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« on: September 19, 2013, 04:43:56 am »

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed
Endangered Status for Gunnison Sage-Grouse and Proposed Designation of
Critical Habitat for Gunnison Sage-Grouse

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period; announcement of
public hearings; notice of availability of supplementary documents.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the
reopening of the public comment periods
on our January 11, 2013,
proposed rules to list the Gunnison sage-grouse (Centrocercus minimus)
as endangered and to designate critical habitat for the species under
the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). For the proposed
designation of critical habitat for the Gunnison sage-grouse, we also
announce the availability of a draft economic analysis (DEA), a draft
environmental assessment (EA), and an amended required determinations
section. In addition, we announce two public informational sessions and
public hearings for both the proposed listing and proposed critical
habitat, and we provide information on several conservation efforts
that may be considered in our final determinations. We are reopening
the comment periods to allow all interested parties an additional
opportunity to comment on the proposed listing and the proposed
designation of critical habitat, and to comment on the proposed
critical habitat's associated DEA, draft EA, and amended required
determinations section. Comments previously submitted need not be
resubmitted, as they will be fully considered in preparation of the
final rules.

DATES: Comment submission: We will consider comments received or
postmarked on or before October 19, 2013
. 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.
    Public informational sessions and public hearings: We will hold two
public informational sessions followed by public hearings on the
following dates:
     October 7, 2013, from 4:00-9:00 p.m., including an
information session from 4:00-5:00 p.m., a break, and a public hearing
from 6:00-9:00 p.m.; and
    October 8, 2013, from 4:00-9:00 p.m., including an
information session from 4:00-5:00 p.m., a break, and a public hearing
from 6:00-9:00 p.m..
    See the ADDRESSES section, below, for information on where these
public informational sessions and public hearings will be held.

ADDRESSES:
    Document availability: You may obtain copies of the January 11,
2013, proposed rules on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov at
Docket No. FWS-R6-ES-2012-0108 for the proposed listing and at Docket
No. FWS-R6-ES-2011-0111 for the proposed designation of critical
habitat. You may obtain a copy of the draft economic analysis and the
draft environmental assessment at Docket No. FWS-R6-ES-2011-0111.
Alternately, you may obtain a copy of either proposed rule, the draft
economic analysis, or the draft environmental assessment by mail from
the Western Colorado Field Office (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
CONTACT).
    Comment submission: You may submit written comments by one of the
following methods:
    (1) Electronically: Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit comments on the listing proposal to Docket
No. FWS-R6-ES-2012-0108, and submit comments on the critical habitat
proposal and associated draft economic analysis and draft environmental
assessment to Docket No. FWS-R6-ES-2011-0111.
    (2) By hard copy: Submit comments on the listing proposal by U.S.
mail or hand-delivery to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-R6-ES-
2012-0108; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042-PDM; Arlington, VA
22203. Submit comments on the critical habitat proposal, draft economic
analysis, and draft environmental assessment by U.S. mail or hand-
delivery to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-R6-ES-2011-0111;
Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042-PDM; Arlington, VA 22203.
    We request that you send comments only by the methods described
above. We will post all comments 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).
    Public informational sessions and public hearings: The October 7,
2013, public informational session and public hearing will be held at
Western State Colorado University, University Center, 600 N. Adams
Street in Gunnison, Colorado.
    The October 8, 2013, public informational session and public
hearing will be held at Monticello High School Auditorium, 164 South
200 West in Monticello, Utah.
    People needing reasonable accommodations in order to attend and
participate in the public hearing should contact Patty Gelatt, Western
Colorado Supervisor, Western Colorado Field Office, as soon as possible
(see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patty Gelatt, Western Colorado
Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Western Colorado Field
Office, 764 Horizon Drive, Building B, Grand Junction, CO 81506-3946;
by telephone (970-243-2778); or by facsimile (970-245-6933). Persons
who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the
Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800-877-8339.

For the complete notice... http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-19/html/2013-22706.htm
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2013, 02:02:36 am »

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed
Endangered Status for Gunnison Sage-Grouse and Proposed Designation of
Critical Habitat for Gunnison Sage-Grouse

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period; announcement of
public hearings.


