Laura Bies Posted May 6, 2021 Share Posted May 6, 2021 This news and analysis are provided by the Ornithological Council, a consortium supported by 10 ornithological societies. Join or renew your membership in your ornithological society if you value the services these societies provide to you, including OrnithologyExchange and the Ornithological Council. Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a proposal to revoke the final rule published in January limiting the scope of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). In the proposal, the USFWS indicates its intent to revoke the January rule and return to the previous, traditional interpretation of the MBTA as prohibiting incidental take. The final rule published in January was originally scheduled to go into effect on February 8. The new administration extended that date until March 8 and took additional public comment on the final rule. Today's proposal will now revoke that January rule and request additional public comments on issues of fact, law, and policy raised by the January rule. Comments will be accepted until June 7 and can be submitted at http://www.regulations.gov (search for Docket Number: FWS-HQ-MB-2018-0090). You can find all the documents associated with this rulemaking at https://www.fws.gov/regulations/mbta/. About the Ornithological Council The Ornithological Council is a consortium of 10 scientific societies of ornithologists; these societies span the Western Hemisphere and the research conducted by their members spans the globe. Their cumulative expertise comprises the knowledge that is fundamental and essential to science-based bird conservation and management. The Ornithological Council is financially supported by our 10 member societies and the individual ornithologists who value our work. If the OC’s resources are valuable to you, please consider joining one of our member societies or donating directly at Birdnet.org. Thank you for your support! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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