Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Implementing Regulations for Petitions, 33084-33086 [2019-14763]

Download as PDF 33084 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 133 / Thursday, July 11, 2019 / Notices efficient way to track the effectiveness of the nationwide network of Councils and CERT programs. jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Collection of Information Title: FEMA Citizen Responder Programs Registration. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. OMB Number: 1660–0098. FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 008–0–25, FEMA Citizen Responder Programs Registration. Abstract: The FEMA Citizen Responder registration form will allow FEMA as well as SLTT personnel to evaluate whether prospective Councils/ Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) have the support of the appropriate government officials in their area, ensure a dedicated coordinator is assigned to the program, and provide an efficient way to track the effectiveness of the nationwide network of Councils and CERT programs. Affected Public: SLTT governments and FEMA affiliated citizen responders throughout the US and its territories. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 4,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,000. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $54,750. Estimated Respondents’ Operation and Maintenance Costs: $0. Estimated Respondents’ Capital and Start-Up Costs: $0. Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $10,475. Comments: Comments may be submitted as indicated in the ADDRESSES caption above. Comments are solicited to (a) evaluate whether the proposed data collection is necessary for the proper performance of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Jul 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. William H. Holzerland, Senior Director, Information Management Division, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2019–14766 Filed 7–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–46–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–ES–2019–N068; MO #300030113; OMB Control Number 1018–0165] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Implementing Regulations for Petitions Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are proposing to renew an information collection with revisions. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 12, 2019. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget’s Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior by email at OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov; or via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. Please provide a copy of your comments to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: BPHC, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041– 3803 (mail); or by email to Info_Coll@ fws.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1018–0165 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Madonna L. Baucum, Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, by email at Info_ Coll@fws.gov, or by telephone at (703) 358–2503. You may also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. On March 15, 2019, we published a Federal Register notice soliciting comments on this collection of information for 60 days, ending on May 14, 2019 (84 FR 9549). We received no comments in response to the Federal Register notice. We are again soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper functions of the Service; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Service enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Service minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. 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 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. Abstract: The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), specifies the process by which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service (Services, we) make decisions on listing, delisting, or changing the status of a listed species, or revising critical habitat. Any interested person may submit a written petition to the Services requesting to add a species to the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants (Lists), remove a species from the Lists, change the listed status of a species, or revise the boundary of an area designated as critical habitat. The petition process is a central feature of the ESA and serves a beneficial public purpose. E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1 33085 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 133 / Thursday, July 11, 2019 / Notices Petitions Information collected from petitioners used to determine whether to list a species includes: (1) Petitioner’s name; signature; address; telephone number; and association, institution, or business affiliation; (2) Scientific and any common name of the species that is the subject of the petition; (3) Clear indication of the administrative action the petitioner seeks (e.g., listing of a species or revision of critical habitat); (4) Detailed narrative justification for the recommended administrative action that contains an analysis of the supporting information presented; (5) Literature citations that are specific enough for the Services to locate the supporting information cited by the petition, including page numbers or chapters, as applicable; (6) Electronic or hard copies of supporting materials (e.g., publications, maps, reports, letters from authorities) cited in the petition; (7) For petitions to list, delist, or reclassify a species: • Information to establish whether the subject entity is a ‘‘species’’ as defined in the ESA; • Information on the current geographic range of the species, including range States or countries; and • Copies of notification letters to States (explained in more detail below); (8) Information on current population status and trends and estimates of current population sizes and distributions, both in captivity and the wild, if available; (9) Identification of the factors under section 4(a)(1) of the ESA that may affect the species and where these factors are acting upon the species; (10) Whether any or all of the factors alone or in combination identified in section 4(a)(1) of the ESA may cause the species to be an endangered species or threatened species (i.e., place the species in danger of extinction now or in the foreseeable future), and, if so, how, including a description of the magnitude and imminence of the threats to the species and its habitat; (11) Information on existing regulatory protections and conservation activities that States or other parties have initiated or have put in place that may protect the species or its habitat; (12) For petitions to revise critical habitat: • Description and map(s) of areas that the current designation (a) does not include that should be included or (b) includes that should no longer be included, and the rationale for designating or not designating these specific areas as critical habitat. Petitioners should include sufficient supporting information to substantiate the requested changes, which may include GIS data or boundary layers that relate to the request, if appropriate; • Description of physical or biological features essential for the conservation of the species and whether they may require special management considerations or protection; • For any areas petitioned to be added to critical habitat within the geographical area occupied by the species at the time it was listed, information indicating that the specific areas contain the physical or biological features that are essential to the conservation of the species and may require special management considerations or protection. The petitioner should also indicate which specific areas contain which features; • For any areas petitioned for removal from currently designated critical habitat within the geographical area occupied by the species at the time it was listed, information indicating that the specific areas do not contain the physical or biological features that are essential to the conservation of the species, or that these features do not Annual number of respondents Requirement Average number of responses each require special management consideration or protections; and • For areas petitioned to be added to or removed from critical habitat that were outside the geographical area occupied by the species at the time it was listed, information indicating why the petitioned areas are or are not essential for the conservation of the species; and (13) A complete, balanced representation of the relevant facts, including information that may contradict claims in the petition. Notification of States For petitions to list, delist, or change the status of a species, or for petitions to revise critical habitat, petitioners must provide notice to the State agency responsible for the management and conservation of fish, plant, or wildlife resources in each state where the species that is the subject of the petition occurs of their intention to submit a petition. This notification must be made at least 30 days prior to submission of the petition. Copies of the notification letters must be included with the petition. States may provide to the Service whatever information they want to be considered in the listing decisions. Title of Collection: Implementing Regulations for Petitions, 50 CFR 424.14. OMB Control Number: 1018–0165. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals, private sector, and State/ Tribal governments. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $280.00 (for materials, printing, postage, data equipment maintenance, etc.). Annual number of responses Average completion time per response (hours) Estimated annual burden hours Petitioner—Prepare and Submit Petitions (50 CFR 424.14(c), (d), (e), and (g) jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Individuals ............................................................................ Private Sector ...................................................................... Government ......................................................................... 2 11 1 1 1 1 2 11 1 120 120 120 240 1,320 120 20 110 10 1 1 1 20 110 10 Petitioner—Notify States (50 CFR 424) Individuals ............................................................................ Private Sector ...................................................................... Government ......................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Jul 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00035 20 110 10 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1 1 1 E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1 33086 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 133 / Thursday, July 11, 2019 / Notices Annual number of respondents Requirement Totals ............................................................................ An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Dated: July 8, 2019. Madonna Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2019–14763 Filed 7–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR83550000, 190R5065C6, RX.59389832.1009676] Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other WaterRelated Contract Actions Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of contract actions. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given of contractual actions that have been proposed to the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and are new, discontinued, or completed since the last publication of this notice. This notice is one of a variety of means used to inform the public about proposed contractual actions for capital recovery and management of project resources and facilities consistent with section 9(f) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939. Additional announcements of individual contract actions may be published in the Federal Register and in newspapers of general circulation in the areas determined by Reclamation to be affected by the proposed action. ADDRESSES: The identity of the approving officer and other information pertaining to a specific contract proposal may be obtained by calling or writing the appropriate regional office at the address and telephone number given for each region in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Kelly, Reclamation Law Administration Division, Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 25007, Denver, jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Jul 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 154 Average number of responses each ........................ Colorado 80225–0007; mkelly@usbr.gov; telephone (303) 445–2888. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consistent with section 9(f) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939, and the rules and regulations published in 52 FR 11954, April 13, 1987 (43 CFR 426.22), Reclamation will publish notice of proposed or amendatory contract actions for any contract for the delivery of project water for authorized uses in newspapers of general circulation in the affected area at least 60 days prior to contract execution. Announcements may be in the form of news releases, legal notices, official letters, memorandums, or other forms of written material. Meetings, workshops, and/or hearings may also be used, as appropriate, to provide local publicity. The public participation procedures do not apply to proposed contracts for the sale of surplus or interim irrigation water for a term of 1 year or less. Either of the contracting parties may invite the public to observe contract proceedings. All public participation procedures will be coordinated with those involved in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act. Pursuant to the ‘‘Final Revised Public Participation Procedures’’ for water resource-related contract negotiations, published in 47 FR 7763, February 22, 1982, a tabulation is provided of all proposed contractual actions in each of the five Reclamation regions. When contract negotiations are completed, and prior to execution, each proposed contract form must be approved by the Secretary of the Interior, or pursuant to delegated or redelegated authority, the Commissioner of Reclamation or one of the regional directors. In some instances, congressional review and approval of a report, water rate, or other terms and conditions of the contract may be involved. Public participation in and receipt of comments on contract proposals will be facilitated by adherence to the following procedures: 1. Only persons authorized to act on behalf of the contracting entities may negotiate the terms and conditions of a specific contract proposal. 2. Advance notice of meetings or hearings will be furnished to those parties that have made a timely written request for such notice to the PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Annual number of responses Sfmt 4703 154 Average completion time per response (hours) Estimated annual burden hours ........................ 1,820 appropriate regional or project office of Reclamation. 3. Written correspondence regarding proposed contracts may be made available to the general public pursuant to the terms and procedures of the Freedom of Information Act, as amended. 4. Written comments on a proposed contract or contract action must be submitted to the appropriate regional officials at the locations and within the time limits set forth in the advance public notices. 5. All written comments received and testimony presented at any public hearings will be reviewed and summarized by the appropriate regional office for use by the contract approving authority. 6. Copies of specific proposed contracts may be obtained from the appropriate regional director or his or her designated public contact as they become available for review and comment. 7. In the event modifications are made in the form of a proposed contract, the appropriate regional director shall determine whether republication of the notice and/or extension of the comment period is necessary. Factors considered in making such a determination shall include, but are not limited to, (i) the significance of the modification, and (ii) the degree of public interest which has been expressed over the course of the negotiations. At a minimum, the regional director will furnish revised contracts to all parties who requested the contract in response to the initial public notice. Definitions of Abbreviations Used in the Reports ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 BCP Boulder Canyon Project Reclamation Bureau of Reclamation CAP Central Arizona Project CUP Central Utah Project CVP Central Valley Project CRSP Colorado River Storage Project FR Federal Register IDD Irrigation and Drainage District ID Irrigation District M&I Municipal and Industrial O&M Operation and Maintenance OM&R Operation, Maintenance, and Replacement E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 133 (Thursday, July 11, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 33084-33086]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-14763]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-ES-2019-N068; MO #300030113; OMB Control Number 1018-0165]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Implementing 
Regulations for Petitions

