Petition to List All Live Amphibians in Trade as Injurious Unless Free of Bd

Docket ID: FWS-R9-FHC-2009-0093
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Parent Agency: Department of the Interior (DOI)
We received a petition to add all live amphibians or their eggs to our list of injurious wildlife under the Lacey Act unless certified as free of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (amphibian chytrid fungus). The importation and introduction of live amphibians infected with chytrid fungus into U.S. natural ecosystems may pose a threat to native amphibians. We are reviewing the comments received during the public comment period to determine whether to issue a proposed rule to list live amphibians or their eggs infected with chytrid fungus. Such a listing would prohibit their importation into, or transportation between, States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any U.S. territory or possession by any means, without a permit. Permits may be issued for scientific, medical, educational, or zoological purposes. A listing would not affect live amphibians that were not being imported or transported across state lines or ones being imported or transported that are accompanied by a health certificate verifying that they are free of chytrid fungus.
RIN: 1018-AX05
Impacts and Effects: Small Entities (Business)
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 16
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2011
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 18 USC 42
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: Undetermined
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Business
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
ANPRM09/17/201075 FR 56975
ANPRM Comment Period End12/16/2010
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Dec 16, 2010 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/17/2010
ID: FWS-R9-FHC-2009-0093-0001

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/17/2010
ID: FWS-R9-FHC-2009-0093-0002


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Agency Contact
Susan Jewell
Fish and Wildlife Biologist
703 358-2416
703 358-2044 (Fax)
4401 North Fairfax Drive MS 770
Arlington, VA 22203
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