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Flycatcher Habitat Jan 2013

Flycatcher Habitat Jan 2013

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service50 CFR Part 17[Docket No. FWSR2ES20110053][4500030114]
 
RIN 1018-AX43Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitatfor Southwestern Willow FlycatcherAGENCY:
Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.
ACTION:
Final rule.
SUMMARY:
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), designate revisedcritical habitat for the southwestern willow flycatcher (
 Empidonax traillii extimus
)(flycatcher) under the Endangered Species Act. In total, approximately 1,975 streamkilometers (1,227 stream miles) are being designated as critical habitat. These areas are
 
 2designated as stream segments, with the lateral extent including the riparian areas andstreams that occur within the 100-year floodplain or flood-prone areas encompassing atotal area of approximately 84,569
 
hectares (208,973 acres). The critical habitat islocated on a combination of Federal, State, tribal, and private lands inInyo, Kern, LosAngeles, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura CountiesinCalifornia;Clark, Lincoln, and Nye Countiesin southern Nevada;Kane, San Juan, and Washington Countiesin southern Utah;Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, and La PlataCountiesin southern Colorado;Apache, Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz,Maricopa, Mohave, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, and Yavapai Countiesin Arizona; andCatron, Grant, Hidalgo, Mora, Rio Arriba, Socorro, Taos, and Valencia Counties in NewMexico. The effect of this regulation is to conserve the flycatchers habitat under theEndangered Species Act.
DATES:
This rule becomes effective on [INSERT DATE 30 DAYS AFTER DATE OFFEDERAL REGISTER PUBLICATION].
ADDRESSES:
This final rule is available on the Internet at
http://www.regulations.gov
,Docket No. FWSR2ES20110053. Comments and materials received, as well assupporting documentation used in preparing this final rule, are available for publicinspection, by appointment, during normal business hours, at the U.S. Fish and WildlifeService, Arizona Ecological Services Office, 2321 West Royal Palm Rd., Suite 103,Phoenix, AZ 85021; telephone 602-242-0210; facsimile 602-242-2513.
 
 3The coordinates or plot points or both from which the critical habitat maps aregenerated are included in the administrative record for this critical habitat designation andare available at http://www.fws.gov/southwest/es/arizona, www.regulations.gov atDocket No. FWSR2-ES-2011-0053, and at the Arizona Ecological Services Office (see
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
). Any additional tools or supportinginformation that we may develop for this critical habitat designation will also be availableat the Fish and Wildlife Service website and Field Office set out above, and may also beincluded in the preamble or at http://www.regulations.gov.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Steve Spangle, Field Supervisor,U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arizona Ecological Services Office, 2321 West RoyalPalm Rd., Suite 103, Phoenix, AZ 85021; telephone 602-242-0210; facsimile 602-242-2513. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the FederalInformation Relay Service (FIRS) at 800-877-8339.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:Executive SummaryWhy we need to publish a rule.
This is a final rule to revise the designation of critical habitat for the southwestern willow flycatcher (flycatcher). Under theEndangered Species Act (Act), any species that is determined to be an endangered or threatened species requires critical habitat to be designated, to the maximum extent

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