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Download as PDF 790 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 21 / Thursday, January 31, 2019 / Notices send their comments via email, commenters may also fax their comments to: 202–395–7285. Commenters may also mail them to: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, Washington, DC 20503. Summer King, Statistician. [FR Doc. 2019–00421 Filed 1–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Periodically, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will publish a summary of information collection requests under OMB review, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these documents, call the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer at (240) 276–1243. Project: Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Synar Report Format, FFY 2020–2022—(OMB No. 0930–0222)—Extension Section 1926 of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 300x–26] stipulates that Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) funding agreements for alcohol and drug abuse programs for fiscal year 1994 and subsequent fiscal years require states to have in effect a law providing that it is unlawful for any manufacturer, retailer, or distributor of tobacco products to sell or distribute any such product to any individual under the age of 18. This section further requires that states conduct annual, random, unannounced inspections to ensure compliance with the law; that the state submit annually a report describing the results of the inspections, the activities carried out by the state to enforce the required law, the success the state has achieved in reducing the availability of tobacco products to individuals under the age of 18, and the strategies to be utilized by the state for enforcing such law during the fiscal year for which the grant is sought. Before making an award to a state under the SABG, the Secretary must make a determination that the state has maintained compliance with these requirements. If a determination is made that the state is not in compliance, penalties shall be applied. Penalties ranged from 10 percent of the Block Grant in applicable year 1 (FFY 1997 SABG Applications) to 40 percent in applicable year 4 (FFY 2000 SABG Applications) and subsequent years. Respondents include the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands. Red Lake Indian Tribe is not subject to tobacco requirements. Regulations that implement this legislation are at 45 CFR 96.130, are approved by OMB under control number 0930–0163, and require that each state submit an annual Synar report to the Secretary describing their progress in complying with section 1926 of the PHS Act. The Synar report, due December 31 following the fiscal year for which the state is reporting, describes the results of the inspections and the activities carried out by the state to enforce the required law; the success the state has achieved in reducing the availability of tobacco products to individuals under the age of 18; and the strategies to be utilized by the state for enforcing such law during the fiscal year for which the grant is sought. SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention will request an extension of OMB approval of the current report format associated with section 1926 (42 U.S.C. 300x–26) to 2022. Extending OMB approval of the current report format will continue to facilitate consistent, credible, and efficient monitoring of Synar compliance across the states. ANNUAL REPORTING BURDEN Number of respondents 1 45 CFR citation Total number of responses Hours per response Total hour burden Annual Report (Section 1—States and Territories) 96.130(e)(1–3) ................................................................ State Plan (Section II—States and Territories) 96.130(e)(4,5)96.130(g) ................................................. 59 1 59 15 885 59 1 59 3 177 Total ............................................................................ 59 .......................... 118 ........................ 1,062 1 Red amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Responses per respondents Lake Indian Tribe is not subject to tobacco requirements. Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent by March 4, 2019 to the SAMHSA Desk Officer at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB). To ensure timely receipt of comments, and to avoid potential delays in OMB’s receipt and processing of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Although commenters are encouraged to VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Jan 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 send their comments via email, commenters may also fax their comments to: 202–395–7285. Commenters may also mail them to: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, Washington, DC 20503. Summer King, Statistician. [FR Doc. 2019–00422 Filed 1–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P PO 00000 Frm 00145 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–ES–2018–N112; FXES11130100000C4–189–FF02ENEH00] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 26 Draft Recovery Plan Amendments for 42 Species Across the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; opening of public comment period. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 21 / Thursday, January 31, 2019 / Notices We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of 26 draft recovery plan amendments for 42 endangered and threatened species. We are amending recovery criteria to better assist in determining when an endangered species has recovered to the point that it may be reclassified as threatened, or that the protections afforded by the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), are no longer necessary and the endangered species may be removed from the Act’s protections. We request review and comments on these draft recovery plan amendments from local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and the public. DATES: In order to be considered, comments on the draft recovery plan amendments must be received on or before April 1, 2019. ADDRESSES: Reviewing documents: If you wish to review these draft recovery plan amendments, you may obtain copies from the website addresses listed in the table provided in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. You may also request copies of draft recovery plan amendments by contacting the individuals listed in the table provided in this notice, relevant to each species or recovery plan, or both. Submitting comments: If you wish to comment, see the table provided in this notice and you may submit your comments by one of the following methods: 1. You may submit written comments and materials to each field office mailing address for the species in which you are interested; 2. You may hand-deliver written comments to each field office, in the table at the identified address, for the species in which you are interested; or 3. You may send comments by email to the identified contact person’s email address in the table, for each species. Please include ‘‘Amended Recovery Plan Comments’’ in the subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on a particular species, contact the appropriate person listed in the table for each species in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Individuals who are hearing impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: Background In this notice, we announce the availability of 26 draft recovery plan amendments, which revise recovery criteria for 42 endangered and threatened species, for public review VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Jan 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 and comment. These 26 draft recovery plan amendments are a subset of a larger effort under way to revise up to 182 recovery plans covering up to 305 species in order to achieve the following Department of the Interior Agency Priority Performance Goal outlined in the Department’s Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2018–2022: ‘‘By September 30, 2019, 100% of all Fish and Wildlife Service recovery plans will have quantitative criteria for what constitutes a recovered species.’’ Given the timeline associated with this Agency Priority Performance goal, we are relying on the public comment period to facilitate an efficient communication, coordination, and collaboration process with the wide variety of potential stakeholders we consider essential to the development and implementation of recovery plans. Recovery plans must be designed so that all stakeholders and the public understand the rationale behind the recovery program, whether they were involved in writing the plan or not, and recognize their role in its implementation. We are, therefore, requesting submission of any information that may help achieve (1) the necessary understanding of species’ biology, threats and recovery needs; (2) identification of implementation issues and concerns; and (3) facilitation of more effective implementation, associated with these draft amendments that revise recovery criteria for these 42 species. The Service is required to develop and implement recovery plans ‘‘for the conservation and survival’’ of listed species under section 4(f) of the Act, unless the Service finds that developing a recovery plan would not promote the conservation of the species. The Act also requires inclusion of: (1) ‘‘Sitespecific management actions as may be necessary to achieve the plan’s goal for the conservation and survival of the species’’; (2) ‘‘Objective, measurable criteria which, when met, would result in a determination . . . that the species be removed from the list’’; and (3) ‘‘Estimates of the time required and the cost to carry out those measures needed to achieve the plan’s goal and to achieve intermediate steps toward that goal.’’ The purpose of a recovery plan is to provide a roadmap for a species’ recovery, with the goal of improving its status and managing its threats to the point at which protections under the Act are no longer needed. A recovery plan identifies, organizes, and prioritizes recovery actions and is, therefore, an important guide to ensure sound scientific decision-making throughout the recovery process, which can take decades. Recovery plans PO 00000 Frm 00146 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 791 provide important guidance to the Service, States, other partners, and the general public on methods of minimizing threats to listed species and measurable objectives against which to measure the progress towards recovery; they are guidance and not regulatory documents. Recovery plans should be consulted frequently, used to initiate recovery activities, and updated as needed. Keeping recovery plans current will ensure that the species benefits through timely, partner-coordinated implementation, based on the best available information. A review of the recovery plan and its implementation, however, may show that the recovery plan is out of date or its usefulness is limited and, therefore, warrants modification. The need for, and extent of, recovery plan modifications will vary considerably among recovery plans, depending on the scope and complexity of the initial plan, the structure of the document, and the involvement of stakeholders. The need for revision may be triggered when, among other possibilities: (1) New information has been identified, such as populationlevel threats to the species or previously unknown life-history traits, that necessitates new or revised recovery strategy, actions, or criteria, or revision of all three; (2) the current recovery plan is out of date with regard to the information presented in it or requirements for an adequate recovery plan (a recovery strategy, threats-based recovery criteria, etc.); or (3) the current plan is not achieving its objectives. An amendment, a type of recovery plan revision, is more limited in scope than a full revision of the recovery plan and modifies an existing plan, rather than replacing the entire existing recovery plan. Revisions benefit endangered and threatened species, our partners, and the public by incorporating new information about life history, threats, and/or species’ response to management from study findings and focusing on what is really needed for species’ recovery. Recovery criteria serve as objective, measurable guidelines to assist in determining when an endangered species has recovered to the point that it may be downlisted to threatened, or that the protections afforded by the Act are no longer necessary and the species may be delisted. Delisting is the removal of a species from the Federal Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants. Downlisting is the reclassification of a species from an endangered species to a threatened species. The term ‘‘endangered species’’ E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1 792 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 21 / Thursday, January 31, 2019 / Notices means any species (species, subspecies, or distinct population segment) that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range. The term ‘‘threatened species’’ means any species which is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range. Recovery criteria should help indicate when we would anticipate that an analysis of the species’ status under section 4(a)(1) would result in a determination that the species is no longer an endangered or threatened species. A decision to revise the status of or remove a species from the Federal Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants, however, is ultimately based on an analysis of the threats to the species in accordance with sections 4(a)(1) and 4(b) of the Act and made ‘‘solely on the basis of the best scientific and commercial data available,’’ regardless of whether that information differs from the recovery plan. When changing the status of a species, we first propose the action in the Federal Register to seek public comment and peer review, followed by a final decision announced in the Federal Register. Revision of recovery plans requires public notice and comment under section 4(f)(4) of the Act, including: (1) A Federal Register notice of availability to give opportunity for public review and comment; (2) consideration of all information presented during the public comment period; and (3) approval by the Regional Director. When finalized, these recovery plan amendments will be made publicly available on the internet through our Environmental Conservation Online System (ECOS, https://ecos.fws.gov). What plans are being made available for public review and comment? This notice announces our draft recovery plan amendments for the species listed in the table below. PROPOSED RECOVERY PLAN AMENDMENTS Common name Listing status 1 Scientific name Current range Recovery plan name Uniform resource locator to proposed recovery plan amendment Contact person, phone, email Contact person’s U.S. mail address Gregory A. Koob, Assistant Field Supervisor, 808–792– 9449, gregory_ koob@fws.gov. Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office, 300 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 3– 122, Box 50088, Honolulu, HI 96850. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Pacific Region (Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, and the Pacific Islands) Snails, Oahu tree ... Achatinella spp. ..... E HI Silversword, Mauna Loa (=Ka’u). Argyroxiphium kauense. T HI ‘Ahinahina ............... Argyroxiphium sandwicense ssp. sandwicense. E HI Recovery Plan for the Mauna Kea Silversword (Argyroxiphium sandwicense ssp.sandwicense). Koki‘o ...................... Kokia drynarioides E HI Recovery Plan for Caesalpinia kavaiensis and Kokia drynarioides. Uhi uhi .................... Mezoneuron kavaiense. E HI Aupaka ................... Isodendrion hosakae. E HI No common name .. Lipochaeta venosa E HI Hawaiian petrel ....... Pterodroma sandwichensis. E HI PO 00000 Frm 00147 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Jan 30, 2019 Recovery Plan for the Oahu Tree Snails of the Genus Achatinella. Recovery Plan for the Ka‘u Silversword (Argyroxiphium kauense). Jkt 247001 Recovery Plan for Lipochaeta venosa and Isodendrion hosakae. Hawaiian Darkrumped Petrel and Newell’s Manx Shearwater Recovery Plan. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 https://ecos.fws.gov/ docsrecovery_plan/ Achatinella_Draft %20Recovery %20Plan %20Amendment_ 20180801.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/ docsrecovery_plan/ ARGKAU_Draft %20Recovery %20Plan %20Amendment_ 20180801.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/ docsrecovery_plan/ ARGSANSAN_Draft %20Recovery %20Plan %20Amendment_ 20180801.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/ docsrecovery_plan/ KOKDRY_Draft %20Recovery %20Plan %20Amendment_ 20180801.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/ docsrecovery_plan/ MEZKAV_Draft %20Recovery %20Plan %20Amendment_ 20180801.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/ docsrecovery_plan/ ISOHOS_Draft %20Recovery %20Plan %20Amendment_ 20180801.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/ docsrecovery_plan/ LIPVEN_Draft %20Recovery %20Plan %20Amendment_ 20180801.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/ docsrecovery_plan/ HAPE_Draft_Recovery_Plan_Amendment_20180806.pdf. E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 21 / Thursday, January 31, 2019 / Notices 793 PROPOSED RECOVERY PLAN AMENDMENTS—Continued Listing status 1 Current range Newell’s TownPuffinus auricularis send’s shearwater. newelli. T HI Vetch, Hawaiian ..... Vicia menziesii ....... E HI Rabbit, Columbia Basin Pygmy. Brachylagus idahoensis. E WA Recovery Plan for the Columbia Basin Distinct Population Segment of the Pygmy Rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis). Stickseed, showy .... Hackelia venusta ... E WA Recovery Plan for Hackelia venusta (Showy Stickseed). Common name Scientific name Recovery plan name Vicia menziesii Recovery Plan. Uniform resource locator to proposed recovery plan amendment https://ecos.fws.gov/ docsrecovery_plan/ NESH_Draft_Recovery_Plan_Amendment_20180806.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/ docsrecovery_plan/ VICMEN_Draft %20Recovery %20Plan %20Amendment_ 20180801.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/ docsrecovery_plan/ Pygmy%20Rabbit %20Draft %20Recovery %20Plan %20Amendment %2020180731.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/ docsrecovery_plan/ Hackelia_venusta_ Draft_Recovery_ Plan_Amendment_ 20180806.pdf. Contact person, phone, email Contact person’s U.S. mail address Michelle Eames, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, 509–891– 6839, michelle_ eames@fws.gov. Eastern Washington Field Office, 11103 E. Montgomery Dr., Spokane Valley, WA 99206. Gregg Kurz, 509– 665–3508, gregg_ kurz@fws.gov. Central Washington Field Office, 215 Melody Lane, Suite 103, Wenatchee, WA 98801. Field Supervisor, 602–242–0210, AZcriteria@fws.gov. Arizona Ecological Services Field Office, 9828 North 31st Avenue, #C#, Phoenix, Arizona 85051. Susan Millsap, Field Office Supervisor, 505–761–4781, susan_millsap@ fws.gov. New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office, 2105 Osuna NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113. Southwest Region (Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) Brady pincushion cactus. Pediocactus bradyi E AZ Siler pincushion cactus. Pediocactus sileri ... T AZ, UT Siler Pincushion Cactus (Pediocactus sileri) Recovery Plan. Sacramento prickly poppy. Argemone pleiacantha ssp. pinnatisecta. E NM Sacramento PricklyPoppy (Argemone pleiacantha ssp. pinnatisecta ) Recovery Plan. Lee pincushion cactus. Coryphantha sneedii var. leei. T NM Sneed and Lee Pincushion Cacti (Coryphantha sneedii var. sneedii and Coryphantha sneedii var. leei) Recovery Plan. Sneed pincushion cactus. Coryphantha sneedii var. sneedii. Echinocereus fendleri var. kuenzleri. E NM, TX T NM Kuenzler Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus fendleri var. kuenzleri) Recovery Plan. Erigeron rhizomatus T AZ, NM Zuni Fleabane (Erigeron rhizomatus) Recovery Plan. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Kuenzler hedgehog cactus. Zuni fleabane .......... VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Jan 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Brady Pincushion Cactus (Pediocactus bradyi) Recovery Plan. Frm 00148 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 https://ecos.fws.gov/ docsrecovery_plan/ Draft%20Recovery %20Plan %20Amendment_ Brady %20Pincushion_ clean.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/ docsrecovery_plan/ Draft%20Recovery %20Plan %20Amendment_ Siler%20Pincushion_ clean.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/ docsrecovery_plan/ 20180816_Draft %20Recovery %20Plan %20Amendment_ Sacramento %20prickly %20poppy_clean.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/ docsrecovery_plan/ Draft%20Recovery %20Plan %20Amendment_ SneedLee %20Pincuschion_ clean.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/ docsrecovery_plan/ Draft%20Recovery %20Plan %20Amendment_ Kuenzler %20Hedgehog %20Cactus_clean.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/ docsrecovery_plan/ Draft%20Recovery %20Plan %20Amendment_Zuni %20Fleabane_ clean.pdf. E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1 794 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 21 / Thursday, January 31, 2019 / Notices PROPOSED RECOVERY PLAN AMENDMENTS—Continued Common name Scientific name Listing status 1 Current range Recovery plan name Holy Ghost Ipomopsis (Ipomopsis sanctispiritus) Recovery Plan. Holy Ghost ipomopsis. Ipomopsis sanctispiritus. E NM Knowlton’s cactus ... Pediocactus knowltonii. E CO, NM Socorro isopod ....... Thermosphaeroma thermophilus. E NM Star cactus ............. Astrophytum asterias. E TX Zapata bladderpod Lesquerella thamnophila. E TX Zapata Bladderpod (Lesquerella thamnophila) Recovery Plan. Coffin Cave mold beetle. Tooth Cave spider .. Tooth Cave ground beetle. Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion. Batrisodes texanus Neoleptoneta myopica. Rhadine persephone. Tartarocreagris texana. E E E E TX TX TX TX Endangered Karst Invertebrates (Travis and Williamson Counties, Texas) Recovery Plan. Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle. Bee Creek Cave harvestman. Bone Cave harvestman. Tobusch fishhook cactus. Texamaurops reddelli. Texella reddelli ....... E TX E TX Texella reyesi ......... E TX Sclerocactus brevihamatus ssp. tobuschii. E TX Uniform resource locator to proposed recovery plan amendment Contact person, phone, email https://ecos.fws.gov/ docsrecovery_plan/ 20180816_Draft %20Recovery %20Plan %20Amendment_ Holy%20Ghost %20Ipomopsis_ clean.pdf. Knowlton’s Cactus https://ecos.fws.gov/ (Pediocactus docsrecovery_plan/ knowltonii) RecovDraft%20Recovery ery Plan. %20Plan %20Amendment_ Knowltons %20cactus_clean.pdf. Soccoro Isopod Rehttps://ecos.fws.gov/ covery Plan. docsrecovery_plan/ Draft%20Recovery %20Plan %20Amendment_ Socorro%20Isopod_ clean.pdf. Star Cactus https://ecos.fws.gov/ Dawn Gardiner, As(Astrophytum astedocsrecovery_plan/ sistant Field Superrias) Recovery Plan. Draft%20Recovery visor, 361–994– %20Plan 9005x259, dawn_ %20Amendment_Star gardiner@fws.gov. %20Cactus_clean.pdf. Tobusch Fishhook Cactus (Ancistrocactus tobuschii) Recovery Plan. https://ecos.fws.gov/ docsrecovery_plan/ Draft%20Rec %20Plan %20Amendment_Z %20bladderpod_ clean.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/ docsrecovery_plan/ Draft%20Recovery %20Plan %20Amendment_ Travis-WilliamsonKarst-Inverts_ clean.pdf. Adam Zerrenner, Field Supervisor, 512–490– 0057x248, adam_ zerrenner@fws.gov. Contact person’s U.S. mail address Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office—Corpus Christi, 4444 Corona Drive, Suite 215, Corpus Christi, Texas 78411. Austin Ecological Services Field Office, 10711 Burnet Road, Suite 200 Austin, Texas 78758. https://ecos.fws.gov/ docsrecovery_plan/ Draft%20SCLTOB %20Recovery %20Plan %20Amendment_ clean.pdf. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Pacific Southwest Region (California, Nevada, and the Klamath Basin area of Oregon) Marsh sandwort ...... Gambel’s watercress. Arenaria paludicola Rorippa gambellii ... E E CA, WA CA Pismo clarkia .......... Clarkia speciosa ssp. immaculata. Cirsium fontinale var. obispoense. Eriodictyon altissimum. E CA E CA E CA PO 00000 Frm 00149 Chorro Creek bog thistle. Indian Knob mountainbalm. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Jan 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 Recovery Plan for Marsh Sandwort (Arenaria paludicola) and Gambel’s Watercress (Rorippa gambelii). Recovery Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail and Four Plants from San Luis Obispo County, California. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 https://ecos.fws.gov/ docsrecovery_plan/ Draft%20Recovery %20Plan %20Amendment %20NAGA %20ROGA.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/ docsrecovery_plan/ Draft%20Recovery %20Plan %20Amendment %20IKMB%20CCBT %20PismoClarkia.pdf. E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM Cat Darst, Assistant Field Supervisor, 805–644–1766, r8venturarecoverycomments @fws.gov. 31JAN1 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, 2493 Portola Road, Suite B, Ventura, CA 93003. 795 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 21 / Thursday, January 31, 2019 / Notices PROPOSED RECOVERY PLAN AMENDMENTS—Continued Scientific name Listing status 1 Current range Recovery plan name Scotts Valley spineflower. Chorizanthe robusta var. hartwegii. E CA Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California. Coastal dunes milkvetch. Yadon’s piperia ....... Hickman’s potentilla Monterey clover ...... Astragalus tener var. titi. Piperia yadonii ....... Potentilla hickmanii Trifolium trichocalyx E E E E CA CA CA CA Recovery Plan for Five Plants from Monterey County, California. Common name 1E Contact person, phone, email Contact person’s U.S. mail address https://ecos.fws.gov/ docsrecovery_plan/ Draft%20Recovery %20Plan %20Amendment %20ScottsValley Spineflower.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/ docsrecovery_plan/ Draft%20Recovery %20Plan %20Amendment %20MClover %20CDMVetch %20YAPP%20Hick Pot.pdf. = endangered; T = threatened. How do I ask questions or provide information? DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division If you wish to provide information for any species listed above, please submit your comments and materials to the appropriate contact in the table above. You may also direct questions to those contacts. Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877– 8339 for TTY assistance. Request for Public Comments We request written comments on the draft recovery plan modifications. We will consider all comments we receive by the date specified in DATES prior to final approval of the plans. 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 The authority for this action is section 4(f) of the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1533 (f)). amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Uniform resource locator to proposed recovery plan amendment Dated: August 28, 2018. James W. Kurth, Deputy Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Exercising the Authority of the Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2019–00436 Filed 1–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Jan 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993—IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc. Notice is hereby given that, on December 17, 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’’), IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc. (‘‘IMS Global’’) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, Abre, Cincinnati, OH; Brigham Young University—Idaho, Rexburg, ID; Casio, Tokyo, JAPAN; CatchOn, Nashville, TN; Crosstown High School, Memphis, TN; GG4L— Global Grid For Learning, Alameda, CA; Hall County Board of Education, Gainesville, GA; Learning Logistics, McKinney, TX; Madison College/Digital Credentials Institute, Madison; WI; and Michigan Collaboration Hub (fiduciary of the Michigan Data Hub), Lansing, MI, have been added as parties to this venture. Also, Placid Consulting, Cedar Park, TX; Virtual High School, Maynard, MA; Indian River School District, Selbyville, DE; and Loudon County Public Schools, Ashburn, VA, have withdrawn as parties to this venture. In addition, Norwegian Centre for ICT in Education has changed its name to Norwegian Directorate for Education, Hamar, NORWAY. PO 00000 Frm 00150 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 IMS Global intends to file additional written notifications disclosing all changes in membership. On April 7, 2000, IMS Global 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 September 13, 2000 (65 FR 55283). The last notification was filed with the Department on October 1, 2018. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on October 12, 2018 (83 FR 51706). Suzanne Morris, Chief, Premerger and Division Statistics Unit, Antitrust Division. [FR Doc. 2019–00495 Filed 1–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993—Advanced Media Workflow Association, Inc. Notice is hereby given that, on December 13, 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’’), Advanced Media Workflow Association, Inc. has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1

