Recovery Plan for the Tidewater Goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi), 3524-3525 [E6-696]

Download as PDF 3524 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 14 / Monday, January 23, 2006 / Notices erjones on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of this information collection: (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of currently approved collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Biographic Information. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form G–325, 1615–0008, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals and Households. 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Overview of this information collection: PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved information collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: The agency number is 1615–0038; the form number is I–751. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or Households. Persons granted conditional residence through marriage to a United States citizen or permanent resident use this form to petition for the removal of those conditions. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 118,008 responses at 80 minutes per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 156,951 annual burden hours. If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions, or additional information, please visit the USCIS Web site at: http://uscis.gov/ graphics/formsfee/forms/pra/index.htm. If additional information is required contact: USCIS, Regulatory Management Division, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20529, (202) 272–8377. Dated: January 18, 2006. Richard A. Sloan, Director, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. [FR Doc. 06–569 Filed 1–29–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Recovery Plan for the Tidewater Goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi) Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of document availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We (the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) announce the availability of the Recovery Plan for the Tidewater Goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi). The tidewater goby is a small fish that inhabits coastal brackish water habitats entirely within California, ranging from Tillas Slough E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 14 / Monday, January 23, 2006 / Notices (mouth of the Smith River, Del Norte County) near the Oregon border south to Agua Hedionda Lagoon (northern San Diego County). ADDRESSES: Printed copies of this recovery plan will be available in 4 to 6 weeks by request from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, 2493 Portola Road, Suite B, Ventura, California 93003 (telephone: 805–644–1766). An electronic copy of the recovery plan is now available on the World Wide Web at http://pacific.fws.gov/ecoservices/ endangered/recovery/plans.html and http://endangered.fws.gov/recovery/ index.html#plans. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Dellith, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, at the above Ventura address. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: erjones on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Background Restoring endangered or threatened animals and plants to the point where they are again secure, self-sustaining members of their ecosystems is a primary goal of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and our endangered species program. The ESA (16 U.S.C. 1533(f)) requires the development of recovery plans for listed species unless such a plan would not promote the conservation of a particular species. Recovery plans help guide the recovery effort by describing actions considered necessary for the conservation of the species, establishing criteria for downlisting or delisting listed species, and estimating time and cost for implementing the measures needed for recovery (16 U.S.C. 1533(f)). Section 4(f) of the ESA also requires that public notice, and an opportunity for public review and comment, be provided during recovery plan development. The Draft Recovery Plan for the Tidewater Goby was available for public comment from November 18, 2004, through January 18, 2005 (69 FR 67602). Information presented during the public comment period has been considered in the preparation of this final recovery plan, and is summarized in an appendix of the recovery plan. We will forward comments regarding recovery plan implementation to appropriate Federal or other entities so they can take these comments into account in the course of implementing recovery actions. This recovery plan was developed by the Tidewater Goby Recovery Team. We coordinated with the California Department of Fish and Game and a team of stakeholders, which included landowners and managers, agency VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:01 Jan 20, 2006 Jkt 208001 representatives, and non-government organizations. The tidewater goby was listed as an endangered species on March 7, 1994 (59 FR 5494). The tidewater goby is threatened primarily by modification and loss of habitat as a result of coastal development, channelization of habitat, diversions of water flows, groundwater overdrafting, and alteration of water flows. This recovery plan describes the status, current management, recovery objectives and criteria, and specific actions needed to provide a framework for the recovery of the tidewater goby so that protection by the ESA is no longer necessary. Actions needed to recover the tidewater goby include: (1) Monitor, protect, and enhance currently occupied tidewater goby habitat; (2) conduct biological research to enhance the ability to integrate land use practices with tidewater goby recovery and revise recovery tasks as pertinent new information becomes available; (3) evaluate and implement translocation where appropriate; and (4) increase public awareness about tidewater gobies. Authority: The authority for this action is section 4(f) of the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1533(f). Dated: December 8, 2005. Ken McDermond, Acting Manager, California/Nevada Operations Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. E6–696 Filed 1–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [OR 120 5882 CC99; HAG #06–0049 ] Notice of Public Meeting, Coos Bay Resource Advisory Committee Meeting Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of Bureau of Land Management Coos Bay District Resource Advisory Committee meeting as identified in Section 205(f)(2) of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000, Public Law 106–393. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management Coos Bay District Resource Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet on February 16, 2006, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Ellen Warring Learning Center at the Bureau of Land Management’s New River Area of Critical Environmental Concern. The Ellen Warring Learning Center is located PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3525 at 86342 Croft Lake Lane, Bandon, OR 97411. The purpose of this meeting will be for the election of a Chair person, provide updates on budget and project status, and a field tour. There will be an opportunity for the public to address the Coos Bay District Resource Advisory Committee at approximately 10:30 a.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Johnson, Bureau of Land Management Coos Bay District Manager, at (541) 756–0100 or Glenn Harkleroad, District Restoration Coordinator, at (541) 751–4361, or glenn_harkleroad@or.blm.gov. The mailing address for the Bureau of Land Management Coos Bay District Office is 1300 Airport Lane, North Bend, Oregon 97459. Dated: January 13, 2006. Mark Johnson, Coos Bay District Manager. [FR Doc. E6–713 Filed 1–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–957–05–1420–BJ] AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, Wyoming. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is scheduled to file the plats of surveys of the lands described below thirty (30) calendar days from the date of this publication in the BLM Wyoming State Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, 5353 Yellowstone Road, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003. These surveys were executed at the request of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and are necessary for the managements of lands. The lands surveyed are: The plat and field notes representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the south boundary, subdivisional lines and the adjusted meanders of the right bank of the Wind River, and the subdivision of certain sections, Township 2 North, Range 5 East, Wind River Meridian, Wyoming, was accepted January 17, 2006. Copies of the preceding described plats and field notes are available to the public at $1.10 each. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 14 (Monday, January 23, 2006)]
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[FR Doc No: E6-696]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service


