The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service carries out its responsibilities under the authority of Federal laws, regulations, and Executive Orders, and in accord with policies established by the Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service and the Secretary of the Interior. The FWS Policy and Regulations branch is responsible for coordinating and publishing policies and regulations, coordinating notices published in the Federal Register, and working with program offices to coordinate public comments.
What We Do
The Policy and Regulations Branch serves as an expert resource to Service programs and offices by applying advanced-level program management analysis, administrative support, and technical writing activities for a variety of matters relating to the administration of the Service’s Regulatory Development, Federal Register, Directives Management, Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), and Information Collection Clearance Programs.
Our Laws and Regulations
- Administrative Procedure Act (APA; 5 U.S.C. Subchapter II § 551)
- Congressional Review Act (CRA; 5 U.S.C.801(a)(1)(A))
- Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA, Pub. L. 92–463, §1, Oct. 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 770.)
- Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA; 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.)
- Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA; 5 U.S.C. 601-612)
- Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (SBREFA; P.L. 104-121)
- Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public (5 CFR 1320)
- Federal Advisory Committee Management (41 CFR 102-3)