15.11.14.05

.05 Sponsor Requirements.

A. Each livestock exhibition sponsor shall:

(1) Provide the Department at least 60 days advanced written notice of the date, time, and location of any livestock exhibition, unless:

(a) The exhibition is a Maryland fair and show board funded event; or

(b) The exhibition sponsor is exempt from this requirement as determined by the Department; and

(2) Do one of the following:

(a) Report to the Department any animal from the exhibition suspected of having or showing obvious, apparent, or known signs of a contagious or infectious disease; or

(b) Exclude from the exhibition premises any animal having obvious, apparent, or known signs of a contagious or infectious disease.

B. Exemptions under §A(1)(b) of this regulation may be granted if:

(1) The exhibition is sponsored, sanctioned, or otherwise approved by an association, coalition, or other entity which serves as an umbrella organization for multiple livestock exhibitions in a calendar year; and

(2) That organization provides adequate and timely notice of subordinate exhibitions to the Department.