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Alaska Administrative Code. Title 18. Environmental Conservation. Chapter 36. Animal Health. Article 1. Importation of Animals.



Country of Origin: United States - Alaska

Agency of Origin: Animal Health

National Citation: Alaska Admin. Code tit. 18, 36.005 - 065

Agency Citation:

Printable Version 18 AK ADC 36.005 - 065


Last checked by Web Center Staff: 06/2013


Summary:  

These Alaska regulations concern the importation requirements for animals. Health certificates and permits from the state veterinarian are required.


Material in Full:

18 AAC 36.005. Importation of animals.

18 AAC 36.010. Permits.

18 AAC 36.015. Health certificate.

18 AAC 36.020. Immediate slaughter exemption.

18 AAC 36.025. Vehicles.

18 AAC 36.030. Quarantine.

18 AAC 36.035. Equines.

18 AAC 36.040. Cattle and bison.

18 AAC 36.045. Goats.

18 AAC 36.050. Sheep.

18 AAC 36.055. Swine.

18 AAC 36.060. Dogs and cats.

18 AAC 36.065. Poultry and hatching eggs.

 

 

18 AAC 36.005. Importation of animals.

(a) A person may not import, transport, or otherwise move an animal into the state unless the person complies with this chapter.

(b) A person may not import, transport, or otherwise move into the state an animal which is affected with an infectious or communicable disease, which is known by that person to have been exposed to an infectious or communicable disease, or which originates from a quarantine area imposed by state or federal government.

(c) Unless exempted under 18 AAC 36.020 or 18 AAC 36.060, an animal transported or otherwise moved into the state must be accompanied by a permit and health certificate which must be attached to the waybill for the animal or be in the possession of either the driver of the vehicle transporting or moving the animal or the person in charge of the animal.

(Eff. 9/1/82, Register 83)

AUTHORITY: AS 03.05.020


 

18 AAC 36.010. Permits.

(a) An application for a permit to the state veterinarian must include

(1) the name and address of the consignor and the consignee;

(2) a reasonable estimate of the number, age, sex, and breed of animals to which the permit will apply, and other information the state veterinarian may require; and

(3) the proposed method of transporting the animals.

(b) A permit is valid for 30 days after the date of its issuance.

(c) If necessary, the state veterinarian will, in his discretion, issue a permit number by telephone. A permit number issued by telephone must be affixed to the health certificate and any other official document as “Alaska Permit No. ________________.”

(Eff. 9/1/82, Register 83)

AUTHORITY: AS 03.05.020

 

18 AAC 36.015. Health certificate.

(a) A health certificate must contain, in addition to information required for a particular species, the following:

(1) the complete name and address of the consignor and the consignee;

(2) the point of origin and destination of shipment;

(3) a certification that the animals to which the health certificate applies are free from clinical evidence of infectious or communicable disease or known recent exposure to such a disease;

(4) an accurate description of the animals shipped, including breed, sex, age, color and markings, brands, ear tag or tattoo number, and, if registered, the name and registry number of each animal;

(5) the dates and records of required tests or vaccinations;

(6) the date and place of examination; and

(7) the approval of the health certificate by the livestock official of the state of origin or the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture dated before the animals are imported.

(b) A health certificate is valid for 30 days after its issuance.

(Eff. 9/1/82, Register 83)

AUTHORITY: AS 03.05.020


 

18 AAC 36.020. Immediate slaughter exemption.

An animal may be shipped into the state without a health certificate if

(1) a permit obtained from the state veterinarian before shipment accompanies the shipment;

(2) the waybill states that the animal is for immediate slaughter;

(3) the animal is consigned to an official slaughter establishment operating under state or federal supervision;

(4) the animal will be shipped directly to the consigned slaughter establishment; and

(5) the animal will be slaughtered within 10 days after arrival at the consigned slaughter establishment or within an extended date granted by the state veterinarian.

(Eff. 9/1/82, Register 83)

AUTHORITY: AS 03.05.020


 

18 AAC 36.025. Vehicles.

Trucks, railway cars, and other conveyances used for the transportation of animals must be maintained in a sanitary condition.

(Eff. 9/1/82, Register 83)

AUTHORITY: AS 03.05.020


 

18 AAC 36.030. Quarantine.

The state veterinarian may quarantine an animal which enters the state without the required permit or health certificate, or which, upon inspection, exhibits clinical evidence of an infectious or communicable disease. The owner must quarantine the animal at his expense until the state veterinarian releases the animal from quarantine or orders its disposal.

(Eff. 9/1/82, Register 83)

AUTHORITY: AS 03.05.020, AS 03.05.050, AS 03.05.060, AS 03.45.050

 

 

18 AAC 36.035. Equines.

An equine imported into the state must be accompanied by a permit and a health certificate which, for an equine over six months old, must include certification that the equine has been tested negative for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) within 60 days before the date of importation. The EIA test must have been performed at a laboratory approved by the United States Department of Agriculture to conduct that test.

