Threatened Species Status With Section 4(d) Rule and Critical Habitat Designation for Slenderclaw Crayfish (Draft)
Oct. 10, 2018
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces a 12-month finding on a petition to list the slenderclaw crayfish (Cambarus cracens) as an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended. After review of the best available scientific and commercial information, FWS finds that listing the slenderclaw crayfish is warranted. FWS also proposes a rule under the authority of section 4(d) of the Act that provides measures that are necessary and advisable to provide for the conservation of the slenderclaw crayfish. FWS will accept comments received or postmarked on or before 10 December 2018. POC is William Pearson, Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alabama Ecological Services Field
Office, 1208-B Main Street, Daphne, AL 36526; tel: 251-441-5870 (Federal Register; 9 October 2018 [Proposed Rules], pages 50582-50610).