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Publications iconKansas Register

Volume 42 - Issue 27 - July 6, 2023

State of Kansas

Wildlife and Parks Commission

Notice of Hearing on Proposed Administrative Regulation

A public hearing will be conducted by the Wildlife and Parks Commission (the Commission) at 12:00 p.m., September 7, 2023, at The Finnup Center for Conservation Education at the Lee Richardson Zoo, 312 E. Finnup Dr., Garden City, KS 67846-6561, to consider the approval and adoption of a proposed administrative regulation of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.

Other Commission business will follow and will include general discussions, which may include educational presentations, workshop sessions, and public comment opportunities following the public hearing and again toward the end of the meeting. The meeting will continue until all business is complete.

Any individual with a disability may request an accommodation in order to participate in the public hearing and may request the proposed regulation and economic impact statement 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 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 regulation.

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 Avenue, Suite 200, Topeka, KS 66612, or to, if submitted electronically. All interested parties will be given a reasonable opportunity at the hearing to express their views orally regarding the adoption of the proposed regulation. 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 regulation.

The regulation that will be heard during the regulatory hearing portion of the meeting is as follows:

K.A.R. 115-20-2. This regulation amendment covers the provision and restrictions for certain wildlife, legal equipment, taking methods, possession, and license requirement.

Economic Impact Summary: There are no changes in aggregate state revenue or expenditures, nor is there any immediate or long-range impact on any legitimate activity of any individual, small employer, or the general public that is anticipated as a result of the proposed regulation.

Copies of the complete text of the regulation and economic impact statement may be obtained by writing the Chairperson of the Commission at the address above, electronically on the Department’s website at, or by calling 785-296-2281.

Gerald Lauber
Wildlife and Parks Commission

Doc. No. 051282