U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Approves an Additional Nontoxic Shot Type;


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Approves an Additional Nontoxic Shot Type;
Considers Four Others


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today approved a non-toxic shot type
composed of iron-tungsten-nickel for waterfowl and coot hunting in the
United States. In addition, the Service will publish tomorrow in the
Federal Register proposed approval for four additional nontoxic shot types.

The approved shot manufactured by ENVIRON-Metal Inc. of Sweet Home, Oregon,
is composed of 62 percent iron, 25 percent tungsten, and 13 percent nickel
(ITN).

“The Service’s approval of ITN shot and its proposal to approve the four
other shot types demonstrates our determination to make it easier for
hunters to comply with restrictions on lead shot. Hunters now have more
choices of shot types that will continue to reduce waterfowl’s exposure to
lead,” said Acting Service Director Matt Hogan. “The Service appreciates
the efforts of the companies that have developed alternatives to lead
shot.”

The four shot types under consideration are

• tungsten-iron-copper-nickel (TICN) shot, comprised of 40-76 percent
tungsten, 10-37 percent iron, 9-16 percent copper and 5-7 percent nickel by
Spherical Precision, Inc. of Tustin, California;
• iron-tungsten-nickel (ITN) alloys composed of 20-70 percent tungsten,
10-40 percent nickel, and 10-70 percent iron by ENVIRON-Metal Inc. of Sweet
Home, Oregon;
• tungsten-bronze (TB) shot made of 60 percent tungsten, 35.1 percent
copper, 3.9 percent tin, and 1 percent iron by Olin Corporation of East
Alton, Illinois; and
• tungsten-tin-iron (TTI) shot composed of 58 percent tungsten, 38
percent tin, and 4 percent iron by Nice Shot, Inc., of Albion,
Pennsylvania.


Waterfowl can ingest expended lead shot and die from lead poisoning.
Efforts to phase out lead shot began in the 1970s, and a nationwide ban on
lead shot for all waterfowl hunting was implemented in 1991. Canada
instituted a complete ban in 1999.

A study in the mid-1990s suggested that the nationwide ban in the United
States on the use of lead shot for waterfowl hunting has had remarkable
success. Six years after the ban, researchers estimated a 64 percent
reduction in lead poisoning deaths of surveyed mallard ducks and a 78
percent decline of lead pellet ingestion. The study found that restriction
on lead shot prevented the deaths of thousands of waterfowl.

The approval of this new shot, the list of approved shot types for
waterfowl hunting includes bismuth-tin, iron (steel), iron-tungsten (2
types), iron-tungsten-nickel, tungsten-bronze, tungsten-matrix,
tungsten-nickel-iron, tungsten-polymer, tungsten-tin-bismuth and
tungsten-tin-iron-nickel.

For more information on toxic and nontoxic shot, please see <
http://migratorybirds.fws.gov/issues/nontoxic_shot/nontoxic.htm>.

The final rule for the ITN shot approval and the proposed rule for the
other shot types are available at <http://migratorybirds.fws.gov>, under
the “Regulations” button on the left.

Please submit comments on the four proposed approvals by internet at <
http://migratorybirds.fws.gov> and follow the links to submit a comment; by
e-mail to <
George_T_Allen@fws.gov> and include “RIN 1018-AU04” in the
subject line of the message, by fax to 703-358-2217; by mail to Chief,
Division of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401
North Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop MBSP-4107, Arlington, Virginia 22203-1610;
or by hand delivery at Division of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, 4501 North Fairfax Drive, Room 4091, Arlington, Virginia
22203-1610; or by the Federal eRulemaking Portal, identified by RIN
1018-AU04, at <http://www.regulations.gov>.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal Federal agency
responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and
plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American
people. The Service manages the 95-million-acre National Wildlife Refuge
System, which encompasses 545 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small
wetlands and other special management areas. It also operates 69 national
fish hatcheries, 63 Fish and Wildlife Management offices and 81 ecological
services field stations. The agency enforces federal wildlife laws,
administers the Endangered Species Act, manages migratory bird populations,
restores nationally significant fisheries, conserves and restores wildlife
habitat such as wetlands, and helps foreign governments with their
conservation efforts. It also oversees the Federal Assistance program,
which distributes hundreds of millions of dollars in excise taxes on
fishing and hunting equipment to state fish and wildlife agencies.


