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Download as PDF ebenthall on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 23, 2008 / Notices U.S.C. 552) and HUD’s implementing regulations (24 CFR part 15). 3. Publication of Recipients of HUD Funding. HUD will publish a notice in the Federal Register to notify the public of all decisions made by HUD to provide: a. Assistance subject to Section 102(a) of the HUD Reform Act; and b. Assistance provided through grants or cooperative agreements on a discretionary (non-formula, nondemand) basis, but that is not provided on the basis of a competition. B. Section 103 of the HUD Reform Act. HUD’s regulations implementing Section 103 of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (42 U.S.C. 3537a), codified at 24 CFR part 4, subpart B, apply to this funding competition. The regulations continue to apply until the announcement of the selection of successful applicants. HUD employees involved in the review of applications and in the making of funding decisions are prevented by the regulations from providing advance information to any person (other than an authorized employee of HUD) concerning funding decisions or from otherwise giving any applicant an unfair competitive advantage. Persons who apply for assistance in this competition should confine their inquiries to the subject areas permitted under 24 CFR part 4. Applicants or employees who have ethics-related questions should contact the HUD Ethics Law Division at (202) 708–3815. (This is not a toll-free number.) HUD employees who have specific program questions should contact the appropriate field office counsel or Headquarters counsel for the program to which the question pertains. C. Paperwork Reduction Act Statement. The information collection requirements contained in this document are currently approved by OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520) and assigned OMB control number 2502– 0267. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information, unless the collection displays a currently valid OMB control number. Public reporting burden for the collection of information is estimated to average 4 hours per annum per respondent for the application and grant administration. This includes the time for collecting, reviewing, and reporting the data for the application, semi-annual reports, and final report. The information will be used for grantee selection and monitoring the administration of funds. Response to VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:17 Jan 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 3991 this request for information is required in order to receive the benefits to be derived. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Dated: December 20, 2007. Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. E8–1119 Filed 1–22–08; 8:45 am] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 10 Listed Species BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission; Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given in accordance with section 552b of Title 5, United States Code, that a meeting of the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2008. The Commission was established pursuant to Public Law 99–647. The purpose of the Commission is to assist federal, state and local authorities in the development and implementation of an integrated resource management plan for those lands and waters within the Corridor. The meeting will convene on February 28, 2008 at 9 a.m. at the Blackstone Valley Historical Society Northgate Toll House at 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike, Lincoln, RI. 1. Approval of Minutes. 2. Chairman’s Report. 3. Executive Director’s Report. 4. Financial Budget. 5. Public Input. It is anticipated that about twenty-five people will be able to attend the session in addition to the Commission members. Interested persons may make oral or written presentations to the Commission or file written statements. Such requests should be made prior to the meeting to: Jan H. Reitsma, Executive Director, John H. Chafee, Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission, One Depot Square, Woonsocket, RI 02895, Tel.: (401) 762–0250. Further information concerning this meeting may be obtained from Jan H. Reitsma, Executive Director of the Commission at the aforementioned address. Jan H. Reitsma, Executive Director, BRVNHCC. [FR Doc. E8–978 Filed 1–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–RK–P PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Fish and Wildlife Service Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Review; Request for Information. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, initiate 5-year reviews of the endangered Peter’s Mountain mallow (Iliamna corei), Jesup’s milkvetch (Astragalus robbinsii var. jesupi), James spinymussel (Pleurobema collina), sandplain gerardia (Agalinis acuta), harperella (Ptilimnium nodosum), Shenandoah salamander (Plethodon shenandoah), American chaffseed (Schwalbea americana), and rough rabbitsfoot (Quadrula cylindrica strigillata), and the threatened Northeastern beach tiger beetle (Cicindela dorsalis dorsalis) and Virginia spiraea (Spiraea virginiana) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We request any new information on these species that may have a bearing on their classification as endangered or threatened. Based on the results of these 5-year reviews, we will make a finding on whether these species are properly classified under the Act. DATES: To allow us adequate time to conduct these reviews, we must receive your information no later than March 24, 2008. However, we will continue to accept new information about any listed species at any time. ADDRESSES: For instructions on where to submit information and review the information that we receive on these species, see ‘‘Public Solicitation of New Information.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Mary Parkin, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Northeast Region, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, MA 01035, 413– 253–8617 or 617–876–6173, or via electronic mail at mary_parkin@fws.gov. Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8337 for TTY assistance. For species-specific information, contact the appropriate person under ‘‘Public Solicitation of New Information.