Designation of Critical Habitat for the Fluted Kidneyshell and Slabside Pearlymussel

Docket ID: FWS-R4-ES-2013-0026
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Parent Agency: Department of the Interior (DOI)
FWS is publishing a final rule to designate critical habitat for the fluted kidneyshell and the slabside pearlymussel. Both species are endemic to portions of the Cumberland and Tennessee River systems of Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia. In total, approximately 1,380 river miles of stream channels fall within the boundaries of the proposed critical habitat designation for both species. FWS is developing a listing determination for these two Tennessee River mussels as a separate rulemaking action (see RIN 1018-AY06).
RIN: 1018-AZ48
Impacts and Effects: None
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
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
JudicialNPRMMDL settlement agreement; No FY specified in agreement.
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 59555
Final Action Effective10/28/2013
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: FWS-R4-ES-2012-0004
Short Title: Two Tennessee River Mussels
Type: Rulemaking
Scientific or Common Names: Ptychobranchus subtentum and Pleuronaia dolabelloides
Related Docket's RIN: 1018-AY06

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-2013-0026-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 01/14/2014
ID: FWS-R4-ES-2013-0026-0010
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 09/26/2013
ID: FWS-R4-ES-2013-0026-0006

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/26/2013
ID: FWS-R4-ES-2013-0026-0007
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/26/2013
ID: FWS-R4-ES-2013-0026-0008
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/26/2013
ID: FWS-R4-ES-2013-0026-0009


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Comments Received*
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Proposed Rule
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Final Rule
Current Stage
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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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