Receipt of Application for Incidental Take Permit for Residential Development, Walton County, FL, 62345-62346 [E9-28369]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 227 / Friday, November 27, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWO320000 L19900000 PO0000; OMB Control Number 1004–0025] Information Collection; Mineral Surveys, Mineral Patent Applications, Adverse Claims, Protests, and Contests AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: 30-day Notice and Request for Comments. sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a 3-year extension of OMB Control Number 1004–0025 under the Paperwork Reduction Act. This control number covers paperwork requirements in 43 CFR part 3860, which pertain to mineral patent applications, and in 43 CFR part 3870, which pertain to adverse claims, protests, and conflicts. DATES: The OMB is required to respond to this information collection request within 60 days but may respond after 30 days. 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SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of a proposed HCP, an accompanying ITP application, and an EA related to a proposed development that would take the Choctawhatchee beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus allophrys) on Perdido Key in Walton County, Florida. The HCP analyzes the take of the federally endangered Choctawhatchee beach mouse incidental to construction and occupation of a 13-unit condominium (Project). Will and Sikes, Inc. (Applicant) requests an ITP under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended. The Applicant’s HCP describes the mitigation and minimization measures proposed to address the effects on the species. DATES: We must receive any written comments on the ITP application, EA, and HCP at our Regional Office (see ADDRESSES) on or before December 28, 2009. ADDRESSES: Documents will be available for public inspection by appointment during normal business hours at the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Regional Office, 1875 Century Boulevard, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30345 (Attn: David Dell); or at the Fish and Wildlife Service Field Office, 1601 Balboa Avenue, Panama City, FL 32405 (Attn: Field Supervisor). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David Dell, Regional HCP Coordinator (see ADDRESSES), telephone: 404/679– 7313; or Mr. Ben Frater, Field Office Project Manager, at the Panama City Field Office (see ADDRESSES), telephone: 850/769–0552, ext. 248. E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1 62346 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 227 / Friday, November 27, 2009 / Notices We announce the availability of a proposed HCP, accompanying ITP application, and an EA, which analyzes the take of the Choctawhatchee beach mouse incidental to the Project. The applicant requests a 30-year ITP under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), as amended. We specifically request information, views, and opinions from the public via this notice on our proposed Federal action, including identification of any other aspects of the human environment not already identified in the EA pursuant to NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). Further, we specifically solicit information regarding the adequacy of the HCP per 50 CFR parts 13 and 17. An assessment of the likely environmental impacts associated with the implementation of the Project, the EA considers the environmental consequences of the no-action alternative and the proposed action. The proposed action alternative is issuance of the ITP and implementation of the HCP as submitted by the Applicant. The HCP covers activities associated with the construction and maintenance of a condominium. Avoidance, minimization, and mitigation measures include a reduced design footprint, onsite land management to maintain use of the site by Choctawhatchee beach mice, and funding off-site habitat acquisition and management. cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Public Comments Authority If you wish to comment, you may submit comments by any one of several methods. Please reference TE206010–0 in such comments. You may mail comments to the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Regional Office (see ADDRESSES). You may also comment via the Internet to david_dell@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 either telephone number listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Finally, you may hand-deliver comments to either of our offices listed under ADDRESSES. 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 We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:08 Nov 25, 2009 Jkt 220001 Covered Area The area encompassed under the HCP and ITP application is a 2.65-acre tract of Gulf-front property containing 1.65 acres of suitable, currently undeveloped Choctawhatchee beach mouse habitat. The Project area is located in southcentral Walton County, Florida, and includes 300 linear feet of dunes and open beach. Choctawhatchee beach mice historically ranged throughout the Walton and Bay County coastline, but are now restricted to about 15 miles of coastline in the Topsail Hill area in Walton County and Shell Island in Bay County. Next Steps We will evaluate these ITP applications, including the HCP and any comments we receive, to determine whether these applications meet the requirements of section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Act. We will also evaluate whether issuance of the section 10(a)(1)(B) ITP complies with section 7 of the Endangered Species Act by conducting an intra-Service section 7 consultation. We will use the results of this consultation, in combination with the above findings, in our final analysis to determine whether or not to issue the ITP. If we determine that the requirements are met, we will issue the ITP for the incidental take of the Choctawhatchee beach mouse. Dated: October 5, 2009. Mark Musaus, Acting Regional Director. [FR Doc. E9–28369 Filed 11–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam (MIAD) Modification Project, Sacramento and El Dorado Counties, CA AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) and notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act and the PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 California Environmental Quality Act, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), the lead Federal agency and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency (SAFCA), the CEQA lead agency, have made available for public review and comment a Draft Supplemental EIS/EIR for the MIAD Modification Project. The MIAD Modification Project is a feature of the larger Folsom Dam Safety/ Flood Damage Reduction (DS/FDR) Project currently underway by Reclamation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), and the Corps’ nonFederal sponsors, the Central Valley Flood Protection Board and SAFCA, to address hydrologic, static, and seismic issues at Folsom Dam and Reservoir. The analysis in the Folsom DS/FDR EIS/ EIR considered several methods to modify MIAD to achieve Reclamation’s risk standards for dam safety. Subsequent investigations have shown that the preferred alternative’s design approaches and construction techniques need to be changed to achieve Reclamation’s existing risk standards for dam safety. Specifically, the utilization of jet grouting to stabilize the foundation of MIAD will not meet Reclamation’s dam safety standards. The purpose of this Draft Supplemental EIS/EIR is to analyze additional techniques to stabilize the MIAD foundation to meet the existing risk standards for dam safety. Additionally, the supplement addresses potential environmental effects associated with completing mitigation for the Folsom DS/FDR Project at the Mississippi Bar site. The two mitigation alternatives include the improvement of up to 80 acres of seasonal wetland and riparian habitat and the no action alternative. The environmental effects of the mitigation were not addressed in the previous environmental document as the location for mitigation had not been determined. DATES: Comments on the MIAD Modification Project Draft Supplemental EIS/EIR should be submitted on or before January 18, 2010. Two public meetings will be held to provide interested individuals with an opportunity to comment in writing on the MIAD Modification Project Draft Supplemental EIS/EIR. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R4-ES-2009-N224; 40120-1112-0000-F2]


