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In addition, any entity or individual SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife years. Then, on the basis of such
that serviced or held any Mortgage Loan Service (Service) announces a 5-year reviews, under section 4(c)(2)(B), we
at any time during the 2-year period review of the Puerto Rican parrot determine whether or not any species
prior to August 30, 2005, is ineligible to (Amazona vittata), Puerto Rican plain should be removed from the List
bid on such Mortgage Loan or on the pigeon (Columba (=Patagioenas) (delisted), or reclassified from
pool containing such Mortgage Loan, inornata wetmorei), red-cockaded endangered to threatened or from
but may bid on loan pools that do not woodpecker (Picoides borealis), Puerto threatened to endangered. Delisting a
contain Mortgage Loans that they have Rican boa (Epicrates inornatus), Virgin species must be supported by the best
serviced or held at any time during the Islands tree boa (Epicrates monensis scientific and commercial data available
2-year period prior to August 30, 2005. granti), guajón (Eleutherodactylus and only considered if such data
Also ineligible to bid on any Mortgage cooki), Harrisia portoricensis (higo substantiate that the species is neither
Loan are: (a) any affiliate or principal of chumbo), and Adiantum vivesii (no endangered nor threatened for one or
any entity or individual described in the common name), under section 4(c)(2) of more of the following reasons: (1) The
preceding sentence; (b) any employee or the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as species is considered extinct; (2) the
subcontractor of such entity or amended (Act). The purpose of reviews species is considered to be recovered;
individual during that 2-year period; or conducted under this section of the Act and/or (3) the original data available
(c) any entity or individual that employs is to ensure that the classification of when the species was listed, or the
or uses the services of any other entity species as threatened or endangered on interpretation of such data, were in
or individual described in this the List of Endangered and Threatened error. Any change in Federal
paragraph in preparing its bid on such Wildlife and Plants (50 CFR 17.11 and classification would require a separate
Mortgage Loan. 17.12) is accurate. The 5-year review is rulemaking process. The regulations at
Prospective bidders should carefully an assessment of the best scientific and 50 CFR 424.21 require that we publish
review the Qualification Statement to commercial data available at the time of a notice in the Federal Register
determine whether they are eligible to the review. announcing those species currently
submit bids on the Mortgage Loans in DATES: To allow us adequate time to under active review. This notice
MHLS 2005–2. conduct this review, information announces our active review of the
submitted for our consideration must be following species that are currently
Freedom of Information Act Requests received on or before November 14, federally listed as threatened: guajón
HUD reserves the right, in its sole and 2005. However, we will continue to and higo chumbo; and the following
absolute discretion, to disclose accept new information about any listed species currently federally listed as
information regarding MHLS 2005–2, species at any time. endangered: Puerto Rican parrot, Puerto
including, but not limited to, the ADDRESSES: Information submitted on Rican plain pigeon, red-cockaded
identity of any bidder and their bid the red-cockaded woodpecker should be woodpecker, Puerto Rican boa, Virgin
price or bid percentage for any pool of sent to the Field Supervisor, Clemson Islands tree boa, and Adiantum vivesii.
loans or individual loan, upon the Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife The List is found in 50 CFR 17.11
completion of the sale. Even if HUD Service, 2610 Lehotsky Hall, Box (wildlife) and 17.12 (plants) and is also
elects not to publicly disclose any 341003, Clemson, South Carolina 29634. available on our Internet site at http://
information relating to MHLS 2005–2, Information on the other seven listed
HUD will have the right to disclose any species should be sent to the Field wildlife.html#Species. Amendments to
information that HUD is obligated to Supervisor, Caribbean Field Office, U.S. the List through final rules are
disclose pursuant to the Freedom of Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 491, published in the Federal Register.
Information Act and all regulations Boquerón, Puerto Rico 00622. What Information Is Considered in the
promulgated thereunder. Information received in response to this Review?
notice of review will be available for
Scope of Notice public inspection by appointment, A 5-year review considers the best
This notice applies to MHLS 2005–2, during normal business hours, at the scientific and commercial data that has
and does not establish HUD’s policy for same address in Clemson, South become available since the current
the sale of other mortgage loans. Carolina, and at Cabo Rojo National listing determination or most recent
Wildlife Refuge, Ecological Service status review of each species, such as:
Dated: September 6, 2005.
Office, Carr. 301, Km. 5.1, Bo. Corozo, A. Species biology, including but not
Frank L. Davis, limited to population trends,
Boquerón, Puerto Rico, for the other
General Deputy Assistant Secretary for distribution, abundance, demographics,
seven species.
[FR Doc. E5–4972 Filed 9–9–05 8:45 am] B. Habitat conditions, including but
Ralph Costa, Field Supervisor, Clemson,
South Carolina, at address above not limited to amount, distribution, and
(telephone, (864) 656–2432) or Carlos suitability;
C. Conservation measures that have
Dı́az, Boquerón, Puerto Rico, at address
been implemented to benefit the
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR above (telephone, (787) 851–7297, ext.
230). D. Threat status and trends (see five
Fish and Wildlife Service SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the factors under heading ‘‘How do we
Act (16 U.S.C. 1533 et seq.), the Service determine whether a species is
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife maintains a list of endangered and endangered or threatened?’’); and
and Plants; 5-Year Review of Eight threatened wildlife and plant species at E. Other new information, data, or
Southeastern Species 50 CFR 17.11 (for animals) and 17.12 corrections, including but not limited to
AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, (for plants) (collectively referred to as taxonomic or nomenclatural changes,
Interior. the List). Section 4(c)(2)(A) of the Act identification of erroneous information
requires that we conduct a review of contained in the List, and improved
ACTION: Notice.
listed species at least once every five analytical methods.

