Designation of Critical Habitat for the Sierra Nevada Yellow-legged Frog, the Northern Distinct Population Segment of the Mt Yellow-legged Frog, and the Yosemite Toad

Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2012-0074
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Parent Agency: Department of the Interior (DOI)

We will, if determined prudent and determinable, designate critical habitat for the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog, the northern distinct population segment (DPS) of the mountain yellow-legged frog, and the Yosemite toad. In total, critical habitat is being designated for the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog across 16 California counties; for the northern DPS of the mountain yellow-legged frog across 2 California counties; and for the Yosemite toad across 7 California counties. There is significant overlap in the covered area for these three species.

RIN: 1018-AY07
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17
Priority: Other Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Fall 2015
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 16 U.S.C. 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
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM04/25/201378 FR 24516
NPRM Comment Period End06/24/2013
NPRM Comment Period Reopened07/19/201378 FR 43122
NPRM Comment Period Reopened End11/18/2013
NPRM Comment Period Reopened01/10/201479 FR 1805
NPRM Comment Period Reopened End03/11/2014
Final Action11/00/2015
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: FWS-R8-ES-2012-0100
Short Title: Three Sierra Amphibians
Type: Rulemaking
Scientific or Common Names: Rana Sierrae, Rana Muscosa, Anaxyrus Canorus,
Related Docket's RIN: 1018-AZ21

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Mar 11, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 01/10/2014
ID: FWS-R8-ES-2012-0074-0710
Comment Period Closed
Nov 18, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 07/19/2013
ID: FWS-R8-ES-2012-0074-0554
Comment Period Closed
Jun 24, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/25/2013
ID: FWS-R8-ES-2012-0074-0001

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 01/10/2014
ID: FWS-R8-ES-2012-0074-0711
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/25/2013
ID: FWS-R8-ES-2012-0074-0002
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/25/2013
ID: FWS-R8-ES-2012-0074-0004


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Agency Contact
Douglas Krofta
Chief, Branch of Listing, Ecological Services Program
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