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§ 1326.5. Certification On-site Inspections.

3 CA ADC § 1326.5Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 2. Animal Industry
Chapter 10. Animal Confinement
Article 5. Certification and Accredited Certifiers
3 CCR § 1326.5
§ 1326.5. Certification On-site Inspections.
(a) On-site inspections.
(1) In order to grant certification, a certifying agent must conduct an initial on-site inspection of each production unit, facility, and site that produces or distributes covered animals or covered products that is included in an operation for which certification is requested. An on-site inspection must be conducted at least once every 12 months thereafter for each certified operation that produces or distributes covered animals or covered products for the purpose of determining whether to approve the request for certification or whether certification of the operation should continue.
(2) The Department may require that additional inspections be performed by an accredited certifying agent or the Department for the purpose of determining compliance with the Act and this Chapter. Additional inspections may be announced or unannounced as required by the Department.
(b) Scheduling.
(1) The initial on-site inspection must be conducted within three (3) months following a determination that the applicant appears to comply or may be able to comply with the requirements of the Act and this Chapter.
(2) All on-site inspections must be conducted when an authorized representative of the operation who is knowledgeable about the operation is present, can access operation records, and at a time when facilities and activities that demonstrate the operation's compliance with or capability to comply with the applicable provisions of the Act and this Chapter can be observed.
(c) Verification of information. The on-site inspection of an operation must verify:
(1) The operation's compliance or capability to comply with the Act and this Chapter; and
(2) That the information provided in accordance with sections 1326.3 and 1326.8 of this Article accurately reflects the practices used or to be used by the applicant for certification or by the certified operation.
(d) Exit interview. The certifying agent must conduct an exit interview with an authorized representative of the operation who is knowledgeable about the inspected operation to confirm the accuracy and completeness of inspection observations and information gathered during the on-site inspection. The certifying agent must also address the need for any additional information as well as any issues of concern.
(e) A copy of the on-site inspection report shall be sent to the inspected operation by the certifying agent.

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Note: Authority cited: Section 25993, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 25990 and 25991, Health and Safety Code.
History
1. New section filed 9-1-2022; operative 9-1-2022 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2022, No. 35). Filing deadline specified in Government Code section 11349.3(a) extended 60 calendar days pursuant to Executive Order N-40-20 and an additional 60 calendar days pursuant to Executive Order N-71-20.
This database is current through 11/18/22 Register 2022, No. 46.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 3, § 1326.5, 3 CA ADC § 1326.5
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