Input requested on BC Animal Health Act regulation

The Ministry of Agriculture is seeking feedback on a proposed premises identification regulation under the BC Animal Health Act. The regulation would require all premises where farm animals are raised, kept, assembled, or disposed of to be registered at no cost with the Ministry’s Premises ID program. 

The new requirement would directly benefit farmers and operators across British Columbia (BC) by closing persistent gaps in the premises ID system and improving the ability of industry and the Province to collaboratively respond to animal health and environmental emergencies.

Feedback is requested on:

  • the role and value of premises identification for emergency response and traceability in BC;
  • what animal species and operation types to include in the regulation;
  • premises ID information management and administration; and
  • how to engage industry in implementation.

Interested parties can review the discussion paper and FAQ document. Input can be provided by October 11, 2019 by email, online survey, telephone (1.888.221.7141) or by mail to:

BC Premises ID Program, BC Ministry of Agriculture, 2500 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC V9N 5M6.

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