CALIFORNIA Wildlife Resources AZA/ZAA rule


Received at May 2022 meeting


Committee Meeting: Not in committee action plan from Sep 2022 meeting

KEntucky agency rule 301 KAR 1:125 Transportation of fish.

Allows department to deny transportation permit for fish determined potentially damaging to native ecosystems


Meeting:Dec 2, 2022  - Moved to Action Item for next meeting

                 #1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601



NEW HAMPSHIRE RULE Fis 800 & 1102 wildlife

Public Hearing: Nov 2, 2022 @ 12:30 pm

                             Fish and Game Headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord

Comments due:
Nov 9
 

Fis 803.03 Non-controlled Import: Moves caribou/reindeer, red deer, sika deer, and elk from non-controlled to prohibited


Fis 803.04 Prohibited Import:

  • Moves caribou/reindeer, red deer, sika deer, and elk from non-controlled to prohibited
  • ADDS white-tailed deer


Fis 804.05 Controlled Possession: ADDS Category 2 Propagator that can possess caribou/reindeer


Fis 815.01 Permit Denial: NEW SECTION

  • Adds that permit shall be granted unless risk of disease, genetic, ecological, environmental, health, safety, or welfare to persons, marine species, or other wildlife
  • Requires department to notify applicant of denial in writing in 60 days


Fis 815.02 Appealing Denial (NEW SECTION): Adds permit denial appeal:

  • May appeal denial in writing to executive director within 60 days with name, residential address, telephone number, email, species and request purpose
  • must respond and either uphold or overturn the denial within 60 days


Fis 815.03 Petition to Commission (NEW SECTION):

  • Allows person aggrieved by decision of executive director to appeal with written petition to the Fish and Game Commission
  • Commission must hear petition within 45 days
  • Need majority vote to overturn decision
  • Commission must issue ruling in writing within 14 days of hearing


Fis 815.04 Further Appeal (NEW SECTION): Allows further review of commission decision under RSA 541


Fis 1102.01 NH Special Wildlife Permit - readopts without change


KENTUCKY RULE 301 KAR 2:081 Live native wildlife

Filed: Sep 15, 2022


Public Hearing: Nov 29, 2022 @ noon
                          
  Commission Room
                            Arnold L. Mitchell Building, #1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, KY

Comments due: Nov 30
                           
Jenny Gilbert, Legislative Liaison
                            Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
                           Arnold L. Mitchell Building, #1 Sportsman's Lane, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

                  
phone: (502) 564-3400

                   email: fwpubliccomments@ky.gov

Various revisions including:

  • Rabies Vector Species - ADDS hybrids
  • Exempts annual transportation permit, falconry permit and captive-bred native wildlife (except fox or coyote) imported or held in temporary facility 10 days from captive wildlife permit
  • Snapping turtle - clarifies that it is native common snapping turtle
  • Bullfrog can only be taken during season
  • Removes generic spring lizards limit
  • Falconry exempt from noncommercial permit and transportation permit for raptors
  • RVS transport ban limited to live ones
  • Exempts captive-bred native wildlife imported or held in temporary facility 10 days from captive permit
  • Permit holders must report bites within 12 hours to local county health
  • Must immediately dispatch mammal that bites person and submit head for testing
  • Commercial permit required for anyone profiting in any way from native wildlife, requires permit for each facility, exempts captive-bred native imported or temporary facility 10 days
  • Noncommercial must not profit in any way - permit per facility
  • New residents with transportation permit have 30 days to get inspection and submit application
  • USFWS permit for migratory or exemption
  • federal endangered limit to AZA, USFWS permit, cooperator in AZA SSP
  • Prohibited species: ADDS native bats, bobcat, hellbender, Kirtland’s snake, otter, native RVS, and wild rabbits
    • EXEMPTS: ADDS trapped RVS, wildlife rehabilitation permit, commercial nuisance wildlife control
    • Grandfathers: MAY exempt prohibited owned 4/4/23 – must microchip RVS, bobcats and otters and report using official form – BANS transfer ownership except owner’s death, reproducing and replacing them – enclosure must prevent escape and public contact

