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WVC 64-10-1

§64-10-1. Division of Natural Resources.

(a) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on July 30, 2015, authorized under the authority of section seven, article one, chapter twenty of this code, modified by the Division of Natural Resources to meet the objections of the Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee and refiled in the State Register on October 8, 2015, relating to the Division of Natural Resources (prohibitions when hunting and trapping, 58 CSR 47), is authorized.

(b) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on July 30, 2015, authorized under the authority of section seven, article one, chapter twenty of this code, relating to the Division of Natural Resources (general hunting, 58 CSR 49), is authorized.

(c) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on July 30, 2015, authorized under the authority of section seven, article one, chapter twenty of this code, relating to the Division of Natural Resources (deer hunting, 58 CSR 50), is authorized.

(d) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on July 30, 2015, authorized under the authority of section seven, article one, chapter twenty of this code, relating to the Division of Natural Resources (wild boar hunting, 58 CSR 52), is authorized.

(e) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on July 30, 2015, authorized under the authority of section five-h, article two, chapter twenty of this code, modified by the Division of Natural Resources to meet the objections of the Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee and refiled in the State Register on October 29, 2015, relating to the Division of Natural Resources (elk restoration and management, 58 CSR 74), is authorized with the following amendment:

On page one, section three, after the section heading “§58-74-3. Elk Management Plan.”, by adding the following:

“3.1. An Elk Management Plan has been developed by the Division which will guide the Division’s management decisions as it relates to the state’s active elk restoration project.

3.1.a. The elk management plan will follow an adaptive management approach and the plan will be updated on a 5-year basis.

3.1.b. The Division shall solicit public comments on the draft elk management plan and will take public input under consideration prior to finalizing the plan.

3.1.c. The elk management plan will include, but is not limited to, the following plan components.

3.1.c.1. Elk biology and life history

3.1.c.2. Overview of elk reintroduction feasibility studies”.

            (f) The legislative rule effective on January 1, 1983, authorized under the authority of section seven, article one, chapter twenty of this code, relating to the Division of Natural Resources (shoreline camping of government owned reservoir areas in West Virginia, 58 CSR 30), is repealed.

(g) The legislative rule effective on May 9, 1995, authorized under the authority of section seven, article one, chapter twenty of this code, relating to the Division of Natural Resources (special bear hunting, 58 CSR 48), is repealed.

(h) The procedural rule effective on October 9, 1996, authorized under the authority of section seven, article one, chapter twenty of this code, relating to the Division of Natural Resources (rules for open government proceedings, 58 CSR 1), is repealed.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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