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Why Do We Conduct a 5-Year Review? Under the Act we maintain the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plant Species (List) at 50 CFR 17.11 E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1 3992 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 23, 2008 / Notices and 17.12. We amend the List by publishing final rules in the Federal Register. Section 4(c)(2)(A) of the Act requires that we conduct a review of listed species at least once every 5 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 substantiate 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. Therefore, we are requesting submission of any such information that has become available since either the original listing or the most recent status review for these species. Based on the results of these 5-year reviews, we will make the requisite findings under section 4(c)(2)(B) of the Act. Our regulations at 50 CFR 424.21 require that we publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing those species currently under review. This notice announces initiation of our active review of the species in Table 1. TABLE 1.—SUMMARY OF LISTING INFORMATION, 4 WILDLIFE SPECIES AND 6 PLANT SPECIES IN THE NORTHEAST REGION Common name Scientific name ANIMALS James spinymussel ........................... Shenandoah salamander .................. Rough rabbitsfoot .............................. Northeastern beach tiger beetle ........ PLANTS Peter’s Mountain mallow ................... Jesup’s milk-vetch ............................. Sandplain gerardia ............................ Harperella .......................................... American chaffseed ........................... Virginia spiraea .................................. Status Pleurobema collina ......................... Plethodon shenandoah ................... Quadrula cylindrica strigillata .......... Cicindela dorsalis dorsalis .............. Endangered ........ Endangered ........ Endangered ........ Threatened ......... Entire Entire Entire Entire .................. .................. .................. .................. 53 54 62 55 FR FR FR FR 27689; 07/22/1988 34464; 08/18/1989 1647; 01/10/1997 32088; 08/07/1990 Iliamna corei ................................... Astragalus robbinsii var. jesupi ....... Agalinis acuta ................................. Ptilimnium nodosum ....................... Schwalbea americana .................... Spiraea virginiana ........................... Endangered ........ Endangered ........ Endangered ........ Endangered ........ Endangered ........ Threatened ......... Entire Entire Entire Entire Entire Entire .................. .................. .................. .................. .................. .................. 51 52 53 53 57 55 FR FR FR FR FR FR 17343; 21481; 34701; 37978; 44704; 24241; What Information Do We Consider in Our Review? ebenthall on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES In our 5-year review, we consider all new information available at the time of the review. These reviews will consider the best scientific and commercial data that have become available since the original listing determination or most recent status review of each species, such as: (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 to benefit the species; (D) threat status and trends (see five factors under heading ‘‘How do we determine whether a species is endangered or threatened?’’); and (E) other new information, data, or corrections, including but not limited to taxonomic or nomenclatural changes, identification of erroneous information contained in the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants, and improved analytical methods. Public Solicitation of New Information We request any new information concerning the status of the wildlife species James spinymussel, Shenandoah salamander, rough rabbitsfoot, and northeastern beach tiger beetle, and of VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:17 Jan 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 the plant species Peter’s Mountain mallow, Jesup’s milk-vetch, sandplain gerardia, harperella, American chaffseed, and Virginia spiraea. See ‘‘What Information Do We Consider in Our Review?’’ for specific criteria. If you submit information, support it with documentation such as maps, bibliographic references, methods used to gather and analyze the data, and/or copies of any pertinent publications, reports, or letters by knowledgeable sources. We specifically request information regarding data from any systematic surveys, as well as any studies or analysis of data that may show population size or trends; information pertaining to the biology or ecology of the species; information regarding the effects of current land management on population distribution and abundance; information on the current condition of habitat; and recent information regarding conservation measures that have been implemented to benefit the species. Additionally, we specifically request information regarding the current distribution of populations and evaluation of threats faced by the species in relation to the five listing factors (as defined in section 4(a)(1) of the Act) and the species’ listed status as judged against the definition of threatened or endangered. Finally, we solicit recommendations pertaining to PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Where listed Final listing rule 05/12/1986 06/05/1987 09/07/1988 09/28/1988 09/29/1992 06/15/1990 the development of, or potential updates to recovery plans and additional actions or studies that would benefit these species in the future. Our practice is to make information, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review. Before including your address, phone number, electronic mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Mail, electronic mail, or hand-deliver information on the following species to the corresponding address below. You may also view information we receive in response to this notice, as well as other documentation in our files, at the following locations by appointment, during normal business hours. Peter’s Mountain mallow: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 73 Weir Hill Road, Sudbury, MA 01776, Attention: Anne Hecht. You may direct inquiries to Ms. Hecht at 978–443–4325, anne_hecht@fws.gov. Jesup’s milk-vetch: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New England Field E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1 ebenthall on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 23, 2008 / Notices Office, 70 Commercial St., Suite 300, Concord, NH 03301, Attention: Susi von Oettingen. Direct inquiries to Ms. von Oettingen at 603–223–2541, extension 22, susi_vonoettingen@fws.gov. James