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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-BC67 Publication ID: Spring 2018 
Title: Migratory Bird Management; General Provisions; List of Migratory Bird Species Protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act 
Abstract:

This rule would update the current list of migratory birds protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), based on scientific changes to bird taxonomy (i.e., common names, scientific names, families, etc.).  The list is formulated by the scientific community, specifically the American Ornithologists’ Society’s Checklist of North American Birds (AOU 1998), for species that occur in North America. This list enables the public to know which species are protected and which species are not, thereby preventing confusion and potential conservation and enforcement issues.

 
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: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 10   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 703 to 712    16 U.S.C. 7421    16 U.S.C. 742a to 742j    Migratory Bird Treaties with Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Russia   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/00/2018 
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:
Dr. Eric L. Kershner
Chief, Branch of Conservation, Permits, and Regulations
Department of the Interior
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: MB,
Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone:703 358-2376
Fax:703 358-2282
Email: eric_kershner@fws.gov