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Notice of Intent to Adopt a Rule
LSA Document #12-670

Under IC 4-22-2-23, the Natural Resources Commission intends to adopt a rule concerning the following:

OVERVIEW: Amends 312 IAC 9-2-14 to clarify license exemptions with respect to estates and trusts. Adds 312 IAC 9-2-15 governing the use of hunter orange on ground blinds. Amends 312 IAC 9-3-2 to clarify and add hunter orange and license requirements for hunting deer. Amends 312 IAC 9-3-3 addressing equipment for hunting deer during the archery season and primitive muzzleloader season. Amends 312 IAC 9-3-4 by adding a primitive muzzleloader season and lengthening the archery season. Amends 312 IAC 9-3-14.5 governing possession of furbearing mammals. Amends 312 IAC 9-3-15 to add the mute swan to the list of species that a resident landowner or tenant can take without a permit to protect property. Amends 312 IAC 9-3-16 governing the taking and possessing of cottontail rabbits. Amends 312 IAC 9-3-17 governing the taking and possessing of squirrels. Amends 312 IAC 9-4-2 governing the taking, possession, and sale of migratory birds and waterfowl. Amends 312 IAC 9-4-8 governing the hunting of ring-necked pheasants. Amends 312 IAC 9-4-9 governing hunting of northern bobwhite quail. Amends 312 IAC 9-4-14 by removing the peregrine falcon from the list of endangered species. Amends 312 IAC 9-7- 6 governing the taking and possession of black bass. Amends 312 IAC 9-7-12 governing the taking and possession of walleye. Amends 312 IAC 9-7-14 to remove lake whitefish from the list of fish for which there is no bag limit, possession limit, or size limit and adding requirements relating to roe from bowfin. Amends 312 IAC 9-7-20 by adding requirements relating to roe from shovelnose sturgeon. Adds 312 IAC 9-7-21 governing the taking of lake whitefish. Amends 312 IAC 9-9-4 by adding the round hickorynut to the list of endangered species of invertebrates. Effective 30 days after filing with the Publisher. Questions may be sent to the Division of Hearings, Natural Resources Commission, Indiana Government Center North, 100 North Senate Avenue, Room N501, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2200, at nrcrules@nrc.in.gov, or by telephone at (317) 232-4699. Comments may be sent by regular mail to the address above or through http://www.in.gov/nrc/2377.htm. Statutory authority: IC 14-10-2-4; IC 14-22-2-6.

For purposes of IC 4-22-2-28.1, the Small Business Regulatory Coordinator for this rule is:
Linnea Petercheff
Staff Specialist
Division of Fish and Wildlife
Department of Natural Resources
402 West Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 233-6527

For purposes of IC 4-22-2-28.1, the Small Business Ombudsman designated by IC 5-28-17-5 is:
Eric P. Shields
Indiana Economic Development Corporation
One North Capitol, Suite 700
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 234-3997
Resources available to regulated entities through the small business ombudsman include the ombudsman's duties stated in IC 5-28-17-5, specifically IC 5-28-17-5(9), investigating and attempting to resolve any matter regarding compliance by a small business with a law, rule, or policy administered by a state agency, either as a party to a proceeding or as a mediator.

Posted: 01/02/2013 by Legislative Services Agency

DIN: 20130102-IR-312120670NIA
Composed: Dec 15,2018 6:41:39PM EST
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