Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Status Reviews for 42 Southeastern Species, 38320-38323 [2018-16734]

Download as PDF 38320 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 151 / Monday, August 6, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R4–ES–2018–N057; FXES11130900000C2–189–FF09E32000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Status Reviews for 42 Southeastern Species Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are initiating 5-year status reviews of 42 species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. A 5-year review is an assessment of the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review. We are requesting submission of information that has SUMMARY: Common name/scientific name become available since the last reviews of these species. DATES: To allow us adequate time to conduct these reviews, we must receive your comments or information on or before October 5, 2018. However, we will continue to accept new information about any listed species at any time. ADDRESSES: For instructions on how to submit information and review information that we receive on these species, see Request for New Information under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For species-specific information, see Request for New Information under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Why do we conduct 5-year reviews? Under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 Contact person, email, phone Status (endangered or threatened) et seq.), we maintain lists of endangered and threatened wildlife and plant species (referred to as the Lists) in title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17.11 (for wildlife) and 17.12 (for plants). Section 4(c)(2)(A) of the ESA 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 https://www.fws.gov/ endangered/what-we-do/recoveryoverview.html. Which species are under review? This notice announces our active 5year reviews of the species in the following table. States where the species is known to occur Final listing rule (Federal Register citation and publication date) Contact’s mailing address ANIMALS Mammals Bat, Florida bonneted (Eumops floridanus). Mouse, St. Andrew beach (Peromyscus polionotus peninsularis). Rabbit, Lower Keys (Sylvilagus palustris hefneri). Rice rat, (=silver rice rat) (Oryzomys palustris natator). Roxanna Hinzman, florida bonnetedbat_5-yearreview@ fws.gov, 772–468–4341. Kristi Yanchis, panamacity@ fws.gov, 850–769–0552. Endangered ..... Florida .................... 78 FR 61003; 10/2/ 2013. USFWS, 1339 20th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960. Endangered ..... Florida .................... 63 FR 70053; 12/ 18/1998. USFWS, 1601 Balboa Ave., Panama City, FL 32405. Roxanna Hinzman, lowerkeys marshrabbit_5-yearreview@ fws.gov, 772–469–4342. Roxanna Hinzman, silverricerat_5-yearreview@ fws.gov, 772–469–4343. Endangered ..... Florida .................... 55 FR 25588; 6/21/ 1990. USFWS, 1339 20th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960. Endangered ..... Florida .................... 56 FR 19809; 4/30/ 1991. USFWS, 1339 20th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960. Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia. 35 FR 16047: 10/ 13/1970. USFWS, 6578 Dogwood View Pkwy., Jackson, MS 39213. Threatened ...... Florida .................... 71 FR 13027; 3/20/ 2007. USFWS, 1339 20th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960 Endangered ..... U.S. Virgin Islands 42 FR 28543; 6/3/ 1977. USFWS, Road 301, Km 5.1, ´ P.O. Box 491, Boqueron, PR 00622 Threatened ...... Mississippi .............. 40 FR 44149; 9/25/ 1975. USFWS, 6578 Dogwood View Pkwy., Jackson, MS 39213 Threatened ...... Florida .................... Endangered ..... Kentucky ................. Endangered ..... Georgia/Tennessee 76 FR 18087; 4/1/ 2011. 58 FR 68480; 12/ 27/1993. 56 FR 31597; 8/5/ 1985. USFWS, 1601 Balboa Ave., Panama City, FL 32405 USFWS, 330 W. Broadway, Ste 265, Frankfort, KY 40601 USFWS, 355 East Hancock Ave Room 320, Athens, GA 30601 Birds Woodpecker, red-cockaded (Picoides borealis). Will McDearman, mississippi_ field_office@fws.gov, 601–321– 1124. Endangered ..... Reptiles Crocodile, American (Crocodylus acutus). Lizard, St. Croix ground (Ameiva polops). Roxanna Hinzman, american crocodile_5-yearreview@ fws.gov., 772–469–4355. Jan Zegarra, caribbean_es@ fws.gov., 787–851–7297. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Fishes Darter, bayou (Etheostoma rubrum). Darter, Okaloosa (Etheostoma okaloosae). Darter, Relict (Etheostoma chienense). Logperch, Conasauga (Percina jenkinsi). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Aug 03, 2018 Daniel Drennen, mississippi_ field_office@fws.gov., 601– 321–1127. Bill Tate, panamacity@fws.gov., 850–769–0552. Mike Floyd, kentuckyes@ fws.gov., 502–695–0468. Robin Goodloe, georgiaes@ fws.gov., 706–613–9493. Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 151 / Monday, August 6, 2018 / Notices Common name/scientific name Contact person, email, phone Status (endangered or threatened) States where the species is known to occur Final listing rule (Federal Register citation and publication date) 38321 Contact’s mailing address Clams Bankclimber, purple (Elliptoideus sloatianus). Moccasinshell, Gulf (Medionidus penicillatus). Moccasinshell, Ochlockonee (Medionidus simpsonianus). Pearlymussel, littlewing (Pegias fabula). Maureen Walsh, panamacity@ fws.gov., 850–769–0552. Maureen Walsh, panamacity@ fws.gov., 850–769–0552. Maureen Walsh., panamacity@ fws.gov., 850–769–0552. Leroy Koch, kentuckyes@ fws.gov., 502–695–0468. Threatened ...... Florida .................... 