02 NCAC 52L .0113          transportation permit

(a)  No person shall transport any farmed cervid within the State unless that person first obtains a transportation permit from the Veterinary Division.

(b)  A transportation permit shall only be issued by the Veterinary Division to an applicant to transport farmed cervids:

(1)           from a Certified Herd;

(2)           not known to be susceptible to CWD;

(3)           to and from a veterinary medical facility for medical diagnosis or treatment;

(4)           to a slaughterhouse for slaughter;

(5)           for export out of North Carolina, subject to 9 C.F.R. 81.3; and

(6)           for import into North Carolina, subject to 02 NCAC 52B .0213.

(c)  All transportation permit applications shall be submitted to the Veterinary Division using a form provided by the Veterinary Division, which can be obtained by calling (919) 707-3250 or emailing farmedcervid@ncagr.gov, except for transportation for emergency veterinary treatment purposes in accordance with Paragraph (h) of this Rule, and shall include the following information:

(1)           the applicant's name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address;

(2)           the licensed facility or out-of-state facility name, address, and national premises identification number;

(3)           the farmed cervid license number or out-of-state CWD Herd Certification Program identification number;

(4)           the species and sex of each farmed cervid;

(5)           the animal identification for each farmed cervid;

(6)           the destination name, address, telephone number, and email address; and

(7)           the reason for the movement.

(d)  Transportation permit applications shall include the following information when applicable:

(1)           for any susceptible species of farmed cervid to be moved for slaughter, the name and location of the Diagnostic Laboratory where the carcass of the farmed cervid is to be submitted for CWD testing;

(2)           for transporting farmed cervids to an exhibit, the exhibit permit number;

(3)           for importing farmed cervid into the State, a copy of the ICVI as required by 9 C.F.R. Part 86; and

(4)           for importing into the State any CWD susceptible farmed cervid, as identified by the Veterinary Division or the USDA, a copy of the negative antemortem CWD test result using a method approved by the USDA.

(e)  The transportation permit application shall be accompanied by a statement from the applicant verifying that the information provided is accurate.

(f)  No susceptible species of farmed cervids shall be exported out of State unless the animals have reached Certified status.

(g)  Transportation permits shall be valid for 30 calendar days unless otherwise stated on the permit.

(h)  Emergency Veterinary Treatment. An applicant seeking to transport any farmed cervid for veterinary treatment shall first contact the Veterinary Division by telephone or email to seek authorization. The telephone number is (919) 707-3250 and email address is farmedcervid@ncagr.gov. At the time of the request, the applicant shall provide to the Veterinary Division information listed under Paragraph (c) of this Rule.

(i)  No approval shall be issued for transportation of susceptible species of farmed cervid to a veterinary medical facility out-of-state.

(j)  Any verbal authorization from the Veterinary Division shall only allow transportation of the farmed cervid to the specified veterinary medical facility and directly back to the licensed facility, and shall not be construed to permit intervening destinations.

(k)  Licensees shall notify the Veterinary Division in writing, including the identification numbers of any farmed cervid not transported in accordance with the transportation permit, within seven calendar days after the expiration of the permit.

(l)  Any person transporting any farmed cervid shall present the transportation permit to any law enforcement officer or any representative of the Department upon request, except that a person transporting a farmed cervid by verbal authorization for emergency veterinary treatment shall provide the Veterinary Division's telephone number that the person contacted.

(m)  The licensee shall be responsible for securing all farmed cervids during transport so as to prevent escape.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-307.5; 106-549.97(a2);

Eff. June 1, 2018;

Amended Eff. May 1, 2022.