Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications, 25030-25032 [2018-11761]

Download as PDF 25030 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 105 / Thursday, May 31, 2018 / Notices Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Meeting notes will be available by contacting the Council Coordinator within 30 days following the meeting. Personal copies may be purchased for the cost of duplication. Dated: May 11, 2018. Jerome Ford, Assistant Director, Migratory Birds. [FR Doc. 2018–11601 Filed 5–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–FAC–2018–N061; FXFR13360900000– FF09F14000–167] Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Meeting AGENCY: Meeting Agenda Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. Notice of meeting. ACTION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public meeting of the Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The ANS Task Force’s purpose is to develop and implement a program for U.S. waters to prevent introduction and dispersal of aquatic invasive species; to monitor, control, and study such species; and to disseminate related information. DATES: The ANS Task Force will meet Tuesday through Thursday, June 12–14, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The meeting is open to the public; for security purposes, signup is required. For more information, contact the ANS Task Force Executive Secretary (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). ADDRESSES: Meeting location: The ANS Task Force meeting will take place at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Building 3, Room 4527, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (phone: 301–713–0174). Comment submission: You may submit written comments in advance of the meeting by emailing them to the ANS Task Force Executive Secretary (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Pasko, Executive Secretary, ANS Task Force, by telephone at (703) 358– 2466, or by email at Susan_Pasko@ fws.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), please call the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 May 30, 2018 Jkt 241001 We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a public meeting of the Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2). The ANS Task Force was established by the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990, as amended (NANPCA; 16 U.S.C. 4701 et seq.), is composed of 13 Federal and 15 exofficio members, and is co-chaired by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The ANS Task Force’s purpose is to develop and implement a program for U.S. waters to prevent introduction and dispersal of aquatic invasive species; to monitor, control, and study such species; and to disseminate related information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Update on the U.S. Geological Survey Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. • Update from the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee. • Sessions to evaluate the Task Force and regional panel accomplishments and discuss strategies to further advance the Task Force mission. • Public comment period. The final agenda and other related meeting information will be posted on the Task Force website at https:// anstaskforce.gov. Summary minutes of the meeting will be maintained by the Executive Secretary and will be available for public inspection within 90 days after the meeting at https:// anstaskforce.gov. Public Input 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. Authority: 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2. Dated: May 24, 2018. John J. Schmerfeld, Acting Assistant Director for Fish and Aquatic Conservation. [FR Doc. 2018–11735 Filed 5–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R1–ES–2018–N079; FXES11130600000–189–FF01E00000] Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation or survival of endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on these applications. Before issuing any of the requested permits, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period. DATES: We must receive your written comments on or before July 2, 2018. ADDRESSES: Document availability and comment submission: Submit requests for copies of the applications and related documents and submit any comments by one of the following methods. All requests and comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s) (e.g., TE– XXXXXX): • Email: permitsR1ES@fws.gov. • U.S. Mail: Program Manager, Restoration and Endangered Species Classification, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Regional Office, 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232–4181. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colleen Henson, Recovery Permit Coordinator, Ecological Services, (503) 231–6131 (phone); permitsR1ES@ fws.gov (email). Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877– 8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on applications for permits under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The requested permits would allow the applicants to conduct activities intended to promote recovery of species that are listed as endangered or threatened under the ESA. SUMMARY: Background With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities that constitute take E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 25031 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 105 / Thursday, May 31, 2018 / Notices of listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activity. The ESA’s definition of ‘‘take’’ includes such activities as pursuing, harassing, trapping, capturing, or collecting in addition to hunting, shooting, harming, wounding, or killing. A recovery permit issued by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for enhancement of propagation or survival of the species. These activities often include such prohibited actions as capture and collection. Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found in the Code of Federal Regulations at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the recovery and Application No. Applicant, city, state Species TE–163899–2 ......... Papahanaumo-kuakea Marine National Monument, Honolulu, HI. Laysan duck (Anas laysanensis), Shorttailed albatross (Phoebastria albatrus), Pritchardia lanigera (lo‘ulu), Sesbania tomentosa (ohai), Solanum nelsonii (popolo). TE–014497–6 ......... Haleakala National Park, Makawao, HI. TE–42195A–2 ......... Naval Facilities Engineering Command Marianas, Apra Heights, GU. TE–45531B–1 ......... Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Honolulu, HI. Add the following species: Crested HI honeycreeper or akohekohe (Palmeria dolei), Maui parrotbill or kiwikiu (Pseudonestor xanthophrys), ‘I‘iwi (Drepanis coccinea). Mariana common moorhen (Gallinula GU, MP chloropus guami), Micronesian megapode (Megapodius laperouse), Nightingale reed warbler (Acrocephalus luscinia), Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), Eugenia bryanii (No Common Name (NCN)), Hedyotis megalantha (Paudedo), Heritiera longipetiolata (Ufa-halomtano), Phyllanthus saffordii (NCN), Psychotria malaspinae (Aplokating-palaoan), Serianthes nelsonii (Hayun Iagu (=(Guam), Tronkon guafi (Rota)), Solanum guamense (Berenghenas halomtanu), Tinospora homosepala (NCN). Akekee (Loxops caeruleirostris), Akikiki HI (Oreomystis bairdi), Maui parrotbill or kiwikiu (Pseudonestor xanthophrys), Palila or honeycreeper (Loxioides bailleui), Small Kauai thrush or puaiohi (Myadestes palmeri). TE–82868C–0 ........ University of Guam, Marine Laboratory, Mangilao, GU. Rota blue damselfly (Ischnura luta) .............. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Public Availability of Comments Written comments we receive become part of the administrative record associated with this action. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 May 30, 2018 Location Jkt 241001 HI MP Activity Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Type of take Permit action Animals: Survey/monitor, band, measure, vaccinate, biosample, social attraction, and/or salvage. Plants: Collect seeds, fruits, cuttings, and plants; maintain and monitor; propagate, outplant, direct seed, transplant, and/or salvage. Survey, monitor, and salvage. Animals: Capture, handle, release, biosample. Plants: Remove and reduce to possession. Amend. Playback calls and disturbance. Amend. Birds: Survey, monitor, and salvage. Sea Turtles: Survey and monitor, biosample, tag, genetic analysis, capture, handle, release, collect morphometric data, and salvage. Plants: Collect seeds and seedlings, propagate, cultivate, outplant, and salvage. Collect eggs, nestlings, subadults, and/or adults for captive breeding and population management activities. Capture, handle, photograph, release, biosample, collect eDNA samples, and genetic analysis. Birds: Playback calls and disturbance. Sea turtles: Capture, handle, release, survey, monitor, tag, and biosample. Plants: Remove and reduce to possession. Amend. Capture, handle, release, captive propagation. Renew. Capture, handle, release, and biosample. New. While you can request in your comment that we withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their entirety. PO 00000 enhancement of propagation or survival of the species in the wild. The ESA requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. Accordingly, we invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies and the public to submit written data, views, or arguments with respect to these applications. The comments and recommendations that will be most useful and likely to influence agency decisions are those supported by quantitative information or studies. Next Steps If we decide to issue permits to any of the applicants listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. Authority We publish this notice under section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 25032 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 105 / Thursday, May 31, 2018 / Notices 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Rolland G. White, Assistant Regional Director—Ecological Services, Pacific Region. [FR Doc. 2018–11761 Filed 5–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R3–ES–2018–N049; FXES11130300000–189–FF03E00000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation or survival of endangered or threatened species. Federal law prohibits certain activities with endangered species unless a permit is obtained. DATES: We must receive any written comments on or before July 2, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send written comments by U.S. mail to the Regional Director, Attn: Carlita Payne, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 5600 American Blvd. West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN 55437–1458; or by electronic mail to permitsR3ES@fws.gov. Requesting Copies of Applications or Public Comments: Copies of applications or public comments SUMMARY: Application No. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Wesley Conway, Seymour, IN. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 May 30, 2018 Background The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), prohibits certain activities with endangered and threatened species unless the activities are specifically authorized by a Federal permit. The ESA and our implementing regulations in part 17 of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) provide for the issuance of such permits and require that we invite public comment before issuing permits for activities involving endangered species. A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with U.S. endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes, enhancement of propagation or survival, or interstate commerce (the latter only in the event that it facilitates scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or survival). Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies and the public to comment on the following applications. Please refer to the permit number when you submit comments. Documents and other information the applicants have submitted with the applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). Permit Applications Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the recovery and enhancement of propagation or survival of the species in the wild. Species Location Activity Type of take Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), gray bat (M. grisescens), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis). AL, AR, CT, DE, D.C., FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, VT, VA, WV, WI, WY. Conduct presence/ absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Capture, handle, mist-net, radiotag, band, release. Applicant TE75774C .. concerning any of the applications in this notice may be obtained by any party who submits a written request for a copy of such documents to the abovementioned office within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice (see DATES), subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). Submitting Comments: You may submit comments by one of the following methods. Please specify applicant name(s) and application number(s) to which your comments pertain (e.g., TEXXXXXX). • Email: permitsR3ES@fws.gov. Please refer to the respective permit number (e.g., Application No. TEXXXXXX) in the subject line of your email message. • U.S. Mail: Regional Director, Attn: Carlita Payne (address above). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carlita Payne, 612–713–5343; permitsR3ES@fws.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications for a permit to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation or survival of endangered or threatened species. Federal law prohibits certain activities with endangered species unless a permit is obtained. Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 Permit action New.

