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Notice of Intent to Adopt a Rule
LSA Document #13-229

Under IC 4-22-2-23, the Indiana State Board of Animal Health intends to adopt a rule concerning the following:

OVERVIEW: Amends rules at 345 IAC 6 governing contagious equine metritis. The purpose of the changes are to conform the Board of Animal Health's rules to the new United States Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) requirements at 9 CFR 93.301. This section contains specific provisions for the importation of horses from regions affected with CEM, which is a highly contagious venereal disease of horses and other equines. The new federal rule makes certain changes to testing requirements for imported stallions and mares. Updates the incorporation by reference at 345 IAC 6-2-2 from January 1, 2004, to January 1, 2013. Incorporates by reference the USDA final rule in the February 11, 2013, Federal Register (78 Fed. Reg. 9577). The CEM final rule took effect on March 13, 2013. Questions and comments concerning the proposed rule may be sent to the Small Business Regulatory Coordinator for this rule. Statutory authority: IC 15-17-3-13; IC 15-17-3-21.

For purposes of IC 4-22-2-28.1, the Small Business Regulatory Coordinator for this rule is:
Sarah Simpson
Director of Legal Affairs, Licensing, and Enforcement
Indiana State Board of Animal Health
Discovery Hall, Suite 100
1202 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205
(317) 544-2410

For purposes of IC 4-22-2-28.1, the Small Business Ombudsman designated by IC 5-28-17-5 is:
Eric P. Shields
Indiana Economic Development Corporation
One North Capitol, Suite 700
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 234-3997
Resources available to regulated entities through the small business ombudsman include the ombudsman's duties stated in IC 5-28-17-5, specifically IC 5-28-17-5(9), investigating and attempting to resolve any matter regarding compliance by a small business with a law, rule, or policy administered by a state agency, either as a party to a proceeding or as a mediator.

Posted: 06/12/2013 by Legislative Services Agency

DIN: 20130612-IR-345130229NIA
Composed: Jun 23,2018 11:34:49PM EDT
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