Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews for 25 Southeastern Species, 16951-16953 [2020-06223]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 58 / Wednesday, March 25, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; Amended Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given of a change in the meeting of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel, April 16, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to April 16, 2020, 5:00 p.m., Doubletree Hotel Bethesda (formerly Holiday Inn Select), Conference Room Auburn, 8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814 which was published in the Federal Register on March 13, 2020, 85 FR 14688. The meeting notice is amended to change the Meeting Format from Regular Meeting on April 16, 2020 to a Teleconference Meeting on April 16, 2020. The meeting is closed to the public. to April 3, 2020, 5:00 p.m., Washington Marriott at Metro Center, Conference Room Capitol Hill, 775 12th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005 which was published in the Federal Register on March 9, 2020, 85 FR 13667. The meeting notice is amended to change the Meeting Format from Regular Meeting on April 3, 2020 to a Teleconference Meeting on April 3, 2020. The meeting is closed to the public. DATES: Dated: March 19, 2020. Miguelina Perez, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR For species-specific information, see Request for New Information under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Fish and Wildlife Service Why do we conduct 5-year reviews? [FR Doc. 2020–06202 Filed 3–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P [FWS–R4–ES–2019–N172; FXES11130900000C2–201–FF09E32000] Dated: March 19, 2020. Miguelina Perez, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews for 25 Southeastern Species [FR Doc. 2020–06200 Filed 3–24–20; 8:45 am] AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information. BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institute of General Medical Sciences; Amended Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given of a change in the meeting of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences Special Emphasis Panel, April 3, 2020, 8:30 a.m. Common name/ scientific name We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are initiating 5-year status reviews of 25 species under the Endangered Species Act, as amended. A 5-year review is an assessment of the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review. We are requesting submission of information that has become available since the last reviews of these species. SUMMARY: National Institutes of Health 16951 Contact person, email, phone Status (endangered or threatened) States where the species is known to occur To allow us adequate time to conduct these reviews, we must receive your comments or information on or before May 26, 2020. However, we will continue to accept new information about any listed species at any time. ADDRESSES: For instructions on how to submit information and review information that we receive on these species, see Request for New Information under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), we maintain lists of endangered and threatened wildlife and plant species in title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17.11 (for wildlife) and 17.12 (for plants) (List). 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 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. Which species are under review? This notice announces our active 5year reviews of the species in the following table. Final listing rule (Federal Register citation and publication date) Contact’s mailing address ANIMALS Reptiles khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Sea turtle, hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata). Ann Marie Lauritsen, northflorida@fws.gov, 904– 731–3032. Endangered ..... Snake, black pine Matthew Hinderliter, mis(Pituophis sissippi_field_office@ melanoleucus lodingi). fws.gov, 601–321–1132. Turtle, Alabama redLinda LaClaire, mississippi_ bellied (Pseudemys field_office@fws.gov, 601– alabamensis). 321–1126. Threatened ...... Alabama, American Samoa, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, Virgin Islands. Alabama, Mississippi ............... Endangered ..... Alabama, Mississippi ............... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Mar 24, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35 FR 8491; 6/2/ 1970. USFWS, 7915 Baymeadows Way, Suite 200, Jacksonville, FL 32256. 80 FR 60468; 10/6/ 2015. USFWS, 6578 Dogwood View Pkwy., Jackson, MS 39213. 52 FR 22939; 6/16/ 1987. USFWS, 6578 Dogwood View Pkwy., Jackson, MS 39213. E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 16952 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 58 / Wednesday, March 25, 2020 / Notices Common name/ scientific name Contact person, email, phone Status (endangered or threatened) States where the species is known to occur Final listing rule (Federal Register citation and publication date) Contact’s mailing address Amphibians Frog, dusky gopher (Rana sevosa). Coqui, golden (Eleutherodactylus jasperi). Linda LaClaire, mississippi_ field_office@fws.gov, 601– 321–1126. Felix Lopez, caribbean_es@ fws.gov, 787–851–7297. Endangered ..... Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi. 66 FR 62993; 12/4/ 2001. USFWS, 6578 Dogwood View Pkwy., Jackson, MS 39213. Threatened ...... Puerto Rico .............................. 42 FR 58756; 11/11/ 1977. USFWS, Road 301, Km 5.1, P.O. Box 491, Boquero´n, PR 00622. USFWS, 355 East Hancock Ave., Room 320, Athens, GA 30601. USFWS, 355 East Hancock Ave., Room 320, Athens, GA 30601. USFWS, 355 East Hancock Ave., Room 320, Athens, GA 30601. USFWS, 355 East Hancock Ave., Room 320, Athens, GA 30601. USFWS, 355 East Hancock Ave., Room 320, Athens, GA 30601. Fishes Darter, amber (Percina antesella). Robin Goodloe, georgiaes@ fws.gov, 706–613–9493. Endangered ..... Georgia/Tennessee ................. 50 FR 31597; 8/5/ 1985. Darter, Cherokee (Etheostoma scotti). Robin Goodloe, georgiaes@ fws.gov, 706–613–9493. Threatened ...... Georgia .................................... 59 FR 65505; 12/20/ 1994. Darter, Etowah (Etheostoma etowahae). Darter, goldline (Percina aurolineata). Robin Goodloe, georgiaes@ fws.gov, 706–613–9493. Endangered ..... Georgia/Tennessee ................. 59 FR 65505; 12/20/ 1994. Robin Goodloe, georgiaes@ fws.gov, 706–613–9493. Threatened ...... Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee 57 FR 14786; 4/22/ 1992. Shiner, blue (Cyprinella caerulea). Robin Goodloe, georgiaes@ fws.gov, 706–613–9493. Threatened ...... Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee 57 FR 14786; 4/22/ 1992. Clams Clubshell, black (Pleurobema curtum). Combshell, southern (Epioblasma penita). Kidneyshell, fluted (Ptychobranchus subtentum). Pearlymussel, slabside (Pleuronaia dolabelloides). Paul Hartfield, mississippi_ field_office@fws.gov, 601– 321–1125. Paul Hartfield, mississippi_ field_office@fws.gov, 601– 321–1125. Anthony Ford, cookeville@ fws.gov, 931–528–6481. Endangered ..... Alabama, Mississippi ............... 52 FR 11162; 4/7/ 1987. USFWS, 6578 Dogwood View Pkwy., Jackson, MS 39213. Endangered ..... Alabama, Mississippi ............... 52 FR 11162; 4/7/ 1987. USFWS, 6578 Dogwood View Pkwy., Jackson, MS 39213. Endangered ..... Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia 78 FR 59269; 9/26/ 2013. USFWS, 446 Neal Street, Cookeville, TN 38501. Anthony Ford, cookeville@ fws.gov, 931–528–6481. Endangered ..... Alabama, Kentucky, Misissippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia. 78 FR 59269; 9/26/ 2013. USFWS, 446 Neal Street, Cookeville, TN 38501. 77 FR 20948; 4/6/ 2012. USFWS, 1339 20th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960. USFWS, Road 301, Km 5.1, P.O. Box 491, Boquero´n, PR 00622. USFWS, 1601 Balboa Ave., Panama City, FL 32405. Insects Butterfly, Miami blue (Cyclargus (=Hemiargus) thomasi bethunebakeri). Roxanna Hinzman, Miamiblue_ 5-yearreview@fws.gov, 772– 469–4322. Endangered ..... Florida ...................................... PLANTS Flowering Plants Callicarpa ampla (capa rosa). Jose Cruz Burgos, caribbean_ es@fws.gov, 787–851–7297. Endangered ..... Puerto Rico .............................. 57 FR 14782; 4/22/ 1992. Euphorbia telephioides (telephus spurge). Vivian Negron-Ortiz, panamacity@fws.gov, 850– 769–0552. Jose Cruz Burgos, caribbean_ es@fws.gov, 787–851–7297. Threatened ...... Florida ...................................... 51 FR 34415; 9/26/ 1986. Endangered ..... Puerto Rico .............................. 57 FR 14782; 4/22/ 1992. Lysimachia asperulaefolia (rough leaved loosestrife). Silene polypetala (fringed campion). Dale Suiter, Raleigh_ES@ fws.gov, 919–856–4520. Endangered ..... North Carolina, South Carolina 52 FR 22585; 6/12/ 1987. Michele Elmore, georgiaes@ fws.gov, 706–613–9493. Endangered ..... Florida, Georgia ....................... 56 FR 1932; 1/18/ 1991. Scutellaria montana (large-flowered skullcap). Styrax portoricensis (palo de jazmin). Geoff Call, cookeville@ fws.gov, 931–528–6481. Threatened ...... Georgia, Tennessee ................ 67 FR 1662; 1/14/ 2002. Jose Cruz Burgos, caribbean_ es@fws.gov, 787–851–7297. Endangered ..... Puerto Rico .............................. 57 FR 14782; 4/22/ 1992. Ternstroemia luquillensis (palo colorado). Ternstroemia subsesselis (no common name). Jose Cruz Burgos, caribbean_ es@fws.gov, 787–851–7297. Endangered ..... Puerto Rico .............................. 57 FR 14782; 4/22/ 1992. Jose Cruz Burgos, caribbean_ es@fws.gov, 787–851–7297. Endangered ..... Puerto Rico .............................. 57 FR 14782; 4/22/ 1992. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Ilex sintenisii (no common name). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Mar 24, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 USFWS, Road 301, Km 5.1, P.O. Box 491, Boquero´n, PR 00622. USFWS, 551 Pylon Drive, #F, Raleigh, NC 27606. USFWS, 355 East Hancock Ave., Room 320, Athens, GA 30601. USFWS, 446 Neal Street, Cookeville, TN 38501. USFWS, Road 301, Km 5.1, P.O. Box 491, Boquero´n, PR 00622. USFWS, Road 301, Km 5.1, P.O. Box 491, Boquero´n, PR 00622. USFWS, Road 301, Km 5.1, P.O. Box 491, Boquero´n, PR 00622. 16953 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 58 / Wednesday, March 25, 2020 / Notices Common name/ scientific name Trillium reliquum (relict trillium). Contact person, email, phone Peter Maholland, georgiaes@ fws.gov, 706–613–9493. