This feature is not available for this document. You will need to report your take and disposition of the carcass at the expiration of the permit. We implement the provisions of the MBTA through the regulations in parts 10, 13, 20, 21, 22, and 92 of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). 5. The equation as written estimates the number of nonbreeders as a percentage of breeders, whereas it should have estimated the number of nonbreeders as a percentage of the total population. ), and (d) changes in management practices (e.g., water level management, fish release timing, etc. Those States and Tribes interested in obtaining the new permit would likely have staff and resources in place with dedicated duties falling within the scope of conflicts associated with cormorants. For these and other reasons, decoys may not be used in the Service's depredation permit (50 CFR 21.41). Runge, and K.D. Jerome Ford, U.S. To adequately track take under any new depredation order, whether that order be the vacated orders, or those analyzed in the DEIS, the Service needs to develop a mechanism that allows take to be tracked in real time, such as the Canada Goose Registration database (50 CFR 21.50). The median amount of allowable take resulting from the analysis was 166,800 cormorants annually. Take of double-crested cormorants under this section may not exceed the number authorized by the permit. To reduce the risk of over-exploiting the western subpopulation, the Service will initially limit that annual take to half the PTL in the DEIS, or 4,539 individuals. Agency Response to Depredation Order Comments: As explained in the DEIS, the Service would apply an annual maximum allowable take threshold across all the needs identified by stakeholders. The Service agrees that harassment of cormorants may be effective in some areas, but ineffective in others. Tammy Jones is on Facebook. Raptor propagation permittees must r etain one copy of the completed form, mail one copy to your State permit office, and mail the original to the USFWS Migratory Bird Permit Office responsible for your State. Our authority derives from the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 (MBTA; 16 U.S.C. Information collection requirements associated with individual depredation permits are outside the scope of this rulemaking. However, levels of take for each population could differ based on their current abundances, population biology, and population-specific management objectives. Cormorants are migratory waterbirds protected by the MBTA. Waterbird Conservation for the Americas. For example, one State commented that the language related to subpermittees should read, “Subpermittees may be, but are not limited to, employees of state and tribal wildlife agencies, Wildlife Services employees, and employees of federal and state agencies or private companies specializing in wildlife damage abatement.” Some commenters opined that the Service should define the level of training and control needed to ensure people operate in a humane, accountable, and lawful manner. Fish and Wildlife Service R Contact Information egion 6 Migratory Bird Permit Office Utah Ecological Services Field Office P.O. No formal requests for government-to-government consultations were submitted in response to this rulemaking. Page 2 of 5 E. SPECIAL PURPOSE – SALVAGE (Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 50 CFR 21.27) Note: A Federal Special Purpose Salvage Permit is required to salvage migratory birds that you find dead and had no part in killing. documents in the last year, 105 This level of authorized take would depend on: (1) Which States and Tribes seek a new special permit within the same subpopulation analyzed within the PTL; (2) an assessment by Service permit staff of the available level of take each year within the specific subpopulation where the State or Tribe is located; and (3) an assessment by Service permit staff of the historical information of authorized take of cormorants due to depredation in the past. Any State or Tribal agency, when exercising the privileges of this permit, must keep records of all activities, including those of subpermittees, carried out under the authority of the special permit, including the number of double-crested cormorants taken and their disposition. (See below for more Form 37 information.). Agency Response to Development of Guidelines Concerns: The Service received many comments either in favor of or opposed to using nonlethal methods in all situations. In accordance with the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (2 U.S.C. Falconry permittees may submit the information in This PDF is The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) commented in support of an aquaculture depredation order in combination with a new special permit for States and Tribes. 13132. This may include donation to public museums or public scientific and educational institutions for exhibition, scientific, or educational purposes, or burial or incineration. Under this permit, the Service authorizes State and Tribal fish and wildlife agencies to conduct lethal take of double-crested cormorants that is normally prohibited and is intended to relieve or prevent impacts from cormorants on lands or in waters managed by those agencies within their respective jurisdictions or where States or Tribes manage wild or stocked fish that are accessible by the public or all Tribal members. The Service added specific permit conditions for piping plover (Charadrius melodus), interior least tern (Sterna antillarum), and wood stork (Mycteria americana): (1) A buffer zone for wood storks for all activities; (2) a buffer zone for these three birds when discharging firearms; and (3) a buffer zone for these three birds for egg oiling, CO2 asphyxiation, egg destruction, or nest destruction. They