Today the USFWS determined the Georgetown salamander (Eurycea naufragia) and Salado salamander (Eurycea chisolmensis) warrant federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. The USFWS issued a final rule to list the species as threatened under the Act and the USFWS designated no critical habitat for the species.
The federal register document of the final rule can be downloaded here:
In the final rule, USFWS notes their intent to implement the recently pass City of Georgetown Water Quality Ordinance as a Section 4(d) rule as available under the Act for threatened species. The USFWS opens also opens a 60-day comment period regarding the 4(d) rule on February 24th.
A distribution map of the locations known to USFWS of Georgetown salamander can be viewed here: