Act On The Prevention Of Contagious Animal Diseases


Published: 2014-10-15

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CHAPTER Ⅰ GENERAL PROVISIONS
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 Article 1 (Purpose)   print
The purpose of this Act is to contribute to the development of the livestock industry and to improvement in public health by preventing the outbreak or spread of contagious animal diseases.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 2 (Definitions)   print
The terms used in this Act shall be defined as follows: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. The term "livestock" means cattle, horses, donkeys, mules, sheep (including goats, such as rock goats; hereinafter the same shall apply), deer, pigs, chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese, dogs, rabbits, honeybees, and other animals prescribed by Presidential Decree;
2. The term "contagious animal diseases" means the following contagious animal diseases Type Ⅰ, Type Ⅱ and Type Ⅲ:
(a) Contagious animal diseases Type Ⅰ: Rinderpest, bovine pleurop- neumonia, foot-and-mouth disease, pseudorinderpest, bluetongue, Rift Valley fever, lumpy skin disease, sheep pox, vesicular stomatitis, African equine sickness, African swine fever, swine fever, swine vesicular disease, Newcastle disease, and highly pathogenic avian influenza;
(b) Contagious animal diseases Type Ⅱ: Anthrax, blackleg, brucellosis, tuberculosis, Johne's disease, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, Q fever, Aujeszky's disease in swine, Japanese encephalitis in swine, Teschen disease, Scrapie, glanders, equine infectious anemia, equine viral arteritis, dourine, contagious equine metritis, eastern equine encephalitis, western equine encephalitis, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, pullorum disease, fowl typhoid, fowl cholera, rabies, chronic wasting disease of deer and other contagious animal diseases prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs as corresponding thereto;
(c) Contagious animal diseases Type Ⅲ: Bovine ephemeral fever, bovine akabane disease, fowl mycoplasmosis, low pathogenic avian influenza, foulbrood, and other contagious animal diseases prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs as corresponding thereto;
3. The term "place of quarantine" means a location where quarantines are conducted on the designated objects subject to quarantine pursuant to Article 31;
4. The term "immunotherapy" means processing blood, internal organs, excreta, etc. harvested from domestic animals of a farm and administering the processed matter to domestic animals of the farm for the purpose of preventing or treating specific contagious animal diseases;
5. The term "identification of characteristics of diseases" means confirming whether dead or disease-suspected domestic animals have been infected by any contagious animal disease using methods, such as clinical examination, pathological examination, and serum examination;
6. The term "specified risk material" means the tissue of cattle referred to in the following items from a country where there have been any outbreaks of bovine spongiform encephalopathy:
(a) Amygdala and distal ileum from any cow less than one year old;
(b) Brain, eye, spinal cord, skull, or vertebral column from cattle older than 30 months;
(c) Materials separately designated and announced by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs by taking into consideration the conditions leading to the outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy by country, the people's eating habits, etc.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 3 (Obligations of State and Local Governments)   print
(1) In order to prevent the outbreak and spread of contagious animal diseases, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, a Metropolitan City Mayor, a Do Governor, the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province, a Self-Governing City Mayor (hereinafter referred to as "Mayor/Do Governor") and the head of a Si/Gun/autonomous Gu shall formulate and implement measures for the control of contagious animal diseases (hereinafter referred to as "measures for the control of contagious animal diseases") including operations under the following subparagraphs: <Amended by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011; Act No. 10930, Jul. 25, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Establishment of a system for the prevention of contagious animal diseases and the early-detection and reporting thereof;
2. Formulation and implementation of emergency preventive measures against each contagious animal disease;
3. Measures for cooperation with the relevant administrative agencies for the prevention of contagious animal diseases;
4. Education and public relations on the prevention of contagious animal diseases;
5. Collection and analysis of information on the prevention of contagious animal diseases;
6. Training of experts on the prevention of contagious animal diseases;
7. Formulation of measures for the prevention of contamination of surrounding environments, which may follow animal disease control, such as slaughter, incineration and burial and formulation of measures for post-management;
8. Formulation of measures for the post-management (including medical treatments for psychological and psychiatric stability) of persons, etc. who have directly participated in the slaughter, incineration and burial of livestock;
9. Other matters concerning preventive measures against contagious animal diseases.
(2) The head of each Si/Gun/autonomous Gu shall select and manage most suitable places for the burial of livestock in conformity with criteria prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs in advance in preparation for the burial of livestock carcasses or things as prescribed in the main sentence of Articles 22 (2), and 23 (1) and (3). <Newly Inserted by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs shall provide more support for the animal disease control agencies of Cities/Dos in order to ensure better manpower, equipment, technology, etc. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, a Mayor/Do Governor and the head of a Si/Gun/autonomous Gu shall review the validity of measures for the control of contagious animal diseases every three years, and shall reflect the result thereof in the measures for the control of contagious animal diseases. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 11348, Feb. 22, 2012; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(5) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may, where deemed necessary for effective control of contagious animal diseases, separately determine and publicly announce guidelines on preventive measures against contagious animal diseases and detailed standards for the prevention thereof. <Amended by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 3-2 (Disclosure of Information on Present Status of the Outbreak of Contagious Animal Diseases)   print
(1) In order to prevent contagious animal diseases and to avoid the spread thereof, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the Mayor/Do Governor shall disclose information prescribed by Presidential Decree, such as the time and place of the outbreak of a contagious animal disease on a farm. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Deleted. <by Act No. 10930, Jul. 25, 2011>
(3) When a contagious animal disease breaks out in a foreign country, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Mayors/Do Governors, and heads of Sis/Guns/autonomous Gus shall, in order to prevent the inflow of such diseases into Korea, disclose information on the type of a disease, a country where it occurs, a specific place and time of the outbreak of such contagious animal disease, matters requiring tourists’ attention, etc. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) Farms and contagious animal diseases subject to disclosure of information pursuant to paragraph (1), procedures and methods of disclosure thereof, etc. shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree, and the details, scope, procedures, methods, etc. of disclosure of information referred to in paragraph (3) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 3-3 (Establishment and Operation of National Integrated Information System for Animal Disease Control)   print
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may establish and operate an electronic information system (hereinafter referred to as “national integrated information system for animal disease control”), in order to prevent contagious animal diseases and to efficiently manage animal disease control conditions.
(2) Matters necessary for the establishment, operation, etc. of a national integrated information system for animal disease control shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 12048, Aug. 13, 2013]
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 Article 4 (Animal Disease Control Council)   print
(1) The Central Animal Disease Control Council shall be established under the the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and a regional animal disease control council shall be established under each Mayor/Do Governor to provide advice on the principal policies related to animal disease control. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Persons who have expertise in fields related to livestock farming or veterinary medicine shall participate in the Central Animal Disease Control Council and a regional animal disease control council.
(3) Matters necessary for the organization, operation, etc. of the Central Animal Disease Control Council shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and matters necessary for the organization, operation, etc. of a regional animal disease control council shall be prescribed by municipal ordinance of the local government concerned. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 5 (Obligation to Control Animal Diseases and to Quarantine Owners, etc. of Livestock)   print
(1) Each owner or manager (hereinafter referred to as "owner, etc.") of livestock shall keep livestock sheds and their surroundings clean and disinfect the said regularly so as to prevent the outbreak of contagious animal diseases, and fully cooperate with the State and local governments in an effort to enforce measures relating to the control of animal disease.
(2) In order to prevent the inflow of contagious animal diseases into Korea, the State shall install and operate facilities necessary for the quarantine and control of such diseases in such areas as trading ports referred to in subparagraph 2 of Article 2 of the Harbor Act, airports (limited to airports operating international airliners) referred to in subparagraph 7 of Article 2 of the Aviation Act and entrance zones referred to in subparagraph 1 of Article 2 of the Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation Act under conditions prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(3) Where an owner, etc. of livestock employs a foreign laborer, he/she shall file a report on the employment of the foreign laborer with the head of the relevant Si/Gun/autonomous Gu, and take necessary measures for preventing the outbreak of animal diseases, such as the provision of education to, disinfection, etc. of the foreign laborer.
(4) The head of a national agency prescribed by Presidential Decree conducting duties associated with the control and quarantine of animal diseases (hereinafter referred to as "head of a national animal disease control agency") shall notify those who have stayed in countries experiencing an outbreak of contagious animal diseases as disclosed pursuant to Article 3-2 (3) (hereinafter referred to "country experiencing an outbreak of contagious animal diseases") or enter Korea via such countries to submit documents concerning their stay in such countries, etc. and if necessary, go through necessary measures, such as receiving inquiries about, be subject to inspection and disinfection of their bodies, clothes, personal belongings and baggage.
(5) Each person entering Korea from a country experiencing an outbreak of contagious animal diseases shall submit documents stating matters concerning his/her stay in the relevant country, etc. to the head of the relevant national animal disease control agency in accordance with Presidential Decree. In such cases, when the head of the relevant national animal disease control agency determines that there is a considerable risk that contagious animal diseases could spread through such person's visit to livestock farms, etc., he/she may take necessary measures against such person, such as inquiring about, inspecting and disinfecting such person's body, clothes, personal belongings and baggage.
(6) Notwithstanding paragraph (5), anyone falling under the following subparagraphs, who have stayed in countries suffering an outbreak of contagious animal diseases or enter Korea via such countries, shall be subject to necessary measures to be taken by the heads of national animal disease control agencies at arriving ports or airports, such as inquiring about, inspecting and disinfecting bodies, clothes, personal belongings and baggage, and shall, when intending to visit a country where such an outbreak occurs, report their departure, etc. to the heads of national animal disease control agencies at departing ports or airports: <Amended by Act No. 10930, Jul. 25, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Owners, etc. of livestock and family members living with them;
2. Persons employed by the owners, etc. of livestock and family members living with them;
3. Veterinarians, animal inseminators and veterinary assistants;
4. Sellers of animal drugs and animal feed;
5. Persons collecting or transporting livestock manure;
6. Employees working at livestock market under Article 34 of the Livestock Industry Act;
7. Persons collecting or transporting raw milk under paragraph 5 of Article 2 of the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act;
8. Other persons prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs who need to be subject to measures, such as inquiring about, inspecting and disinfecting bodies, for the prevention of contagious animal diseases.
(7) The head of each national animal disease control agency shall notify the heads of Sis/Guns/autonomous Gus of the details of disembarkation of relevant persons who have undergone necessary measures pursuant to paragraphs (5) and (6), such as inquiries, inspections and disinfection.
(8) The head of each national animal disease control agency, or the head of each Si/Gun/autonomous Gu notified pursuant to paragraph (7) may, when necessary for the prevention of animal diseases, order the owners, etc. of livestock to disinfect relevant livestock breeding facilities, or directly disinfect such facilities.
(9) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may request the provision of necessary data or information for the prevention and quarantine of contagious animal diseases to the persons prescribed under paragraph (6), to prevent the inflow of contagious animal diseases into Korea and to effectively execute quarantine or disease control measures and ex post facto management thereof. In such cases, the person who have received succh a request shall follow it, unless there is a compelling reason not to do so. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 10930, Jul. 25, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(10) Matters necessary for reporting on the employment of, provision of education to and disinfection of foreign laborers, methods for notifying persons entering Korea, and detailed criteria, procedures, methods, etc. for reporting by the owners, etc. of livestock on their departure from Korea and measures to be taken by the heads of national animal disease control agencies shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011]
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 Article 6 (Education on Animal Disease Control)   print
(1) The State and local governments shall provide education on animal disease control to the owners of livestock prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and their employees. <Amended by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The State and local governments may, when necessary, entrust education referred to in paragraph (1) to livestock-related organizations prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (hereinafter referred to as "livestock-related organization"), such as the National Agricultural Cooperatives Federation established under the Agricultural Cooperatives Act. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Matters necessary for the education on animal disease control under paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 7 (Veterinary Inspectors)   print
(1) In order to conduct the affairs concerning animal disease control, veterinary inspectors shall be assigned to the State, local governments and administrative agencies prescribed by Presidential Decree, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(2) Veterinary inspectors pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be veterinarians.
