Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Review for the Northern Long-Eared Bat, 83993-83994 [2020-28415]

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[FR Doc. 2020–28597 Filed 12–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R3–ES–2020–N108; FX3ES11130300000–201–FF03E00000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Review for the Northern Long-Eared Bat Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of initiation of review; request for information. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are initiating a 5-year status review under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, for the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis). 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 such information that has become available since the last review for the species to determine whether the listed species should be delisted or reclassified. DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written information by February 22, 2021. However, we will continue to accept new information about any listed species at any time. ADDRESSES: Please submit information by one of the following methods: • Email: TwinCities@fws.gov. • U.S. mail: USFWS, 4101 American Boulevard East, Bloomington, MN 55425. Jill Utrup, 952–252–0092. Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are initiating a 5-year status review under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 83993 amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), for the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis). 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 such information that has become available since the last review for the species. 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. 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, scroll down to ‘‘Learn More about 5-Year Reviews,’’ and click on our factsheet. 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 that benefit the species; (D) Threat status and trends in relation to the five listing factors (as defined in section 4(a)(1) of the ESA); and (E) 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. New information will be considered in the 5-year review and ongoing recovery programs for the species. What species is under review? This notice announces our active 5year status review for the northern longeared bat. E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 83994 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 23, 2020 / Notices Common name Scientific name Taxonomic group Listing status Where listed Northern long-eared bat Myotis septentrionalis ... Mammal ... T ................................... U.S.A. (AL, AR, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VT, VA, WV, WI, WY); Canada (AB, BC, LB, MB, NB, NF, NS, NT, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT). Request for Information DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 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. Bureau of Land Management Public Availability of Submissions 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 We publish this notice under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Lori Nordstrom, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Midwest Region. [FR Doc. 2020–28415 Filed 12–22–20; 8:45 am] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4333–15–P 1 A court remanded the final rule to the Service for a new listing determination consistent with the court’s order. Center for Biological Diversity v. Everson, 435 F. Supp. 3d (D.D.C. 2020). The ruling did not invalidate the final rule or change the threatened status of the northern long-eared bat. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:21 Dec 22, 2020 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service [20XL.LLIDI00000.L71220000.EO0000. LVTFDX814600.241A;4500150180] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Husky 1 North Dry Ridge Phosphate Mine and Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement Preparation for the Nu-West Mining Husky 1-North Dry Ridge Phosphate Mine Project Bureau of Land Management, Interior; U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and notice to terminate preparation of Another Environmental Impact Statement. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service will consider approving the Husky 1 North Dry Ridge phosphate Mine and Reclamation Plan (MRP) on Federal Phosphate Leases, lease modifications, and Special Use Authorizations for ancillary facilities located off-lease on National Forest System lands. Previous plans submitted by Nu-West Mining (doing business as Agrium Conda Phosphate Operations) for the mining property are no longer being considered for approval. The former Notice of Intent published in 2012 (77 FR 46107) is cancelled and preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement (DOI– BLM–ID–I020–2012–0047–EIS) is terminated. DATES: The BLM and Forest Service request comments concerning the scope of the analysis and identification of relevant information, studies and PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Final listing rule (Federal Register citation and publication date) 80 FR 17973; April 2, 2015.1 analyses. All comments must be received by January 22, 2021. The draft Environmental Impact Statement is scheduled for May 2021 and the final Environmental Impact Statement is scheduled for November 2021, with BLM and Forest Service Records of Decision in February 2022. The BLM will announce dates of scoping meetings at least 15 days in advance of the meeting on the BLM National ePlanning website—https://go.usa.gov/x7HSJ. Scoping meetings will be held online. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to: Husky 1 North Dry Ridge Mine EIS, C/ O Tetra Tech, 2525 Palmer Street, Suite 2, Missoula, MT 59808. Send comments via email to BLM_ID_Husky1NDR_EIS@ blm.gov. Submit comments online at the website https://go.usa.gov/x7HSJ. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wes Gilmer, BLM Pocatello Field Office, (208) 478–6369 or wgilmer@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800– 877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Pocatello Field Office, address 4350 Cliffs Drive, Pocatello, ID 83204; information is also available at the BLM’s website at https://go.usa.gov/x7HSJ. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose and Need for the Proposed Action Itafos Conda LLC is proposing to exercise mining rights that the Unites States has previously granted in Federal phosphate leases that it currently holds or controls. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 247 (Wednesday, December 23, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R3-ES-2020-N108; FX3ES11130300000-201-FF03E00000]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-
Year Status Review for the Northern Long-Eared Bat

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of initiation of review; request for information.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are initiating a 5-
year status review under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as 
amended, for the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis). 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 such information that has become available since the 
last review for the species to determine whether the listed species 
should be delisted or reclassified.

DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written information by 
February 22, 2021. However, we will continue to accept new information 
about any listed species at any time.

ADDRESSES: Please submit information by one of the following methods:
     Email: [email protected].
     U.S. mail: USFWS, 4101 American Boulevard East, 
Bloomington, MN 55425.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jill Utrup, 952-252-0092. Individuals 
who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay 
Service at 800-877-8339 for TTY assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are initiating a 5-year status review 
under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 
1531 et seq.), for the northern long-eared bat (Myotis 
septentrionalis). 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 such information that 
has become available since the last review for the species.

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. 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, scroll down to ``Learn 
More about 5-Year Reviews,'' and click on our factsheet.

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 that benefit 
the species;
    (D) Threat status and trends in relation to the five listing 
factors (as defined in section 4(a)(1) of the ESA); and
    (E) 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.
    New information will be considered in the 5-year review and ongoing 
recovery programs for the species.

What species is under review?

    This notice announces our active 5-year status review for the 
northern long-eared bat.

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                                                                                                  Final listing
                                                                                                  rule  (Federal
                                                  Taxonomic                                          Register
         Common name           Scientific name      group       Listing status    Where listed     citation and
                                                                                                   publication
                                                                                                      date)
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Northern long-eared bat......  Myotis           Mammal.......  T..............  U.S.A. (AL, AR,  80 FR 17973;
                                septentrionali                                   CT, DE, DC,      April 2,
                                s.                                               FL, GA, IL,      2015.\1\
                                                                                 IN, IA, KS,
                                                                                 KY, LA, ME,
                                                                                 MD, MA, MI,
                                                                                 MN, MS, MO,
                                                                                 MT, NE, NH,
                                                                                 NJ, NY, NC,
                                                                                 ND, OH, OK,
                                                                                 PA, RI, SC,
                                                                                 SD, TN, VT,
                                                                                 VA, WV, WI,
                                                                                 WY); Canada
                                                                                 (AB, BC, LB,
                                                                                 MB, NB, NF,
                                                                                 NS, NT, ON,
                                                                                 PE, QC, SK,
                                                                                 YT).
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Request for Information
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    \1\ A court remanded the final rule to the Service for a new 
listing determination consistent with the court's order. Center for 
Biological Diversity v. Everson, 435 F. Supp. 3d (D.D.C. 2020). The 
ruling did not invalidate the final rule or change the threatened 
status of the northern long-eared bat.
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    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 Submissions

    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

    We publish this notice under the authority of the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

Lori Nordstrom,
Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Midwest Region.
[FR Doc. 2020-28415 Filed 12-22-20; 8:45 am]
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