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47222 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No.

155 / Friday, August 12, 2005 / Notices

Supportive Housing for Persons with Dated: August 9, 2005. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Disabilities Program NOFA and the Aaron Santa Anna,
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Assistant General Counsel for Regulations. Fish and Wildlife Service
Elderly Program NOFA. This document [FR Doc. 05–16052 Filed 8–9–05; 1:47 pm]
makes corrections to these competition Notice of Availability of the Running
reopening announcements to clarify that
BILLING CODE 4210–27–P Buffalo Clover (Trifolium stoloniferum)
applicants submitting paper Draft Recovery Plan: First Revision for
applications for the Section 202 Review and Comment
Program NOFA and the Section 811 AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service,
Program NOFA competition reopening Interior.
announcements must submit ACTION: Notice of document availability.
applications to the local HUD office or [Docket No. FR–4980–N–32]
Program Center office and not to the SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife
HUD Multifamily Hub office. Federal Property Suitable as Facilities Service (Service) announces that the
To Assist the Homeless draft revised recovery plan for running
DATES: The submission dates of
September 6, 2005, as published in the buffalo clover (Trifolium stoloniferum)
AGENCY: Office of the Assistant is available for public review and
Federal Register Notices on August 5,
Secretary for Community Planning and comment. This species is federally
2005, announcing the competition
Development, HUD. listed as endangered under the
reopenings, remain in effect.
ACTION: Notice. Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act),
as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).
Aretha Williams, Director, Grant Policy
Currently populations occur in West
and Management Division, Department SUMMARY: This Notice identifies
Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and
of Housing and Urban Development, unutilized, underutilized, excess, and
Missouri. The Service solicits review
451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 6142, surplus Federal property reviewed by and comment from the public on this
Washington, DC 20410–7000; telephone HUD for suitability for possible use to draft plan.
202–708–3000 (this is not a toll-free assist the homeless.
DATES: Comments on the draft recovery
number). Persons with speech or
hearing impairments may access this EFFECTIVE DATE: August 12, 2005. plan received on or before October 11,
number via TTY by calling the toll-free 2005 will be considered by the Service.
Federal Information Relay Service at ADDRESSES: Persons wishing to review
Kathy Ezzell, Department of Housing
800–877–8339. the draft recovery plan may obtain a
and Urban Development, Room 7262,
copy by contacting the Field Supervisor,
451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 6950
21, 2005, (70 FR 13575) HUD published DC 20410; telephone (202) 708–1234;
its Notice of HUD’s Fiscal Year (FY) Americana Parkway, Suite H,
TTY number for the hearing- and Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068–4127,
2005, Notice of Funding Availability speech-impaired (202) 708–2565, (these
(NOFA), Policy Requirements and telephone (614) 469–6923, or by
telephone numbers are not toll-free), or accessing the Web site: http://
General Section to the SuperNOFA for call the toll-free Title V information line
HUD’s Discretionary Grant Programs. The e-
at 1–800–927–7588. mail address for submitting electronic
On August 5, 2005, (70 FR 45412) HUD
published competition reopening SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In comments is:
announcements for the Section 202 accordance with the December 12, 1988
Program NOFA and the Section 811 court order in National Coalition for the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms.
Program NOFA. Homeless v. Veterans Administration. Sarena M. Selbo at the above address
No. 88–2503–OG (D.D.C.), HUD and telephone (ext. 17). TTY users may
Summary of Technical Corrections contact Ms. Selbo through the Federal
publishes a Notice, on a weekly basis,
HUD is publishing the following identifying unutilized, underutilized, Relay Service at (800) 877–8339.
technical correction to clarify that excess and surplus Federal buildings SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
applicants submitting paper and real property that HUD has
applications for the Section 202 Background
reviewed for suitability for use to assist
Program NOFA and the Section 811 Restoring an endangered or
the homeless. Today’s Notice is for the
Program NOFA competition reopening threatened animal or plant to the point
purpose of announcing that no
announcements must submit where it is again a secure, self-
applications to the local HUD office or additional properties have been sustaining member of its ecosystem is a
Program Center office and not to the determined suitable or unsuitable this primary goal of the Service’s
HUD Multifamily Hub office. HUD will week. endangered species program. To help
not penalize an applicant who, prior to Dated: August 4, 2005. guide the recovery effort, the Service is
today’s Federal Register date, did not Mark R. Johnston, working to prepare recovery plans for
see this technical correction and who Director, Office of Special Needs Assistance
most of the federally threatened and
submitted an application to the Programs. endangered species native to the United
Multifamily Hub office. [FR Doc. 05–15828 Filed 8–11–05; 8:45 am]
States. Recovery plans describe actions
On page 45414, first column, replace considered necessary for conservation of
the phrase ‘‘HUD Multifamily (MF) Hub the species, establish criteria for
office’’ with the phrase ‘‘local HUD reclassification and delisting, and
office.’’ provide estimates of the time and cost
On page 45416, first column, replace for implementing the recovery
the phrase ‘‘HUD Multifamily (MF) Hub measures.
office’’ with the phrase ‘‘local HUD The Act requires the development of
office.’’ recovery plans for listed species unless