CALIFORNIA Wildlife Resources Restricted SPecies Rule Review

Reviewing restricted Species Rules


Status: Meeting Sep 15, 2022 - Removed from agenda


Committee Discussion Meeting: Jan, 2023 @ TBD

KANSAS COMMercial mussel harvest ban; carp; rusty crayfish

various rule changes - commercial mussel harvest has been suspended since 2003


Workshop: Nov 17, 2022


Agency Rule 115-7-10 Fishing, special provisions - ADDS ANS water, updates Asian carp species


Agency Rule 115-17-6 Commercial mussel fishing license; license application and requirements, authority, reports, general provisions and license revocation - repeals license


Agency Rule 115-17-7 Commercial harvest of mussels- Bans commercial harvest


Agency Rule 115-17-8 Commercial harvest of mussels; legal equipment, taking methods and general provisions - REPEALED

Agency Rule 115-17-9 Commercial mussel fishing; open areas - REPEALED

Agency Rule 115-17-14 Commercial mussel dealer permit; permit application and requirements, authority, reports, general provisions and permit revocation - REPEALED

Agency Rule 115-18-10 Importation and possession of certain wildlife; prohibition, permit requirement, and restrictions. - ADDS rusty crayfish to prohibited

Agency Rule 301 KAR 1:122 Importation, possession, and prohibited aquatic species - revises regarding goldfish, Asian carp, tilapia


ALAbama 220-2-.168 rule change


Increases fees of commercial permits


Hearing: Jun 27, 2022 
Comments: Jul 5, 2022  

NOTE: no meetings until Jan/Feb 2023



INDIANA agency rule 345 IAC 1-3-31.5 FISH MOVEMENT

Requires pre-entry permit for fish on State Vet form, allows destination information on fish destination report submitted within 30 days at end of permit period, VHS-susceptible need certification from vet or laboratory of being from VHS negative facility, laboratory must be testing proficient under AFS Blue Book or OIE standards


Public Hearing and comments: Oct 5, 2022

KEntucky agency rule 301 KAR 1:122 Prohibited aquatics

  • Allow goldfish as bait, release of caught prohibited aquatics during angling, possession, transport and sale of dead Asian carp to fish processing facility if not transported in water
  • Limit transport and sale of tilapia to another propagator, live fish and bait dealer or entity selling fish as food
  • BANS possession of Asian carp


Introduced: Aug 26, 2022
Meeting:
Dec 2, 2022 - Moved to Action Item for next meeting

               #1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601

MINNESOTA RULE 6216.0250 prohibited invasive species

Adds new fish, mollusks and crustaceans to the prohibited invasive species list

Comments due: Dec 9, 2022

                   email: ais.dnr@state.mn.us

New prohibited species:

  • US injurious fish, mollusks, crustaceans
  • Eastern mosquitofish
  • tench
  • tubenose goby (Proterorhinus)
  • golden clam
  • golden mussel
  • jumping worms
  • marbled crayfish

FLORIDA (FWC) Diamondback Terrapins Proposal

Review request to allow commercial captive breeding of diamondback terrapins


Meeting: Sep 28, 2022 @ 8:30 am - CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE
Meeting:
Nov 30, 2022 @ 8:30 am
               Bluegreen’s Bayside Resort and Spa
              4144 Jan Cooley DrivePanama City, Florida, 32408


montana fish, wildlife parks caracal cat petition

Petition to make caracal cats a prohibited species.