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, 
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are proposing to renew an 
information collection with revisions.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
August 12, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request 
(ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget's Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior by email at [email protected]; or 
via facsimile to (202) 395-5806. Please provide a copy of your comments 
to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, MS: BPHC, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-
3803 (mail); or by email to [email protected]. Please reference OMB 
Control Number 1018-0165 in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Madonna L. Baucum, Service Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, by email at [email protected], or by 
telephone at (703) 358-2503. You may also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and 
continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact 
of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information 
collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired 
format.
    On March 15, 2019, we published a Federal Register notice 
soliciting comments on this collection of information for 60 days, 
ending on May 14, 2019 (84 FR 9549). We received no comments in 
response to the Federal Register notice.
    We are again soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is 
described below. We are especially interested in public comment 
addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the 
proper functions of the Service; (2) will this information be processed 
and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; 
(4) how might the Service enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Service minimize 
the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the 
use of information technology.
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. 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 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.
    Abstract: The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 
U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), specifies the process by which the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service (Services, 
we) make decisions on listing, delisting, or changing the status of a 
listed species, or revising critical habitat. Any interested person may 
submit a written petition to the Services requesting to add a species 
to the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants (Lists), 
remove a species from the Lists, change the listed status of a species, 
or revise the boundary of an area designated as critical habitat. The 
petition process is a central feature of the ESA and serves a 
beneficial public purpose.

