Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of 6 Species in the Mountain-Prairie Region, 14965-14966 [2019-07323]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 71 / Friday, April 12, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R6–ES–2018–N166; FXES11140600000–190–FF06E00000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of 6 Species in the MountainPrairie Region Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are initiating 5-year status reviews of 6 species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. A 5-year status review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review; therefore, we are requesting submission of any new information on these species that has become available since the last review of the species. DATES: To ensure consideration in our reviews, we are requesting submission of new information no later than June 11, 2019. However, we will continue to accept new information about any listed species at any time. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on a particular species, SUMMARY: Why do we conduct 5-year status reviews? Under the Act (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) in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17.11 (for animals) and 17.12 (for plants). Section 4(c)(2)(A) of the Act requires us to review each listed species’ status at least once every 5 years. Our regulations at 50 CFR 424.21 require that we publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing those species under active review. For additional information about 5-year status reviews, go to http:// www.fws.gov/endangered/what-we-do/ recovery-overview.html, scroll down to ‘‘Learn More about 5-Year Status Reviews,’’ and click on our factsheet. What information do we consider in our review? A 5-year status review considers all new information available at the time of the review. In conducting these reviews, Final listing rule (Federal Register citation and publication date) Scientific name Listing status Historical range Pawnee montane skipper. Hesperia leonardus montana. Threatened ... Colorado ............................. Pallid sturgeon ..... Scaphirhynchus albus. Endangered .. Clay-loving wild buckwheat. Eriogonum pelinophilum. Endangered .. Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, 55 FR 36641; Kansas, Kentucky, Lou9/6/1990. isiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee. Colorado ............................. 49 FR 28562; 7/13/1984. North Park phacelia. Phacelia formosula. Endangered .. Colorado ............................. 47 FR 38540; 9/1/1982. Autumn buttercup Ranunculus aestivalis (=acriformis). Endangered .. Utah .................................... 54 FR 30550; 7/21/1989. Maguire primrose Primula maguirei .. Threatened ... Utah .................................... 50 FR 33731; 8/21/1985. Common name jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES contact the appropriate person or office listed in the table in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:50 Apr 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 51 FR 34106; 9/25/1986. Sfmt 4703 14965 we consider the best scientific and commercial data that have become available since the listing determination or most recent status review, such as: (A) Species biology, including but not limited to population trends, distribution, abundance, demographics, and genetics; (B) Habitat conditions, including but not limited to amount, distribution, and suitability; (C) Conservation measures that have been implemented that benefit the species; (D) Threat status and trends in relation to the five listing factors (as defined in section 4(a)(1) of the Act); and (E) Other new information, data, or corrections, including but not limited to taxonomic or nomenclatural changes, identification of erroneous information contained in the List, and improved analytical methods. Any new information will be considered during the 5-year status review and will also be useful in evaluating the ongoing recovery programs for the species. Which species are under review? This notice announces our active review of the six species listed in the table below. Contact person, phone, email Contact person’s U.S. mail address Drue DeBerry, CO/NE Project Leader, 303–236– 4774; drue_deberry@ fws.gov. Casey Kruse, Missouri River Recovery Office, Coordinator, 605–665– 4856; casey_kruse@ fws.gov. Ecological Services, Colorado Field Office, P.O. Box 25486–DFC, Denver, CO 80225. Ecological Services, Missouri River Recovery Office, 31247 436th Avenue, Yankton, SD 57078. Ann Timberman, Colorado Field Office, 970–628– 7181; ann_timberman@ fws.gov. Ecological Services, Western Colorado Field Office, 445 W Gunnison Ave., #240, Grand Junction, CO 81501–5711. Ecological Services, Colorado Field Office, P.O. Box 25486–DFC, Denver, CO 80225. Ecological Services, Utah Field Office, 2369 W Orton Circle, #50, West Valley City, UT 84119. Ecological Services, Utah Field Office, 2369 W Orton Circle, #50, West Valley City, UT 84119. Drue DeBerry, CO/NE Project Leader, 303–236– 4774; drue_deberry@ fws.gov. Larry Crist, Project Leader, 801–975–3330; larry_ crist@fws.gov. Larry Crist, Project Leader, 801–975–3330; larry_ crist@fws.gov. E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1 14966 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 71 / Friday, April 12, 2019 / Notices Request for New Information To ensure that a 5-year status review is complete and based on the best available scientific and commercial information, we request new information from all sources. See ‘‘What Information Do We Consider in Our Review?’’ for specific criteria. 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? 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. Public Availability of Submissions 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. Comments and materials received will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the offices where the comments are submitted. jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Contents of Public Comments Please make your comments as specific as possible. Please confine your comments to issues for which we seek comments in this notice, and explain the basis for your comments. Include sufficient information with your comments to allow us to authenticate any scientific or commercial data you include. The comments and recommendations that will be most useful and likely to be relevant to agency decisions are: (1) VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Apr 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 Those supported by quantitative information or studies; and (2) Those that include citations to, and analyses of, the applicable laws and regulations. Completed and Active Reviews A list of all completed and currently active 5-year status reviews addressing species for which the Mountain-Prairie Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has lead responsibility is available at http://www.fws.gov/ endangered/. Authority This document is published under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Noreen Walsh, Regional Director, Mountain-Prairie Region. [FR Doc. 2019–07323 Filed 4–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P related documents, as well as any comments, by one of the following methods. All requests and comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s) (e.g., TEXXXXXX): • Email: permitsR3ES@fws.gov. Please refer to the respective permit number (e.g., Application No. TEXXXXXX) in the subject line of your email message. • U.S. Mail: Regional Director, Attn: Carlita Payne, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 5600 American Blvd. West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN 55437–1458. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carlita Payne, 612–713–5343 (phone); permitsR3ES@fws.gov (email). Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Background Fish and Wildlife Service The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), prohibits certain activities with endangered and threatened species unless authorized by a Federal permit. The ESA and our implementing regulations in part 17 of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) provide for the issuance of such permits and require that we invite public comment before issuing permits for activities involving endangered species. A recovery permit issued by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for enhancement of propagation or survival of the species. Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. [FWS–R3–ES–2019–N019; FXES11130300000–190–FF03E00000] Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation or survival of endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on these applications. Before issuing any of the requested permits, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period. SUMMARY: We must receive your written comments on or before May 13, 2019. ADDRESSES: Document availability and comment submission: Submit requests for copies of the applications and DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, and Federal agencies, Tribes, and the public to comment on the following applications. E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 71 (Friday, April 12, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14965-14966]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R6-ES-2018-N166; FXES11140600000-190-FF06E00000]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-
Year Status Reviews of 6 Species in the Mountain-Prairie Region