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES What information do we consider in our review? A 5-year review considers the best scientific and commercial data that have become available since the current listing determination or most recent status review of each species, such as: A. Species biology, including, but not limited to, population trends, distribution, abundance, demographics, and genetics; B. Habitat conditions, including, but not limited to, amount, distribution, and suitability; C. Conservation measures that have been implemented to benefit the species; D. Threat status and trends (see the five factors under How do we determine whether a species is endangered or threatened?); and E. Other new information, data, or corrections, including, but not limited to, taxonomic or nomenclatural changes, identification of erroneous information contained in the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants, and improved analytical methods. We request any new information concerning the status of any of these 25 species. Information submitted should be supported by 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. We may conduct a species status assessment (SSA) for some of these species. An SSA is a biological risk assessment to aid decision makers who must use the best available scientific information to make policy decisions or recommendations under the ESA. The SSA provides decision makers with a scientifically rigorous characterization of a species’ status, and of the likelihood that the species will sustain populations, along with key uncertainties in that characterization. It presents a compilation of the best available information on a species, as well as its ecological needs, based on environmental factors. An SSA also describes the current condition of the species’ habitat and demographics, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Mar 24, 2020 Jkt 250001 Status (endangered or threatened) Endangered ..... States where the species is known to occur Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina. probable explanations for past and ongoing changes in abundance and distribution within the species’ range. Finally, it forecasts the species’ response to probable future scenarios of environmental conditions and conservation efforts. Overall, an SSA uses the conservation biology principles of resiliency, redundancy, and representation (collectively known as the ‘‘3 Rs’’) to evaluate the current and future condition of the species. As a result, the SSA characterizes a species’ ability to sustain populations in the wild over time based on the best scientific understanding of current and future abundance and distribution within the species’ ecological settings. Definitions A. Species means any species or subspecies of fish, wildlife, or plant, and any distinct population segment of any species of vertebrate fish or wildlife which interbreeds when mature. B. Endangered means any species that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range. C. Threatened means any species that is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range. How do we determine whether a species is endangered or threatened? Section 4(a)(1) of the ESA requires that we determine whether a species is endangered or threatened based on one or more of the following five factors: A. The present or threatened destruction, modification, or curtailment of its habitat or range; B. Overutilization for commercial, recreational, scientific, or educational purposes; C. Disease or predation; D. The inadequacy of existing regulatory mechanisms; or E. Other natural or manmade factors affecting its continued existence. Request for New Information To do any of the following, contact the person associated with the species you are interested in under the table in PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Final listing rule (Federal Register citation and publication date) 53 FR 10789; 4/4/ 1988. Contact’s mailing address USFWS, 355 East Hancock Ave., Room 320, Athens, GA 30601. Which species are under review?, above: A. To get more information on a species; B. To submit information on a species; or C. To review information we receive, which will be available for public inspection by appointment, during normal business hours, at the listed addresses. Public Availability of Comments Comments and materials received will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the offices where the comments are submitted. Comments we receive become part of the administrative record associated with this action. 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 request in your comment that we withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their entirety. Availability of Status Reviews All completed status reviews under the ESA are available via the Service website, at https://www.fws.gov/ endangered/species/us-species.html. Authority This document is published under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: December 18, 2019. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R4-ES-2019-N172; FXES11130900000C2-201-FF09E32000]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-
Year Status Reviews for 25 Southeastern 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, are initiating 5-year 
status reviews of 25 species under the Endangered Species Act, as 
amended. A 5-year review is an assessment of the best scientific and 
commercial data available at the time of the review. We are requesting 
submission of information that has become available since the last 
reviews of these species.

