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Board of Game and Inland Fisheries

Definitions and Miscellaneous: Importation, Possession, Sale, Etc., of Animals [4 VAC 15 ‑ 30]
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Chapter Information
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
This regulation is essential to enable 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. This regulation ensures, to the extent possible, that no wildlife diseases, nuisance animals, or pests detrimental to human well-being or agri-business are brought into Virginia. The regulation also protects the natural wildlife resources of Virginia by ensuring that introduction of non-native species will not lead to the elimination of or reduced population numbers of native animals.
State Authority § 29.1-103 of the Code of Virginia . Powers and duties of the Board . § 29.1-109. Department of Game and Inland fisheries; Director . § 29.1-501. Promulgation of regulations; publication of proposed regulations or change therein; validation; evident
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 (29) 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: ()-
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Date Filed Status
8/24/2000 Amend