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§ 20-60. Exceeding animal unit capacity--Criteria--Notice

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. § 20-60
§ 20-60. Exceeding animal unit capacity--Criteria--Notice
A. A concentrated animal feeding operation may exceed its animal unit capacity if:
1. A diseased or potentially diseased animal exists at the operation; or
2. A diseased or potentially diseased animal is in the next destination for the production line for the operation; and
3. The owner of the concentrated animal feeding operation has reasonable cause to believe an animal has or may have any disease causing:
a. a public health emergency,
b. a substantial and imminent economic hardship to the owner, or
c. a substantial and imminent threat to the animal population of the state, or
4. The State Board of Agriculture issues an order establishing temporary restrictions, a quarantine, or a quarantine zone restricting the movement of persons, livestock, machinery, and personal property out of a concentrated animal feeding operation.
B. In no case shall an animal unit capacity be exceeded for more than five (5) days following a confirmatory test indicating that either the animal is diseased or is not diseased. A confirmatory test shall be performed within twenty (20) days of discovery that a diseased or potentially diseased animal exists at the operation.
C. The owner of a concentrated animal feeding operation shall provide written notification to the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry upon discovery of a diseased or potentially diseased animal pursuant to subsection A of this section that may result in the animal unit capacity being exceeded.
D. The notice shall:
1. Identify the concentrated animal feeding operation that may exceed its animal unit capacity; and
2. Include an estimate of the number of animals exceeding the animal unit capacity at the concentrated animal feeding operation.

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Laws 2007, c. 31, § 47, eff. Nov. 1, 2007.
2 Okl. St. Ann. § 20-60, OK ST T. 2 § 20-60
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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