DATES: To allow us adequate time to conduct these reviews, we must 
receive your comments or information on or before May 26, 2020. 
However, we will continue to accept new information about any listed 
species at any time.

ADDRESSES: For instructions on how to submit information and review 
information that we receive on these species, see Request for New 
Information under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For species-specific information, see 
Request for New Information under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. 
Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the 
Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 for TTY assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Why do we conduct 5-year reviews?

    Under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 
U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), we maintain lists of endangered and threatened 
wildlife and plant species in title 50 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17.11 (for wildlife) and 17.12 (for plants) 
(List). 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 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.

Which species are under review?

    This notice announces our active 5-year reviews of the species in 
the following table.

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                                                                                                              Final listing rule
                                     Contact person, email,   Status (endangered or     States where the      (Federal Register      Contact's mailing
    Common name/ scientific name              phone                threatened)        species is known to        citation and             address
                                                                                             occur            publication date)
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                                                                         ANIMALS
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                                                                        Reptiles
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Sea turtle, hawksbill (Eretmochelys  Ann Marie Lauritsen,    Endangered............  Alabama, American      35 FR 8491; 6/2/1970.  USFWS, 7915
 imbricata).                          [email protected],                           Samoa, Connecticut,                           Baymeadows Way,
                                      904-731-3032.                                   Delaware, Florida,                            Suite 200,
                                                                                      Georgia, Guam,                                Jacksonville, FL
                                                                                      Hawaii, Louisiana,                            32256.
                                                                                      Maine, Maryland,
                                                                                      Massachusetts,
                                                                                      Mississippi, New
                                                                                      Hampshire, New
                                                                                      Jersey, New York,
                                                                                      North Carolina,
                                                                                      Northern Mariana
                                                                                      Islands, Palau,
                                                                                      Puerto Rico, Rhode
                                                                                      Island, Texas,
                                                                                      Virginia, Virgin
                                                                                      Islands.
Snake, black pine (Pituophis         Matthew Hinderliter,    Threatened............  Alabama, Mississippi.  80 FR 60468; 10/6/     USFWS, 6578 Dogwood
 melanoleucus lodingi).               mississippi_field_off                                                  2015.                  View Pkwy., Jackson,
                                      [email protected], 601-321-                                                                         MS 39213.
                                      1132.
Turtle, Alabama red-bellied          Linda LaClaire,         Endangered............  Alabama, Mississippi.  52 FR 22939; 6/16/     USFWS, 6578 Dogwood
 (Pseudemys alabamensis).             mississippi_field_off                                                  1987.                  View Pkwy., Jackson,
                                      [email protected], 601-321-                                                                         MS 39213.
                                      1126.
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                                                                       Amphibians
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Frog, dusky gopher (Rana sevosa)...  Linda LaClaire,         Endangered............  Alabama, Louisiana,    66 FR 62993; 12/4/     USFWS, 6578 Dogwood
                                      mississippi_field_off                           Mississippi.           2001.                  View Pkwy., Jackson,
                                      [email protected], 601-321-                                                                         MS 39213.
                                      1126.
