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Download as PDF 16176 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 61 / Thursday, March 30, 2006 / Notices cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES constituencies and industries and will consist of no more than 18 members and up to 16 alternates appointed by the Secretary to assure a balanced, crosssectional representation of public and private sector organizations. The Council will consist of two ex-officio members: Director, Fish and Wildlife Service, and the President, International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (IAFWA). The 16 remaining members will be representatives selected from among, but not limited to, the following national interest groups: (1) State fish and wildlife resource management agencies (member will be a Director of a coastal State if the President of the IAFWA is from an inland State, or an inland State if the President of the IAFWA is from a coastal State); (2) saltwater and freshwater recreational fishing organizations; (3) recreational boating organizations; (4) recreational fishing and boating industries; (5) recreational fishery resources conservation organizations; (6) aquatic resource outreach and education organizations; and (7) tourism industry. Members will be senior-level representatives for recreational fishing, boating, and aquatic resource conservation and have the ability to represent their designated constituency. The Council will function solely as an advisory body and in compliance with provisions of the Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2). The Certification of renewal is published below. Certification I hereby certify that the renewal of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Department of the Interior by those statutory authorities as defined in Federal laws including, but not restricted to, the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 777– 777k), Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (16 U.S.C. 661–667e), and the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742a–742j) in furtherance of the Secretary of the Interior’s statutory responsibilities for administration of the Fish and Wildlife Service’s mission to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Council will assist the Secretary and the Department of the Interior by providing advice on activities to enhance fishery and aquatic resources. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:32 Mar 29, 2006 Jkt 208001 Dated: March 21, 2006. Gale A. Norton, Secretary of the Interior. [FR Doc. E6–4618 Filed 3–29–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Review of Five Midwestern Species Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of review. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 5-year review of gray bat (Myotis grisecens), Iowa Pleistocene snail (Discus macclintocki), decurrent false aster (Boltonia decurrens), Pitcher’s thistle (Cirsium pitcheri), and western prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera praeclara) under section 4(c)(2)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act) (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). We request any information on the aforementioned species since their original listings that has a bearing on their classification as threatened or endangered. A 5-year review is a periodic process conducted to ensure that the classification of a listed species is appropriate. It is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review. We will make a finding of whether these species are properly classified under section 4(c)(2)(B) of the Act, based on the results of these 5-year reviews. DATES: Information must be received no later than May 30, 2006. ADDRESSES: Submit information to the appropriate U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for complete addresses. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 1. Gray bat: Dr. Paul McKenzie, Columbia Ecological Services Field Office (see ADDRESSES); telephone (573) 234–2132, extension 107; facsimile (573) 234–2181. 2. Iowa Pleistocene snail: Ms. Cathy Henry, Driftless Area National Wildlife Refuge (see ADDRESSES); telephone (563) 873–3423; facsimile (563) 873–3803. 3. Decurrent false aster: Ms. Jody Millar, Rock Island Ecological Services Field Office (See ADDRESSES); telephone (309) 793–5800; facsimile (309) 793– 5804. PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4. Pitcher’s thistle: Mr. Mike DeCapita, East Lansing Ecological Services Field Office (see ADDRESSES); telephone (517) 351–2555; facsimile (517) 351–1443. 5. Western prairie fringed orchid: Mr. Phil Delphey, Twin Cities Ecological Services Field Office (see ADDRESSES); telephone (612) 725–3548, extension 206; facsimile (612) 725–3609. Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8337 for TTY assistance. Under the Act, the Service maintains a list of endangered and threatened wildlife and plant species (List) at 50 CFR 17.11 and 17.12. Amendments to the List through final rules are published in the Federal Register. The Lists of wildlife and plants are available on our Internet site at http://www.fws.gov/endangered/ wildlife/html#species. Section 4(c)(2)(A) of the Act requires that we conduct a review of listed species at least once every five years. Section 4(c)(2)(B) requires that we determine (1) Whether a species no longer meets the definition of threatened or endangered and should be removed from the List (delisted); (2) whether a species more properly meets the definition of threatened and should be reclassified from endangered to threatened; or (3) whether a species more properly meets the definition of endangered and should be reclassified from threatened to endangered. Using the best scientific and commercial data available, a species will be considered for delisting if the data substantiates that the species is neither endangered nor threatened for one or more of the following reasons: (1) The species is considered extinct; (2) the species is considered to be recovered; and/or (3) the original data available when the species was listed, or the interpretation of such data, were in error. Any change in Federal classification requires a separate rulemaking process. The regulations in 50 CFR 424.21 require that we publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing those species currently under active review. This notice announces our active review of gray bat, Iowa Pleistocene snail, decurrent false aster, Pitcher’s thistle, and western prairie fringed orchid. Table 1 provides a summary of the listing information for the species under active review. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1 16177 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 61 / Thursday, March 30, 2006 / Notices TABLE 1.—LISTING INFORMATION SUMMARY Scientific name Status Historic range Gray bat ............................. Myotis grisescens ............. Endangered ....................... Iowa Pleistocene snail ....... Discus macclintocki ........... Endangered ....................... Central and Southeastern U.S.A. U.S.A. (IA) ......................... Decurrent false aster ......... Boltonia decurrens ............ Threatened ........................ U.S.A. (IL, MO) ................. Pitcher’s thistle .................. Cirsium pitcheri ................. Threatened ........................ Western prairie fringed orchid. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Common name Platanthera praeclara ........ Threatened ........................ U.S.A. (IL, IN, MI, WI) Canada (ON.). U.S.A. (IA, MN, MO, NE, ND, OK, KS, SD), Canada (MB) Public Solicitation of New Information To ensure that the 5-year reviews are complete and based on the best available scientific and commercial information, we are soliciting new information from the public, concerned governmental agencies, tribes, the scientific community, industry, environmental entities, and any other interested parties concerning the status of the species identified in Table 1. A 5-year review considers the best scientific and commercial data and all new information that has become available since the listing determination or most recent status review. Requested information includes (A) Species biology, including but not limited to, population trends, distribution, abundance, demographics, and genetics; (B) habitat conditions, including but not limited to, amount, distribution, and suitability; (C) conservation measures that have been implemented that benefit the species; (D) threat status and trends; and (E) other new information, data, or corrections, including but not limited to, taxonomic or nomenclature changes, identification of erroneous information contained in the List, and improved analytical methods. You may submit your comments and materials to the appropriate Field Supervisor or Refuge Manager (see ADDRESSES below) no later than the close of the comment period (see DATES) to allow us adequate time to conduct these 5-year reviews. If you do not respond to this request for information, but subsequently possess information on the status of any of these species, we are eager to receive new information regarding federally listed species at any time. Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review during regular business hours. Respondents may request that we withhold a respondent’s identity, as allowable by law. If you wish us to withhold your name or address, you VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:32 Mar 29, 2006 Jkt 208001 must state this request prominently at the beginning of your comment. We will not, however, consider anonymous comments. To the extent consistent with applicable law, we will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. Information received in response to this notice and review will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours (see ADDRESSES below). Submit information to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Field Supervisor or Driftless Area National Wildlife Refuge Manager at the following ADDRESSES: 1. Gray bat: Columbia Ecological Services Field Office, 101 Park DeVille Drive, Suite A, Columbia, Missouri 65203–0057. 2. Iowa Pleistocene snail: Driftless Area National Wildlife Refuge, P.O. Box 460, McGregor, Iowa 52157. 3. Decurrent false aster: Rock Island Ecological Services Field Office, 4469– 48th Avenue Court, Rock Island, Illinois 61201. 4. Pitcher’s thistle: East Lansing Ecological Services Field Office, 2651 Coolidge Road, Suite 101, East Lansing, Michigan 48823–6316. 