Recovery Plan for Phlox hirsuta, 54681-54682 [06-7713]

Download as PDF 54681 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 180 / Monday, September 18, 2006 / Notices Total Estimated Burden Hours: 1. Status: Extension of a currently approved collection. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended. Dated: September 12, 2006. Lillian L. Deitzer, Department Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–15387 Filed 9–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5037–N–62] Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) Disclosures Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. 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E6–15391 Filed 9–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:48 Sep 15, 2006 Jkt 208001 Recovery Plan for Phlox hirsuta (Yreka Phlox) 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 Phlox hirsuta (Yreka Phlox). This plant is a narrow endemic known only from the vicinity of the City of Yreka, Siskiyou County, California. 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, Yreka Fish and PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 × Hours per response .07 = Burden hours 11,238,680 Wildlife Office, 1829 South Oregon Street, Yreka, California 96097 (telephone: 530–842–5763). An electronic copy of this recovery plan is now available at: http:// endangered.fws.gov/recovery/ index.html#plans. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nadine R. Kanim, Senior Fish and Wildlife Biologist, (telephone: 530–842– 5763), at the Yreka address above (telephone: 530–842–5763). 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 Service’s endangered species program. To help E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1 cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 54682 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 180 / Monday, September 18, 2006 / Notices guide the recovery effort, the Service is working to prepare recovery plans for most of the listed species native to the United States. Recovery plans describe actions considered necessary for the conservation of the species, establish criteria for downlisting or delisting listed species, and estimate time and cost for implementing the recovery measures needed. The Endangered Species Act (ESA) requires the development of recovery plans for listed species unless such a plan would not promote the conservation of a particular species. Section 4(f) of the ESA requires that public notice and an opportunity for public review and comment be provided during recovery plan development. The Draft Recovery Plan for Phlox hirsuta (Yreka Phlox) was available for public comment from July 19, 2004, through October 18, 2004 (69 FR 43009). Information presented during the public comment period has been considered in the preparation of this final recovery plan, and is summarized in Appendix 8 of the recovery plan. Phlox hirsuta was listed as endangered in 2000 (65 FR 5268). Critical habitat has not been designated for this species. Phlox hirsuta is endemic to serpentine soils, and is known from only five separate locations that are separated by a minimum of 0.55 miles (0.88 kilometers). Distribution of Phlox hirsuta within these occurrences ranges from scattered plants to numerous discrete suboccurrences that are found on lands owned and managed by the City of Yreka, the U.S. Forest Service, California Department of Transportation, industrial timber companies, and private landowners. Phlox hirsuta is threatened by alteration or destruction of habitat resulting from residential development, logging, fire suppression activities, ongoing highway maintenance or construction activities, off-road vehicle use, illegal collection, and vandalism. Other threats include competition with exotic plants, herbicide application, grazing by domestic animals, inadequate existing regulatory mechanisms, and potential extirpation as a result of random events. The objective of this recovery plan is to provide a framework for the recovery of Phlox hirsuta so that protection by the ESA is no longer necessary. This recovery plan establishes criteria necessary to accomplish downlisting and eventually delisting of Phlox hirsuta. The criteria for downlisting to threatened status are that: (1) Four occurrences (two of which must be the China Hill and Soap Creek Ridge occurrences) have secure permanent VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:07 Sep 15, 2006 Jkt 208001 protection (legally-binding arrangements that ensure management for the benefit of Phlox hirsuta in perpetuity), and (2) a Phlox hirsuta seed bank and effective propagation techniques have been established. The criteria for delisting are: (1) The reclassification criteria for downlisting have been met, and (2) two additional occurrences have been located and permanently protected, or 10 years of demographic research and/or quantitative monitoring at four protected occurrences has indicated that plant population size has not declined more than 10 percent at any occurrence (total change between year 0 and year 10). Authority The authority for this action is section 4(f) of the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1533(f). Dated: July 27, 2006. Steve Thompson, Manager, California/Nevada Operations Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 06–7713 Filed 9–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Recovery Plan for the Newcomb’s Snail Erinna newcombi AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of document availability. SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (‘‘we’’) announces the availability of a Recovery Plan for the Newcomb’s snail (Erinna newcombi). This aquatic snail is listed as threatened (65 FR 4162) and is endemic to the Hawaiian Island of Kaua‘i. Copies of the Recovery Plan are available by request from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office, 300 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 3–122, Box 50088, Honolulu, Hawaii 96850 (phone 808/792–9400); and the Hawaii State Library, 478 S. King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. An electronic copy of the recovery plan is available on the world wide Web at: http://endangered.fws.gov/ recovery/index.html#plans. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lorena Wada, Invertebrate Program Supervisor, at the above Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office address. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 our endangered species program. The Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) (Act) 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. Section 4(f) of the Act requires that public notice and an opportunity for public review and comment be provided during recovery plan development. In fulfillment of this requirement, the Draft Recovery Plan for the Newcomb’s Snail (Erinna newcombi) was available for public comment from March 24, 2004, through May 24, 2004 (69 FR 13868). Information presented during the public comment period has been considered in the preparation of this recovery plan, and is summarized in the appendix to the recovery plan. We will forward substantive comments regarding recovery plan implementation to appropriate Federal or other entities so that they can take these comments into account during the course of implementing recovery actions. Newcomb’s snail is an aquatic snail known to occur at 10 small locations in streams and springs located in 6 watersheds found in the mountainous interior of the Hawaiian Island of Kau1i. Newcomb’s snail is a type of freshwater snail belonging to the lymnaeid family of snails. Adult Newcomb’s snails are approximately 6 millimeters (0.25 inches) long and 3 millimeters (0.12 inches) wide. Three of the six watersheds containing sites where Newcomb’s snails occur are privately owned; the remaining sites are located on State of Hawaii lands. Some of the historical decline of the snail may be attributed to habitat loss and degradation through water diversion and well drilling. In addition, predation by alien species, natural disasters, and habitat alteration are threats that imperil the Newcomb’s snail. Presently, Newcomb’s snail faces an increased likelihood of extinction from naturally occurring events due to the small number of remaining populations and their limited distribution. Significant habitat destruction through reduction or E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service