Coqui, golden (Eleutherodactylus     Felix Lopez,            Threatened............  Puerto Rico..........  42 FR 58756; 11/11/    USFWS, Road 301, Km
 jasperi).                            [email protected],                                                  1977.                  5.1, P.O. Box 491,
                                      787-851-7297.                                                                                 Boquer[oacute]n, PR
                                                                                                                                    00622.
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                                                                         Fishes
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Darter, amber (Percina antesella)..  Robin Goodloe,          Endangered............  Georgia/Tennessee....  50 FR 31597; 8/5/1985  USFWS, 355 East
                                      [email protected],                                                                            Hancock Ave., Room
                                      706-613-9493.                                                                                 320, Athens, GA
                                                                                                                                    30601.
Darter, Cherokee (Etheostoma         Robin Goodloe,          Threatened............  Georgia..............  59 FR 65505; 12/20/    USFWS, 355 East
 scotti).                             [email protected],                                                     1994.                  Hancock Ave., Room
                                      706-613-9493.                                                                                 320, Athens, GA
                                                                                                                                    30601.
Darter, Etowah (Etheostoma           Robin Goodloe,          Endangered............  Georgia/Tennessee....  59 FR 65505; 12/20/    USFWS, 355 East
 etowahae).                           [email protected],                                                     1994.                  Hancock Ave., Room
                                      706-613-9493.                                                                                 320, Athens, GA
                                                                                                                                    30601.
Darter, goldline (Percina            Robin Goodloe,          Threatened............  Alabama, Georgia,      57 FR 14786; 4/22/     USFWS, 355 East
 aurolineata).                        [email protected],                              Tennessee.             1992.                  Hancock Ave., Room
                                      706-613-9493.                                                                                 320, Athens, GA
                                                                                                                                    30601.
Shiner, blue (Cyprinella caerulea).  Robin Goodloe,          Threatened............  Alabama, Georgia,      57 FR 14786; 4/22/     USFWS, 355 East
                                      [email protected],                              Tennessee.             1992.                  Hancock Ave., Room
                                      706-613-9493.                                                                                 320, Athens, GA
                                                                                                                                    30601.
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                                                                          Clams
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Clubshell, black (Pleurobema         Paul Hartfield,         Endangered............  Alabama, Mississippi.  52 FR 11162; 4/7/1987  USFWS, 6578 Dogwood
 curtum).                             mississippi_field_off                                                                         View Pkwy., Jackson,
                                      [email protected], 601-321-                                                                         MS 39213.
                                      1125.
Combshell, southern (Epioblasma      Paul Hartfield,         Endangered............  Alabama, Mississippi.  52 FR 11162; 4/7/1987  USFWS, 6578 Dogwood
 penita).                             mississippi_field_off                                                                         View Pkwy., Jackson,
                                      [email protected], 601-321-                                                                         MS 39213.
                                      1125.
Kidneyshell, fluted (Ptychobranchus  Anthony Ford,           Endangered............  Kentucky, Tennessee,   78 FR 59269; 9/26/     USFWS, 446 Neal
 subtentum).                          [email protected],                             Virginia.              2013.                  Street, Cookeville,
                                      931-528-6481.                                                                                 TN 38501.
Pearlymussel, slabside (Pleuronaia   Anthony Ford,           Endangered............  Alabama, Kentucky,     78 FR 59269; 9/26/     USFWS, 446 Neal
 dolabelloides).                      [email protected],                             Misissippi, North      2013.                  Street, Cookeville,
                                      931-528-6481.                                   Carolina, Tennessee,                          TN 38501.
                                                                                      Virginia.
