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Federal Register / Vol. 71, No.

138 / Wednesday, July 19, 2006 / Notices 41041

emphasis on performance and results in Frequency of Submission: Quarterly,

grant programs. Annually.

Number of re- Annual Hours per re-

× = Burden hours
spondents responses sponse

Reporting Burden .............................................................................. 11,000 2.2 4.51 109,175

Total Estimated Burden Hours: Background due to small populations and restricted
109,175. Restoring endangered or threatened range; urban and agricultural
Status: Extension of a currently animals and plants to the point where development as well as quarrying
approved collection. they are again secure, self-sustaining operations; non-native species preying
Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork members of their ecosystems is a upon or competing with them for
Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as primary goal of our endangered species limited food resources; human visitation
amended. program. The Endangered Species Act and uses of caves; urban and
(16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) (Act) requires commercial pesticide use; bio-control
Dated: July 13, 2006.
the development of recovery plans for agents; and extended drought which
Lillian L. Deitzer, alters the high-humidity environment to
Departmental Paperwork Reduction Act listed species unless such a plan would
not promote the conservation of a which these arthropods are adapted,
Officer, Office of the Chief Information which also facilitates invasion by non-
Officer. particular species. Recovery plans help
guide the recovery effort by describing native species.
[FR Doc. E6–11460 Filed 7–18–06; 8:45 am]
actions considered necessary for the The objective of this recovery plan is
conservation of the species, establishing to provide a framework for the recovery
criteria for downlisting or delisting of the Kauai cave arthropods so that
listed species, and estimating time and protection by the Act is no longer
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR cost for implementing the measures necessary. Actions necessary to
needed for recovery. accomplish this objective include: (1)
Fish and Wildlife Service Section 4(f) of the Act requires that Protecting known populations of the
public notice and an opportunity for Kauai cave wolf spider and cave
Recovery Plan for the Kauai Cave public review and comment be provided amphipod and their subterranean
Arthropods: The Kauai Cave Wolf during recovery plan development. In systems from human-caused destruction
Spider (Adelocosa anops) and the fulfillment of this requirement, the Draft or degradation; (2) improving or
Kauai Cave Amphipod Recovery Plan for the Kauai Cave enhancing the habitat of occupied caves
(Spelaeorchestia koloana) Arthropods: The Kauai Cave Wolf or caves previously occupied through
Spider (Adelocosa anops) and the Kauai protection of above-cave habitats and
AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, implementation of landscaping actions
Cave Amphipod (Spelaeorchestia
Interior. that are likely to increase subterranean
koloana) was available for public
ACTION: Notice of document availability. comment from February 9, 2005, food resources; (3) conducting research
through April 11, 2005 (70 FR 6902). to address essential conservation needs
SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Information presented during the public for the species; (4) providing
Wildlife Service, announce the comment period has been considered in information for the public on the Kauai
availability of the Recovery Plan for the the preparation of this final recovery cave arthropods; and (5) using initial
Kauai Cave Arthropods: the Kauai Cave plan, and is summarized in the recovery efforts and research to
Wolf Spider (Adelocosa anops) and the appendix to the recovery plan. We will periodically validate recovery
Kauai Cave Amphipod (Spelaeorchestia forward substantive comments objectives.
koloana). These cave arthropods are regarding recovery plan implementation Authority: The authority for this action is
listed as endangered and are endemic to to appropriate Federal or other entities section 4(f) of the Endangered Species Act,
the Hawaiian Island of Kauai. so that they can take these comments 16 U.S.C. 1533(f).
ADDRESSES: Copies of the recovery plan into account during the course of Dated: April 28, 2006.
are available by request from the U.S. implementing recovery actions. David J. Wesley,
Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Two species of cave arthropods, the Acting Regional Director, Region 1, U.S. Fish
Islands Fish and Wildlife Office, 300 Kauai cave wolf spider and the Kauai and Wildlife Service.
Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 3–122, Box cave amphipod, collectively the Kauai [FR Doc. E6–11466 Filed 7–18–06; 8:45 am]
50088, Honolulu, Hawaii 96850 cave arthropods, are only known from a
(telephone: 808/792–9400) and Hawaii small number of caves in the Koloa
State Library 478 S. King Street, District on the island of Kauai. Of the
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. An electronic caves surveyed to date, the cave wolf DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
copy of the Recovery Plan is available spider has only been documented to
on the World Wide Web at: http:// occur in five caves, and currently is Bureau of Land Management only observed regularly in one of these
index.html#plans. caves. The cave amphipod has been [WY–920–1320–EL, WYW172923]
documented to occur in eight caves, and
sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES


is currently observed regularly in three Notice of Invitation—Coal Exploration
Lorena Wada, Invertebrate Program
of them. License, WY
Supervisor, at the above Honolulu
The primary threats to these species
include: the potential for significant AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management,
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: population impact from a signal event Interior.

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