(3) Where epidemiological investigation or close examination results or clinical symptoms show or suggest the possibility that livestock have been infected with any contagious animal disease, a veterinary inspector may enter places referred to in the following subparagraphs and examine livestock or other objects, or make inquiry of interested parties, and may collect minimal samples required for the forecasting of a contagious animal disease without consideration:
1. Places where livestock gather, such as livestock markets, livestock promotion fairs, and racetracks;
2. Stock raising facilities, such as livestock sheds, hatcheries, and breeding stock farms;
3. Places of work, such as slaughterhouses and raw milk collection places;
4. Warehouses, rolling stock, etc.
(4) Where a veterinary inspector makes an inspection and forecast for the prevention of any contagious animal disease pursuant to paragraph (3), no person shall refuse, obstruct, or evade such inspection and make a forecast without justifiable grounds.
(5) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs shall strengthen support for veterinary inspectors working in local governments and administrative agencies referred to in paragraph (1) and provide them with education on the examination, forecasting and disposal of carcasses, etc. of contagious animal diseases on a regular basis. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011; Act No. 11348, Feb. 22, 2012; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 8 (Veterinary Assistants)   print
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the head of a local government may appoint those who have completed required courses prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to become veterinary assistants and have them assist with the affairs of veterinary inspectors. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) A veterinary assistant may, within the limits prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, conduct the affairs referred to in Article 7 (3) under the direction and supervision of a veterinary inspector. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Article 7 (4) shall apply mutatis mutandis to inspections and forecasting for the prevention of contagious animal diseases of a veterinary assistant.
(4) Necessary matters concerning qualifications, allowances, etc. for veterinary assistants shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 9 (Livestock Health Control Association)   print
(1) The Livestock Health Control Association (hereinafter referred to as the "Health Control Association") shall be established to efficiently perform affairs concerning animal disease control and sanitary control of livestock products.
(2) The Health Control Association shall be a corporation.
(3) The Health Control Association shall come into existence upon registration of establishment at the location of its main office.
(4) The Health Control Association shall conduct the following operations: <Amended by Act No. 10310, May 25, 2010>
1. Vaccination, medicated bath, and clinical examinations of livestock, and collection of test specimens;
2. Sanitary inspections of livestock products;
3. Disinfection, education and public relations for the prevention of contagious animal diseases;
4. Education and training of veterinary assistants under Article 8 and inspectors under Article 14 of the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act;
5. Duties as an administering veterinarian working at a place where quarantine is conducted pursuant to Article 42;
6. Undertakings entrusted by the State and local governments in connection with operations referred to in subparagraphs 1 through 5 and the incidental undertakings thereto.
(5) Where the Health Control Association takes test specimens pursuant to paragraph (4) 1, it shall obtain, in advance, the consent of an owner, etc. of livestock orally or in writing.
(6) The State and local governments may subsidize all or some expenses incurred in conducting operations referred to in paragraph (4).
(7) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or Mayors/Do Governors may, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, have the Health Control Association report on the operations referred to in each subparagraph of paragraph (4) or may supervise its affairs. <Amended by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011; Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>(8) Except as provided in this Act, the provisions of the Civil Act governing incorporated associations shall apply mutatis mutandis to the Health Control Association.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 9-2 (Establishment, etc. of Mobile Organization for Contagious Animal Disease Control)   print
(1) In order to ensure immediate response in terms of prevention of spread of contagious animal diseases, provision of guidances for disease control, etc. a mobile organization for contagious animal disease control may be established under the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Matters necessary for the composition, operation, etc. of the mobile organization for contagious animal disease control shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011]
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 Article 10 (Development Plan of Veterinary Science and Technology, etc.)   print
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs shall formulate and implement a comprehensive plan for the development of veterinary science and technology, including the prevention and diagnosis of contagious animal diseases, development of vaccines against such diseases, and technological development for public health improvement. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Matters necessary for the formulation and implementation of a comprehensive plan for the development of veterinary science and technology pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(3) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may conduct testing or analysis in relation to veterinary science and technology at the request of ocal governments, livestock industry-related organizations, and enterprises related to the livestock industry. In such cases, necessary matters concerning standards for and methods of testing or analysis shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
CHAPTER Ⅱ PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF CONTAGIOUS ANIMAL DISEASES
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 Article 11 (Report of Dead or Sick Animals)   print
(1) Where domestic animals falling under any of the following subparagraphs are found, any owner, etc. of such domestic animals, any veterinarian who has diagnosed such domestic animals or examined their carcasses, any person who has sold veterinary drugs or livestock feed to the owners, etc. of such domestic animals shall, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, report, without delay, to the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province (only applicable to Dong areas of the Special Self-Governing Province), the head of a Si (referring to the head of a Si where there is no Gu, and in case of a Si in the composite form of urban and rural communities, only applicable to cases where the location of domestic animals, etc. is a Dong), the head of a Gu (in case of a Gu belonging to a Si in the composite form of urban and rural communities, only applicable to cases where the location of domestic animals, etc. is a Dong), or the head of an Eup or Myeon (hereafter referred to as "head of a Si/Gu/Eup/Myeon" in this Article and Article 12) having jurisdiction over the location of such domestic animals or carcasses: Provided, That this shall not apply to any owner, etc. of domestic animals who has requested a veterinarian or an institute responsible for identification of characteristics of animal diseases under Article 12 (6) (hereinafter referred to as "veterinarian, etc.") to diagnose such domestic animals or to examine their carcasses, and to any seller of veterinary drugs or livestock feed who knew or might know about such request: <Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010; Act No. 10930, Jul. 25, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Domestic animals that have died from an unidentified disease;
2. Domestic animals that contracted a contagious animal disease or that based on epidemiological investigation, close examination or clinical symptoms, there is sufficient evidence to conclude that they have contracted a contagious animal disease.
(2) A veterinarian, etc. who has received a request for diagnosis or postmortem examination of domestic animals falling under the subparagraphs of paragraph (1) shall promptly notify the party involved of the results of the examination, and where the examination confirmed a contagious animal disease, a veterinarian, etc. and an owner, etc. of domestic animals shall report such results to the head of a Si/Gu/Eup/Myeon without delay. <Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010>
(3) Where domestic animals in transit fall under any subparagraph of paragraph (1), any person who transports domestic animals by means of transportation, such as by train, ship, motor vehicle, and airplane, (hereinafter referred to as "domestic animal transportation business operator") shall promptly report to the head of a Si/Gu/Eup/Myeon who has jurisdiction over the place of departure or arrival of such domestic animals. <Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010>
(4) The head of a Gu (excluding the head of an autonomous Gu)/Eup/Myeon who has received the report referred to in paragraphs (1) through (3) shall promptly report to the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun, whereupon the head of a Si/Gun/autonomous Gu shall report thereon to the Mayor/Do Governor. <Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010>
(5) Where a disease is a zoonosis falling under the subparagraphs of Article 14 (1) of the Infectious Disease Control and Prevention Act, the head of an administrative agency who has been reported pursuant to paragraph (1) 2 shall, without delay, notify the Director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 9959, Jan. 15, 2010>
(6) No head of any administrative agency who has received a report or been notified pursuant to paragraphs (1) through (5) shall disclose the identity of a reporter to the public if the reporter makes such a request. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 9959, Jan. 25, 2010>
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 Article 12 (Identification of Characteristics of Diseases)   print
(1) Any person who has reported pursuant to the main sentence of Article 11 (1) or Article 11 (2) and (3) or the head of a Si/Gu/Eup/Myeon who has received such a report may request the head of an agency controlling animal diseases which is affiliated with the competent Special Metropolitan City, Metropolitan City, Do, Special Self-Governing Province, and Self-Governing City (hereinafter referred to as "head of an animal disease control agency of a City/Do") or the heads of national animal disease control agencies to determine animal diseases, such as the diagnosis of a disease affecting the relevant domestic animal. <Amended by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011; Act No. 10930, Jul. 25, 2011>
(2) Where an animal disease has been identified as a contagious animal disease as a result of the idetnficiation of characteristics of an animal disease requested pursuant to paragraph (1), the head of an animal disease control agency of a City/Do shall report such results to the competent Mayor/Do Governor, and the head of the National Animal Disease Control Agency shall report the results to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and also notify the Mayor/Do Governor concerned thereof. In case of a zoonosis, the head of the National Animal Disease Control Agency shall notify the head of an agency under the Minister of Health and Welfare controlling diseases prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Where the head of the National Animal Disease Control Agency or the head of an animal disease control agency of a City/Do has been requested by an owner, etc. of domestic animals or deems it necessary to ascertain the domestic outbreak of a contagious animal disease, to ascertain whether domestic animals have been immunized by vaccination, etc., he/she may conduct serum tests of domestic animals at the national level or in a specific region designated for this purpose.
(4) The head of the National Animal Disease Control Agency or the head of an animal disease control agency of a City/Do shall continuously check animals that are likely to be infected with contagious animal diseases during the serum tests under paragraph (3) and livestock facilities breeding them: Provided, That matters related to animal diseases subject to the examination, and quantities and time of examination, etc. may be prescribed separately by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 10930, Jul. 25, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(5) Matters necessary for the methods of identification of characteristics of diseases, safe packing, transport and handling of samples for identification of characteristics of diseases shall be determined and announced by the head of the National Animal Disease Control Agency.
(6) The head of the National Animal Disease Control Agency may designate colleges, private research institutes, etc. which are equipped with facilities and capabilities to identify characteristics of diseases, such as the diagnosis of animal diseases, as institutes responsible for identification of characteristics of animal diseases for convenience of the owners, etc. of domestic animals.
(7) Matters necessary for the standards for designation of institutes responsible for identification of characteristics of animal diseases under paragraph (6) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 10930, Jul. 25, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 12-2 (Revocation of Designation, etc.)   print
Where any institute responsible for identification of characteristics of animal diseases falls under any of the following subparagraphs, the head of the National Animal Disease Control Agency may revoke such designation or order it to suspend business for a fixed period of not more than six months: Provided, That in cases falling under subparagraphs 1 and 5, such designation shall be revoked: <Amended by Act No. 10930, Jul. 25, 2011>
1. Where it has been designated as an institute for animal disease diagnosis by fraud or other improper means;
2. Where it fails to report after performing examination or diagnosis of a domestic animal affected by a contagious animal disease;
3. Where it fails to comply with the methods for identification of characteristics of diseases, etc. under Article 12 (5);
4. Where it fails to meet the designation standards under Article 12 (7);
5. Where it identifies the characteristics of diseases during the business suspension period.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 13 (Epidemiological Investigation)   print
(1) Where the head of the National Animal Disease Control Agency or the head of an animal disease control agency of a City/Do recognizes that a contagious animal disease prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has broken out or is likely to break out, he/she shall conduct an epidemiological investigation without delay. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) An epidemiological investigation team shall be assigned respectively under the head of the National Animal Disease Control Agency and the head of an animal disease control agency of a City/Do to conduct epidemiological investigations pursuant to paragraph (1).