(Eff. 9/1/82, Register 83)

AUTHORITY: AS 03.05.020

 

18 AAC 36.040. Cattle and bison.

(a) Cattle and bison imported into the state must be accompanied by a permit and a health certificate which, for cattle or bison over six months of age, must include certification that within 30 days before importation the cattle or bison tested negative to the following tests at laboratories approved by the United States Department of Agriculture to conduct such tests:

(1) a brucellosis test unless the animal is under 18 months of age and has been officially vaccinated and permanently identified as an official brucellosis vaccinate;

(2) an anaplasmosis test; and

(3) a blue tongue test.

(b) Cattle and bison over six months of age must be negative to a tuberculin test within 30 days before importation.

(c) The health certificate required by (a) of this section must indicate that the animals are free of ectoparasites or have been dipped or sprayed within 10 days before importation with an insecticide approved by the United States Department of Agriculture.

(d) Cattle and bison imported into Alaska are subject to being retested 30 to 120 days after their arrival in the state at the discretion of the state veterinarian. Imported cattle and bison must be kept isolated from resident livestock until retests are concluded or the state veterinarian has approved the release of the animals.

(Eff. 9/1/82, Register 83)

AUTHORITY: AS 03.05.020, AS 03.45.050


 

18 AAC 36.045. Goats.

(a) A goat imported into the state must be accompanied by a permit and a health certificate which, for a goat over six months of age, must include certification that the goat has tested negative to a tuberculin test and to a brucellosis test conducted at a laboratory approved by the United States Department of Agriculture to conduct such a test. Both tests must have been performed within 30 days before importation.

(b) The health certificate required by (a) of this section must indicate that the goat is free of ectoparasites or has been dipped or sprayed within 10 days before importation with an insecticide approved by the United States Department of Agriculture.

(c) An imported goat is subject to being retested 30 to 120 days after its arrival in the state at the discretion of the state veterinarian. An imported goat must be kept isolated from resident livestock until retests are concluded or the state veterinarian has approved the release of the goat.

(Eff. 9/1/82, Register 83)

AUTHORITY: AS 03.05.020


 

18 AAC 36.050. Sheep.

(a) A sheep imported into the state must be accompanied by a permit and a health certificate. If the sheep does not originate from a state-federal approved scabies-free area, as described in 9 C.F.R. x 79 (as revised January 1, 1981) the sheep must be dipped under the supervision of an accredited veterinarian within 14 days before importation in a solution approved by the United States Department of Agriculture.

(b) A sheep imported into the state must originate from a flock which is not under state restriction or federal restriction imposed under 9 C.F.R.

(Eff. 9/1/82, Register 83)

AUTHORITY: AS 03.05.020


 

18 AAC 36.055. Swine.

(a) A swine imported into the state must be accompanied by a permit and a health certificate which, for a swine over four months of age, must include a certification that within 30 days before importation the swine has tested negative to the following tests in laboratories approved by the United States Department of Agriculture to conduct such tests:

(1) an official brucellosis test unless the swine is from a swine herd validated to be brucellosis-free; and

(2) a serum neutralization (SN) test or other pseudorabies test approved by the United States Department of Agriculture, unless the swine is from a swine herd certified by an accredited inspecting veterinarian to have had no clinical evidence of pseudorabies in the previous 12 months.

(b) A swine imported into the state must be inspected within 10 days before shipment and must be identified by an ear tag, tattoo, or other permanent identification.

(c) A swine which has at any time been fed raw garbage may not be imported into the state.

(d) A swine imported into the state may not originate from a state in which there is imposed a United States Department of Agriculture quarantine for a swine disease.

(e) A swine imported into the state must be isolated from resident swine for 30 days after arrival.

(Eff. 9/1/82, Register 83)

AUTHORITY: AS 03.05.020


 

18 AAC 36.060. Dogs and cats.

(a) Only dogs and cats imported into the state from a rabies quarantine area must be accompanied by a permit.

(b) A dog or cat imported into the state must be accompanied by an official health certificate which includes certification that

(1) the dog or cat has not been exposed to rabies; and

(2) the dog or cat has been vaccinated against rabies according to procedures recommended in the latest version of the United States Public Health Compendium for Rabies Vaccine; the certificate must include the rabies tag serial number.

(Eff. 9/1/82, Register 83)

AUTHORITY: AS 03.05.020, AS 03.05.070

EDITORS NOTES.

The United States Public Health Compendium for Rabies Vaccine referred to in 18 AAC 36.060(b) may be obtained from the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians, Inc., P.O. 13528, Baltimore, Maryland 21203.

 

18 AAC 36.065. Poultry and hatching eggs.

(a) Poultry and hatching eggs imported into the state must be accompanied by a permit and a health certificate which includes certification that

(1) the flock from which the poultry or hatching eggs have originated tested negative for Pullorum and Typhoid disease;

(2) the poultry or hatching eggs were produced in full compliance with the National Poultry Improvement Plan described in 9 C.F.R. xx 445 - 447 (as revised January 1, 1981); and

(3) the poultry or hatching eggs originated from flocks or areas not under state or federal restriction.

(b) The applicable National Poultry Improvement Plan forms must accompany the shipment.

(Eff. 9/1/82, Register 83)

AUTHORITY: AS 03.05.020

 

 



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