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Temporary rule regarding caged hens
Update
After the comment period closed for the proposed rule on egg-laying hens (603-018-0001 to 0013) it became apparent that the department needed to spend additional time beyond the January 1, 2012, effective date of the new law to clarify the rules with regard to equivalent practices to the United Egg Producers standards. The department will further clarify the rule and address comments submitted by the public. If you have questions please contact
Jason Barber
Oregon Department of Agriculture
635 Capitol St. NE
Salem OR 97301
503-986-4670

DIVISION 18: Temporary rules for egg-laying hens housed in cages
603-018-0001   Definitions
 
603-018-0003   Poultry Husbandry, Cage Size Standards for Egg Laying Hens
 
603-018-0007   Standards for, and documentation of, production and distribution of eggs and egg products
 
603-018-0009   Commercial Egg-Laying Farm Business Plans
 
603-018-0011   Department Access, Subpoena Authority
 
603-018-0013   Enforcement and Civil Penalties Generally
 
Proposed text

Caged hen Q&A
These questions and answers may help provide an overview of the temporary administrative rule.