Alabama Pearlshell, Round Ebonyshell, Southern Sandshell, Southern Kidneyshell, Choctaw Bean, Tapered Pigtoe, Narrow Pigtoe and Fuzzy Pigtoe

Docket ID: FWS-R4-ES-2011-0050
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Parent Agency: Department of the Interior (DOI)
We will make a final listing determination for eight southeastern U.S. freshwater mussel species and concurrently designate critical habitat. These mussels are the round ebonyshell (Fusconaia rotulata), southern kidneyshell (Ptychobranchus jonesi), narrow pigtoe (Fusconaia escambia), southern sandshell (Hamiota australis), fuzzy pigtoe (Pleurobema strodeanum), Choctaw bean (Villosa choctawensis), tapered pigtoe (Fusconaia burkei), and Alabama pearlshell (Margaritifera marrianae).
RIN: 1018-AW92
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Fall 2012
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
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
StatutoryOtherTo meet our obligation under the MDL agreement.09/28/2012
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM12/04/201176 FR 61482
NPRM Comment Period End12/05/2011
NPRM Comment Period Reopened03/27/201277 FR 18173
NPRM Comment Period End04/27/2012
Final Action10/10/201277 FR 61664
Final Action Effective11/09/2012
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Apr 26, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 03/27/2012
ID: FWS-R4-ES-2011-0050-0012
Comment Period Closed
Dec 05, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 10/04/2011
ID: FWS-R4-ES-2011-0050-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 10/10/2012
ID: FWS-R4-ES-2011-0050-0018

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 10/10/2012
ID: FWS-R4-ES-2011-0050-0019
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 10/10/2012
ID: FWS-R4-ES-2011-0050-0020
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/27/2012
ID: FWS-R4-ES-2011-0050-0013


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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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