50 CFR 80.36 - May an agency count license holders in the annual certification if the agency receives funds from the State to cover their license fees?

§ 80.36 May an agency count license holders in the annual certification if the agency receives funds from the State to cover their license fees?

If a State fish and wildlife agency receives funds from the State to cover fees for some license holders, the agency may count those license holders in the annual certification only under the following conditions:

(a) The State funds to cover license fees must come from a source other than hunting- and fishing-license revenue.

(b) The State must identify funds to cover license fees separately from other funds provided to the agency.

(c) The agency must receive at least the average amount of State-provided discretionary funds that it received for the administration of the State's fish and wildlife agency during the State's five previous fiscal years.

(1) State-provided discretionary funds are those from the State's general fund that the State may increase or decrease if it chooses to do so.

(2) Some State-provided funds are from special taxes, trust funds, gifts, bequests, or other sources specifically dedicated to the support of the State fish and wildlife agency. These funds typically fluctuate annually due to interest rates, sales, or other factors. They are not discretionary funds for purposes of this part as long as the State does not take any action to reduce the amount available to its fish and wildlife agency.

(d) The agency must receive State funds that are at least equal to the fees charged for the single-year license providing similar privileges. If the State does not have a single-year license providing similar privileges, the Director must approve the fee paid by the State for those license holders.

(e) The agency must receive and account for the State funds as license revenue.

(f) The agency must issue licenses in the license holder's name or by using a unique identifier that is traceable to the license holder, who must be verifiable in State records.

(g) The license fees must meet all other requirements of 50 CFR 80.

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

§ 669 - Cooperation of Secretary of the Interior with States; conditions

§ 669a - Definitions

§ 669b - Authorization of appropriations

§ 669b-1 - Authorization of appropriation of accumulated unappropriated receipts

§ 669c - Allocation and apportionment of available amounts

§ 669d - Apportionment; certification to States and Secretary of the Treasury; acceptance by States; disposition of funds not accepted

§ 669e - Submission and approval of plans and projects

§ 669f - Payment of funds to States; laws governing construction and labor

§ 669g - Maintenance of projects; expenditures for management of wildlife areas and resources

16 U.S. Code § 669g–1 - Payment of funds to and cooperation with Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Virgin Islands

§ 669h - Requirements and restrictions concerning use of amounts for expenses for administration

§ 669h-1 - Firearm and bow hunter education and safety program grants

16 U.S. Code § 669h–2 - Multistate conservation grant program

§ 669i - Rules and regulations

§ 669j - Repealed. Aug. 7, 1946, ch. 770, § 1(14), 60 Stat. 867

§ 669k - Reports and certifications

§ 777 - Federal-State relationships

§ 777a - Definitions

§ 777b - Authorization of appropriations

§ 777c - Division of annual appropriations

§ 777d - Certification of funds deducted for expenses and amounts apportioned to States

§ 777e - Submission and approval of plans and projects

§ 777e-2

§ 777g - Maintenance of projects

§ 777g-2

§ 777n - Repealed. Pub. L. 114–94, div. A, title X, § 10001(g)(1), Dec. 4, 2015, 129 Stat. 1621

Title 50 published on 09-Jun-2018 05:25

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 50 CFR Part 80 after this date.

  • 2017-12-15; vol. 82 # 240 - Friday, December 15, 2017
    1. 82 FR 59564 - Financial Assistance: Wildlife Restoration, Sport Fish Restoration, Hunter Education and Safety
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      DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Fish and Wildlife Service
      Proposed rule.
      We will accept comments received or postmarked on or before February 13, 2018.
      50 CFR Part 80