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Revised Critical Habitat for the Northern Spotted Owl
« on: May 08, 2012, 03:56:50 am »
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 17

[Docket No. FWS-R1-ES-2011-0112; 4500030114]
RIN 1018-AX69


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Critical
Habitat for the Northern Spotted Owl

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of public comment period; announcement
of public meetings and public hearing.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), recently
published a proposal to revise the designated critical habitat for the
northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina), and announced the
opening of a public comment period on the proposed revised rule through
June 6, 2012. We now extend the public comment period to July 6, 2012.
We are extending the public comment period to allow all interested
parties an opportunity to comment simultaneously on the proposed
revised rule and the soon-to-be-released draft economic analysis and
draft environmental assessment on the proposed rule. Comments
previously submitted need not be resubmitted and will be fully
considered in preparation of the final rule. We also announce a public
hearing and public information meetings on our proposed revised rule
and associated documents.

DATES: Written Comments: The public comment period on the proposal to
revise critical habitat for the northern spotted owl is extended to
July 6, 2012.


For the full notice about this action affecting  approximately 13,962,449 acres (ac)
(5,649,660 hectares (ha)) in 11 units and 63 subunits in California,
Oregon, and Washington .....
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-05-08/html/2012-11059.htm
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