Migratory Bird Permits; Update of Falconry Permitting Reporting Address, 38013-38015 [2015-16371]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 127 / Thursday, July 2, 2015 / Rules and Regulations § 76.906 Presumption of effective competition. § 76.907 Petition for a determination of effective competition. lack of effective competition is not otherwise available, franchising authorities may request from a multichannel video programming distributor information regarding the multichannel video programming distributor’s reach and number of subscribers. A multichannel video programming distributor must respond to such request within 15 days. Such responses may be limited to numerical totals. * * * * * * [FR Doc. 2015–15806 Filed 7–1–15; 8:45 am] In the absence of a demonstration to the contrary cable systems are presumed: (a) To be subject to effective competition pursuant to section 76.905(b)(2); and (b) Not to be subject to effective competition pursuant to section 76.905(b)(1), (3) or (4). ■ 3. Amend § 76.907 by revising paragraph (b) to read as follows: * * * * (b) If the cable operator seeks to demonstrate that effective competition as defined in § 76.905(b)(1), (3), or (4) exists in the franchise area, it bears the burden of demonstrating the presence of such effective competition. Effective competition as defined in § 76.905(b)(2) is governed by the presumption in § 76.906, except that where a franchising authority has rebutted the presumption of competing provider effective competition as defined in § 76.905(b)(2) and is certified, the cable operator must demonstrate that circumstances have changed and effective competition is present in the franchise area. Note to paragraph (b): The criteria for determining effective competition pursuant to § 76.905(b)(4) are described in Implementation of Cable Act Reform Provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Report and Order in CS Docket No. 96–85, FCC 99–57 (released March 29, 1999). * * * * * ■ 4. Amend § 76.910 by revising paragraph (b)(4) to read as follows: § 76.910 Franchising authority certification. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with FRONTMATTER * * * * * (b) * * * (4) The cable system in question is not subject to effective competition. The franchising authority must submit specific evidence demonstrating its rebuttal of the presumption in § 76.906 that the cable operator is subject to effective competition pursuant to section 76.905(b)(2). Unless a franchising authority has actual knowledge to the contrary, the franchising authority may rely on the presumption in § 76.906 that the cable operator is not subject to effective competition pursuant to section 76.905(b)(1), (3), or (4). The franchising authority bears the burden of submitting evidence rebutting the presumption that competing provider effective competition, as defined in § 76.905(b)(2), exists in the franchise area. If the evidence establishing the VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:22 Jul 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 BILLING CODE 6712–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 38013 required information in our electronic database at http://permits.fws.gov/186A; and (2) by hard copy, by submitting a paper form 3–186A to the falconer’s State, tribal, or territorial agency that governs falconry. The State of California has developed and implemented an online permitting and reporting system that is compatible with the system we use for reporting take of raptors from the wild for falconry (our electronic database at http://permits.fws.gov/ 186A). Allowing California residents to use that State’s reporting system should result in a small savings of resources for both the State and the Service. Therefore, with this rule, we change the web address for falconers in California to report takes, acquisitions, transfers, and losses of falconry birds. Administrative Procedure 50 CFR Part 21 The State of California has implemented an online permitting and reporting system compatible with the system that we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), use for reporting take of raptors from the wild for falconry. We change the Web address for falconers in California to report takes, acquisitions, transfers, and losses of falconry birds. DATES: This rule is effective January 1, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ron Kokel at 703–358–1967. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This action is administrative in nature. We are providing regulated entities and the general public with an accurate web address to report take, loss, or transfers of raptors by falconers in California. We delegated the State of California permitting authority for falconry under the regulations at 50 CFR 21.29 (see 78 FR 72830, December 4, 2013). This rule facilitates that State’s permitting and reporting requirements, and will enable reporting with our system for reporting take, acquisition, loss, or transfer of any bird for falconry. The change should slightly reduce administration costs for both the State and the Service. The delegation of permitting authority to the State of California has already been subject to public notice-and-comment procedures, and this change simply adds an Internet address to the regulations at 50 CFR 21.29 to allow full use of California’s permitting and reporting system. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b), rules of agency organization, procedure, or practice may be made final without previous notice to the public. This is a final rule. Background Required Determinations [Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2015–0032; FF09M21200–156–FXMB1231099BPP0] RIN 1018–BA90 Migratory Bird Permits; Update of Falconry Permitting Reporting Address Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We published a final rule in the Federal Register on October 8, 2008 (73 FR 59448), to revise our regulations governing falconry in the United States, found in title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at § 21.29. In 2013, we added the State of California to the list of States to which we delegate permitting for falconry to the State, as provided under the regulations (78 FR 72830, December 4, 2013). This Rule In the falconry regulations at 50 CFR 21.29, we offer two methods to submit required reports or other information: (1) Electronically, by entering the PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563) Executive Order 12866 provides that the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) will review all significant rules. OIRA has determined that this rule is not significant. Executive Order (E.O.) 13563 reaffirms the principles of E.O. 12866 while calling for improvements in the nation’s regulatory system to promote predictability, to reduce uncertainty, and to use the best, most innovative, and least burdensome tools for achieving regulatory ends. The E:\FR\FM\02JYR1.SGM 02JYR1 38014 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 127 / Thursday, July 2, 2015 / Rules and Regulations executive order directs agencies to consider regulatory approaches that reduce burdens and maintain flexibility and freedom of choice for the public where these approaches are relevant, feasible, and consistent with regulatory objectives. E.O. 13563 emphasizes further that regulations must be based on the best available science and that the rulemaking process must allow for public participation and an open exchange of ideas. We have developed this rule in a manner consistent with these requirements. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with FRONTMATTER Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq., as amended by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), whenever an agency is required to publish a notice of rulemaking for any proposed or final rule, it must prepare and make available for public comment a regulatory flexibility analysis that describes the effect of the rule on small entities (that is, small businesses, small organizations, and small government jurisdictions). However, no regulatory flexibility analysis is required if the head of an agency certifies the rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. SBREFA amended the Regulatory Flexibility Act to require Federal agencies to provide the statement of the factual basis for certifying that a rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. We have examined this rule’s potential effects on small entities as required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act, and have determined that this action will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This rule simplifies reporting required by 50 CFR 21.29 for residents of California. This rule does not change falconers’ costs for practicing their sport, nor does it affect businesses that provide equipment or supplies for falconry. This rule may result in a small savings of time and other resources by the State of California and by the Service, but neither of these is a small entity. Consequently, we certify that, because this rule will not have a significant economic effect on a substantial number of small entities, a regulatory flexibility analysis is not required. This rule is not a major rule under the SBREFA (5 U.S.C. 804(2)). It will not VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:22 Jul 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. a. This rule does not have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more. There are no costs to permittees or any other part of the economy associated with this change to the regulations. b. This rule will not cause a major increase in costs or prices for consumers, individual industries, Federal, State, or local government agencies, or geographic regions. This rule simplifies reporting required by 50 CFR 21.29 for residents of California. c. This rule will not have significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or the ability of U.S.