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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-BD46 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Reclassification of the American Burying Beetle With a 4(d) Rule 

We are making a final determination on our proposal to reclassify the American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) from an endangered species to a threatened species. Concurrently, we are finalizing a rule under section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act. The American burying beetle occurs in Arkansas, Kansas, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Texas.

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final 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
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/03/2019  84 FR 19013   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/02/2019 
NPRM Comment Period Reopened  09/09/2019  84 FR 47231   
Public Meeting  09/24/2019 
NPRM Comment Period Reopened End  10/09/2019 
Final Action  06/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Don R. Morgan
Chief, Branch of Delisting and Foreign Species, Ecological Services
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