e, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) (hereafter collectively referred to as the “Services” or “we”), rescind the final rule titled “Regulations for Listing Endangered and Threatened Species and Designating Critical Habitat” that was published on December 16, 2020, and became effective on January 15, 2021. This rescission removes the regulatory definition of “habitat” established by that rule.
This final rule is effective July 25, 2022.
Public comments and materials received, as well as supporting documentation used in the preparation of this final regulation, are available online at https://www.regulations.gov in Docket No. FWS-HQ-ES-2020-0047.