Construction of a Commercial Park, Brevard County, FL, 65540-65541 [E6-18822]

Download as PDF 65540 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 216 / Wednesday, November 8, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Program Office; Notice of Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Advisory Committee Meeting Notice; FACA Committee meeting announcement. cprice-sewell on PRODPC62 with NOTICES ACTION: 15:11 Nov 07, 2006 Jkt 211001 Agenda for Meeting The agenda will cover the following principal subjects: SUMMARY: As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, the Department of the Interior, Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Program Office gives notice of the fourth meeting of the Department’s Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Advisory Committee. 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E6–18871 Filed 11–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–PE–P PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Construction of a Commercial Park, Brevard County, FL Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice: receipt of application for an incidental take permit; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of one ITP and Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP)/Application for one incidental take permit. Marsol Development Corporation (Applicant) requests an incidental take permit (ITP) for a duration of 2 years pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The Applicant anticipates taking about 7.5 acres of Florida scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) (scrub-jay) foraging, sheltering, and possibly nesting habitat incidental to lot preparation for the construction of a commercial park and supporting infrastructure in Brevard County, Florida (Project). The destruction of 7.5 acres of foraging, sheltering, and possibly nesting habitat is expected to result in the take of one family of scrubjays. The Applicant’s Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) describes the mitigation and minimization measures proposed to address the effects of the Project to the Florida scrub-jay. DATES: We must receive any written comments on the ITP application and HCP at the Jacksonville Field Office (see ADDRESSES) on or before December 8, 2006. Persons wishing to review the application and HCP may obtain a copy by writing the Service’s Jacksonville Field Office. Please reference permit number TE126179–0 in such requests. Documents will also be available for public inspection by appointment during normal business hours at the Jacksonville Field Office, 6620 Southpoint Drive South, Suite 310, Jacksonville, Florida 32216–0912. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Erin Gawera, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, Jacksonville Field Office (see ADDRESSES), telephone: 904/232–2580, ext. 121. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: If you wish to comment, you may submit comments by any one of several methods. Please reference permit number TE126179–0 in all requests or comments. You may mail comments to the Service’s Jacksonville Field Office ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 cprice-sewell on PRODPC62 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 216 / Wednesday, November 8, 2006 / Notices (see ADDRESSES). You may also comment via the internet to erin_gawera@fws.gov. Please include your name and return address in your internet message. If you do not receive a confirmation from us that we have received your internet message, contact us directly at the telephone number listed above (FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Finally, you may hand deliver comments to the Service office listed under ADDRESSES. 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 from the administrative record. We will honor such requests to the extent allowable by law. There may also be other circumstances in which we would withhold from the administrative record a respondent’s identity, as allowable by law. If you wish us to withhold your name and address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. We will not, however, consider anonymous comments. 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. Commercial construction for Marsol Development Corporation will take place within Section 31, Township 26 South, Range 37 East, Port St. Johns, Brevard County, Florida, on the southeast corner of Wickham Road and Summer Brook Drive. This parcel is within locations where scrub-jays were sighted during surveys for this species during the period 1999–2003. The project encompasses about 9.0 acres, of which there is 7.5 acres of scrub-jay foraging, sheltering, and possibly nesting habitat. The footprint of the commercial park, infrastructure, and landscaping preclude retention of scrub-jay habitat. In order to minimize take on site, the Applicant agrees to avoid construction during the nesting season if active nests are found on site, but no other on-site minimization measures are proposed to reduce take of scrub-jays. The Applicant proposes to mitigate for the loss of 7.5 acres of scrub-jay habitat by purchasing a minimum of 15 acres of occupied scrub-jay habitat within property in holdings mapped within the Valkaria portion of the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program (EEL) Coastal Scrub Ecosystem. In addition, $1,200 per acre will be provided for management of this land. