Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Notice of Availability of the St. Andrew Beach Mouse Recovery Plan, 81637-81639 [2010-32666]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 28, 2010 / Notices RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: detail construction and operation of the Project in accordance with the Rule. Mortgagors, appraisers, inspectors, builders, mortgagee staff appraisers, mortgagee staff underwriters, and HUD employees. Authority: The NOA of the Lease issuance is published pursuant to 30 CFR 285.231. EXEMPTIONS FOR CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE ACT: Cape Wind Energy Project Description None. [FR Doc. 2010–32688 Filed 12–27–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement Commercial Lease for the Cape Wind Energy Project Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability (‘‘NOA’’) of a Commercial Lease of Submerged Lands for Renewable Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf (‘‘OCS’’) for the Cape Wind Energy Project. AGENCY: Pursuant to its authority under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (‘‘OCSLA’’), 43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq., as amended; and the Renewable Energy and Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf Rules, 30 CFR part 285 (‘‘Rule’’), BOEMRE has issued a Commercial Lease (‘‘Lease’’) for an area of approximately 46 square miles on the OCS in Nantucket Sound off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This NOA is being published to announce the availability of the Lease in accordance with the requirements of 30 CFR 285.231. The Lease is for the Cape Wind Energy Project (‘‘Project’’) which grants Cape Wind Associates, LLC, (‘‘CWA’’) the exclusive right to conduct certain activities within the leased area, subject to the terms and conditions of the Lease, and applicable laws and regulations. The Lease requires CWA to pay $88,278 in annual rent prior to production, and a two to seven percent operating fee rate following the start of production during the 33-year lease (a 5-year site assessment term and a 28-year commercial operations term). The rent and operating fee are based on the requirements set forth in 30 CFR part 285, subpart E. The Project plan calls for 130 wind turbines capable of generating a maximum electric output of 468 megawatts with an anticipated average output of 183 megawatts. Construction and operation of the Project cannot begin until BOEMRE reviews and approves plans submitted by CWA that emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:37 Dec 27, 2010 Jkt 223001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (‘‘EPAct’’) and amendments to the OCSLA gave the Secretary of the Department of the Interior the authority to issue leases, easements, and rights-ofway for renewable energy activities on the OCS. The Secretary delegated this authority to BOEMRE, formerly the Minerals Management Service. Following passage of EPAct in 2005, CWA submitted an application for Project to BOEMRE. In 2009, BOEMRE finalized the Rule that governed the issuance of leases, easements, and rights-of-way and the regulation of offshore renewable energy activities. The Project plan calls for 130 3.6 megawatt wind turbine generators, each with a maximum blade height of 440 feet, to be arranged in a grid pattern on the OCS in Nantucket Sound. The transmission cables for the Project, if approved, would pass through Massachusetts’ submerged lands. With a maximum electric output of 468 megawatts and an average anticipated output of 183 megawatts, the Project is expected to generate electricity equivalent to three-quarters of the Cape and nearby islands’ electricity needs. Each of the 130 wind turbine generators would generate electricity independently. Solid dielectric submarine inner-array cables from each wind turbine generator would interconnect within the array and terminate on an electrical service platform (‘‘ESP’’), which would serve as the common interconnection point for all of the wind turbines. The Project plan calls for a submarine transmission cable system approximately 12.5 miles in length from the ESP to a landfall location in Yarmouth, Massachusetts (7.6 miles of which would fall within the state of Massachusetts’ jurisdiction). Availability of the Lease: To obtain a single printed copy of the Lease, you may contact BOEMRE, Office of Offshore Alternative Energy Programs (Mail Stop 4090), 381 Elden Street, Herndon, Virginia 20170–4817. An electronic copy of the Lease is available at BOEMRE’s Web site at: https:// www.boemre.gov/offshore/ RenewableEnergy/CapeWind.