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Volume 40 - Issue 7 - February 18, 2021

State of Kansas

Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission

Notice of Hearing on Proposed
Administrative Regulations

A public hearing will be conducted by the Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 29, 2021, at the Rolling Hills Electric Cooperative, 3075 B Hwy., Beloit, Kansas, to consider the approval and adoption of the proposed regulations of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

A general discussion and workshop meeting on the business of the Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission will begin at 1:30 p.m. April 29, 2021 at the location listed above. The meeting will recess at approximately 5:00 p.m. and then resume at 6:30 p.m. at the same location for the regulatory hearing and more business. There will be public comment periods at the beginning of the afternoon and evening meeting for any issues not on the agenda and additional comment periods will be available during the meeting on agenda items. Old and new business may also be discussed at this time. If necessary to complete business matters, the Commission will reconvene at 9:00 a.m. April 30, 2021 at the location listed above.

Any individual with a disability may request accommodation in order to participate in the public meeting and may request the meeting materials in an accessible format. Requests for accommodation to participate in the meeting should be made at least five working days in advance of the meeting by contacting Sheila Kemmis, Commission Secretary, at 620-672-5911. Persons with a hearing impairment may call the Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at 1-800-432-0698 to request special accommodations.

This 60-day notice period prior to the hearing constitutes a public comment period for the purpose of receiving written public comments on the proposed administrative regulations.

All interested parties may submit written comments prior to the hearing to the Chairman of the Commission, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, 1020 S. Kansas Ave., Suite 200, Topeka, KS 66612 or to sheila.kemmis@ks.gov if electronically. All interested parties will be given a reasonable opportunity at the hearing to express their views orally in regard to the adoption of the proposed regulations. During the hearing, all written and oral comments submitted by interested parties will be considered by the commission as a basis for approving, amending and approving, or rejecting the proposed regulations.

The regulations that will be heard during the regulatory hearing portion of the meeting are as follows:

K.A.R. 115-3-2. This permanent regulation sets legal equipment, taking methods and possession for rabbits, hares and squirrels. The proposed amendments would align legal equipment provisions for rabbits and hares.

Economic Impact Summary: No substantial negative economic impact to the department, other state agencies, small businesses, or individual members of the public is anticipated.

K.A.R. 115-9-6. This permanent regulation sets requirements for display of vehicle permits for parks. The proposed amendments would allow for placement of a permit from an electronic kiosk.

Economic Impact Summary: No substantial negative economic impact to the department, other state agencies, small businesses, or individual members of the public is anticipated.

K.A.R. 115-18-13. This permanent regulation sets requirements for management units, permits and restrictions for dark geese. The regulation is proposed for revocation.

Economic Impact Summary: No substantial negative economic impact to the department, other state agencies, small businesses, or individual members of the public is anticipated.

K.A.R. 115-25-2. This exempt regulation sets the open seasons, bag limit and possession limit for rabbits. The proposed version of the regulation would align possession limits for rabbits at four times the daily bag limit, the same as other small game animals.

Economic Impact Summary: No substantial negative economic impact to the department, other state agencies, small businesses, or individual members of the public is anticipated.

K.A.R. 115-25-3. This exempt regulation sets the open seasons, bag limit and possession limit for hares. The proposed version of the regulation would align possession limits for hares at four times the daily bag limit, the same as other small game animals.

Economic Impact Summary: No substantial negative economic impact to the department, other state agencies, small businesses, or individual members of the public is anticipated.

Copies of the complete text of each regulation and its respective economic impact statement may be obtained by writing the chairman of the Commission at the address above, electronically on the department’s website at https://www.ksoutdoors.com, or by calling 785-296-2281.

Gerald Lauber
Chairman

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