Receipt of Application for Incidental Take Permit; Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan for California Flats Solar Project Operations and Maintenance Activities, Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties, California, 14381-14382 [2017-05426]

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[FR Doc. 2017–05451 Filed 3–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2016–N235; FXES11130800000–178–FF08EVEN00] Receipt of Application for Incidental Take Permit; Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan for California Flats Solar Project Operations and Maintenance Activities, Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties, California Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit application; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received a request from California Flats Solar, LLC, for an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. The permit would authorize take of the federally endangered San Joaquin kit fox and the threatened California red-legged frog, California tiger salamander, and vernal pool fairy shrimp, incidental to otherwise lawful activities associated with the California Flats Solar Project Operations and Maintenance Activities Habitat Conservation Plan. We invite public comment. SUMMARY: Written comments should be received on or before April 19, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may download a copy of the draft habitat conservation plan and draft low-effect screening form and environmental action statement on the internet at http://www.fws.gov/ventura/, or you may request copies of the documents by U.S. mail to our Ventura office, or by phone (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Please address written comments to Stephen P. Henry, Field Supervisor, Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Mar 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 City Hall, 104 West 2nd Street, Fonda, IA 50540. City Hall, 858 Wood Street, Havelock, IA 50546. City Hall, 272 North 3rd Street, Laurens, IA 50554. City Hall, 23 West Elm Avenue, Pocahontas, IA 50574. City Hall, 319 Garfield Street, Rolfe, IA 50581. Pocahontas County Courthouse, 99 Court Square, Pocahontas, IA 50574. Service, 2493 Portola Road, Suite B, Ventura, CA 93003. You may alternatively send comments by facsimile to (805) 644–3958. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Diel, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, at the above address or by calling (805) 644–1766. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received a request from California Flats Solar, LLC (applicant), for an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The applicant has agreed to follow all of the conditions in the habitat conservation plan for the project. The permit would authorize take of the federally endangered San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica) and the threatened California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii), California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense), and vernal pool fairy shrimp (Branchinecta lynchi), incidental to otherwise lawful activities associated with the California Flats Solar Project Operations and Maintenance Activities Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). We invite public comment on the application and related documents. Background The San Joaquin kit fox was listed by the Service as endangered on January 24, 1997. The California red-legged frog, California tiger salamander, and vernal pool fairy shrimp were listed by the Service as threatened on May 23, 1996, August 4, 2004, and September 19, 1994, respectively. Section 9 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and its implementing regulations prohibit the ‘‘take’’ of fish or wildlife species listed as endangered or threatened. ‘‘Take’’ is defined under the Act to include the following activities: ‘‘[T]o harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct’’ (16 U.S.C. 1532); however, under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Act, we may issue PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 permits to authorize incidental take of listed species. ‘‘Incidental Take’’ is defined by the Act as take that is incidental to, and not the purpose of, carrying out of an otherwise lawful activity. Regulations governing incidental take permits for threatened and endangered species are, respectively, in the Code of Federal Regulations at 50 CFR 17.32 and 17.22. Under the Act, protections for federally listed plants differ from the protections afforded to federally listed animals. Issuance of an incidental take permit also must not jeopardize the existence of federally listed fish, wildlife, or plant species. All species included in the incidental take permit would receive assurances under our ‘‘No Surprises’’ regulations (50 CFR 17.22(b)(5) and 17.32(b)(5)). The applicants have applied for a permit for incidental take of the San Joaquin kit fox, California red-legged frog, California tiger salamander, and vernal pool fairy shrimp. The potential taking would occur by activities associated with the operations and maintenance of the California Flats Solar Project in suitable habitat for the covered species. Incidental take coverage for construction of the California Flats Solar Project was exempted under previous consultation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under section 7 of the Act. Our Preliminary Determination The Service has made a preliminary determination that issuance of the permit is neither a major Federal action that will significantly affect the quality of the human environment within the meaning of section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.; NEPA), nor will it individually or cumulatively have more than a negligible effect on the species covered in the HCP. Therefore, the permit qualifies for a categorical exclusion under NEPA as provided by the Department of Interior Manual (516 DM 2, Appendix 1 and 516 DM 8.5). E:\FR\FM\20MRN1.SGM 20MRN1 14382 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 52 / Monday, March 20, 2017 / Notices Public Comments If you wish to comment on the permit applications, plans, and associated documents, you may submit comments by any one of the methods in ADDRESSES. 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The NISC is co-chaired by the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Secretary of Commerce. The NISC provides national leadership regarding invasive species issues. The purpose of a meeting is to convene the full ISAC to discuss and consider adoption of white papers generated by ISAC task teams on: (1) Federal-State Coordination, and (2) Federal-Tribal Coordination. The meeting is open to the public. Members of the public are welcome to participate by accessing the teleconference line. Up to 15 minutes will be set aside for public comment. Persons wishing to make a comment are asked to provide a written request with a description of the general subject to Ms. Brantley at the above address no later than March 24, 2017. Any member of the public may submit written information and/or comments to Ms. Brantley for distribution at the ISAC meeting. Public Disclosure of Comments. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: March 14, 2017. Jamie K. Reaser, Executive Director, National Invasive Species Council Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2017–05423 Filed 3–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4334–63–P PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1029] Certain Mobile Electronic Devices; Commission Determination Not to Review an Initial Determination Terminating the Investigation Based Upon a Settlement Agreement and Withdrawal of the Complaint; Termination of the Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 52 (Monday, March 20, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14381-14382]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R8-ES-2016-N235; FXES11130800000-178-FF08EVEN00]