expressed concern that funding of population monitoring (and monitoring of take) would be sourced from State budgets if population monitoring is stepped down to the Flyways. Specifically, the no action alternative does not fully address the need for Tribes in the western region of the United States (excluding Alaska), to address cormorant impacts on fisheries—especially on hatchery-raised salmonids. The private property owner or occupant should also allow access at all reasonable times, including during actual operations, to any Service special agent or refuge officer, State or Tribal wildlife or deputy wildlife agent, warden, protector, or other wildlife law enforcement officer on the premises where they are, or were, conducting activities. The Service acknowledges that decoys can be effective in luring birds into sites to make them easier to kill, particularly those that are gregarious by nature. Separately, another State agency recommended that the Service provide detailed criteria regarding the annual reporting requirements. The final rule states that subpermittees “can be employees of State and Tribal wildlife agencies, USDA Wildlife Services employees, and employees of Federal and State agencies or private companies specializing in wildlife damage abatement and under direct control of the permittee.” The Service is limiting subpermittees to these entities because in some areas other cormorant species and look-alike species (e.g., anhingas) can overlap in specific ranges and habitats with double-crested cormorants. USFWS Migratory Bird Permit Office, Region 6 . If illegal take is substantial, however, then this factor should also become an enforcement issue in the management of cormorants. In addition, commenters also recommended that the Service ensure that States and Tribes applying for the special permit have conclusive data on a site-by-site basis indicating the effectiveness of cormorant management before take begins. In addition, States and Tribes and their subpermittees must make efforts to avoid disturbance to co-nesting species. Agency Response to SGCN Comments: With regard to Species of Greatest Conservation Need as identified in State Wildlife Action Plans, the Service agrees. This permit does not apply to any efforts to prevent depredation or harm to privately owned animals (e.g., hobby animals, pets, or similar categories of animals) that are raised free-range or otherwise released to the wild. Portland District. This page requires Javascript. OMB has reviewed the information collection requirements in this rule and assigned OMB Control Number 1018-0175. Those States and Tribes interested in obtaining the new permit would likely have staff and resources in place with dedicated duties falling within the scope of conflicts associated with cormorants. Individuals or entities apply for these permits to address site-specific conflicts, and each application is logged, evaluated, and acted upon (approved or rejected) on a case-by-case basis based on the merits of the permit application. States and Tribes applying for the first time must consult with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services for an assessment of the appropriate level of take and provide recommendations of short-term measures to provide relief from depredation and long-term measures to help eliminate or significantly reduce conflicts. The Service was not able to include data relating to any potential illegal take of cormorants in the PTL. This rule would not interfere with the States' or Tribes' abilities to manage themselves or their funds. 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. The PTL is a biologically based model and evaluates allowable take of cormorants in the contiguous 48 States. However, these individual depredation permits do not authorize take of cormorants to reduce or prevent conflicts with wild and publicly stocked fisheries (except for threatened or endangered species). This alternative would provide State wildlife management agencies and Tribes flexibility within predefined guidelines to address conflicts caused by cormorants within their jurisdictions. In all cases, the term of the permit may not exceed 1 year from the date of issuance or renewal. Javascript is disabled in this browser. USFWS. In regard to comments questioning which entities may remain eligible to apply for and receive individual depredation permits, the Service acknowledges this complexity and refers commenters to Table 1 in the FEIS, “Differences In Regulatory Frameworks That Would Address Conflicts Across All Alternatives,” Start Printed Page 85549which outlines how each alternative in the NEPA analysis would employ different proposed regulatory frameworks to address conflicts relating to cormorants. Numerous nonlethal means, such as harassment, use of effigies, habitat modification, and others, are available to landowners who maintain animals in natural-like environments. documents in the last year, 41 Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis is not required. This rule is not a significant regulatory action under E.O. The revised language is intended to be less ambiguous and better solicit an answer that allows a Service permit staff employee/specialist to make a determination on efficacy. Regarding the individual's comment about having to apply and pay for two separate permits at two separate regional offices due to having farms in bordering States, the Service emphasizes that multiregional depredation permits will remain available for these circumstances. Mail the two blue copies to the Regional FWS Migratory Bird Permit Office responsible for your State before the end of the month in which you transfer the birds or eggs. on The Mississippi Flyway Council noted that they felt the 5-year monitoring plan seemed reasonable, and suggested the Service consider the participation of Flyway Councils to develop coordinated monitoring. 