Rule-making Meeting: Apr 19, 2022

Hearing:Jul 18, 2022

Comments due: Jul 22

Meeting: Aug 25, 2022


RE-FILED AS CONTROLLED

Public Hearing: Dec 1 @ 9:30 am Virtually

Comments due: Dec 2
Phil Kilbreath
Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks
P.O. Box 200701, Helena, Montana, 59620-0701

e-mail:
pkilbreath@mt.gov

Online: https://fwp.mt.gov/public-notices/news/2022/nov/1107-notice-of-public-hearing-on-proposed-amendment-of-caracal-cat-arm-rule


 

ALABAMA CONSERVATION & NATURAL RESOURCES Rule 220-2-.92

Requires permit to propagate protected nongame; adds hybrids, crawfish frog, little grass frogs, mudpuppy, reticulated siren, and ALL king snakes; makes corrections; restricts Eastern diamondback rattlesnakes; Limits box turtles to 1

Comments due and Meeting: Aug 4, 2022


CALIFORNIA Wildlife Resources Committee Bullfrogs/turtles

Bullfrogs and Non-native Turtles Stakeholder Plan Update to be given

Status: Committee Meeting Jan 13, 2022 and May 19, 2022, MEETING Sep 15, 2022


Committee Discussion Meetings:

Jan, 2023 @ TBD
May 2023 @ TBD


Came up with strategies regarding non-native turtles/bullfrogs including:

  • Raise import permit prices
  • Education, grants, research
  • Encourage bullfrog collection for food instead live markets
  • Promote bullfrog use as bait
  • Live Markets:
    • Ban sale of live bullfrogs
    • Point of sale inspections
    • Domestic bullfrog aquaculture
    • Sampling animals for disease
  • Promote rescue/rehome programs
  • Frog Jumping Contests:
    • Kill all bullfrogs not kept after jumping contest
    • Ban frog jumping contests
    • encourage use of other species
    • deploy measures to prevent escapes
  • Regulatory Changes:
    • Encourage municipal laws to protect against them and manage water features
    • Ban all bullfrog imports
    • Allow commercial harvest
    • Add bullfrogs and non-native turtles to restricted species list
    • Require water treatment
  • Enforcement Changes:
    • Inspect shipments to make sure lawfully obtained
    • Spot testing and inspection to stop illegal shipments

CALIFORNIA Wildlife Resources falconry Rule Review

Reviewing falconry rules


Status: Received by committee at May 2022 meeting


Committee Meeting: Not scheduled Jan or May 2023 meetings per Sep 2022 committee plan

NEW JERSEY agency PROPOSAL - VENOMOUS SNAKES

Unknown


Meeting: Oct 11, 2022

MISSOURI Rule 3 CSR 10-9.354 Privileges of Class III Wildlife Breeders

Revises ban on new permits for cervids within 25 miles of positive CWD animal


Filed:
Oct 17, 2022

Comments due: 30 days

Meeting: Dec 2, 2022?


Allows new permits for Class III facilities that are more than 10 miles away and less than 25 if double-fenced perimeter fence separated by at least 10’, compliance with caging standards, minimum enclosure space based on interior fence, and no cervids between fences

NEVADA Commission Reg. 506 GOLDEN EAGLES

Revises rules regarding golden eagles in falconry and rehabilitation


Workshop: Nov 4, 2022 - Reviewing some items - will have another workshop

                  Washoe County Administrative Building A
                  Washoe County Commission Chambers (1st Floor)
                  1001 E. Ninth StreetReno, NV 89512


  • Allows golden eagles including wild take by resident master falconer with eagle permit, hunting license, and rehabilitation license (if applicable)
  • Allows golden eagles by nonresident master falconer with nonresident hunting license and written permission – must apply for NV master falconer license and eagle permit in 60 days if moving to state
  • Adds requirements for eagle permit
  • Eagles must be in good condition
  • Rehabilitated golden eagles must be released in 2 years – may be granted additional time

MISSOURI Rule 3 CSR 10-9.565 Licensed Hunting Preserve: Privileges

Revises ban on new permits for cervids within 25 miles of positive CWD animal


Filed:
Oct 17, 2022

Comments due: 30 days

Meeting: Dec 2, 2022?


