Notice of Intended Action

Imported poultry—testing, 65.11(3)

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Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to testing imported poultry

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Agriculture and Land Stewardship Department hereby proposes to amend Chapter 65, "Animal and Livestock Importation," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 163.1.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 163.1.

Purpose and Summary

Currently, the Department relies on National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) testing standards to control certain poultry diseases to protect flocks in the state.

This proposed rule making allows the Department to recognize other programs that are equivalent to the NPIP as meeting the Pullorum-Typhoid and Mycoplasma gallisepticum testing requirements for international imports.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.


Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Department for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 21—Chapter 8.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Department no later than 4:30 p.m.on March 29, 2022. Comments should be directed to:

Colin Tadlock

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

Wallace State Office Building

502 East 9th Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Phone: 515.281.7808


Public Hearing

No public hearing is scheduled at this time. As provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b," an oral presentation regarding this rule making may be demanded by 25 interested persons, a governmental subdivision, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, an agency, or an association having 25 or more members.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

The following rule-making action is proposed:

Amend subrule 65.11(3) as follows:

65.11(3) Testing.

a. Pullorum-typhoid test.

(1)An official negative test for pullorum-typhoid is required within 30 days of importation for domestic fowl or live poultry or for the flock from which hatching eggs originate unless exempted pursuant to 65.11(3)"a"(2).

(2)Exemptions to the test requirements. No test is required for the following:

1.Imported domestic fowl, live poultry or hatching eggs originating from flocks classified under provisions of the NPIP, or an equivalent program as determined by the department, as pullorum-typhoid clean.

2.Exotic birds or other pet birds.

3.Poultry consigned directly to a recognized slaughter establishment.

b. Mycoplasma gallisepticum test—turkeys. Live turkeys or turkey hatching eggs for importation must originate from a flock that has been tested annually and can be classified as U.S. mycoplasma gallisepticum clean as provided by the NPIP or an equivalent program as determined by the department. Turkeys consigned directly to a recognized slaughter establishment are not affected by this subrule.

Agriculture and Land Stewardship Department

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 3/29/2022.

Official Document

The official published PDF of this document is available from the Iowa General Assembly’s Administrative Rules page.

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View the Iowa Administrative Bulletin for 3/9/2022.

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Administrative Rule References

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Rule 21-65.11(3) Rule 21-65.11(3)"a"


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