Subchapter G. IMPORTATION OF SWINE


Sec.


3.131.    General provisions.
3.132.    Swine for slaughter.
3.133.    Garbage fed swine.
3.134.    Swine in interstate commerce.
3.135.    [Reserved].
3.136.    [Reserved].
3.137.    [Reserved].
3.138.    [Reserved].
3.138a.    Brucellosis requirements.
3.139.    Pseudorabies requirements.

Cross References

   This subchapter cited in 7 Pa. Code §  5.63 (relating to swine not in compliance).

§ 3.131. General provisions.

 (a)  Importation of swine. Swine imported into this Commonwealth shall meet the provisions of Subchapter A (relating to general provisions).

 (b)  Identification. Swine imported for purposes other than slaughter shall be permanently identified by an eartag of the state of origin. Swine imported for slaughter shall be identified by an eartag, tattoo or backtag. This identification shall be in place prior to the animal entering this Commonwealth.

 (c)  Records. Records of imported swine including identification numbers, date of movement and names and addresses of consignors and buyers shall be maintained by the importer for 2 years and be made available, upon request, to the Department or USDA-APHIS.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  3.131 issued under act of March 28, 1929 (P. L. 110, No. 117) (3 P. S. §  371); and act of April 17, 1929 (P. L. 533, No. 236) (3 P. S. §  342).

Source

   The provisions of this §  3.131 amended April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895; amended March 19, 1982, effective May 19, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 979; amended August 16, 1991, effective August 17, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3688. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (144184) to (144185).

Cross References

   This section cited in 7 Pa. Code §  5.61 (relating to swine consigned).

§ 3.132. Swine for slaughter.

 Swine not known to be infected with a dangerous transmissible disease may be imported for immediate slaughter at a recognized slaughter establishment or transported directly to a slaughter market without a health certificate or test for brucellosis or pseudorabies if they are slaughtered within 3 days after being imported.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  3.132 issued under act of March 28, 1929 (P. L. 110, No. 117) (3 P. S. §  371); and act of April 17, 1929 (P. L. 533, No. 236) (3 P. S. §  342).

Source

   The provisions of this §  3.132 amended April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895; amended March 19, 1982, effective May 19, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 979; amended August 16, 1991, effective August 17, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3688. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (144185).

Cross References

   This section cited in 7 Pa. Code §  5.61 (relating to swine consigned).

§ 3.133. Garbage fed swine.

 Swine that have been fed garbage may not be imported into this Commonwealth unless they come directly from a farm which is licensed by the state of origin or USDA-APHIS to engage in the business of garbage feeding. The garbage-feeding license number shall be included on the interstate health certificate.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  3.133 issued under act of March 28, 1929 (P. L. 110, No. 117) (3 P. S. §  371); and act of April 17, 1929 (P. L. 533, No. 236) (3 P. S. §  342).

Source

   The provisions of this §  3.133 amended April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895; amended March 19, 1982, effective May 19, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 979; amended August 16, 1991, effective August 17, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3688. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (144185) to (144186).

Cross References

   This section cited in 7 Pa. Code §  5.61 (relating to swine consigned).

§ 3.134. Swine in interstate commerce.

 Swine being transported in interstate commerce which are not unloaded in this Commonwealth shall be subject to the regulations of the state of destination and USDA-APHIS.

Source

   The provisions of this §  3.134 amended 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 (144186).

Cross References

   This section cited in 7 Pa. Code §  5.61 (relating to swine consigned).

§ 3.135. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  3.135 adopted April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895; amended May 30, 1975, effective May 31, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 1402; reserved March 19, 1982, effective May 19, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 979. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (41136).

§ 3.136. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  3.136 adopted April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895; amended May 30, 1975, effective May 31, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 1402; amended March 19, 1982, effective May 19, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 979; reserved August 16, 1991, effective August 17, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3688. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (144186) to (144187).

§ 3.137. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  3.137 adopted April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895; amended March 19, 1982, effective May 19, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 979; reserved August 16, 1991, effective August 17, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3688. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (144187).

