National Park System Advisory Board; Meeting, 50943 [E6-14204]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 166 / Monday, August 28, 2006 / Notices extreme southeastern United States. In peninsular Florida, eastern indigo snakes occur in a variety of upland habitats but are most commonly associated with vegetative communities that occur in well-drained soils. The number and status of eastern indigo snakes in peninsular Florida is not known because reliable survey techniques for this species are not available. Recent population modeling efforts suggest that eastern indigo snake populations are vulnerable to habitat fragmentation related to urban development and greater road densities. Gopher tortoises are widely distributed throughout the southeastern United States where they are typically found in association with xeric vegetative communities. Gopher tortoises require well-drained soils with relatively deep water tables in which to excavate their burrows. Habitat loss, degradation, and fragmentation due to urban, agricultural, and silvicultural development have resulted in a decline in the numbers and distribution of gopher tortoises throughout Florida. According to the Applicant’s HCP, up to 20 families of scrub-jays, about 40 eastern indigo snakes living within 12,904 acres of potential habitat and about 1,233 gopher tortoises residing in 10,966 acres of potential habitat might be taken as a result of urban development. The Applicant intends to minimize impacts to listed species by: (1) Prohibiting land clearing during the scrub-jay nesting season if active nests are on or near properties to be cleared, (2) requiring that scrub vegetation be retained for landscaping or ornamental purposes within new development, and (3) developing Web-based public education information for the covered species. Mitigation measures proposed by the Applicant include the collection of environmental fees as a component of the local building permit issuance process. The Applicant anticipates that environmental fees collected over the duration of the requested permit period will be approximately $10.7 million dollars. The Applicant proposes to donate environmental fees to the Scrubjay Conservation Fund that is administered by The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Pursuant to an agreement between the Service and TNC, donated environmental fees will be used for the acquisition, management, and restoration of scrubjay habitat. The Service will review proposed acquisition, management and restoration of habitat funded by the City’s environmental fees to ensure that the eastern indigo snake and gopher tortoise benefit as well. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:09 Aug 25, 2006 Jkt 208001 The Service has made a preliminary determination that issuance of the requested ITP is not a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the meaning of Section 102(2)(C) of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This preliminary information may be revised due to public comment received in response to this notice and is based on information contained in the EA and HCP. The Service will evaluate the HCP and comments submitted thereon to determine whether the ITP application meets the requirements of section 10(a) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). If the Service determines that those requirements are met, an ITP will be issued for the incidental take of the Florida scrub-jay, eastern indigo snake, and provisionally for the gopher tortoise. The Service will also evaluate whether issuance of this section 10(a)(1)(B) ITP complies with section 7 of the Act by conducting an intraService section 7 consultation. The results of this consultation, in combination with the above findings, will be used in the final analysis to determine whether or not to issue the ITP. This notice is provided pursuant to section 10 of the Endangered Species Act and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). Dated: August 9, 2006. Cynthia K. Dohner, Acting Regional Director, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. E6–14245 Filed 8–25–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service National Park System Advisory Board; Meeting National Park Service, Interior. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix, that the National Park System Advisory Board will meet September 14–15, 2006, in Three Rivers, California. On September 14, the Board will tour Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and will be briefed regarding environmental, education and partnership programs. The Board will convene its business meeting on September 15 at 8:30 a.m., PST, at the Wuksachi Lodge, 64740 Wuksachi Way, Three Rivers, California, telephone 559–565–4070. The Board will be addressed by National Park Service Director Fran Mainella and will PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50943 receive the reports of its Partnerships Committee, Committee on Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, Committee on Philanthropy, Committee on Health and Recreation, National Parks Science Committee, and Education Committee. The business meeting will be adjourned at 4:30 p.m. Other officials of the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior may address the Board, and other miscellaneous topics and reports may be covered. The order of the agenda may be changed, if necessary, to accommodate travel schedules or for other reasons. The Board meeting will be open to the public. Space and facilities to accommodate the public are limited and attendees will be accommodated on a first-come basis. Anyone may file with the Board a written statement concerning matters to be discussed. The Board also may permit attendees to address the Board, but may restrict the length of the presentations, as necessary to allow the Board to complete its agenda within the allotted time. Anyone who wishes further information concerning the meeting, or who wishes to submit a written statement, may contact Ms. Shirley Sears Smith, Office of Policy, National Park Service; 1849 C Street, NW., Room 7250; Washington, DC 20240; telephone 202–208–7456. Draft minutes of the meeting will be available for public inspection about 12 weeks after the meeting, in room 7252, Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 166 (Monday, August 28, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Page 50943]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-14204]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


National Park System Advisory Board; Meeting

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix, that the National Park System 
Advisory Board will meet September 14-15, 2006, in Three Rivers, 
California. On September 14, the Board will tour Sequoia and Kings 
Canyon National Parks and will be briefed regarding environmental, 
education and partnership programs. The Board will convene its business 
meeting on September 15 at 8:30 a.m., PST, at the Wuksachi Lodge, 64740 
Wuksachi Way, Three Rivers, California, telephone 559-565-4070. The 
Board will be addressed by National Park Service Director Fran Mainella 
and will receive the reports of its Partnerships Committee, Committee 
on Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, Committee on 
Philanthropy, Committee on Health and Recreation, National Parks 
Science Committee, and Education Committee. The business meeting will 
be adjourned at 4:30 p.m.
    Other officials of the National Park Service and the Department of 
the Interior may address the Board, and other miscellaneous topics and 
reports may be covered.
    The order of the agenda may be changed, if necessary, to 
accommodate travel schedules or for other reasons.
    The Board meeting will be open to the public. Space and facilities 
to accommodate the public are limited and attendees will be 
accommodated on a first-come basis. Anyone may file with the Board a 
written statement concerning matters to be discussed. The Board also 
may permit attendees to address the Board, but may restrict the length 
of the presentations, as necessary to allow the Board to complete its 
agenda within the allotted time.
    Anyone who wishes further information concerning the meeting, or 
who wishes to submit a written statement, may contact Ms. Shirley Sears 
Smith, Office of Policy, National Park Service; 1849 C Street, NW., 
Room 7250; Washington, DC 20240; telephone 202-208-7456.
    Draft minutes of the meeting will be available for public 
inspection about 12 weeks after the meeting, in room 7252, Main 
Interior Building, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC.

    Dated: August 15, 2006.
Bernard Fagan,
Deputy Chief, Office of Policy.
[FR Doc. E6-14204 Filed 8-25-06; 8:45 am]
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