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Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter, Service or we) proposes special migratory bird hunting regulations for certain Tribes on Federal Indian reservations, off-reservation trust lands, and ceded lands for the 2017-18 migratory bird hunting season. DATES: … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; availability of draft environmental assessment. SUMMARY: Having completed our review of the application materials for corrosion-inhibited copper shot, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter Service or we) proposes to approve the shot for hunting waterfowl and coots. … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of the comment period. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 6-month extension of the final determination of whether to add the Texas hornshell (Popenaias popeii), a freshwater mussel species from New Mexico, … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, propose to increase the hunting activities available at nine National Wildlife Refuges (NWR), open one NWR to sport fishing for the first time, and add pertinent refuge-specific regulations for other … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 36308 AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; availability of supplemental information. SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter the Service or we) proposes to establish annual hunting regulations for certain migratory game birds for the 2018-19 hunting season. We annually … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of the comment period. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 6-month extension of the final determination of whether to list the Chorizanthe parryi var. fernandina (San Fernando Valley spineflower), a plant species … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rules; reopening comment period. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce that we are reopening the comment periods for our proposed rules to list Festuca ligulata (Guadalupe fescue) as an endangered species; to designate Festuca ligulata … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period; public hearings. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the comment period for our August 10, 2016, proposed rule to list the Texas hornshell (Popenaias popeii) as an … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 23518 AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; notice of intent to prepare a National Environmental Policy Act document. SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), intend to gather information necessary … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Forest Service, Agriculture; Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This proposed rule would establish regulations for hunting and trapping seasons, harvest limits, and methods and means related to taking of wildlife for subsistence uses during the 2018-19 and 2019-20 regulatory years. The Federal … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of 90-day petition finding. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 90-day finding on a petition to remove Start Printed Page 20862the Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi) from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. Start Printed Page 18410 ACTION: Notice of petition findings. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce 90-day findings on two petitions to list or reclassify wildlife or plants under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), withdraw the proposed rule to list the headwater chub (Gila nigra) and a distinct population segment (DPS) of the roundtail chub (Gila robusta) from the lower Colorado River … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 16559 AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 12-month finding on a petition to list a mussel species, the yellow lance (Elliptio lanceolata), as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. Start Printed Page 10317 SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or we) is proposing migratory bird subsistence harvest regulations in Alaska for the 2017 season. These proposed regulations would allow for the continuation of customary and … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 10222 AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; supplemental. SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter Service or we) is proposing to establish the 2017-18 hunting regulations for certain migratory game birds. We annually prescribe frameworks, or outer limits, for dates … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 1677 AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule and 12-month petition finding. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to reclassify Echinocereus fendleri var. kuenzleri (Kuenzler hedgehog cactus) from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule and 12-month petition finding; request for comments. SUMMARY: Under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to remove the lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris curasoae … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 1657 AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule and 12-month petition finding; request for comments. SUMMARY: Under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to remove Eriogonum gypsophilum … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; availability of a draft post-delisting monitoring plan. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to remove the plant Trichostema austromontanum ssp. compactum (Hidden Lake bluecurls) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants on … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule and 12-month petition finding; request for comments. SUMMARY: Under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to reclassify the Tobusch fishhook cactus (Sclerocactus brevihamatus … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or USFWS), with the support of the State of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), propose to establish a nonessential experimental population (NEP) of the Oregon silverspot butterfly (Speyeria … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the comment period on our proposed rule to remove the Hualapai Mexican vole from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule and 12-month petition finding; request for comments. SUMMARY: Under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to remove the black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) from … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a proposal to list the following five tarantula species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act): Poecilotheria