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Nov 07, 2006 Jkt 211001 The Service has determined that the Applicant’s proposal, including the proposed mitigation and minimization measures, will have a minor or negligible effect on the species covered in the HCP. Therefore, the ITP is a ‘‘loweffect’’ project and qualifies as a categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as provided by the Department of the Interior Manual (516 DM 2 Appendix 1 and 516 DM 6 Appendix 1). This preliminary information may be revised based on our review of public comments that we receive in response to this notice. Low-effect HCPs are those involving (1) minor or negligible effects on federally listed or candidate species and their habitats, and (2) minor or negligible effects on other environmental values or resources. The Service will evaluate the HCP and comments submitted thereon to determine whether the application meets the requirements of section 10(a) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). If it is determined that those requirements are met, the ITP will be issued for the incidental take of the Florida scrub-jay. The Service will also evaluate whether issuance of the section 10(a)(1)(B) ITP complies with section 7 of the Act by conducting an intra-Service 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. Authority: This notice is provided pursuant to Section 10 of the Endangered Species Act and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). Dated: October 17, 2006. David L. Hankla, Field Supervisor, Jacksonville Field Office. [FR Doc. E6–18822 Filed 11–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Proposed Holland Properties Safe Harbor Agreement, Orange County, FL Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice advises the public that Holland Properties Inc. (Applicant), has applied to the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for an enhancement of survival permit (permit) pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1539 et seq.). The permit application includes a proposed Safe Harbor Agreement PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65541 (Agreement) for the endangered redcockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) (Woodpecker) for a period of 30 years. We (the Service) announce the opening of a 30-day comment period and request comments from the public on the Applicant’s enhancement of survival permit application and the accompanying proposed Agreement. All comments we receive, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and may be released to the public. For further information and instructions on reviewing and commenting on this application, see the ADDRESSES section, below. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before December 8, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may obtain a copy of the information available by contacting the Service’s Regional Safe Harbor Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1875 Century Boulevard, Suite 200, Atlanta, Georgia 30345, or Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 6620 Southpoint Drive S., Suite 310, Jacksonville, Florida 32216. Alternatively, you may set up an appointment to view these documents at either location during normal business hours. Written data or comments should be submitted to the Atlanta, Georgia, Regional Office. Requests for the documentation must be in writing to be processed, and comments must be written to be considered. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Rick Gooch (telephone: 404/679–7124; facsimile: 404/679–7081), or Ms. Annie Dziergowski (telephone: 904/232–2580; facsimile: 904/232–2404). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under a safe harbor agreement, a participating property owner voluntarily undertakes management activities on its property to enhance, restore, or maintain habitat benefiting species listed under the Endangered Species Act. Agreements encourage private and other non-Federal property owners to implement conservation efforts for listed species by assuring them they will not be subjected to increased property use restrictions if their efforts attract listed species to their property or increase the numbers of listed species already on their property. Application requirements and issuance criteria for enhancement of survival permits through safe harbor agreements are found in 50 CFR 17.22 and 17.32. We have worked with the Applicant to design conservation measures intended to benefit the Woodpecker on about 3,863 acres of pine-dominated forest in southern Orange County. Under the Agreement, the Applicant E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service