Recovery Plan for Phlox hirsuta (Yreka Phlox)

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 Phlox hirsuta (Yreka Phlox). This 
plant is a narrow endemic known only from the vicinity of the City of 
Yreka, Siskiyou County, California.

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, Yreka 
Fish and Wildlife Office, 1829 South Oregon Street, Yreka, California 
96097 (telephone: 530-842-5763). An electronic copy of this recovery 
plan is now available at: http://endangered.fws.gov/recovery/
index.html#plans.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nadine R. Kanim, Senior Fish and 
Wildlife Biologist, (telephone: 530-842-5763), at the Yreka address 
above (telephone: 530-842-5763).

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 Service's endangered species 
program. To help

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guide the recovery effort, the Service is working to prepare recovery 
plans for most of the listed species native to the United States. 
Recovery plans describe actions considered necessary for the 
conservation of the species, establish criteria for downlisting or 
delisting listed species, and estimate time and cost for implementing 
the recovery measures needed.
    The Endangered Species Act (ESA) requires the development of 
recovery plans for listed species unless such a plan would not promote 
the conservation of a particular species. Section 4(f) of the ESA 
requires that public notice and an opportunity for public review and 
comment be provided during recovery plan development. The Draft 
Recovery Plan for Phlox hirsuta (Yreka Phlox) was available for public 
comment from July 19, 2004, through October 18, 2004 (69 FR 43009). 
Information presented during the public comment period has been 
considered in the preparation of this final recovery plan, and is 
summarized in Appendix 8 of the recovery plan.
    Phlox hirsuta was listed as endangered in 2000 (65 FR 5268). 
Critical habitat has not been designated for this species. Phlox 
hirsuta is endemic to serpentine soils, and is known from only five 
separate locations that are separated by a minimum of 0.55 miles (0.88 
kilometers). Distribution of Phlox hirsuta within these occurrences 
ranges from scattered plants to numerous discrete suboccurrences that 
are found on lands owned and managed by the City of Yreka, the U.S. 
Forest Service, California Department of Transportation, industrial 
timber companies, and private landowners.
    Phlox hirsuta is threatened by alteration or destruction of habitat 
resulting from residential development, logging, fire suppression 
activities, ongoing highway maintenance or construction activities, 
off-road vehicle use, illegal collection, and vandalism. Other threats 
include competition with exotic plants, herbicide application, grazing 
by domestic animals, inadequate existing regulatory mechanisms, and 
potential extirpation as a result of random events.
    The objective of this recovery plan is to provide a framework for 
the recovery of Phlox hirsuta so that protection by the ESA is no 
longer necessary. This recovery plan establishes criteria necessary to 
accomplish downlisting and eventually delisting of Phlox hirsuta. The 
criteria for downlisting to threatened status are that: (1) Four 
occurrences (two of which must be the China Hill and Soap Creek Ridge 
occurrences) have secure permanent protection (legally-binding 
arrangements that ensure management for the benefit of Phlox hirsuta in 
perpetuity), and (2) a Phlox hirsuta seed bank and effective 
propagation techniques have been established. The criteria for 
delisting are: (1) The reclassification criteria for downlisting have 
been met, and (2) two additional occurrences have been located and 
permanently protected, or 10 years of demographic research and/or 
quantitative monitoring at four protected occurrences has indicated 
that plant population size has not declined more than 10 percent at any 
occurrence (total change between year 0 and year 10).

Authority

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

    Dated: July 27, 2006.
Steve Thompson,
Manager, California/Nevada Operations Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service.
[FR Doc. 06-7713 Filed 9-15-06; 8:45 am]
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