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TITLE 312 NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION

Final Rule
LSA Document #11-196(F)

DIGEST

Amends 312 IAC 9-5-4 to remove the four-toed salamander and add the plains leopard frog and mole salamander to the list of endangered species of reptiles and amphibians. Effective 30 days after filing with the Publisher.



SECTION 1. 312 IAC 9-5-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS:

312 IAC 9-5-4 Endangered species of reptiles and amphibians

Authority: IC 14-10-2-4; IC 14-22-2-6; IC 14-22-34-17
Affected: IC 14-22-34-12


Sec. 4. The following species of reptiles and amphibians are endangered and are subject to the protections provided under IC 14-22-34-12:
(1) Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis).
(2) Red salamander (Pseudotriton ruber).
(3) Four-toed salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum).
(4) Green salamander (Aneides aeneus).
(5) (4) Copper-bellied watersnake (Nerodia erythrogaster neglecta).
(6) (5) Butler's gartersnake (Thamnophis butleri).
(7) (6) Kirtland's snake (Clonophis kirtlandii).
(8) (7) Scarletsnake (Cemophora coccinea).
(9) (8) Smooth greensnake (Opheodrys vernalis).
(10) (9) Southeastern crowned snake (Tantilla coronata).
(11) (10) Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus).
(12) (11) Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus).
(13) (12) Timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus).
(14) (13) Eastern mud turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum).
(15) (14) Spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata).
(16) (15) River cooter (Pseudemys concinna).
(17) (16) Alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii).
(18) (17) Blanding's turtle (Emydoidea blandingii).
(19) (18) Crawfish frog (Lithobates areolatus).
(20) (19) Ornate box turtle (Terrapene ornata).
(20) Plains leopard frog (Lithobates blairi).
(21) Mole salamander (Ambystoma talpoideum).
(Natural Resources Commission; 312 IAC 9-5-4; filed May 12, 1997, 10:00 a.m.: 20 IR 2713; filed May 16, 2002, 12:25 p.m.: 25 IR 3047; readopted filed Jul 28, 2003, 12:00 p.m.: 27 IR 286; filed Sep 23, 2004, 3:00 p.m.: 28 IR 542; filed May 25, 2005, 10:15 a.m.: 28 IR 2947; filed Jan 8, 2007, 9:11 a.m.: 20070207-IR-312060193FRA; filed Jun 29, 2007, 2:30 p.m.: 20070725-IR-312060272FRA; readopted filed Nov 24, 2008, 11:08 a.m.: 20081210-IR-312080672RFA; filed Jul 6, 2010, 1:55 p.m.: 20100804-IR-312090616FRA; filed Oct 28, 2011, 10:10 a.m.: 20111123-IR-312110196FRA)


LSA Document #11-196(F)
Notice of Intent: 20110413-IR-312110196NIA
Proposed Rule: 20110615-IR-312110196PRA
Hearing Held: August 3, 2011
Approved by Attorney General: October 12, 2011
Approved by Governor: October 27, 2011
Filed with Publisher: October 28, 2011, 10:10 a.m.
Documents Incorporated by Reference: None Received by Publisher
Small Business Regulatory Coordinator: Linnea Petercheff, Staff Specialist, Division of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Natural Resources, 402 W. Washington Street, Room W273, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204, (317) 233-6527, lpetercheff@dnr.in.gov

Posted: 11/23/2011 by Legislative Services Agency

DIN: 20111123-IR-312110196FRA
Composed: Jul 25,2014 4:54:03PM EDT
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