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May 23rd Deadline to Comment on USFWS proposal to list the northern long eared bat as endangered

May 23, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

May 23rd is the deadline to Comment on USFWS proposal to list the northern long eared bat as endangered.

Link to the Federal Register Notice:


Link to USFWS press release:


Link to 1/28/20  Judges order in a lawsuit, that forced USFWS to reconsider upgrading the bat from threatened to endangered:


Center for Biological Diversity on White-nose syndrome – https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/bat_crisis_white-nose_syndrome/index.html

Recent article about $$ saved from having bats on the landscape and how much we are losing due to WNS: https://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/natural-resources-energy/2022-05-19/disease-killing-millions-of-bats-costs-u-s-ag-hundreds-of-millions-of-dollars-a-year-study-shows

USFWS will accept comments received or postmarked on or before May 23, 2022. Comments submitted
electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSESbelow) must be received by 11:59 p.m.
Eastern Time on 5/23/22

(1) Electronically: Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. In the Search box,
enter FWS–R3–ES–2021–0140. Then, click on the Search button. On the resulting page, in the panel on the left
side of the screen, under the Document Type heading, check the Proposed Rule box to locate this document. You may
submit a comment by clicking on ‘‘Comment.’’
(2) By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS–R3–ES–2021–0140, U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, MS: PRB/3W, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803.


May 23, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 pm