spinymussel: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Virginia Field Office, 6669 Short Lane, Gloucester, VA 23061, Attention: Cindy Kane. Direct inquiries to Ms. Kane at 804–693–6694, extension 113, cindy_kane@fws.gov. Sandplain gerardia: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Long Island Field Office, 3 Old Barto Road, Brookhaven, NY 11719, Attention: Steve Sinkevich. Direct inquiries to Mr. Sinkevich at 631–776–1401, steve_sinkevich@fws.gov. Harperella: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, West Virginia Field Office, 694 Beverly Pike, Elkins, WV 26241, Attention: Laura Hill. Direct inquiries to Ms. Hill at 304–636–6586, extension 18, laura_hill@fws.gov. Shenandoah salamander: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Northeast Region, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, MA 01035, Attention: Mary Parkin. Direct inquiries to Ms. Parkin at 413–253– 8617, or 617–876–6173, mary_parkin@fws.gov. American chaffseed: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New Jersey Field Office, 927 N. Main Street, Bldg D, Pleasantville, NJ 08232, Attention: Annette Scherer. Direct inquiries to Ms. Scherer at 609–383–3938, extension 34, annette_scherer@fws.gov. Rough rabbitsfoot: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Southwest Virginia Field Office, 330 Cummings Street, Abingdon, VA 24210, Attention: Shane Hanlon. Direct inquiries to Mr. Hanlon at 276–623–1233, extension 25, shane_hanlon@fws.gov. Northeastern beach tiger beetle: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Virginia Field Office, 6669 Short Lane, Gloucester, VA 23061, Attention: Mike Drummond. Direct inquiries to Mr. Drummond at 804–693–6694, extension 114, mike_drummond@fws.gov. Virginia spiraea: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Virginia Field Office, 6669 Short Lane, Gloucester, VA 23061, Attention: William Hester. Direct inquiries to Mr. Hester at 804–693– 6694, extension 134, william_hester@fws.gov. All electronic information must be submitted in text format or rich text format. Include the following identifier in the subject line of the electronic mail: Information on 5-year review for [name of species], and include your name and return address in the body of your message. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:17 Jan 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 How Are These Species Currently Listed? Table 1 provides current listing information. Also, the List, which covers all listed species, is also available on our Internet site at http:// endangered.fws.gov/ wildlife.html#Species. 3993 Dated: December 28, 2007. Wendi Weber, Acting Regional Director, Northeast Region. [FR Doc. E8–1108 Filed 1–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Definitions Related to this Notice? Fish and Wildlife Service To help you submit information about the species we are reviewing, we provide the following definitions: Species includes any species or subspecies of fish, wildlife, or plant, and any distinct population segment of any species of vertebrate, which interbreeds when mature; Endangered species means any species that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range; and Threatened species means any species that is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range. Sears Point Wetland and Watershed Restoration Project How Do We Determine Whether a Species Is Endangered or Threatened? Section 4(a)(1) of the Act establishes that we determine whether a species is endangered or threatened based on one or more of the five following factors: (A) The present or threatened destruction, modification, or curtailment of its habitat or range; (B) Overutilization for commercial, recreational, scientific, or educational purposes; (C) Disease or predation; (D) The inadequacy of existing regulatory mechanisms; or (E) Other natural or manmade factors affecting its continued existence. Section 4(a)(1) of the Act requires that our determination be made on the basis of the best scientific and commercial data available. What Could Happen as a Result of Our Review? For each species under review, if we find new information that indicates a change in classification may be warranted, we may propose a new rule that could do one of the following: (a) Reclassify the species from threatened to endangered (uplist); (b) reclassify the species from endangered to threatened (downlist); or (c) remove the species from the List (delist). If we determine that a change in classification is not warranted, then the species will remain on the List under its current status. Authority: This document is published under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), in coordination with the California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG), are preparing a joint environmental impact report/environmental impact statement (EIR/EIS) for the Sears Point Wetland and Watershed Restoration Project (Project), located in Sonoma County, California. At this early stage in the planning process, the purpose of the Project is to restore natural estuarine ecosystems on diked baylands, while providing public access and recreational and educational opportunities compatible with ecological and cultural resources protection. This scoping notice advises the public that we intend to gather information necessary to prepare an EIS pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). We encourage the public and other agencies to participate in the NEPA scoping process by sending written suggestions and information on the issues and concerns that should be addressed in the draft EIR/EIS, including the range of suitable alternatives, appropriate mitigation measures, and the nature and extent of potential environmental impacts. Throughout the EIR/EIS process, we will announce additional opportunities for public input. DATES: To ensure that we have adequate time to evaluate and incorporate suggestions and other input, we must receive comments on or before February 28, 2008. ADDRESSES: Send written comments or requests to be added to our mailing list to the following address: Christy Smith, Refuge Manager, San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 7715 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma, CA 94954. Alternatively, you may fax written comments to 707–769– 8106, or send them by electronic mail to christy_smith@fws.gov. Please include the heading ‘‘Sears Point NEPA Scoping Comments’’ in your response. E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-
Year Reviews of 10 Listed Species