fasciata, P. ornata, P. smithi, P. subfusca, and … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Department of the Interior (DOI) proposes to promulgate regulations under the Paleontological Resources Preservation Act. Implementation of the proposed rule would preserve, manage, and protect … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Correction. SUMMARY: On November 30, 2016, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), published a document in the Federal Register announcing 90-day findings on three petitions to list or reclassify wildlife or plants under the Endangered Species Act of … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 87246 AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notification of review. SUMMARY: In this Candidate Notice of Review (CNOR), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), present an updated list of plant and animal species native to the United States that we regard … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 86315 AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of petition findings and initiation of status reviews. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce 90-day findings on three petitions to list or reclassify wildlife or plants under the Endangered Species Act … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Revised proposed rule; reopening of public comment period. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, notify the public that we are making changes to our July 6, 2012, proposed rule to list the hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) as an … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; availability of record of decision. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), make available the final record of decision (ROD) on revising regulations governing non-Federal oil and gas activities on National Wildlife Refuge System lands in … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; solicitation of comments. SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is authorized to issue regulations to facilitate the implementation of the sustainable harvest management obligations under the Agreement between the Government of the United … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of the comment period. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the comment period reopening on our proposed rules to add the headwater chub (Gila nigra) and the roundtail chub (Gila robusta) distinct population … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 71670 AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), notify the public that we are reopening the comment period on our February 4, 2013, proposed rule to list the distinct … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notification of review. SUMMARY: In this Candidate Notice of Review of Foreign Species (CNOR-FS), we present an updated list of plant and animal species foreign to the United States that we regard as candidates for addition to the Lists of … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 70282 AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose threatened species status under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended, for Sideroxylon reclinatum ssp. austrofloridense (Everglades bully), Digitaria pauciflora (Florida pineland … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list the Black Warrior waterdog (Necturus alabamensis), an aquatic salamander from the Black Warrior River Basin of Alabama, as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to designate critical habitat for the Black Warrior waterdog (Necturus alabamensis) under the Endangered Species Act (Act). In total, approximately 1,073 river kilometers (669 river miles) in Blount, … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list the Louisiana pinesnake (Pituophis ruthveni), a reptile species from Louisiana and Texas, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (Act). If we finalize this … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; 12-month petition finding and status review. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 12-month finding for the western glacier stonefly (Zapada glacier). After a review of the best available scientific and commercial information, we … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list the Kenk's amphipod (Stygobromus kenki), a ground water species from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 12-month finding on a petition to list the rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis) as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act, as amended (Act). After … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list the Sonoyta mud turtle (Kinosternon sonoriense longifemorale), a native subspecies from Arizona in the United States and Sonora in Mexico, as an endangered species under the … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Correction. SUMMARY: On September 14, 2016, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), published a document in the Federal Register announcing 90-day findings on 10 petitions to list, reclassify, or delist fish, wildlife, or plants under the Endangered Species … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list the Pearl darter (Percina aurora), a fish from Mississippi, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (Act). If we finalize this rule as proposed, … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of 12-month petition findings. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce 12-month findings on petitions to list nine species as endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After a … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: 12-Month petition finding; proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 12-month finding on a petition to list the iiwi (Drepanis coccinea), a bird species from the Hawaiian Islands, as a threatened species under the … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list Chorizanthe parryi var. fernandina (San Fernando Valley spineflower), a plant species from southern California, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 63160 AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of petition findings and initiation of status reviews. