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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.

Bureau of Livestock Identification

Bureau of Livestock Identification – Modified Point of Origin (MPO) Inspection Areas. The Department of Food and Agriculture (Department), Bureau of Livestock Identification, proposes to amend Section 850 of Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations, to delete Area #1 Yolo County as an MPO inspection area.The public comment period closed on April 11, 2016. This regulatory proposal has been approved by the Office of Administrative Law and it becomes effective on October 1, 2016.

Milk and Dairy Food Safety Branch

Milk and Dairy Food Safety Branch – Ultra-Filtered Milk Products. The Department of Food and Agriculture, Milk and Dairy Food Safety Branch, proposes to adopt sections 450, 450.1, 450.2, 450.3, 450.4, 451 and 452 of Article 7, Chapter 1, Division 2 of Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations.

This regulatory proposal has been approved by the Office of Administrative Law and is effective June 30, 2016. A copy of the final, approved regulatory text is posted below.

Animal Health Branch

Animal Health Branch – Equine Medication Monitoring Program. The Department of Food and Agriculture (Department), Animal Health Branch, Equine Medication Monitoring Program (EMMP), proposes to make technical changes to its existing regulations and adopt a violations matrix into Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations. This proposal has been approved by the Office of Administrative Law and will become effective January 1, 2016.

Animal Health Branch – Animal Disease Traceability. The Department of Food and Agriculture (Department), Animal Health Branch, proposes various changes to Division 2 of Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations. The proposal will implement specified requirements (cattle and bison) of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal Disease Traceability rule (9 CFR Part 86), which establishes official identification and documentation requirements for the traceability of livestock moving between all states, and modifies those requirements as necessary to facilitate movement and husbandry practices unique to California’s beef and dairy cattle industries. This proposal additionally relocates existing importation, movement and identification regulations for cattle and bison pursuant to specific livestock diseases (bovine brucellosis and tuberculosis, and trichomonosis) into those proposed new animal disease traceability requirements; and deletes outdated requirements, replacing them with updated requirements to reflect current industry practices to enhance existing prevention, control and eradication disease programs. Any person may submit written comments to the Department beginning on March 25, 2016 and ending at 5:00 p.m., May 9, 2016, according to the instructions contained in the “Notice” posted below.

The Department is now providing notice of modifications to the originally proposed regulation text and a form incorporated by reference in the rulemaking file. Any person may submit a written comment on the modified text and/or the modified form according to the instructions contained in the “15-day Notice” posted below, beginning May 26, 2016 and ending at 5:00 p.m., June 10, 2016.

The Department is providing an additional notice and comment period for additional modifications to this proposal. The modified documents are posted below in one PDF file, and include a Second 15-Day Notice and a second modified regulation text. Any person may submit a written comment regarding these documents according to the instructions contained in the Second 15-Day Notice. The public comment period is from September 22, 2016 and closes at 5 PM, October 7, 2016.

Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch


MPES — Denial, Suspension or Revocation of a Registration Certificate. The Department of Food and Agriculture, Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch, Egg Safety and Quality Management Program, has adopted section 1358.7 of Subchapter 3, Chapter 1, Division 3, of Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations. The regulation pertains to the establishment of procedures for the denial, suspension or revocation of an egg handler or egg producer certificate of registration. This filing was exempt from review by the Office of Administrative Law pursuant to Food and Agricultural Code section 27561.5. The regulation was filed with the Secretary of State for publication in Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations on June 6, 2016, and is effective upon filing.

MPES — Administrative Penalties. The Department of Food and Agriculture, Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch, Egg Safety and Quality Management Program, proposes to adopt section 1358.6 of Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations. The proposal will establish procedures for the implementation of administrative penalties against any person found to be in violation of specified statutes and/or regulations relating to the marketing of shell eggs, including the adoption of an administrative penalties schedule in regulation in accordance with section 27581.1 of the Food and Agricultural Code. Any person may submit written comments by 5 PM on May 16, 2016, regarding this proposal according to the instructions contained in the “Notice” posted below.

