Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Status Reviews of Black-Lace Cactus, Bone Cave Harvestman, Pima Pineapple Cactus, Texas Snowbells, and Walker's Manioc in the Southwest Region, 20241-20243 [2015-08624]

Download as PDF 20241 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 72 / Wednesday, April 15, 2015 / Notices A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Program. OMB Approval Number: 2506–0077. Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection. Form Numbers: N/A. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This request identifies the estimated reporting burden associated with information that CDBG entitlement grantees will report in IDIS for CDBGassisted activities, recordkeeping requirements, and reporting requirements. Grantees are encouraged to update their accomplishments in IDIS Information Collection 2506–0077 Number of respondents on a quarterly basis. In addition, grantees are required to retain records necessary to document compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements, Executive Orders, applicable OMB Circulars, and determinations required to be made by grantees as a determination of eligibility. Grantees are required to prepare and submit their Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports, which demonstrate the progress grantees make in carrying out CDBG-assisted activities listed in their consolidated plans. This report is due to HUD 90 days after the end of the grantee’s program year. The information required for any particular activity is generally based on the eligibility of the Frequency of response Responses per annum Burden hour per response activity and which of the three national objectives (benefit low- and moderateincome persons; eliminate/prevent slums or blight; or meet an urgent need) the grantee has determined that the activity will address. Respondents: Grant recipients (metropolitan cities and urban counties) participating in the CDBG Entitlement Program. Estimation Number of Respondents: 1,164. Estimation Number of Responses: The proposed frequency of the response to the collection is on an annual basis. Frequency of Response: Annually. Total Estimated Burdens: The total estimated burden is 544,984. Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost Recordkeeping ............. Reporting ...................... Maintain Documentation ............................ 1,164 1,164 1 4 1,164 4,656 129.2 78.50 150,388 365,496 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 1,164 1 1,164 25 29,100 ........................ ........................ Total ...................... ........................ ........................ 6,984 42 544,984 $36.60 $1,789,300.80 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Solicitation of Public Comment Fish and Wildlife Service Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: April 9, 2015. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–08656 Filed 4–14–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Apr 14, 2015 Jkt 235001 [FWS–R2–ES–2015–N034; FXES11130100000C4–156–FF01E00000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Status Reviews of Black-Lace Cactus, Bone Cave Harvestman, Pima Pineapple Cactus, Texas Snowbells, and Walker’s Manioc in the Southwest Region AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information. ACTION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are initiating 5-year status reviews under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), of the endangered black-lace cactus (Echinocereus reichenbachii var. albertii), the endangered Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi), the endangered Pima pineapple cactus (Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina), the endangered Texas snowbells (Styrax texanus), and the endangered Walker’s manioc (Manihot walkerae). A 5-year review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review; therefore, we are requesting submission of any such information that has become available since our original listing of these five species or since the last 5-year review. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 To ensure consideration, we are requesting submission of new information no later than June 15, 2015. However, we will continue to accept new information about any listed species at any time. DATES: For how to submit information, see Request for Information and How Do I Ask Questions or Provide Information? in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. ADDRESSES: For information on a particular species, contact the appropriate person or office listed in the table in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Why do we conduct a 5-year review? Under the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), we maintain Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants (which we collectively refer to as the List) in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17.11 (for animals) and 17.12 (for plants). Section 4(c)(2)(A) of the Act requires us to review each listed species’ status at least once every 5 years. Our regulations at 50 CFR 424.21 require that we publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing those species under active review. For additional information about 5-year reviews, refer to our factsheet at http:// www.fws.gov/endangered/what-we-do/ recovery-overview.html. E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 20242 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 72 / Wednesday, April 15, 2015 / Notices What information do we consider in our review? A 5-year review considers all new information available at the time of the review. For all five of these species, this will be the second 5-year review developed for each species. In conducting these reviews, we consider the best scientific and commercial data that have become available since the listing determination or most recent status review, such as: (A) Species biology, including but not limited to population trends, Common name Scientific name 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 in relation to the five listing factors (as defined in section 4(a)(1) of the Act); 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, and improved analytical methods. Any new information will be considered during the 5-year review and will also be useful in evaluating the ongoing recovery programs for the species. Which species are under review? This notice announces our active review of the species listed in the table below. Listing status Where listed Final listing rule (Federal Register citation and publication date) Contact person, phone, email Contact person’s U.S. mail address U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Coastal Ecological Services Field Office, 17629 El Camino Real, Suite 211, Houston, TX 77058. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arizona Ecological Services Field Office, Attention 5-Year Review, 2321 West Royal Palm Road, Suite 103, Phoenix, AZ 85021. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, Attention 5-Year Review, 10711 Burnet Road, Suite 200, Compass Bank Building, Austin, TX 78758. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Coastal Ecological Services Field Office, 17629 El Camino Real, Suite 211, Houston, TX 77058. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, Attention 5-Year Review, 10711 Burnet Road, Suite 200, Compass Bank Building, Austin, TX 78758. Echinocereus reichenbachii var. albertii. Endangered ........... U.S.A. (TX) 41 FR 24524; June 16, 1976. Field Supervisor, 281–286–8282 (phone); David_ Hoth@fws.gov (email). Cactus, Pima pineapple. Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina. Endangered ........... U.S.A (AZ) 58 FR 49875; September 23, 1993. Field Supervisor, 602–242–0210 (phone); Steve_ Spangle@ fws.gov (email). Harvestman, Bone Cave. Texella reyesi ........ Endangered ........... U.S.A. (TX) 53 FR 36029; September 16, 1988. Field Supervisor, 512–490–0057 (phone); Adam_ Zerrener@ fws.gov (email). Manioc, Walker’s ... Manihot walkerae .. Endangered ........... U.S.A. (AZ) 56 FR 49850; October 2, 1991. Field Supervisor, 281–286–8282 (phone); David_ Hoth@fws.gov (email). Snowbells, Texas .. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Cactus, black-lace Styrax texanus ...... Endangered ........... U.S.A. (TX) 49 FR 40036; October 12, 1984. Field Supervisor, 512–490–0057 (phone); Adam_ Zerrener@ fws.gov (email). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Apr 14, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 72 / Wednesday, April 15, 2015 / Notices Request for Information To ensure that a 5-year review is complete and based on the best available scientific and commercial information, we request new information from all sources. See What Information Do We Consider in Our Review? for specific criteria. If you submit information, please 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. How do I ask questions or provide information? If you wish to provide information for any species listed above, please submit your comments and materials to the appropriate contact in the table above. You may also direct questions to those contacts. Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877– 8339 for TTY assistance. Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, email 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. Comments and materials received will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the offices where the comments are submitted. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Completed and Active Reviews A list of all completed and currently active 5-year reviews addressing species for which the Southwest Region of the Service has lead responsibility is available at http://www.fws.gov/ southwest/es/ElectronicLibrary_ Main.cfm (under ‘‘Select a Document Category,’’ select ‘‘5-Year Review’’). 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 19, 2015. Joy E. Nicholopoulos, Regional Director, Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2015–08624 Filed 4–14–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Apr 14, 2015 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey Announcement of USGS National Geospatial Program (NGP) 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) FY15 Public Meetings in Preparation for the Upcoming Release of the USGS Broad Agency Announcement for 3D Elevation ACTION: Notice of Meeting(s). The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) initiative is being developed to respond to needs for high-quality topographic data and for a wide range of other three-dimensional representations of the Nation’s natural and constructed features. The primary goal of 3DEP is to systematically collect enhanced elevation data in the form of high-quality light detection and ranging (lidar) data over the conterminous United States, Hawaii, and the U.S. territories, as well as interferometric synthetic aperture radar (ifsar) data over Alaska. The 3DEP initiative is based on the results of the National Enhanced Elevation Assessment (NEEA), which indicated an optimal benefit to cost ratio for Quality Level 2 (QL2) data collected over 8-years to complete national coverage. The implementation model for 3DEP is based on multi-agency partnership funding for acquisition, with the USGS acting in a lead program management role to facilitate planning and acquisition for the broader community, through the use of government contracts and partnership agreements. The annual Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is a competitive solicitation issued to facilitate the collection of lidar and derived elevation data for the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). Federal agencies, state and local governments, tribes, academic institutions and the private sector are eligible to submit proposals. The 3DEP public meetings will introduce this opportunity to the broadest stakeholder community possible and provide a forum for interested parties to discuss elevation data collection needs of mutual interest that could be addressed by a coordinated investment. Advanced Registration is required for meeting attendance. National Webinars will be recorded and made available for viewing. DATES: USGS Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) FY15 National Webinars—Notice of Proposed Public Acquisition Opportunity: April 24th 12:00–1:00 ET, April 29th 2:00–3:00 ET. Virtual meeting information posted on SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20243 https://www.geoplatform.gov/elevation/ 3DEP. 3DEP Public Workshops in support of upcoming BAA: To be held throughout the US between May 4th and June 26th. Locations, Dates, Times and Registration Information posted on: https:// www.geoplatform.gov/elevation/3DEP. Registration available beginning May 1st. USGS Broad Agency Announcement for 3D Elevation Program FY15 National Webinars—Instructions for proposal submissions: July 23rd 12:00–1:00 ET, July 28th 2:00–3:00 ET. Virtual meeting information posted on https:// www.geoplatform.gov/elevation/3DEP. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 3D Elevation Program, gs_baa@usgs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BAA is issued under the provisions of FAR Part 35. Proposals selected for eventual award are considered to be the result of full and open competition and in full compliance with the provision of Public Law 98–369, ‘‘The Competition in Contracting Act of 1984’’ and subsequent amendments. For additional information on the 3DEP program http://nationalmap.gov/3DEP/ index.html. Dated: April 10, 2014. Julia Fields, Deputy Director, National Geospatial Program. [FR Doc. 2015–08668 Filed 4–14–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR01113000, XXXR0680R1, RR.R0336A1R.7WRMP0032] Notice To Reopen the Public Comment Period and Notice of Additional Public Meetings for the Kachess Drought Relief Pumping Plant and Keechelus Reservoir-to-Kachess Reservoir Conveyance Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Kittitas and Yakima Counties, Washington Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Reclamation is reopening the public comment period for the Kachess Drought Relief Pumping Plant and Keechelus Reservoir-toKachess Reservoir Conveyance Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for another 60 days to allow the public more time to comment. We are also announcing four additional public meetings to be held in May 2015. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 72 (Wednesday, April 15, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20241-20243]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-08624]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R2-ES-2015-N034; FXES11130100000C4-156-FF01E00000]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Status 
Reviews of Black-Lace Cactus, Bone Cave Harvestman, Pima Pineapple 
Cactus, Texas Snowbells, and Walker's Manioc in the Southwest Region