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such a plan would not promote the threatened status when the likelihood of 2. For each A-ranked and B-ranked
conservation of a particular species. the species becoming extinct in the population described in #1, population
Section 4(f) of the Act, as amended in foreseeable future has been eliminated viability analysis indicates greater than
1988, requires public notice and by the achievement of the following 95% persistence within the next 20
opportunity for public review and criteria: years, or for any population that does
comment be provided during recovery 1. Seventeen populations, in total, are not meet the 95% persistence standard,
plan development. The Service will distributed as follows: 1 A-ranked, 3 B- the population meets the definition of
consider all information presented ranked, 3 C-ranked, and 10 D-ranked viable. For delisting purposes, viability
during a public comment period prior to populations across at least 2 of the 3 is defined as follows: (A) flower
approval of each new or revised regions in which running buffalo clover production is occurring; (B) the
recovery plan. The Service and other currently occurs (Appalachian, population is stable or increasing, based
Federal agencies will also take these Bluegrass, and Ozark). Ranks are on at least 10 years of censusing and
comments into consideration in the defined by both numbers of individuals data analysis that reveals no significant
course of implementing approved present and habitat suitability. The decline in number of plants; and (C)
recovery plans. number of populations required in each appropriate management techniques are
Running buffalo clover was listed as rank category is based on what would be in place.
endangered on July 6, 1987. The necessary to achieve a 95% probability 3. Downlisting criterion #3 is met for
recovery plan was approved on July 8, of persistence based on population all populations described in delisting
1989. This is the first recovery plan viability analysis. criterion #1.
revision. Running buffalo clover 2. For each A-ranked and B-ranked Additional detail on downlisting and
formerly occurred from West Virginia to population described in #1, population delisting criteria is available in the draft
Kansas. It is currently extant in limited viability analysis indicates greater than recovery plan.
portions of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, 95% persistence within the next 20 These criteria will be met through the
Missouri, and West Virginia. Running years, or for any population that does following actions: conserve and manage
buffalo clover occurs in mesic habitats not meet the 95% persistence standard, running buffalo clover populations and
of partial to filtered sunlight, where the population meets the definition of the habitat on which they depend,
there is a prolonged pattern of moderate viable. For downlisting purposes, define population regulation factors,
periodic disturbance, such as mowing, viability is defined as follows: A) flower conserve germplasm and genetic
trampling, or grazing. It is most often production is occurring; B) the diversity, promote public
found in regions underlain with population is stable or increasing, based understanding, and review and track
limestone or other calcareous bedrock. on at least 5 years of censusing and data recovery progress.
The primary threat to running buffalo analysis that reveals no significant
clover is habitat alteration. Factors that decline in number of plants; and C) Public Comments Solicited
contribute to this threat include forest appropriate management techniques are The Service solicits written comments
succession and subsequent canopy in place. on the recovery plan described. All
closure, competition by invasive plant 3. The land on which each of the comments received by the date specified
species, and catastrophic disturbance populations described in #1 occurs is will be considered prior to approval of
such as development or road owned by a government agency or the plan. Written comments and
construction. The elimination of bison private conservation organization that materials regarding the plan should be
and other large herbivores may also be identifies maintenance of the species as addressed to the Field Supervisor (see
a threat to this species because of the one of the primary conservation ADDRESSES). Comments and materials
decrease in disturbance, soil objectives for the site and has received will be available by
enrichment, seed dispersal, and seed demonstrated natural area management appointment for public inspection
scarification that has resulted from their capabilities, or the site is protected by during normal business hours at the
absence. In addition to these threats, a permanent conservation easement or above address.
inherent biological vulnerabilities of deed restriction that commits the
Authority: The authority for this action is
running buffalo clover include its landowner to habitat management for section 4(f) of the Endangered Species Act,
reliance on pollinators, seed the species. Natural Resource 16 U.S.C. 1533(f).
scarification, and dispersal mechanisms, Management Plans on Federal lands
Dated: July 12, 2005.
as well as a dependence on disturbance. may be suitable for this criterion.
Given the known threats and Running buffalo clover will be Wendi Weber,
constraints, the recovery effort for considered for delisting when the Assistant Regional Director, Ecological
running buffalo clover focuses primarily likelihood of the species becoming Services, Region 3, Fort Snelling, Minnesota.
on increasing the number of protected threatened in the foreseeable future has [FR Doc. 05–16009 Filed 8–11–05; 8:45 am]
and managed populations, determining been eliminated by the achievement of BILLING CODE 4310–55–P
the viability of existing populations, and the following criteria:
research on the species’ ecological 1. Thirty-four populations, in total,
requirements. Key to this strategy is the are distributed as follows: 2 A-ranked, 6 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
protection and management of various- B-ranked, 6 C-ranked, and 20 D-ranked
sized populations of running buffalo populations across at least 2 of the 3 Fish and Wildlife Service
clover throughout the species’ regions in which running buffalo clover
Notice of Availability of a Draft
geographic range. The recovery criteria occurs (Appalachian, Bluegrass, and
Environmental Assessment/Habitat
and actions rely heavily on retaining Ozark). The number of populations in
Conservation Plan Related to
and managing suitable habitat. A greater each rank is based on twice the amount
Application for an Incidental Take
understanding of the biotic and abiotic that would be required to achieve a 95%
Permit for the Predevelopment LTD
needs of running buffalo clover is also or greater probability of persistence; this
key to the species’ recovery. number was doubled to ensure
Running buffalo clover will be biological redundancy across the range AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service,
considered for downlisting to of the species. Interior.

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