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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-BC76 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Migratory Bird Management; Revision of General Exceptions to Permit Requirements 

FWS will finalize a proposed rule that sets forth amendments to our regulations concerning regulatory authorizations for possession of migratory birds and eagles and other purposes. FWS proposed to revise current regulatory authorizations and add new regulatory authorizations to more efficiently and appropriately authorize the general public, educators, and government agency employees to possess birds and eagles in certain specific situations while meeting our obligations under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. The proposed rule includes amendments to the Airborne Hunting Act regulations to clarify what Federal authorizations may be used to comply with that statute.

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 21   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 703 to 712   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/01/2023  88 FR 35809   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/31/2023 
Final Action  06/00/2024 
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 
Related RINs: Merged with 1018-BD77 
Agency Contact:
Dr. Eric L. Kershner
Chief, Division 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