New ESA Rule on Economic Impacts in Critical Habitat Designations

Law Seminars International

Telebriefing

December 13, 2013

Joseph Nelson, partner, will be moderating LSI's Teleconference about the New ESA Rule on Economic Impacts in Critical Habitat Designation featuring Michael Mittelholzer, Assistant Staff Vice President of the National Association of Home Builders.  (December 13th, 12:00 pm).

Less than two months ago, the new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) rule codifying a new approach to economic impact analysis of critical habitat designations under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) went into effect. Now that economic impact analyses have been issued under the new rule, trends are beginning to emerge that illuminate how the agency has altered its approach. With USFWS activity reviewing over 150 candidate species for designation as endangered or threatened, it will be increasingly important for interested parties to understand how the changes in the economic impact analyses will affect their engagement on ESA critical habitat designations going forward.

This telebriefing will review the adoption of the incremental analysis approach to economic impacts analyses from a legal and practical perspective and offer practical suggestions on how stakeholders should approach future critical habitat designations and the economic impact analysis of such proposals.

For more information and to register, please click here.