Advocacy Recommends FWS and NMFS Extend the Comment Period for Three Rules Revising Endangered Species Act Regulations
On June 23, 2023, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published three proposed rules titled “Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revision of Regulations for Interagency Cooperation,” “Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing Endangered and Threatened Species and Designating Critical Habitat and “Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Regulations Pertaining to Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants.” These rules propose multiple changes to Endangered Species Act regulations.
The Office of Advocacy has filed a request asking for a 60-day extension of the public comment period for these proposed rules.
For more, read the public comment letter and fact sheet, which highlights Advocacy’s concerns and recommendations.
Comment Letter, Extension Request to the Department of the Interior (PDF, 214 KB)
Comment Letter, Extension Request to the Department of Commerce (PDF, 150 KB)