RULE §57.126 Triploid Grass Carp Permit; Terms of Issuance


Published: 2015

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(a) The department may issue a triploid grass carp
permit upon a finding that:
  (1) applicant has completed and submitted to the department
a triploid grass carp permit application;
  (2) applicant has remitted to the department all pertinent
fees;
  (3) all information provided in the triploid grass
carp permit application is true and correct;
  (4) applicant has not been finally convicted, within
the last year, for violation of the Parks and Wildlife Code, §§66.007,
66.0072, 66.015, or this subchapter;
  (5) issuance of a triploid grass carp permit and subsequent
stocking is consistent with department fisheries or wildlife management
activities and objectives;
  (6) issuance of a triploid grass carp permit and subsequent
stocking will not detrimentally affect threatened or endangered species
populations, or their habitat; and
  (7) issuance of a triploid grass carp permit and subsequent
stocking will not detrimentally affect coastal wetland and estuarine
ecosystems.
(b) A permittee shall allow, upon request, the take
of a reasonable number of grass carp from the permittee's body of
water by department personnel for determination of triploid status.
(c) In determining the number of triploid grass carp
authorized for possession under a triploid grass carp permit the department
shall consider the surface area of the pond or lake named in the permit
application, and as appropriate, the percentage of the surface area
infested by aquatic vegetation.


Source Note: The provisions of this §57.126 adopted to be effective January 2, 1997, 21 TexReg 12414; amended to be effective October 30, 2011, 36 TexReg 7339; amended to be effective June 12, 2013, 38 TexReg 3644