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 1990s

House of Representatives. Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Department Operations, Research, and Foreign Agriculture; Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry. Animal Research Facility Protection Hearing, 28 February 1990. Washington: Government Printing Office, 176 p.
Call Number: KF27.A33277 1990f

"Animal Welfare- Standards for Horses and Other Farm Animals, Advance notice of proposed rule making." Federal Register Vol. 55, No. 66 (5 April 1990), 12667.
Summary: We are considering establishing standards designed specifically for the humane care of horses used for biomedical or other nonagricultural research and for the humane care of other farm animals used for biomedical or other nonagricultural research, or for nonagricultural exhibition, and are soliciting comments regarding appropriate standards. Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, we are publishing a determination to regulate these animals under the Animal Welfare Act.

"Intent to Regulate Horse and Other Farm Animals Under the Animal Welfare Act; Technical Amendment of Definition, Determination to regulate and technical amendment." Federal Register Vol. 55, No. 66 (5 April 1990), 12630-12631.
Summary: This document gives notice that we intend to begin regulating the handling, care, treatment, and transportation of horses and other farm animals under the AWA. We intend to include horses used for biomedical or other nonagricultural research, and other farm animals used for biomedical or other nonagricultural research, or for nonagricultural exhibition, as regulated animals under the Act. This action is necessary to promote the humane care of these animals. We are also making a technical amendment of the definition of "animal" in the Animal Welfare regulations to add several words that were inadvertently omittted when the definition was published in the Federal Register. This change is necessary to clarify the intent of the definition.

"Animal Welfare; Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, and Rabbits, Final Rule." Federal Register Vol. 55, No. 136 (16 July 1990), 28879-28884.
Summary: We are amending the regulations for the humane handling, care, treatment, and transportation of guinea pigs, hamsters, and rabbits by revising the space requirments for primary enclosures and reinstating requirements concerning the temperature and ventilation in cargo space in primary conveyances. These actions are necessary to ensure the humane handling of these animals in transport, to update the regulations, and in accordance with teh 1985 amendments to the AWA, to make the regulations more consisten with other Federal regulations and guidelines concerning the handling, care, treatment, and transportation of these animals.

House of Representatives. Committe on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Department Operations, Research, and Foreign Agriculture. Farm Animal and Research Facilities Protection Act of 1989 Hearing, 17 July 1990. Washington: Government Printing Office, 306 p.
Call Number: KF27.A33277 1990e

"Animal Welfare; Standards, Proposed Rule." Federal Register Vol. 55, No. 158 (15 August 1990), 33448-33531.
Summary: We are proposing to amend the regulations for the humane handling, care, treatment, and transportation of dogs and cats, and nonhuman primates, by completely revising and rewriting those regulations. This proposed rule is a revision of a proposed rule previously published in the Federal Register on March 15, 1989. The revised proposed rule reflects our consideration of the approximately 10,700 comments received in response to that proposal, our experience in administering and enforcing the regulations, to make them more consistent with other Federal regulations concerning the handling, care, treatment, and transportation of these animals, and to comply with the amendments to the Animal Welfare Act enacted December 23, 1985. Rewriting the regulations is also intended to make them easier to understand, thereby increasing compliance and making them more effective.

"Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990." (Public Law 101-624), United States Statutes at Large. Section 2503 - Protection of Pets. Approved 28 November 1990.
Online: http://www.nal.usda.gov/awic/legislat/pl101624.htm
Summary: Enacted November 28, 1990, and establishes a holding period for dogs and cats at shelters and other holding facilities before sale to dealers. It requires dealers to provide written certification regarding each animal's background to the recipient. Specific items included on the certificate are mechanisms of enforcement, injunctions, and penalties for violation.

"Animal Welfare; Standards; Part 3, Final Rule." Federal Register Vol. 55, No. 32 (15 February 1991), 6426-6505.
Online: http://www.nal.usda.gov/awic/legislat/awadog.htm
Summary: Often referred to as the "Preamble" to the Animal Welfare Act amendments of 1985, the explanations of the regulations are used to identify the intent of the regulations published in Title 9, Code of Federal Regulations. This issue contains final regulations developed to enact the 1985 amendments to the Animal Welfare Act covering the Standards section. Extensive commentary is provided to respond to public comments about each of the proposed regulations. Comments and final regulations are provided concerning exercise in dogs and psychological well-being in nonhuman primates.

