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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-AX24 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Migratory Bird Permits; Revisions to Special Purpose Permit Regulations for Game Birds 

We propose to revise the regulations regarding captive-bred migratory waterfowl and other game birds (those species for which hunting regulations are established in 50 CFR 20.11).  We take this action to address public concerns resulting from a final rule we published on March 1, 2010 (75 FR 9316), which revised the regulations for the muscovy duck (Cairina moschata), and to consolidate and simplify permitting for captive-bred game birds. We also propose to combine Special Purpose Game Bird permits with Waterfowl Sale and Disposal permits, and to establish a permit exemption for domesticated varieties of ducks that are readily distinguishable in appearance from wild members of their species and to prohibit their release to the wild.

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 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 21   
Legal Authority: Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 40 Stat 755, 16 U.S.C. 703 to 712    Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, 16 U.S.C. 742a to j    Pub. L. 106-108, 113 Stat 1491   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/01/2010  75 FR 60691   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/30/2010    
Second NPRM  05/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jerry E. Thompson
National Migratory Bird Permit Coordinator
Department of the Interior
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Room 634, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: MB,
Falls Church, VA 22041-3808
Phone:703 358-2016
Fax:703 358-2217