Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of Seven Northeastern Species, 46562-46563 [2019-19056]

Download as PDF 46562 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 4, 2019 / Notices For instructions on how and where to submit information, see Request for New Information and Table 2—Contacts under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R5–ES–2019–N088; FXES11130500000–190–FF05E00000] For information regarding a particular species, contact the appropriate person or office listed in Table 2—Contacts in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. For general information, contact Martin Miller, by U.S. mail at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, MA 01035; by telephone at 413–253–8615; or by electronic mail at martin_miller@fws.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the Service, are initiating 5-year reviews under the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) for seven northeastern species: The endangered Appalachian monkeyface (pearlymussel), Hay’s spring amphipod, Atlantic salmon (Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment), and diamond darter and the threatened Virginia round-leafed birch, Virginia spiraea, and swamp pink. A 5-year review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review. We are requesting submission of any such FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of Seven Northeastern Species Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are initiating 5-year reviews under the Endangered Species Act, as amended (ESA), for seven northeastern species. A 5-year review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review. We are requesting submission of any such information that has become available since the previous 5-year review for each species. DATES: To ensure consideration, please submit your written information by October 4, 2019. However, we will continue to accept new information about any listed species at any time. SUMMARY: information that has become available since the most recent status review for each species. Why do we conduct 5-year reviews and species status assessments? Under the ESA, we maintain Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants (which we collectively refer to as the List) in title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations at 50 CFR 17.11(h) (for wildlife) and 50 CFR 17.12(h) (for plants). Listed wildlife and plants can also be found at http://ecos.fws.gov/ tess_public/pub/listedAnimals.jsp and http://ecos.fws.gov/tess_public/pub/ listedPlants.jsp, respectively. Section 4(c)(2)(A) of the ESA requires us to review each listed species’ status at least once every 5 years. Our regulations at 50 CFR 424.21 require that we publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing species under active review. For additional information about 5-year reviews, refer to our fact sheet at http://www.fws.gov/ endangered/what-we-do/recoveryoverview.html. What species are under review? We are initiating 5-year status reviews of the species in table 1. TABLE 1—SPECIES UNDER REVIEW Common name Scientific name Status Where listed Listing date and citation Animals Appalachian monkeyface .. Hay’s spring amphipod ...... Atlantic salmon .................. Quadrula sparsa ............... Stygobromus hayi ............. Salmo salar ....................... Endangered ....................... Endangered ....................... Endangered ....................... Wherever found ................ Wherever found ................ Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment. 41 FR 24062; 06/14/1976. 47 FR 5425; 02/05/1982. 74 FR 29344; 06/19/2009. Diamond darter .................. Crystallaria cincotta ........... Endangered ....................... Wherever found ................ 78 FR 45074: 07/26/2013. Wherever found ................ Wherever found ................ Wherever found ................ 59 FR 59173; 11/16/1994. 55 FR 24241; 06/15/1990. 53 FR 35076; 09/09/1988. Plants jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Virginia round-leaf birch .... Virginia spiraea .................. Swamp pink ....................... Betula uber ........................ Spiraea virginiana ............. Helonius bullata ................ What information do we consider in our 5-year reviews and species status assessments? A 5-year review considers all new information available at the time of the review. In conducting the review, we consider the best scientific and commercial data that have become available since the most recent status review. We are seeking new information specifically regarding: (1) Species biology, including but not limited to life history and habitat requirements and impact tolerance thresholds; (2) Historical and current population conditions, including but not limited to population abundance, trends, VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:11 Sep 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 Threatened ........................ Threatened ........................ Threatened ........................ distribution, demographics, and genetics; (3) Historical and current habitat conditions, including but not limited to amount, distribution, and suitability; (4) Historical and current threats, threat trends, and threat projections in relation to the five listing factors (as defined in section 4(a)(1) of the ESA); (5) Conservation measures for the species that have been implemented or are planned; and (6) Other new information, data, or corrections, including but not limited to taxonomic or nomenclatural changes, identification of erroneous information contained in the List, and improved analytical methods. PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Any new information received will be considered during the 5-year review and will also be useful in evaluating ongoing recovery programs for the species. Request for New Information To ensure that 5-year reviews are based on the best available scientific and commercial information, we request new information from all sources. If you submit information, please support it with documentation such as maps, bibliographic references, methods used to gather and analyze the data, and/or copies of any pertinent publications, reports, or letters by knowledgeable sources. E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 4, 2019 / Notices How do I ask questions or provide information? Please submit your questions, comments, and materials to the appropriate contact in table 2. Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, electronic mail address, or other personal identifying information in your submission, you should be aware that your entire submission— including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. Although you can request that personal information be withheld from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. 46563 Materials received will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the offices where the information is submitted. Contacts New information on the species covered in this notice should be submitted by mail or electronic mail to the appropriate contact person within the timeframe provided in DATES. TABLE 2—CONTACTS Species Contact person, phone, email Contact address Appalachian monkeyface ..... Rose Agbalog, 276–623–1233, rose_agbalog@fws.gov Hay’s spring amphipod ........ Julie Thompson, fws.gov. Atlantic salmon ..................... Peter Lamothe, 207–902–1556, peter_lamothe@ fws.gov. Barbara Douglas, 304–636–6586, extension 19, barbara_douglas@fws.gov. Sumalee Hoskin, 804–693–6694, sumalee_hoskin@ fws.gov. Jennifer Stanhope, 804–693–6694, jennifer_stanhope@ fws.gov. Alicia Protus, 609–383–3938, alicia_protus@fws.gov .... U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Southwestern Virginia Field Office, 330 Cummings Street, Abingdon, VA 24210. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Chesapeake Bay Field Office, 177 Admiral Cochrane Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Maine Field Office, 306 Hatchery Road, East Orland, ME 04431. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, West Virginia Field Office, 90 Vance Drive, Elkins, WV 26241. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Virginia Field Office, 6669 Short Lane, Gloucester, VA 23061. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Virginia Field Office, 6669 Short Lane, Gloucester, VA 23061. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New Jersey Field Office, 4 East Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 4, Galloway, NJ 08205. Diamond darter .................... Virginia round-leaf birch ....... Virginia spiraea .................... Swamp pink ......................... Authority 410–573–4599, julie_thompson@ Written nominations must be received by October 4, 2019. DATES: We publish this document under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Wendi Weber, Regional Director, Northeast Region. [FR Doc. 2019–19056 Filed 9–3–19; 8:45 am] Nominations should be sent to Daphne Yun, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Gateway National Recreation Area, Office of the Superintendent, 210 New York Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10305, or email daphne_yun@nps.gov. ADDRESSES: BILLING CODE 4333–15–P FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service NPS–NERO–GATE–28230; PPNEGATEB0, PPMVSCS1Z.Y00000] Request for Nominations for the Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Request for nominations. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, is requesting nominations for qualified persons to serve as members of the Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:08 Sep 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 Daphne Yun, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook Unit, 26 Hudson Road, Highlands, New Jersey 07732, or email at daphne_yun@ nps.gov, or via telephone at (732) 872– 5908. The Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee was established by authority of the Secretary of the Interior under 54 U.S.C. 100906, and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2). The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of the Interior, through the Director of the National Park Service, on the development of a reuse plan and on matters relating to future uses of certain buildings at the Fort Hancock Historic District, located within the Sandy Hook SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area in New Jersey. The Committee consists of representatives from among, but not limited to, the following interest groups to represent a range of interests concerned with the management of Fort Hancock within the park and its impact on the local area: The natural resource community, the business community, the cultural resource community, the real estate community, the recreation community, the education community, the scientific community, and hospitality organizations. The Committee will also include representatives from the following municipalities: Borough of Highlands, Borough of Sea Bright, Borough of Rumson, Middletown Township, Monmouth County Freeholders, and Borough of Monmouth Beach. We are currently seeking members to represent all categories. Nominations should be typed and should include a resume providing an adequate description of the nominee’s qualifications, including information that would enable the Department of the Interior to make an informed decision regarding meeting the membership requirements of the Committee and permit the Department to contact a potential member. All documentation, E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R5-ES-2019-N088; FXES11130500000-190-FF05E00000]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-
Year Reviews of Seven Northeastern Species

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are 
initiating 5-year reviews under the Endangered Species Act, as amended 
(ESA), for seven northeastern species. A 5-year review is based on the 
best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the 
review. We are requesting submission of any such information that has 
become available since the previous 5-year review for each species.

