Removal of the Regulation that Excludes U.S. Captive-Bred Scimitar-Horned Oryx, Addax, and Dama Gazelle From Certain Prohibitions

Docket ID: FWS-R9-IA-2010-0056
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Parent Agency: Department of the Interior (DOI)
We revised the ESA regulations by removing paragraph (h) of 50 CFR 17.21. This action eliminated the exclusion of U.S. captive-bred live wildlife and sport-hunted trophies of scimitar-horned oryx, addax, and dama gazelle from certain prohibited activities, such as take and export, under the Act. This change is in response to a court order to consider permit applications on a case-by-case basis. The three species remain listed as endangered, and a person still needs authorization under the current regulations at 50 CFR 17.21(g) or 50 CFR 17.22 to conduct any prohibited activities.
RIN: 1018-AX29
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2012
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 16 USC 1531 et seq
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: Federal
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM07/07/201176 FR 39804
NPRM Comment Period End08/08/2011
Final Action01/15/201277 FR 431
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Aug 08, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 07/07/2011
ID: FWS-R9-IA-2010-0056-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 01/05/2012
ID: FWS-R9-IA-2010-0056-0102

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 07/07/2011
ID: FWS-R9-IA-2010-0056-0003
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 07/07/2011
ID: FWS-R9-IA-2010-0056-0002


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Agency Contact
Robert Gabel
Chief, Division of Management Authority
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Arlington, VA 22203
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