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce 90-day findings on 10 petitions to list, reclassify, or delist fish, wildlife, or plants under the Endangered … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list Festuca ligulata (Guadalupe fescue), a plant species from the Chihuahuan Desert of west Texas and Mexico, as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to designate critical habitat for Festuca ligulata (Guadalupe fescue) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total, approximately 7,815 acres (3,163 hectares) in Brewster … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Background Highlights of Recently Released State Grizzly Bear Management Regulations Service Assessment Peer Review and Public Comments References Cited Authority Tables Back to Top Table 1 1—Total Mortality 2 Limits for Grizzly Bears Inside … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Previous Federal Actions Species Information Petition History Key Information From the Science Panel Memoranda Listable Entity Determination Defining Subspecies Criteria for the Coastal California Gnatcatcher Analyses of Genetic Data Presented in the Petition … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DATES: Back to Top The Service will execute a Record of Decision no sooner than 30 days from the date of publication of the notice of availability of the FEIS by the Environmental … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Public Comments DATES: Back to Top The comment period end date is September 14, 2016. We request that comments be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date. ADDRESSES: Back to … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: New Process for the Annual Migratory Game Bird Hunting Regulations Service Migratory Bird Regulations Committee Meetings Announcement of Flyway Council Meetings Regulatory Schedule for 2017-18 Review of Public Comments 1. Ducks A. General Harvest … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Peer Review Previous Federal Actions Background Species Description Habitat and Range Species Needs Summary of Biological Status and Threats Risk Factors Increased Fine Sediment Water Quality … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Statutory Authority Amendments to Existing Regulations Fish Advisory Plain Language Mandate Request for Comments Public Comment Clarity of This Proposed Rule Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563) Regulatory Flexibility Act Small … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Summary of Information Pertaining to the Five Factors Eagle Lake Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss aquilarum) Previous Federal Actions Background Summary of Status Review Finding Ichetucknee Siltsnail (Floridobia mica) Previous Federal Actions Background Summary … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Peer Review DATES: Back to Top To allow us adequate time to consider comments on the proposed rule, we must receive them on or before July 28, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top Written comments: … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Previous Federal Actions Critical Habitat Background Prudency Determination Critical Habitat Determinability Physical or Biological Features Space for Individual and Population Growth and for Normal Behavior Cover or Shelter Sites for … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comment Procedures Public Availability of Comments Background This Proposed Rule Who would be eligible to sell handicrafts containing migratory bird parts under these regulations? How will the service ensure that this proposal would … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Executive Summary Statutory Authority for Rulemaking Purpose of Proposed Rulemaking Section-by-Section Analysis Proposed Changes to Subpart A of 50 CFR Part 12—General Provisions Section 12.1—What is the purpose of these regulations? Section … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: New Process for the Annual Migratory Game Bird Hunting Regulations Background and Overview Service Migratory Bird Regulations Committee Meetings Announcement of Flyway Council Meetings Notice of Intent To Establish Open Seasons Regulatory Schedule for … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Public Review Process—Comments and Public Meetings Reasonable Accommodations Tribal Consultation and Comment Jurisdictional Background and Perspective Developing the Applicability and Scope; Tongass National Forest Submerged Lands Proposed Regulations Compliance With Statutory and Regulatory … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Background Summary of Current Request Description of Proposed Regulations Description of LOAs Description of Plans of Cooperation (POCs) Description of Geographic Region Description of Activities Exploration Activities BOEM Outer Continental Shelf Lease … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Information Background Evaluation of a Petition To Remove the Golden-Cheeked Warbler From the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife Species and Range Petition History Finding Evaluation of a Petition … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations Schedule for 2016 Population Status and Harvest Hunting Season Proposals From Indian Tribes and Organizations (a) Colorado River Indian Tribes, Colorado River Indian Reservation, Parker, Arizona (Tribal Members and Nontribal Hunters) (b) Confederated … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Background Previous Federal Actions Critical Habitat Consideration of Impacts Under Section 4(b)(2) of the Act Exclusions Based on Other Relevant Impacts Certain Areas Considered for Exclusion in the 2012 Proposed Rule Palamanui … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Background NEPA Scoping Process Status of Eagle Populations Description of the Rulemaking Preservation Standard Nonpurposeful (Incidental) Take Permits (50 CFR 22.26) Eagle Nest Take Permits (50 CFR 22.27) Permit Application Fees (50 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Purpose of Proposed Changes to Current Regulations at 50 CFR 17.22 and 17.32 Request for Information Required Determinations Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563) Regulatory Flexibility Act Paperwork Reduction Act … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Changes From the May 21, 2015, Proposed Rule General Requirements for Petitions—Paragraph (b) Types of Information To Be Included in Petitions To List, Delist, or Change the Status of a Listed Species—Paragraph (c) … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Information Requested Authority DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on May 8, 2014 (79 FR 26504), is reopened. We will consider comments received … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top ADDRESSES: DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Acronyms and Abbreviations Used in This Document Previous Federal Actions Background Summary of Basis for This Withdrawal Species Information (1) Reintroduced Population—Olympic Peninsula (ONP) (2) New Reintroduction Site—South Washington Cascades (3) Northern … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Information Requested Public Hearing DATES: Back to Top We will accept comments