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USDA/APHIS RIN: 0579-AE55 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Amendments to the National Brucellosis Eradication Program 

APHIS is proposing to revise its national Brucellosis eradication program. Currently, the program assigns statuses to States based on the prevalence of brucellosis within the State. The current statuses in the classification system are, from highest to lowest: Class Free, Class A, and Class B. APHIS is proposing a new classification system in which States would be assigned statuses based on whether a State is consistent or inconsistent with regard to standards contained in a Program Standards document regarding surveillance, epidemiological investigations, and affected herd management. In addition, APHIS proposes to remove the list of brucellosis State classifications for both the cattle and bison and swine programs from the CFR and move the list to the APHIS website, and to revise conditions for interstate movement of cattle, bison, and swine to reflect the new State classification system. Finally, APHIS is proposing to align vaccination and branding requirements in the regulations with current operational practices.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 9 CFR 78   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/00/2021 
Additional Information: Additional information about APHIS and its programs is available on the Internet at
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Dr. Michael A. Carter
Commodity Policy Advisor, Strategy and Policy, Veterinary Services
Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
4700 River Road,
Riverdale, MD 20737
Phone:301 851-3510