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Request for Public Comment - Reg Reform Rule Package

2021 Regulatory Reform Rule Package

The rules in this package have been reviewed pursuant to Chapter 119 of the Revised Code and are being proposed as follows. The comment period will remain open through August 2, 2021. Comments may be emailed to ecomments@agri.ohio.gov or mailed to Legal Section, Ohio Department of Agriculture, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068.

The Ohio Department of Agriculture has amended the following rules of the Administrative Code:

Rule 901-5-05 sets the terms of office and procedures for elections of agricultural societies. The rule has been amended to allow for electronic submission by election clerks.
Rule 901:1-4-13 sets the contents, procedures, and requirements for the examinations for wildlife shelter permit, wildlife propagation permit and restricted snake permit applicants with less than two years of experience in the care of the species that were the subject of the permit application. The rule has been amended to include update methods of communication.
Rule 901:1-5-02 defines an official brucellosis vaccinate. The rule has been amended to no longer require notice by telephone for vaccinations.
Rule 901:4-6-03 sets forth the application and registration process for participating in the Ohio Proud Program. The rule has been amended to add a scanned electronic copy as an acceptable submission.
Rule 901:5-48-04 sets forth the conditions for movement of the regulated articles which originate from a quarantined state. The rule is being amended to no longer require a copy of the certificate to be faxed to the Department. The regulated community has the option to mail or email the certificate.