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b.Give history of power failures for the animal facility.  Note frequency and duration.  If emergency power was not available during a power failure, describe steps taken to ensure the comfort and wellbeing of the animals and the temperature extremes reached in the animal rooms during the failure.

c.Describe lighting system(s) for the animal housing facility(ies).  For each species or holding room type, list light intensity, photoperiod (Light:Dark), construction features (e.g., water resistance), and control (e.g., automatic versus manual, phasing). For systems automatically controlling photoperiod, describe override mechanisms.   

3.System Malfunctions.  If not previously reported, describe animal losses or health problems resulting from power, HVAC, or other life support system (e.g., individually ventilated cages) failures, and mechanisms for reporting such incidences.  AAALAC International Rules of Accreditation (Section 2.f)

4.Storage Areas [ETS 123, Appendix A, p. 9; Guide, pp. 141-142]

a.Describe storage areas for feed and bedding, including temperature and vermin control.

b.Describe storage areas for cages, equipment, supplies, etc.

c.Describe storage areas for flammable or hazardous agents and materials (e.g., disinfectants, pesticides, fuel).

5.Facilities for Sanitising Materials [ETS 123, Appendix A, p. 9; Guide, pp. 153]

Describe for each cage sanitation area its location, the traffic flow pattern (soiled to clean, or in and out) within the facility, and kinds of equipment (tunnel washer, bottle washer, rack washer, etc. and other related equipment such as bedding dispensing units).

C.Special Facilities [ETS 123, Appendix A, pp. 8-9; Guide, pp. 144-146, 150]

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