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Series 500 - INTERAGENCY, INTERGOVERNMENTAL AND INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES, ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY SERIES
Parts 501  502  503  504  505  506  507  512  515  516  517  518  520  521  522  523  524  525  530  531  532  533  534  550  551  560  561  563  565  569  573 
Citation Release Date FWM * Subject Text
Interagency Activities (Parts 501-509)
Interagency Activities – General (Part 501) 
501 FW 1     000  Interagency Agreements

Appendix 1. (List Of National Agreement )      
 
 
501 FW 2   02/24/1993  069  Mitigation Policy

Appendix 1. (USFWS Mitigation Policy-46 FR 7656 ) 02/24/1993  Text   
Appendix 2. (Checklist-Resource Category Documentation ) 02/24/1993  Text   
 
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501 FW 3    000  Mitigation Banking    
Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (Part 502) 
502 FW 1    000  Policies and Responsibilities

Appendix 1. (List Of Current Directives )      
 
 
502 FW 2     000  Water Resource Development Projects    
502 FW 3    000  Transfer Funding Procedures    
502 FW 4    000  Procedures For Review Of Water Permits (Except FERC)    
502 FW 5    000  Corps Of Engineers Permits    
502 FW 6    000  U.S. Coast Guard Permits    
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Part 503) 
503 FW 1    000  Policies and Responsibilities    
503 FW 2     000  Consultation and Review Procedures    
503 FW 4    000  Section 4E - FWS Reservations    
503 FW 5    000  Section 18 - FWS Passageways    
Department Of Agriculture Programs (Part 504) 
504 FW 1  09/24/2003  431  Inventory Property Disposal Program

Amendment 1. (Allows exchanges of certain FSA lands for high quality inholdings without FSA concurrence ) 09/18/2009    PDF 
 
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504 FW 2  09/24/2003  431  Debt Cancellation Conservation Contract Program   Text 
504 FW 3   09/24/2003  431  Wetland Reserve Program   Text 
504 FW 4  09/24/2003  431  Wetlands Conservation -- Swampbuster   Text 
504 FW 5  09/24/2003  431  USDA Conservation Programs   Text 
Environmental Review (Part 505) 
505 FW 1  06/28/1994  153  Policy And Responsibilities

Exhibit 1 (Abbreviations and Acronyms) 06/28/1994  Text   
Exhibit 2 (Sample DOI Review Distribution) 06/28/1994    PDF 
Exhibit 3 (Sample FWS Review Transmittal) 06/28/1994    PDF 
 
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505 FW 2  06/28/1994  153  NEPA Assistance

Exhibit 1 (Evaluating A Request To Cooperate) 06/28/1994    PDF 
 
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505 FW 3  06/28/1994  153  Review of Environmental Documents   Text 
505 FW 4  06/28/1994  153  Other Related Reviews   Text 
505 FW 5  06/28/1994  153  CEQ Referrals

Exhibit 1 (CEQ Referral Chronology) 06/28/1994    PDF 
 
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Intradepartmental Coordination (Part 506) 
506 FW 2    000  Federal Geothermal Program (BLM)    
506 FW 3  12/31/1996  297  Major Pipelines (BLM)

Exhibit 1 (MOU Between BLM & FWS) 12/31/1996  Text   
Exhibit 2 (Planning Opns for BLM Pipeline ROW) 12/31/1996    PDF 
Exhibit 3 (Application Form for ROW On Federal Lands) 12/31/1996    PDF 
 
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506 FW 4  12/31/1996  295  OCS Oil, Gas And Mineral Development (MMS)

Appendix 1. (OCS Planning Areas And Regions ) 12/31/1996  Text   
Appendix 2. (Maps Of OCS Planning Areas ) 12/31/1996    PDF 
Appendix 3. (OCS Leasing Process ) 12/31/1996    PDF 
Appendix 4. (OCS Exploration Plan Review Process ) 12/31/1996    PDF 
Appendix 5. (OCS Dev/Prod Plan Review Process ) 12/31/1996    PDF 
 
