AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.
ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of public comment period.
SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), recently
published a proposal to remove the gray wolf from the List of
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, and we announced the opening of a
60-day public comment period on the proposed action, ending May 14,
2019. We now extend the public comment period 60 days to allow all
interested parties additional time to comment on the proposed rule.
Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted and will be fully
considered in preparation of the final rule. In addition, we will
provide public-hearing information through the Federal Register in the
DATES: The public comment period on the proposed rule that published
March 15, 2019 at 84 FR 9648, is extended to July 15, 2019.
Written Comments: Please note that comments submitted
electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES
section, below) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the
closing date and comments submitted by U.S. mail must be postmarked by
that date to ensure consideration.
Availability of Documents: You may obtain copies of the March 15,
2019, proposed rule and associated documents on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket No. FWS-HQ-ES-2018-0097.
Written Comments: You may submit written comments by one of the
(1) Electronically: Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Search for FWS-HQ-ES-2018-0097, which is the
docket number for this rulemaking. Please ensure you have found the
correct document before submitting your comments. If your comments will
fit in the provided comment box, please use this feature of http://www.regulations.gov, as it is most compatible with our comment review
procedures. If you attach your comments as a separate document, our
preferred file format is Microsoft Word. If you attach multiple
comments (such as form letters), our preferred format is a spreadsheet
in Microsoft Excel.
(2) By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail or hand-delivery to: Public
Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS-HQ-ES-2018-0097; U.S. Fish &
Wildlife Service Headquarters, MS: BPHC, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls
Church, VA 22041-3803.
We request that you send comments only by the methods described
above. We will post all substantive comments we receive on http://www.regulations.gov. This generally means that we will post any
personal information you provide us (see Public Comments below for more
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Don Morgan, Chief, Branch of Delisting
and Foreign Species, Ecological Services; U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, Headquarters Office, MS: ES, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church,
VA 22041-3803. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf
(TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.