2012. The revised language reads, “Describe your long-term plans to eliminate or significantly reduce the continued take of double-crested cormorants or destruction of eggs/nests.”Start Printed Page 85542. (5) How will the Service ensure that persons conducting control activities have the authority to do so? What is the Migratory Bird Permit? You may review the DEIS, FEIS, and the comments received at the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov in Docket No. Agency Response to General Comments Concerns: Individual permits would still be available to address some depredation activities. Applicants who apply for a Migratory Bird Depredation Permit must apply to the U.S. One State agency commented seeking clarification on implementation of nonlethal methods as well, stating that such a request is not feasible since the geographic distribution of State and Tribal fish hatcheries is too broad and each hatchery is taken on a case-by-case basis. Submit application for special purpose permits to the appropriate Regional Director (Attention: Migratory bird permit office). Any State or federally recognized Tribal fish and wildlife agency wishing to obtain a permit must submit an application (FWS Form 3-200-90) to the appropriate Regional Director (see § 13.11(b) of this subchapter) containing the general information and certification required by § 13.12(a) of this subchapter plus the following information: (1) A description of your State's or Tribe's double-crested cormorant conflicts, including physical location(s) and type of conflict specified in paragraph (a) of this section; (2) A detailed description of the nonlethal methods (i.e., active hazing, passive hazing, habitat management, and changes in management practices) you have and/or will implement and how take activities will address one or more of the issues specified in paragraph (a) of this section; (3) The requested annual take of double-crested cormorants by life-stage, including eggs and nests; (4) A description of long-term plans to eliminate or significantly reduce continued need to take double-crested cormorants; (5) A statement indicating that the State or Tribe will inform and brief all employees and subpermittees of the requirements of these regulations and permit conditions; (6) A list of all subpermittees who may conduct activities under the special double-crested cormorant permit, including their names, addresses, and telephone numbers; and. This document has been published in the Federal Register. Information Collection Requirements: Written comments and suggestions on the information collection requirements should be submitted within 30 days of publication of this document to www.reginfo.gov/​public/​do/​PRAMain. Monitoring can also improve future decisions regarding allowable take and how that allowable take could be determined. If a State or Tribe must enter private property to access State and Tribal lands or waters where take is approved in their permit, the State or Tribe must obtain authorization from the private property owner, and require that the private property owner or occupant provide free and unrestricted access. The Service is responsible for balancing the lethal take of cormorants to alleviate conflicts where available data support such take and maintaining sustainable populations of cormorants and minimizing the regulatory burden on Federal and State agencies, Tribes, and individual citizens. The Service will prepare reports every 5 years, and additionally as necessary, to provide the public with information regarding the take of cormorants and the extent to which this permit, along with other management tools (e.g., depredation permits per 50 CFR 21.41 and scientific collection permits per 50 CFR 21.23), is achieving management objectives. While every effort has been made to ensure that Permittees need to include a description of long-term plans to eliminate or significantly reduce continued need to take double-crested cormorants as part of their application. E.O. documents in the last year, 1455 Adult birds may not be taken at any nest with young in it unless the take of adults addresses a human health and safety issue. Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN): Several State agencies also commented on the need to include conflicts related to SGCN as identified in State Wildlife Action Plans. for better understanding how a document is structured but However, the Service understands that States and Tribes need clarity on the Service's expectations for an acceptable level of requested take in an application for a new permit. Rather, the goal of the Service is to reduce the number of conflicts with cormorants by combining lethal and nonlethal methods and allowing the lethal take of cormorants only when supported by information that such take would reduce conflicts. (7) What are the limitations of this permit? The Central Flyway Council recommended annual reporting of control activities conducted under each permit, similar to what was required in the past, and a periodic cormorant population assessment at a decadal interval while encouraging the Service to explore the efficacy of existing monitoring programs. on NARA's archives.gov. (3) How must States and Tribes dispose of or utilize cormorants taken under this permit? You must submit it to the appropriate U.S. 14. legal research should verify their results against an official edition of Similarly, another State agency cautioned that State resources are limited, while a separate State agency inquired whether States will receive financial assistance to implement the new permit. 