"Random Source Dogs and Cats, Proposed Rule." Federal Register Vol. 56, No. 221 (15 November 1991), 57991-57994.
Summary: We are proposing to amend the regulations under the Animal Welfare At to require that dogs and cats acquired by (1) pounds and shelters owned and operated by States, counties, and cities, (2) private entities established for the purpose of caring for animals, such as humane societies or contract pounds or shelters, and (3) research facilities licensed by the Department of Agriculture, must be held and cared for at those establishments for at least 5 days before being sold to a dealer. We are also proposing to amend the regulations to require dealers provide a valid certification to anyone acquiring random source dogs and cats from them. These proposed amendments are being made pursuant to the recent amendment of the AWA, which was enacted to prohibit the use of stolen pets in research and to provide owners the opportunity to locate their animals.

House of Representatives. Committee on Agriculture, Farm Animal and Research Facilities Protection Act of 1992 (to accompany H.R. 2407). (House Report No. 102-498; 9 April 1992). Washington: Government Printing Office, 17 p.
Call Number: HV4764.U54 1992

House of Representatives. Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Department Operations, Research, and Foreign Agriculture. Review of U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act, Specifically of Animals Used in Exhibitions Hearing, 8 July 1992. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1071 p.
Call Number: KF27.A33277 1992a

"Random Source Dogs and Cats, Final Rule." Federal Register Vol. 58, No. 139 (22 July 1993)
Online: http://www.nal.usda.gov/awic/legislat/cat1.htm
Summary: The amendment to the Act was enacted to prevent the use of stolen pets in research and to provide owners the opportunity to locate their animals. The final rules implementing the 1990 amendment to the Animal Welfare Act and amending the animal welfare regulations by requiring pounds and shelters to hold and care for dogs and cats for at least 5 days (including one weekend day) before providing them to a dealer. Dealers must provide valid certification to anyone acquiring random source dogs and cats from them. Public comments and rationale for the regulatory decisions are discussed. This information updates Title 9, Code of Federal Regulations, Subpart A, Parts 1 and 2.

"Correction, Random Source Cats and Dogs, Final Rule; Correction." Federal Register Vol. 58, No. 164 (26 August 1993)
Online: http://www.nal.usda.gov/awic/legislat/cat2.htm
Summary: Revises several sentences in the original final rule, published in the Federal Register on July 22, 1993 (58 FR 39124-39130, Docket No. 91-035-3). Corrected an error that established regulations under the Animal Welfare Act regarding the housing and care of dogs and cats held by certain facilities that provide these animals to dealers, and that also added certification requirements regarding random source dogs and cats provided by dealers. The rule was promulgated under the Act to prevent the use of stolen pets in research and to provide owners the opportunity to locate their animals.

"Farm Animal Issues Under the Animal Welfare Act; Public Meeting, Notice of public meeting." Federal Register Vol. 59, No. 117 (20 June 1994)
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1994-06-20/html/94-14930.htm
Summary: This noticed advised the public that APHIS is hosting a public meeting to gather information on the care and use of farm animals for nonagricultural activities regulated by the Animal Welfare Act.

"Animal Welfare; Marine Mammals, Proposed Rule." Federal Register Vol. 60, No. 14 (23 January 1995), 4383-4389.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1995-01-23/pdf/95-1637.pdf
Summary: A proposal to amend the Animal Welfare regulations to establish standards for "swim-with-the-dolphin" interactive programs.

"Dogs and Cats in Commercial Pet Trade; Public Meetings, Notice of public meetings." Federal Register Vol. 61, No. 30 (13 February 1996), 5224.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1996-02-13/pdf/96-3241.pdf
Summary: APHIS is gathering information on the current Animal Welfare Act regulations and standards that apply to the care of dogs and cats in the commercial pet trade.

"Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, Proposed collection; comment request." Federal Register Vol. 61, No. 46 (7 March 1996), 9141-9142.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1996-03-07/pdf/96-5378.pdf
Summary: APHIS requests an extension of a currently approved information collection in support of regulations and standards issued under the Animal Welfare Act for guinea pigs, hamsters, and rabbits.

"Animal Welfare; Marine Mammals, Notice of Meeting." Federal Register Vol. 61, No. 47 (8 March 1996), 9371.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1996-03-08/pdf/96-5580.pdf
Summary: A proposal to amend the Animal Welfare regulations to establish standards for "swim-with-the-dolphin" interactive programs.

"Dogs and Cats in Commercial Pet Trade; Public Meeting, Notice of public meeting." Federal Register Vol. 61, No. 57 (22 March 1996), 11778.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1996-03-22/pdf/96-6982.pdf
Summary: APHIS is gathering information on the current Animal Welfare Act regulations and standards that apply to the care of dogs and cats in the commercial pet trade. The public meeting will be held in Washington, DC on April 10 and 11, 1996.

"Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, Proposed collection; comment request." Federal Register Vol. 61, No. 117 (17 June 1996), 30590-30591.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1996-06-17/pdf/96-15280.pdf
Summary: APHIS requests an extension of a currently approved information collection in support of regulations under the Animal Welfare Act governing the humane handling, care, treatment, and transportation of certain animals by dealers, research institutions, exhibitors, carriers, and intermediate handlers.

"Animal Welfare; Marine Mammals, Notice of Meeting." Federal Register Vol. 61, No. 117 (17 June 1996), 30545.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1996-06-17/pdf/96-15279.pdf
Summary: A proposal to amend the Animal Welfare regulations to establish standards for "swim-with-the-dolphin" interactive programs.

"Humane Treatment of Dogs and Cats; Tethering and Temperature Requirements, Proposed Rule." Federal Register Vol. 61, No. 128 (2 July 1996), 34386-34389.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1996-07-02/pdf/96-16871.pdf
Summary: APHIS proposes to amend the regulations for the humane treatment of dogs and cats under the Animal Welfare Act by removing the provisions for tethering dogs as a means of primary enclosure.

"Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, Approved information collection extension; comment request." Federal Register Vol. 61, No. 161 (19 August 1996), 42829.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1996-08-19/pdf/96-21072.pdf
Summary: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request an extension of a currently approved information collection in support of regulations under the Animal Welfare Act governing the humane handling, care, treatment, and transportation of certain animals by dealers, research institutions, exhibitors, carriers, and intermediate handlers.

"Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, November 1, 1996, Federal Register Vol. 61, No. 217 (7 November 1996), 57626.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1996-11-07/pdf/96-28610.pdf
Summary: List of submitted information from USDA to OMB for all agencies, including APHIS.

"Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, Approved information collection extension; comment request." Federal Register Vol. 62, No. 18 (28 January 1997), 4027.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1996-08-19/pdf/96-21072.pdf
Summary: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request an extension of a currently approved information collection in support of current review and revision of the standards for marine mammals in the Animal Welfare Act regulations.

"Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, May 23, 1997, Federal Register Vol. 62, No. 103 (29 May 1997), 29100.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1997-05-29/pdf/97-14062.pdf
Summary: List of submitted information from USDA to OMB for all agencies, including APHIS.

"Handling, Training, and Exhibition of Potentially Dangerous Exotic or Wild Animals, Request for information." Federal Register Vol. 62, No. 142 (24 July 1997), 39802.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1997-07-24/pdf/97-19498.pdf
Summary: APHIS is requesting information concerning what practices are currently used for handling and training potentially dangerous exotic or wild animals used in exhibition (such as, but not limited to, elephants, lions, or tigers), and what training and experience levels trainers and handlers of such animals have. We are seeking this information to help us more thoroughly examine all issues pertaining to the training and handling of potentially dangerous exotic or wild animals used in exhibition.

"Humane Treatment of Dogs; Tethering, Final Rule." Federal Register Vol. 62, No. 156 (13 August 1997), 43272-43275.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1997-08-13/pdf/97-21370.pdf
Summary: APHIS amends the regulations for the humane treatment of dogs under the Animal Welfare Act by removing the provisions for tethering dogs as a means of primary enclosure.

"Humane Treatment of Dogs; Tethering; Clarification, Final Rule; clarification." Federal Register Vol. 62, No. 186 (25 September 1997), 43272-43275.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1997-09-25/pdf/97-25482.pdf
Summary: APHIS amends the regulations for the humane treatment of dogs under the Animal Welfare Act by removing the provisions for tethering dogs as a means of primary enclosure. The purpose of this notice is to
clarify what kinds of facilities are regulated under the Animal Welfare Act and, subsequently, what kinds of facilities must comply with the final rule on tethering.

"Agency Information Collection Activities; OMB Approval Received, Notice." Federal Register Vol. 62, No. 215 (6 November 1997), 60062.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1997-11-06/pdf/97-29322.pdf
Summary: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Office of Management and Budget’s approval of a collection of information contained in the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service final rule amending the regulations for the humane treatment of dogs under the Animal Welfare Act by removing the provisions for tethering dogs as a means of primary enclosure.

"Animal Welfare; Regulation of Pocket Pets, Policy statement." Federal Register Vol. 63, No. 13 (21 January 1998), 3017.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1998-01-21/pdf/98-1312.pdf
Summary: This document gives notice that we are now regulating under the Animal Welfare Act the handling, care, and treatment at retail pet stores of small mammals commonly referred to as ‘‘pocket pets’’ and requiring any retail pet store that sells pocket pets to be licensed as a dealer under the Animal Welfare Act.

