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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-BD32 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status With Section 4(d) Rule for Longsolid and Round Hickorynut and Designation of Critical Habitat 

This final rule will make a determination on our proposal to list the longsolid (Fusconaia subrotunda) and round hickorynut (Obovaria subrotunda) as threatened species with section 4(d) rules. Both mussels are found in the southeastern United States. The FWS will also make a final determination on our proposal to designate critical habitat for these species under the Act. For the longsolid, FWS proposes to designate approximately 1,115 river miles (1,794 kilometers) in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, and Alabama. For the round hickorynut, FWS proposes to designate approximately 921 river miles (1,482 kilometers) in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi. If FWS finalizes this rule as proposed, it would extend the Act’s protections to these species and their critical habitats as described in the proposed rule.

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 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/29/2020  85 FR 61384   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/28/2020 
Final Action  09/00/2022 
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:
Caitlin Snyder
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