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Slickspot peppergrass (Lepidium papilliferum)

Slickspot Peppergrass by Ian Robertson

 

Slickspot Peppergrass Comment Period Reopening

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reopened the public comment period for the revised proposed rule to designate critical habitat and the reconsideration of listing for slickspot peppergrass. The new 45-day comment period closing date is June 5, 2014. Comments previously submitted do not need to be resubmitted, as they will be fully considered in the preparation of the final rules. The Notice contains information about specific information the Service is requesting from the public. Comments may be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal:http://www.regulations.gov. Enter docket number FWS R1 ES 2013 0117 for reconsideration of the listing, and FWS R1 ES 2010 0071 for critical habitat action.

Press Release
Federal Register Notice: Threatened Status reconsideration of final rule; reopening of the comment period
Federal Register Notice: Critical Habitat revised proposed rule; correction; and reopening of comment period

 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Reaffirms Proposed Listing, Revises Proposed Critical Habitat for Slickspot Peppergrass

The public is requested to provide comment on the Service's revised definition of "foreseeable future" as it pertains to the plant. The public is asked to submit new information about slickspot peppergrass and its habitat that has become available since the 2009 status review, including population status, trends or threats. Public comment is also requested on the proposed revised critical habitat; previous comments do not need to be resubmitted. The public comment period closes March 14, 2014.

Press Release

Federal Register Notices

Revised Proposed Critical Habitat Maps

Date: February 11, 2014

The public is requested to provide comment on the Service’s revised definition of “foreseeable future” as it pertains to the plant. The public is asked to submit new information about slickspot peppergrass and its habitat that has become available since the 2009 status review, including population status, trends or threats. Public comment is also requested on the proposed revised critical habitat; previous comments do not need to be resubmitted. The public comment period closes March 14, 2014.

FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICES

Action #1: Slickspot Peppergrass
Reconsideration of Final Listing Rule

Federal Register Docket Number: FWS-R1-ES-2013-0117
(1.56KB PDF)

Action #2: Slickspot Peppergrass
Revised Proposed Critical Habitat

Federal Register Docket Number: FWS-R1-ES-2010-0071
(4.66MB PDF)

 

REVISED PROPOSED CRITICAL HABITAT MAPS

Index Map

Unit 1

Unit 2a

Unit 2b

Unit 2c

Unit 2d

Unit 3a

Unit 3b

Unit 3c

Unit 4

 

CHANGES BETWEEN THE 2011 PROPOSED CRITICAL HABITAT RULE AND THE 2014 REVISED PROPOSED RULE

Index Map

Unit 1

Unit 2a

Unit 2b

Unit 2c

Unit 2d

Unit 3a

Unit 3b

Unit 3c

Unit 4

 

 

 

Previous Listing Actions for Slickspot Peppergrass

 

Oct 25, 2011: Slickspot Peppergrass Draft Economic Analysis

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has released a draft analysis of the economic impacts of proposed critical habitat designation for slickspot peppergrass (Lepidium papilliferum). With the release of the draft economic analysis, a 45-day comment period opens for public review and input. At the same time, the public is also provided an additional opportunity to comment on the proposed critical habitat designation. Comments previously submitted on the proposed critical habitat rule do not need to be resubmitted. The comment period for the economic analysis and the proposed critical habitat designation for slickpot peppergrass closes December 12, 2011.

Written comments concerning the draft economic analysis and proposed critical habitat can be submitted by one of the following methods:

• Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. In the box that reads “Enter Keyword or ID,” enter this Docket Number: FWS-R1-ES-2010-0071. Then, click the “Search” button. An icon will appear that reads “Submit a Comment.” Please ensure that the correct rulemaking document number is found before submitting your comments.

• U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-R1-ES-2010-0071; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042–PDM; Arlington, VA 22203.

News Release (PDF 143 KB)

Draft Economic Analysis (PDF 2.2 MB)

 

May 9, 2011: Comment Period Extended for Slickspot Peppergrass Proposed Critical Habitat

Comments will be accepted until September 9, 2011

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has extended the public comment period on the proposed designation of critical habitat for slickspot peppergrass for an additional 60 days so that the State of Idaho can coordinate comments between the state agencies that may be affected by critical habitat, and to allow adequate time for citizens to provide input on the proposed critical habitat designation. All comments received or postmarked on or before September 9, 2011 will be considered by the Service. There is no need to re-submit comments that have already been submitted, as comments previously submitted have been incorporated into the public record. The Service will fully consider all comments in its final decision.

Written comments and information concerning this proposal can be submitted by one of the following methods:

• Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. In the box that reads “Enter Keyword or ID,” enter the docket number for this proposed rule, which is FWS-R1-ES-2010-0071. Check the box that reads “Open for Comment/Submission,” and then click the Search button. You should then see an icon that reads “Submit a Comment.” Please ensure that you have found the correct rulemaking before submitting your comment.

• U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-R1-ES-2010-0071; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042–PDM; Arlington, VA 22203.

Comments must be received on or before September 9, 2011. Note that if you are using the Federal eRulemaking Portal, the deadline for submitting an electronic comment is Eastern Standard Time on this date. The Service will post all comments on http://www.regulations.gov. This generally means that the agency will post any personal information that is provided. If you have already submitted comment, there is no need to resubmit them.

Critical Habitat Proposal News Release (PDF 42 KB)

Federal Register Notice (PDF 4.4 MB)

 

May 9, 2011: Maps: Proposed Critical Habitat for Slickspot Peppergrass

OVERVIEW
Map 1 -All proposed critical habitat - Idaho (PDF 939 KB)

 

PAYETTE COUNTY
Map 2 - Unit 1 (PDF 297 KB)

 

ADA COUNTY
Map 3 - Unit 2 - Subunit a (PDF 316 KB)

Map 4 - Unit 2 - Subunit b (PDF 304 KB)

Map 5 - Unit 2 - Subunit c (PDF 304 KB)

Map 6 - Unit 2 - Subunit d (PDF 313 KB)


ELMORE COUNTY
Map 7 - Unit 3 - Subunit a (PDF 304 KB)

Map 8 - Unit 3 - Subunit b (PDF 341 KB)

Map 9 - Unit 3 - Subunit c (PDF 305 KB)


OWYHEE COUNTY
Map 10 - Unit 4 (PDF 319 KB)

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: May 29, 2014