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Approves an Additional Nontoxic Shot Type;
Considers Four Others


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today approved a non-toxic shot type
composed of iron-tungsten-nickel for waterfowl and coot hunting in the
United States. In addition, the Service will publish tomorrow in the
Federal Register proposed approval for four additional nontoxic shot types.

The approved shot manufactured by ENVIRON-Metal Inc. of Sweet Home, Oregon,
is composed of 62 percent iron, 25 percent tungsten, and 13 percent nickel
(ITN).

“The Service’s approval of ITN shot and its proposal to approve the four
other shot types demonstrates our determination to make it easier for
hunters to comply with restrictions on lead shot. Hunters now have more
choices of shot types that will continue to reduce waterfowl’s exposure to
lead,” said Acting Service Director Matt Hogan. “The Service appreciates
the efforts of the companies that have developed alternatives to lead
shot.”

The four shot types under consideration are

• tungsten-iron-copper-nickel (TICN) shot, comprised of 40-76 percent
tungsten, 10-37 percent iron, 9-16 percent copper and 5-7 percent nickel by
Spherical Precision, Inc. of Tustin, California;
• iron-tungsten-nickel (ITN) alloys composed of 20-70 percent tungsten,
10-40 percent nickel, and 10-70 percent iron by ENVIRON-Metal Inc. of Sweet
Home, Oregon;
• tungsten-bronze (TB) shot made of 60 percent tungsten, 35.1 percent
copper, 3.9 percent tin, and 1 percent iron by Olin Corporation of East
Alton, Illinois; and
• tungsten-tin-iron (TTI) shot composed of 58 percent tungsten, 38
percent tin, and 4 percent iron by Nice Shot, Inc., of Albion,
Pennsylvania.


Waterfowl can ingest expended lead shot and die from lead poisoning.
Efforts to phase out lead shot began in the 1970s, and a nationwide ban on
lead shot for all waterfowl hunting was implemented in 1991. Canada
instituted a complete ban in 1999.

A study in the mid-1990s suggested that the nationwide ban in the United
States on the use of lead shot for waterfowl hunting has had remarkable
success. Six years after the ban, researchers estimated a 64 percent
reduction in lead poisoning deaths of surveyed mallard ducks and a 78
percent decline of lead pellet ingestion. The study found that restriction
on lead shot prevented the deaths of thousands of waterfowl.

The approval of this new shot, the list of approved shot types for
waterfowl hunting includes bismuth-tin, iron (steel), iron-tungsten (2
types), iron-tungsten-nickel, tungsten-bronze, tungsten-matrix,
tungsten-nickel-iron, tungsten-polymer, tungsten-tin-bismuth and
tungsten-tin-iron-nickel.

For more information on toxic and nontoxic shot, please see <
http://migratorybirds.fws.gov/issues/nontoxic_shot/nontoxic.htm>.

The final rule for the ITN shot approval and the proposed rule for the
other shot types are available at <http://migratorybirds.fws.gov>, under
the “Regulations” button on the left.

Please submit comments on the four proposed approvals by internet at <
http://migratorybirds.fws.gov> and follow the links to submit a comment; by
e-mail to <
George_T_Allen@fws.gov> and include “RIN 1018-AU04” in the
subject line of the message, by fax to 703-358-2217; by mail to Chief,
Division of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401
North Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop MBSP-4107, Arlington, Virginia 22203-1610;
or by hand delivery at Division of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, 4501 North Fairfax Drive, Room 4091, Arlington, Virginia
22203-1610; or by the Federal eRulemaking Portal, identified by RIN
1018-AU04, at <http://www.regulations.gov>.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal Federal agency
responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and
plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American
people. The Service manages the 95-million-acre National Wildlife Refuge
System, which encompasses 545 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small
wetlands and other special management areas. It also operates 69 national
fish hatcheries, 63 Fish and Wildlife Management offices and 81 ecological
services field stations. The agency enforces federal wildlife laws,
administers the Endangered Species Act, manages migratory bird populations,
restores nationally significant fisheries, conserves and restores wildlife
habitat such as wetlands, and helps foreign governments with their
conservation efforts. It also oversees the Federal Assistance program,
which distributes hundreds of millions of dollars in excise taxes on
fishing and hunting equipment to state fish and wildlife agencies.

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