We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the extension of the public comment period for the proposal to designate critical habitat pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), for the Arizona distinct population segment of the cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl (Glaucidium brasilianum cactorum), and for the draft economic analysis for the proposed designation. We are extending the comment period for the proposal and for the draft economic analysis to allow all interested parties additional time to provide comments. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted, because they will be incorporated into the public record as part of this extended comment period, and will be fully considered in the final rule.
Agency Contact: Steve Spangle, Field Supervisor (see
This is a proposed regulation. Comments were due on April 25, 2003.