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Review; Request for Information.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, initiate 5-year 
reviews of the endangered Peter's Mountain mallow (Iliamna corei), 
Jesup's milk-vetch (Astragalus robbinsii var. jesupi), James 
spinymussel (Pleurobema collina), sandplain gerardia (Agalinis acuta), 
harperella (Ptilimnium nodosum), Shenandoah salamander (Plethodon 
shenandoah), American chaffseed (Schwalbea americana), and rough 
rabbitsfoot (Quadrula cylindrica strigillata), and the threatened 
Northeastern beach tiger beetle (Cicindela dorsalis dorsalis) and 
Virginia spiraea (Spiraea virginiana) under the Endangered Species Act 
of 1973, as amended (Act). We request any new information on these 
species that may have a bearing on their classification as endangered 
or threatened.
    Based on the results of these 5-year reviews, we will make a 
finding on whether these species are properly classified under the Act.

DATES: To allow us adequate time to conduct these reviews, we must 
receive your information no later than March 24, 2008. However, we will 
continue to accept new information about any listed species at any 
time.

ADDRESSES: For instructions on where to submit information and review 
the information that we receive on these species, see ``Public 
Solicitation of New Information.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Mary Parkin, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Northeast Region, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, 
MA 01035, 413-253-8617 or 617-876-6173, or via electronic mail at 
mary_parkin@fws.gov. Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech 
impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8337 for TTY 
assistance. For species-specific information, contact the appropriate 
person under ``Public Solicitation of New Information.''

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Why Do We Conduct a 5-Year Review?

    Under the Act we maintain the List of Endangered and Threatened 
Wildlife and Plant Species (List) at 50 CFR 17.11

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and 17.12. We amend the List by publishing final rules in the Federal 
Register. Section 4(c)(2)(A) of the Act requires that we conduct a 
review of listed species at least once every 5 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 substantiate 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. Therefore, we are requesting submission of any such 
information that has become available since either the original listing 
or the most recent status review for these species. Based on the 
results of these 5-year reviews, we will make the requisite findings 
under section 4(c)(2)(B) of the Act.
    Our regulations at 50 CFR 424.21 require that we publish a notice 
in the Federal Register announcing those species currently under 
review. This notice announces initiation of our active review of the 
species in Table 1.

