Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 19 Northeastern Species, 39113-39115 [2018-16931]

Download as PDF 39113 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 153 / Wednesday, August 8, 2018 / Notices BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R5–ES–2018–N050; FXES11130500000–189–FF05E00000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 19 Northeastern 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 reviews under the Endangered Species Act, as amended (ESA), for 19 northeastern species. A 5-year review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review. We are requesting submission of any such information that has become available since the previous 5-year review for each species. DATES: To ensure consideration, please submit your written information by September 7, 2018. However, we will continue to accept new information about any listed species at any time. SUMMARY: For instructions on how and where to submit information, see Request for Information and Table 2— Contacts under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding a particular species, contact the appropriate person or office listed in Table 2—Contacts in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. For general information, contact Mary Parkin, by U.S. mail at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, MA 01035; by telephone at 617–417–3331; or by electronic mail at mary_parkin@fws.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the Service, are initiating 5-year reviews under the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) for 19 northeastern species: The endangered sandplain gerardia, roseate tern (northeastern North American population), Roanoke logperch, Virginia big-eared bat, dwarf wedgemussel, northern riffleshell, clubshell, purple bean, Peter’s Mountain mallow, Furbish’s lousewort, and northeastern bulrush, and the threatened Puritan tiger beetle, northeastern beach tiger beetle, flat-spired three-toothed (=Cheat) snail, Chittenango ovate amber snail, bog turtle (northern population), American hart’s-tongue fern, Knieskern’s beaked-rush, and Virginia sneezeweed. ADDRESSES: [FR Doc. 2018–16902 Filed 8–7–18; 8:45 am] A 5-year review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review. We are requesting submission of any such information that has become available since the most recent status review for each species. Why do we conduct 5-year reviews and species status assessments? Under the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), we maintain Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants (which we collectively refer to as the List). Listed wildlife and plants can be found at https://ecos.fws.gov/tess_public/ pub/listedAnimals.jsp and https:// ecos.fws.gov/tess_public/pub/ listedPlants.jsp, respectively. 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 species under active review. For additional information about 5-year reviews, refer to our fact sheet at https://www.fws.gov/ endangered/what-we-do/recoveryoverview.html. What species are under review? We are initiating 5-year status reviews of the species in table 1. TABLE 1—SPECIES UNDER REVIEW Common name Scientific name Status Where listed Listing date and citation Animals Roseate tern ............................ Sterna dougallii dougallii ........ Endangered .......... Roanoke logperch ................... Virginia big-eared bat .............. Percina rex ............................. Corynorhinus (=plecotus) townsendii virginianus. Alasmidonta heterodon .......... Epioblasma torulosa rangiana Pleurobema clava .................. Villosa perpurpurea ................ Cicindela puritana .................. Cicindela dorsalis dorsalis ..... Dwarf wedgemussel ................ Northern riffleshell ................... Clubshell .................................. Purple bean ............................. Puritan tiger beetle .................. Northeastern beach tiger beetle. Flat-spired three-toothed (=Cheat) snail. Chittenango ovate amber snail Bog turtle ................................. Endangered .......... Endangered .......... Northeastern North American population (CT, ME, MA, NJ, NY, NC, RI, VA). Wherever found .............................................. Wherever found .............................................. 54 FR 34468; 08/18/1989. 44 FR 69206; 11/30/1979. Endangered .......... Endangered .......... Endangered .......... Endangered .......... Threatened ........... Threatened ........... Wherever Wherever Wherever Wherever Wherever Wherever 55 58 58 62 55 55 Triodopsis platysayoides ........ Threatened ........... Wherever found .............................................. 43 FR 28932; 07/03/1978. Novisuccinea chittenangoensis. Glyptemys [= Clemmys] muhlenbergii. Threatened ........... Wherever found .............................................. 43 FR 28932; 07/03/1978. Threatened ........... Northern population (CT, DE, MD, MA, NJ, NY, PA). 62 FR 59605; 11/04/1997. Endangered .......... Endangered .......... Endangered .......... Endangered .......... Threatened ........... Wherever Wherever Wherever Wherever Wherever 53 56 51 56 54 Threatened ........... Threatened ........... Wherever found .............................................. Wherever found .............................................. found found found found found found .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. 52 FR 42064; 11/02/1987. FR FR FR FR FR FR 9447; 03/14/1990. 5638; 01/22/1993. 5638; 01/22/1993. 1647; 01/10/1997. 32088; 08/07/1990. 32088; 08/07/1990. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Plants Sandplain gerardia .................. Peter’s Mountain mallow ......... Furbish’s lousewort ................. Northeastern bulrush ............... American hart’s-tongue fern .... Knieskern’s beaked-rush ......... Virginia sneezeweed ............... VerDate Sep<11>2014 Agalinis acuta ......................... Iliamna corei ........................... Pedicularis furbishiae ............. Scirpus ancistrochaetus ......... Asplenium scolopendrium var. americanum. Rhynchospora knieskernii ...... Helenium virginicum ............... 22:37 Aug 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 found found found found found .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 FR FR FR FR FR 34701; 32978; 17343; 21091; 29726; 09/07/1988. 07/18/1991. 05/12/1986. 05/07/1991. 07/14/1989. 56 FR 32978; 07/18/1991. 63 FR 59239; 11/03/1998. 39114 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 153 / Wednesday, August 8, 2018 / Notices What information do we consider in our 5-year reviews and SSAs? A 5-year review considers all new information available at the time of the review. In conducting the review, we consider the best scientific and commercial data that have become available since the most recent status review. We are seeking new information specifically regarding: (1) Species biology, including but not limited to life history and habitat requirements and impact tolerance thresholds; (2) Historical and current population conditions, including but not limited to population abundance, trends, distribution, demographics, and genetics; (3) Historical and current habitat conditions, including but not limited to amount, distribution, and suitability; (4) Historical and current threats, threat trends, and threat projections in relation to the five listing factors (as defined in section 4(a)(1) of the ESA); (5) Conservation measures for the species that have been implemented or are planned; and (6) 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 received will be considered during the 5-year review and will also be useful in evaluating ongoing recovery programs for the species. Request for New Information To ensure that 5-year reviews are based on the best available scientific and commercial information, we request new information from all sources. If you submit information, please support it with documentation such as maps, bibliographic references, methods used to gather and analyze the data, and/or copies of any pertinent publications, reports, or letters by knowledgeable sources. How do I ask questions or provide information? Please submit your questions, comments, and materials to the appropriate contact in table 2. Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, electronic mail address, or other personal identifying information in your submission, you should be aware that your entire submission— including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. Although you can request that personal information be withheld from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Materials received will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the offices where the information is submitted. Contacts New information on the species covered in this notice should be submitted by mail or electronic mail to the appropriate contact person within the timeframe provided in DATES. TABLE 2—CONTACTS Species Contact person, phone, email Contact address Roseate tern ............................. Susi von Oettingen, 603–223–2541, extension 22, susi_vonoettingen@fws.gov. Robyn Niver, 607–299–0620, robyn_niver@ fws.gov. Sumalee Hoskin, 804–824–2414, sumalee_ hoskin@fws.gov. Barbara Douglas, 304–636–6586, extension 19, barbara_douglas@fws.gov. Sandra Doran, 607–753–9334, extension 0586, sandra_doran@fws.gov. Robert Anderson, 814–234–4090, extension 7447, robert_m_anderson@fws.gov. Robert Anderson, 814–234–4090, extension 7447, robert_m_anderson@fws.gov. Jordan Richard, 276–623–1233, extension 15, jordan_richard@fws.gov. Cherry Keller, 410–573–4532, cherry_keller@ fws.gov. Jennifer Stanhope, 804–824–2408, Jennifer_ stanhope@fws.gov. Barbara Douglas, 304–636–6586, extension 19, barbara_douglas@fws.gov. Noelle Rayman-Metcalf, 607–753–9334, noelle_rayman@fws.gov. Steve Sinkevich, 631–286–0485, steve_ sinkevich@fws.gov. Jennifer Stanhope, 804–824–2408, jennifer_ stanhope@fws.gov. Mark McCollough, 207–902–1570, mark_ mccollough@fws.gov. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New England Field Office, 70 Commercial Street, Suite 300, Concord, NH 03301. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New York Field Office, 3817 Luker Road, Cortland, NY 13045. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Virginia Field Office, 6669 Short Lane, Gloucester, VA 23061. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, West Virginia Field Office, 694 Beverly Pike, Elkins, WV 26241. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New York Field Office, 3817 Luker Road, Cortland, NY 13045. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pennsylvania Field Office, 110 Radnor Road, Suite 101, State College, PA 16801. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pennsylvania Field Office, 110 Radnor Road, Suite 101, State College, PA 16801. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Southwestern Virginia Field Office, 330 Cummings Street, Abingdon, VA 24210. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Chesapeake Bay Field Office, 177 Admiral Cochrane Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Virginia Field Office, 6669 Short Lane, Gloucester, VA 23061. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, West Virginia Field Office, 694 Beverly Pike, Elkins, WV 26241. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New York Field Office, 3817 Luker Road, Cortland, NY 13045. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Long Island Field Office, 340 Smith Road, Shirley, NY 11967. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Virginia Field Office, 6669 Short Lane, Gloucester, VA 23061. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Maine Fish and Wildlife Service Complex, Maine Field Office, P.O. Box A, East Orland, ME 04431. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pennsylvania Field Office, 110 Radnor Road, Suite 101, State College, PA 16801. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New York Field Office, 3817 Luker Road, Cortland, NY 13045. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New Jersey Field Office, 4 East Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 4, Galloway, NJ 08205. Chittenango ovate amber snail Roanoke logperch ..................... Virginia big-eared bat ................ Dwarf wedgemussel .................. Northern riffleshell ..................... Clubshell ................................... Purple bean ............................... Puritan tiger beetle .................... Northeastern beach tiger beetle Flat-spired three-toothed snail (Cheat snail). Bog turtle ................................... Sandplain gerardia .................... sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Peter’s Mountain mallow ........... Furbish’s lousewort ................... Northeastern bulrush ................ American hart’s-tongue fern ..... Knieskern’s beaked-rush .......... VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:37 Aug 07, 2018 Melinda Turner, 814–234–4090, extension 7449, melinda_turner@fws.gov. John Wiley, 607–753–9334, john_wiley@ fws.gov. Ron Popowski, 609–241–7065, ron_ popowski@fws.gov. Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 153 / Wednesday, August 8, 2018 / Notices 39115 TABLE 2—CONTACTS—Continued Species Virginia sneezeweed ................. Contact person, phone, email Jennifer Stanhope, 804–824–2408, jennifer_ stanhope@fws.gov. Authority We publish this document under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: July 16, 2018. Deborah Rocque, Acting Regional Director, Northeast Region. [FR Doc. 2018–16931 Filed 8–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey [GX18EB00A181100; OMB Control Number 1028–0085/Renewal] Agency Information Collection Activities; National Land Remote Sensing Education, Outreach and Research Activity U.S. Geological Survey, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is proposing to renew an information collection. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 9, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the information collection request (ICR) by mail to the U.S. Geological Survey, Information Collections Clearance Officer, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 159, Reston, VA 20192; or by email to gs-info_collections@usgs.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1028– 0085 in the subject line of your comments. DATES: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Sarah Cook by email at scook@usgs.gov, or by telephone at 703– 648–6136. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Geological Survey, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:37 Aug 07, 2018 Contact address Jkt 244001 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Virginia Field Office, 6669 Short Lane, Gloucester, VA 23061. impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. We are soliciting comments on the proposed ICR described below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary for the proper functions of the USGS; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the USGS enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the USGS minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. 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 may 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. Abstract: The National Land Remote Sensing Education, Outreach and Research Activity (NLRSEORA) is an effort that involves the development of a U.S. national consortium in building the capability to receive, process and archive remotely sensed data for the purpose of providing access to university and state organizations in a ready-to-use format; and to expand the science of remote sensing through education, research/applications development and outreach in areas such as environmental monitoring to include the effects of climate variability on water availability (or lack thereof) and phenology, natural resource management and disaster analysis. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R5-ES-2018-N050; FXES11130500000-189-FF05E00000]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-
Year Reviews of 19 Northeastern 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 reviews under the Endangered Species Act, as amended 
(ESA), for 19 northeastern species. A 5-year review is based on the 
best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the 
review. We are requesting submission of any such information that has 
become available since the previous 5-year review for each species.

DATES: To ensure consideration, please submit your written information 
by September 7, 2018. However, we will continue to accept new 
information about any listed species at any time.

ADDRESSES: For instructions on how and where to submit information, see 
Request for Information and Table 2--Contacts under SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding a particular 
species, contact the appropriate person or office listed in Table 2--
Contacts in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. For general information, contact 
Mary Parkin, by U.S. mail at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 300 
Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, MA 01035; by telephone at 617-417-3331; 
or by electronic mail at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the Service, are initiating 5-year 
reviews under the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) for 19 northeastern 
species: The endangered sandplain gerardia, roseate tern (northeastern 
North American population), Roanoke logperch, Virginia big-eared bat, 
dwarf wedgemussel, northern riffleshell, clubshell, purple bean, 
Peter's Mountain mallow, Furbish's lousewort, and northeastern bulrush, 
and the threatened Puritan tiger beetle, northeastern beach tiger 
beetle, flat-spired three-toothed (=Cheat) snail, Chittenango ovate 
amber snail, bog turtle (northern population), American hart's-tongue 
fern, Knieskern's beaked-rush, and Virginia sneezeweed.
    A 5-year review is based on the best scientific and commercial data 
available at the time of the review. We are requesting submission of 
any such information that has become available since the most recent 
status review for each species.

Why do we conduct 5-year reviews and species status assessments?

    Under the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), we maintain Lists of 
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants (which we collectively 
refer to as the List). Listed wildlife and plants can be found at 
https://ecos.fws.gov/tess_public/pub/listedAnimals.jsp and https://ecos.fws.gov/tess_public/pub/listedPlants.jsp, respectively. 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 species 
under active review. For additional information about 5-year reviews, 
refer to our fact sheet at https://www.fws.gov/endangered/what-we-do/recovery-overview.html.

What species are under review?

    We are initiating 5-year status reviews of the species in table 1.

                                          Table 1--Species Under Review
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                                                                                                Listing date and
          Common name             Scientific name           Status             Where listed         citation
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                                                     Animals
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Roseate tern...................  Sterna dougallii   Endangered............  Northeastern       52 FR 42064; 11/
                                  dougallii.                                 North American     02/1987.
                                                                             population (CT,
                                                                             ME, MA, NJ, NY,
                                                                             NC, RI, VA).
Roanoke logperch...............  Percina rex......  Endangered............  Wherever found...  54 FR 34468; 08/
                                                                                                18/1989.
Virginia big-eared bat.........  Corynorhinus       Endangered............  Wherever found...  44 FR 69206; 11/
                                  (=plecotus)                                                   30/1979.
                                  townsendii
                                  virginianus.
Dwarf wedgemussel..............  Alasmidonta        Endangered............  Wherever found...  55 FR 9447; 03/14/
                                  heterodon.                                                    1990.
Northern riffleshell...........  Epioblasma         Endangered............  Wherever found...  58 FR 5638; 01/22/
                                  torulosa                                                      1993.
                                  rangiana.
Clubshell......................  Pleurobema clava.  Endangered............  Wherever found...  58 FR 5638; 01/22/
                                                                                                1993.
Purple bean....................  Villosa            Endangered............  Wherever found...  62 FR 1647; 01/10/
                                  perpurpurea.                                                  1997.
Puritan tiger beetle...........  Cicindela          Threatened............  Wherever found...  55 FR 32088; 08/
                                  puritana.                                                     07/1990.
Northeastern beach tiger beetle  Cicindela          Threatened............  Wherever found...  55 FR 32088; 08/
                                  dorsalis                                                      07/1990.
                                  dorsalis.
Flat-spired three-toothed        Triodopsis         Threatened............  Wherever found...  43 FR 28932; 07/
 (=Cheat) snail.                  platysayoides.                                                03/1978.
Chittenango ovate amber snail..  Novisuccinea       Threatened............  Wherever found...  43 FR 28932; 07/
                                  chittenangoensis.                                             03/1978.
Bog turtle.....................  Glyptemys [=       Threatened............  Northern           62 FR 59605; 11/
                                  Clemmys]                                   population (CT,    04/1997.
                                  muhlenbergii.                              DE, MD, MA, NJ,
                                                                             NY, PA).
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                                                     Plants
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Sandplain gerardia.............  Agalinis acuta...  Endangered............  Wherever found...  53 FR 34701; 09/
                                                                                                07/1988.
Peter's Mountain mallow........  Iliamna corei....  Endangered............  Wherever found...  56 FR 32978; 07/
                                                                                                18/1991.
Furbish's lousewort............  Pedicularis        Endangered............  Wherever found...  51 FR 17343; 05/
                                  furbishiae.                                                   12/1986.
Northeastern bulrush...........  Scirpus            Endangered............  Wherever found...  56 FR 21091; 05/
                                  ancistrochaetus.                                              07/1991.
American hart's-tongue fern....  Asplenium          Threatened............  Wherever found...  54 FR 29726; 07/
                                  scolopendrium                                                 14/1989.
                                  var. americanum.
Knieskern's beaked-rush........  Rhynchospora       Threatened............  Wherever found...  56 FR 32978; 07/
                                  knieskernii.                                                  18/1991.
Virginia sneezeweed............  Helenium           Threatened............  Wherever found...  63 FR 59239; 11/
                                  virginicum.                                                   03/1998.
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What information do we consider in our 5-year reviews and SSAs?