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Ms. Maureen A. Bornholdt, Program PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 81637 Manager, Office of Offshore Alternative Energy Programs, MS 4090, 381 Elden Street, Herndon, Virginia 20170–4817, (703) 787–1300. Dated: December 20, 2010. L. Renee Orr, Acting Associate Director for Offshore Energy and Minerals Management. [FR Doc. 2010–32672 Filed 12–27–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R4–ES–2010–N247; 40120–1113– 0000–C2] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Notice of Availability of the St. Andrew Beach Mouse Recovery Plan Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of document availability. AGENCY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of the recovery plan for the St. Andrew beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus peninsularis). The recovery plan includes specific recovery objectives and criteria to be met in order to reclassify this species to threatened status and delist it under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). ADDRESSES: You can obtain copies of the St. Andrew beach mouse recovery plan by contacting the Panama City Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1601 Balboa Avenue, Panama City, FL 32405 (telephone (850) 769–0552) or by visiting our Web site at https:// endangered.fws.gov/recovery/ index.html#plans or https://fws.gov/ panamacity/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ben Frater at the above address (telephone 850/769–0552, ext. 248; TTY users may contact Mr. Frater through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background The St. Andrew beach mouse was listed as endangered on December 18, 1998 (63 FR 70053). The endangered St. Andrew beach mouse is now found in two populations: East Crooked Island, Bay County, Florida, and St. Joseph Peninsula, Gulf County, Florida. The St. Andrew beach mouse inhabits the frontal dunes (which are composed of the primary and secondary dunes) and adjacent inland scrub dunes within the coastal ecosystem. Beach mice E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 81638 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 28, 2010 / Notices emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES require well-developed dune systems in which to live out their life cycle. They dig their burrows into the face of the dunes near vegetative cover. Their diet is comprised primarily of the seeds and fruits of plants within their dune habitat, with insects providing seasonal supplements. Threats to the St. Andrew beach mouse include habitat loss/alteration from land development and associated human use, hurricanes and other tropical storm events, nonnative predators, and recreational activities associated with development and tourism that weaken and encroach on the dune ecosystem. Availability of suitable habitat may be a limiting factor during periods of population expansion or following catastrophic weather events. Due to the species’ limited range and fragmentation of its habitat, these threats combined continue to present a threat to the species’ existence. Restoring an endangered or threatened animal or plant to the point where it is again a secure, selfsustaining member of its ecosystem is a primary goal of our endangered species program. To help guide the recovery effort, we are preparing recovery plans for most listed species. Recovery plans describe actions considered necessary for conservation of the species, establish criteria for downlisting or delisting, and estimate time and cost for implementing recovery measures. The Act (16 U.S.C. 1533 et seq.) requires the development of recovery plans for listed species, unless such a plan would not promote the conservation of a particular species. Section 4(f) of the Act requires us to provide a public notice and an opportunity for public review and comment during recovery plan development. We made the draft St. Andrew beach mouse recovery plan available for public comment from April 22, 2009 through June 22, 2009 (74 FR 18403). We considered information we received during the public comment period and information from peer reviewers in our preparation of this final recovery plan. We will forward substantive comments to other Federal agencies so that each agency can consider these comments in implementing approved recovery plans. Recovery Plan Components The objective of this plan is to provide a framework for the recovery of the St. Andrew beach mouse, so that protection under the Act is no longer necessary. The plan presents criteria for reclassifying and delisting the beach mouse. As these criteria are met, the status of the species will be reviewed VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:37 Dec 27, 2010 Jkt 223001 and it will be considered for reclassification or removal from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. The St. Andrew beach mouse will be considered for downlisting to threatened status when the following criteria are achieved: 1. Stable or increasing population trends are maintained at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park and East Crooked Island on Tyndall Air Force Base over a 10-year period based on data obtained from accepted standardized monitoring methods. 2. An additional viable or self sustaining population is reestablished at St. Joe Beach that shows a stable or increasing trend, after the initial repopulation of unoccupied habitat, over a 10-year period based on data obtained from accepted standardized monitoring methods. 3. At least 87 percent of designated St. Andrew beach mouse critical habitat is protected and under a management plan that addresses conservation of beach mice. The plans, at a minimum, address the following: (a) Impact of commercial/residential development and recreational use, including that of pedestrians and motorized vehicles, to beach mouse habitat. (b) Impact of shoreline erosion to beach mouse habitat. (c) Impact of artificial lighting on beach mouse habitat. (d) Control of feral cats and hogs in beach mouse habitat. 