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58 Pa. Code § 147.742. Depredation permits for migratory birds other than waterfowl.

§ 147.742. Depredation permits for migratory birds other than waterfowl.

 (a)  A depredation permit issued by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to an applicant may be co-signed under the following circumstances:

   (1)  A visit to the applicant’s facility has been made by a WCO or the WS representative and a problem is verified to exist. A copy of WS Migratory Bird Damage Project Report will be furnished to the Commission by the WS investigator before submitting the form to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

   (2)  The applicant has exhausted all recommendations for reasonable nonlethal control methods provided by the Commission and the WS representative.

   (3)  The applicant agrees to implement WS/Commission recommendations for working towards a permanent solution within a period of time agreed to by the applicant, if economically feasible for the facility.

 (b)  Upon receipt of an application for a United States Fish and Wildlife Service depredation permit that meets the requirements of subsection (a)(1)—(3), the Commission will review the application and if approved forward the application to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service Migratory Bird Permit office.



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