Protection of Bald Eagles; Definition of “Disturb”
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (we or us), reopen the comment period for our proposed rule, and announce the availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) evaluating the possible effects of defining ``disturb'' under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. We prepared the DEA as part of the National Environmental Policy Act process. The analysis of our preferred alternative is based on a definition slightly modified from our February, 2006 proposed rulemaking (71 FR 8265, February 16, 2006).
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Laguna Mountains Skipper (Pyrgus ruralis lagunae
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are designating critical habitat for the Laguna Mountains skipper (Pyrgus ruralis lagunae) pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total, approximately 6,242 acres (ac) (2,525 hectares (ha)) fall within the boundaries of the critical habitat designation. The critical habitat is located in San Diego County, California, on lands under Federal (3,516 ac (1,423 ha)), State (381 ac (154 ha)), and private (2,345 ac (948 ha)) ownership.