Hearing set on anhydrous, dairy & meat inspection program rules

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has scheduled a public hearing to gather comments on proposed changes in rules regarding dairy inspection, state meat and poultry inspection and anhydrous ammonia programs in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA).

The hearing will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, in NDDA's conference room on the sixth floor of the State Capitol in Bismarck.

“The rule changes include the addition of a new risk management program for agricultural anhydrous ammonia facilities,” Goehring said. “They also proposed repeal of the anhydrous ammonia nurse tank and storage container lock pilot program.”

Goehring said the proposed amendments to the dairy and state meat and poultry inspection program rules harmonize them with federal standards as required by law.

Copies of the proposed rules may be obtained by writing the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, 600 E. Boulevard Ave, Dept. 602, Bismarck, ND, 58505 or by calling 701-328-2231. Written comments may be submitted to the address above by Dec. 18. Persons planning to attend the hearing and who need special facilities or assistance relating to a disability should contact NDDA at least one week prior to the hearing.

Click on the links below for a complete copy of the proposed rule changes.

Anhydrous Ammonia Proposed Rules

Meat Inspection Proposed Rules

Dairy Inspection Proposed Rules