16 U.S. Code § 715c - Areas recommended for approval; character

The Secretary of the Interior may not recommend any area for purchase or rental under the terms of this subchapter unless the Secretary of the Interior—
(1) has determined that such area is necessary for the conservation of migratory birds; and
(2) has consulted with the county or other unit of local government in which such area is located and with the Governor of the State concerned or the appropriate State agency.


(Feb. 18, 1929, ch. 257, § 4,45 Stat. 1223; 1939 Reorg. Plan No. II, § 4(f), eff. July 1, 1939, 4 F.R. 2731, 53 Stat. 1433; Pub. L. 89–669, § 7(a),Oct. 15, 1966, 80 Stat. 929; Pub. L. 95–552, § 2,Oct. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 2071.)

1978—Pub. L. 95–552substituted “may not recommend any area” for “shall recommend no area”, incorporated existing provision in item (1) and added item (2).
1966—Pub. L. 89–669struck out “game” from “migratory game birds”.
Transfer of Functions

Transfer of functions of Secretary of Agriculture to Secretary of the Interior by Reorg. Plan No. II of 1939, see Transfer of Functions note set out under section 715a of this title.

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