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Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Meat and Poultry Inspection Under the Virginia Meat and Poultry Products Inspection Act [2 VAC 5 ‑ 210]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Action:
Amends Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Meat and Poultry Inspection Under the Virginia Meat and Poultry Products Inspections Act to require certain persons to apply for a permit of exemption annually.
 
General Information
Action Summary The rules and regulations governing the meat and poultry inspection of the United States Department of Agriculture were adopted by reference in 2 VAC 5-210-10. Title 9, Chapter III, Subchapter C, § 381.10, dated January 1, 2006 of the Federal Poultry Product Inspection Regulations provides for exemptions from the inspection requirements of the Poultry Products Inspection Act. Poultry operations may qualify for one of seven exemptions based on the amount of poultry products produced, the intended customers, and the type of operations being conducted. The change to 2 VAC 5-210-30, Subpart C Exemptions is requested to require persons claiming exemption under § 381.10 (5), (6), or (7) to apply for a permit of exemption annually. The types of poultry operations identified under these sections are allowed to sell and distribute up to 20,000 poultry per calendar year. Exemptions allowed under § 381.10 (1), (2), (3), and (4), provide more stringent limitations in regard to the number of birds sold and their distribution in commerce. Poultry operations claiming exemption under these sections would not be required to apply for a permit. The permitting process will help identify poultry operations that may be involved when certain types of public health crises arise such as foodborne diseases and poultry disease outbreaks.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this chapter is exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
RIS Project Yes  [000882]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
4440 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/11/2007.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Barry Jones  / Program Manager, Meat and Poultry Services
Address: P. O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: Barry.Jones@vdacs.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)786-4569    FAX: (804)786-1003    TDD: (800)828-1120

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.