Endangered Status for Salado, Georgetown, Jollyville Plateau, and Austin Blind Salamanders in Central Texas

Docket ID: FWS-R2-ES-2012-0035
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Parent Agency: Department of the Interior (DOI)
FWS will finalize the rule to list four species of Texas salamanders pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. These species occur in springs, spring-related features, and cave features supported by the Edwards Aquifer in Bell, Travis, and Williamson Counties of Texas. We will list Jollyville Platue and Austin Blind salamanders. However, a six month extension has been invoked for the listing determination for two species of Texas salamanders, the Georgetown and Salado. Critical habitat is under 1018-AZ24.
RIN: 1018-AY22
Impacts and Effects: Energy
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Fall 2013
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 16 USC 1531 et seq
Government Levels Affected: Federal
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: Undetermined
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
JudicialOther6 Month Extension invoked for the Georgetown and Salado salamanders and must publish by 2/22/2014.02/22/2014
JudicialOtherMDL settlement agreement.09/30/2013
JudicialNPRMMDL settlement agreement.09/28/2012
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM08/22/201277 FR 50768
NPRM Comment Period End10/22/2012
NPRM Reopened08/20/201378 FR 51129
Final Action08/20/201378 FR 51278
NPRM Comment Period Reopened End09/19/2013
Final Action Effective09/19/2013
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Related RINs: None
Short Title: Four Texas Salamanders
Type: Rulemaking
Scientific or Common Names: Eurycea waterlooensis, Eurycea tonkawae, Eurycea naufragia, Eurycea chisholmensis
Related Docket's RIN: 1018-AZ24

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jan 22, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 01/07/2014
ID: FWS-R2-ES-2012-0035-0378
Comment Period Closed
Sep 19, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/20/2013
ID: FWS-R2-ES-2012-0035-0348
Comment Period Closed
Mar 11, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 01/25/2013
ID: FWS-R2-ES-2012-0035-0327
Comment Period Closed
Oct 22, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/22/2012
ID: FWS-R2-ES-2012-0035-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 04/11/2014
ID: FWS-R2-ES-2012-0035-0422

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 02/28/2014
ID: FWS-R2-ES-2012-0035-0421
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 01/07/2014
ID: FWS-R2-ES-2012-0035-0379
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 01/07/2014
ID: FWS-R2-ES-2012-0035-0380


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Douglas Krofta
Chief, Branch of Listing, Endangered Species Program
703 358-2527
703 358-2434 (Fax)
Room 420, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Arlington, VA 22203
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