Ga Dept of Agriculture

 

Notice of Intent to Consider Adoption of Rules 40-5-1-.02 and 40-5-1-.03 relating to Commercial Feed Stuffs

GDOA SEAL
      Gary W. Black
      Commissioner
 
 

Georgia Department of Agriculture

Capitol Square • Atlanta, Georgia 30334-4201

 



 DATE: March 22, 2017

ACTION: Notice of Intent to Consider Adoption of Rules 40-5-1-.02 and 40-5-1-.03 relating to Commercial Feed Stuffs

TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND PARTIES:

Pursuant to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, O.C.G.A. §§ 2-13-12 and 50-13-4, notice is hereby given that the Georgia Department of Agriculture will be accepting written comments regarding the adoption of Rule 40-5-1-.02 entitled “Adoption by Reference” and Rule 40-5-1-.03 entitled “Product Sampling.” The Department will be accepting written comments from March 22, 2017, to close of business (4:30 p.m. EST) on April 21, 2017.

SYNOPSIS, MAIN FEATURES AND DIFFERENCES

The Department is proposing to adopt new Rule 40-5-1-.02 entitled “Adoption by Reference” which will adopt by reference certain requirements of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act as well as certain requirements of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations relating to commercial feed stuffs.

The Department is also proposing to adopt new Rule 40-5-1-.03 entitled “Product Sampling” which will clarify that the Commissioner or his duly designated agent is authorized to collect samples of feed upon demand without charge or cost from any factory, warehouse, or establishment within this state in which commercial feeds are manufactured, processed, packed, distributed, or held for distribution and from any vehicle used to transport or hold such feeds.

COMMENT PERIOD AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The Department will be accepting written comments from March 22, 2017, to close of business (4:30 p.m. EST) on April 21, 2017. Comments will be considered on April 24, 2017. Please submit written comments to:

Tommy Gray
Division Director, Plant Industry Division
Georgia Department of Agriculture
19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Telephone Number: (404) 463-8617
Fax Number: (404) 656-1266

Interested persons may call or submit a written request to obtain a copy of the proposed rules. A copy of the synopsis and the proposed rules may be downloaded from the Georgia Department of Agriculture website at www.agr.georgia.gov.

This notice is given in compliance with the Georgia Administrative Procedure Act, O.C.G.A. § 50-13-4.