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 105 (Thursday, May 31, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R1-ES-2018-N079; FXES11130600000-189-FF01E00000]


Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received 
applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the 
propagation or survival of endangered or threatened species under the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. We invite the public and 
local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on these 
applications. Before issuing any of the requested permits, we will take 
into consideration any information that we receive during the public 
comment period.

DATES: We must receive your written comments on or before July 2, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Document availability and comment submission: Submit 
requests for copies of the applications and related documents and 
submit any comments by one of the following methods. All requests and 
comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s) 
(e.g., TE-XXXXXX):
     Email: [email protected].
     U.S. Mail: Program Manager, Restoration and Endangered 
Species Classification, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Pacific Regional Office, 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 
97232-4181.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colleen Henson, Recovery Permit 
Coordinator, Ecological Services, (503) 231-6131 (phone); 
[email protected] (email). Individuals who are hearing or speech 
impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY 
assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
invite the public to comment on applications for permits under section 
10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 
1531 et seq.). The requested permits would allow the applicants to 
conduct activities intended to promote recovery of species that are 
listed as endangered or threatened under the ESA.

Background

    With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities that constitute 
take

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of listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such 
activity. The ESA's definition of ``take'' includes such activities as 
pursuing, harassing, trapping, capturing, or collecting in addition to 
hunting, shooting, harming, wounding, or killing.
    A recovery permit issued by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA 
authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered or 
threatened species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for 
enhancement of propagation or survival of the species. These activities 
often include such prohibited actions as capture and collection. Our 
regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are 
found in the Code of Federal Regulations at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered 
wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 
17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened 
plant species.

Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment

    Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the 
recovery and enhancement of propagation or survival of the species in 
the wild. The ESA requires that we invite public comment before issuing 
these permits. Accordingly, we invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal 
agencies and the public to submit written data, views, or arguments 
with respect to these applications. The comments and recommendations 
that will be most useful and likely to influence agency decisions are 
those supported by quantitative information or studies.

