Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Declaration of Importation of Fish and Wildlife Form (DFW 901)

October 15, 2021

Notice is Hereby Given

The Department of Fish and Wildlife (Department) published the Notice of Proposed Action to add Section 712.5 to Title 14, California Code of Regulations (CCR) on October 15, 2021 (OAL Z#2021-1005-08). Through this action, the Department proposes to adopt a new form DFW 901 (New 11/2021) in section 712.5 of title 14, CCR. This “Declaration of Importation of Fish and Wildlife” form will allow the fishing and hunting public to conveniently declare fish or wildlife from out of state upon entry into the state. The new regulations described in the attached documents will be adopted after considering all comments, objections, and recommendations regarding the proposed action.

In accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, the Department provided notice of the proposed regulatory action with the Office of Administrative Law for publication in the California Regulatory Notice Register on October 15, 2021.

PUBLIC HEARING: No public hearing is scheduled for this action, please refer to the Notice of Proposed Action for further information.

Any interested person, or his or her authorized representative, may submit written comments relevant to the proposed regulatory action to the Department. All written comments must be received by the Department no later than November 29, 2021. All written comments must include the true name and mailing address of the commenter. Written comments may be submitted by mail, or e–mail, as follows:

Chris Stoots, Captain
CA Department of Fish and Wildlife
Law Enforcement Division
PO Box 944209, Sacramento CA 94244-2090

  1. Notice of Proposed Action (NOPA) (PDF)
  2. Initial Statement of Reasons (PDF)
  3. Proposed Regulation Text (PDF)
  4. Form DFW 901 (New 11/21) Declaration of Importation of Fish and Wildlife (PDF)
  5. Importation STD399 Economic and Fiscal Impact Statement (available upon request by sending an email to with subject line “712.5 STD399 request”)