Threatened Status for the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment of the Greater Sage-Grouse

Docket ID: FWS-R8-ES-2013-0072
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Parent Agency: Department of the Interior (DOI)

On October 28, 2013, we proposed to list the bi-state distinct population segment (DPS) of the greater sage-grouse as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, with a section 4(d) rule. In this action, we will make a final listing determination for the species. The range of the bi-State sage-grouse is in portions of western Nevada and California. We address critical habitat under RIN 1018-AZ70.

RIN: 1018-AY10
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.
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
StatutoryOtherMDL settlement agreement.04/28/2015
JudicialNPRMMultidistrict litigation (MDL) settlement agreement.09/30/2013
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM10/28/201378 FR 64357
NPRM Comment Period Extended12/20/201378 FR 77087
NPRM Comment Period End12/27/2013
NPRM Comment Period Extended End02/10/2014
NPRM Comment Period Reopened04/08/201479 FR 19314
Announcement of Public Hearing05/09/201479 FR 26684
NPRM Comment Period Reopened End06/09/2014
NPRM Comment Period Reopened08/05/201479 FR 45420
NPRM Comment Period Reopened End09/04/2014
Withdrawn04/23/201580 FR 22828
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: FWS-R8-ES-2013-0042
Short Title: Bi-State DPS of Greater Sage Grouse
Type: Rulemaking
Scientific or Common Names: Centrocercus urophasianus
Related Docket's RIN: 1018-AZ70

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Sep 04, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/05/2014
ID: FWS-R8-ES-2013-0072-0141
Comment Period Closed
Jun 09, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/08/2014
ID: FWS-R8-ES-2013-0072-0120
Comment Period Closed
Feb 10, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 12/20/2013
ID: FWS-R8-ES-2013-0072-0042
Comment Period Closed
Dec 27, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 10/28/2013
ID: FWS-R8-ES-2013-0072-0001
Comment Period Closed
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/23/2015
ID: FWS-R8-ES-2013-0072-0299

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/23/2015
ID: FWS-R8-ES-2013-0072-0302
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/23/2015
ID: FWS-R8-ES-2013-0072-0300
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/23/2015
ID: FWS-R8-ES-2013-0072-0301


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Douglas Krofta
Chief, Branch of Listing, Ecological Services Program
703 358-2527
703 358-2434 (Fax)
5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: ES
Falls Church, VA 22041-3803
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