Advocacy Submits Comments on Migratory Bird Permits to Fish and Wildlife Service

On June 5, 2020 the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published a proposed rule and draft environmental impact statement establishing a new permit for State and federally recognized Tribal wildlife agencies for the management of double-crested cormorants. The Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (Advocacy) submits the following comments on the proposed rule and draft environmental impact statement. Advocacy encourages the Service to adopt alternative C discussed in the rule’s draft environmental impact statement which would enact both state and Tribal permits and an aquaculture depredation order. This would better addresses the Service’s stated objectives for the rulemaking while minimizing the burden to small businesses.  

Comment Letter

Fact Sheet

For further information, please contact Prianka Sharma with the Office of Advocacy.