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Publications iconKansas Register

Volume 43 - Issue 13 - March 28, 2024

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 (the Commission) at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2024, at the Hilton Garden Inn & Convention Center, 221 W. 43rd St., Hays, KS 67601, to consider the approval and adoption of the proposed administrative regulations 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 opportunity following the public hearing. The meeting will continue until all business is complete.

Any individual with a disability may request an accommodation 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 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 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, 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 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. 115-7-9. This regulation covers weigh-in black bass fishing tournaments.

Economic Impact Summary

This amendment is not expected to have any significant economic impact.

K.A.R. 115-7-10. This regulation covers special provisions for fishing.

Economic Impact Summary

This amendment is not expected to have any significant economic impact.

K.A.R. 115-17-3. This regulation covers the general provisions for commercial fish bait permits, requirements, and applications.

Economic Impact Statement

No enhancement or restriction of business activities is expected. The affected commercial fish bait permit would, on average, add 30 minutes of personnel time per year for about 125 bait shops. No other economic impact is anticipated.

Copies of the complete text of the regulations and economic impact statements 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

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