Instructions for Form SLAP22.97 "Wildlife Importation Permit Application" - Nevada

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INSTRUCTIONS
WILDLIFE IMPORTATION PERMIT
Fee: $15
LEGAL AUTHORITY:
NRS 503.597
NAC 503.110 through 503.140 inclusive; 503.220, 503.515, 530.530, 530.535,
503.360
PERMIT REQUIREMENTS: It is unlawful, except by under the authority of an Importation Permit issued by the
Department of Wildlife, for any person at any time to receive, bring or have brought or shipped into the State of
Nevada any aquatic life, wildlife, spawn, eggs or young of any of them, except as provided in NAC.140.
HEALTH CERTIFICATES:
Valid certificates of veterinary inspection (official health certificate) must
accompany all shipments of wildlife, except those specifically exempted by NAC 503.140. This exception does
not relieve an individual from complying with the health testing requirements established by the Nevada
Department of Agriculture.
Any shipment of live fish must be from an authorized facility in which a disease free certificate is on file with the
Department.
Copies of the approved health certificates must be forwarded to: State Veterinarian 350 Capitol Hill Ave,
Reno, NV 89502 and the office of the Nevada Department of Wildlife that will issue the importation permit.
PERMIT PERIOD: Unless specifically requested otherwise by the applicant, the import period, not exceeding
thirty days, will begin on the date the importation permit is issued. The importation must occur within 30 days
after the date of issuance of the health certificate.
WHERE TO OBTAIN APPLICATION: Application for an Importation Permit may be obtained from any office
of the Nevada Department of Wildlife or on the website at www.ndow.org under the License Office section.
DENIAL OF APPLICATION: Whenever an application is denied, the Department shall notify the applicant in
writing of the reason for the denial.
PERTINENT STATUTES AND REGULATIONS
NRS 503.597 Introduction or removal of aquatic life or wildlife: Approval required; investigation;
regulations.
1. Except as otherwise provided in this section, it is unlawful, except by the written consent and approval
of the Department, for any person at anytime to receive, bring or have brought or shipped into this State, or
remove from one stream or body of water in this State to any other, or from one portion of the State to any
other, or to any other state, any aquatic life, wildlife, spawn, eggs or young of any of them.
2. The Department shall require an applicant to conduct an investigation to confirm that such an introduction
or removal will not be detrimental to the wildlife or the habitat of wildlife in this State. Written consent and
approval of the Department may be given only if the results of the investigation prove that the introduction,
removal or importation will not be detrimental to existing aquatic life, wildlife, spawn, eggs or young of any of
them.
3. The Commission may through appropriate regulation provide for the inspection of such introduced
or removed creatures and the inspection fees therefor.
4. The Commission may adopt regulations to prohibit the importation, transportation or possession of any
species of wildlife which the Commission deems to be detrimental to the wildlife or the habitat of the wildlife
in this State.
5. The provisions of this section do not apply to alternative livestock and products made therefrom.
NAC 503.110 Restrictions on importation, transportation and possession of certain species. 1.
Except
as otherwise provided in this section and NAC 504.486, the importation, transportation or possession of the
following species of live wildlife or hybrids thereof, including viable embryos or gametes, is prohibited:
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INSTRUCTIONS
WILDLIFE IMPORTATION PERMIT
Fee: $15
LEGAL AUTHORITY:
NRS 503.597
NAC 503.110 through 503.140 inclusive; 503.220, 503.515, 530.530, 530.535,
503.360
PERMIT REQUIREMENTS: It is unlawful, except by under the authority of an Importation Permit issued by the
Department of Wildlife, for any person at any time to receive, bring or have brought or shipped into the State of
Nevada any aquatic life, wildlife, spawn, eggs or young of any of them, except as provided in NAC.140.
HEALTH CERTIFICATES:
Valid certificates of veterinary inspection (official health certificate) must
accompany all shipments of wildlife, except those specifically exempted by NAC 503.140. This exception does
not relieve an individual from complying with the health testing requirements established by the Nevada
Department of Agriculture.
