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FAQ 1: Does the definition of “livestock” in § 395.2 include llamas, alpacas, live fish, and crawfish, as added by the 2018 amendment to the Emergency Livestock Feed Assistance Act of 1988?

Hours of Service Exceptions

§395.2 Definitions  

Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 1: Does the definition of “livestock” in § 395.2 include llamas, alpacas, live fish, and crawfish, as added by the 2018 amendment to the Emergency Livestock Feed Assistance Act of 1988?

Guidance: Yes. The changes made to the definition of “livestock” in the Emergency Livestock Feed Assistance Act of 1988 by the 2018 farm bill, described above, are self-executing and therefore effective as of December 20, 2018. Transporters of llamas, alpacas, live fish, and crawfish are included within the HOS exemption for drivers transporting agricultural commodities, as set forth in § 395.1(k)(1).

The definition of “livestock” in § 395.2 is understood as follows:  Livestock means cattle, elk, reindeer, bison, horses, deer, sheep, goats, swine, poultry (including egg-producing poultry), llamas, alpacas, live fish, crawfish and other animals that are part of a foundation herd (including dairy producing cattle) or offspring; or are purchased as part of a normal operation and not to obtain additional benefits under the Emergency Livestock Feed Assistance Act of 1988, as amended.

Regulatory Topic: Hours of Service Exceptions
Published Date: Friday, February 28, 2020
Issued Date: Friday, February 28, 2020