Endangered and Threatened Species; Notice of Initiation of a 5-Year Review of the Dusky Sea Snake, 40622-40623 [2020-14468]

Download as PDF 40622 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 130 / Tuesday, July 7, 2020 / Notices Amendment and the Bluefish Allocation and Rebuilding Amendment. In addition, the SSC may take up any other business as necessary. A detailed agenda and background documents will be made available on the Council’s website (www.mafmc.org) prior to the meeting. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 1, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–14566 Filed 7–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA258] National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a three-day meeting via webinar of its Standing, Reef Fish, Mackerel, Ecosystem and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC). SUMMARY: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 21, Wednesday, July 22, and Thursday, July 23, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EDT daily. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place via webinar; you may register by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the SSC meeting on the calendar. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 4107 W. Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348–1630. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Rindone, Lead Fishery Biologist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; ryan.rindone@gulfcouncil.org, telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Jul 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 The meeting will begin with Introductions, Adoption of Agenda, Approval of Minutes from the June 29 and July 8–9, 2020 webinar meetings. Council staff will review the Scope of Work; and, the Committees will select a SSC Representative for the August 24– 27, 2020 Gulf Council meeting. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) staff will review Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) 64—Southeastern US Yellowtail Snapper Stock Assessment; with Current and Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP)-adjusted Stock Apportionment between the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (GMFMC) and South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC); and, Current and MRIP-adjusted Stock Allocations for the SAFMC. The Committees will also receive a Stock Assessment Executive Summary. Committees will review an update of SEDAR 28—Gulf of Mexico Migratory Group Cobia Stock Assessment; including Assessment Presentation and Stock Status Determination, Projections and the Stock Assessment Executive Summary. Wednesday, July 22, 2020; 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting DATES: Tuesday, July 21, 2020; 9 a.m.–5 p.m. The Committees will review the July 13, 2020 MRIP Private Recreational Red Snapper Data Calibrations Workshop. The Committees will discuss the NOAA Office of Science and Technology (OST) Calibrations and Southeast Regional Office (SERO) Adjustments to Calibrations, Next Steps for Data Availability and Data Adjusting; Review of State-generated Calibrations; and, SSC Discussion. Thursday, July 23, 2020; 9 a.m.–5 p.m. The Committees will conclude their review the July 13, 2020 MRIP Private Recreational Red Snapper Data Calibrations Workshop. The Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) will review Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Capacity and Technical Efficiency study. SEDAR will update the Committees on the Operational Assessment Process, and Council staff will review the proposed Timelines and Stock Identifications Process for SEDAR 74—Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper. Council and SEFSC staff will then review the Shrimp Stock Assessment Terms of Reference with the Committees. Lastly, the Committees will discuss any other business items and receive public comments. —Meeting Adjourns PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The meeting will be broadcast via webinar. You may register for the webinar by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the SSC meeting on the calendar. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version along with other meeting materials will be posted on www.gulfcouncil.org as they become available. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the Scientific and Statistical Committees for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of the Scientific and Statistical Committee will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 1, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–14567 Filed 7–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA221] Endangered and Threatened Species; Notice of Initiation of a 5-Year Review of the Dusky Sea Snake National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: NMFS announces the initiation of a 5-year review for the dusky sea snake (Aipysurus fuscus). NMFS is required by the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to conduct 5-year reviews to ensure that the listing classifications of species are accurate. The 5-year review must be based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review. We request submission of any such information on the dusky sea snake, particularly information on the status, threats, and recovery of the species that SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 130 / Tuesday, July 7, 2020 / Notices has become available since their listing, effective November 6, 2015. DATES: To allow us adequate time to conduct this review, we must receive your information no later than September 8, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit information on this document, identified by NOAA–NMFS–2020–0085, by either of the following methods: • Electronic Submission: Submit electronic information via the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov and enter NOAA– NMFS–2020–0085. Click on the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon and complete the required fields. Enter or attach your comments. • Mail: Submit written comments to Heather Austin and Grace Carter, Endangered Species Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13634, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the specified period, may not be considered. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive or protected information submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. NMFS will accept anonymous submissions (enter ‘‘N/A’’ in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Austin and Grace Carter at the above address, by phone at (301) 427– 8422 or Heather.Austin@noaa.gov or Grace.Carter@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces our review of the dusky sea snake (Aipysurus fuscus) listed as endangered under the ESA. Section 4(c)(2)(A) of the ESA requires that we conduct a review of listed species at least once every 5 years. This will be the first review of this species since it was listed in 2015. The regulations in 50 CFR 424.21 require that we publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing species currently under active review. On the basis of such reviews under section 4(c)(2)(B), we determine whether any species should be removed from the list (i.e., delisted) or reclassified from endangered to threatened or from threatened to endangered (16 U.S.C. 1533(c)(2)(B)). As described by the regulations in 50 CFR 424.11(e), the Secretary shall delist a species if the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Jul 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 Secretary finds that, after conducting a status review based on the best scientific and commercial data available: (1) The species is extinct; (2) the species does not meet the definition of an endangered species or a threatened species; and/or (3) the listed entity does not meet the statutory definition of a species. Any change in Federal classification would require a separate rulemaking process. Background information on the species is available on the NMFS website at: https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/species/duskysea-snake. Public Solicitation of New Information To ensure that the reviews are complete and based on the best available scientific and commercial information, we are soliciting new information from the public, governmental agencies, Tribes, the scientific community, industry, environmental entities, and any other interested parties concerning the status of Aipysurus fuscus. Categories of requested information include: (1) Species biology including, but not limited to, population trends, distribution, abundance, demographics, and genetics; (2) habitat conditions including, but not limited to, amount, distribution, and important features for conservation; (3) status and trends of threats to the species and its habitats; (4) conservation measures that have been implemented that benefit the species, including monitoring data demonstrating effectiveness of such measures; and (5) other new information, data, or corrections including, but not limited to, taxonomic or nomenclatural changes and improved analytical methods for evaluating extinction risk. If you wish to provide information for the review, you may submit your information and materials electronically or via mail (see ADDRESSES section). We request that all information be accompanied by supporting documentation such as maps, bibliographic references, or reprints of pertinent publications. We also would appreciate the submitter’s name, address, and any association, institution, or business that the person represents; however, anonymous submissions will also be accepted. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq. Dated: June 30, 2020. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–14468 Filed 7–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40623 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Northeast Region Observer Providers Requirements National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comment. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before September 8, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to Adrienne Thomas, NOAA PRA Officer, at Adrienne.thomas@noaa.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 0648– 0546 in the subject line of your comments. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or specific questions related to collection activities should be directed to Alyson Pitts, Fishery Management Specialist, 978–281–9352, alyson.pitts@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. Under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) has the responsibility for the conservation and management of marine fishery resources. Much of this responsibility has been delegated to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Under this stewardship role, the Secretary was given certain regulatory authorities to ensure the most beneficial E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA221]


