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Newfoundland and Labrador
Regulation 2005


NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR REGULATION 12/05

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
REGULATION 12/05

Livestock Health Regulations (Amendment)
under the
Livestock Health Act
(O.C. 2005-032)

(Filed February 18, 2005)

Under the authority of section 4 of the Livestock Health Act, the Minister with the approval of the Lieutenant-Governor in Council makes the following regulations.

Dated at St. John’s, February 14, 2005.

Edward J. Byrne
Minister of Natural Resources

Robert C. Thompson
Clerk of the Executive Council

REGULATIONS

Analysis


        1.   S.15 R&S
Bringing livestock into the province

        2.   Ss.20.1 & 20.2 Added
20.1                       Entry of mink
20.2                       Entry of honeybees


CNLR 1081/96
as amended

        1. Section 15 of the Livestock Health Regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

Bringing livestock into the province

      15. A person shall not bring honeybees, honeybee hives, mink or swine into the province unless that person has first obtained a permit to do so from the Director of Animal Health or an inspector designated by him or her for this purpose.

 

        2. The regulations are amended by adding immediately after section 20 the following:

Entry of mink

   20.1 (1) A person shall not bring mink into the province unless accompanied by a certificate signed by an official veterinarian or licensed veterinarian in the place of origin of the mink or by an accredited veterinarian certifying that:

             (a)  the farm from which the mink originated routinely tests each year at least 10% of its breeding stock of mink for Aleutian Disease and there have been no confirmed cases of Aleutian Disease in the 12 months prior to the importation of the mink; and

             (b)  the mink were sampled for Aleutian Disease with negative test results within 7 to 45 days preceding entry to the province.

             (2)  A person who imports mink shall ensure that the mink chosen for import are kept separate from other mink once they have been tested for the purposes of paragraph (1)(b) and are not exposed to other mink, or animals that could spread Aleutian Disease, during shipment.

             (3)  Upon entry into the province all mink, regardless of compliance with subsection (1), shall be quarantined for at least 30 days at a site approved by an inspector and only released with the permission of an inspector after further testing of the mink indicates they are still free from Aleutian Disease.

             (4)  Mink shall not be killed or pelted or moved from the quarantine site without permission from an inspector.

             (5)  All cases of illness or death of imported mink on the importing farm that occur within 12 months of importation shall be reported to an inspector.

             (6)  Where mink are brought into the province without the certificate referred to in subsection (1) or in contravention of subsection (2) or (3), the Director of Animal Health may order that the animals be seized and returned to their place of origin at the cost or expense of the person owning or having possession, custody or control of the animals.

Entry of honeybees

   20.2 (1) A person shall not bring honeybees or honeybee hives into the province unless accompanied by a certificate signed by an official veterinarian or licensed veterinarian in the place of origin of the honeybees or hives or by an accredited veterinarian or other person approved by the Director of Animal Health certifying that:

             (a)  the honeybees and hives are free from the Honeybee Tracheal Mite (Acarapis woodi), Varroa Mite (Varroa destructor), Greater Wax Moth (Galleria mellonella) and Small Hive Beetle (Aethina tumida);

             (b)  the apiary from which the honeybees or hives originated were completely free from the pests described in paragraph (a) when the honeybees or hives were taken from the apiary and in the 12 months immediately preceding their departure; and

             (c)  the honeybees or hives were tested for the pests described in paragraph (a) with negative results within the 30 days preceding entry to the province.

             (2)  A person who imports honeybees or honeybee hives shall ensure that the honeybees and hives are not exposed to other honeybees or honeybee hives during shipment.

             (3)  Upon entry into the province all honeybees and honeybee hives, regardless of compliance with subsection (1), shall be quarantined on the premises of the importer for a period of 12 months from the date of entry.

             (4)  Honeybees and honeybee hives shall not be moved from the premises of the importer during the period of quarantine set out in subsection (2).

             (5)  Where honeybees or honeybee hives are brought into the province without the certificate referred to in subsection (1) or in contravention of subsection (2) or (3), the Director of Animal Health may order that the honeybees and hives be seized and returned to their place of origin at the cost or expense of the person owning or having possession, custody or control of the honeybees or hives.