50 CFR 222.305 - Rights of succession and transfer of permits.

§ 222.305 Rights of succession and transfer of permits.


(1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, permits issued pursuant to parts 222, 223, and 224 of this chapter are not transferable or assignable. In the event that a permit authorizes certain business activities in connection with a business or commercial enterprise, which is then subject to any subsequent lease, sale or transfer, the successor to that enterprise must obtain a permit prior to continuing the permitted activity, with the exceptions provided in paragraphs (a)(2) and (a)(3) of this section.

(2) Certain persons, other than the permittee, are granted the right to carry on a permitted activity for the remainder of the term of a current permit, provided that they furnish the permit to the issuing officer for endorsement within 90 days from the date the successor begins to carry on the activity. Such persons are the following:

(i) The surviving spouse, child, executor, administrator, or other legal representative of a deceased permittee, and

(ii) The receiver or trustee in bankruptcy or a court designated assignee for the benefit of creditors.

(3) Incidental take permits issued under § 222.307, and enhancement permits issued under § 222.308, as part of a Safe Harbor Agreement with Assurances or Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances, may be transferred in whole or in part through a joint submission by the permittee and the proposed transferee, or in the case of a deceased permittee, the deceased permittee's legal representative and the proposed transferee, provided NMFS determines in writing that:

(i) The proposed transferee meets all of the qualifications under parts 222, 223, or 224 (as applicable) for holding a permit;

(ii) The proposed transferee has provided adequate written assurances that it will provide sufficient funding for the conservation plan or other agreement or plan associated with the permit and will implement the relevant terms and conditions of the permit, including any outstanding minimization and mitigation requirements; and

(iii) The proposed transferee has provided such other information as NMFS determines is relevant to process the transfer.

(b) Except as otherwise stated on the face of the permit, any person who is under the direct control of the permittee, or who is employed by or under contract to the permittee for purposes authorized by the permit, may carry out the activity authorized by the permit.

[ 64 FR 14054, Mar. 23, 1999, as amended at 67 FR 57973, Sept. 13, 2002]
Effective Date Note:
At 64 FR 14054, Mar. 23, 1999, part 222 was revised. § 222.305(a) contains information collection and recordkeeping requirements and will not become effective until approval has been given by the Office of Management and Budget.

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

§ 742a - Declaration of policy

§ 742b - United States Fish and Wildlife Service

§ 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

§ 742c-1

§ 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

§ 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

16 U.S. Code § 742j–1 - Airborne hunting

16 U.S. Code § 742j–2 - Uniform allowance

§ 742k - Management and disposition of vessels and other property acquired and arising out of fishery loans or related type of activities

§ 742l - Enforcement authority for the protection of fish and wildlife resources

§ 742l-1 - Authority to use available law enforcement funds

§ 742m - Relinquishment of exclusive legislative jurisdiction

§ 743 - Repealed. Pub. L. 93–280, § 1(2), May 10, 1974, 88 Stat. 123

§ 743a - Detail of personnel and loan of equipment to Director of Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife

§ 744 - Investigations; fish propagation; investigations of damages by predacious fishes; executive assistance

§ 745 - Powers of Secretary

§ 746 - Vessels of Fish and Wildlife Service

§ 746a - Operation and maintenance fees for the M/V Tiglax and other vessels

§ 747 - Omitted

§ 748 - Expenditure of appropriations for propagation of food fishes

§ 749 - Omitted

§ 750 - Station on Mississippi River for rescue of fishes and propagation of mussels

§ 751 - Personnel

§ 752 - Omitted

§ 753 - Cooperative work

§ 753a - Cooperative research and training programs for fish and wildlife resources

§ 753b - Authorization of appropriations

§ 754 - Commutation of rations for officers and crews of vessels of Service

§ 754a - Appropriations for United States Fish and Wildlife Service; purchases from

§ 754b - Funds from private entities credited to Resource Management account

§ 754c - Work under reimbursable agreements; recording obligations and crediting amounts received

§ 754d - Fee schedule for forensic laboratory services

§ 754e - Funds for contaminant sample analyses

§ 1361 - Congressional findings and declaration of policy

§ 1362 - Definitions

§ 1531 - Congressional findings and declaration of purposes and policy

§ 1532 - Definitions

§ 1533 - Determination of endangered species and threatened species

§ 1534 - Land acquisition

§ 1535 - Cooperation with States

§ 1536 - Interagency cooperation

§ 1537 - International cooperation

§ 1537a - Convention implementation

§ 1538 - Prohibited acts

§ 1539 - Exceptions

§ 1540 - Penalties and enforcement

§ 1541 - Endangered plants

§ 1542 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 1543 - Construction with Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972

§ 1544 - Annual cost analysis by Fish and Wildlife Service

Title 50 published on 06-Mar-2018 04:15

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 50 CFR Part 222 after this date.

  • 2017-10-19; vol. 82 # 201 - Thursday, October 19, 2017
    1. 82 FR 48674 - 2018 Annual Determination To Implement the Sea Turtle Observer Requirement
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      DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
      Proposed rule.
      Comments must be received by November 20, 2017.
      50 CFR Part 222