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Wildlife Agencies Propose New Endangered Species Regulations and Policy on Critical Habitat
May 15, 2014 / Josh Bloom and Dave Metres
On May 12, 2014, Federal wildlife agencies proposed two new rules concerning critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act and a draft policy regarding exclusions from critical habitat designations. The proposals, issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), have been published in Federal Register, and comments will be accepted through July 11. The proposed rules would create a new definition of “destruction or adverse...