Alaska Native Claims Selection, 11099 [2020-03850]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 38 / Wednesday, February 26, 2020 / Notices particularly in the southwestern part of its range. (Refer to the Species Status Assessment Report (Szymanski et al. 2016) for a full discussion of the species’ biology and threats.) Under the Act, the Service added the eastern massasauga rattlesnake as a threatened species to the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife on September 30, 2016 (81 FR 67193). Recovery Plan Recovery Strategy The recovery strategy for the EMR includes addressing the threats of habitat loss due to development, conversion of habitat to agriculture, changes to land cover due to succession by invasive woody species, persecution or poaching, effects of climate change (flooding or drought), and emerging diseases. Maintaining healthy populations will require protecting sufficient quantity of high-quality habitat and the reduction or management of threats where these populations occur. To maximize use of limited resources, we need to identify, then focus management and protection on, specific populations that will ensure that the species’ breadth of adaptive diversity is maintained. The strategy also includes increasing public tolerance and support for EMR conservation by working with landowners, partners, and the public. Lastly, successful recovery will necessitate an adaptive management approach. Using an adaptive management framework and monitoring during recovery implementation will allow us to evaluate how to best manage for suitable habitat conditions, protect against disease epidemics, and lessen the effects of climate change to ensure that the recovery actions are effective in recovering the EMR. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Recovery Criteria The ultimate recovery goal is to remove the eastern massasauga rattlesnake from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife (delist) by ensuring the long-term viability of the species in the wild. In the recovery plan, we define the following delisting criteria based on the best available information on the species: 1. The probability of continued persistence over 50 years is 95 percent within each of 3 conservation units. 2. An adequate quantity and configuration of land is being managed and is expected to continue to be managed in a way that will support EMR populations such that a probability of persistence of 95 percent over 50 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Feb 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 years in each of the 3 conservation units is maintained. 3. Threats from climate change and disease are addressed such that a probability of persistence of 95 percent over 50 years in each of the 3 conservation units is maintained. The map showing the three species conservation units is available on the internet at https://www.fws.gov/ midwest/Endangered/reptiles/eama/ index.html. Availability of Public 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. Authority The authority for this action is section 4(f) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Lori H. Nordstrom, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Midwest Region. [FR Doc. 2020–03778 Filed 2–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AA–8104–02; 20X.LLAK944000.L14100000.HY0000.P] Alaska Native Claims Selection Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby provides constructive notice that it will issue an appealable decision approving conveyance of the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands to Ahtna, Incorporated, an Alaska Native regional corporation, pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA). DATES: Any party claiming a property interest in the lands affected by the decision may appeal the decision in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4 within the time limits set out in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11099 You may obtain a copy of the decision from the Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, AK 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew R. Lux, BLM Alaska State Office, 907–271–3176, or mlux@ blm.gov. The BLM Alaska State Office may also be contacted via Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) through the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339. The relay service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the BLM. The BLM will reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that the BLM will issue an appealable decision to Ahtna, Incorporated. The decision approves conveyance of the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601, et seq.). The lands are located in the vicinity of Chitina, Alaska, and are described as: ADDRESSES: Mineral Survey No. 2325, Alaska. Containing 61.653 acres. The decision addresses public access easements, if any, to be reserved to the United States pursuant to Sec. 17(b) of ANCSA (43 U.S.C. 1616(b)), in the lands described above. The BLM will also publish notice of the decision once a week for four consecutive weeks in the ‘‘Anchorage Daily News’’ newspaper. Any party claiming a property interest in the lands affected by the decision may appeal the decision in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4 within the following time limits: 1. Unknown parties, parties unable to be located after reasonable efforts have been expended to locate, parties who fail or refuse to sign their return receipt, and parties who receive a copy of the decision by regular mail which is not certified, return receipt requested, shall have until March 27, 2020 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4 shall be deemed to have waived their rights. Notices of appeal transmitted by facsimile will not be accepted as timely filed. Matthew R. Lux, Land Law Examiner, Adjudication Section. [FR Doc. 2020–03850 Filed 2–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 38 (Wednesday, February 26, 2020)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-03850]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[AA-8104-02; 20X.LLAK944000.L14100000.HY0000.P]


Alaska Native Claims Selection

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby provides 
constructive notice that it will issue an appealable decision approving 
conveyance of the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands to 
Ahtna, Incorporated, an Alaska Native regional corporation, pursuant to 
the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA).

DATES: Any party claiming a property interest in the lands affected by 
the decision may appeal the decision in accordance with the 
requirements of 43 CFR part 4 within the time limits set out in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

ADDRESSES: You may obtain a copy of the decision from the Bureau of 
Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, 
Anchorage, AK 99513-7504.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew R. Lux, BLM Alaska State 
Office, 907-271-3176, or [email protected]. The BLM Alaska State Office may 
also be contacted via Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) 
through the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339. The relay service 
is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or 
question with the BLM. The BLM will reply during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is 
hereby given that the BLM will issue an appealable decision to Ahtna, 
Incorporated. The decision approves conveyance of the surface and 
subsurface estates in certain lands pursuant to the Alaska Native 
Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601, et seq.). The lands are located 
in the vicinity of Chitina, Alaska, and are described as:

Mineral Survey No. 2325, Alaska.

    Containing 61.653 acres.

    The decision addresses public access easements, if any, to be 
reserved to the United States pursuant to Sec. 17(b) of ANCSA (43 
U.S.C. 1616(b)), in the lands described above.
    The BLM will also publish notice of the decision once a week for 
four consecutive weeks in the ``Anchorage Daily News'' newspaper.
    Any party claiming a property interest in the lands affected by the 
decision may appeal the decision in accordance with the requirements of 
43 CFR part 4 within the following time limits:
    1. Unknown parties, parties unable to be located after reasonable 
efforts have been expended to locate, parties who fail or refuse to 
sign their return receipt, and parties who receive a copy of the 
decision by regular mail which is not certified, return receipt 
requested, shall have until March 27, 2020 to file an appeal.
    2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail 
shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal.
    Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the 
requirements of 43 CFR part 4 shall be deemed to have waived their 
rights. Notices of appeal transmitted by facsimile will not be accepted 
as timely filed.

Matthew R. Lux,
Land Law Examiner, Adjudication Section.
[FR Doc. 2020-03850 Filed 2-25-20; 8:45 am]
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