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Threatened Species Status for Kentucky Arrow Darter With 4(d) Rule

Kentucky Arrow Darter, a fish species from the upper Kentucky River basin in Kentucky – The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has issued Final Rules which determine threatened status for the species and designate “… approximately 398 stream kilometers (skm) (248 stream miles (smi)) [as critical habitat ] …” for the species.

Document Title: The titles of the October 5, 2016 FWS Federal Register Final Rules are:
* “Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status for Kentucky Arrow Darter With 4(d) Rule”
* “Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Kentucky Arrow Darter”

Organization: The October 5, 2016 Federal Register Final Rules were signed on:
* September 19, 2016 by Stephen Guertin who is the Acting Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
* September 20, 2016 by Karen Hyun who is the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks

Source: October 5, 2016 FWS Federal Register Final Rules

Effective Date: November 4, 2016

Web site: The October 5, 2016 FWS Federal Register Final Rules are posted at:
* http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-05/html/2016-23545.htm
* http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-05/html/2016-23539.htm

A Species Profile for the Kentucky Arrow Darter is available at
http://ecos.fws.gov/ecp0/profile/speciesProfile.action?spcode=E0BF

Information about the Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program is available at
http://www.fws.gov/endangered/

Contact: Questions may be directed to Virgil Lee Andrews, Jr. who is the Field Supervisor with the U.S. FWS Kentucky Ecological Services Field Office in Frankfort at 502 695 0468, x108; fax: 502 695 1024; e-mail: Lee_Andrews@FWS.gov

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