Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of the Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) and the Southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the Northern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni), 64333-64334 [2019-25227]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 225 / Thursday, November 21, 2019 / Notices is available via the link in the footer of http://www.regulations.gov. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) 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; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Petition for CNMI-Only Nonimmigrant Transition Worker. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the DHS sponsoring the collection: I–129CW; USCIS. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Business or other forprofit. USCIS uses the data collected on this form to determine eligibility for the requested immigration benefits. An employer uses this form to petition USCIS for an alien to temporarily enter as a nonimmigrant into the CNMI to perform services or labor as a CNMIOnly Transitional Worker (CW–1). An employer also uses this form to request an extension of stay or change of status on behalf of the alien worker. The form serves the purpose of standardizing requests for these benefits, and ensuring that the basic information required to determine eligibility, is provided by the petitioners. USCIS collects biometrics from aliens present in the CNMI at the time of requesting initial grant of CW–1 status. The information is used to verify the alien’s identity, background information and ultimately adjudicate their request for CW–1 status. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:41 Nov 20, 2019 Jkt 250001 The CW–1 classification is unique in that Form I–129CW is a petition for the CW–1 classification as well as a ‘‘grant of status.’’ A ‘‘grant of status’’ allows beneficiaries lawfully present in the CNMI to change status directly from their CNMI classification or DHS-issued parole to the CW–1 classification. See 8 CFR 214.2(w)(1)(v). When a beneficiary is granted CW–1 status, the adjudicating officer is granting admission and status to the beneficiary without requiring the beneficiary to depart the CNMI, obtain a visa abroad, and seek admission with CBP. Because we are granting the CW– 1 status to the beneficiary, we use biometrics to make a determination of admissibility prior to adjudicating the Form I–129CW petition. The checks are used to confirm identity and ensure that CW–1 status is not granted to anyone who is inadmissible. As the CW program progresses, the need to take biometrics in most cases has diminished, as the Form I–129CW is increasingly used for extension of status of persons who had already had their biometrics taken at the initial grant stage rather than for initial grants of status in the CNMI, but the authority will continue to be used in those initial grant cases that do arise. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The estimated total number of respondents for the information collection I–129CW is 3,749 and the estimated hour burden per response is 3 hours. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total estimated annual hour burden associated with this collection is 11,247 hours. (7) An estimate of the total public burden (in cost) associated with the collection: The estimated total annual cost burden associated with this collection of information is $459,253. Dated: November 18, 2019. Jerry L. Rigdon, Deputy Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2019–25267 Filed 11–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P PO 00000 64333 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R7–ES–2019–N108; FXES11140700000–190–FF07CAAN00] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of the Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) and the Southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the Northern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice; request for information. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are initiating 5-year status reviews of the short-tailed albatross and the Southwest Alaska distinct population segment of the northern sea otter under the Endangered Species Act. A 5-year status review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review. We are requesting submission of any new information on these species that has become available since the last reviews of these species. DATES: To ensure consideration of your comments in our preparation of these 5year status reviews, we must receive your comments and information by January 21, 2020. However, we will accept information about the species at any time. ADDRESSES: For short-tailed albatross, please submit your information by one of the following methods: • Email: leah_kenney@fws.gov; or • U.S. mail or hand delivery: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Attention: Leah Kenney, Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office, 4700 BLM Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99507. For the Southwest Alaska distinct population segment of the northern sea otter, please submit your information by one of the following methods: • Email: Fw7_ak_marine_mammals@ fws.gov; or • U.S. mail or hand delivery: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Attention: Michelle St. Martin, Marine Mammals Management Office, 1011 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99503. For more about submitting information, see Request for Information in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. SUMMARY: For short-tailed albatross: Leah Kenney, by telephone at 907–271–2440. For the Southwest Alaska distinct population segment of the northern sea otter: Michelle St. Martin, by telephone at 1– FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 64334 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 225 / Thursday, November 21, 2019 / Notices 800–362–5148. Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are initiating 5-year status reviews of the short-tailed albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) and the Southwest Alaska distinct population segment (DPS) of the northern sea otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). A 5-year status review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review; therefore, we are requesting submission of any new information on this species that has become available since the last 5-year reviews were conducted in 2014 (shorttailed albatross) and 2013 (Southwest Alaska DPS of the northern sea otter). Why do we conduct 5-year reviews? Under the ESA, we maintain Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants (which we collectively refer to as the List) in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17.11 (for animals) and 17.12 (for plants). Section 4(c)(2)(A) of the ESA requires us to review each listed species’ status at least once every 5 years. Further, our regulations at 50 CFR 424.21 require that we publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing those species under active review. For additional information about 5-year reviews, go to http://www.fws.gov/endangered/whatwe-do/recovery-overview.html. What information do we consider in our review? In conducting these reviews, we consider the best scientific and commercial data that have become available since the listing determination or most recent status review, such as: (1) The biology of the species, including but not limited to population trends, distribution, abundance, demographics, and genetics; (2) Habitat conditions, including but not limited to amount, distribution, and suitability; (3) Conservation measures that have been implemented that benefit the species; (4) Threat status and trends in relation to the five listing factors (as defined in section 4(a)(1) of the ESA); and (5) 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:41 Nov 20, 2019 Jkt 250001 Any new information will be considered during the 5-year review and will also be useful in evaluating the ongoing recovery programs for the species. Species Under Review Entity listed: Short-tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus). • Where listed: Wherever found. • Classification: Endangered. • Date listed (publication date for final listing rule): July 31, 2000. • Federal Register citation for final listing rule: 65 FR 46643. Entity listed: Southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the Northern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni). • Where listed: Southwest Alaska, from Attu Island to Western Cook Inlet, including Bristol Bay, the Kodiak Archipelago, and the Barren Islands. • Classification: Threatened. • Date listed (publication date for final listing rule): August 9, 2005. • Federal Register citation for final listing rule: 70 FR 46366. Request for Information To ensure that a 5-year review is complete and based on the best available scientific and commercial information, we request new information from all sources. See What Information Do We Consider in Our Review? for specific criteria. If you submit information, please support it with documentation such as maps, bibliographic references, methods used to gather and analyze the data, and/or copies of any pertinent publications, reports, or letters by knowledgeable sources. Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comments, 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. Completed and Active Reviews A list of all completed and currently active 5-year status reviews addressing species for which the Alaska Region of the Service has the lead responsibility is available at https://www.fws.gov/alaska/ pages/endangered-species-program/ recovery-endangered-species. PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority This document is published under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Mary Colligan, Assistant Regional Director, Alaska Region. [FR Doc. 2019–25227 Filed 11–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLES962000 L14400000 BJ0000 19X] Notice of Filing of Plats of Surveys; Eastern States Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of official filing. AGENCY: The plats of surveys of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Eastern States Office, Washington, DC, 30 days from the date of this publication. The surveys, executed at the request of the identified agencies, are required for the management of these lands. DATES: Unless there are protests of this action, the filing of the plat described in this notice will happen on December 23, 2019. ADDRESSES: Written notices protesting any of these surveys must be sent to the State Director, BLM Eastern States, 20 M Street SE, Suite 950, Washington, DC 20003. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth D. Roy, Acting Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Eastern States; (202) 912– 7756; email: kroy@blm.gov; or U.S. Postal Service: BLM–ES, 20 M Street SE, Suite 950, Washington, DC 20003. Attn: Cadastral Survey. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The supplemental plats of secs. 3, 10, 15, 22, 27, and 34, of Townships 166 and 167 North, Range 35 West, Fifth Principal Meridian, Minnesota; portrays new lots, along the International Boundary with Canada, excluding a 60 foot strip of land reserved by proclamation. The acreages and descriptions created by the new lots will be utilized for the restoration of E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 225 (Thursday, November 21, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64333-64334]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-25227]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R7-ES-2019-N108; FXES11140700000-190-FF07CAAN00]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-
Year Status Reviews of the Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria 
albatrus) and the Southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the 
Northern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni)

