Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Application, 59990-59991 [E9-27804]

Download as PDF 59990 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 222 / Thursday, November 19, 2009 / Notices partnerships and communities will be a valuable and necessary component of serving as a host. The information collected will be used to establish DOI Regional Climate Change Response Centers through Cooperative Agreements with the host institution. The National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center will issue a Program Announcement that will request interested host institutions to submit proposals. Proposals will address the institution’s current climate change science program, its existing linkages with USGS and other DOI bureaus, a description of linkages with potential Regional Center partners, and institution organization capabilities and contributions to serve as a host. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES II. Data OMB Control Number: None. This is a new collection. Title: Establishment of DOI Regional Climate Change Response Centers, National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center Program Announcement. Respondent Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 80. Respondents may include institutions of higher education and other non-profit organizations. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 80. Estimated Time per Response: 20 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 1,600 hours. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: We estimate the public reporting will average 20 hours per response. This includes time to develop a technical proposal, budget sheets, perform internal proposal reviews, secure support letters, and submit the proposal through Grants.gov. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’: There are no ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with this collection of information. III. Request for Comments To comply with the public consultation process, we publish this Federal Register notice announcing that we will submit this ICR to OMB for approval. This notice provides the required 60-day public comment period. We invite comments concerning this ICR on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden on the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:22 Nov 18, 2009 Jkt 220001 enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. 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 publically 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. Dated: November 10, 2009. Susan D. Haseltine, Associate Director for Biology, U.S. Geological Survey. [FR Doc. E9–27780 Filed 11–18–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R3–ES–2009–N246; 30120–1113– 0000–F6] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Application AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of permit application; request for comments. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following application to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (Act) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act requires that we invite public comment before issuing this permit. DATES: We must receive any written comments on or before December 21, 2009. Send written comments to the Regional Director, Attn: Peter Fasbender, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 1 Federal Drive, Fort Snelling, MN 55111–4056; electronic mail, permitsR3ES@fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Fasbender, (612) 713–5343. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background We invite public comment on the following permit application for certain activities with endangered species authorized by section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and our regulations governing the taking of endangered species in the Code of Federal Regulations at 50 CFR 17. Submit your written data, comments, or request for a copy of the complete application to the address shown in ADDRESSES. When submitting comments, please refer to the appropriate permit application number. Permit Applications Permit Application Number: TE230947. Applicant: Malacological Consultants, LaCrosse, Wisconsin. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release/relocate) Higgins’ eye pearlymussel and winged mapleleaf mussel (Quadrula fragosa) in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa to determine presence or absence of the species and to relocate individuals that may be in danger of injury or stranding. Proposed activities are aimed at enhancement of the survival of the species in the wild. Public Comments We seek public review and comments on this permit application. Please refer to the permit number when you submit comments. Comments and materials we receive are available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section. 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. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) In compliance with NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), we have made an initial determination that the proposed activities in these permits are categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement (516 DM 6 Appendix 1, 1.4C(1)). E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 222 / Thursday, November 19, 2009 / Notices Dated: November 9, 2009. Lynn M. Lewis, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Region 3. [FR Doc. E9–27804 Filed 11–18–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission; Notice of Public Meeting Department of the Interior, National Park Service. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Action Items (1) H.R. 482, a bill to authorize the rededication of the District of Columbia War Memorial as a National and District of Columbia World War I Memorial to honor the sacrifices made by American veterans of World War I. (2) H.R. 3425, a bill to authorize the Fair Housing Commemorative Foundation to establish a commemorative work on Federal land in the District of Columbia to commemorate the enactment of the Fair Housing Act in 1968. (3) H.R. 1466, A bill to amend title 40, United States Code, to authorize the National Capital Planning Commission to designate and modify the boundaries of the National Mall area in the District of Columbia reserved for the location of commemorative works of preeminent historical and lasting significance to the United States and other activities, to require the Secretary of the Interior and the Administrator of General Services to make recommendations for the termination of the authority of a person to establish a commemorative work in VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:22 Nov 18, 2009 Jkt 220001 the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes. Non-action Items scheduled for discussion are: Dated: October 22, 2009. Margaret O’Dell, Regional Director, National Capital Region. [FR Doc. E9–27731 Filed 11–18–09; 8:45 am] Non-Action Items BILLING CODE 4312–JK–P (1) A presentation from the John Adams Memorial Foundation on the status of an alternative sites analysis being prepared for the John Adams Memorial. (2) Review of the Commission’s bylaws. (3) Update on memorial legislation under consideration by the 111th Congress. Friday, December 4, 2009. National Building Museum, Room 312, 401 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Nancy Young, Secretary to the Commission, by telephone at (202) 619– 7097, by e-mail at nancy_young@nps.gov, by telefax at (202) 619–7420, or by mail at the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission, 1100 Ohio Drive, SW., Room 220, Washington, DC 20242. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission was established by Public Law 99–652, the Commemorative Works Act (40 U.S.C. Chapter 89 et seq.), to advise the Secretary of the Interior (the Secretary) and the Administrator, General Services Administration, (the Administrator) on policy and procedures for establishment of, and proposals to establish, commemorative works in the District of Columbia and its environs, as well as such other matters as it may deem appropriate concerning commemorative works. The Commission examines each memorial proposal for conformance to the Commemorative Works Act, and makes recommendations to the Secretary and the Administrator and to Members and Committees of Congress. The Commission also serves as a source of information for persons seeking to establish memorials in Washington, DC, and its environs. DATES: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission (the Commission) plans to meet at the National Building Museum, Room 312, 401 F Street, NW., Washington, DC, on Friday, December 4, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be open to the public. Persons who wish to file a written statement or testify at the meeting or who want further information concerning the meeting may contact Ms. Nancy Young, Secretary to the Commission. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss currently authorized and proposed memorials in the District of Columbia and its environs. In addition to discussing general matters and conducting routine business, the Commission will review three Action Items: 59991 ADDRESSES: The members of the Commission are as follows: Director, National Park Service; Administrator, General Services Administration; Chairman, National Capital Planning Commission; Chairman, Commission of Fine Arts; Mayor of the District of Columbia; Architect of the Capitol; Chairman, American Battle Monuments Commission; Secretary of Defense. PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act Under 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that on November 12, 2009, a Consent Decree in United States v. Allen Greig & Perry, Inc., et al., No. 1:09–cv– 482, was lodged with the United States District Court for the District of Maine. The proposed Consent Decree resolves claims of the United States, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (‘‘EPA’’) and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service (‘‘DOI’’), under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (‘‘CERCLA’’), 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq., in connection with the West Site/Hows Corner Superfund Site in Plymouth, Maine (‘‘Site’’), against 82 defendants. The Consent Decree requires two settling defendants (‘‘Performing Parties’’) to perform the remedial action set forth in EPA’s 2002 and 2006 Records of Decision (‘‘RODs’’) for the Site. The remedial action includes: Groundwater containment with on-site treatment for the ‘‘Source Area Groundwater’’ (as described in the 2002 ROD); groundwater restoration of the Non-Source Area Groundwater through monitored natural attenuation; a technical impracticability waiver for the Source Area Groundwater; institutional controls; long-term monitoring of groundwater, surface water, sediments, indoor air/vapors (if required by EPA), and institutional controls; operation and maintenance; residential well monitoring with a contingency for public water; and vapor intrusion investigation and response. The Consent Decree also requires the Performing Parties to pay: $10,953 to the State of Maine for its past costs; $900,000 to the State in prepayment of future oversight costs; $6,500 to DOI for its natural resource damages assessment costs; and $59,427 to the State for its natural resource damages assessment costs. The Consent Decree also requires the settlors to implement a natural resources project comprising the purchase of two parcels totalling 752.5 acres and making them subject to restrictive covenants. The two parcels will then be conveyed to the State to be held in perpetuity in a E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 222 (Thursday, November 19, 2009)]
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[FR Doc No: E9-27804]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R3-ES-2009-N246; 30120-1113-0000-F6]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Application

