FWS Proposes Changes  to Regulations Extending Endangered Species Prohibitions to Threatened Species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to revise its regulations extending most of the prohibitions for activities involving endangered species to threatened species. For species already listed as a threatened species, the proposed regulations would not alter the applicable prohibitions. The proposed regulations would require the Service, pursuant to section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act, to determine what, if any, protective regulations are appropriate for species that the Service in the future determines to be threatened.

FWS will accept comments received or postmarked on or before September 24, 2018.

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