68A-14.001: Establishment Orders
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of the proposed amendment is to clarify that an establishment order or subsequent executive order may include special regulations that apply to established Commission managed lands. The effect of the proposed rule amendment will be to enable the agency to better manage fish and wildlife resources.
SUMMARY: The proposed amendment clarifies that special regulations may be created on established Commission managed lands by establishment order or subsequent executive order. This would allow the agency to respond quickly to allow such activities as short-term hunting or fishing opportunities.
SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS AND LEGISLATIVE RATIFICATION:
The Agency has determined that this will not have an adverse impact on small business or likely increase directly or indirectly regulatory costs in excess of $200,000 in the aggregate within one year after the implementation of the rule. A SERC has not been prepared by the agency.
The Agency has determined that the proposed rule is not expected to require legislative ratification based on the statement of estimated regulatory costs or if no SERC is required, the information expressly relied upon and described herein: The nature of the rule and the preliminary analysis was conducted to determine whether a SERC was required.
Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.
RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: Article IV, Section 9, Florida Constitution.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: Article IV, Section 9, Florida Constitution 375.313 FS.
IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:
DATE AND TIME: During the Commission’s regular meeting September 6-7, 2012, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., each day
PLACE: Doubletree Hotel, 4500 West Cypress Street, Tampa, Florida 33607
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: The ADA Coordinator, at (850)488-6411. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Diane R. Eggeman, Director, Division of Hunting and Game Management, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600
THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:
68A-14.001 Establishment Orders.
Whenever the Commission establishes an area to be a wildlife management area; a wildlife and environmental area; a wildlife refuge; a bird sanctuary; a restricted hunting area; a critical wildlife area; a fish management area; or a miscellaneous area, it shall do so by an establishment order.
(1) No change.
(2) An establishment order or subsequent executive order may create special regulations for an area established pursuant to this section, notwithstanding regulations for the wildlife management area, wildlife and environmental area, fish management area, public small game hunting area or miscellaneous area within which it occurs. Such regulations shall be noticed by posting on the area and by electronic media.
(2) The establishment orders shall be kept by the Commission in its headquarters office and lists of all orders establishing an area as a wildlife management area; a wildlife and environmental area; a wildlife refuge; a bird sanctuary; a restricted hunting area; a critical wildlife area; a fish management area; a Commission managed shooting range or a miscellaneous area shall be kept by the Commission in its headquarters office and shall be available to the public for inspection.
(3) Public small-game hunting areas may be established within wildlife management areas, wildlife and environmental areas, fish management areas, and public use areas pursuant to Rule 68A-13.007, F.A.C. Regulations for each public small-game hunting area so established shall supersede regulations for the wildlife management area, wildlife and environmental area, fish management area or miscellaneous public use area within which it occurs.
(4) No critical wildlife area shall be established without the prior concurrence in such designation by the owner of the property wherein the area will be situated.
(5) A critical wildlife area may be established by order of the Executive Director, with prior concurrence of the Chairman of the Commission, when there is an imperative need that an important aggregation of fish or wildlife be protected as quickly as possible. Critical wildlife areas shall be established in this manner for a specified period of time that shall not exceed 180 days unless extended by approval of the Commission at a regularly scheduled public meeting.
Rulemaking Authority Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. Law Implemented Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const., 379.2223, 375.313 FS. History–New 6-21-82, Amended 7-1-83, 11-17-83, 7-5-84, 7-1-85, 2-16-86, 5-7-86, 6-10-86, 11-27-86, 5-10-87, 5-1-88, 6-7-88, 7-1-89, 8-17-89, 7-1-90, 9-1-90, 7-1-91, 7-2-91, 7-1-92, 7-2-92, 8-23-92, 10-22-92, 7-1-93, 7-1-94, 2-9-95, 7-1-95, 7-1-96, 9-15-96, 6-1-97, 7-1-98, 7-2-98, 7-1-99, Formerly 39-15.062, Amended 12-9-99, 7-1-00, 7-1-01, 11-11-01, 6-2-02, 10-16-02, 5-25-03, 7-7-03, 9-29-03, 7-1-04, 8-1-04, 7-1-05, 8-1-05, 7-1-06, 7-2-06, 7-1-07, 7-5-07, 7-1-08, 7-1-09, 7-20-09, 7-1-10, 7-1-11, 7-1-12,_________.
BE ADVISED THAT THESE PROPOSED RULES MAY BE FILED FOR ADOPTION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOLLOWING THE COMMISSION MEETING AT WHICH THEY ARE CONSIDERED IF THE RULES ARE NOT CHANGED. IF CHANGED, THE RULES MAY BE FILED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER PUBLICATION OF A NOTICE OF CHANGE IN THE F.A.W.