Migratory Bird Permits; Administrative Updates to 50 CFR Parts 21 and 22, 876-885 [2021-28086]

Download as PDF 876 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 5 / Friday, January 7, 2022 / Rules and Regulations provide the maritime community with notification of this enforcement period via Broadcast Notice to Mariners. The Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan or a designated on-scene representative may be contacted via VHF–FM Channel 16 or (414) 747–7182. Dated: January 4, 2022. Doreen McCarthy, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Alternate Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan. [FR Doc. 2022–00216 Filed 1–6–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P requirements of, or any other requirements of the regulations. DATES: This rule is effective February 7, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Miller, Division of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, telephone: 540–681– 0439, email: jennifer_miller@fws.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Parts 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 21, and 22 [Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2021–0025; FF09M22000–223–FXMB12320900000] RIN 1018–BF59 Migratory Bird Permits; Administrative Updates to 50 CFR Parts 21 and 22 Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are renumbering, renaming, and rearranging certain subparts and sections in our regulations. These changes will provide users a more organized road map of the Service’s migratory bird and eagle permit processes and improve readability of the regulations. These changes necessitate updating crossreferences to the affected section numbers in other parts of our regulations. In addition, we are making several nonsubstantive, editorial revisions to correct misspellings, update internet addresses, update applicable Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control numbers, and add or update relevant family and scientific names. This rule is a purely administrative action; it does not change the species protected by, the permit SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the Federal agency delegated with the primary responsibility for managing migratory birds. Our authority derives from the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 703 et seq. (MBTA), which implements conventions with Great Britain (for Canada), Mexico, Japan, and the Russia Federation. The MBTA protects certain migratory birds from take, except as permitted under the MBTA. We implement the provisions of the MBTA through regulations in parts 10, 13, 20, 21, and 22 of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Regulations pertaining to migratory bird permits are set forth at 50 CFR part 21. In addition, the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, 16 U.S.C. 668 et seq. (Eagle Act), prohibits take of bald eagles and golden eagles except pursuant to Federal regulations. The Eagle Act authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to issue regulations to permit the ‘‘taking’’ of eagles for various purposes, including the protection of ‘‘other interests in any particular locality’’ (16 U.S.C. 668a), provided the taking is compatible with the preservation of eagles. Regulations pertaining to eagle permits are set forth at 50 CFR part 22. The regulations at 50 CFR parts 21 and 22 were established in 1974. Since 1974, we have published many rules to add, revise, or remove portions of these regulations. We have not, however, published a reorganization rule to address the need for better organization and enhanced readability of these regulations until this time. This Rule Renaming and Renumbering of Sections of the Regulations We are renumbering most of the sections, and renaming and rearranging certain sections, in 50 CFR parts 21 and 22. Below, we provide a redesignation table to help the public readily identify the new numbers, names, and locations of applicable regulations (see tables 1 and 2, below). Only those subparts or sections that are redesignated, renamed, and/or rearranged are reflected in the tables below; the revised table of contents following each table shows every subpart and section heading in each part. These actions are administrative in nature; we are not changing the species protected by, the permit requirements of, or any other requirements of the regulations. We are making these changes for a variety of reasons. First, some subpart headings in 50 CFR parts 21 and 22 lack specificity. Second, some sections of 50 CFR parts 21 and 22 contain many and varied requirements that will be easier to locate when placed in their own sections with more descriptive section headers. Third, several sections will be easier to find when placed under a different subpart. Last, the current sequential numbering of sections, without adequate intervening open section numbers, requires new regulations to be placed as space allows. These changes will allow for clear and understandable future additions to the regulations. All of the changes to the regulations described in this rule are intended to improve the clarity and readability of the regulations at 50 CFR parts 21 and 22. They are administrative in nature and do not change the substance of the regulations. These changes should help readers more easily locate applicable regulations and help the Service provide a clearer and more organized presentation of the permit regulations for migratory birds and eagles now and in the future. TABLE 1—REDESIGNATIONS FOR 50 CFR PART 21 tkelley on DSK125TN23PROD with RULES1 Old subpart or section New subpart or section Subpart A—Introduction ........................................................................... § 21.1 Purpose of regulations ................................................................ § 21.2 Scope of regulations ................................................................... § 21.3 Definitions .................................................................................... § 21.4 Information collection requirements ............................................ Subpart B—General Requirements and Exceptions ................................ § 21.11 General permit requirements .................................................... § 21.13 Permit exceptions for captive-reared mallard ducks ................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Jan 06, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Subpart A—Introduction and General Requirements. § 21.2 Purpose of this part. § 21.4 Scope of this part. § 21.6 Definitions. § 21.8 Information collection requirements. Subpart B—Exceptions to Permit Requirements. § 21.10 General permit requirements. (moved to Subpart A) § 21.45 Permit exceptions for captive-reared mallard ducks. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\07JAR1.SGM 07JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 5 / Friday, January 7, 2022 / Rules and Regulations 877 TABLE 1—REDESIGNATIONS FOR 50 CFR PART 21—Continued Old subpart or section New subpart or section § 21.14 Permit exceptions for captive-bred migratory waterfowl other than mallard ducks. § 21.15 Authorization of take incidental to military readiness activities § 21.21 Import and export permits ......................................................... § 21.22 Banding or marking permits ...................................................... § 21.23 Scientific collecting permits ....................................................... § 21.24 Taxidermist permits ................................................................... § 21.25 Waterfowl sale and disposal permits ........................................ § 21.26 Special Canada goose permit ................................................... § 21.27 Special purpose permits ............................................................ § 21.28 Special double-crested cormorant permit ................................. § 21.48 Permit exceptions for captive-bred migratory waterfowl other than mallard ducks. § 21.42 Authorization of take incidental to military readiness activities. § 21.67 Import and export permits. § 21.70 Banding or marking permits. § 21.73 Scientific collecting permits. § 21.63 Taxidermist permits. § 21.88 Waterfowl sale and disposal permits. § 21.120 Special Canada goose permit. (moved to Subpart D) § 21.95 Special purpose permits. § 21.123 Special double-crested cormorant permit. (moved to Subpart D) § 21.82 Falconry standards and falconry permitting. § 21.85 Raptor propagation permits. § 21.76 Rehabilitation permits. Subpart D—Provisions for Depredating, Overabundant, or Otherwise Injurious Birds. § 21.100 Depredation permits. § 21.150 Depredation order for blackbirds, cowbirds, crows, grackles, and magpies. § 21.153 Depredation order for horned larks, house finches, and white-crowned sparrows in California. § 21.156 Depredation order for depredating California scrub jays and Steller’s jays in Washington and Oregon. § 21.159 Control order for resident Canada geese at airports and military airfields. § 21.162 Depredation order for resident Canada geese nests and eggs. § 21.165 Depredation order for resident Canada geese at agricultural facilities. § 21.168 Public health control order for resident Canada geese. § 21.171 Control order for purple swamphens. § 21.174 Control order for Muscovy ducks in the United States. § 21.177 Control order for invasive migratory birds in Hawaii. [Subpart E heading is removed]. § 21.180 Conservation order for light geese. (moved to Subpart D) § 21.183 Population control of resident Canada geese. (moved to Subpart D) § 21.29 § 21.30 § 21.31 Subpart Falconry standards and falconry permitting .............................. Raptor propagation permits ....................................................... Rehabilitation permits ................................................................ D—Control of Depredating and Otherwise Injurious Birds ........ § 21.41 Depredation permits .................................................................. § 21.43 Depredation order for blackbirds, cowbirds, crows, grackles, and magpies. § 21.44 Depredation order for horned larks, house finches, and whitecrowned sparrows in California. § 21.46 Depredation order for depredating California scrub jays and Steller’s jays in Washington and Oregon. § 21.49 Control order for resident Canada geese at airports and military airfields. § 21.50 Depredation order for resident Canada geese nests and eggs § 21.51 Depredation order for resident Canada geese at agricultural facilities. § 21.52 Public health control order for resident Canada geese ............ § 21.53 Control order for purple swamphens ........................................ § 21.54 Control order for muscovy ducks in the United States ............. § 21.55 Control order for invasive migratory birds in Hawaii ................. Subpart E—Control of Overabundant Migratory Bird Populations .......... § 21.60 Conservation order for light geese ............................................ § 21.61 Population control of resident Canada geese ........................... tkelley on DSK125TN23PROD with RULES1 TABLE 2—REDESIGNATIONS FOR 50 CFR PART 22 Old subpart or section New subpart or section Subpart A—Introduction ........................................................................... § 22.1 What is the purpose of this part? ................................................ § 22.2 What activities does this part apply to? ...................................... § 22.3 Definitions .................................................................................... § 22.4 Information collection requirements ............................................ Subpart B—General Requirements .......................................................... § 22.11 What is the relationship to other permit requirements? ............ Subpart A—Introduction and General Requirements. § 22.2 Purpose of this part. § 22.4 Scope of this part. § 22.6 Definitions. § 22.8 Information collection requirements. [Subpart B—Reserved]. § 22.10 Relationship to other permit requirements. (moved to Subpart A) § 22.12 Illegal activities. (Moved to Subpart A) Subpart C—Specific Eagle Permit Provisions. § 22.50 Eagle scientific and eagle exhibition permits. § 22.12 What activities are illegal? ........................................................ Subpart C—Eagle Permits ....................................................................... § 22.21 What are the requirements concerning scientific and exhibition purpose permits? § 22.22 What are the requirements concerning permits for Indian religious purposes? § 22.23 What are the requirements for permits to take depredating eagles and eagles that pose a risk to human or eagle health and safety? § 22.24 Permits for falconry purposes ................................................... § 22.25 What are the requirements concerning permits to take golden eagle nests? § 22.26 Permits for eagle take that is associated with, but not the purpose of, an activity. § 22.27 Removal of eagle nests ............................................................ § 22.28 Permits for bald eagle take exempted under the Endangered Species Act. Subpart D—Depredation Control Orders on Golden Eagles ................... § 22.31 Golden eagle depredations control order on request of Governor of a State. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Jan 06, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 § 22.60 § 22.100 Eagle Indian religious permits. Eagle depredation permits. (moved to Subpart D) § 22.70 Eagle falconry permits. § 22.75 Golden eagle nest take permits. § 22.80 Permits for eagle take that is associated with, but not the purpose of, an activity. § 22.85 Removal of eagle nests. § 22.90 Permits for bald eagle take exempted under the Endangered Species Act. Subpart D—Provisions for Depredating Eagles. § 22.120 Golden eagle depredations control order on request of Governor of a State. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\07JAR1.SGM 07JAR1 878 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 5 / Friday, January 7, 2022 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 2—REDESIGNATIONS FOR 50 CFR PART 22—Continued Old subpart or section New subpart or section § 22.32 Conditions and limitations on taking under depredation control order. § 22.122 Conditions and limitations on taking under depredation control order. Editorial Corrections tkelley on DSK125TN23PROD with RULES1 Cross-References in Other Parts of Our Regulations Because we are renumbering all sections, and renaming and rearranging certain sections, in 50 CFR parts 21 and 22, we need to correct outdated crossreferences to these sections in other parts of our regulations. These updates are administrative in nature; they do not change the species protected by, the permit requirements of, or any other requirements of the regulations. Other Corrections In this rule, we are making several nonsubstantive, editorial revisions to correct misspellings, update internet addresses, update applicable OMB control numbers and information collection statements, and add or update relevant family and scientific names in certain sections of 50 CFR parts 21 and 22. Our updates to applicable OMB control numbers provide the currently approved OMB control numbers for the information collection requirements in 50 CFR parts 21 and 22. Our updates to information collection statements in certain sections of 50 CFR parts 21 and 22 provide a consistent approach to the presentation of this information in our regulations and, for those affected sections, streamline the information in our regulations to codify only the information needed to notify the public that the information collection requirements are approved by OMB. In those sections, we are removing burden estimates from the regulations because it is our current practice not to include these estimates, as they do change on occasion and any changes would require us to publish a rulemaking document to update the regulations. All current and past burden estimates for OMB control numbers are available online at http:// www.reginfo.gov under the ‘‘Information Collection Review’’ tab. Our additions or updates to relevant family and scientific names include, but are not limited to, specifying ‘‘(family Anatidae)’’ where we refer to migratory waterfowl and adding scientific names, such as ‘‘(Anas platyrhynchos)’’ where we refer to mallard duck and ‘‘(Branta canadensis)’’ where we refer to Canada goose, where they are lacking in certain sections of part 21. In addition, in VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Jan 06, 2022 Jkt 256001 certain sections of part 21, we are amending certain common names and/ or scientific names of species to match those amendments adopted in the latest revision of the List of Migratory Birds at 50 CFR 10.13 (see 85 FR 21282; April 16, 2020); these changes include, but are not limited to, replacing the common name ‘‘American swallow-tailed kite’’ with ‘‘swallow-tailed kite’’ and replacing the scientific name ‘‘Psiloscops flammeolus’’ with ‘‘Otus flammeolus’’ for the flammulated owl. All of these editorial revisions are for clarity, accuracy, and consistency within our regulations. Like the other changes described in this rule, these revisions are purely administrative; they do not change the species protected by, the permit requirements of, or any other requirements of the regulations. Administrative Procedure Act This rule is a purely administrative action; it makes no changes the substance of the regulations in any way. We are renumbering, renaming, and rearranging certain subparts and sections in parts 21 and 22, and making editorial corrections to those parts, to provide regulated entities and the general public with clearer and better organized regulations. This rule is a ‘‘rule of agency organization, procedure or practice’’ under 5 U.S.C. 553(b), and therefore 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 Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) will review all significant rules. The 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. E.O. 13563 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 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 reorganizes the regulations in parts 21 and 22 of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and makes nonsubstantive, editorial corrections to those regulations. We are taking this action to ensure that our regulations are clearly organized and easily locatable by regulated entities and the general public. This rule will not result in any costs or benefits to any entities, large or small. Therefore, we certify that this rule will not have a significant economic effect on a substantial number of small entities. As such, 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 E:\FR\FM\07JAR1.SGM 07JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 5 / Friday, January 7, 2022 / Rules and Regulations have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. a. This rule will not have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more. There are no costs to any entities resulting from these revisions 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. The administrative updates in this rule do not affect costs or prices in any sector of the economy. 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. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (2 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.) In accordance with the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act, 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. 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 (E.O. 12630) Under the criteria outlined in E.O. 12630, this final rule does not have significant takings implications. This rule is an administrative action to reorganize our regulations at 50 CFR parts 21 and 22; it does not contain a provision for taking of private property. A takings implication assessment is not required. Federalism (E.O. 13132) This rule does not have sufficient Federalism effects to warrant preparation of a federalism summary impact statement under E.O. 13132. Civil Justice Reform (E.O. 12988) tkelley on DSK125TN23PROD with RULES1 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 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) This rule does not contain any information collection that would require OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. A Federal agency may not conduct or VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Jan 06, 2022 Jkt 256001 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 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) 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), E.O. 13175, and the Department of the Interior’s manual at 512 DM 2, we readily acknowledge our responsibility to communicate meaningfully with recognized Federal Tribes on a government-to-government basis. In accordance with Secretarial Order 3206 of June 5, 1997 (American Indian Tribal Rights, Federal-Tribal Trust Responsibilities, and the Endangered Species Act), we readily acknowledge our responsibilities to work directly with Tribes in developing programs for healthy ecosystems, to acknowledge that Tribal lands are not subject to the same controls as Federal public lands, to remain sensitive to Indian culture, and to make information available to Tribes. We have determined that no Tribes or Tribal lands, sacred sites, or resources will be affected by the administrative changes in this rule. Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use (E.O. 13211) E.O. 13211 requires agencies to prepare Statements of Energy Effects when undertaking certain actions. Because this rule is administrative, it is not a significant regulatory action under E.O. 12866, and it 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. List of Subjects Administrative practice and procedure, Exports, Fish, Imports, Plants, Seizures and forfeitures, Surety bonds, Transportation, Wildlife. 50 CFR Part 20 Exports, Hunting, Imports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Transportation, Wildlife. 50 CFR Part 21 Exports, Hunting, Imports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Transportation, Wildlife. 50 CFR Part 22 Exports, Imports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Transportation, Wildlife. Regulation Promulgation Accordingly, we amend parts 12, 13, 17, 19, 21, and 22 of subchapter B of chapter I, title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as set forth below: PART 12—SEIZURE AND FORFEITURE PROCEDURES 1. The authority citation for part 12 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: Act of September 6, 1966, 5 U.S.C. 301; Bald and Golden Eagles Protection Act, 16, U.S.C. 668–668b; National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act, 16 U.S.C. 668dd(e)–(f); Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 16 U.S.C. 704, 706–707, 712; Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act, 16 U.S.C. 718f–718g; Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 [Airborne Hunting Amendments], 16 U.S.C. 742j–l(d)–(f); Black Bass Act, 16 U.S.C. 852d–853; Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, 16 U.S.C. 1375–1377, 1382; Endangered Species Act of 1973, 16 U.S.C. 1540; Lacey Act, 18 U.S.C. 43, 44; Lacey Act Amendments of 1981, 95 Stat. 1073–1080, 16 U.S.C. 3371 et seq.; Tariff Act of 1930, 19 U.S.C. 1602–1624; Fish and Wildlife Improvement Act of 1978, 16 U.S.C. 742l; Exotic Organisms, E.O. 11987, 42 FR 26949; American Indian Religious Freedom Act, 42 U.S.C. 1996. § 12.36 [Amended] 2. Amend § 12.36 in paragraph (c) by removing the number ‘‘22.22’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘22.60’’. PART 13—GENERAL PERMIT PROCEDURES 3. The authority citation for part 13 continues to read as follows: Administrative practice and procedure, Exports, Fish, Imports, Plants, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Transportation, Wildlife. Fmt 4700 50 CFR Part 19 Aircraft, Fish, Hunting, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Wildlife. ■ 50 CFR Part 13 Frm 00005 50 CFR Part 17 Endangered and threatened species, Exports, Imports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Transportation. ■ 50 CFR Part 12 PO 00000 879 Sfmt 4700 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 668a, 704, 712, 742j– l, 1374(g), 1382, 1538(d), 1539, 1540(f), 3374, 4901–4916; 18 U.S.C. 42; 19 U.S.C. 1202; 31 U.S.C. 9701. E:\FR\FM\07JAR1.SGM 07JAR1 880 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 5 / Friday, January 7, 2022 / Rules and Regulations § 13.11 [Amended] 4. Amend § 13.11 in paragraph (b)(1) by removing the number ‘‘21.22’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘21.70’’. ■ § 13.12 [Amended] 5. Amend § 13.12 in the table in paragraph (b) by adding a heading to the table and revising the entries for ‘‘Migratory bird permits’’ and ‘‘Eagle permits’’ to read as follows: ■ § 13.12 General information requirements on applications for permits. * * * (b) * * * * * TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (b) Type of permit Section PART 17—ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS 8. The authority citation for part 17 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1361–1407; 1531– 1544; and 4201–4245, unless otherwise noted. § 17.21 [Amended] 9. Amend § 17.21 by: a. In paragraph (c)(6) introductory text, removing the number ‘‘21.31’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘21.76’’; and ■ b. In paragraph (d)(3) introductory text, removing the number ‘‘21.31’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘21.76’’. ■ ■ PART 19—AIRBORNE HUNTING 10. The authority citation for part 19 continues to read as follows: ■ * * * * Migratory bird permits: Taxidermist ........................ Import and export .............. Banding or marking ........... Scientific collecting ............ Rehabilitation ..................... Falconry ............................. Raptor propagation permit Waterfowl sale and disposal .............................. Special purpose ................. Depredation ....................... Special Canada goose ...... Special double-crested cormorant ............................ Eagle permits: Scientific or exhibition ....... Indian religious use ........... Falconry purposes ............. Take of golden eagle nests Eagle take—Associated with but not the purpose of an activity ................... Eagle nest take ................. Eagle take—Exempted under ESA ..................... Depredation and protection of health and safety ....... § 13.24 * 21.63 21.67 21.70 21.73 21.76 21.82 21.85 Authority: Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, 85 Stat. 480, as amended, 86 Stat. 905 (16 U.S.C. 742a–j–1). § 19.3 11. Amend § 19.3 by removing the number ‘‘21.41’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘21.100’’. ■ § 19.21 21.88 21.95 21.100 21.120 21.123 22.50 22.60 22.70 22.75 22.80 22.85 [Amended] [Amended] 12. Amend § 19.21 by removing the number ‘‘21.41’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘21.100’’. ■ PART 20—MIGRATORY BIRD HUNTING 13. The authority citation for part 20 continues to read as follows: ■ [Amended] 15. Amend § 20.65 by removing the number ‘‘21.24’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘21.63’’. PART 21—MIGRATORY BIRD PERMITS [Amended] 7. Amend § 13.25 by: ■ a. In paragraph (b) introductory text, removing the number ‘‘22.26’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘22.80’’; and ■ b. In paragraph (f), removing the number ‘‘22.26’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘22.80’’. tkelley on DSK125TN23PROD with RULES1 ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:38 Jan 06, 2022 Jkt 256001 * 16. The authority citation for part 21 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 16 U.S.C. 703–712. Purpose of this part. * * * * 20. In newly redesignated § 21.4, revise the section heading and paragraph (b) to read as follows: ■ § 21.4 Scope of this part. * * * * * (b) This part, except for § 21.12(a), (c), and (d) (general permit exceptions); § 21.70 (banding or marking); § 21.76 (rehabilitation); and § 21.82 (falconry), does not apply to the bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) or the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), for which regulations are provided in part 22 of this subchapter. * * * * * § 21.6 [Amended] 21. In the newly redesignated § 21.6, amend the definitions of ‘‘Conservation measures’’, ‘‘Population’’, and ‘‘Significant adverse effect on a population’’ by removing the number ‘‘21.15’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘21.42’’. ■ § 21.8 [Amended] ■ § 13.25 § 21.2 § 20.23 § 20.65 6. Amend § 13.24 in paragraph (c) by removing the number ‘‘22.26’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘22.80’’. 19. Amend newly redesignated § 21.2 by: ■ a. Revising the section heading; and ■ b. In the first sentence, removing the word ‘‘transporation’’ and adding in its place the word ‘‘transportation’’. The revision reads as follows. ■ ■ 14. Amend § 20.23 by removing the 22.90 words ‘‘subpart E of part 21’’ and adding in their place the words ‘‘50 CFR 21.180 22.100 and 21.183’’. ■ 18. Redesignate §§ 21.1, 21.2, 21.3, and 21.4 as §§ 21.2, 21.4, 21.6, and 21.8, respectively. ■ Authority: 16 U.S.C. 703 et seq., and 16 U.S.C. 742a–j. ■ [Amended] §§ 21.1, 21.2, 21.3, and 21.4 [Redesignated as §§ 21.2, 21.4, 21.6, and 21.8] 22. Revise newly redesignated § 21.8 to read as follows: Information collection requirements. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements contained in this part and assigned OMB Control Number 1018–0022. Federal agencies 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. Direct comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of the information collection to the Service’s Information Collection Clearance Officer at the address provided at 50 CFR 2.1(b). Subpart A—Introduction and General Requirements Subpart B—Exceptions to Permit Requirements 17. Revise the heading of subpart A to read as set forth above. ■ ■ PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 23. Revise the heading of subpart B to read as set forth above. E:\FR\FM\07JAR1.SGM 07JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 5 / Friday, January 7, 2022 / Rules and Regulations § 21.11 [Redesignated as § 21.10 and Transferred to Subpart A] platyrhynchos), alive or dead, or their eggs, and possess and transport such birds or eggs and any progeny or eggs for your use without a permit, subject to the following conditions and restrictions. * * * * * * * * § 21.73 § 21.12 General exceptions to permit requirements. Subpart C—Specific Permit Provisions ■ * §§ 21.21, 21.22, 21.23, 21.24, 21.25, 21.26, 21.27, 21.28, 21.29, 21.30, and 21.31 [Redesignated as §§ 21.67, 21.70, 21.73, 21.63, 21.88, 21.120, 21.95, 21.123, 21.82, 21.85, and 21.76] 24. Redesignate § 21.11 as § 21.10 and transfer the section from subpart B to subpart A. ■ 25. Amend § 21.12 by revising paragraph (c)(2) to read as follows: ■ * * * * (c) * * * (2) Euthanize migratory birds as required by § 21.76(e)(4)(iii) and § 21.76(e)(4)(iv), and dispose of dead migratory birds in accordance with § 21.76(e)(4)(vi); and * * * * * 29. Redesignate the sections in subpart C as shown in the following table: ■ §§ 21.13, 21.14, and 21.15 [Redesignated as §§ 21.45, 21.48, and 21.42] Old section New section § 21.21 § 21.22 § 21.23 § 21.24 § 21.25 § 21.26 § 21.27 § 21.28 § 21.29 § 21.30 § 21.31 § 21.67 § 21.70 § 21.73 § 21.63 § 21.88 § 21.120 § 21.95 § 21.123 § 21.82 § 21.85 § 21.76 26. Redesignate §§ 21.13, 21.14, and 21.15 as §§ 21.45, 21.48, and 21.42, respectively. ■ 27. Amend newly redesignated § 21.45 by revising the introductory text to read as follows: ■ § 21.45 Permit exceptions for captivereared mallard ducks. tkelley on DSK125TN23PROD with RULES1 Captive-reared and properly marked mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos), alive or dead, or their eggs may be acquired, possessed, sold, traded, donated, transported, and disposed of by any person without a permit, subject to the following conditions, restrictions, and requirements: * * * * * ■ 28. Amend newly redesignated § 21.48 by: ■ a. Revising the first sentence of the introductory text; ■ b. In paragraph (a), removing the number ‘‘21.21’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘21.67’’; ■ c. In paragraph (b), removing the number ‘‘21.13(b)’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘21.45(b)’’; ■ d. In paragraph (c), removing the number ‘‘21.25’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘21.88’’; ■ e. In paragraph (e), removing the number ‘‘21.25(b)(6)’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘21.88(b)(6)’’; and ■ f. In paragraph (f), removing the words ‘‘Notice of Waterfowl Sale or Transfer’’ and adding in their place the words ‘‘Notice of Transfer or Sale of Migratory Waterfowl’’. The revision reads as follows: § 21.48 Permit exceptions for captive-bred migratory waterfowl other than mallard ducks. You may acquire captive-bred and properly marked migratory waterfowl (family Anatidae) of all species other than mallard ducks (Anas VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Jan 06, 2022 Jkt 256001 30. Amend newly redesignated § 21.63 by: ■ a. Revising the first sentence of paragraph (c)(2); and ■ b. In paragraph (d)(1), removing the words ‘‘Notice of Waterfowl Sale or Transfer’’ and adding in their place the words ‘‘Notice of Transfer or Sale of Migratory Waterfowl’’. The revision reads as follows: ■ § 21.63 Taxidermist permits. * * * * * (c) * * * (2) Sell properly marked, captivereared migratory waterfowl (family Anatidae) which they have lawfully acquired and mounted. * * * * * * * * § 21.67 [Amended] 31. Amend newly redesignated § 21.67 by: ■ a. In paragraph (c)(1) introductory text, removing the words ‘‘of this subpart’’ and adding in their place the words ‘‘of this part’’; and ■ b. In paragraph (c)(2), by removing the number ‘‘21.30’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘21.85’’. ■ § 21.70 [Amended] 32. Amend newly redesignated § 21.70 in paragraph (c)(2) by removing the words ‘‘(Form 3–1155, available upon request from the Bird Banding Laboratory, Office of Migratory Bird ■ PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 881 Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Laurel, Md. 20708)’’ and adding in their place the words, ‘‘(Forms available upon request from the Bird Banding Laboratory, U.S. Geological Survey, Laurel, MD 20708)’’. [Amended] 33. Amend newly redesignated § 21.73 in paragraph (c)(1) by removing the number ‘‘21.27’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘21.95’’. ■ 34. Amend newly redesignated § 21.76 by: ■ a. Revising footnote 1 in paragraph (e)(1) introductory text; and ■ b. In paragraph (e)(8), removing the word ‘‘Service’’ and adding in its place the word ‘‘FWS’’. The revision reads as follows: § 21.76 Rehabilitation permits. * * * * * (e) * * * (1) * * * 1 Copies may be obtained by contacting either the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association, https:// nwrawildlife.org/; or the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council, https:// theiwrc.org. * * * * * ■ 35. Amend newly redesignated § 21.82 by: ■ a. In paragraph (a)(1)(ii), the first sentence, adding the words ‘‘(Aquila chrysaetos)’’ after the words ‘‘taking of golden eagles’’; ■ b. In paragraphs (b)(2)(i) and (ii), removing the ‘‘http://permits.fws.gov/ 186A’’ and adding in its place ‘‘https:// epermits.fws.gov/falcp/’’; ■ c. In paragraph (c)(2)(i)(E), in the second sentence: ■ i. Removing the word ‘‘American’’; and ■ ii. Removing the word ‘‘Otus’’ and adding in its place the word ‘‘Psiloscops’’; ■ d. In paragraph (c)(6)(ii), removing the number ‘‘21.30’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘21.85’’; ■ e. In paragraph (e)(1)(v), removing the number ‘‘22.23’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘22.100’’ and removing ‘‘22.31 and 22.32’’ and adding in their place ‘‘22.120 and 22.122’’; ■ f. In paragraph (e)(3)(ii)(B), removing ‘‘wildlif’’ and adding in its place ‘‘wildlife.’’; ■ g. In paragraph (e)(3)(v) introductory text, removing ‘‘bandexcept’’ and adding in its place ‘‘band, except’’; ■ h. In paragraph (e)(3)(viii), removing the number ‘‘22.24’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘22.70’’; ■ i. In paragraph (f)(7), removing the number ‘‘21.30’’ in both places it E:\FR\FM\07JAR1.SGM 07JAR1 882 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 5 / Friday, January 7, 2022 / Rules and Regulations appears and adding in their place the number ‘‘21.85’’; ■ j. In paragraph (f)(10)(ii), removing the number ‘‘21.31’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘21.76’’; ■ k. In paragraph (f)(15) introductory text, removing the number ‘‘21.21’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘21.67’’; ■ l. In paragraph (f)(20), by removing ‘‘parts 21.43, 44, 45, or 46’’ and adding in its place ‘‘§ 21.150, § 21.153, or § 21.156’’; and ■ m. Revising paragraph (j). The revision reads as follows: § 21.82 Falconry standards and falconry permitting. * * * * * (j) Information collection requirements. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements contained in this section and assigned OMB Control Number 1018–0022. Federal agencies 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. Direct comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of the information collection to the Service’s Information Collection Clearance Officer at the address provided at 50 CFR 2.1(b). * * * * * § 21.85 [Amended] 36. Amend newly redesignated § 21.85 by: ■ a. In paragraph (c)(1), removing the number ‘‘21.29’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘21.82’’; ■ b. In paragraph (e)(1)(iii), removing ‘‘http://permits.fws.gov/186A’’ and adding in its place ‘‘https:// epermits.fws.gov/falcp/’’; and ■ c. In paragraph (f)(4), removing the number ‘‘21.29’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘21.82’’. ■ 37. Amend newly redesignated § 21.88 by: ■ a. Revising the first sentence of paragraph (a); ■ b. In paragraphs (b)(3) and (4), removing the number ‘‘21.13(b)’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘21.45(b)’’; and ■ c. In paragraph (b)(9) introductory text, removing the words ‘‘Notice of Waterfowl Sale or Transfer’’ and adding in their place the words ‘‘Notice of Transfer or Sale of Migratory Waterfowl’’, and removing the number ‘‘21.13(b)’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘21.45(b)’’. The revision reads as follows: tkelley on DSK125TN23PROD with RULES1 ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Jan 06, 2022 Jkt 256001 § 21.88 Waterfowl sale and disposal permits. (a) * * * You must have a waterfowl sale and disposal permit before you may lawfully sell, trade, donate, or otherwise dispose of most species of captivereared and properly marked migratory waterfowl (family Anatidae) or their eggs. * * * * * * * * ■ 38. Amend newly redesignated § 21.95 by: ■ a. Revising the second sentence of paragraph (a); ■ b. In the first sentence of paragraph (c) introductory text, removing ‘‘Inaddition’’ and adding in its place ‘‘In addition’’; and ■ c. In paragraphs (c)(3) and (4), removing the number ‘‘21.13(b)’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘21.45(b)’’. The revision reads as follows: § 21.95 Special purpose permits. * * * * * (a) * * * In addition, a special purpose permit is required before any person may sell, purchase, or barter captive-bred, migratory game birds (see 50 CFR 20.11(a)), other than waterfowl, that are marked in compliance with § 21.45(b) of this part. * * * * * § 21.120 other aspect of the information collection to the Service’s Information Collection Clearance Officer at the address provided at 50 CFR 2.1(b). § 21.123 [Transferred to Subpart D and Amended] 40. Amend newly redesignated § 21.123 by: ■ a. Transferring the section from subpart C to subpart D; and ■ b. In paragraph (a) introductory text, in the second sentence, adding the words ‘‘(Phalacrocorax auritus)’’ after the words ‘‘special double-crested cormorant’’. ■ Subpart D—Provisions for Depredating, Overabundant, or Otherwise Injurious Birds 41. Revise the heading of subpart D to read as set forth above. ■ §§ 21.41, 21.43, 21.44, 21.46, 21.49, 21.50, 21.51, 21.52, 21.53, 21.54, and 21.55 [Redesignated as §§ 21.100, 21.150, 21.153, 21.156, 21.159, 21.162, 21.165, 21.168, 21.171, 21.174, and 21.177] 42. Redesignate the sections in subpart D as shown in the following table: ■ [Transferred to Subpart D] 39. Amend newly redesignated § 21.120 by: ■ a. Transferring the section from subpart C to subpart D; ■ b. Revising the second sentence of paragraph (a), ■ c. In paragraph (c) introductory text, adding the words ‘‘(Form 3–200–6)’’ after the word ‘‘application’’; and ■ d. Revising paragraph (e). The revisions read as follows: ■ § 21.120 Special Canada goose permit. (a) * * * The special Canada goose permit is a permit issued by us to a State wildlife agency authorizing certain resident Canada goose (Branta canadensis) management and control activities that are normally prohibited. * * * * * * * * (e) Information collection requirements. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements of the permit and assigned OMB Control Number 1018–0022. Federal agencies 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. Direct comments regarding the burden estimate or any PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Old section New section § 21.41 § 21.43 § 21.44 § 21.46 § 21.49 § 21.50 § 21.51 § 21.52 § 21.53 § 21.54 § 21.55 § 21.100 § 21.150 § 21.153 § 21.156 § 21.159 § 21.162 § 21.165 § 21.168 § 21.171 § 21.174 § 21.177 § 21.100 [Amended] 43. Amend newly redesignated § 21.100 by: ■ a. In paragraph (a), removing ‘‘21.43, 21.44, and 21.46’’ and adding in its place ‘‘21.150, 21.153, and 21.156’’; and ■ b. In paragraph (c) introductory text, removing ‘‘Inaddition’’ and adding in its place ‘‘In addition’’. ■ § 21.150 [Amended] 44. Amend newly redesignated § 21.150 by: ■ a. In paragraph (i), removing the number ‘‘3–202–21–2143’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘3–2436’’; and ■ b. Revising paragraph (k). The revision reads as follows: ■ § 21.150 Depredation order for blackbirds, cowbirds, crows, grackles, and magpies. * * * * * (k) Information collection requirements. The Office of E:\FR\FM\07JAR1.SGM 07JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 5 / Friday, January 7, 2022 / Rules and Regulations Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements associated with this depredation order and assigned OMB Control Number 1018–0146. Federal agencies 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. Direct comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of the information collection to the Service’s Information Collection Clearance Officer at the address provided at 50 CFR 2.1(b). § 21.153 [Amended] 45. Amend newly redesignated § 21.153 by: ■ a. In the introductory text, removing the word ‘‘Carpodacus’’ and adding in its place the word ‘‘Haemorhous’’ and removing the number ‘‘21.41’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘21.100’’; and ■ b. In paragraph (e), removing the number ‘‘3–202–20–2144’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘3–2436’’. ■ 46. Amend newly redesignated § 21.159 by: ■ a. In paragraph (a), adding the words ‘‘(Branta canadensis)’’ after the words ‘‘management of resident Canada geese’’ and removing the number ‘‘21.3’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘21.6’’; and ■ b. Revising paragraph (f). The revision reads as follows: ■ § 21.159 Control order for resident Canada geese at airports and military airfields. tkelley on DSK125TN23PROD with RULES1 * * * * * (f) Information collection requirements. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements associated with this control order and assigned OMB Control Number 1018–0146. Federal agencies 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. Direct comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of the information collection to the Service’s Information Collection Clearance Officer at the address provided at 50 CFR 2.1(b). ■ 47. Amend newly redesignated § 21.162 by: ■ a. In paragraph (a), adding the words ‘‘(Branta canadensis)’’ after the words ‘‘management of resident Canada geese’’ and removing the number ‘‘21.3’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘21.6’’; and ■ b. Revising paragraph (f). The revision reads as follows: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Jan 06, 2022 Jkt 256001 § 21.162 Depredation order for resident Canada geese nests and eggs. * * * * * (f) Information collection requirements. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements associated with this depredation order and assigned OMB Control Number 1018–0146. Federal agencies 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. Direct comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of the information collection to the Service’s Information Collection Clearance Officer at the address provided at 50 CFR 2.1(b). ■ 48. Amend newly redesignated § 21.165 by: ■ a. In paragraph (a), adding the words ‘‘(Branta canadensis)’’ after the words ‘‘management of resident Canada geese’’ and removing the number ‘‘21.3’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘21.6’’; and ■ b. Revising paragraph (f). The revision reads as follows: § 21.165 Depredation order for resident Canada geese at agricultural facilities. * * * * * (f) Information collection requirements. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements associated with this depredation order and assigned OMB Control Number 1018–0146. Federal agencies 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. Direct comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of the information collection to the Service’s Information Collection Clearance Officer at the address provided at 50 CFR 2.1(b). ■ 49. Amend newly redesignated § 21.168 by: ■ a. In paragraph (a), adding the words ‘‘(Branta canadensis)’’ after the words ‘‘management of resident Canada geese’’ and removing the number ‘‘21.3’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘21.6’’; and ■ b. Revising paragraph (g). The revision reads as follows: § 21.168 Public health control order for resident Canada geese. * * * * * (g) Information collection requirements. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 883 requirements associated with this control order and assigned OMB Control Number 1018–0146. Federal agencies 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. Direct comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of the information collection to the Service’s Information Collection Clearance Officer at the address provided at 50 CFR 2.1(b). § 21.171 [Amended] 50. Amend newly redesignated § 21.171, paragraph (c), by: ■ a. In paragraph (c)(2), removing the words ‘‘Porphyrula martinica’’ and adding in their place the words ‘‘Porphyrio martinicus’’; and ■ b. In paragraph (c)(4), removing ‘‘http://www.fws.gov/where/’’ and adding in its place ‘‘https:// www.fws.gov/offices’’. ■ 51. Amend newly redesignated § 21.174 by: ■ a. Revising the section heading; and ■ b. In paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d)(1), (2), and (4), removing the word ‘‘muscovy’’ and adding in its place the word ‘‘Muscovy’’ wherever it appears. The revision reads as follows: ■ § 21.174 Control order for Muscovy ducks in the United States. * * * * * Subpart E—Control of Overabundant Migratory Bird Populations §§ 21.60 and 21.61 [Redesignated as §§ 21.180 and 21.183 and Transferred to Subpart D] 52. Redesignate §§ 21.60 and 21.61 as §§ 21.180 and 21.183, respectively, and transfer the sections from subpart E to subpart D. ■ 53. Amend newly redesignated § 21.180 by: ■ a. In paragraph (b), removing the word ‘‘Chen’’ and adding in its place the word ‘‘Anser’’, and removing ‘‘C. c. caerulescens’’ and adding in its place ‘‘A. c. caerulescens’’; and ■ b. Revising paragraph (j). The revision reads as follows: ■ § 21.180 geese. Conservation order for light * * * * * (j) Information collection requirements. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements associated with this conservation order and assigned OMB Control Number 1018–0146. Federal agencies may not conduct or sponsor, E:\FR\FM\07JAR1.SGM 07JAR1 884 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 5 / Friday, January 7, 2022 / Rules and Regulations and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Direct comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of the information collection to the Service’s Information Collection Clearance Officer at the address provided at 50 CFR 2.1(b). ■ 54. Amend newly redesignated § 21.183 by: ■ a. In paragraph (a), by adding the words ‘‘(Branta canadensis)’’ immediately following the words ‘‘control of resident Canada geese’’, and removing the number ‘‘21.3’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘21.6’’; and ■ b. In paragraph (d) introductory text, in the first sentence, removing ‘‘21.49 through 21.52’’ and adding in their place ‘‘21.159, 21.162, 21.165, and 21.168’’ and removing the number ‘‘21.61(c)’’ and adding in its place the words ‘‘paragraph (c) of this section’’; ■ c. In paragraph (f), in the fourth sentence, removing the number ‘‘21.61(d)’’ and adding in its place the words ‘‘paragraph (d) of this section’’; and ■ d. Revising paragraph (i). The revision reads as follows: § 21.183 Population control of resident Canada geese. * * * * * (i) Information collection requirements. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements associated with this program and assigned OMB Control Number 1018–0146. Federal agencies 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. Direct comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of the information collection to the Service’s Information Collection Clearance Officer at the address provided at 50 CFR 2.1(b). § 22.2 Purpose of this part. * * * * * ■ 60. Amend newly redesignated § 22.4 by: ■ a. Revising the section heading; and ■ b. In paragraph (a)(2), removing the number ‘‘22.22’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘22.60’’. The revision reads as follows: § 22.4 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 668–668d; 703–712; 1531–1544. § 22.8 Information collection requirements. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements contained in this part and assigned OMB Control Number 1018–0167. Federal agencies 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. Direct comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of the information collection to the Service’s Information Collection Clearance Officer at the address provided at 50 CFR 2.1(b). Subpart B—General Requirements § 22.11 [Redesignated as § 22.10 and Transferred to Subpart A] 62. Redesignate § 22.11 as § 22.10, transfer it from subpart B to subpart A, and amend it by: ■ a. Revising the section heading; and ■ b. In the introductory text, removing the number ‘‘21.2’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘21.4’’. The revision reads as follows: ■ * 57. Revise the heading of subpart A to read as set forth above. ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Jan 06, 2022 Jkt 256001 * * * [Transferred to Subpart A] 63. Amend § 22.12 by: a. Transferring it from subpart B to subpart A; and ■ b. Revising the section heading. The revision reads as follows: § 22.12 Subpart A—Introduction and General Requirements §§ 22.21, 22.22, 22.23, 22.24, 22.25, 22.26, 22.27, and 22.28 [Redesignated as §§ 22.50, 22.60, 22.100, 22.70, 22.75, 22.80, 22.85, and 22.90] 66. Redesignate the sections in subpart C as shown in the following table: ■ Old section New section § 22.21 § 22.22 § 22.23 § 22.24 § 22.25 § 22.26 § 22.27 § 22.28 § 22.50 § 22.60 § 22.100 § 22.70 § 22.75 § 22.80 § 22.85 § 22.90 Scope of this part. ■ ■ 56. The authority citation for part 22 continues to read as follows: 65. Revise the heading of subpart C to read as set forth above. ■ * * * * ■ 61. Revise newly redesignated § 22.8 to read as follows: § 22.12 ■ Subpart C—Specific Eagle Permit Provisions * * 55. Remove newly vacant subpart E. PART 22—EAGLE PERMITS tkelley on DSK125TN23PROD with RULES1 58. Redesignate §§ 22.1, 22.2, 22.3, and 22.4 as §§ 22.2, 22.4, 22.6, and 22.8, respectively. ■ 59. Amend newly redesignated § 22.2 by revising the section heading to read as follows: ■ § 22.10 Relationship to other permit requirements. Subpart E [Removed] ■ §§ 22.1, 22.2, 22.3, and 22.4 [Redesignated as §§ 22.2, 22.4, 22.6, and 22.8] * * Illegal activities. * * * Subpart B [Reserved] ■ 64. Reserve newly vacant subpart B. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 67. Amend newly redesignated § 22.50 by revising the section heading to read as follows: ■ § 22.50 Eagle scientific and eagle exhibition permits. * * * * * 68. Amend newly redesignated § 22.60 by revising the section heading to read as follows: ■ § 22.60 Eagle Indian religious permits. * * * * * ■ 69. Amend newly redesignated § 22.70 by: ■ a. Revising the section heading; ■ b. In paragraph (a), removing ‘‘21.29 (c)(3)(iv)’’ and adding in its place ‘‘21.82(c)(3)(iv)’’; and ■ c. In paragraph (b), removing the number ‘‘22.23’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘22.100’’ and removing the words ‘‘Subpart D, Depredation Control Orders on Golden Eagles’’ and adding in their place the words ‘‘Subpart D— Provisions for Depredating Eagles’’. The revision reads as follows: § 22.70 Eagle falconry permits. * * * * * ■ 70. Amend newly redesignated § 22.75 by revising the introductory text to read as follows: § 22.75 Golden eagle nest take permits. The Director may, upon receipt of an application and in accordance with the issuance criteria of this section, issue a permit authorizing any person to take alternate golden eagle nests during a resource development or recovery operation if the taking is compatible with the preservation of golden eagles. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information E:\FR\FM\07JAR1.SGM 07JAR1 885 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 5 / Friday, January 7, 2022 / Rules and Regulations collection requirements contained in this section and assigned OMB Control Number 1018–0167. Federal agencies 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. Direct comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of the information collection to the Service’s Information Collection Clearance Officer at the address provided at 50 CFR 2.1(b). * * * * * DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE § 22.80 AGENCY: [Amended] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 217 RIN 0648–BK69 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to U.S. Navy Construction at Naval Station Newport in Newport, Rhode Island 71. Amend newly redesignated § 22.80 in paragraph (b) introductory text by removing the number ‘‘22.3’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘22.6’’. § 22.85 SUMMARY: [Amended] 72. Amend newly redesignated § 22.85 by: ■ a. In paragraph (b)(8) introductory text, removing the number ‘‘22.26(c)(1)(iii)’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘22.80(c)(1)(iii)’’; ■ b. In paragraph (c)(1), by removing ‘‘(http://www.fws.gov/permits/ mbpermits/addresses.html)’’; and ■ c. In paragraph (e)(6)(iv), removing the number ‘‘22.25’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘22.75’’. ■ § 22.90 [Amended] 73. Amend newly redesignated § 22.90 in paragraphs (a) and (b) by removing the number ‘‘22.26’’ and adding in its place the number ‘‘22.80’’. ■ § 22.100 [Transferred to Subpart D] 74. Amend newly redesignated § 22.100 by: ■ a. Transferring it from subpart C to subpart D; and ■ b. Revising the section heading. The revision reads as follows: ■ On December 15, 2021, NOAA published a rule governing the take of marine mammals incidental to U.S. Navy (Navy) construction at Naval Station Newport in Newport, Rhode Island. The rule contained a systematic section numbering error in the regulatory text. This document corrects the section numbers to the added subpart. Effective May 15, 2022 through May 14, 2027. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Egger, 301–427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document contains corrections to the regulatory text to the final regulations published on December 15, 2021, governing the take of marine mammals incidental to the Navy construction at Naval Station Newport in Newport, Rhode Island. This action is necessary to correct an error in where regulatory text where the section numbers were mislabeled in the Federal Register. DATES: Correction In FR Rule Doc. No. 2021–27133, published December 15, 2021, at 86 FR 71162, the section numbers for added subpart R are corrected from §§ 217.70 through 217.79 to §§ 217.170 through 217.179. In the following table, on pages 71178 through 71180, remove the section number indicated in the left column from wherever it appears in the regulatory text and add in its place the section number indicated in the right column: ■ § 22.100 * * Eagle depredation permits. * * * Subpart D—Provisions for Depredating Eagles 75. Revise the heading of subpart D to read as set forth above. ■ §§ 22.31 and 22.32 [Redesignated as §§ 22.120 and 22.122] 76. Redesignate §§ 22.31 and 22.32 as §§ 22.120 and 22.122, respectively. tkelley on DSK125TN23PROD with RULES1 ■ Shannon A. Estenoz, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. [FR Doc. 2021–28086 Filed 1–6–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Jan 06, 2022 Jkt 256001 Add 217.75 217.76 217.77 217.78 217.79 217.175 217.176 217.177 217.178 217.179 [Docket No. 211208–0254] National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Final rule; correction. ■ Remove PO 00000 Remove Add 217.70 217.71 217.72 217.73 217.74 217.170 217.171 217.172 217.173 217.174 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Dated: January 4, 2022. Samuel D. Rauch III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2022–00116 Filed 1–6–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 300 [Docket No. 210603–0121; RTID 0648– XB661] International Fisheries; Western and Central Pacific Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species; Extension of Emergency Decisions of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary specifications. AGENCY: NMFS is extending the effective date of temporary specifications that implement three short-notice decisions of the Commission on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Commission or WCPFC). NMFS issued temporary specifications on June 11, 2021, to implement shortnotice WCPFC decisions regarding purse seine observer coverage, purse seine transshipments at sea, and transshipment observer coverage. NMFS is extending the effective date of those temporary specifications until April 14, 2022. NMFS is undertaking this action under the authority of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (WCPFC Implementation Act) to satisfy the obligations of the United States as a Contracting Party to the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Convention). DATES: The temporary specifications are in effect from January 7, 2022, until April 14, 2022. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07JAR1.SGM 07JAR1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 5 (Friday, January 7, 2022)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Parts 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 21, and 22