received or postmarked on or before June 13, 2016. Comments submitted electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES, below) must … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Information Requested Comment Period Extension Requests for Separate Listing of Captive Macaws Proposed Rule Under Section 4(d) of the Act Previous Federal Actions Substantive Changes to the Proposed Rule 1. Consideration of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Summary of Information Pertaining to the Five Factors Island Marble Butterfly (Euchloe ausonides insulanus) Previous Federal Actions Summary of Status Review Finding Preclusion and Expeditious Progress Preclusion Available Resources Expeditious Progress San Bernardino … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Not Substantial Findings Substantial Findings List of Substantial Findings Request for Information for Status Reviews Contacts Background Evaluation of a Petition To Remove the Acuna Cactus From the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Background Authority DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on February 11, 2016 (81 FR 7279), is extended. We will accept comments from … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents Executive Summary (1) Purpose of the Regulatory Action (2) Major Provision of the Regulatory Action (3) Costs and Benefits Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) Previous Federal Actions Information Requested Peer Review Public … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Peer Review DATES: Back to Top To allow us adequate time to consider your comments on the proposed rule, we must receive your comments on or before March 28, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority DATES: Back to Top Comment submission: Submit your comments on the proposed rule on or before April 7, 2016. Comments submitted electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES, below) must be received … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Public Review Process—Comments, Proposals, and Public Meetings Reasonable Accommodations Tribal Consultation and Comment Developing the 2017-18 and 2018-19 Fish and Shellfish Seasons and Harvest Limit Proposed Regulations Compliance With Statutory and Regulatory Authorities … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Information Requested Public Hearings Previous Federal Actions Background Recovery and Recovery Plan Implementation Recovery Goal Recovery Objectives Recovery Criteria Achievement of Recovery Criteria Summary of Recovery Criteria Summary of Factors Affecting the Species Factor … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background History of the Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) Program History of the Duck Stamp Contest Proposed Changes to the Regulations at 50 CFR Part 91 Service Contact Information Updating … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Public Information Meeting and Public Hearing DATES: Back to Top Written Comments: We will consider comments received or postmarked on or before February 22, 2016 or at the public hearing. Please note … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Public Comments Authors Authority DATES: Back to Top We will consider comments received or postmarked on or before February 22, 2016. Comments submitted electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES section, below) … [read more]

  Correction In Proposed Rule document 2015-32645, appearing on pages 1000-1026, in the Issue of Friday, January 8, 2016, make the following correction: On page 1000, in the first column, under the heading “DATES:” the entry “April 8, 2015” is corrected to read “April 7, 2016”. [FR Doc. C1-2015-32645 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Information for Status Reviews Background Evaluation of a Petition To List the Colorado Desert Fringe-Toed Lizard as an Endangered or Threatened Species Under the Act Species and Range Petition History Finding Evaluation … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Open Houses and Public Hearings Authors Authority DATES: Back to Top We will hold nine open houses and public hearings on the proposed rule as follows: Date City Time of open house Time … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposal Required Determinations Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563) Regulatory Flexibility Act Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) Unfunded Mandates Reform Act Takings (Executive Order 12630) Federalism (Executive Order … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: Public Hearing FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Why We Need To Publish This Proposed Rule Summary of the Major Provisions of This Proposed Rule The Basis for Our Action Public Comments Peer Review Public Hearing Previous Federal … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Previous Federal Actions Current Taxonomy Description Species Information Physical Description Distribution and Range Life History Abundance and Trend Reproduction and Survival Dispersal and Connectivity Ecology Food Habits Social Organization Space and Habitat Use … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Authority DATES: Back to Top Public Hearing: We will hold a public hearing, preceded by a public information meeting. The public hearing and public information meeting will be held in the U.S. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Previous Federal Actions Background Summary of Basis for This Withdrawal Summary of Factors Affecting the Species Urban Development Agriculture Operation of Dams and Water Diversions Mining and Prospecting Livestock Grazing Roads and Road Maintenance … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Peer Review Previous Federal Actions Background Species Description Taxonomy Distribution Historical Range Current Range Habitat Microhabitat Biology Population Estimates and Status Summary of Factors Affecting the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Previous Federal Actions Reason for Withdrawal of Proposed Rule Author Authority DATES: Back to Top This document is withdrawn as of December 21, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top Craig Hoover, Chief, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comment Procedures Public Availability of Comments Why is this rulemaking necessary? How do I find the history of these regulations? What is the process for issuing regulations for the subsistence harvest of migratory … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Public Comments Authors Authority DATES: Back to Top We will consider comments received or postmarked on or before January 14, 2016. Comments submitted electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES