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RULE §40.4Entry Requirements

(a) Entry requirements for live animals transported into this state are located in §51.10 of this title (relating to Cervidae).

(b) CWD Susceptible Species Carcass Movement Restrictions for Entering this State. No person may transport into this state or possess any part of a CWD susceptible species from a state, Canadian province, or other place outside of Texas where CWD has been detected in free-ranging or captive herds, except as provided in this section.

(c) Subsection (b) of this section does not apply to CWD susceptible species processed in accordance with this section as follows:

  (1) meat that has been cut up and packaged (boned or filleted);

  (2) a carcass that has been reduced to quarters with no brain or spinal tissue present;

  (3) a cleaned hide (skull and soft tissue must not be attached or present);

  (4) a whole skull (or skull plate) with antlers attached, provided the skull plate has been completely cleaned of all soft tissue;

  (5) finished taxidermy products;

  (6) cleaned teeth; or

  (7) tissue prepared and packaged for delivery to and use by a diagnostic or research laboratory.

(d) The skinned or unskinned head of a CWD susceptible species from a state, Canadian province, or other place outside of Texas may be transported to a taxidermist for taxidermy purposes, provided all brain material, soft tissue, spinal column and any unused portions of the head are disposed of in a landfill in Texas permitted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Source Note: The provisions of this §40.4 adopted to be effective June 23, 2002, 27 TexReg 5173; amended to be effective January 2, 2017, 41 TexReg 10556; amended to be effective October 14, 2021, 46 TexReg 6905

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