02 NCAC 52L .0109          records and inspection

(a)  Maintenance of Records.

(1)           Each licensee shall maintain herd records for all susceptible species of farmed cervids, regardless of whether tagged with animal identification or not, as required by the USDA Standards and 9 C.F.R. 55.23(b), and maintain a copy of any documents related to susceptible species of farmed cervids submitted to the CWD Diagnostic Laboratory.

(2)           All records required by this Subchapter and any ICVI as defined and required by 9 C.F.R. Part 86 shall be maintained by the licensee for a period of five years.

(b)  Inspection of Records. The licensee shall make all records required under this Subchapter available for inspection and copying by the Veterinary Division.

(c)  Inspection and Inventory of Licensed Facility and Exhibit. The licensee shall make all enclosures, exhibits, and any susceptible species of farmed cervid available for inspection by the Veterinary Division under conditions where all identification on the animals may be safely read by the inspector within a period of four hours. The licensee shall also make any farmed cervid available for inspection to allow the Veterinary Division to ascertain the species of any farmed cervid under the same conditions. The licensee shall be responsible for all costs incurred to present the animals for inspection and agree that any liability or injury to the animals during handling rests with the licensee.

(d)  Fence Monitoring Requirement. The fence surrounding the enclosure shall be monitored weekly for structural soundness and stability by the licensee to prevent ingress and egress of any cervid.

(e)  Maintenance.

(1)           Any opening or passage resulting from damage or deterioration to the perimeter fence shall be sealed by the licensee within 24 hours upon detection or the animals secured until the fence is repaired to prevent any farmed cervid escape.

(2)           Any damage to the enclosure fence that threatens its stability shall be repaired by the licensee within seven calendar days of detection, or within 24 hours if there is an imminent threat of farmed cervid escape.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-549.97(a2);

Eff. June 1, 2018;

Amended Eff. May 1, 2022.