Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Kansas

(d) For the purposes of this section, a permit required by another state or federal agency shall not include a certification or registration. . . . (f) The secretary may issue special permits to authorize, under such terms and conditions as the secretary prescribes, any act described in subsection (b) or any act which is otherwise prohibited by rules and regulations adopted pursuant to subsection (a), for scientific purposes or to enhance the propagation or survival of the affected species. Application for such permit shall be made to the secretary or the secretary's designee and shall be accompanied by the fee prescribed pursuant to K.S.A. 32-988, and amendments thereto. The secretary shall maintain a list of permit applications under this subsection. Where such applications have been approved and special permits have been issued, the secretary shall maintain a list of such permits, including therein the name and address of the permittee and the terms and conditions prescribed for each such permit. The secretary shall keep such lists current and shall file copies thereof, along with any additions or amendments, with the secretary of the interior of the federal government. (g) Threatened or endangered species included in a list adopted pursuant to K.S.A. 32-960, and amendments thereto, may be captured or destroyed without a permit by any person in an emergency situation involving an immediate and demonstrable threat to human life. (h)(1) For all new species listed as endangered or threatened by the secretary pursuant to this act on and after July 1, 2016, recovery plans for such species shall be completed within four years after the species is listed. If such recovery plan is not completed within four years, no permit shall be required by the secretary for any activity that would otherwise require a permit pursuant to this act until the recovery plan is complete. The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to any species listed as endangered or threatened under the endangered species act of 1973 (Pub. L. No. 93-205).;

Citation: K.S.A. 32-961;