Removal of the U.S. Captive-bred Inter-subspecific crossed or generic Tiger From the Exemption to Register Under the Captive-bred Wildlife Regulations

Docket ID: FWS-R9-IA-2011-0027
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Parent Agency: Department of the Interior (DOI)

We will make a final determination on whether to amend our regulations that establish the Captive-Bred Wildlife Registration Program under the Endangered Species Act for nonnative captive-bred wildlife. This revision will consist of removing generic tigers (Panthera tigris) from 50 CFR 17.21(g)(6), resulting in the requirement that individuals and breeding operations carrying out certain activities with these animals need to meet all of the requirements under the captive-bred wildlife regulations found at 50 CFR 17.21(g)(1) to (4). Generic tigers are specimens not identified or identifiable as members of the Bengal, Sumatran, Siberian, or Indochinese subspecies. This action would give generic tigers the same level of protection that "pure" tigers receive under the Endangered Species Act.

RIN: 1018-AW81
Impacts and Effects: International, Small Entities (Business)
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17.21
Priority: Other Significant
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Publication Period: Spring 2016
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 16 U.S.C. 1539
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: Federal
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: Business
International Impacts: Yes
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM08/22/201176 FR 52297
NPRM Comment Period End09/21/2011
NPRM Comment Period Extended09/21/201176 FR 58455
NPRM Comment Period Extended End10/21/2011
Final Action04/06/201681 FR 19923
Final Action Effective05/06/2016
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking
Scientific or Common Names: Panthera tigris tigris, P. t. sumatrae, P. t. altaica, and P. t. corbetti

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Oct 21, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/21/2011
ID: FWS-R9-IA-2011-0027-14468
Comment Period Closed
Sep 21, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/22/2011
ID: FWS-R9-IA-2011-0027-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 04/06/2016
ID: FWS-R9-IA-2011-0027-15129

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Timothy Van Norman
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