Massive last minute comments from industry professionals contribute
to USDA extending comment period.
Update 10/20/17: When we first reported our findings on this topic on October 14, the information went viral and the registered comments took off like a rocket. Just 6 days after our release the USDA has extended the comment period to November 2, 2017, citing the large volume of comments now coming in.
Many zoo professionals, and others have significant concerns about the proposed USDA Rule Change for Procedures for Applying for Licenses and Renewals Docket ID: APHIS-2017-0062 introduced on August 24, 2017. (Click to read)
The USDA is proposing that all USDA license will now completely expire, and each facility will have to reapply and go through the entire initial application procedure, not just once, but each and every time ! This is completely unnescessary !
In an effort to assist in this comment period the following is a throughly researched and outlined statement of facts that have been passed onto us that is in opposition. Continue reading “30 Second Quick Comment: USDA Rule Change for Procedures for Applying for Licenses and Renewals Docket ID: APHIS 2017 0062 * * * New Deadline November 2, 2017 * * *”