Notice of Public Meeting, Farmington District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, New Mexico, 23326-23327 [2016-09110]

Download as PDF 23326 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 76 / Wednesday, April 20, 2016 / Notices Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: April 12, 2016. Merrie Nichols-Dixon, Deputy Director, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives. [FR Doc. 2016–09052 Filed 4–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2015–N247; FXES11130000– 156–FF08E00000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Plan for Vine Hill Clarkia Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of document availability. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of the Recovery Plan for Vine Hill Clarkia (Clarkia imbricata). The recovery plan includes recovery objectives and criteria, and specific actions necessary to achieve downlisting and delisting from the Federal Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants. ADDRESSES: You may obtain a copy of the recovery plan from our Web site at http://www.fws.gov/endangered/ species/recovery-plans.html. Alternatively, you may contact the Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2800 Cottage Way, Suite W–2605, Sacramento, CA 95825 (telephone 916– 414–6700). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Norris, Field Supervisor, at the above street address or telephone number (see ADDRESSES). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background Recovery of endangered or threatened animals and plants to the point where they are again secure, self-sustaining members of their ecosystems is a primary goal of our endangered species program and the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Recovery means improvement of the status of listed species to the point at which listing is no longer appropriate under the criteria specified in section 4(a)(1) of the Act. The Act requires the development of recovery plans for listed species, unless such a plan would not promote the conservation of a particular species. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:53 Apr 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 We listed Vine Hill clarkia throughout its entire range as endangered on October 22, 1997 (62 FR 55791). The species was also listed as endangered by the State of California in 1978. It is a narrow endemic, historically known from three locations in central Sonoma County, California, all three of which may be extirpated. Currently, the species is only known to exist as a single introduced population on the 0.6hectare (1.5-acre) Vine Hill Preserve, owned and managed by the California Native Plant Society. Between 2007 and 2012, the population fluctuated from approximately 500 to 8,781 plants. All known populations of Vine Hill clarkia are located between 60 to 75 meters (197 to 246 feet) elevation, on what has been mapped as Goldridge acidic sandy loams, in an area sometimes referred to as the Sonoma Barrens. The ability of Vine Hill clarkia to persist naturally outside of Sonoma Barrens conditions is unknown. The Sonoma Barrens are an area within Sonoma County located halfway between maritime and inland climates, in a pronounced fog gap that makes it subject to peculiar climatic fluctuations. At this time, the primary threats to Vine Hill clarkia are competition for light and space with native and nonnative species and risk of extinction from stochastic environmental events associated with small populations. Because of the extreme range restriction of this already-narrow endemic, and its small population size, the plant is highly vulnerable to extinction from random events, including wildfire, herbivory, disease and pest outbreaks, and human disturbance. Two species of concern are also addressed in this recovery plan, Vine Hill manzanita (Arctostaphylos densiflora) and Vine Hill ceanothus (Ceanothus foliosus var. vineatus), which historically coexisted with Vine Hill clarkia. Vine Hill manzanita and Vine Hill ceanothus are included in this recovery plan because a communitybased recovery strategy provides for conservation of species with similar habitat requirements to those of Vine Hill clarkia, and because recovery actions implemented for Vine Hill clarkia that do not consider these other rare species may negatively affect the community. These two species are, respectively, State listed as endangered and listed Rank 1B by the California Native Plant Society. Recovery Plan Goals The purpose of a recovery plan is to provide a framework for the recovery of species so that protection under the Act is no longer necessary. A recovery plan PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 includes scientific information about the species and provides criteria that enable us to gauge whether downlisting or delisting the species is warranted. Furthermore, recovery plans help guide our recovery efforts by describing actions we consider necessary for each species’ conservation and by estimating time and costs for implementing needed recovery measures. The goal of this recovery plan is to improve the status of Vine Hill clarkia so that it can be delisted. The interim goal is to recover the species to the point that it can be downlisted from endangered to threatened status. The recovery objectives of the plan are: • Restore Sonoma Barrens habitat and establish Vine Hill clarkia. • Manage native and nonnative vegetation that competes with Vine Hill clarkia. • Ensure locations with Vine Hill clarkia are secure from incompatible uses. The recovery plan contains recovery criteria based on protecting, maintaining, and increasing populations, as well as increasing habitat quality and quantity. As Vine Hill clarkia meets recovery criteria, we will review its status and consider it for downlisting or removal from the Federal Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants. Community conservation efforts recommended for Vine Hill manzanita and Vine Hill ceanothus include establishing these species, either in concert with each other and Vine Hill clarkia, or separately. Authority We developed this recovery plan under the authority of section 4(f) of the Act, 16 U.S.C. 1533(f). We publish this notice under section 4(f) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Alexandra Pitts, Acting Regional Director, Pacific Southwest Region. [FR Doc. 2016–09104 Filed 4–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNMF00000 L13100000.PP0000 16X] Notice of Public Meeting, Farmington District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, New Mexico Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 76 / Wednesday, April 20, 2016 / Notices In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Farmington District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below. SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–20710; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] The RAC will meet on May 9 and 10, 2016, at the BLM Farmington District Office, 6251 College Blvd., Suite A, Farmington, New Mexico. On May 9, 2016, the RAC will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the District Office. On May 10, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. the BLM and RAC will tour the Pierre’s Site located south of Farmington, NM and then visit BLM reclaimed sites. Both the meeting and field tour is open to the public. In addition, the public may send written comments to the RAC at the BLM Farmington District Office, 6251 College Blvd., Suite A, Farmington, NM 87401. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tamara Faust, BLM Farmington District Office, 6251 College Blvd., Suite A, Farmington, NM 87401, 505–564–7762. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8229 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. The 10member Farmington District RAC advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in the BLM’s Farmington District. Planned agenda items include updates on National, current, or proposed projects in the Farmington District including Onshore Orders 3, 4, 5 and 9, a fee proposal and business plan for BLM -Taos recreation sites, a fee proposal for the Carson National Forest, a cheat grass and weed control pilot project, a Bisti Pentaceratops extraction update, and a field trip. A half-hour comment period, during which the public may address the RAC, has been scheduled for 3 p.m. on Monday, May 9, 2016. Depending on the number of individuals wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Byron Loosle, Acting Deputy State Director, Lands and Resources. [FR Doc. 2016–09110 Filed 4–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–FB–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:53 Apr 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, National ¯ Park Service, Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau ¯ National Historical Park, Honaunau, HI National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, ¯ Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to Pu‘uhonua o ¯ Honaunau National Historical Park. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of ¯ the request to Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park at the address in this notice by May 20, 2016. ADDRESSES: Tammy Duchesne, ¯ Superintendent, Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, P.O. Box 129, ¯ Honaunau, HI 97626, telephone (808) 328–2326, email tammy_duchesne@ nps.gov. SUMMARY: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains under the control of the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Pu‘uhonua o ¯ Honaunau National Historical Park, ¯ Honaunau, HI. The human remains were removed from two sites in Hawai‘i County, HI. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23327 U.S.C. 3003(d) (3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the Superintendent, Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Pu‘uhonua o ¯ Honaunau National Historical Park professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and representatives of the ‘ohana of Ah Tou, Casuga (Kalohi), Freitas (Moanauli), Galieto (Kelepolo), Kauhaihao (Kelekolio), Keakealani (Maunu), Kekuewa (Moanauli), Lindo, Medeiros (Kalalahua), and Ramos (Kahikina). The Hawaii Island Burial Council was invited to consult but did not participate. History and Description of the Remains In 1968, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from the Thompson House Lot Site in Hawai‘i County, HI. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1968, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from the Beach Site in Hawai‘i County, HI. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The Thompson House site is composed of traditional Hawaiian habitation features, including no less than four structures likely consisting of a mua (men’s house), hale noa (family house), hale kahumu (cooking shelter), and a hale ‘aina (women’s eating house). It has been suggested that the site may have been one of the homes of ¯ ¯ Kıwala‘o, Kamehameha’s adversary, ¯ who often resided in Honaunau. The remains from the Beach Site were removed from a buried cultural layer that contained no European material, indicating that they are Native Hawaiian. Determinations Made by Pu‘uhonua o ¯ Honaunau National Historical Park ¯ Officials of Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of five individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and the ‘ohana of Ah Tou, Casuga (Kalohi), Freitas (Moanauli), Galieto (Kelepolo), Kauhaihao (Kelekolio), Keakealani (Maunu), E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 76 (Wednesday, April 20, 2016)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