4. In areas with known populations of beach mice (Tyndall Air Force Base’s property at East Crooked Island, St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, and their respective adjacent private lands), nonnative predators, including free roaming cats and cat colonies, are controlled at levels in which they do not pose a threat to beach mice. 5. County or local government, within the range of the St. Andrew beach mouse, have regulations or other protection mechanisms that: (a) Minimize impacts to dunes in beach mouse habitat due to recreational use. (b) Prohibit free-roaming cats and cat colonies. (c) Minimize impacts of commercial and residential developments in primary, secondary, and scrub dunes. Measures include minimizing footprints; preserving connectivity between primary, secondary and scrub dunes; using native landscaping; and constructing boardwalks over dunes for beach access. (d) Minimize impacts of artificial lighting in beach mouse habitat by PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 requiring sea turtle lighting, in areas visible from the beach and wildlife lighting, in areas not visible from the beach. 6. An emergency response plan is prepared to prevent extirpation of any population of St. Andrew beach mice from tropical storms/hurricanes and other disasters. 7. If determined to be necessary, an Action Plan is prepared to address the potential threat of cross-breeding with Choctawhatchee beach mice from West Crooked Island. 8. House mice are controlled in areas with known populations of beach mice at levels in which they do not pose a threat to the population(s). The St. Andrew beach mouse will be considered for removal from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife when the following criteria are achieved: 1. Stable or increasing population trends are maintained at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, East Crooked Island on Tyndall Air Force Base, and St. Joe Beach over a 20-year period based on data obtained from accepted standardized monitoring methods. 2. An additional viable population is reestablished at Cape San Blas, Eglin Air Force Base, and has a stable or increasing population trend over a 10year period based on data obtained from standardized monitoring methods. 3. All designated St. Andrew beach mouse critical habitat on public land is protected and under a management plan that addresses conservation of beach mice, priority is given to those lands that provide connectivity. The plans, at a minimum, manage for the following: (a) Impact of commercial/residential development and recreational use, including that of pedestrians and motorized vehicles, to beach mouse habitat. (b) Impact of shoreline erosion to beach mouse habitat. (c) Impact of artificial lighting on beach mouse habitat. (d) Control of feral cats and hogs, including free ranging cats in beach mouse habitat. 4. Within all critical habitat that is protected and under a management plan, non-native predators, including free roaming cats and cat colonies, are controlled at levels in which they do not pose a threat to beach mice. 5. County or local government regulations or other protection mechanisms as set forth in the downlisting criteria have adequate compliance and enforcement. 6. House mice continue to be deemed a minimal or no threat to St. Andrew beach mouse populations. E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 28, 2010 / Notices Authority The authority for this action is section 4(f) of the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1533(f). Dated: October 25, 2010. Mark J. Musaus, Acting Regional Director, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 2010–32666 Filed 12–27–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Renewal of Agency Information Collection for No Child Left Behind Act Implementation; Request for Comments Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of submission to the Office of Management and Budget. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE or Bureau) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal the collection of information for implementation of certain regulations implementing the No Child Left Behind Act. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0163, which expires December 31, 2010. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 27, 2011. 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The NCLB requires all schools, including Bureaufunded schools, to ensure that all VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:37 Dec 27, 2010 Jkt 223001 children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a highquality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging academic achievement standards and assessments. The BIE has promulgated several regulations implementing the NCLB Act. This OMB Control Number addresses the information collected under the following regulations. • 25 CFR part 30—Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Tribes/school boards may request an alternative to the established AYP definition or standards. Tribes/school boards may provide evidence that BIE made an error in identifying the school for improvement. Achievement, attendance and graduation rates are collected from schools to facilitate yearly calculation of AYP. • 25 CFR part 37—Geographic Boundaries. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R4-ES-2010-N247; 40120-1113-0000-C2]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Notice of 
Availability of the St. Andrew Beach Mouse Recovery Plan