-based enterprises to compete with foreignbased enterprises. U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), and it does not contain any new collections of information that require Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. OMB has approved the information collection requirements of the Migratory Bird Permits Program and assigned OMB control number 1018– 0022, which expires May 31, 2017. Information from the collection is used to document take of raptors from the wild for use in falconry and to document transfers of raptors held for falconry between permittees. A Federal agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act We evaluated the environmental impacts of the changes to the regulations, and determined that this rule does not have any environmental impacts. In accordance with the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (2 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.), we have determined the following: a. This rule will not ‘‘significantly or uniquely’’ affect small governments in a negative way. A small government agency plan is not required. The State of California requested that we make this change to the regulations to simply falconry reporting for that State’s residents. b. This rule will not produce a Federal mandate of $100 million or greater in any year. It is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act. Takings In accordance with E.O. 12630, the rule does not have significant takings implications. A takings implication assessment is not required. This rule does not contain a provision for taking of private property. Federalism This rule does not have sufficient Federalism effects to warrant preparation of a federalism summary impact statement under E.O. 13132. The State of California requested that we make this change to the regulations to simplify falconry reporting for that State’s residents. Civil Justice Reform In accordance with E.O. 12988, the Office of the Solicitor has determined that the rule does not unduly burden the judicial system and meets the requirements of sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of the Order. Paperwork Reduction Act We examined this rule under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 National Environmental Policy Act Government-to-Government Relationship With Tribes In accordance with the President’s memorandum of April 29, 1994, ‘‘Government-to-Government Relations with Native American Tribal Governments’’ (59 FR 22951), Executive Order 13175, and 512 DM 2, we have evaluated potential effects on Federally recognized Indian Tribes and have determined that this rule will not interfere with Tribes’ ability to manage themselves or their funds or to regulate falconry on Tribal lands. Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use E.O. 13211 requires agencies to prepare Statements of Energy Effects when undertaking certain actions. This rule is not a significant regulatory action under E.O. 12866, and will not significantly affect energy supplies, distribution, or use. Therefore, this action is not a significant energy action and no Statement of Energy Effects is required. Environmental Consequences of the Action Socioeconomic. This action will not have discernible socioeconomic impacts. Raptor populations. This rule will not change the effects of falconry on raptor populations. We are simply adding to our regulations at 50 CFR 21.29 a falconry reporting method for residents of California. Endangered and threatened species. This rule does not change protections for endangered and threatened species. E:\FR\FM\02JYR1.SGM 02JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 127 / Thursday, July 2, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Compliance With Endangered Species Act Requirements Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), requires that ‘‘The Secretary [of the Interior] shall review other programs administered by him and utilize such programs in furtherance of the purposes of this chapter’’ (16 U.S.C. 1536(a)(1)). It further states that the Secretary must ‘‘insure that any action authorized, funded, or carried out . . . is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered species or threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of [critical] habitat’’ (16 U.S.C. 1536(a)(2)). This rule will not affect threatened or endangered species or their habitats in the United States. List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 21 Exports, Hunting, Imports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Transportation, Wildlife. Regulation Promulgation For the reasons stated in the preamble, we amend subpart C of part 21, subchapter B of chapter I, title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as follows: PART 21—MIGRATORY BIRD PERMITS 1. The authority citation for part 21 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 16 U.S.C. 703–12. 