.01 Definitions.

A. "Department" means the Maryland Department of Agriculture.

B. "Secretary" means the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary’s designee.

C. "Recognized slaughtering establishment" means a slaughtering establishment operating under supervision of municipal, State, or federal meat inspection or recognized by the Department.

D. "Stockyard" or "livestock market" means a place in the State where swine are assembled for sale, either by private sale or public auction. All livestock markets in Maryland not under federal-State cooperative approval must receive approval from the Department before being permitted to handle swine. Approval will be based on the standards presently set forth and as may be amended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture governing interstate movement of swine with reference to hog cholera and other communicable diseases.