Endangered and Threatened Species; Notice of Initiation of a 5-Year Review of the Banggai Cardinalfish, 16326 [2021-06406]

Download as PDF 16326 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 58 / Monday, March 29, 2021 / Notices of the public comment period for the same reason. In response, we extended the public comment period by another 30 days to March 27, 2021. On March 12, 2021, we received a letter from the Directors of the American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Department of Lands and Natural Resources, and Guam Department of Agriculture requesting additional time for public comments to provide the Territories and NMFS time to gather the best available scientific information on the listed corals to inform the final coral critical habitat rule. In response, we are extending the public comment period by another 60 days, and are accepting public comments for the proposed rule through May 26, 2021. Public comments can be submitted as described under ADDRESSES. (Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) Dated: March 23, 2021. Samuel D. Rauch, III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–06343 Filed 3–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA960] Endangered and Threatened Species; Notice of Initiation of a 5-Year Review of the Banggai Cardinalfish 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 Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni). 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 Banggai cardinalfish, particularly information on the status, threats, and recovery of the species that has become available since its listing, effective February 19, 2016. DATES: To allow us adequate time to conduct this review, we must receive SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Mar 26, 2021 Jkt 253001 your information no later than May 28, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit information on this document, identified by NOAA–NMFS–2021–0031, by the following method: • Electronic Submission: Submit electronic information via the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov and enter NOAA– NMFS–2021–0031. Click on the ‘‘Comment’’ icon and complete the required fields. Enter or attach your comments. Instructions: Comments sent by any other method 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: Erin Markin, by phone at (301) 427–8416 or Erin.Markin@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces our review of the Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) listed as threatened 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 2016 (81 FR 3023, January 20, 2016). 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 website at: https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/species/ banggai-cardinalfish. Public Solicitation of New Information To ensure that the 5-year review is 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 Pterapogon kauderni. 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. 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: March 24, 2021. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–06406 Filed 3–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA972] Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA960]


Endangered and Threatened Species; Notice of Initiation of a 5-
Year Review of the Banggai Cardinalfish

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 
Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni). 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 Banggai cardinalfish, particularly information on the status, 
threats, and recovery of the species that has become available since 
its listing, effective February 19, 2016.

DATES: To allow us adequate time to conduct this review, we must 
receive your information no later than May 28, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit information on this document, identified by 
NOAA-NMFS-2021-0031, by the following method:
     Electronic Submission: Submit electronic information via 
the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov and enter 
NOAA-NMFS-2021-0031. Click on the ``Comment'' icon and complete the 
required fields. Enter or attach your comments.
    Instructions: Comments sent by any other method 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: Erin Markin, by phone at (301) 427-
8416 or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces our review of the 
Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) listed as threatened 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 2016 (81 FR 3023, 
January 20, 2016). 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 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/banggai-cardinalfish.

Public Solicitation of New Information

    To ensure that the 5-year review is 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 Pterapogon kauderni. 
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. 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: March 24, 2021.
Angela Somma,
Chief, Endangered Species Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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