Migratory Birds; Take of Migratory Birds by the Armed Forces, 32224-32225 [2011-13807]

Download as PDF 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. George Allen, Division of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, at 703–358–1825. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 2, 2002, the President signed the 2003 National Defense Authorization Act (Authorization Act). Section 315 of the Authorization Act provided that, not later than one year after its enactment, the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) should exercise his/ her authority under Section 704(a) of the MBTA to prescribe regulations authorizing the Armed Forces to incidentally take migratory birds during those military readiness activities authorized by the Secretary of Defense or the Secretary of the military department concerned. The Authorization Act further required the Secretary to promulgate such regulations with the concurrence of the Secretary of Defense. The Secretary delegated this task to the Service. The Authorization Act also provided interim authority allowing members of the Armed Forces to incidentally take migratory birds during military readiness activities for a period beginning on the date of enactment of the Act (December 2, 2002) and ending on the date on which the Secretary publishes in the Federal Register a notice that— (1) Regulations authorizing the incidental taking of migratory birds by members of the Armed Forces have been prescribed in accordance with the requirements of the Act; (2) All legal challenges to the regulations and to the manner of their promulgation (if any) have been exhausted as provided in subsection (e) [which states that all challenges must be filed in Federal court within 120 days E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1 32225 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 107 / Friday, June 3, 2011 / Notices of publication of regulations in the Federal Register]; and (3) The regulations have taken effect. The Service published the military readiness final rule authorizing the referenced incidental take in the Federal Register on February 28, 2007 (72 FR 8931). The Service published the rule in coordination and cooperation with the Department of Defense and the Secretary of Defense concurred with the rule’s requirements. Requirement 1 has, therefore, been satisfied. The rule became effective March 30, 2007, satisfying requirement 3. Regarding requirement 2, the statute of limitations for challenging the military readiness rule elapsed on June 28, 2007, and there were no challenges filed during the allotted 120-day time period. Therefore, the Service provides formal notice that the period of application for interim authority has expired. Dated: May 17, 2011. Eileen Sobeck, Acting Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. [FR Doc. 2011–13807 Filed 6–2–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 10member council advises the Secretary of the Interior on a variety of management issues associated with public land management in Wyoming. Planned agenda topics include a welcome and introduction of new Council members, election of officers, overview and procedures of resource advisory councils, issues and concerns in BLM Wyoming, and future project work for the RAC. A half-hour public comment period, during which the public may address the Council, is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. on July 1. All RAC meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the RAC. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. Dated: May 26, 2011. Donald A. Simpson, State Director. 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[FR Doc. 2011–13775 Filed 6–2–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration Manufacturer Of Controlled Substances; Notice of Application Pursuant to § 1301.33(a), Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this is notice that on August 18, 2010, AMPAC Fine Chemicals LLC., Highway 50 and Hazel Avenue, Building 05001, Rancho Cordova, California 95670, made application to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a bulk manufacturer of the following basic classes of controlled substances: Drug [FR Doc. 2011–13764 Filed 6–2–11; 8:45 am] Bureau of Land Management (202) 912–7337, or by e-mail at linda_resseguie@blm.gov. Notice of Public Meetings Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold two public meetings in connection with a proposed withdrawal published April 21, 2011, in the Federal Register [77 FR 22414]. The first meeting will be held Wednesday, July 6, 2011, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the BLM Southern Nevada District Office, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130. A second meeting will be held Thursday, July 7, 2011, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Ambassador Hotel Victorville, 15494 Palmdale Road, Victorville, California 92392. The public will have an opportunity to provide oral and written comments at these meetings. SUMMARY: Thebaine (9333) ........................... Poppy Straw Concentrate (9670) Dated: May 25, 2011. Joseph T. Rannazzisi, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–13721 Filed 6–2–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–09–P Linda Resseguie, BLM, by telephone at Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 II II The company is a contract manufacturer. In reference to Poppy Straw Concentrate the company will manufacture Thebaine intermediates for sale to its customers for further manufacture. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 107 (Friday, June 3, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32224-32225]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-13807]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service


Migratory Birds; Take of Migratory Birds by the Armed Forces

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: 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 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. George Allen, Division of 
Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, at 703-358-
1825.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 2, 2002, the President signed 
the 2003 National Defense Authorization Act (Authorization Act). 
Section 315 of the Authorization Act provided that, not later than one 
year after its enactment, the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) 
should exercise his/her authority under Section 704(a) of the MBTA to 
prescribe regulations authorizing the Armed Forces to incidentally take 
migratory birds during those military readiness activities authorized 
by the Secretary of Defense or the Secretary of the military department 
concerned. The Authorization Act further required the Secretary to 
promulgate such regulations with the concurrence of the Secretary of 
Defense. The Secretary delegated this task to the Service.
    The Authorization Act also provided interim authority allowing 
members of the Armed Forces to incidentally take migratory birds during 
military readiness activities for a period beginning on the date of 
enactment of the Act (December 2, 2002) and ending on the date on which 
the Secretary publishes in the Federal Register a notice that--
    (1) Regulations authorizing the incidental taking of migratory 
birds by members of the Armed Forces have been prescribed in accordance 
with the requirements of the Act;
    (2) All legal challenges to the regulations and to the manner of 
their promulgation (if any) have been exhausted as provided in 
subsection (e) [which states that all challenges must be filed in 
Federal court within 120 days

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of publication of regulations in the Federal Register]; and
    (3) The regulations have taken effect.
    The Service published the military readiness final rule authorizing 
the referenced incidental take in the Federal Register on February 28, 
2007 (72 FR 8931). The Service published the rule in coordination and 
cooperation with the Department of Defense and the Secretary of Defense 
concurred with the rule's requirements. Requirement 1 has, therefore, 
been satisfied. The rule became effective March 30, 2007, satisfying 
requirement 3. Regarding requirement 2, the statute of limitations for 
challenging the military readiness rule elapsed on June 28, 2007, and 
there were no challenges filed during the allotted 120-day time period. 
Therefore, the Service provides formal notice that the period of 
application for interim authority has expired.

    Dated: May 17, 2011.
Eileen Sobeck,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks.
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