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for information.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are initiating 5-year 
status reviews of the short-tailed albatross and the Southwest Alaska 
distinct population segment of the northern sea otter under the 
Endangered Species Act. A 5-year status review is based on the best 
scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review. We 
are requesting submission of any new information on these species that 
has become available since the last reviews of these species.

DATES: To ensure consideration of your comments in our preparation of 
these 5-year status reviews, we must receive your comments and 
information by January 21, 2020. However, we will accept information 
about the species at any time.

ADDRESSES: For short-tailed albatross, please submit your information 
by one of the following methods:
     Email: [email protected]; or
     U.S. mail or hand delivery: U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Attention: Leah Kenney, Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field 
Office, 4700 BLM Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99507.
    For the Southwest Alaska distinct population segment of the 
northern sea otter, please submit your information by one of the 
following methods:
     Email: [email protected]; or
     U.S. mail or hand delivery: U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Attention: Michelle St. Martin, Marine Mammals Management 
Office, 1011 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99503.
    For more about submitting information, see Request for Information 
in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For short-tailed albatross: Leah 
Kenney, by telephone at 907-271-2440. For the Southwest Alaska distinct 
population segment of the northern sea otter: Michelle St. Martin, by 
telephone at 1-

[[Page 64334]]

800-362-5148. Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired 
may call the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 for TTY assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
(Service), are initiating 5-year status reviews of the short-tailed 
albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) and the Southwest Alaska distinct 
population segment (DPS) of the northern sea otter (Enhydra lutris 
kenyoni) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 
U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). A 5-year status review is based on the best 
scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review; 
therefore, we are requesting submission of any new information on this 
species that has become available since the last 5-year reviews were 
conducted in 2014 (short-tailed albatross) and 2013 (Southwest Alaska 
DPS of the northern sea otter).

Why do we conduct 5-year reviews?

    Under the ESA, we maintain Lists of Endangered and Threatened 
Wildlife and Plants (which we collectively refer to as the List) in the 
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17.11 (for animals) and 
17.12 (for plants). Section 4(c)(2)(A) of the ESA requires us to review 
each listed species' status at least once every 5 years. Further, our 
regulations at 50 CFR 424.21 require that we publish a notice in the 
Federal Register announcing those species under active review. For 
additional information about 5-year reviews, go to http://www.fws.gov/endangered/what-we-do/recovery-overview.html.

What information do we consider in our review?

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

Species Under Review

    Entity listed: Short-tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus).
     Where listed: Wherever found.
     Classification: Endangered.
     Date listed (publication date for final listing rule): 
July 31, 2000.
     Federal Register citation for final listing rule: 65 FR 
46643.
    Entity listed: Southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the 
Northern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni).
     Where listed: Southwest Alaska, from Attu Island to 
Western Cook Inlet, including Bristol Bay, the Kodiak Archipelago, and 
the Barren Islands.
     Classification: Threatened.
     Date listed (publication date for final listing rule): 
August 9, 2005.
     Federal Register citation for final listing rule: 70 FR 
46366.

Request for Information

    To ensure that a 5-year review is complete and based on the best 
available scientific and commercial information, we request new 
information from all sources. See What Information Do We Consider in 
Our Review? for specific criteria. If you submit information, please 
support it with documentation such as maps, bibliographic references, 
methods used to gather and analyze the data, and/or copies of any 
pertinent publications, reports, or letters by knowledgeable sources.

Public Availability of Comments

    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comments, 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.

Completed and Active Reviews

    A list of all completed and currently active 5-year status reviews 
addressing species for which the Alaska Region of the Service has the 
lead responsibility is available at https://www.fws.gov/alaska/pages/endangered-species-program/recovery-endangered-species.

Authority

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

Mary Colligan,
Assistant Regional Director, Alaska Region.
[FR Doc. 2019-25227 Filed 11-20-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4333-15-P