Reclassification of Layia carnosa (Beach Layia) From Endangered to Threatened Species Status (Draft)
Sep. 30, 2020
USFWS proposes to reclassify the plant beach layia (Layia carnosa) from an endangered to a threatened species under the ESA. This proposed reclassification is based on our evaluation of the best available scientific and commercial information, which indicates that the threats acting upon beach layia continue at the population or rangewide scales, albeit to a lesser degree than at the time of listing, and they find that beach layia meets the statutory definition of a threatened species. They also propose to issue protective regulations pursuant to section 4(d) of the Act ("4(d) rule") that are necessary and advisable to provide for the conservation of beach layia. USFWS seek information and comments from the public regarding this proposed rule. USFWS will accept comments received or postmarked on or before 30 November 2020. POC is Jennifer Norris, Assistant Field Supervisor, Arcata Fish and Wildlife Office, 1655 Heindon Rd., Arcata, CA 95521; tel: 707-822-7201.
(Federal Register: 30 September 2020 [Proposed Rule] Pages 61684-61700)