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Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of 38 Species in the Southwest Region (Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas)

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AGENCY:

Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information.

SUMMARY:

We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are conducting 5-year status reviews under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), of 38 animal and plant 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, we are requesting submission of new information no later than July 2, 2018. However, we will continue to accept new information about any listed species at any time.

ADDRESSES:

For how to submit information, see Request for Information and “How Do I Ask Questions or Provide Information?” in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For information on a particular species, contact the appropriate person or office listed in the table in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Why do we conduct a 5-year review?

Under the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), 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 Act requires us to 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, refer to our factsheet at http://www.fws.gov/​endangered/​what-we-do/​recovery-overview.html.

What information do we consider in our review?

A 5-year review considers all new information available at the time of the review. In conducting these reviews, we consider the best scientific and commercial data that have become available since the listing determination or most recent status review, 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 Act); 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.

Any new information will be considered during the 5-year review and will also be useful in evaluating the ongoing recovery programs for the species.

Which species are under review?

This notice announces our active review of the species listed in the table below.

Common nameScientific nameListing statusCurrent rangeFinal listing rule (Federal Register citation and publication date)Contact person, phone, emailContact person's U.S. mail address
ANIMALS
Alamosa springsnailTyronia alamosaeEndangeredNew Mexico—U.S.A56 FR 49646; 09/30/1991Susan Millsap, Field Supervisor, New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office, 505-761-4781; Susan_Millsap@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2105 Osuna Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1001.
Beautiful shinerCyprinella formosaThreatenedArizona—U.S.A. Mexico49 FR 34490; 08/31/1984Bill Radke, Refuge Manager, San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, 520/364-2104; Bill_Radke@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Attention 5-year Review, San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, P.O. Box 3509, Douglas, Arizona 85607.
Bee Creek Cave harvestmanTexella reddelliEndangeredTexas—U.S.A53 FR 33 29; 09/16/1988Adam Zerrenner, Field Supervisor, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, General Office: 512-490-0057, Direct Line: 512-577-6594; Adam_Zerrenner@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, 10711 Burnet Road, Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78758.
Coffin Cave mold beetleBatrisodes texanusEndangeredTexas—U.S.A53 FR 36029; 09/16/1988Adam Zerrenner, Field Supervisor, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, General Office: 512-490-0057, Direct Line: 512-577-6594; Adam_Zerrenner@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, 10711 Burnet Road, Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78758.
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Gila topminnowPoeciliopsis occidentalisEndangeredArizona, New Mexico—U.S.A., Mexico32 FR 4001; 03/11/1967Steve Spangle, Field Supervisor, Arizona Ecological Services Office, 602-242-0210; Steve_Spangle@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 9828 North 31st Avenue, #C3, Phoenix, Arizona 85051-2517.
Gila troutOncorhynchus gilaeThreatened with 4(d) ruleArizona, New Mexico— U.S.A32 FR 4001; 03/11/1967Susan Millsap, Field Supervisor, New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office, 505-761-4781; Susan_Millsap@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2105 Osuna Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1001.
Gulf Coast JaguarundiHerpailurus (=Felis) yagouaroundi cacomitliEndangeredTexas—U.S.A., Mexico41 FR 24062; 06/14/1976Chuck Ardizzone, Project Leader, Texas Coastal Ecological Services, 281-286-8282; Chuck_Ardizzone@fws.govU.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 17629 El Camino Real, Ste 211, Houston, TX 77058.
Houston toadBufo houstonensisEndangeredTexas—U.S.A35 FR 16047; 10/13/1970Adam Zerrenner, Field Supervisor, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, 512-490-0057; Adam_Zerrenner@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, 10711 Burnet Road, Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78758.
JaguarPanthera oncaEndangeredArizona, New Mexico—U.S.A., Mexico37 FR 6476; 03/28/1972Steve Spangle, Field Supervisor, Arizona Ecological Services Office, 602-242-0210; Steve_Spangle@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 9828 North 31st Avenue, #C3, Phoenix, Arizona 85051-2517.
Kretschmarr Cave mold beetleTexamaurops reddelliEndangeredTexas—U.S.A53 FR 36029; 09/16/1988Adam Zerrenner, Field Supervisor, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, 512-490-0057; Adam_Zerrenner@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 9828 North 31st Avenue, #C3, Phoenix, Arizona 85051-2517.
