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Threatened Species Status for Suwannee Moccasinshell

Suwannee Moccasinshell, a freshwater mussel species found in the Suwannee River Basin in Florida and Georgia – The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has issued a Final Rule to list the species as threatened.

Document Title: The title of the October 6, 2016 FWS Federal Register Final Rule is “Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status for Suwannee Moccasinshell”

The title of the October 6, 2015 FWS Federal Register Proposed Rule is “Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Threatened Species Status for the Suwannee Moccasinshell”

Organization: The October 6, 2016 Federal Register Final Rule and October 6, 2015 Federal Register Proposed Rule were signed on September 26, 2016 and September 9, 2015, respectively, by Stephen Guertin who is the Acting Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Source: October 6, 2016 FWS Federal Register Final Rule

October 6, 2015 FWS Federal Register Proposed Rule

Effective Date: November 7, 2016

Web site: The October 6, 2016 FWS Federal Register Final Rule is posted at
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-06/html/2016-24138.htm

The October 6, 2015 FWS Federal Register Proposed Rule is posted at
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-10-06/html/2015-25280.htm

The October 5, 2015 FWS Press Release, titled “U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes to Protect Rare Mussel in Suwannee River Basin”, is posted at
http://www.fws.gov/news/ShowNews.cfm?ID=37BC74DC-DFAF-ECED-19453AD695AB088A

Contact: Questions may be directed to Catherine T. Phillips who is the Project Leader with the U.S. FWS Panama City Ecological Services Field Office in Panama City, Florida at 850 769 0552; fax: 850 763 2177; e-mail: Catherine_Phillips@FWS.gov

Prepared by: This message was distributed by Jimmy Liu, who may be reached at e-mail: liu@fien.com or 240-476-5958

This article (#38353) was distributed by e-mail on October 6, 2016 to those whose names are on the FIEN, LLC Subject Matter Distribution Lists for Endangered Species

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