Listing of the Spring Pygmy Sunfish as Threatened

Docket ID: FWS-R4-ES-2012-0068
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Parent Agency: Department of the Interior (DOI)
We will finalize our proposal to list the spring pygmy sunfish (Elassoma alabamae) as endangered pursuant to the ESA. The spring pygmy sunfish is a diminutive member of the sunfish family, and is currently found only in Beaverdam Creek, a spring system on the outskirts of Huntsville, Alabama. Critical habitat is under RIN 1018-AZ42.
RIN: 1018-AY19
Impacts and Effects: Energy
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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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
Energy Effects: Undetermined
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
JudicialOtherMDL settlement agreement.09/30/2013
JudicialNPRMMDL settlement agreement.09/30/2012
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM10/02/201277 FR 60180
NPRM Comment Period End12/03/2012
NPRM Comment Period Reopened04/29/201378 FR 25033
NPRM Comment Period End05/29/2013
Final Action10/02/201378 FR 60766
Final Action Effective12/02/2013
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: FWS-R4-ES-2013-0010
Short Title: Spring Pygmy Sunfish
Type: Rulemaking
Scientific or Common Names: Elassoma alabamae
Related Docket's RIN: 1018-AZ42

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-2012-0068-0014
Comment Period Closed
Dec 03, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 10/02/2012
ID: FWS-R4-ES-2012-0068-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 10/02/2013
ID: FWS-R4-ES-2012-0068-0021

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/29/2013
ID: FWS-R4-ES-2012-0068-0015
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 10/12/2012
ID: FWS-R4-ES-2012-0068-0004
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 10/02/2012
ID: FWS-R4-ES-2012-0068-0002


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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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