63 FR 12664; 1998. 63 FR 12664; 1998. 63 FR 12664; 1998. 53 FR 45861; 14/1988. Endangered ..... Florida .................... Endangered ..... Florida .................... Endangered ..... Pigtoe, oval (Pleurobema pyriforme). Pocketbook, shinyrayed (Lampsilis subangulata). Slabshell, Chipola (Elliptio chipolaensis). Spinymussel, Altamaha (Elliptio spinosa). Maureen Walsh, panamacity@ fws.gov., 850–769–0552. Maureen Walsh, panamacity@ fws.gov., 850–769–0552. Maureen Walsh, panamacity@ fws.gov., 850–769–0552. Anthony Sowers, georgiaes@ fws.gov., 706–613–9493. Threatened ...... Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia. Florida .................... Endangered ..... Florida .................... Threatened ...... Florida .................... Endangered ..... Georgia ................... Threeridge, fat (Amblema neislerii). Maureen Walsh, panamacity@ fws.gov., 850–769–0552. Endangered ..... Florida/Georgia ....... 63 FR 12664; 3/16/ 1998. USFWS, 1601 Balboa Ave., Panama City, FL 32405 USFWS, 1601 Balboa Ave., Panama City, FL 32405 USFWS., 1601 Balboa Ave., Panama City, FL 32405 USFWS, 355 East Hancock Ave Room 320, Athens, GA 30601 USFWS, 1601 Balboa Ave, Panama City, FL 32405 Florida .................... 43 FR 28932; 7/3/ 1978. USFWS, 1339 20th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960 Florida .................... 49 FR 34501; 8/31/ 1984. USFWS, 1339 20th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960 58 FR 25742; 4/27/ 1993. USFWS, 110 South Amity Rd., Suite 300, Conway, AR 72032 63 FR 12664; 1998. 63 FR 12664; 1998. 63 FR 12664; 1998. 76 FR 62928; 11/2011. 3/16/ 3/16/ 3/16/ 11/ 3/16/ 3/16/ 3/16/ 10/ USFWS, 1601 Balboa Ave., Panama City, FL 32405 USFWS, 1601 Balboa Ave., Panama City, FL 32405 USFWS, 1601 Balboa Ave., Panama City, FL 32405 USFWS, 330 West Broadway, Suite 265, Frankfort, KY 40601 Snails Snail, Stock Island tree (Orthalicus reses). Roxanna Hinzman, stockisland treesnail_5-yearreview@ fws.gov., 772–469–4347. Threatened ...... Insects Swallowtail, Schaus (Heraclides aristodemus ponceanus). Roxanna Hinzman, schausswallowtailbutterfly_5yearreview@fws.gov., 772– 469–4345. Endangered ..... Crustaceans Crayfish, Benton County Cave (Cambarus aculabrum). Tommy Inebnit, arkansas-es_ recovery@fws.gov., 501–513– 4483. Endangered ..... Florida .................... PLANTS Flowering Plants Buxus vahlii (Vahl’s boxwood) .... Omar Monsegur, caribbean_ es@fws.gov., 787–851–7297. Endangered ..... Puerto Rico ............ 50 FR 32572; 8/13/ 1985. Calyptranthes thomasiana (Thomas lidflower). Jaime Yrigoyen, caribbean_ es@fws.gov., 787–851–7297. Endangered ..... Puerto Rico; U.S. Virgin Islands. 59 FR 8138; 2/18/ 1994. Cladonia perforata (Florida perforate cladonia). Roxanna Hinzman, florida perforatecladonia_5yearreview@fws.gov., 772– 469–4349. Roxanna Hinzman, pigeonwings_5-yearreview@ fws.gov., 772–469–4353. Roxanna Hinzman, avonparkharebells_5yearreview@fws.gov., 772– 469–4350. Jennifer Valentin, caribbean_ es@fws.gov., 787–851–7297. Endangered ..... Florida .................... 58 FR 25746; 4/27/ 1993. USFWS, Road 301, Km 5.1, ´ P.O. Box 491, Boqueron, PR 00622 USFWS, Road 301, Km 5.1, ´ P.O. Box 491, Boqueron, PR 00622 USFWS, 1339 20th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960 Threatened ...... Florida .................... 58 FR 25746; 4/27/ 1993. USFWS, 1339 20th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960 Endangered ..... Florida .................... 58 FR 25746; 4/27/ 1993. USFWS, 1339 20th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960 Endangered ..... Puerto Rico ............ 53 FR 23740; 6/23/ 1988. Endangered ..... Florida .................... 50 FR 20212; 5/15/ 1985. Gesneria pauciflora (no common name). Roxanna Hinzman, lakelasmint_5-yearreview@ fws.gov., 772–469–4350. Omar Monsegur, caribbean_ es@fws.gov., 787–851–7297. USFWS, Road 301, Km 5.1, ´ P.O. Box 491, Boqueron, PR 00622 USFWS., 1339 20th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960 Threatened ...... Puerto Rico ............ 60 FR 12483; 3/7/ 1995. Goetzea elegans (Beautiful goetzea). Martiza Vargas, caribbean_es@ fws.gov., 787–851–7297. Endangered ..... Puerto Rico ............ 50 FR 15564; 4/19/ 1985. Helianthus schweinitzii (Schweinitz’s sunflower). Rebekkah Reid, fw4esasheville@fws.gov., 828– 258–3939. Endangered ..... North Carolina; South Carolina. 56 FR 21087; 5/7/ 1991. Clitoria fragrans (Pigeon wings) Crotalaria avonensis (Avon Park harebells). Daphnopsis hellerana (no common name). sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Dicerandra immaculata (Lakela’s mint). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Aug 03, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1 USFWS, Road 301, Km 5.1, ´ P.O. Box 491, Boqueron, PR 00622 USFWS, Road 301, Km 5.1, ´ P.O. Box 491, Boqueron, PR 00622 USFWS, 160 Zillicoa St., Asheville, NC 28801 38322 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 151 / Monday, August 6, 2018 / Notices Common name/scientific name Hudsonia montana (Mountain golden heather). Ilex cookii (Cook’s holly) ............. Jacquemontia reclinata (Beach jacquemontia). Juglans jamaicensis (West Indian walnut (nogal)). Paronychia chartacea (Papery whitlow-wort). Rhododendron chapmanii (Chapman’s rhododendron). Sisyrinchium dichotomum (White irisette). Solidago spithamaea, (Blue Ridge goldenrod). Final listing rule (Federal Register citation and publication date) Status (endangered or threatened) States where the species is known to occur Rebekkah Reid, fw4esasheville@fws.gov., 828– 258–3939. Angel Colon, caribbean_es@ fws.gov., 787–851–7297. Threatened ...... North Carolina ........ 