Ongoing arguments by the association’s legal and regulatory staff finally prevailed last week when on behalf of the FSA, the Department of Justice filed papers in federal court in Phoenix seeking de-listing of the species.
Federal district court Judge Susan Bolton will decide whether to accept or reject the proposal. If she rules in favor of de-listing the owl, approximately 1.2 million acres of land would be free from proposed federal habitat regulations.
A decision is expected shortly.
For further informatiion, e-mail Duane Desiderio at NAHB or call him at 800-368-5242 x8146.