Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 28 Draft Recovery Plan Revisions for 53 Species in the Southeast, Mountain-Prairie, and Pacific Southwest Regions of the United States, 38284-38287 [2019-16749]

Download as PDF 38284 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 6, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–ES–2019–N033; FXES11130100000C4–190–FF02ENEH00] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 28 Draft Recovery Plan Revisions for 53 Species in the Southeast, Mountain-Prairie, and Pacific Southwest Regions of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; opening of public comment period. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability for public review and comment of 28 draft recovery plan revisions, which update recovery criteria for 53 endangered or threatened species located in 12 States (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, and Utah) and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. We are updating 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 (ESA) are no longer necessary and the species may be removed from the ESA’s protections. We request review of these draft recovery plan revisions and invite comments from local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and the public. DATES: We must receive comments on the draft recovery plan revisions on or before September 5, 2019. ADDRESSES: Reviewing documents: If you wish to review the draft recovery plan revisions, you may obtain copies from the website addresses in the table in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. You may also request copies of the draft recovery plan revisions by contacting the individuals listed in the table. Submitting comments: If you wish to comment, see the table in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION and submit your comments by one of the following methods: 1. U.S. Mail or hand-delivery: You may submit written comments and materials to the appropriate field office mailing address for the species in which you are interested; 2. Email: You may send comments by email to the identified contact person’s jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:21 Aug 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 email address in the table, for each species. Please include ‘‘Draft Recovery Plan Revision Comments’’ in the subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on a particular species, contact the appropriate person listed in the table for that 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 for public review and comment the availability of 28 draft recovery plan revisions, which update recovery criteria for 53 endangered or threatened species located in 12 States (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, and Utah) and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. This group of 28 draft recovery plan revisions is part of a larger effort underway 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 percent of all Fish and Wildlife Service recovery plans will have quantitative criteria for what constitutes a recovered species.’’ The purpose of a recovery plan is to provide a feasible and effective roadmap for a species’ recovery, with the goal of improving its status and managing its threats to the point at which protections under the ESA are no longer needed. 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 requesting submission of any information that enhances the necessary understanding of the (1) species’ biology and threats and (2) recovery needs and related implementation issues or concerns, to ensure that we have assembled, considered, and incorporated the best available scientific and commercial information into the draft recovery plan revisions for these 53 species. Recovery plans provide important guidance to the Service, States, other partners, and the general public on methods of minimizing threats to listed species and objectives against which to measure the progress towards recovery; PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 they are guidance and not regulatory documents. A recovery plan identifies, organizes, and prioritizes recovery actions and is an important guide that ensures sound scientific decisionmaking throughout the recovery process, which can take decades. Keeping recovery plans current ensures that threatened species and endangered species benefit through timely partnercoordinated implementation, based on the best available information. A review of a recovery plan and its implementation may show that the plan is out of date or its usefulness is limited and that the plan 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. Recovery plan modifications can range from relatively minor updates to a substantial rewrite that revises the existing plan in part (i.e., an amendment to one of the sections that modifies the existing plan), or in full (i.e., a full revision that completely replaces the existing plan). The need for a recovery plan 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, which necessitates new or revised recovery strategy, actions, or criteria, or revision of all three in order to maintain the adequacy of the plan; and (2) the current plan is not achieving its objectives. Revisions benefit endangered and threatened species, our partners, and the public by incorporating the best available information on what is needed for species’ recovery. Revision of recovery plans requires public notice and comment under section 4(f)(4) of the ESA, 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 revisions 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 revisions for the species listed in the table below. E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 6, 2019 / Notices Common name Scientific name Listing status 1 Current range Recovery plan name Internet availability of proposed recovery plan revision Contact person, phone, email 38285 Contact person’s U.S. mail address Southeast Region (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) Orangenacre mucket Lampsilis perovalis T AL, MS ............. Mobile River Basin Aquatic Ecosystem Recovery Plan. https://;ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Orangenacre%20Mucket%20 Recovery%20Plan%20Amendment.pdf. Alabama moccasinshell. Medionidus acutissimus. T AL, GA, MS, TN ................................. Dark pigtoe ................ Pleurobema furvum. E AL ..................... ................................. Triangular kidneyshell Ptychobranchus greenii. E AL, GA, TN ....... ................................. Red Hills salamander Phaeognathus hubrichti. T AL ..................... Heavy pigtoe ............. Pleurobema taitianum. E AL, MS ............. Alabama sturgeon ..... Scaphirhynchus suttkusi. E AL ..................... Palezone shiner ........ Notropis albizonatus. E AL, KY .............. Recovery Plan for the Red Hills Phaeognathus hubrichti. Five Tombigbee River Mussels Recovery Plan. Recovery Plan for the Alabama Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus suttkusi). Recovery Plan for Palezone Shiner (Notropis albizonatus). https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Alabama%20Moccasinshell%20 Recovery%20Plan%20Amendment.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Pleurobema%20rubellum%20 Recovery%20Plan%20Amendment.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Triangular%20Kidneyshell%20 Recovery%20Plan%20Amendment.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Red%20Hills%20Salamander%20 Recovery%20Plan%20Amendment.pdf. Pygmy madtom ......... Noturus stanauli ... E TN ..................... Cahaba shiner ........... Notropis cahabae E AL ..................... Speckled pocketbook Lampsilis streckeri E Fat threeridge ............ Amblema neislerii Chipola slabshell ....... Alabama Ecological Services Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1208–B Main Street, Daphne, AL 36526. Lee Andrews ........... 502–695–0468 ........ lee_andrews@ fws.gov. Kentucky Ecological Services Field Station, 330 West Broadway, Suite 265, Frankfort, KY 40601. Stephen Ricks, 601– 321–1122 stephen_ricks@ fws.gov. Mississippi Ecological Services Field Office, 6578 Dogwood View Pkwy, Suite A, Jackson, MS 39213. Arkansas Ecological Services Field Office, 110 South Amity Road, Suite 300, Conway, AR 72032. Panama City Field Office, 1601 Balboa Avenue, Panama City, FL 32405. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Heavy%20Pigtoe%20Recovery%20 Plan%20Amendment.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Alabama%20Sturgeon%20 Recovery%20Plan%20Amendment.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Palezone%20Shiner%20 Recovery%20Plan%20Amendment.pdf. Recovery Plan for Pygmy Madtom (Noturus stanauli). Cahaba Shiner (Notropis cahabae) Recovery Plan. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Pygmy%20Madtom%20 *Recovery%20Plan%20Amendment.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Cahaba%20Shiner%20Recovery%20 Plan%20Amendment.pdf. AR .................... Speckled Pocketbook Mussel (Lampsilis streckeri) Recovery Plan. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Speckled%20Pocketbook%20 Recovery%20Plan%20Amendment.pdf. Melvin L. Tobin, 501–513–4473, melvin_tobin@ fws.gov. E FL, GA .............. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Fat%20Threeridge%20 Recovery%20Plan%20Amendment.pdf. Catherine T. Phillips, Ph.D., 850–769– 0552, Catherine_ phillips@fws.gov. Elliptio chipolaensis. T AL, FL ............... Recovery Plan for Endangered Fat Threeridge, Shinyrayed Pocketbook, Gulf Moccasinshell, Ochlockonee Moccasinshell, Oval Pigtoe and Threatened Chipola Slabshell, and Purple Bankclimber. ................................. Cape Sable seaside sparrow. Ammodramus maritimus mirabilis. E FL ..................... South Florida MultiSpecies Recovery Plan. Florida grasshopper sparrow. Ammodramus savannarum floridanus. Amorpha crenulata E FL ..................... ................................. E FL ..................... ................................. Chamaesyce deltoidea ssp. deltoidea. Galactia smallii ..... Polygala smalli ..... Deeringothamnus pulchellus. E FL. E E E FL. FL. FL ..................... ................................. Lakela’s mint ............. Dicerandra immaculata. E FL ..................... ................................. Rice rat ...................... Oryzomys palustris natator. E FL ..................... ................................. Crenulate lead-plant .. Deltoid spurge ........... jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES William J. Pearson, 251–441–5870, bill_pearson@ fws.gov. Small’s milkpea ......... Tiny polygala ............. Beautiful pawpaw ...... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:21 Aug 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Chipola%20Slabshell%20 Recovery%20Plan%20Amendment.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Cape%20Sable%20 Seaside%20Sparrow%20Recovery%20 Plan%20Amendment.pdf. Roxanna Hinzman, 772–469–4309, SouthFL_ recoveryplancomments@fws.gov. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Florida%20Grasshopper%20Sparrow%20 Recovery%20Plan%20Amendment.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Pine%20Rocklands%20 Recovery%20Plan%20Amendment.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Beautiful%20Pawpaw_Recovery%20 Plan%20Amendment.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Lakelas%20Mint%20Recovery%20Plan%20 Amendment.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Silver%20Rice%20Rat%20 Recovery%20Plan%20Amendment.pdf. Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office, 1339 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960. 38286 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 6, 2019 / Notices Common name Scientific name Listing status 1 Current range Recovery plan name Lower-keys marsh rabbit. Sylvilagus palustris hefneri. E FL ..................... ................................. Capa rosa ................. Callicarpa ampla .. E Puerto Rico ...... Callicarpa ampla, Ilex sintenisii, Styrax portoricensis, Ternstroemia luquillensis, and Ternstroemia subsessilis Recovery Plan. No common name .... Palo de jazmin .......... Ilex sintenisii ......... Styrax portoricensis. Ternstroemia luquillensis. Ternstroemia subsessilis. Peperomia wheeleri. E E Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico. E Puerto Rico. E Puerto Rico. E Puerto Rico ...... Peperomia wheeleri Recovery Plan. Uvillo ......................... Eugenia haematocarpa. E Puerto Rico ...... Recovery Plan for Pleodendron macranthum and Eugenia haematocarpa. Chupacallos .............. Pleodendron macranthum. Eleutherodactylus cooki. E Puerto Rico. T Puerto Rico ...... No common name .... Elaphoglossum serpens. E Puerto Rico ...... No common name .... Polystichum calderonense. Tectaria estremerana. Thelypteris inabonensis. Thelypteris verecunda. Thelypteris yaucoensis. Gesneria pauciflora. E Puerto Rico. E Puerto Rico. E Puerto Rico. E Puerto Rico. E Puerto Rico. T Puerto Rico ...... Palo colorado ............ No common name .... Wheeler’s peperomia Guajo´n ....................... No common name .... No common name .... No common name .... No common name .... No common name .... Recovery Plan for the Guajo´n or Puerto Rican Demon (Eleutherodactylus cooki). Puerto Rican Endangered Ferns Recovery Plan. Gesneria pauciflora Recovery Plan. Internet availability of proposed recovery plan revision https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Lower%20Keys%20Marsh%20Rabbit%20 Recovery%20Plan%20Amendment.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Five%20Plants%20Recovery%20Plan%20 Amendment.pdf. Contact person, phone, email Edwin E. Mun˜iz, 787–851–7297 edwin_muniz@ fws.gov. Contact person’s U.S. mail address Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office, P.O. Box 1600, Rio Grande, PR 00745. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Peperomia%20wheeleri%20 Recovery%20Plan%20Amendment.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Eugenia%20haematocarpa%20 Pleodendron%20macrantum%20 Recovery%20Plan%20Amendment.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Puerto%20Rican%20 Demon%20Recovery%20 Plan%20Amendment.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Puerto%20Rican%20 Endangered%20Ferns%20 Recovery%20Plan%20Amendment.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Gesneria%20pauciflora%20Recovery%20 Plan%20Amendment.pdf. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Mountain-Prairie Region (Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming) Virgin River chub ...... Gila robusta seminuda. E AZ, NV, UT ....... Recovery Plan for the Virgin River Fishes. https://ecos.fws.gov/tess/plan/document/addendum/view.do?addendumId=1016601. Barneby ridge-cress .. Lepidium barnebyanum. E UT ..................... Clay phacelia ............ Phacelia argillacea E UT ..................... Maguire primrose ...... Primula maguirei .. T UT ..................... Autumn buttercup ...... Ranunculus acriformis var. aestivalis. E UT ..................... https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Barneby%20Ridge%20Cress%20 *recovery%20criteria%2020181029%20 FINAL.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Clay%20phacelia_recovery_criteria_ 20181210_FINAL_3.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Maguire_primrose_recovery_criteria_ 20181210_FINAL.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Autumnbuttercup_recovery_criteria_ 20181210_FINAL.pdf. Shrubby reed-mustard. Schoenocrambe suffrutescens. E UT ..................... Barneby Ridge-cress Lepidium barnebyanum Recovery Plan. Phacelia argillacea Atwood Recovery Plan. Maguire Primrose (Primula maguirei) Recovery Plan. Autumn Buttercup Ranunculus acriformis A. Gray var. aestivalis L. Benson. Utah Reed-Mustards: Clay ReedMustard (Schoenocrambe argillacea), Barneby ReedMustard (Schoenocrambe barnebyi), Shrubby Reed-Mustard (Schoenocrambe suffrutescens) Recovery Plan. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:21 Aug 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Larry Crist, 801– 975–3330, utahfieldoffice_ esa@fws.gov. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Shrubby%20reed%20mustard%20 recovery%20criteria_20181217_FINAL.pdf. Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1 Utah Ecological Services Field Office, 2369 West Orton Circle, Suite 50, West Valley City, UT 84119. Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 6, 2019 / Notices Listing status 1 Common name Scientific name Current range Lange’s metalmark butterfly. Apodemia mormo langei. E CA .................... Contra Costa wallflower. Erysimum capitatum var. angustatum. Oenothera deltoides ssp. howellii. Arabis mcdonaldiana. E CA. E CA. E CA, OR ............. Howell’s spineflower Chorizanthe howellii. E CA .................... Western lily ............... Lilium occidentale E CA, OR ............. White River spinedace. Lepidomeda albivallis. E NV .................... Amargosa vole .......... Microtus californicus scirpensis. E CA .................... Recovery plan name Internet availability of proposed recovery plan revision Contact person, phone, email 38287 Contact person’s U.S. mail address Pacific Southwest Region (California, Nevada, and the Klamath Basin area of Oregon) Antioch Dunes evening-primrose. McDonald’s rockcress. 1E https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Draft_RP_Amendment%20Antioch%20 Dunes.pdf. Kaylee Allen, 916– 930–5603, kaylee_allen@ fws.gov. San Francisco Bay– Delta Fish and Wildlife Office, 650 Capitol Mall, Suite 8–300, Sacramento, CA 95814. McDonald’s RockCress Recovery Plan (Arabis mcdonaldiana Eastwood). Seven Coastal Plants and the Myrtle’s Silverspot Butterfly Recovery Plan. Recovery Plan for the Endangered Western lily (Lilium occidentale). White River Spinedace (Lepidomeda albivallis) Recovery Plan. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ DRAFT%20Recovery%20Plan%20 Amendment%20MCRC.pdf. Laurel Goldsmith, 707–822–7201, laurel_goldsmith@ fws.gov. Arcata Fish and Wildlife Office, 1655 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA 95521. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Draft%20Recovery%20 Plan%20Amendment%20for%20 White%20River%20Spine dace.pdf. Glen Knowles, 801– 975–3330, glen_ knowles@fws.gov. Amargosa vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Draft%20RP%20 Amendment%20for%20AMVO.pdf. Bradd Bridges, 760– 431–9440, fw8cfwocomments@fws.gov. Southern Nevada Fish and Wildlife Office, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130. Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office, 2177 Salk Avenue, Suite 250, Carlsbad, CA 92008. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Draft%20Recovery%20Plan%20 Amendment%20 Chorizanthe%20howellii.pdf. https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/ Draft%20Amendment%20 to%20Western%20lily%20 Recovery%20Plan.pdf. = endangered; T = threatened. How do I ask questions or provide information? Authority For any species listed above, please submit your questions, comments, and materials to the appropriate contact in the table above. 