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« on: April 09, 2014, 04:53:36 am »

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Status
for the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment of Greater Sage-Grouse
With Special Rule and Designation of Critical Habitat

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Proposed rules; reopening of the comment periods.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the
reopening of the public comment period on our October 28, 2013,
proposed rule
to list the Bi-State distinct population segment (DPS) of
greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) as threatened under the
Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, with a special rule. We are
also reopening the public comment period on our October 28, 2013,
proposed rule to designate critical habitat for this DPS. We are also
announcing the location and time of public hearings to receive public
comments on the proposals. Finally, we announce a 6-month extension of
the final determination of whether or not to list the Bi-State DPS as a
threatened species.
We are taking this action based on substantial
disagreement regarding the sufficiency or accuracy of the available
data relevant to the proposed listing, making it necessary to solicit
additional information by reopening the comment period for 60 days. We
will publish a listing determination on or before April 28, 2015.

DATES: The comment periods for the proposed rules published in the
Federal Register on October 28, 2013 (78 FR 64328; 78 FR 64358) are
reopened. We will consider comments received or postmarked on or before
June 9, 2014
. Comments submitted electronically using the Federal
eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES section) must be received by 11:59
p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date.
    Public Hearing: We will hold two public hearings on these proposed
rules in Minden, Nevada on April 29, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. (Pacific
Time), and Bishop, California, on April 30, 2014, from 6 to 9 p.m.
(Pacific Time)
(see ADDRESSES).

ADDRESSES:
    Document availability: You may obtain copies of the proposed rules
on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS-R8-ES-
2013-0072 (proposed listing with special rule) and Docket No. FWS-R8-
ES-2013-0042 (proposed critical habitat), or contact the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, Nevada Fish and Wildlife Office or Ventura Fish and
Wildlife Office (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).
    Written comments: You may submit written comments by one of the
following methods:
    (1) Electronically: Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. In the Search box, enter FWS-R8-ES-2013-0072
(proposed listing) or FWS-R8-ES-2013-0042 (proposed critical habitat),
which are the docket numbers for these rulemakings. Then, in the Search
panel on the left side of the screen, under the Document Type heading,
click on the Proposed Rules link to locate the document. You may submit
a comment by clicking on ``Comment Now!''
    (2) By hard copy for the proposed listing: Submit by U.S. mail or
hand delivery to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-R8-ES-2013-
0072; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042-PDM; Arlington, VA
22203. By hard copy for the proposed critical habitat: Submit by U.S.
mail or hand delivery to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-R8-ES-
2013-0042; 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 Information Requested section for more information).
    Public hearing:

 The April 30, 2014, public hearing will be held at
the Tri-County Fairgrounds, Home Economics Building, Sierra Street and
Fair Drive, Bishop, CA 93514.

The April 29, 2014, public hearing will
be held at Carson Valley Inn, Valley Ballroom, 1627 U.S. Highway 395
North, Minden, Nevada 89423.

People needing reasonable accommodations
in order to attend and participate in the public hearing should contact
Edward D. Koch, State Supervisor, Nevada Fish and Wildlife Office, as
soon as possible (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the proposed
listing rule, proposed special rule, and proposed critical habitat
designation, contact Edward D. Koch, State Supervisor, U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, Nevada Fish and Wildlife Office, 1340 Financial
Boulevard, Suite 234, Reno, NV 89502; telephone 775-861-6300; or
facsimile 775-861-6301. Persons who use a telecommunications device for
the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at
800-877-8339.

To read the full notice ... http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-04-08/html/2014-07409.htm
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