TITLE 17: CONSERVATION
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
SUBCHAPTER c: ENDANGERED SPECIES
PART 1070 POSSESSION OF SPECIMENS OR PRODUCTS OF ENDANGERED OR THREATENED SPECIES
SECTION 1070.40 LIMITED PERMIT PROVISIONS
Section 1070.40 Limited Permit Provisions
a) To possess, purchase, or dispose of specimens or products of endangered or threatened animals or federal endangered plants, the applicant must demonstrate that the specimen or product was acquired prior to May 1, 1973, or otherwise legally acquired.
b) To demonstrate that specimens or products of endangered or threatened animals or federal endangered plants were acquired prior to May 1, 1973, or otherwise legally acquired, the applicant must provide a statement of purchase or a notarized statement explaining the circumstances of the acquisition of the specimens or products.
c) The holder of a limited permit may allow temporary (up to ninety (90) days) possession of specimens covered by the limited permit by another person only with the knowledge and written consent of the Director which shall be given if the other person meets the criteria of this Section. A copy of the limited permit must accompany the specimen(s) while in the temporary possession of a person other than the person to whom the limited permit was issued, except that a falconer holding an endangered raptor must meet the requirements of 17 Ill. Adm. Code 1590.100(e)(2).
d) The holder of a limited permit may allow temporary (up to one hundred eighty (180) days) possession of products covered by the limited permit by another person. A copy of the limited permit or a statement identifying the existence of the permit must accompany the product(s) while in the possession of a person other than the person to whom the limited permit was issued.
e) The holder of a limited permit may dispose of specimen(s) covered by the limited permit only with written consent of the Director which shall be given if the disposal meets the requirements of this Part. The permittee must inform the Department in advance of plans for disposal of the specimen(s). If specimen(s) are to be scrapped, the permit holder must provide full details of the reasons for scrapping and the methods to be used to the Director. In the case of a transfer, the name and mailing address of the intended recipient must be provided to the Department. The intended recipient will be provided with an application for a limited permit. Upon approval of that application, transfer of the specimens will be allowed.
f) The holder of a limited permit may dispose of product(s) covered by the permit through sale, gift, or scrapping. Disposition by sale or gift must be reported to the Department prior to the transfer. Upon receipt of the name and mailing address of the intended recipient, the Department will provide the intended recipient with an application form for a limited permit. Upon approval of that application, the transfer will be allowed. Disposition of products by scrapping may occur without prior approval of the Director. When product(s) are scrapped, the limited permit allowing possession of said product(s) must be returned to the Department for modification and reissuance or for cancellation if the permittee has disposed of all covered items.
g) The holder of a limited permit may allow temporary possession of the items covered by that permit by a licensed taxidermist for the purpose of providing taxidermic services (e.g. mounting, cleaning, tanning). A copy of the limited permit or a signed statement by the permit holder attesting to the existence of the permit must accompany the products while in possession of the taxidermist. Taxidermic services shall be provided only by persons licensed as taxidermists by the Department (see Section 1070.30(e)) or by the appropriate authorities in another state.