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                                                                         Insects
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Butterfly, Miami blue (Cyclargus     Roxanna Hinzman,        Endangered............  Florida..............  77 FR 20948; 4/6/2012  USFWS, 1339 20th St.,
 (=Hemiargus) thomasi                 Miamiblue_5-                                                                                  Vero Beach, FL
 bethunebakeri).                      [email protected],                                                                           32960.
                                      772-469-4322.
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                                                                         PLANTS
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                                                                    Flowering Plants
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Callicarpa ampla (capa rosa).......  Jose Cruz Burgos,       Endangered............  Puerto Rico..........  57 FR 14782; 4/22/     USFWS, Road 301, Km
                                      [email protected],                                                  1992.                  5.1, P.O. Box 491,
                                      787-851-7297.                                                                                 Boquer[oacute]n, PR
                                                                                                                                    00622.
Euphorbia telephioides (telephus     Vivian Negron-Ortiz,    Threatened............  Florida..............  51 FR 34415; 9/26/     USFWS, 1601 Balboa
 spurge).                             [email protected],                                                    1986.                  Ave., Panama City,
                                      850-769-0552.                                                                                 FL 32405.
Ilex sintenisii (no common name)...  Jose Cruz Burgos,       Endangered............  Puerto Rico..........  57 FR 14782; 4/22/     USFWS, Road 301, Km
                                      [email protected],                                                  1992.                  5.1, P.O. Box 491,
                                      787-851-7297.                                                                                 Boquer[oacute]n, PR
                                                                                                                                    00622.
Lysimachia asperulaefolia (rough     Dale Suiter,            Endangered............  North Carolina, South  52 FR 22585; 6/12/     USFWS, 551 Pylon
 leaved loosestrife).                 [email protected],                             Carolina.              1987.                  Drive, #F, Raleigh,
                                      919-856-4520.                                                                                 NC 27606.
Silene polypetala (fringed campion)  Michele Elmore,         Endangered............  Florida, Georgia.....  56 FR 1932; 1/18/1991  USFWS, 355 East
                                      [email protected],                                                                            Hancock Ave., Room
                                      706-613-9493.                                                                                 320, Athens, GA
                                                                                                                                    30601.
Scutellaria montana (large-flowered  Geoff Call,             Threatened............  Georgia, Tennessee...  67 FR 1662; 1/14/2002  USFWS, 446 Neal
 skullcap).                           [email protected],                                                                           Street, Cookeville,
                                      931-528-6481.                                                                                 TN 38501.
Styrax portoricensis (palo de        Jose Cruz Burgos,       Endangered............  Puerto Rico..........  57 FR 14782; 4/22/     USFWS, Road 301, Km
 jazmin).                             [email protected],                                                  1992.                  5.1, P.O. Box 491,
                                      787-851-7297.                                                                                 Boquer[oacute]n, PR
                                                                                                                                    00622.
Ternstroemia luquillensis (palo      Jose Cruz Burgos,       Endangered............  Puerto Rico..........  57 FR 14782; 4/22/     USFWS, Road 301, Km
 colorado).                           [email protected],                                                  1992.                  5.1, P.O. Box 491,
                                      787-851-7297.                                                                                 Boquer[oacute]n, PR
                                                                                                                                    00622.
Ternstroemia subsesselis (no common  Jose Cruz Burgos,       Endangered............  Puerto Rico..........  57 FR 14782; 4/22/     USFWS, Road 301, Km
 name).                               [email protected],                                                  1992.                  5.1, P.O. Box 491,
                                      787-851-7297.                                                                                 Boquer[oacute]n, PR
                                                                                                                                    00622.

