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Georgia Department of Agriculture

Notice of Intent to Consider Amendments to Rule 40-16-1-.09 entitled “Hazardous Biologicals, Authority to Impound”

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 DATE: June 11, 2018

ACTION: Notice of Intent to Consider Amendments to Rule 40-16-1-.09 entitled “Hazardous Biologicals, Authority to Impound”

TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND PARTIES:

Pursuant to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, O.C.G.A. §§ 4-9-5 and 50-13-4, notice is hereby given that the Georgia Department of Agriculture will be accepting written comments regarding the adoption of amendments to Rule 40-16-1-.09 entitled “Hazardous Biologicals, Authority to Impound.” The Department will be accepting written comments from June 11, 2018, to the close of business (4:30 p.m. EST) on July 11, 2018.

SYNOPSIS, MAIN FEATURES AND DIFFERENCES:

The Department is proposing to amend Rule 40-16-1-.09 by removing the reference to “Strain 19” and by removing the provision allowing rabies vaccine to be used “under the direction of” any veterinarian licensed under the Georgia Veterinary Practice Act and “employees of the state and federal government approved by the State Veterinarian.”

COMMENT PERIOD AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The Department will be accepting written comments from June 11, 2018, to close of business (4:30 p.m. EST) on July 11, 2018. Comments will be considered on July 12, 2018. Please submit written comments to

Dr. Robert M. Cobb, DVM
State Veterinarian
Georgia Department of Agriculture
19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Telephone Number: 404-656-3667

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

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