Proposals to Adopt, Amend or Repeal Certain AHFSS Regulations
- Animal Health and Food Safety Services – California Building Standards Commission
- Animal Health Branch – Proposed Rulemaking
- Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch - Shell Egg Food Safety, Section 1350
- Milk and Dairy Food Safety Branch – Petition for Rulemaking
- AHFSS - Informal Hearings Proposed Regulations
California Building Standards Commission (CBSC)
No actions are proposed by the Department of Food and Agriculture, Animal Health and Food Safety Services, at this time. For recent actions taken by the CBSC, please visit their website at: www.bsc.ca.gov.
Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch, Egg Safety and Quality Management Program, Shell Egg Food Safety, Section 1350
Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch, Egg Safety and Quality Management Program, Shell Egg Food Safety, Section 1350 of Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations. The Department is proposing to update its requirements to conform its enclosure requirements for egg-laying hens to Health and Safety Code sections 25990(b)(3) and 25991(e)(4). Any person may submit a written comment regarding this proposal beginning January 10, 2020 and ending at 5 PM February 25, 2020 according to the instructions contained below in the Shell Egg Notice Documents.
Milk and Dairy Food Safety Branch - Petition for Rulemaking
The Department of Food and Agriculture (Department), Animal Health and Food Safety Services, Milk and Dairy Food Safety Branch, is in receipt of a petition for rulemaking for temporary standards for two products from Lyrical Foods, Inc. The Department has set the matter for a public hearing via written brief. The deadline for submittal of comments is contained in the Notice of Public Hearing posted below.
Animal Health Branch – Proposed RulemakingEquine Medication Monitoring Program.
The Department of Food and Agriculture, Animal Health Branch, Equine Medication Monitoring Program (EMMP) proposes changes to Chapter 6, Division 2 of Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations to increase fees for each horse entered in public events, competitions, and sales, effective January 1, 2020. The 45-day public comment period for this proposal ended June 3, 2019. The Department published a 15-day notice of modifications to the regulation text and documents added to the rulemaking file, and made the regulation text and documents added available for public comment ending September 9, 2019. This proposal has been approved by the Office of Administrative Law and will become effective January 1, 2020. Please reference the “EMMP Fees Final Approved Text” as posted below.
- Notice of Proposed Action
- Proposed Regulation Text
- EMMP Initial Statement of Reasons
- EMMP 15-Day Notice
- EMMP Modified Text
- EMMP Fees Final Approved Text
Any person may request a copy of the following documents by emailing the program at EMMP@cdfa.ca.gov.
- STD-399 with Attachment
- Material Relied Upon
- Documents Added to the Rulemaking File
AHFSS - Informal Hearings Proposed Regulations
The Department is amending its informal hearing regulations under CCR Title 3, which provides a list of the Food and Agricultural Code sections where the Department may utilize its internal, informal hearing process, as well as providing information on informal hearing proceedings. The 45-day public comment period closed on October 15, 2019. The Department is now publishing a 15-day public comment period from April 8 – 23, 2020. Any person may submit a written comment according to the instructions contained in the 15-day notice web document posted below.
For a complete set of California regulations, visit the California Code of Regulations web site.
For Information on regulations pertaining to interstate movement of animals, including California, check the USDA state regulations page.
For more specific questions about California interstate movement regulations, please call 916–651–6278 Monday through Friday 8–5 pm pacific time.
For a complete set of Federal Government Regulations, visit the Code of Federal Regulations web site.
- California code relating to Animal Health
- For a complete set of the California code, visit the California Food and Agricultural Code web site.
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