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Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Parts 151, 153, 170, 174, and 182 of Title 6 NYCRR Pertaining to possession of fur-bearing animals, preserve licenses, importation licenses, breeding and sale of cage birds, and sale of articles containing endangered or threatened species parts.

This advance notice of proposed rulemaking is necessary for the solicitation of comments on potential changes to multiple parts of 6 NYCRR that DEC is considering The purpose of this notice is to receive feedback on changes to regulations that DEC is considering, prior to moving forward with a formal rulemaking proposal.

Summary of rule changes under discussion:

  • Part 151 - Propagation and Sale of Fur-Bearing Animals. DEC would update the current regulations to be consistent with Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 11-1907 that provides for continued licensing of currently licensed individuals and a prohibition on the issuance of any new such licenses.
  • Part 153 - Preserve Licenses. DEC would update current regulations to make them consistent with multiple Sections of the ECL: remove the requirement for marking carcasses of domestic game species with a DEC-provided tag; permanently extend the shooting season authorized for shooting preserve licenses; and require compliance with the DEC's chronic wasting disease (CWD) regulation and the corresponding requirements of the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets CWD regulations.
  • Part 170 - Miscellaneous Licenses. DEC would eliminate the nominal $1.00 fee associated with importation licenses and remove the $5 permit fee for the non-ambulatory hunter permit.
  • Part 174 - Sale of Live Birds. As part of the DEC's ongoing process to simplify and clarify regulatory language and to increase government services to licensees, DEC would simplify the regulatory language to more clearly state instances such a license is required.
  • Part 182 - Endangered and Threatened Species of Fish and Wildlife; Species of Special Concern; Incidental Take Permits. DEC would clarify and simplify language in regard to the issuance of certain special licenses associated with the possession, sale and transport of endangered species and parts thereof; and to add special provisions for licensing the sale and distribution of elephant and mammoth ivory and rhinoceros horn. These changes are necessary to clarify when a license is required for possession or sale of certain articles containing endangered or threatened species and to update the regulations consistent with the recent addition of ECL 11-0535-a.

Comments will be accepted from April 5 to May 5, 2017.

Send comments and suggestions to:
Joseph Therrien
Division of Fish and Wildlife
NYSDEC
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4752

or email comments and suggestions to Special Licenses

Proposed Regulations

How to Comment on Proposed Fish and Wildlife Regulations

Part 180, Section 180.6 - Free Sport Fishing Days

This rulemaking is necessary to expand and establish four additional free sport fishing days.

Comments will be accepted from March 22, 2017 through May 5, 2017.

Send comments to:
Joelle Ernst
NYSDEC
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4750

or email comments to: Proposed Rulemaking Part 180, Section 180.6 - Free Sport Fishing Days

Part 69 and Part 101, Sections 11-0303, 11-0321 and 11-2101 - Regional Hunting Regulations

This rulemaking is necessary to repeal regional hunting regulations.

Comments will be accepted from March 1, 2017 through April 14, 2017.

Send comments to:
Nick Perry
NYSDEC
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4750

or email comments to: Proposed Rulemaking Part 69 and Part 101, Section 11-0303, 11-0321 and 11-2101 - Regional Hunting Regulations

Recently Adopted Regulations

Part 10, Sections 10.2, 10.3, 10.7 and 10.9 - Sportfishing (freshwater) and Associated Activities

This rulemaking is necessary to revise sportfishing regulations and associated activities.

Adopted on January 17, 2017 Effective January 17, 2017

Part 183, Sections 183.1, 183.2 and 183.4 - License Issuing Officers & Part 184, Sections 184.3, 184.4 and 184.6 - Wildlife Rehabilitators

This rulemaking is necessary to establish qualifications for License Issuing Agents and Wildlife Rehabilitators.

  • Text of Adopted Regulation - Underlines contained in the text of the express terms denote new material. Brackets [ ] indicate material to be deleted.

Adopted on September 14, 2016. Effective September 14, 2016.

Parts 1.11, 1.18 and 1.31, Sections 11-0303, 11-0903 and 11-0907 - Deer and Bear Hunting

This rulemaking is necessary to revise regulations governing deer hunting seasons, issuance and use of deer hunting tags, and hunting black bear.

  • Text of Adopted Regulation - Underlines contained in the text of the express terms denote new material. Brackets [ ] indicate material to be deleted.

Adopted on August 3, 2016. Effective August 3, 2016

Part 6 Sections 6.2 and 6.3 - Fisher Trapping Seasons and Bag Limits and General Trapping Regulations for Furbearers

This rulemaking is necessary to revise existing fisher seasons, establish a new season in central / western New York, update and clarify general trapping regulations.

  • Text of Adopted Regulation - Underlines contained in the text of the express terms denote new material. Brackets [ ] indicate material to be deleted.

Adopted on July 20, 2016. Effective July 20, 2016

Part 1, Section 1.40 - Hunting Wild Turkey

This rulemaking is necessary to amend wild turkey hunting regulations to revise the fall hunting season structure (season zones, season length, bag limit).

  • Text of Adopted Regulation - Underlines contained in the text of the express terms denote new material. Brackets [ ] indicate material to be deleted.

Adopted on July 22, 2015. Effective July 22, 2015.

Part 1, Sections 1.11 and 1.30 - Deer Hunting Seasons and Deer Management Assistance Permits

This rulemaking is to establish, or authorize the department to establish by regulation, certain basic wildlife management tools, including the setting of open areas, and restrictions on methods of take and possession.

  • Text of Adopted Regulation - Underlines contained in the text of the express terms denote new material. Brackets [ ] indicate material to be deleted.

Adopted on August 5, 2015. Effective August 5, 2015.

Part 10 Sections 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 and 10.4 - Sportfishing and Associated Activities

This rulemaking is to amend and update the Department of Environmental Conservation's (department) general regulations governing sportfishing.

  • Text of Adopted Regulation - Underlines contained in the text of the express terms denote new material. Brackets [ ] indicate material to be deleted.

Adopted on January 6, 2016. Effective January 6, 2016


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