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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-BC98 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Delisting Multiple Species Due to Extinction 
Abstract:

We are proposing to remove the following species from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife due to extinction: bridled white-eye (Zosterops conspicillatus conspicillatus), Culebra Island giant anole (Anolis roosevelti), flat pigtoe (Pleurobema marshalli), green blossom (pearlymussel) (Epioblasma torulosa gubernaculum), ivory-billed woodpecker (Campephilus principalis), Kakawahie (or Moloka’i creeper) (Paroreomyza flammea), Kaua'i 'akialoa (Akialoa stejnegeri), Kaua'i nukupu'u (Hemignathus hanapepe), Kaua'i o'o (Moho braccatus), large Kaua'i thrush (kam'a) (Myadestes myadestinus), Little Mariana fruit bat (Pteropus tokudae), Maui ‘akepa (Loxops ochraceus), Maui nukupu’u (Hemignathus affinis), Phyllostegia glabra var lanaiensis (no common name), Po’ouli (Melamprosops phaeosoma),San Marcos gambusia (Gambusia georgei), Scioto madtom (Noturus trautmani), southern acornshell (Epioblasma othcaloogensis), stirrupshell (Quadrula stapes), tubercled blossom (pearlymussel) (Epioblasma torulosa torulosa), turgid blossom (pearlymussel) (Epioblasma turgidula), upland combshell (Epioblasma metastriata), and yellow blossom (pearlymussel) (Epioblasma florentina florentina). These species no longer require the protection of the Endangered Species Act because they have gone extinct. The species addressed in the rule have not been observed for several decades, and adequate survey efforts have been conducted that support the Service’s recommendations. Additionally, the species included in the rule have 5-year reviews that recommend delisting due to extinction or that repeatedly discuss the species is likely extinct. Batching of these species under a single rule will reduce the amount of time and effort needed to delist the species and result in a more accurate List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.

 
Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Don R. Morgan
Chief, Branch of Delisting and Foreign Species, Ecological Services
Department of the Interior
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
ARLSQ-420, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: ES,
Falls Church, VA 22041-3808
Phone:703 358-2444
Fax:703 358-1735
Email: don_morgan@fws.gov