DATES: To ensure consideration, please submit your written information 
by October 4, 2019. However, we will continue to accept new information 
about any listed species at any time.

ADDRESSES: For instructions on how and where to submit information, see 
Request for New Information and Table 2--Contacts under SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding a particular 
species, contact the appropriate person or office listed in Table 2--
Contacts in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. For general information, contact 
Martin Miller, by U.S. mail at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 300 
Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, MA 01035; by telephone at 413-253-8615; 
or by electronic mail at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the Service, are initiating 5-year 
reviews under the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) for seven northeastern 
species: The endangered Appalachian monkeyface (pearlymussel), Hay's 
spring amphipod, Atlantic salmon (Gulf of Maine Distinct Population 
Segment), and diamond darter and the threatened Virginia round-leafed 
birch, Virginia spiraea, and swamp pink.
    A 5-year review is based on the best scientific and commercial data 
available at the time of the review. We are requesting submission of 
any such information that has become available since the most recent 
status review for each species.

Why do we conduct 5-year reviews and species status assessments?

    Under the ESA, we maintain Lists of Endangered and Threatened 
Wildlife and Plants (which we collectively refer to as the List) in 
title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations at 50 CFR 17.11(h) (for 
wildlife) and 50 CFR 17.12(h) (for plants). Listed wildlife and plants 
can also be found at http://ecos.fws.gov/tess_public/pub/listedAnimals.jsp and http://ecos.fws.gov/tess_public/pub/listedPlants.jsp, respectively. Section 4(c)(2)(A) of the ESA requires 
us to review each listed species' status at least once every 5 years. 
Our regulations at 50 CFR 424.21 require that we publish a notice in 
the Federal Register announcing species under active review. For 
additional information about 5-year reviews, refer to our fact sheet at 
http://www.fws.gov/endangered/what-we-do/recovery-overview.html.

What species are under review?

    We are initiating 5-year status reviews of the species in table 1.

                                          Table 1--Species Under Review
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                                                                                               Listing date and
           Common name              Scientific name         Status           Where listed          citation
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                                                     Animals
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Appalachian monkeyface..........  Quadrula sparsa...  Endangered........  Wherever found....  41 FR 24062; 06/14/
                                                                                               1976.
Hay's spring amphipod...........  Stygobromus hayi..  Endangered........  Wherever found....  47 FR 5425; 02/05/
                                                                                               1982.
Atlantic salmon.................  Salmo salar.......  Endangered........  Gulf of Maine       74 FR 29344; 06/19/
                                                                           Distinct            2009.
                                                                           Population
                                                                           Segment.
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Diamond darter..................  Crystallaria        Endangered........  Wherever found....  78 FR 45074: 07/26/
                                   cincotta.                                                   2013.
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                                                     Plants
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Virginia round-leaf birch.......  Betula uber.......  Threatened........  Wherever found....  59 FR 59173; 11/16/
                                                                                               1994.
Virginia spiraea................  Spiraea virginiana  Threatened........  Wherever found....  55 FR 24241; 06/15/
                                                                                               1990.
Swamp pink......................  Helonius bullata..  Threatened........  Wherever found....  53 FR 35076; 09/09/
                                                                                               1988.
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What information do we consider in our 5-year reviews and species 
status assessments?

