AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of review.
SUMMARY: In this Candidate Notice of Review (CNOR), we, the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service (Service), present an updated list of plant and
animal species native to the United States that we regard as candidates
for or have proposed for addition to the Lists of Endangered and
Threatened Wildlife and Plants under the Endangered Species Act of
1973, as amended. Identification of candidate species can assist
environmental planning efforts by providing advance notice of potential
listings, allowing landowners and resource managers to alleviate
threats and thereby possibly remove the need to list species as
endangered or threatened. Even if we subsequently list a candidate
species, the early notice provided here could result in more options
for species management and recovery by prompting candidate conservation
measures to alleviate threats to the species.
The CNOR summarizes the status and threats that we evaluated in
order to determine that species qualify as candidates, to assign a
listing priority number (LPN) to each species, and to determine whether
a species should be removed from candidate status. Additional material
that we relied on is available in the Species Assessment and Listing
Priority Assignment Forms (species assessment forms) for each candidate
Overall, this CNOR recognizes 23 new candidates, changes the LPN
for one candidate, and removes one species from candidate status.
Combined with other decisions for individual species that were
published separately from this CNOR in the past year, the current
number of species that are candidates for listing is 146.
This document also includes our findings on resubmitted petitions
and describes our progress in revising the Lists of Endangered and
Threatened Wildlife and Plants (Lists) during the period October 1,
2013, through September 30, 2014.
We request additional status information that may be available for
the 146 candidate species identified in this CNOR.
DATES: We will accept information on any of the species in this
Candidate Notice of Review at any time.
ADDRESSES: This notice is available on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov and http://www.fws.gov/endangered/what-we-do/cnor.html. Species assessment forms with information and references on
a particular candidate species' range, status, habitat needs, and
listing priority assignment are available for review at the appropriate
Regional Office listed below in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION or at the
Branch of Communications and Candidate Conservation, Falls Church, VA
(see address under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), or on our Web site
submit any new information, materials, comments, or questions of a
general nature on this notice to the Falls Church, VA, address listed
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Please submit any new
information, materials, comments, or questions pertaining to a
particular species to the address of the Endangered Species Coordinator
in the appropriate Regional Office listed in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Species-specific information and materials we receive will be available
for public inspection by appointment, during normal business hours, at
the appropriate Regional Office listed below under Request for
Information in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. General information we
receive will be available at the Branch of Communications and Candidate
Conservation, Falls Church, VA (see address under FOR FURTHER
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chief, Branch of Communications and
Candidate Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters,
MS: ES, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 (telephone 703-
358-2171). Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may
call the Federal Information Relay Service at 800-877-8339.