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Endangered Species Status for Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee, found in eastern and midwestern United States and Ontario, Canada – A petition to list the species as endangered or threatened “… is warranted …” according to a 12-month finding issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) which proposes to “… list the rusty patched bumble bee, a species that occurs in [Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin] and Ontario, Canada, as an endangered species …”

Document Title: The title of the September 22, 2016 FWS Federal Register Proposed Rule is “Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Species Status for Rusty Patched Bumble Bee”

Organization: The September 22, 2016 Federal Register Proposed Rule was signed on September 12, 2016 by Stephen Guertin who is the Acting Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Source: September 22, 2016 FWS Federal Register Proposed Rule

Comments Due By: November 21, 2016, with requests for public hearings due to FWS by November 7, 2016

Web site: The September 22, 2016 FWS Federal Register Proposed Rule is posted at
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-22/html/2016-22799.htm

A Species Profile for the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee is posted at
http://ecos.fws.gov/ecp0/profile/speciesProfile?spcode=I0WI

Contact: Questions may be directed to Peter Fasbender who is a Field Supervisor with the U.S. FWS Twin Cities Ecological Services Office in Bloomington, Minnesota at 952 252 0092, extension 210; e-mail: Peter_Fasbender@FWS.gov

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