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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-BE52 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revision to the Nonessential Experimental Population of the Mexican Wolf 

This final rule would make a determination on proposed revisions to the existing experimental population designation of the Mexican wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) in the Mexican Wolf Experimental Population Area (MWEPA) in Arizona and New Mexico under section 10(j) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. To ensure the long-term conservation and recovery of the Mexican wolf, the proposed rule would modify the population objective, establish a genetic objective, and temporarily restrict three of the forms of take of Mexican wolves in the MWEPA, while maintaining the nonessential designation for the experimental population.

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:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Judicial    07/01/2022 
Action Date FR Cite
Notice of Intent; EIS  04/15/2020  85 FR 20967   
Notice of Intent; EIS Comment Period End  06/15/2020 
NPRM  10/29/2021  86 FR 59953   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/27/2022 
Public Meeting  11/18/2021 
Public Hearing  12/08/2021 
Public Hearing  01/11/2022 
NPRM; Availability of EIS  05/13/2022  87 FR 29272   
Final Action  07/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Lisa Ellis
Chief, Branch of Recovery and Conservation Planning
Department of the Interior
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Ecological Services, 5275 Leesburg Pike,
Falls Church, VA 22041-3803
Phone:703 358-2307