FWS Seeks to Ensure that Wildlife Importers and Exporters Provide Tax ID Information on Designated Port Exception Permit Applications

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) is proposing to revise the application form for Designated Port Exception Permits, which are required for lawful import or export of wildlife at a port other than a required designated port or authorized border. The agency proposes to resume requiring the applicant’s Social Security Number or Employer Identification Number. FWS uses this information during law enforcement investigations to ensure the identities of individuals are accurate. FWS is accepting public comments on the proposed information collection through January 30, 2023.