Endangered Status for the Fluted Kidneyshell and Slabside Pearlymussel and Designation of Critical Habitat

Docket ID: FWS-R4-ES-2012-0004
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Parent Agency: Department of the Interior (DOI)
FWS will publish a final rule to list two Tennessee river mussels--fluted kidneyshell and slabside pearlymussel--as endangered pursuant to the Act. These two freshwater mussels are endemic to the Tennessee and Cumberland River systems in Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Alabama, and Mississippi. Once widely distributed, the fluted kidneyshell is now limited to 12 locations, and the slabside pearlymussel is found in only 10 sites. Final critical habitat will be designated under RIN 1018-AZ48.
RIN: 1018-AY06
Impacts and Effects: Energy
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2013
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 16 USC 1531 et seq
Legal Deadlines: None
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
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM10/04/201277 FR 60804
NPRM Comment Period End12/03/2012
NPRM Comment Period Reopened04/29/201378 FR 25041
NPRM Comment Period Reopened End05/29/2013
Final Action09/26/201378 FR 59269
Final Action Effective10/28/2013
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: FWS-R4-ES-2013-0026
Short Title: Two Tennessee River Mussels
Type: Rulemaking
Scientific or Common Names: Ptychobranchus subtentum and Pleuronaia dolabelloides
Related Docket's RIN: 1018-AZ48

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
May 29, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/29/2013
ID: FWS-R4-ES-2012-0004-0011
Comment Period Closed
Dec 03, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 10/04/2012
ID: FWS-R4-ES-2012-0004-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 09/26/2013
ID: FWS-R4-ES-2012-0004-0014

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/26/2013
ID: FWS-R4-ES-2012-0004-0015
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/29/2013
ID: FWS-R4-ES-2012-0004-0012
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 10/04/2012
ID: FWS-R4-ES-2012-0004-0002


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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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