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Notice of Public Meeting, Farmington District Resource Advisory 
Council Meeting, New Mexico

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Land Management's 
(BLM) Farmington District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as 
indicated below.

DATES: The RAC will meet on May 9 and 10, 2016, at the BLM Farmington 
District Office, 6251 College Blvd., Suite A, Farmington, New Mexico. 
On May 9, 2016, the RAC will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the District 
Office. On May 10, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. the BLM and RAC will 
tour the Pierre's Site located south of Farmington, NM and then visit 
BLM reclaimed sites. Both the meeting and field tour is open to the 
public. In addition, the public may send written comments to the RAC at 
the BLM Farmington District Office, 6251 College Blvd., Suite A, 
Farmington, NM 87401.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tamara Faust, BLM Farmington District 
Office, 6251 College Blvd., Suite A, Farmington, NM 87401, 505-564-
7762. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8229 
to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS 
is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or 
question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during 
normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 10-member Farmington District RAC 
advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of 
planning and management issues associated with public land management 
in the BLM's Farmington District. Planned agenda items include updates 
on National, current, or proposed projects in the Farmington District 
including Onshore Orders 3, 4, 5 and 9, a fee proposal and business 
plan for BLM -Taos recreation sites, a fee proposal for the Carson 
National Forest, a cheat grass and weed control pilot project, a Bisti 
Pentaceratops extraction update, and a field trip.
    A half-hour comment period, during which the public may address the 
RAC, has been scheduled for 3 p.m. on Monday, May 9, 2016. Depending on 
the number of individuals wishing to comment and time available, the 
time for individual oral comments may be limited.

Byron Loosle,
Acting Deputy State Director, Lands and Resources.
[FR Doc. 2016-09110 Filed 4-19-16; 8:45 am]
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