Proposed Regulations for Commercial Use and Possession of Native Rattlesnakes

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Fish and Game Commission (CDFGC)
Document Title
Proposed Regulations for Commercial Use and Possession of Native Rattlesnakes
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Document Description
Pursuant to Fish & Game code section 5061, the proposed project would add a new regulation, and amend three existing regulations, in order to allow CA businesses to receive rattlesnakes taken from the wild by permitted biological supply houses, and maintain captive colonies of such native rattlesnakes, for the purpose of developing and selling venom-derived pharmaceutical products. Regionally-specific antivenom and vaccines are necessary to successfully treat, and immunize against, rattlesnake envenomation. This proposed project is expected to benefit CA businesses, as well as public and domestic animal health and safety.

Contact Information

Laura Patterson
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Game Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency
Development Types
Other (commercial use/possession of native rattlesnakes regulation)
Project Issues
native rattlesnakes

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