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Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 26 Draft Recovery 
Plan Amendments for 42 Species Across the United States

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; opening of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the 
availability of 26 draft recovery plan amendments for 42 endangered and 
threatened species. We are amending recovery criteria to better assist 
in determining when an endangered species has recovered to the point 
that it may be reclassified as threatened, or that the protections 
afforded by the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), are 
no longer necessary and the endangered species may be removed from the 
Act's protections. We request review and comments on these draft 
recovery plan amendments from local, State, Tribal, and Federal 
agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and the public.

DATES: In order to be considered, comments on the draft recovery plan 
amendments must be received on or before April 1, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Reviewing documents: If you wish to review these draft 
recovery plan amendments, you may obtain copies from the website 
addresses listed in the table provided in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. 
You may also request copies of draft recovery plan amendments by 
contacting the individuals listed in the table provided in this notice, 
relevant to each species or recovery plan, or both.
    Submitting comments: If you wish to comment, see the table provided 
in this notice and you may submit your comments by one of the following 
methods:
    1. You may submit written comments and materials to each field 
office mailing address for the species in which you are interested;
    2. You may hand-deliver written comments to each field office, in 
the table at the identified address, for the species in which you are 
interested; or
    3. You may send comments by email to the identified contact 
person's email address in the table, for each species. Please include 
``Amended Recovery Plan Comments'' in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on a particular 
species, contact the appropriate person listed in the table for each 
species in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Individuals who are hearing 
impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 for TTY 
assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    In this notice, we announce the availability of 26 draft recovery 
plan amendments, which revise recovery criteria for 42 endangered and 
threatened species, for public review and comment. These 26 draft 
recovery plan amendments are a subset of a larger effort under way to 
revise up to 182 recovery plans covering up to 305 species in order to 
achieve the following Department of the Interior Agency Priority 
Performance Goal outlined in the Department's Strategic Plan for Fiscal 
Years 2018-2022: ``By September 30, 2019, 100% of all Fish and Wildlife 
Service recovery plans will have quantitative criteria for what 
constitutes a recovered species.'' Given the timeline associated with 
this Agency Priority Performance goal, we are relying on the public 
comment period to facilitate an efficient communication, coordination, 
and collaboration process with the wide variety of potential 
stakeholders we consider essential to the development and 
implementation of recovery plans. Recovery plans must be designed so 
that all stakeholders and the public understand the rationale behind 
the recovery program, whether they were involved in writing the plan or 
not, and recognize their role in its implementation. We are, therefore, 
requesting submission of any information that may help achieve (1) the 
necessary understanding of species' biology, threats and recovery 
needs; (2) identification of implementation issues and concerns; and 
(3) facilitation of more effective implementation, associated with 
these draft amendments that revise recovery criteria for these 42 
species.
    The Service is required to develop and implement recovery plans 
``for the conservation and survival'' of listed species under section 
4(f) of the Act, unless the Service finds that developing a recovery 
plan would not promote the conservation of the species. The Act also 
requires inclusion of: (1) ``Site-specific management actions as may be 
necessary to achieve the plan's goal for the conservation and survival 
of the species''; (2) ``Objective, measurable criteria which, when met, 
would result in a determination . . . that the species be removed from 
the list''; and (3) ``Estimates of the time required and the cost to 
carry out those measures needed to achieve the plan's goal and to 
achieve intermediate steps toward that goal.''
    The purpose of a recovery plan is to provide a roadmap for a 
species' recovery, with the goal of improving its status and managing 
its threats to the point at which protections under the Act are no 
longer needed. A recovery plan identifies, organizes, and prioritizes 
recovery actions and is, therefore, an important guide to ensure sound 
scientific decision-making throughout the recovery process, which can 
take decades. Recovery plans provide important guidance to the Service, 
States, other partners, and the general public on methods of minimizing 
threats to listed species and measurable objectives against which to 
measure the progress towards recovery; they are guidance and not 
regulatory documents.
    Recovery plans should be consulted frequently, used to initiate 
recovery activities, and updated as needed. Keeping recovery plans 
current will ensure that the species benefits through timely, partner-
coordinated implementation, based on the best available information. A 
review of the recovery plan and its implementation, however, may show 
that the recovery plan is out of date or its usefulness is limited and, 
therefore, warrants modification. The need for, and extent of, recovery 
plan modifications will vary considerably among recovery plans, 
depending on the scope and complexity of the initial plan, the 
structure of the document, and the involvement of stakeholders.
    The need for revision may be triggered when, among other 
possibilities: (1) New information has been identified, such as 
population-level threats to the species or previously unknown life-
history traits, that necessitates new or revised recovery strategy, 
actions, or criteria, or revision of all three; (2) the current 
recovery plan is out of date with regard to the information presented 
in it or requirements for an adequate recovery plan (a recovery 
strategy, threats-based recovery criteria, etc.); or (3) the current 
plan is not achieving its objectives. An amendment, a type of recovery 
plan revision, is more limited in scope than a full revision of the 
recovery plan and modifies an existing plan, rather than replacing the 
entire existing recovery plan. Revisions benefit endangered and 
threatened species, our partners, and the public by incorporating new 
information about life history, threats, and/or species' response to 
management from study findings and focusing on what is really needed 
for species' recovery.
    Recovery criteria serve as objective, measurable guidelines to 
assist in determining when an endangered species has recovered to the 
point that it may be downlisted to threatened, or that the protections 
afforded by the Act are no longer necessary and the species may be 
delisted. Delisting is the removal of a species from the Federal Lists 
of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants. Downlisting is the 
reclassification of a species from an endangered species to a 
threatened species. The term ``endangered species''

