Threatened Species Status for Black-Capped Petrel With a Section 4(d) Rule (Draft)
Oct. 9, 2018
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) proposes to list the black-capped petrel (Pterodroma hasitata), a pelagic seabird species that nests on the island of Hispaniola and forages off the coast of the eastern United States, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). FWS is also proposing a rule issued under section 4(d) of the Act to provide for the conservation of this species. FWS has determined that designation of critical habitat for the black-capped petrel is not prudent at this time, but are seeking public comment on that determination. FWS will accept comments received or postmarked on or before 10 December 2018. POC is Edwin Muniz, Field Supervisor, U.S. FWS, Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office, P.O. Box 491, Road 301 Km 5.1, Boqueron, PR; tel: 787-851-7297 (Federal Register; 9 October 2018 [Proposed Rules], pages 50560-50574).