Draft Conservation Agreement for the Yellow-Billed Loon (Gavia adamsii, 13155-13157 [E6-3566]

Download as PDF 13155 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 49 / Tuesday, March 14, 2006 / Notices 7. Cost No further comments on this descriptor except to reiterate that cost considerations play into several of the other descriptors. ACTION: 8. Motivational Issues Affecting Implementation We suggest that consideration be given to examining what further motivational issues may impact whether the programs are implemented and sustained with fidelity. These include: appeal of materials and activities for the population to be served, appeal of materials and activities for the staff who will implement the programs, support of the program for the preexisting goals and programs of the site (e.g., schoolbased programs that support academics), how well the program otherwise integrates with existing goals, programs, and activities of the site (e.g., teachers are expected to direct student discussions, but not therapy), support offered for adapting the program to specific local populations, fit of materials to the typical structures of the setting (e.g., short enough lessons to fit within a class period, necessary equipment is usually available in the setting). [FR Doc. 06–2313 Filed 3–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5037–N–12] Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Deedin-Lieu of Foreclosure (Corporate Mortgagors or Mortgagors Owning More than One Property) Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. AGENCY: Notice. SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. Mortgagee’s must obtain written consent from HUD’s National Servicing Center to accept a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure when the mortgagor is a corporate mortgagor or a mortgagor owning more than one property insured by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Mortgagees must provide HUD with specific information, DATES: Comments Due Date: April 13, 2006. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB approval Number (2502–0301) and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202–395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lillian Deitzer, Reports Management Officer, AYO, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Lillian Deitzer at Lillian_L_Deitzer@HUD.gov or telephone (202) 708–2374. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Deitzer. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the information collection described below. This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affecting agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. This notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: Deed-in-Lieu of Foreclosure (Corporate Mortgagors or Mortgagors Owning More than One Property). OMB Approval Number: 2502–0301. Form Numbers: None. Description of the Need for the Information and Its Proposed Use: Mortgagee’s must obtain written consent from HUD’s National Servicing Center to accept a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure when the mortgagor is a corporate mortgagor or a mortgagor owning more than one property insured by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Mortgagees must provide HUD with specific information. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Number of respondents Annual responses 600 0.041 Reporting Burden: ............................................................................. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended. wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Total Estimated Burden Hours: 12.5. Status: Extension of a currently approved collection. Draft Conservation Agreement for the Yellow-Billed Loon (Gavia adamsii) Dated: March 9, 2006. Lillian L. Deitzer, Departmental Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–3616 Filed 3–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:18 Mar 13, 2006 Jkt 208001 Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of document availability for review and comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 × Hours per response 0.5 = Burden hours 12.5 availability of the Draft Conservation Agreement for the Yellow-billed Loon (Gavia adamsii) for public review and comment. DATES: Comments on the draft conservation agreement must be received on or before April 13, 2006. ADDRESSES: Copies of the conservation agreement are available for inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the following location: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fairbanks Fish and Wildlife Field Office, 101 12th E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1 13156 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 49 / Tuesday, March 14, 2006 / Notices Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (telephone: 907–456–0203). Requests for copies of the draft conservation agreement should be addressed to the Endangered Species Branch Chief, at the above Service address. An electronic copy of the draft conservation agreement is also available at http:// www.r7.fws.gov/current.htm. If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments and materials by any one of the following methods: 1. You may submit written comments and information by mail to: Yellowbilled Loon Draft Conservation Agreement Comments, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 101 12th Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99701. 2. You may hand-deliver written comments and information to our Fairbanks Fish and Wildlife Field Office, 101 12th Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99701. 3. You may fax your comments to 907–456–0208. 