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16 U.S. Code § 718f - Enforcement

For the efficient execution of this subchapter, the judges of the several courts, established under the laws of the United States, United States magistrate judges, and persons appointed by the Secretary to enforce the provisions of this subchapter, shall have, with respect thereto, like powers and duties as are conferred upon said judges, magistrate judges, and employees of the Department of the Interior by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.), or any other Act to carry into effect any treaty for the protection of migratory birds with respect to that Act. Any bird or part thereof taken or possessed contrary to this subchapter shall, when seized, be disposed of by the Secretary in accordance with law.

Editorial Notes
References in Text

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and “that Act”, referred to in text, is act July 3, 1918, ch. 128, 40 Stat. 755, which is classified generally to subchapter II (§ 703 et seq.) of chapter 7 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see section 710 of this title and Tables.


2006—Pub. L. 109–266 inserted section catchline, substituted “Secretary to” for “Secretary of Agriculture to” and “Department of the Interior” for “Department of Agriculture”, and inserted “(16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.)” after “Migratory Bird Treaty Act”.

1978—Pub. L. 95–616 substituted in last sentence “contrary to this subchapter shall, when seized, be disposed of by the Secretary in accordance with law” for “contrary to such Acts shall, when seized, be disposed of as provided by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, or Acts aforesaid”.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Change of Name

“United States magistrate judges” and “magistrate judges” substituted for “United States magistrates” and “magistrates”, respectively, in text pursuant to section 321 of Pub. L. 101–650, set out as a note under section 631 of Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure. Previously, “magistrates” substituted in text for “commissioners” pursuant to Pub. L. 90–578. See chapter 43 (§ 631 et seq.) of Title 28.