• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

The Federal Regulatory Directory, Eighteenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.

United States Fish and Wildlife Service
United states fish and wildlife service
■ Introduction

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) was created within the Interior Department by Reorganization Plan No. 3 in 1940. Its predecessor agency, the Bureau of Fisheries, was created in 1871, initially as an independent agency and later within the Department of Commerce. A second agency, the Bureau of Biological Survey, was established in 1885 in the Department of Agriculture. The two bureaus and their functions were transferred to the Department of the Interior in 1939 and were consolidated into one agency in ...

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