On February 7, 2012, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service jointly published Federal Register notice that they were extending for 30 days the period for submitting public comments on their draft policy interpreting the phrase ‘‘significant portion of its range’’ in the Endangered Species Act’s definitions of  “endangered species’’ and ‘‘threatened species.’’ Information and comments regarding the draft policy must now be received by NMFS or FWS on or before March 8, 2012.

● Click here to read Services’ Federal Register notice extending comment period