[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 212 (Friday, November 5, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61286-61287]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-24208]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R3-ES-2021-N185; FX3ES11130300000-212-FF03E00000]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-
Year Status Reviews of Six Listed Animal and Plant Species

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are initiating 5-year 
status reviews under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, 
for three plant and three animal species. A 5-year status review is 
based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time 
of the review; therefore, we are requesting submission of any such 
information that has become available since the last review for the 
species.

DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written information by 
January 4, 2022. However, we will continue to accept new information 
about any listed species at any time.

ADDRESSES: For instructions on how to submit information for each 
species, see the table in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request information, contact the 
appropriate person in the table in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section or, for general information, contact Laura Ragan, via email at 
[email protected] or by phone at 612-713-5157. Individuals who are 
hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service 
at 800-877-8339 for TTY assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are initiating 5-year status reviews 
under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 
1531 et seq.), for three plant and three animal species. A 5-year 
status review is based on the best scientific and commercial data 
available at the time of the review; therefore, we are requesting 
submission of any such information that has become available since the 
last review for the species.

Why do we Conduct 5-year reviews?

    Under the ESA, we maintain Lists of Endangered and Threatened 
Wildlife and Plants (which we collectively refer to as the List) in the 
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17.11 (for animals) and 
17.12 (for plants). Section 4(c)(2)(A) of the ESA requires us to

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review each listed species' status at least once every 5 years. Our 
regulations at 50 CFR 424.21 require that we publish a notice in the 
Federal Register announcing those species under active review. For 
additional information about 5-year reviews, go to http://www.fws.gov/endangered/what-we-do/recovery-overview.html, scroll down to ``Learn 
More about 5-Year Reviews,'' and click on our factsheet.

What information do we consider in our review?

    A 5-year review considers the best scientific and commercial data 
that have become available since the current listing determination or 
most recent status review of each species, such as:
    (A) Species biology, including but not limited to population 
trends, distribution, abundance, demographics, and genetics;
    (B) Habitat conditions, including but not limited to amount, 
distribution, and suitability;
    (C) Conservation measures that have been implemented that benefit 
the species;
    (D) Threat status and trends in relation to the five listing 
factors (as defined in section 4(a)(1) of the ESA); and
    (E) Other new information, data, or corrections, including but not 
limited to taxonomic or nomenclatural changes, identification of 
erroneous information contained in the List, and improved analytical 
methods.
    New information will be considered in the 5-year review and ongoing 
recovery programs for the species.

What species are under review?

    This notice announces our active 5-year status reviews of the 
species in the following table.

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                                                                                                   Final listing
                                                                                                   rule (Federal
          Common name            Scientific name      Taxonomic     Listing      Where listed    Register citation   Contact person,    Contact person's
                                                        group        status                       and publication      email, phone    U.S. mail address
                                                                                                       date)
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Winged mapleleaf..............  Quadrula fragosa.  Clam..........  E          AL, AR, MN, MO,    56 FR 28345; June  Nick Utrup,        USFWS, 4101
                                                                               OK, TN, WI.        20, 1991.          [email protected]   American
                                                                                                                     ov, 952-252-       Boulevard East,
                                                                                                                     0092, ext. 204.    Bloomington, MN
                                                                                                                                        55425.
Dwarf lake iris...............  Iris lacustris...  Plant.........  T          MI, WI...........  53 FR 37972;       Carrie Tansy,      USFWS, 2651
                                                                                                  September 28,      [email protected]   Coolidge Road,
                                                                                                  1988.              .gov, 517-351-     Suite 101, East
                                                                                                                     8375.              Lansing, MI
                                                                                                                                        48823.
Fassett's locoweed............  Oxytropis          Plant.........  T          WI...............  53 FR 37970;       Jill Utrup,        USFWS, 4101
                                 campestris var.                                                  September 28,      [email protected]   American
                                 chartacea.                                                       1988.              ov, 952-252-       Boulevard East,
                                                                                                                     0092, ext. 207.    Bloomington, MN
                                                                                                                                        55425.
Tumbling creek cave snail.....  Antrobia culveri.  Snail.........  E          MO...............  67 FR 52879;       Iwona Kuczynska,   USFWS, 101 Park
                                                                                                  August 14, 2002.   [email protected]   DeVille Drive,
                                                                                                                     fws.gov, 573-234-  Suite A,
                                                                                                                     5011.              Columbia, MO
                                                                                                                                        65203.
Mead's milkweed...............  Asclepias meadii.  Plant.........  T          IA, IL, IN, KS,    53 FR 33992;       Ashley Riedel,     USFWS, 101 Park
                                                                               MO, WI.            September 1,       [email protected]   DeVille Drive,
                                                                                                  1988.              s.gov, 573-234-    Suite A,
                                                                                                                     2132, ext. 404.    Columbia, MO
                                                                                                                                        65203.
Rusty patched bumble bee......  Bombus affinis...  Insect........  E          CT, DC, DE, GA,    82 FR 3186;        Tamara Smith,      USFWS, 4101
                                                                               IA, IL, IN, KY,    January 11, 2017.  [email protected]   American
                                                                               MA, MD, ME, MI,                       .gov, 952-252-     Boulevard East,
                                                                               MN, MO, NC, ND,                       0092, ext. 219.    Bloomington, MN
                                                                               NH, NJ, NY, OH,                                          55425.
                                                                               PA, RI, SC, SD,
                                                                               WI, TN, VT, WV.
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Request for Information

    To ensure that a 5-year review is complete and based on the best 
available scientific and commercial information, we request new 
information from all sources. See ``What Information Do We Consider in 
Our Review?'' for specific criteria. If you submit information, please 
support it with documentation such as maps, bibliographic references, 
methods used to gather and analyze the data, and/or copies of any 
pertinent publications, reports, or letters by knowledgeable sources.

How do I ask questions or provide information?

    If you wish to provide information for any species listed above, 
please submit your comments and materials to the appropriate contact in 
the table above. You may also direct questions to those contacts. 
Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the 
Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 for TTY assistance.

Public Availability of Submissions

    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

Authority

    We publish this notice under the authority of the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

Lori Nordstrom,
Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Midwest Region.
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