Webcast on draft hunting & fishing license structure & license/tag fees to be conducted on June 25

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

The Arizona Game and Fish Department will conduct a webcast at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, to present the proposed draft hunting and fishing license structure and license/tag fees recently approved by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission.

The webcast can be viewed at www.azgfd.gov/webcast, or the public is also welcome to view it at any of the Game and Fish offices. Members of the public who view the webcast at department offices will have the opportunity to ask questions of Game and Fish staff at those offices after conclusion of the webcast. The ability to ask questions will not be available to those viewing the webcast online.

The draft proposal was approved by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission at its June 15 meeting in Payson. The public can provide comments between now and the Game and Fish Commission's August 3 meeting in Flagstaff (please note that this "Phase Two" comment period deadline is a correction from a previous department e-news notice, which stated that the comment period would end on July 20). A "Phase One" comment period on the license and fee concepts that were presented at 17 public meetings and posted on the web occurred in May and June.

Comment on the draft proposal can be submitted between now and Aug. 3 via e-mail at LicenseSimplification@azgfd.gov or via U.S. mail to Arizona Game and Fish Department, License Simplification Comment, Attn: Ben Alteneder, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086. Comment can also be made during the Aug. 3 commission meeting via the Speaker Card (Blue Card) process for those attending the meeting in person or viewing it from department offices.

A summary sheet of the proposed draft license structure and fees, the department's Draft Notice of Exempt Rulemaking, and the public comments received on the license and fee concepts presented in May-June, can be found at www.azgfd.gov/LicenseSimplification.

The commission will review and take into consideration the "Phase 2" public comments on the draft before approving a final license structure and fees, anticipated in August. The goal is to have a new structure and fees implemented by Jan. 1, 2014.

For more information, visit www.azgfd.gov/LicenseSimplification.

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