2. Amend § 21.29 by: a. Revising paragraph (b)(2); b. Revising the fifth sentence of paragraph (c)(6)(i); ■ c. Revising the third sentence of paragraph (c)(6)(ii); ■ d. Revising the second sentence of paragraph (c)(6)(iii)(A); ■ e. Revising paragraph (c)(6)(iii)(B); ■ f. Revising the first sentence of paragraph (e)(2)(iv); ■ g. Revising the second sentence of paragraph (e)(5)(i); ■ h. Revising paragraph (e)(6)(i); ■ i. Revising paragraph (e)(7)(i); ■ j. Revising the third sentence of paragraph (e)(9)(ii); ■ k. Revising the second sentence of paragraph (e)(9)(iii); and ■ l. Revising the second sentence after the heading of paragraph (f)(6). The revisions read as follows: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with FRONTMATTER ■ ■ ■ § 21.29 Falconry standards and falconry permitting. * * * * * (b) * * * (2) Reporting. (i) The State, tribe, or territory must work with us to ensure that the electronic 3–186A reporting VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:22 Jul 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 system (http://permits.fws.gov/186A) for reporting take, transfers, and loss of falconry birds is fully operational for residents of that jurisdiction. (ii) If you are required to submit a report or other information under this section, you must either enter the required information in the electronic database at http://permits.fws.gov/186A, or at http://www.wildlife.ca.gov/ FalconryReporting if you are a resident of California, or submit a paper form 3– 186A to your State, tribal, or territorial agency that governs falconry. * * * * * (c) * * * (6) * * * (i) * * * Within 10 days from the day on which you take the raptor from the wild, you must report take of the bird by submitting the required information (including the band number) using one of the methods listed in paragraph (b)(2)(ii) of this section. * * * (ii) * * * You must submit the required information using one of the methods listed in paragraph (b)(2)(ii) of this section. * * * (iii) * * * (A) * * * You must submit the required information within 10 days of rebanding the raptor using one of the methods listed in paragraph (b)(2)(ii) of this section. (B) Purchase and implant an ISOcompliant (134.2 kHz) microchip in the bird and report the microchip information using one of the methods listed in paragraph (b)(2)(ii) of this section. * * * * * (e) * * * (2) * * * (iv) If you are responsible for reporting take of a raptor from the wild, use one of the methods listed in paragraph (b)(2)(ii) of this section. * * * * * * * * (5) * * * (i) * * * You must report take of the bird using one of the methods listed in paragraph (b)(2)(ii) of this section at your first opportunity to do so, but no more than 10 days after capture of the bird. * * * * * * * * (6) * * * (i) If you acquire a raptor; transfer, reband, or microchip a raptor; if a raptor you possess is stolen; if you lose a raptor to the wild and you do not recover it within 30 days; or if a bird you possess for falconry dies; you must report the change within 10 days using one of the methods listed in paragraph (b)(2)(ii) of this section. * * * * * PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 38015 (7) * * * (i) If you acquire a bird from a rehabilitator, within 10 days of the transaction you must report it using one of the methods listed in paragraph (b)(2)(ii) of this section. * * * * * (9) * * * (ii) * * * You must remove its falconry band (if it has one) and report release of the bird by submitting the required information using one of the methods listed in paragraph (b)(2)(ii) of this section. (iii) * * * You must remove its falconry band and report release of the bird by submitting the required information using one of the methods listed in paragraph (b)(2)(ii) of this section. * * * * * (f) * * * (6) * * * Within 10 days, you must report the transfer by submitting the required information using one of the methods listed in paragraph (b)(2)(ii) of this section. * * * * * Dated: June 15, 2015. Michael J. Bean, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. [FR Doc. 2015–16371 Filed 7–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 622 [Docket No. 0907271173–0629–03] RIN 0648–XE014 Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic; 2015 Recreational Accountability Measures and Closure for South Atlantic Snowy Grouper National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. AGENCY: NMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) for the recreational sector for snowy grouper in the South Atlantic for the 2015 fishing year through this temporary rule. Average recreational landings from 2012–2014 exceeded the recreational annual catch limit (ACL) for snowy grouper. To account for this overage, this rule reduces the length of the 2015 recreational fishing season. Therefore, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02JYR1.SGM 02JYR1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 21

