U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries Propose Changes to Improve Implementation of Endangered Species Act
What: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries (Services) are proposing revisions to portions of their regulations that implement two key sections of the Endangered Species Act. The changes are part of an ongoing effort to improve implementation of the ESA so that it is clear and consistent, and provides the maximum degree of regulatory certainty.
The proposed changes incorporate industry innovation, best science, and best practices to improve reliability, safety, and environmental stewardship. The proposals reflect President Trump’s Executive Order aimed at reducing the regulatory burden on citizens and industry, while simultaneously encouraging collaborative conservation from a broad range of partners to make the ESA as effective as possible in achieving its goal – recovery of our most imperiled species to the point they no longer need federal protection.
You can learn more about the proposed revisions at https://www.fws.gov/endangered/improving_ESA/regulation-revisions.html. In addition, we will host a webinar for our State agency partners on the proposed revisions. Below is the information on how to access the webinar.
Who: State Agency partners
When: July 25, 2018; 3:00 PM EST
How: Conference Call and Webinar
Participants can join the event directly at:
Please be prepared to provide your name and affiliation.