Adopted and Filed

Imported poultry—testing, 65.11(3)

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ARC 6336C


Adopted and Filed

Rule making related to testing imported poultry

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

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is adopted 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 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 poultry imports.

Public Comment and Changes to Rule Making

Notice of Intended Action for this rule making was published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on March 9, 2022, as ARC 6235C. One comment was received asking for clarification. No changes from the Notice have been made.

Adoption of Rule Making

This rule making was adopted by the Department on May 5, 2022.

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.

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).

Effective Date

This rule making will become effective on July 6, 2022.

The following rule-making action is adopted:

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.

[Filed 5/10/22, effective 7/6/22]

[Published 6/1/22]

Editor's Note: For replacement pages for IAC, see IAC Supplement 6/1/22.

Agriculture and Land Stewardship Department

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  • Imported poultry—testing, 65.11(3)
  • Published on 6/1/2022
  • Adopted and Filed

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


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