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means any species (species, subspecies, or distinct population segment) 
that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion 
of its range. The term ``threatened species'' means any species which 
is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future 
throughout all or a significant portion of its range.
    Recovery criteria should help indicate when we would anticipate 
that an analysis of the species' status under section 4(a)(1) would 
result in a determination that the species is no longer an endangered 
or threatened species. A decision to revise the status of or remove a 
species from the Federal Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife 
and Plants, however, is ultimately based on an analysis of the threats 
to the species in accordance with sections 4(a)(1) and 4(b) of the Act 
and made ``solely on the basis of the best scientific and commercial 
data available,'' regardless of whether that information differs from 
the recovery plan. When changing the status of a species, we first 
propose the action in the Federal Register to seek public comment and 
peer review, followed by a final decision announced in the Federal 
Register.
    Revision of recovery plans requires public notice and comment under 
section 4(f)(4) of the Act, including: (1) A Federal Register notice of 
availability to give opportunity for public review and comment; (2) 
consideration of all information presented during the public comment 
period; and (3) approval by the Regional Director. When finalized, 
these recovery plan amendments will be made publicly available on the 
internet through our Environmental Conservation Online System (ECOS, 
https://ecos.fws.gov).

What plans are being made available for public review and comment?

    This notice announces our draft recovery plan amendments for the 
species listed in the table below.

                                                            Proposed Recovery Plan Amendments
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                                                                                                  Uniform resource
                                                       Listing     Current                           locator to      Contact person,    Contact person's
          Common name              Scientific name   status \1\     range    Recovery plan name  proposed recovery     phone, email    U.S. mail address
                                                                                                   plan amendment
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                                       Pacific Region (Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, and the Pacific Islands)
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Snails, Oahu tree..............  Achatinella spp...          E          HI   Recovery Plan for   https://           Gregory A. Koob,   Pacific Islands
                                 ..................  ..........  ..........   the Oahu Tree       ecos.fws.gov/      Assistant Field    Fish and
                                 ..................  ..........  ..........   Snails of the       docsrecovery_pla   Supervisor, 808-   Wildlife Office,
                                 ..................  ..........  ..........   Genus Achatinella.  n/                 792-9449,          300 Ala Moana
                                 ..................  ..........  ..........  ..................   Achatinella_Draf   gregory_koob@fws   Boulevard, Room
Silversword, Mauna Loa (=Ka'u).  Argyroxiphium               T          HI   ..................   t%20Recovery%20P   .gov.              3-122, Box
                                  kauense.                                   Recovery Plan for    lan%20Amendment_                      50088, Honolulu,
                                                                              the Ka`u            20180801.pdf.                         HI 96850.
                                                                              Silversword        https://
                                                                              (Argyroxiphium      ecos.fws.gov/
                                                                              kauense).           docsrecovery_pla
                                                                                                  n/
                                                                                                  ARGKAU_Draft%20R
                                                                                                  ecovery%20Plan%2
                                                                                                  0Amendment_20180
                                                                                                  801.pdf.
`Ahinahina.....................  Argyroxiphium               E          HI   Recovery Plan for   https://                              .................
                                  sandwicense ssp.                            the Mauna Kea       ecos.fws.gov/
                                  sandwicense.                                Silversword         docsrecovery_pla
                                                                              (Argyroxiphium      n/
                                                                              sandwicense         ARGSANSAN_Draft%
                                                                              ssp.sandwicense).   20Recovery%20Pla
                                                                                                  n%20Amendment_20
                                                                                                  180801.pdf.
Koki`o.........................  Kokia drynarioides          E          HI   Recovery Plan for   https://                              .................
                                                                              Caesalpinia         ecos.fws.gov/
                                                                              kavaiensis and      docsrecovery_pla
                                                                              Kokia               n/
                                                                              drynarioides.       KOKDRY_Draft%20R
                                                                                                  ecovery%20Plan%2
                                                                                                  0Amendment_20180
                                                                                                  801.pdf.
Uhi uhi........................  Mezoneuron                  E          HI                       https://
                                  kavaiense.                                                      ecos.fws.gov/
                                                                                                  docsrecovery_pla
                                                                                                  n/
                                                                                                  MEZKAV_Draft%20R
                                                                                                  ecovery%20Plan%2
                                                                                                  0Amendment_20180
                                                                                                  801.pdf.
Aupaka.........................  Isodendrion                 E          HI   Recovery Plan for   https://
                                  hosakae.                                    Lipochaeta venosa   ecos.fws.gov/
                                                                              and Isodendrion     docsrecovery_pla
                                                                              hosakae.            n/
                                                                                                  ISOHOS_Draft%20R
                                                                                                  ecovery%20Plan%2
                                                                                                  0Amendment_20180
                                                                                                  801.pdf.
No common name.................  Lipochaeta venosa.          E          HI                       https://ecos.fws.gov/docsrecovery_plan/LIPVEN_Draft%20Recovery%20Plan%20Amendment_20180801.pdf.
Hawaiian petrel................  Pterodroma                  E          HI   Hawaiian Dark-      https://
                                  sandwichensis.                              rumped Petrel and   ecos.fws.gov/
                                                                              Newell's Manx       docsrecovery_pla
                                                                              Shearwater          n/
                                                                              Recovery Plan.      HAPE_Draft_Recov
                                                                                                  ery_Plan_Amendme
                                                                                                  nt_20180806.pdf.

