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State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Department of Environmental Management

PUBLIC NOTICE

Pursuant to the provisions of Chapters 20-1, 42-17.1, 42-17.2 and 42-17.6 of the General Laws of Rhode Island as amended, and in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act Chapter 42-35 of the General Laws of 1956, as amended, the Director of the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) proposes rulemaking relative to the RI Hunting Regulations for the 2014 - 2015 Season, RI Fishing Regulations for the 2015 - 2016 Season and the Park and Management Area Rules and Regulations; and gives notice of intent to hold a public hearing to afford interested parties the opportunity for public comment. Public comments will be solicited on the following proposals:

Public comments will be solicited on the following proposals:
  1. Proposed adoption of the RI Hunting Regulations for the 2014 - 2015 Season
  2. Proposed adoption of the RI Fishing Regulations for the 2015 - 2016 Season

  3. Proposed adoption of the RI Park and Management Area Rules and Regulations


The public hearing will commence at 7:00 P.M. on, Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the Warwick Police Station, 99 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Warwick, Rhode Island 02886. The hearing room is accessible to the handicapped. Interpreter services for the hearing impaired will be provided if such services are requested at least (3) business days prior to the hearing. Requests for such services may be made in writing or by calling TTY (711) or (401) 222-5300. A recording of the hearing will be made by the DEM Staff. Written comments concerning the regulations proposed for promulgation by the DEM may also be submitted to the Division of Fish and Wildlife, 227 Great Neck Road, West Kingston, RI 02892 no later than 12:00 PM on June 3, 2014.

The proposed regulations will establish applicable hunting seasons, bag limits, and methods of taking, establishing the Freshwater annual season and bag limits for the 2015 - 2016 season and bring the Park and Management Area Rules and Regulations up to date. A copy of all the proposed regulations will be available for examination from April 28, 2014 through June 3, 2014 by mail or at the offices of the Division of Fish and Wildlife located at 277 Great Neck Road, West Kingston, RI 02892, weekdays from 8:30 - 4:00 PM or by calling the Division at (401) 789-0281. Electronic copies of the proposed regulations will also be available on the DEM website at http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/bnatres/fishwild/pn060314.htm.

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 42-35-3 of the Rhode Island General Laws, DEM has made the following determinations. DEM has considered alternative approaches to the proposed regulations and has determined that there is no alternative approach among the alternatives considered that would be as effective and less burdensome. DEM has determined that the proposed regulations do not overlap/duplicate any other State regulations. DEM has determined the proposed regulations will not result in a significant adverse economic impact on small businesses or any city or town. DEM encourages the submission of written comments on the proposed regulations and above determinations prior to the date of the public hearing. All written comments should be sent to the Department at the address indicated above and should be received no later than 12:00 PM on June 3, 2014.

Janet L. Coit, Director
Department of Environmental Management

Posted April 28, 2014



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