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-MB-2021-0025; FF09M22000-223-FXMB12320900000]
RIN 1018-BF59


Migratory Bird Permits; Administrative Updates to 50 CFR Parts 21 
and 22

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are 
renumbering, renaming, and rearranging certain subparts and sections in 
our regulations. These changes will provide users a more organized road 
map of the Service's migratory bird and eagle permit processes and 
improve readability of the regulations. These changes necessitate 
updating cross-references to the affected section numbers in other 
parts of our regulations. In addition, we are making several 
nonsubstantive, editorial revisions to correct misspellings, update 
internet addresses, update applicable Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) control numbers, and add or update relevant family and scientific 
names. This rule is a purely administrative action; it does not change 
the species protected by, the permit requirements of, or any other 
requirements of the regulations.

DATES: This rule is effective February 7, 2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Miller, Division of Migratory 
Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, telephone: 540-681-
0439, email: [email protected]. Persons who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay 
Service at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the Federal agency delegated 
with the primary responsibility for managing migratory birds. Our 
authority derives from the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, as 
amended, 16 U.S.C. 703 et seq. (MBTA), which implements conventions 
with Great Britain (for Canada), Mexico, Japan, and the Russia 
Federation. The MBTA protects certain migratory birds from take, except 
as permitted under the MBTA. We implement the provisions of the MBTA 
through regulations in parts 10, 13, 20, 21, and 22 of title 50 of the 
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Regulations pertaining to migratory 
bird permits are set forth at 50 CFR part 21.
    In addition, the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, 16 U.S.C. 
668 et seq. (Eagle Act), prohibits take of bald eagles and golden 
eagles except pursuant to Federal regulations. The Eagle Act authorizes 
the Secretary of the Interior to issue regulations to permit the 
``taking'' of eagles for various purposes, including the protection of 
``other interests in any particular locality'' (16 U.S.C. 668a), 
provided the taking is compatible with the preservation of eagles. 
Regulations pertaining to eagle permits are set forth at 50 CFR part 
22.
    The regulations at 50 CFR parts 21 and 22 were established in 1974. 
Since 1974, we have published many rules to add, revise, or remove 
portions of these regulations. We have not, however, published a 
reorganization rule to address the need for better organization and 
enhanced readability of these regulations until this time.

This Rule

Renaming and Renumbering of Sections of the Regulations

    We are renumbering most of the sections, and renaming and 
rearranging certain sections, in 50 CFR parts 21 and 22. Below, we 
provide a redesignation table to help the public readily identify the 
new numbers, names, and locations of applicable regulations (see tables 
1 and 2, below). Only those subparts or sections that are redesignated, 
renamed, and/or rearranged are reflected in the tables below; the 
revised table of contents following each table shows every subpart and 
section heading in each part. These actions are administrative in 
nature; we are not changing the species protected by, the permit 
requirements of, or any other requirements of the regulations.
    We are making these changes for a variety of reasons. First, some 
subpart headings in 50 CFR parts 21 and 22 lack specificity. Second, 
some sections of 50 CFR parts 21 and 22 contain many and varied 
requirements that will be easier to locate when placed in their own 
sections with more descriptive section headers. Third, several sections 
will be easier to find when placed under a different subpart. Last, the 
current sequential numbering of sections, without adequate intervening 
open section numbers, requires new regulations to be placed as space 
allows. These changes will allow for clear and understandable future 
additions to the regulations.
    All of the changes to the regulations described in this rule are 
intended to improve the clarity and readability of the regulations at 
50 CFR parts 21 and 22. They are administrative in nature and do not 
change the substance of the regulations. These changes should help 
readers more easily locate applicable regulations and help the Service 
provide a clearer and more organized presentation of the permit 
regulations for migratory birds and eagles now and in the future.

               Table 1--Redesignations for 50 CFR Part 21
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         Old subpart or section               New subpart or section
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Subpart A--Introduction................  Subpart A--Introduction and
                                          General Requirements.
Sec.   21.1 Purpose of regulations.....  Sec.   21.2 Purpose of this
                                          part.
Sec.   21.2 Scope of regulations.......  Sec.   21.4 Scope of this part.
Sec.   21.3 Definitions................  Sec.   21.6 Definitions.
Sec.   21.4 Information collection       Sec.   21.8 Information
 requirements.                            collection requirements.
Subpart B--General Requirements and      Subpart B--Exceptions to Permit
 Exceptions.                              Requirements.
Sec.   21.11 General permit              Sec.   21.10 General permit
 requirements.                            requirements. (moved to
                                          Subpart A)
Sec.   21.13 Permit exceptions for       Sec.   21.45 Permit exceptions
 captive-reared mallard ducks.            for captive-reared mallard
                                          ducks.

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Sec.   21.14 Permit exceptions for       Sec.   21.48 Permit exceptions
 captive-bred migratory waterfowl other   for captive-bred migratory
 than mallard ducks.                      waterfowl other than mallard
                                          ducks.
Sec.   21.15 Authorization of take       Sec.   21.42 Authorization of
 incidental to military readiness         take incidental to military
 activities.                              readiness activities.
Sec.   21.21 Import and export permits.  Sec.   21.67 Import and export
                                          permits.
Sec.   21.22 Banding or marking permits  Sec.   21.70 Banding or marking
                                          permits.
Sec.   21.23 Scientific collecting       Sec.   21.73 Scientific
 permits.                                 collecting permits.
Sec.   21.24 Taxidermist permits.......  Sec.   21.63 Taxidermist
                                          permits.
Sec.   21.25 Waterfowl sale and          Sec.   21.88 Waterfowl sale and
 disposal permits.                        disposal permits.
Sec.   21.26 Special Canada goose        Sec.   21.120 Special Canada
 permit.                                  goose permit. (moved to
                                          Subpart D)
Sec.   21.27 Special purpose permits...  Sec.   21.95 Special purpose
                                          permits.
Sec.   21.28 Special double-crested      Sec.   21.123 Special double-
 cormorant permit.                        crested cormorant permit.
                                          (moved to Subpart D)
Sec.   21.29 Falconry standards and      Sec.   21.82 Falconry standards
 falconry permitting.                     and falconry permitting.
Sec.   21.30 Raptor propagation permits  Sec.   21.85 Raptor propagation
                                          permits.
Sec.   21.31 Rehabilitation permits....  Sec.   21.76 Rehabilitation
                                          permits.
Subpart D--Control of Depredating and    Subpart D--Provisions for
 Otherwise Injurious Birds.               Depredating, Overabundant, or
                                          Otherwise Injurious Birds.
Sec.   21.41 Depredation permits.......  Sec.   21.100 Depredation
                                          permits.
Sec.   21.43 Depredation order for       Sec.   21.150 Depredation order
 blackbirds, cowbirds, crows, grackles,   for blackbirds, cowbirds,
 and magpies.                             crows, grackles, and magpies.
Sec.   21.44 Depredation order for       Sec.   21.153 Depredation order
 horned larks, house finches, and white-  for horned larks, house
 crowned sparrows in California.          finches, and white-crowned
                                          sparrows in California.
Sec.   21.46 Depredation order for       Sec.   21.156 Depredation order
 depredating California scrub jays and    for depredating California
 Steller's jays in Washington and         scrub jays and Steller's jays
 Oregon.                                  in Washington and Oregon.
Sec.   21.49 Control order for resident  Sec.   21.159 Control order for
 Canada geese at airports and military    resident Canada geese at
 airfields.                               airports and military
                                          airfields.
Sec.   21.50 Depredation order for       Sec.   21.162 Depredation order
 resident Canada geese nests and eggs.    for resident Canada geese
                                          nests and eggs.
Sec.   21.51 Depredation order for       Sec.   21.165 Depredation order
 resident Canada geese at agricultural    for resident Canada geese at
 facilities.                              agricultural facilities.
Sec.   21.52 Public health control       Sec.   21.168 Public health
 order for resident Canada geese.         control order for resident
                                          Canada geese.
Sec.   21.53 Control order for purple    Sec.   21.171 Control order for
 swamphens.                               purple swamphens.
Sec.   21.54 Control order for muscovy   Sec.   21.174 Control order for
 ducks in the United States.              Muscovy ducks in the United
                                          States.
Sec.   21.55 Control order for invasive  Sec.   21.177 Control order for
 migratory birds in Hawaii.               invasive migratory birds in
                                          Hawaii.
Subpart E--Control of Overabundant       [Subpart E heading is removed].
 Migratory Bird Populations.
Sec.   21.60 Conservation order for      Sec.   21.180 Conservation
 light geese.                             order for light geese. (moved
                                          to Subpart D)
Sec.   21.61 Population control of       Sec.   21.183 Population
 resident Canada geese.                   control of resident Canada
                                          geese. (moved to Subpart D)
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               Table 2--Redesignations for 50 CFR Part 22
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         Old subpart or section               New subpart or section
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Subpart A--Introduction................  Subpart A--Introduction and
                                          General Requirements.
Sec.   22.1 What is the purpose of this  Sec.   22.2 Purpose of this
 part?.                                   part.
Sec.   22.2 What activities does this    Sec.   22.4 Scope of this part.
 part apply to?.
Sec.   22.3 Definitions................  Sec.   22.6 Definitions.
Sec.   22.4 Information collection       Sec.   22.8 Information
 requirements.                            collection requirements.
Subpart B--General Requirements........  [Subpart B--Reserved].
Sec.   22.11 What is the relationship    Sec.   22.10 Relationship to
 to other permit requirements?.           other permit requirements.
                                          (moved to Subpart A)
Sec.   22.12 What activities are         Sec.   22.12 Illegal
 illegal?.                                activities. (Moved to Subpart
                                          A)
Subpart C--Eagle Permits...............  Subpart C--Specific Eagle
                                          Permit Provisions.
Sec.   22.21 What are the requirements   Sec.   22.50 Eagle scientific
 concerning scientific and exhibition     and eagle exhibition permits.
 purpose permits?
Sec.   22.22 What are the requirements   Sec.   22.60 Eagle Indian
 concerning permits for Indian            religious permits.
 religious purposes?
Sec.   22.23 What are the requirements   Sec.   22.100 Eagle depredation
 for permits to take depredating eagles   permits. (moved to Subpart D)
 and eagles that pose a risk to human
 or eagle health and safety?
Sec.   22.24 Permits for falconry        Sec.   22.70 Eagle falconry
 purposes.                                permits.
Sec.   22.25 What are the requirements   Sec.   22.75 Golden eagle nest
 concerning permits to take golden        take permits.
 eagle nests?
Sec.   22.26 Permits for eagle take      Sec.   22.80 Permits for eagle
 that is associated with, but not the     take that is associated with,
 purpose of, an activity.                 but not the purpose of, an
                                          activity.
Sec.   22.27 Removal of eagle nests....  Sec.   22.85 Removal of eagle
                                          nests.
Sec.   22.28 Permits for bald eagle      Sec.   22.90 Permits for bald
 take exempted under the Endangered       eagle take exempted under the
 Species Act.                             Endangered Species Act.
Subpart D--Depredation Control Orders    Subpart D--Provisions for
 on Golden Eagles.                        Depredating Eagles.
Sec.   22.31 Golden eagle depredations   Sec.   22.120 Golden eagle
 control order on request of Governor     depredations control order on
 of a State.                              request of Governor of a
                                          State.

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Sec.   22.32 Conditions and limitations  Sec.   22.122 Conditions and
 on taking under depredation control      limitations on taking under
 order.                                   depredation control order.
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Editorial Corrections

Cross-References in Other Parts of Our Regulations
    Because we are renumbering all sections, and renaming and 
rearranging certain sections, in 50 CFR parts 21 and 22, we need to 
correct outdated cross-references to these sections in other parts of 
our regulations. These updates are administrative in nature; they do 
not change the species protected by, the permit requirements of, or any 
other requirements of the regulations.