(3) Where the head of the National Animal Disease Control Agency or the head of an animal disease control agency of a City/Do carries out an epidemiological investigation pursuant to paragraph (1), no person shall refuse, obstruct, or evade such epidemiological investigation without good cause.
(4) Necessary matters concerning the timing and details of an epidemiological investigation and the organization and duties of an epidemiological investigation team under paragraphs (1) and (2) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 14 (Report of Separation, Preservation and Control of Pathogens of Contagious Animal Diseases)   print
(1) Where the head of an animal disease control agency of a City/Do or the head of an institute responsible for identification of characteristics of diseases under Article 12 (6) has identified the characteristics of an animal disease and separated pathogens that cause a contagious animal disease, he/she shall report to or notify the head of the National Animal Disease Control Agency thereof. <Amended by Act No. 10930, Jul. 25, 2011>
(2) Where the head of an animal disease control agency of a City/Do or the head of an institute responsible for identification of characteristics of diseases under Article 12 (5) has separated pathogens that cause a contagious animal disease, necessary matters concerning procedures for reporting separation of the pathogens and their preservation and control shall be determined and announced by the head of the National Animal Disease Control Agency.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 15 (Examination, Injection, Medicated Bath, Immunotherapy or Medication)   print
(1) Where the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, a Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/autonomous Gu deems it necessary for the prevention of the outbreak or spread of a contagious animal disease, he/she may, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, order the owners, etc. of domestic animals to be subject to measures falling under any of the following subparagraphs: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Examination, injection, medicated bath, immunotherapy or medication;
2. Where injection or immunotherapy has been performed, a marking which confirms that such injection or immunotherapy has been performed (hereinafter referred to as "marking of injection or immunity");
3. Prohibition of injection, immunotherapy or medication.
(2) If the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, a Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/autonomous Gu receives a request from the owner, etc. of livestock who has carried out an examination, injection, marking of injection or immunity, medicated bath, immunotherapy or medication in obedience to orders pursuant to paragraph (1), he/she shall issue a certificate verifying the fact that examination, injection, marking of injection or immunity, medicated bath, immunotherapy or medication has been performed, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Where the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, a Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/autonomous Gu deems it necessary for the effective promotion of animal disease control, he/she may, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, have the owners, etc. of domestic animals or the livestock industry-related organizations jointly perform operations related to animal disease control, such as examination, injection, marking of injection or immunity, medicated bath, immunotherapy, and medication, pursuant to paragraph (1). <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 16 (Preparing and Keeping of Records of Livestock Trading)   print
(1) If the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs deems it necessary for the prevention of the spread of contagious animal diseases, he/she may have the owners, etc. of livestock prepare and keep livestock trading records. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) If the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has the owners, etc. of livestock prepare and keep a record of livestock trading pursuant to paragraph (1), he/she shall determine and publicly announce the areas subject to such requirements, species of livestock subject thereto, records forms and the period of preservation of such records, etc. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) If the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, a Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/autonomous Gu deems it necessary for the prevention of the spread of contagious animal diseases, he/she may order the owners, etc. of livestock and livestock transporters to carry certificates of inspection or vaccination for their livestock or to put vaccination marks on the livestock when they move them to other locations. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) Matters necessary for the issuance of certificates of inspection or vaccination, such marking of those animals, etc. under paragraph (3) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 17 (Disinfection Equipment and Implementation of Disinfection)   print
(1) Any person who falls under any of the following subparagraphs shall, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, install disinfection equipment in order to prevent the outbreak or spread of contagious animal diseases: <Amended by Act No. 10310, May 25, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Owners, etc. of livestock who have livestock-raising facilities (excluding any facilities which covers not more than 300 square meters);
2. Operators of slaughterhouses or places for raw milk collection under the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act;
3. Manufacturers of livestock feed under the Control of Livestock and Fish Feed Act;
4. Operators of facilities where livestock are collected, such as livestock markets, livestock inspection stations and breeding stock farms, and operators of hatcheries or places of egg collection under the Livestock Industry Act;
5. Manufacturers of farmyard manure made mainly from livestock manure.
(2) Any person referred to in the subparagraphs of paragraph (1) (including the owners, etc. of livestock who have livestock-raising facilities which covers not more than 300 square meters) shall disinfect his/her facilities and the sources of infection, such as animals, persons and vehicles entering and departing the relevant facilities, and rid the facilities of rats and insects.
(3) Persons transporting livestock, raw milk, veterinary drugs, livestock feed, livestock manure, etc., veterinarians and animal inseminators entering facilities operated by persons falling under any subparagraph of paragraph (1), and other persons prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs shall disinfect relevant vehicles and passengers. <Amended by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) In case of disinfection referred to in paragraph (3), all persons entering areas at risk of suffering from a contagious animal disease of Type I prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, including passengers shall take on protective gear after disinfection when entering these areas. <Inserted by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(5) Methods of disinfection and standards for conducting disinfection pursuant to paragraphs (2) and (3) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs: Provided, That where an disinfection is urgently needed to control animal diseases, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may determine and publicly announce the same separately. <Amended by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(6) The Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province, a Self-Governing City Mayor or the head of a Si (referring to the head of a Si which has no Gu)/Gun/Gu (hereinafter referred to as "head of a Si/Gun/Gu") may have persons obligated to carry out disinfection pursuant to paragraphs (2) and (3) keep a register of disinfection status and record the matters concerning disinfection, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011; Act No. 10930, Jul. 25, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12048, Aug. 13, 2013>
(7) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, a Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may ascertain matters falling under any of following subparagraphs: <Newly Inserted by Act No. 12048, Aug. 13, 2013>
1. Whether a person who shall be provided with disinfection equipment under paragraph (1) is provided therewith;
2. Whether a person who shall carry out disinfection under paragraphs (2) and (3) has actually carried out disinfection;
3. Whether a person who shall rid the facilities of rats and insects under paragraph (2) has actually ridded the facilities of them;
4. Whether a person who shall carry out disinfection under paragraphs (2) or (3) has kept a register of disinfection status and recorded the matters concerning disinfection under paragraph (6).
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 17-2 (Preparing and Keeping, etc. Records of Entering and Departing)   print
(1) Any person referred to in subparagraphs of Article 17 (1) shall prepare and keep records of persons and vehicles accessing his/her facilities, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. In such cases, the access-related records shall be retained for one year from the date of record. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the head of a local government may, if necessary for the prevention of contagious animal diseases, have a veterinary inspector or veterinary assistant ascertain the details of the access-related records under paragraph (1). <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) The methods of keeping access-related records and other matters necessary for maintenance thereof shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 10930, Jul. 25, 2011]
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 Article 17-3 (Vehicle Registration and Management of Vehicle Access Information, etc.)   print
(1) Any owner of vehicles accessing the facilities operated by any person falling under any of the subparagraphs of Article (1) for transporting livestock, raw milk, eggs, medicines for animal use, livestock feed, livestock manure, rice husks or compost or for treatment, artificial insemination, collecting samples, prevention of diseases or repair of machines (hereinafter referred to as “livestock-related facilities”), prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (hereinafter referred to as “facility-accessing vehicles”) shall register the relevant vehicles with the head of a Si/Gun/Gu having jurisdiction over a place of registration of the said vehicles under the Motor Vehicle Management Act (referring to a principal place of use, in cases where a registration place differs from a place of use), as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12048, Aug. 13, 2013>
(2) The owners of vehicles registered under paragraph (1) shall install a device that wirelessly recognizes the relevant vehicles’ information regarding access to the livestock-related facilities (hereinafter referred to as “vehicle access information”) (hereinafter referred to as “wireless recognition device in vehicles”), as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and when driving or accessing the livestock related facilities, no driver shall turn off, damage or remove the wireless recognition device in vehicles. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) The owners and drivers of facility-accessing vehicles shall always check out whether a wireless recognition device in vehicles works normally, and where the device does not work normally, he/she shall take necessary measures immediately.
(4) The owners and drivers of facility-accessing vehicles shall receive an education on animal disease control, etc. as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(5) Performance and Criteria of wireless recognition device in vehicles shall be in conformity with those of wireless equipment and facilities under the Radio Waves Act, and shall have functions prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(6) The State and local governments may bear all or a part of expenses necessary for the registration of facility-accessing vehicles under paragraph (1), installation of a wireless recognition device in vehicles and collection of information therefrom under paragraph (2).
(7) Necessary matters for registration standards and procedures of facility-accessing vehicles, installation of a wireless recognition device in vehicles, etc. shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 11348, Feb. 22, 2012]
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 Article 17-4 (Collecting and Perusing Vehicle Access Information)   print
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs shall collect vehicle access information within the minimum extent necessary for the purpose, and no person collecting, managing and operating vehicle access information shall use it for purposes other than its original purpose. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs shall establish and operate a system for managing vehicle access information for the purpose of collecting and maintaining vehicle access information. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12048, Aug. 13, 2013>
(3) Where the Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu deems it necessary for the prevention of spread of a contagious animal disease, he/she may request the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to allow him/her access to vehicle access information. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 11348, Feb. 22, 2012]
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 Article 17-5 (Inspection, etc. on Facility-Accessing Vehicles)   print
(1) The Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may have affiliated public officials access the business place of the facility-accessing vehicles or the owner of facility-accessing vehicles and investigate whether the vehicles are registered and the wireless recognition device of vehicles are installed and working.
(2) The owner, etc. of facility-accessing vehicles shall not refuse, obstruct, or evade the access or investigation under paragraph (1) without justifiable grounds.
(3) The public officials who access or investigate under paragraph (1) shall carry the cards showing their authority and produce them to the persons concerned.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 12048, Aug. 13, 2013]
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 Article 18 (Grading of Animal Disease Control)   print
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Mayor/Do Governor may evaluate animal disease control and actual conditions of health control on a farm or village basis and grade the level of animal disease control. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Necessary matters concerning the grading standards of animal disease control pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) The State or a local government may partially subsidize expenses incurred in animal disease control, such as disinfection, to farms or villages, the level of animal disease control of which is excellent to raise consciousness of farms on their own animal disease controls.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 19 (Quarantine, Order to Close Livestock-Raising Facilities, etc.)   print
(1) The head of a Si/Gun/Gu may, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, issue orders to take measures referred to in the following subparagraphs in order to prevent the spread of contagious animal diseases: Provided, That the people and the owners of vehicles, etc. whose movement is restricted under subparagraph (4), where it is necessary to move due to unavoidable cause, shall request the head of an animal disease control agency of a City/Do to approve such a movement and obtain approval thereof, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and the head of an animal disease control agency of a City/Do who received such a request may approve the movement thereof as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs: <Amended by Act No. 11348, Feb. 22, 2012; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Measures for quarantine, detention or restriction on the movement of domestic animals concerned for the owners, etc of domestic animals that have been affected by a contagious animal disease Type Ⅰ or that have evidence from epidemiological investigation, close examination or clinical symptoms sufficiently reliable to believe that they have been affected by a contagious animal disease TypeⅠ, or for the owners, etc. of domestic animals raised in an area where a contagious animal disease is likely to spread because it is close to livestock-raising facilities where a contagious animal disease Type Ⅰ has broken out;
2. Measures for restriction on the movement of or for disinfection of the owners, etc. of domestic animals that have been affected by a contagious animal disease Type Ⅰ or that have evidence from epidemiological investigation, close examination or clinical symptoms sufficiently reliable to believe that they have been affected by a contagious animal disease Type I, their family members living together with them, employees of the owners, etc. of the relevant domestic animals;
3. Measures for quarantine, access control, or disinfection of people, domestic animals, or vehicles from other areas entering an area within the certain limits centering around a place where there are or were domestic animals that have been affected by a contagious animal disease Type Ⅰ or that have evidence from an epidemiological investigation, close examination or clinical symptoms sufficiently reliable to believe that they have been affected by a contagious animal disease Type I;
4. Measures restricting the movement of people, vehicles, etc. that are likely to spread contagious animal diseases, as a result of an epidemiological investigation under Article 13.
