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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-BB27 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Lesser Prairie-Chicken; Threatened Status and 4(d) Rule for the Northern Distinct Population Segment (DPS); Endangered Status for the Southern DPS 

FWS will make a final determination on our proposal to list two distinct population segments (DPSs) of the lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus); FWS proposed to list the Northern DPS as threatened with a section 4(d) rule and the Southern DPS as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. This grassland bird is found in Southeastern Colorado, Western Kansas, Eastern New Mexico, Western Oklahoma, and the Texas Panhandle.

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  06/01/2021  86 FR 29432   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/02/2021 
NPRM Comment Period Extended  07/30/2021  86 FR 41000   
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  09/01/2021 
Final Action  06/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
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