32.4.1303 ALTERNATIVE LIVESTOCK MONITORED HERD STATUS FOR CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE
(1) The alternative livestock cervid herd shall be assigned a monitored herd status by the department at the conclusion of each year of mandatory CWD surveillance as follows:
(a) "CWD monitored, status unknown" is the status of a herd prior to completion of the initial year of surveillance or the status of a herd that fails to meet the mandatory surveillance requirements in ARM 32.4.1302.
(b) The "CWD monitored herd status," levels I through V are designations that correspond with the number of years of completed surveillance with no confirmation of CWD in the herd.
(i) Level I is the status of a herd after completion of one year of required surveillance.
(ii) Level II is the status of a herd after completion of two years of required surveillance.
(iii) Level III is the status of a herd after completion of three years of required surveillance.
(iv) Level IV is the status of a herd after completion of four years of required surveillance.
(v) Level V is the status of a herd after completion of five years of required surveillance. For those enrolled in the voluntary federal CWD herd certification plan, one year from the date a herd is placed in Level 5 status, the herd status will be changed to Certified, and will remain in Certified status as long as it is enrolled in the program, provided its status is not lost, suspended, or reduced in accordance with these rules.
(c) "Suspended" is the status of a herd that has been identified as a CWD affected, exposed, trace herd or does not comply with ARM 32.4.1302.
History: 81-2-103, 81-2-104, 87-4-422, MCA; IMP, 81-2-103, 87-4-422, MCA; NEW, 1999 MAR p. 652, Eff. 4/9/99; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 2974, Eff. 12/24/10; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 414, Eff. 3/29/13; AMD, 2019 MAR p. 2380, Eff. 12/28/19.