(2) The head of a Si/Gun/Gu may order the owners, etc. of livestock falling under any of the following subparagraphs to close the relevant livestock-raising facilities or to restrict livestock raising with a fixed period of not exceeding six months: <Amended by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011>
1. A person who has violated an order for the quarantine, detention, and restriction on movement of livestock under paragraph (1) 1;
2. A person who is responsible for the outbreak of contagious animal diseases or for the spread of such diseases to other areas by failing to report the employment of, providing education to, or disinfecting foreign laborers under Article 5 (3);
3. A person who is responsible for the outbreak of contagious animal diseases or for the spread of such diseases to other areas by failing to report his/her entrance into Korea under Article 5 (5);
4. A person who is responsible for the outbreak of contagious animal diseases or for the spread of such diseases to other areas by giving false answers to the questions of the heads of national animal disease control agencies or by refusing, interfering with or evading measures taken by the heads of national animal disease control agencies, such as inspection and disinfection under Article 5 (6);
5. A person who has delayed a report under Article 11 (1);
6. A person who has violated the establishment of disinfection equipment, conduct of disinfection, etc. under Article 17.
(3) Where any owner, etc. of domestic animals has failed to carry out orders to close or restrict livestock raising pursuant to paragraph (2), the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may direct the relevant public official to close the relevant livestock-raising facilities and take measures referred to in the following subparagraphs:
1. Posting a notice informing that the owner of the relevant livestock-raising facilities has violated an order;
2. Sealing the relevant livestock-raising facilities so that they cannot be used.
(4) If the head of a Si/Gun/Gu intends to issue an order for closure or restriction on livestock raising pursuant to paragraph (2), he/she shall hold a hearing. <Amended by Act No. 12048, Aug. 13, 2013>
(5) Necessary matters concerning orders for the closure of livestock-raising facilities or restriction on livestock raising and procedures, criteria, etc. for measures to close livestock-raising facilities under paragraphs (2) and (3) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(6) The head of a Si/Gun/Gu may issue an order to suspend the whole or part of his/her business, with a fixed period of not exceeding six months, to any livestock transportation business operator or butchery business operator who has actively cooperated with any owner, etc. of domestic animals in committing offenses against orders for quarantine, detention, or restriction on movement pursuant to paragraph (1) 1. In such cases, the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall hold a hearing.
(7) Necessary matters concerning procedures, criteria, etc. for orders for the suspension of business pursuant to paragraph (6) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 19-2 (Order for Temporary Suspension of Movement of Animals, etc.)   print
(1) Where the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs decides that the national economy will be seriously damaged due to the nationwide spread of contagious animal diseases prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs such as foot-and-mouth disease, he/she may order animals, facility-accessing vehicles or employees engaged in livestock-related work, such as veterinarians, veterinary assistants or animal inseminators (hereinafter referred to as "employees"), with a possibility of spreading the relevant animal diseases, to suspend their movement temporarily in order to prevent the nationwide spread of the relevant contagious animal diseases. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The temporary suspension of movement according to the order under paragraph (1) shall not exceed forty eight hours: Provided, That, where it is necessary to extend the period of temporary suspension of movement in order to complete measures for preventing a rapid spread of contagious animal diseases, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may extend the period thereof once, within forty eight hours. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) The owners, etc. of the animals who received the order for temporary suspension of movement under paragraph (1) shall not move the relevant animals to places, other than a current livestock breeding place, and the facility-accessing vehicles and livestock-related employees subjected to the order for temporary suspension of movement shall not make a movement, such as a visit to livestock breeding facilities or livestock related facilities: Provided, That where the movement is needed due to any unavoidable cause, an approval from the head of an animal disease control agency of a City/Do shall be requested and obtained.
(4) Where the head of an animal disease control agency of a City/Do who received a request for approval of movement under the proviso to paragraph (3) decides that there exists any unavoidable cause to move the relevant vehicles, etc., he/she may approve the movement after taking necessary measures for animal disease control such as disinfection.
(5) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the Mayor/Do Governor and the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall take necessary measures such as an official announcement of the order or a notification to the persons subject to such an order, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, in order to have the order for temporary suspension of movement executed as planned, and he/she shall take necessary measures during the period of temporary suspension of movement in order to prevent the spread of the relevant contagious animal diseases. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(6) Necessary matters concerning the procedures and methods of the request for the approval of movement under the proviso to paragraph (3) and for the standards and procedures of the approval of movement under paragraph (4), etc. shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 11348, Feb. 22, 2012]
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 Article 20 (Order to Slaughter)   print
(1) If the head of a Si/Gun/Gu deems it necessary for preventing the spread of contagious animal diseases Type Ⅰ prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, he/she shall order the owners, etc. of domestic animals that have been affected by a contagious animal disease or that have sufficient evidence from epidemiological investigation, close examination or clinical symptoms to conclude that they have been affected by a contagious animal disease, to destroy such domestic animals, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs: Provided, That where any of the domestic animals in question has been affected by rinderpest, bovine pleuropneumonia, foot-and-mouth disease, swine fever, African swine fever, or highly pathogenic avian influenza or where the result of an epidemiological investigation or close examination, or clinical symptoms shows that it has been affected by any of the foregoing contagious animal diseases, the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may order the owners, etc. of domestic animals in the area where such contagious animal disease spreads or is likely to spread, centering around a place in which such domestic animals live or lived, to destroy their domestic animals without delay. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall, in any of the following cases, direct a veterinary inspector to destroy the relevant domestic animals without delay: Provided, That where identification of characteristics of an animal disease is required, he/she may postpone the destruction of the relevant domestic animals within the period prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and have a veterinary inspector quarantine the relevant domestic animals in a place prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Where the owner of domestic animals fails to comply with an order pursuant to paragraph (1);
2. Where the head of a Si/Gun/Gu is unable to issue an order pursuant to paragraph (1) because he/she does not know the identity of the owner of domestic animals or does not know of his/her whereabouts;
3. Where there is an urgent need to destroy domestic animals to prevent the spread of contagious animal diseases, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
(3) Where the head of a Si/Gun/Gu finds any dog, cat, etc. which has not been vaccinated against rabies and roams about in the open air, he/she may, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, detain or destroy it or take other necessary measures at the owner's expense. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 21 (Selection Recommendation)   print
(1) Where the head of a Si/Gun/Gu deems it necessary to prevent another outbreak or spread of a contagious animal disease Type Ⅰ prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, he/she may recommend that the owners, etc. of domestic animals quarantined, detained or restricted in their movement pursuant to Article 19 (1) 1, as domestic animals raised together with the domestic animals destroyed pursuant to Article 20, transport such domestic animals to a slaughterhouse, etc. for the purpose of selection. In such cases, he/she may put markings prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on such domestic animals. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Necessary matters concerning the extent of domestic animals subject to selection recommendation and criteria for selection, procedures for transportation, and methods of selection pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 22 (Restrictions on Disposal of Carcasses)   print
(1) No owner, etc. of carcasses of domestic animals pursuant to Article 11 (1) 1 shall move, dissect, bury or incinerate such carcasses without the instructions of a veterinary inspector: Provided, That this shall not apply to cases where, as a result of an examination by a veterinarian, it is verified that the carcasses are those of domestic animals which have not died of contagious animal disease.
(2) The owner, etc. of carcasses of domestic animals that have been affected by a contagious animal disease or that have sufficient evidence from epidemiological investigation, close examination or clinical symptoms to conclude that they have been affected by a contagious animal disease or a veterinary inspector who has destroyed domestic animals pursuant to Article 20 (2) shall promptly incinerate or bury the relevant carcasses, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs: Provided, That this shall not apply where permission has been granted or a report has been made as prescribed by other Acts, such as identification of characteristics of a disease or scientific research, and where the said carcasses are treated for recycling, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Persons and the heads of Sis/Guns/Gus who intend to incinerate, bury, or recycle carcasses pursuant to paragraph (2) shall take necessary measures for the prevention of environmental pollution of the surroundings for a period prescribed in Article 24 (1), as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs: Provided, That the heads of Sis/Guns/Gus may extend or reduce such period in consideration of the size of burial sites, conditions of surrounding areas, etc. <Amended by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) No carcass of any domestic animal required to be incinerated, buried, or recycled pursuant to paragraph (2) shall be relocated, damaged, nor dissected without instructions from a veterinary inspector.
(5) The head of each Si/Gun/Gu shall report the state of management of land, etc. in which livestock carcasses are buried pursuant to paragraph (2) to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs each year under conditions prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 23 (Incineration, etc. of Contaminated Objects)   print
(1) The owner, etc. of objects that have been contaminated with pathogens of a contagious animal disease or that have sufficient evidence from epidemiological investigation, close examination or clinical symptoms to conclude that they have been contaminated with pathogens of a contagious animal disease shall, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, incinerate, bury, or disinfect such objects in accordance with instructions from a veterinary inspector. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) No owner, etc. of objects referred to in paragraph (1) shall relocate such objects or clean them without instructions from a veterinary inspector.
(3) In the case of circumstances in which an urgent action is needed to prevent the spread of a contagious animal disease or where the owner, etc. fails to comply with the instructions referred to in paragraph (1), a veterinary inspector may incinerate, bury, or disinfect objects referred to in paragraph (1) personally.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 23-2 (Furnishing Necessary Equipment, etc. for Disposal of Carcasses)   print
The head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall, in advance, establish measures related to securement of necessary equipment, materials, medicine, etc. for a sanitary disposal of carcasses or objects under the main sentence of Article 22 (2), and Article 23 (1) and (3), as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 11348, Feb. 22, 2012]
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 Article 24 (Prohibition of Excavation of Burial Sites and Management thereof)   print
(1) No ground where carcasses of domestic animals or objects pursuant to the main sentence of Article 22 (2) and Article 23 (1) and (3) have been buried shall be excavated nor used for purposes of installing livestock breeding facilities, etc. other than the purpose of burial within three years (in cases of anthrax and blackleg, 20 years): Provided, That this shall not apply where the head of a Si/Gun/Gu consults in advance with the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Minister of Environment and permits it. <Amended by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011; Act No. 10930, Jul. 25, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), if the head of a Si/Gun/Gu deems it necessary that surrounding environment is likely to be affected, he/she may extend the period for a specified period not to exceed two years, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. In such cases, the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall report it to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Minister of Environment. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 10930, Jul. 25, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) The head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall set up a signboard prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on the ground where carcasses of domestic animals or objects have been buried in accordance with paragraph (1). <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 25 (Disinfection of Livestock Barn, etc.)   print
(1) The owner, etc. of a livestock shed, ship, motor vehicle, or airplane where there is a domestic animal that contracted a contagious animal disease or based on epidemiological investigation, close examination, or clinical symptoms, there is sufficient evidence to conclude that they have contracted such disease, shall disinfect such livestock shed, ship, motor vehicle, or airplane, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Where the head of a Si/Gun/Gu deems it necessary to prevent the spread of a contagious animal disease, he/she may direct a veterinary inspector to conduct disinfection referred to in paragraph (1).
