50 CFR 20.26 - Emergency closures.

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§ 20.26 Emergency closures.
(a) The Director may close or temporarily suspend any season established under subpart K of this part:
(1) Upon a finding that a continuation of such a season would constitute an imminent threat to the safety of any endangered or threatened species or other migratory bird populations.
(2) Upon issuance of local public notice by such means as publication in local newspapers of general circulation, posting of the areas affected, notifying the State wildlife conservation agency, and announcement on local radio and television.
(b) Any such closure or temporary suspension shall be announced by publication of a notice to that effect in the Federal Register simultaneous with the local public notice referred to in paragraph (a)(2) of this section. However, in the event that it is impractical to publish a Federal Register notice simultaneously, due to the restriction in time available and the nature of the particular emergency situation, such notice shall follow the steps outlined in paragraph (a) of this section as soon as possible.
(c) Any closure or temporary suspension under this section shall be effective on the date of publication of the Federal Register notice; or if such notice is not published simultaneously, then on the date and at the time specified in the local notification to the public. Every notice of closure shall include the date and time of closing of the season and the area or areas affected. In the case of a temporary suspension, the date and time when the season may be resumed shall be provided by a subsequent local notification to the public, and by publication in the Federal Register.
[41 FR 31536, July 29, 1976]

Title 50 published on 2013-10-01

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  • 2013-12-26; vol. 78 # 248 - Thursday, December 26, 2013
    1. 78 FR 78275 - Migratory Bird Hunting; Revision of Language for Approval of Nontoxic Shot for Use in Waterfowl Hunting
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      DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Fish and Wildlife Service
      Final rule.
      This rule is effective on January 27, 2014.
      50 CFR Part 20

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 16 - CONSERVATION

§ 703 - Taking, killing, or possessing migratory birds unlawful

§ 704 - Determination as to when and how migratory birds may be taken, killed, or possessed

§ 705 - Transportation or importation of migratory birds; when unlawful

§ 706 - Arrests; search warrants

§ 707 - Violations and penalties; forfeitures

§ 708 - State or Territorial laws or regulations

§ 709 - Omitted

§ 709a - Authorization of appropriations

§ 710 - Partial invalidity; short title

§ 711 - Breeding and sale for food supply

§ 712 - Treaty and convention implementing regulations; seasonal taking of migratory birds for essential needs of indigenous Alaskans to preserve...maintain stocks of the birds; protection and conservation of the birds

§ 742a - Declaration of policy

§ 742b - United States Fish and Wildlife Service

16 U.S. Code § 742b–1 - Assistant Director for Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs

§ 742c - Loans for financing or refinancing of cost of purchasing, constructing, equipping, maintaining, repairing, or operating commercial fishing vessels or gear

16 U.S. Code § 742c–1 - Investment in obligations of the United States; proceeds to be used for fisheries

§ 742d - Investigations; preparation and dissemination of information; reports

16 U.S. Code § 742d–1 - Studies of effects in use of chemicals

§ 742e - Transfer of functions to Secretary

§ 742f - Powers of Secretaries of the Interior and Commerce

16 U.S. Code § 742f–1 - National Volunteer Coordination Program

§ 742g - Cooperation with State Department

§ 742h - Reports on fishery products

§ 742i - Effect on rights of States and international commissions

§ 742j - Authorization of appropriations

Statutes at Large

Title 50 published on 2013-10-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 50 CFR 20 after this date.

  • 2013-12-26; vol. 78 # 248 - Thursday, December 26, 2013
    1. 78 FR 78275 - Migratory Bird Hunting; Revision of Language for Approval of Nontoxic Shot for Use in Waterfowl Hunting
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Fish and Wildlife Service
      Final rule.
      This rule is effective on January 27, 2014.
      50 CFR Part 20