Author Topic: Proposed Threatened Status for Coral Pink Sand Dunes Tiger Beetle  (Read 1302 times)

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Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed
Threatened Status for Coral Pink Sand Dunes Tiger Beetle and
Designation of Critical Habitat

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) propose to
list the Coral Pink Sand Dunes tiger beetle, Cicindela albissima, as a
threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended
(Act); and propose to designate critical habitat for the species. In
total, approximately 921 hectares (2,276 acres) are being proposed for
designation as critical habitat. The proposed critical habitat is
located in Kane County, Utah.

DATES: We will accept comments received or postmarked on or before
December 3, 2012
. Comments submitted electronically using the Federal
eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES section, below) must be received by
11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date. We must receive requests
for public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in FOR FURTHER
INFORMATION CONTACT by November 16, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by one of the following methods:
    (1) Electronically: Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Search for Docket No. FWS-R6-ES-2012-0053.
    (2) By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail or hand-delivery to: Public
Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-R6-ES-2012-0053; Division of Policy and
Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax
Drive, MS 2042-PDM; Arlington, VA 22203.
    We will not accept email or faxes. We will post all comments on This generally means that we will post any
personal information you provide us (see the Information Requested
section below for more information).
    The coordinates or plot points or both from which the maps of the
specific areas proposed as critical habitat are generated are included
in the administrative record for this rulemaking and are available at, at in Docket
No. FWS-R6-ES-2012-0053, and at the Utah Field Office (see FOR FURTHER
INFORMATION CONTACT). Any additional tools or supporting information
that we may develop for this rulemaking will also be available at the
Fish and Wildlife Service Web site and Field Office set out above, and
may also be included in the preamble and/or at

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry Crist, Field Supervisor, U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service, Utah Field Office, Ecological Services Field
Office, 2369 West Orton Circle, Suite 50, West Valley City, Utah 84119;
telephone 801-975-3330; or facsimile 801-975-3331. Persons who use a
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document consists of: (1) A proposed
rule to list the Coral Pink Sand Dunes (CPSD) tiger beetle as
threatened; and (2) a proposed critical habitat designation for the
CPSD tiger beetle.

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