301 KAR 2:095. Importation of cervid
carcasses and parts.
RELATES TO: KRS 150.180, 150.280, 150.290
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 150.025(1),
NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS
150.025 authorizes the department to promulgate administrative regulations reasonably necessary to
carry out the purposes of KRS Chapter 150. KRS 150.720(2) authorizes the
department and the Department of Agriculture to hold a person responsible for
all costs incurred in the investigation, response, and eradication of a disease
if the person imports a diseased animal into the Commonwealth. This
administrative regulation establishes procedures for the importation and
possession of whole cervid carcasses or carcass parts from states that have
known cases of chronic wasting disease.
Section 1. Definitions. (1)
"Cervid" means a member of the family Cervidae.
(2) "Chronic wasting disease"
or "CWD" means a fatal disease affecting the brain of cervids which
belongs to a group of diseases called transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.
(3) "Clean" means having no
meat matter or tissue attached to the carcass part.
(4) "Importation" means the
transportation of a cervid carcass or carcass part into the Commonwealth.
(5) "Infected state" means a
state that has a known case of chronic wasting disease.
(6) "Whole" means the entire
carcass whether eviscerated or not, prior to the carcass being processed.
Section 2. Importation and Possession.
(1) A person shall not import or possess a whole cervid carcass or carcass part
from an infected state without first converting the carcass or part, pursuant
to subsection (2) and (3) of this section.
(2) A person may import a cervid carcass
or a carcass part from an infected state if the carcass or carcass part does
not have any part of the spinal column or head attached;
(3) A person may possess the following
inedible parts of a cervid carcass lawfully taken from an infected state:
(b) Antlers that are attached to a clean
(c) A clean skull;
(d) Clean upper canine teeth;
(e) A finished taxidermy product; or
(f) The hide.
(4) A licensed taxidermist may accept a
cervid head with an intact skull originating from an infected state if the
(a) Contacts the department within
forty-eight (48) hours after receiving the cervid head;
(b) Provides to the department the
hunter’s name and address; and
(c) Transfers the skull with the intact
brain to the department once the skull plate has been removed. (29 Ky.R. 3001;
eff. 8-13-03; 37 Ky.R. 2682; eff. 8-4-2011.)