The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is requesting public comments regarding the agency’s application and reporting requirements for the take of migratory birds. Several FWS permits regulating the disturbance and taking of migratory birds are scheduled for government review this year. Of potential interest to scientists are forms 3-200-6 (import/export of migratory birds), 3-200-7 (scientific collection of migratory birds), 3-200-10d (special exhibition for education), and 3-200-15, 3-200-16, 3-200-71, 3-200-72 (disturbance and taking of eagles and nests). Additionally, a new permit (3-200-82) is proposed to regulate the import and export of eagle specimens for temporary scientific or exhibition purposes, such as a museum display.

The FWS is seeking comments on the necessity of the collection of information, ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents. Comments must be submitted by 7 June 2010. For more information, please visit


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