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 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:21 Aug 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 The authority for this action is section 4(f) of the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1533 (f)). Dated: July 19, 22019. Margaret E. Everson, Principal Deputy Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Exercising the Authority of the Director for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R7–NWRS–2019–N167; FF07RYKD00 FXRS12610700000 189; OMB Control Number 1018–New] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; In-Season Subsistence Salmon Fishery Catch and Effort Survey Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00086 In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are proposing a new information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before September 5, 2019. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request 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–YDNWR Salmon Survey’’ in the subject line of your comments. SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2019–16749 Filed 8–5–19; 8:45 am] 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. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Recovery Plan for Three Endangered Species Endemic to Antioch Dunes, California. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1

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Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-ES-2019-N033; FXES11130100000C4-190-FF02ENEH00]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 28 Draft Recovery 
Plan Revisions for 53 Species in the Southeast, Mountain-Prairie, and 
Pacific Southwest Regions of 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 for public review and comment of 28 draft recovery plan 
revisions, which update recovery criteria for 53 endangered or 
threatened species located in 12 States (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, 
California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nevada, Oregon, 
Tennessee, and Utah) and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. We are 
updating 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 (ESA) are no longer necessary and the species 
may be removed from the ESA's protections. We request review of these 
draft recovery plan revisions and invite comments from local, State, 
Tribal, and Federal agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and the 
public.

DATES: We must receive comments on the draft recovery plan revisions on 
or before September 5, 2019.

ADDRESSES: 
    Reviewing documents: If you wish to review the draft recovery plan 
revisions, you may obtain copies from the website addresses in the 
table in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. You may also request copies of the 
draft recovery plan revisions by contacting the individuals listed in 
the table.
    Submitting comments: If you wish to comment, see the table in 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION and submit your comments by one of the 
following methods:
    1. U.S. Mail or hand-delivery: You may submit written comments and 
materials to the appropriate field office mailing address for the 
species in which you are interested;
    2. Email: You may send comments by email to the identified contact 
person's email address in the table, for each species. Please include 
``Draft Recovery Plan Revision Comments'' in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on a particular 
species, contact the appropriate person listed in the table for that 
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 for public review and comment the 
availability of 28 draft recovery plan revisions, which update recovery 
criteria for 53 endangered or threatened species located in 12 States 
(Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, 
Mississippi, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, and Utah) and the Commonwealth 
of Puerto Rico. This group of 28 draft recovery plan revisions is part 
of a larger effort underway 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 
percent of all Fish and Wildlife Service recovery plans will have 
quantitative criteria for what constitutes a recovered species.''
    The purpose of a recovery plan is to provide a feasible and 
effective roadmap for a species' recovery, with the goal of improving 
its status and managing its threats to the point at which protections 
under the ESA are no longer needed. 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 requesting 
submission of any information that enhances the necessary understanding 
of the (1) species' biology and threats and (2) recovery needs and 
related implementation issues or concerns, to ensure that we have 
assembled, considered, and incorporated the best available scientific 
and commercial information into the draft recovery plan revisions for 
these 53 species.
    Recovery plans provide important guidance to the Service, States, 
other partners, and the general public on methods of minimizing threats 
to listed species and objectives against which to measure the progress 
towards recovery; they are guidance and not regulatory documents. A 
recovery plan identifies, organizes, and prioritizes recovery actions 
and is an important guide that ensures sound scientific decision-making 
throughout the recovery process, which can take decades. Keeping 
recovery plans current ensures that threatened species and endangered 
species benefit through timely partner-coordinated implementation, 
based on the best available information.
    A review of a recovery plan and its implementation may show that 
the plan is out of date or its usefulness is limited and that the plan 
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. Recovery plan 
modifications can range from relatively minor updates to a substantial 
rewrite that revises the existing plan in part (i.e., an amendment to 
one of the sections that modifies the existing plan), or in full (i.e., 
a full revision that completely replaces the existing plan). The need 
for a recovery plan 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, which necessitates new or revised recovery strategy, 
actions, or criteria, or revision of all three in order to maintain the 
adequacy of the plan; and (2) the current plan is not achieving its 
objectives. Revisions benefit endangered and threatened species, our 
partners, and the public by incorporating the best available 
information on what is needed for species' recovery.
