Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status With Section 4(d) Rule for the Silverspot Butterfly
Published on 2022-05-04 in the Federal Register.
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR – Proposed rule.
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list a subspecies of butterfly (Speyeria nokomis nokomis), a silverspot butterfly from Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), with a rule issued under section 4(d) of the Act (“4(d) rule''). This document also serves as our 12-month finding on a petition to list the silverspot. After a review of the best available scientific and commercial information, we find that listing the subspecies is warranted. If we finalize this rule as proposed, it would add this subspecies to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and extend the Act's protections to the subspecies. We determined that designating critical habitat for this subspecies under the Act is not prudent.
Silverspot SSA Report Peer Review – See attachments
20210211 Final S n nokomis SSA Version 1_508
Silverspot Butterfly Proposed Listing and 4d Literature Cited – See Attachments
Endangered and Threatened Species: Status for the Silverspot Butterfly
How To Comment: Comments close on: 2022-07-05
We will accept comments received or postmarked on or before July 5, 2022. Comments submitted electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES, below) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date. We must receive requests for a public hearing, in writing, at the address shown in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT by June 21, 2022.
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