TITLE 17: CONSERVATION
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
SUBCHAPTER b: FISH AND WILDLIFE
PART 805 INJURIOUS SPECIES
SECTION 805.30 UNLAWFUL ACTS


 

Section 805.30  Unlawful Acts

 

a)         Injurious species shall not be possessed, propagated, bought, sold, bartered or offered to be bought, sold, bartered, transported, traded, transferred or loaned to any other person or institution unless a permit is first obtained from the Department of Natural Resources in accordance with Section 805.40 of this Part, except persons engaged in interstate transport for lawful commercial purposes who do not buy, sell, barter, trade, transfer, loan or offer to do so in Illinois may transport injurious species across Illinois without an injurious species permit from the Department.

 

1)         Under no circumstances shall an interstate transporter:

 

A)        transfer any injurious species from one container to another; nor

 

B)        exchange or discharge from a container containing injurious species without first obtaining written permission from the Department:

 

i)          water;

 

ii)         bedding;

 

iii)        soluble material; or

 

iv)        insoluble material.

 

2)         The Department shall grant permission under subsection (a)(1)(B) only if:

 

A)        it approves of the final disposition of the water, bedding, or material; and

 

B)        the transporter satisfies the Department that there is no possibility of release into the environment.

 

b)         Injurious species shall not be released.  Release of injurious species is a violation of Section 10-100 and/or Section 20-90 of the Fish and Aquatic Life Code [515 ILCS 5/10-100 or 20-90] or Section 2.2 of the Wildlife Code [520 ILCS 5/2.2].

 

c)         Possession of federally listed injurious species shall also be in accordance with the provisions of the Lacey Act (18 USC 42) and 50 CFR 16 (no incorporation in this Part includes later amendments or editions).

 

d)         Live haul of commercially wild-caught Asian carp shall not be allowed unless a Restricted Species Transportation Permit is obtained (as outlined in 17 Ill. Adm. Code 830.12 and 870.6).  Restricted Species Transportation Permits are available by writing to:

 

Aquaculture Specialist

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Aquatic Nuisance Species and Aquaculture Program

One Natural Resources Way

Springfield IL  62702-1271

 

(Source:  Amended at 39 Ill. Reg. 7682, effective May 18, 2015)