Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Critical Habitat for the Arroyo Toad (Anaxyrus californicus)
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to revise designated critical habitat for the arroyo toad (Anaxyrus californicus), pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The previous final rule designated 11,695 acres (ac) (4,733 hectares (ha)) of critical habitat and was published in the Federal Register (FR) on April 13, 2005. We now propose to designate approximately 109,110 ac (44,155 ha) of lands located in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, and San Diego Counties, California, which, if finalized as proposed, would result in an increase of approximately 97,415 ac (39,422 ha) of critical habitat.