5. Western prairie fringed orchid: Twin Cities Ecological Services Field Office, 4101 East 80th Street, Bloomington, Minnesota 55425–1665. Authority: This document is published under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: March 9, 2006. Lynn M. Lewis, Deputy Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Region 3. [FR Doc. E6–4616 Filed 3–29–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Final rule Apr. 28, 1976 (41 FR 17736) July 3, 1978 (43 FR 28932) Nov. 14, 1988 (53 FR 45858) July 18, 1988 (53 FR 27137) Sept. 28, 1989 (54 FR 39857) INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731–TA–856 (Review)] Ammonium Nitrate From Russia Determination On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject five-year review, the United States International Trade Commission (Commission) determines, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)) (the Act), that termination of the suspended investigation on ammonium nitrate from Russia would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. Background The Commission instituted this review on March 31, 2005 (70 FR 16517) and determined on July 5, 2005 that it would conduct a full review (70 FR 41426, July 19, 2005). Notice of the scheduling of the Commission’s review and of a public hearing to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register on September 9, 2005 (70 FR 53687). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on January 19, 2006, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel. The Commission transmitted its determination in this review to the Secretary of Commerce on March 27, 2006. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 3844 (March 2006), entitled Ammonium Nitrate from Russia: Investigation No. 731–TA–856 (Review). 1 The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Review of 
Five Midwestern Species

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of review.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 
5-year review of gray bat (Myotis grisecens), Iowa Pleistocene snail 
(Discus macclintocki), decurrent false aster (Boltonia decurrens), 
Pitcher's thistle (Cirsium pitcheri), and western prairie fringed 
orchid (Platanthera praeclara) under section 4(c)(2)(A) of the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act) (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). We 
request any information on the aforementioned species since their 
original listings that has a bearing on their classification as 
threatened or endangered.
    A 5-year review is a periodic process conducted to ensure that the 
classification of a listed species is appropriate. It is based on the 
best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the 
review. We will make a finding of whether these species are properly 
classified under section 4(c)(2)(B) of the Act, based on the results of 
these 5-year reviews.

DATES: Information must be received no later than May 30, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Submit information to the appropriate U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service office. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for complete addresses.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
    1. Gray bat: Dr. Paul McKenzie, Columbia Ecological Services Field 
Office (see ADDRESSES); telephone (573) 234-2132, extension 107; 
facsimile (573) 234-2181.
    2. Iowa Pleistocene snail: Ms. Cathy Henry, Driftless Area National 
Wildlife Refuge (see ADDRESSES); telephone (563) 873-3423; facsimile 
(563) 873-3803.
    3. Decurrent false aster: Ms. Jody Millar, Rock Island Ecological 
Services Field Office (See ADDRESSES); telephone (309) 793-5800; 
facsimile (309) 793-5804.
    4. Pitcher's thistle: Mr. Mike DeCapita, East Lansing Ecological 
Services Field Office (see ADDRESSES); telephone (517) 351-2555; 
facsimile (517) 351-1443.
    5. Western prairie fringed orchid: Mr. Phil Delphey, Twin Cities 
Ecological Services Field Office (see ADDRESSES); telephone (612) 725-
3548, extension 206; facsimile (612) 725-3609.
    Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may call 
the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8337 for TTY assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Act, the Service maintains a list 
of endangered and threatened wildlife and plant species (List) at 50 
CFR 17.11 and 17.12. Amendments to the List through final rules are 
published in the Federal Register. The Lists of wildlife and plants are 
available on our Internet site at http://www.fws.gov/endangered/
wildlife/html#species. Section 4(c)(2)(A) of the Act requires that we 
conduct a review of listed species at least once every five years. 
Section 4(c)(2)(B) requires that we determine (1) Whether a species no 
longer meets the definition of threatened or endangered and should be 
removed from the List (delisted); (2) whether a species more properly 
meets the definition of threatened and should be reclassified from 
endangered to threatened; or (3) whether a species more properly meets 
the definition of endangered and should be reclassified from threatened 
to endangered. Using the best scientific and commercial data available, 
a species will be considered for delisting if the data substantiates 
that the species is neither endangered nor threatened for one or more 
of the following reasons: (1) The species is considered extinct; (2) 
the species is considered to be recovered; and/or (3) the original data 
available when the species was listed, or the interpretation of such 
data, were in error. Any change in Federal classification requires a 
separate rulemaking process. The regulations in 50 CFR 424.21 require 
that we publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing those 
species currently under active review. This notice announces our active 
review of gray bat, Iowa Pleistocene snail, decurrent false aster, 
Pitcher's thistle, and western prairie fringed orchid. Table 1 provides 
a summary of the listing information for the species under active 
review.