Recovery Plan for the Tidewater Goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi)

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of document availability.

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SUMMARY: We (the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) announce the 
availability of the Recovery Plan for the Tidewater Goby (Eucyclogobius 
newberryi). The tidewater goby is a small fish that inhabits coastal 
brackish water habitats entirely within California, ranging from Tillas 
Slough

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(mouth of the Smith River, Del Norte County) near the Oregon border 
south to Agua Hedionda Lagoon (northern San Diego County).

ADDRESSES: Printed copies of this recovery plan will be available in 4 
to 6 weeks by request from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ventura 
Fish and Wildlife Office, 2493 Portola Road, Suite B, Ventura, 
California 93003 (telephone: 805-644-1766). An electronic copy of the 
recovery plan is now available on the World Wide Web at http://
pacific.fws.gov/ecoservices/endangered/recovery/plans.html and http://
endangered.fws.gov/recovery/index.html#plans.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Dellith, Fish and Wildlife 
Biologist, at the above Ventura address.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Restoring endangered or threatened animals and plants to the point 
where they are again secure, self-sustaining members of their 
ecosystems is a primary goal of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and 
our endangered species program. The ESA (16 U.S.C. 1533(f)) requires 
the development of recovery plans for listed species unless such a plan 
would not promote the conservation of a particular species. Recovery 
plans help guide the recovery effort by describing actions considered 
necessary for the conservation of the species, establishing criteria 
for downlisting or delisting listed species, and estimating time and 
cost for implementing the measures needed for recovery (16 U.S.C. 
1533(f)).
    Section 4(f) of the ESA also requires that public notice, and an 
opportunity for public review and comment, be provided during recovery 
plan development. The Draft Recovery Plan for the Tidewater Goby was 
available for public comment from November 18, 2004, through January 
18, 2005 (69 FR 67602). Information presented during the public comment 
period has been considered in the preparation of this final recovery 
plan, and is summarized in an appendix of the recovery plan. We will 
forward comments regarding recovery plan implementation to appropriate 
Federal or other entities so they can take these comments into account 
in the course of implementing recovery actions.
    This recovery plan was developed by the Tidewater Goby Recovery 
Team. We coordinated with the California Department of Fish and Game 
and a team of stakeholders, which included landowners and managers, 
agency representatives, and non-government organizations.
    The tidewater goby was listed as an endangered species on March 7, 
1994 (59 FR 5494). The tidewater goby is threatened primarily by 
modification and loss of habitat as a result of coastal development, 
channelization of habitat, diversions of water flows, groundwater 
overdrafting, and alteration of water flows.
    This recovery plan describes the status, current management, 
recovery objectives and criteria, and specific actions needed to 
provide a framework for the recovery of the tidewater goby so that 
protection by the ESA is no longer necessary. Actions needed to recover 
the tidewater goby include: (1) Monitor, protect, and enhance currently 
occupied tidewater goby habitat; (2) conduct biological research to 
enhance the ability to integrate land use practices with tidewater goby 
recovery and revise recovery tasks as pertinent new information becomes 
available; (3) evaluate and implement translocation where appropriate; 
and (4) increase public awareness about tidewater gobies.

    Authority: The authority for this action is section 4(f) of the 
Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1533(f).

    Dated: December 8, 2005.
Ken McDermond,
Acting Manager, California/Nevada Operations Office, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. E6-696 Filed 1-20-06; 8:45 am]
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