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Endangered Species Status for Black Warrior Waterdog

Black Warrior Waterdog, an aquatic salamander from the Black Warrior River Basin of Alabama – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued Proposed Rules which would list the species as endangered and designate “… approximately 1,073 river kilometers (669 river miles) in Blount, Cullman, Etowah, Fayette, Jefferson, Lawrence, Marshall, Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Winston Counties …” as critical habitat – FWS has also announced the availability of a “… draft economic analysis (DEA) of the proposed critical habitat designation …”

Document Title: The titles of the October 6, 2016 FWS Federal Register Proposed Rules are:
* “Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Species Status for Black Warrior Waterdog”
* “Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Black Warrior Waterdog”

Organization: The October 6, 2016 Federal Register Proposed Rules were signed on September 26, 2016 by Stephen Guertin who is the Acting Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and by Karen Hyun who is the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks

Source: October 6, 2016 FWS Federal Register Proposed Rules

Comments Due By: December 5, 2016, with requests for public hearings due to FWS by November 21, 2016

Web site: The October 6, 2016 FWS Federal Register Proposed Rules are posted at:
* http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-06/html/2016-24119.htm
* http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-06/html/2016-24118.htm

The draft economic analysis (DEA) will be posted at
http://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=FWS-R4-ES-2016-0031

A species profile for the Black Warrior Waterdog is posted at
http://ecos.fws.gov/ecp0/profile/speciesProfile?spcode=D030

Contact: Questions may be directed to William Pearson who is the Field Supervisor for the U.S. FWS Alabama Ecological Services Field Office in Daphne at 251 441 5184; fax: 251 441 6222; e-mail: Bill_Pearson@FWS.gov

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