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Trillium reliquum (relict trillium)  Peter Maholland,        Endangered............  Alabama, Georgia,      53 FR 10789; 4/4/1988  USFWS, 355 East
                                      [email protected],                              South Carolina.                               Hancock Ave., Room
                                      706-613-9493.                                                                                 320, Athens, GA
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What information do we consider in our review?

    A 5-year review considers the best scientific and commercial data 
that have become available since the current listing determination or 
most recent status review of each species, such as:
    A. Species biology, including, but not limited to, population 
trends, distribution, abundance, demographics, and genetics;
    B. Habitat conditions, including, but not limited to, amount, 
distribution, and suitability;
    C. Conservation measures that have been implemented to benefit the 
species;
    D. Threat status and trends (see the five factors under How do we 
determine whether a species is endangered or threatened?); and
    E. Other new information, data, or corrections, including, but not 
limited to, taxonomic or nomenclatural changes, identification of 
erroneous information contained in the Lists of Endangered and 
Threatened Wildlife and Plants, and improved analytical methods.
    We request any new information concerning the status of any of 
these 25 species. Information submitted should be supported by 
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.
    We may conduct a species status assessment (SSA) for some of these 
species. An SSA is a biological risk assessment to aid decision makers 
who must use the best available scientific information to make policy 
decisions or recommendations under the ESA. The SSA provides decision 
makers with a scientifically rigorous characterization of a species' 
status, and of the likelihood that the species will sustain 
populations, along with key uncertainties in that characterization. It 
presents a compilation of the best available information on a species, 
as well as its ecological needs, based on environmental factors. An SSA 
also describes the current condition of the species' habitat and 
demographics, and probable explanations for past and ongoing changes in 
abundance and distribution within the species' range. Finally, it 
forecasts the species' response to probable future scenarios of 
environmental conditions and conservation efforts. Overall, an SSA uses 
the conservation biology principles of resiliency, redundancy, and 
representation (collectively known as the ``3 Rs'') to evaluate the 
current and future condition of the species. As a result, the SSA 
characterizes a species' ability to sustain populations in the wild 
over time based on the best scientific understanding of current and 
future abundance and distribution within the species' ecological 
settings.

Definitions

    A. Species means any species or subspecies of fish, wildlife, or 
plant, and any distinct population segment of any species of vertebrate 
fish or wildlife which interbreeds when mature.
    B. Endangered means any species that is in danger of extinction 
throughout all or a significant portion of its range.
    C. Threatened means any species that is likely to become an 
endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a 
significant portion of its range.

How do we determine whether a species is endangered or threatened?

    Section 4(a)(1) of the ESA requires that we determine whether a 
species is endangered or threatened based on one or more of the 
following five factors:
    A. The present or threatened destruction, modification, or 
curtailment of its habitat or range;
    B. Overutilization for commercial, recreational, scientific, or 
educational purposes;
    C. Disease or predation;
    D. The inadequacy of existing regulatory mechanisms; or
    E. Other natural or manmade factors affecting its continued 
existence.

Request for New Information

    To do any of the following, contact the person associated with the 
species you are interested in under the table in Which species are 
under review?, above:
    A. To get more information on a species;
    B. To submit information on a species; or
    C. To review information we receive, which will be available for 
public inspection by appointment, during normal business hours, at the 
listed addresses.

Public Availability of Comments

    Comments and materials received will be available for public 
inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the offices 
where the comments are submitted. Comments we receive become part of 
the administrative record associated with this action. 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 request in your 
comment that we withhold your personal identifying information from 
public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. All 
submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals 
identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations 
or businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their 
entirety.

Availability of Status Reviews

    All completed status reviews under the ESA are available via the 
Service website, at https://www.fws.gov/endangered/species/us-species.html.

Authority

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

    Dated: December 18, 2019.
Mike Oetker,
Acting Regional Director, Southeast Region.
[FR Doc. 2020-06223 Filed 3-24-20; 8:45 am]
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