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Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status for Yellow Lance

Yellow Lance, a freshwater mussel native to Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina – A petition to list the species as threatened is warranted, according to a 12-month finding issued by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) – If FWS finalizes this rule as proposed, the final rule would “… add the yellow lance to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and extend the Act’s protections to this species …”

Document Title: The title of the April 5, 2017 FWS Federal Register Proposed Rule is “Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status for Yellow Lance”

Organization: The April 5, 2017 Federal Register Proposed Rule was signed on March 31, 2017 by Stephen Guertin who is the Acting Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Source: April 5, 2017 FWS Federal Register Proposed Rule

Comments Due By: June 5, 2017, with requests for public hearings due to FWS by May 22, 2017

Web site: The April 5, 2017 FWS Federal Register Proposed Rule is posted at
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-04-05/html/2017-06783.htm

A Species Profile for the Yellow Lance is posted at
http://ecos.fws.gov/ecp0/profile/speciesProfile?spcode=F03I

Contact: Questions may be directed to Pete Benjamin who is a Field Supervisor with the U.S. FWS Raleigh Ecological Services Field Office in North Carolina at 919 856 4520; e-mail: Pete_Benjamin@FWS.gov

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