Board of Game and Inland Fisheries Meeting

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 9:00:00 AM

The Board of Game and Inland Fisheries will meet and hear Department staff's presentation of preliminary recommendations for amendments to all Department-administered regulations, including those governing game wildlife, hunting, trapping, wildlife diversity, fish, fishing, and boating. The Board is exempted from the Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4002 of the Code of Virginia) in promulgating wildlife management regulations, including the length of seasons, bag limits and methods of take set on the wildlife resources within the Commonwealth of Virginia; the Board promulgates boating regulations under the authority of § 29.1-701(E) of the Code of Virginia. This comprehensive regulatory review will occur over three Board meetings, of March 27, July 17, and October 16, 2007. At the March 27 meeting, Department of Game and Inland Fisheries' staff will present preliminary recommendations for regulatory amendments and the Board will solicit and hear comments from the public. A public discussion period on staff preliminary recommendations will be offered from April 10 through June 15, 2007. At the July 17, 2007 Board meeting, Department of Game and Inland Fisheries' staff will present proposal-stage recommendations for regulatory amendments, the Board will solicit and hear comments from the public in a public hearing, and the Board then intends to propose regulations or regulation amendments. Any proposed regulatory actions will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations, posted on the internet at, and summaries advertised in newspapers. A public comment period on any proposed regulations will occur from July 24 through September 24, 2007. Adoption of any regulations or regulation amendments as final will take place at the October 16, 2007 Board meeting. The Board is required by § 2.2-4031 of the Code of Virginia to publish all proposed and final regulations. The regulations' effective dates will be January 1, March 1, and July 1, 2008. At the March 27 meeting the Board also may discuss general and administrative issues, and may hold a closed session at some time during the meeting.

Listen to this meeting

Title Length Size
Call to Order 00:01:51 437 KB
Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items 00:26:26 6.2 MB
Recognition of Employees and Others 00:12:50 3.0 MB
Meeting Minutes 00:00:49 194 KB
Goodall Easement 00:35:46 8.4 MB
Committee Report - Education, Planning and Outreach 00:18:54 4.4 MB
Committee Report - Finance, Audit and Compliance 00:19:30 4.6 MB
Committee Report - Wildlife and Boat 00:07:59 1.9 MB
Regulation Comments - Part 1 01:13:29 17.3 MB
Regulation Comments - Part 2 00:11:33 2.7 MB
Chairman's Remarks 00:22:26 5.3 MB
Director's Report 00:20:32 4.8 MB
Motion to go into Closed Session 00:01:42 401 KB
Certification of Closed Session 00:01:12 287 KB

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Certification of Closed Session

Meeting Minutes