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Species Assessments

Federal Register Notice of a 90-Day Finding for

Eastern Small-footed Bat and Northern Long-Eared Bat

 

Below is the Summary, click here to download a PDF of the complete 12-page Federal Register Notice of the 90-Day Finding on a Petition to List the Eastern Small-Footed Bat and the Northern Long-Eared Bat as Threatened or Endangered

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

 

50 CFR Part 17

 

[Docket No. FWS–R5–ES–2011–0024; MO 92210–0–0008]

 

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants;

90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Eastern Small-Footed Bat and the Northern Long-Eared Bat as Threatened or Endangered

 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.


ACTION: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review.

 

SUMMARY:

We, the U.S. Fish andWildlife Service (Service), announce a 90-day finding on a petition (Petition) to list the eastern small-footed bat (Myotis leibii) and the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), and designate critical habitat. Based on our review, we find that the Petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that listing of the eastern small-footed bat and the northern long-eared bat may be warranted. Therefore, with the publication of this notice, we are initiating a review of the status of these species to determine if listing the eastern small-footed bat or the northern long-eared bat, or both species is warranted. To ensure that this status review is comprehensive, we are requesting scientific and commercial data and other information regarding these species. Based on the status review, we will issue a 12-month finding on the Petition, which will address whether the petitioned action is warranted, as provided in the Act.

 

DATES: To allow us adequate time to conduct this review, we request that we receive information on or before August 29, 2011. Please note that if you are using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES), the deadline for submitting an electronic comment is Eastern Standard Time on this date.
After August 29, 2011, you must submit information directly to the Field Office (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Please note that we might not be able to address or incorporate information that we receive after the above requested date.

 

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by one of the following methods:

 

Electronically: Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. In the Keyword box, enter Docket No. FWS–R5–ES– 2011–0024, which is the docket number for this finding. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on this docket.

 

By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail or hand-delivery to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS–R5–ES–2011– 0024; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042–PDM; Arlington, VA 22203.

 

We will not accept e-mails or faxes.

 

We will post all information we receive on http://www.regulations.gov. This generally means that we will post any personal information you provide us, See Request for Information below for more information.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Clint Riley, Field Supervisor, Pennsylvania Ecological Services Field Office, 315 South Allen Street, Suite 322, State College, PA 16801; by telephone at 814–234–4090, or by facsimile at 814–234–0748. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), please call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at
800–877–8339.

 

Above is the Summary, click here to download a PDF of the complete 12-page Federal Register Notice of the 90-Day Finding on a Petition to List the Eastern Small-Footed Bat and the Northern Long-Eared Bat as Threatened or Endangered

 

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