Threatened Status for the Rufa Red Knot

Docket ID: FWS-R5-ES-2013-0097
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Parent Agency: Department of the Interior (DOI)

We listed the rufa red knot (Calidris canutus rufa) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. This bird travels between breeding areas in the central Canadian Arctic and wintering areas that are primarily in southern South America along the coasts of Chile and Argentina. The species migrates along the Atlantic coast of the United States, where it may be found from Maine to Florida. Proposed critical habitat is under RIN 1018-AZ75.

RIN: 1018-AY17
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
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
JudicialNPRMMDL settlement agreement.09/30/2013
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM09/30/201378 FR 60024
NPRM Comment Period End11/29/2013
NPRM Comment Period Reopened04/04/201479 FR 18869
NPRM Comment Period Extended05/14/201479 FR 27548
NPRM Comment Period Reopened End05/19/2014
NPRM Comment Period Extended End06/15/2014
Final Action12/11/201479 FR 73706
Final Action Effective01/12/2015
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: FWS-R5-ES-2013-0048
Short Title: Rufa Red Knot
Type: Rulemaking
Scientific or Common Names: Calidris canutus rufa
Related Docket's RIN: 1018-AZ75

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jun 15, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 05/14/2014
ID: FWS-R5-ES-2013-0097-0475
Comment Period Closed
May 19, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/04/2014
ID: FWS-R5-ES-2013-0097-0412
Comment Period Closed
Nov 29, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/30/2013
ID: FWS-R5-ES-2013-0097-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 12/11/2014
ID: FWS-R5-ES-2013-0097-0702

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 12/11/2014
ID: FWS-R5-ES-2013-0097-0704
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 12/11/2014
ID: FWS-R5-ES-2013-0097-0703
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/30/2013
ID: FWS-R5-ES-2013-0097-0004


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