2019). Adult birds may not be taken at any nest with young in it unless the take of adults addresses a human health and safety issue. These commenters stated that depredation permits are essential to manage the effects of increased double-crested cormorant populations on migrating salmon and steelhead smolts. The Migratory Bird Permit Office of the US Fish & Wildlife Service must be notified within 24 hours of acquiring a threatened or endangered migratory bird species, or bald or golden eagle, whether live or dead. Management of cormorants in the western United States (Western population, P. albociliatus) is also through site-specific, case-by-case permits. Agency Response to Funding/Resource Concerns: This new permit does not require a State or Tribe to process or issue any depredation permits to entities within their jurisdiction. USACE. Wade, P. 1998. Hunter, W.C., W. Golder, S. Melvin, and J. Wheeler. A proposed rule, soliciting comments on this collection of information for 30 days, was published on June 5, 2020 (85 FR 34578). Commenters cited that nonlethal methods are not effective in all cases; some may be cost-prohibitive, and some may not respond well in situations where birds may become habituated to nonlethal management. Only State and Tribal fish and wildlife agencies are eligible to receive a permit to undertake management and take activities. Many of the conflicts with cormorants involve depredations of sport fish by cormorants, for which there is no relief under current Federal regulations unless warranted to reduce impacts to threatened and endangered fish species listed under the ESA. Form Numbers: FWS Forms 3-200-90 and 3-202-56. Supplementary Documents: The Environmental Protection Agency will announce the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) associated with this rulemaking action. The current estimate of cormorant abundance in the continental United States and Canada is 871,001 to 1,031,757 birds (USFWS 2020). Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Office. Regulations.gov shows 1,052 total comments, which comprise 1,047 public submissions, 2 primary documents (proposed rules), and 3 supporting documents (DEIS, 2003 FEIS, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers documents), [FR Doc. Keep track of any take. The Central Flyway Council stated that the final rule should include conflicts related to SGCN as identified in State Wildlife Action Plans in the scope of the new special permit. Pacific Flyway Plan: A framework for the management of double-crested cormorant depredation on fish resources in the Pacific Flyway. The Central Flyway Council requests the Service engage the four administrative flyways so they can provide recommendations to the Service on reasonable take allocation among States and flyways. The Service cannot obligate funds to implement a new special permit at this time, nor could the Service accurately project any necessary additional funding for each State or Tribe due to the flexibility provided to them. And some commenters recommended the “no action” alternative, which would continue to address conflicts associated with cormorants within a specific scope with the issuance of individual permits. You may inspect comments received on the draft environmental impact statement and associated proposed rule and view the final environmental impact statement and other documents associated with this rulemaking action at http://www.regulations.gov in Docket No. The protocols will detail agency-specific responsibilities and estimated annual costs associated with monitoring. The Executive order directs agencies to consider regulatory approaches that reduce burdens and maintain flexibility and freedom of choice for the public where these approaches are relevant, feasible, and consistent with regulatory objectives. Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 10 minutes to 16 hours, depending on activity. Therefore, from October 2003 through May 2016, the Service authorized the take of cormorants pursuant to the two depredation orders (which covered certain States), through the issuance of depredation permits for activities in States not addressed in the two depredation orders, and through the issuance of scientific collecting permits (50 CFR 21.23). The Public Inspection page may also 2012, Zimmerman et al. These methods, such as habitat management and dispersal, must be tried or deemed likely to be ineffective. USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, Maryland. Damage to State- or Tribal-owned property and assets; and. (5) Landowner Notifications: If a State or Tribe must enter private property to access State and Tribal lands or waters where take is approved in their permit, the State or Tribe must obtain authorization from the private property owner. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) migratory bird depredation permit when handling migratory bird problems. Fish and Wildlife Service office within 5 days of the activity. and services, go to 01/08/2021, 390 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. Wildlife Services (WS), located within the Department of Agriculture (USDA), is a non-regulatory program with a mission to provide Federal leadership and expertise to resolve wildlife conflicts allowing people and wildlife to coexist. