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USDA proposed new rules

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:55 am
by TamanduaGirl ... d-renewals

Although an applicant for renewal certifies, to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, that he or she is in compliance with all regulations and standards, the current regulations do not require the applicant to demonstrate compliance before APHIS renews his or her license. The current regulations also do not require a licensee to demonstrate compliance when the licensee makes any subsequent changes to his or her animals or facilities, including noteworthy changes in the number or type of animals used in regulated activity.

For pete sake, we demonstrate compliance at every inspection, that's the whole point of the inspections. There's no explanation to what this means, a special compliance inspection for renewal, have our vet visit and sign something, send in paperwork, do the whole thing all over as when we first applied? Any of that seems kind of stupid. Maybe a little pre-insection of the planned caging and handling if you were jumping from sugar gliders to cougars or something makes sense but that's about it.