Endangered and Threatened Species; Notice of Initiation of a 5-
Year Review of the Dusky Sea Snake

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces the initiation of a 5-year review for the dusky 
sea snake (Aipysurus fuscus). NMFS is required by the Endangered 
Species Act (ESA) to conduct 5-year reviews to ensure that the listing 
classifications of species are accurate. The 5-year review must be 
based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time 
of the review. We request submission of any such information on the 
dusky sea snake, particularly information on the status, threats, and 
recovery of the species that

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has become available since their listing, effective November 6, 2015.

DATES: To allow us adequate time to conduct this review, we must 
receive your information no later than September 8, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit information on this document, identified by 
NOAA-NMFS-2020-0085, by either of the following methods:
     Electronic Submission: Submit electronic information via 
the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov and enter 
NOAA-NMFS-2020-0085. Click on the ``Comment Now!'' icon and complete 
the required fields. Enter or attach your comments.
     Mail: Submit written comments to Heather Austin and Grace 
Carter, Endangered Species Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13634, Silver Spring, MD 
20910.
    Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other 
address or individual, or received after the end of the specified 
period, may not be considered. All comments received are a part of the 
public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on 
www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying 
information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business 
information, or otherwise sensitive or protected information submitted 
voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. NMFS will accept 
anonymous submissions (enter ``N/A'' in the required fields if you wish 
to remain anonymous).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Austin and Grace Carter at the 
above address, by phone at (301) 427-8422 or [email protected] or 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces our review of the 
dusky sea snake (Aipysurus fuscus) listed as endangered under the ESA. 
Section 4(c)(2)(A) of the ESA requires that we conduct a review of 
listed species at least once every 5 years. This will be the first 
review of this species since it was listed in 2015. The regulations in 
50 CFR 424.21 require that we publish a notice in the Federal Register 
announcing species currently under active review. On the basis of such 
reviews under section 4(c)(2)(B), we determine whether any species 
should be removed from the list (i.e., delisted) or reclassified from 
endangered to threatened or from threatened to endangered (16 U.S.C. 
1533(c)(2)(B)). As described by the regulations in 50 CFR 424.11(e), 
the Secretary shall delist a species if the Secretary finds that, after 
conducting a status review based on the best scientific and commercial 
data available: (1) The species is extinct; (2) the species does not 
meet the definition of an endangered species or a threatened species; 
and/or (3) the listed entity does not meet the statutory definition of 
a species. Any change in Federal classification would require a 
separate rulemaking process.
    Background information on the species is available on the NMFS 
website at: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/species/dusky-sea-snake.

Public Solicitation of New Information

    To ensure that the reviews are complete and based on the best 
available scientific and commercial information, we are soliciting new 
information from the public, governmental agencies, Tribes, the 
scientific community, industry, environmental entities, and any other 
interested parties concerning the status of Aipysurus fuscus. 
Categories of requested information include: (1) Species biology 
including, but not limited to, population trends, distribution, 
abundance, demographics, and genetics; (2) habitat conditions 
including, but not limited to, amount, distribution, and important 
features for conservation; (3) status and trends of threats to the 
species and its habitats; (4) conservation measures that have been 
implemented that benefit the species, including monitoring data 
demonstrating effectiveness of such measures; and (5) other new 
information, data, or corrections including, but not limited to, 
taxonomic or nomenclatural changes and improved analytical methods for 
evaluating extinction risk. If you wish to provide information for the 
review, you may submit your information and materials electronically or 
via mail (see ADDRESSES section). We request that all information be 
accompanied by supporting documentation such as maps, bibliographic 
references, or reprints of pertinent publications. We also would 
appreciate the submitter's name, address, and any association, 
institution, or business that the person represents; however, anonymous 
submissions will also be accepted.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.

    Dated: June 30, 2020.
Angela Somma,
Chief, Endangered Species Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-14468 Filed 7-6-20; 8:45 am]
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