RULE NO: RULE TITLE
68A-6.0011: Possession of Wildlife in Captivity; Permit Requirements
68A-6.002: Categories of Captive Wildlife
68A-6.0021: Possession or Transfer of Class I Wildlife as Personal Use Wildlife
68A-6.0022: Possession of Class I, II, or III Wildlife in Captivity; Permit Requirements
68A-6.0023: General Regulations Governing Possession of Captive Wildlife; Public Contact; Transfer of Wildlife and Record Keeping Requirements
68A-6.0024: Commercialization of Wildlife; Bonding or Financial Responsibility Guarantee
68A-6.0025: Sanctuaries; Retired Performing Wildlife and Identification
68A-6.003: Facility and Structural Caging Requirement for Class I, II and III Wildlife
68A-6.004: Standard Caging Requirements for Captive Wildlife
68A-6.0041: Exceptions to Standard Caging Requirements for Captive Wildlife
68A-6.0042: Elephant Rides
68A-6.005: Transportation Requirements for Wildlife; Caging Requirements for Performing and Non-Performing Animals
68A-6.006: Dealing in Exotic or Pet Birds: Records
68A-6.007: Possession, Transportation, Exhibition and Caging Venomous Reptiles and Reptiles of Concern
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 address the possession, housing, shipment and sale of captive wildlife. The proposed rule changes will define “hobbyist” and exempt hobbyists from meeting sustained and consistent commercial activity; clarify requirements for meeting local building and zoning codes for applicants requesting authorization to possess Class I or Class II wildlife; specify labeling requirements for the shipment of live wildlife animal life, freshwater aquatic life or marine life; and clarify submission requirements for the Critical Incident/Disaster Plan.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Subject areas to be covered in the proposed rules include commercialization of wildlife, facility requirements, labeling requirements for the shipment of live wild animal life, freshwater aquatic life or marine life, regulation of reptiles of concern and submission of Critical Incident/Disaster Plans to County Emergency Managers.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: Art. IV, Sec. 9, Florida Constitution.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: Art. IV, Sec. 9, Florida Constitution.
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: James V. Antista, General Counsel, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600, (850)487-1764
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS NOT AVAILABLE.