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-MB-2015-0032; FF09M21200-156-FXMB1231099BPP0]
RIN 1018-BA90


Migratory Bird Permits; Update of Falconry Permitting Reporting 
Address

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The State of California has implemented an online permitting 
and reporting system compatible with the system that we, the U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service (Service), use for reporting take of raptors from 
the wild for falconry. We change the Web address for falconers in 
California to report takes, acquisitions, transfers, and losses of 
falconry birds.

DATES: This rule is effective January 1, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ron Kokel at 703-358-1967.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    We published a final rule in the Federal Register on October 8, 
2008 (73 FR 59448), to revise our regulations governing falconry in the 
United States, found in title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
(CFR) at Sec.  21.29. In 2013, we added the State of California to the 
list of States to which we delegate permitting for falconry to the 
State, as provided under the regulations (78 FR 72830, December 4, 
2013).

This Rule

    In the falconry regulations at 50 CFR 21.29, we offer two methods 
to submit required reports or other information: (1) Electronically, by 
entering the required information in our electronic database at http://permits.fws.gov/186A; and (2) by hard copy, by submitting a paper form 
3-186A to the falconer's State, tribal, or territorial agency that 
governs falconry. The State of California has developed and implemented 
an online permitting and reporting system that is compatible with the 
system we use for reporting take of raptors from the wild for falconry 
(our electronic database at http://permits.fws.gov/186A). Allowing 
California residents to use that State's reporting system should result 
in a small savings of resources for both the State and the Service. 
Therefore, with this rule, we change the web address for falconers in 
California to report takes, acquisitions, transfers, and losses of 
falconry birds.

Administrative Procedure

    This action is administrative in nature. We are providing regulated 
entities and the general public with an accurate web address to report 
take, loss, or transfers of raptors by falconers in California. We 
delegated the State of California permitting authority for falconry 
under the regulations at 50 CFR 21.29 (see 78 FR 72830, December 4, 
2013). This rule facilitates that State's permitting and reporting 
requirements, and will enable reporting with our system for reporting 
take, acquisition, loss, or transfer of any bird for falconry. The 
change should slightly reduce administration costs for both the State 
and the Service. The delegation of permitting authority to the State of 
California has already been subject to public notice-and-comment 
procedures, and this change simply adds an Internet address to the 
regulations at 50 CFR 21.29 to allow full use of California's 
permitting and reporting system. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b), rules of agency 
organization, procedure, or practice may be made final without previous 
notice to the public. This is a final rule.

Required Determinations

Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563)

    Executive Order 12866 provides that the Office of Management and 
Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) will 
review all significant rules. OIRA has determined that this rule is not 
significant.
    Executive Order (E.O.) 13563 reaffirms the principles of E.O. 12866 
while calling for improvements in the nation's regulatory system to 
promote predictability, to reduce uncertainty, and to use the best, 
most innovative, and least burdensome tools for achieving regulatory 
ends. The

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executive order directs agencies to consider regulatory approaches that 
reduce burdens and maintain flexibility and freedom of choice for the 
public where these approaches are relevant, feasible, and consistent 
with regulatory objectives.
    E.O. 13563 emphasizes further that regulations must be based on the 
best available science and that the rulemaking process must allow for 
public participation and an open exchange of ideas. We have developed 
this rule in a manner consistent with these requirements.

Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.)

    Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq., as 
amended by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act 
(SBREFA) of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), whenever an agency is required to 
publish a notice of rulemaking for any proposed or final rule, it must 
prepare and make available for public comment a regulatory flexibility 
analysis that describes the effect of the rule on small entities (that 
is, small businesses, small organizations, and small government 
jurisdictions). However, no regulatory flexibility analysis is required 
if the head of an agency certifies the rule will not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.
    SBREFA amended the Regulatory Flexibility Act to require Federal 
agencies to provide the statement of the factual basis for certifying 
that a rule will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities.
    We have examined this rule's potential effects on small entities as 
required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act, and have determined that 
this action will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities. This rule simplifies reporting 
required by 50 CFR 21.29 for residents of California. This rule does 
not change falconers' costs for practicing their sport, nor does it 
affect businesses that provide equipment or supplies for falconry. This 
rule may result in a small savings of time and other resources by the 
State of California and by the Service, but neither of these is a small 
entity. Consequently, we certify that, because this rule will not have 
a significant economic effect on a substantial number of small 
entities, a regulatory flexibility analysis is not required.
    This rule is not a major rule under the SBREFA (5 U.S.C. 804(2)). 
It will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number 
of small entities.
    a. This rule does not have an annual effect on the economy of $100 
million or more. There are no costs to permittees or any other part of 
the economy associated with this change to the regulations.
    b. This rule will not cause a major increase in costs or prices for 
consumers, individual industries, Federal, State, or local government 
agencies, or geographic regions. This rule simplifies reporting 
required by 50 CFR 21.29 for residents of California.
    c. This rule will not have significant adverse effects on 
competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or the 
ability of U.S.-based enterprises to compete with foreign-based 
enterprises.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    In accordance with the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (2 U.S.C. 1501 
et seq.), we have determined the following:
    a. This rule will not ``significantly or uniquely'' affect small 
governments in a negative way. A small government agency plan is not 
required. The State of California requested that we make this change to 
the regulations to simply falconry reporting for that State's 
residents.
    b. This rule will not produce a Federal mandate of $100 million or 
greater in any year. It is not a ``significant regulatory action'' 
under the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.

