Endangered Species Act Documents
|Final rule & request in the Federal Register |
May 4, 2009
|Final rule promulgated by the Obama administration to repeal the ESA changes and requesting public input regarding potential improvements or changes to the ESA consultation process. Explains what is under review and why.|
|Endangered Species Act of 1973 Documents and Resources ||This page by the Fish and Wildlife Service provides links to the ESA itself and many helpful summary and explanatory documents, including a glossary. Download the Act and read Section 7 (pages 15-23) and consider whether the rule is consistent with the Act.|
|Final Rule & Request in the Federal Register |
December 16, 2008
|This rule, promulgated by the Bush administration, advanced changes to the ESA Section 7 process. Sections to read include:|
• Page 76272, which gives background information on the rule and explains the change.
• Skip or skim the first section of general comments,
• Page 76275 (Biological Opinion) or 76276 (Effects of the Action). Note: The introduction to each comment topic is often helpful. Focus on those comments and responses that pertain to consultations and the specific definition changes mentioned in the hearing topic questions.