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§ 20-52. Investigations and inspections

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 2. Agriculture

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 2. Agriculture
Chapter 1. Agricultural Code (Refs & Annos)
Article 20a. Oklahoma Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Act
2 Okl.St.Ann. § 20-52
§ 20-52. Investigations and inspections
A. The State Board of Agriculture or its authorized agents are empowered to enter upon the premises of any animal feeding operation for the purpose of investigating complaints as to the operation or to determine whether there are any violations of the Oklahoma Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Act. The Department shall make at least one unannounced inspection per year of every animal feeding operation licensed pursuant to the Oklahoma Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Act.
B. 1. The Board shall promulgate standard precautions for the prevention of the transmission of communicable diseases to humans and animals to be used by employees of the Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry when inspecting animal feeding operations pursuant to their official duties specified by the Oklahoma Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Act and rules promulgated pursuant thereto.
2. Except for emergency situations or when enforcement of the provisions of the Oklahoma Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Act requires the use of the standard precautions as promulgated by the Board pursuant to paragraph 1 of this subsection, Department employees shall observe the health standards and sanitary requirements of the facility.
C. The Board shall maintain necessary records and undertake such studies, investigations and surveys for the proper administration of the Oklahoma Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Act.

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Laws 2007, c. 31, § 39, eff. Nov. 1, 2007.
2 Okl. St. Ann. § 20-52, OK ST T. 2 § 20-52
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024) effective as of July 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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