Fish and Wildlife Service April 19, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Special Rule for the Polar Bear
Document Number: 2012-9403
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-04-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to amend the regulations at 50 CFR part 17, which implement the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), to create a special rule under authority of section 4(d) of the ESA that provides measures that are necessary and advisable to provide for the conservation of the polar bear (Ursus maritimus). The Secretary has the discretion to prohibit by regulation with respect to the polar bear any act prohibited by section 9(a)(1) of the ESA.
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