Removing the Gray Wolf from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Maintaining Protections for the Mexican Wolf by Listing It as Endangered

 
Docket ID: FWS-HQ-ES-2013-0073
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Parent Agency: Department of the Interior (DOI)
Summary:

We published a comprehensive gray wolf rule on June 13, 2013, that proposed to: (1) Remove the gray wolf entity from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; and (2) list the Mexican gray wolf subspecies as endangered. On January 16, 2015, we finalized a rule listing the Mexican wolf as an endangered subspecies. We have separated our determination on the listing of the Mexican wolf as endangered from the determination on the proposal regarding the delisting of the gray wolf in the United States and Mexico. 

RIN: 1018-AY00
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2015
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Timetable
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM06/13/201378 FR 35664
NPRM Comment Period Extended09/05/201378 FR 54614
Announcement of Public Hearing10/02/201378 FR 60813
NPRM Comment Period Extended10/28/201378 FR 64192
NPRM Comment Period Extended End12/17/2013
NPRM Comment Period Reopened02/10/201479 FR 7627
NPRM Comment Period Reopened End03/27/2014
Final Action01/16/201580 FR 2488
Final Action Effective02/17/2015
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking
Scientific or Common Names: Canis lupus, Canis lupus baileyi
 

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Mar 27, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/10/2014
ID: FWS-HQ-ES-2013-0073-43030
Comment Period Closed
Dec 17, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 10/28/2013
ID: FWS-HQ-ES-2013-0073-30560
Comment Period Closed
Oct 28, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 10/02/2013
ID: FWS-HQ-ES-2013-0073-22625
Comment Period Closed
Oct 28, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/05/2013
ID: FWS-HQ-ES-2013-0073-19350
Comment Period Closed
Sep 11, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 06/13/2013
ID: FWS-HQ-ES-2013-0073-0001

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 01/16/2015
ID: FWS-HQ-ES-2013-0073-49840
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 01/16/2015
ID: FWS-HQ-ES-2013-0073-49839
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 02/19/2014
ID: FWS-HQ-ES-2013-0073-43462

Comments

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Agency Contact
Don R. Morgan
Chief, Branch of Recovery and State Grants, Ecological Services Program
FWS/DOI
don_morgan@fws.gov
703 358-2444
703 358-1735 (Fax)
5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: ES
Falls Church, VA 22041-3808
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