Final Rules Changing Endangered Species Act Regulations [Updated August 27, 2019] [open pdf - 396KB]
From the Document: "On August 27, 2019, the Trump Administration published three final rules that change the implementation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA; 16 U.S.C. §§ 1531 et. seq.). The final rules concern Section 4 (listing of endangered and threatened species) and Section 7 (consultation with federal agencies) of ESA. The final rules are effective on September 26, 2019. 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 the 'Services' in this In Focus, and the term 'Secretary' refers to the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Commerce, as applicable.) The final rules are summarized below, including some of the Services' explanations for the changes."
CRS In Focus, IF10944
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/