Alaska Native Claims Selection, 66298-66299 [2018-27879]

Download as PDF amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 66298 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2018 / Notices specified in section 4(a)(1) of the ESA. The ESA requires the development of recovery plans for listed species, unless such a plan would not promote the conservation of a particular species. Pursuant to section 4(f) of the ESA, a recovery plan must, to the maximum extent practicable, include (1) a description of site-specific management actions as may be necessary to achieve the plan’s goals for the conservation and survival of the species; (2) objective, measurable criteria which, when met, would support a determination under section 4(a)(1) that the species should be removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Species; and (3) estimates of the time and costs required to carry out those measures needed to achieve the plan’s goal and to achieve intermediate steps toward that goal. The Service has revised its approach to recovery planning; the revised process is called Recovery Planning and Implementation (RPI). The RPI process is intended to reduce the time needed to develop and implement recovery plans, increase recovery plan relevancy over a longer timeframe, and add flexibility to recovery plans so they can be adjusted to new information or circumstances. Under RPI, a recovery plan will include statutorily required elements (objective, measurable criteria, site-specific management actions, and estimates of time and costs), along with a concise introduction and our strategy for how we plan to achieve species recovery. The RPI recovery plan is supported by a separate Species Status Assessment, or in cases such as this one, a species biological report that provides the background information and threat assessment, which are key to recovery plan development. The essential component to flexible implementation under RPI is producing a separate working document called the Recovery Implementation Strategy (implementation strategy). The implementation strategy steps down from the more general description of actions described in the recovery plan to detail the specific, near-term activities needed to implement the recovery plan. The implementation strategy will be adaptable by being able to incorporate new information without having to concurrently revise the recovery plan, unless changes to statutory elements are required. Franciscan manzanita was thought to be extirpated in the wild prior to the discovery of a single plant in 2009. There is still only a single known wild specimen, although the species also exists in cultivation to a limited extent. We listed Franciscan manzanita throughout its entire range on VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 September 5, 2012 (77 FR 54434). The species has been known to occur only on the San Francisco peninsula in areas with serpentine soils, bedrock outcrops, greenstone, and mixed Franciscan rock. In addition to these serpentine soils, cool air temperatures, and summer fog are the primary habitat requirements for the species. The most significant threat to Franciscan manzanita is habitat loss from urbanization, which continues to impact remnant suitable habitat. Other threats include competition from invasive native and nonnative plants, potential infestation by Phytophthora sp., damage from herbivores such as the California vole, climate change, visitor use, vandalism, stochastic events, and the effects of small population size, water stress, and hybridization with closely related species. Recovery Plan Goals The purpose of a recovery plan is to provide a framework for the recovery of species so that protection under the ESA is no longer necessary. A recovery plan includes scientific information about the species and provides criteria that enable us to gauge whether downlisting or delisting the species is warranted. Furthermore, recovery plans help guide our recovery efforts by describing actions we consider necessary for each species’ conservation and by estimating time and costs for implementing needed recovery measures. The goal of this draft recovery plan is to improve the status of Franciscan manzanita so that it can be downlisted. Due to the current lack of information about the species’ biology and habitat requirements, the magnitude of current threats, and the existence of only a single plant in the wild, it is not currently practicable to determine appropriate delisting criteria; therefore, we focus on meeting the goal of downlisting. To meet the recovery goal of downlisting, the following objectives have been identified: 1. Establish additional stands of Franciscan manzanita using cuttings and layers from the wild plant originally found on Doyle Drive. 2. Establish stands of Franciscan manzanita using cuttings and layers from plants collected from the Laurel Hill Cemetery that represent other genotypes, and plant these individuals sufficiently close to the wild Franciscan manzanita clones so that outcrossing occurs among the genetically distinct individuals. 3. Protect and manage habitat around extant and newly established plants (via vegetation control, irrigation PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 supplementation, disease prevention, herbivore removal, and other means). 4. Protect suitable habitat for future establishment of Franciscan manzanita populations. As Franciscan manzanita meets reclassification criteria, we will review its status and consider it for downlisting on the Federal Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants. Public Comments Solicited We solicit written comments on the draft recovery plan described in this notice. All comments received by the date specified in DATES will be considered in development of a final recovery plan for Franciscan manzanita. You may submit written comments and information by mail or in person to the Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office at the above address (see ADDRESSES). Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority We developed this draft recovery plan under the authority of section 4(f) of the Act, 16 U.S.C. 1533(f). Lawrence Rabin, Acting Regional Director, Pacific Southwest Region. [FR Doc. 2018–27825 Filed 12–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AA–6657–A; AA–6657–C; AA–6657–F; AA– 6657–I; AA–6657–A2; 19X.LLAK.944000.L14100000.HY0000.P] Alaska Native Claims Selection Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby provides constructive notice that it will issue an appealable decision approving conveyance of the surface estate in certain lands to Saguyak Incorporated, for the native village of Clarks Point, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2018 / Notices pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA), as amended. As provided by ANCSA, the BLM will convey the subsurface estate in the same lands to Bristol Bay Native Corporation when the BLM conveys the surface estate to Saguyak Incorporated. DATES: Any party claiming a property interest in the lands affected by the decision may appeal the decision in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4 within the time limits set out in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. You may obtain a copy of the decision from the BLM, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, AK 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bettie J. Shelby, BLM Alaska State Office, 907–271–5596 or bshelby@ blm.gov. The BLM Alaska State Office may also be contacted via a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) through the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339. The relay service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the BLM. The BLM will reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that the BLM will issue an appealable decision to Saguyak Incorporated. The decision approves conveyance of the surface estate in certain lands pursuant to ANCSA (43 U.S.C. 1601, et seq.). As provided by ANCSA, the subsurface estate in the same lands will be conveyed to Bristol Bay Native Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to Saguyak Incorporated. The lands are located in the vicinity of Clarks Point, Alaska, and are described as: ADDRESSES: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Block 3, Tract B, U.S. Survey No. 4992, Alaska. Containing 0.36 acres. Seward Meridian, Alaska T. 14 S, R. 55 W, Sec. 8. Containing 46.62 acres. T. 14 S, R. 57 W, Sec. 25. Containing 638.74 acres. T. 15 S, R. 57 W, Secs. 2, 3, and 4; Secs. 9, 10, 11 and 16; Sec. 31. Containing 3,399.16 acres. Aggregating 4,084.88 acres. The BLM will also publish notice of the decision once a week for four consecutive weeks in the The Bristol Bay Times & The Dutch Harbor Fisherman newspaper. Any party VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 claiming a property interest in the lands affected by the decision may appeal the decision in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4 within the following time limits: 1. Unknown parties, parties unable to be located after reasonable efforts have been expended to locate, parties who fail or refuse to sign their return receipt, and parties who receive a copy of the decision by regular mail which is not certified, return receipt requested, shall have until January 25, 2019 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4 shall be deemed to have waived their rights. Notices of appeal transmitted by facsimile will not be accepted as timely filed. Bettie J. Shelby, Land Law Examiner, Adjudication Section. [FR Doc. 2018–27879 Filed 12–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [F–14875–A, F–14875–A2; 19X.LLAK944000.L14100000.HY0000.P] Alaska Native Claims Selection Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby provides constructive notice that it will issue an appealable decision approving conveyance of the surface estate in certain lands to Kugkaktlik Limited, for the Native village of Kipnuk, pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971, as amended (ANCSA). The lands approved for conveyance lie partially within the former Clarence Rhode National Wildlife Range, now known as the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge. The subsurface estate in the lands lying outside the former Clarence Rhode National Wildlife Range will be conveyed to Calista Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to Kugkaktlik Limited. DATES: Any party claiming a property interest in the lands affected by the decision may appeal the decision in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4 within the time limits set out in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66299 You may obtain a copy of the decision from the Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, AK 99513–7504. ADDRESSES: Judy A. Kelley, BLM Alaska State Office, 907–271–3786, or j1kelley@blm.gov. The BLM Alaska State Office may also be contacted via Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) through the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877– 8339. The relay service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the BLM. The BLM will reply during normal business hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that the BLM will issue an appealable decision to Kugkaktlik Limited for the Native village of Kipnuk. The decision approves conveyance of the surface estate in certain lands pursuant to ANCSA (43 U.S.C. 1601, et seq.). The lands approved for conveyance lie partially within the former Clarence Rhode National Wildlife Range, established December 8, 1960, now known as the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge. As provided by ANCSA, the subsurface estate in lands lying within a national wildlife refuge in existence on December 18, 1971, is not available for conveyance to the regional corporation, Calista Corporation, and will be reserved to the United States in the conveyance document transferring the surface estate. The subsurface estate in the lands lying outside the former Clarence Rhode National Wildlife Range will be conveyed to Calista Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to Kugkaktlik Limited. The lands are located in the vicinity of Kipnuk, and are described as: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Lands Within the Former Clarence Rhode National Wildlife Range (Public Land Order No. 2213), Now Known as the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge Surface estate to be conveyed to Kugkaktlik Limited; Subsurface estate to be reserved to the United States. Seward Meridian, Alaska T. 1 S, R. 85 W, Secs. 31, 32, and 33. Containing 690 acres. T. 2 S, R. 85 W, Sec. 6. Containing 191 acres. Aggregating 881 acres. E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 246 (Wednesday, December 26, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66298-66299]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-27879]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[AA-6657-A; AA-6657-C; AA-6657-F; AA-6657-I; AA-6657-A2; 
19X.LLAK.944000.L14100000.HY0000.P]


