Definitions, Possession of Prohibited Non-Native Species  





    68-5.007Possession of Prohibited Non-Native Species


    Notice is hereby given that the following changes have been made to the proposed rule in accordance with subparagraph 120.54(3)(d)1., F.S., published in Vol. 45 No. 10, January 15, 2019 issue of the Florida Administrative Register.


    Proposed amendment to rule 68-5.002 has been changed to:

    68-5.002 Definitions

    (1) Closed tank system – enclosed recirculating systems having no water discharge, or systems having water discharge through a closed drain system, or other system designed to prevent discharge of water containing adults, juveniles, eggs, or disease vectors into private or public lands, waters, or municipal sewer systems from the permittee’s property.

    (2) through (8) no change.

    (9) Public exhibitor – a permanent, fixed facility in which Conditional and/or Prohibited species are confined in such a manner that the general public is able to view them during regularly scheduled business hours, either through scheduled tours or general admission, with or without a fee.

    (10) through (11) no change.


    Proposed amendment to rule 68-5.007 has been changed to:

    68-5.007 Possession of Prohibited Non-native Species.

    No person shall import into the state, sell, possess, or transport any live specimens of the species, or hybrids or eggs thereof, listed in Rule 68-5.006, F.A.C., except by Conditional/Prohibited/Nonnative Species permit and as provided in paragraphs (a) and (b) below:

    (1) through (3) no change.

    (4) Personal possession of Prohibited species:

    (a) Reptiles: Prohibited reptile species shall only be permitted to be possessed for personal use in accordance with Section 379.372, F.S.

    (b) though (c) no change.

    (5) Persons in possession of species listed as Prohibited after [EFFECTIVE DATE OF RULE] shall have ninety (90) days from the effective date of the species’ listing as Prohibited to come into compliance with the provisions of this section


    No other changes were made to the rule amendments as proposed.