    Revision of recovery plans requires public notice and comment under 
section 4(f)(4) of the ESA, 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 revisions 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 revisions for the 
species listed in the table below.

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                                                 status \1\                          name            plan revision        phone, email     mail address
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Southeast Region (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, and the
                                                                  U.S. Virgin Islands)
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Orangenacre mucket...........  Lampsilis                 T   AL, MS..........  Mobile River     https://;ecos.fws.gov/  William J.       Alabama
                                perovalis.                                      Basin Aquatic    docs/recovery_plan/     Pearson, 251-    Ecological
                                                                                Ecosystem        Orangenacre%20Mucket%   441-5870,        Services Field
                                                                                Recovery Plan.   20Recovery%20Plan%20A   [email protected]   Office, U.S.
                                                                                                 mendment.pdf.           ws.gov.          Fish and
                                                                                                                                          Wildlife
                                                                                                                                          Service, 1208-
                                                                                                                                          B Main Street,
                                                                                                                                          Daphne, AL
                                                                                                                                          36526.
Alabama moccasinshell........  Medionidus                T   AL, GA, MS, TN    ...............  https://ecos.fws.gov/
                                acutissimus.                                                     docs/recovery_plan/
                                                                                                 Alabama%20Moccasinshe
                                                                                                 ll%20Recovery%20Plan%
                                                                                                 20Amendment.pdf.
Dark pigtoe..................  Pleurobema                E   AL..............  ...............  https://ecos.fws.gov/
                                furvum.                                                          docs/recovery_plan/
                                                                                                 Pleurobema%20rubellum
                                                                                                 %20Recovery%20Plan%20
                                                                                                 Amendment.pdf.
Triangular kidneyshell.......  Ptychobranchus            E   AL, GA, TN......  ...............  https://ecos.fws.gov/
                                greenii.                                                         docs/recovery_plan/
                                                                                                 Triangular%20Kidneysh
                                                                                                 ell%20Recovery%20Plan
                                                                                                 %20Amendment.pdf.
Red Hills salamander.........  Phaeognathus              T   AL..............  Recovery Plan    https://ecos.fws.gov/
                                hubrichti.                                      for the Red      docs/recovery_plan/
                                                                                Hills            Red%20Hills%20Salaman
                                                                                Phaeognathus     der%20Recovery%20Plan
                                                                                hubrichti.       %20Amendment.pdf.
Heavy pigtoe.................  Pleurobema                E   AL, MS..........  Five Tombigbee   https://ecos.fws.gov/
                                taitianum.                                      River Mussels    docs/recovery_plan/
                                                                                Recovery Plan.   Heavy%20Pigtoe%20Reco
                                                                                                 very%20Plan%20Amendme
                                                                                                 nt.pdf.
Alabama sturgeon.............  Scaphirhynchus            E   AL..............  Recovery Plan    https://ecos.fws.gov/
                                suttkusi.                                       for the          docs/recovery_plan/
                                                                                Alabama          Alabama%20Sturgeon%20
                                                                                Sturgeon         Recovery%20Plan%20Ame
                                                                                (Scaphirhynchu   ndment.pdf.
                                                                                s suttkusi).
Palezone shiner..............  Notropis                  E   AL, KY..........  Recovery Plan    https://ecos.fws.gov/   Lee Andrews....  Kentucky
                                albizonatus.                                    for Palezone     docs/recovery_plan/    502-695-0468...   Ecological
                                                                                Shiner           Palezone%20Shiner%20R  [email protected]   Services Field
                                                                                (Notropis        ecovery%20Plan%20Amen   .gov.            Station,
                                                                                albizonatus).    dment.pdf.                              330 West
                                                                                                                                          Broadway,
                                                                                                                                          Suite 265,
                                                                                                                                          Frankfort, KY
                                                                                                                                          40601.
Pygmy madtom.................  Noturus stanauli          E   TN..............  Recovery Plan    https://ecos.fws.gov/
                                                                                for Pygmy        docs/recovery_plan/
                                                                                Madtom           Pygmy%20Madtom%20*Rec
                                                                                (Noturus         overy%20Plan%20Amendm
                                                                                stanauli).       ent.pdf.
Cahaba shiner................  Notropis cahabae          E   AL..............  Cahaba Shiner    https://ecos.fws.gov/   Stephen Ricks,   Mississippi
                                                                                (Notropis        docs/recovery_plan/     601-321-1122     Ecological
                                                                                cahabae)         Cahaba%20Shiner%20Rec   [email protected]   Services Field
                                                                                Recovery Plan.   overy%20Plan%20Amendm   fws.gov.         Office, 6578
                                                                                                 ent.pdf.                                 Dogwood View
                                                                                                                                          Pkwy, Suite A,
                                                                                                                                          Jackson, MS
                                                                                                                                          39213.