     Table 1.--Summary of Listing Information, 4 Wildlife Species and 6 Plant Species in the Northeast Region
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                                                                                                  Final listing
           Common name               Scientific name           Status          Where listed           rule
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            Animals
 James spinymussel.............  Pleurobema collina....  Endangered.......  Entire...........  53 FR 27689; 07/
                                                                                                22/1988
Shenandoah salamander..........  Plethodon shenandoah..  Endangered.......  Entire...........  54 FR 34464; 08/
                                                                                                18/1989
Rough rabbitsfoot..............  Quadrula cylindrica     Endangered.......  Entire...........  62 FR 1647; 01/10/
                                  strigillata.                                                  1997
Northeastern beach tiger beetle  Cicindela dorsalis      Threatened.......  Entire...........  55 FR 32088; 08/
                                  dorsalis.                                                     07/1990
             PLANTS
Peter's Mountain mallow........  Iliamna corei.........  Endangered.......  Entire...........  51 FR 17343; 05/
                                                                                                12/1986
Jesup's milk-vetch.............  Astragalus robbinsii    Endangered.......  Entire...........  52 FR 21481; 06/
                                  var. jesupi.                                                  05/1987
Sandplain gerardia.............  Agalinis acuta........  Endangered.......  Entire...........  53 FR 34701; 09/
                                                                                                07/1988
Harperella.....................  Ptilimnium nodosum....  Endangered.......  Entire...........  53 FR 37978; 09/
                                                                                                28/1988
American chaffseed.............  Schwalbea americana...  Endangered.......  Entire...........  57 FR 44704; 09/
                                                                                                29/1992
Virginia spiraea...............  Spiraea virginiana....  Threatened.......  Entire...........  55 FR 24241; 06/
                                                                                                15/1990
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What Information Do We Consider in Our Review?

    In our 5-year review, we consider all new information available at 
the time of the review. These reviews will consider the best scientific 
and commercial data that have become available since the original 
listing determination or most recent status review of each species, 
such as: (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 
to benefit the species; (D) threat status and trends (see five factors 
under heading ``How do we determine whether a species is endangered or 
threatened?''); and (E) other new information, data, or corrections, 
including but not limited to taxonomic or nomenclatural changes, 
identification of erroneous information contained in the List of 
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants, and improved analytical 
methods.

Public Solicitation of New Information

    We request any new information concerning the status of the 
wildlife species James spinymussel, Shenandoah salamander, rough 
rabbitsfoot, and northeastern beach tiger beetle, and of the plant 
species Peter's Mountain mallow, Jesup's milk-vetch, sandplain 
gerardia, harperella, American chaffseed, and Virginia spiraea. See 
``What Information Do We Consider in Our Review?'' for specific 
criteria. If you submit information, support it with documentation such 
as maps, bibliographic references, methods used to gather and analyze 
the data, and/or copies of any pertinent publications, reports, or 
letters by knowledgeable sources. We specifically request information 
regarding data from any systematic surveys, as well as any studies or 
analysis of data that may show population size or trends; information 
pertaining to the biology or ecology of the species; information 
regarding the effects of current land management on population 
distribution and abundance; information on the current condition of 
habitat; and recent information regarding conservation measures that 
have been implemented to benefit the species. Additionally, we 
specifically request information regarding the current distribution of 
populations and evaluation of threats faced by the species in relation 
to the five listing factors (as defined in section 4(a)(1) of the Act) 
and the species' listed status as judged against the definition of 
threatened or endangered. Finally, we solicit recommendations 
pertaining to the development of, or potential updates to recovery 
plans and additional actions or studies that would benefit these 
species in the future.
    Our practice is to make information, including names and home 
addresses of respondents, available for public review. Before including 
your address, phone number, electronic mail address, or other personal 
identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your 
entire comment--including your personal identifying information--may be 
made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your 
comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public 
review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
    Mail, electronic mail, or hand-deliver information on the following 
species to the corresponding address below. You may also view 
information we receive in response to this notice, as well as other 
documentation in our files, at the following locations by appointment, 
during normal business hours.
    Peter's Mountain mallow: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 73 Weir 
Hill Road, Sudbury, MA 01776, Attention: Anne Hecht. You may direct 
inquiries to Ms. Hecht at 978-443-4325, anne_hecht@fws.gov.
    Jesup's milk-vetch: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New England 
Field