4. You may send your comments by electronic mail (e-mail) to YBLoon@fws.gov. Please include ‘‘Attn: Yellow-billed Loon Draft Conservation Agreement’’ in the beginning of your message, and do not use special characters or any form of encryption. Electronic attachments in standard formats (such as .pdf or .doc) are acceptable, but please name the software necessary to open any attachments in formats other than those given above. Also, please include your name and return address in your e-mail message (anonymous comments will not be considered). If you do not receive a confirmation from the system that we have received your e-mail message, or in the event that our Internet connection is not functional, please submit your comments in writing using one of the alternate methods described above. All comments and materials received will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at our Fairbanks Fish and Wildlife Field Office at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ted Swem, Endangered Species Branch Chief, at the above Service address. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Background A Conservation Agreement is an effective, proactive way to address conservation of species that have not yet been listed under the Endangered Species Act but that face identifiable risks. Early conservation actions preserve management options, minimize the cost of recovery, and reduce the potential for restrictive land use policies in the future. Addressing the needs of VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:18 Mar 13, 2006 Jkt 208001 species before the regulatory restrictions associated with listed species come into play often allows greater management flexibility to stabilize or restore these species and their habitats. In addition, as threats are reduced and populations are increased or stabilized, priority for listing can be shifted to those species in greatest need of the Endangered Species Act’s protective measures. Ideally, sufficient threats can be removed to eliminate the need for listing. There are an estimated 16,000 yellowbilled loons worldwide. Approximately 3,300 breed in the freshwater treeless tundra of Alaska. They breed abundantly on the North Slope, and sparsely in western Alaska, primarily north of Unalakleet and the foothills of the Brooks Range. Yellow-billed loons nest exclusively in coastal and inland low-lying tundra from 62–74° N latitude, in association with permanent, fish-bearing lakes. Populations are thought to be limited primarily by breeding habitat, specifically nesting and brood-rearing lakes (North 1994). Lakes that support breeding loons have abundant fish populations; depths greater than 2 meters (m) (6.5 feet) and water under the ice during winter; large areas; connections to streams which may supply fish; highly convoluted, vegetated, and low-lying shorelines; and clear water and dependable water. Breeding lakes may be near but not connected to major rivers, possibly because fluctuating river water levels can flood nests or cause turbidity that compromises foraging success. In northern Alaska, yellow-billed loons breed on lands within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR–A) and on State of Alaska lands between the Colville and the Canning Rivers. In western Alaska, yellow-billed loons are found breeding primarily along the coastal fringe of the Seward Peninsula on Selawik National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS); Cape Krusenstern National Monument and Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, administered by the National Park Service (NPS); and on scattered small parcels of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Alaska Nativeowned lands. Small numbers of yellowbilled loons have also been found nesting on Alaska Native-owned lands on St. Lawrence Island. The goal of this Agreement is to protect yellow-billed loons and their breeding, brood-rearing, and migrating habitats in Alaska, such that current or potential threats in these areas are avoided, eliminated or reduced to the degree that the species will not become PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 threatened or endangered from these threats within the foreseeable future. The parties entering into this conservation agreement are the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, and the U.S. Department of the Interior (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Bureau of Land Management; and National Park Service). This Agreement identifies agency commitments to implement specific actions to protect yellow-billed loons and their habitats from potential impacts of land uses and management activities, to inventory and monitor yellow-billed loon populations, to investigate and reduce the impact of subsistence activities (harvest and fisheries bycatch), and to conduct related biological research. We do not expect any concrete effects to the private sector from the conservation measures in the agreement. The term of the agreement is 10 years. We will consider all information received during the public comment period on this conservation agreement. Substantive technical comments may result in changes to the conservation agreement. Substantive comments regarding conservation agreement implementation may not necessarily result in changes to the Agreement, but will be forwarded to the appropriate Federal agency or other entities so that they can take these comments into account during the course of implementing Agreement actions. Individual responses to comments will not be provided. Public Comments Solicited Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review during regular business hours. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their home address, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. If you wish us to withhold your name or address, you must state this request prominently at the beginning of your comments. However, we will not consider anonymous comments. To the extent consistent with applicable law, we will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. Authority The authority for this action is section 4(f) of the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1533(f). E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 49 / Tuesday, March 14, 2006 / Notices Dated: February 24, 2006. Gary Edwards, Acting Regional Director, Region 7, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. E6–3566 Filed 3–13–06; 8:45 am] Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of realty action. Bureau of Land Management [WY–100–1310–DB] Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement, Jonah Infill Drilling Project, Sublette County, WY Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Jonah Infill Drilling Project, Sublette County, Wyoming. ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the ROD for the Jonah Infill Drilling Project, Sublette County, Wyoming. The ROD will be available electronically on the following Web site: http://www.wy.blm.gov/nepa/ nepadocs.htm. Copies of the ROD are also available for public inspection at the following BLM office locations: • Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003. • Bureau of Land Management, Pinedale Field Office, 432 East Mill Street, Pinedale, Wyoming 82941. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Stiewig, Project Leader, Pinedale Field Office, P.O. Box 768, 432 East Mill Street, Pinedale, Wyoming 82941, telephone (307) 367–5300. This ROD addresses approximately 30,500 acres of public lands administered by the BLM Pinedale Field Office, Sublette County, Wyoming. Copies of the ROD have been sent to affected Federal, State, and local government agencies and interested parties. wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: February 2, 2006. Robert A. Bennett, State Director. [FR Doc. 06–2433 Filed 3–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P 19:18 Mar 13, 2006 [OR–015–06–5870–EU: GP–6–0020] AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR VerDate Aug<31>2005 Bureau of Land Management Non-Competitive Sale of Public Lands, OR 62305 BILLING CODE 4310–55–P AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Jkt 208001 SUMMARY: A 40.24 acre parcel in Lake County, Oregon is being considered for direct (non-competitive) sale to Mr. Alan Withers. Mr. Withers, the adjoining landowner, has used the subject parcel for hay storage and livestock feedlot purposes, authorized under a range improvement permit, since 1989. No significant resource values will be affected by this disposal. The parcel proposed for sale is identified as suitable for disposal in the Lakeview Resource Management Plan and Record of Decision, dated November 2003. DATES: All comments must be received in writing by the BLM on or before April 28, 2006. ADDRESSES: Address all written comments concerning this notice Thomas E. Rasmussen, BLM, Lakeview Resource Area Manager, 1301 South G Street, Lakeview, Oregon 97630. Electronic format submittals will not be accepted. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Stewardson, Realty Specialist, at the above address or phone (541) 947–6115. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following described public land is suitable for sale under section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, (90 Stat. 2750, 43 U.S.C. 1713). Willamette Meridian, Oregon T. 33S., R. 18E., section 7, lot 1. The area described contains 40.24 acres, more or less. This parcel will be sold at no less than the appraised market value, which has been determined to be $4,000.00. In accordance with 43 CFR 2711.3– 3(a)(3) & (4), direct sale procedures may be utilized when there is a need to recognize an authorized use such as an existing business which could suffer a substantial economic loss if the parcel were purchased by other than the authorized user. The offered public land is an integral part of Mr. Withers livestock operation and due to its location impractical for another party to own. Mr. Withers will be allowed 30 days from receipt of a written offer to submit PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13157 a deposit of at least 20 percent of the appraised value of the parcel, and within 180 days thereafter submit the balance. If the balance of the purchase price is not received within the 180 days, the deposit shall be forfeited to the United States and the parcel withdrawn from sale. The following rights, reservations and conditions will be included in the conveyance document to the land: (1) The sale involves the surface estate of the parcel only. (2) A reservation to the United States for a right-of-way for ditches and canals constructed by the authority of the United States, Act of August 30, 1890 (43 U.S.C. 945). (3) The sale parcel will be subject to all valid existing rights of record at the time of conveyance. (4) A notice and indemnification statement under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (42 U.S.C. 9620) holding the United States harmless from any release of hazardous materials that may have occurred as a result of any authorized or unauthorized use of the property by other parties. The lands described herein are hereby segregated from appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws, pending disposition of this action or 270 days from the date of publication of this notice, whichever occurs first. Public Comments Detailed information concerning the sale, including the reservations, sale procedures and conditions, appraisal, planning and environmental documentation, is available for review at the Lakeview Resource Area Office, 1301 South G Street, Lakeview, Oregon 97630. In the absence of any objections, this realty action will become the final determination of the Department of the Interior. Comments, including names, street addresses and other contact information of respondents, will be available for public review. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to request that BLM consider withholding your name, street address and other contact information (such as: FAX or phone number) from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. BLM will honor requests for confidentiality on a case-bycase basis to the extent allowed by law. BLM will make available for public inspection in their entirety all submissions from organizations or businesses and from individuals E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 49 (Tuesday, March 14, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13155-13157]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-3566]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service


