View Rule

View EO 12866 Meetings Printer-Friendly Version     Download RIN Data in XML

DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-AX91 Publication ID: Fall 2011 
Title: ●Eagle Permits; Changes in the Regulations Governing Eagle Permitting 
Abstract: We propose to revise the regulations for permits for non-purposeful of take golden eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) and bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) where the take is associated with, but not the purpose of, the activity. We propose to extend the maximum term for programmatic permits to make it possible for these permits to be valid for up to 30 years if they incorporate conditions requiring the permittee to implement additional adaptive conservation measures, if necessary to ensure the preservation of eagles. This change will facilitate the development of renewable energy and other projects that are designed to be in operation for many decades. If finalized, these regulations will provide a measure of certainty to project proponents and their funders, while continuing to protect eagles consistent with statutory mandates. 
Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 22    50 CFR 13   
Legal Authority: 16 USC 668 to 668d    16 USC 703 to 712    16 USC 1531 to 1544   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/00/2012    
Final Action  11/00/2012    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Ronald Kokel
Wildlife Biologist, Division of Migratory Bird Management
Department of the Interior
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: MB,
Falls Church, VA 22041-3808
Phone:703 358-1714
Fax:703 358-2217