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, are initiating 5-year 
status reviews of 6 species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, 
as amended. A 5-year status review is based on the best scientific and 
commercial data available at the time of the review; therefore, we are 
requesting submission of any new information on these species that has 
become available since the last review of the species.

DATES: To ensure consideration in our reviews, we are requesting 
submission of new information no later than June 11, 2019. However, we 
will continue to accept new information about any listed species at any 
time.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Why do we conduct 5-year status reviews?

    Under the Act (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) in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 
CFR 17.11 (for animals) and 17.12 (for plants). Section 4(c)(2)(A) of 
the Act requires us to review each listed species' status at least once 
every 5 years. Our regulations at 50 CFR 424.21 require that we publish 
a notice in the Federal Register announcing those species under active 
review. For additional information about 5-year status reviews, go to 
http://www.fws.gov/endangered/what-we-do/recovery-overview.html, scroll 
down to ``Learn More about 5-Year Status Reviews,'' and click on our 
factsheet.

What information do we consider in our review?

    A 5-year status review considers all new information available at 
the time of the review. In conducting these reviews, we consider the 
best scientific and commercial data that have become available since 
the listing determination or most recent status review, such as:
    (A) Species biology, including but not limited to population 
trends, distribution, abundance, demographics, and genetics;
    (B) Habitat conditions, including but not limited to amount, 
distribution, and suitability;
    (C) Conservation measures that have been implemented that benefit 
the species;
    (D) Threat status and trends in relation to the five listing 
factors (as defined in section 4(a)(1) of the Act); and
    (E) Other new information, data, or corrections, including but not 
limited to taxonomic or nomenclatural changes, identification of 
erroneous information contained in the List, and improved analytical 
methods.
    Any new information will be considered during the 5-year status 
review and will also be useful in evaluating the ongoing recovery 
programs for the species.

Which species are under review?

    This notice announces our active review of the six species listed 
in the table below.