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53808 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 175 / Monday, September 12, 2005 / Notices

Definitions Related to This Notice knowledgeable sources. Our practice is from local, State, and Federal agencies,
The following definitions are to make comments, including names and the public.
provided to assist those persons who and home addresses of respondents, DATES: In order to be considered, we
contemplate submitting information available for public review. Individual must receive comments on the draft
regarding the species being reviewed: respondents may request that we recovery plan on or before November
A. Species includes any species or withhold their home addresses from the 14, 2005.
subspecies of fish, wildlife, or plant, supporting record, which we will honor ADDRESSES: If you wish to review this
and any distinct population segment of to the extent allowable by law. There technical agency draft recovery plan,
any species of vertebrate which also may be circumstances in which we you may obtain a copy by contacting the
interbreeds when mature. may withhold from the supporting Tennessee Field Office, U.S. Fish and
B. Endangered means any species that record a respondent’s identity, as Wildlife Service, 446 Neal Street,
is in danger of extinction throughout all allowable by law. If you wish us to Cookeville, Tennessee 38501 (telephone
or a significant portion of its range. withhold your name and/or address, (931) 528–6481), or by visiting our
C. Threatened means any species that you must state this prominently at the recovery plan Web site at http://
is likely to become an endangered beginning of your comment. We will not
species within the foreseeable future consider anonymous comments, index.html#plans. If you wish to
throughout all or a significant portion of however. We will make all submissions comment, you may submit your
its range. from organizations or businesses, and comments by any one of several
from individuals identifying themselves methods:
How Do We Determine Whether a as representatives or officials of
Species Is Endangered or Threatened? 1. You may submit written comments
organizations or businesses, available and materials to the Project Leader, at
Section 4(a)(1) of the Act establishes for public inspection in their entirety. the above address.
that we determine whether a species is 2. You may hand-deliver written
endangered or threatened based on one comments to our Tennessee Field
or more of the following five factors: This document is published under the Office, at the above address, or fax your
A. The present or threatened authority of the Endangered Species Act comments to (931) 528–7075.
destruction, modification, or (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). 3. You may send comments by e-mail
curtailment of its habitat or range; to For
Dated: August 17, 2005.
B. Overutilization for commercial, directions on how to submit electronic
recreational, scientific, or educational Cynthia K. Dohner,
Acting Regional Director.
filing of comments, see the ‘‘Public
purposes; Comments Solicited’’ section.
C. Disease or predation; [FR Doc. 05–17978 Filed 9–9–05; 8:45 am]
Comments and materials received are
D. The inadequacy of existing BILLING CODE 4310–55–P
available for public inspection on
regulatory mechanisms; or request, by appointment, during normal
E. Other natural or manmade factors
business hours at the above address.
affecting its continued existence. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Section 4(a)(1) of the Act requires that FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
our determination be made on the basis Fish and Wildlife Service Timothy Merritt at the above address
of the best scientific and commercial (telephone (931) 528–6481, ext. 211).
data available. Notice of Availability of a Technical SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Agency Draft Recovery Plan for the
What Could Happen as a Result of This Endangered Spring Creek Bladderpod Background
Review? (Lesquerella perforata) for Review and We listed the Spring Creek
If we find that there is new Comment bladderpod under the Act, on January
information concerning any of these 22, 1997 (61 FR 67493). This rare plant,
eight species indicating that a change in AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, a winter annual, is restricted to the
classification may be warranted, we may Interior. floodplains of three creeks (Bartons,
propose a new rule that could do one of ACTION:Notice of document availability Spring and Cedar) in Wilson County,
the following: (a) Reclassify the species and opening of public comment period. Tennessee. It can be found in
from endangered to threatened agricultural fields, flooded pastures and
(downlist); (b) reclassify the species SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife glades, and disturbed areas. It requires
from threatened to endangered (uplist); Service, announce the availability of the some degree of disturbance, such as
or (c) delist the species. If we determine technical agency draft recovery plan for scouring from natural flooding or
that a change in classification is not the Spring Creek bladderpod plowing of the soil, to complete its life
warranted, then these species will (Lesquerella perforata). This species is cycle.
remain on the List under their current endemic to the Central Basin in Factors contributing to its endangered
status. Tennessee. It is currently known from status are an extremely limited range
only three watersheds (Spring Creek, and loss of habitat. The primary threat
Public Solicitation of New Information Bartons Creek, and Cedar Creek) in is the loss of habitat due to conversion
We request any new information Wilson County, Tennessee. The of land to uses other than cultivation of
concerning the status of these eight technical agency draft recovery plan annual crops, such as the rapid
species. See ‘‘What information is includes specific recovery objectives commercial, residential, and industrial
considered in the review?’’ heading for and criteria to be met in order to development that is occurring
specific criteria. Information submitted downlist this species to threatened throughout Wilson County.
should be supported by documentation status and delist it under the Restoring an endangered or
such as maps, bibliographic references, Endangered Species Act of 1973, as threatened animal or plant to the point
methods used to gather and analyze the amended (Act) (16 U.S.C. 1533 et seq.). where it is again a secure, self-
data, and/or copies of any pertinent We solicit review and comment on this sustaining member of its ecosystem is a
publications, reports, or letters by technical agency draft recovery plan primary goal of the endangered species

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