Final Rule (Clearinghouse Rule #17-011)
The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (“Department”) hereby submits the following rule for publication:
Clearinghouse rule #: 17-011
Adm. code reference: ATCP 10
DATCP Docket #: 15-R-18
We are enclosing a copy of the final rule, as adopted by the Department. We are also providing the following information for publication with the rule, as required by s. 227.114(6), Stats.
Business Impact Analysis (Summary)
The rule establishes testing requirements for commercial swine imported into or moving within Wisconsin in order to control the spread of the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) and swine enteric coronavirus disease (SECD). The total cost of productivity losses due to PRRS alone in the US national breeding and growing-pig herd is estimated at $664 million annually.
The majority of the costs associated with this rule will be the testing of swine for PRRS and SECD prior to movement. If the producer moves swine on a regular basis, at most, such testing would be done on a quarterly basis (testing must be done within 90 days before movement). Minimum costs each time a herd with less than 150 swine is tested for PRRS and SECD would be $72.25 and a herd with 150 or more swine would be $172.25.
The rule was promulgated at the request of Wisconsin’s swine industry and will have a direct impact on veterinarians and swine livestock operations.
Comments from Legislative Committees (Summary)
On September 25, 2017, the Legislature officially received the above-referenced rule which the DATCP Secretary previously signed and submitted on September 11, 2017, pursuant to s. 227.19, Stats. The rule was approved by the Governor on August 30, 2017.
The rule was assigned to the Assembly Committee on Agriculture and the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Small Business, and Tourism. Neither committee took action. The Assembly referred the rule to the Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules (JCRAR) on October 31, 2017, and the Senate referred it to JCRAR on October 24, 2017. JCRAR took no action on the rule.
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