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Permit Requirements/Requests

All avian influenza (AI) permit requests and supporting documents should be submitted to:  scpermits@clemson.edu

A permit is required for each movement into, within, or out of an AI control area for the poultry / products listed below:

  • Birds,
  • Eggs,
  • Manure,
  • Litter, and
  • Feed deliveries.

Permits are for movement from the origin premises – therefore, requests for permits should come from the origin premises. All requests should be submitted 24 – 48 hours prior to the desired movement.

Federal Premises Identification Number (PIN)

A Federal PIN will be required for movement permits for both the original premises and the receiving premises.  A Federal PIN will also be required to be included on all avian influenza PCR laboratory accessions and included in the final report to be received at LPH.


Birds from Commercial Poultry Farms

  1. Federal PIN.  A Federal PIN will be required for movement permits for both the original premises and the receiving premises.
  2. Testing. Two negative AI PCR tests (11 bird pooled samples for each barn / house) are required. All samples can be collected within 24 hours prior to movement, or one set of samples collected within 48 hours prior to movement and the second set of samples within 24 hours prior to movement.  Test results must be verified before a permit is issued.  A Federal PIN is required to be included on the final report sent to LPH.
  3. Mortality records. A mortality log of the previous 14 days for each barn on the site must be submitted the day prior to the date of each shipment.
  4. Biosecurity audits. A biosecurity audit must be submitted one time for each premises.
  5. Enhanced biosecurity procedures.  Follow the biosecurity procedures for Truck & Driver and Product-Specific Biosecurity as listed in the Secure Poultry Supply Plans for Egg, Broiler and Turkey. (add links to each of these)
  6. Online permit application form (inactive link).

Table Eggs or Hatching Eggs from Commercial Layer and Breeder Flocks

  1. Federal PIN.  A Federal PIN will be required for movement permits for both the original premises and the receiving premises.
  2. 2 day hold.  Each lot of eggs must be held for 2 days on the premises prior to movement.
  3. Testing. Two negative AI PCR tests (11 bird pooled samples for each barn / house supplying that lot of held eggs) are required. All samples can be collected within 24 hours prior to movement of that lot of eggs, or one set of samples collected within 48 hours prior to movement and the second set of samples within 24 hours prior to movement.  Test results must be verified before a permit is issued.  A Federal PIN is required to be included on the final report sent to LPH.
  4. Mortality records. A mortality log of the previous 14 days for each barn on the site must be submitted the day prior to the date of each shipment.
  5. Biosecurity audits. A biosecurity audit must be submitted one time for each premises.
  6. Enhanced biosecurity procedures.  Follow the biosecurity procedures for Truck & Driver and Product-Specific Biosecurity as listed in the Secure Poultry Supply Plans for Egg, Broiler and Turkey. (add links to each of these)
  7. Online permit application form (inactive link).

Feed Delivery Permitting

For feed mill facilities with delivery locations to poultry premises and sites in a Control Area or a feed mill located in a Control Area:

  1. Federal PIN.  A Federal PIN will be required for movement permits for both the original premises and the receiving premises.
  2. All deliveries of feed to a poultry site must be permitted, regardless of AI control zone designation.
    • 30 day blanket permits will be issued for each feed mill location covering all delivery sites.
  3. Logs of all deliveries must be submitted monthly at the time of permit renewal.
  4. Enhanced biosecurity procedures.  Follow the biosecurity procedures for Truck & Driver to enter poultry sites as listed in the Secure Poultry Supply Plans for Egg, Broiler and Turkey. (add links to each of these)
  5. Deliveries to any sites known to have had HPAI infected poultry must have prior approval by the Incident Command.
  6. Additional  requirements for feed mills located within a Control Area:
    • Biosecurity audits. A biosecurity audit must be submitted one time for each premises.
    • Enhanced biosecurity procedures.  Follow the biosecurity procedures for cleaning and disinfecting feed truck wheels and wheel wells at the feed mill.
    • Ingredients delivered to feed mills within a Control Area may require permitting.
  7. Online permit application form (inactive link).

Manure and Litter Moving Off of a Non-Infected Farm

Manure and litter can be moved off non-infected poultry farms in a Control Area with an approved permit to move. Negative AI test results for the farm must be confirmed before the permit is issued.

  1. Federal PIN.  A Federal PIN will be required for movement permits for both the original premises and the receiving/destination premises.
    • Origin. This is the farm location where the manure or litter is currently located.
    • Destination. The destination location where the manure or litter will be moved to or land applied.
  2. Testing. Two negative AI PCR tests (11 bird pooled samples for each barn / house) are required. A Federal PIN is required to be included on the final report sent to LPH.
    • For empty premises.  Test results from bird movement can be used.
    • For premises with birds.  All samples can be collected within 24 hours prior to movement of manure/litter, or one set of samples collected within 48 hours prior to movement and the second set of samples within 24 hours prior to movement.  Test results must be verified before a permit is issued. 

One permit will be issued to move manure or litter from the origin premises and will be valid for three days. If additional time is needed, another permit must be issued.