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Candidate Conservation Agreements With Assurances Policy

We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service (Services when referring to both, and Service when referring to when the action is taken by one agency), announce revisions to the Candidate Conservation Agreements with...

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Effective Date 1/26/2017
Endangered Species Act
proposed rule
90-Day Finding on Petition to Identify Northwest Atlantic Leatherback Turtle as Distinct Population Segment

We, NMFS, announce a 90-day finding on a petition to identify the Northwest Atlantic subpopulation of the leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) as a Distinct Population Segment (DPS) and list it...

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Feb 05, 2018
notice
Policy Regarding Implementation of Section 4(b)(2) of the Endangered Species Act

We, the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service, (jointly, the “Services”) announce our final policy on exclusions from critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act. This non-binding policy provides the Services'...

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Effective Date 03/14/2016
Endangered Species Act
final rule
Implementing Changes to the Regulations for Designating Critical Habitat, 424.12

We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) (collectively referred to as the “Services” or “we”), amend portions of our regulations that implement the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act)....

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Feb 11, 2016
Endangered Species Act
final rule
Designating Experimental Populations under the Endangered Species Act

We, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), issue final regulations to amend the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to implement the Endangered Species Act (ESA) regarding experimental populations. This rule amends the CFR to establish definitions...

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Jun 27, 2016
Endangered Species Act
final rule
Revisions to the Regulations for Petitions under the Endangered Species Act

We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service (Services), finalize changes to the regulations concerning petitions, to improve the content and specificity of petitions and to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness...

Effective Date
Oct 27, 2016
Endangered Species Act
notice
Revised Interagency Cooperative Policy Regarding the Role of State Agencies in the Endangered Species Act

The Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service announce an interagency policy to clarify the role of State agencies in activities undertaken by the Services under authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, and...

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Effective Date 02/22/16
Endangered Species Act
notice
Chinese River Dolphin 5-year Review

In 1989, the Chinese river dolphin (Lipotes vexillifer), also called the Baiji or the Yangtze River dolphin, was listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. In this 5-year review, we conclude that the species is extremely...

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Published 11/15/17
Endangered Species Act Chinese River Dolphin
notice
Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances Policy

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service, announce their intention to review and potentially revise the Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances policy under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended....

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Jan 22, 2018
proposed rule
Proposed Rule to Designate Critical Habitat for the Main Hawaiian Islands Insular False Killer Whale Distinct Population Segment

On November 3, 2017, NOAA Fisheries published a proposed rule (82 FR 51186; November 3, 2017) to...

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Jan 02, 2018