File No. 36143
This rule was published in the June 1, 2012, issue (Vol. 2012, No. 11) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Agriculture and Food, Animal Industry
Brucellosis Vaccination Requirements
Notice of 120-Day (Emergency) Rule
DAR File No.: 36143
Filed: 05/03/2012 09:11:30 AM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The purpose of the rule is to outline the brucellosis vaccination requirements of cattle and bison in Utah.
Summary of the rule or change:
Brucellosis vaccination requirements for cattle were found in Section 4-31-16.5 which was repealed and the Department was given rulemaking authority for the control of bovine brucellosis in Utah during the 2012 legislative session. This change was initiated by actions by H.B. 505.
Emergency rule reason and justification:
Regular rulemaking procedures would cause an imminent peril to the public health, safety, or welfare.
Justification: The repeal of Section 4-31-16.5 requires the Department to create a rule that outlines the requirements for brucellosis vaccination of cattle and bison. The vaccination of beef cattle for Brucella abortus places a barrier between wild elk and bison and the public.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Subsection 4-2-2(I)(j)
- Section 4-31-109
- H.B. 505
- Subsection 4-2-2(1)(c)(i)
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
This rule is being enacted as a result of repealing Section 4-31-16.5 in the recent legislative session and does not result in any increased cost to state government.
The vaccination of cattle and bison has no local government input. If Utah had a brucellosis outbreak in its cattle population, local health Departments would be required to investigate human brucellosis cases.
Beef cattle producers have been vaccinating their replacements heifers for a number of years so this has become a routine herd health cost. The vaccination of replacement heifers has an added value when it comes to selling heifers. If Utah was to have brucellosis in the beef cattle population, a large cost for the disease would be borne by producers.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
The general public enjoys brucellosis-free meat and milk because of the continued disease-free status of Utah beef and dairy cattle which is the result of required brucellosis vaccination.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
Beef cattle and bison producers will bear the burden of the costs associated with the vaccination of their animals. It has been an on-going cost of production, so this rule change will not result in any increase.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
The Utah Cattlemen's Association as well as individual beef cattle producers are requesting that this rule be enacted to replace the repealed statute. A brucellosis-free cattle production in the State of Utah is good for the public and the cattle producers. This rule was reviewed and approved by the Agriculture Advisory Board on 05/01/2012.
Leonard M. Blackham, Commissioner
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Agriculture and Food
350 N REDWOOD RD
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3034
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Kyle Stephens at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7102, by FAX at 801-538-7126, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
- Kathleen Mathews at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7103, by FAX at 801-538-7126, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wyatt Frampton at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7165, by FAX at 801-538-7169, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
- Bruce King at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7162, by FAX at 801-538-7169, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
This rule is effective on:
Leonard Blackham, Commissioner
R58. Agriculture and Food, Animal Industry.
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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Kyle Stephens at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7102, by FAX at 801-538-7126, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com; Kathleen Mathews at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7103, by FAX at 801-538-7126, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; Wyatt Frampton at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7165, by FAX at 801-538-7169, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com; Bruce King at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7162, by FAX at 801-538-7169, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.