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 26 (Exceptional Cases on Board Ship on Voyage)   print
Where domestic animals put on board a ship on the voyage contracted a contagious animal disease or based on epidemiological investigation, close examination or clinical symptoms, there is sufficient evidence to conclude that they have contracted a contagious animal disease, die, or where objects or other facilities put on board a ship on the voyage were contaminated with pathogens of a contagious animal disease or based on epidemiological investigation or close examination, there is sufficient evidence to conclude that such objects or facilities on board have been contaminated with pathogens of a contagious animal disease, the captain of the ship shall, notwithstanding Articles 22, 23 and 25, conduct disinfection or take other necessary measures, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 27 (Suspension of Use of Livestock Assembly Facilities)   print
If the head of a Si/Gun/Gu deems it necessary for preventing the spread of a contagious animal disease, he/she may order the owners, etc. of race tracks, livestock fairs, livestock markets, slaughterhouses, and other livestock assembly facilities to suspend or restrict the use of such facilities, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 28 (Measures against Contagious Animal Diseases Type II   print
Article 19 (1) 1 and 3, Article 19 (2) and (6), the main sentence of Article 20 (1) and Article 20 (2), Article 21 shall apply mutatis mutandis to contagious animal diseases Type II.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No.10244, Apr.12, 2010]
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 Article 28-2 (Measures against Contagious Animal Diseases Type Ⅲ)   print
Article 19 (1) 1, Article 19 (2) and (6) shall apply mutatis mutandis to contagious animal disease Type III.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No.10244, Apr.12, 2010]
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 Article 29 (Honorary Animal Disease Control Wardens)   print
(1) Where there are domestic animals falling under any of the following subparagraphs of Article 11 (1), the Mayor/Do Governor, a Special Self-Governing Province Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may appoint the owners, etc. of livestock, livestock feed sellers, sellers of veterinary drugs, or inspectors pursuant to the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act as honorary animal disease control wardens in order to have them promptly notify him/her of such fact and efficiently forecaste any contagious animal disease. <Amended by Act No. 10310, May 25, 2010; Act No. 10930, Jul. 25, 2011>
(2) Necessary matters concerning procedures for appointment of, duties of, and granting of an allowance to honorary animal disease control wardens pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
CHAPTER Ⅲ QUARANTINE AND TESTING FOR EXPORTATION AND IMPORTATION
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 Article 30 (Qualifications for and Authority of Animal Quarantine Officers)   print
(1) Animal quarantine officers (hereinafter referred to as "quarantine officers") shall be assigned to the administrative agency prescribed by Presidential Decree (hereinafter referred to as the "Animal Quarantine Agency") to have them engaged in animal quarantine work provided in this Act.
(2) A quarantine officer shall be a veterinarian.
(3) If a quarantine officer deems it necessary for performing his/her duties provided in this Act, he/she may have access to ships, airplanes, motor vehicles, trains which have designated objects subject to quarantine pursuant to Article 31 on board, bonded areas and other necessary places and take necessary measures, such as disinfection.
(4) A quarantine officer may inspect the designated objects subject to quarantine pursuant to Article 31 and other objects deemed necessary for quarantine, such as their containers, packaging and travelers' personal effects, or inquire of the persons concerned, and collect without consideration the minimum quantity of objects or containers, packaging, etc. necessary for quarantine. In such cases, he/she may, when deemed necessary, take necessary measures for designated objects subject to quarantine referred to in Article 31, such as disinfection. <Amended by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 31 (Designated Objects subject to Quarantine)   print
Objects subject to quarantine for exportation and importation shall be objects prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (hereinafter referred to as "designated objects subject to quarantine"), as objects falling under any of the following subparagraphs: <Amended by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011; Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar, 23, 2013>
1. Animals and their carcasses;
2. Products taken from animals, such as bones, flesh, skin, eggs, hair, hooves and horns, and their containers or packaging;
3. Livestock feed, ingredients of livestock feed, instruments, hay, bedstraw, or things similar thereto at risk of spreading the pathogens of contagious animal diseases.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 32 (Prohibition of Importation)   print
(1) No object falling under any of the following subparagraphs shall be imported: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12048, Aug. 13, 2013>
1. Designated objects subject to quarantine produced in, sent from, or which have passed through, an importation ban area designated and publicly announced by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs;
2. Pathogens of any communicable animal disease;
3. Beef and beef products of cattle older than 30 months produced from a country in which five years have not passed since the outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy;
4. Specified risk materials.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), no object falling under any of the following subparagraphs shall be imported: <Newly Inserted by Act No. 12048, Aug. 13, 2013>
1. Objects which have obtained permission of the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs imported for testing and research or the manufacture of preventive medicines;
2. Designated objects subject to quarantine transported in an airplane or ship which has simply called at a port in the importation ban area referred to in paragraph (1) 1 or loaded in sealed containers on a truck or train which has passed through the same area;
3. Animals imported for being watched at zoo (limited to the cases where sanitary import conditions are prescribed separately by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
(3) Where the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs permits importation pursuant to the proviso to paragraph (1), he/she may attach conditions, such as methods of importation, ex post facto management of designated objects imported subject to quarantine, or other necessary conditions. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) A call at a port falling under a simple call at a port referred to in paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(5) Where the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs intends to lift designation of an importation ban area for designated objects subject to quarantine under paragraph (1) 1 or lift the importation ban under subparagraph 3 of the same paragraph, he/she shall analyze the import risks of inflows of infectious animal diseases due to importation of each designated object subject to quarantine. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(6) Necessary matters concerning methods and procedure for analysis of importation risk under paragraph (4) shall be determined and announced by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 32-2 (Measures for Suspension of Importation of Beef from Exporting Country where Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Has Broken out)   print
(1) Where emergency measures are necessary for the protection of national health and safety from such risk due to an additional outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in an exporting country, the sanitation condition of which has already been announced pursuant to Article 34 (2), the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may take measures such as temporary suspension of importation of beef or beef products. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Where the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs intends to suspend importation pursuant to paragraph (1) or to resume importation, he/she shall hear the opinion of the Central Animal Disease Control Council under Article 4 (1). <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 33 (Measures against Objects Importation of which is Prohibited)   print
(1) Where any designated imports subject to quarantine fall under any of the following subparagraphs, a quarantine officer may order its owner (including his/her agent; hereinafter the same shall apply) to return it, or where a quarantine officer deems that such return may disrupt animal disease control operations or that such return is impossible, he/she may order its owner to incinerate, bury or dispose of it using safe methods (hereinafter referred to as "incineration, burial, etc.") for animal disease control determined and announced by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Objects the importation of which is prohibited pursuant to Article 32 (1);
2. Where its owner fails to attach a certificate of quarantine issued by a government agency of the exporting country in accordance with the main sentence of Article 34 (1);
3. Where a designated object subject to quarantine has decayed or whose quality has changed or there is a good chance that such decay or change in quality will occur;
4. Where importation of a designated object subject to quarantine is deemed to cause serious harm to animal disease control or public health in the Republic of Korea, where approval of the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
(2) The owner of any designated object subject to quarantine who has been ordered pursuant to paragraph (1) shall return, or incinerate, bury, etc. such object subject to quarantine. Where the owner fails to follow such order by the deadline prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, a quarantine officer may incinerate, bury, etc. it firsthand. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), where a quarantine officer is unable to issue an order pursuant to paragraph (1) because the owner of the relevant designated object subject to quarantine is not identified or he/she does not know the owner's whereabouts, he/she may incinerate or bury the relevant designated object subject to quarantine firsthand.
(4) Where a quarantine officer has taken measures against any designated object subject to quarantine in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3), he/she shall notify the head of an administrative agency in charge of customs clearance of the relevant designated object subject to quarantine of such fact.
(5) No designated object subject to quarantine to be returned or incinerated, buried, etc. in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3) shall be relocated without instructions from a quarantine officer.
(6) Charges for storage, raising expenses and all kinds of expenses incurred in return, incineration, burial, transportation, etc. of any designated object subject to quarantine disposed of pursuant to paragraphs (2) and (3) shall be borne by its owner: Provided, That, where its owner isn’t identified or his/her whereabouts are unknown or an imported object is in small quantity, where a quarantine officer disposes of it due to any unavoidable cause, all the expenses incurred in its return, incineration, burial, transportation, etc. shall be borne by the Natural Treasury.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 34 (Attachment of Certificate of Quarantine for Importation)   print
(1) Any person who imports any designated object subject to quarantine shall attach a certificate of quarantine issued by a government agency of the exporting country, which certifies that there is no risk of any pathogens that cause a contagious animal disease spreading: Provided, That this shall not apply in cases prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, such as importation from a country having no government agency in charge of animal quarantine, and cases where a certificate of quarantine in the form of electronic document transmitted through the communication network from a government agency of the exporting country recognized by the head of the Animal Quarantine Agency has been stored in the main computer of the Animal Quarantine Agency. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Where the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs deems it necessary for animal disease control or public health, he/she may determine and publicly announce sanitary conditions, such as quarantine details and the status of sanitation of the exporting country, associated with the contents of a certificate of quarantine pursuant to paragraph (1). <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Notwithstanding paragraph (2), where the Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries intends to import beef or beef products from a country where bovine spongiform encephalopathy has broken out firstly or resume importation of beef or beef products the importation of which has been suspended pursuant to Article 32-2, he/she shall go through deliberation by the National Assembly on sanitary conditions related to the importation of beef or beef products of the country concerned.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 35 (Prior Report on Importation of Animals)   print
(1) Any person who intends to import any animal prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs from among the designated objects subject to quarantine shall report species, quantity, time and place of importation of the animal to the head of the Animal Quarantine Agency having jurisdiction over an intended importation port, airport, or any other place. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Where the head of the Animal Quarantine Agency has received a report pursuant to paragraph (1), he/she may have an applicant for importation approval change the quantity, time or place of importation in consideration of the reported quantities to be quarantined, other quarantine affairs, the order of priority in quarantine, etc.
(3) Necessary matters concerning procedures for, methods, etc. of a prior report under paragraphs (1) and (2) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 36 (Import Quarantine)   print
(1) Any person who has imported any designated object subject to quarantine shall promptly apply to the head of the Animal Quarantine Agency for quarantine and undergo quarantine by a quarantine officer, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs: Provided, That any person who imports any designated object subject to quarantine as his/her personal effects shall, upon his/her entry into the Republic of Korea, declare such object to the head of the Animal Quarantine Agency located at the airport, port, etc. of entry, and go through quarantine by a quarantine officer, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Where there is sufficient evidence from epidemiological investigation or close examination to conclude that any object, other than the designated object subject to quarantine, has been infected by pathogens that cause a contagious animal disease, a quarantine officer shall promptly quarantine such object.
(3) If a quarantine officer deems it necessary for providing quarantine service, he/she may quarantine any designated object subject to quarantine kept in storage in the bonded area, even though there is no application or declaration pursuant to paragraph (1) or request from a freight manager in the bonded area in accordance with Article 154 of the Customs Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 37 (Restriction on Places for Importation)   print
Any designated object subject to quarantine shall be imported through seaports, airports, and other places prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs: Provided, That this shall not apply where a designated object subject to quarantine is imported by mail pursuant to the main sentence of Article 39 (1) and where the head of the Animal Quarantine Agency separately designates a seaport, airport, or any other place at the request of an importer of a designated object subject to quarantine. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 38 (Presentation of Manifest)   print
(1) Once a ship, aircraft, train, or truck has been loaded with the designated goods subject to quarantine inspection, the head of the Animal Quarantine Agency may have a shipping company, airline or overland transportation company that transports imported goods, submit a manifest to the head of the Animal Quarantine Agency before or immediately after the arrival of a ship, airplane, train, or truck freighted with designated objects subject to quarantine.
