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USDA/APHIS RIN: 0579-AE69 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: ●Amendments to Dangerous Animal Handling, Enrichment and Training Regulations 
Abstract:

This advance notice of proposed rulemaking solicits public comment on APHIS’ plans to propose amendments to enhance regulations and standards for animals covered under the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) in three areas: 1) Public handling of dangerous animals at licensed exhibitors. 2) The training of personnel who handle dangerous animals in these settings. 3) Environmental enrichment to promote the psychological well-being of all species covered under the AWA. Our intent is to utilize this feedback to help inform our development of a proposed rule. 

 
Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 9 CFR 1 to 3   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 2131 to 2159   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  11/00/2022 
ANPRM Comment Period End  01/00/2023 
Additional Information: Additional information about APHIS and its programs is available on the Internet at http://www.aphis.usda.gov.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Lance Bassage
VMD, Director, National Policy Staff, Animal Care
Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
4700 River Road Unit 84,
Riverdale, MD 20737
Phone:301 851-3748
Email: lance.h.bassage@usda.gov