Other Corrections

    In this rule, we are making several nonsubstantive, editorial 
revisions to correct misspellings, update internet addresses, update 
applicable OMB control numbers and information collection statements, 
and add or update relevant family and scientific names in certain 
sections of 50 CFR parts 21 and 22.
    Our updates to applicable OMB control numbers provide the currently 
approved OMB control numbers for the information collection 
requirements in 50 CFR parts 21 and 22. Our updates to information 
collection statements in certain sections of 50 CFR parts 21 and 22 
provide a consistent approach to the presentation of this information 
in our regulations and, for those affected sections, streamline the 
information in our regulations to codify only the information needed to 
notify the public that the information collection requirements are 
approved by OMB. In those sections, we are removing burden estimates 
from the regulations because it is our current practice not to include 
these estimates, as they do change on occasion and any changes would 
require us to publish a rulemaking document to update the regulations. 
All current and past burden estimates for OMB control numbers are 
available online at http://www.reginfo.gov under the ``Information 
Collection Review'' tab.
    Our additions or updates to relevant family and scientific names 
include, but are not limited to, specifying ``(family Anatidae)'' where 
we refer to migratory waterfowl and adding scientific names, such as 
``(Anas platyrhynchos)'' where we refer to mallard duck and ``(Branta 
canadensis)'' where we refer to Canada goose, where they are lacking in 
certain sections of part 21. In addition, in certain sections of part 
21, we are amending certain common names and/or scientific names of 
species to match those amendments adopted in the latest revision of the 
List of Migratory Birds at 50 CFR 10.13 (see 85 FR 21282; April 16, 
2020); these changes include, but are not limited to, replacing the 
common name ``American swallow-tailed kite'' with ``swallow-tailed 
kite'' and replacing the scientific name ``Psiloscops flammeolus'' with 
``Otus flammeolus'' for the flammulated owl.
    All of these editorial revisions are for clarity, accuracy, and 
consistency within our regulations. Like the other changes described in 
this rule, these revisions are purely administrative; they do not 
change the species protected by, the permit requirements of, or any 
other requirements of the regulations.

Administrative Procedure Act

    This rule is a purely administrative action; it makes no changes 
the substance of the regulations in any way. We are renumbering, 
renaming, and rearranging certain subparts and sections in parts 21 and 
22, and making editorial corrections to those parts, to provide 
regulated entities and the general public with clearer and better 
organized regulations. This rule is a ``rule of agency organization, 
procedure or practice'' under 5 U.S.C. 553(b), and therefore 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 Information and 
Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) will review all significant rules. The 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. E.O. 13563 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 reorganizes the 
regulations in parts 21 and 22 of title 50 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations, and makes nonsubstantive, editorial corrections to those 
regulations. We are taking this action to ensure that our regulations 
are clearly organized and easily locatable by regulated entities and 
the general public. This rule will not result in any costs or benefits 
to any entities, large or small. Therefore, we certify that this rule 
will not have a significant economic effect on a substantial number of 
small entities. As such, a regulatory flexibility analysis is not 
required.
    This rule is not a major rule under the SBREFA (5 U.S.C. 804(2)). 
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have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities.
    a. This rule will not have an annual effect on the economy of $100 
million or more. There are no costs to any entities resulting from 
these revisions 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. The administrative updates in this 
rule do not affect costs or prices in any sector of the economy.
    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 (2 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.)

    In accordance with the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act, 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.
    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 (E.O. 12630)

    Under the criteria outlined in E.O. 12630, this final rule does not 
have significant takings implications. This rule is an administrative 
action to reorganize our regulations at 50 CFR parts 21 and 22; it does 
not contain a provision for taking of private property. A takings 
implication assessment is not required.

Federalism (E.O. 13132)

    This rule does not have sufficient Federalism effects to warrant 
preparation of a federalism summary impact statement under E.O. 13132.

Civil Justice Reform (E.O. 12988)

    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 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.)

    This rule does not contain any information collection that would 
require OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. 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 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.)

    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), E.O. 13175, and the Department of the 
Interior's manual at 512 DM 2, we readily acknowledge our 
responsibility to communicate meaningfully with recognized Federal 
Tribes on a government-to-government basis. In accordance with 
Secretarial Order 3206 of June 5, 1997 (American Indian Tribal Rights, 
Federal-Tribal Trust Responsibilities, and the Endangered Species Act), 
we readily acknowledge our responsibilities to work directly with 
Tribes in developing programs for healthy ecosystems, to acknowledge 
that Tribal lands are not subject to the same controls as Federal 
public lands, to remain sensitive to Indian culture, and to make 
information available to Tribes. We have determined that no Tribes or 
Tribal lands, sacred sites, or resources will be affected by the 
administrative changes in this rule.

Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use (E.O. 13211)

    E.O. 13211 requires agencies to prepare Statements of Energy 
Effects when undertaking certain actions. Because this rule is 
administrative, it is not a significant regulatory action under E.O. 
12866, and it 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.

List of Subjects

50 CFR Part 12

    Administrative practice and procedure, Exports, Fish, Imports, 
Plants, Seizures and forfeitures, Surety bonds, Transportation, 
Wildlife.

50 CFR Part 13

    Administrative practice and procedure, Exports, Fish, Imports, 
Plants, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Transportation, 
Wildlife.

50 CFR Part 17

    Endangered and threatened species, Exports, Imports, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Transportation.

50 CFR Part 19

    Aircraft, Fish, Hunting, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, 
Wildlife.

50 CFR Part 20

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

50 CFR Part 21

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

50 CFR Part 22

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

Regulation Promulgation

    Accordingly, we amend parts 12, 13, 17, 19, 21, and 22 of 
subchapter B of chapter I, title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations, 
as set forth below:

PART 12--SEIZURE AND FORFEITURE PROCEDURES

0
1. The authority citation for part 12 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  Act of September 6, 1966, 5 U.S.C. 301; Bald and 
Golden Eagles Protection Act, 16, U.S.C. 668-668b; National Wildlife 
Refuge System Administration Act, 16 U.S.C. 668dd(e)-(f); Migratory 
Bird Treaty Act, 16 U.S.C. 704, 706-707, 712; Migratory Bird Hunting 
and Conservation Stamp Act, 16 U.S.C. 718f-718g; Fish and Wildlife 
Act of 1956 [Airborne Hunting Amendments], 16 U.S.C. 742j-l(d)-(f); 
Black Bass Act, 16 U.S.C. 852d-853; Marine Mammal Protection Act of 
1972, 16 U.S.C. 1375-1377, 1382; Endangered Species Act of 1973, 16 
U.S.C. 1540; Lacey Act, 18 U.S.C. 43, 44; Lacey Act Amendments of 
1981, 95 Stat. 1073-1080, 16 U.S.C. 3371 et seq.; Tariff Act of 
1930, 19 U.S.C. 1602-1624; Fish and Wildlife Improvement Act of 
1978, 16 U.S.C. 742l; Exotic Organisms, E.O. 11987, 42 FR 26949; 
American Indian Religious Freedom Act, 42 U.S.C. 1996.


Sec.  12.36  [Amended]

0
2. Amend Sec.  12.36 in paragraph (c) by removing the number ``22.22'' 
and adding in its place the number ``22.60''.

PART 13--GENERAL PERMIT PROCEDURES

0
3. The authority citation for part 13 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 668a, 704, 712, 742j-l, 1374(g), 1382, 
1538(d), 1539, 1540(f), 3374, 4901-4916; 18 U.S.C. 42; 19 U.S.C. 
1202; 31 U.S.C. 9701.

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Sec.  13.11  [Amended]

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4. Amend Sec.  13.11 in paragraph (b)(1) by removing the number 
``21.22'' and adding in its place the number ``21.70''.


Sec.  13.12  [Amended]

0
5. Amend Sec.  13.12 in the table in paragraph (b) by adding a heading 
to the table and revising the entries for ``Migratory bird permits'' 
and ``Eagle permits'' to read as follows:


Sec.  13.12  General information requirements on applications for 
permits.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *

                        Table 1 to Paragraph (b)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Type of permit                          Section
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
                                * * * * *
Migratory bird permits:
    Taxidermist............................................        21.63
    Import and export......................................        21.67
    Banding or marking.....................................        21.70
    Scientific collecting..................................        21.73
    Rehabilitation.........................................        21.76
    Falconry...............................................        21.82
    Raptor propagation permit..............................        21.85
    Waterfowl sale and disposal............................        21.88
    Special purpose........................................        21.95
    Depredation............................................       21.100
    Special Canada goose...................................       21.120
    Special double-crested cormorant.......................       21.123
Eagle permits:
    Scientific or exhibition...............................        22.50
    Indian religious use...................................        22.60
    Falconry purposes......................................        22.70
    Take of golden eagle nests.............................        22.75
    Eagle take--Associated with but not the purpose of an          22.80
     activity..............................................
    Eagle nest take........................................        22.85
    Eagle take--Exempted under ESA.........................        22.90
    Depredation and protection of health and safety........       22.100
------------------------------------------------------------------------


Sec.  13.24  [Amended]

0
6. Amend Sec.  13.24 in paragraph (c) by removing the number ``22.26'' 
and adding in its place the number ``22.80''.


Sec.  13.25  [Amended]

0
7. Amend Sec.  13.25 by:
0
a. In paragraph (b) introductory text, removing the number ``22.26'' 
and adding in its place the number ``22.80''; and
0
b. In paragraph (f), removing the number ``22.26'' and adding in its 
place the number ``22.80''.

PART 17--ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS

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8. The authority citation for part 17 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 1361-1407; 1531-1544; and 4201-4245, 
unless otherwise noted.


Sec.  17.21  [Amended]

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9. Amend Sec.  17.21 by:
0
a. In paragraph (c)(6) introductory text, removing the number ``21.31'' 
and adding in its place the number ``21.76''; and
0
b. In paragraph (d)(3) introductory text, removing the number ``21.31'' 
and adding in its place the number ``21.76''.

PART 19--AIRBORNE HUNTING

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10. The authority citation for part 19 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, 85 Stat. 480, as 
amended, 86 Stat. 905 (16 U.S.C. 742a-j-1).


Sec.  19.3  [Amended]

0
11. Amend Sec.  19.3 by removing the number ``21.41'' and adding in its 
place the number ``21.100''.


Sec.  19.21  [Amended]

0
12. Amend Sec.  19.21 by removing the number ``21.41'' and adding in 
its place the number ``21.100''.

PART 20--MIGRATORY BIRD HUNTING

0
13. The authority citation for part 20 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 703 et seq., and 16 U.S.C. 742a-j.


Sec.  20.23  [Amended]

0
14. Amend Sec.  20.23 by removing the words ``subpart E of part 21'' 
and adding in their place the words ``50 CFR 21.180 and 21.183''.


Sec.  20.65  [Amended]

0
15. Amend Sec.  20.65 by removing the number ``21.24'' and adding in 
its place the number ``21.63''.

PART 21--MIGRATORY BIRD PERMITS

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

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 703-712.

Subpart A--Introduction and General Requirements

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17. Revise the heading of subpart A to read as set forth above.


Sec. Sec.  21.1, 21.2, 21.3, and 21.4  [Redesignated as Sec. Sec.  
21.2, 21.4, 21.6, and 21.8]

0
18. Redesignate Sec. Sec.  21.1, 21.2, 21.3, and 21.4 as Sec. Sec.  
21.2, 21.4, 21.6, and 21.8, respectively.

0
19. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  21.2 by:
0
a. Revising the section heading; and
0
b. In the first sentence, removing the word ``transporation'' and 
adding in its place the word ``transportation''.
    The revision reads as follows.


Sec.  21.2  Purpose of this part.

* * * * *

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20. In newly redesignated Sec.  21.4, revise the section heading and 
paragraph (b) to read as follows:


Sec.  21.4  Scope of this part.

* * * * *
    (b) This part, except for Sec.  21.12(a), (c), and (d) (general 
permit exceptions); Sec.  21.70 (banding or marking); Sec.  21.76 
(rehabilitation); and Sec.  21.82 (falconry), does not apply to the 
bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) or the golden eagle (Aquila 
chrysaetos), for which regulations are provided in part 22 of this 
subchapter.
* * * * *


Sec.  21.6  [Amended]

0
21. In the newly redesignated Sec.  21.6, amend the definitions of 
``Conservation measures'', ``Population'', and ``Significant adverse 
effect on a population'' by removing the number ``21.15'' and adding in 
its place the number ``21.42''.

0
22. Revise newly redesignated Sec.  21.8 to read as follows:


Sec.  21.8  Information collection requirements.