section, below) … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations Schedule for 2016 Population Status and Harvest Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey Breeding Population Status Estimated Abundance of Northern Shovelers Status of Geese and Swans Waterfowl Harvest and Hunter Activity Sandhill Cranes … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Background Authority To Promulgate Regulations Non-Federal Oil and Gas Rights Within Refuges Summary of Potential Impacts From Oil and Gas Operations on Refuge Resources and Uses Summary of Advance Notice of Proposed … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Background How the 11 Species Were Selected for Consideration as Injurious Species Need for the Proposed Rule Listing Process Introduction Pathways for the 11 Species Public Comments Species Information Crucian Carp (Carassius … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Previous Federal Action Background Species Addressed in This Proposed Rule The Samoan Archipelago Samoa Kingdom of Tonga Republic of Fiji Republic of Vanuatu Territory of the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Previous Federal Actions Critical Habitat Background Prudency Determination Critical Habitat Determinability Physical or Biological Features Space for Individual and Population Growth and for Normal Behavior Food, Water, Air, Light, Minerals, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Summary of Information Pertaining to the Five Factors American Eel (Anguilla rostrata) Previous Federal Actions Summary of Status Review Finding Cumberland Arrow Darter (Etheostoma sagitta) Previous Federal Actions Summary of Status Review Finding … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Public Hearing Peer Review Information Requested Previous Federal Action Species Information Review of the Recovery Plan Summary of Factors Affecting the Species A. The Present or Threatened Destruction, Modification, or Curtailment of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Peer Review Previous Federal Action Background Species Information Species Description and Taxonomy Habitat and Life History Historical Range and Distribution Current Range and Distribution Population Estimates … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Acronyms and Abbreviations Used in This Document Background Previous Federal Actions Summary of Species Information Distribution/Range Population/Abundance Information Summary of Information Pertaining to the Five Factors Competition With Coyotes Wildfire and Fire Suppression Climate … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Peer Review Previous Federal Action Headwater Chub Lower Colorado River Basin Roundtail Chub DPS Background Species Information Taxonomy Biology and Habitat I. Headwater Chub Biology and … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Previous Federal Actions Species Information Species Description Habitat and Range Species Needs Overview of Analytical Tools Risk Factors Altered Plant Communities Altered Fire Regime Habitat Conversion Habitat Fragmentation Human-Tortoise Interactions Climate Change and … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Peer Review Previous Federal Actions Background Taxonomy and Species Description Evaluation of Listable Entity Habitat and Biology Distribution and Abundance Summary of Information Pertaining to the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Acronyms Used in This Document Overview of Sections Background Previous Federal Actions Species Information Bi-State Distinct Population Segment Columbia Basin Population Discreteness Significance Greater Sage-Grouse Listable Entity Summary Distribution Habitat Life-History Characteristics … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Peer Review Previous Federal Action Background Species Information Species Description and Taxonomy Life History Historical and Current Distribution Habitat Population Status Summary of Factors Affecting the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Peer Review Previous Federal Actions Background Summary of Biological Status and Threats Species' Current Condition Assessment of Threats and Conservation Measures Species' Projected Future Condition Determination … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Peer Review Previous Federal Action Background Hawaiian Islands Species Addressed in this Proposed Rule The Hawaiian Islands An Ecosystem-Based Approach To Assessing the Conservation Status of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Peer Review Previous Federal Actions Background Chamaecrista lineata var. keyensis (Big Pine partridge pea) Species Description Taxonomy Climate Habitat Historical Range Current Range, Population Estimates, and … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Information for Status Reviews Background Evaluation of a Petition To List the Blue Calamintha Bee as an Endangered or Threatened Species Under the Act Species and Range Petition History Finding Evaluation of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Previous Federal Actions Species Information Species Description and Taxonomy Life History Metapopulation Dynamics Habitat Characteristics Range and Distribution Historical Distribution Current Distribution and Status Rangewide Conservation Efforts Summary of Information Pertaining to the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Peer Review Previous Federal Action Background Species Information Taxonomy and Species Description Distribution Habitat Biology Genetics Summary of Factors Affecting the Species Factor A. The Present … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Information Requested Issue 1: Technical information Issue 2: State Participation in Offering Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Funds for CVA Projects Issue 3: Do any existing or proposed State or local laws affect CVA? … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Purpose of Regulatory Action Basis for Action Public Comments Public Hearing Previous Federal Actions Species Information Recovery Recovery Actions Recovery Criteria Summary of Factors Affecting the Species Factor A. The Present or … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking published on March 23, 2015 (80 FR 15271), is extended. Comments and information regarding this proposed rule must be received … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Previous Federal Actions Background I. Critical Habitat II. Physical or Biological Features Summary of Physical or Biological Features Essential to the Conservation of the Marbled Murrelet III. Primary Constituent Elements … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations Schedule for 2015 Population Status and Harvest Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey Breeding Population Status Fall Flight Estimate Status of Geese and Swans Waterfowl Harvest and Hunter Activity Review of Public Comments … [read more]

