The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has proposed elimination of the “containment area” currently in place in central New York to control the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (“CWD”). DEC has determined that revisions to the CWD regulations are needed since CWD has not been detected following five years of intensive monitoring.
If adopted, the new regulations will allow deer hunters to harvest deer within the old containment area without bringing the deer carcass to the check station near Rome, NY. The proposed changes to the CWD regulation are available for public comment until June 1, 2010 and may be viewed in full at this DEC website.
The regulatory impact statement can be viewed here.
Information about submitting comments to the proposed regulations can be found here.
Information about the existing containment area and regulations can be found here