(2) Where the head of the Animal Quarantine Agency has received a manifest pursuant to paragraph (1), he/she may have a quarantine officer conduct an inspection on board a ship, airplane, train, or truck, to confirm whether any designated object subject to quarantine has been loaded, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) With respect to the designated goods subject to quarantine that fail to pass inspection as provided in paragraph (2), a quarantine officer may prohibit the unloading of any such object subject to quarantine and order its owner to send it back, and if he/she deems that its return may disrupt animal disease control operations or that its return is impossible, he/she may order its owner to incinerate, bury, etc. it.
(4) Article 33 (2) through (6) shall apply mutatis mutandis to the return or disposal, such as incineration or burial of a designated object subject to quarantine that fails to pass inspection pursuant to paragraph (3).
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 39 (Import as Postal Matter)   print
(1) Where any person who imports any designated object subject to quarantine as a postal matter receives such postal matter, he/she shall promptly report such fact to the head of the Animal Quarantine Agency with such postal matter attached thereto and go through quarantine by a quarantine officer, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs: Provided, That this shall not apply to postal matters quarantined pursuant to paragraph (3). <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Where a postmaster has been entrusted with the dispatch of an imported postal matter containing any designated object subject to quarantine which has not been quarantined, he/she shall promptly notify the head of the Animal Quarantine Agency of such fact.
(3) The head of the Animal Quarantine Agency who has been notified pursuant to paragraph (2) shall quarantine the relevant postal matter without delay.
(4) Quarantine procedures pursuant to paragraph (3) shall be carried out in the presence of the recipient of a relevant postal matter: Provided, That quarantine may be conducted in the presence of a post-office clerk in cases where the recipient of the relevant postal matter refuses quarantine or fails to take part in quarantine without justifiable grounds.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 40 (Issuance, etc. of Certificate of Quarantine)   print
Where a quarantine officer deems that an object is not likely to spread pathogens that cause a contagious animal disease as a result of quarantine pursuant to Article 36 or 39, he/she shall issue a certificate of quarantine or put a brand or other marking on the designated object subject to quarantine, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs: Provided, That where he/she has quarantined pursuant to Article 36 (2), he/she shall issue a certificate of quarantine or put a marking only when he/she has been requested to do so. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 41 (Export Quarantine)   print
(1) Any person who intends to export any designated object subject to quarantine shall go through quarantine by a quarantine officer, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs: Provided, That this shall not apply where he/she exports a designated object subject to quarantine that does not require a quarantine by an importing country. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Any person who intends to have an animal or its products, etc., other than a designated object subject to quarantine, go through quarantine for exportation may do so by a quarantine officer by applying for it.
(3) Quarantine for exportation referred to in paragraphs (1) and (2) may be conducted in accordance with the standards and methods required by a government agency of the other country or an importer.
(4) If the head of the Animal Quarantine Agency deems it necessary for conducting quarantine for exportation, he/she may request the head of a local government to submit data concerning the inspection, medication, vaccination, etc. of livestock and livestock products conducted by a veterinarian inspector under his/her control or an inspector pursuant to the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act. In such cases, the head of a local government shall not refuse such request unless there is good reason. <Amended by Act No. 10310, May 25, 2010>
(5) If a quarantine officer deems that there is no pathogen that causes any contagious animal disease detected in an object as a result of quarantine pursuant to paragraphs (1) through (3), he/she shall issue a certificate of quarantine, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 42 (Place of Quarantine)   print
(1) Quarantine of designated objects subject to quarantine pursuant to Article 36 (1) and the main sentence of Article 41 (1) shall be conducted at the place of the Animal Quarantine Agency where quarantine is conducted: Provided, That in cases falling under any of the following subparagraphs, quarantine may be also conducted at the place designated by the head of the Animal Quarantine Agency:
1. Where there is an object deemed impossible or inappropriate to be quarantined at the place of the Animal Quarantine Agency where quarantine is conducted, from among the objects subject to quarantine for importation pursuant to Article 36 (1);
2. Where the objects subject to quarantine for exportation pursuant to Article 41 (1) and (2) are in a processed products factory or depot where the requirements for quarantine are satisfied, such as facilities and equipment;
3. Where it is deemed that any pathogen that causes a contagious animal disease is not likely to spread in light of the conditions of the domestic animal disease control.
(2) Any person who wants his/her place designated as a place of quarantine pursuant to the proviso to paragraph (1) shall equip himself/herself with human resources and facilities necessary for quarantine, and objects and period of designation, facility standards, operation of a place of quarantine and other necessary matters shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Any person who wants his/her place designated as a place of quarantine shall conform to the standards for management of a place where quarantine is conducted prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) The head of the Animal Quarantine Agency may have an administering veterinarian of the Health Control Association work at or be assigned to a place of quarantine pursuant to the proviso to paragraph (1), as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs: Provided, That he/she may have a quarantine administrator assigned to a place of quarantine prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, such as imported raw hide processing factory. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(5) Necessary matters concerning qualifications for, duties, etc. of a quarantine administrator pursuant to the proviso to paragraph (4) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(6) Where any person whose place has been designated as a place of quarantine falls under any of the following subparagraphs, the head of the Animal Quarantine Agency may issue an corrective order to the person:
1. Where he/she fails to meet the preconditions for designation of a place of quarantine under paragraph (2);
2. Where he/she fails to conform to the standards for management under paragraph (3).
(7) Where any person whose place has been designated as a place of quarantine falls under any of the following subparagraphs, the head of the Animal Quarantine Agency may revoke the person's designation as a place of quarantine: Provided, That where he/she falls under subparagraph 1, the head of the Animal Quarantine Agency shall revoke such designation:
1. Where the person whose place has received designation as a place of quarantine by fraud or other improper means;
2. Where the person fails to comply with corrective orders under paragraph (6).
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 43 (Designation of Administrator of Objects subject to Quarantine)   print
(1) Where the head of the Animal Quarantine Agency deems it necessary for the maintenance of order at the place of quarantine and for the safe management of the designated objects subject to quarantine, he/she may establish the standards necessary for transportation, warehousing and delivery from a warehouse, or management of breeding and storage of the designated objects subject to quarantine, and may designate a breeding supervisor, storage manager and trucks, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) No person who falls under any of the following subparagraphs shall be a breeding supervisor or storage manager:
1. Any person falling under any subparagraph of Article 33 of the State Public Officials Act;
2. Any person for whom three years have not passed yet since he/she was notified of the revocation of his/her designation as a breeding supervisor or storage manager.
(3) Where a breeding supervisor or storage manager designated pursuant to paragraph (1) falls under any of the following subparagraphs, the head of the Animal Quarantine Agency may revoke such designation: Provided, That where he/she falls under subparagraphs 1 and 3, the head of the Animal Quarantine Agency shall revoke such designation:
1. Where he/she has been designated as a breeding supervisor or storage manager by improper means;
2. Where he/she violates the standards for management of breeding and storage under paragraph (1);
3. Where he/she recovers the expenses necessary for management of designated objects subject to quarantine, in violation of paragraph (5).
(4) Where a truck designated as a truck transporting designated objects subject to quarantine pursuant to paragraph (1) falls under any of the following subparagraphs, the head of the Animal Quarantine Agency may revoke such designation: Provided, That in cases under subparagraphs 1 through 3, he/she shall revoke such designation:
1. Where the permissions for trucking transport business under the Trucking Transport Business Act granted to an owner of the truck concerned has been revoked;
2. Where registration of a bonded transportation business entity under the Customs Act allowed for an owner of the truck concerned has been revoked;
3. Where registration of an automobile has been cancelled pursuant to Article 13 of the Motor Vehicle Management Act;
4. Where it fails to meet the conditions for transporting designated objects subject to quarantine under paragraph (1);
5. Where it violates an order for disinfection of a truck, etc. under paragraph (6).
(5) A breeding supervisor or storage manager of a place of quarantine may recover expenses incurred in the management of the designated objects subject to quarantine from their owners. In such cases, the amount shall be approved by the head of the Animal Quarantine Agency.
(6) If the head of the Animal Quarantine Agency deems it necessary for conducting quarantine, he/she may order the owner or forwarding agent of a designated object subject to quarantine to disinfect the designated object or truck or to rid them of rats and insects at the expense of the owner of the designated object subject to quarantine, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 44 (Disposal of Rejected Objects, etc.)   print
(1) Where a quarantine officer has found any designated object subject to quarantine falling under any of the following subparagraphs during quarantine pursuant to Articles 36, 39 and the main sentence of Article 41 (1) and (2), he/she may order its owner to dispose of such object by methods of incineration, burial, etc. or do away with such object:
1. Any designated object which fails to satisfy the sanitary conditions under Article 34 (2);
2. Any designated object infected or deemed infected by pathogen that causes a contagious animal disease;
3. Any designated object containing or deemed to contain poisonous and noxious matters;
4. Any designated object that is rotten or spoiled, which is deemed to cause harm to public sanitation;
5. Any designated object deemed to cause harm to public sanitation because other matters are mixed therewith or added thereto or by other reasons.
(2) Where the head of the Animal Quarantine Agency has had the owner of a designated object subject to quarantine dispose of or do away with the designated object in his/her possession subject to quarantine for importation pursuant to paragraph (1), he/she shall notify the head of an agency in charge of the customs clearance of such designated object subject to quarantine of such fact.
(3) Article 33 (6) shall apply mutatis mutandis to the expenses incurred in disposal of designated objects subject to quarantine falling under any subparagraph of paragraph (1).
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 45 (Check on Remaining Food on Board Ships or Airplanes)   print
(1) A quarantine officer may have access to ships or airplanes that have entered the Republic of Korea from foreign countries to check the state of disposal of the remaining food on board ships or airplanes, and may, if necessary for animal disease control, request the head of a relevant administrative agency to take measures necessary for such disposal in accordance with the relevant statutes.
(2) A quarantine officer may have access to a company which dispose of the remaining food on board ships or airplanes that have entered the Republic of Korea from foreign countries and check the state of such disposal or request it to submit necessary data.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
CHAPTER Ⅳ SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
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 Article 46 (Fees)   print
(1) Any person who falls under any of the following subparagraphs shall pay fees prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Any person who requests identification of characteristics of a disease pursuant to Article 12 (1);
2. Any person who applies for a serum test pursuant to Article 12 (3);
3. Any person who intends to go through quarantine pursuant to Article 36 (1), the main sentence of Article 39 (1) or the main sentence of Article 41 (1) and (2);
4. Any person who intends to be subject to an inspection on the actual things by an administering veterinarian of the Health Control Association, as the owner of a place designated as a place of quarantine pursuant to Article 42.
(2) Any person who requests tests and analysis pursuant to Article 10 (3) shall pay fees prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 47 (Validity of Disposition on Successor)   print
(1) This Act or any order or disposition thereunder shall also be valid to any person who has succeeded to the rights of the owner of domestic animals or objects which become the subject matter of such order or disposition or any person who has become a manager of such domestic animals or objects by the creation of new rights.
