Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision for Incidental Take of the Endangered Alabama Beach Mouse, 32223-32224 [2011-13761]

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[FR Doc. 2011–13804 Filed 6–2–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R4–ES–2011–N102; 40120–1112– 0000–F2] Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision for Incidental Take of the Endangered Alabama Beach Mouse Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1 32224 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 107 / Friday, June 3, 2011 / Notices The Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announces the availability of a final supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) which analyzes the environmental impacts associated with incidental take permits requested under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended, for take of Alabama beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus ammobates). For record of decision (ROD) availability, see DATES. DATES: The ROD will be available no sooner than July 5, 2011. ADDRESSES: Documents and other information submitted with the applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any party who submits a written request for a copy of such documents to either of the following offices within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice: David Dell, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1875 Century Boulevard, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30345; or Field Supervisor, Fish and Wildlife Service, 1208–B Main Street, Daphne, AL 36526. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David Dell, Regional HCP Coordinator (See ADDRESSES), telephone: 404/679– 7313; or Ms. Shannon Holbrook, Field Office Project Manager, at the Daphne Field Office (See ADDRESSES), telephone: 251/441–5871. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Final SEIS analyzes the consequences of the proposed action and alternatives to the proposed action. The incidental take permits requested by Gulf Highlands LLC and Beach Club West, involve the construction, occupancy, use, operation, and maintenance of two residential and recreational condominium development projects on the Fort Morgan Peninsula in Baldwin County, Alabama. On April 28, 2006, we published a notice of availability for a draft EIS (71 FR 25221). A Final EIS and ROD were advertised November 29, 2006 (71 FR 69141). Based on that Final EIS and review under the Act, two incidental take permits were issued by the Service in January 2007. As a result of legal challenges to the Service’s decision to issue the incidental take permits, a preliminary injunction against the two developments was imposed May 3, 2007. Reevaluation of the projects on voluntary remand led to their withdrawal by the applicants for redesign. The applicants repositioned the proposed condominium projects about 600 feet further inland to avoid habitats considered essential for Alabama beach mouse survival and continued existence. This redesigned project would result in wetland fill jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:49 Jun 02, 2011 Jkt 223001 under jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act, so the Corps of Engineers became a cooperating agency in developing the SEIS. Revised project plans were submitted by the applicants in February 2009. A notice of availability for the Draft SEIS, incorporating the revised project plans, was published June 17, 2010 (75 FR 34476), for a 90-day public comment period. For ROD availability, see DATES. The SEIS analyzes the preferred alternative, as well as a full range of reasonable alternatives, and the associated impacts of each. Alternative 3 (Preferred Alternative) concentrates the development on the eastern portion of the site and provides for dedication of 135 acres of Permittee-owned lands into conservation status via covenants, conditions, and restrictions attached to the property, and conditions on any incidental take permit that might be issued. Authority: The environmental review of this project is being conducted in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508), and with other appropriate Federal laws and regulations, policies, and procedures of the Service for compliance with those regulations. Dated: May 17, 2011. Patrick J. Leonard, Acting Regional Director. [FR Doc. 2011–13761 Filed 6–2–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Migratory Birds; Take of Migratory Birds by the Armed Forces Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The 2003 National Defense Authorization Act (Authorization Act) provided interim authority to members of the Armed Forces to incidentally take migratory birds during approved military readiness activities without violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). The Authorization Act provided this interim authority to give the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) time to exercise his/her authority under Section 704(a) of the MBTA to prescribe regulations authorizing such incidental take. The Secretary delegated this task to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service). On February 28, 2007, the Service issued a final military readiness rule authorizing members of the Armed SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Forces to incidentally take migratory birds. The Authorization Act also stated that the period of application of interim incidental take authority would expire when the Service publishes a notice in the Federal Register that: (1) Prescribes regulations authorizing incidental take of migratory birds by the Armed Forces; (2) all legal challenges to the regulations have been exhausted; and (3) the regulations have taken effect. The Service hereby provides the notice required by the Authorization Act that the period of application for interim incidental take authority has expired. The Service prescribed the necessary regulations on February 28, 2007, the regulations took effect on March 30, 2007, and there were no challenges to those regulations filed during the allotted time period. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R4-ES-2011-N102; 40120-1112-0000-F2]


Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and Record of 
Decision for Incidental Take of the Endangered Alabama Beach Mouse

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announces the 
availability of a final supplemental environmental impact statement 
(SEIS) which analyzes the environmental impacts associated with 
incidental take permits requested under the Endangered Species Act of 
1973 (Act), as amended, for take of Alabama beach mouse (Peromyscus 
polionotus ammobates). For record of decision (ROD) availability, see 
DATES.

DATES: The ROD will be available no sooner than July 5, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Documents and other information submitted with the 
applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of 
the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any party who 
submits a written request for a copy of such documents to either of the 
following offices within 30 days of the date of publication of this 
notice: David Dell, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1875 Century 
Boulevard, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30345; or Field Supervisor, Fish and 
Wildlife Service, 1208-B Main Street, Daphne, AL 36526.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David Dell, Regional HCP 
Coordinator (See ADDRESSES), telephone: 404/679-7313; or Ms. Shannon 
Holbrook, Field Office Project Manager, at the Daphne Field Office (See 
ADDRESSES), telephone: 251/441-5871.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Final SEIS analyzes the consequences of 
the proposed action and alternatives to the proposed action. The 
incidental take permits requested by Gulf Highlands LLC and Beach Club 
West, involve the construction, occupancy, use, operation, and 
maintenance of two residential and recreational condominium development 
projects on the Fort Morgan Peninsula in Baldwin County, Alabama.
    On April 28, 2006, we published a notice of availability for a 
draft EIS (71 FR 25221). A Final EIS and ROD were advertised November 
29, 2006 (71 FR 69141). Based on that Final EIS and review under the 
Act, two incidental take permits were issued by the Service in January 
2007. As a result of legal challenges to the Service's decision to 
issue the incidental take permits, a preliminary injunction against the 
two developments was imposed May 3, 2007. Reevaluation of the projects 
on voluntary remand led to their withdrawal by the applicants for 
redesign. The applicants repositioned the proposed condominium projects 
about 600 feet further inland to avoid habitats considered essential 
for Alabama beach mouse survival and continued existence. This 
redesigned project would result in wetland fill under jurisdiction of 
the Clean Water Act, so the Corps of Engineers became a cooperating 
agency in developing the SEIS. Revised project plans were submitted by 
the applicants in February 2009. A notice of availability for the Draft 
SEIS, incorporating the revised project plans, was published June 17, 
2010 (75 FR 34476), for a 90-day public comment period. For ROD 
availability, see DATES.
    The SEIS analyzes the preferred alternative, as well as a full 
range of reasonable alternatives, and the associated impacts of each. 
Alternative 3 (Preferred Alternative) concentrates the development on 
the eastern portion of the site and provides for dedication of 135 
acres of Permittee-owned lands into conservation status via covenants, 
conditions, and restrictions attached to the property, and conditions 
on any incidental take permit that might be issued.

    Authority: The environmental review of this project is being 
conducted in accordance with the requirements of the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) 
and its implementing regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508), 
and with other appropriate Federal laws and regulations, policies, 
and procedures of the Service for compliance with those regulations.

    Dated: May 17, 2011.
Patrick J. Leonard,
Acting Regional Director.
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