50 CFR 402.09 - Irreversible or irretrievable commitment of resources.

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§ 402.09 Irreversible or irretrievable commitment of resources.
After initiation or reinitiation of consultation required under section 7(a)(2) of the Act, the Federal agency and any applicant shall make no irreversible or irretrievable commitment of resources with respect to the agency action which has the effect of foreclosing the formulation or implementation of any reasonable and prudent alternatives which would avoid violating section 7(a)(2). This prohibition is in force during the consultation process and continues until the requirements of section 7(a)(2) are satisfied. This provision does not apply to the conference requirement for proposed species or proposed critical habitat under section 7(a)(4) of the Act.

Title 50 published on 2013-10-01

no entries appear in the Federal Register after this date.

Title 50 published on 2013-10-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 50 CFR 402 after this date.

  • 2014-06-26; vol. 79 # 123 - Thursday, June 26, 2014
    1. 79 FR 36284 - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Changes to the Definitions and Regulations for Designating Critical Habitat
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      DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
      Proposed rules; extension of comment periods.
      We will consider comments received or postmarked on or before October 9, 2014. Comments submitted electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES , below) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date.
      50 CFR Parts 402 and 424