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Increased Critical Habitat of Lane Mountain Milk-Vetch Proposed

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Revised Designation of Critical Habitat for Astragalus jaegerianus (Lane Mountain milk-vetch).

SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to revise designated critical habitat for the Lane Mountain milk-vetch (Astragalus jaegerianus) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The previous final rule designated 0 acres (ac) (0 hectares (ha)) of critical habitat and was published in the Federal Register on April 8, 2005. We now propose to designate approximately 16,156 ac (6,538 ha) of land located in the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County, California, which, if finalized as proposed, would result in an increase of approximately 16,156 ac (6,538 ha).

DATES: We will accept comments until June 1, 2010. We must receive requests for public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by May 17, 2010.

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