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“Significant Portion of Its Range” Comment Period Extended

Draft Policy on Interpretation of the Phrase “Significant Portion of Its Range” in the Endangered Species Act's Definitions of “Endangered Species” and “Threatened Species” Comment Period Extended

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) (collectively, the Services), announced a 30-day extension of the period for submission of public comments on the draft policy interpreting the phrase “significant portion of its range” in the Endangered Species Act's (Act's) definitions of “endangered species” and “threatened species.”

All interested parties are encouraged to provide information and comments regarding the draft policy. Information previously submitted does not need to be resubmitted, and will be incorporated into the public record and fully considered in development of a final policy.

The revised close of comment period date is March 8, 2012.

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