Receipt of Application for Incidental Take Permit for Residential 
Development, Walton County, FL

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice: receipt of application for incidental take permit (ITP) 
for a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP); availability of proposed HCP and 
environmental assessment (EA); request for comment.

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SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability 
of a proposed HCP, an accompanying ITP application, and an EA related 
to a proposed development that would take the Choctawhatchee beach 
mouse (Peromyscus polionotus allophrys) on Perdido Key in Walton 
County, Florida. The HCP analyzes the take of the federally endangered 
Choctawhatchee beach mouse incidental to construction and occupation of 
a 13-unit condominium (Project). Will and Sikes, Inc. (Applicant) 
requests an ITP under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as 
amended. The Applicant's HCP describes the mitigation and minimization 
measures proposed to address the effects on the species.

DATES: We must receive any written comments on the ITP application, EA, 
and HCP at our Regional Office (see ADDRESSES) on or before December 
28, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Documents will be available for public inspection by 
appointment during normal business hours at the Fish and Wildlife 
Service's Regional Office, 1875 Century Boulevard, Suite 200, Atlanta, 
GA 30345 (Attn: David Dell); or at the Fish and Wildlife Service Field 
Office, 1601 Balboa Avenue, Panama City, FL 32405 (Attn: Field 
Supervisor).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David Dell, Regional HCP 
Coordinator (see ADDRESSES), telephone: 404/679-7313; or Mr. Ben 
Frater, Field Office Project Manager, at the Panama City Field Office 
(see ADDRESSES), telephone: 850/769-0552, ext. 248.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We announce the availability of a proposed 
HCP, accompanying ITP application, and an EA, which analyzes the take 
of the Choctawhatchee beach mouse incidental to the Project. The 
applicant requests a 30-year ITP under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), as 
amended.
    We specifically request information, views, and opinions from the 
public via this notice on our proposed Federal action, including 
identification of any other aspects of the human environment not 
already identified in the EA pursuant to NEPA regulations (40 CFR 
1506.6). Further, we specifically solicit information regarding the 
adequacy of the HCP per 50 CFR parts 13 and 17.
    An assessment of the likely environmental impacts associated with 
the implementation of the Project, the EA considers the environmental 
consequences of the no-action alternative and the proposed action. The 
proposed action alternative is issuance of the ITP and implementation 
of the HCP as submitted by the Applicant. The HCP covers activities 
associated with the construction and maintenance of a condominium. 
Avoidance, minimization, and mitigation measures include a reduced 
design footprint, on-site land management to maintain use of the site 
by Choctawhatchee beach mice, and funding off-site habitat acquisition 
and management.

Public Comments

    If you wish to comment, you may submit comments by any one of 
several methods. Please reference TE206010-0 in such comments. You may 
mail comments to the Fish and Wildlife Service's Regional Office (see 
ADDRESSES). You may also comment via the Internet to david_dell@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 either 
telephone number listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
    Finally, you may hand-deliver comments to either of our offices 
listed under ADDRESSES. 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.

Covered Area

    The area encompassed under the HCP and ITP application is a 2.65-
acre tract of Gulf-front property containing 1.65 acres of suitable, 
currently undeveloped Choctawhatchee beach mouse habitat. The Project 
area is located in south-central Walton County, Florida, and includes 
300 linear feet of dunes and open beach. Choctawhatchee beach mice 
historically ranged throughout the Walton and Bay County coastline, but 
are now restricted to about 15 miles of coastline in the Topsail Hill 
area in Walton County and Shell Island in Bay County.

Next Steps

    We will evaluate these ITP applications, including the HCP and any 
comments we receive, to determine whether these applications meet the 
requirements of section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Act. We will also evaluate 
whether issuance of the section 10(a)(1)(B) ITP complies with section 7 
of the Endangered Species Act by conducting an intra-Service section 7 
consultation. We will use the results of this consultation, in 
combination with the above findings, in our final analysis to determine 
whether or not to issue the ITP. If we determine that the requirements 
are met, we will issue the ITP for the incidental take of the 
Choctawhatchee beach mouse.

Authority

    We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 
et seq.) and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6).

    Dated: October 5, 2009.
Mark Musaus,
Acting Regional Director.
[FR Doc. E9-28369 Filed 11-25-09; 8:45 am]
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