Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews for 18 Species in Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Canada, 3014-3015 [2018-00944]

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DATES: To ensure consideration in our reviews, we are requesting submission of new information no later than March 23, 2018. However, we will continue to accept new information about any listed species at any time. ADDRESSES: Submit information on any of the 12 species in Hawaii (see table under What Species Are Under Review?) via U.S. mail to: Field Supervisor, Attention: 5-Year Review, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office, 300 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 3–122, Honolulu, HI 96850, or by email to pifwo_admin@fws.gov. For the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit, Castilleja levisecta, Hackelia venusta, and Sidalcea oregana var. calva, submit information via U.S. mail to: Field Supervisor, Attention: 5-Year Review, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington Fish and Wildlife Office, 510 Desmond Dr. SE, Suite 102, Lacey, WA 98503, or by email to WFWO_LR@ fws.gov. For the Snake River physa snail, submit information via U.S. mail to: Field Supervisor; Attention: 5-Year Review; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office; 1387 S. Vinnell Way, Suite 368, Boise, ID 83709, or by email to greg_burak@fws.gov. For the white sturgeon, submit information via U.S. mail to: Field Supervisor; Attention: 5-Year Review, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Northern Idaho Field Office, 11103 East Montgomery Dr., Spokane, WA 99206, or by email to jason_flory@fws.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Koob, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office (see ADDRESSES), 808– 792–9400 (for species in Hawaii); Tom McDowell, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington Fish and Wildlife Office, 360–753–9440 (for Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit, Castilleja levisecta, Hackelia venusta, and Sidalcea oregana var. calva); or Tracy Melbihess, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office, 208–378–5287 (for white sturgeon and Snake River physa snail). Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877– 8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Why do we conduct 5-year reviews? Under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.; Act), we maintain lists of endangered and threatened wildlife and plant speciess (referred to as the List) in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17.11 (for wildlife) and 17.12 (for plants). Section 4(c)(2) of the Act requires us to review each listed species’ status at least once every 5 years. For additional information about 5-year reviews, go to https:// www.fws.gov/endangered/what-we-do/ recovery-overview.html, scroll down to ‘‘Learn more about 5-Year Reviews,’’ and click on the ‘‘5-Year Reviews’’ link. 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 E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1 3015 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 14 / Monday, January 22, 2018 / Notices will also be useful in evaluating the ongoing recovery programs for these species. What species are under review? This notice announces our active review of the 18 species listed in the table below. SPECIES FOR WHICH THE U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE IS INITIATING 5-YEAR STATUS REVIEWS Common name Scientific name Status Where listed Hawaiian hoary bat ............................. Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit ............. Lasiurus cinereus semotus ................ Brachylagus idahoensis ..................... Endangered ..... Endangered ..... Hawaiian stilt ....................................... White Sturgeon (Kootenai River DPS) Himantopus mexicanus knudseni ...... Acipenser transmontanus .................. Endangered ..... Endangered ..... Snake River physa snail ..................... Pacific Hawaiian damselfly ................. Blackburn’s sphinx moth ..................... Physa natricina .................................. Megalagrion pacificum ....................... Manduca blackburni ........................... Endangered ..... Endangered ..... Endangered ..... Final listing rule (Federal Register citation and publication date) Animals Wherever found (Hawaii) ................... U.S.A. (Washington—Douglas, Grant, Lincoln, Adams, Benton Counties). Wherever found (Hawaii) ................... U.S.A. (Idaho, Montana), Canada (British Columbia) (Kootenai River system). Wherever found (Idaho) ..................... Wherever found (Hawaii) ................... Wherever found (Hawaii) ................... 35 FR 16047, 10/13/1970. 68 FR 10388, 3/5/2003. 35 FR 16047, 10/13/1970. 59 FR 45989, 9/6/1994. 57 FR 59244, 12/14/1992. 52 FR 21481, 6/5/1987 65 FR 4770, 2/1/2000. Plants Kooloaula ............................................ Golden paintbrush ............................... Abutilon menziesii .............................. Castilleja levisecta ............................. Endangered ..... Threatened ...... Haha .................................................... Showy stickseed ................................. Awiwi ................................................... Ihi’ihi .................................................... Carter’s panicgrass ............................. Wahane ............................................... No common name .............................. No common name .............................. Wenatchee Mountains checker-mallow. Cyanea grimesiana ssp. grimesiana Hackelia venusta ................................ Kadua cookiana ................................. Marsilea villosa .................................. Panicum fauriei var. carteri ................ Pritchardia aylmer-robinsonii ............. Sanicula purpurea .............................. Schiedea hookeri ............................... Sidalcea oregana var. calva .............. Endangered Endangered Endangered Endangered Endangered Endangered Endangered Endangered Endangered Request for New 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. If you wish to provide information for any species listed above, please submit your comments and materials to the appropriate contact in ADDRESSES. ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:00 Jan 19, 2018 Jkt 244001 ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... Wherever found (Hawaii) ................... Wherever found (Oregon, Washington, British Columbia). Wherever found (Hawaii) ................... Wherever found (Washington) ........... Wherever found (Hawaii) ................... Wherever found (Hawaii) ................... Wherever found (Hawaii) ................... Wherever found (Hawaii) ................... Wherever found (Hawaii) ................... Wherever found (Hawaii) ................... Wherever found (Washington) ........... 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 Pacific Region of the Service has lead responsibility is available at https://www.fws.gov/pacific/ ecoservices/endangered/recovery/ 5year.html. 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: January 10, 2018. Theresa E. Rabot, Deputy Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 14 (Monday, January 22, 2018)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R1-ES-2017-N139; FXES11130100000C4-178-FF01E00000]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-
Year Status Reviews for 18 Species in Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, 
Idaho, and Canada

