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November 28, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 228)]
[Proposed Rules] [Page 68913-68995]
Revised Critical Habitat for the Tidewater Goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi)
AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.
ACTION: Proposed rule.
SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to revise currently designated critical habitat for the tidewater goby
(Eucyclogobius newberryi) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We originally designated critical habitat for the tidewater goby on November 20, 2000 (65 FR 69693). We are proposing to revise the critical habitat for the tidewater goby to a total of approximately 10,003 acres (ac) (4,050 hectares (ha)). This is an increase of approximately 8,422 ac (3,408 ha) from the currently designated critical habitat. In the previous rule, critical habitat was only designated in Orange and San Diego Counties due to uncertainty over the future listing status of tidewater goby populations to the north. The proposed revised critical habitat is located in Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Sonoma, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties, California.
DATES: We will accept comments from all interested parties until January 29, 2007. We must receive requests for public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section by January 12,
ADDRESSES: If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments and materials concerning this proposal by any one of several methods:
1. You may mail or hand-deliver written comments and information to Diane K. Noda, Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, 2493 Portola Road, Suite B, Ventura, CA 93003.
2. You may send comments by electronic mail (e-mail) to email@example.com. Please see the Public Comments Solicited section
below for file format and other information about electronic filing.
3. You may fax your comments to 805/644-3958.
4. You may go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
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