File No. 36683
This rule was published in the September 15, 2012, issue (Vol. 2012, No. 18) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Agriculture and Food, Animal Industry
Brucellosis Vaccination Requirements
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 36683
Filed: 08/22/2012 08:54:46 AM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The purpose of this rule is to establish the brucellosis vaccination requirements of cattle and bison in the State of Utah.
Summary of the rule or change:
Brucellosis vaccination requirements for cattle and bison were found in Section 4-31-16.5 which was repealed during the 2012 General Session. During the same legislative session, Section 4-31-109 was enacted that gave the Department of Agriculture and Food the authority to create rules governing the control of brucellosis in the State of Utah. In May 2012, an emergency rule was put in place that governed the brucellosis vaccination requirements for the State. This rule is identical to the requirements found in the emergency rule. (DAR NOTE: A corresponding 120-day (emergency) rule is under DAR No. 36143 in the June 1, 2012, issue of the Bulletin and is effective as of 05/08/2012.)
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Subsection 4-2-2(1)(c)(i)
- Section 4-31-109
- Subsection 4-2-2(1)(j)
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
This rule is no different than what was found in Section 4-31-16.5 that was repealed during the 2012 General Session and the emergency rule that was put in place on 05/08/2012. This will not impose any change to the current or future budget of the Department of Agriculture and Food.
The vaccination of cattle and bison is not covered under any local government agency. Vaccination of cattle and bison for brucellosis reduces the possibility of the disease from entering the animal population. Because brucellosis can be transmitted to humans, the elimination of brucellosis in Utah has reduced the burden on local health departments that no longer have to conduct disease investigations and follow ups.
Beef cattle producers have been vaccinating their replacement 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.
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 was in part a result of a required brucellosis vaccination program.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
Beef cattle and bison producers will bear the burden of the costs associated with the vaccination of their replacement heifers. The typical cost for brucellosis vaccination would be $4 to $5 per heifer.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
The Utah Cattlemen Association, as well as individual beef producers are requesting that the emergency rule (Rule R58-3, DAR No. 36143) be made into final rule. A brucellosis free beef cattle population in the State of Utah is good for the public and the cattle producers.
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
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become 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.