Survey Plat Filing; Maine, 49669 [05-16815]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 163 / Wednesday, August 24, 2005 / Notices plan (64 FR 37148). However, we never finalized that draft. The plan we are releasing at this time is the second draft of the second revised recovery plan for Hawaiian waterbirds. Historically, these four species of waterbirds were found on all of the ¯ main Hawaiian Islands except Lana‘i and Kaho‘olawe. Currently, Hawaiian ducks are found on the islands of Ni‘ihau, Kaua‘i, O‘ahu, Maui, and Hawai‘i; Hawaiian coots and stilts are found on all of the main Hawaiian Islands except Kaho‘olawe; and Hawaiian common moorhens are found only on the islands of Kaua‘i and O‘ahu. Population estimates indicate the numbers of birds fluctuate among years and that currently none of these species consistently number more than 2,000 individuals, with the exception of the Hawaiian coot, but these estimates are reliable only for the coot and the stilt. These endangered Hawaiian waterbirds are found in a variety of wetland habitats including freshwater marshes and ponds, coastal estuaries and ponds, artificial reservoirs, taro (Colocasia esculenta) patches, irrigation ditches, sewage treatment ponds, and in the case of the Hawaiian duck, montane streams and swamplands. The most important cause of decline of the four species of endangered Hawaiian waterbirds is loss of wetland habitat. Other factors that have contributed to waterbird population declines, and which continue to be detrimental, include predation by introduced animals, altered hydrology, alteration of habitat by invasive nonnative plants, disease, and possibly environmental contaminants. Hunting in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s took a heavy toll on Hawaiian duck populations, and to a lesser extent on populations of the other three endemic waterbirds. Currently, predation by introduced animals may be the greatest threat to the coot, moorhen, and stilt, and hybridization with feral mallards is the most serious threat to the Hawaiian duck. The recovery of the endangered waterbirds focuses on the following objectives: (1) Increasing population numbers to be consistently stable or increasing with a minimum of 2,000 birds for each species; (2) establishing multiple, self-sustaining breeding populations throughout each species’ historical range; (3) establishing and protecting a network of both core and supporting wetlands that are managed as habitat suitable for waterbirds, including the maintenance of appropriate hydrological conditions and control of invasive nonnative plants; (4) for all four species, eliminating or controlling the threats posed by VerDate jul<14>2003 15:23 Aug 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 introduced predators, avian diseases, and contaminants; and (5) for the Hawaiian duck, removing the threat of hybridization with feral mallards. If the recovery criteria presented in the second draft revised recovery plan are met, downlisting could be initiated in 2010 and delisting in 2015. Public Comments Solicited We solicit written comments on the second draft revised recovery plan described. All comments received by the date specified above will be considered prior to approval of this plan. Authority The authority for this action is section 4(f) of the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1533 (f). Dated: May 11, 2005. David J. Wesley, Acting Regional Director, Region 1, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 05–16833 Filed 8–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P 49669 If BLM receives a protest against this survey, as shown on the plat, prior to the date of official filing, we will stay the filing pending our consideration of the protest. We will not officially file the plat until the day after we have accepted or dismissed all protests and they have become final, including decisions on appeals. Dated: August 18, 2005. Stephen D. Douglas, Chief Cadastral Surveyor. [FR Doc. 05–16815 Filed 8–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GJ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Request for Comments on the Preparation of a New 5-Year Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2007–2012; and on the Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Proposed 5-Year Program DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [ES–960–1910–BJ, ES–053598, Group 22, Maine] Survey Plat Filing; Maine AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, DOI. ACTION: Notice of filing of plat of survey; Maine. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of survey of the lands described below in the BLM-Eastern States, Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, 7450 Boston Boulevard, Springfield, Virginia 22153. Attn: Cadastral Survey. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This survey was requested by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The lands we surveyed are: Township 1, Range 6, East of the West Line of the State. The plat of the dependent resurvey and survey of the boundaries of the land held in trust by the United States, for the Penobscot Indian Nation, in Township 1, Range 6, West of the East Line of the State, (T. 1, R. 6, W.E.L.S.), Penobscot County, Maine, was accepted August 18, 2005. We will place a copy of the plat we described in the open files. It will be available to the public as a matter of information. PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: Section 18 of the OCS Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1344) requires the Department of the Interior to solicit information from interested and affected parties during the preparation of a 5year OCS oil and gas leasing program. The current 5-year program covers the period July 2002 to July 2007. The Department’s MMS intends to prepare a new 5-year program for July 2007 to July 2012 to succeed the current one. Section 18 requires completion of a lengthy, multi-step process of public consultation and analysis before the Secretary of the Interior may approve a new 5-year program. The section 18 process includes the following required steps: This initial solicitation of comments; development of a draft proposed program, a proposed program, and a proposed final program; and Secretarial approval. The MMS will also prepare an EIS that analyzes the alternatives considered for the new 5year program. This notice announces the start of the EIS preparation process. The MMS will consider comments received in response to this notice in developing the draft proposed program and in determining the scope of the EIS. The public will have additional opportunities to comment on the draft proposed program, the draft EIS, and the proposed program. DATES: The MMS must receive all comments and information by October 11, 2005. E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 163 (Wednesday, August 24, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Page 49669]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-16815]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[ES-960-1910-BJ, ES-053598, Group 22, Maine]


Survey Plat Filing; Maine

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, DOI.

ACTION: Notice of filing of plat of survey; Maine.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of 
survey of the lands described below in the BLM-Eastern States, 
Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in 
the Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, 7450 Boston 
Boulevard, Springfield, Virginia 22153. Attn: Cadastral Survey.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This survey was requested by the Bureau of 
Indian Affairs.
    The lands we surveyed are:
    Township 1, Range 6, East of the West Line of the State.
    The plat of the dependent resurvey and survey of the boundaries of 
the land held in trust by the United States, for the Penobscot Indian 
Nation, in Township 1, Range 6, West of the East Line of the State, (T. 
1, R. 6, W.E.L.S.), Penobscot County, Maine, was accepted August 18, 
2005. We will place a copy of the plat we described in the open files. 
It will be available to the public as a matter of information.
    If BLM receives a protest against this survey, as shown on the 
plat, prior to the date of official filing, we will stay the filing 
pending our consideration of the protest.
    We will not officially file the plat until the day after we have 
accepted or dismissed all protests and they have become final, 
including decisions on appeals.

    Dated: August 18, 2005.
Stephen D. Douglas,
Chief Cadastral Surveyor.
[FR Doc. 05-16815 Filed 8-23-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-GJ-P