Receipt of Application for Incidental Take Permit; Low-Effect 
Habitat Conservation Plan for California Flats Solar Project Operations 
and Maintenance Activities, Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties, 
California

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior

ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit application; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received a 
request from California Flats Solar, LLC, for an incidental take permit 
under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. The permit would 
authorize take of the federally endangered San Joaquin kit fox and the 
threatened California red-legged frog, California tiger salamander, and 
vernal pool fairy shrimp, incidental to otherwise lawful activities 
associated with the California Flats Solar Project Operations and 
Maintenance Activities Habitat Conservation Plan. We invite public 
comment.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before April 19, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may download a copy of the draft habitat conservation 
plan and draft low-effect screening form and environmental action 
statement on the internet at http://www.fws.gov/ventura/, or you may 
request copies of the documents by U.S. mail to our Ventura office, or 
by phone (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Please address written 
comments to Stephen P. Henry, Field Supervisor, Ventura Fish and 
Wildlife Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2493 Portola Road, 
Suite B, Ventura, CA 93003. You may alternatively send comments by 
facsimile to (805) 644-3958.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Diel, Fish and Wildlife 
Biologist, at the above address or by calling (805) 644-1766.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
(Service), have received a request from California Flats Solar, LLC 
(applicant), for an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species 
Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The applicant has agreed to follow all 
of the conditions in the habitat conservation plan for the project. The 
permit would authorize take of the federally endangered San Joaquin kit 
fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica) and the threatened California red-legged 
frog (Rana draytonii), California tiger salamander (Ambystoma 
californiense), and vernal pool fairy shrimp (Branchinecta lynchi), 
incidental to otherwise lawful activities associated with the 
California Flats Solar Project Operations and Maintenance Activities 
Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). We invite public comment on the 
application and related documents.

Background

    The San Joaquin kit fox was listed by the Service as endangered on 
January 24, 1997. The California red-legged frog, California tiger 
salamander, and vernal pool fairy shrimp were listed by the Service as 
threatened on May 23, 1996, August 4, 2004, and September 19, 1994, 
respectively. Section 9 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and its 
implementing regulations prohibit the ``take'' of fish or wildlife 
species listed as endangered or threatened. ``Take'' is defined under 
the Act to include the following activities: ``[T]o harass, harm, 
pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or to 
attempt to engage in any such conduct'' (16 U.S.C. 1532); however, 
under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Act, we may issue permits to authorize 
incidental take of listed species. ``Incidental Take'' is defined by 
the Act as take that is incidental to, and not the purpose of, carrying 
out of an otherwise lawful activity. Regulations governing incidental 
take permits for threatened and endangered species are, respectively, 
in the Code of Federal Regulations at 50 CFR 17.32 and 17.22. Under the 
Act, protections for federally listed plants differ from the 
protections afforded to federally listed animals. Issuance of an 
incidental take permit also must not jeopardize the existence of 
federally listed fish, wildlife, or plant species. All species included 
in the incidental take permit would receive assurances under our ``No 
Surprises'' regulations (50 CFR 17.22(b)(5) and 17.32(b)(5)).
    The applicants have applied for a permit for incidental take of the 
San Joaquin kit fox, California red-legged frog, California tiger 
salamander, and vernal pool fairy shrimp. The potential taking would 
occur by activities associated with the operations and maintenance of 
the California Flats Solar Project in suitable habitat for the covered 
species. Incidental take coverage for construction of the California 
Flats Solar Project was exempted under previous consultation with the 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under section 7 of the Act.

Our Preliminary Determination

    The Service has made a preliminary determination that issuance of 
the permit is neither a major Federal action that will significantly 
affect the quality of the human environment within the meaning of 
section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 
4321 et seq.; NEPA), nor will it individually or cumulatively have more 
than a negligible effect on the species covered in the HCP. Therefore, 
the permit qualifies for a categorical exclusion under NEPA as provided 
by the Department of Interior Manual (516 DM 2, Appendix 1 and 516 DM 
8.5).

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Public Comments

    If you wish to comment on the permit applications, plans, and 
associated documents, you may submit comments by any one of the methods 
in ADDRESSES.

Public Availability of Comments

    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying 
information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public view, we cannot guarantee that we will be able 
to do so.

    Authority: We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act 
(16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6).

    Dated: March 14, 2017.
Stephen P. Henry,
Field Supervisor, Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, Ventura, 
California.
[FR Doc. 2017-05426 Filed 3-17-17; 8:45 am]
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