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Proposed rule to rescind the regulatory definition of "habitat"


Endangered Species Act
Action Status
Proposed Rule


We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) (hereafter collectively referred to as the “Services” or “we”), propose to rescind the final rule titled “Regulations for Listing Endangered and Threatened Species and Designating Critical Habitat” that was published on December 16, 2020, and became effective on January 15, 2021. The proposed rescission, if finalized, would remove the regulatory definition of “habitat” established by that rule.

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 11/29/2021