Description of Proposed Changes to Implementation of the Endangered Species Act [August 8, 2018] [open pdf - 299KB]
"On July 25, 2018, the Trump Administration proposed three rules that would change implementation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et. seq.). The proposed rules are open for public comment until September 24, 2018. The federal agencies that implement ESA include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration through the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). FWS and NMFS are referred to as action agencies in this In Focus, and the term Secretary refers to the Secretary of the Interior unless otherwise stated. The proposed rules are summarized below without an analytical discussion, although some Administration explanations of the changes are included."
CRS In Focus, IF10944