Amendment 1,

601 FW 3
Biological Integrity, Diversity, and Environmental Health

Amends 601 FW 3, FWM 366, 04/16/01

Date:  July 31, 2006

Series: Refuge Management

Part 601: National Wildlife Refuge

System

Originating Office: Division of Conservation, Planning and Policy

 

 

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                                      Amendment 1, 601 FW 3

                   (Delegation of Authority for Genetically Modified Crops)

 

 

Series: Refuge Management

Part 601: National Wildlife Refuge System

Chapter 3: Biological Integrity, Diversity, and Environmental Health

Amendment Number: 1

Purpose: This amendment delegates authority to the Regional Chiefs for the National Wildlife Refuge System, to approve the use of genetically modified crops (GMCs) on National Wildlife Refuge System lands.

 

Action:

 

Under 3.15C, change the last sentence in the paragraph:

 

We do not use genetically modified organisms in refuge management unless we determine their use is essential to accomplishing refuge purpose(s) and the Director approves the use.

 

to:

 

We do not use genetically modified organisms in refuge management unless we determine their use is essential to accomplishing refuge purpose(s) and the Regional Chief, National Wildlife Refuge System, approves the use.

 

Also add the following subsections to the same paragraph:

 

(1) This delegation covers agricultural crops only. For genetically modified organisms other than GMCs, such as trees or fish, Director approval is required.

 

(2) A request for approval can cover just one refuge, or it can cover multiple units within a refuge complex.

 


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