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Petitions

    Information collected from petitioners used to determine whether to 
list a species includes:
    (1) Petitioner's name; signature; address; telephone number; and 
association, institution, or business affiliation;
    (2) Scientific and any common name of the species that is the 
subject of the petition;
    (3) Clear indication of the administrative action the petitioner 
seeks (e.g., listing of a species or revision of critical habitat);
    (4) Detailed narrative justification for the recommended 
administrative action that contains an analysis of the supporting 
information presented;
    (5) Literature citations that are specific enough for the Services 
to locate the supporting information cited by the petition, including 
page numbers or chapters, as applicable;
    (6) Electronic or hard copies of supporting materials (e.g., 
publications, maps, reports, letters from authorities) cited in the 
petition;
    (7) For petitions to list, delist, or reclassify a species:
     Information to establish whether the subject entity is a 
``species'' as defined in the ESA;
     Information on the current geographic range of the 
species, including range States or countries; and
     Copies of notification letters to States (explained in 
more detail below);
    (8) Information on current population status and trends and 
estimates of current population sizes and distributions, both in 
captivity and the wild, if available;
    (9) Identification of the factors under section 4(a)(1) of the ESA 
that may affect the species and where these factors are acting upon the 
species;
    (10) Whether any or all of the factors alone or in combination 
identified in section 4(a)(1) of the ESA may cause the species to be an 
endangered species or threatened species (i.e., place the species in 
danger of extinction now or in the foreseeable future), and, if so, 
how, including a description of the magnitude and imminence of the 
threats to the species and its habitat;
    (11) Information on existing regulatory protections and 
conservation activities that States or other parties have initiated or 
have put in place that may protect the species or its habitat;
    (12) For petitions to revise critical habitat:
     Description and map(s) of areas that the current 
designation (a) does not include that should be included or (b) 
includes that should no longer be included, and the rationale for 
designating or not designating these specific areas as critical 
habitat. Petitioners should include sufficient supporting information 
to substantiate the requested changes, which may include GIS data or 
boundary layers that relate to the request, if appropriate;
     Description of physical or biological features essential 
for the conservation of the species and whether they may require 
special management considerations or protection;
     For any areas petitioned to be added to critical habitat 
within the geographical area occupied by the species at the time it was 
listed, information indicating that the specific areas contain the 
physical or biological features that are essential to the conservation 
of the species and may require special management considerations or 
protection. The petitioner should also indicate which specific areas 
contain which features;
     For any areas petitioned for removal from currently 
designated critical habitat within the geographical area occupied by 
the species at the time it was listed, information indicating that the 
specific areas do not contain the physical or biological features that 
are essential to the conservation of the species, or that these 
features do not require special management consideration or 
protections; and
     For areas petitioned to be added to or removed from 
critical habitat that were outside the geographical area occupied by 
the species at the time it was listed, information indicating why the 
petitioned areas are or are not essential for the conservation of the 
species; and
    (13) A complete, balanced representation of the relevant facts, 
including information that may contradict claims in the petition.

Notification of States

    For petitions to list, delist, or change the status of a species, 
or for petitions to revise critical habitat, petitioners must provide 
notice to the State agency responsible for the management and 
conservation of fish, plant, or wildlife resources in each state where 
the species that is the subject of the petition occurs of their 
intention to submit a petition. This notification must be made at least 
30 days prior to submission of the petition. Copies of the notification 
letters must be included with the petition. States may provide to the 
Service whatever information they want to be considered in the listing 
decisions.
    Title of Collection: Implementing Regulations for Petitions, 50 CFR 
424.14.
    OMB Control Number: 1018-0165.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals, private sector, and 
State/Tribal governments.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $280.00 (for materials, 
printing, postage, data equipment maintenance, etc.).

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                                  Annual  number      Average                       completion       Estimated
           Requirement                  of           number of    Annual  number     time per     annual  burden
                                    respondents      responses     of  responses     response          hours
                                                       each                           (hours)
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                  Petitioner--Prepare and Submit Petitions (50 CFR 424.14(c), (d), (e), and (g)
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Individuals.....................               2               1               2             120             240
Private Sector..................              11               1              11             120           1,320
Government......................               1               1               1             120             120
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                                     Petitioner--Notify States (50 CFR 424)
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Individuals.....................              20               1              20               1              20
Private Sector..................             110               1             110               1             110
Government......................              10               1              10               1              10
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    Totals......................             154  ..............             154  ..............           1,820
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    An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required 
to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number.
    The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

    Dated: July 8, 2019.
Madonna Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-14763 Filed 7-10-19; 8:45 am]
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