45 FR 69360; 10/ 20/1980. USFWS, 160 Zillicoa St., Asheville, NC 28801 Endangered ..... Puerto Rico ............ 52 FR 22936; 6/16/ 1987. Roxanna Hinzman, beach_ jacquemontia_5-yearreview@ fws.gov., 772–469–4348. Angel Colon, caribbean_es@ fws.gov., 787–851–7297. Endangered ..... Florida .................... 58 FR 62046; 11/ 24/1993. USFWS, Road 301, Km 5.1, ´ P.O. Box 491, Boqueron, PR 00622 USFWS, 1339 20th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960 Endangered ..... Puerto Rico ............ 62 FR 1691; 1/13/ 1997. Roxanna Hinzman, paperywhitlow-wort_5yearreview@fws.gov., 772– 469–4352. Vivian Negron-Ortiz, panamacity@fws.gov., 850– 769–0552. Rebekkah Reid, fw4esasheville@fws.gov., 828– 258–3939. Rebekkah Reid, fw4esasheville@fws.gov., 828– 258–3939. Threatened ...... Florida .................... 52 FR 2227; 1/21/ 1987. USFWS, Road 301, Km 5.1, ´ P.O. Box 491, Boqueron, PR 00622 USFWS, 1339 20th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960 Endangered ..... Florida .................... 44 FR 24248; 4/24/ 1979. USFWS, 1601 Balboa Ave., Panama City, FL 32405 Endangered ..... North Carolina; South Carolina. 56 FR 48752; 9/26/ 1991. USFWS., 160 Zillicoa St., Asheville, NC 28801 Threatened ...... North Carolina, Tennessee. 50 FR 12306; 3/28/ 1985. USFWS, 160 Zillicoa St., Asheville, NC 28801 Florida, Georgia ..... 49 FR 2783; 1/23/ 1984. USFWS, 1601 Balboa Ave., Panama City, FL 32405 Contact person, email, phone Contact’s mailing address Conifers Torreya taxifolia (Florida torreya) Vivian Negron-Ortiz, panamacity@fws.gov., 850– 769–0552. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES What information do we consider in our review? A 5-year review considers the best scientific and commercial data that have become available since the current listing determination or most recent status review of each species, 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 to benefit the species; D. Threat status and trends (see the five factors under How Do We Determine Whether A Species Is Endangered or Threatened?); 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. We request any new information concerning the status of any of these 42 species. Information submitted should be supported by 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Aug 03, 2018 Jkt 244001 Endangered ..... We expect we could conduct a species status assessment (SSA) for some of these species under review. An SSA is a biological risk assessment to aid decision makers who must use the best available scientific information to make policy decisions under the ESA. The SSA provides decisionmakers with a scientifically rigorous characterization of a species’ status, and of the likelihood that the species will sustain populations, along with key uncertainties in that characterization. It presents a compilation of the best available information on a species, as well as its ecological needs, based on environmental factors. An SSA also describes the current condition of the species’ habitat and demographics, and probable explanations for past and ongoing changes in abundance and distribution within the species’ range. Finally, it forecasts the species’ response to probable future scenarios of environmental conditions and conservation efforts. Overall, an SSA uses the conservation biology principles of resiliency, redundancy, and representation (collectively known as the ‘‘3 Rs’’) to evaluate the current and future condition of the species. As a result, the SSA characterizes a species’ ability to sustain populations in the wild over time based on the best scientific understanding of current and future abundance and distribution within the species’ ecological settings. PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Definitions A. Species means any species or subspecies of fish, wildlife, or plant, and any distinct population segment of any species of vertebrate which interbreeds when mature. B. Endangered means any species that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range. C. Threatened means any species that is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range. How do we determine whether a species is endangered or threatened? Section 4(a)(1) of the ESA requires that we determine whether a species is endangered or threatened based on one or more of the following five factors: A. The present or threatened destruction, modification, or curtailment of its habitat or range; B. Overutilization for commercial, recreational, scientific, or educational purposes; C. Disease or predation; D. The inadequacy of existing regulatory mechanisms; or E. Other natural or manmade factors affecting its continued existence. Request for New Information To do any of the following, contact the person associated with the species you are interested in under the table in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 151 / Monday, August 6, 2018 / Notices A. To get more information on a species; B. To submit information on a species; or C. To review information we receive, which will be available for public inspection by appointment, during normal business hours, at the listed addresses. Public Availability of Comments 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. Availability of Status Reviews All completed status reviews under the ESA are available via the Service website, at https://www.fws.gov/ endangered/species/us-species.html. Authority We publish this document under the authority of the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: