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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-AW51 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Migratory Bird Permits; Permit Exceptions for Captive-Reared Mallard Ducks 
Abstract:

In carrying out our responsibility to safeguard migratory waterfowl protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, we propose to revise the regulations regarding permit exceptions for captive-reared mallard ducks. We take this action to address our concerns about conflicts that result from the intermingling of captive-reared mallards with wild ducks in the United States. We may place restrictions on the release of free-ranging (hereafter, free-flying) captive-reared mallards and shooting of free-flying captive-reared mallards to conform to hunting seasons and bag limits for wild mallards.

 
Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 21.13   
Legal Authority: Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 40 Stat 755 (16 U.S.C. 703)    Pub. L. 95-616, 92 Stat 3112 (16 U.S.C. 712(2))    Pub. L. 106-108, 113 Stat 1491, note following 16 U.S.C. 703   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Paul Padding
Atlantic Flyway Representative, Division of Migratory Bird Management
Department of the Interior
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
11510 American Holly Drive,
Laurel, MD 20708
Phone:301 497-5851
Fax:301 497-5885
Email: paul_padding@fws.gov