BEFORE THE Department of LIVESTOCK
OF THE STATE OF MONTANA
In the matter of the amendment of ARM 32.3.217 special requirements for poultry and 32.3.221 special requirements for alternative livestock
NOTICE OF AMENDMENT
TO: All Concerned Persons
1. On August 7, 2020, the Department of Livestock published MAR Notice No. 32-20-311 pertaining to the proposed amendment of the above-stated rules at page 1472 of the 2020 Montana Administrative Register, Issue Number 15.
2. The department has amended the above-stated rules as proposed.
3. The department has thoroughly considered the comment received. A summary of the comment received and the department's responses are as follows:
COMMENT #1: The department received one comment in support of the proposed changes to brucellosis testing requirements for imported cervids. The comment touched on the lack of a detection of brucellosis in farmed deer or elk, outside of the Greater Yellowstone Area (GYA), over the last 20 years, and the USAHA resolution encouraging states to eliminate interstate brucellosis testing requirements for cervids that originate outside of the GYA.
RESPONSE #1: The department appreciates the submitted comment and agrees.
BY: /s/ Michael S. Honeycutt BY: /s/ Cinda Young-Eichenfels
Michael S. Honeycutt Cinda Young-Eichenfels
Executive Officer Rule Reviewer
Board of Livestock
Department of Livestock
Certified to the Secretary of State September 29, 2020.