Fish and Wildlife Service November 22, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Rule To List Six Foreign Birds as Endangered
Document Number: E6-19721
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list six avian species, black stilt (Himantopus novaezelandiae), caerulean Paradise-flycatcher (Eutrichomyias rowleyi), giant ibis (Pseudibis gigantea), Gurney's pitta (Pitta gurneyi), Socorro mockingbird (Mimodes graysoni), and long-legged thicketbird (Trichocichla rufa) as endangered, pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). This proposal, if made final, would extend the Act's protection to these species. The Service seeks data and comments from the public on this proposal.
Notice of Availability of the Final Comprehensive Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact for D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge in Union and Ouachita Parishes, LA
Document Number: 06-9344
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Fish and Wildlife Service announces that a Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact for D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge in Union and Ouachita Parishes are available for distribution. The plan was prepared pursuant to the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, and in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and describes how the refuge will be managed for the next 15 years. The compatibility determinations for big game hunting, small game hunting, migratory bird hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and photography, environmental education and interpretation, trapping of selected furbearers, and horseback riding are also available within the plan.
Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge in Jackson County, Mississippi; Availability of Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 06-9343
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Fish and Wildlife Service announces that a Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge are available for review and comment. This draft plan and environmental assessment were prepared pursuant to the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act, as amended, and the National Environmental Policy Act. The draft plan describes the Service's proposal for management of the refuge for 15 years.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Arenaria ursina (Bear Valley sandwort), Castilleja cinerea (ash-gray Indian paintbrush), and Eriogonum kennedyi var. austromontanum (southern mountain wild-buckwheat)
Document Number: 06-9194
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to designate critical habitat for Arenaria ursina (Bear Valley sandwort), Castilleja cinerea (ash-gray Indian paintbrush), and Eriogonum kennedyi var. austromontanum (southern mountain wild-buckwheat) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total approximately 1,511 acres (ac) (611 hectares (ha)) of land in San Bernardino County, California, fall within the boundaries of the proposed critical habitat designation for these three plant species. The majority of the lands within the proposed designation are under Federal ownership (1,394 ac (564 ha)); however, some State (4 ac (2 ha)) and private lands (112 ac (45 ha)) are also included.