Burning or burial of carcasses to control disease
(1) An authorized representative of the State Department of Agriculture may cause the burning or burial of carcasses of animals that have died or been destroyed because of an animal disease emergency. The burning or burial shall take place at the location where the death or destruction occurred or at a site approved by the State Veterinarian. The carcasses, including those that are burned, shall be disposed of as described under ORS 601.090 (Requirements as to conduct of business and construction of premises) (7).
(2) The department shall notify state health and environmental agencies of an intended action under subsection (1) of this section.
(3) As used in this section, “animal disease emergency” means the occurrence of a disease that the department determines has potentially serious economic implications for the livestock industries of this state. [1999 c.104 §1]
Note: 596.393 (Burning or burial of carcasses to control disease) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 596 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
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