Any shipment of live fish must be from an authorized facility in which a disease free certificate is on file with the
Department.
Copies of the approved health certificates must be forwarded to: State Veterinarian 350 Capitol Hill Ave,
Reno, NV 89502 and the office of the Nevada Department of Wildlife that will issue the importation permit.
PERMIT PERIOD: Unless specifically requested otherwise by the applicant, the import period, not exceeding
thirty days, will begin on the date the importation permit is issued. The importation must occur within 30 days
after the date of issuance of the health certificate.
WHERE TO OBTAIN APPLICATION: Application for an Importation Permit may be obtained from any office
of the Nevada Department of Wildlife or on the website at www.ndow.org under the License Office section.
DENIAL OF APPLICATION: Whenever an application is denied, the Department shall notify the applicant in
writing of the reason for the denial.
PERTINENT STATUTES AND REGULATIONS
NRS 503.597 Introduction or removal of aquatic life or wildlife: Approval required; investigation;
regulations.
1. Except as otherwise provided in this section, it is unlawful, except by the written consent and approval
of the Department, for any person at anytime to receive, bring or have brought or shipped into this State, or
remove from one stream or body of water in this State to any other, or from one portion of the State to any
other, or to any other state, any aquatic life, wildlife, spawn, eggs or young of any of them.
2. The Department shall require an applicant to conduct an investigation to confirm that such an introduction
or removal will not be detrimental to the wildlife or the habitat of wildlife in this State. Written consent and
approval of the Department may be given only if the results of the investigation prove that the introduction,
removal or importation will not be detrimental to existing aquatic life, wildlife, spawn, eggs or young of any of
them.
3. The Commission may through appropriate regulation provide for the inspection of such introduced
or removed creatures and the inspection fees therefor.
4. The Commission may adopt regulations to prohibit the importation, transportation or possession of any
species of wildlife which the Commission deems to be detrimental to the wildlife or the habitat of the wildlife
in this State.
5. The provisions of this section do not apply to alternative livestock and products made therefrom.
NAC 503.110 Restrictions on importation, transportation and possession of certain species. 1.
Except
as otherwise provided in this section and NAC 504.486, the importation, transportation or possession of the
following species of live wildlife or hybrids thereof, including viable embryos or gametes, is prohibited:
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(a) Fish:
Common Name
Scientific Classification
(1) Lampreys..................................................... All species in the family Petromyzontidae
(2) Freshwater stingray..................................... All species in the family Potamotrygonidae
(3) Freshwater shark.......................................... All species in the genus Carcharhinus
(4) Bowfin........................................................... Amia calva
(5) Gars............................................................... All species in the family Lepisosteidae
(6) Herring and shad, except threadfin
shad and gizzard shad…………………... All species in the family Clupeidae, except
Dorosoma petenense and Dorosoma
cepedianum
(7) European Whitefish..............................
All species in the genus Leuciscus
(8) Mexican banded tetra...........................
Astyanax mexicanus
(9) Piranhas...............................................
All species in the genera Serrasalmus, Serrasalmo,
Pygocentrus, Teddyella, Rooseveltiella and Pygopristis
(10) South American Parasitic Catfish
All
species
in
the
families
Cetopsidae
and
Trichomycteridae
(11) White perch........................................
Morone americana
(12) Freshwater drum................................
Aplodinotus grunniens
(13) Grass carp, except certified triploids
as authorized by a special permit....
Ctenopharyngodon idella
(14) Pike top minnow.................................
Belonesox belizanus
(15) Snakehead.........................................
All species in the genera Ophicephalus and Channa
(16) Walking catfish...................................
All species in the genera Clarias, Heteropneustes
and Dinotopterus
(17) Tiger fish............................................
Hoplias malabaricus
(18) Sticklebacks......................................
All species in the genera Apeltes, Eucalia, Gasterosteus
and Pungitius
(19) Tilapia................................................
