Incidental Take Permit for the Regency Centers Project in the City of Highland, San Bernardino County, CA, 40359-40360 [E8-16040]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 135 / Monday, July 14, 2008 / Notices Suite 3008, Washington, DC 20529, (202) 272–8377. Dated: July 9, 2008. Stephen Tarragon, Acting Chief, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E8–15993 Filed 7–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5191–N–16] Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; FHAInsured Mortgage Loan Servicing Involving the Claims and Conveyance Process, Property Inspection/ Preservation Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing, HUD. ACTION: Notice. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described below will be 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. DATES: Comments Due Date: September 12, 2008. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: Lillian Deitzer, Departmental Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; e-mail Lillian_L._Deitzer@HUD.gov or telephone (202) 402–8048. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vance T. Morris, Director, Office of Single Family Program Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–2419 (this is not a toll free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department is submitting the proposed information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Jul 11, 2008 Jkt 214001 whether the proposed collection 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 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: FHA-Insured Mortgage Loan Servicing Involving the Claims and Conveyance Process, Property Inspection/Preservation. OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502–0429. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: FHA insurance is an important source of mortgage credit for low and moderateincome borrowers and their neighborhoods. It is essential that FHA maintain a healthy mortgage insurance fund through premiums charged the borrower by FHA along with Federal budget receipts generated from those premiums to support HUD’s goals. Providing policy and guidance to the single family housing mortgage industry regarding changes in FHA’s program is essential to protect the fund. The OMB information requests referred to below provide HUD’s policy and guidance. This information collection request for OMB review seeks to combine the requirements of three existing OMB collections under this collection. The OMB collections are as follows; OMB collections 2502–0268 ‘‘Request for Occupied Conveyance’’, 2502–0349 ‘‘Certified Eligibility for Adjustments for Damage or Neglect’’ and 2502–0436 ‘‘Mortgagee’s Request for Extension of Time’’. Agency form numbers, if applicable: HUD–09519–A, Property Inspection Report, HUD–09539, Request for Occupied Conveyance, HUD–27011, Parts A, B, C, D, E, Single Family Application for Insurance Benefits, HUD–50002, Request to Exceed Cost Limits for Preservation and Protection, HUD–50012, Mortgagees Request for Extension of Time Requirements, HUD– 91022, Mortgagee Notice of Foreclosure Sale. Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: The number of PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40359 burden hours is 692,304, the number of respondents is 223, the number of responses is 614,728, the frequency of response is on occasion, and the burden hour per response is from less than a minute to 4 hours depending upon the activity. Status of the proposed information collection: This is an existing collection (OMB 2502–0429) that will be revised. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: July 3, 2008. Frank L. Davis, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing—Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. E8–15919 Filed 7–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWSR8–2008–N0148; 1120–0008–0221–F2] Incidental Take Permit for the Regency Centers Project in the City of Highland, San Bernardino County, CA Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability and receipt of application. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Regency Centers (Applicant) has applied to the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for an incidental take permit pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act (Act) of 1973, as amended. The Service is considering issuing a 3-year permit to the Applicant that would authorize take of the federally endangered San Bernardino kangaroo rat (Dipodomys Merriami parvus; ‘‘SBKR’’). The proposed permit would authorize the take of an individual SBKR. The Applicant needs the permit because take of SBKR could occur during the proposed construction of a commercial development on an 8.4-acre site in the City of Highland, San Bernardino County, California. The permit application includes the proposed Habitat Conservation Plan (Plan), which describes the proposed action and the measures that the Applicant would undertake to minimize and mitigate take of the SBKR. DATES: Submit written comments on or before September 12, 2008. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Mr. Jim Bartel, Field Supervisor, Fish and Wildlife Service, 6010 Hidden Valley Road, Carlsbad, California 92011. You also may send comments by facsimile to (760) 918–0638. E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 40360 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 135 / Monday, July 14, 2008 / Notices Ms. Karen Goebel, Assistant Field Supervisor [see ADDRESSES] or call (760) 431–9440. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Availability of Documents You may obtain copies of these documents for review by contacting the above office. Documents also will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the above address and at the San Bernardino County Libraries. Addresses for the San Bernardino County Libraries are: (1) 27167 Base Line, Highland, CA 92346; (2) 25581 Barton Rd, Loma Linda, CA 92354; (3) 1870 Mentone Boulevard, Mentone, CA 92359; and (4) 104 West Fourth Street, San Bernardino, CA 92415. Background Section 9 of the Act and Federal regulations prohibit the ‘‘take’’ of fish and wildlife species listed as endangered or threatened. Take of federally listed fish and wildlife is defined under the Act to include ‘‘harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct.’’ The Service may, under limited circumstances, issue permits to authorize incidental take (i.e., take that is incidental to, and not the purpose of, the carrying out of an otherwise lawful activity). Regulations governing incidental take permits for threatened and endangered species are found in 50 CFR 17.32 and 17.22. The Applicant is proposing development of commercial facilities on an 8.4-acre site. The site is located southeast of the intersection of State Route 30 and Fifth Street (State Route 330) in the City of Highland, San Bernardino County, California. The proposed project site is bordered on the west by vacant land that has been permitted for construction of commercial facilities, on the north by 5th Street, on the east by vacant land and a public storage facility, and on the south by a berm separating the site from the Plunge Creek flood control basins, aggregate operations, and the Santa Ana Wash. Based on focused surveys and habitat assessments, 4.5 acres of the site are considered occupied by the SBKR. The Service has determined that the proposed development would result in incidental take of the SBKR. No other federally listed species are known to occupy the site. To mitigate take of SBKR on the project site, the Applicant has purchased credits towards conservation VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Jul 11, 2008 Jkt 214001 in-perpetuity of thirteen (13) acres of conservation credits from the Cajon Creek Conservation Bank in eastern San Bernardino Valley. The conservation bank collects fees that fund a management endowment to ensure the permanent management and monitoring of sensitive species and habitats, including the SBKR. sooner than 60 days from the date of this notice. Dated: July 8, 2008. Richard F. Kearney, Acting Deputy Regional Director, California and Nevada Region, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. E8–16040 Filed 7–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P National Environmental Policy Act Proposed permit issuance triggers the need for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Accordingly, a draft NEPA document has been prepared. The Service is the Lead Agency responsible for compliance under NEPA. As NEPA lead agency, the Service is providing notice of the availability and is making available for public review the Environmental Assessment. The Service’s Environmental Assessment considers the environmental consequences of three alternatives, including: (1) The Proposed Project Alternative, which consists of issuance of the incidental take permit and implementation of the Plan; (2) the Alternate Site Layout Alternative, which consists of a reduced project footprint and conservation of SBKR within the proposed project site; and (3) the No Action Alternative, which would result in no impacts to SBKR and no conservation. Public Review The Service invites the public to review the Plan and Environmental Assessment during a 60-day public comment period (see DATES). Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 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. This notice is provided pursuant to section 10(a) of the Act and the regulations for implementing NEPA, as amended (40 CFR 1506.6). We will evaluate the application, associated documents, and comments submitted thereon to determine whether the application meets the requirements of NEPA regulations and section 10(a) of the Act. If we determine that those requirements are met, we will issue a permit to the Applicant for the incidental take of the SBKR. We will make our final permit decision no PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–R–2008–N0101; 80230–1265– 0000–S3] Ellicott Slough National Wildlife Refuge, Santa Cruz County, CA Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan and environmental assessment; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) intend to prepare a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Ellicott Slough National Wildlife Refuge located in Santa Cruz County of California. We provide this notice in compliance with our CCP policy to advise other Federal and State agencies, Tribes, and the public of our intentions, and to obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to consider in the planning process. DATES: To ensure consideration, we must receive your written comments by August 13, 2008. ADDRESSES: Send your comments or requests for more information by any of the following methods. E-mail: sfbaynwrc@fws.gov. Include ‘‘Ellicott Slough CCP’’ in the subject line of the message. Fax: Attn: Winnie Chan, (510) 792– 5828. U.S. Mail: San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex, 9500 Thornton Avenue, Newark, California 94560. In-Person Drop-off: You may drop off comments during regular business hours at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Winnie Chan, Refuge Planner, or Diane Kodama, Refuge Manager, at (510) 792– 0222. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Introduction With this notice, we initiate our process for developing a CCP for Ellicott Slough NWR in Santa Cruz County, CA. E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWSR8-2008-N0148; 1120-0008-0221-F2]


