Fish and Wildlife Service November 3, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Designation of Critical Habitat for Cirsium loncholepis
Document Number: E9-26221
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are designating final revised critical habitat for Cirsium loncholepis (La Graciosa thistle). We are designating approximately 24,103 acres (ac) (9,754 hectares (ha)) of habitat in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, California, as critical habitat for C. loncholepis. This final revised designation constitutes a reduction of approximately 16,986 ac (6,873 ha) from the 2004 designation of critical habitat for C. loncholepis.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing the British Columbia Distinct Population Segment of the Queen Charlotte Goshawk Under the Endangered Species Act
Document Number: E9-26154
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list the British Columbia distinct population segment (DPS) of the Queen Charlotte goshawk (Accipiter gentilis laingi) as threatened, except on the Queen Charlotte Islands (a significant portion of the DPS's range), where we propose to list the goshawk as endangered, under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). This proposal, if made final, would extend the Act's protection to this subspecies in British Columbia, Canada, on Vancouver Island and the surrounding smaller islands, the Queen Charlotte Islands, and the coastal mainland west of the Coast Mountains. The Service seeks data and comments from the public on this proposal.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing the Salmon-Crested Cockatoo as Threatened Throughout Its Range with Special Rule
Document Number: E9-26131
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list the salmon-crested cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis) as threatened, with a special rule, under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). This proposal, if made final, would extend the Act's protections to this species and amend the regulations at 50 CFR part 17 to create a special rule under authority of section 4(d) of the Act that provides measures that are necessary and advisable for the conservation of the salmon-crested cockatoo. The Service seeks data and comments from the public on this proposed listing and special rule.