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Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants;
5-Year Review of Five Midwestern Species
Federal Register Notice
View PDF of Federal Register Notice March 30, 2006
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Review of Five Midwestern Species
AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of review.
SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 5-year review of gray bat (Myotis grisecens), Iowa Pleistocene snail (Discus macclintocki), decurrent false aster (Boltonia decurrens), Pitcher’s thistle (Cirsium pitcheri), and western prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera praeclara) under section 4(c)(2)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act) (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). We request any information on the aforementioned species since their original listings that has a bearing on their classification as threatened or endangered.
A 5-year review is a periodic process conducted to ensure that the classification of a listed species is appropriate. It is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review. We will make a finding of whether these species are properly classified under section 4(c)(2)(B) of the Act, based on the results of these 5-year reviews.
DATES: Information must be received no later than May 30, 2006.
ADDRESSES: Submit information to the appropriate U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for complete addresses.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Act, the Service maintains a list of endangered and threatened wildlife and plant species (List) at 50 CFR 17.11 and 17.12. Amendments to the List through final rules are published in the Federal Register. The Lists of wildlife and plants are available on our Internet site at http://www.fws.gov/endangered/ wildlife/html#species. Section 4(c)(2)(A) of the Act requires that we conduct a review of listed species at least once every five years. Section 4(c)(2)(B) requires that we determine
Using the best scientific and commercial data available, a species will be considered for delisting if the data substantiates that the species is neither endangered nor threatened for one or more of the following reasons:
Any change in Federal classification requires a separate rulemaking process. The regulations in 50 CFR 424.21 require that we publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing those species currently under active review. This notice announces our active review of gray bat, Iowa Pleistocene snail, decurrent false aster, Pitcher’s thistle, and western prairie fringed orchid. Table 1 provides a summary of the listing information for the species under active review.
A 5-year review considers the best scientific and commercial data and all new information that has become available since the listing determination or most recent status review. Requested information includes
You may submit your comments and materials to the appropriate Field Supervisor or Refuge Manager (see ADDRESSES below) no later than the close of the comment period (see DATES) to allow us adequate time to conduct these 5-year reviews. If you do not respond to this request for information, but subsequently possess information on the status of any of these species, we are eager to receive new information regarding federally listed species at any time.
Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review during regular business hours. Respondents may request that we withhold a respondent’s identity, as allowable by law. If you wish us to withhold your name or address, you must state this request prominently at the beginning of your comment. We will not, however, consider anonymous comments. To the extent consistent with applicable law, we will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. Information received in response to this notice and review will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours (see ADDRESSES below).
Submit information to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Field Supervisor or Driftless Area National Wildlife Refuge Manager at the following ADDRESSES:
Dated: March 9, 2006. Lynn M. Lewis, Deputy Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Region 3. [FR Doc. E6–4616 Filed 3–29–06; 8:45 am]
March 30, 2006
Last updated: January 3, 2013