On 19 August 2008, the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) officially requested that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service extend the period for public comment on a proposed rule change for the Endangered Species Act. AIBS requested a 60-day extension to the period for public comment, which would provide a total of 90-days for comments on a proposal that some assert will fundamentally change how the ESA is implemented. The agencies responded and on 11 September, the comment period on the proposed rule was extended until 15 October, a 30-day extension.

For more information regarding the proposed rule change, please visit http://www.aibs.org/public-policy-reports/20080902.html#005107 To comment on the proposed rule, please visit www.Regulations.gov


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