Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of One Listed Animal and Five Listed Plant Species, 78751-78752 [2015-31725]

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[FR Doc. 2015–31766 Filed 12–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R3–ES–2015–N201; FX3ES11130300000–167–FF03E00000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of One Listed Animal and Five Listed Plant Species Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are initiating 5-year status reviews under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), for one animal and five plant species. A 5-year status review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review; therefore, we SUMMARY: are requesting submission of any such information that has become available since the last review for the species. DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written information by February 16, 2016. However, we will continue to accept new information about any listed species at any time. ADDRESSES: For how to send comments or information for each species, see the table in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request information, contact the appropriate person in the table in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are initiating 5-year status reviews under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), for one animal and five plant species: Illinois cave amphipod (Gammarus acherondytes), Michigan monkey flower (Mimulus michiganensis), Running buffalo clover (Trifolium stoloniferum), Minnesota dwarf trout lily (Erythronium propullans), Western prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera praeclara), and Prairie bush clover (Lespedeza leptostachya). Why do we conduct 5-year reviews? 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, go to http://www.fws.gov/ endangered/what-we-do/recoveryoverview.html, scroll down to ‘‘Learn More about 5-Year Reviews,’’ and click on our factsheet. What information do we consider in our review? A 5-year review considers all new information available at the time of the review. 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. What species are under review? This notice announces our active 5year status reviews of the species in the following table. Animals asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Illinois cave amphipod. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Scientific name Listing status Where listed Gammarus acherondytes. Common name E .......... Illinois ........................ 18:50 Dec 16, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Final listing rule (Federal Register citation and publication date) 63 FR 46900; September 3, 1988. Sfmt 4703 Contact person, phone, email Contact person’s U.S. mail address Kristin Lundh; Kristin_ Lundh@fws.gov; 309–757–5800, x215. USFWS; 1511 47th Avenue; Moline, IL 61265. E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 78752 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 242 / Thursday, December 17, 2015 / Notices Plants Final listing rule (Federal Register citation and publication date) Scientific name Common name Listing status Where listed Mimulus michiganensis. Michigan monkey flower. E ....... Michigan .................... 55 FR 25596; June 21, 1990. Trifolium stoloniferum. Running buffalo clover. E ....... Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, West Virginia. 52 FR 21481; June 5, 1987. Erythronium propullans. Minnesota dwarf trout lily. E ....... Minnesota ................. 73 FR 21643; March 26, 1986. Platanthera praeclara. Western prairie fringed orchid. T ....... 54 FR 39875; September 28, 1989. Lespedeza leptostachya. * Prairie bush clover. T ....... Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota. Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin. 52 FR 781; June 9, 1987. Contact person, phone, email Contact person’s U.S. mail address Barb Hosler; Barbara_Hosler@ fws.gov; 517–351– 6326. Jennifer Finfera; 614– 416–8993, x13; Jennifer_Finfera@ fws.gov. Phil Delphey; Phil_ Delphey@fws.gov; 612–725–3548, x2206. Phil Delphey; Phil_ Delphey@fws.gov; 612–725–3548, x2206. USFWS; 2651 Coolidge Road, Suite 101; East Lansing, MI 48823. USFWS; 4625 Morse Road, Suite 104; Columbus, OH 43230. USFWS; 4101 American Boulevard East; Bloomington, MN 55425. USFWS; 4101 American Boulevard East; Bloomington, MN 55425. Phil Delphey; Phil_ Delphey@fws.gov; 612–725–3548, x2206. USFWS; 4101 American Boulevard East; Bloomington, MN 55425. * Species’ 5-year review was previously initiated, but that review was never completed. We are reinitiating here to ensure that we have the most up-to-date information to complete the review. 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 topics. 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. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Public Availability of Submissions 16:53 Dec 16, 2015 Jkt 238001 Completed and Active Reviews A list of all completed 5-year reviews addressing species for which the Midwest Region of the Service has lead responsibility is available at http://www. fws.gov/midwest/endangered/recovery/ 5yr_rev/completed5yrs.hml. Authority We publish this notice under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: November 23, 2015. Lynn M. Lewis, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Midwest Region. ACTION: Notice of teleconference. We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a public teleconference of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (Council). A Federal advisory committee, the Council was created in part to foster partnerships to enhance public awareness of the importance of aquatic resources and the social and economic benefits of recreational fishing and boating in the United States. This teleconference is open to the public, and interested persons may make oral statements to the Council or may file written statements for consideration. SUMMARY: Teleconference: Friday, January 8, 2016, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Eastern daylight time). For deadlines and directions on registering to listen to the teleconference, submitting written material, and giving an oral presentation, please see ‘‘Public Input’’ under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: [FR Doc. 2015–31725 Filed 12–16–15; 8:45 am] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: BILLING CODE 4333–15–P Brian Bohnsack, Council Coordinator, via U.S. mail at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Mailstop FAC, Falls Church, VA 22041; via telephone at (703) 358–2435; via fax at (703) 358–2487; or via email at brian_ bohnsack@fws.gov. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 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. Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–FAC–2015–N233; FF09F42300– FVWF97920900000–XXX] Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., we announce that the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council will hold a teleconference. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R3-ES-2015-N201; FX3ES11130300000-167-FF03E00000]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-
Year Status Reviews of One Listed Animal and Five Listed Plant Species

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), for one animal and five plant species. A 5-year status 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 the last review for the 
species.

DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written information by 
February 16, 2016. However, we will continue to accept new information 
about any listed species at any time.

ADDRESSES: For how to send comments or information for each species, 
see the table in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request information, contact the 
appropriate person in the table in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section. Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may 
call the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 for TTY assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are initiating 5-year status reviews 
under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), for one 
animal and five plant species: Illinois cave amphipod (Gammarus 
acherondytes), Michigan monkey flower (Mimulus michiganensis), Running 
buffalo clover (Trifolium stoloniferum), Minnesota dwarf trout lily 
(Erythronium propullans), Western prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera 
praeclara), and Prairie bush clover (Lespedeza leptostachya).

Why do we conduct 5-year reviews?

    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, go to http://www.fws.gov/endangered/what-we-do/recovery-overview.html, scroll down 
to ``Learn More about 5-Year Reviews,'' and click on our factsheet.

What information do we consider in our review?

    A 5-year review considers all new information available at the time 
of the review. 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.

What species are under review?

    This notice announces our active 5-year status reviews of the 
species in the following table.

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                                                                         Animals
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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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Illinois cave amphipod..........  Gammarus             E.............  Illinois...........  63 FR 46900;         Kristin Lundh;       USFWS; 1511 47th
                                   acherondytes.                                             September 3, 1988.   Kristin_Lundh@fws.   Avenue; Moline,
                                                                                                                  gov; 309-757-5800,   IL 61265.
                                                                                                                  x215.
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                                                                         Plants
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                                                                                              Final listing rule
                                                                                               (Federal Register    Contact person,    Contact person's
         Scientific name              Common name       Listing status       Where listed        citation and        phone, email      U.S. mail address
                                                                                               publication date)
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Mimulus michiganensis...........  Michigan monkey     E.................  Michigan..........  55 FR 25596; June   Barb Hosler;        USFWS; 2651
                                   flower.                                                     21, 1990.           Barbara_Hosler@fw   Coolidge Road,
                                                                                                                   s.gov; 517-351-     Suite 101; East
                                                                                                                   6326.               Lansing, MI
                                                                                                                                       48823.
Trifolium stoloniferum..........  Running buffalo     E.................  Arkansas, Indiana,  52 FR 21481; June   Jennifer Finfera;   USFWS; 4625 Morse
                                   clover.                                 Kentucky,           5, 1987.            614-416-8993,       Road, Suite 104;
                                                                           Missouri, Ohio,                         x13;                Columbus, OH
                                                                           West Virginia.                          Jennifer_Finfera@   43230.
                                                                                                                   fws.gov.
Erythronium propullans..........  Minnesota dwarf     E.................  Minnesota.........  73 FR 21643; March  Phil Delphey;       USFWS; 4101
                                   trout lily.                                                 26, 1986.           Phil_Delphey@fws.   American
                                                                                                                   gov; 612-725-       Boulevard East;
                                                                                                                   3548, x2206.        Bloomington, MN
                                                                                                                                       55425.
Platanthera praeclara...........  Western prairie     T.................  Iowa, Kansas,       54 FR 39875;        Phil Delphey;       USFWS; 4101
                                   fringed orchid.                         Minnesota,          September 28,       Phil_Delphey@fws.   American
                                                                           Missouri,           1989.               gov; 612-725-       Boulevard East;
                                                                           Nebraska, North                         3548, x2206.        Bloomington, MN
                                                                           Dakota, Oklahoma,                                           55425.
                                                                           South Dakota.
Lespedeza leptostachya. *         Prairie bush        T.................  Iowa, Illinois,     52 FR 781; June 9,  Phil Delphey;       USFWS; 4101
                                   clover.                                 Minnesota,          1987.               Phil_Delphey@fws.   American
                                                                           Wisconsin.                              gov; 612-725-       Boulevard East;
                                                                                                                   3548, x2206.        Bloomington, MN
                                                                                                                                       55425.
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* Species' 5-year review was previously initiated, but that review was never completed. We are reinitiating here to ensure that we have the most up-to-
  date information to complete the review.

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 topics. 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 Submissions

    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 5-year reviews addressing species for which 
the Midwest Region of the Service has lead responsibility is available 
at http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/recovery/5yr_rev/completed5yrs.hml.

Authority

    We publish this notice under the authority of the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

    Dated: November 23, 2015.
Lynn M. Lewis,
Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Midwest Region.
[FR Doc. 2015-31725 Filed 12-16-15; 8:45 am]
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