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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the
reopening of the public comment periods on our January 11, 2013,
proposed rules to list the Gunnison sage-grouse (Centrocercus minimus)
as endangered and to designate critical habitat for the species under
the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In addition, we
announce the rescheduling of two public informational sessions and
public hearings for both the proposed listing and proposed critical
habitat rules, and the addition of a third public informational session
and public hearing. We are reopening the comment periods to allow all
interested parties an additional opportunity to comment on the proposed
listing and the proposed designation of critical habitat, and to
comment on the proposed critical habitat's associated draft economic
analysis (DEA), draft environmental assessment (EA), and amended
required determinations section. Comments previously submitted need not
be resubmitted, as they will be fully considered in preparation of the
final rules.

DATES: Comment submission: We will consider comments received or
postmarked on or before December 2, 2013
. 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.
    Public informational sessions and public hearings: We will hold
three public informational sessions followed by public hearings on the
following dates:
     November 19, 2013, from 4:00-9:00 p.m., including an
information session

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from 4:00-5:00 p.m., a break, and a public hearing from 6:00-9:00 p.m.;
and
     November 20, 2013, from 4:00-9:00 p.m., including an
information session from 4:00-5:00 p.m., a break, and a public hearing
from 6:00-9:00 p.m.; and
     November 21, 2013, from 4:00-9:00 p.m., including an
information session from 4:00-5:00 p.m., a break, and a public hearing
from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

See the ADDRESSES section, below, for information on where these public
informational sessions and public hearings will be held.

ADDRESSES:
    Document availability: You may obtain copies of the January 11,
2013, proposed rules on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov at
Docket No. FWS-R6-ES-2012-0108 for the proposed listing, and at Docket
No. FWS-R6-ES-2011-0111
for the proposed designation of critical
habitat. You may obtain a copy of the draft economic analysis and the
draft environmental assessment at Docket No. FWS-R6-ES-2011-0111.
Alternately, you may obtain a copy of either proposed rule, the draft
economic analysis, or the draft environmental assessment at http://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/species/birds/gunnisonsagegrouse/ or by
mail from the Western Colorado Field Office (see FOR FURTHER
INFORMATION CONTACT).
    Comment submission: You may submit written comments by one of the
following methods:

    (1) Electronically: Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit comments on the listing proposal to Docket
No. FWS-R6-ES-2012-0108, and submit comments on the critical habitat
proposal and associated draft economic analysis and draft environmental
assessment to Docket No. FWS-R6-ES-2011-0111.
   
(2) By hard copy: Submit comments on the listing proposal by U.S.
mail or hand-delivery to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-R6-ES-
2012-0108; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042-PDM; Arlington, VA
22203. Submit comments on the critical habitat proposal, draft economic
analysis, and draft environmental assessment by U.S. mail or hand-
delivery to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-R6-ES-2011-0111;
Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042-PDM; Arlington, VA 22203.
    We request that you send comments only by the methods described
above. We will post all comments 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).

    Public informational sessions and public hearings:
    The November 19, 2013, public informational session and public
hearing will be held at Western State Colorado University, University
Center, 600 N. Adams Street in Gunnison, Colorado.

    The November 20, 2013, public informational session and public
hearing will be held at the Holiday Inn Express, 1391 S. Townsend
Avenue in Montrose, Colorado.

    The November 21, 2013, public informational session and public
hearing will be held at Monticello High School Auditorium, 164 South
200 West in Monticello, Utah.

    People needing reasonable accommodations in order to attend and
participate in the public hearing should contact Patty Gelatt, Western
Colorado Supervisor, Western Colorado Field Office, as soon as possible
(see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patty Gelatt, Western Colorado
Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Western Colorado Field
Office, 764 Horizon Drive, Building B, Grand Junction, CO 81506-3946;
by telephone (970-243-2778); or by facsimile (970-245-6933). Persons
who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the
Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

Previous Federal Actions

    On January 11, 2013, we published a proposed rule to list the
Gunnison sage-grouse as endangered (78 FR 2486) and a proposed rule to
designate critical habitat for the Gunnison sage-grouse (78 FR 2540).
 
To read the full notice... http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-11-04/html/2013-26332.htm
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