Administrative Rules Hearing Set for June 15

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will hold a public hearing to address proposed rule changes to North Dakota Administrative Code Title 30. The hearing is scheduled for 1:15 p.m., Thursday, June 15 at the agency’s main office in Bismarck.

The purpose and explanation of the proposed rule changes are as follows:

Chapter 30-05-02 – Watercraft for Hire (Repealed)

Chapter 30-03-03 – Construction and Use of Fishhouses For Winter Fishing. An amendment to add the use of allowing a registration number issued by the department for identification on the fishhouse.

Chapter 30-04-02, Section 30-04-02-05 – Firearms. An amendment to add rules for shooting ranges on wildlife management areas.

Chapter 30-04-02, Section 30-04-02-14.1 – Tree Stands, Ground Blinds, Game Cameras and Traps. An amendment to include the use of game cameras and the identification of game cameras and traps.

Chapter 30-04-02, Section 30-04-02-22 – Drone Prohibited. An amendment to adopt a new section to prohibit the use of drones on state wildlife management areas.

Chapter 30-02-05 – License Raffles and Auctions. An amendment to replace this chapter’s title and context with language that combines rules for all raffles and auctions and repeals other related chapters.

Chapter 30-02-06 – Moose License Raffle (Repealed).

Chapter 30-02-07 – Mule Deer License Raffle (Repealed).

Chapter 30-02-08 – Antelope License Raffle (Repealed).

Chapter 30-02-09 – Elk License Raffle (Repealed).

The proposed rule language may be reviewed at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, 100 N. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58501-5095, or on the Department’s website at gf.nd.gov. A copy of the proposed rules may be requested in writing, or by calling 701-328-6305, or emailing ndgf@nd.gov. Written or oral comments on the proposed rules must be received by June 25, 2017 for consideration.

Anyone who attends the public hearing and needs special facilities or assistance relating to a disability should contact the Game and Fish Department at least seven days before the public hearing.