Little Colorado spinedaceLepidomeda vittataThreatenedArizona—U.S.A32 FR 4001; 03/11/1967Steve Spangle, Field Supervisor, Arizona Ecological Services Office, 602-242-0210; Steve_Spangle@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 9828 North 31st Avenue, #C3, Phoenix, Arizona 85051-2517.
Mexican long-nosed batLeptonycteris nivalisEndangeredNew Mexico, Texas—U.S.A., Mexico53 FR 38456; 09/30/1988Adam Zerrenner, Field Supervisor, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, General Office: 512-490-0057, Direct Line: 512-577-6594; Adam_Zerrenner@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, 10711 Burnet Road, Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78758.
Mexican wolfCanis lupus baileyiEndangeredEntire in southwestern United States and northwest Mexico, except where included in an experimental population as set forth in 17.84(k)80 FR 2488; 01/16/2015Sherry Barrett, Mexican Wolf Recovery Coordinator, 505-761-4748; Sherry_Barrett@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2105 Osuna Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1001.
Experimental population, nonessentialArizona, New Mexico—U.S.A. as set forth in 17.84(k)80 FR 2512; 01/16/2015
New Mexico meadow jumping mouseZapus hudsonius luteusEndangeredArizona, Colorado, New Mexico—U.S.A79 FR 33119; 06/10/2014Susan Millsap, Field Supervisor, New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office, 505-761-4781; Susan_Millsap@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2105 Osuna Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1001.
New Mexico ridge-nosed rattlesnakeCrotalus willardi obscurusThreatenedArizona, New Mexico—U.S.A., Mexico43 FR 34476; 08/21/1978Susan Millsap, Field Supervisor, New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office, 505-761-4781; Susan_Millsap@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2105 Osuna Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1001.
ocelotLeopardus (=Felis) pardalisEndangeredArizona, Texas—U.S.A., Mexico37 FR 6476; 03/30/1972Chuck Ardizzone, Project Leader, Texas Coastal Ecological Services, 281-286-8282; Chuck_Ardizzone@fws.govU.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 17629 El Camino Real, Ste 211, Houston, TX 77058.
Ouachita rock-pocketbookArkansia wheeleriEndangeredArkansas, Oklahoma—U.S.A56 FR 54950; 10/23/1991Jonna Polk, Field Supervisor, Oklahoma Ecological Services Field Office, 918-382-4504; Jonna_Polk@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 9014 East 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74129.
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Pecos gambusiaGambusia nobilisEndangeredNew Mexico, Texas—U.S.A35 FR 16047; 10/13/1970Adam Zerrenner, Field Supervisor, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, General Office: 512-490-0057, Direct Line: 512-577-6594; Adam_Zerrenner@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, 10711 Burnet Road, Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78758.
Rio Grande silvery minnowHybognathus amarusEndangeredNew Mexico, Texas—U.S.A., Mexico59 FR 36988; 07/20/1994Susan Millsap, Field Supervisor, New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office, 505-761-4781; Susan_Millsap@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2105 Osuna Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1001.
Experimental population, nonessentialTexas—U.S.A59 FR 74357; 12/08/2008
San Marcos gambusiaGambusia georgeiEndangeredTexas—U.S.A45 FR 47355; 07/14/1980Adam Zerrenner, Field Supervisor, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, General Office: 512-490-0057, Direct Line: 512-577-6594; Adam_Zerrenner@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, 10711 Burnet Road, Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78758.
EndangeredArizona—U.S.A., Mexico32 FR 4001; 03/11/1967
Sonoran pronghornAntilocarpa Americana sonoriensisExperimental population, nonessentialArizona—U.S.A76 FR 25593; 05/05/2011; 03/11/1967Steve Spangle, Field Supervisor, Arizona Ecological Services Office, 602-242-0210; Steve_Spangle@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 9828 North 31st Avenue, #C3, Phoenix, Arizona 85051-2517.
Tooth Cave ground beetleRhadine persephoneEndangeredTexas—U.S.A53 FR 36029; 09/16/1988Adam Zerrenner, Field Supervisor, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, General Office: 512-490-0057, Direct Line: 512-577-6594; Adam_Zerrenner@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, 10711 Burnet Road, Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78758.
Tooth Cave pseudoscorpionTartarocreagris texanaEndangeredTexas—U.S.A53 FR 36029; 09/16/1988Adam Zerrenner, Field Supervisor, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, General Office: 512-490-0057, Direct Line: 512-577-6594; Adam_Zerrenner@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, 10711 Burnet Road, Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78758.
Tooth Cave spiderNeoleptoneta myopicaEndangeredTexas—U.S.A53 FR 36029; 09/16/1988Adam Zerrenner, Field Supervisor, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, General Office: 512-490-0057, Direct Line: 512-577-6594; Adam_Zerrenner@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, 10711 Burnet Road, Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78758.
Yaqui catfishIctalurus priceiThreatenedArizona—U.S.A. Mexico49 FR 34490; 08/31/1984Bill Radke, Refuge Manager, San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, 520/364-2104; Bill_Radke@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Attention 5-year Review, San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, P.O. Box 3509, Douglas, Arizona 85607.