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 (Service), are 
initiating 5-year status reviews for 18 species in Hawaii, Oregon, 
Washington, Idaho, and Canada under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, 
as amended (Act). 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 new information on these 
species that has become available since the last review.

DATES: To ensure consideration in our reviews, we are requesting 
submission of new information no later than March 23, 2018. However, we 
will continue to accept new information about any listed species at any 
time.

ADDRESSES: Submit information on any of the 12 species in Hawaii (see 
table under What Species Are Under Review?) via U.S. mail to: Field 
Supervisor, Attention: 5-Year Review, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office, 300 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 3-
122, Honolulu, HI 96850, or by email to [email protected].
    For the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit, Castilleja levisecta, Hackelia 
venusta, and Sidalcea oregana var. calva, submit information via U.S. 
mail to: Field Supervisor, Attention: 5-Year Review, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Washington Fish and Wildlife Office, 510 Desmond Dr. 
SE, Suite 102, Lacey, WA 98503, or by email to [email protected].
    For the Snake River physa snail, submit information via U.S. mail 
to: Field Supervisor; Attention: 5-Year Review; U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service; Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office; 1387 S. Vinnell Way, Suite 
368, Boise, ID 83709, or by email to [email protected].
    For the white sturgeon, submit information via U.S. mail to: Field 
Supervisor; Attention: 5-Year Review, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Northern Idaho Field Office, 11103 East Montgomery Dr., Spokane, WA 
99206, or by email to [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Koob, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office (see ADDRESSES), 808-
792-9400 (for species in Hawaii); Tom McDowell, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Washington Fish and Wildlife Office, 360-753-9440 (for 
Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit, Castilleja levisecta, Hackelia venusta, 
and Sidalcea oregana var. calva); or Tracy Melbihess, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office, 208-378-5287 (for 
white sturgeon and Snake River physa snail). Individuals who are 
hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service 
at 800-877-8339 for TTY assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Why do we conduct 5-year reviews?

    Under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 
1531 et seq.; Act), we maintain lists of endangered and threatened 
wildlife and plant speciess (referred to as the List) in the Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17.11 (for wildlife) and 17.12 (for 
plants). Section 4(c)(2) of the Act requires us to review each listed 
species' status at least once every 5 years. For additional information 
about 5-year reviews, go to https://www.fws.gov/endangered/what-we-do/recovery-overview.html, scroll down to ``Learn more about 5-Year 
Reviews,'' and click on the ``5-Year Reviews'' link.

