[Federal Register: May 16, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 94)]
[Page 28369-28370]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Draft National Bald Eagle Management Guidelines; Extension of 
Public Comment Period

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior

ACTION: Notice of availability; extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service), are 
extending the comment for the draft National Bald Eagle Management 
Guidelines. We are also extending the comment period on the proposed 
rule re-opening the public comment period on the proposal to remove the 
bald eagle from the List of Threatened and Endangered Wildlife under 
the Endangered Species Act, and on the proposed rule to establish a 
regulatory definition of ``disturb'' under the Bald and Golden Eagle 
Protection Act, via two additional notices published separately in the 
Proposed Rules section of today's issue of the Federal Register. 
Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted as they have been 
incorporated into the public record and will be fully considered in the 
final guidelines.

DATES: The public comment period is extended to June 19, 2006. Any 
comments received after the closing date may not be considered in the 
final guidelines.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Draft National Bald Eagle Management 
Guidelines can be obtained by writing to U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Division of Migratory Bird Management, 4401 North Fairfax 
Drive, Mail Stop MBSP-4107, Arlington, VA 22203. The draft guidelines 
may also be obtained via the Internet at: http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/
 baldeagle.html. Written comments can be sent to the 

mailing address above, or e-mailed to BaldEagle--Management 
Guidelines@fws.gov. All comments must include the name and full mailing 

address of the person submitting the comments. All comments received, 
including names and addresses, will become part of the public record. 
You may inspect comments by appointment during normal business hours at 
the address above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eliza Savage, Division of Migratory 
Bird Management, (see ADDRESSES section); or via e-mail at: 
Eliza_Savage@fws.gov; telephone: (703) 358-2329; or facsimile: (703) 358-



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    On February 16, 2006, in anticipation of possible removal 
(delisting) of the bald eagle in the 48 contiguous States from the List 
of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife under the Endangered Species Act 
(ESA) (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the 
Service) published a Notice of Availability of draft National Bald 
Eagle Management Guidelines (71 FR 8309). The Service concurrently 
proposed two other related actions: (1) a proposed regulatory 
definition of ``disturb'' under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection 
Act (BGEPA) (71 FR 8265, February 16, 2006); and (2) a re-opening of 
the comment period on our proposal to remove the bald eagle from the 
list of threatened and endangered species under the ESA (71 FR 8238, 
February 16, 2006). Due to the complexity of these related actions, we 
are extending the comment period for each action for an additional 30 

    Dated: May 10, 2006.
Marshall P. Jones, Jr.,
Acting Director, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 06-4605 Filed 5-12-06; 1:17 pm]