"Humane Treatment of Dogs and Cats; Wire Flooring, Final rule." Federal Register Vol. 63, No. 13 (21 January 1998), 3017-3023.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1998-01-21/pdf/98-1311.pdf
Summary: This document gives notice that we are now regulating under the Animal Welfare Act the handling, care, and treatment at retail pet stores of small mammals commonly referred to as ‘‘pocket pets’’ and requiring any retail pet store that sells pocket pets to be licensed as a dealer under the Animal Welfare Act.

"Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection, Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request." Federal Register Vol. 63, No. 25 (6 February 1998), 6146-6147.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1998-02-06/pdf/98-3046.pdf
Summary: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection in support of the
Animal Welfare Act.

"Humane Treatment of Dogs and Cats; Temperature Requirements, Final rule." Federal Register Vol. 63, No. 42 (4 March 1998), 10493-10499.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1998-03-04/pdf/98-5538.pdf
Summary: Amending the regulations for the humane treatment of animals under the Animal Welfare Act by revising certain requirements pertaining to climatic conditions. We are clarifying the current temperature requirements for dogs and cats in indoor, sheltered, and mobile and traveling housing facilities, in primary conveyances used for transportation, and in the animal holding areas of terminal facilities. We are also requiring that any animal covered by the animal Welfare Act shall never be exposed to cOMBinations of temperature, humidity, and time that would adversely affect the animal’s health and well-being, taking into consideration the animal’s health status, age, breed, or any other pertinent factor. When climatic conditions present a threat to an animal’s health or well-being, appropriate measures must be taken to alleviate the impact of those conditions. This action will help ensure that animals protected by the Animal Welfare Act are maintained in climatic conditions conducive to the animals’ health and well-being.

"Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection, Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request." Federal Register Vol. 64, No. 52 (18 March 1998), 13394-13395.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1999-03-18/pdf/99-6594.pdf
Summary: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection in support of the
regulations and standards issued under the Animal Welfare Act for guinea pigs, hamsters, and rabbits.

"Animal Welfare; Veterinary Care for Elephants, Policy statement." Federal Register Vol. 63, No. 62 (1 April 1998), 15826-158827.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1998-04-01/pdf/98-8536.pdf
Summary: This document gives notice that, for elephant dealers and exhibitors, appropriate methods must include periodic testing of their elephants for tuberculosis and, if necessary, treating them for tuberculosis and/or quarantining them. In addition, to protect the health of elephants that have not been exposed to the disease, all attendants, handlers, and trainees who have direct contact with elephants must be tested for tuberculosis on at least an annual basis.

"Public Meeting; Animal Care, Notice of public meeting." Federal Register Vol. 63, No. 71 (14 April 1998), 18179-18180.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1998-04-14/pdf/98-9744.pdf
Summary: This is the second notice to animal researchers, exhibitors, dealers, transporters, animal protection groups, and other interested persons that we are holding a public meeting to discuss current Animal Welfare Act issues and initiatives. This notice also announces the agenda for the public meeting.

"Animal Welfare; Primary Enclosures for Dogs and Cats, Interim rule and request for comments." Federal Register Vol. 63, No. 133 (13 July 1998), 37480-37482.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1998-07-13/pdf/98-18594.pdf
Summary: APHIS is amending the regulations under the Animal Welfare Act pertaining to primary enclosures for dogs and cats by removing the requirement that primary enclosures with flooring made of mesh or slatted construction include a solid resting surface.

"Field Study; Definition, Proposed rule." Federal Register Vol. 63, No. 147 (31 July 1998), 40844-40845.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1998-07-31/pdf/98-20499.pdf
Summary: APHIS proposes to amend the Animal Welfare Act regulations by clarifying the definition of the term field study. They clarify that a field study cannot involve an invasive procedure, harm the animals under the study, or materially alter the behavior of the animals under study.

"Animal Welfare; Marine Mammals, Swim-With-the-Dolphin Programs, Final rule." Federal Register Vol. 63, No. 172 (4 September 1998), 47128-47151.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1998-09-04/pdf/98-23789.pdf
Summary: We are amending the Animal Welfare regulations to establish standards for ‘‘swim-with-the-dolphin’’ interactive programs. These standards are being promulgated under the authority of the Animal Welfare Act and are necessary to ensure that the marine mammals used in these programs are handled and cared for in a humane manner.

