Guidance for Issuing Movement Permits
The SMS Plan provides the flexibility for Regulatory Officials to manage milk movement during an FMD outbreak according to their collective judgement and the circumstances surrounding the outbreak.
- Dairy premises in any FMD Control Area that are designated as Infected, Suspect, or Contact Premises will not be allowed to move milk until a permit is issued by Responsible Regulatory Officials.
- Dairy premises in any FMD Control Area that are NOT designated as Infected, Suspect, or Contact Premises will be informed by Responsible Regulatory Officials that they EITHER:
- Continue moving milk to processing with or without additional requirements (such as a National Premises Identification Number (PIN), increased premises biosecurity, truck and driver biosecurity, and/or some form of pre-certification by their state) depending on the characteristics of the outbreak, OR
- Stop movement of milk, become a Monitored Premises (which requires having a valid PIN, and be inspected to ensure adequate biosecurity and surveillance) and obtain a permit to move milk to processing.
In the event a milk movement permit is required, guidance is included below, in the SMS Plan, and a 2-page draft permitting guidance document for Regulatory Officials which is the result of the pro-active risk assessment for the movement of raw milk.