The Department has scheduled a public hearing regarding this proposal. It will take place on June 6, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Any interested person may attend and provide oral or written testimony. Written comments will be received the day of the hearing until 5:00 p.m., addressed to the contact person named in the hearing notice posted below.

The Department is providing a notice and comment period for modifications to this proposal. The modified documents are posted below in one PDF file, and include the 15-Day Notice, modified regulation text, modified Table A, and a Supplemental Initial Statement of Reasons. Any person may submit a written comment regarding these documents according to the instructions contained in the 15-Day Notice. The public comment period closes at 5 PM, August 30, 2016.

The Department is providing an additional notice and comment period for additional modifications to this proposal. The modified documents are posted below in one PDF file, and include a Second 15-Day Notice, second modified regulation text with a second modified Table A, and a Second Supplemental Initial Statement of Reasons. Any person may submit a written comment regarding these documents according to the instructions contained in the Second 15-Day Notice. The public comment period is from September 19, 2016 and closes at 5 PM, October 4, 2016.

MPES – Egg Safety; Inspection of Records, Invoices, and Premises
The Department of Food and Agriculture, Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch, Egg Safety and Quality Management Program, proposes changes to Title 3, of the California Code of Regulations relating to the inspection of records, invoices and premises for egg registrants. The 45-day public comment period for this proposal ended at 5 PM June 15, 2015. The Department held a public hearing regarding this proposal on August 17, 2015. This proposal has been approved by the Office of Administrative Law and will become effective January 1, 2016. Please reference the “ESQM Inspections Final Approved Text” as posted below.

MPES - Shell Egg Food Safety.  The Department of Food and Agriculture (Department), Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch, proposes changes to Subchapter 3, Chapter 1, Division 3, of Title 3, California Code of Regulations relating to shell egg food safety. The purpose of the proposal is to ensure that eggs are produced in a uniform manner to ensure the quality and safety of shell eggs sold for human consumption by reducing the occurrence of Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis (SE) contamination of shell eggs during egg production. Written comments regarding the proposal may be submitted to the Department according to the instructions contained in the Notice (below). Please note: Members of the public who wish to submit comments via email, please forward them to the following address: tony.herrera@cdfa.ca.gov

The original 45-day public comment period for this proposal closed at 5:00 p.m., August 20, 2012. The Department is publishing an additional 15-day notice and public comment period which begins September 1, 2012 and ends at 5:00 p.m., September 15, 2012. Written comments regarding this proposal may be submitted to the Department according to the instructions contained in the 15-day notice (below).

The Department has received a request for a public hearing. Therefore, the Department is scheduling two public hearing locations for this proposal. October 4, 2012, in Ontario, California, and October 15, 2012, in Sacramento, California. Any person may attend the public hearing(s) and provide testimony according to the instructions contained in the hearing noticeposted at the end of the list of documents shown below.

The Department is publishing post-hearing modifications to proposed regulation section 1350 of Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations. Any person may submit a written comment on the proposed modifications by 5:00 p.m., November 20, 2012, according to the instructions contained in the 15 day notice posted below.

In accordance with SB 1099 (Stats. 2012, Ch. 295), regular rulemaking actions will become effective on a quarterly basis (subject to certain exceptions). Therefore, the Department estimates an effective date for this proposal of July 1, 2013 or after, pending review and approval by the Office of Administrative Law and filing with the Secretary of State. The Department will be publishing official notification to all interested persons of the proposed effective date of this regulatory proposal and will post it on this web page shortly thereafter.

The Department is publishing additional post-hearing modifications to the regulation text of proposed new section 1350 of Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations, and adding documents to the official rulemaking file. Any person may submit a written comment on the proposed modifications and the documents added to the rulemaking file beginning January 30, 2013 and ending at 5:00 p.m., March 1, 2013, according to the instructions contained in the 30 day notice posted below.

This rulemaking action is currently with the Office of Administrative Law pending review and approval.

This rulemaking action has been approved by the Office of Administrative Law. This regulatory action becomes effective on July 1, 2013.

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.

For international regulations call the USDA Veterinary Services office at: 916–854–3900 Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 4:00 or visit the USDA Veterinary Services websites for: Import or Export .

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