Speckled pocketbook..........  Lampsilis                 E   AR..............  Speckled         https://ecos.fws.gov/   Melvin L.        Arkansas
                                streckeri.                                      Pocketbook       docs/recovery_plan/     Tobin, 501-513-  Ecological
                                                                                Mussel           Speckled%20Pocketbook   4473,            Services Field
                                                                                (Lampsilis       %20Recovery%20Plan%20   [email protected]   Office, 110
                                                                                streckeri)       Amendment.pdf.          ws.gov.          South Amity
                                                                                Recovery Plan.                                            Road, Suite
                                                                                                                                          300, Conway,
                                                                                                                                          AR 72032.
Fat threeridge...............  Amblema                   E   FL, GA..........  Recovery Plan    https://ecos.fws.gov/   Catherine T.     Panama City
                                neislerii.                                      for Endangered   docs/recovery_plan/     Phillips,        Field Office,
                                                                                Fat              Fat%20Threeridge%20Re   Ph.D., 850-769-  1601 Balboa
                                                                                Threeridge,      covery%20Plan%20Amend   0552,            Avenue, Panama
                                                                                Shinyrayed       ment.pdf.               Catherine_phil   City, FL
                                                                                Pocketbook,                              [email protected]    32405.
                                                                                Gulf
                                                                                Moccasinshell,
                                                                                Ochlockonee
                                                                                Moccasinshell,
                                                                                Oval Pigtoe
                                                                                and Threatened
                                                                                Chipola
                                                                                Slabshell, and
                                                                                Purple
                                                                                Bankclimber.
Chipola slabshell............  Elliptio                  T   AL, FL..........  ...............  https://ecos.fws.gov/
                                chipolaensis.                                                    docs/recovery_plan/
                                                                                                 Chipola%20Slabshell%2
                                                                                                 0Recovery%20Plan%20Am
                                                                                                 endment.pdf.
Cape Sable seaside sparrow...  Ammodramus                E   FL..............  South Florida    https://ecos.fws.gov/   Roxanna          South Florida
                                maritimus                                       Multi-Species    docs/recovery_plan/     Hinzman, 772-    Ecological
                                mirabilis.                                      Recovery Plan.   Cape%20Sable%20Seasid   469-4309,        Services Field
                                                                                                 e%20Sparrow%20Recover   SouthFL_recove   Office, 1339
                                                                                                 y%20Plan%20Amendment.   ryplancomments   20th Street,
                                                                                                 pdf.                    @fws.gov.        Vero Beach, FL
                                                                                                                                          32960.
Florida grasshopper sparrow..  Ammodramus                E   FL..............  ...............  https://ecos.fws.gov/
                                savannarum                                                       docs/recovery_plan/
                                floridanus.                                                      Florida%20Grasshopper
                                                                                                 %20Sparrow%20Recovery
                                                                                                 %20Plan%20Amendment.p
                                                                                                 df.
Crenulate lead-plant.........  Amorpha                   E   FL..............  ...............  https://ecos.fws.gov/
                                crenulata.                                                       docs/recovery_plan/
                                                                                                 Pine%20Rocklands%20Re
                                                                                                 covery%20Plan%20Amend
                                                                                                 ment.pdf.
Deltoid spurge...............  Chamaesyce                E   FL.
                                deltoidea ssp.
                                deltoidea.
Small's milkpea..............  Galactia smallii          E   FL.
Tiny polygala................  Polygala smalli.          E   FL.
Beautiful pawpaw.............  Deeringothamnus           E   FL..............  ...............  https://ecos.fws.gov/
                                pulchellus.                                                      docs/recovery_plan/
                                                                                                 Beautiful%20Pawpaw_Re
                                                                                                 covery%20Plan%20Amend
                                                                                                 ment.pdf.
Lakela's mint................  Dicerandra                E   FL..............  ...............  https://ecos.fws.gov/
                                immaculata.                                                      docs/recovery_plan/
                                                                                                 Lakelas%20Mint%20Reco
                                                                                                 very%20Plan%20Amendme
                                                                                                 nt.pdf.
Rice rat.....................  Oryzomys                  E   FL..............  ...............  https://ecos.fws.gov/
                                palustris                                                        docs/recovery_plan/
                                natator.                                                         Silver%20Rice%20Rat%2
                                                                                                 0Recovery%20Plan%20Am
                                                                                                 endment.pdf.

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Lower-keys marsh rabbit......  Sylvilagus                E   FL..............  ...............  https://ecos.fws.gov/
                                palustris                                                        docs/recovery_plan/
                                hefneri.                                                         Lower%20Keys%20Marsh%
                                                                                                 20Rabbit%20Recovery%2
                                                                                                 0Plan%20Amendment.pdf.
Capa rosa....................  Callicarpa ampla          E   Puerto Rico.....  Callicarpa       https://ecos.fws.gov/   Edwin E.         Caribbean
                                                                                ampla, Ilex      docs/recovery_plan/     Mu[ntilde]iz,    Ecological
                                                                                sintenisii,      Five%20Plants%20Recov   787-851-7297     Services Field
                                                                                Styrax           ery%20Plan%20Amendmen   [email protected]   Office, P.O.