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are initiating 5-year 
status reviews under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended 
(Act), of the endangered black-lace cactus (Echinocereus reichenbachii 
var. albertii), the endangered Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi), 
the endangered Pima pineapple cactus (Coryphantha scheeri var. 
robustispina), the endangered Texas snowbells (Styrax texanus), and the 
endangered Walker's manioc (Manihot walkerae). A 5-year review is based 
on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the 
review; therefore, we are requesting submission of any such information 
that has become available since our original listing of these five 
species or since the last 5-year review.

DATES: To ensure consideration, we are requesting submission of new 
information no later than June 15, 2015. However, we will continue to 
accept new information about any listed species at any time.

ADDRESSES: For how to submit information, see Request for Information 
and How Do I Ask Questions or Provide Information? in the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on a particular 
species, contact the appropriate person or office listed in the table 
in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Why do we conduct a 5-year review?

    Under the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), we maintain Lists of 
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants (which we collectively 
refer to as the List) in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 
CFR 17.11 (for animals) and 17.12 (for plants). Section 4(c)(2)(A) of 
the Act requires us to review each listed species' status at least once 
every 5 years. Our regulations at 50 CFR 424.21 require that we publish 
a notice in the Federal Register announcing those species under active 
review. For additional information about 5-year reviews, refer to our 
factsheet at http://www.fws.gov/endangered/what-we-do/recovery-overview.html.

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What information do we consider in our review?

    A 5-year review considers all new information available at the time 
of the review. For all five of these species, this will be the second 
5-year review developed for each species. In conducting these reviews, 
we consider the best scientific and commercial data that have become 
available since the listing determination or most recent status review, 
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 that benefit 
the species;
    (D) Threat status and trends in relation to the five listing 
factors (as defined in section 4(a)(1) of the Act); 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, and improved analytical 
methods.
    Any new information will be considered during the 5-year review and 
will also be useful in evaluating the ongoing recovery programs for the 
species.

Which species are under review?

    This notice announces our active review of the species listed in 
the table below.