Draft Conservation Agreement for the Yellow-Billed Loon (Gavia 
adamsii)

AGENCY: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of document availability for review and comment.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the 
availability of the Draft Conservation Agreement for the Yellow-billed 
Loon (Gavia adamsii) for public review and comment.

DATES: Comments on the draft conservation agreement must be received on 
or before April 13, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the conservation agreement are available for 
inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the 
following location: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fairbanks Fish and 
Wildlife Field Office, 101 12th

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Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (telephone: 907-456-0203). Requests for 
copies of the draft conservation agreement should be addressed to the 
Endangered Species Branch Chief, at the above Service address. An 
electronic copy of the draft conservation agreement is also available 
at http://www.r7.fws.gov/current.htm.
    If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments and materials 
by any one of the following methods:
    1. You may submit written comments and information by mail to: 
Yellow-billed Loon Draft Conservation Agreement Comments, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, 101 12th Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99701.
    2. You may hand-deliver written comments and information to our 
Fairbanks Fish and Wildlife Field Office, 101 12th Avenue, Fairbanks, 
AK 99701.
    3. You may fax your comments to 907-456-0208.
    4. You may send your comments by electronic mail (e-mail) to 
YBLoon@fws.gov. Please include ``Attn: Yellow-billed Loon Draft 
Conservation Agreement'' in the beginning of your message, and do not 
use special characters or any form of encryption. Electronic 
attachments in standard formats (such as .pdf or .doc) are acceptable, 
but please name the software necessary to open any attachments in 
formats other than those given above. Also, please include your name 
and return address in your e-mail message (anonymous comments will not 
be considered). If you do not receive a confirmation from the system 
that we have received your e-mail message, or in the event that our 
Internet connection is not functional, please submit your comments in 
writing using one of the alternate methods described above. All 
comments and materials received will be available for public 
inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at our 
Fairbanks Fish and Wildlife Field Office at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ted Swem, Endangered Species Branch 
Chief, at the above Service address.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    A Conservation Agreement is an effective, proactive way to address 
conservation of species that have not yet been listed under the 
Endangered Species Act but that face identifiable risks. Early 
conservation actions preserve management options, minimize the cost of 
recovery, and reduce the potential for restrictive land use policies in 
the future. Addressing the needs of species before the regulatory 
restrictions associated with listed species come into play often allows 
greater management flexibility to stabilize or restore these species 
and their habitats. In addition, as threats are reduced and populations 
are increased or stabilized, priority for listing can be shifted to 
those species in greatest need of the Endangered Species Act's 
protective measures. Ideally, sufficient threats can be removed to 
eliminate the need for listing.
    There are an estimated 16,000 yellow-billed loons worldwide. 
Approximately 3,300 breed in the freshwater treeless tundra of Alaska. 
They breed abundantly on the North Slope, and sparsely in western 
Alaska, primarily north of Unalakleet and the foothills of the Brooks 
Range. Yellow-billed loons nest exclusively in coastal and inland low-
lying tundra from 62-74[deg] N latitude, in association with permanent, 
fish-bearing lakes. Populations are thought to be limited primarily by 
breeding habitat, specifically nesting and brood-rearing lakes (North 
1994). Lakes that support breeding loons have abundant fish 
populations; depths greater than 2 meters (m) (6.5 feet) and water 
under the ice during winter; large areas; connections to streams which 
may supply fish; highly convoluted, vegetated, and low-lying 
shorelines; and clear water and dependable water. Breeding lakes may be 
near but not connected to major rivers, possibly because fluctuating 
river water levels can flood nests or cause turbidity that compromises 
foraging success.
    In northern Alaska, yellow-billed loons breed on lands within the 
National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) and on State of Alaska lands 
between the Colville and the Canning Rivers. In western Alaska, yellow-
billed loons are found breeding primarily along the coastal fringe of 
the Seward Peninsula on Selawik National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), 
administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS); Cape 
Krusenstern National Monument and Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, 
administered by the National Park Service (NPS); and on scattered small 
parcels of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Alaska Native-owned 
lands. Small numbers of yellow-billed loons have also been found 
nesting on Alaska Native-owned lands on St. Lawrence Island.
    The goal of this Agreement is to protect yellow-billed loons and 
their breeding, brood-rearing, and migrating habitats in Alaska, such 
that current or potential threats in these areas are avoided, 
eliminated or reduced to the degree that the species will not become 
threatened or endangered from these threats within the foreseeable 
future.
    The parties entering into this conservation agreement are the 
Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Alaska Department of Natural 
Resources, and the U.S. Department of the Interior (U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service; Bureau of Land Management; and National Park 
Service). This Agreement identifies agency commitments to implement 
specific actions to protect yellow-billed loons and their habitats from 
potential impacts of land uses and management activities, to inventory 
and monitor yellow-billed loon populations, to investigate and reduce 
the impact of subsistence activities (harvest and fisheries bycatch), 
and to conduct related biological research. We do not expect any 
concrete effects to the private sector from the conservation measures 
in the agreement. The term of the agreement is 10 years.
    We will consider all information received during the public comment 
period on this conservation agreement. Substantive technical comments 
may result in changes to the conservation agreement. Substantive 
comments regarding conservation agreement implementation may not 
necessarily result in changes to the Agreement, but will be forwarded 
to the appropriate Federal agency or other entities so that they can 
take these comments into account during the course of implementing 
Agreement actions. Individual responses to comments will not be 
provided.

Public Comments Solicited

    Our practice is to make comments, including names and home 
addresses of respondents, available for public review during regular 
business hours. Individual respondents may request that we withhold 
their home address, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. 
If you wish us to withhold your name or address, you must state this 
request prominently at the beginning of your comments. However, we will 
not consider anonymous comments. To the extent consistent with 
applicable law, we will make all submissions from organizations or 
businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as 
representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available 
for public inspection in their entirety.

Authority

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


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    Dated: February 24, 2006.
Gary Edwards,
Acting Regional Director, Region 7, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. E6-3566 Filed 3-13-06; 8:45 am]
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