Diversion occurs when any revenue from the sale of hunting and fishing licenses within States and U.S. territories is used for purposes other than the administration of the fish and wildlife agency.
This information applies to:
Wildlife Restoration and Sport Fish Restoration Programs
50 CFR 80 Administrative Requirements, Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Acts
§ 80.2 What terms do I need to know?
Diversion means any use of revenue from hunting and fishing licenses for a purpose other than administration of the State fish and wildlife agency.
§ 80.10 Who is eligible to receive the benefits of the Acts?
States acting through their fish and wildlife agencies are eligible for benefits of the Acts only if they pass and maintain legislation that:
(a) Assents to the provisions of the Acts;
(b) Ensures the conservation of fish and wildlife; and
(c) Requires that revenue from hunting and fishing licenses be:
(1) Controlled only by the State fish and wildlife agency; and
(2) Used only for administration of the State fish and wildlife agency, which includes only the functions required to manage the agency and the fish- and wildlife-related resources for which the agency has authority under State law.
§ 80.11 How does a State become ineligible to receive the benefits of the Acts?
A State becomes ineligible to receive the benefits of the Acts if it:
(a) Fails materially to comply with any law, regulation, or term of a grant as it relates to acceptance and use of funds under the Acts;
(b) Does not have legislation required at §80.10 or passes legislation contrary to the Acts; or
(c) Diverts hunting and fishing license revenue from:
(1) The control of the State fish and wildlife agency; or
(2) Purposes other than the agency's administration.
[76 FR 46156, Aug. 1, 2011]