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Newell's Townsend's shearwater.  Puffinus                    T          HI                       https://
                                  auricularis                                                     ecos.fws.gov/
                                  newelli.                                                        docsrecovery_pla
                                                                                                  n/
                                                                                                  NESH_Draft_Recov
                                                                                                  ery_Plan_Amendme
                                                                                                  nt_20180806.pdf.
Vetch, Hawaiian................  Vicia menziesii...          E          HI   Vicia menziesii     https://
                                                                              Recovery Plan.      ecos.fws.gov/
                                                                                                  docsrecovery_pla
                                                                                                  n/
                                                                                                  VICMEN_Draft%20R
                                                                                                  ecovery%20Plan%2
                                                                                                  0Amendment_20180
                                                                                                  801.pdf.
Rabbit, Columbia Basin Pygmy...  Brachylagus                 E          WA   Recovery Plan for   https://           Michelle Eames,    Eastern
                                  idahoensis.                                 the Columbia        ecos.fws.gov/      Fish and           Washington Field
                                                                              Basin Distinct      docsrecovery_pla   Wildlife           Office, 11103 E.
                                                                              Population          n/                 Biologist, 509-    Montgomery Dr.,
                                                                              Segment of the      Pygmy%20Rabbit%2   891-6839,          Spokane Valley,
                                                                              Pygmy Rabbit        0Draft%20Recover   michelle_eames@f   WA 99206.
                                                                              (Brachylagus        y%20Plan%20Amend   ws.gov.
                                                                              idahoensis).        ment%2020180731.
                                                                                                  pdf.
Stickseed, showy...............  Hackelia venusta..          E          WA   Recovery Plan for   https://           Gregg Kurz, 509-   Central
                                                                              Hackelia venusta    ecos.fws.gov/      665-3508,          Washington Field
                                                                              (Showy Stickseed).  docsrecovery_pla   gregg_kurz@fws.g   Office, 215
                                                                                                  n/                 ov.                Melody Lane,
                                                                                                  Hackelia_venusta                      Suite 103,
                                                                                                  _Draft_Recovery_                      Wenatchee, WA
                                                                                                  Plan_Amendment_2                      98801.
                                                                                                  0180806.pdf.
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                                               Southwest Region (Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas)
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Brady pincushion cactus........  Pediocactus bradyi          E          AZ   Brady Pincushion    https://           Field Supervisor,  Arizona
                                                                              Cactus              ecos.fws.gov/      602-242-0210,      Ecological
                                                                              (Pediocactus        docsrecovery_pla   AZcriteria@fws.g   Services Field
                                                                              bradyi) Recovery    n/                 ov.                Office, 9828
                                                                              Plan.               Draft%20Recovery                      North 31st
                                                                                                  %20Plan%20Amendm                      Avenue, #C#,
                                                                                                  ent_Brady%20Pinc                      Phoenix, Arizona
                                                                                                  ushion_clean.pdf.                     85051.
Siler pincushion cactus........  Pediocactus sileri          T      AZ, UT   Siler Pincushion    https://
                                                                              Cactus              ecos.fws.gov/
                                                                              (Pediocactus        docsrecovery_pla
                                                                              sileri) Recovery    n/
                                                                              Plan.               Draft%20Recovery
                                                                                                  %20Plan%20Amendm
                                                                                                  ent_Siler%20Pinc
                                                                                                  ushion_clean.pdf.
Sacramento prickly poppy.......  Argemone                    E          NM   Sacramento Prickly- https://           Susan Millsap,     New Mexico
                                  pleiacantha ssp.                            Poppy (Argemone     ecos.fws.gov/      Field Office       Ecological
                                  pinnatisecta.                               pleiacantha ssp.    docsrecovery_pla   Supervisor, 505-   Services Field
                                                                              pinnatisecta )      n/                 761-4781,          Office, 2105
                                                                              Recovery Plan.      20180816_Draft%2   susan_millsap@fw   Osuna NE,
                                                                                                  0Recovery%20Plan   s.gov.             Albuquerque, New
                                                                                                  %20Amendment_Sac                      Mexico 87113.
                                                                                                  ramento%20prickl
                                                                                                  y%20poppy_clean.
                                                                                                  pdf.
Lee pincushion cactus..........  Coryphantha                 T          NM   Sneed and Lee       https://
                                  sneedii var. leei.                          Pincushion Cacti    ecos.fws.gov/
                                                                              (Coryphantha        docsrecovery_pla
                                                                              sneedii var.        n/
                                                                              sneedii and         Draft%20Recovery
                                                                              Coryphantha         %20Plan%20Amendm
                                                                              sneedii var.        ent_SneedLee%20P
                                                                              leei) Recovery      incuschion_clean
                                                                              Plan.               .pdf.
Sneed pincushion cactus........  Coryphantha                 E      NM, TX
                                  sneedii var.
                                  sneedii.
Kuenzler hedgehog cactus.......  Echinocereus                T          NM   Kuenzler Hedgehog   https://
                                  fendleri var.                               Cactus              ecos.fws.gov/
                                  kuenzleri.                                  (Echinocereus       docsrecovery_pla
                                                                              fendleri var.       n/
                                                                              kuenzleri)          Draft%20Recovery
                                                                              Recovery Plan.      %20Plan%20Amendm
                                                                                                  ent_Kuenzler%20H
                                                                                                  edgehog%20Cactus
                                                                                                  _clean.pdf.
Zuni fleabane..................  Erigeron                    T      AZ, NM   Zuni Fleabane       https://
                                  rhizomatus.                                 (Erigeron           ecos.fws.gov/
                                                                              rhizomatus)         docsrecovery_pla
                                                                              Recovery Plan.      n/
                                                                                                  Draft%20Recovery
                                                                                                  %20Plan%20Amendm
                                                                                                  ent_Zuni%20Fleab
                                                                                                  ane_clean.pdf.