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of document availability.

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SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability 
of the recovery plan for the St. Andrew beach mouse (Peromyscus 
polionotus peninsularis). The recovery plan includes specific recovery 
objectives and criteria to be met in order to reclassify this species 
to threatened status and delist it under the Endangered Species Act of 
1973, as amended (Act).

ADDRESSES: You can obtain copies of the St. Andrew beach mouse recovery 
plan by contacting the Panama City Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, 1601 Balboa Avenue, Panama City, FL 32405 (telephone (850) 
769-0552) or by visiting our Web site at https://endangered.fws.gov/recovery/#plans or https://fws.gov/panamacity/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ben Frater at the above address 
(telephone 850/769-0552, ext. 248; TTY users may contact Mr. Frater 
through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The St. Andrew beach mouse was listed as endangered on December 18, 
1998 (63 FR 70053). The endangered St. Andrew beach mouse is now found 
in two populations: East Crooked Island, Bay County, Florida, and St. 
Joseph Peninsula, Gulf County, Florida.
    The St. Andrew beach mouse inhabits the frontal dunes (which are 
composed of the primary and secondary dunes) and adjacent inland scrub 
dunes within the coastal ecosystem. Beach mice

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require well-developed dune systems in which to live out their life 
cycle. They dig their burrows into the face of the dunes near 
vegetative cover. Their diet is comprised primarily of the seeds and 
fruits of plants within their dune habitat, with insects providing 
seasonal supplements.
    Threats to the St. Andrew beach mouse include habitat loss/
alteration from land development and associated human use, hurricanes 
and other tropical storm events, nonnative predators, and recreational 
activities associated with development and tourism that weaken and 
encroach on the dune ecosystem. Availability of suitable habitat may be 
a limiting factor during periods of population expansion or following 
catastrophic weather events. Due to the species' limited range and 
fragmentation of its habitat, these threats combined continue to 
present a threat to the species' existence.
    Restoring an endangered or threatened animal or plant to the point 
where it is again a secure, self-sustaining member of its ecosystem is 
a primary goal of our endangered species program. To help guide the 
recovery effort, we are preparing recovery plans for most listed 
species. Recovery plans describe actions considered necessary for 
conservation of the species, establish criteria for downlisting or 
delisting, and estimate time and cost for implementing recovery 
measures.
    The Act (16 U.S.C. 1533 et seq.) requires the development of 
recovery plans for listed species, unless such a plan would not promote 
the conservation of a particular species. Section 4(f) of the Act 
requires us to provide a public notice and an opportunity for public 
review and comment during recovery plan development. We made the draft 
St. Andrew beach mouse recovery plan available for public comment from 
April 22, 2009 through June 22, 2009 (74 FR 18403). We considered 
information we received during the public comment period and 
information from peer reviewers in our preparation of this final 
recovery plan. We will forward substantive comments to other Federal 
agencies so that each agency can consider these comments in 
implementing approved recovery plans.

