Author Topic: Withdrawal of the Proposed Rule To List Coral Pink Sand Dunes Tiger Beetle  (Read 6544 times)

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Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Withdrawal of the
Proposed Rule To List Coral Pink Sand Dunes Tiger Beetle and Designate
Critical Habitat

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), withdraw the
proposed rule 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 designate critical habitat for the species.
This withdrawal is based on our conclusion that the threats to the
species as identified in the proposed rule no longer are as significant
as believed at the time of the proposed rule. We base this conclusion
on our analysis of current and future threats and conservation efforts.
We find the best scientific and commercial data available indicate that
the threats to the species and its habitat have been reduced below the
statutory definition of threatened or endangered. Therefore, we are
withdrawing our proposal to list the species as threatened with
critical habitat.

DATES: The Fish and Wildlife Service is withdrawing the proposed rule
published October 2, 2012 (77 FR 60208) as of October 2, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The withdrawal of our proposed rule, comments, and
supplementary documents are available on the Internet at at Docket Nos. FWS-R6-ES-2012-0053 and FWS-R6-ES-
2013-0020. Comments and materials received, as well as supporting
documentation used in the preparation of this withdrawal, are also
available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business
hours at: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Utah Ecological Services
Field Office, 2369 West Orton Circle, Suite 50, West Valley City, Utah
84119; telephone 801-975-3330; or facsimile 801-975-3331.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry Crist, Field Supervisor, Utah
Ecological Services Field Office (see ADDRESSES section). If you use a
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the Federal
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800-877-8339.


Executive Summary

    Why we need to publish this document. Under the Endangered Species
Act, a species may warrant protection through listing if it is
endangered or threatened throughout all or a significant portion of its
range. Listing a species as an endangered or threatened species can
only be completed by issuing a rule. Accordingly, we had issued a
proposed rule to list this species. However, this document withdraws
that proposed rule because we have determined that threats have been
reduced such that listing is not necessary for this species.

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