    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the 
information collection requirements contained in this part and assigned 
OMB Control Number 1018-0022. Federal agencies 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. 
Direct comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of 
the information collection to the Service's Information Collection 
Clearance Officer at the address provided at 50 CFR 2.1(b).

Subpart B--Exceptions to Permit Requirements

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23. Revise the heading of subpart B to read as set forth above.

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Sec.  21.11  [Redesignated as Sec.  21.10 and Transferred to Subpart A]

0
24. Redesignate Sec.  21.11 as Sec.  21.10 and transfer the section 
from subpart B to subpart A.

0
25. Amend Sec.  21.12 by revising paragraph (c)(2) to read as follows:


Sec.  21.12  General exceptions to permit requirements.

* * * * *
    (c) * * *
    (2) Euthanize migratory birds as required by Sec.  21.76(e)(4)(iii) 
and Sec.  21.76(e)(4)(iv), and dispose of dead migratory birds in 
accordance with Sec.  21.76(e)(4)(vi); and
* * * * *


Sec. Sec.  21.13, 21.14, and 21.15  [Redesignated as Sec. Sec.  21.45, 
21.48, and 21.42]

0
26. Redesignate Sec. Sec.  21.13, 21.14, and 21.15 as Sec. Sec.  21.45, 
21.48, and 21.42, respectively.

0
27. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  21.45 by revising the introductory 
text to read as follows:


Sec.  21.45  Permit exceptions for captive-reared mallard ducks.

    Captive-reared and properly marked mallard ducks (Anas 
platyrhynchos), alive or dead, or their eggs may be acquired, 
possessed, sold, traded, donated, transported, and disposed of by any 
person without a permit, subject to the following conditions, 
restrictions, and requirements:
* * * * *

0
28. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  21.48 by:
0
a. Revising the first sentence of the introductory text;
0
b. In paragraph (a), removing the number ``21.21'' and adding in its 
place the number ``21.67'';
0
c. In paragraph (b), removing the number ``21.13(b)'' and adding in its 
place the number ``21.45(b)'';
0
d. In paragraph (c), removing the number ``21.25'' and adding in its 
place the number ``21.88'';
0
e. In paragraph (e), removing the number ``21.25(b)(6)'' and adding in 
its place the number ``21.88(b)(6)''; and
0
f. In paragraph (f), removing the words ``Notice of Waterfowl Sale or 
Transfer'' and adding in their place the words ``Notice of Transfer or 
Sale of Migratory Waterfowl''.
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  21.48  Permit exceptions for captive-bred migratory waterfowl 
other than mallard ducks.

    You may acquire captive-bred and properly marked migratory 
waterfowl (family Anatidae) of all species other than mallard ducks 
(Anas platyrhynchos), alive or dead, or their eggs, and possess and 
transport such birds or eggs and any progeny or eggs for your use 
without a permit, subject to the following conditions and restrictions. 
* * *
* * * * *

Subpart C--Specific Permit Provisions


Sec. Sec.  21.21, 21.22, 21.23, 21.24, 21.25, 21.26, 21.27, 21.28, 
21.29, 21.30, and 21.31  [Redesignated as Sec. Sec.  21.67, 21.70, 
21.73, 21.63, 21.88, 21.120, 21.95, 21.123, 21.82, 21.85, and 21.76]

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29. Redesignate the sections in subpart C as shown in the following 
table:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
            Old section                          New section
------------------------------------------------------------------------
            Sec.   21.21                         Sec.   21.67
            Sec.   21.22                         Sec.   21.70
            Sec.   21.23                         Sec.   21.73
            Sec.   21.24                         Sec.   21.63
            Sec.   21.25                         Sec.   21.88
            Sec.   21.26                        Sec.   21.120
            Sec.   21.27                         Sec.   21.95
            Sec.   21.28                        Sec.   21.123
            Sec.   21.29                         Sec.   21.82
            Sec.   21.30                         Sec.   21.85
            Sec.   21.31                         Sec.   21.76
------------------------------------------------------------------------


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30. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  21.63 by:
0
a. Revising the first sentence of paragraph (c)(2); and
0
b. In paragraph (d)(1), removing the words ``Notice of Waterfowl Sale 
or Transfer'' and adding in their place the words ``Notice of Transfer 
or Sale of Migratory Waterfowl''.
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  21.63  Taxidermist permits.

* * * * *
    (c) * * *
    (2) Sell properly marked, captive-reared migratory waterfowl 
(family Anatidae) which they have lawfully acquired and mounted. * * *
* * * * *


Sec.  21.67  [Amended]

0
31. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  21.67 by:
0
a. In paragraph (c)(1) introductory text, removing the words ``of this 
subpart'' and adding in their place the words ``of this part''; and
0
b. In paragraph (c)(2), by removing the number ``21.30'' and adding in 
its place the number ``21.85''.


Sec.  21.70  [Amended]

0
32. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  21.70 in paragraph (c)(2) by 
removing the words ``(Form 3-1155, available upon request from the Bird 
Banding Laboratory, Office of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Laurel, Md. 20708)'' and adding in their place the 
words, ``(Forms available upon request from the Bird Banding 
Laboratory, U.S. Geological Survey, Laurel, MD 20708)''.


Sec.  21.73  [Amended]

0
33. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  21.73 in paragraph (c)(1) by 
removing the number ``21.27'' and adding in its place the number 
``21.95''.

0
34. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  21.76 by:
0
a. Revising footnote 1 in paragraph (e)(1) introductory text; and
0
b. In paragraph (e)(8), removing the word ``Service'' and adding in its 
place the word ``FWS''.
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  21.76  Rehabilitation permits.

* * * * *
    (e) * * *
    (1) * * *
    \1\ Copies may be obtained by contacting either the National 
Wildlife Rehabilitators Association, https://nwrawildlife.org/; or the 
International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council, https://theiwrc.org.
* * * * *

0
35. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  21.82 by:
0
a. In paragraph (a)(1)(ii), the first sentence, adding the words 
``(Aquila chrysaetos)'' after the words ``taking of golden eagles'';
0
b. In paragraphs (b)(2)(i) and (ii), removing the ``http://
permits.fws.gov/186A'' and adding in its place ``https://epermits.fws.gov/falcp/'';
0
c. In paragraph (c)(2)(i)(E), in the second sentence:
0
i. Removing the word ``American''; and
0
ii. Removing the word ``Otus'' and adding in its place the word 
``Psiloscops'';
0
d. In paragraph (c)(6)(ii), removing the number ``21.30'' and adding in 
its place the number ``21.85'';
0
e. In paragraph (e)(1)(v), removing the number ``22.23'' and adding in 
its place the number ``22.100'' and removing ``22.31 and 22.32'' and 
adding in their place ``22.120 and 22.122'';
0
f. In paragraph (e)(3)(ii)(B), removing ``wildlif'' and adding in its 
place ``wildlife.'';
0
g. In paragraph (e)(3)(v) introductory text, removing ``bandexcept'' 
and adding in its place ``band, except'';
0
h. In paragraph (e)(3)(viii), removing the number ``22.24'' and adding 
in its place the number ``22.70'';
0
i. In paragraph (f)(7), removing the number ``21.30'' in both places it

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appears and adding in their place the number ``21.85'';
0
j. In paragraph (f)(10)(ii), removing the number ``21.31'' and adding 
in its place the number ``21.76'';
0
k. In paragraph (f)(15) introductory text, removing the number 
``21.21'' and adding in its place the number ``21.67'';
0
l. In paragraph (f)(20), by removing ``parts 21.43, 44, 45, or 46'' and 
adding in its place ``Sec.  21.150, Sec.  21.153, or Sec.  21.156''; 
and
0
m. Revising paragraph (j).
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  21.82  Falconry standards and falconry permitting.

* * * * *
    (j) Information collection requirements. The Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements 
contained in this section and assigned OMB Control Number 1018-0022. 
Federal agencies 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. Direct comments regarding the 
burden estimate or any other aspect of the information collection to 
the Service's Information Collection Clearance Officer at the address 
provided at 50 CFR 2.1(b).
* * * * *


Sec.  21.85  [Amended]

0
36. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  21.85 by:
0
a. In paragraph (c)(1), removing the number ``21.29'' and adding in its 
place the number ``21.82'';
0
b. In paragraph (e)(1)(iii), removing ``http://permits.fws.gov/186A'' 
and adding in its place ``https://epermits.fws.gov/falcp/''; and
0
c. In paragraph (f)(4), removing the number ``21.29'' and adding in its 
place the number ``21.82''.

0
37. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  21.88 by:
0
a. Revising the first sentence of paragraph (a);
0
b. In paragraphs (b)(3) and (4), removing the number ``21.13(b)'' and 
adding in its place the number ``21.45(b)''; and
0
c. In paragraph (b)(9) introductory text, removing the words ``Notice 
of Waterfowl Sale or Transfer'' and adding in their place the words 
``Notice of Transfer or Sale of Migratory Waterfowl'', and removing the 
number ``21.13(b)'' and adding in its place the number ``21.45(b)''.
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  21.88  Waterfowl sale and disposal permits.

    (a) * * * You must have a waterfowl sale and disposal permit before 
you may lawfully sell, trade, donate, or otherwise dispose of most 
species of captive-reared and properly marked migratory waterfowl 
(family Anatidae) or their eggs. * * *
* * * * *

0
38. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  21.95 by:
0
a. Revising the second sentence of paragraph (a);
0
b. In the first sentence of paragraph (c) introductory text, removing 
``Inaddition'' and adding in its place ``In addition''; and
0
c. In paragraphs (c)(3) and (4), removing the number ``21.13(b)'' and 
adding in its place the number ``21.45(b)''.
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  21.95  Special purpose permits.

* * * * *
    (a) * * * In addition, a special purpose permit is required before 
any person may sell, purchase, or barter captive-bred, migratory game 
birds (see 50 CFR 20.11(a)), other than waterfowl, that are marked in 
compliance with Sec.  21.45(b) of this part. * * * * *


Sec.  21.120  [Transferred to Subpart D]

0
39. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  21.120 by:
0
a. Transferring the section from subpart C to subpart D;
0
b. Revising the second sentence of paragraph (a),
0
c. In paragraph (c) introductory text, adding the words ``(Form 3-200-
6)'' after the word ``application''; and
0
d. Revising paragraph (e).
    The revisions read as follows:


Sec.  21.120  Special Canada goose permit.

    (a) * * * The special Canada goose permit is a permit issued by us 
to a State wildlife agency authorizing certain resident Canada goose 
(Branta canadensis) management and control activities that are normally 
prohibited. * * *
* * * * *
    (e) Information collection requirements. The Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements 
of the permit and assigned OMB Control Number 1018-0022. Federal 
agencies 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. Direct comments regarding the burden estimate 
or any other aspect of the information collection to the Service's 
Information Collection Clearance Officer at the address provided at 50 
CFR 2.1(b).


Sec.  21.123  [Transferred to Subpart D and Amended]

0
40. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  21.123 by:
0
a. Transferring the section from subpart C to subpart D; and
0
b. In paragraph (a) introductory text, in the second sentence, adding 
the words ``(Phalacrocorax auritus)'' after the words ``special double-
crested cormorant''.

Subpart D--Provisions for Depredating, Overabundant, or Otherwise 
Injurious Birds

0
41. Revise the heading of subpart D to read as set forth above.


Sec. Sec.  21.41, 21.43, 21.44, 21.46, 21.49, 21.50, 21.51, 21.52, 
21.53, 21.54, and 21.55  [Redesignated as Sec. Sec.  21.100, 21.150, 
21.153, 21.156, 21.159, 21.162, 21.165, 21.168, 21.171, 21.174, and 
21.177]

0
42. Redesignate the sections in subpart D as shown in the following 
table:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
            Old section                          New section
------------------------------------------------------------------------
            Sec.   21.41                        Sec.   21.100
            Sec.   21.43                        Sec.   21.150
            Sec.   21.44                        Sec.   21.153
            Sec.   21.46                        Sec.   21.156
            Sec.   21.49                        Sec.   21.159
            Sec.   21.50                        Sec.   21.162
            Sec.   21.51                        Sec.   21.165
            Sec.   21.52                        Sec.   21.168
            Sec.   21.53                        Sec.   21.171
            Sec.   21.54                        Sec.   21.174
            Sec.   21.55                        Sec.   21.177
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec.  21.100  [Amended]

0
43. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  21.100 by:
0
a. In paragraph (a), removing ``21.43, 21.44, and 21.46'' and adding in 
its place ``21.150, 21.153, and 21.156''; and
0
b. In paragraph (c) introductory text, removing ``Inaddition'' and 
adding in its place ``In addition''.


