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08.03.11.00.htm 08.03.11.00. Title 08 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES Subtitle 03 WILDLIFE Chapter 11 Reptile and Amphibian Possession and Permits Authority: Natural Resources Article, §4-602, 4-902, 4-903, 10-205, 10-2A-03, and 10-901―10-903, Annotated Code of Maryland
08.03.11.01.htm 08.03.11.01. 01 Scope.. A. This chapter does not apply to reptiles and amphibians that are held in accordance with:. 1) A Scientific Collection Permit described in Natural Resources Article, §10-909 and §4-212, Annotated Code of Maryland;2) An Endangered Species Permit described in Natural Resources Article, §10-2A-05, Annotated Code of Maryland; or3) Aquaculture activities regulated under COMAR 08.02.14.. B. This chapter regulates the possession, breeding, sale, offer to sell, tr
08.03.11.02.htm 08.03.11.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Amphibian" means salamanders, frogs, and toads, or any part, egg, tadpole, offspring, or dead body of any of them.2) "Captively produced" means produced as a result of breeding in captivity.. 3) "Captivity" means intentionally holding a reptile or amphibian under any condition of restraint or control imposed by humans.4) “Competition” means a contest, race, derby, tou
08.03.11.03.htm 08.03.11.03. 03 List of Native Species.. A. The following species or subspecies are considered native to Maryland and may be lawfully possessed, bred, or commercially traded only as provided in Regulations .04―09 of this chapter:1) Salamanders:. a) Red-spotted newt (Notophthalmus viridescens). b) Spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum). c) Marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum). d) Northern dusky salamander (Desmognathus fuscus). e) Seal salamander (Desmognathus monticola).
08.03.11.04.htm 08.03.11.04. 04 Possession Without Permits.. A. Except as provided in §D―F of this regulation, a person without a reptile and amphibian permit may not possess more than four of each individual reptile or salamander, live or dead, listed in Regulation .03A of this chapter. The individual reptiles or salamanders may have been:1) Obtained from the wild;. 2) Captively produced; or. 3) Legally obtained outside of Maryland.. B. Except as provided in §D―F of this regulation, a person without a reptil
08.03.11.05.htm 08.03.11.05. 05 Permits.. A. Except as provided in Regulation .04D―F of this chapter, a person shall obtain a reptile and amphibian permit from the Department in order to:1) Possess more than four individuals, live or dead, of each reptile or salamander listed in Regulation .03A of this chapter, of which only four of each reptile or salamander may have been taken from the wild;2) Possess more than four adults and 25 eggs or tadpoles, live or dead, of each frog or toad listed
08.03.11.06.htm 08.03.11.06. 06 Breeding.. A. A permittee may collect from the wild for breeding purposes not more than the number of individual reptiles or amphibians allowed in Regulation .05A of this chapter.B. A permittee may breed turtles..
08.03.11.07.htm 08.03.11.07. 07 Commercial Trade.. A. A permittee may sell, offer for sale, trade, or barter individuals of each species or subspecies of reptiles or amphibians listed in Regulation .03A and B of this chapter if they are:1) Captively produced and documented as described in Regulation .11B of this chapter; or. 2) Legally obtained from outside of Maryland and documented as described in Regulation .11B of this chapter.
08.03.11.08.htm 08.03.11.08. 08 Sanitary Housing and Shipping Requirements.. A. Reptiles and amphibians held in captivity under the authority of this chapter shall be housed under conditions which are humane, safe, and healthy.B. Housing conditions shall meet all of the following requirements:. 1) Enclosures shall be designed to:. a) Provide appropriate lighting, temperatures, humidity, and clean water to meet the physical requirements of the reptile or amphibian,
08.03.11.09.htm 08.03.11.09. 09 Unlawful Methods for Taking from the Wild.. A. A person may not take any reptile or amphibian regulated by this chapter by:. 1) Lethal methods;. 2) The use of a hook and line, trot line, bow and arrow, spear, gig or gig iron, or any other device capable of piercing any part of the reptile or amphibian;3) Use of traps, pit falls, snares, seines, or nets other than dip nets; or. 4) Use of chemicals, including gasoline.. B. A person may not destroy or alter dens, burrows
08.03.11.10.htm 08.03.11.10. 10 Conditions for Release.. A. Except as provided in §B(2) of this regulation, a reptile or amphibian that has been captively produced or that is not native to Maryland may not be released into the wild.B. A person may release an individual of any species or subspecies of reptiles or amphibians taken from the wild back to the wild if:1) It was not held in captivity with any other reptile or amphibian and it was not held in captivity for more than 30 days; or
08.03.11.11.htm 08.03.11.11. 11 Record-Keeping Requirements.. A. A permittee shall maintain accurate, current, and complete records on forms provided by the Department. A copy of these records shall be submitted to the Department:1) At the time of application for permit renewal; or. 2) By January 31, following expiration of the permit, if the permit is not renewed.. B. To prove that any reptile or amphibian held under a reptile and amphibian permit did not come from the wild in Maryland, a
08.03.11.12.htm 08.03.11.12. 12 Inspection.. A permittee shall allow the Department to:. A. Enter and inspect at any reasonable hour the premises where operations under this chapter occur; andB. Inspect the records described in Regulation .11 of this chapter..
08.03.11.13.htm 08.03.11.13. 13 Revocation.. A. The Director may revoke a reptile and amphibian permit for a violation of:. 1) Natural Resources Article, Title 10, Annotated Code of Maryland;. 2) This chapter; or. 3) The terms of the permit.. B. At the sole discretion of the Director, a reptile and amphibian permit revocation may result in confiscation of an individual of any species or subspecies of reptiles or amphibians listed in Regulation .03A―C of this chapter which only may be poss
08.03.11.14.htm 08.03.11.14. 14 Penalties.. Violation of these regulations is a misdemeanor punishable under Natural Resources Article, §10-205 and 10-1101―10-1107, Annotated Code of Maryland.
08.03.11.15.htm 08.03.11.15. 15 Grandfather Clause.. A. A person shall have until March 31, 2008, to declare in writing to the Director possession of each individual:1) Eastern painted turtle, midland painted turtle, eastern mud turtle, northern red-bellied cooter, and stinkpot possessed prior to the effective date of this regulation, if the person possesses more than one individual, live or dead;2) Diamond-backed terrapin possessed prior to the effective date of these regulations, if the person
08.03.11.16.htm 08.03.11.16. 16 Prohibition on Use in Competitions.. No species listed in Regulation .03 of this chapter, regardless of origin, may be used in a competition.
08.03.11.9999.htm 08.03.11.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―13 adopted as an emergency provision effective April 1, 1993 (20:8 Md. R. 712) emergency status extended at 20:16 Md. R. 1274; emergency status expired November 30, 1993 ―Regulations .01―14 adopted effective December 1, 1993 (20:23 Md. R. 1803). Regulation .01 amended effective March 24, 2008 (35:6 Md. R. 697). Regulation .02B amended effective March 24, 2008 (35:6 Md. R. 697) June 20, 2016 (43:12 Md. R. 666).
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