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Download as PDF 66388 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 208 / Thursday, October 28, 2010 / Notices 2. Scientific and Technical Information Dissemination: Create a WNS database that can both be used by individual agencies and act as a central data repository. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. 3. Diagnostics: Develop diagnostic Jeremy Coleman, National White-Nose and sample quality standards, establish Syndrome Coordinator, at the New York laboratory testing capacity, and report Field Office. See ADDRESSES above. test results to resource management SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Whiteagencies. nose syndrome (WNS) is a fungal 4. Disease Management: Provide disease responsible for unprecedented management recommendations to slow mortality in hibernating bats in the the spread of WNS, reduce morbidity northeastern United States. It has spread and mortality rates to sustainable levels, rapidly since its discovery in January and limit adverse impacts of 2007, and poses a potentially management actions. catastrophic threat to hibernating bats 5. Research Coordination: Conduct a throughout North America, including critical review of previous and ongoing several species listed as endangered or research projects; investigate disease threatened under the Endangered etiology, WNS pathogenesis and Species Act (ESA). Listed bats include epidemiology, interaction of disease and the Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), Virginia host ecology, and human dimensions big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii and ecological consequences of WNS; virginianus), Ozark big-eared bat and disseminate research findings. (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens), and 6. Disease Surveillance: Create a gray bat (Myotis grisescens). nationwide early detection program, The mobility of bats, the potential for coordinate sample collection and human-assisted transmission, and the submission, and support severe consequences of WNS make it epidemiological investigations. imperative that a national effort be 7. Conservation and Recovery of mounted to avoid irreversible losses to Affected Species: Develop rapid bat populations and associated assessment population monitoring ecological impacts throughout North techniques, establish criteria for America. This effort requires prioritizing conservation activities, and collaboration among State, Federal, and determine best practices for maintaining tribal wildlife management agencies and recovering populations. with stewardship responsibilities for bat The national plan will be followed by populations and among an implementation plan that will nongovernmental organizations and the identify sub-actions, the agencies scientific community. Collaboration at responsible for implementation of each the international level is also needed, action/sub-action, and cost estimates. because the threat of WNS crosses Also, the national plan will help international borders. individual agencies develop response In June of 2008, an effort to formalize plans tailored to their WNS-related a coordinated approach for addressing needs and circumstances. WNS was initiated among Federal and Request for Public Comments: We State wildlife management agencies. request written comments on the draft More recently, a multiagency WNS national plan. All comments received by National Plan Writing Team was formed the date specified in DATES will be to prepare a draft national plan that considered in preparing a final plan. details the elements that are critical to Before including your address, phone the investigation and management of number, e-mail address, or other WNS, identifies key actions to address personal identifying information in your stated goals, and outlines the roles of comment, you should be aware that Federal and State agencies and other your entire comment—including your entities. personal identifying information—may The WNS response strategy outlined be made publicly available at any time. in the draft national plan includes While you can ask us in your comment general practices, as well as seven to withhold your personal identifying program elements. These elements and information from public review, the their associated goals are: FWS cannot guarantee that we will be 1. Communications: Provide target able to do so. audiences with relevant information Authority: As a number of federally listed about WNS as a wildlife health issue bat species are threatened by WNS, the FWS and the efforts taking place to control is issuing this notice primarily under the and manage WNS, including contact authority of the ESA of 1973 (16 U.S.C. information for key team members and 1531). This plan is intended to guide agency personnel. recovery of listed bats. It was developed so emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Office. In addition, FWS is accepting electronic comments on the draft plan at the following e-mail address: WhiteNoseBats@fws.gov. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:13 Oct 27, 2010 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 that it can be easily adopted or incorporated into existing or future recovery plans. Dated: September 27, 2010. Kyla J. Hastie, Acting Regional Director, Region 5, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2010–27340 Filed 10–27–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey [USGS–GX11GG009950000] Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee U.S. Geological Survey. Notice of Meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to Public Law 106– 503, the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee (SESAC) will hold its next meeting at the campus of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), President’s Board Room, Pasadena, California 91126. The Committee is comprised of members from academia, industry, and State government. The Committee shall advise the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on matters relating to the USGS’s participation in the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. The focus of the meeting will be a review of the USGS Earthquake Hazard Program’s activities in southern California, including the multi-hazards demonstration project and earthquake early warning prototype development. The committee will also discuss USGS monitoring activities, international work, and USGS role within the fouragency National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. Although meetings of the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee are open to the public, seating may be limited due to room capacity. DATES: The meeting will be held November 4, 2010, beginning at 1 p.m. and ending approximately 5 p.m.; November 5, 2010, commencing approximately 9 a.m. and adjourning at 4 p.m. Contact: Dr. David Applegate, U.S. Geological Survey, MS 905, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia 20192, (703) 648–6714, applegate@usgs.gov. SUMMARY: Dated: October 20, 2010. William S. Leith, Acting Associate Director for Natural Hazards. [FR Doc. 2010–27248 Filed 10–27–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1

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[FR Doc No: 2010-27248]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

U.S. Geological Survey

[USGS-GX11GG009950000]


Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey.

ACTION: Notice of Meeting.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Public Law 106-503, the Scientific Earthquake 
Studies Advisory Committee (SESAC) will hold its next meeting at the 
campus of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), President's 
Board Room, Pasadena, California 91126. The Committee is comprised of 
members from academia, industry, and State government. The Committee 
shall advise the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on 
matters relating to the USGS's participation in the National Earthquake 
Hazards Reduction Program.
    The focus of the meeting will be a review of the USGS Earthquake 
Hazard Program's activities in southern California, including the 
multi-hazards demonstration project and earthquake early warning 
prototype development. The committee will also discuss USGS monitoring 
activities, international work, and USGS role within the four-agency 
National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program.
    Although meetings of the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory 
Committee are open to the public, seating may be limited due to room 
capacity.

DATES: The meeting will be held November 4, 2010, beginning at 1 p.m. 
and ending approximately 5 p.m.; November 5, 2010, commencing 
approximately 9 a.m. and adjourning at 4 p.m.
    Contact: Dr. David Applegate, U.S. Geological Survey, MS 905, 12201 
Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia 20192, (703) 648-6714, 
applegate@usgs.gov.

    Dated: October 20, 2010.
William S. Leith,
Acting Associate Director for Natural Hazards.
[FR Doc. 2010-27248 Filed 10-27-10; 8:45 am]
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