"Reorganization; Animal Care, Final rule." Federal Register Vol. 63, No. 217 (10 November 1998), 62925-62927.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1998-11-10/pdf/98-30137.pdf
Summary: We are amending the Animal Welfare and horse protection regulations by removing all references to ‘‘Regulatory Enforcement and Animal Care’’ and ‘‘APHIS, REAC Sector Supervisor’’ and replacing them with ‘‘Animal Care’’ and ‘AC Regional Director,’’ respectively. This final rule is necessary for the regulations to accurately reflect the current organizational structure of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

"Animal Welfare; Farm Animals Used for Nonagricultural Purposes, Notice and request for comments." Federal Register Vol. 64, No. 41 (3 March 1999), 10268-10269.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1999-03-03/pdf/99-5244.pdf
Summary: We believe that additional guidance is needed to assist regulated entities in meeting the standards in the regulations as they apply to the handling, care, treatment, and transportation of farm animals used for nonagricultural purposes primarily research and exhibition).

"Animal Welfare; Petition for Rulemaking, Notice of extension of comment period." Federal Register Vol. 64, No. 42 (4 March 1999), 10400.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1999-03-04/pdf/99-5359.pdf
Summary: We are extending thecomment period for our notice of a petition for rulemaking received by the Secretary of Agriculture. The petition, sponsored by several petitioners, requests that the Secretary amend the definition of ‘‘animal’’ in the Animal Welfare Act regulations to remove the current exclusion of rats and mice bred for use in research and birds and ‘‘grant such other relief as the Secretary deems just and proper.’’ This extension will provide interested persons with additional time to prepare and submit comments on the petition.

"Animal Welfare; Solid Resting Surfaces for Dogs and Cats, Final Rule." Federal Register Vol. 64, No. 75 (20 April 1999), 19251-19254.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1999-04-20/pdf/99-9847.pdf
Summary: We are adopting as a final rule, without change, an interim rule that amended the regulations under the Animal Welfare Act pertaining to primary enclosures for dogs and cats by removing the requirement that primary enclosures with flooring made of mesh or slatted construction include a solid resting surface.

"Animal Welfare; Marine Mammals, Notice of reopening and extension of comment period." Federal Register Vol. 64, No. 93 (14 May 1999), 26330.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1999-05-14/pdf/99-12236.pdf
Summary: We are reopening and extending the comment period for our proposed rule to amend the Animal Welfare Act regulations concerning the humane handling, care, treatment, and transportation of marine mammals in captivity. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments.

"Animal Welfare; Draft Policy on Environmental Enhancement for Nonhuman Primates, Draft policy statement and request for comments." Federal Register Vol. 64, No. 135 (15 July 1999), 38145-38150.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1999-07-15/pdf/99-18050.pdf
Summary: Under the Animal Welfare Act, our regulations require that dealers, exhibitors, and research facilities that maintain nonhuman primates develop and follow a plan for environment enhancement adequate to promote the psychological well-being of the nonhuman primates. We have developed a draft policy to clarify what we believe must be considered and included in the plan in order for dealers, exhibitors, and research facilities to adequately promote the psychological well-being of nonhuman primates. We are seeking public comment on the draft policy before we implement it.

"Licensing Requirements for Dogs and Cats, Decision and policy statement." Federal Register Vol. 64, No. 137 (19 July 1999), 38546-38548.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1999-07-19/pdf/99-18319.pdf
Summary: This document announces our response to a petition submitted to us by the Doris Day Animal League. The petition requested that we amend the definition of ‘‘retail pet store’’ to include only nonresidential business establishments and that we regulate dealers of hunting, breeding, and security dogs in the same manner as dealers of other types of dogs.

"Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection, Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request." Federal Register Vol. 64, No. 156 (13 August 1999), 44193-44194.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1999-08-13/pdf/99-20896.pdf
Summary: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection in support of the
regulations issued under the Animal Welfare Act for guinea pigs, hamsters, and rabbits.

"Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection, Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request." Federal Register Vol. 64, No. 183 (22 September 1999), 51288-51289.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1999-09-22/pdf/99-24678.pdf
Summary: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection in support of the
regulations issued under the Animal Welfare Act governing the humane handling, care, treatment, and transportation of certain animals by dealers, research institutions, exhibitors, carriers, and intermediate handlers.

"Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection, Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request." Federal Register Vol. 64, No. 235 (8 December 1999), 68667.
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1999-12-08/pdf/99-31776.pdf
Summary: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection in support of the regulations, which were issued under the Animal Welfare Act, governing the humane handling, care, treatment, and transportation of certain animals by dealers, research institutions, exhibitors, carriers, and intermediate handlers.

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