[Federal Register: June 5, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 107)]
[Page 31156-31157]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Fish and Wildlife Service

National Bald Eagle Management Guidelines

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that National Bald Eagle 
Management Guidelines are available to the public.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the National Bald Eagle Management Guidelines can 
be obtained by writing to: Eliza Savage, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Division of Migratory Bird Management, 4401 North Fairfax 
Drive, Mail Stop MBSP-4107, Arlington, VA 22203. The guidelines may 
also be obtained via the Internet at: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/baldeagle.html

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eliza Savage, Division of Migratory 
Bird Management, (see ADDRESSES section); or via e-mail at: 
Eliza_Savage@fws.gov; telephone: (703) 358-2329; or facsimile: (703) 358-


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In anticipation of the possible removal of 
the bald eagle from the list of threatened species under the Endangered 
Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the Service has developed 
National Bald Eagle Management Guidelines to provide guidance to land 
managers, landowners, and others as to how to avoid disturbing bald 
eagles. After delisting, the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act 
(Eagle Act) (16 U.S.C. 668-668d) becomes the primary law protecting 
bald eagles. The Eagle Act prohibits take of bald and golden eagles and 
provides a statutory definition of ``take'' that includes ``disturb.''
    The Service developed National Bald Eagle Management Guidelines, a 
draft of which was made available for public comment February 16, 2006 
(71 FR 8309). We received 86 comments on the guidelines, which we took 
into consideration in developing this final document. The guidelines 
provide the public information to help prevent disturbance of bald 
eagles and recommend additional non-binding practices that can benefit 
bald eagles.
    In addition to this notice, the Service is publishing three related 
documents elsewhere in today's Federal Register: a final rule, 
codifying the Eagle Act definition of ``disturb''; a notice of 
availability of the final environmental assessment for the definition 
of ``disturb''; and a proposed rule to codify additional take 
authorizations under the Eagle Act.

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    Dated: May 16, 2007.
Todd Willens,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks.
[FR Doc. 07-2695 Filed 6-4-07; 8:45 am]