USFWS: Mountain Quail will not be listed as Threatened or Endangered

January 22, 2003

(Volume 68, Number 14)] [Proposed Rules] [Page 3000-3005]

90-day Finding for a Petition To List the Mountain Quail as Threatened or Endangered

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of 90-day petition finding.

SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list the mountain quail (Oreortyx pictus) under the Endangered Species Act (Act) of 1973, as amended. We find the petition does not present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that listing this species may be warranted.

DATES: The finding announced in this document was made on January 10, 2003.

ADDRESSES: The complete file for this finding is available for inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Snake River Fish and Wildlife Office, 1387 South Vinnell Way, Suite 368, Boise, ID 83709.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob Ruesink, Supervisor, Snake River Fish and Wildlife Office (see ADDRESSES section)

208-378- 5243; Fax: 208-378-5243;