OAR 603-018-0000

For purposes of OAR 603-018-0005 (Poultry Husbandry, Cage Size Standards for Egg Laying Hens) to 603-018-0025 (Enforcement and Civil Penalties Generally):


“Commercial egg-laying farm” means any commercial farm as defined in Oregon Laws 2011 Chapter 436 that has caged egg-laying hens at any one location or in multiple locations.


“Director” means the Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture or the Director’s authorized deputies or officers.


“Distribute” means to import, consign, sell, offer for sale, barter, exchange or otherwise facilitate the supplying of eggs or egg products into or within Oregon.


“Distributor” means the first person that distributes egg or egg products into or within Oregon.


“Enforcement” means any documented action taken by the department to address a violation.


“Person” includes individuals, corporations, associations, firms, partnerships, limited liability companies and joint stock companies.


“Sell” or “Sale” means to sell, offer for sale, expose for sale, or have in possession for sale.


“Violation” is an act or omission that does not comply with a provision of Oregon Laws 2011 Chapter 436 or the administrative rules developed thereunder.


“House Average” means a method of determining space allowance for hens by taking the total square inches of cage floor space within a layer house, divided by the number of hens in that house at the time of housing.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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