The proposed rules of the Board of Animal Health governing animal health have been assigned to Administrative Law Judge Barbara L. Neilson. In this proceeding, the Board proposes to add to the Minnesota Rules a new Chapter 1721 governing animal health and repeal the existing rules on that subject that are set forth in Chapters 1700, 1705, 1710, 1715, 1719, and 1720 of the Minnesota Rules.
As part of the rulemaking process, a hearing was held on September 20, 2012, in St. Cloud. During the hearing, a twenty-calendar-day period was set for the receipt of written comments regarding the proposed rules. Thus, the initial deadline for the submission of written comments in this rulemaking proceeding is 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. After the period for submission of written comments ends, state law provides the Board and all interested persons an additional period of five working days for filing a written response to any comments which were submitted during the initial comment period. New matters may not be introduced or raised during this five-day rebuttal period. The five-day rebuttal period will expire at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2012.
Interested members of the public can e-mail, mail, fax, or deliver comments to Judge Neilson concerning the proposed rules. Her address is as follows:
Hon. Barbara L. Neilson
Administrative Law Judge
600 North Robert Street
P.O. Box 64620
St. Paul , MN 55164-0620
The Proposed Rules, Notice of Hearing, Statement of Need and Reasonableness, Agency exhibits, public comments, and other documents relating to the proposed rules are now available on the website of the Board of Animal Health at www.bah.state.mn.us/ . The information will be updated as further comments are received.
OAH Docket No. 11-0500-22182-1