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FWS and NMFS Change Rules Governing Petitions to the Services
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service have published final changes to their regulations concerning petitions for the issuance, amendment, or repeal of the Services' rules. The purpose of these changes is to improve the content and specificity of petitions and to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the petition process to support species conservation. These revisions to the regulations are intended to clarify and enhance the procedures by which the Services evaluate petitions under section 4(b)(3) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended.
Click here to read the Services' Federal Register notice of this action, which contains more detail.