AHC Changes Position on Federal EIA Rule Proposal


In January, 2012, the AHC advised the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA} that it opposed the USDA’s proposing a new federal EIA rule. At the time, the AHC did not consider a change was needed because a very small percentage of horses tested positive for EIA and the disease appeared under control.  The AHC felt that the USDA funds, resources and staff time spent on drafting and proposing such a rule could be better spent on other more pressing equine issues.

AHC Position

The AHC no longer opposes the publication of a federal rule on EIA so that comments can be provided by interested parties.

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