All species in the genera Tilapia and Sarotherodon
(20) Nile perch...........................................
All species in the genera Lates and Luciolates
(21) Goldeye..............................................
All species in the genus Hiodon
(22) Carp:
(I) Bighead...........................................
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
(II) Black (snail)...................................
Mylopharyngodon piceus
(III) Crucian..........................................
Carassius carassius
(IV) Indian............................................
Catla catla, Cirrhina mrigala and Labeo rohita
(V) Silver..............................................
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
(23) Rudd.................................................
Scardinius erythrophthalmus
(24) Northern Pike…………………………
Esox lucius
(25) Asian swamp eel………………………..
Monopterus albus
(b) Reptiles:
Common Name
Scientific Classification
(1) Alligators and caimans....................... .
All species in the family Alligatoridae
(2) Crocodiles...........................................
All species in the family Crocodylidae
(3) Gharial (gavial)....................................
All species in the family Gavialidae
(4) Bird snake............................................
All species in the genus Thelotornis
(5) Boomslang..........................................
Dispholidus typus
(6) Keelbacks............................................
All species in the genus Rhabdophis
(7) Burrowing Asps...................................
All species in the family Atractaspidae
(8) Coral snakes, cobras, kraits, mambas
and Australian elapids..................
All species in the family Elapidae, except species in the
subfamily Hydrophiinae
(9) Pit vipers and true vipers, except species
indigenous to this state................
All species in the family Viperidae, except species
indigenous to this State
(10) Snapping Turtles................................
All species in the family Chelydridae
(c) Amphibians:
Common Name
Scientific Classification
(1) Clawed frogs........................................
All species in the genus Xenopus
(2) Giant or marine toads..........................
Bufo horribilis, Bufo marinus and Bufo paracnemis
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(d) Mammals:
Common Name
Scientific Classification
(1) Wild Dogs or Dhole.............................
Cuon alpinus
(2) Raccoon Dog.......................................
Nyctereutes procyonoides
(3) Mongooses and Meerkats...................
All species in the genera Atilax, Cynictis, Helogale,
Mungos, Suricate, Ichneumia and Herpestes
(4) Wild European Rabbit..........................
Oryctolagus cuniculus
(5) Multimammate Rat or Mouse...............
All species in the genus Mastomys (=Praomys)
(6) Bats......................................................
All species in the order Chiroptera
(7) Nutria...................................................
Myocastor coypus
(8) Coyote.................................................
Canis latrans
(9) Foxes...................................................
All species in the genera Vulpes, Fennecus, Urocyon,
Alopex, Lycalopex and Pseudalopex
(10) Raccoon.............................................
Procyon lotor
(11) Skunk.................................................
All species in the genera Spilogale, Mephitis and
Conepatus
(12) Wild pigs and hogs............................
All species in the family Suidae, except domestic breeds
of Sus scrofa
(13) Axis deer............................................
Cervus (Axis) axis, C. porcinus, C. kuhli and C.
calamianensis
(14) Red deer, elk and wapiti....................
All subspecies of Cervus elaphus,
(15) Rusa deer..........................................
Cervus timorensis
(16) Sambar deer.....................................
Cervus unicolor
(17) Sika deer...........................................
Cervus nippon
(18) Roe deer...........................................
Capreolus capreolus and C. pygargus
(19) White-tailed deer..............................
Odocoileus virginianus
(20) Moose...............................................
Alces alces
(21) Reedbucks........................................
All species in the genus Redunca
(22) Oryx and Gemsbok...........................
All species in the genus Oryx
(23) Addax................................................
Addax nasomaculatus
(24) Blesbok, Topi and Bontebok.............
All species in the genus Damaliscus
(25) Hartebeests.......................................
All species in the genera Alcelaphus and Sigmoceros
(26) Wildebeest and Gnus........................
All species in the genus Connochaetes
(27) Chamois............................................