    A 5-year review considers all new information available at the time 
of the review. In conducting the review, we consider the best 
scientific and commercial data that have become available since the 
most recent status review. We are seeking new information specifically 
regarding:
    (1) Species biology, including but not limited to life history and 
habitat requirements and impact tolerance thresholds;
    (2) Historical and current population conditions, including but not 
limited to population abundance, trends, distribution, demographics, 
and genetics;
    (3) Historical and current habitat conditions, including but not 
limited to amount, distribution, and suitability;
    (4) Historical and current threats, threat trends, and threat 
projections in relation to the five listing factors (as defined in 
section 4(a)(1) of the ESA);
    (5) Conservation measures for the species that have been 
implemented or are planned; and
    (6) 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 received will be considered during the 5-year 
review and will also be useful in evaluating ongoing recovery programs 
for the species.

Request for New Information

    To ensure that 5-year reviews are based on the best available 
scientific and commercial information, we request new information from 
all sources. If you submit information, please support it with 
documentation such as maps, bibliographic references, methods used to 
gather and analyze the data, and/or copies of any pertinent 
publications, reports, or letters by knowledgeable sources.

How do I ask questions or provide information?

    Please submit your questions, comments, and materials to the 
appropriate contact in table 2. Individuals who are hearing impaired or 
speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 for 
TTY assistance.

Public Availability of Comments

    Before including your address, phone number, electronic mail 
address, or other personal identifying information in your submission, 
you should be aware that your entire submission--including your 
personal identifying information--may be made publicly available at any 
time. Although you can request that personal information be withheld 
from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
    Materials received will be available for public inspection, by 
appointment, during normal business hours at the offices where the 
information is submitted.

Contacts

    New information on the species covered in this notice should be 
submitted by mail or electronic mail to the appropriate contact person 
within the timeframe provided in DATES.

