originate in states with quarantined areas due to Exotic Newcastle Disease but which come from areas outside of the quarantined area must be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection issued within twenty four (24) hours prior to departure for Oregon by an accredited veterinarian stating the birds are healthy and free of any signs of Exotic Newcastle Disease and do not originate from a quarantined area except as exempted in (3)(b) above, and an Oregon Import Permit number obtained from the office of the Oregon State Veterinarian. Photocopies of Certificates of Veterinary Inspection are not acceptable. National Poultry Improvement Plan forms for movement of poultry may be used by members of National Poultry Improvement Plan with written certification on the form that the shipment did not originate from inside a quarantined area.
(7) A promoter of any event in Oregon which involves birds, such as an exhibit, show, auction, competition, or other public display of birds of any type shall immediately inform the Oregon State Veterinarian by mail, facsimile, or electronic mail of a scheduled event. The notification shall include the contact name, mailing address, physical address of the event, and daytime telephone number.
(8) A promoter of an event in Oregon which involves birds originating in another state, such as an exhibit, show, auction, competition, or other public display of birds of any type, shall inform the event exhibitors and vendors in writing of this Oregon Administrative Rule, the current areas under quarantine for Exotic Newcastle Disease, and the risk of introducing Exotic Newcastle Disease into Oregon. The promoter also shall require each event exhibitor and vendor, prior to the event, to attest in writing that they are not in violation of this Oregon Administrative Rule. The signed document shall be forwarded to the Oregon State Veterinarian within one week after conclusion of the event.

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Or. Admin. R. 603-011-0376
DOA 10-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-17-03 thru 7-16-03; DOA 13-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03 thru 7-16-03; DOA 20-2003, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-03

Stat. Auth.: ORS 561 & ORS 596

Stats. Implemented: ORS 561.510, 596.020, 596.341, 596.351 & 596.355

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