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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-AZ65 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: General Permit Procedures; Fees and Clarifications 

We propose to revise our general permitting regulations, primarily to propose increases in permit application fees for various programs to better reflect the Service’s costs for reviewing permit applications.  Most of the permit application fees have not been amended since 2005.  While a portion of the proposed fee increases are to address rising operational costs, the increases also reflect increased complexity in evaluating some application types and the need for improved technology to better streamline the process and reduce burdens on the permitted communities.  In addition, the proposed fee increases are to be more in line with OMB circular A25. We also propose several changes to clarify the permit application reconsideration and appeal process, to correct contact information, and to make other minor changes.  Permits to be affected are those that allow people to carry out otherwise prohibited activities under the Endangered Species Act, Lacey Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Wild Bird Conservation Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

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 13   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 668a    16 U.S.C. 704    16 U.S.C. 712    16 U.S.C. 742j-l    16 U.S.C. 1374(g)    16 U.S.C. 1382    16 U.S.C. 1538(d)    16 U.S.C. 1539    16 U.S.C. 1540(f)    16 U.S.C. 3374    16 U.S.C. 4901 to 4916    18 U.S.C. 42    19 U.S.C. 1202    31 U.S.C. 9701   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Timothy Van Norman
Chief, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority, International Affairs
Department of the Interior
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Room 700, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: IA,
Falls Church, VA 22041-3808
Phone:703 358-2350
Fax:703 358-2281