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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-BC99 Publication ID: Spring 2018 
Title: ●Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Population of Grizzly Bears From the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife 
Abstract:

We will consider removing the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE) population of grizzly bears from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.  To do this, we will evaluate the biological status of the NCDE population in light of scientific analyses and legal considerations.  This evaluation will determine whether this population meets the definition of a distinct population segment.  The ultimate legal status of this population under the Act will then be assessed in a proposed rule.

 
Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Don R. Morgan
Chief, Branch of Recovery and State Grants, Ecological Services Program
Department of the Interior
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
ARLSQ-420, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: ES,
Falls Church, VA 22041-3808
Phone:703 358-2444
Fax:703 358-1735
Email: don_morgan@fws.gov