Full text SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter the Service or we) proposes to establish annual hunting regulations for certain migratory game birds for the 2016-17 hunting season. We annually prescribe outside limits (frameworks) within which States may select hunting seasons. This proposed rule provides the regulatory … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Service Migratory Bird Regulations Committee Meetings Population Status and Harvest Hunting Season Proposals From Indian Tribes and Organizations (a) Colorado River Indian Tribes, Colorado River Indian Reservation, Parker, Arizona (Tribal Members and Nontribal Hunters) … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Applicable Laws Endangered Species Act Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora African Elephant Conservation Act Regulatory Background Need for Regulatory Actions Illegal Killing of Elephants and Illegal Ivory … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DATES: Back to Top Comments and information regarding this proposed rule must be received by close of business on August 26, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments on the proposed … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations Schedule for 2015 Service Migratory Bird Regulations Committee Meetings Population Status and Harvest Waterfowl Breeding and Habitat Survey Traditional Survey Area (U.S. and Canadian Prairies and Parklands) Eastern Survey Area Status of Teal … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Background DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on May 21, 2015 (80 FR 29286), is extended. We will accept comments from all … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Information Background Evaluation of a Petition To List the Alligator Snapping Turtle as an Endangered or Threatened Species Under the Act Species and Range Petition History Finding Evaluation of a Petition To … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Previous Federal Action Species Description Biological Information Population Size and Distribution Habitat Characteristics Land Ownership and Management Summary of Factors Affecting the Species Factor A. The Present or Threatened Destruction, Modification, or Curtailment … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Public Hearings Special Accommodations DATES: Back to Top Public hearings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., with informational open houses starting at 5:30 p.m. as follows: in Pago Pago, American Samoa … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Information Requested Public Hearing Peer Review Background Previous Federal Actions Assessment of Species Status Overview Current Legal Status Biological Status Consideration of Factors Under Section 4(a)(1) of the Act Conclusion Proposed Determination Available Conservation … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations Schedule for 2015 Service Migratory Bird Regulations Committee Meetings Announcement of Flyway Council Meetings Review of Public Comments 1. Ducks A. General Harvest Strategy B. Regulatory Alternatives C. Zones and Split Seasons 4. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Statutory Authority Amendments to Existing Regulations Fish Advisory Plain Language Mandate Request for Comments Public Comment Clarity of This Rule Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563) Regulatory Flexibility Act Small Business … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Background Previous Federal Actions Critical Habitat Consideration of Impacts Under Section 4(b)(2) of the Act Nuu Mauka Ranch—Native Watershed Forest Restoration at Nuu Mauka Conservation Plan, Leeward Haleakala Watershed Restoration Partnership Management … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Information Requested Public Hearing Background Previous Federal Actions Species Information Finding Delisting Proposal Effects of This Proposed Rule Post-Delisting Monitoring Peer Review Required Determinations Clarity of the Rule Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Petition History Previous Federal Actions Species Information Evaluation of Information for This Finding Finding References Cited Authors Authority DATES: Back to Top The finding announced in this document was made on June 1, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The meeting will be held June 25, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top The Service Regulations Committee meeting will be held in the Rachel Carson conference room at 5275 Leesburg Pike, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background and Need for Action Need for Agency Action NEPA Analysis of Potential Incidental Take Authorization Options Tribal Responsibilities Possible Actions General Conditional Authorization for Incidental Take Associated With Particular Industry Sectors Individual Permits … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed Changes Implementation of Revised Kenai Comprehensive Conservation Plan Managing Wildlife Attractants To Reduce Negative Human-Bear Interactions Hunting and Trapping Request for Comments Public Availability of Comments Required Determinations Regulatory Planning and Review … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Purpose of Proposed Revision of Regulations Specific Proposed Changes to Current Regulations at 50 CFR 424.14 General Authority and Requirements for Petitions—Paragraphs (a) and (b) Types of Information To Be Included in Petitions—Paragraphs … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Purpose of the Regulatory Action Basis for Action Public Comments Public Hearing Previous Federal Actions Species Information Distribution and Taxonomy Species Description Reproduction Habitats Used by the Louisiana Black Bear Diet Home … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Acronyms and Abbreviations Used in This Document Previous Federal Actions Background Summary of Changes From the Proposed Rule Species Information Summary of Factors Affecting the Species Invasive Nonnative and Native Plants Wildfires … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) DATES: Back to Top There are two dates for submissions relevant to the proposed rule that published on April 1, 2015 (80 FR 17374). Electronic comments on this … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Background Previous Federal Actions Critical Habitat Changes From Previously Proposed Critical Habitat Revised Proposed Unit Descriptions for the Zuni Bluehead Sucker Unit 1: Zuni River Unit Consideration of Impacts Under Section 4(b)(2) … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Information Requested Authority