Receipt of an Application for an Incidental Take Permit for a Training Facility in Charlotte County, FL, 11127-11128 [E9-5591]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 49 / Monday, March 16, 2009 / Notices Dated: February 25, 2009. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. E9–5615 Filed 3–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5281–N–21] Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Emergency Comment Request Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment Form AGENCY: Office of Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection. SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for emergency review and approval, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. DATES: Comments Due Date: March 23, 2009. 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E9–5633 Filed 3–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11127 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R4–ES–2009–N0046; 40120–1112– 0000–F2] Receipt of an Application for an Incidental Take Permit for a Training Facility in Charlotte County, FL AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of an incidental take permit (ITP) and Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). Visually Impaired Persons of Charlotte County (applicant) requests an ITP pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The applicant anticipates taking about 1.91 acres of Florida scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) (scrub-jay) foraging and sheltering habitat incidental to lot preparation for the construction of a training facility and supporting infrastructure in Charlotte County, Florida (Project). The applicant’s HCP describes the mitigation and minimization measures proposed to address the effects of the Project to the scrub-jay. DATES: We must receive your written comments on the ITP application and HCP on or before April 15, 2009. ADDRESSES: See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for information on how to submit your comments on the ITP application and HCP. You may obtain a copy of the ITP application and HCP by writing to the South Florida Ecological Services Office, Attn: Permit number TE207151– 0, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1339 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960–3559. In addition, we will make the ITP application and HCP available for public inspection by appointment during normal business hours at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Trish Adams, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, South Florida Ecological Services Office (see ADDRESSES); telephone: (772) 562–3909, ext. 232. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: If you wish to comment on the ITP application and HCP, you may submit comments by any one of the following methods. Please reference permit number TE207151–0 in such comments. 1. Mail or hand-deliver comments to our South Florida Ecological Services Office address (see ADDRESSES). 2. E-mail comments to trish_adams@fws.gov. If you do not E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1 11128 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 49 / Monday, March 16, 2009 / Notices receive a confirmation that we have received your e-mail message, contact us directly at the telephone number listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comments, 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. Construction of a training facility for the Visually Impaired Persons of Charlotte County HCP will take place at latitude 27.0168 and longitude ¥82.0189 in Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Florida. This lot is within scrub-jay occupied habitat. The lot encompasses about 1.91 acres, and the footprint of the training facility, infrastructure, and landscaping preclude retention of scrub-jay habitat. In order to minimize take on site, the applicant proposes to mitigate for the loss of 1.91 acres of scrub-jay habitat by contribution of 4.3 acres of suitable scrub-jay habitat to nearby existing conservation lands. We have 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)(40 CFR 1506.6), as provided by the Department of the Interior Manual (516 DM 2 Appendix 1 and 516 DM 6 Appendix 1). 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. Based on our review of public comments that we receive in response to this notice, we may revise this preliminary determination. We 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 we determine that the application meets the requirements, we will issue the ITP for incidental take of the scrub-jay. We 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. We will use the results of this consultation, VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:38 Mar 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 in combination with the above findings, in the final analysis to determine whether or not to issue the ITP. Authority: We provide this notice pursuant to Section 10 of the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). Dated: February 13, 2009. Paul Souza, Field Supervisor, South Florida Ecological Services Office. [FR Doc. E9–5591 Filed 3–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R9–MB–2008–N0349; 91200–1231– 5BBC–K3] Availability of Birds of Conservation Concern 2008 AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. SUMMARY: We announce the availability of Birds of Conservation Concern 2008. This publication identifies species, subspecies, and populations of migratory and nonmigratory birds in need of additional conservation actions. We hope to stimulate coordinated and collaborative proactive conservation actions among Federal, State, tribal, and private partners. DATES: Individuals wishing to comment on the process used in developing Birds of Conservation Concern 2008, especially to provide recommendations for improving future versions of the document, may direct their written comments to the Chief, Division of Migratory Bird Management (listed below under ADDRESSES ). All comments received will be filed for use in developing the next version of the list. Comments will be accepted until the time that work begins on the next edition of this report (approximately 5 years). 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The 1988 amendment to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act (FWCA) of 1980 (Pub.L. 100–653, Title VIII) requires the Secretary of the Interior, through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to ‘‘identify species, subspecies, and populations of all migratory nongame birds that, without additional conservation actions, are likely to become candidates for listing under the Endangered Species Act [ESA] of 1973.’’ Birds of Conservation Concern 2008 fulfills that mandate and supersedes Birds of Conservation Concern 2002. The species that appear in Birds of Conservation Concern 2008 are deemed to be the highest priority for conservation actions. We anticipate that the document will be consulted by Federal agencies and their partners prior to undertaking cooperative research, monitoring, and management actions that might directly or indirectly affect migratory birds. Our goal in publishing this document is to stimulate coordinated and collaborative proactive conservation actions among Federal, State, tribal, and private partners. To serve as a broad early-warning system in the context of the FWCA, this document includes all of the species that we have some basis to consider to be of conservation concern. Our objective in publishing this list is to focus conservation attention on bird species of concern well in advance of a possible or plausible need to consider them for listing under the ESA. Inclusion on this list does not constitute a finding that listing under the ESA is warranted, or that substantial information exists to indicate that listing under the ESA may be warranted. Many of the species on this list will probably never have to be considered for ESA listing, even if no additional conservation actions are taken. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R4-ES-2009-N0046; 40120-1112-0000-F2]