(2) Any person who has transferred domestic animals or objects which become the subject matter of this Act or any order or disposition thereunder to another person, or has had another person manage them pursuant to paragraph (1) shall inform any person who has newly acquired such rights of the fact that he/she has received such order or disposition and the details thereof.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 48 (Compensation, etc.)   print
(1) The State or local governments shall pay compensations to those falling under any of the following subparagraphs under conditions prescribed by Presidential Decree: <Amended by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011>
1. An owner of livestock (including fetuses that were stillborn or aborted) that died or injured due to tests, vaccination, vaccination marks or immunity, medicated bath, immunotherapy or medication under Article 15 (1);
2. An owner of livestock slaughtered pursuant to the main sentences of Article 20 (1) and (2) (including cases where Article 20 (2) applies mutatis mutandis in Article 28);
3. An owner of things incinerated or buried pursuant to Article 23 (1) and (3);
4. A person who has reported livestock that died of an unidentified disease or livestock with clinical symptoms sufficient to conclude that such livestock have been infected with any contagious animal disease pursuant to Article 11 (1) and whose movement is restricted, as identification of characteristics of diseases verifies that he/she becomes infected with a contagious animal disease;
5. An owner of a slaughterhouse subject to an order for the suspension of use or restriction on use pursuant to Article 27.
(2) Subsidies may, within budgetary limits, be granted to the owners of domestic animals shipped to slaughterhouses, etc. for selection purposes in accordance with Article 21 (1) (including cases where it is applied mutatis mutandis in Article 28).
(3) When the State or a local government pays compensation to an owner of livestock or a thing referred to in paragraph (1) who falls under any of the following subparagraphs, the amount of compensation referred to in paragraph (1) may be reduced as prescribed by Presidential Decree: <Amended by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011; Act No. 10930, Jul. 25, 2011; Act No. 12048, Aug. 13, 2013; Act No. 12119, Dec. 27, 2013>
1. Where it is determined that such owner, etc. of livestock has caused the outbreak of contagious animal diseases or has allowed such diseases to spread to other areas by violating Article 5 (3) and (6), main sentence of Article 11 (1), 11 (2), 13 (3) or Article 17 (2);
2. Where it is determined that such owner, etc. of livestock has caused the outbreak of contagious animal diseases or has allowed such diseases to spread to other areas by refusing, obstructing or evading measures taken by the heads of national animal disease control agencies referred to in Article 5 (6);
3. Where it is determined that such owner, etc. of livestock has caused the outbreak of contagious animal diseases or has allowed such diseases to spread to other areas by violating an order referred to in Article 15 (1), 19 (1) or 20 (1) (including cases where Article 20 (1) applies mutatis mutandis in Article 28 );
4. Where it is determined that such owner, etc. of livestock has caused the outbreak of contagious animal diseases or has allowed such diseases to spread to other areas by violating Article 5 (1) of the Livestock and Livestock Products Traceability Act;
5. Where it is found that livestock or a thing is infected with a contagious animal disease prescribed by Presidential Decree, such as foot-and-mouth disease.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 49 (Assistance in Stabilization of Livelihood)   print
(1) The State or a local government may subsidize the costs of stabilizing livelihood within budgetary limits to the owners of domestic animals (including a real raiser entrusted, in cases of entrusted livestock breeding) who have carried out orders to destroy domestic animals pursuant to Article 20 (1). <Amended by Act No. 10930, Jul. 25, 2011>
(2) Necessary matters concerning the extent of, criteria and procedures for subsidizing the costs of stabilizing livelihood under paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by the Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 49-2 (Psychical and Mental Treatment)   print
The State or local governments may designate national and public hospitals, public health centers or civilian medical facilities as exclusive medical institutions dealing with the psychological stability and mental health recovery of persons falling under any of the following subparagraphs:
1. The owners, etc. of livestock and family members living with them, and persons employed by the owners, etc. of livestock and family members living with them, who have performed an order of slaughter referred to in Article 20 (1) (including cases where Article 20 (1) applies mutatis mutandis in Article 28);
2. Veterinary inspectors, veterinary assistants and relevant public officials who have slaughtered livestock pursuant to the main sentence of Article 20 (2) (including cases where Article 20 (2) applies mutatis mutandis in Article 28);
3. The owners, etc. of livestock and family members living with them, persons employed by the owners, etc. of livestock and family members living with them, veterinary inspectors, veterinary assistants and relevant public officials who have incinerated or buried livestock carcasses pursuant to Article 22 (2);
4. Other persons prescribed by Presidential Decree, such as volunteers.
(2) Each person who intends to receive medical treatment for psychological stability and mental health recovery among persons in each subparagraph of paragraph (1) shall file an application with the head of the relevant Si/Gun/Gu therefor.
(3) The head of each Si/Gun/Gu who received these applications referred to in paragraph (2) shall request exclusive medical institutions referred to in paragraph (1) to provide applicants referred to in paragraph (2) with medical treatment for psychological stability and mental health recovery, and each exclusive medical institution who receives such request shall provide the said medical treatment.
(4) The State or local governments may subsidize costs incurred in medical treatment referred to in paragraph (3) in full or in part.
(5) Matters necessary for the designation of exclusive medical institutions, procedures and methods for applying for medical treatment, procedures and methods for requesting medical treatment, detailed scope of subsidization, and criteria and procedures, etc. therefor shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011]
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 Article 50 (Assistance in Expenses)   print
(1) The State or a local government may subsidize expenses incurred in medication, disinfection, epidemiological investigation, restriction on movement, slaughter, etc. or expenses incurred in the incineration or burial of animal carcasses or things, and expenses incurred in local governments' activities for the prevention of animal diseases, such as education of residents and public relations, in full or in part, pursuant to Article 13, 15 (1) and (3), 17, 17-3, 19, 20, 22 (2) and (3), 23 (1) and (3), or 25 (2), as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011; Act No. 11348, Feb. 22, 2012>
(2) The State shall additionally provide subsidies for the prevention of spread of contagious animal diseases, such as foot-and-mouth disease to local governments of areas experiencing the outbreak of contagious animal diseases and areas not experiencing the outbreak of contagious animal diseases under conditions prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011>
(3) Where livestock industry-related organizations conduct animal disease control jointly in accordance with Article 15 (3), such livestock industry-related organizations may receive fees from the owners of the domestic animals concerned, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 51 (Report)   print
(1) If the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Mayor/Do Governor deems it necessary for the prevention of contagious animal diseases, he/she may have any of the following persons report necessary matters, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. The owners, etc. of animals;
2. The possessors, etc. of pathogens that cause a contagious animal disease;
3. The owners, etc. of race tracks, livestock fairs, livestock markets, slaughterhouses, and other livestock assembly facilities.
(2) Where the Mayor/Do Governor has taken measures to prevent the outbreak or spread of any contagious animal disease in accordance with this Act, he/she shall report such fact to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and notify the head of the National Animal Disease Control Agency and the Mayor/Do Governor concerned of such fact, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 52 (Instructions from the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs)   print
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may instruct the heads of local governments to take measures pursuant to Article 15 (1), 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 27, or 28, where the production of domestic animals or the maintenance of their health may be gravely affected by an outbreak or spread of a contagious animal disease prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs form among the contagious animal diseases or by a communicable animal disease, other than a contagious animal disease, and emergency measures are required. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may, in order to prevent the introduction of communicable animal diseases to the Republic of Korea, instruct the head of the Animal Quarantine Agency to take necessary measures for importation quarantine, such as the suspension of quarantine, and suspension of delivery of the designated objects subject to quarantine being kept in the place of quarantine. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Article 44 shall apply mutatis mutandis to the measures to be taken by the head of the Animal Quarantine Agency pursuant to paragraph (2).
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 52-2 (Cooperation in Business between Administrative Agencies)   print
(1) The State or local governments (including public organizations, institutions or private individuals holding, delegated or entrusted with administrative authority in accordance with statutes, or municipal regulations) shall cooperate with one another to prevent the outbreak and spread of contagious animal diseases and efficiently execute measures for the control, quarantine and ex post facto management of contagious animal diseases.
(2) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may request the heads of relevant administrative agencies, Mayors/Do Governors or heads of Sis/Guns/autonomous Gus, etc. to provide information (including information necessary for the establishment and operation of a national animal disease control integrated information system) necessary to prevent the outbreak and spread of contagious animal diseases and efficiently execute measures for the control, quarantine and post-management of contagious animal diseases. In such cases, the heads of relevant administrative agencies, Mayors/Do Governors, heads of Sis/Guns/autonomous Gus, etc. who receives such request shall cooperate therewith unless there is a compelling reason not to do so. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12048, Aug. 13, 2013>
(3) Matters concerning methods for requesting information referred to in paragraph (2), scope of information to be requested, etc. shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011]
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 Article 53 (Request for Taking Measures for Animal Disease Control by Head of Animal Disease Control Agency)   print
Where the head of the National Animal Disease Control Agency or the head of an animal disease control agency of a City/Do deems it necessary to take measures for animal disease control following identification of characteristics of a disease, serum test or epidemiological investigation pursuant to Articles 12 and 13, he/she may request the Mayor/Do Governor concerned or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu concerned to take measures for animal disease control pursuant to Article 15 (1), 17, 19, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, or 28.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 54 (Verifiable Identification of Veterinary Inspector, etc.)   print
A veterinary inspector, quarantine officer or veterinary assistant that performs their duties pursuant to this Act shall carry an identification verifying his/her status and present it to interested persons, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 55 (Delegation and Entrustment of Authority)   print
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may delegate part of his/her authority under this Act to the Mayor/Do Governor or the head of an agency under his/her control, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, and the Mayor/Do Governor may delegate his/her authority under this Act to the head of a Si/Gun/Gu, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/autonomous Gu may, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, entrust livestock industry-related organizations with the function of collecting samples, from among tests referred to in Article 7 (3). <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, entrust livestock industry-related organizations with the function of granting and controlling the grade of the control of animal diseases as provided in Article 18 (1). <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/autonomous Gu may subsidize all or some expenses incurred in the entrusted management pursuant to paragraphs (2) and (3) to livestock industry-related organizations. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
CHAPTER Ⅴ PENALTY PROVISIONS
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 Article 55-2 (Penalty Provisions)   print
Any person who uses vehicle access information for purposes other than its original purpose in violation of Article 17-4 (1) shall be punished by imprisonment with labor for not more than five years or by a fine of not exceeding 50 million won.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 11348, Feb. 22, 2012]
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 Article 56 (Penalty Provisions)   print
Any person who falls under any of the following subparagraphs shall be punished by imprisonment with labor for not more than three years or by a fine not exceeding 30 million won: <Amended by Act No. 12806, Oct. 15, 2014>
1. Any veterinarian who fails to file a report, in violation of the main sentence of Article 11 (1) or (2);
2. Any person who violates an order pursuant to Article 20 (1) (including cases where it is applied mutatis mutandis in Article 28);
3. Any person who violates Article 32 (1), 33 (1) and (5) (including cases where it is applied mutatis mutandis in Article 38 (4)), the main sentence of Article 34 (1), or the main sentence of Article 37;
4. Any person who fails to go through quarantine pursuant to the main sentence of Article 36 (1) or has done any wrongful act in connection with quarantine;
5. Any person who unloads any designated object subject to quarantine which failed to pass an inspection, or violated an order, such as return, in violation of Article 38 (3).
