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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-BE29 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Critical Habitat Designation for the Western Distinct Population Segment of the Yellow-Billed Cuckoo 

We will make a final determination on our revised proposal to designate critical habitat for the western distinct population segment of the yellow-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) under the Endangered Species Act. In total, approximately 493,665 acres (199,779 hectares) are now being proposed for designation as critical habitat in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah. This bird is found in Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, and is listed as threatened.

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: Other 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Judicial  Settlement agreement.  02/05/2021 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/15/2014  79 FR 48548   
NPRM Comment Period End  10/14/2014 
NPRM Comment Period Reopened  11/12/2014  79 FR 67154   
Public Hearing  12/02/2014  79 FR 71373   
NPRM Comment Period Reopened End  01/12/2015 
Second NPRM  02/27/2020  85 FR 11458   
Second NPRM Comment Period End  04/27/2020 
Final Action  02/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Previously reported as 1018-AZ44 
Agency Contact:
Caitlin Snyder
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:703 358-2673
Fax:703 358-1800