301 KAR 2:084. Importation of game birds

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/301/002/084.htm
Published: 2015

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      301 KAR 2:084. Importation of game

birds.

 

      RELATES

TO: KRS 150.280, 150.290

      STATUTORY

AUTHORITY: KRS 150.025(1), 150.180(6), 150.280

      NECESSITY,

FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 150.025(1) authorizes the department to

promulgate administrative regulations establishing requirements for buying,

selling, or transporting protected wildlife. KRS 150.180(6) requires the department

to regulate the importation of wildlife into Kentucky. KRS 150.280 requires the

department to promulgate administrative regulations establishing procedures for

the holding of protected wildlife. This administrative regulation establishes

the procedures for obtaining a transportation permit for the importation of

certain game bird species into Kentucky to prevent the introduction and spread

of the avian influenza virus into Kentucky.

 

      Section

1. Definition. "Game bird" means quail, pheasant, chukar, grouse,

waterfowl, or other avian species normally imported for propagation or for the

purpose of hunting, shooting, training, or field trial activities.

 

      Section

2. Importation of Game Birds. (1) Before any live game bird is imported into

Kentucky, a person shall obtain a transportation permit from the department.

      (2)

A transportation permit shall not be required for the importation of any live

game bird by a facility that is accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium

Association.

 

      Section

3. Applying for Permits. (1) A person shall apply for a transportation permit in

accordance with 301 KAR 2:081.

      (2) The applicant shall

be responsible to ensure that the shipment is in compliance with the Department

of Agriculture’s entry and avian influenza health requirements established in

302 KAR 20:020, 20:040, and 20:250. (29 Ky.R. 1165; Am. 1533;

eff. 12-18-2002; 33 Ky.R. 2368; 3164; eff. 5-4-07; 38 Ky.R. 1898; 39 Ky.R. 27;

eff. 7-12-2012.)