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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-BF87 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Critical Habitat Designation for Rufa Red Knot 

FWS will make a final determination on our revised proposal to designate critical habitat for the rufa red knot (Calidris canutus rufa) under the Endangered Species Act. This bird is found in the Canadian Arctic and several wintering regions, including the southeastern United States, the northeast Gulf of Mexico, northern Brazil, and Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of South America.

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  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  07/15/2021  86 FR 37410   
NPRM Comment Period End  09/13/2021 
NPRM; Reopen Comment Period  04/13/2023  88 FR 22530   
NPRM; Revision and Reopening of Comment Period  04/13/2023  88 FR 22530   
NPRM; Reopen Comment Period End  05/30/2023 
Final Action  04/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
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