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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-BB06 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Migratory Bird Hunting; Application for Approval of Corrosion-Inhibited Copper Shot as Nontoxic for Waterfowl Hunting  

Environ-Metal, Inc., of Sweet Home, Oregon, has applied for approval of shot composed of copper as nontoxic for waterfowl hunting in the United States. The shot formulation is at least 99.9 percent copper by weight, with a corrosion-inhibiting coating to prevent release of copper into the terrestrial or aquatic environments. We have initiated review of the shot as required under the criteria in the nontoxic shot approval procedures in our regulations. Our approval of this shot formulation would increase the nontoxic shot options for hunters of migratory waterfowl. 

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 20   
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
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:
Ronald Kokel
Wildlife Biologist, Division of Migratory Bird Management
Department of the Interior
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
MS MBSP-4107, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: MB,
Falls Church, VA 22041-3808
Phone:703 358-1714