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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-BG07 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Species Status for the Longfin Smelt 

FWS will make a final determination on the proposed rule to list the longfin smelt (Spirinchus thaleichthys) as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. This fish is found in California. FWS will propose the designation of critical habitat for the longfin smelt in a future rulemaking.

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
NPRM  Judicial    09/30/2022 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/07/2022  87 FR 60957   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/06/2022 
NPRM Comment Period Reopened  02/27/2023  88 FR 12304   
NPRM Comment Period Reopened End  03/29/2023 
Final Action  01/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, 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