Recovery Plan Components

    The objective of this plan is to provide a framework for the 
recovery of the St. Andrew beach mouse, so that protection under the 
Act is no longer necessary. The plan presents criteria for 
reclassifying and delisting the beach mouse. As these criteria are met, 
the status of the species will be reviewed and it will be considered 
for reclassification or removal from the Federal List of Endangered and 
Threatened Wildlife.
    The St. Andrew beach mouse will be considered for downlisting to 
threatened status when the following criteria are achieved:
    1. Stable or increasing population trends are maintained at St. 
Joseph Peninsula State Park and East Crooked Island on Tyndall Air 
Force Base over a 10-year period based on data obtained from accepted 
standardized monitoring methods.
    2. An additional viable or self sustaining population is 
reestablished at St. Joe Beach that shows a stable or increasing trend, 
after the initial repopulation of unoccupied habitat, over a 10-year 
period based on data obtained from accepted standardized monitoring 
methods.
    3. At least 87 percent of designated St. Andrew beach mouse 
critical habitat is protected and under a management plan that 
addresses conservation of beach mice. The plans, at a minimum, address 
the following:
    (a) Impact of commercial/residential development and recreational 
use, including that of pedestrians and motorized vehicles, to beach 
mouse habitat.
    (b) Impact of shoreline erosion to beach mouse habitat.
    (c) Impact of artificial lighting on beach mouse habitat.
    (d) Control of feral cats and hogs in beach mouse habitat.
    4. In areas with known populations of beach mice (Tyndall Air Force 
Base's property at East Crooked Island, St. Joseph Peninsula State 
Park, and their respective adjacent private lands), non-native 
predators, including free roaming cats and cat colonies, are controlled 
at levels in which they do not pose a threat to beach mice.
    5. County or local government, within the range of the St. Andrew 
beach mouse, have regulations or other protection mechanisms that:
    (a) Minimize impacts to dunes in beach mouse habitat due to 
recreational use.
    (b) Prohibit free-roaming cats and cat colonies.
    (c) Minimize impacts of commercial and residential developments in 
primary, secondary, and scrub dunes. Measures include minimizing 
footprints; preserving connectivity between primary, secondary and 
scrub dunes; using native landscaping; and constructing boardwalks over 
dunes for beach access.
    (d) Minimize impacts of artificial lighting in beach mouse habitat 
by requiring sea turtle lighting, in areas visible from the beach and 
wildlife lighting, in areas not visible from the beach.
    6. An emergency response plan is prepared to prevent extirpation of 
any population of St. Andrew beach mice from tropical storms/hurricanes 
and other disasters.
    7. If determined to be necessary, an Action Plan is prepared to 
address the potential threat of cross-breeding with Choctawhatchee 
beach mice from West Crooked Island.
    8. House mice are controlled in areas with known populations of 
beach mice at levels in which they do not pose a threat to the 
population(s).
    The St. Andrew beach mouse will be considered for removal from the 
Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife when the following 
criteria are achieved:
    1. Stable or increasing population trends are maintained at St. 
Joseph Peninsula State Park, East Crooked Island on Tyndall Air Force 
Base, and St. Joe Beach over a 20-year period based on data obtained 
from accepted standardized monitoring methods.
    2. An additional viable population is reestablished at Cape San 
Blas, Eglin Air Force Base, and has a stable or increasing population 
trend over a 10-year period based on data obtained from standardized 
monitoring methods.
    3. All designated St. Andrew beach mouse critical habitat on public 
land is protected and under a management plan that addresses 
conservation of beach mice, priority is given to those lands that 
provide connectivity. The plans, at a minimum, manage for the 
following:
    (a) Impact of commercial/residential development and recreational 
use, including that of pedestrians and motorized vehicles, to beach 
mouse habitat.
    (b) Impact of shoreline erosion to beach mouse habitat.
    (c) Impact of artificial lighting on beach mouse habitat.
    (d) Control of feral cats and hogs, including free ranging cats in 
beach mouse habitat.
    4. Within all critical habitat that is protected and under a 
management plan, non-native predators, including free roaming cats and 
cat colonies, are controlled at levels in which they do not pose a 
threat to beach mice.
    5. County or local government regulations or other protection 
mechanisms as set forth in the downlisting criteria have adequate 
compliance and enforcement.
    6. House mice continue to be deemed a minimal or no threat to St. 
Andrew beach mouse populations.

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Authority

    The authority for this action is section 4(f) of the Endangered 
Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1533(f).

    Dated: October 25, 2010.
Mark J. Musaus,
Acting Regional Director, Southeast Region.
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