                            Table 2--Contacts
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                                 Contact person,
            Species                phone, email       Contact address
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Roseate tern..................  Susi von           U.S. Fish and
                                 Oettingen, 603-    Wildlife Service,
                                 223-2541,          New England Field
                                 extension 22,      Office, 70
                                 susi_vonoettinge   Commercial Street,
                                 [email protected]         Suite 300, Concord,
                                                    NH 03301.
Chittenango ovate amber snail.  Robyn Niver, 607-  U.S. Fish and
                                 299-0620,          Wildlife Service,
                                 [email protected]   New York Field
                                 gov.               Office, 3817 Luker
                                                    Road, Cortland, NY
                                                    13045.
Roanoke logperch..............  Sumalee Hoskin,    U.S. Fish and
                                 804-824-2414,      Wildlife Service,
                                 [email protected]   Virginia Field
                                 ws.gov.            Office, 6669 Short
                                                    Lane, Gloucester, VA
                                                    23061.
Virginia big-eared bat........  Barbara Douglas,   U.S. Fish and
                                 304-636-6586,      Wildlife Service,
                                 extension 19,      West Virginia Field
                                 [email protected]   Office, 694 Beverly
                                 fws.gov.           Pike, Elkins, WV
                                                    26241.
Dwarf wedgemussel.............  Sandra Doran, 607- U.S. Fish and
                                 753-9334,          Wildlife Service,
                                 extension 0586,    New York Field
                                 [email protected]   Office, 3817 Luker
                                 .gov.              Road, Cortland, NY
                                                    13045.
Northern riffleshell..........  Robert Anderson,   U.S. Fish and
                                 814-234-4090,      Wildlife Service,
                                 extension 7447,    Pennsylvania Field
                                 robert_m_anderso   Office, 110 Radnor
                                 [email protected]         Road, Suite 101,
                                                    State College, PA
                                                    16801.
Clubshell.....................  Robert Anderson,   U.S. Fish and
                                 814-234-4090,      Wildlife Service,
                                 extension 7447,    Pennsylvania Field
                                 robert_m_anderso   Office, 110 Radnor
                                 [email protected]         Road, Suite 101,
                                                    State College, PA
                                                    16801.
Purple bean...................  Jordan Richard,    U.S. Fish and
                                 276-623-1233,      Wildlife Service,
                                 extension 15,      Southwestern
                                 [email protected]   Virginia Field
                                 ws.gov.            Office, 330 Cummings
                                                    Street, Abingdon, VA
                                                    24210.
Puritan tiger beetle..........  Cherry Keller,     U.S. Fish and
                                 410-573-4532,      Wildlife Service,
                                 [email protected]   Chesapeake Bay Field
                                 s.gov.             Office, 177 Admiral
                                                    Cochrane Drive,
                                                    Annapolis, MD 21401.
Northeastern beach tiger        Jennifer           U.S. Fish and
 beetle.                         Stanhope, 804-     Wildlife Service,
                                 824-2408,          Virginia Field
                                 Jennifer_stanhop   Office, 6669 Short
                                 [email protected]         Lane, Gloucester, VA
                                                    23061.
Flat-spired three-toothed       Barbara Douglas,   U.S. Fish and
 snail (Cheat snail).            304-636-6586,      Wildlife Service,
                                 extension 19,      West Virginia Field
                                 [email protected]   Office, 694 Beverly
                                 fws.gov.           Pike, Elkins, WV
                                                    26241.
Bog turtle....................  Noelle Rayman-     U.S. Fish and
                                 Metcalf, 607-753-  Wildlife Service,
                                 9334,              New York Field
                                 [email protected]   Office, 3817 Luker
                                 s.gov.             Road, Cortland, NY
                                                    13045.
Sandplain gerardia............  Steve Sinkevich,   U.S. Fish and
                                 631-286-0485,      Wildlife Service,
                                 [email protected]   Long Island Field
                                 fws.gov.           Office, 340 Smith
                                                    Road, Shirley, NY
                                                    11967.
Peter's Mountain mallow.......  Jennifer           U.S. Fish and
                                 Stanhope, 804-     Wildlife Service,
                                 824-2408,          Virginia Field
                                 jennifer_stanhop   Office, 6669 Short
                                 [email protected]         Lane, Gloucester, VA
                                                    23061.
Furbish's lousewort...........  Mark McCollough,   U.S. Fish and
                                 207-902-1570,      Wildlife Service,
                                 [email protected]   Maine Fish and
                                 fws.gov.           Wildlife Service
                                                    Complex, Maine Field
                                                    Office, P.O. Box A,
                                                    East Orland, ME
                                                    04431.
Northeastern bulrush..........  Melinda Turner,    U.S. Fish and
                                 814-234-4090,      Wildlife Service,
                                 extension 7449,    Pennsylvania Field
                                 [email protected]   Office, 110 Radnor
                                 ws.gov.            Road, Suite 101,
                                                    State College, PA
                                                    16801.
American hart's-tongue fern...  John Wiley, 607-   U.S. Fish and
                                 753-9334,          Wildlife Service,
                                 [email protected]   New York Field
                                 ov.                Office, 3817 Luker
                                                    Road, Cortland, NY
                                                    13045.
Knieskern's beaked-rush.......  Ron Popowski, 609- U.S. Fish and
                                 241-7065,          Wildlife Service,
                                 [email protected]   New Jersey Field
                                 .gov.              Office, 4 East
                                                    Jimmie Leeds Road,
                                                    Suite 4, Galloway,
                                                    NJ 08205.

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Virginia sneezeweed...........  Jennifer           U.S. Fish and
                                 Stanhope, 804-     Wildlife Service,
                                 824-2408,          Virginia Field
                                 jennifer_stanhop   Office, 6669 Short
                                 [email protected]         Lane, Gloucester, VA
                                                    23061.
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Authority

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

    Dated: July 16, 2018.
Deborah Rocque,
Acting Regional Director, Northeast Region.
[FR Doc. 2018-16931 Filed 8-7-18; 8:45 am]
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