Proposed Regulations for Possession of Mountain Lion Carcasses for Scientific or Educational Purposes

July 12, 2013

In response to recent legislation, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is proposing a rulemaking action to establish a permitting process to allow the possession of a mountain lion carcass, or a part or product thereof, for scientific or educational purposes.  In accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, CDFW provided notice of the proposed regulatory action to the Office of Administrative Law for publication in the California Regulatory Notice Register on July 12, 2013. The public notice begins a 45-day review process during which interested individuals may comment on the proposed rulemaking.

Written comments are welcomed and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on September 19, 2013. Comments may be submitted by mail, fax, or e-mail as follows:

California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Wildlife Branch
Mountain Lion Possession
1812 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: (916) 445-4048

A public hearing has been scheduled for Thursday, September 19, 2013, at 1:30 p.m., at the Resources Building located at 1416 9th Street, Sacramento, California, in the first floor auditorium. The auditorium is wheelchair accessible. At the public hearing, any person may present statements or arguments orally or in writing relevant to the proposed action described in the Informative Digest.

The current rulemaking file for this proposal consists of the following documents: