Author Topic: Re-opening of proposed rule to list the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog  (Read 1180 times)

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Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status
for the Sierra Nevada Yellow-Legged Frog and the Northern Distinct
Population Segment of the Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog, and Threatened
Status for the Yosemite Toad and Designation of Critical Habitat

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Proposed rules; reopening of the comment periods.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the
reopening of the public comment period on our April 25, 2013, proposed
rule to list the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog and the northern
distinct population segment (DPS) of the mountain yellow-legged frog
(populations that occur north of the Tehachapi Mountains) as endangered
species, and the Yosemite toad as a threatened species under the
Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We are also reopening
the public comment period on our April 25, 2013, proposed rule to
designate critical habitat for these species. We also announce the
availability of a draft economic analysis (DEA) of the proposed
designation of critical habitat for the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged
frog, the northern DPS of the mountain yellow-legged frog, and the
Yosemite toad and an amended required determinations section of the
proposal. We are also announcing the location and time of a public
hearing to receive public comments on the proposals, as well as the
times and locations of two public meetings. We are reopening the
comment periods to allow all interested parties an opportunity to
comment simultaneously on the proposed rules, the associated DEA, and
the amended required determinations section. Comments previously
submitted need not be resubmitted, as they will be fully considered in
preparation of the final rule.

DATES: We will consider comments on the proposed rules published April
25, 2013 (78 FR 24472 and 78 FR 24516) received or postmarked on or
before March 11, 2014. 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 Hearing: We will hold a public hearing on these proposed
rules in Sacramento, California, on January 30, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. and
again at 6:00 p.m. (see ADDRESSES).
    Public Meetings: We will hold two public meetings to provide
information on these proposed rules in Bridgeport, California, on
January 8, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and in Fresno, California,
on January 13, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (see ADDRESSES).

    Document availability: You may obtain copies of the proposed rules
and the associated documents of the draft economic analysis on the
internet at at Docket No. FWS-R8-ES-2012-
0100 and Docket No. FWS-R8-ES-2012-0074 or by mail from the Sacramento
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: Search for Docket No. FWS-R8-ES-2012-0100 (the
docket number for the proposed listing rule) or FWS-R8-ES-2012-0074

(the docket number for the proposed critical habitat rule).
    (2) By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail or hand-delivery to: Public
Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-R8-ES-2012-0100 (if commenting on the
proposed listing rule) or FWS-R8-ES-2012-0074 (if commenting on the
proposed critical habitat rule); 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 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 hearing: The public
informational sessions and hearing will be held at Mono County Board of
Supervisors Chambers in the Mono County Courthouse, State Highway 395
North, Bridgeport, CA 93517, and the Fresno County Board of Supervisors
Chambers in the Hall of Records, Room 301, 2281 Tulare Street, Fresno,
CA 93721. The hearing will be held at the Sacramento Horsemen's
Association, 3200 Longview Drive, Sacramento, CA 9582. People needing
reasonable accommodations in order to attend and participate in the
public hearing should contact Jennifer Norris, Field Supervisor,
Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office, as soon as possible (see FOR

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Norris, Field Supervisor,
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office,
2800 Cottage Way Room W-2605, Sacramento CA 95825; by telephone 916-
414-6600; or by facsimile 916-414-6712. Persons who use a
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800-877-8339.

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