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 57 (Penalty Provisions)   print
Any person who falls under any of the following subparagraphs shall be punished by imprisonment with labor for not more than one year or by a fine not exceeding 10 million won: <Amended by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011; Act No. 11348, Feb. 22, 2012; Act No. 12806, Oct. 15, 2014>
1. Any person who has given false answers to the questions posed by the heads of national animal disease control agencies referred to in Article 5 (6) or has refused, obstructed or evaded measures taken by the heads of national animal disease control agencies, such as inspections and disinfection;
2. Any owner, etc. of livestock or any livestock transportation business entity who violates the main sentence of Article 11 (1) or (2) and (3);
3. Any person who has been designated as the owner of an institute responsible for identification of characteristics of diseases by fraud or other improper means;
3-2. Any person who fails to register in violation of Article 17-3 (1);
3-3. An owner who fails to install a wireless recognition device in vehicles or a driver who turns off, damages or removes the wireless recognition device installed in vehicles in violation of Article 17-3 (2);
4. Any person who violates an order pursuant to Article 19 (1) (including cases where it is applied mutatis mutandis in Article 28) or (2) or 27;
5. Any livestock transportation business entity or any operator of butchery who actively cooperates in committing any offense of an owner, etc. of livestock pursuant to Article 19 (6);
5-2. Any person who violates the main sentence of Article 19-2 (3);
6. Any person who violates the main sentence of Article 22 (2) (excluding a veterinary inspector) or (4) or 47 (2);
7. Any person whose place has been designated as a place of quarantine by fraud or other improper means;
8. Any person who has been designated as a breeding supervisor or storage manager by improper means.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 58 (Penalty Provisions)   print
Any person who falls under any of the following subparagraphs shall be punished by a fine of not exceeding three million won:
1. Any person who refuses, obstructs, or evades an epidemiological investigation, in violation of Article 13 (3);
2. Any person who violates Article 14 (1), the main sentence of Article 22 (1) or (3), 23 (1) or (2), the main sentence of Article 24 (1) or 35 (1);
3. Any person who fails to go through quarantine pursuant to the main sentence of Article 39 (1) or has done any wrongful act in connection with quarantine;
4. Any person who violates an order pursuant to Article 44 (1).
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 59 (Joint Penalty Provisions)   print
Where the representative of a corporation, an agent, employee, or any other hired person of a corporation or individual has committed an offense falling under any of Articles 56 through 58 with respect to the affairs of the corporation or individual, not only shall the offender be punished, but the corporation or individual shall also be punished by a fine referred to in the relevant Article: Provided, That this shall not apply where the corporation or individual has not neglected to pay due attention to and supervise the relevant affairs in order to prevent such offense.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
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 Article 60 (Administrative Fine)   print
(1) Any person who falls under any of the following subparagraphs shall be punished by an administrative fine of not exceeding five million won: <Amended by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011; Act No. 11348, Feb. 22, 2012>
1. Any person who has failed to file a report on the employment of, provision of education to or disinfection of foreign laborers in violation of Article 5 (3);
2. Any person who has refused, interfered with or evaded the submission of documents referred to in Article 5 (5) or has submitted a false report;
3. Any person who has given false answers to the questions posed by the heads of national animal disease control agencies referred to in Article 5 (5) or has refused, obstructed or evaded measures taken by the heads of national animal disease control agencies, such as inspections and disinfection;
4. Any person who violates an order pursuant to Article 15 (1), 16 (1) or (3), or 43 (6);
5. Any person who fails to equip himself/herself with disinfection equipment pursuant to Article 17 (1);
5-2 Any owner or driver who fails to take necessary measures in violation of Article 17-3 (3);
5-3 Any owner or driver who fails to receive education about animal disease control, etc. in violation of Article 17-3 (4);
6. Any person who fails to file a report, in violation of the proviso to Article 36 (1).
(2) Any person who falls under any of the following subparagraphs shall be punished by an administrative fine of not exceeding three million won: <Amended by Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011; Act No. 10930, Jul. 25, 2011; Act No. 12048, Aug. 13, 2013>
1. Any person who refuses, obstructs, or evades an inspection, etc. by a veterinary inspector pursuant to Article 7 (4) (including cases where it is applied mutatis mutandis in Article 8 (3));
2. Any seller of veterinary drugs or livestock feed who fails to file a report, in violation of Article 11 (1);
3. Any person who fails to conduct disinfect procedures, in violation of Article 17 (2) or (3);
4. Any person who fails to keep a disinfection record or keeps a false disinfection record, in violation of Article 17 (6);
4-2. Any person who fails to prepare the access-related records or prepare false access records in violation of the former part of Article 17-2 (1);
4-3. Any person who fails to keep the accessing records until the retention period in violation of the latter part of Article 17-2 (1);
4-4. Any person who refuses, obstructs, or evades the ascertainment of a veterinary inspector or veterinary assistant under Article 17-2 (2);
4-5. Any person who refuses, obstructs, or evades the access or investigation of the relevant public officials in violation of Article 17-5 (2);
5. Any person who violates Article 25 (1), 26, or 38 (1);
6. Any person who refuses, obstructs, or evades the access to or inspection or collection of objects, etc. without compensation of a quarantine officer pursuant to Article 30 (3) and (4);
7. Any person who refuses, obstructs, or evades quarantine pursuant to Article 36 (2);
8. Any person who fails to submit a manifest, in violation of Article 38 (1);
9. Any person who exports any designated object subject to quarantine without having been quarantined pursuant to the main sentence of Article 41 (1);
10. Any person who refuses, obstructs, or evades an inspection by a quarantine officer on disposal of food pursuant to Article 45 (2);
11. Any person who fails to comply with a request of a quarantine officer for submission of materials pursuant to Article 45 (2) or submits false materials;
12. Any person who is obliged to file a report pursuant to Article 51 (1) fails to report or makes a false report.
(3) The administrative fines pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) shall be imposed by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the head of the Animal Quarantine Agency, the Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu/Eup/Myeon, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010]
CHAPTER Ⅵ Deleted.
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 Articles 61 through 64 Deleted. <by Act No. 8587, Aug. 3, 2007>   print
ADDENDA
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Assistant Livestock Epide- mics Control Officials)
Assistant livestock epidemics control officials appointed in accordance with the previous provisions in force as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed veterinary assistants appointed under this Act.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Livestock Health and Epi- demics Control Assistance Center)
(1) The Livestock Health and Epidemics Control Assistance Center, with the approval of the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, established as an incorporated association (hereinafter referred to as the "Incorporated Association") in accordance with the provision of Article 32 of the Civil Act in force as at the time this Act enters into force may apply to the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry for the official approval of its decision to authorize the Health Control Association newly established in accordance with the provisions of Article 9 of this Act to be able to succeed to all the assets, rights and obligations of the Incorporated Association by dint of a resolution by the general assembly pursuant to its articles of association.
(2) The Incorporated Association that has obtained the official approval as provided for in paragraph (1) shall, notwithstanding the provisions concerning the dissolution and liquidation of corporations as referred to in the Civil Act, be deemed dissolved at the time the Health Control Association is established under this Act.
(3) The Health Control Association shall succeed by a universal title to all the assets, rights and obligations of the Incorporated Association dissolved in accordance with paragraph (2), and the name or title of the Incorporated Association as indicated in the register and other record concerning all its assets, rights and obligations shall be deemed that of the Health Control Association.
(4) The value of the assets to which the Health Control Association shall succeed by a universal title pursuant to paragraph (3) shall be the same value indicated on books as at the time of the said succession by a universal title.
Article 4 (Transitional Measures concerning Disinfection Equipment)
In cases where any of those persons who shall have obligation to install disinfection equipment pursuant to the amended provisions of Article 17 (1) has not installed it by the time this Act enters into force, he/she shall have it installed within three months after this Act enters into force.
Article 5 (Transitional Measures concerning Penalty Provisions)
The previous provisions shall govern the application of penalty provisions to an offence committed before this Act enters into force.
Article 6 Omitted.
Article 7 (Relationships with other Statutes)
Any reference that has been made by other statutes to the Act on the Prevention of Contagious Animal Diseases or its provisions in force as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed a reference that has been made to this Act or its provisions corresponding thereto, if there exist any such provisions in this Act.
ADDENDA<Act No. 8587, Aug. 3, 2007>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Penalty Provisions and Administrative Fines) The previous provisions shall apply to penalty provisions and administrative fines for acts performed before this Act enters into force.
ADDENDA<Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA<Act No. 9130, Sep. 11, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Articles 9 (4) 4-2, 42 (4) and 46 (1) shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Sanitation Condition of Beef and Beef Products)
(1) Sanitation condition on beef and beef products announced by the Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries pursuant to Article 34 (2) as at the time this Act enters into force shall comply with the previous provisions: Provided, That where it is intended to import beef or beef products of cattle older than 30 months as it is judged that the confidence of consumers has been retrieved pursuant to paragraph (7) of Addenda of Announcement No. 2008-15 of the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries shall undergo deliberation by the National Assembly.
(2) Where bovine spongiform encephalopathy has additionally broken out in an exporting country governed by the previous sanitation condition, the amended provisions of Article 32-2 shall apply, and where the Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries reopens suspended importation of beef and beef products from an exporting country governed by the previous sanitation condition, the amended provisions of Article 34 (3) shall apply.
ADDENDUM<Act No. 9959, Jan. 25, 2010>
This Act shall enter into force on December 30, 2010.
ADDENDA<Act No. 10244, Apr. 12, 2010>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on December 30, 2010.
(2) (Applicability to Disclosure of Information) The amended provisions of Article 3-2 shall apply beginning with the first outbreak of a contagious animal disease after this Act enters into force.
ADDENDA<Act No. 10310, May 25, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 14 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 10427, Jan. 24, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Articles 3-2, 5, 9-2, 19 (2) 2 through 4, 31, 48, 49-2, 50, 52-2, 57 and 60 shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability)
(1) The amended provisions of Article 5 (5) and (6) shall apply from the first person who enters or departs from Korea after this Act enters into force.
(2) The amended provisions of Article 24 (1) shall apply from the first land site in which burial is completed after this Act enters into force.
(3) The amended provisions of Article 48 (1) shall apply from the first person whose movement is restricted or the owner of the first slaughterhouse to which an order of the suspension of use or restriction on use is issued after this Act enters into force.
Article 3 (Preparatory Activities for Enforcement of This Act)
The State or local governments may make necessary preparations to establish a psychical and mental counselling and treatment support system referred to in Article 49-2 (1) through (3) before this Act enters into force. In such cases, the State or local governments may request the heads of relevant administrative agencies, heads of local governments, national and public hospitals, public health centers, civilian medical facilities, other public organizations and relevant experts to provide necessary cooperation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 10930, Jul. 25, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Articles 5 (9), 17-2 and 60 (2) 4-2 through 4-4 shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation, and the amended provisions of Articles 3 (1), 12 (1) and 17 (6) shall enter into force on July 1, 2012.
Article 2 (Applicability to Payment of Reduced Amount of Compensation and Expenses for Stabilization of Livelihood)
The amended provisions of Article 48 (3) 1 shall apply from the first person who refuses, obstructs, or evades an epidemiological investigation after this Act enters into force in violation of Article 13 (3), and the amended provision of Article 49 (1) 1 shall apply from the first entrusted livestock breeder who carried out orders to destroy domestic animals after this Act enters into force.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11348, Feb. 22, 2012>
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 17-3 (2), subparagraphs 3-2 and 3-3 of Article 57, and Article 60 (1) 5-2 shall enter into force on January 1, 2013.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
(1) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) Omitted.
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA<Act No. 7434, Mar. 31, 2005>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Administrative Disposition, etc.) Any administrative disposition taken by any administrative agency pursuant to the previous provisions at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed an administrative disposition taken by any administrative agency provided for in this Act and any application filed, any report made and any activity performed to any administrative agency pursuant to the previous provisions shall be deemed an application filed, a report made and an activity performed to any administrative agency pursuant to the provisions of this Act.
ADDENDA <Act No. 12048, Aug. 13, 2013>
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provision of Article 17-3 (1) shall enter into force one month after the date of its promulgation and the amended provisions of Articles 32 (2) 3 and 48 (3) 5 shall enter into on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 12119, Dec. 27, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 9 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 12806, Oct. 15, 2014>
This Act shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation.