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CHAPTER 19. AGRICULTURE.

ARTICLE 2H. CAPTIVE CERVID FARMING ACT.

§19-2H-5. Action on applications.

(a) The department shall act on a complete application for a license within sixty days of receipt. The department may issue a provisional license for a proposed facility that has not yet been constructed, but operations shall not begin under a provisional license until the fully constructed facility has been inspected and approved by the department.

(b) The department may not issue a license until the commissioner has determined that the facility meets all of the following criteria:

(1) The facility has been inspected by the department and it meets the requirements of this article and the rules promulgated thereunder;

(2) The applicant has all necessary federal, state and local governmental permits; and

(3) The owner has paid all applicable license fees and all departmental charges for services provided to the facility.

(c) If the department finds a deficiency in the license application, then the owner shall be given at least thirty days to remedy the deficiency before the license application is denied.

(d) If the department finds that the proposed captive cervid farming facility does not comply with the requirements of this article, then the owner shall be given at least thirty days to remedy the deficiency at the facility before the license application is denied.

(e) The applicant may request a hearing, pursuant to article five, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code, to contest the denial of a license or any limitations placed upon the issuance of a license.

(f) The department shall retain the license fee for its services in the event a license is denied.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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