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Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing the Lesser
Prairie-Chicken as a Threatened Species With a Special Rule

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the reopening
of the comment period on the December 11, 2013, proposed revised
special rule under authority of section 4(d) of the Endangered Species
Act of 1973, as amended (Act), that provides measures that are
necessary and advisable to provide for the conservation of the lesser
prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus). In addition, we announce
the reopening of the public comment period on the December 11, 2012,
proposed rule to list the lesser prairie-chicken as a threatened
species under the Act. We are reopening the comment period to allow all
interested parties an opportunity to comment on the final Lesser
Prairie-Chicken Range-Wide Conservation Plan, which has been prepared
by the Lesser Prairie-Chicken Interstate Working Group, and our
endorsement of the plan, and we request comments on the plan as it
relates to our determination of status under section 4(a)(1) of the
Act. The final plan is available on the Internet in Docket No. FWS-R2-
ES-2012-0071 at

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published December 11,
2012 (77 FR 73827), is reopened.We will accept comments received or
postmarked on or before February 12,

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2014. Comments submitted electronically using the Federal eRulemaking
Portal (see ADDRESSES, below) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern
Time on the closing date.

ADDRESSES: Document availability: The December 11, 2012, proposed rule
(77 FR 73827), the December 11, 2013, revision of that proposed rule
(78 FR 75306), and the final Lesser Prairie-Chicken Range-Wide
Conservation Plan are all available via the Federal electronic
rulemaking portal at in Docket No. FWS-R2-

    Comment submission: You may submit comments by one of the following
    (1) Electronically: Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: In the Search box, enter FWS-R2-ES-2012-0071,
which is the docket number for this rulemaking. You may submit a
comment by clicking on ``Comment Now!''

    (2) By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail or hand-delivery to: Public
Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-R2-ES-2012-0071; 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 one of 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).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jontie Aldrich, Field Supervisor,
Oklahoma Ecological Services Field Office, 9014 East 21st Street,
Tulsa, OK 74129; by telephone 918-581-7458 or by facsimile 918-581-
7467. 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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