Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Special Meeting on CWD Set for Sept. 15

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AUSTIN— The Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) Commission will hold a special meeting on proposed rules related to Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).  Earlier this year, the discovery of CWD in six  deer breeding facilities necessitated the filing of emergency rules in an attempt to stop the further spread of this disease.  Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) staff has been working with Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) and numerous stakeholder groups to develop rules that will ultimately replace the emergency rules.

On Sept. 15, the TPW Commission will hear invited testimony from TPWD and TAHC staff, CWD experts and stakeholder groups.  TPWD staff will provide a briefing on proposed rules intended to replace the emergency rules and seek guidance from the TPW Commission on publishing rules for public comment and potential adoption on Nov. 4, at a regularly scheduled TPW Commission Meeting.

Details for the meeting are as follows:

WHEN: 9 a.m., (CST) Wednesday, September 15

WHERE: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Commission Hearing Room
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744

A live audio stream will be available on the TPWD website.