Newcomb’s snail habitat rules set

The FWS on Aug. 20 published its final rule for critical habitat for the Newcomb’s snail, including eight stream segments and associated tributaries, springs and adjacent riverbank areas, totaling 12.28 miles of stream channel located within 4,479 acres. The rule will take effect Sept. 19.

The snail habitats include Hanakoa Stream, Hanakapi’ai Stream, Hanalei River, Kalalau Stream, Lumaha’i Stream, Wainiha Stream, Waipahe’e Stream, Makaleha Stream and the north fork of the Wailua River.

Materials received, including public comments and documentation, used in the preparation of drafting the final rule, are available during normal business hours at the Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office, 300 Ala Moana Blvd. Room 3-122/Box 50088, Honolulu, HI 96850.

For more information call Paul Henson, field supervisor, Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office, 808-541-3441.

A copy of the final rule is available via the Internet: http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/aces/aces140.html (see 67 F.R. 54025, Aug. 20, 2002).

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