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                                                                                              Final listing rule
                                                                                               (Federal Register    Contact person,    Contact person's
           Common name              Scientific name     Listing status     Historical range      citation and        phone, email      U.S. mail address
                                                                                               publication date)
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Pawnee montane skipper..........  Hesperia leonardus  Threatened........  Colorado..........  51 FR 34106; 9/25/  Drue DeBerry, CO/   Ecological
                                   montana.                                                    1986.               NE Project          Services,
                                                                                                                   Leader, 303-236-    Colorado Field
                                                                                                                   4774;               Office, P.O. Box
                                                                                                                   [email protected]   25486-DFC,
                                                                                                                   gov.                Denver, CO 80225.
Pallid sturgeon.................  Scaphirhynchus      Endangered........  Arkansas,           55 FR 36641; 9/6/   Casey Kruse,        Ecological
                                   albus.                                  Illinois, Iowa,     1990.               Missouri River      Services,
                                                                           Kansas, Kentucky,                       Recovery Office,    Missouri River
                                                                           Louisiana,                              Coordinator, 605-   Recovery Office,
                                                                           Mississippi,                            665-4856;           31247 436th
                                                                           Missouri,                               [email protected]   Avenue, Yankton,
                                                                           Montana,                                ov.                 SD 57078.
                                                                           Nebraska, North
                                                                           Dakota, South
                                                                           Dakota, Tennessee.
Clay-loving wild buckwheat......  Eriogonum           Endangered........  Colorado..........  49 FR 28562; 7/13/  Ann Timberman,      Ecological
                                   pelinophilum.                                               1984.               Colorado Field      Services, Western
                                                                                                                   Office, 970-628-    Colorado Field
                                                                                                                   7181;               Office, 445 W
                                                                                                                   [email protected]   Gunnison Ave.,
                                                                                                                   .gov.               #240, Grand
                                                                                                                                       Junction, CO
                                                                                                                                       81501-5711.
North Park phacelia.............  Phacelia formosula  Endangered........  Colorado..........  47 FR 38540; 9/1/   Drue DeBerry, CO/   Ecological
                                                                                               1982.               NE Project          Services,
                                                                                                                   Leader, 303-236-    Colorado Field
                                                                                                                   4774;               Office, P.O. Box
                                                                                                                   [email protected]   25486-DFC,
                                                                                                                   gov.                Denver, CO 80225.
Autumn buttercup................  Ranunculus          Endangered........  Utah..............  54 FR 30550; 7/21/  Larry Crist,        Ecological
                                   aestivalis                                                  1989.               Project Leader,     Services, Utah
                                   (=acriformis).                                                                  801-975-3330;       Field Office,
                                                                                                                   [email protected]   2369 W Orton
                                                                                                                   ov.                 Circle, #50, West
                                                                                                                                       Valley City, UT
                                                                                                                                       84119.
Maguire primrose................  Primula maguirei..  Threatened........  Utah..............  50 FR 33731; 8/21/  Larry Crist,        Ecological
                                                                                               1985.               Project Leader,     Services, Utah
                                                                                                                   801-975-3330;       Field Office,
                                                                                                                   [email protected]   2369 W Orton
                                                                                                                   ov.                 Circle, #50, West
                                                                                                                                       Valley City, UT
                                                                                                                                       84119.
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Request for New Information

    To ensure that a 5-year status review is complete and based on the 
best available scientific and commercial information, we request new 
information from all sources. See ``What Information Do We Consider in 
Our Review?'' for specific criteria. 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?

    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.

Public Availability of Submissions

    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.
    Comments and materials received will be available for public 
inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the offices 
where the comments are submitted.

Contents of Public Comments

    Please make your comments as specific as possible. Please confine 
your comments to issues for which we seek comments in this notice, and 
explain the basis for your comments. Include sufficient information 
with your comments to allow us to authenticate any scientific or 
commercial data you include.
    The comments and recommendations that will be most useful and 
likely to be relevant to agency decisions are: (1) Those supported by 
quantitative information or studies; and (2) Those that include 
citations to, and analyses of, the applicable laws and regulations.

Completed and Active Reviews

    A list of all completed and currently active 5-year status reviews 
addressing species for which the Mountain-Prairie Region of the U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service has lead responsibility is available at 
http://www.fws.gov/endangered/.

Authority

    This document is published under the authority of the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

Noreen Walsh,
Regional Director, Mountain-Prairie Region.
[FR Doc. 2019-07323 Filed 4-11-19; 8:45 am]
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