On July 25, 2018, the United States Fish and Wildlife (FWS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Division of Fisheries (NOAA Fisheries) published in the Federal Register a set of three proposed rules to revise the implementing regulations of the Endangered Species Act (ESA; 16 U.S.C. § 1531 et seq.). Specifically, the rules focus on changes to the regulations for: listing species and designating critical habitats, prohibitions to threatened wildlife and plants, and interagency cooperation. Mike Mayer, MNAEP President, led a team of NAEP members to develop the Association’s comments on the proposed rulemaking. Please join us as Mike will provide an overview of the ESA for those new to the law, describe the proposed regulation changes, and describe some of the likely implications of those changes.
5-6 PM Presentation in ERM’s Conference Room, Third Floor IDS Building
6-7:30 PM Networking Happy Hour – 8th Street Grill, 800 S. Marquette Ave.
Parking: RSM Plaza 800 S. Marquette Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55402 (there is a skyway connection to the IDS building)
Admission free to MNAEP members; $5 for non-members.