  • Defines entering big game facility as physically entering or when identified on Movement Certificate AND preserve used database to transfer the animal into their inventory on same day as movement
  • Allows additional CWD sampling or testing during disease investigations or mortality events AND requires health standards to comply with federal/state laws
  • 5 year ban on new permits within 25 miles of CWD positive animals: allows new permits for those 11-25 miles away if double-fenced perimeter fence separated by at least 10’, compliance with caging standards, minimum enclosure space based on interior fence, and no cervids confined or taken between fences

UPDATED 11/27

State Agency Meetings

KENTUCKY RULE 301 KAR 2:082 Live EXOTIC wildlife

Filed: Sep 15, 2022


Public Hearing: Nov 29, 2022 @ noon
                          
  Commission Room
                            Arnold L. Mitchell Building, #1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, KY

Comments due: Nov 30
                           
Jenny Gilbert, Legislative Liaison
                            Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
                           Arnold L. Mitchell Building, #1 Sportsman's Lane, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

                  
phone: (502) 564-3400

                   email: fwpubliccomments@ky.gov

Various revisions including:

  • Transportation Permits: adds prohibited species to those not requiring permit
  • Adds import to activities requiring USFWS permit for federal migratory
  • Inherently dangerous: ADDS transport to prohibited activities
  • Commissioner’s exemption: replaces may grant with shall consider, ADDS import, requires it to further purpose of statutes, circuses limited to inherently dangerous species and no longer for transport in KY
  • Prohibited species – replaces apply for transportation permit with obtain a valid one
  • Applications – updates to 2022, removes Captive Wildlife Prohibited Species Report

KEntucky agency rule 301 KAR 1:115 propagation aquatic

Allows department to deny propagating permit for aquatic organisms determined potentially damaging to native ecosystems


Introduced: Aug 26, 2022

Meeting:Dec 2, 2022 - Moved to Action Item for next meeting

                 #1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601



FLORIDA (FWC) Captive wildlife bites/escapeS


68A-6.001 Captive wildlife definitions - Defines basic first aid and serious bodily injury

68A-6.009 General Regulations - bans maintaining captive wildlife resulting in injury to wildlife or humans or escape as defined; Cages must be completely enclosed to prevent escape except paddocks, reptiles and open-air enclosures; illegal for unauthorized person to breach, remove, damage or dismantle structural safety barrier of any enclosure, wildlife exhibit, or ride

68A-6.018 Injuries, Escapes - removes bites; revises when and under what conditions to report injuries or escapes


Meeting to Adopt: Nov 30, 2022 @ 8:30 am
              
Bluegreen’s Bayside Resort and Spa
              4144 Jan Cooley DrivePanama City, Florida, 32408

UPDATED 12/2

KENTUCKY RULE 301 KAR 2:075 wildlife rehabilitation

Filed: Sep 15, 2022


Public Hearing: Nov 29, 2022 @ noon
                          
  Commission Room
                            Arnold L. Mitchell Building, #1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, KY

Comments due:
Nov 30
                           
Jenny Gilbert, Legislative Liaison
                            Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
                           Arnold L. Mitchell Building, #1 Sportsman's Lane, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

                  
phone: (502) 564-3400

                   email: fwpubliccomments@ky.gov

Various revisions

VIRGINIA 2023–2024 Wildlife Regulation Cycle

Taking suggestions for changes to wildlife rules


Public Change Suggestions Due: Dec 2, 2022

Update Meeting: Jan 18-19, 2023 @ TBD

Rule Introduction: Mar 15-16, 2023 @ TBD

Comments Due: Mar 27 to May 10, 2023

Adoption Meeting: May 24-25, 2023



temporary results

CALIFORNIA Wildlife Resources Rehabilitation rule


Rehabilitation rule change


Status: Received at May 2022 meeting, Meeting Sep 15, 2022


Committee Action Meeting: Jan, 2023 @ TBD

Proposed changes including:

  • Temporary confinement
  • BAN picking up wildlife in oil/toxic spill
  • Define wildlife rehab facility and approval process
  • Operating facility proceduresUpdate care standards