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506 FW 6  05/01/2009  N/A  **RESCINDED** National Irrigation Water Quality Program   PDF 
Cooperation With Other Federal Agencies (Part 507) 
507 FW 1     000  Sikes Act (DOD)    
507 FW 2     000  Department Of Transportation Act (SEC 4F)    
507 FW 3     000  Habitat Mitigation (HUD)    
507 FW 5  02/17/1995  173  Water Quality Standards (EPA)   Text 
Intergovernmental Activities (Parts 510-514)
Indian Tribes (Part 512) 
512 FW 4    000  Sacred Sites    
Federal Financial Assistance (Parts 515 - 529)
Financial Assistance Management (Part 515) 
515 FW 1  02/12/2013  N/A  Responsibilities for Grants and Cooperative Agreements   Text 
FWS Financial Assistance - Award Administration (Part 516) 
516 FW 1  03/18/2013  N/A  Financial Reporting for Grant and Cooperative Agreement Awards   Text 
516 FW 2  03/18/2013  N/A  Performance Reporting for Grant and Cooperative Agreement Awards   Text 
516 FW 3  10/11/2012  N/A  Signature Authority for Grant and Cooperative Agreement Awards

Exhibit 1 (Authorities for the Service's Financial Assistance Program) 10/11/2012  Text   
 
Text 
516 FW 4  05/15/2014  N/A  Payment Management for Grant and Cooperative Agreement Awards   Text 
516 FW 5  09/30/2013  N/A  DUNS and SAM Registration Requirements   Text 
516 FW 6  01/16/2014  N/A  Issuing Discretionary Grant and Cooperative Agreement Awards without Competition   Text 
FWS Financial Assistance - Eligibility & Program-Specific Requirements (Part 517) 
517 FW 7  12/07/2012  N/A  Sport Fish Restoration - Recreational Boating Access Subprogram

Exhibit 1 (Types of Projects Eligible and Not Eligible for Recreational Boating Access Funds) 12/07/2012  Text   
 
Text 
517 FW 10  09/02/2010  N/A  State Wildlife Grants - Mandatory Subprogram

Exhibit 1 (Examples of Activities in the State Wildlife Grants Mandatory Subprogram) 09/02/2010  Text   
 
Text 
517 FW 13  04/29/2010  N/A  Multistate Conservation Grant Program   Text 
WSFR - Management (Part 518) 
518 FW 1  08/23/2011  N/A  WSFR - Authorities and Responsibilities

Amendment 1. (Adding Coastal Program - Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to list of discretionary grant programts ) 07/25/2014    PDF 
 
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518 FW 8  09/02/2010  N/A  National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation   Text 
WSFR Projects/CMS (Part 520) 
520 FW 1  02/04/2011  N/A  Federal Grant Coordination

Exhibit 1 (Eligible and Ineligible Activities under Coordination Projects) 02/04/2011  Text   
 
Text 
520 FW 2  03/05/2012  N/A  Rescinded   PDF 
520 FW 7  05/13/2010  N/A  Rescinded   PDF 
Federal Financial Assistance Program Eligibility (Part 521) 
521 FW 1  10/10/2001  380  Eligibility Standards For Wildlife Restoration   Text 
521 FW 2  10/10/2001  380  Eligibility Standards For Sport Fish Restoration   Text 
521 FW 3  08/30/2000  358  Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program   Text 
521 FW 4  10/10/2001  380  Endangered Species   Text 
Federal Aid Program Guidance (Part 522) 
522 FW 4  11/30/2004  457  Comprehensive Management System Grant   Text 
522 FW 6  12/17/1992  060  Land Acquisition

Amendment 1. (Amendment to update chapter with information in 522 FW 16, Preagreement Costs ) 12/26/2006    PDF 
Amendment 2. (Amendment to delete approval text for granting easements through Federal Assistance-acquired lands ) 04/29/2012    PDF 