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

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will also be useful in evaluating the ongoing recovery programs for 
these species.

What species are under review?

    This notice announces our active review of the 18 species listed in 
the table below.

            Species for Which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Is Initiating 5-Year Status Reviews
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                                                                                     Final listing rule (Federal
         Common name            Scientific name       Status         Where listed       Register citation and
                                                                                          publication date)
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                                                     Animals
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Hawaiian hoary bat...........  Lasiurus          Endangered......  Wherever found   35 FR 16047, 10/13/1970.
                                cinereus                            (Hawaii).
                                semotus.
Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit..  Brachylagus       Endangered......  U.S.A.           68 FR 10388, 3/5/2003.
                                idahoensis.                         (Washington--D
                                                                    ouglas, Grant,
                                                                    Lincoln,
                                                                    Adams, Benton
                                                                    Counties).
Hawaiian stilt...............  Himantopus        Endangered......  Wherever found   35 FR 16047, 10/13/1970.
                                mexicanus                           (Hawaii).
                                knudseni.
White Sturgeon (Kootenai       Acipenser         Endangered......  U.S.A. (Idaho,   59 FR 45989, 9/6/1994.
 River DPS).                    transmontanus.                      Montana),
                                                                    Canada
                                                                    (British
                                                                    Columbia)
                                                                    (Kootenai
                                                                    River system).
Snake River physa snail......  Physa natricina.  Endangered......  Wherever found   57 FR 59244, 12/14/1992.
                                                                    (Idaho).
Pacific Hawaiian damselfly...  Megalagrion       Endangered......  Wherever found   52 FR 21481, 6/5/1987
                                pacificum.                          (Hawaii).
Blackburn's sphinx moth......  Manduca           Endangered......  Wherever found   65 FR 4770, 2/1/2000.
                                blackburni.                         (Hawaii).
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                                                     Plants
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Kooloaula....................  Abutilon          Endangered......  Wherever found   51 FR 34412, 9/26/1986.
                                menziesii.                          (Hawaii).
Golden paintbrush............  Castilleja        Threatened......  Wherever found   62 FR 31740, 6/11/1997.
                                levisecta.                          (Oregon,
                                                                    Washington,
                                                                    British
                                                                    Columbia).
Haha.........................  Cyanea            Endangered......  Wherever found   61 FR 53108, 10/10/1996.
                                grimesiana ssp.                     (Hawaii).
                                grimesiana.
Showy stickseed..............  Hackelia venusta  Endangered......  Wherever found   67 FR 5515, 2/6/2002.
                                                                    (Washington).
Awiwi........................  Kadua cookiana..  Endangered......  Wherever found   59 FR 9304, 2/25/1994.
                                                                    (Hawaii).
Ihi'ihi......................  Marsilea villosa  Endangered......  Wherever found   57 FR 27863, 6/22/1992.
                                                                    (Hawaii).
Carter's panicgrass..........  Panicum fauriei   Endangered......  Wherever found   48 FR 46328, 10/12/1983.
                                var. carteri.                       (Hawaii).
Wahane.......................  Pritchardia       Endangered......  Wherever found   61 FR 41020, 8/7/1996.
                                aylmer-                             (Hawaii).
                                robinsonii.
No common name...............  Sanicula          Endangered......  Wherever found   61 FR 53108, 10/10/1996.
                                purpurea.                           (Hawaii).
No common name...............  Schiedea hookeri  Endangered......  Wherever found   61 FR 53108, 10/10/1996.
                                                                    (Hawaii).
Wenatchee Mountains checker-   Sidalcea oregana  Endangered......  Wherever found   64 FR 71680, 12/22/1999.
 mallow.                        var. calva.                         (Washington).
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Request for New 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.
    If you wish to provide information for any species listed above, 
please submit your comments and materials to the appropriate contact in 
ADDRESSES.

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 Pacific Region of the Service has lead 
responsibility is available at https://www.fws.gov/pacific/ecoservices/endangered/recovery/5year.html.

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: January 10, 2018.
Theresa E. Rabot,
Deputy Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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