May 1, 2018. Mike Oetker, Acting Regional Director, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 2018–16734 Filed 8–3–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993—National Armaments Consortium Notice is hereby given that, on April 20, 2018, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (‘‘the Act’’), National Armaments Consortium (‘‘NAC’’) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Aug 03, 2018 Jkt 244001 filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, Base Design LLC, Wake Forest, NC; Agile Defense, Inc., Reston, VA; Arizona State University Research Enterprise (ASURE), Scottsdale, AZ; ARRS Technologies, LLC, San Diego, CA; Ascent Vision Technologies, LLC, Belgrade, MT; Bachstein Consulting LLC, Raymond, NH; Barden Brook Solutions, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Binergy Scientific Inc., Atlanta, GA; BlankSafe LLC, San Juan Bautista, CA; Calculagraph Co DBA Control Products, Inc., East Hanover, NJ; Chemimage Biothreat, LLC d/b/a Chemimage Sensor Systems, Pittsburgh, PA; CMI Defence America, Sterling Heights, MI; CTC Enterprise Ventures Corporation (EVC), Johnstown, PA; Dynamic Matter LLC, Englewood, CO; Fiber Materials, Inc., Biddeford, ME; FLIR Systems, Inc., North Billerica, MA; Harbour Mechanical Corporation, Hoboken, NJ; Harris Corporation, Roanoke, VA; Hill Technical Solutions, Inc., Huntsville, AL; Intellisense Systems, Inc., Torrance, CA; Knobley Technical Associates LLC, Rocket Center, WV; Lithium Battery Engineering, LLC, Randolph, NJ; Lynntech, Inc., College Station, TX; Mainstream Engineering Corporation, Rockledge, FL; MAJR Mechatronics Corp, Sebring, FL; MegaWave Corporation, Devens, MA; Mustang Vacuum Systems, Inc., Sarasota, FL; NAVSYS Corporation, Colorado Springs, CO; NBS Enterprises, LLC, Leesburg, VA; North Star Systems, Inc., Birmingham, AL; Novateur Research Solutions LLC, Leesburg, VA; Novetta, Inc., McLean, VA; nP Technology LLC, Colorado Springs, CO; Nutronics, Inc., Longmont, CO; nVision Technology, Inc, Norton, OH; OASYS, INC., Huntsville, AL; Olin Corporation— Winchester Division, East Alton, IL; Optek Global Solutions, Inc., Los Angeles, CA; Ordnance Technology Service, Inc., Mentor, OH; Ormond, LLC, Auburn, WA; Peak Nano Optics, LLC, Coppel, TX; Piasecki Aircraft Corporation, Essington, PA; Polaris Contract Manufacturing, Inc., Marion, MA; PolyK Technologies, LLC, State College, PA; PPI-Time Zero, Inc., Fairfield, NJ; Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc., Monmouth, NJ; Qynergy Corporation, Albuquerque, NM; RADA Technologies LLC, Silver Spring, MD; Redfish Trading, LLC, San Antonio, TX; Riptide Autonomous Solutions, Plymouth, MA; Robert Doto Associates, LLC, Sun City Center, FL; Senvol LLC, New York, NY; Sierra Nevada Corporation, Sparks, NV; PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 38323 SiliconScapes, LLC, State College, PA; Solid Innovations, LLC, East Stroudsburg, PA; Space Vector Corporation, Chatsworth, CA; SPIRE Manufacturing Solutions, LLC, Colorado Springs, CO; Stockdale & Associates, Indianapolis, IN; Strategic Marketing Innovations, Inc., Washington, DC; Technology and Communications Systems Inc., Clearwater, FL; Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., Huntsville, AL; Telephonies Corporation, Farmingdale, NY; TERMA North America Inc., Warner Robins, GA; Total Reliant Consulting, Boerne, TX; T-Worx Holdings, LLC, Ashburn, VA; UDC USA Inc., Tampa, FL; United Protective Technologies LLC, Locus, NC; University of Delaware, Newark, DE; VK Integrated Systems, Fullerton, CA; Volans-I, INC., San Francisco, CA; VT Miltope Corporation, Hope Hull, AL; WMD Guns, LLC, Stuart, FL; and ZedaSoft, Inc., Fort Worth, TX have been added as parties to this venture. Also, 3D Systems, Inc., Rock Hill, SC; Advanced Ceramics Manufacturing, Tucson, AZ; Alaire Technologies Inc., Lorton, VA; Arco Global Services Corp., Corpus Christi, TX; Aria Microwave Systems, Inc., Teaneck, NJ; KYNTEC Corporation, Cheektowaga, NY; Metamagnetics Inc., Westborough, MA; Mission Critical Solutions, LLC, Alum Bank, PA; Riptide Software, Inc., Oviedo, FL; and Vista Outdoor Sales LLC, Anoka, MN, have withdrawn as parties to this venture. No other changes have been made in either the membership or planned activity of the group research project. Membership in this group research project remains open, and NAC intends to file additional written notifications disclosing all changes in membership. On May 2, 2000, NAC filed its original notification Pursuant to Section 6(a) of the Act. The Department of Justice published a notice in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on June 30, 2000 (65 FR 40693). The last notification was filed with the Department on April 19, 2018. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on May 21, 2018 (83 FR 23486). Suzanne Morris Chief, Premerger and Division Statistics Unit, Antitrust Division. [FR Doc. 2018–16705 Filed 8–3–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–11–P E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R4-ES-2018-N057; FXES11130900000C2-189-FF09E32000]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Status 
Reviews for 42 Southeastern 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 (Service), are 
initiating 5-year status reviews of 42 species under the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended. A 5-year review is an assessment of 
the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the 
review. We are requesting submission of information that has become 
available since the last reviews of these species.

DATES: To allow us adequate time to conduct these reviews, we must 
receive your comments or information on or before October 5, 2018. 
However, we will continue to accept new information about any listed 
species at any time.

ADDRESSES: For instructions on how to submit information and review 
information that we receive on these species, see Request for New 
Information under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For species-specific information, see 
Request for New Information under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Why do we conduct 5-year reviews?

    Under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 
U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), we maintain lists of endangered and threatened 
wildlife and plant species (referred to as the Lists) in title 50 of 
the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17.11 (for wildlife) 
and 17.12 (for plants). Section 4(c)(2)(A) of the ESA 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 https://www.fws.gov/endangered/what-we-do/recovery-overview.html.

Which species are under review?

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

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                                     Contact person, email,   Status (endangered or     States where the      (Federal Register      Contact's mailing
    Common name/scientific name               phone                threatened)        species is known to        citation and             address
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Bat, Florida bonneted (Eumops        Roxanna Hinzman,        Endangered............  Florida..............  78 FR 61003; 10/2/     USFWS, 1339 20th St.,
 floridanus).                         floridabonnetedbat_5-                                                  2013.                  Vero Beach, FL
                                      [email protected],                                                                           32960.
                                      772-468-4341.
Mouse, St. Andrew beach (Peromyscus  Kristi Yanchis,         Endangered............  Florida..............  63 FR 70053; 12/18/    USFWS, 1601 Balboa
 polionotus peninsularis).            [email protected],                                                    1998.                  Ave., Panama City,
                                      850-769-0552.                                                                                 FL 32405.
Rabbit, Lower Keys (Sylvilagus       Roxanna Hinzman,        Endangered............  Florida..............  55 FR 25588; 6/21/     USFWS, 1339 20th St.,
 palustris hefneri).                  lowerkeysmarshrabbit_                                                  1990.                  Vero Beach, FL
                                      [email protected],                                                                         32960.
                                      772-469-4342.
Rice rat, (=silver rice rat)         Roxanna Hinzman,        Endangered............  Florida..............  56 FR 19809; 4/30/     USFWS, 1339 20th St.,
 (Oryzomys palustris natator).        silverricerat_5-                                                       1991.                  Vero Beach, FL
                                      [email protected],                                                                           32960.
                                      772-469-4343.
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Woodpecker, red-cockaded (Picoides   Will McDearman,         Endangered............  Alabama, Arkansas,     35 FR 16047: 10/13/    USFWS, 6578 Dogwood
 borealis).                           mississippi_field_off                           Florida, Georgia,      1970.                  View Pkwy., Jackson,
                                      [email protected], 601-321-                           Louisiana,                                    MS 39213.
                                      1124.                                           Mississippi,
                                                                                      Missouri, North
                                                                                      Carolina, Oklahoma,
                                                                                      South Carolina,
                                                                                      Texas, Virginia.
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                                                                        Reptiles
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Crocodile, American (Crocodylus      Roxanna Hinzman,        Threatened............  Florida..............  71 FR 13027; 3/20/     USFWS, 1339 20th St.,
 acutus).                             americancrocodile_5-                                                   2007.                  Vero Beach, FL 32960
                                      [email protected],
                                      772-469-4355.
Lizard, St. Croix ground (Ameiva     Jan Zegarra,            Endangered............  U.S. Virgin Islands..  42 FR 28543; 6/3/1977  USFWS, Road 301, Km
 polops).                             [email protected].                                                                         5.1, P.O. Box 491,
                                      , 787-851-7297.                                                                               Boquer[oacute]n, PR
                                                                                                                                    00622
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                                                                         Fishes
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Darter, bayou (Etheostoma rubrum)..  Daniel Drennen,         Threatened............  Mississippi..........  40 FR 44149; 9/25/     USFWS, 6578 Dogwood
                                      mississippi_field_off                                                  1975.                  View Pkwy., Jackson,
                                      [email protected], 601-321-                                                                        MS 39213
                                      1127.
Darter, Okaloosa (Etheostoma         Bill Tate,              Threatened............  Florida..............  76 FR 18087; 4/1/2011  USFWS, 1601 Balboa
 okaloosae).                          [email protected].,                                                                          Ave., Panama City,
                                      850-769-0552.                                                                                 FL 32405
Darter, Relict (Etheostoma           Mike Floyd,             Endangered............  Kentucky.............  58 FR 68480; 12/27/    USFWS, 330 W.
 chienense).                          [email protected].,                                                   1993.                  Broadway, Ste 265,
                                      502-695-0468.                                                                                 Frankfort, KY 40601
Logperch, Conasauga (Percina         Robin Goodloe,          Endangered............  Georgia/Tennessee....  56 FR 31597; 8/5/1985  USFWS, 355 East
 jenkinsi).                           [email protected].,                                                                           Hancock Ave Room
                                      706-613-9493.                                                                                 320, Athens, GA
                                                                                                                                    30601
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                                                                          Clams
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Bankclimber, purple (Elliptoideus    Maureen Walsh,          Threatened............  Florida..............  63 FR 12664; 3/16/     USFWS, 1601 Balboa
 sloatianus).                         [email protected].,                                                   1998.                  Ave., Panama City,
                                      850-769-0552.                                                                                 FL 32405
Moccasinshell, Gulf (Medionidus      Maureen Walsh,          Endangered............  Florida..............  63 FR 12664; 3/16/     USFWS, 1601 Balboa
 penicillatus).                       [email protected].,                                                   1998.                  Ave., Panama City,
                                      850-769-0552.                                                                                 FL 32405
Moccasinshell, Ochlockonee           Maureen Walsh.,         Endangered............  Florida..............  63 FR 12664; 3/16/     USFWS, 1601 Balboa
 (Medionidus simpsonianus).           [email protected].,                                                   1998.                  Ave., Panama City,
                                      850-769-0552.                                                                                 FL 32405
Pearlymussel, littlewing (Pegias     Leroy Koch,             Endangered............  Alabama, Kentucky,     53 FR 45861; 11/14/    USFWS, 330 West
 fabula).                             [email protected].,                            North Carolina,        1988.                  Broadway, Suite 265,
                                      502-695-0468.                                   Tennessee, Virginia.                          Frankfort, KY 40601