Incidental Take Permit for the Regency Centers Project in the 
City of Highland, San Bernardino County, CA

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability and receipt of application.

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SUMMARY: Regency Centers (Applicant) has applied to the Fish and 
Wildlife Service (Service) for an incidental take permit pursuant to 
section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act (Act) of 1973, as 
amended. The Service is considering issuing a 3-year permit to the 
Applicant that would authorize take of the federally endangered San 
Bernardino kangaroo rat (Dipodomys Merriami parvus; ``SBKR''). The 
proposed permit would authorize the take of an individual SBKR. The 
Applicant needs the permit because take of SBKR could occur during the 
proposed construction of a commercial development on an 8.4-acre site 
in the City of Highland, San Bernardino County, California. The permit 
application includes the proposed Habitat Conservation Plan (Plan), 
which describes the proposed action and the measures that the Applicant 
would undertake to minimize and mitigate take of the SBKR.

DATES: Submit written comments on or before September 12, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Mr. Jim Bartel, Field Supervisor, 
Fish and Wildlife Service, 6010 Hidden Valley Road, Carlsbad, 
California 92011. You also may send comments by facsimile to (760) 918-
0638.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Karen Goebel, Assistant Field 
Supervisor [see ADDRESSES] or call (760) 431-9440.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Availability of Documents

    You may obtain copies of these documents for review by contacting 
the above office. Documents also will be available for public 
inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the above 
address and at the San Bernardino County Libraries. Addresses for the 
San Bernardino County Libraries are: (1) 27167 Base Line, Highland, CA 
92346; (2) 25581 Barton Rd, Loma Linda, CA 92354; (3) 1870 Mentone 
Boulevard, Mentone, CA 92359; and (4) 104 West Fourth Street, San 
Bernardino, CA 92415.

Background

    Section 9 of the Act and Federal regulations prohibit the ``take'' 
of fish and wildlife species listed as endangered or threatened. Take 
of federally listed fish and wildlife is defined under the Act to 
include ``harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, 
capture, or collect, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct.'' The 
Service may, under limited circumstances, issue permits to authorize 
incidental take (i.e., take that is incidental to, and not the purpose 
of, the carrying out of an otherwise lawful activity). Regulations 
governing incidental take permits for threatened and endangered species 
are found in 50 CFR 17.32 and 17.22.
    The Applicant is proposing development of commercial facilities on 
an 8.4-acre site. The site is located southeast of the intersection of 
State Route 30 and Fifth Street (State Route 330) in the City of 
Highland, San Bernardino County, California. The proposed project site 
is bordered on the west by vacant land that has been permitted for 
construction of commercial facilities, on the north by 5th Street, on 
the east by vacant land and a public storage facility, and on the south 
by a berm separating the site from the Plunge Creek flood control 
basins, aggregate operations, and the Santa Ana Wash.
    Based on focused surveys and habitat assessments, 4.5 acres of the 
site are considered occupied by the SBKR. The Service has determined 
that the proposed development would result in incidental take of the 
SBKR. No other federally listed species are known to occupy the site.
    To mitigate take of SBKR on the project site, the Applicant has 
purchased credits towards conservation in-perpetuity of thirteen (13) 
acres of conservation credits from the Cajon Creek Conservation Bank in 
eastern San Bernardino Valley. The conservation bank collects fees that 
fund a management endowment to ensure the permanent management and 
monitoring of sensitive species and habitats, including the SBKR.

National Environmental Policy Act

    Proposed permit issuance triggers the need for compliance with the 
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Accordingly, a draft NEPA 
document has been prepared. The Service is the Lead Agency responsible 
for compliance under NEPA. As NEPA lead agency, the Service is 
providing notice of the availability and is making available for public 
review the Environmental Assessment.
    The Service's Environmental Assessment considers the environmental 
consequences of three alternatives, including: (1) The Proposed Project 
Alternative, which consists of issuance of the incidental take permit 
and implementation of the Plan; (2) the Alternate Site Layout 
Alternative, which consists of a reduced project footprint and 
conservation of SBKR within the proposed project site; and (3) the No 
Action Alternative, which would result in no impacts to SBKR and no 
conservation.

Public Review

    The Service invites the public to review the Plan and Environmental 
Assessment during a 60-day public comment period (see DATES). Before 
including your address, phone number, e-mail 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.
    This notice is provided pursuant to section 10(a) of the Act and 
the regulations for implementing NEPA, as amended (40 CFR 1506.6). We 
will evaluate the application, associated documents, and comments 
submitted thereon to determine whether the application meets the 
requirements of NEPA regulations and section 10(a) of the Act. If we 
determine that those requirements are met, we will issue a permit to 
the Applicant for the incidental take of the SBKR. We will make our 
final permit decision no sooner than 60 days from the date of this 
notice.

    Dated: July 8, 2008.
Richard F. Kearney,
Acting Deputy Regional Director, California and Nevada Region, 
Sacramento, California.
[FR Doc. E8-16040 Filed 7-11-08; 8:45 am]
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