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Holy Ghost ipomopsis...........  Ipomopsis sancti-           E          NM   Holy Ghost          https://
                                  spiritus.                                   Ipomopsis           ecos.fws.gov/
                                                                              (Ipomopsis sancti-  docsrecovery_pla
                                                                              spiritus)           n/
                                                                              Recovery Plan.      20180816_Draft%2
                                                                                                  0Recovery%20Plan
                                                                                                  %20Amendment_Hol
                                                                                                  y%20Ghost%20Ipom
                                                                                                  opsis_clean.pdf.
Knowlton's cactus..............  Pediocactus                 E            CO,Knowlton's Cactus   https://
                                  knowltonii.                                 (Pediocactus        ecos.fws.gov/
                                                                              knowltonii)         docsrecovery_pla
                                                                              Recovery Plan.      n/
                                                                                                  Draft%20Recovery
                                                                                                  %20Plan%20Amendm
                                                                                                  ent_Knowltons%20
                                                                                                  cactus_clean.pdf.
Socorro isopod.................  Thermosphaeroma             E          NM   Soccoro Isopod      https://
                                  thermophilus.                               Recovery Plan.      ecos.fws.gov/
                                                                                                  docsrecovery_pla
                                                                                                  n/
                                                                                                  Draft%20Recovery
                                                                                                  %20Plan%20Amendm
                                                                                                  ent_Socorro%20Is
                                                                                                  opod_clean.pdf.
Star cactus....................  Astrophytum                 E          TX   Star Cactus         https://           Dawn Gardiner,     Texas Coastal
                                  asterias.                                   (Astrophytum        ecos.fws.gov/      Assistant Field    Ecological
                                                                              asterias)           docsrecovery_pla   Supervisor, 361-   Services Field
                                                                              Recovery Plan.      n/                 994-9005x259,      Office--Corpus
                                                                                                  Draft%20Recovery   dawn_gardiner@fw   Christi, 4444
                                                                                                  %20Plan%20Amendm   s.gov.             Corona Drive,
                                                                                                  ent_Star%20Cactu                      Suite 215,
                                                                                                  s_clean.pdf.                          Corpus Christi,
                                                                                                                                        Texas 78411.
Zapata bladderpod..............  Lesquerella                 E          TX   Zapata Bladderpod   https://
                                  thamnophila.                                (Lesquerella        ecos.fws.gov/
                                                                              thamnophila)        docsrecovery_pla
                                                                              Recovery Plan.      n/
                                                                                                  Draft%20Rec%20Pl
                                                                                                  an%20Amendment_Z
                                                                                                  %20bladderpod_cl
                                                                                                  ean.pdf.
Coffin Cave mold beetle........  Batrisodes texanus          E          TX   Endangered Karst    https://           Adam Zerrenner,    Austin Ecological
Tooth Cave spider..............  Neoleptoneta                E          TX    Invertebrates       ecos.fws.gov/      Field              Services Field
Tooth Cave ground beetle.......   myopica.                   E          TX    (Travis and         docsrecovery_pla   Supervisor, 512-   Office, 10711
Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion......  Rhadine persephone          E          TX    Williamson          n/                 490-0057x248,      Burnet Road,
                                 Tartarocreagris                              Counties, Texas)    Draft%20Recovery   adam_zerrenner@f   Suite 200
                                  texana.                                     Recovery Plan.      %20Plan%20Amendm   ws.gov.            Austin, Texas
                                                                                                  ent_Travis-                           78758.
                                                                                                  Williamson-Karst-
                                                                                                  Inverts_clean.pd
                                                                                                  f.
Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle...  Texamaurops                 E          TX
                                  reddelli.
Bee Creek Cave harvestman......  Texella reddelli..          E          TX
Bone Cave harvestman...........  Texella reyesi....          E          TX
Tobusch fishhook cactus........  Sclerocactus                E          TX   Tobusch Fishhook    https://
                                  brevihamatus ssp.                           Cactus              ecos.fws.gov/
                                  tobuschii.                                  (Ancistrocactus     docsrecovery_pla
                                                                              tobuschii)          n/
                                                                              Recovery Plan.      Draft%20SCLTOB%2
                                                                                                  0Recovery%20Plan
                                                                                                  %20Amendment_cle
                                                                                                  an.pdf.
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                                   Pacific Southwest Region (California, Nevada, and the Klamath Basin area of Oregon)
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Marsh sandwort.................  Arenaria                    E            CA,Recovery Plan for   https://           Cat Darst,         Ventura Fish and
Gambel's watercress............   paludicola.                E            CA  Marsh Sandwort      ecos.fws.gov/      Assistant Field    Wildlife Office,
                                 Rorippa gambellii.                           (Arenaria           docsrecovery_pla   Supervisor, 805-   2493 Portola
                                                                              paludicola) and     n/                 644-1766,          Road, Suite B,
                                                                              Gambel's            Draft%20Recovery   r8ventura-         Ventura, CA
                                                                              Watercress          %20Plan%20Amendm   recoverycomments   93003.
                                                                              (Rorippa            ent%20NAGA%20ROG   @fws.gov.
                                                                              gambelii).          A.pdf.
Pismo clarkia..................  Clarkia speciosa            E            CA Recovery Plan for   https://
                                  ssp. immaculata.   ..........  ..........   the Morro           ecos.fws.gov/
Chorro Creek bog thistle.......  Cirsium fontinale           E            CA  Shoulderband        docsrecovery_pla
Indian Knob mountainbalm.......   var. obispoense.   ..........  ..........   Snail and Four      n/
                                 Eriodictyon                 E            CA  Plants from San     Draft%20Recovery
                                  altissimum.                                 Luis Obispo         %20Plan%20Amendm
                                                                              County,             ent%20IKMB%20CCB
                                                                              California.         T%20PismoClarkia
                                                                                                  .pdf.

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Scotts Valley spineflower......  Chorizanthe                 E            CA Recovery Plan for   https://
                                  robusta var.                                Insect and Plant    ecos.fws.gov/
                                  hartwegii.                                  Taxa from the       docsrecovery_pla
                                                                              Santa Cruz          n/
                                                                              Mountains in        Draft%20Recovery
                                                                              California.         %20Plan%20Amendm
                                                                                                  ent%20ScottsVall
                                                                                                  eySpineflower.pd
                                                                                                  f.
Coastal dunes milk-vetch.......  Astragalus tener            E            CA Recovery Plan for   https://
Yadon's piperia................   var. titi.                 E            CA  Five Plants from    ecos.fws.gov/
Hickman's potentilla...........  Piperia yadonii...          E            CA  Monterey County,    docsrecovery_pla
Monterey clover................  Potentilla                  E            CA  California.         n/
                                  hickmanii.                                                      Draft%20Recovery
                                 Trifolium                                                        %20Plan%20Amendm
                                  trichocalyx.                                                    ent%20MClover%20
                                                                                                  CDMVetch%20YAPP%
                                                                                                  20HickPot.pdf.
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\1\ E = endangered; T = threatened.

How do I ask questions or provide information?

    If you wish to provide information for any species listed above, 
please submit your comments and materials to the appropriate contact in 
the table above. You may also direct questions to those contacts. 
Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the 
Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 for TTY assistance.

Request for Public Comments

    We request written comments on the draft recovery plan 
modifications. We will consider all comments we receive by the date 
specified in DATES prior to final approval of the plans.

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

    The authority for this action is section 4(f) of the Endangered 
Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1533 (f)).

    Dated: August 28, 2018.
James W. Kurth,
Deputy Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Exercising the 
Authority of the Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-00436 Filed 1-30-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4333-15-P