Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for 11 Species of Picture-wing Flies From the Hawaiian Islands
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the reopening of the public comment period on the proposal to designate critical habitat for 11 species of Hawaiian picture-wing flies (Drosophila aglaia, D. differens, D. hemipeza, D. heteroneura, D. montgomeryi, D. mulli, D. musaphilia, D. obatai, D. ochrobasis, D. substenoptera, and D. tarphytrichia) and the availability of the draft economic analysis of the proposed designation of critical habitat for these species. We are reopening the comment period to allow all interested parties to comment simultaneously on the proposed rule and the associated draft economic analysis. We estimate costs related to conservation activities for the proposed designation of critical habitat for the 11 species of Hawaiian picture- wing flies under sections 4, 7, and 10 of the Act to be approximately $933,270 to $6,742,520 over 20 years, or $46,664 to $337,126 annually in undiscounted 2006 dollars. We estimate costs to range from $749,600 to $5,139,460 over 20 years, or $50,385 to $345,454 annually using a three percent discount rate. We estimate costs using a seven percent discount rate to range from $597,940 to $3,794,230 over 20 years, or $56,441 to $358,149 annually.