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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-AY10 Publication ID: 2012 
Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing Determination and Critical Habitat Designation for the Bi-State DPS of Greater Sage Grouse 
Abstract: We will make a listing determination and designate critical habitat for the bi-State distinct population segment (DPS) of the greater sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) pursuant to the Endangered Species Act. On March 23, 2010, we published a 12-month finding that the bi-State sage grouse constituted a valid DPS and initiated a status review (75 FR 13909). The range of the bi-State sage grouse is portions of western Nevada. Destruction and modification of greater sage-grouse habitat due to urbanization, infrastructure (e.g., fences, powerlines, and roads), mining, renewable energy development, grazing, wildfire, invasive plant species, and the effects of climate change are the greatest threats to the DPS. 
Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17   
Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
NPRM  Judicial  Multidistrict litigation (MDL) settlement agreement.   
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/00/2013 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Sarah Quamme
Chief, Branch of Domestic Listing, Ecological Services Program
Department of the Interior
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: ES,
Falls Church, VA 22041-3803
Phone:703 358-1796
Fax:703 358-1800