"Applicant" means an individual, association, partnership, cooperative, public or private corporation or educational institution, or public agency that applies to the department to import fertilized fish eggs into a quarantine facility.
"Effluent" means any water discharged from a quarantine facility including fish rearing water, backflush or coolant water, floor drainage, and any potable drainage that does not flow into a sanitary sewer or approved septic system.
"Heat stress test" means a test for disease in fish as described in this subpart that is conducted for 14 to 21 days at a water temperature between 64 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit. For catfish, the test is conducted for 14 to 21 days at a water temperature above 80 degrees Fahrenheit. All fish are fed or injected with an immunosuppressant at the beginning of the test. At the conclusion of the test, all fish are sampled as provided by Minnesota Statutes, section 17.4982, subdivision 12. The number of fish sampled must be adequate to statistically determine a two percent level of disease prevalence at a 95 percent confidence level.
"Quarantine unit" means an enclosed rearing area within a quarantine facility that allows for complete isolation from other quarantine units of fish hatching and rearing tanks, fish culture supplies and equipment, feed, clothing, water supply lines, and drainage lines.
"Sentinel fish" means a lot of at least 150 fish obtained from a facility with no history of disease that are known to be sensitive to a particular disease agent.
MS s 17.496
19 SR 2486
June 11, 2008