Chapter 901:1-24 Voluntary Animal Damage Control Plan

901:1-24-01 Definitions.

(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

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/12/2011 and 07/12/2016
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

901:1-24-02 Voluntary animal damage control plan.

(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.

APPENDIX

Ohio Department of Agriculture

Division of Animal Industry

Integrated Wildlife Damage Management Plan (IWDMP) Agreement Form

Date _______________

Name ________________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________

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

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/12/2011 and 07/12/2016
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

901:1-24-03 Payment of predator claims.

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.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/12/2011 and 07/12/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 955.52
Rule Amplifies: 955.52 , 955.53
Prior Effective Dates: 10/11/2006