The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announced a 90-day finding on a petition to list Sierra Nevada red fox (Vulpes vulpes necator) as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), and to designate critical habitat. Based on review, they find that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that listing this subspecies may be warranted. The publication of this notice, initiates a review of the status of the subspecies to determine if listing Sierra Nevada red fox is warranted.
Information submitted in response to this notice must be received on or before March 5, 2012. Information may be submitted by one of the following methods:
(1) Electronically: Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. In the Enter Keyword or ID box, enter Docket No. FWS-R8-ES-2011-0103, which is the docket number for this action. Then click on the Search button. You may submit a comment by clicking on “Send a Comment or Submission.”
(2) By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail or hand-delivery to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-R8-ES-2011-0103; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042-PDM; Arlington, VA 22203.
The FWS will not accept email or faxes. All information received will be posted on http://www.regulations.gov
For more information, click here to read the complete Federal Register Notice.