Chapter 901:1-24 Voluntary Animal Damage Control Plan
(A) A "Voluntary animal damage control plan" means an integrated wildlife damage management plan (IWDMP).
(B) "ODNR" means the Ohio department of natural resources.
(C) "USDA, APHIS-WS" means the United States department of agriculture, animal and plant health inspection service-wildlife services.
(D) An "agreement" means the integrated wildlife damage management plan completed on the form provided by the department of agriculture.
Replaces: HB 95 ACTS 2006 eff. 9/26/03
(A) A voluntary animal damage control plan shall include, but is not limited to:
(1) Cultural practices such as animal husbandry.
(2) Exclusion devices, fencing and other habitat modification.
(3) Animal behavior modification.
(4) Removal of offending animals.
(5) Local predator population reduction.
(B) An animal damage control plan agreement shall be submitted on the form provided by the department of agriculture (appendix A). The plan shall include specific management and predator reduction techniques and recommendations made by ODNR, USDA,APHIS-WS or another officer or agent authorized by the department of agriculture.
(C) Failure to implement an agreement within thirty days of the signing may result in the denial of any and all future claims submitted for payment.
Ohio Department of Agriculture
Division of Animal Industry
Integrated Wildlife Damage Management Plan (IWDMP) Agreement Form
City ____________________ State _____ Zip ________ County ________
Telephone _______________ Cell Phone _________________
Latitude _________________ Longitude __________________
Type of Livestock ___________________ Number ______________________
Number of losses/injuries within the last 12 months and type of predation:
Type of practices (lethal/non lethal) currently implemented to reduce livestock predation:
Describe deficiencies with current practices relating to predation:
List specific recommendations needed to be implemented:
Equipment and/or supplies required to implement plan:
I agree to implement the above described recommendations in order to be paid for additional claims in this fiscal year.
Owners Signature Date Designated Official Date
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates:
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 955.52
Rule Amplifies: 955.51, 955.52 , 955.53
Prior Effective Dates: 150 v S 202 eff. 4/15/05, 07/17/2006
Pursuant to division (A)(1) of section 955.52 of the Revised Code, the department of agriculture shall hear and pay only those claims that have been approved by the dog warden and that are supported by the wildlife officer. Any claims that are submitted and not supported by the dog warden and the wildlife officer will be denied and shall not be subject to a hearing.