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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NATURAL AND HISTORIC RESOURCES
DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

Proposal of Amendments
Endangered, Nongame and Exotic Species: N.J.A.C. 7:25-4.3 and 4.4

PUBLIC NOTICE
Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection is proposing amendments to the rules governing the possession of nongame and exotic species at N.J.A.C. 7:25-4.3 to add bison (commonly known as the American buffalo) to the list of mammals exempted from the requirement to obtain an annual possession permit from the Department.  Bison will continue to be regulated by the Department of Agriculture pursuant to the definition of “cattle” in that department’s rules.

The Department is also proposing to codify prior statutory changes that classified several species of small ruminants and flightless birds as agricultural livestock.  Specifically, the Department is proposing to delete the llama from the list of species for which a permit is required and to add the llama, alpaca, guanaco, emu, ostrich, greater rhea, and lesser rhea to the list of species exempt from Department permitting.

The proposal is scheduled to be published in the New Jersey Register dated November 17, 2014.  A copy of the proposal is available at: http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/proposals/20141117b.pdf; and the LexisNexis free public access to the New Jersey Register, www.lexisnexis.com/njoal.

Written comments may be submitted electronically by January 16, 2015 at http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/comments; or
In hard copy to:

G. Colin Emerle, Esq.
ATTN: DEP Docket No. 07-14-10
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Office of Legal Affairs
Mail Code 401-04L; PO Box 402
401 East State Street, 7th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402

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