Exhibit 1, 202 FW 3
Public Comment Language for the Service’s Proposed Rules


April 12, 2010

Series: Administrative Procedure

Part 202: The Federal Register

Originating Office: Division of Policy and Directives Management



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 Put the following language in the captions indicated in proposed rulemaking documents.




DATES:  To ensure that we are able to consider your comment on this proposed rulemaking action, you must send it by [INSERT DATE 60 DAYS AFTER DATE OF PUBLICATION IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER].  [For certain ESA rules, add:]  To request a public hearing, contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT by [INSERT DATE 45 DAYS AFTER DATE OF PUBLICATION IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER]. 



ADDRESSES:  You may submit comments by one of the following methods:
·       Electronically:  Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: In the Keyword box, enter Docket No. [FWS–Rx–xxx–20xx–xxxx], which is the docket number for this rulemaking.  Then, in the Search panel on the left side of the screen, under the Document Type heading, click on the Proposed Rules link to locate this document.  You may submit a comment by clicking on “Send a Comment or Submission.”
·       By hard copy:  Submit by U.S. mail or hand-delivery to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS–Rx–xxx–20xx–xxxx; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 222; Arlington, VA 22203.

We will post all comments on This generally means that we will post any personal information you provide us (see Public Comment Procedures and Public Availability of Comments under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for more information).


Public Comment Procedures

               To ensure that any final action resulting from this proposed rule will be as accurate and as effective as possible, we request that you send relevant information for our consideration. The comments that will be most useful and likely to influence our decisions are those that you support by quantitative information or studies and those that include citations to, and analyses of, the applicable laws and regulations.  Please make your comments as specific as possible and explain the bases for them.  In addition, please include sufficient information with your comments to allow us to authenticate any scientific or commercial data you include.
               You must submit your comments and materials concerning this proposed rule by one of the methods listed above in the ADDRESSES section. We will not accept comments sent by e-mail or fax or to an address not listed in ADDRESSES.  If you submit a comment via, your entire comment—including any personal identifying information, such as your address, telephone number, or e-mail address—will be posted on the Web site.  Please note that comments submitted to this Web site are not immediately viewable.  When you submit a comment, the system receives it immediately.  However, the comment will not be publicly viewable until we post it, which might not occur until several days after submission.
               If you mail or hand-carry a hardcopy comment directly to us that includes personal information, you may request at the top of your document that we withhold this information from public review.  However, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.  To ensure that the electronic docket for this rulemaking is complete and all comments we receive are publicly available, we will post all hardcopy comments on
               In addition, comments and materials we receive, as well as supporting documentation used in preparing this proposed rule, will be available for public inspection in two ways:  
               (1)  You can view them on  In the Search Documents box, enter FWS–Rx–xxx–20xx–xxxx, which is the docket number for this rulemaking.  Then, in the Search panel on the left side of the screen, select the type of documents you want to view under the Document Type heading.  
               (2)  You can make an appointment, during normal business hours, to view the comments and materials in person at [insert physical address.]
Public Availability of Comments

               As stated above in more detail, before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware 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 your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.