Full Title Name:  Code of Maine Rules. 09. Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. 137. Fish and Wildlife - General. Chapter 6. Educational and Scientific Collection Permit Rule

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Country of Origin:  United States Citation:  ME ADC 09-137 Ch. 6, § 6.01 - 13 Agency Origin:  Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Last Checked:  July, 2017
Summary:

This section establishes the rules in Maine for educational and scientific collection permits. A scientific collection permit is required by any person who wishes to take, transport or possess wild birds or animals and their parts or products for scientific research or educational purposes at any time of the year; and/or before any person may lawfully salvage, otherwise acquire, transport or possess wild birds and animals for any purpose not specifically covered under any other permit or license.

 
6.01 Scope of Rules
 
6.02 Permit Required

6.03 Application Form

6.04 Submission of Application

6.05 Supporting Information

6.06 Incomplete Applications

6.07 Age

6.08 Grounds for Permit Denial

6.09 Rights of Permitee 

6.10 Records; Reporting Requirements 

6.11 Renewal Requirements

6.12 Transfer of Permits Prohibited; Exception

6.13 Penalty

 

 

6.01 Scope of Rules 

Pursuant to 12 M.R.S. §12704 the commissioner may issue a permit to any person, permitting that person to hunt, trap, possess, band and transport wild animals and wild birds for educational or scientific purposes.

These rules apply to:

A. The use of native wild animals and native wild birds, including their parts, for educational or scientific purposes within the State of Maine.

These rules do not apply to:

A. The importation of wildlife from outside the state as provided in 12 M.R.S. and department rule Chapter 7;

B. The possession, propagation, rehabilitation, or exhibition of wildlife as provided in 12 M.R.S. and department rule Chapter 7;

C. The possession, propagation, and exhibition of fish as provided in 12 M.R.S and department rule Chapter 2; or

D. The importation, capture or possession of raptors for hunting as provided in 12 M.R.S. §11159 and department rule Chapter 4

Current through the May 10, 2017 Maine Weekly Rule Notice.

 

6.02 Permit Required

An educational or scientific collection permit is required by any person who wishes to take, transport or possess wild birds or animals and their parts or products for scientific research or educational purposes at any time of the year; and/or before any person may lawfully salvage, otherwise acquire, transport or possess wild birds and animals for any purpose not specifically covered under any other permit or license.

Current through the May 10, 2017 Maine Weekly Rule Notice

 

6.03 Application Form 

Applications for educational or scientific collection permits must be submitted on an appropriate application form to be provided by the Commissioner.

Current through the May 10, 2017 Maine Weekly Rule Notice.

 

6.04 Submission of Application

Completed applications for all educational or scientific collection permits should be submitted to the department.

Current through the May 10, 2017 Maine Weekly Rule Notice.

 

6.05 Supporting Information 

If any applicant plans to utilize firearms or archery for any purpose while conducting activities covered by scientific collection permit, the application must be accompanied by proof that the applicant possesses a current valid Maine hunting license. This requirement also applies to any subpermittee listed on the application. Also, if applicable, proof must be furnished of a valid federal scientific collection special purpose permit.

Current through the May 10, 2017 Maine Weekly Rule Notice.

 

6.06 Incomplete Applications

Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant.

Current through the May 10, 2017 Maine Weekly Rule Notice.

 

6.07 Age 

Applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Current through the May 10, 2017 Maine Weekly Rule Notice.

 

6.08 Grounds for Permit Denial 

Upon receipt of a properly executed permit application, the Commissioner may issue a permit unless:

A. The applicant has been assessed a civil penalty or convicted of any criminal statute or regulation relating to the activity for which the application is filed if such conviction or assessment evidences a lack of responsibility.

B. The applicant has failed to disclose information required or has made false statements as to any material fact in connection with his application.

C. The applicant has failed to demonstrate a valid justification for the permit.

D. The authorization requested potentially threatens a wildlife population.

Current through the May 10, 2017 Maine Weekly Rule Notice.

 

6.09 Rights of Permitee 

Permits shall entitle the person to whom issued to engage in the activity specified in the permit for the prescribed time unless the permit is terminated.

Current through the May 10, 2017 Maine Weekly Rule Notice.

 

6.10 Records; Reporting Requirements 

The person to whom the permit is issued shall maintain complete and accurate records of any activity conducted pursuant to such permit. A report of these activities shall be submitted to the Commissioner within 30 days following permit expiration or with request for renewal. Report forms shall be provided by the Commissioner.

Current through the May 10, 2017 Maine Weekly Rule Notice.

 

6.11 Renewal Requirements

Permits are renewable and may be renewed:

A. If a satisfactory report of work accomplished during the the preceding year is submitted.

B. If, in order to meet a stated objective the permittee intends to continue the activity described in the permit during any portion of the year ensueing its expiration.

C. If the above criteria are met and the permittee requests the renewal.

09-137 CMR Ch. 6, § 6.11, ME ADC 09-137 Ch. 6, § 6.11

 

6.12 Transfer of Permits Prohibited; Exception

Permits are not transferable; except any person/s employed by or under contract to the permittee for the purposes authorized by the permit may carry out the authorized activity; provided the permittee notifies the Department in writing of the name and address of those person/s so authorized by him prior to commencement of field work. A copy of this letter will be carried by the individual while conducting activities under the permittee's supervision.

09-137 CMR Ch. 6, § 6.12, ME ADC 09-137 Ch. 6, § 6.12

 

6.13 Penalty

Any violation of these rules and regulations or the conditions of any permit may subject the permittee to the following:

A. Upon conviction, punishment as provided by Title 12 §12705

B. Revocation of the permit. When revoked, permits must be surrendered to the Commissioner on demand.

Current through the May 10, 2017 Maine Weekly Rule Notice.

09-137 CMR Ch. 6, § 6.13, ME ADC 09-137 Ch. 6, § 6.13

 

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