Subchapter E. IMPORTATION OF ALL TYPES OF POULTRY,
BIRDS, WATER AND GAME FOWL AND THEIR
HATCHING EGGS


GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Sec.


3.111.    Shipping containers.
3.112.    Immediate slaughter.
3.113.    Health requirements.
3.114.    Records and reports.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


3.115.    Temporary imports for shows, exhibitions and displays: health certificate.
3.116.    Commercial, backyard or exhibition types of poultry, water and game fowl and their hatching eggs.
3.117.    Pet or wild types of birds, and their hatching eggs.

VIOLATION OF REQUIREMENTS


3.118.    Refusal or condemnation of imports.
3.119.    Quarantine.

Cross References

   This subchapter cited in 7 Pa. Code §  15.46 (relating to shipping containers).

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS


§ 3.111. Shipping containers.

 New, unused or clean and disinfected containers shall be used for all shipments for import.

Source

   The provisions of this §  3.111 amended April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (26262).

Cross References

   This section cited in 7 Pa. Code §  5.81 (relating to entry of poultry into this Commonwealth).

§ 3.112. Immediate slaughter.

 Shipments for immediate slaughter may be imported without restriction, except those infected with or exposed to contagious diseases.

Source

   The provisions of this §  3.112 amended April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (1386).

Cross References

   This section cited in 7 Pa. Code §  5.81 (relating to entry of poultry into this Commonwealth).

§ 3.113. Health requirements.

 Imports shall be free from evidence of, or not have been exposed to the following diseases determined by the Department to be dangerous and transmissible: laryngotracheitis, duck virus enteritis, Newcastle disease, plague-like avian influenza, fowl cholera, fowl or bird pox, chlamydiosis, tuberculosis, mycoplasmosis, pullorum disease and fowl typhoid. If affected by or exposed to such diseases they may be imported only by special written permit issued by the Department.

Source

   The provisions of this §  3.113 amended April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895; amended July 16, 1976, effective July 17, 1976, 6 Pa.B. 1665; amended August 16, 1991, effective August 17, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3688. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (144179).

Cross References

   This section cited in 7 Pa. Code §  5.81 (relating to entry of poultry into this Commonwealth).

§ 3.114. Records and reports.

 (a)  The Commonwealth consignee shall maintain a complete record of imports for a 12-month period. The complete record shall include the following:

   (1)  Date import received.

   (2)  Name and address of out-of-State consignor.

 (b)  The consignor and consignee shall promptly report evidence of illness such as unusual mortality, incoordination or respiratory symptoms to the Department. Additionally, evidence of the illness in other birds, poultry or fowl directly or indirectly exposed to the imports shall also be promptly reported to the Department.

Source

   The provisions of this §  3.114 adopted April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895; amended August 16, 1991, effective August 17, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3688. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (144179).

Cross References

   This section cited in 7 Pa. Code §  5.81 (relating to entry of poultry into this Commonwealth).

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


§ 3.115. Temporary imports for shows, exhibitions and displays: health certificate.

 (a)  Imports for shows, exhibitions or displays of less than 10 days duration, with immediate return to state of origin, shall be accompanied by a properly completed, owner endorsed, health certificate.

 (b)  The contents of the health certificate shall include the following:

   (1)  Name and location of the show.

   (2)  Name, address and telephone number of the owner.

   (3)  The following additional information as to the particular types including the following:

     (i)   Chickens, turkeys and guinea fowl or other fowl considered a pullorum hazard by the Department. The health certificate shall verify participation in an official pullorum-typhoid eradication program by an attached state pullorum blood test report for all birds in the flock over 5 months of age within the 12 months preceding the first day of the show, an attached state pullorum blood test report for the individual birds offered for exhibit within 30 days preceding the first day of the show or a properly completed National Poultry Improvement Plan Form 15.

     (ii)   Pigeons, ornamental pheasants, canaries and other pet, wild or semi-wild birds, game or water fowl, poultry excluded. A general description of entries provided with a statement that birds imported from foreign countries during the 3 week period immediately preceding the first day of the show are not included in the entry.

   (4)  A statement that the imports and their flock of origin are free of evidence of contagious diseases.

   (5)  An endorsement signed and dated by the owner that the certificate is a true and accurate statement.

Source

   The provisions of this §  3.115 adopted April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895; amended August 16, 1991, effective August 17, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3688. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (144180).

§ 3.116. Commercial, backyard or exhibition types of poultry, water and game fowl and their hatching eggs.

 (a)  Imports shall be only from flocks classified or rated as Pullorum-Typhoid Clean or Free by either their state of origin, the National Poultry Improvement Plan or the Commonwealth under Chapter 15 (relating to control and eradication of pullorum disease).

 (b)  The annual pullorum blood test requirements for water fowl such as ducks and geese, game fowl such as pheasants, quail, guinea fowl and the hatching eggs of water and game fowl, may be waived on written request to the Department if they originate from geographical regions, flocks and hatcheries with a history of freedom from pullorum disease and fowl typhoid.

Source

   The provisions of this §  3.116 adopted April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895; amended January 27, 1978, effective January 28, 1978, 8 Pa.B. 246; amended March 10, 1978, effective March 11, 1978, 8 Pa.B. 715; amended August 16, 1991, effective August 17, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3688. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (144180) to (144181).

Cross References

   This section cited in 7 Pa. Code §  5.81 (relating to entry of poultry into this Commonwealth).

§ 3.117. Pet or wild types of birds, and their hatching eggs.

 Birds such as parrots, parakeets, finches, canaries, mynahs or wild fowl for domestication, confinement or sale as pets or for zoological or menagerie collections, and their hatching eggs, may be imported provided the out-of-State consignor shall mail a copy of the shipping invoice to the Department no later than 14 days after export. An acceptable substitute for separate invoices for each consignee shall be a single report mailed to the Department by the consignor listing exports to this Commonwealth during, but not exceeding, the most recent 14-day period. The list shall contain the following information:

   (1)  Names and addresses of all Commonwealth consignees.

   (2)  A summary of the number and types of birds or fowl shipped to each consignee.

   (3)  The date of each shipment.

Source

   The provisions of this §  3.117 adopted April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895; amended August 16, 1991, effective August 17, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3688. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (144181).

Cross References

   This section cited in 7 Pa. Code §  5.81 (relating to entry of poultry into this Commonwealth).

VIOLATION OF IMPORT REQUIREMENTS


§ 3.118. Refusal or condemnation of imports.

 Shipments in violation of importation requirements of this subchapter, and other birds, poultry or fowl exposed to them may be condemned by the Department without indemnity.

Source

   The provisions of this §  3.118 adopted April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895; amended August 16, 1991, effective August 17, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3688. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (144182).

§ 3.119. Quarantine.

 Quarantine powers as provided in sections 4—6 of the act of April 17, 1929 (P. L. 533, No. 236) (3 P. S. § §  344—346), may be enforced; as well as other penalties provided in the enabling statute.

Source

   The provisions of this §  3.119 adopted April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895.



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