Central Texas Salamanders

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Species Type

Amphibian

Status1

Key Dates

Important Updates

Listing Information

Potential Range2

Economic Region(s)3

Key Economic Sectors4

Based on FWS information regarding the potential threats to these species, the following economic sectors could be impacted if one or more of these species are listed. This is not a complete list. Additional economic sectors may be impacted. 

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Public Comments

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Conservation Programs and Activities

General conservation programs

Learn More About These Species

General

Austin Blind Salamander

Georgetown Salamander

Jollyville Plateau Salamander

Salado Salamander

Central Texas Salamanders – Combined Economic Impact Analysis on Key Economic Sectors

Impacted Economic Sector is based on information from the Federal Register notice.13These sectors could be impacted by a potential listing of these species. This is not a complete list. Additional economic sectors may be impacted.

Economic impacts measured in this analysis focus on changes in output/production14 and employment resulting from a $1 million reduction in output15 from each of the impacted economic sectors.

The impacts in this analysis pertain to changes that occur within a single year in the above listed counties.

Output Impacts by Sector

  • Water Utilities
  • Direct: $1,000,000
  • Indirect: $222,398
  • Induced: $251,214
  • Total: $1,473,612
  • Utility System Construction
  • Direct: $1,000,000
  • Indirect: $336,779
  • Induced: $277,005
  • Total: $1,613,784
  • Residential Construction and Development
  • Direct: $1,000,000
  • Indirect: $385,610
  • Induced: $202,024
  • Total: $1,587,634
  • Transportation
  • Direct: $1,000,000
  • Indirect: $336,779
  • Induced: $277,005
  • Total: $1,613,784
Output Impacts
Sector Direct Indirect Induced Total
Water Utilities $1,000,000 $222,398 $251,214 $1,473,612
Utility System Construction $1,000,000 $336,779 $277,005 $1,613,784
Residential Construction
and Development
$1,000,000 $385,610 $202,024 $1,587,634
Transportation $1,000,000 $336,779 $277,005 $1,613,784

Direct Effect: $1 Million output reduction from the impacted industry/sector in the region under consideration;

Indirect Effect: Estimated output reduction from industries in the region that provide inputs to the directly affected industries;

Induced Effect: Estimated output reduction from industries in the region that provide for the household needs of workers in the directly affected and input supplying industries;16

Total Effect: Estimated output reduction from all industries in the region under consideration. This is the sum of the direct, indirect and induced effects.

Employment Impacts by Sector

  • Water Utilities
  • Direct: 7.59
  • Indirect: 1.67
  • Induced: 2.02
  • Total: 11.28
  • Utility System Construction
  • Direct: 8.29
  • Indirect: 2.23
  • Induced: 2.23
  • Total: 12.75
  • Residential Construction and Development
  • Direct: 5.12
  • Indirect: 3.12
  • Induced: 1.62
  • Total: 9.86
  • Transportation
  • Direct: 8.29
  • Indirect: 2.23
  • Induced: 2.23
  • Total: 12.75
Employment Impacts17
Sector Direct Indirect Induced Total
Water Utilities 7.59 1.67 2.02 11.28
Utility System Construction 8.29 2.23 2.23 12.75
Residential Construction
and Development
5.12 3.12 1.62 9.86
Transportation 8.29 2.23 2.23 12.75

Direct Effect: Estimated number of jobs adversely impacted in the directly impacted industry/sector per $1 million of output reduction in the impacted sector/industry;

Indirect Effect: Estimated number of jobs adversely impacted in industries in the region that provide inputs to the directly affected industries per $1 million of output reduction in the impacted sector/industry;

Induced Effect: Estimated number of jobs adversely impacted in industries in the region that provide for the household needs of workers in the directly affected and input supplying industries per $1 million of output reduction in the impacted sector/industry;

Total Effect: Estimated number of jobs adversely impacted in all industries in the region under consideration. This is the sum of the direct, indirect and induced effects.

Impact Analysis Data Descriptions

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts calculations based on data from the IMPLAN Input-Output Model for the above listed counties.

NOTE: Information presented in the table is in 2007 dollars.

Assumptions:


  • 178 Fed. Reg. 51277 (Aug. 20, 2013) and 79 Fed. Reg. 10235-10293 (Feb. 24, 2014).
  • 277 Fed Reg. 50768 (Aug. 22, 2012).
  • 3Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, “Texas EDGE Data Center,” www.texasahead.org/texasedge/map_tool.php. (Last visited Feb. 12, 2012).
  • 475 Fed. Reg. 69248-69250 (Nov. 10, 2010).
  • 576 Fed. Reg. 66398-66399 (Oct. 26, 2011).
  • 672 Fed. Reg. 71040 (Dec. 13, 2007).
  • 772 Fed. Reg. 6699 (Feb. 13, 2007).
  • 870 Fed. Reg. 24896 (May 11, 2005), http://ecos.fws.gov/docs/federal_register/fr4410.pdf.
  • 9Center for Biological Diversity, “Candidate Petition Project, Reptiles & Amphibians, Petitions to List as Federally Endangered Species,” www.biologicaldiversity.org/species/amphibians/herps.pdf.
  • 10 67 Fed. Reg. 40660 (June 13, 2002).
  • 11 66 Fed. Reg. 54811 (Oct. 30, 2001).
  • 1259 Fed. Reg. 58995 (Nov. 15, 1994).
  • 1375 Fed. Reg. 69243 (Nov. 10, 2010).
  • 14 This represents the dollar value of intermediate and final goods and services produced by industries in the area economy.
  • 15 It is presumed that an endangered species ruling leads to regulations that serve to reduce industry output.
  • 16Examples of these industries are as follows: banks, grocery stores, clothing stores, hospitals, housing, etc. (Last visited May 17, 2012.)
  • 17The jobs listed above represent the change in jobs for every $1 million change in output/production. The IMPLAN model does not make an explicit distinction between full-time and part-time jobs. For the purpose of this analysis, it is assumed that all job estimates are full-time equivalents