Yaqui chubGila purpureaEndangeredArizona—U.S.A. Mexico49 FR 34490; 08/31/1984Bill Radke, Refuge Manager, San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, 520/364-2104; Bill_Radke@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Attention 5-year Review, San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, P.O. Box 3509, Douglas, Arizona 85607.
Yaqui topminnow (included in Gila topminnow)Poeciliopsis occidentalisEndangeredArizona, New Mexico—U.S.A., Mexico32 FR 4001; 03/11/1967Steve Spangle, Field Supervisor, Arizona Ecological Services Office, 602-242-0210; Steve_Spangle@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 9828 North 31st Avenue, #C3, Phoenix, Arizona 85051-2517.
PLANTS
Astragalus cremnophylax var. cremnophylaxsentry milk vetchEndangeredArizona—U.S.A.55 FR 50184; 12/05/1990Steve Spangle, Field Supervisor, Arizona Ecological Services Office, 602-242-0210; Steve_Spangle@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 9828 North 31st Avenue, #C3, Phoenix, Arizona 85051-2517.
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Callirohoe scabriusculaTexas poppy mallowEndangeredTexas—U.S.A46 FR 3184; 01/13/1981; deferred to 46 FR 40025; 08/06/1981Adam Zerrenner, Field Supervisor, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, General Office: 512-490-0057, Direct Line: 512-577-6594; Adam_Zerrenner@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, 10711 Burnet Road, Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78758.
Coryphantha ramillosabunched Cory cactusThreatenedTexas—U.S.A., Mexico44 FR 64247; 11/06/1979Adam Zerrenner, Field Supervisor, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, General Office: 512-490-0057, Direct Line: 512-577-6594; Adam_Zerrenner@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, 10711 Burnet Road, Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78758.
Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispinaPima pineapple cactusEndangeredArizona—U.S.A., Mexico58 FR 49875; 09/23/1993Steve Spangle, Field Supervisor, Arizona Ecological Services Office, 602-242-0210; Steve_Spangle@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 9828 North 31st Avenue, #C3, Phoenix, Arizona 85051-2517.
Echinocereus chisoensis var. chisoensisChisos Mountain hedgehog cactusThreatenedTexas—U.S.A53 FR 38453; 09/30/1988Adam Zerrenner, Field Supervisor, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, General Office: 512-490-0057, Direct Line: 512-577-6594; Adam_Zerrenner@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, 10711 Burnet Road, Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78758.
Echinocereus triglochidiatus var. arizonicusArizona hedgehog cactusEndangeredArizona—U.S.A44 FR 61556; 10/25/1979Steve Spangle, Field Supervisor, Arizona Ecological Services Office, 602-242-0210; Steve_Spangle@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 9828 North 31st Avenue, #C3, Phoenix, Arizona 85051-2517.
Echinomastus mariposensisLloyd's Mariposa cactusThreatenedTexas—U.S.A., Mexico44 FR 64247; 11/06/1979Adam Zerrenner, Field Supervisor, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, General Office: 512-490-0057, Direct Line: 512-577-6594; Adam_Zerrenner@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, 10711 Burnet Road, Suite 200,Austin, Texas 78758.
Lilaeopsis schaffneriana var. recurvaHuachuca water umbelEndangeredArizona—U.S.A., Mexico62 FR 665; 01/06/1997Steve Spangle, Field Supervisor, Arizona Ecological Services Office, 602-242-0210; Steve_Spangle@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 9828 North 31st Avenue, #C3, Phoenix, Arizona 85051-2517.
Phlox nivalis ssp. texensisTexas trailing phloxEndangeredTexas—U.S.A56 FR 49636, 09/30/1991Chuck Ardizzone, Project Leader, Texas Coastal Ecological Services, 281-286-8282; Chuck_Ardizzone@fws.govU.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 17629 El Camino Real, Ste 211, Houston, TX 77058.
Potamogeton clystocarpusLittle aguja pondweedEndangeredTexas—U.S.A56 FR 57844; 11/14/1991Adam Zerrenner, Field Supervisor, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, General Office: 512-490-0057, Direct Line: 512-577-6594; Adam_Zerrenner@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, 10711 Burnet Road, Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78758.
Styrax texanusTexas snowbellsEndangeredTexas—U.S.A49 FR 40036; 10/12/1984Adam Zerrenner, Field Supervisor, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, General Office: 512-490-0057, Direct Line: 512-577-6594; Adam_Zerrenner@fws.govU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, 10711 Burnet Road, Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78758.

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 Comments

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. Start Printed Page 25038While 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.

Comments and materials received will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the offices where the comments are submitted.

Completed and Active Reviews

A list of all completed and currently active 5-year reviews addressing species for which the Southwest Region of the Service has lead responsibility is available at http://www.fws.gov/​southwest/​es/​ElectronicLibrary_​Main.cfm (under “Select a Document Category,” select “5-Year Review”).

Authority

This document is published under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

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Dated: April 2, 2018.

Amy L. Lueders,

Regional Director, Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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