Takings

    In accordance with E.O. 12630, the rule does not have significant 
takings implications. A takings implication assessment is not required. 
This rule does not contain a provision for taking of private property.

Federalism

    This rule does not have sufficient Federalism effects to warrant 
preparation of a federalism summary impact statement under E.O. 13132. 
The State of California requested that we make this change to the 
regulations to simplify falconry reporting for that State's residents.

Civil Justice Reform

    In accordance with E.O. 12988, the Office of the Solicitor has 
determined that the rule does not unduly burden the judicial system and 
meets the requirements of sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of the Order.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    We examined this rule under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), and it does not contain any new collections of 
information that require Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
approval. OMB has approved the information collection requirements of 
the Migratory Bird Permits Program and assigned OMB control number 
1018-0022, which expires May 31, 2017. Information from the collection 
is used to document take of raptors from the wild for use in falconry 
and to document transfers of raptors held for falconry between 
permittees. A Federal agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is 
not required to respond to a collection of information unless it 
displays a currently valid OMB control number.

National Environmental Policy Act

    We evaluated the environmental impacts of the changes to the 
regulations, and determined that this rule does not have any 
environmental impacts.

Government-to-Government Relationship With Tribes

    In accordance with the President's memorandum of April 29, 1994, 
``Government-to-Government Relations with Native American Tribal 
Governments'' (59 FR 22951), Executive Order 13175, and 512 DM 2, we 
have evaluated potential effects on Federally recognized Indian Tribes 
and have determined that this rule will not interfere with Tribes' 
ability to manage themselves or their funds or to regulate falconry on 
Tribal lands.

Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use

    E.O. 13211 requires agencies to prepare Statements of Energy 
Effects when undertaking certain actions. This rule is not a 
significant regulatory action under E.O. 12866, and will not 
significantly affect energy supplies, distribution, or use. Therefore, 
this action is not a significant energy action and no Statement of 
Energy Effects is required.

Environmental Consequences of the Action

    Socioeconomic. This action will not have discernible socioeconomic 
impacts.
    Raptor populations. This rule will not change the effects of 
falconry on raptor populations. We are simply adding to our regulations 
at 50 CFR 21.29 a falconry reporting method for residents of 
California.
    Endangered and threatened species. This rule does not change 
protections for endangered and threatened species.

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Compliance With Endangered Species Act Requirements

    Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973, as amended 
(16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), requires that ``The Secretary [of the 
Interior] shall review other programs administered by him and utilize 
such programs in furtherance of the purposes of this chapter'' (16 
U.S.C. 1536(a)(1)). It further states that the Secretary must ``insure 
that any action authorized, funded, or carried out . . . is not likely 
to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered species or 
threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification 
of [critical] habitat'' (16 U.S.C. 1536(a)(2)). This rule will not 
affect threatened or endangered species or their habitats in the United 
States.

List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 21

    Exports, Hunting, Imports, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Transportation, Wildlife.

Regulation Promulgation

    For the reasons stated in the preamble, we amend subpart C of part 
21, subchapter B of chapter I, title 50 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations, as follows:

PART 21--MIGRATORY BIRD PERMITS

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1. The authority citation for part 21 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 703-12.

