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Board of Game and Inland Fisheries

Definitions and Miscellaneous: in General [4 VAC 15 ‑ 20]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
The regulation gives direction and clarification to understand the scope and meaning of regulations adopted, published and enforced by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The regulation is essential to enabling the agency to efficiently and economically accomplish the important governmental function of managing wildlife populations and recreational or commercial uses thereof to control impacts to the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Virginia. § 29.1-564 of the Code of Virginia prohibits the taking, transportation, processing, sale, or offer for sale of any fish or wildlife species listed by the U.S. Secretary of Interior as endangered or threatened pursuant to the federal Endangered Species Act of 1973 (P.L. 93-205), except as permitted by §29.1-568 for zoological, educational, or scientific purposes, or for progagation in captivity for preservation. While §29.1-566 of the Code authorizes but does not specifically mandate adoption of the federal list via regulation, or adoption of definitions pertinent to that list, it is only through this regulation that the Department can clearly and efficiently implement § 29.1-564 of the Code.
State Authority § 29.1-103 of the Code of Virginia . Powers and duties of the Board . § 29.1-106. Forest and watershed areas . § 29.1-109. Department of Game and Inland fisheries; Director . § 29.1-501. Promulgation of regulations; publication of proposed regulations
Federal Authority n/a
Exempt from APA Yes, changes to this chapter of the VA Administrative Code are exempt from the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation Maintain optimum populations of all wildlife species.
Allow the optimum use of wildlife by the citizens of Virginia while maintaining healthy populations of these species.
Meetings See all meetings (20) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Frances Boswell  
Address: 4016 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-9149    FAX: (804)367-0405    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Final amendment based on periodic review of regulation.
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Exempt action can be submitted directly to the Registrar.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Periodic Reviews
Date Filed Status
8/24/2000 Amend