Endangered and Threatened Species; Notice of Initiation of a 5-Year Review of the Southern Right Whale, 49640-49641 [2020-17766]

Download as PDF 49640 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 158 / Friday, August 14, 2020 / Notices Kit Dahl, Staff Officer, Pacific Council; telephone: (503) 820–2422. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The primary purpose of the EWG online meeting is to prepare for the Pacific Council’s September 2020 meeting. The EWG will discuss items related to the Fishery Ecosystem Plan and administrative Pacific Council agenda items. A detailed agenda for the online meeting will be available on the Pacific Council’s website prior to the meeting. The EWG may also address other assignments relating to ecosystem issues. No management actions will be decided by the EWG. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after publication of this document 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 intent to take final action to address the emergency. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Special Accommodations Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt (kris.kleinschmidt@ noaa.gov; (503) 820–2412) at least 10 days prior to the meeting date. The meeting will be a webconference. Join online through the link at https:// npfmc.adobeconnect.com/sscsubgroup/. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1007 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252; telephone: (907) 271–2809. Instructions for attending the meeting are given under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, below. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diana Evans, Council staff; email: diana.evans@noaa.gov. For technical support, please contact our administrative staff; email: npfmc.admin@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda Friday, August 28, 2020 The SSC Subgroup will receive presentations from AFSC staff on planning for the 2021 Alaska surveys, and will discuss recommendations. The agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at https:// meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/ 1583 prior to the meeting, along with meeting materials. Connection Information Dated: August 11, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–17869 Filed 8–13–20; 8:45 am] You can attend the meeting online using a computer, tablet, or smart phone; or by phone only. Connection information will be posted online at: https://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/ Details/1583. Public Comment BILLING CODE 3510–22–P The SSC Subgroup will provide a short period for oral public testimony, public comment letters should be submitted electronically to https:// meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/ 1583. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA382] Special Accommodations North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests should be directed to Shannon Gleason at (907) 903–3107 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of webconference. AGENCY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES The meeting will be held on Friday, August 28, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Alaska Time. DATES: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee Subgroup (SSC Subgroup) will be held on August 28, 2020. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Aug 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 (Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) Dated: August 11, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–17871 Filed 8–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA376] Endangered and Threatened Species; Notice of Initiation of a 5-Year Review of the Southern Right Whale National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for information. AGENCY: NMFS announces the initiation of a 5-year review for the southern right whale (Eubalaena australis). 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 southern right whale, particularly information on the status, threats, and recovery of the species that has become available since its last status review in 2015. DATES: To allow us adequate time to conduct this review, we must receive your information no later than October 13, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit information on this document, identified by NOAA–NMFS–2020–0114, 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–2020–0114. Click on the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon and complete the required fields. Enter or attach your comments. • Mail: Submit written comments to Heather Austin, Endangered Species Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 EastWest 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 158 / Friday, August 14, 2020 / Notices accept anonymous submissions (enter ‘‘N/A’’ in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Austin at the above address, by phone at (301) 427–8422 or Heather.Austin@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces our review of the southern right whale (Eubalaena australis) 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 fourth review of this species since it was listed in 1970 under the Endangered Species Conservation Act, the precursor to the ESA. 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/ southern-right-whale. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 Eubalaena australis. 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) VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Aug 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 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: August 10, 2020. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–17766 Filed 8–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting. AGENCY: DoD is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing will take place. DATES: Day 1—Open to the public Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time. Day 2—Open to the public Friday, September 18, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: Virtual, Microsoft Teams, Link https://teams.microsoft.com/l/ meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ YWEzYzI0OTctNWMz YS00M2NjLTlkNzYtN2I3NWJi ZjRlZGVj%40thread.v2/ 0?context=%7b%22 Tid%22%3a%22ca9c4d2f-3529-4c0fSUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49641 b5ad-059f3b26b20c%22%2c %22Oid%22%3a%22223e7d39-62a64864-9b9d-3547a173a97f%22%7d, DialIn: 1 571–429–6145, Conference-ID: 160 597 151#. Meeting details will be posted on: https://dacmpt.com. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Designated Federal Officer, Dr. Sofiya Velgach, 703–697–9271 (Voice), 703– 614–9272 (Facsimile), osd.pentagon.ousd-p-r.mbx.dacmpt@ mail.mil (Email). Mailing address is Designated Federal Officer, Accession Policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Room 3D1066, The Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–4000. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 102–3.140 and 102–3.150. The agenda includes an overview of development timelines, test development strategies, test development status updates, and planned work and research. 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Agenda Day 1, Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:00 p.m.–12:15 p.m., Welcome and Opening Remarks, Dr. Sofiya Velgach, OASD(M&RA)/AP*. 12:15 p.m.–12:30 p.m., Accession Policy Update, Ms. Stephanie Miller, OASD(M&RA)/Director, AP*. 12:30 p.m.–1:00 p.m., Milestones and Project Schedules, Dr. Mary Pommerich, OPA/DPAC*. 1:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m., Break. 1:15 p.m.–2:15 p.m., Device Evaluation Update and Future Use, Dr. Tia Fechter/Dr. Daniel Segall, OPA/ DPAC*. 2:15 p.m.–2:45 p.m., ASVAB CEP* Update, Dr. Shannon Salyer, OPA/ DPAC*. 2:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m., Break. 3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m., CAT—ASVAB New Forms Update, Dr. Matt Trippe, HumRRO*. 3:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m., TAPAS* Evaluation Project Overview, Dr. Tim McGonigle, HumRRO*. 4:45 p.m.–5:00 p.m., Public Comment. E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 158 (Friday, August 14, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA376]


Endangered and Threatened Species; Notice of Initiation of a 5-
Year Review of the Southern Right Whale

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

ACTION: Notice; request for information.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces the initiation of a 5-year review for the 
southern right whale (Eubalaena australis). 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 southern right whale, particularly information on the status, 
threats, and recovery of the species that has become available since 
its last status review in 2015.

DATES: To allow us adequate time to conduct this review, we must 
receive your information no later than October 13, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit information on this document, identified by 
NOAA-NMFS-2020-0114, 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-2020-0114. Click on the ``Comment Now!'' icon and complete 
the required fields. Enter or attach your comments.
     Mail: Submit written comments to Heather Austin, 
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

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accept anonymous submissions (enter ``N/A'' in the required fields if 
you wish to remain anonymous).

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces our review of the 
southern right whale (Eubalaena australis) 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 
fourth review of this species since it was listed in 1970 under the 
Endangered Species Conservation Act, the precursor to the ESA. 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/southern-right-whale.

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 Eubalaena australis. 
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: August 10, 2020.
Angela Somma,
Chief, Endangered Species Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-17766 Filed 8-13-20; 8:45 am]
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