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APPROVED RULES

(d)  Nontransferable. No license or permit or tag issued pursuant to this Rule shall be transferable, either as to the holder or the site of a holding facility.
(e)  Sale, Transfer or Release of Captive Wildlife.
(1)It is unlawful for any person to transfer or receive any wild animal or wild bird that is being held under a captivity permit issued under Paragraph (b) of this Rule, except that any such animal or bird may be surrendered to an agent of the Commission.
(2)It is unlawful for any person holding a captivity license issued under Paragraph (c) of this Rule to sell or transfer the animal or bird held under such license, except that such animal or bird may be surrendered to an agent of the Commission, and any such licensee may sell or transfer the animal or bird (except members of the family Cervidae) to another person who has obtained a license to hold it in captivity.  Upon such a sale or transfer, the seller or transferor shall obtain a receipt for the animal or bird showing the name, address, and license number of the buyer or transferee, a copy of which shall be provided to the Commission.  
(3)It is unlawful for any person to release into the wild for any purpose or allow to range free:

(i)any species of deer, elk or other members of the family Cervidae, or

(ii)any wolf, coyote, or other non-indigenous member of the family Canidae, or

(iii)any member of the family Suidae.  

(f)  Transportation Permit.
(1)Except as otherwise provided herein, no transportation permit shall be required to move any lawfully held wild animal or wild bird within the State.   
(2)No person shall transport black bear or Cervidae for any purpose without first obtaining a transportation permit from the Commission.  
(3)Except as provided in Subparagraph (f)(4) of this Rule, no transportation permits shall be issued for deer, elk, or other species in the family Cervidae until the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) establishes a Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) program that includes a test to detect Chronic Wasting Disease, along with requirements for monitoring cervids that shall establish a basis for determining whether a cervid and any cervid herd or farm on which the tested animal has resided has been free of CWD for five years, provided that the program, test and monitoring requirements are recommended for application to wild animals by the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study.
(4)Cervid Transportation. A permit to transport deer, elk, or other species in the family Cervidae may be issued by the Commission to an applicant for the purpose of transporting the animal or animals for export out of state, to a slaughterhouse for slaughter or to a veterinary medical facility for treatment provided that the animal for which the permit is issued does not exhibit clinical symptoms of Chronic Wasting Disease.  No person shall transport a cervid to slaughter or export out of state without bearing a copy of the transportation permit issued by the Commission authorizing that transportation.  No person shall transport a cervid for veterinary treatment without having obtained approval from the Commission as provided by Subparagraph (f)(4)(C) of this Rule.  Any person transporting a cervid shall present the transportation permit to any law enforcement officer or any representative of the Commission upon request, except that a person transporting a cervid by verbal authorization for veterinary treatment shall provide the name of the person who issued the approval to any law enforcement officer or any representative of the Commission upon request.

(A)Slaughter. Application for a transportation permit for purpose of slaughter shall be submitted in writing to the Commission and shall include the following information along with a statement and applicant's signature verifying that the information is accurate:

(i)Applicant name, mailing address, and telephone number;

(ii)Facility site address;

(iii)Captivity license number;

(iv)Name, address, county and phone number of the slaughter house to which the cervid will be transported;

(v)Vehicle or trailer license plate number and state of issuance of the vehicle or trailer used to transport the cervid;

(vi)Name and location of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture Diagnostic lab where the head of the cervid is to be submitted for CWD testing;

(vii)Date of transportation;

(viii)Species and sex of each cervid; and

(ix)Tag number(s) for each cervid.

(B)Exportation.  Nothing in this rule shall be construed to prohibit the lawful exportation of a member of the family Cervidae for sale out of state.  Application for a transportation permit for purpose of exportation out of state shall be submitted in writing to the Commission and shall include the following information along with a statement and applicant's signature verifying that the information is accurate:

(i)Applicant's name, mailing address and telephone number;

22:23                                                               NORTH CAROLINA REGISTER                                           JUNE 2, 2008

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