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50 CFR § 403.01-403.08 - Transfer of marine mammal management authority to States.

United States of America
Document type
Original source
48 FR 22456, May 18, 1983
Long title
Code of Federal Regulations - Title 50 - Wildlife and Fisheries - Chapter IV - Joint Regulations (United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior and National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce); Endangered Species Committee Regulations - Subchapter A - Part 403 - Transfer of marine mammal management authority to States. (50 CFR - Chapter IV - Subchapter A - Part 403 - § 403.01-403.08).
Fisheries, Wild species & ecosystems
Stock enhancement/repopulation Protection of habitats Protection of species Governance Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Procedural matters Sub-national agreement Marine mammals
Geographical area
Americas, Arctic, East Pacific, North America, North Atlantic

The Regulations Part of Title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations implement section 109 of the Endangered Species Act which, upon a finding by the Secretary of compliance with certain requirements, provides for the transfer of marine mammal management authority to the states. They apply the procedures for the transfer of marine mammal management authority to a state, the form and minimum requirements of a state application for the transfer of management authority, the relationship between Federal and state wildlife agencies both prior and subsequent to the transfer of management authority, and the revocation and return of management authority to the Federal Government. The state shall not exercise management authority until a cooperative allocation agreement with the Secretary has been signed and the Fish and Wildlife Service or the National Marine Fisheries Service has transferred management authority. After management of a species has been transferred to the state, state and Federal authorities shall cooperate to the maximum extent practicable in conserving the species of marine mammals.

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References - Legislation


Endangered Species Act 1973.

Legislation | United States of America | 1973 (2015)

Keyword: Management/conservation, Endangered species, International trade, Protection of habitats, Offences/penalties, Protection of species, Ecosystem preservation, Trade in species, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Wildlife products


Marine Mammal Protection Act.

Legislation | United States of America | 1972 (2007)

Keyword: Fishery management and conservation, Marine fisheries, Fishing gear/fishing method, Management/conservation, Marine mammals, Marine area, Data collection/reporting, Research, Endangered species, Protection of habitats, Protection of species