Rupicapra rupicapra and R. pyrenaica
(28) Tahr...................................................
All species in the genus Hemitragus
(29) Ibex, Wild Goats, Tur and Markhor.
All species in the genus Capra, except domestic goats,
Capra hircus
(30) Barbary (Aoudad) Sheep..................
Ammotragus lervia
(31) Mouflon sheep, Urial, Bighorn and Argali
All species in the genus Ovis, except domestic sheep,
Ovis aries
(e) Birds:
Common Name
Scientific Classification
(1) Pink Starling or Rosy Pastor...............
Sturnus roseus
(2) Red-billed Dioch................................
Quelea quelea
(3) Red-whiskered Bulbul......................
Pycnonotus jocosus
(f) Crustaceans:
Common Name
Scientific Classification
(1) Asiatic mitten crab...............................
Eriocheir sinensis
(2) Crayfish...............................................
All species in the families Parastacidae, Cambaridae
and Astacidae, except Procambarus clarkii, Orconectes
causeyi
and
indigenous
species
of
the
genus
Pacifastacus
(g) Mollusks:
Common Name
Scientific Classification
(1) African giant snail................................
Achatina fulica
(2) Zebra and quagga mussel...................
All species in the genus Dreissena
(3) New Zealand mud snail……………….
Potamopyrgus antipodarum, P. jenkinsi
2. The headquarters of the Department and each regional office of the Department will maintain a physical
description and picture of each species listed in this section when reasonably available.
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3. The Department may issue a scientific permit for the collection or possession of wildlife or a commercial
license for the possession of live wildlife, whichever is applicable, for the importation, transportation or
possession of a species listed in this section only to:
(a) A zoo or aquarium which is an accredited institutional member of the Zoological Association of
America, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums or their successors.
(b) A person who displays, exhibits or uses the species for entertainment or commercial photography,
including, without limitation, motion pictures, still photography or television, if the species:
(1) Is accompanied by evidence of lawful possession;
(2) Is not in this state for more than 90 days; and
(3) Is maintained under complete control and prohibited from coming into contact with members
of the general public.
If the person is displaying, exhibiting or using mammals for commercial purposes other than for food or
fiber, he must possess the appropriate license issued by the United States Department of Agriculture.
(c) A college, university or governmental agency, for scientific or public health research.
(d) Any other scientific institution, as determined by the Department, for research or medical necessity.
(e) Any person engaged in commercial aquaculture, upon application and proof to the Department that
the activity will not be detrimental to aquatic life, other wildlife or recreational uses. As a condition of the
issuance to such a person of a commercial license for the possession of a species listed in this section,
a bond may be required to provide for the removal of any species to which the licenses applies that
may escape or be released from captivity for any reason. The amount of the bond will be determined by
the Department after considering the degree of potential hazard to wildlife.
(f) A tax-exempt nonprofit organization that exhibits wildlife solely for educational or scientific purposes.
4. An interstate shipment of a species listed in this section may be transported through this State, without a
permit or license issued by the Department, if:
(a) The shipper or transporter has evidence of lawful possession of the species issued by the state or
country where the species originated;
(b) Mammals, birds or fish are accompanied by a health certificate issued by the state or country
where the species originated that indicates the destination, origin and proof of ownership of the species
being transported;
(c) The species is in this State for less than 48 hours; and
(d) The species is not unloaded or otherwise released while being transported through this State.
5. This section does not apply to the Department when it is conducting authorized introductions or
transplantations of a native species of big game mammal listed in this section.
NAC 503.120 Import eligibility permit: Issuance; use. A commercial dealer in pets, aquarium fish and other
wildlife may apply to the Department for an annual import eligibility permit. If the application is approved, the
dealer will be issued an import number which he shall affix to each shipment of pets, aquarium fish or wildlife
he imports, in lieu of obtaining an individual importation permit.
NAC 503.115
Restriction on transportation of live game fish.