Exhibit 1 (Sample Memorandum Opinion Of Value) 12/17/1992  Text   
 
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522 FW 16  10/13/2005  465  Preagreement Costs   Text 
522 FW 17  04/27/2006  N/A  Cost Accounting and Financial Reporting

Exhibit 1 (List of Subaccounts) 04/27/2006  Text   
 
Text 
522 FW 18  12/20/2005  N/A  Useful Life of Capital Improvements Funded by Federal Assistance Grants   Text 
522 FW 19  12/19/2005  N/A  Program Income from Federal Assistance Grants

Amendment 1. (Amendment to Exhibit 1 ) 02/20/2008    PDF 

Exhibit 1 (Examples of Program Income) 12/19/2005  Text   
Exhibit 2 (Adjustments to Program Income) 12/19/2005  Text   
 
Text 
522 FW 20  12/19/2005  N/A  Loss of Control and Disposal of Real Property   Text 
522 FW 21  08/18/2006  N/A  Allowable Recreational Activities and Related Facilities on Federal Assistance Lands   Text 
522 FW 22  08/18/2006  N/A  Allowable Commercial Activities and Related Facilities on Federal Assistance Lands   Text 
522 FW 23  05/22/2006  N/A  Budget Changes in Federal Assistance Grants   Text 
522 FW 24  05/22/2006  N/A  Establishment and Use of Land Value as Match   Text 
522 FW 25  05/22/2006  N/A  Determining Approval and Effective Dates for Federal Assistance Grants   Text 
Federal Assistance Compliance Requirements (Part 523) 
523 FW 1  12/17/1992  061  Summary of Compliance Requirements   Text 
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grant Program (Part 524) 
524 FW 1  05/01/2013  N/A  North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Grants   Text 
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grant Program (Part 525) 
525 FW 1  05/01/2013  N/A  Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA) Grants   Text 
International Activities (Parts 530-539)
International Activities / General (Part 530) 
530 FW 1  05/07/2009  N/A  Authority and Responsibilities - International Activities   Text 
530 FW 2  05/07/2009  N/A  International Protocols, Treaties, and Conventions

Exhibit 1 (Table of Principal International Agreements) 05/07/2009    PDF 
 
Text 
International Treaties/Conventions (Part 531) 
531 FW 1    000  Delegation Representation    
531 FW 2    000  Preparing International Accords    
International Meetings And Travel (Part 532) 
532 FW 1  12/31/1996  308  Attendance at International Meetings   Text 
532 FW 2  12/31/1996  308  Approval of International Travel

Exhibit 1 (Foreign Travel Certification, DI-1175) 12/31/1996    PDF 
 
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International Contacts And Communications (Part 533) 
533 FW 1    000  Communications    
533 FW 2    000  State Department Liaison    
533 FW 3    000  International Visitors    
International Projects (Part 534) 
534 FW 1    000  FWS Participation    
534 FW 2    000  Establishing New Projects    
Environmental Quality (Parts 550-559)
National Environmental Policy Act (Part 550) 
550 FW 1    000  Policy, Directives And Responsibilities    
550 FW 2    000  Compliance Procedures    
550 FW 3  03/29/1996  248  Documenting and Implementing Decisions

Exhibit 1 (Record of Decision Sample) 03/29/1996    PDF 
Exhibit 2 (Record of Decision Sample in Federal Register) 03/29/1996    PDF 
Exhibit 3 (Finding of No Significant Impact Sample) 03/29/1996    PDF 
Exhibit 4 (Environmental Action Statement) 03/29/1996    PDF 
 
