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FWS Returns to Former Interpretation of Migratory Bird Treaty Act

October 4th, 2021 by Ann Rippe

Action Forcing Change
Summary: The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is revoking the January 7, 2021 (86 FR 1134) final rule that limited the scope of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) to intentional acts directed against migratory birds, their nests, or their eggs. With this revocation, FWS returns to implementing the MBTA as prohibiting incidental take.
[Full Text - 86 FR 54642]

Citations: 50 CFR 10

Date Effective: 12/03/2021
Type of Action: Final Rule

Ann Rippe

Ann Rippe

Manager of Regulatory Services

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