DATES: Back to Top We will accept comments received or postmarked on or before May 14, 2015. If you comment using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES), you must submit … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background and Overview Notice of Intent To Establish Open Seasons Regulatory Schedule for 2015-16 Request for 2017 Spring and Summer Migratory Bird Subsistence Harvest Proposals in Alaska Background Alaska Spring and Summer Subsistence Harvest … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Information Background Evaluation of a Petition To List the Clear Lake Hitch as an Endangered or Threatened Species Under the Act Species and Range Petition History Finding Evaluation of a Petition To … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Peer Review Background Statutory and Regulatory Framework (1) Any Possible Adverse Effects on Extant Populations of a Species as a Result of Removal of Individuals, Eggs, or Propagules for Introduction Elsewhere (2) … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Previous Federal Actions Background Provisions of the Revised Proposed 4(d) Rule for the Georgetown Salamander Proposed Determination Draft Environmental Assessment Peer Review Required Determinations Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Peer Review Previous Federal Action Background Taxonomy Species Description Life History and Habitat Reproduction Diet Habitat Species Distribution and Status Historical Range and Distribution Erroneous or … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Acronyms and Abbreviations Used in This Document Background Previous Federal Actions Current Taxonomic Description Listable Entity Evaluation and Distinct Population Segment Analysis Discreteness Significance Conclusion of DPS Analysis Regarding Pacific Martens in Coastal Oregon … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed Permit Provisions Permit Application Processing Fee Issues From the ANPR Public Comments Required Determinations Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563) Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) Unfunded … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Information Requested Authority DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published May 8, 2014, at 79 FR 26504, is reopened. We will consider comments received or postmarked on or … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Solicited on the Proposed Listing Public Comments Solicited on Critical Habitat Public Hearings References Table of Contents I. Background II. Policies for Delineating Species Under the ESA III. Listing Determinations Under the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top We will accept comments on the March 11, 2015 (80 FR 12846), proposed rule that are received or postmarked on or before May 11, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Previous Federal Actions Critical Habitat Background Prudency Determination Critical Habitat Determinability Physical or Biological Features Space for Individual and Population Growth and for Normal Behavior Food, Water, Air, Light, Minerals, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Information Requested Authority DATES: Back to Top We will consider comments received or postmarked on or before March 16, 2015. Comments submitted electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES section, below) must … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority DATES: Back to Top The requested deadline for information submission in the petition finding published on August 19, 2014 (79 FR 49045), is corrected in this document. To allow us adequate time to … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top We will accept comments on the January 16, 2015, proposed rule that are received or postmarked on or before March 17, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top AGENCIES: DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Prior Rulemaking Secretarial Review Public Review Process—Comments, Proposals, and Public Meetings Reasonable Accommodations Tribal Consultation and Comment Compliance With Statutory and Regulatory Authorities National Environmental Policy Act Section 810 of ANILCA Paperwork … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Previous Federal Actions Summary of Biological Status for Consolea corallicola and Harrisia aboriginum Habitat Distribution and Range Critical Habitat Background Prudency Determination for Consolea corallicola and Harrisia aboriginum Critical Habitat … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary The Need for the Regulatory Action and How the Action Will Meet That Need Statement of Legal Authority for the Regulatory Action Summary of the Major Provisions of the Regulatory Action in … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Public Review Process—Comments, Proposals, and Public Meetings Reasonable Accommodations Tribal Consultation and Comment Developing the 2016-17 and 2017-18 Wildlife Seasons and Harvest Limit Regulations Compliance With Statutory and Regulatory Authorities National Environmental Policy … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Authority DATES: Back to Top Written Comments: We will consider comments received or postmarked on or before February 11, 2015, or provided at the public hearings. Please note comments submitted electronically using … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Information Background Review of Petition To Remove the Coastal California Gnatcatcher From the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife Under the Act Subspecies and Range Petition History Finding Review of Petition To … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The meeting will be held January 28, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top The Service Regulations Committee meeting will be available to the public in the Rachel Carson conference room at … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Information Requested Authors Authority DATES: Back to Top Submit your comments on the proposal on or before February 4, 2015. Comments submitted electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES, below) must be … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Candidate Notice of Review Background Previous Notices of Review Summary of This CNOR New Candidates Birds Flowering Plants Ferns and Allies Listing Priority Changes in Candidates Birds Candidate Removals Flowering Plants Petition Findings Preclusion … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Information Requested Authority DATES: Back to Top We request that comments on this proposal be submitted by the close of business on January 12, 2015. Comments submitted electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Reviewing Documents Background