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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-BD97 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassifying the Fender's Blue Butterfly From Endangered to Threatened With a Section 4(d) Rule 

FWS will make a final determination on our proposal to reclassify the Fender’s blue butterfly (Icaricia icarioides fenderi) from endangered to threatened on the List on endangered and Threatened Wildlife. The Fender’s blue butterfly is found in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. FWS will also finalize the rule under section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act for Fender’s blue butterfly.

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  06/23/2021  86 FR 32859   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/23/2021 
Final Action  08/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Elizabeth Maclin
Branch of Delisting and Foreign Species, Ecological Services
Department of the Interior
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: ES,
Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone:703 358-2646
Fax:703 358-1735