Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
The department has made a determination that these rules will have no economic impact locally or statewide. In preparing the final analysis of economic impacts, the department posted a notice soliciting comments on the preliminary analysis in July 2015.
Wildlife rehabilitation is typically performed by non-profit organizations or individuals who are not reimbursed by government funding or by fees paid for services. These rules, and the legislation which grants the department rule making authority, will have no economic effect on small businesses. These rules are applicable to individual wildlife rehabilitators and impose no compliance or reporting requirements for small business, nor are any design or operational standards contained in the rule.
The department observes that wildlife rehabilitators contribute to the economy through their purchases of veterinary and animal husbandry related products and services. The department anticipates that these economic impacts will continue to occur under the proposed rules at the same level at which they occur under current rules