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Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of 76 Species in California and Nevada

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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 initiating 5-year status reviews of 76 species in California and Nevada under the Endangered Species Act. A 5-year review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review; therefore, we are requesting submission of any new information on these species that has become available since the last review.

DATES:

To ensure consideration in our reviews, we are requesting submission of new information no later than July 19, 2021. However, we will continue to accept new information about any species at any time.

ADDRESSES:

For how and where to send information and comments, see Request for New Information. For whom to contact for species-specific information, see Request for New Information. Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8337 for TTY assistance.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Why do we conduct 5-year reviews?

Under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), we maintain lists of endangered and threatened wildlife and plant species (referred to as the List) in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17.11 (for wildlife) 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. 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 to 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.Start Printed Page 27463

Common nameScientific nameStatusStates where species is known to occurFinal Listing rule (Federal Register citation and publication date)Lead fish and wildlife office
Animals
Butterfly, Quino checkerspotEuphydryas editha quino (=E. e. wrighti)ECA, Mexico62 FR 2313; 1/16/1997Carlsbad.
Fox, Santa Catalina IslandUrocyon littoralis catalinaeTCA69 FR 10335; 3/5/2004Carlsbad.
Lizard, Coachella Valley fringe-toedUma inornataTCA45 FR 63812; 9/25/1980Carlsbad.
Sucker, Santa AnaCatostomus santaanaeTCA65 FR 19686; 4/12/2000Carlsbad.
Vireo, least Bell'sVireo bellii pusillusECA, Mexico51 FR 16474; 5/2/1986Carlsbad.
Vole, AmargosaMicrotus californicus scirpensisECA49 FR 45160; 11/15/1984Carlsbad.
Condor, CaliforniaGymnogyps californianusEAZ, CA, NV, and UT32 FR 4001; 3/11/1967Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge.
Chub, Owens TuiGila bicolor snyderiECA50 FR 31592; 8/5/1985Reno.
Dace, desertEremichthys acrosTNV32 FR 4001; 3/11/1967Reno.
Pupfish, OwensCyprinodon radiosusECA32 FR 4001; 3/11/1967Reno.
Speckled dace, Clover ValleyRhinichthys osculus oligoporusENV54 FR 41448; 10/10/1989Reno.
Speckled dace, Independence ValleyRhinichthys osculus lethoporusENV54 FR 41448; 10/10/1989Reno.
Crayfish, ShastaPacifastacus fortisECA53 FR 38460; 9/30/1988Sacramento.
Fairy shrimp, ConservancyBranchinecta conservatioECA59 FR 48136; 9/19/1994Sacramento.
Fairy shrimp, longhornBranchinecta longiantennaECA59 FR 48136; 9/19/1994Sacramento.
Fairy shrimp, vernal poolBranchinecta lynchiTCA59 FR 48136; 9/19/1994Sacramento.
Shrimp, California freshwaterSyncaris pacificaECA53 FR 43884; 10/31/1988Sacramento.
Tadpole shrimp, vernal poolLepidurus packardiECA59 FR 48136; 9/19/1994Sacramento.
Trout, Little Kern goldenOncorhynchus aguabonita whiteiTCA43 FR 15427; 4/13/1978Sacramento.
Butterfly, Mount Charleston blueIcaricia (Plebejus) shasta charlestonensisENV78 FR 57749; 10/21/2013Southern Nevada.
Chub, Pahranagat roundtailGila robusta jordaniENV35 FR 16047; 10/13/1970Southern Nevada.
Dace, MoapaMoapa coriaceaENV32 FR 4001; 3/11/1967Southern Nevada.
Pupfish, Devils HoleCyprinodon diabolisENV32 FR 4001; 3/11/1967Southern Nevada.
Springfish, Hiko White RiverCrenichthys baileyi grandisENV50 FR 39123; 9/27/1985Southern Nevada.
Springfish, White RiverCrenichthys baileyi baileyiENV50 FR 39123; 9/27/1985Southern Nevada.
Tortoise, desertGopherus agassiziiTAZ, CA, NV, OR, and UT45 FR 55654; 8/20/1980Southern Nevada.
Salamander, California tiger (Santa Barbara County distinct population segment)Ambystoma californienseECA65 FR 3096; 1/19/2000Ventura.
Plants