(NRS
501.105, 501.181, 503.597)
Game
fish taken under the authority of a fishing license or fishing permit may not be transported alive from the body
of water where the game fish was taken.
NAC 503.130 Inspection of imported wildlife; Notification by Department. The Department will notify a
person permitted to import wildlife of the time and place of inspection of imported wildlife subject to inspection.
NAC 503.135 Permit to release wildlife.
(NRS
501.105, 501.181)
1. An application for a permit to release wildlife must be made on a form provided by and available from the
Department at its office in Reno, Fallon, Elko or Las Vegas.
2. An applicant for a permit to release wildlife must include on the application:
(a) The name of the applicant;
(b) The physical and mailing address of his residence;
(c) The telephone number of his residence;
(d) His driver’s license number, if he has been issued a driver’s license;
(e) The name of the owner of the property where the wildlife is to be released;
(f ) The address and legal description of the property where the wildlife is to be released;
(g) The species of each type of wildlife and the number of each such type of species to be released.
(h) The purpose for the release;
(i) The date on which the wildlife is to be released;
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( j ) The location or source from which the applicant has acquired, or will acquire, the wildlife to be released;
and
(k) The applicant’s signature and the date on which he signed the application.
3. If the Department determines, based on its evaluation of the application, that the condition of the wildlife to
be released could pose potential harm to the existing wildlife of this state if released, the Department will
require the applicant to submit to the Department a certificate of health issued by a licensed veterinarian or a
fish pathologist approved by the Department, as appropriate, attesting to the health of the wildlife to be
released.
4. Based on its evaluation of the application for a permit to release wildlife, the Department may make such
stipulations and conditions on the use and scope of a permit as the Department determines appropriate. A
violation of a stipulation or condition is cause for the cancellation of the permit.
NAC 503.140 Species for which certain permits and licenses are not required: Specification; release;
sale; exceptions.
1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4 and
NAC 503.500
to 503.535, inclusive, the following
animals may be possessed, transported, imported and exported without a permit or license issued by the
Department:
(a) Canaries;
(b) Toucans;
(c) Lovebirds;
(d) Nonindigenous house finches;
(e) Parakeets;
(f) Cockatiels;
(g) Mynah birds;
(h) Parrots;
(i) Hamsters;
(j) Domesticated races of rats and mice;
(k) Gerbils;
(l) Guinea pigs;
(m) Monkeys and other primates;
(n) Aquarium fish;
(o) Marsupials;
(p) Elephants;
(q) All felines, except mountain lions and bobcats;
(r) Wolves that are lawfully acquired and bred in captivity;
(s) Camels (Camelus spp.);
(t) European ferret (Mustela putorius);
(u) Llamas (Lama glama);
(v) American Bison;
(w) Marine mammals;
(x) Ostrich (Struthio spp.);
(y) Emus (Dromiceius spp.);
(z) Rheas (Rhea spp.);
(aa) Nonvenomous, nonindigenous reptile species and subspecies;
(bb) Albino forms of indigenous reptile species;
(cc) Alpaca (Lama pacos);
(dd) Guinea fowl (Numida meleagris);
(ee) Old World species of pheasants, partridges, quails, francolin, peafowl and jungle fowl (nonendemic
species of the subfamily Phasianae), except:
(1) Chukar partridge;
(2) Hungarian (gray) partridge;
(3) Snow cock; and
(4) Ring-necked and white, winged pheasant;
(ff) Domesticated races of turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), distinguished morphologically from wild birds;
(gg) Domesticated races of ducks and geese (Anatidae), distinguished morphologically from wild birds;
(hh) Domesticated races of chinchillas;
(ii) Domesticated races of mink;
(jj) Waterfowl reared in captivity that are lawfully acquired pursuant to the regulations adopted by the
United States Fish and Wildlife Service;
(kk) Those species of ducks, geese and swans not listed as protected pursuant to the Migratory Bird
Treaty Act, 16 U.S.C. §§ 703 et seq.;
(ll) Yak (Bos grunniens);
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