Pigtoe, oval (Pleurobema pyriforme)  Maureen Walsh,          Threatened............  Florida..............  63 FR 12664; 3/16/     USFWS, 1601 Balboa
                                      [email protected].,                                                   1998.                  Ave., Panama City,
                                      850-769-0552.                                                                                 FL 32405
Pocketbook, shinyrayed (Lampsilis    Maureen Walsh,          Endangered............  Florida..............  63 FR 12664; 3/16/     USFWS, 1601 Balboa
 subangulata).                        [email protected].,                                                   1998.                  Ave., Panama City,
                                      850-769-0552.                                                                                 FL 32405
Slabshell, Chipola (Elliptio         Maureen Walsh,          Threatened............  Florida..............  63 FR 12664; 3/16/     USFWS., 1601 Balboa
 chipolaensis).                       [email protected].,                                                   1998.                  Ave., Panama City,
                                      850-769-0552.                                                                                 FL 32405
Spinymussel, Altamaha (Elliptio      Anthony Sowers,         Endangered............  Georgia..............  76 FR 62928; 10/11/    USFWS, 355 East
 spinosa).                            [email protected].,                                                    2011.                  Hancock Ave Room
                                      706-613-9493.                                                                                 320, Athens, GA
                                                                                                                                    30601
Threeridge, fat (Amblema neislerii)  Maureen Walsh,          Endangered............  Florida/Georgia......  63 FR 12664; 3/16/     USFWS, 1601 Balboa
                                      [email protected].,                                                   1998.                  Ave, Panama City, FL
                                      850-769-0552.                                                                                 32405
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                                                                         Snails
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Snail, Stock Island tree             Roxanna Hinzman,        Threatened............  Florida..............  43 FR 28932; 7/3/1978  USFWS, 1339 20th St.,
 (Orthalicus reses).                  stockislandtreesnail_                                                                         Vero Beach, FL 32960
                                      5-
                                      [email protected],
                                      772-469-4347.
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                                                                         Insects
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Swallowtail, Schaus (Heraclides      Roxanna Hinzman,        Endangered............  Florida..............  49 FR 34501; 8/31/     USFWS, 1339 20th St.,
 aristodemus ponceanus).              schausswallowtailbutt                                                  1984.                  Vero Beach, FL 32960
                                      erfly_5-
                                      [email protected],
                                      772-469-4345.
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                                                                       Crustaceans
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Crayfish, Benton County Cave         Tommy Inebnit,          Endangered............  Florida..............  58 FR 25742; 4/27/     USFWS, 110 South
 (Cambarus aculabrum).                arkansas-                                                              1993.                  Amity Rd., Suite
                                      [email protected],                                                                         300, Conway, AR
                                      501-513-4483.                                                                                 72032
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                                                                         PLANTS
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                                                                    Flowering Plants
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Buxus vahlii (Vahl's boxwood)......  Omar Monsegur,          Endangered............  Puerto Rico..........  50 FR 32572; 8/13/     USFWS, Road 301, Km
                                      [email protected].                                                  1985.                  5.1, P.O. Box 491,
                                      , 787-851-7297.                                                                               Boquer[oacute]n, PR
                                                                                                                                    00622
Calyptranthes thomasiana (Thomas     Jaime Yrigoyen,         Endangered............  Puerto Rico; U.S.      59 FR 8138; 2/18/1994  USFWS, Road 301, Km
 lidflower).                          [email protected].                           Virgin Islands.                               5.1, P.O. Box 491,
                                      , 787-851-7297.                                                                               Boquer[oacute]n, PR
                                                                                                                                    00622
Cladonia perforata (Florida          Roxanna Hinzman,        Endangered............  Florida..............  58 FR 25746; 4/27/     USFWS, 1339 20th St.,
 perforate cladonia).                 floridaperforateclado                                                  1993.                  Vero Beach, FL 32960
                                      nia_5-
                                      [email protected],
                                      772-469-4349.
Clitoria fragrans (Pigeon wings)...  Roxanna Hinzman,        Threatened............  Florida..............  58 FR 25746; 4/27/     USFWS, 1339 20th St.,
                                      pigeonwings_5-                                                         1993.                  Vero Beach, FL 32960
                                      [email protected],
                                      772-469-4353.
Crotalaria avonensis (Avon Park      Roxanna Hinzman,        Endangered............  Florida..............  58 FR 25746; 4/27/     USFWS, 1339 20th St.,
 harebells).                          avonparkharebells_5-                                                   1993.                  Vero Beach, FL 32960
                                      [email protected],
                                      772-469-4350.
Daphnopsis hellerana (no common      Jennifer Valentin,      Endangered............  Puerto Rico..........  53 FR 23740; 6/23/     USFWS, Road 301, Km
 name).                               [email protected].                                                  1988.                  5.1, P.O. Box 491,
                                      , 787-851-7297.                                                                               Boquer[oacute]n, PR
                                                                                                                                    00622
Dicerandra immaculata (Lakela's      Roxanna Hinzman,        Endangered............  Florida..............  50 FR 20212; 5/15/     USFWS., 1339 20th
 mint).                               lakelasmint_5-                                                         1985.                  St., Vero Beach, FL
                                      [email protected],                                                                          32960
                                      772-469-4350.
Gesneria pauciflora (no common       Omar Monsegur,          Threatened............  Puerto Rico..........  60 FR 12483; 3/7/1995  USFWS, Road 301, Km
 name).                               [email protected].                                                                         5.1, P.O. Box 491,
                                      , 787-851-7297.                                                                               Boquer[oacute]n, PR
                                                                                                                                    00622
Goetzea elegans (Beautiful goetzea)  Martiza Vargas,         Endangered............  Puerto Rico..........  50 FR 15564; 4/19/     USFWS, Road 301, Km
                                      [email protected].                                                  1985.                  5.1, P.O. Box 491,
                                      , 787-851-7297.                                                                               Boquer[oacute]n, PR
                                                                                                                                    00622
Helianthus schweinitzii              Rebekkah Reid,          Endangered............  North Carolina; South  56 FR 21087; 5/7/1991  USFWS, 160 Zillicoa
 (Schweinitz's sunflower).            [email protected]                           Carolina.                                     St., Asheville, NC
                                      v., 828-258-3939.                                                                             28801

