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CDFA Animal Health and Food Safety Services Division

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.


Informal Hearings

Animal Health and Food Safety Services Division – Informal Hearings proposed amendments under Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations, beginning with section 1310. The Division is accepting written comments regarding this proposal from September 22, 2017 and ending at 5:00 p.m. on November 6, 2017. All written comments must address only the proposed amendments as shown in underline and strikeout format in the regulation text posted below.


Animal Health Branch

Equine Medication Monitoring Program.
The Department of Food and Agriculture, Animal Health Branch is proposing to amend the existing “violations matrix” in section 1280.11 of Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations to increase the minimum violation penalties for specified violations of the Equine Medication Monitoring Program (EMMP) codes and regulations to better protect horse welfare and safety at equine events and sales in the State of California and to better align EMMP penalties with the penalty guidelines of national equestrian oversight organizations. The public comment period for this proposal begins December 1, 2017 and ends at 5:00 p.m., January 15, 2018. Any person may submit written comments regarding this proposal according to the instructions contained in the Notice posted below.


The Department of Food and Agriculture (Department), Animal Health Branch, Equine Medication Monitoring Program (EMMP), is proposing to modify the originally proposed text for section 1280.11 of Chapter 6, (Drugging of Horses), Division 2 (Animal Industry) of Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations. If any person wishes to comment on the proposed modifications to the text, the written comment must be submitted to the contact person named in the notice beginning on April 12, 2018 and ending at 5:00 p.m. on April 27, 2018. Any interested person may submit a written comment to the Department regarding this proposal according to the instructions contained in the Notice 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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