    A 5-year review considers all new information available at the time 
of the review. In conducting the review, we consider the best 
scientific and commercial data that have become available since the 
most recent status review. We are seeking new information specifically 
regarding:
    (1) Species biology, including but not limited to life history and 
habitat requirements and impact tolerance thresholds;
    (2) Historical and current population conditions, including but not 
limited to population abundance, trends, distribution, demographics, 
and genetics;
    (3) Historical and current habitat conditions, including but not 
limited to amount, distribution, and suitability;
    (4) Historical and current threats, threat trends, and threat 
projections in relation to the five listing factors (as defined in 
section 4(a)(1) of the ESA);
    (5) Conservation measures for the species that have been 
implemented or are planned; and
    (6) Other new information, data, or corrections, including but not 
limited to taxonomic or nomenclatural changes, identification of 
erroneous information contained in the List, and improved analytical 
methods.
    Any new information received will be considered during the 5-year 
review and will also be useful in evaluating ongoing recovery programs 
for the species.

Request for New Information

    To ensure that 5-year reviews are based on the best available 
scientific and commercial information, we request new information from 
all sources. If you submit information, please support it with 
documentation such as maps, bibliographic references, methods used to 
gather and analyze the data, and/or copies of any pertinent 
publications, reports, or letters by knowledgeable sources.

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How do I ask questions or provide information?

    Please submit your questions, comments, and materials to the 
appropriate contact in table 2. Individuals who are hearing impaired or 
speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 for 
TTY assistance.

Public Availability of Comments

    Before including your address, phone number, electronic mail 
address, or other personal identifying information in your submission, 
you should be aware that your entire submission--including your 
personal identifying information--may be made publicly available at any 
time. Although you can request that personal information be withheld 
from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
    Materials received will be available for public inspection, by 
appointment, during normal business hours at the offices where the 
information is submitted.

Contacts

    New information on the species covered in this notice should be 
submitted by mail or electronic mail to the appropriate contact person 
within the timeframe provided in DATES.

                            Table 2--Contacts
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                                 Contact person,
           Species                phone, email         Contact address
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Appalachian monkeyface......  Rose Agbalog, 276-    U.S. Fish and
                               623-1233,             Wildlife Service,
                               [email protected]   Southwestern
                               v.                    Virginia Field
                                                     Office, 330
                                                     Cummings Street,
                                                     Abingdon, VA 24210.
Hay's spring amphipod.......  Julie Thompson, 410-  U.S. Fish and
                               573-4599,             Wildlife Service,
                               [email protected]   Chesapeake Bay
                               gov.                  Field Office, 177
                                                     Admiral Cochrane
                                                     Drive, Annapolis,
                                                     MD 21401.
Atlantic salmon.............  Peter Lamothe, 207-   U.S. Fish and
                               902-1556,             Wildlife Service,
                               [email protected]   Maine Field Office,
                               ov.                   306 Hatchery Road,
                                                     East Orland, ME
                                                     04431.
Diamond darter..............  Barbara Douglas, 304- U.S. Fish and
                               636-6586, extension   Wildlife Service,
                               19,                   West Virginia Field
                               [email protected]   Office, 90 Vance
                               .gov.                 Drive, Elkins, WV
                                                     26241.
Virginia round-leaf birch...  Sumalee Hoskin, 804-  U.S. Fish and
                               693-6694,             Wildlife Service,
                               [email protected]   Virginia Field
                               gov.                  Office, 6669 Short
                                                     Lane, Gloucester,
                                                     VA 23061.
Virginia spiraea............  Jennifer Stanhope,    U.S. Fish and
                               804-693-6694,         Wildlife Service,
                               [email protected]   Virginia Field
                               ws.gov.               Office, 6669 Short
                                                     Lane, Gloucester,
                                                     VA 23061.
Swamp pink..................  Alicia Protus, 609-   U.S. Fish and
                               383-3938,             Wildlife Service,
                               [email protected]   New Jersey Field
                               ov.                   Office, 4 East
                                                     Jimmie Leeds Road,
                                                     Suite 4, Galloway,
                                                     NJ 08205.
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Authority

    We publish this document under the authority of the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

Wendi Weber,
Regional Director, Northeast Region.
[FR Doc. 2019-19056 Filed 9-3-19; 8:45 am]
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