ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRIES NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION

AGENCY NAME:

ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRIES

CHAPTER & TITLE:

80-10-11 - Rules For Pollination

80-10-14 - Noxious Weed Rules

80-3-7-.07 - Entry Requirements For Cattle

INTENDED ACTION:

Adopt new chapter 80-10-11 with 6 new rules.

Adopt new chapter 80-10-14 with 13 new rules.

Adopt new rule 80-3-7-.07

SUBSTANCE OF PROPOSED ACTION:

80-10-11 - Rules For Pollination This rule establishes a mechanism for the pollination of Alabama agricultural products by out-of-state beekeepers to make certain of the continued production of certain products, on account of insufficient numbers of beekeepers in certain areas of Alabama; and for the further control of honeybees and apiaries in Alabama.

80-10-14 - Rules For Noxious Weed Because it was found that noxious weeds, defined as plant pests under the provisions of 2-25-1(2)Code of Alabama (1975), are more recently becoming potentially extremely injurious to Alabama's horticultural, agricultural, aquatic, forestry, wildlife, and tourism industries. This action proposes to establish a quarantine against the spread of such weeds in the best interests of the State of Alabama.

80-3-7-.07 - Entry Requirements For Cattle This rule is necessary to reduce the possibility of introducing tuberculosis known to be widespread in white-tail-deer and more recently in beef and cattle in the State of Michigan into the beef and cattle located in Alabama.

TIME, PLACE, MANNER OF PRESENTING VIEWS:

Views may be presented in writing to the contact person below or in person at the meeting of the Board of AGI of the Alabama Department of AGI held on August 8, 2000, at 10:00 a.m.,in the Board Room of the Richard Beard Building, 1445 Federal Drive, Montgomery, Alabama 36107-1100.

FINAL DATE FOR COMMENT AND COMPLETION OF NOTICE:

August 8, 2000

CONTACT PERSON AT AGENCY:

Reginald L. Sorrells, Deputy Attorney General and General Counsel

Department of Agriculture and Industries

1445 Federal Drive

Montgomery, Alabama 36107-1100

Telephone No. 240-7117

Charles Bishop

Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries

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