[Federal Register: September 12, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 178)]
[Proposed Rules]               
[Page 52942-52943]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 402

RIN 1018-AT50


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 402

RIN 0618-AX15

Interagency Cooperation Under the Endangered Species Act

AGENCIES: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior; National Marine 
Fisheries Service, Commerce.

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the 
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) (collectively, ``we'') are 
extending the comment period for proposed regulations governing 
interagency cooperation under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as 

DATES: We must receive your comments by October 14, 2008 to ensure 
their full consideration in the final decision on this proposal.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments or materials concerning this proposed 
rule in one of the following ways:
    (1) Through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions on the Web site for submitting comments.
    (2) By U.S. mail or hand-delivery to Public Comment Processing, 
Attention: 1018-AT50, Division of Policy and

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Directives Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North 
Fairfax Drive, Suite 222, Arlington, VA 22203.
    We will not accept e-mail or faxes. We will post all comments on 
http://www.regulations.gov. This generally means that we will post any 
personal information you provide us.
    Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that 
your entire comment--including your personal identifying information--
may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in 
your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying 
information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of the Assistant Secretary for 
Fish and Wildlife and Parks, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240; 
telephone: 202-208-4416; or James H. Lecky, Director, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910; telephone: 301-713-2332.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Fish and Wildlife Service 
(FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) (collectively, 
``we'') published a proposed rule on Interagency Cooperation under the 
Endangered Species Act on August 15, 2008 (73 FR 47868). The comment 
period for this proposed rule will end on September 15, 2008. We have 
received a number of written requests to extend the public comment 
period. We have given consideration to these requests and believe it is 
appropriate to provide an additional 30-day period for comment on the 
proposed regulation. We are therefore extending the comment period for 
an additional 30 days.
    If you have already commented on the proposed rule you do not need 
to resend your comment. We will consider all comments received from the 
date of publication of the proposed rule through the close of the 
extended comment period.

    Dated: September 5, 2008.
Lyle Laverty,
Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, Department of the 
    Dated: September 5, 2008.
Samuel D. Rauch,
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine 
Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-21414 Filed 9-10-08; 4:15 pm]