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Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to authority contained in O.C.G.A. §§ 27-1-4 and 27-2-13.1), the Department of Natural Resources proposes an amendment to Chapter 391-4-9 of the Rules of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources by adding a new Rule 391-4-9-.08, Film Production Wildlife Permit. 
The proposed Rule 391-4-9-.08, if adopted, will set forth requirements to obtain and renew a Film Production Wildlife Permit.  This Rule will provide and establish application and renewal requirements and requirements for animal origin, humane care, use and handling, and reporting.  
This notice and synopsis of the proposed rule, together with an exact copy of the proposed rule, are being mailed to all persons who have requested in writing that they be placed on the mailing list and have tendered the actual cost of such mailing. Copies of all these documents are also available by mail and are available for review on the Department’s web page (www.gadnr.org) and the Law Enforcement Division web page (www.gadnrle.com). Please call Lt. Wayne Hubbard (770) 761-3044 to request a copy. 
Members of the general public will have an opportunity to comment on these proposed changes at two (2) public hearings scheduled at 7:00 p.m. on July 13, 2016 at the Dawson County Park and Recreation’s Rock Creek Sports Complex Meeting Room, 445 Martin Road, Dawsonville, GA  30534; and 7:00 p.m. on July 14, 2016 at The Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources Go Fish Education Center, 1255 Perry Parkway, Perry, GA 31069.
Any participant at the hearing may present data, make a statement or comment or offer a viewpoint or argument, either orally or in writing. Oral statements should be concise to permit everyone an opportunity to speak. Participants in the hearing are required to register on arrival and to notify the registering official of their intent to give a statement.
Those unable to attend the hearings may submit comments on proposed additions electronically by email through the Division website, by telephone (770-761-3044) or by submitting written statements, before close of business on August 1, 2016. Written statements should be mailed to the attention of Lt. Wayne Hubbard at:
Department of Natural Resources
Law Enforcement Division
2065 U.S. Highway 278, S.E.
Social Circle, Georgia 30025
Following this period, the Board of Natural Resources will consider the proposed rule at its meeting at 9:00 a.m. on August 31, 2016 at 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, SE, Suite 1252-East Tower, Atlanta, GA  30334.