|(a) Order Declaring a CWD High-Risk Area or County
(Order). The Executive Director may issue an Order to declare a CWD
high-risk area or county based on sound epidemiological principles
for disease detection, control, and eradication. The epidemiological
criteria used for designating an area or county as high risk may include
the presence of disease, multiple CWD-positive animals in the area,
and common husbandry and animal use practices that could lead to disease
(b) The Order shall contain the following elements:
(1) The epidemiological criteria for which the order
is being issued.
(2) A description of the area or county determined
to be high risk that enables a person to identify the area and determine
if a premises is included in the area.
(3) A statement that movement of CWD susceptible species
is prohibited, if the Executive Director determines the threat of
disease spread warrants such action.
(4) Any exceptions, terms, conditions, or provisions
prescribed under this chapter.
(5) The class of persons authorized by the commission
or the Executive Director to issue certificates or permits permitting
(6) Any authorized movement certificate or permit must
be issued in conformity with the requirements stated in the high-risk
(A) The Executive Director may provide a written certificate
or written permit authorizing the movement of CWD susceptible species
from locations where the CWD susceptible species have been restricted.
(B) The certificate or permit must be issued by a commission
(7) If the Order prohibits the movement of any CWD
susceptible species until tested negative for the disease, the Executive
Director may prescribe:
(A) any exceptions;
(C) conditions; or
(D) provisions the Executive Director considers necessary
or desirable to promote the objectives of this chapter or to minimize
the economic impact of the quarantine without endangering those objectives
or the health and safety of other CWD susceptible species.
(c) Publication of Notice. The Executive Director shall
give notice of the Order:
(1) By publishing notice in a newspaper published in
the county where the high-risk area is established; or
(2) By delivering a written notice to the owner or
caretaker of the animals or places to be restricted.