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                             Applicant, city,
     Application No.               state                  Species               Location           Activity            Type of take       Permit action
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TE-163899-2..............  Papahanaumo-kuakea    Laysan duck (Anas          HI               Animals: Survey/      Animals: Capture,     Amend.
                            Marine National       laysanensis), Short-                        monitor, band,        handle, release,
                            Monument, Honolulu,   tailed albatross                            measure, vaccinate,   biosample.
                            HI.                   (Phoebastria albatrus),                     biosample, social    Plants: Remove and
                                                  Pritchardia lanigera                        attraction, and/or    reduce to
                                                  (lo`ulu), Sesbania                          salvage.              possession.
                                                  tomentosa (ohai),                          Plants: Collect
                                                  Solanum nelsonii                            seeds, fruits,
                                                  (popolo).                                   cuttings, and
                                                                                              plants; maintain
                                                                                              and monitor;
                                                                                              propagate,
                                                                                              outplant, direct
                                                                                              seed, transplant,
                                                                                              and/or salvage.
TE-014497-6..............  Haleakala National    Add the following          HI               Survey, monitor, and  Playback calls and    Amend.
                            Park, Makawao, HI.    species: Crested                            salvage.              disturbance.
                                                  honeycreeper or
                                                  akohekohe (Palmeria
                                                  dolei), Maui parrotbill
                                                  or kiwikiu (Pseudonestor
                                                  xanthophrys), `I`iwi
                                                  (Drepanis coccinea).
TE-42195A-2..............  Naval Facilities      Mariana common moorhen     GU, MP           Birds: Survey,        Birds: Playback       Amend.
                            Engineering Command   (Gallinula chloropus                        monitor, and          calls and
                            Marianas, Apra        guami), Micronesian                         salvage.              disturbance.
                            Heights, GU.          megapode (Megapodius                       Sea Turtles: Survey   Sea turtles:
                                                  laperouse), Nightingale                     and monitor,          Capture, handle,
                                                  reed warbler                                biosample, tag,       release, survey,
                                                  (Acrocephalus luscinia),                    genetic analysis,     monitor, tag, and
                                                  Green sea turtle                            capture, handle,      biosample.
                                                  (Chelonia mydas),                           release, collect     Plants: Remove and
                                                  Hawksbill sea turtle                        morphometric data,    reduce to
                                                  (Eretmochelys                               and salvage.          possession.
                                                  imbricata), Eugenia                        Plants: Collect
                                                  bryanii (No Common Name                     seeds and
                                                  (NCN)), Hedyotis                            seedlings,
                                                  megalantha (Paudedo),                       propagate,
                                                  Heritiera longipetiolata                    cultivate,
                                                  (Ufa-halomtano),                            outplant, and
                                                  Phyllanthus saffordii                       salvage.
                                                  (NCN), Psychotria
                                                  malaspinae (Aplokating-
                                                  palaoan), Serianthes
                                                  nelsonii (Hayun Iagu
                                                  (=(Guam), Tronkon guafi
                                                  (Rota)), Solanum
                                                  guamense (Berenghenas
                                                  halomtanu), Tinospora
                                                  homosepala (NCN).
TE-45531B-1..............  Hawaii Division of    Akekee (Loxops             HI               Collect eggs,         Capture, handle,      Renew.
                            Forestry and          caeruleirostris),                           nestlings,            release, captive
                            Wildlife, Honolulu,   Akikiki (Oreomystis                         subadults, and/or     propagation.
                            HI.                   bairdi), Maui parrotbill                    adults for captive
                                                  or kiwikiu (Pseudonestor                    breeding and
                                                  xanthophrys), Palila or                     population
                                                  honeycreeper (Loxioides                     management
                                                  bailleui), Small Kauai                      activities.
                                                  thrush or puaiohi
                                                  (Myadestes palmeri).
TE-82868C-0..............  University of Guam,   Rota blue damselfly        MP               Capture, handle,      Capture, handle,      New.
                            Marine Laboratory,    (Ischnura luta).                            photograph,           release, and
                            Mangilao, GU.                                                     release, biosample,   biosample.
                                                                                              collect eDNA
                                                                                              samples, and
                                                                                              genetic analysis.
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Public Availability of Comments

    Written comments we receive become part of the administrative 
record associated with this action. 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 request in your comment that we 
withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we 
cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. All submissions from 
organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying 
themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or 
businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their 
entirety.

Next Steps

    If we decide to issue permits to any of the applicants listed in 
this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register.

Authority

    We publish this notice under section 10(c) of the Endangered 
Species Act of

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1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

Rolland G. White,
Assistant Regional Director--Ecological Services, Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. 2018-11761 Filed 5-30-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4333-15-P