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Hudsonia montana (Mountain golden    Rebekkah Reid,          Threatened............  North Carolina.......  45 FR 69360; 10/20/    USFWS, 160 Zillicoa
 heather).                            [email protected]                                                  1980.                  St., Asheville, NC
                                      v., 828-258-3939.                                                                             28801
Ilex cookii (Cook's holly).........  Angel Colon,            Endangered............  Puerto Rico..........  52 FR 22936; 6/16/     USFWS, Road 301, Km
                                      [email protected].                                                  1987.                  5.1, P.O. Box 491,
                                      , 787-851-7297.                                                                               Boquer[oacute]n, PR
                                                                                                                                    00622
Jacquemontia reclinata (Beach        Roxanna Hinzman,        Endangered............  Florida..............  58 FR 62046; 11/24/    USFWS, 1339 20th St.,
 jacquemontia).                       beach_jacquemontia_5-                                                  1993.                  Vero Beach, FL 32960
                                      [email protected],
                                      772-469-4348.
Juglans jamaicensis (West Indian     Angel Colon,            Endangered............  Puerto Rico..........  62 FR 1691; 1/13/1997  USFWS, Road 301, Km
 walnut (nogal)).                     [email protected].                                                                         5.1, P.O. Box 491,
                                      , 787-851-7297.                                                                               Boquer[oacute]n, PR
                                                                                                                                    00622
Paronychia chartacea (Papery         Roxanna Hinzman,        Threatened............  Florida..............  52 FR 2227; 1/21/1987  USFWS, 1339 20th St.,
 whitlow-wort).                       paperywhitlow-wort_5-                                                                         Vero Beach, FL 32960
                                      [email protected],
                                      772-469-4352.
Rhododendron chapmanii (Chapman's    Vivian Negron-Ortiz,    Endangered............  Florida..............  44 FR 24248; 4/24/     USFWS, 1601 Balboa
 rhododendron).                       [email protected].,                                                   1979.                  Ave., Panama City,
                                      850-769-0552.                                                                                 FL 32405
Sisyrinchium dichotomum (White       Rebekkah Reid,          Endangered............  North Carolina; South  56 FR 48752; 9/26/     USFWS., 160 Zillicoa
 irisette).                           [email protected]                           Carolina.              1991.                  St., Asheville, NC
                                      v., 828-258-3939.                                                                             28801
Solidago spithamaea, (Blue Ridge     Rebekkah Reid,          Threatened............  North Carolina,        50 FR 12306; 3/28/     USFWS, 160 Zillicoa
 goldenrod).                          [email protected]                           Tennessee.             1985.                  St., Asheville, NC
                                      v., 828-258-3939.                                                                             28801
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                                                                        Conifers
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Torreya taxifolia (Florida torreya)  Vivian Negron-Ortiz,    Endangered............  Florida, Georgia.....  49 FR 2783; 1/23/1984  USFWS, 1601 Balboa
                                      [email protected].,                                                                          Ave., Panama City,
                                      850-769-0552.                                                                                 FL 32405
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What information do we consider in our review?

