DOI Seeks Comments on Revisions to the Regulations Governing Take of Migratory Birds
On Feb. 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service issued a proposed rule to redefine the scope of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) as applied to conduct resulting in the injury or death of migratory birds. The rule would clarify that MBTA prohibitions apply only to actions that are specifically directed at migratory birds, their nests, or their eggs. Comments are due by Mar. 19, 2020.