(a) Each licensed rendering business, renderable raw material hauler and/or dead animal hauler must maintain records identifying locations where renderable materials are obtained and delivered. These records must be maintained for a period of 12 months from the date the record was created. (b) Each licensed rendering business and/or animal hauler shall have a log bearing the name of the licensed rendering business or dead animal hauler on the front of the log. The following information shall be entered into the log immediately upon receipt of a dead animal: (1) the date and time of pickup and the number of dead animal(s) picked up at each location; (2) the collection vehicle driver's name; (3) a description of the dead animal(s); (4) the location and county where the dead animal(s) was/were picked up; (5) the name of the owner or person in possession of the dead animal(s); and (6) the general route followed in making the collection and delivery to the rendering establishment. (This information may be kept in an appendix to the log.) (c) The log is subject to inspection at all reasonable times by an authorized employee of the department. (d) Refusal to present the log for inspection by an authorized employee of the department constitutes grounds for license revocation and/or other enforcement as provided in the Act and the rules in this chapter. (e) Compliance with this chapter does not excuse violation of the requirements in Health and Safety Code, Chapter 433, §433.029 relating to articles not intended for human consumption; §433.034 relating to records; §433.056 relating to inedible animal products, §433.083 relating to investigation by the commissioner; §433.085 relating to reporting to the commissioner; and §433.091 relating to false reports, failure to report.
Source Note: The provisions of this §221.5 adopted to be effective December 10, 2000, 25 TexReg 12175; amended to be effective January 1, 2005, 29 TexReg 11979