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                                      Table 1.--Listing Information Summary
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           Common name              Scientific name         Status          Historic range        Final rule
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Gray bat........................  Myotis grisescens.  Endangered........  Central and         Apr. 28, 1976
                                                                           Southeastern       (41 FR 17736)
                                                                           U.S.A.
Iowa Pleistocene snail..........  Discus              Endangered........  U.S.A. (IA).......  July 3, 1978
                                   macclintocki.                                              (43 FR 28932)
Decurrent false aster...........  Boltonia decurrens  Threatened........  U.S.A. (IL, MO)...  Nov. 14, 1988
                                                                                              (53 FR 45858)
Pitcher's thistle...............  Cirsium pitcheri..  Threatened........  U.S.A. (IL, IN,     July 18, 1988
                                                                           MI, WI) Canada     (53 FR 27137)
                                                                           (ON.).
Western prairie fringed orchid..  Platanthera         Threatened........  U.S.A. (IA, MN,     Sept. 28, 1989
                                   praeclara.                              MO, NE, ND, OK,    (54 FR 39857)
                                                                           KS, SD), Canada
                                                                           (MB)
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Public Solicitation of New Information

    To ensure that the 5-year reviews are complete and based on the 
best available scientific and commercial information, we are soliciting 
new information from the public, concerned governmental agencies, 
tribes, the scientific community, industry, environmental entities, and 
any other interested parties concerning the status of the species 
identified in Table 1. A 5-year review considers the best scientific 
and commercial data and all new information that has become available 
since the listing determination or most recent status review. Requested 
information includes (A) Species biology, including but not limited to, 
population trends, distribution, abundance, demographics, and genetics; 
(B) habitat conditions, including but not limited to, amount, 
distribution, and suitability; (C) conservation measures that have been 
implemented that benefit the species; (D) threat status and trends; and 
(E) other new information, data, or corrections, including but not 
limited to, taxonomic or nomenclature changes, identification of 
erroneous information contained in the List, and improved analytical 
methods.
    You may submit your comments and materials to the appropriate Field 
Supervisor or Refuge Manager (see ADDRESSES below) no later than the 
close of the comment period (see DATES) to allow us adequate time to 
conduct these 5-year reviews. If you do not respond to this request for 
information, but subsequently possess information on the status of any 
of these species, we are eager to receive new information regarding 
federally listed species at any time.
    Our practice is to make comments, including names and home 
addresses of respondents, available for public review during regular 
business hours. Respondents may request that we withhold a respondent's 
identity, as allowable by law. If you wish us to withhold your name or 
address, you must state this request prominently at the beginning of 
your comment. We will not, however, consider anonymous comments. To the 
extent consistent with applicable law, we will make all submissions 
from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying 
themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or 
businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. 
Information received in response to this notice and review will be 
available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business 
hours (see ADDRESSES below).
    Submit information to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Ecological Services Field Supervisor or Driftless Area National 
Wildlife Refuge Manager at the following ADDRESSES:
    1. Gray bat: Columbia Ecological Services Field Office, 101 Park 
DeVille Drive, Suite A, Columbia, Missouri 65203-0057.
    2. Iowa Pleistocene snail: Driftless Area National Wildlife Refuge, 
P.O. Box 460, McGregor, Iowa 52157.
    3. Decurrent false aster: Rock Island Ecological Services Field 
Office, 4469-48th Avenue Court, Rock Island, Illinois 61201.
    4. Pitcher's thistle: East Lansing Ecological Services Field 
Office, 2651 Coolidge Road, Suite 101, East Lansing, Michigan 48823-
6316.
    5. Western prairie fringed orchid: Twin Cities Ecological Services 
Field Office, 4101 East 80th Street, Bloomington, Minnesota 55425-1665.

    Authority: This document is published under the authority of the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

    Dated: March 9, 2006.
Lynn M. Lewis,
Deputy Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Region 3.
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