4. The Minister or, as the case may be, the management body, must issue or cause the issue of the chip tags, printed tags and blank tags at the request of
(1) the owner or custodian of any animal in an operation;
(2) the importer, for animals imported from outside Canada; or
(3) the operator of an establishment for livestock auctions, for animals having lost their tags.
A person who makes such a request must indicate his name, address and, where applicable, stakeholder number; the person must also indicate whether the tags are intended for a bovine or an ovine or, if they are intended for a cervid, its species.
The person may not transfer the tags.
A person who ceases activities must, within 30 days of the cessation, return unused tags to the Minister or, as the case may be, the management body, at the person’s own expense.
O.C. 205-2002, s. 4; O.C. 77-2003, s. 1; O.C. 161-2004, s. 5; O.C. 66-2009, s. 7.