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2. Amend Sec.  21.29 by:
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a. Revising paragraph (b)(2);
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b. Revising the fifth sentence of paragraph (c)(6)(i);
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c. Revising the third sentence of paragraph (c)(6)(ii);
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d. Revising the second sentence of paragraph (c)(6)(iii)(A);
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e. Revising paragraph (c)(6)(iii)(B);
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f. Revising the first sentence of paragraph (e)(2)(iv);
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g. Revising the second sentence of paragraph (e)(5)(i);
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h. Revising paragraph (e)(6)(i);
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i. Revising paragraph (e)(7)(i);
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j. Revising the third sentence of paragraph (e)(9)(ii);
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k. Revising the second sentence of paragraph (e)(9)(iii); and
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l. Revising the second sentence after the heading of paragraph (f)(6).
    The revisions read as follows:


Sec.  21.29  Falconry standards and falconry permitting.

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    (b) * * *
    (2) Reporting. (i) The State, tribe, or territory must work with us 
to ensure that the electronic 3-186A reporting system (http://permits.fws.gov/186A) for reporting take, transfers, and loss of 
falconry birds is fully operational for residents of that jurisdiction.
    (ii) If you are required to submit a report or other information 
under this section, you must either enter the required information in 
the electronic database at http://permits.fws.gov/186A, or at http://www.wildlife.ca.gov/FalconryReporting if you are a resident of 
California, or submit a paper form 3-186A to your State, tribal, or 
territorial agency that governs falconry.
* * * * *
    (c) * * *
    (6) * * *
    (i) * * * Within 10 days from the day on which you take the raptor 
from the wild, you must report take of the bird by submitting the 
required information (including the band number) using one of the 
methods listed in paragraph (b)(2)(ii) of this section. * * *
    (ii) * * * You must submit the required information using one of 
the methods listed in paragraph (b)(2)(ii) of this section. * * *
    (iii) * * *
    (A) * * * You must submit the required information within 10 days 
of rebanding the raptor using one of the methods listed in paragraph 
(b)(2)(ii) of this section.
    (B) Purchase and implant an ISO-compliant (134.2 kHz) microchip in 
the bird and report the microchip information using one of the methods 
listed in paragraph (b)(2)(ii) of this section.
* * * * *
    (e) * * *
    (2) * * *
    (iv) If you are responsible for reporting take of a raptor from the 
wild, use one of the methods listed in paragraph (b)(2)(ii) of this 
section. * * *
* * * * *
    (5) * * *
    (i) * * * You must report take of the bird using one of the methods 
listed in paragraph (b)(2)(ii) of this section at your first 
opportunity to do so, but no more than 10 days after capture of the 
bird. * * *
* * * * *
    (6) * * *
    (i) If you acquire a raptor; transfer, reband, or microchip a 
raptor; if a raptor you possess is stolen; if you lose a raptor to the 
wild and you do not recover it within 30 days; or if a bird you possess 
for falconry dies; you must report the change within 10 days using one 
of the methods listed in paragraph (b)(2)(ii) of this section.
* * * * *
    (7) * * *
    (i) If you acquire a bird from a rehabilitator, within 10 days of 
the transaction you must report it using one of the methods listed in 
paragraph (b)(2)(ii) of this section.
* * * * *
    (9) * * *
    (ii) * * * You must remove its falconry band (if it has one) and 
report release of the bird by submitting the required information using 
one of the methods listed in paragraph (b)(2)(ii) of this section.
    (iii) * * * You must remove its falconry band and report release of 
the bird by submitting the required information using one of the 
methods listed in paragraph (b)(2)(ii) of this section.
* * * * *
    (f) * * *
    (6) * * * Within 10 days, you must report the transfer by 
submitting the required information using one of the methods listed in 
paragraph (b)(2)(ii) of this section.
* * * * *

    Dated: June 15, 2015.
Michael J. Bean,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks.
[FR Doc. 2015-16371 Filed 7-1-15; 8:45 am]
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