Sec.  21.150  [Amended]

0
44. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  21.150 by:
0
a. In paragraph (i), removing the number ``3-202-21-2143'' and adding 
in its place the number ``3-2436''; and
0
b. Revising paragraph (k).
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  21.150  Depredation order for blackbirds, cowbirds, crows, 
grackles, and magpies.

* * * * *
    (k) Information collection requirements. The Office of

[[Page 883]]

Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection 
requirements associated with this depredation order and assigned OMB 
Control Number 1018-0146. Federal agencies 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. Direct 
comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of the 
information collection to the Service's Information Collection 
Clearance Officer at the address provided at 50 CFR 2.1(b).


Sec.  21.153  [Amended]

0
45. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  21.153 by:
0
a. In the introductory text, removing the word ``Carpodacus'' and 
adding in its place the word ``Haemorhous'' and removing the number 
``21.41'' and adding in its place the number ``21.100''; and
0
b. In paragraph (e), removing the number ``3-202-20-2144'' and adding 
in its place the number ``3-2436''.

0
46. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  21.159 by:
0
a. In paragraph (a), adding the words ``(Branta canadensis)'' after the 
words ``management of resident Canada geese'' and removing the number 
``21.3'' and adding in its place the number ``21.6''; and
0
b. Revising paragraph (f).
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  21.159  Control order for resident Canada geese at airports and 
military airfields.

* * * * *
    (f) Information collection requirements. The Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements 
associated with this control order and assigned OMB Control Number 
1018-0146. Federal agencies 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. Direct comments 
regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of the information 
collection to the Service's Information Collection Clearance Officer at 
the address provided at 50 CFR 2.1(b).

0
47. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  21.162 by:
0
a. In paragraph (a), adding the words ``(Branta canadensis)'' after the 
words ``management of resident Canada geese'' and removing the number 
``21.3'' and adding in its place the number ``21.6''; and
0
b. Revising paragraph (f).
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  21.162  Depredation order for resident Canada geese nests and 
eggs.

* * * * *
    (f) Information collection requirements. The Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements 
associated with this depredation order and assigned OMB Control Number 
1018-0146. Federal agencies 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. Direct comments 
regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of the information 
collection to the Service's Information Collection Clearance Officer at 
the address provided at 50 CFR 2.1(b).

0
48. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  21.165 by:
0
a. In paragraph (a), adding the words ``(Branta canadensis)'' after the 
words ``management of resident Canada geese'' and removing the number 
``21.3'' and adding in its place the number ``21.6''; and
0
b. Revising paragraph (f).
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  21.165  Depredation order for resident Canada geese at 
agricultural facilities.

* * * * *
    (f) Information collection requirements. The Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements 
associated with this depredation order and assigned OMB Control Number 
1018-0146. Federal agencies 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. Direct comments 
regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of the information 
collection to the Service's Information Collection Clearance Officer at 
the address provided at 50 CFR 2.1(b).

0
49. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  21.168 by:
0
a. In paragraph (a), adding the words ``(Branta canadensis)'' after the 
words ``management of resident Canada geese'' and removing the number 
``21.3'' and adding in its place the number ``21.6''; and
0
b. Revising paragraph (g).
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  21.168  Public health control order for resident Canada geese.

* * * * *
    (g) Information collection requirements. The Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements 
associated with this control order and assigned OMB Control Number 
1018-0146. Federal agencies 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. Direct comments 
regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of the information 
collection to the Service's Information Collection Clearance Officer at 
the address provided at 50 CFR 2.1(b).


Sec.  21.171  [Amended]

0
50. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  21.171, paragraph (c), by:
0
a. In paragraph (c)(2), removing the words ``Porphyrula martinica'' and 
adding in their place the words ``Porphyrio martinicus''; and
0
b. In paragraph (c)(4), removing ``http://www.fws.gov/where/'' and 
adding in its place ``https://www.fws.gov/offices''.

0
51. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  21.174 by:
0
a. Revising the section heading; and
0
b. In paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d)(1), (2), and (4), removing the 
word ``muscovy'' and adding in its place the word ``Muscovy'' wherever 
it appears.
    The revision reads as follows:


 Sec.  21.174  Control order for Muscovy ducks in the United States.

* * * * *

Subpart E--Control of Overabundant Migratory Bird Populations


Sec. Sec.  21.60 and 21.61  [Redesignated as Sec. Sec.  21.180 and 
21.183 and Transferred to Subpart D]

0
52. Redesignate Sec. Sec.  21.60 and 21.61 as Sec. Sec.  21.180 and 
21.183, respectively, and transfer the sections from subpart E to 
subpart D.

0
53. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  21.180 by:
0
a. In paragraph (b), removing the word ``Chen'' and adding in its place 
the word ``Anser'', and removing ``C. c. caerulescens'' and adding in 
its place ``A. c. caerulescens''; and
0
b. Revising paragraph (j).
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  21.180  Conservation order for light geese.

* * * * *
    (j) Information collection requirements. The Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements 
associated with this conservation order and assigned OMB Control Number 
1018-0146. Federal agencies may not conduct or sponsor,

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and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information 
unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Direct 
comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of the 
information collection to the Service's Information Collection 
Clearance Officer at the address provided at 50 CFR 2.1(b).

0
54. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  21.183 by:
0
a. In paragraph (a), by adding the words ``(Branta canadensis)'' 
immediately following the words ``control of resident Canada geese'', 
and removing the number ``21.3'' and adding in its place the number 
``21.6''; and
0
b. In paragraph (d) introductory text, in the first sentence, removing 
``21.49 through 21.52'' and adding in their place ``21.159, 21.162, 
21.165, and 21.168'' and removing the number ``21.61(c)'' and adding in 
its place the words ``paragraph (c) of this section'';
0
c. In paragraph (f), in the fourth sentence, removing the number 
``21.61(d)'' and adding in its place the words ``paragraph (d) of this 
section''; and
0
d. Revising paragraph (i).
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  21.183  Population control of resident Canada geese.

* * * * *
    (i) Information collection requirements. The Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements 
associated with this program and assigned OMB Control Number 1018-0146. 
Federal agencies 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. Direct comments regarding the 
burden estimate or any other aspect of the information collection to 
the Service's Information Collection Clearance Officer at the address 
provided at 50 CFR 2.1(b).

Subpart E [Removed]

0
55. Remove newly vacant subpart E.

PART 22--EAGLE PERMITS

0
56. The authority citation for part 22 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 668-668d; 703-712; 1531-1544.

Subpart A--Introduction and General Requirements

0
57. Revise the heading of subpart A to read as set forth above.


Sec. Sec.  22.1, 22.2, 22.3, and 22.4  [Redesignated as Sec. Sec.  
22.2, 22.4, 22.6, and 22.8]

0
58. Redesignate Sec. Sec.  22.1, 22.2, 22.3, and 22.4 as Sec. Sec.  
22.2, 22.4, 22.6, and 22.8, respectively.

0
59. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  22.2 by revising the section heading 
to read as follows:


Sec.  22.2  Purpose of this part.

* * * * *

0
60. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  22.4 by:
0
a. Revising the section heading; and
0
b. In paragraph (a)(2), removing the number ``22.22'' and adding in its 
place the number ``22.60''.
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  22.4  Scope of this part.

* * * * *

0
61. Revise newly redesignated Sec.  22.8 to read as follows:


Sec.  22.8  Information collection requirements.

    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the 
information collection requirements contained in this part and assigned 
OMB Control Number 1018-0167. Federal agencies 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. 
Direct comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of 
the information collection to the Service's Information Collection 
Clearance Officer at the address provided at 50 CFR 2.1(b).

Subpart B--General Requirements


Sec.  22.11  [Redesignated as Sec.  22.10 and Transferred to Subpart A]

0
62. Redesignate Sec.  22.11 as Sec.  22.10, transfer it from subpart B 
to subpart A, and amend it by:
0
a. Revising the section heading; and
0
b. In the introductory text, removing the number ``21.2'' and adding in 
its place the number ``21.4''.
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  22.10  Relationship to other permit requirements.

* * * * *


Sec.  22.12  [Transferred to Subpart A]

0
63. Amend Sec.  22.12 by:
0
a. Transferring it from subpart B to subpart A; and
0
b. Revising the section heading.
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  22.12  Illegal activities.

* * * * *

Subpart B [Reserved]

0
64. Reserve newly vacant subpart B.

Subpart C--Specific Eagle Permit Provisions

0
65. Revise the heading of subpart C to read as set forth above.


Sec. Sec.  22.21, 22.22, 22.23, 22.24, 22.25, 22.26, 22.27, and 
22.28  [Redesignated as Sec. Sec.  22.50, 22.60, 22.100, 22.70, 22.75, 
22.80, 22.85, and 22.90]

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66. Redesignate the sections in subpart C as shown in the following 
table:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
            Old section                          New section
------------------------------------------------------------------------
            Sec.   22.21                         Sec.   22.50
            Sec.   22.22                         Sec.   22.60
            Sec.   22.23                        Sec.   22.100
            Sec.   22.24                         Sec.   22.70
            Sec.   22.25                         Sec.   22.75
            Sec.   22.26                         Sec.   22.80
            Sec.   22.27                         Sec.   22.85
            Sec.   22.28                         Sec.   22.90
------------------------------------------------------------------------


0
67. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  22.50 by revising the section 
heading to read as follows:


Sec.  22.50  Eagle scientific and eagle exhibition permits.

* * * * *

0
68. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  22.60 by revising the section 
heading to read as follows:


Sec.  22.60  Eagle Indian religious permits.

* * * * *

0
69. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  22.70 by:
0
a. Revising the section heading;
0
b. In paragraph (a), removing ``21.29 (c)(3)(iv)'' and adding in its 
place ``21.82(c)(3)(iv)''; and
0
c. In paragraph (b), removing the number ``22.23'' and adding in its 
place the number ``22.100'' and removing the words ``Subpart D, 
Depredation Control Orders on Golden Eagles'' and adding in their place 
the words ``Subpart D--Provisions for Depredating Eagles''.
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  22.70  Eagle falconry permits.

* * * * *

0
70. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  22.75 by revising the introductory 
text to read as follows:


Sec.  22.75  Golden eagle nest take permits.

    The Director may, upon receipt of an application and in accordance 
with the issuance criteria of this section, issue a permit authorizing 
any person to take alternate golden eagle nests during a resource 
development or recovery operation if the taking is compatible with the 
preservation of golden eagles. The Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) has approved the information

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collection requirements contained in this section and assigned OMB 
Control Number 1018-0167. Federal agencies 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. Direct 
comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of the 
information collection to the Service's Information Collection 
Clearance Officer at the address provided at 50 CFR 2.1(b).
* * * * *


Sec.  22.80  [Amended]

0
71. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  22.80 in paragraph (b) introductory 
text by removing the number ``22.3'' and adding in its place the number 
``22.6''.


Sec.  22.85  [Amended]

0
72. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  22.85 by:
0
a. In paragraph (b)(8) introductory text, removing the number 
``22.26(c)(1)(iii)'' and adding in its place the number 
``22.80(c)(1)(iii)'';
0
b. In paragraph (c)(1), by removing ``(http://www.fws.gov/permits/mbpermits/addresses.html)''; and
0
c. In paragraph (e)(6)(iv), removing the number ``22.25'' and adding in 
its place the number ``22.75''.


Sec.  22.90  [Amended]

0
73. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  22.90 in paragraphs (a) and (b) by 
removing the number ``22.26'' and adding in its place the number 
``22.80''.


Sec.  22.100  [Transferred to Subpart D]

0
74. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  22.100 by:
0
a. Transferring it from subpart C to subpart D; and
0
b. Revising the section heading.
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  22.100  Eagle depredation permits.

* * * * *

Subpart D--Provisions for Depredating Eagles

0
75. Revise the heading of subpart D to read as set forth above.


Sec. Sec.  22.31 and 22.32  [Redesignated as Sec. Sec.  22.120 and 
22.122]

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76. Redesignate Sec. Sec.  22.31 and 22.32 as Sec. Sec.  22.120 and 
22.122, respectively.

Shannon A. Estenoz,
Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks.
[FR Doc. 2021-28086 Filed 1-6-22; 8:45 am]
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