United States Code

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§ 8351.
Predatory and other wild animals
(a)
In general

The Secretary of Agriculture may conduct a program of wildlife services with respect to injurious animal species and take any action the Secretary considers necessary in conducting the program.

(b)
Administration

The Secretary shall administer the program in a manner consistent with all of the wildlife services authorities in effect on the day before October 28, 2000.

(c)
Action by FWS
The Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service shall use the most expeditious procedure practicable to process and administer permits for take of—
(1)
a depredating eagle under the Act of June 8, 1940 (commonly known as the “Bald Eagle Protection Act”) (54 Stat. 250, chapter 278; 16 U.S.C. 668 et seq.), or sections 22.11 through 22.32 of title 50, Code of Federal Regulations (or successor regulations) (including depredation of livestock, wildlife, and species protected under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) or any other Federal management program); or
(2)
a migratory bird included on the list under section 10.13 of title 50, Code of Federal Regulations (or successor regulations) that is posing a conflict.
(Mar. 2, 1931, ch. 370, § 1, 46 Stat. 1468; Pub. L. 102–237, title X, § 1013(d), Dec. 13, 1991, 105 Stat. 1901; Pub. L. 106–387, § 1(a) [title VII, § 767], Oct. 28, 2000, 114 Stat. 1549, 1549A–44; Pub. L. 115–270, title IV, § 4307, Oct. 23, 2018, 132 Stat. 3886.)
cite as: 7 USC 8351