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Amendment of proposed rules numbered 12:07. The effect of the proposed rule is repealed rules for outdated programs no longer offered, consolidated rules to combine programs into one set, and enhanced programs offered for small or beginning farmers. 08/06/2018 08/20/2018 08/16/2018
Emerald Ash Borer Rules The proposed rule changes will allow quarantines to be established in South Dakota to combat the spread of emerald ash borer. The emerald ash borer has caused significant damage and loss of ash trees where it is established within the United States. This pest has the potential to cause significant strain on local government budgets. 10/02/2018 11/20/2018 10/12/2018
Animal Industry Board Proposed Rule Changes 1. Amend ARSD 12:68:01–Definitions. Effect: The proposed rule will update definitions to more accurately reflect current terminology and to modernize language of reference material. Reason: To make definitions more consistent with national health programs. 2. Amend ARSD 12:68:03–Livestock Disease and Parasites; 12:68:10–Swine Identification; 12:68:19–Ram Epididymitis Control; 12:68:28–Scrapie Control and 12:68:29–Livestock Identification. Effect: The proposed rules will consolidate animal identification rules into one chapter. Reason: To have animal identification rules in one location for all disease concerns and to provide for confidentiality of records as directed by SDCL 40-3-27 to 40-3-29. 3. Amend ARSD 12:68:04–Tuberculosis Control and 12:68:05–Brucellosis and Contagious Abortion. Effect: The proposed rules will eliminate redundant language which is already outlined in national program guidance for disease control followed by the Animal Industry Board and to update current language of reference material. Reason: More accurately reflect disease response activities which follow federal guidance. 4. Amend ARSD 12:68:14–Meat Inspection and 12:68:23–Tuberculosis Control in Cervidae. Effect: The proposed rules would change and update current language of reference material. Reason: To be consistent with national animal health programs. 5. Amend ARSD 12:68:15–Meat Establishments. Effect: The proposed rule will allow for recognition of other state agency inspections already conducted. Reason: Assist establishments under dual authorities in meeting regulatory requirements. 6. Amend ARSD 12:68:18–NonDomestic Animal Control. Effect: The proposed rule will eliminate brucellosis test requirements for imported cervids and update identification language to align with federal guidance and to update current language of reference material. Reason: To recognize brucellosis in cervids is a negligible risk. 7. Amend ARSD 12:68:21–Brucellosis Control in Goats and 12:68:22–Tuberculosis Control in Goats. Effect: The proposed rule will clarify animals subject to official testing require identification and responsibility for payment. Reason: To bring testing in goats in line with federal requirements. 8. Amend ARSD 12:68:24–Brucellosis Control in Cervidae. Effect: The proposed rule will eliminate redundant language which is already outlined in National program guidance for disease control followed by the Animal Industry Board and to update current language of reference material. Reason: To be consistent with national animal health programs. 11/01/2018 11/11/2018
ARSD 20:57:02 - Licensure Requirements ARSD 20:57:03 - Veterinary Technicians Amend ARSD 20:57:02– Licensure Requirements. The effect of the proposed rule would be to update application and assessment requirements for veterinarians seeking licensure in SD, to update current language of reference materials and names of national veterinary assessments and scores, and to eliminate the option of licensure by endorsement of another state’s veterinary licensing authority. The reason for the proposed rule is to reduce the regulatory burden to qualified individuals seeking licensure to practice veterinary medicine in South Dakota. 2. Amend ARSD 20:57:03 – Veterinary Technicians. The effect of the proposed rule would be to update application requirements for persons seeking registration as a veterinary technician. The reason for the proposed rule is to reduce the regulatory burden to qualified individuals seeking registration as a veterinary technician, and to update and clarify specific veterinary technician national assessments and minimum passing scores required for registration. 12/22/2018 12/21/2018