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Biodiversity (Part 551) 
551 FW 1    000  Policy And Procedures    
Pollution Control and Environmental Compliance (Parts 560-564)
Pollution At FWS Facilities (Part 560) 
560 FW 1  02/03/2012  N/A  Policy and Responsibilities - Environmental Compliance   Text 
560 FW 2    000  Reserved    
560 FW 3  10/28/2013  N/A  Reporting Releases of Hazardous Substances, Oil Discharges, and Contaminated Sites   Text 
560 FW 4      Reserved    
560 FW 5  11/02/2009  N/A  The Federal Agency Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket   Text 
560 FW 6  08/04/2014  N/A  Remediation, Abatement, and Environmental Compliance Funding   Text 
560 FW 7  11/02/2009  N/A  Environmental Compliance and Environmental Management System (EMS) Auditing   Text 
Compliance Requirements (Part 561) 
561 FW 1      Reserved    
561 FW 2  12/26/2002  415  Clean Air Act

Amendment 1. (Updating the title of the Environmental Compliance Branch ) 10/07/2010    PDF 
 
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561 FW 3  02/06/2014  N/A  Clean Water Act   Text 
561 FW 4  03/13/2009  N/A  Safe Drinking Water Act

Amendment 1. (Clarifies analytical requirements for newly constructed and acquired potable water supply systems ) 12/15/2011    PDF 
 
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561 FW 5  09/29/2001  377  Solid Waste (Nonhazardous)   Text 
561 FW 6  10/18/2013  N/A  Hazardous Waste Management

Exhibit 1 (Hazardous Waste Contingency Plan) 10/18/2013  Text   
 
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561 FW 7  08/03/2012  N/A  Underground Storage Tanks   Text 
561 FW 8  03/30/2012  N/A  Asbestos Management

Exhibit 1 (Asbestos Inventory Template) 03/30/2012  Text   
Exhibit 2 (Template for an Asbestos Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Plan) 03/30/2012  Text   
 
Text 
561 FW 9  02/11/2013  N/A  Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB)Management

Exhibit 1 (PCB Marking Requirements) 02/11/2013  Text   
 
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561 FW 10  02/22/2006  N/A  CERCLA Site Cleanup   Text 
561 FW 11  12/26/2002  415  Radioactive Materials   Text 
561 FW 12  09/29/2001  377  Radon   Text 
561 FW 13  09/29/2001  377  Medical Waste

Exhibit 1 (Biological Hazard Symbol) 09/29/2001    PDF 
 
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561 FW 14  11/02/2009  N/A  Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know   Text 
561 FW 15  12/31/1996  296  Recycling

Exhibit 1 (Plastic Resin Characteristics) 12/31/1996  Text   
Exhibit 2 (GSA Regional Coordinators) 12/31/1996  Text   
Exhibit 3 (Conversion Table for Recycled Materials) 12/31/1996  Text   
 
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Air Quality Protection (Part 563) 
563 FW 1  07/13/2010  N/A  Air Quality Protection   Text 
Sustainability (Parts 565 - 568)
Sustainable Practices (Part 565) 
565 FW 1  04/28/2010  N/A  Implementing Sustainable Practices

Exhibit 1 (Specific Objectives and Targets to Assist the Service in Achieving Sustainable Practices) 04/28/2010  Text   
Exhibit 2 (Key Programmatic Practices that Promote the Service's Sustainability Goals) 04/28/2010  Text   
Exhibit 3 (Examples of Individual Practices that Promote the Service's Sustainability Goals) 04/28/2010  Text   
 
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Pest Management (Part 569)
Pest Management (Part 569) 
569 FW 1  08/03/2010  N/A  Integrated Pest Management   Text 
Environmental Contaminants (Parts 570-579)
Damages To Natural Resources (Part 573) 
573 FW 1    000  Policy And Responsibilities    
573 FW 2    000  Damage Assessment Process    
573 FW 3    000  Settlement Agreements And Covenants Not To Sue    
573 FW 4    000  Compensation, Reimbursement And Accounting    
573 FW 5    000  Restoration    
* Publication of 011 FW 2 and 011 FW 3 on 11/03/2005 made FWM numbers obsolete.
 
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