Construction of a Commercial Park, Brevard County, FL

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

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

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SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the 
availability of one ITP and Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP)/Application 
for one incidental take permit. Marsol Development Corporation 
(Applicant) requests an incidental take permit (ITP) for a duration of 
2 years pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act 
of 1973, as amended (Act). The Applicant anticipates taking about 7.5 
acres of Florida scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) (scrub-jay) 
foraging, sheltering, and possibly nesting habitat incidental to lot 
preparation for the construction of a commercial park and supporting 
infrastructure in Brevard County, Florida (Project). The destruction of 
7.5 acres of foraging, sheltering, and possibly nesting habitat is 
expected to result in the take of one family of scrub-jays. The 
Applicant's Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) describes the mitigation 
and minimization measures proposed to address the effects of the 
Project to the Florida scrub-jay.

DATES: We must receive any written comments on the ITP application and 
HCP at the Jacksonville Field Office (see ADDRESSES) on or before 
December 8, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Persons wishing to review the application and HCP may obtain 
a copy by writing the Service's Jacksonville Field Office. Please 
reference permit number TE126179-0 in such requests. Documents will 
also be available for public inspection by appointment during normal 
business hours at the Jacksonville Field Office, 6620 Southpoint Drive 
South, Suite 310, Jacksonville, Florida 32216-0912.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Erin Gawera, Fish and Wildlife 
Biologist, Jacksonville Field Office (see ADDRESSES), telephone: 904/
232-2580, ext. 121.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: If you wish to comment, you may submit 
comments by any one of several methods. Please reference permit number 
TE126179-0 in all requests or comments. You may mail comments to the 
Service's Jacksonville Field Office

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(see ADDRESSES). You may also comment via the internet to erin_
gawera@fws.gov. Please include your name and return address in your 
internet message. If you do not receive a confirmation from us that we 
have received your internet message, contact us directly at the 
telephone number listed above (FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). 
Finally, you may hand deliver comments to the Service office listed 
under ADDRESSES. 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 from the administrative record. We will 
honor such requests to the extent allowable by law. There may also be 
other circumstances in which we would withhold from the administrative 
record a respondent's identity, as allowable by law. If you wish us to 
withhold your name and address, you must state this prominently at the 
beginning of your comments. We will not, however, consider anonymous 
comments. 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.
    Commercial construction for Marsol Development Corporation will 
take place within Section 31, Township 26 South, Range 37 East, Port 
St. Johns, Brevard County, Florida, on the southeast corner of Wickham 
Road and Summer Brook Drive. This parcel is within locations where 
scrub-jays were sighted during surveys for this species during the 
period 1999-2003.
    The project encompasses about 9.0 acres, of which there is 7.5 
acres of scrub-jay foraging, sheltering, and possibly nesting habitat. 
The footprint of the commercial park, infrastructure, and landscaping 
preclude retention of scrub-jay habitat. In order to minimize take on 
site, the Applicant agrees to avoid construction during the nesting 
season if active nests are found on site, but no other on-site 
minimization measures are proposed to reduce take of scrub-jays.
    The Applicant proposes to mitigate for the loss of 7.5 acres of 
scrub-jay habitat by purchasing a minimum of 15 acres of occupied 
scrub-jay habitat within property in holdings mapped within the 
Valkaria portion of the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands 
Program (EEL) Coastal Scrub Ecosystem. In addition, $1,200 per acre 
will be provided for management of this land.
    The Service has determined that the Applicant's proposal, including 
the proposed mitigation and minimization measures, will have a minor or 
negligible effect on the species covered in the HCP. Therefore, the ITP 
is a ``low-effect'' project and qualifies as a categorical exclusion 
under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as provided by the 
Department of the Interior Manual (516 DM 2 Appendix 1 and 516 DM 6 
Appendix 1). This preliminary information may be revised based on our 
review of public comments that we receive in response to this notice. 
Low-effect HCPs are those involving (1) minor or negligible effects on 
federally listed or candidate species and their habitats, and (2) minor 
or negligible effects on other environmental values or resources.
    The Service will evaluate the HCP and comments submitted thereon to 
determine whether the application meets the requirements of section 
10(a) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). If it is determined that 
those requirements are met, the ITP will be issued for the incidental 
take of the Florida scrub-jay. The Service will also evaluate whether 
issuance of the section 10(a)(1)(B) ITP complies with section 7 of the 
Act by conducting an intra-Service 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.

    Authority: This notice is provided pursuant to Section 10 of the 
Endangered Species Act and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6).

    Dated: October 17, 2006.
David L. Hankla,
Field Supervisor, Jacksonville Field Office.
[FR Doc. E6-18822 Filed 11-7-06; 8:45 am]
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