Critical Habitat Exclusions
This policy will serve to clarify the critical habitat exclusion process for federal and state agencies, tribes and the public, and provide for a more defensible and predictable critical habitat exclusion process.
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On May 12, 2014, the Service published the proposed policy in the Federal Register for a 60-day comment period. The Service is extending the comment period until October 9, 2014. Information already submitted does not need to be resubmitted. Written comments and information can be submitted by one of the following methods:
- Electronically: Use the federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments to docket number [FWS-R9-ES-2011-0104]
- U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: [FWS-R9-ES-2011-0104]; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; MS: PDM, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803.