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Federal Register Notice of a 90-Day Finding for Eastern Small-footed Bat and Northern Long-Eared Bat
June 29, 2011
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.
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.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by one of the following methods:
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.
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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