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Authority: AS 03.05.011

AS 03.45.010

AS 03.45.020

AS 03.45.030

Contact information for the Office of the State Veterinarian can be found at www.dec.alaska.gov/eh/vet/.

18 AAC 36.016. Exportation health certificates

(a) A veterinarian in this state must obtain or purchase health certificates for export from the department or a source approved by the department.

(b) A veterinarian in this state, when issuing a health certificate for export, shall provide

(1) one copy of the health certificate to the person who is exporting the animal;

(2) one copy to the state veterinarian; and

(3) one copy to the state or country or destination, as required.

History: Eff. 3/24/2017, Register 221

Authority: AS 03.05.011

AS 03.45.010

AS 03.45.020

AS 03.45.030

18 AAC 36.020. Immediate slaughter exemption

A person who intends to import an animal into the state is not required to obtain a health certificate or certificate of veterinary inspection described in 18 AAC 36.015 if that animal is imported for immediate slaughter and

(1) an importation permit obtained under 18 AAC 36.010 accompanies the animal shipment;

(2) the waybill that accompanies the animal shipment states that the animal is for immediate slaughter;

(3) the animal is consigned to an official USDA-approved slaughter establishment operating under state or federal inspection;

(4) the animal shipment is shipped directly to the consigned slaughter establishment; and

(5) the animal will be slaughtered within 10 days after arrival at the consigned slaughter establishment except if the state veterinarian grants a time extension under this paragraph; a request for a time extension must be in writing to the state veterinarian and must include

(A) the name and contact information of the person making the request;

(B) the number of animals and their official animal identification numbers;

(C) the number of additional days requested; and

(D) the reason for the request.

History: Eff. 9/1/82, Register 83; am. 3/24/2017, Register 221

Authority: AS 03.05.011

AS 03.45.010

AS 03.45.020

AS 03.45.030

18 AAC 36.025. Vehicles

A person who provides a truck, trailer, car, railway car, aircraft, vessel, or other vehicle used to transport animals shall ensure that the vehicle is

(1) appropriate for the species and number of animals being transported;

(2) free from any hazards that may injure the animal; and

(3) maintained in a sanitary condition.

History: Eff. 9/1/82, Register 83; am 3/24/2017, Register 221

Authority: AS 03.05.011

AS 03.45.010

AS 03.45.020

AS 03.45.030

18 AAC 36.030. Quarantine

(a) The state veterinarian may, if the veterinarian determines it serves the interests of animal or public health, order an animal quarantined if the animal

(1) enters the state without the importation permit required under 18 AAC 36.010 or health certificate or certificate of veterinary inspection described in 18 AAC 36.015; or

(2) exhibits clinical evidence of an infectious, contagious, or communicable disease.

(b) The owner must quarantine the animal at the owner's expense until the state veterinarian releases the animal from quarantine or orders the animal euthanized, slaughtered, or destroyed.

History: Eff. 9/1/82, Register 83; am 3/24/2017, Register 221

Authority: AS 03.05.011

AS 03.05.013

AS 03.05.050

AS 03.45.010

AS 03.45.020

AS 03.45.030

18 AAC 36.035. Equines

Repealed.

History: Eff. 9/1/82, Register 83; repealed 3/24/2017, Register 221

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