Receipt of an Application for an Incidental Take Permit for a 
Training Facility in Charlotte County, FL

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the 
availability of an incidental take permit (ITP) and Habitat 
Conservation Plan (HCP). Visually Impaired Persons of Charlotte County 
(applicant) requests an ITP pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(B) of the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The applicant 
anticipates taking about 1.91 acres of Florida scrub-jay (Aphelocoma 
coerulescens) (scrub-jay) foraging and sheltering habitat incidental to 
lot preparation for the construction of a training facility and 
supporting infrastructure in Charlotte County, Florida (Project). The 
applicant's HCP describes the mitigation and minimization measures 
proposed to address the effects of the Project to the scrub-jay.

DATES: We must receive your written comments on the ITP application and 
HCP on or before April 15, 2009.

ADDRESSES: See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for 
information on how to submit your comments on the ITP application and 
HCP. You may obtain a copy of the ITP application and HCP by writing to 
the South Florida Ecological Services Office, Attn: Permit number 
TE207151-0, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1339 20th Street, Vero 
Beach, FL 32960-3559. In addition, we will make the ITP application and 
HCP available for public inspection by appointment during normal 
business hours at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Trish Adams, Fish and Wildlife 
Biologist, South Florida Ecological Services Office (see ADDRESSES); 
telephone: (772) 562-3909, ext. 232.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: If you wish to comment on the ITP 
application and HCP, you may submit comments by any one of the 
following methods. Please reference permit number TE207151-0 in such 
comments.
    1. Mail or hand-deliver comments to our South Florida Ecological 
Services Office address (see ADDRESSES).
    2. E-mail comments to trish_adams@fws.gov. If you do not

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receive a confirmation that we have received your e-mail message, 
contact us directly at the telephone number listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.
    Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comments, 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.
    Construction of a training facility for the Visually Impaired 
Persons of Charlotte County HCP will take place at latitude 27.0168 and 
longitude -82.0189 in Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Florida. This lot 
is within scrub-jay occupied habitat.
    The lot encompasses about 1.91 acres, and the footprint of the 
training facility, infrastructure, and landscaping preclude retention 
of scrub-jay habitat. In order to minimize take on site, the applicant 
proposes to mitigate for the loss of 1.91 acres of scrub-jay habitat by 
contribution of 4.3 acres of suitable scrub-jay habitat to nearby 
existing conservation lands.
    We have 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)(40 CFR 1506.6), as 
provided by the Department of the Interior Manual (516 DM 2 Appendix 1 
and 516 DM 6 Appendix 1). 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. Based on our review of public 
comments that we receive in response to this notice, we may revise this 
preliminary determination.
    We 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 we determine that the 
application meets the requirements, we will issue the ITP for 
incidental take of the scrub-jay. We 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. We will use 
the results of this consultation, in combination with the above 
findings, in the final analysis to determine whether or not to issue 
the ITP.

    Authority: We provide this notice pursuant to Section 10 of the 
Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and NEPA regulations 
(40 CFR 1506.6).

    Dated: February 13, 2009.
Paul Souza,
Field Supervisor, South Florida Ecological Services Office.
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