New and Proposed Regulations - 2015

Commission's 2015 anticipated rulemaking calendar (PDF) (updated 11/04/15)

The California Fish and Game Commission is considering the following changes to Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations. A business or a person submitting a comment to a proposed regulation or proposed amendment or repeal of a regulation has the right to request a copy of the final statement of reasons. Copies of the final statements of reasons will be available on this web page as they are prepared. Requests may also be submitted to the California Fish and Game Commission, 1416 Ninth Street, Suite 1320, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Hunting & Trapping Sport Fishing Commercial Fishing Threatened and Endangered Species Other
Continuing from 2014
Hunting Contests   Emergency Listing of Tricolored Blackbird
2015

 

Department of Fish and Wildlife Rulemakings: dreissenid mussels; scientific collecting permits; take, possession or destruction of bird nests or eggs; suction dredging.

 

Special Measures for Fisheries at Risk - Readoption

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #n/a
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2015-1218-05EE
Add Section 8.01, Title 14, CCR, Readoption of Emergency Regulations - Special Measures for Fisheries at Risk

Emergency Closure of Recreational Crab Fisheries - spelling correction

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #n/a
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2015-1110-06N
Amend Section 29.85, Title 14, CCR, Emergency Closure of Recreational Dungeness crab and rock crab fisheries due to elevated levels of domoic acid - spelling correction

  • Date Filed with the Office of Administrative Law: November 10, 2015
  • Office of Administrative Law's decision: Approved
  • Date filed with the Secretary of State: November 24, 2015
  • Approved Regulatory Language (PDF)
  • Effective Date of Regulation: November 24, 2015

Emergency Closure of Recreational Crab Fisheries

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #n/a
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2015-1105-01E
Amend Section 29.85, Title 14, CCR, Emergency Closure of Recreational Dungeness crab and rock crab fisheries due to elevated levels of domoic acid

Add Gray Wolf to the List of Endangered Species

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2015-1009-01
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #pending
Amend Section 670.5, Title 14, CCR, List of Animals Declared to Be Endangered or Threatened

Tricolored Blackbird (2015 Petition)

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2015-0825-10, and 2015-1228-02
Petition to List the Tricolored Blackbird as an Endangered Species

Marine Protected Areas

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2015-0818-06
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2016-0108-01s
Amend Section 632, Title 14, CCR, Marine Protected Areas

Sport Fishing 2016

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2015-0811-06
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2016-0115-02
Amend Sections/ (subsections) 1.05, 1.53, 1.86, 2.00, 5.60, 5.80, 5.81, 7.00, 7.50(b)(156.5) and (b)(180.6), 27.00, and 230; and Add Sections 1.57 and 5.41, Title 14, CCR, 2016 Freshwater Sport Fishing Regulations

Transgenic Species

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2015-0811-07
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2015-1027-02S
Amend Sections 1.92 and 703, Title 14, CCR, Transgenic Definition; Application and Fee

Dungeness Crab

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2015-0811-08
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2015-1016-04S

Amend Sections 29.80 and 29.85, Title 14, CCR, Recreational Dungeness Crab and Crab Traps

Commercial Herring

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2015-0811-09
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2015-1023-02s
Amend Sections 163 and 164, and Form FG 143 HR, Title 14, CCR, Commercial Herring Fishery

Commercial Hagfish Traps

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2015-0811-10
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2015-1116-01s
Amend Section180.6, Title 14, CCR, Commercial Hagfish Traps

Humboldt Marten

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2015-0714-07 and 2016-0216-14
Petition to List the Humboldt Marten as an Endangered Species

Kelp Harvest Application and Fee

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #n/a
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2015-0515-02N
Amend Section 165, Title 14, CCR, Kelp Harvest Application and Fee

Market Squid Logbooks

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2015-0616-11
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2015-1201-05S
Amend Section 149 and Appendix A, Title 14, CCR, Market Squid Logbooks

Special Measures for Fisheries at Risk Due to Drought Conditions

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #n/a
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2015-0626-01E
Add Section 8.01, Title 14, CCR, Special Measures for Fisheries at Risk Due to Drought Conditions

Bobcat Protection Act Regulations

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2015-0519-07
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2015-1001-02s
Amend Sections 478, 479 and 702, Title 14, CCR, Implementation of the Bobcat Protection Act of 2013 (Fish and Game Code Section 4155)

Junior Hunt Conformance

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #n/a
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2015-0414-01N
Amend Sections 708.3, 708.10 and 708.11, Title 14, CCR, Deer, Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Junior Hunter Tags

Waterfowl Hunting

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2015-0414-03
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2015-0827-05s
Amend Section 502, Title 14, CCR, Waterfowl, Migratory; American Coot; and
Common Moorhen (Common Gallinule)

Resident and Migratory Upland Game Bird Hunting

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2015-0414-02
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2015-0902-03s
Amend Sections 300 and 310.5, Title 14, CCR, Upland Game Birds and Shooting Hours for Upland Game Birds

 

Emergency Closure of Sacramento River Due to Low Flow Conditions

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #n/a
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2015-0417-03e
Amend Subsection 7.50(b)(156.5), Title 14, CCR, Emergency Closure of Sacramento River From 650 Feet Below Keswick Dam to the Highway 44 Bridge Due to Low Flow Conditions

Pacific Halibut Sport Fishing

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2015-0113-10
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2015-0416-01s
Amend Sections 28.20 and28.95, Title 14, CCR, Pacific Halibut Sport Fishing for Consistency with Federal Rules

Tuna Sport Fishing

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2015-0113-09
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2015-0424-03S and 2015-0723-07SR
Amend subsections 27.65(b) and 28.38(b), Title 14, CCR, Pacific Bluefin Tuna Daily Bag Limit and Tuna Fillet Procedures for Consistency with Federal Rules

Klamath/Trinity Rivers Sport Fishing

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2015-0113-08
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2015-0528-02s
Amend subsections (b)(91.1) and (b)(195) of Section 7.50, Title 14, CCR, Klamath/Trinity Rivers Sport Fishing

Phasing Out the Use of Lead Projectiles

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2015-0105-02
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2015-0514-03s
Amend Division 1, Subdivision 2 and Sections 311, 353, 464, 465, 475, and 485  
Repeal Section 355, and Add Section 250.1, Title 14, CCR, Prohibition on the Use of Lead Projectiles and Ammunition Using Lead Projectiles for the Take of Wildlife with Firearms

Mammal Hunting 2015-2016

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2014-1223-01
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2015-0508-01s
Amend Sections 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 702, 708.5, 708.11 and 713, and add Section 364.1, Title 14, CCR, July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016 Mammal Hunting Regulations

Central Valley Salmon Sport Fishing

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2014-1223-02
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2015-0519-01S
Amend Subsections (b)(5), (b)(68) and (b)(156.5), Title 14, CCR, Central Valley Salmon Sport Fishing

Ocean Salmon Fishing - May to November Season

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2014-1216-18
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2015-0427-02s
Amend Subsection 27.80(d), Title 14, CCR, Ocean Salmon Fishing- May-November 2015 Season

Ocean Salmon Fishing - April 2015 Season; Recovery of Coded-Wire Tags from Salmon Heads; and Salmon Closures Around River Mouths

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2014-1216-17
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2015-0323-01s
Amend Subsection 27.80(c), Title 14, CCR, Ocean Salmon Fishing - April 2015 Season
Amend Section 1.73, Title 14, CCR, Recovery of Coded-Wire Tags from Salmon Heads
Amend Section 27.75, Title 14, CCR, Salmon Closure