§ 3.138. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  3.138 adopted April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895; amended March 19, 1982, effective May 19, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 979; reserved August 16, 1991, effective August 17, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3688. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (144187).

§ 3.138a. Brucellosis requirements.

 (a)  Imported breeding swine, including exhibition swine, over 6 months of age shall originate from a validated brucellosis-free state or a validated brucellosis-free herd or be official brucellosis test negative within 30 days of entry into this Commonwealth. The validated brucellosis-free herd number and date of last herd test or date of last individual negative test or a statement that the swine originated from a validated brucellosis-free state shall be shown on the health certificate.

 (b)  A brucellosis test is not required for feeder swine.

 (c)  Imported swine embryos and semen shall originate from a validated brucellosis-free herd or donor animal that was official brucellosis blood test negative within 30 days of semen or embryo collection.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  3.138a issued under act of March 28, 1929 (P. L. 110, No. 117) (3 P. S. §  371); and act of April 17, 1929 (P. L. 533, No. 236) (3 P. S. §  342); amended under section 40 of the act of July 22, 1913 (P. L. 928, No. 441) (3 P. S. §  430); and section 1702 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  442).

Source

   The provisions of this §  3.138a adopted March 19, 1982, effective May 19, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 979; amended August 16, 1991, effective August 17, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3688. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (144188).

Cross References

   This section cited in 7 Pa. Code §  5.61 (relating to swine consigned).

§ 3.139. Pseudorabies requirements.

 (a)  Breeding swine imported into this Commonwealth shall be serum neutralization test negative at a dilution of 1:4 or negative by other official tests for pseudorabies within 30 days prior to importation into this Commonwealth and shall originate from herds that have had no symptoms of pseudorabies during the past 12 months or shall originate from a qualified pseudorabies negative herd.

 (b)  Breeding swine shall be retested for pseudorabies not less than 15 days nor more than 45 days after date of entry into this Commonwealth. These swine shall be held separate from other animals until negative test results are received.

 (c)  Feeder swine may be imported only if they meet one of the following conditions:

   (1)  Originate from a qualified pseudorabies negative herd.

   (2)  Originate from a pseudorabies monitored swine herd.

   (3)  Are negative to an official test for pseudorabies within 30 days prior to importation.

   (4)  Originate from a state which maintains a pseudorabies surveillance program that includes the following:

     (i)   Identification of breeding swine to permit traceback to the farm of origin.

     (ii)   Testing of breeding swine for pseudorabies in accordance with the UM&R for pseudorabies eradication.

     (iii)   Maintenance of a surveillance index of traceback of suspect or test positive animals in accordance with the UM&R for pseudorabies eradication.

     (iv)   Investigation and official random sample testing of every swine herd within 1.5 miles of a known pseudorabies infected herd.

 (d)  Swine tested and processed for importation shall be kept separate from swine not meeting interstate health requirements or of unknown health status.

 (e)  Embryo transplant donors shall be negative to an official pseudorabies test within 30 days prior to securing fertilized ova or shall be members of a qualified pseudorabies negative herd. Semen donors shall be negative to a pseudorabies test within 30 days prior to securing semen specimens or shall be members of a pseudorabies negative herd.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  3.139 issued under sections 9 and 40 of the act of July 22, 1913 (P. L. 928, No. 441) (3 P. S. § §  421 and 430); section 1 of the act of March 28, 1929 (P. L. 110, No. 117) (3 P. S. §  371); and section 2 of the act of April 17, 1929 (P. L. 533, No. 236) (3 P. S. §  342).

Source

   The provisions of this §  3.139 adopted May 20, 1977, effective May 21, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 1345; amended June 23, 1978, effective June 24, 1978, 8 Pa.B. 1676; amended March 9, 1979, effective March 10, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 774; amended March 19, 1982, effective May 19, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 979; amended August 16, 1991, effective August 17, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3688. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (144188) to (144189).

Cross References

   This section cited in 7 Pa. Code §  5.61 (relating to swine consigned).



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