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                                                                                              Final listing rule
                                                                                               (Federal Register    Contact person,    Contact person's
           Common name              Scientific name     Listing status       Where listed        citation and        phone, email      U.S. mail address
                                                                                               publication date)
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Cactus, black-lace..............  Echinocereus        Endangered........  U.S.A. (TX).......  41 FR 24524; June   Field Supervisor,   U.S. Fish and
                                   reichenbachii                                               16, 1976.           281-286-8282        Wildlife Service,
                                   var. albertii.                                                                  (phone);            Coastal
                                                                                                                   David_Hoth@fws.go   Ecological
                                                                                                                   v (email).          Services Field
                                                                                                                                       Office, 17629 El
                                                                                                                                       Camino Real,
                                                                                                                                       Suite 211,
                                                                                                                                       Houston, TX
                                                                                                                                       77058.
Cactus, Pima pineapple..........  Coryphantha         Endangered........  U.S.A (AZ)........  58 FR 49875;        Field Supervisor,   U.S. Fish and
                                   scheeri var.                                                September 23,       602-242-0210        Wildlife Service,
                                   robustispina.                                               1993.               (phone);            Arizona
                                                                                                                   Steve_Spangle@fws   Ecological
                                                                                                                   .gov (email).       Services Field
                                                                                                                                       Office, Attention
                                                                                                                                       5-Year Review,
                                                                                                                                       2321 West Royal
                                                                                                                                       Palm Road, Suite
                                                                                                                                       103, Phoenix, AZ
                                                                                                                                       85021.
Harvestman, Bone Cave...........  Texella reyesi....  Endangered........  U.S.A. (TX).......  53 FR 36029;        Field Supervisor,   U.S. Fish and
                                                                                               September 16,       512-490-0057        Wildlife Service,
                                                                                               1988.               (phone);            Austin Ecological
                                                                                                                   Adam_Zerrener@fws   Services Field
                                                                                                                   .gov (email).       Office, Attention
                                                                                                                                       5-Year Review,
                                                                                                                                       10711 Burnet
                                                                                                                                       Road, Suite 200,
                                                                                                                                       Compass Bank
                                                                                                                                       Building, Austin,
                                                                                                                                       TX 78758.
Manioc, Walker's................  Manihot walkerae..  Endangered........  U.S.A. (AZ).......  56 FR 49850;        Field Supervisor,   U.S. Fish and
                                                                                               October 2, 1991.    281-286-8282        Wildlife Service,
                                                                                                                   (phone);            Coastal
                                                                                                                   David_Hoth@fws.go   Ecological
                                                                                                                   v (email).          Services Field
                                                                                                                                       Office, 17629 El
                                                                                                                                       Camino Real,
                                                                                                                                       Suite 211,
                                                                                                                                       Houston, TX
                                                                                                                                       77058.
Snowbells, Texas................  Styrax texanus....  Endangered........  U.S.A. (TX).......  49 FR 40036;        Field Supervisor,   U.S. Fish and
                                                                                               October 12, 1984.   512-490-0057        Wildlife Service,
                                                                                                                   (phone);            Austin Ecological
                                                                                                                   Adam_Zerrener@fws   Services Field
                                                                                                                   .gov (email).       Office, Attention
                                                                                                                                       5-Year Review,
                                                                                                                                       10711 Burnet
                                                                                                                                       Road, Suite 200,
                                                                                                                                       Compass Bank
                                                                                                                                       Building, Austin,
                                                                                                                                       TX 78758.
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Request for Information

    To ensure that a 5-year review is complete and based on the best 
available scientific and commercial information, we request new 
information from all sources. See What Information Do We Consider in 
Our Review? for specific criteria. If you submit information, please 
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.

How do I ask questions or provide information?

    If you wish to provide information for any species listed above, 
please submit your comments and materials to the appropriate contact in 
the table above. You may also direct questions to those contacts. 
Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the 
Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 for TTY assistance.

Public Availability of Comments

    Before including your address, phone number, email 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.
    Comments and materials received will be available for public 
inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the offices 
where the comments are submitted.

Completed and Active Reviews

    A list of all completed and currently active 5-year reviews 
addressing species for which the Southwest Region of the Service has 
lead responsibility is available at http://www.fws.gov/southwest/es/ElectronicLibrary_Main.cfm (under ``Select a Document Category,'' 
select ``5-Year Review'').

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 19, 2015.
Joy E. Nicholopoulos,
Regional Director, Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-08624 Filed 4-14-15; 8:45 am]
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