[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 42 (Tuesday, March 4, 2014)]
[Pages 12213-12214]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-04698]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R6-ES-2014-N005; FXES11130600000-145-FF06E00000]

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Revised
Recovery Plan for the Pallid Sturgeon

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of document availability.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces the
availability of a final revised recovery plan for the pallid sturgeon.
This fish species is federally listed as endangered under the
Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act).

ADDRESSES: Electronic copies of the recovery plan are available online
at http://www.fws.gov/endangered/species/recovery-plans.html. Paper
copies of the final revised recovery plan are available by request from
the Northern Rockies Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service, 2900 4th Avenue North, Room 301, Billings, MT
59101; telephone 406-247-7365.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project Leader, at the above address,
or telephone 406-247-7365.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Service announces the availability of a
revised recovery plan for the pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus).


    Recovering an endangered or threatened animal or plant to the point
where it is again a secure, sustainable member of its ecosystem is a
primary goal of the Service's endangered species program. To help guide
the recovery effort, the Service prepares recovery plans for the
federally listed species native to the United States where a plan will
promote the conservation of the species. Recovery plans describe site-
specific actions necessary for the conservation of the species;
establish objective, measurable criteria which, when met, would result
in a determination that the species no longer needs the protection of
the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.); and provide estimates of the time and
cost for

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implementing the needed recovery measures.
    The pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus), found in the Missouri
and Mississippi River basins of the United States, was listed as an
endangered species on September 6, 1990 (55 FR 36641). The original
pallid sturgeon recovery plan was approved in 1993. The revised
recovery plan documents the current understanding of the species life
history requirements, identifies threats to the species, includes
revised recovery criteria, and describes those actions believed
necessary to eventually delist the species.


    The authority for this action is section 4(f) of the Endangered
Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1533(f).

    Dated: January 29, 2014.
Matt Hogan,
Regional Director, Mountain-Prairie Region, Denver, CO.
[FR Doc. 2014-04698 Filed 3-3-14; 8:45 am]