    A 5-year review considers the best scientific and commercial data 
that have become available since the current listing determination or 
most recent status review of each species, 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 to benefit the 
species;
    D. Threat status and trends (see the five factors under How Do We 
Determine Whether A Species Is Endangered or Threatened?); 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.
    We request any new information concerning the status of any of 
these 42 species. Information submitted should be supported by 
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.
    We expect we could conduct a species status assessment (SSA) for 
some of these species under review. An SSA is a biological risk 
assessment to aid decision makers who must use the best available 
scientific information to make policy decisions under the ESA. The SSA 
provides decisionmakers with a scientifically rigorous characterization 
of a species' status, and of the likelihood that the species will 
sustain populations, along with key uncertainties in that 
characterization.
    It presents a compilation of the best available information on a 
species, as well as its ecological needs, based on environmental 
factors. An SSA also describes the current condition of the species' 
habitat and demographics, and probable explanations for past and 
ongoing changes in abundance and distribution within the species' 
range. Finally, it forecasts the species' response to probable future 
scenarios of environmental conditions and conservation efforts. 
Overall, an SSA uses the conservation biology principles of resiliency, 
redundancy, and representation (collectively known as the ``3 Rs'') to 
evaluate the current and future condition of the species. As a result, 
the SSA characterizes a species' ability to sustain populations in the 
wild over time based on the best scientific understanding of current 
and future abundance and distribution within the species' ecological 
settings.

Definitions

    A. Species means any species or subspecies of fish, wildlife, or 
plant, and any distinct population segment of any species of vertebrate 
which interbreeds when mature.
    B. Endangered means any species that is in danger of extinction 
throughout all or a significant portion of its range.
    C. Threatened means any species that is likely to become an 
endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a 
significant portion of its range.

How do we determine whether a species is endangered or threatened?

    Section 4(a)(1) of the ESA requires that we determine whether a 
species is endangered or threatened based on one or more of the 
following five factors:
    A. The present or threatened destruction, modification, or 
curtailment of its habitat or range;
    B. Overutilization for commercial, recreational, scientific, or 
educational purposes;
    C. Disease or predation;
    D. The inadequacy of existing regulatory mechanisms; or
    E. Other natural or manmade factors affecting its continued 
existence.

Request for New Information

    To do any of the following, contact the person associated with the 
species you are interested in under the table in SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION:

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    A. To get more information on a species;
    B. To submit information on a species; or
    C. To review information we receive, which will be available for 
public inspection by appointment, during normal business hours, at the 
listed addresses.

Public Availability of Comments

    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.

Availability of Status Reviews

    All completed status reviews under the ESA are available via the 
Service website, at https://www.fws.gov/endangered/species/us-species.html.

Authority

    We publish this document under the authority of the Endangered 
Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

    Dated: May 1, 2018.
Mike Oetker,
Acting Regional Director, Southeast Region.
[FR Doc. 2018-16734 Filed 8-3-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4333-15-P