Title 9: Animals and Animal Products
CHAPTER I: ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
SUBCHAPTER A: ANIMAL WELFARE
PART 2: REGULATIONS
Subpart A: Licensing
2.5 - Duration of license and termination of license.
(a) A license issued under this part shall be valid and effective unless:
(1) The license has been revoked or suspended pursuant to section 19 of the Act.
(2) The license is voluntarily terminated upon request of the licensee, in writing, to the AC Regional Director.
(3) The license has expired or been terminated under this part.
(4) The annual license fee has not been paid to the appropriate Animal Care regional office as required. There will not be a refund of the annual license fee if a license is terminated prior to its expiration date.
(b) Any person who is licensed must file an application for a license renewal and an annual report form (APHIS Form 7003), as required by ? 2.7 of this part, and pay the required annual license fee. The required annual license fee must be received in the appropriate Animal Care regional office on or before the expiration date of the license or the license will expire and automatically terminate. Failure to comply with the annual reporting requirements or pay the required annual license fee on or before the expiration date of the license will result in automatic termination of the license.
(c) Any person who seeks the reinstatement of a license that has been automatically terminated must follow the procedure applicable to new applicants for a license set forth in ? 2.1.
(d) Licenses are issued to specific persons for specific premises and do not transfer upon change of ownership, nor are they valid at a different location.
(e) A license which is invalid under this part shall be surrendered to the AC Regional Director. If the license cannot be found, the licensee shall provide a written statement so stating to the AC Regional Director.
[54 FR 36147, Aug. 31, 1989, as amended at 60 FR 13895, Mar. 15, 1995; 63 FR 62926, Nov. 10, 1998; 69 FR 42100, July 14, 2004]