The purpose of this rule is to authorize activities in the Commission approved guidelines and provide clear access to those guidelines. The effect of this rule is to incorporate the Osprey guidelines into rule by reference and hyperlink to the ...  

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    FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION

    Freshwater Fish and Wildlife

    RULE NO.:RULE TITLE:

    68A-16.003Non-listed Inactive Migratory Bird Nests

    PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this rule is to authorize activities in the Commission approved guidelines and provide clear access to those guidelines. The effect of this rule is to incorporate the Osprey guidelines into rule by reference and hyperlink to the documents within the Florida Administrative Register.

    SUMMARY: The FWC Commission approved the status change to remove the Osprey (Monroe county population) from the Species of Special Concern list (68A-27.005, F.A.C.) in September 2018. Those status changes took effect December 23, 2018. The Commission also approved Species Conservation Measures and Permitting Guidelines to clarify activities that did not require a permit for the Osprey. To authorize activities that are exempt from permitting and to clarify which guidelines are Commission approved, staff have proposed adding language and hyperlinks to make this document accessible to the public electronically.

    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 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: Art. IV, Sec. 9, Florida Constitution

    LAW IMPLEMENTED: Art. IV, Sec. 9, Florida Constitution

    A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:

    DATE AND TIME: During the Commission’s regular meeting May 1-2, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., each day

    PLACE: Florida Public Safety Institute Conference Center, 85 Academy Drive, Havana, FL 32333.

    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: Dr. Brad Gruver, Section Leader, Species Conservation Planning Section, Division of Habitat and Species Conservation, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 620 S. Meridian St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600.

     

    THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:

     

    68A-16.003 Non-listed Migratory Bird Nests

    For birds identified by the United States Departments of Interior or Commerce in 50 C.F.R. §10.13, List of Migratory Birds (effective 09/2016, which is hereby incorporated by reference at https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-07922), and not listed in Chapter 68A-27 or Rule 68A-16.002, F.A.C.

    (1) The possession, sale, purchase, barter, transport, import, export, or collection of an inactive or active nest (meaning a nest containing eggs or flightless young) or parts thereof are prohibited by the Commission without appropriate Federal authorization or as authorized in Commission-approved guidelines (incorporated by reference on EFFECTIVE DATE, Osprey - https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-XXXXX).

    (2) No change.

    Rulemaking Authority Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. Law Implemented Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. History–New 3-2-17, Amended _________.

     

    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.R.

     

    NAME OF PERSON ORIGINATING PROPOSED RULE: Dr. Bradley J. Gruver

    NAME OF AGENCY HEAD WHO APPROVED THE PROPOSED RULE: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

    DATE PROPOSED RULE APPROVED BY AGENCY HEAD: February 20, 2019

    DATE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT PUBLISHED IN FAR: December 31, 2018

Document Information

Comments Open:
3/7/2019
Effective Date:
2/20/2019
Summary:
The FWC Commission approved the status change to remove the Osprey (Monroe county population) from the Species of Special Concern list (68A-27.005, F.A.C.) in September 2018. Those status changes took effect December 23, 2018. The Commission also approved Species Conservation Measures and Permitting Guidelines to clarify activities that did not require a permit for the Osprey. To authorize activities that are exempt from permitting and to clarify which guidelines are Commission approved, staff ...
Purpose:
The purpose of this rule is to authorize activities in the Commission approved guidelines and provide clear access to those guidelines. The effect of this rule is to incorporate the Osprey guidelines into rule by reference and hyperlink to the documents within the Florida Administrative Register.
Rulemaking Authority:
Art. IV, Sec. 9, Florida Constitution
Law:
Art. IV, Sec. 9, Florida Constitution
Contact:
Dr. Brad Gruver, Section Leader, Species Conservation Planning Section, Division of Habitat and Species Conservation, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 620 S. Meridian St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600.
Related Rules: (1)
68A-16.003.