[Rev. 5/23/2016 8:22:12 AM--2015]

CHAPTER 577 - ANIMAL REMEDIES, VETERINARY BIOLOGICS AND PHARMACEUTICALS

NRS 577.010           Definitions.

NRS 577.020           “Department” defined.

NRS 577.030           “Director” defined.

NRS 577.100           Establishment of program concerning veterinary feed directives; registration of animal remedies, veterinary biologics and pharmaceuticals; application for registration; regulations.

NRS 577.110           Deposit of fees.

NRS 577.120           Application for and acceptance of gifts and grants.

NRS 577.200           Civil penalty; use of money collected.

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      NRS 577.010  Definitions.  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NRS 577.020 and 577.030 have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      (Added to NRS by 2015, 2463)

      NRS 577.020  “Department” defined.  “Department” means the State Department of Agriculture.

      (Added to NRS by 2015, 2463)

      NRS 577.030  “Director” defined.  “Director” means the Director of the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 2015, 2463)

      NRS 577.100  Establishment of program concerning veterinary feed directives; registration of animal remedies, veterinary biologics and pharmaceuticals; application for registration; regulations.

      1.  The Department may establish, by regulation, a program to implement the requirements of federal regulations concerning veterinary feed directives, as defined in 21 U.S.C. § 354, including, without limitation, requirements for the registration of any animal remedy, veterinary biologic or pharmaceutical, as those terms are defined in those federal regulations.

      2.  The regulations adopted by the Department pursuant to subsection 1 must provide that:

      (a) Except as otherwise provided in this paragraph, no person shall sell, offer or expose for sale, or deliver to a user, an animal remedy, veterinary biologic or pharmaceutical, in package or in bulk, which has not been registered with the Department pursuant to this chapter and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto. Any product registered pursuant to chapter 586 of NRS or under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, 7 U.S.C. §§ 136 et seq., is not subject to the provisions of this chapter and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

      (b) Except as otherwise provided by law, the manufacturer of each brand of animal remedy, veterinary biologic and pharmaceutical to be sold in this State, whether in package or in bulk, shall register such products with the Department annually pursuant to this chapter and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto. The regulations may authorize a manufacturer who sells more than one animal remedy, veterinary biologic or pharmaceutical in this State to register all such products with one application.

      (c) An application for registration of an animal remedy, veterinary biologic or pharmaceutical must be made on forms provided by the Department and must be accompanied by a reasonable annual registration fee established by the Department by regulation for each animal remedy, veterinary biologic and pharmaceutical.

      (d) An application pursuant to paragraph (c) must:

             (1) Be filed on or before July 1 of each year; and

             (2) Include a list of all animal remedies, veterinary biologics and pharmaceuticals that the applicant intends to market in this State during the following fiscal year.

      (Added to NRS by 2015, 2463)

      NRS 577.110  Deposit of fees.  The Department shall deposit all fees collected pursuant to this chapter in the Livestock Inspection Account created by NRS 561.344.

      (Added to NRS by 2015, 2464)

      NRS 577.120  Application for and acceptance of gifts and grants.  The Director may apply for and accept any gift, donation, bequest, grant or other source of money to carry out the provisions of this chapter and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

      (Added to NRS by 2015, 2464)

      NRS 577.200  Civil penalty; use of money collected.

      1.  Any person violating the provisions of this chapter is subject to a civil penalty not to exceed:

      (a) For a first offense, $250.

      (b) For a second offense, $500.

      (c) For a third or subsequent offense, $1,000.

      2.  Of the money collected by the Department from a civil penalty pursuant to subsection 1:

      (a) Fifty percent of the money must be used to fund a program selected by the Director that provides loans to persons who are engaged in agriculture and who are 21 years of age or less; and

      (b) The remaining 50 percent must be deposited in the Account for the Control of Weeds created by NRS 555.035.

      (Added to NRS by 2015, 2464)