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DNR to Host Public Meeting on Proposed Ginseng Rules.

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is
proposing new rules covering the harvest and sale of ginseng and
will hold a public meeting over the Iowa Communications Network
(ICN) to receive public input.

The proposals better defines wild and cultivated ginseng, green
and dry ginseng, persons permitted to harvest and sell ginseng, and
prohibits the harvesting or planting of ginseng on state-owned and
state-managed lands. The proposal also clarifies the fees charged
for permits issued under these rules, the restrictions and
prohibitions for harvesting wild ginseng, and the record keeping
and reporting requirements related to ginseng transactions.

The public meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., February 4, at the
following ICN locations:

State Historical Building, Room 157 – Heritage Classroom C, 600
East Locust, Des Moines; Iowa Western Community College, Looft
Hall, Room 112, 700 College Road, Council Bluffs; Eastern Iowa
Community College District, Kahl Education Center, Room 300, 326
West 3rd Street, Davenport; Decorah Public Library, 202 Winnebago
Street, Decorah; Central Community Jr-Sr High School, Room 119, 400
First Street NW, Elkader; St. Edmund High School, Room 101, 501 N.
22nd St., Fort Dodge; Clayton Ridge Middle School, 502 W. Watson,
Garnavillo; Iowa City High School, north side of school, 1900
Morningside Drive, Iowa City; North Iowa Area Community College,
Room 119, Careers Building, 500 College Drive, Mason City; Hawkeye
Community College, Tama Hall, 1501 E. Orange Road, Waterloo;
Southeastern Community College, Trustee Hall, Room 528, 1500 West
Agency, West Burlington.

Persons may present their views either orally or in writing at
the public meeting. Persons will be asked to give their name and
address for the record and to confine their remarks to the subject
of the amendment. Any person who intends to attend the public
hearing and has special requirements should contact the Iowa
Department of Natural Resources and advise of those specific
needs.

Any interested person may make written suggestions or comments
on the proposed amendment on or before February 3, 2009. Written
materials should be directed to Mimi Habhab, Iowa Department of
Natural Resources,Wallace State Office Building, 502 E. 9th Street,
Des Moines, IA 50319-0034. Persons wishing to convey their views
orally should contact Habhab at 515-281-5034, by email at mimi.habhab@dnr.iowa.gov or
in person at the fourth floor of the Wallace State Office
Building.

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