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 4,598. Please refer to this website for more information of who to contact for assistance. The Service appreciates the comments that the scope of where take activities could occur may be too limiting relative to the areas that States and Tribes manage for fisheries. New Documents 2019. Another commenter asserted that nonlethal measures may work for a limited time period, but some birds may become habituated. (ii) A permit under this section does not authorize the take of any other migratory bird, including other species of cormorants; the take of bald or golden eagles; or the take of any species federally listed as threatened or endangered. Migratory Bird Permit Office Mailing Address. regulatory information on FederalRegister.gov with the objective of The Service encourages State and Tribal fish and wildlife agencies to coordinate with subpermittees to assess take measures that address long-term prevention of depredation where possible, and to conduct monitoring in conjunction with the Service as it develops its population monitoring plan. At those levels of take, the continental population of double-crested cormorants is expected to average about 830,285 cormorants. The PTL estimate considers all forms of take and is conservative in that the lower 60 percent confidence interval of the PTL was used. Permits may be issued under the Migratory Birds Regulations with conditions for the husbandry, release, scaring, capture, killing or disposal of migratory birds, or any other matter concerning the conservation of migratory birds. by the Federal Housing Finance Agency The new special permit would not apply to private landowners. We will annually review reports submitted by permit holders and will periodically assess the overall impact of this permit program to ensure compatibility with long-term conservation of double-crested cormorants. 2. the material on FederalRegister.gov is accurately displayed, consistent with Unless otherwise authorized on your permit, double-crested cormorants taken under this permit may be temporarily possessed and transported for the purposes of disposal under the regulations in this section. Double-crested cormorants killed and nests/eggs destroyed under the authority of this permit must be properly disposed of by donation to an entity authorized by permit or regulation to receive migratory birds, or be destroyed completely in accordance with Federal, State, and/or local laws and ordinances. Permits must be renewed annually. Prior to 1998, the sole method for authorizing the lethal take of depredating cormorants to alleviate damage and conflicts was through the issuance of depredation permits pursuant to 50 CFR 21.41, which allows the take of migratory birds that are injuring “crops or other interests.” In 1998, the Service published a final rule (63 FR 10550-10561, March 4, 1998) establishing a depredation order that authorized commercial freshwater aquaculture producers in 13 States to take cormorants without the need for a depredation permit when cormorants were found committing or about to commit depredations on aquaculture stocks. As cormorant abundance increases, and even at current levels, the issuance of individual depredation permits to address conflicts is becoming increasingly time-consuming and lengthy in some cases. For example, some commenters note that many catfish farms must employ full-time employees to harass and take cormorants when authorized, but management of the conflict in general is considered an added business expense. This report would be provided to the public to promote transparency of decision-making and evaluation of the effectiveness of this conflict-management tool. Agency Response to Private Property Owners: The Service, in some instances, does allow the take of migratory birds to protect private property. Importantly, reducing the abundance of double-crested cormorants is not the goal of the Service or this new management action. Cormorant abundance in North America has increased dramatically since the 1960s and 1970s, mostly due to the growth of the Interior and Atlantic populations. The planned 5-year assessment will address this issue. The ANPR listed possible alternatives, which include the no action alternative in addition to the following: (1) Establish a new permit for State and Tribal fish and wildlife agencies for authorizing certain cormorant management and control activities; (2) Establish an aquaculture depredation order; and. Once received, be sure to review your Permit. In such cases, WS biologists complete an evaluation form (WS Form 37) that describes the incident and documents our recommendations for management options. This site displays a prototype of a “Web 2.0” version of the daily For example, two State agencies commented on the need to understand how the Service would allocate take among all authorization mechanisms. These methods, such as habitat management and dispersal, must be tried or deemed likely to be ineffective. Other damage control methods of take consistent with accepted wildlife damage management programs may be authorized. Cormorant populations have increased over both the short term (2005-2015) and long term (1966-2015) (United States Geological Survey 2020). Recent case law determined that the MBTA did not apply to indirect harm or incidental take of migratory birds such as habitat loss [Mahler v. U.S. Forest Service 927 F. Supp. Any employee or subpermittee authorized by the State or Tribe to carry out actions under the special permit must retain in their possession a copy of the State's or Tribe's permit while carrying out any action. While we received no comments pertaining to information collection in response to the proposed rule, we also solicited comments regarding the DEIS titled “Management of Conflicts Associated with Double-crested Cormorants” (EIS number 20200116) that was published June 5, 2020. to the courts under 44 U.S.C. Some commenters voiced concerns that, if such provisions are not allowed, landowners will take matters into their own hands to protect their fish and that the presence of and depredation by cormorants on stocked fish in private ponds would negatively impact recruitment of new anglers. Quicker resolution of conflicts ultimately may result in fewer complaints regarding cormorants. Lethal take may occur by firearm in accordance with paragraph (d)(1)(iv) of this section or lethal or live traps. 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