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Removal of Solidago albopilosa (White-haired Goldenrod) From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants

White-haired Goldenrod, a plant found in eastern Kentucky – The US Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a Final Rule that removes the species from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants “… based on a thorough review of the best available scientific and commercial information, which indicates that the threats to this species have been eliminated or reduced to the point that the species no longer meets the definition of an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act … This rule also announces the availability of a final post-delisting monitoring (PDM) plan for white-haired goldenrod …”

Document Title: * The title of the October 11, 2016 Department of Interior Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Federal Register Final Rule is “Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of Solidago albopilosa (White-haired Goldenrod) From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants”
* The title of the February 26, 2016 Department of Interior Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Federal Register Proposed Rule is “Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of Solidago albopilosa (White-Haired Goldenrod) From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants; reopening of comment period”
* The title of the September 1, 2015 Department of Interior Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Federal Register Proposed Rule is “Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of Solidago albopilosa (White-haired Goldenrod) From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants”

Organization: The October 11, 2016 Federal Register Final Rule and February 26, 2016 Proposed Rule were signed on September 28, 2016 and February 17, 2016, respectively, by Stephen Guertin who is the Acting Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The September 1, 2015 Federal Register Proposed Rule was signed on June 30, 2015 by Cynthia T. Martinez who is the Acting Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Source: * October 11, 2016 FWS Federal Register Final Rule
* February 26, 2016 and September 1, 2015 FWS Federal Register Proposed Rules

Effective Date: November 10, 2016

Web site: The October 11, 2016 FWS Federal Register Final Rule is posted at
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-11/html/2016-24249.htm

The final post-delisting monitoring plan will be posted at
http://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=FWS-R4-ES-2014-0054

The February 26, 2016 FWS Federal Register Proposed Rule is posted at
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-02-26/html/2016-04095.htm

The September 1, 2015 FWS Federal Register Proposed Rule is posted at
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-01/html/2015-21410.htm

A Species Profile for the White-Haired Goldenrod is posted at
http://ecos.fws.gov/speciesProfile/profile/speciesProfile.action?spcode=Q21T

The previous FIEN message related to this topic is posted at
http://www.fien.com/articleDisplay.php?id=34499

Contact: Questions may be directed to Virgil Lee Andrews, Jr. who is the Field Supervisor with the U.S. FWS Kentucky Ecological Services Field Office in Frankfort at 502 695 0468; e-mail: Lee_Andrews@FWS.gov

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