Permit Guidance

During an FMD outbreak, movement permits will be issued by Regulatory Officials based on the risk posed by that item. Moving milk from dairies in a Control Area is not without risk of disease spread to livestock via the truck, driver, and milk transfer hose.

Regulatory Officials will determine and communicate the exact permit requirements for milk (if required) and cattle, semen, and embryos (required). Producers should be prepared to meet the requirements prior to requesting a permit.

General permit guidance is included below, in the SMS Plan and a 2-page draft permitting guidance document for Milk Producers which is the result of the pro-active risk assessment for the movement of raw milk.

Conditions to Meet if a Permit is Required for Moving Raw Milk

  1. Traceability information is available (PIN, GPS Coordinates, and identification information on truck/tanker moved)
  2. Biosecurity Performance Standards for raw milk collection and transport are in place and acceptable to Responsible Regulatory Officials
  3. Dairy operation is not designated as Infected, Suspect, or Contact Premises
  4. Destination premises and State are willing to accept the milk
  5. No evidence of infection based on disease monitoring (surveillance)

Regulatory Officials
may issue a movement permit
if conditions are met

Conditions to Meet to Request a Permit for Moving Cattle/Semen/Embryos

Movement of cattle, semen and embryos will require a permit and guidance is included below and in the SMS Plan.

  1. Traceability information is available (PIN, GPS Coordinates, and information on type and number of animals/quantity of semen/embryos to be moved)
  2. Biosecurity measures listed in the Biosecurity Checklist are in place and acceptable to Responsible Regulatory Officials
  3. Epidemiology information* is acceptable
  4. Destination premises and State are willing to accept the cattle/semen/embryos
  5. No evidence of infection based on disease monitoring (surveillance)

*Producers can provide epidemiological information by maintaining accurate records of movement of animals, feed, supplies, equipment, personnel, and visitors. Producers can use the SMS Practice Questionnaire for FMD Exposure (coming soon) to get a feel for the information they may need to provide in an outbreak.

Regulatory Officials
may issue a movement permit
if conditions are met