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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-BA80 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removing Textual Descriptions of Critical Habitat Boundaries for Plants on the Hawaiian Islands 

We are removing the textual descriptions of critical habitat boundaries from those designations for plants on the Hawaiian Islands for which the maps have been determined to be sufficient to stand as the official delineation of critical habitat. For these entries, the boundaries of critical habitat as mapped or otherwise described will be the official delineation of the designation. This action does not increase, decrease, or otherwise change the boundaries of any critical habitat designation. We are taking this action in accordance with our May 1, 2012, revision of the regulations related to publishing textual descriptions of critical habitat boundaries in the Code of Federal Regulations and as part of our response to Executive Order 13563 (January 18, 2011), which directs Federal agencies to review their existing regulations and then to modify or streamline them in accordance with what they have learned.

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Info./Admin./Other 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.    E.O. 13563   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Action  09/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  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