Volume 41 - Issue 27 - July 7, 2022
State of Kansas
Wildlife and Parks Commission
Notice of Hearing on Proposed Administrative Regulations
A public hearing will be conducted by the Wildlife and Parks Commission at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 4, 2022 and 9:00 a.m. Friday, August 5, 2022, at the Dillon Nature Center, 3002 E. 30th, Hutchinson, Kansas, to consider the approval and adoption of proposed administrative regulations of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.
An education session for commissioners may be conducted beginning at 9:00 a.m. August 4, 2022, at the location listed above. A workshop meeting on business of the Wildlife and Parks Commission will begin at 1:00 p.m., August 4, 2022, 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 meetings 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 the hearing or other business matters, the commission will reconvene at 9:00 a.m., August 5, 2022, at the location listed above.
Any individual with a disability may request an accommodation in order to participate in the public hearing and may request the proposed regulations and economic impact statements in an accessible format. Requests for accommodation to participate in the hearing should be made at least five working days in advance of the hearing 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 30-day notice period prior to the hearing constitutes a public comment period for the purpose of receiving written public comments on the proposed exempt administrative regulations.
All interested parties may submit written comments prior to the hearing to the Chairman of the Commission, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, 1020 S. Kansas Ave., Suite 200, Topeka, KS 66612 or to email@example.com, if submitted 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. 115-25-9a. This permanent regulation establishes deer season dates and bag limits for the Fort Riley, Fort Leavenworth and Smokey Hill subunits.
Economic Impact Summary: The proposed amendment is not anticipated to have any appreciable economic impact on the department, other agencies, or the public.
K.A.R. 115-25-20. This permanent regulation clarifies the existing requirement that the online sandhill crane identification examination be completed prior to hunting sandhill cranes in Kansas.
Economic Impact Summary: The proposed amendment is not anticipated to have any appreciable economic impact on the department, other agencies or the public.
Copies of the complete text of the regulations and economic impact statements 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.
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