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of permit application; request for 
comments.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to 
comment on the following application to conduct certain activities with 
endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act 
(Act) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species 
unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act requires that we 
invite public comment before issuing this permit.

DATES: We must receive any written comments on or before December 21, 
2009.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to the Regional Director, Attn: Peter 
Fasbender, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 1 
Federal Drive, Fort Snelling, MN 55111-4056; electronic mail, 
permitsR3ES@fws.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Fasbender, (612) 713-5343.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    We invite public comment on the following permit application for 
certain activities with endangered species authorized by section 
10(a)(1)(A) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and our regulations 
governing the taking of endangered species in the Code of Federal 
Regulations at 50 CFR 17. Submit your written data, comments, or 
request for a copy of the complete application to the address shown in 
ADDRESSES. When submitting comments, please refer to the appropriate 
permit application number.

Permit Applications

    Permit Application Number: TE230947.
    Applicant: Malacological Consultants, LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release/
relocate) Higgins' eye pearlymussel and winged mapleleaf mussel 
(Quadrula fragosa) in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa to determine 
presence or absence of the species and to relocate individuals that may 
be in danger of injury or stranding. Proposed activities are aimed at 
enhancement of the survival of the species in the wild.

Public Comments

    We seek public review and comments on this permit application. 
Please refer to the permit number when you submit comments. Comments 
and materials we receive are available for public inspection, by 
appointment, during normal business hours at the address shown in the 
ADDRESSES section. 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.

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

    In compliance with NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), we have made an 
initial determination that the proposed activities in these permits are 
categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental 
assessment or environmental impact statement (516 DM 6 Appendix 1, 
1.4C(1)).


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    Dated: November 9, 2009.
Lynn M. Lewis,
Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Region 3.
[FR Doc. E9-27804 Filed 11-18-09; 8:45 am]
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