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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-BA77 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Injurious Wildlife Species; Listing Salamanders Due To Risk of Salamander Chytrid Fungus 

This action will be two rules in one document. One is a final rule that will affirm the 2016 interim rule that listed 20 genera under 18 U.S.C. 42(a) as injurious to prevent the risk of introduction into the United States of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal), a fungus that is causing massive die-offs in European salamanders. Bsal primarily affects salamanders and is not yet known to be found in the United States. The other rulemaking action is a second interim rule that is needed because of recent studies documenting additional genera that also share the same traits that make them injurious as carriers of Bsal.

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 16   
Legal Authority: 18 U.S.C. 42, as amended   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  01/13/2016  81 FR 1534   
Interim Final Rule Effective  01/28/2016 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  03/14/2016 
Second Interim Final Rule  11/00/2023 
Final Rule Affirming First Interim Rule  11/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Craig Martin
Branch Chief, Fish and Aquatic Conservation
Department of the Interior
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: FAC,
Falls Church, VA 22041-3808
Phone:703 358-1932
Fax:703 358-2044