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Frequently Used Laws, Regulations, and Service Manuals

Law U.S. Code Regulations FWS Manual
Migratory Bird Treaty Act 16 USC 703 712 50 CFR 10.13 & 21 720 729 FW
Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act 16 USC 668a 50 CFR 22  
Endangered Species Act of 1973 16 USC 1532 et seq. 50 CFR 17, ESA list, prohibitions, etc.; 50 CFR 24, import/export under ESA and CITES; 50 CFR 402, interagency consultations; 50 CFR 424, listing and critical habitat; 50 CFR 450-453, exemption process 730-739 FW
Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 16 USC 1361-1407 50 CFR 18; grant in aid, 50 CFR 82 740-749 FW
Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act 16 USC 661-667e draft regs never ratified 502 FW 1-7
National Wildlife Refuge Administration Act 16 USC 668 dd
42 USC 4321
50 CFR 25-38  
National Environmental Policy Act 42 USC 4321 et seq.
(4321-4347)

FWS 40 CFR 1502
CEQ 40 CFR 1500-1508
EPA 40 CFR 6, grants for environmental protection 40 CFR 35
USBR 40 CFR 1500-1508

550 FW 1-3; 30 AM ; 516 DM;
Environmental Compliance Memorandum No. PEP ECM95-3. Office of the Secretary. May 30, 1995.

Clean Water Act
aka Federal Water Pollution Control Act
33 USC 1251 et seq. EPA, Ocean Dumping: 40 CFR 220-238
ACOE, Section 404
 
Lacey Act 16 USC 3371-3378 50 CFR 14 & 16 &10 440-469 FW & 720-739 FW
CITES 27 U.S.T. 1087 50 CFR 81  
Wild Bird Conservation Act of 1992 16 USC 4901-4916 50 CFR 15  

References: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Habitat Conservation Planning Handbook and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Manual, <www.fws.gov/policy/manuals>

 

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