Regulatory Brief

 Foreign Quarantine Regulations, Proposed Revision of HHS/CDC Animal-Importation Regulations


Formal title: 42 CFR Part 71, RIN 0920-AA03, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); Foreign Quarantine Regulations, Proposed Revision of HHS/CDC Animal-Importation Regulations.

Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of public comment period


Summary:

CDC is beginning the process of revising HHS/CDC Animal Importation Regulations that cover dogs and cats (42 CFR 71.51), and considering extending these regulations to cover domesticated ferrets. The ANPRM will also address the importation of African rodents (42 CFR 71.56) into the United States. HHS/CDC is also considering the need for additional regulations to prevent the introduction of zoonotic diseases into the United States.

Background Documents:

View AVMA's response to APHIS (PDF)

View Federal Register document (PDF)

Status:

AVMA responded on November 30, 2007