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WVC 64 - 10 - 4 §64-10-4. Division of Natural Resources.

     (a) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 31, 2012, authorized under the authority of section seven, article one, chapter twenty of this code, relating to the Division of Natural Resources (special boating, 58 CSR 26), is authorized.

     (b) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 31, 2012, authorized under the authority of section twenty-three, article seven, 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 18, 2012, relating to the Division of Natural Resources (special motorboating, 58 CSR 27), is authorized.

     (c) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 31, 2012, authorized under the authority of section seven, article one, chapter twenty of this code, relating to the Division of Natural Resources (defining the terms used in all hunting and trapping rules, 58 CSR 46), is authorized.

     (d) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on July 19, 2012, authorized under the authority of section seven, article one, chapter twenty of this code, relating to the Division of Natural Resources (prohibitions when hunting and trapping, 58 CSR 47), is authorized.

     (e) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 31, 2012, 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 18, 2012, relating to the Division of Natural Resources (deer hunting, 58 CSR 50), is authorized.

     (f) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 31, 2012, authorized under the authority of section seven, article one, chapter twenty of this code, relating to the Division of Natural Resources (general trapping, 58 CSR 53), is authorized.

     (g) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 31, 2012, authorized under the authority of section seven, article one, chapter twenty of this code, relating to the Division of Natural Resources (special waterfowl hunting, 58 CSR 58), is authorized.

     (h) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 31, 2012, authorized under the authority of section seven, article one, chapter twenty of this code, relating to the Division of Natural Resources (special fishing, 58 CSR 61), is authorized.

     (i) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 31, 2012, 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 31, 2012, relating to the Division of Natural Resources (falconry, 58 CSR 65), is authorized with the following amendments:

     On page one, subsection 2.8., after the word "Falconiformes" by inserting a comma and the words "the Order Accipitriformes";

     On page one, after subsection 2.8., by inserting a new subsection 2.9. to read as follows:

     "2.9. "Passage" means a first-year raptor that is no longer dependent upon parental care.";

     On page three, by striking out all of subsection 4.5. and inserting in lieu thereof a new subsection 4.5. to read as follows:

     "4.5. A permittee may use a falconry to take any bird species for which there is a depredation order in place in 50 CFR at any time in accordance with the conditions of the applicable depredation order. The permittee may not receive any compensation for depredation activities.";

     On page four, subdivision 5.3.e., after the word "Falconiform" by inserting a comma and the word "Accipitriform";

     On page six, subdivision 7.2.a., by striking out the word "Alymeri" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "Aylmeri";

     On page eight, by striking out all of subsection 10.1. and inserting in lieu thereof a new subsection 10.1. to read as follows:

     "10.1. A raptor taken, possessed, transported or used for falconry purposes shall be marked with: a seamless, numbered band issued by the Division for captive-bred birds or a U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service permanent, non-reusable numbered band issued by the Division for birds originating from the wild. An ISO (International Organization for Standardization)-compliant (134.2 kHz) microchip may be implanted in addition to the band.";

     On page eight, by striking out all of subsection 10.3. and inserting in lieu thereof a new subsection 10.3. to read as follows:

     "10.3. A permittee must report the loss or removal of any band within five (5) days by filing a Federal form 3-186A either electronically or in paper form. Lost bands must be replaced by a permanent, nonreusable numbered band supplied by the division. Upon remarking the raptor, the permittee shall immediately complete and submit a Federal form 3-186A either electronically or on paper reporting the new band.";

     On page nine, by striking out all of subsection 10.6. and inserting in lieu thereof a new subsection 10.6. to read as follows:

     "10.6. A permittee shall remove and surrender to the division any markers from an intentionally released raptor which is indigenous to the state. A standard Federal band may be attached to the birds at the discretion of the division prior to release.";

     On page nine, subsection 11.1., by striking out the words "both the division and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Law-Enforcement office" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "the division";

     And,

     On page nine, by striking out all of subsection 11.3. and inserting in lieu thereof a new subsection 11.3. to read as follows:

     "11.3. Resident General or Master Falconers may take from the wild any species of Falconiform, Accipitriform or Strigiform in West Virginia except: eagles; peregrine falcon (Falco peregrines); Northern harrier (Circus cyaneus); northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis); American rough-legged hawk (Buteo lagopus); barn owl (Tyto alba); long-eared owl (Asio otus); short-eared owl (Asio flammeus); saw-whet owl (Aegolius acadicus); merlin (Falco columbaris) eyases; and sharp-shinned hawk (Accipiter straitus) eyases." Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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