                                                                                portoricensis,   t.pdf.                  s.gov.           Box 1600, Rio
                                                                                Ternstroemia                                              Grande, PR
                                                                                luquillensis,                                             00745.
                                                                                and
                                                                                Ternstroemia
                                                                                subsessilis
                                                                                Recovery Plan.
No common name...............  Ilex sintenisii.          E   Puerto Rico.
Palo de jazmin...............  Styrax                    E   Puerto Rico.
                                portoricensis.
Palo colorado................  Ternstroemia              E   Puerto Rico.
                                luquillensis.
No common name...............  Ternstroemia              E   Puerto Rico.
                                subsessilis.
Wheeler's peperomia..........  Peperomia                 E   Puerto Rico.....  Peperomia        https://ecos.fws.gov/
                                wheeleri.                                       wheeleri         docs/recovery_plan/
                                                                                Recovery Plan.   Peperomia%20wheeleri%
                                                                                                 20Recovery%20Plan%20A
                                                                                                 mendment.pdf.
Uvillo.......................  Eugenia                   E   Puerto Rico.....  Recovery Plan    https://ecos.fws.gov/
                                haematocarpa.                                   for              docs/recovery_plan/
                                                                                Pleodendron      Eugenia%20haematocarp
                                                                                macranthum and   a%20Pleodendron%20mac
                                                                                Eugenia          rantum%20Recovery%20P
                                                                                haematocarpa.    lan%20Amendment.pdf.
Chupacallos..................  Pleodendron               E   Puerto Rico.
                                macranthum.
Guaj[oacute]n................  Eleutherodactylu          T   Puerto Rico.....  Recovery Plan    https://ecos.fws.gov/
                                s cooki.                                        for the          docs/recovery_plan/
                                                                                Guaj[oacute]n    Puerto%20Rican%20Demo
                                                                                or Puerto        n%20Recovery%20Plan%2
                                                                                Rican Demon      0Amendment.pdf.
                                                                                (Eleutherodact
                                                                                ylus cooki).
No common name...............  Elaphoglossum             E   Puerto Rico.....  Puerto Rican     https://ecos.fws.gov/
                                serpens.                                        Endangered       docs/recovery_plan/
                                                                                Ferns Recovery   Puerto%20Rican%20Enda
                                                                                Plan.            ngered%20Ferns%20Reco
                                                                                                 very%20Plan%20Amendme
                                                                                                 nt.pdf.
No common name...............  Polystichum               E   Puerto Rico.
                                calderonense.
No common name...............  Tectaria                  E   Puerto Rico.
                                estremerana.
No common name...............  Thelypteris               E   Puerto Rico.
                                inabonensis.
No common name...............  Thelypteris               E   Puerto Rico.
                                verecunda.
No common name...............  Thelypteris               E   Puerto Rico.
                                yaucoensis.
No common name...............  Gesneria                  T   Puerto Rico.....  Gesneria         https://ecos.fws.gov/
                                pauciflora.                                     pauciflora       docs/recovery_plan/
                                                                                Recovery Plan.   Gesneria%20pauciflora
                                                                                                 %20Recovery%20Plan%20
                                                                                                 Amendment.pdf.
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                        Mountain-Prairie Region (Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming)
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Virgin River chub............  Gila robusta              E   AZ, NV, UT......  Recovery Plan    https://ecos.fws.gov/   Larry Crist,     Utah Ecological
                                seminuda.                                       for the Virgin   tess/plan/document/     801-975-3330,    Services Field
                                                                                River Fishes.    addendum/               utahfieldoffic   Office, 2369
                                                                                                 view.do?addendumId=10   [email protected]   West Orton
                                                                                                 16601.                                   Circle, Suite
                                                                                                                                          50, West
                                                                                                                                          Valley City,
                                                                                                                                          UT 84119.
Barneby ridge-cress..........  Lepidium                  E   UT..............  Barneby Ridge-   https://ecos.fws.gov/
                                barnebyanum.                                    cress Lepidium   docs/recovery_plan/
                                                                                barnebyanum      Barneby%20Ridge%20Cre
                                                                                Recovery Plan.   ss%20*recovery%20crit
                                                                                                 eria%2020181029%20FIN
                                                                                                 AL.pdf.
Clay phacelia................  Phacelia                  E   UT..............  Phacelia         https://ecos.fws.gov/
                                argillacea.                                     argillacea       docs/recovery_plan/
                                                                                Atwood           Clay%20phacelia_recov
                                                                                Recovery Plan.   ery_criteria_20181210
                                                                                                 _FINAL_3.pdf.
Maguire primrose.............  Primula maguirei          T   UT..............  Maguire          https://ecos.fws.gov/
                                                                                Primrose         docs/recovery_plan/
                                                                                (Primula         Maguire_primrose_reco
                                                                                maguirei)        very_criteria_2018121
                                                                                Recovery Plan.   0_FINAL.pdf.
