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TITLE 31NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
PART 2TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 65WILDLIFE
SUBCHAPTER BDISEASE DETECTION AND RESPONSE
DIVISION 2CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE - COMPREHENSIVE RULES
RULE §65.91General Provisions

(a) To the extent that any provision of this division conflicts with any provision of this chapter other than Division 1 of this subchapter, this division prevails.

(b) Except as provided in this division, no live breeder deer or deer trapped under a Triple T permit, TTP permit or DMP may be transferred anywhere for any purpose.

(c) Except as provided in this division or as expressly authorized and in accordance with the provisions of a herd plan, no person shall transfer deer to or from any facility for which a CWD test result of "suspect" or "positive" has been obtained from an accredited testing laboratory, irrespective of how the sample was obtained or who collected the sample. The provisions of this subsection take effect immediately upon the notification of a CWD "suspect" test result, and continue in effect until the department expressly authorizes the resumption of permitted activities at that facility.

(d) Notwithstanding any provision of this division, no person may cause or allow breeder deer to be moved from a facility for any purpose if such movement is prohibited by a herd plan associated with a TAHC hold order or TAHC quarantine.

(e) Except as provided in §65.99(i) of this title (relating to Breeding Facilities Epidemiologically Connected to Deer Infected with CWD), no person may transfer deer to or from a facility that has been designated NMQ by the department unless specifically authorized by the department for the holder of a scientific research permit when the proposed research is determined to be of use in advancing the etiology of CWD in susceptible species.

(f) Immediately upon the notification that a facility has received a CWD "suspect" test result (a CWD suspect facility), all facilities that have been in possession of a deer that was held in the CWD suspect facility within the previous five years shall be designated NMQ by the department until it is determined that the facility is not epidemiologically linked to the CWD suspect deer, or it is determined upon further testing that the "suspect" deer is not a confirmed positive.

(g) Unless expressly provided otherwise in this division, all applications, reports, and notifications required by this division shall be submitted electronically via TWIMS or by another method expressly authorized by the department.

(h) In the event that technical or other circumstances prevent the development or implementation of automated methods for collecting and submitting the data required by this division via TWIMS, the department may prescribe alternative methods for collecting and submitting the data required by this division.

(i) Except as provided in this division, no person shall introduce into, remove deer from or allow or authorize deer to be introduced into or removed from any facility unless a georeferenced map (a map image incorporating a system of geographic ground coordinates, such as latitude/longitude or Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinates) showing the exact boundaries of the facility has been submitted to the department prior to any such introduction or removal.


Source Note: The provisions of this §65.91 adopted to be effective August 15, 2016, 41 TexReg 5726; amended to be effective September 13, 2017, 42 TexReg 4650; amended to be effective October 7, 2018, 43 TexReg 6663; amended to be effective December 19, 2021, 46 TexReg 8724

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