Proposals to Adopt, Amend or Repeal Certain AHFSS 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:

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 Rule Making

Equine Medication Monitoring Program.

The Department of Food and Agriculture, Animal Health Branch, Equine Medication Monitoring Program (EMMP), proposes to make changes to its existing regulations in Section 1280.2 of Title 3, California Code of Regulations, to increase the EMMP drug testing fees. Any person may submit a written comment regarding the proposal beginning April 19, 2019 and ending at 5 PM, June 3, 2019, according to the instructions contained in the Notice of Proposed Action 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.

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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