Public Comments Authors Authority DATES: Back to Top We will consider comments received on or before December 27, 2014. Comments submitted electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES) must be … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Information Requested Background DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published October 2, 2013 (78 FR 61046), is reopened. Written comments: We request that comments on the proposal be submitted … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Information Requested Authority DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published on August 15, 2014 (79 FR 48548), is reopened. We request that comments on this proposal be submitted … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Background CITES Appendices Criteria for Listing a Native U.S. Species in Appendix III U.S. Procedure and Submission of Information to the CITES Secretariat Change in Status of Appendix-III Species Based on New … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary I. Purpose of the Regulatory Action II. Major Provision of the Regulatory Action III. Costs and Benefits Information Requested Public Hearing Peer Review Petition History and Previous Federal Action(s) Conservation Status of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background New Information Information Requested Authority DATES: Back to Top We will consider comments received or postmarked on or before November 17, 2014. Comments submitted electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES section, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Peer Review Previous Federal Actions Background Species Description Taxonomy Life History Habitat Historical Range/Distribution Miami-Dade County Sumter County Current Range Miami-Dade County Sumter County Population Estimates … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Peer Review Previous Federal Actions Background Species Information Species Description and Taxonomy Habitat Life History Historical/Current Distribution Population Estimates and Status Summary of Factors Affecting the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Peer Review Previous Federal Actions Background Distinct Population Segment Analysis Discreteness Significance Summary of DPS Analysis Regarding Fisher in Its West Coast Range Draft Species Report … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Previous Federal Actions Status Assessment for the Yellow-Billed Loon Introduction Summary of Life History, Biological Status and Threats Life History Summary of Biological Status Stressors Affecting Yellow-Billed Loons Finding Distinct Vertebrate Population Segment … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Peer Review Previous Federal Actions Background Mariana Islands Species Addressed in this Proposed Rule The Mariana Islands Geography Geology Vegetation Hydrology Climate Biogeography Pre-Historical Human Impact … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Previous Federal Actions Background Eriogonum diatomaceum Eriogonum corymbosum var. nilesii Summary of Biological Status and Threats Analysis Under Section 4(a)(1) of the Act Eriogonum Diatomaceum Mineral Exploration and Development (Factors A and E) Livestock … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Purpose of Regulatory Action Basis for Finding Information Requested Peer Review Background Previous Federal Actions Biological Background Recovery Criteria Summary of Factors Affecting the Species A. The Present or Threatened Destruction, Modification, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Background Previous Federal Actions Critical Habitat Revisions to Proposed Critical Habitat Units Removed from Proposed Critical Habitat Newly Proposed Critical Habitat Units PS Minnesota Unit 19 (Corresponds to DS Minnesota Unit 13) … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Previous Federal Actions Status Assessment for the Tucson Shovel-Nosed Snake Introduction Summary of Biological Status and Threats Finding Standard for Review Endangered or Threatened Species Throughout Its Range Distinct Vertebrate Population Segment Discreteness … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Previous Federal Action Taxonomy Distribution Land Ownership and Management Summary of Factors Affecting the Species Factor A. The Present or Threatened Destruction, Modification, or Curtailment of Its Habitat or Range Mining Habitat Disturbance … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Previous Federal Actions Species Information Taxonomy and Species Description Habitat Distribution Life History Summary of Information Pertaining to the Five Factors Factor A. The Present or Threatened Destruction, Modification, or Curtailment of Its … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Acronyms and Abbreviations Used in This Document Summary of Changes From the Proposed Rule Background Previous Federal Actions Taxonomy and Species Description Life History Adult Behavior and Ecology Habitat Population Distribution Presumed … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Authority DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the draft economic analysis announced June 18, 2014 (79 FR 34685), is reopened. We will consider comments that we receive or that are … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comment Procedures Public Availability of Comments Why is this rulemaking necessary? How do I find the history of these regulations? What is the process for issuing regulations for the subsistence harvest of migratory … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Previous Federal Actions Species Information Population Distribution Population Size and Dynamics Previous and Ongoing Conservation Efforts Future Conservation Efforts PECE Analysis Summary of Factors Affecting the Species Factor A. The Present or Threatened … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations Schedule for 2014 Population Status and Harvest Waterfowl Breeding and Habitat Survey Breeding Population Status Fall Flight Estimate Status of Geese and Swans Waterfowl Harvest and Hunter Activity Review of Public Comments and … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Previous Federal Actions Species Information Taxonomy and Species Description Distribution Distribution in the Conterminous United States Native Distribution of Arctic Grayling in the Upper Missouri River Basin Introduced Lake-Dwelling Arctic Grayling in the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Information Background Review of Petition To List the Island Marble Butterfly as an Endangered Species Under the Act Species and Range Petition History Finding Conclusion References Cited Authors Authority DATES: Back to … [read more]

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