Notice of Stay of Filing of Plat; Colorado, 62088 [2011-25771]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 62088 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 194 / Thursday, October 6, 2011 / Notices Wildlife Service, Southern Edwards Plateau Sub-Office (address above) or Allison_Arnold@fws.gov (e-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: With the assistance of the Service, the Applicant proposes to implement conservation measures for the dunes sagebrush lizard (Sceloporus arenicolus) by removing threats to the survival of the species and protecting its habitat. The proposed conservation plan would be in effect for 30 years in west and northwest Texas. This area constitutes the TCP’s Planning Area, with Covered Areas being private lands and State trust lands that provide suitable habitat or are being improved or restored to provide suitable habitat for the dunes sagebrush lizard. The Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) is in addition to a larger conservation effort for the dunes sagebrush lizard across its range within Texas and New Mexico. A combined Candidate Conservation Agreement and CCAA for the dunes sagebrush lizard, also known as the sand dune lizard, and the lesser prairie-chicken, among the Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Center of Excellence for Hazardous Materials Management, has been implemented to address conservation measures on Federal and non-Federal lands in New Mexico, since its signature on December 8, 2008. The TCP addressing conservation strategies across the dunes sagebrush lizard’s range in Texas has been developed as a CCAA in support of a section 10(a)(1)(A) enhancement of survival permit and includes provisions to implement the TCP as an HCP in support of a potential section 10(a)(1)(B) incidental take permit should the species become listed in the future and a permit application is received under these provisions. If approved, participants who are fully implementing the CCAA provisions of the TCP and enhancement of survival permit will be provided assurances that, should the dunes sagebrush lizard be listed, the Service will not require them to provide additional land, water, or financial resources, nor will there be any further restrictions to their land, water, or financial resources than they committed to under the CCAA provisions of the TCP (50 CFR 17.22(d) and 17.32(d)). Furthermore, if the dunes sagebrush lizard is listed, participants would be provided incidental take authorization under the enhancement of survival permit, through certificates of inclusion, for the level of incidental take on the enrolled lands consistent with the activities under the CCAA provisions of the TCP. Similar assurances would be VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:07 Oct 05, 2011 Jkt 226001 provided through the HCP provisions of the TCP for participants who are fully implementing the HCP provisions and are covered by a potential incidental take permit and certificates of participation, if applicable (50 CFR 17.22(b) and 17.32(b)). Background The dunes sagebrush lizard is native to a small area of southeastern New Mexico and west Texas. The species only occurs in sand dune complexes associated with shinnery oak. Oil and gas development near dunal complexes, along with shinnery oak removal for the enhancement of forage production for grazing, has increased fragmentation of dunes sagebrush lizard habitat and gaps in the species’ range. In 2001, the Service determined that listing of the dunes sagebrush lizard was warranted but precluded because of other higher priority species, and the species was designated as a candidate for listing under the Act. The TCP was initiated in order to facilitate conservation and restoration of the dunes sagebrush lizard on private and State trust lands in Texas. Conservation benefits for the dunes sagebrush lizard are expected in the form of avoidance and minimization of potential incidental take, habitat enhancement and restoration, reduction of threats to the species, and mitigation of the effects of any incidental take, as appropriate. The Applicant also proposes to encourage creative partnerships among public, private, and government entities to conserve the dunes sagebrush lizard and its habitat. The Applicant has committed to guiding the implementation of the TCP and requests issuance of the enhancement of survival permit in order to address the take prohibitions of section 9 of the Act should the species become listed in the future. The draft TCP Texas Conservation Plan and application for the enhancement of survival permit are not eligible for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. A draft Environmental Assessment has been prepared to further analyze the direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of the TCP on the quality of the human environment and other natural resources. Authority We provide this notice under section 10(c) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22 and 17.32), and the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C 4371 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Public Availability of Comments All comments we receive become part of the public record. Requests for copies of comments will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, NEPA, and Service and Department of the Interior policies and procedures. 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 to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee we will be able to do so. Joy E. Nicholopoulos, Acting Regional Director, Region 2, Albuquerque, New Mexico. [FR Doc. 2011–25759 Filed 10–5–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCO956000.L14200000 BJ0000] Notice of Stay of Filing of Plat; Colorado Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Stay of Filing of Plat. AGENCY: On Monday, August 8, 2011, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Colorado, published a Notice of Stay of Filing of Plats, in the Federal Register (76 FR 48174) declaring the intent to file certain plats on September 30, 2011. The BLM Colorado State Office is publishing this notice to inform the public that a stay has been placed on the proposed filing of the plat and field notes of the dependent resurvey and surveys in Township 9 South, Range 93 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, accepted on August 5, 2010, pending consideration of the protest and/or appeal that was filed. A plat will not be officially filed until after disposition of protest and/or appeal. ADDRESSES: BLM Colorado State Office, Cadastral Survey, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80215– 7093. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Randy Bloom, Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Colorado, (303) 239–3856. SUMMARY: Randy Bloom, Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Colorado. [FR Doc. 2011–25771 Filed 10–5–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 194 (Thursday, October 6, 2011)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLCO956000.L14200000 BJ0000]


Notice of Stay of Filing of Plat; Colorado

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Stay of Filing of Plat.

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SUMMARY: On Monday, August 8, 2011, the Bureau of Land Management 
(BLM), Colorado, published a Notice of Stay of Filing of Plats, in the 
Federal Register (76 FR 48174) declaring the intent to file certain 
plats on September 30, 2011. The BLM Colorado State Office is 
publishing this notice to inform the public that a stay has been placed 
on the proposed filing of the plat and field notes of the dependent 
resurvey and surveys in Township 9 South, Range 93 West, Sixth 
Principal Meridian, Colorado, accepted on August 5, 2010, pending 
consideration of the protest and/or appeal that was filed. A plat will 
not be officially filed until after disposition of protest and/or 
appeal.

ADDRESSES: BLM Colorado State Office, Cadastral Survey, 2850 Youngfield 
Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80215-7093.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Randy Bloom, Chief Cadastral Surveyor 
for Colorado, (303) 239-3856.

Randy Bloom,
Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Colorado.
[FR Doc. 2011-25771 Filed 10-5-11; 8:45 am]
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