Autumn buttercup.............  Ranunculus                E   UT..............  Autumn           https://ecos.fws.gov/
                                acriformis var.                                 Buttercup        docs/recovery_plan/
                                aestivalis.                                     Ranunculus       Autumnbuttercup_recov
                                                                                acriformis A.    ery_criteria_20181210
                                                                                Gray var.        _FINAL.pdf.
                                                                                aestivalis L.
                                                                                Benson.
Shrubby reed-mustard.........  Schoenocrambe             E   UT..............  Utah Reed-       https://ecos.fws.gov/
                                suffrutescens.                                  Mustards: Clay   docs/recovery_plan/
                                                                                Reed-Mustard     Shrubby%20reed%20must
                                                                                (Schoenocrambe   ard%20recovery%20crit
                                                                                argillacea),     eria_20181217_FINAL.p
                                                                                Barneby Reed-    df.
                                                                                Mustard
                                                                                (Schoenocrambe
                                                                                barnebyi),
                                                                                Shrubby Reed-
                                                                                Mustard
                                                                                (Schoenocrambe
                                                                                suffrutescens)
                                                                                Recovery Plan.
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                                   Pacific Southwest Region (California, Nevada, and the Klamath Basin area of Oregon)
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Lange's metalmark butterfly..  Apodemia mormo            E   CA..............  Recovery Plan    https://ecos.fws.gov/   Kaylee Allen,    San Francisco
                                langei.                                         for Three        docs/recovery_plan/     916-930-5603,    Bay-Delta Fish
                                                                                Endangered       Draft_RP_Amendment%20   [email protected]   and Wildlife
                                                                                Species          Antioch%20Dunes.pdf.    ws.gov.          Office, 650
                                                                                Endemic to                                                Capitol Mall,
                                                                                Antioch Dunes,                                            Suite 8-300,
                                                                                California.                                               Sacramento, CA
                                                                                                                                          95814.
Contra Costa wallflower......  Erysimum                  E   CA.
                                capitatum var.
                                angustatum.
Antioch Dunes evening-         Oenothera                 E   CA.
 primrose.                      deltoides ssp.
                                howellii.
McDonald's rock-cress........  Arabis                    E   CA, OR..........  McDonald's Rock- https://ecos.fws.gov/   Laurel           Arcata Fish and
                                mcdonaldiana.                                   Cress Recovery   docs/recovery_plan/     Goldsmith, 707-  Wildlife
                                                                                Plan (Arabis     DRAFT%20Recovery%20Pl   822-7201,        Office, 1655
                                                                                mcdonaldiana     an%20Amendment%20MCRC   laurel_goldsmi   Heindon Road,
                                                                                Eastwood).       .pdf.                   [email protected]      Arcata, CA
                                                                                                                                          95521.
Howell's spineflower.........  Chorizanthe               E   CA..............  Seven Coastal    https://ecos.fws.gov/
                                howellii.                                       Plants and the   docs/recovery_plan/
                                                                                Myrtle's         Draft%20Recovery%20Pl
                                                                                Silverspot       an%20Amendment%20Chor
                                                                                Butterfly        izanthe%20howellii.pd
                                                                                Recovery Plan.   f.
Western lily.................  Lilium                    E   CA, OR..........  Recovery Plan    https://ecos.fws.gov/
                                occidentale.                                    for the          docs/recovery_plan/
                                                                                Endangered       Draft%20Amendment%20t
                                                                                Western lily     o%20Western%20lily%20
                                                                                (Lilium          Recovery%20Plan.pdf.
                                                                                occidentale).
White River spinedace........  Lepidomeda                E   NV..............  White River      https://ecos.fws.gov/   Glen Knowles,    Southern Nevada
                                albivallis.                                     Spinedace        docs/recovery_plan/     801-975-3330,    Fish and
                                                                                (Lepidomeda      Draft%20Recovery%20Pl   [email protected]   Wildlife
                                                                                albivallis)      an%20Amendment%20for%   ws.gov.          Office, 4701
                                                                                Recovery Plan.   20White%20River%20Spi                    North Torrey
                                                                                                 ne dace.pdf.                             Pines Drive,
                                                                                                                                          Las Vegas, NV
                                                                                                                                          89130.
Amargosa vole................  Microtus                  E   CA..............  Amargosa vole    https://ecos.fws.gov/   Bradd Bridges,   Carlsbad Fish
                                californicus                                    (Microtus        docs/recovery_plan/     760-431-9440,    and Wildlife
                                scirpensis.                                     californicus     Draft%20RP%20Amendmen   fw8cfwocomment   Office, 2177
                                                                                scirpensis)      t%20for%20AMVO.pdf.     [email protected]       Salk Avenue,
                                                                                Recovery Plan.                                            Suite 250,
                                                                                                                                          Carlsbad, CA
                                                                                                                                          92008.
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\1\ E = endangered; T = threatened.

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    For any species listed above, please submit your questions, 
comments, and materials to the appropriate contact in the table above. 
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 
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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: July 19, 22019.
Margaret E. Everson,
Principal Deputy Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Exercising 
the Authority of the Director for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-16749 Filed 8-5-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4333-15-P