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RULE §221.1 General Provisions

Published: 2015

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(a) These sections provide for the licensing and regulation of rendering businesses; transporters of renderable raw materials and dead animals; and locations where a rendering business is conducted. (b) The Texas Renderers' Licensing Act, Health and Safety Code, Chapter 144, provides the department with the authority to adopt rules consistent with the chapter as necessary pursuant to the enforcement of this chapter. (c) No person may cause, suffer, or allow the operation, management, or maintenance of a rendering business or rendering business location without a license issued by the department in accordance with these sections. (d) All rendering businesses and rendering business locations shall comply with the minimum standards specified in these sections in addition to existing standards contained in the Texas Renderers' Licensing Act and the Texas Meat and Poultry Inspection Act, Health and Safety Code, Chapter 433, relating to adulteration and misbranding. (e) Any person who transports renderable raw materials and/or dead animals from any place within this state to any place outside of borders of this state must have a valid rendering business license issued by the department. (f) As a condition of licensing, the department may prescribe other responsible and appropriate construction, operational, maintenance and inspection requirements to ensure compliance with this chapter and other applicable rules of the department.

Source Note: The provisions of this §221.1 adopted to be effective December 10, 2000, 25 TexReg 12175; amended to be effective January 1, 2005, 29 TexReg 11979