Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
Final rule; technical amendment.
In a final rule published in the Federal Register on October 18, 1999, we amended the Animal Welfare regulations to require that a perimeter fence be placed around outdoor housing facilities for marine mammals and certain other regulated animals. This document contains a correction to the list of large felines published in the final rule. Bobcats are not considered large felines and, therefore, we are removing them from the list of large felines that appears in the regulations.
Effective on November 28, 2000.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Dr. Barbara Kohn, Staff Veterinarian, Animal Care, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 84, Riverdale, MD 20737-1234; (301) 734-7833.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
In a final rule published in the Federal Register on October 18, 1999 (64 FR 56142-56148, Docket No. 95-029-2), we amended the Animal Welfare regulations to require that a perimeter fence be placed around outdoor housing facilities for marine mammals and certain other regulated animals.
In the rule portion, § 3.127(d) contains an error in the list of large felines. We identified large felines as “lions, tigers, leopards, cougars, bobcats, etc.” However, bobcats are not considered large felines based on generally accepted and published morphometric Start Printed Page 70770(measurement of height, weight, length, girth, etc.) data. Therefore, we are removing bobcats from the list of large felines in § 3.127(d). Based on this change, all outdoor housing facilities (i.e., facilities not entirely indoors) for bobcats would require a 6-foot perimeter fence or an alternative method identified in § 3.127(d)(1), (d)(2), (d)(3), and (d)(4) rather than an 8-foot fence.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 9 CFR Part 3
- Animal welfare
- Marine mammals
- Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
Accordingly, we are amending 9 CFR part 3 as follows:End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 3—STANDARDSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 3 is revised to read as follows:End Amendment Part
2. In § 3.127, the second sentence of the introductory text in paragraph (d) is amended by removing the word “bobcats,”.End Amendment Part Start Signature
Done in Washington, DC, this 17th day of November 2000.
Bobby R. Acord,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 00-30286 Filed 11-27-00; 8:45 am]
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