[Federal Register: September 19, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 181)]
[Proposed Rules]               
[Page 54794]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Parts 21 and 22

Migratory Bird Permits; Draft Environmental Assessment on Take of 
Raptors From the Wild for Falconry and Raptor Propagation; Extension of 
Public Comment Period

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service), are 
extending the comment for the draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) on 
take of raptors from the wild for falconry and for captive propagation. 
Comments on the DEA previously submitted need not be resubmitted, 
because they have been incorporated into the public record and will be 
fully considered in the revisions of the DEA.

DATES: The public comment period is extended to November 21, 2006. Any 
comments received after the closing date may not be considered in the 
final guidelines.

ADDRESSES: You may pick up a copy of the DEA at, or hand-deliver your 
comments to the Division of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop 4107, Arlington, 
Virginia 22203-1610. The DEA also is available on the Division of 
Migratory Bird Management Web site at http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. George T. Allen, Division of 
Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, at 703-358-

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We published a Notice of Availability of the 
DEA on June 21, 2006, with a 90-day comment period, set to end on 
September 19, 2006 (71 FR 35599). We received a request for a 60-day 
extension of the comment period from the Central Flyway Council (CFC), 
and are now extending the comment period as requested, to allow the CFC 
additional time to review the DEA.

Kenneth Stansell,
Acting Director, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 06-7771 Filed 9-18-06; 8:45 am]