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WAC 16-80-035

Indemnity for infected or exposed swine.

(1) Under RCW 16.36.090, the director may order the slaughter or destruction of any swine affected with or exposed to classical swine fever (hog cholera), pseudorabies, swine brucellosis, or any other reportable, infectious, or communicable disease.
(2) Under RCW 16.36.096, subject to the availability of funds appropriated for this specific purpose, the director may pay an indemnity in an amount of up to seventy-five percent of appraised or salvage value of the animal ordered slaughtered or destroyed.
(3) No indemnity will be paid if:
(a) The swine belong to the federal government or any of its agencies, this state or any of its political subdivisions, or any municipal corporations; or
(b) The swine were not imported into this state in compliance with state importation regulations found in chapter 16-54 WAC.
(4) The state veterinarian must approve of the disposal methods of any swine ordered destroyed.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 16.36 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 10-13-057, § 16-80-035, filed 6/10/10, effective 7/11/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.040. WSR 00-06-066, § 16-80-035, filed 3/1/00, effective 4/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.040 and 16.36.096. WSR 91-08-027, § 16-80-035, filed 3/29/91, effective 4/29/91.]
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