Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
1. April 27, 2011: Midland, Texas.
2. April 28, 2011: Roswell, New Mexico.
We will post all comments on
The public informational sessions and hearings will be held at the following locations:
1. Midland, Texas: Midland Center & Centennial Plaza, 105 N. Main Street, Midland, Texas 79701.
2. Roswell, New Mexico: ENMU--Roswell, Performing Arts Center, 64 University Blvd., Roswell, New Mexico 88202.
People needing reasonable accommodations in order to attend and participate in the public hearings should contact Wally "J" Murphy, New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office, at 505-761-4718 as soon as possible (
We will accept written comments and information during this reopened comment period for the proposed rule to list the dunes sagebrush lizard (
(1) Information on the dunes sagebrush lizard relevant to the factors that are the basis for making a listing determination for a species under section 4(a) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act) (16 U.S.C. 1531
(a) The present or threatened destruction, modification, or curtailment of its habitat or range;
(b) Overutilization for commercial, recreational, scientific, or educational purposes;
(c) Disease or predation;
(d) The inadequacy of existing regulatory mechanisms; or
(e) Other natural or manmade factors affecting its continued existence.
(2) Additional information concerning the range, distribution, and population size of this species, including the locations of any additional populations of this species.
(3) Any information on the biological or ecological requirements of the species.
If you submitted comments or information on the proposed rule (75 FR 77801, December 14, 2010) during the initial comment period from December 14, 2010, to February 14, 2011, please do not resubmit them. We will incorporate them into the public record as part of this comment period, and we will fully consider them in the preparation of our final determination. Our final determination will take into consideration all written comments and any additional information we receive during both comment periods.
You may submit your comments and materials concerning the proposed rule by one of the methods listed in the
We will post your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—on
Comments and materials we receive, as well as supporting documentation we used in preparing the proposed rule,
It is our intent to discuss only those topics directly relevant to the proposed rule to list the dunes sagebrush lizard as endangered in this document.
On December 14, 2010, we published a proposed rule (75 FR 77801) to list the dunes sagebrush lizard, a lizard known from southeastern New Mexico and adjacent west Texas, as endangered under the Act. For a description of previous Federal actions concerning the dunes sagebrush lizard (formerly known as the sand dunes lizard), please refer to the proposed rule. In response to comments received during the initial public comment period, we have decided to allow the public more time to submit comments and to hold informational sessions as described previously.
If we finalize the rule as proposed, it would extend the Act's protections to this species. We have determined that critical habitat for the dunes sagebrush lizard is prudent but not determinable at this time. The final decision on whether to list the dunes sagebrush lizard as endangered will be based on the best scientific data available, including information obtained during the comment period.
The primary authors of this notice are the staff members of the New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office, Region 2, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The authority for this action is the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531