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Office, 70 Commercial St., Suite 300, Concord, NH 03301, Attention: 
Susi von Oettingen. Direct inquiries to Ms. von Oettingen at 603-223-
2541, extension 22, susi_vonoettingen@fws.gov.
    James spinymussel: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Virginia Field 
Office, 6669 Short Lane, Gloucester, VA 23061, Attention: Cindy Kane. 
Direct inquiries to Ms. Kane at 804-693-6694, extension 113, cindy_
kane@fws.gov.
    Sandplain gerardia: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Long Island 
Field Office, 3 Old Barto Road, Brookhaven, NY 11719, Attention: Steve 
Sinkevich. Direct inquiries to Mr. Sinkevich at 631-776-1401, steve_
sinkevich@fws.gov.
    Harperella: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, West Virginia Field 
Office, 694 Beverly Pike, Elkins, WV 26241, Attention: Laura Hill. 
Direct inquiries to Ms. Hill at 304-636-6586, extension 18, laura_
hill@fws.gov.
    Shenandoah salamander: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Northeast 
Region, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, MA 01035, Attention: Mary 
Parkin. Direct inquiries to Ms. Parkin at 413-253-8617, or 617-876-
6173, mary_parkin@fws.gov.
    American chaffseed: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New Jersey 
Field Office, 927 N. Main Street, Bldg D, Pleasantville, NJ 08232, 
Attention: Annette Scherer. Direct inquiries to Ms. Scherer at 609-383-
3938, extension 34, annette_scherer@fws.gov.
    Rough rabbitsfoot: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Southwest 
Virginia Field Office, 330 Cummings Street, Abingdon, VA 24210, 
Attention: Shane Hanlon. Direct inquiries to Mr. Hanlon at 276-623-
1233, extension 25, shane_hanlon@fws.gov.
    Northeastern beach tiger beetle: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Virginia Field Office, 6669 Short Lane, Gloucester, VA 23061, 
Attention: Mike Drummond. Direct inquiries to Mr. Drummond at 804-693-
6694, extension 114, mike_drummond@fws.gov.
    Virginia spiraea: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Virginia Field 
Office, 6669 Short Lane, Gloucester, VA 23061, Attention: William 
Hester. Direct inquiries to Mr. Hester at 804-693-6694, extension 134, 
william_hester@fws.gov.
    All electronic information must be submitted in text format or rich 
text format. Include the following identifier in the subject line of 
the electronic mail: Information on 5-year review for [name of 
species], and include your name and return address in the body of your 
message.

How Are These Species Currently Listed?

    Table 1 provides current listing information. Also, the List, which 
covers all listed species, is also available on our Internet site at 
http://endangered.fws.gov/wildlife.html#Species.

Definitions Related to this Notice?

    To help you submit information about the species we are reviewing, 
we provide the following definitions:
    Species includes any species or subspecies of fish, wildlife, or 
plant, and any distinct population segment of any species of 
vertebrate, which interbreeds when mature;
    Endangered species means any species that is in danger of 
extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range; and
    Threatened species means any species that is likely to become an 
endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a 
significant portion of its range.

How Do We Determine Whether a Species Is Endangered or Threatened?

    Section 4(a)(1) of the Act establishes that we determine whether a 
species is endangered or threatened based on one or more of the five 
following factors: (A) The present or threatened destruction, 
modification, or curtailment of its habitat or range; (B) 
Overutilization for commercial, recreational, scientific, or 
educational purposes; (C) Disease or predation; (D) The inadequacy of 
existing regulatory mechanisms; or (E) Other natural or manmade factors 
affecting its continued existence. Section 4(a)(1) of the Act requires 
that our determination be made on the basis of the best scientific and 
commercial data available.

What Could Happen as a Result of Our Review?

    For each species under review, if we find new information that 
indicates a change in classification may be warranted, we may propose a 
new rule that could do one of the following: (a) Reclassify the species 
from threatened to endangered (uplist); (b) reclassify the species from 
endangered to threatened (downlist); or (c) remove the species from the 
List (delist). If we determine that a change in classification is not 
warranted, then the species will remain on the List under its current 
status.

    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: December 28, 2007.
Wendi Weber,
Acting Regional Director, Northeast Region.
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