Proposed Regulations for Commercial Use and Possession of Native Rattlesnakes

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Lead Agency
Fish & Game Commission (California Fish and Game Commission)
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
California Department of Fish and Game Commission
1416 Ninth Street, rm 1320
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 341-6981



Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (commercial use/possession of native rattlesnakes regulation)
Project Issues
Other Other Issues: native rattlesnakes
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 2 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Sacramento) Resources Agency
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