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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-BD84 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revision of the Regulations for Designating Critical Habitat 

Per Section 2 of the Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis (EO 13990), and subsequent Fact Sheet: List of Agency Actions for Review, DOI is reviewing "Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Regulations for Designating Critical Habitat” (85 FR 82376; December 18, 2020), where we set forth a process for excluding areas of critical habitat under section 4(b)(2) of the Act.

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/08/2020  85 FR 55398   
NPRM Comment Period End  10/08/2020 
Final Action  12/18/2020  85 FR 82376   
Final Action Effective  01/19/2021 
NPRM  07/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Bridget Fahey
Chief, Division of Conservation and Classification
Department of the Interior
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: ES,
Falls Church, VA 22041-3808
Phone:703 358-2163
Fax:703 358-1800