Alaska Native Claims Selection

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby provides 
constructive notice that it will issue an appealable decision approving 
conveyance of the surface estate in certain lands to Saguyak 
Incorporated, for the native village of Clarks Point,

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pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA), as 
amended. As provided by ANCSA, the BLM will convey the subsurface 
estate in the same lands to Bristol Bay Native Corporation when the BLM 
conveys the surface estate to Saguyak Incorporated.

DATES: Any party claiming a property interest in the lands affected by 
the decision may appeal the decision in accordance with the 
requirements of 43 CFR part 4 within the time limits set out in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

ADDRESSES: You may obtain a copy of the decision from the BLM, Alaska 
State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, AK 99513-7504.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Bettie J. Shelby, BLM Alaska State 
Office, 907-271-5596 or bshelby@blm.gov. The BLM Alaska State Office 
may also be contacted via a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf 
(TDD) through the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339. The relay 
service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message 
or question with the BLM. The BLM will reply during normal business 
hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is 
hereby given that the BLM will issue an appealable decision to Saguyak 
Incorporated. The decision approves conveyance of the surface estate in 
certain lands pursuant to ANCSA (43 U.S.C. 1601, et seq.). As provided 
by ANCSA, the subsurface estate in the same lands will be conveyed to 
Bristol Bay Native Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to 
Saguyak Incorporated. The lands are located in the vicinity of Clarks 
Point, Alaska, and are described as:

Block 3, Tract B, U.S. Survey No. 4992, Alaska.

    Containing 0.36 acres.

Seward Meridian, Alaska

T. 14 S, R. 55 W,
    Sec. 8.

    Containing 46.62 acres.

T. 14 S, R. 57 W,
    Sec. 25.

    Containing 638.74 acres.

T. 15 S, R. 57 W,
    Secs. 2, 3, and 4;
    Secs. 9, 10, 11 and 16;
    Sec. 31.

    Containing 3,399.16 acres.
    Aggregating 4,084.88 acres.

    The BLM will also publish notice of the decision once a week for 
four consecutive weeks in the The Bristol Bay Times & The Dutch Harbor 
Fisherman newspaper. Any party claiming a property interest in the 
lands affected by the decision may appeal the decision in accordance 
with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4 within the following time 
limits:
    1. Unknown parties, parties unable to be located after reasonable 
efforts have been expended to locate, parties who fail or refuse to 
sign their return receipt, and parties who receive a copy of the 
decision by regular mail which is not certified, return receipt 
requested, shall have until January 25, 2019 to file an appeal.
    2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail 
shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal.
    Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the 
requirements of 43 CFR part 4 shall be deemed to have waived their 
rights. Notices of appeal transmitted by facsimile will not be accepted 
as timely filed.

Bettie J. Shelby,
Land Law Examiner, Adjudication Section.
[FR Doc. 2018-27879 Filed 12-21-18; 8:45 am]
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