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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 61. Regulations Governing Livestock Dealers and Marketing Facilities for the Purpose of Controlling and Eradicating Infectious and Contagious Diseases of Livestock
6/16/2024

2VAC5-61-70. Restriction of livestock movement.

A. Shipment of livestock into other states shall be subject to all federal laws and regulations governing the interstate shipment of livestock and in conformity with the requirements of the state of destination.

B. Whenever the State Veterinarian has reason to suspect or knowledge that a threat to the livestock industry or to public safety exists by the continued conduct of business by a marketing facility or dealer, he may restrict or prohibit the conduct of the marketing facility's or dealer's business for such time as the threat or condition exists.

C. Whenever the sanitation of a marketing facility is not maintained as required in 2VAC5-61-60, the State Veterinarian may, at his discretion, (i) prohibit the use of certain areas of the marketing facility or (ii) limit the activities of such facility with regards to the type or to the destination of livestock sold in such facility. This restriction shall remain in effect until the State Veterinarian has determined that the marketing facility is in compliance.

Statutory Authority

§§ 3.2-6001, 3.2-6002, and 3.2-6004 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 4, eff. November 19, 2015.

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