Legislative Rule Review

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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department files this notice of intention to review the following chapters of 31 TAC, Part 2:

Chapter 57. Fisheries

Subchapter A. Harmful or Potentially Harmful Fish, Shellfish, and Aquatic Plants

Subchapter B. Mussels and Clams

Subchapter C. Introduction of Fish, Shellfish, and Aquatic Plants

Subchapter D. Commercially Protected Finfish

Subchapter E. Permits to Possess or Sell Nongame Fish Taken From Public Fresh Water

Subchapter F. Collection of Broodfish from Texas Waters

Subchapter G. Marking of Vehicles

Subchapter H. Fishery Management Plans

Subchapter I. Consistency with Federal Regulations in the Exclusive Economic Zone

Subchapter J. Fish Pass Proclamation

Subchapter K. Scientific Areas

Subchapter L. Aquatic Vegetation Management

Subchapter M. Artificial Reefs

Subchapter N. Statewide Recreational and Commercial Fishing Proclamation

Subchapter O. Coastal Management Areas

Chapter 58. Oysters, Shrimp, and Finfish

Subchapter A. Statewide Oyster Fishery Proclamation

Subchapter B. Statewide Shrimp Fishery Proclamation

Subchapter C. Statewide Crab Fishery Proclamation

Subchapter D. Finfish Fishery Proclamation

Subchapter E. Cultivated Oyster Mariculture

Chapter 65. Wildlife

Subchapter A. Statewide Hunting Proclamation

Subchapter B. Disease Detection and Response

Subchapter C. Permits for Trapping, Transporting and Transplanting Game Animals and Game Birds

Subchapter D. Deer Management Permit (DMP)

Subchapter F. Permits for Aerial Management of Wildlife and Exotic Species

Subchapter G. Threatened and Endangered Nongame Species

Subchapter H. Public Lands Proclamation

Subchapter I. Depredation Permits

Subchapter J. Bobcat Proclamation

Subchapter K. Raptor Proclamation

Subchapter N. Migratory Game Bird Proclamation

Subchapter O. Commercial Nongame Permits

Subchapter P. Alligator Proclamation

Subchapter Q. Statewide Fur-bearing Animal Proclamation

Subchapter T. Deer Breeder Permits

Subchapter U. Authority to Refuse to Issue or Renew Permit

Subchapter V. Wildlife Management Association Area Hunting Lease License

Subchapter W. Special Permits.

          This review is pursuant to Government Code, §2001.039.  The department will accept comments for 30 days following the publication of this notice in the Texas Register as to whether the reasons for adopting the sections under review continue to exist. Final consideration of this rules review by the Parks and Wildlife Commission is scheduled for the commission meeting to be held in Austin, Texas on March 25, 2021.

          Any questions or written comments pertaining to this notice of intent to review should be directed to Todd George, Assistant General Counsel, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744. Any proposed changes to rules as a result of the review will be published in the Proposed Rules section of the Texas Register and will be open for an additional 30-day public comment period prior to final adoption or repeal by the commission.

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