RULE NO: RULE TITLE
68A-6.0022: Possession of Class I, II, or III Wildlife in Captivity; Permit Requirements
68A-6.0024: Commercialization of Captive Wildlife; Public Contact; Bonding
68A-6.003: Facility and Structural Caging Requirement for Class I, II and III Wildlife
68A-6.007: Possession, Transportation, Exhibition and Caging Venomous Reptiles and Reptiles of Concern; Prohibited Reptile Species
68A-6.0071: Record Keeping and Reporting Requirements
68A-6.0072: Identification of Non-Native Venomous Reptiles and Reptiles of Concern; Escape
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose and effect of this rule development is to provide clarification and address inconsistencies between rules and statutes. The proposed rules will clarify facility inspection requirements for capuchin, spider and woolly monkeys; address bonding requirements for the exhibition of venomous reptiles and Class I wildlife; address facility requirements for Class I wildlife facilities; and address inconsistencies between statutes and rules upon the passage of statutory language. Rule 68A-6.0024 is a new rule. Rules 68A-6.0022, 68A-6.003, 68A-6.007, 68A-6.0071 and 68A-6.0072, F.A.C., adopted on April 6, 2007, are effective January 1, 2008. This rule development effort is designed to amend those rules prior to their effectiveness on that date.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Subject areas to be covered in the proposed rules include possession and housing of captive wildlife, venomous reptiles and reptiles of concern.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: Art. IV, Sec. 9, Florida Constitution, 372.87, 372.89, 372.92, 372.921, 372.922 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: Art. IV, Sec. 9, Florida Constitution, 372.86, 372.87, 372.88, 372.89, 372.90, 372.901, 372.91, 372.92, 372.921, 372.922 FS.
IF REQUESTED IN WRITING AND NOT DEEMED UNNECESSARY BY THE AGENCY HEAD, A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE NOTICED IN THE NEXT AVAILABLE FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE WEEKLY.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Captain Linda Harrison, Division of Law Enforcement, Investigations Section, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600, (850)488-6253
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS NOT AVAILABLE.