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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-AV82 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Migratory Bird Permits; Revisions to Banding or Marking Permits 

We propose to revise our migratory bird banding and marking regulations to: (1) Reflect the transfer of authority for the Federal bird banding and marking permit program to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS); (2) define the qualification guidelines for different levels of banding and marking authorization; and (3) address changes in banding and marking technology. This proposed rule is an important action that requires continued coordination with USGS as the Bird Banding Lab implements this regulation. We continue to work with USGS to understand the necessary changes, update components of the regulation, and agree upon additional aspects of the rulemaking process.

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 21.22   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 668 to 668d   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/00/2020 
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:703 358-2217