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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-AX91 Publication ID: Spring 2014 
Title: Eagle Permits; Changes in the Regulations Governing Eagle Permitting 
Abstract: We revised regulations for permits for non-purposeful take of eagles--that is, where the take is associated with, but not the purpose of, the activity. We extended the possible maximum term for programmatic permits to 30 years, as long as the permits incorporate conditions requiring the permittee to implement additional adaptive conservation measures if such measures are 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. 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: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
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  04/13/2012  77 FR 22267   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  05/09/2012  77 FR 27174   
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  07/12/2012 
Final Action  12/09/2013  78 FR 73704   
Final Action Effective  01/08/2014 
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