Bladderpod, San Bernardino MountainsLesquerella kingii bernardinaECA59 FR 43652; 8/24/1994Carlsbad.
Brodiaea, thread-leavedBrodiaea filifoliaTCA63 FR 54975; 10/13/1998Carlsbad.
Buckwheat, cushenburyEriogonum ovalifolium vineumECA59 FR 43652; 8/24/1994Carlsbad.
Button-celery, San DiegoEryngium aristulatum parishiiECA58 FR 41384; 8/3/1993Carlsbad.
Daisy, Parish'sErigeron parishiiTCA59 FR 43652; 8/24/1994Carlsbad.
Flannelbush, MexicanFremontodendron mexicanumECA, Mexico63 FR 54956; 10/13/1998Carlsbad.
Manzanita, Del MarArctostaphylos glandulosa crassifoliaECA, Mexico61 FR 52370; 10/7/1996Carlsbad.
Mesa-mint, OtayPogogyne nudiusculaECA, Mexico58 FR 41384; 8/3/1993Carlsbad.
Mesa-mint, San DiegoPogogyne abramsiiECA43 FR 44810; 10/29/1978Carlsbad.
Milk-vetch, Coachella ValleyAstragalus lentiginosus coachellaeECA63 FR 53596; 10/6/1998Carlsbad.
Milk-vetch, CushenburyAstragalus albensECA59 FR 43652; 8/24/1994Carlsbad.
Milk-vetch, Lane MountainAstragalus jaegerianusECA63 FR 53596; 10/6/1998Carlsbad.
Monardella, willowyMonardella vimineaECA, Mexico63 FR 54938; 10/13/1998Carlsbad.
Navarretia, spreadingNavarretia fossalisTCA, Mexico63 FR 54975; 10/13/1998Carlsbad.
Onion, Munz'sAllium munziiECA63 FR 54975; 10/13/1998Carlsbad.
Orcutt grass, CaliforniaOrcuttia californicaECA58 FR 41384; 8/3/1993Carlsbad.
Oxytheca, CushenburyOxytheca parishii goodmanianaECA59 FR 43652; 8/24/1994Carlsbad.
Spineflower, slender-hornedDodecahema leptocerasECA52 FR 36265; 9/28/1987Carlsbad.
Tarplant, OtayDeinandra (=Hemizonia) conjugensTCA, Mexico63 FR 54938; 10/13/1998Carlsbad.
Thornmint, San DiegoAcanthomintha ilicifoliaTCA, Mexico63 FR 54938; 10/13/1998Carlsbad.
Wild-buckwheat, Southern MountainEriogonum kennedyi austromontanumTCA63 FR 49006; 9/14/1998Carlsbad.
Woolly-star, Santa Ana RiverEriastrum densifolium sanctorumECA52 FR 36265; 9/28/1987Carlsbad.
Milk-vetch, Fish SloughAstragalus lentiginosus piscinensisTCA63 FR 53596; 10/6/1998Reno.
Brodiaea, Chinese CampBrodiaea pallidaTCA63 FR 49022; 9/14/1998Sacramento.
Buckwheat, Ione (incl. Irish Hill)Eriogonum apricum (incl. var. prostratum)ECA64 FR 28403; 5/26/1999Sacramento.
Clarkia, PresidioClarkia franciscanaECA60 FR 6671; 2/3/1995Sacramento.
Clarkia, SpringvilleClarkia springvillensisTCA63 FR 49022; 9/14/1998Sacramento.
Lessingia, San FranciscoLessingia germanorum (=L.g. var. germanorum)ECA62 FR 33368; 6/19/1997Sacramento.
Manzanita, FranciscanArctostaphylos franciscanaECA77 FR 54434; 9/5/2012Sacramento.
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Manzanita, IoneArctostaphylos myrtifoliaTCA64 FR 28403; 5/26/1999Sacramento.
Manzanita, pallidArctostaphylos pallidaTCA63 FR 19842; 4/22/1998Sacramento.
Manzanita, PresidioArctostaphylos hookeri raveniiECA44 FR 61910; 10/26/1979Sacramento.
Pussypaws, MariposaCalyptridium pulchellumTCA63 FR 49022; 9/14/1998Sacramento.
Sunburst, Hartweg's goldenPseudobahia bahiifoliaECA62 FR 5542; 2/6/1997Sacramento.
Sunburst, San Joaquin adobePseudobahia peirsoniiTCA62 FR 5542; 2/6/1997Sacramento.
Vervain, Red HillsVerbena californicaTCA63 FR 49022; 9/14/1998Sacramento.
Bird's-beak, softCordylanthus mollis mollisECA62 FR 61916; 11/20/1997San Francisco Bay-Delta.
Thistle, SuisunCirsium hydrophilum hydrophilumECA62 FR 61916; 11/20/1997San Francisco Bay-Delta.
Barberry, islandBerberis pinnata insularisECA62 FR 40954; 7/31/1997Ventura.
Fringepod, Santa Cruz IslandThysanocarpus conchuliferusECA62 FR 40954; 7/31/1997Ventura.
Gilia, Hoffmann's slender-floweredGilia tenuiflora hoffmanniiECA62 FR 40954; 7/31/1997Ventura.
Manzanita, MorroArctostaphylos morroensisTCA59 FR 64613; 12/15/1994Ventura.
Milk-vetch, Braunton'sAstragalus brauntoniiECA62 FR 4172; 1/29/1997Ventura.
Milk-vetch, coastal dunesAstragalus tener titiECA63 FR 43100; 8/12/1998Ventura.
Rock-cress, Hoffmann'sArabis hoffmanniiECA62 FR 40954; 7/31/1997Ventura.
Spineflower, Ben LomondChorizanthe pungens hartwegianaECA59 FR 5499; 2/4/1994Ventura.
Tarplant, GaviotaDeinandra increscens villosaECA65 FR 14888; 3/20/2000Ventura.
Tarplant, Santa CruzHolocarpha macradeniaTCA65 FR 14888; 3/20/2000Ventura.
Wallflower, Ben LomondErysimum teretifoliumECA59 FR 5499; 2/4/1994Ventura.

