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« on: June 02, 2012, 03:34:27 am »

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Critical
Habitat for the Northern Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis caurina)

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Proposed rule; availability of supplementary documents.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the
availability of a draft economic analysis of the proposed revised
designation of critical habitat for the northern spotted owl (Strix
occidentalis caurina) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as
amended. Also, a draft environmental assessment of this proposed action
will be made available to the public on June 4, 2012.

DATES: Written Comments: The public comment period on the proposal to
revise critical habitat for the northern spotted owl has been extended
to July 6, 2012. Please note comments submitted electronically using
the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES section, below) must be
received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date. If you are
submitting your comments by hard copy, please mail them by July 6,
2012, to ensure that we receive them in time to give them full
consideration.
    Public Information Meetings: As announced previously, we will hold
public information meetings on the following dates and times:
     Redding, California, on June 4, 2012, from 3 p.m. to 5
p.m., and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
     Tacoma, Washington, on June 12, 2012, from 3 p.m. to 5
p.m., and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
     Portland, Oregon, on June 20, 2012, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
This meeting will precede the public hearing at the same location and
on the same date.
    In addition, we have added the following public information
meetings:
     Roseburg, Oregon, on June 27, 2012, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.,
and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Public Hearing: We will hold a public hearing in Portland, Oregon,
on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Document availability: You may obtain copies of the proposed
revised rule, draft economic analysis, and draft environmental
assessment at http://www.regulations.gov at Docket Number FWS-R1-ES-
2011-0112, from the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office's Web site (http://www.fws.gov/oregonfwo/--click on the link ``Spotted Owl Main
Information Site''), or by contacting the Oregon Fish and Wildlife
Office directly (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).
    Comment Submission: You may submit comments by one of the following
methods:
    (1) Electronically: Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Search for Docket No. FWS-R1-ES-2011-0112, which
is the docket number for this rulemaking, and follow the directions for
submitting a comment.
    (2) By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail or hand-delivery to: Public
Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-R1-ES-2011-0112; Division of Policy and
Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax
Drive, MS 2042-PDM; Arlington, VA 22203.
    (3) At the public information meetings or the public hearing:
Written comments will be accepted by Service personnel at any of the
seven scheduled public meetings or the public hearing.
    We will post all comments received on http://www.regulations.gov.
This generally means that we will post any personal information you
provide us (see the Public Comments section below for more
information). We request that you send comments only by the methods
described above.
    Public Information Meetings: The seven public meetings will be held
at the following locations:
     California: Redding Convention Center, 700 Auditorium
Drive, Redding, California 96001; 530-229-0036.
     Washington: University of Washington, Tacoma Campus, 1900
Commerce St., Jane Russell Commons, Tacoma, Washington; 253-692-4416.
     Portland, Oregon: Oregon Convention Center, Room C-120,
777 NE Martin Luther King Blvd., Portland, Oregon; 503-235-7575.
     Roseburg, Oregon: Douglas County Central Library, Ford
Community Room, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg, Oregon; 541-440-
4305.
    Public Hearing: The public hearing will be held in Room C-120 at
the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Blvd.,
Portland, Oregon; 503-235-7575.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Henson, State Supervisor, U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service, 2600 SE 98th Avenue, Suite 100, Portland, OR
97266, by telephone (503-231-6179), or by facsimile (503-231-6195).
Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call
the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800-877-8339.

For the full notice go to... http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-06-01/html/2012-13305.htm
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