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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-BA77 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Injurious Wildlife Species; Listing Salamanders Due to Risk of Salamander Chytrid Fungus  
Abstract:

We are reviewing public comments received on the January 13, 2016, interim rule and evaluating the Order Caudata to determine which salamander species should be listed as injurious to prevent the risk of introduction into the United States of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans, a fungus that causes fatal infections in European salamanders. The fungus affects only salamanders and is not yet known to be found in the United States.

 
Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 16   
Legal Authority: 18 U.S.C. 42, as amended   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  01/13/2016  81 FR 1534   
Interim Final Rule Effective  01/28/2016 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  03/14/2016 
Final Action  06/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jason Goldberg
Fish and Wildlife Biologist
Department of the Interior
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Fish and Aquatic Conservation, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: FAC,
Falls Church, VA 22041-3808
Phone:703 358-1866
Email: jason_goldberg@fws.gov