Request for New 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.

To get more information on a species, submit information on a species, or review information we receive, please use the contact information for the lead Fish and Wildlife Office for the species specified in the table above.

Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office: Bradd Baskerville-Bridges, 760-431-9440 (phone); fw8cfwocomments@fws.gov (email); or 2177 Salk Avenue, Suite 250, Carlsbad, CA 92008 (U.S. mail);

Hopper Mountain Wildlife Refuge: Steve Kirkland, 805-766-4630 (phone); steve_kirkland@fws.gov (email); or 2493 Portola Road, Suite A, Ventura, CA 93003 (U.S. mail);

Reno Fish and Wildlife Office: Shawna Theisen, 775-861-6378 (phone); RFWOmail@fws.gov (email); or 1340 Financial Boulevard, Suite 234, Reno, NV 89502 (U.S. mail);

Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office: Josh Hull, 916-414-6742 (phone); fw8sfwocomments@fws.gov (email); or 2800 Cottage Way, Suite W2605, Sacramento, CA 95825 (U.S. mail);

San Francisco Bay-Delta Fish and Wildlife Office: Steven Detwiler, 916-930-2640 (phone); steven_detwiler@fws.gov (email); or 650 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814 (U.S. mail);

Southern Nevada Fish and Wildlife Office: Kellie Berry, 702-419-5177 (phone); kellie_berry@fws.gov (email); or 4701 N Torrey Pines Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89130 (U.S. mail); or

Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office: Cat Darst, 805-677-3318 (phone); cat_darst@fws.gov (email); or 2493 Portola Road, Suite B, Ventura CA 93003 (U.S. mail).

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. 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

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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Paul Souza,

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

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[FR Doc. 2021-10667 Filed 5-19-21; 8:45 am]

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