50 C.F.R. 424.12 - Criteria for designating critical habitat

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  • Endangered and Threatened Species; Identification of 14 Distinct Population Segments of the Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) and Revision of Species-Wide Listing
    • United States
    • Federal Register September 08, 2016
    • September 8, 2016
    ...However, pursuant to the regulations implementing the ESA, we lack authority to designate critical habitat in non-U.S. waters (50 CFR 424.12(g)). Comment 79: Jamaica stated that the Silver-Navidad-Muchoir bank complex is a major breeding area in the West Indies and could qualify as critical......
  • CONSERVANCY of Sw. Fla. v. UNITED States FISH, Case No. 2:10-cv-106-FtM-SPC
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 11th Circuit. United States District Court of Middle District of Florida
    • April 6, 2011
    ...Specifically, Count IV alleges that the Secretary failed to comply with 50 C.F.R. § 424.14(d), which in turn required compliance with 50 C.F.R. § 424.12(b); the procedures set forth in 16 U.S.C. §§ 1533(b)(3)(D)(i),(ii); and the procedures set forth in 50 C.F.R. §§ 424.10, 424.14(c)(1), (2)......
  • Markle Interests, LLC v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serv., Civil Action Nos. 13–234
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 5th Circuit. United States District Court (Eastern District of Louisiana)
    • August 22, 2014
    ...as critical occupied habitat that contains certain physical or biological features called “primary constituent elements”, or “PCEs”.3 50 C.F.R. § 424.12(b). FWS may designate as critical unoccupied habitat so long as it determines it is “essential for the conservation of the species” and “o......
  • Pacific Coast Feder. of Fishermen's v. Gutierrez, No. 1:06-cv-00245-OWW-GS.
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 9th Circuit. United States District Courts. 9th Circuit. Eastern District of California
    • May 20, 2008
    ...characterizes critical habitat designations as mandatory except where not prudent or not determinable. 16 U.S.C. § 1533(a)(3); Title 50 C.F.R. § 424.12(a)(2) defines "not determinable," as an excuse from completing a designation of critical habitat when information sufficient to perform req......
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  • CONSERVANCY of Sw. Fla. v. UNITED States FISH, Case No. 2:10-cv-106-FtM-SPC
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 11th Circuit. United States District Court of Middle District of Florida
    • April 6, 2011
    ...Specifically, Count IV alleges that the Secretary failed to comply with 50 C.F.R. § 424.14(d), which in turn required compliance with 50 C.F.R. § 424.12(b); the procedures set forth in 16 U.S.C. §§ 1533(b)(3)(D)(i),(ii); and the procedures set forth in 50 C.F.R. §§ 424.10, 424.14(c)(1), (2)......
  • Markle Interests, LLC v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serv., Civil Action Nos. 13–234
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 5th Circuit. United States District Court (Eastern District of Louisiana)
    • August 22, 2014
    ...as critical occupied habitat that contains certain physical or biological features called “primary constituent elements”, or “PCEs”.3 50 C.F.R. § 424.12(b). FWS may designate as critical unoccupied habitat so long as it determines it is “essential for the conservation of the species” and “o......
  • Pacific Coast Feder. of Fishermen's v. Gutierrez, No. 1:06-cv-00245-OWW-GS.
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 9th Circuit. United States District Courts. 9th Circuit. Eastern District of California
    • May 20, 2008
    ...characterizes critical habitat designations as mandatory except where not prudent or not determinable. 16 U.S.C. § 1533(a)(3); Title 50 C.F.R. § 424.12(a)(2) defines "not determinable," as an excuse from completing a designation of critical habitat when information sufficient to perform req......
  • Am. Forest Res. Council v. Ashe, Civil Action No. 12-111 (JDB)
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. United States District Court (Columbia)
    • March 30, 2013
    ...and that may require special management considerations or protection are known as "primary constituent elements" or "PCEs." See 50 C.F.R. § 424.12(b). Critical habitat designations must be made "on the basis of the best scientific data available and after taking into consideration the econo......
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  • Building a Better State Endangered Species Act: An Integrated Approach Toward Recovery
    • United States
    • Environmental Law Reporter Nbr. 40-3, March 2010
    • March 1, 2010
    ...49. 16 U.S.C. §1532(20); 50 C.F.R. §424.02(m). 50. 16 U.S.C. §1533(a). 51. §1533(b)(3)(A). 52. §1532(5)(A). 53. §1533(a)(3)(A); 50 C.F.R. §424.12(a). 54. 16 U.S.C. §1533(b)(2). listing 55 with features “essential” to the conservation of the species. 56 Once the agency designates critical ha......
  • Endangered Species at Sea: Applying the ESA to Maritime Jurisdictions
    • United States
    • Environmental Law Reporter Nbr. 51-6, June 2021
    • June 1, 2021
    ...capability and the need to continue the practice in all areas under its jurisdiction. herefore, the existing critical habitat in 112. 50 C.F.R. §424.12(g) (2020). 113. In a 1992 law, the United States declared that certain “areas deined in section 3(24) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conse......
  • Collaboration and the Ecology of Democracy
    • United States
    • Sustainable Development Law & Policy Nbr. XII-1, September 2011
    • September 1, 2011
    ...and reviewing courts to determine whether a federal agency made a well informed decision). 80 16 U.S.C. § 1535(a) (2006). 81 50 C.F.R. § 424.12 (2011). 82 50 C.F.R. § 424.16 (2011). 83 See generally U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERV. HANDBOOK, supra note 69, at 22 (explaining the process to create ......
  • Appendix C. Federal Register (excerpts)
    • United States
    • Endangered species deskbook
    • April 22, 2010
    ...forego the process of designating critical habitat when doing so is prudent and critical habitat is determinable. Service regulations (50 CFR 424.12(a)) state that critical habitat is not determinable if information sufficient to perform required analyses of the impacts of designation is la......
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