Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications, 80960-80961 [2011-33081]

Download as PDF 80960 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 27, 2011 / Notices information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. This Notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: Builder’s Certification of Plans, Specifications, and Site. OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502–0496. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This is a revision of a current collection and reflects recent statutory and policy changes but does not increase the paperwork burden previously approved. HUD requires the builder to complete the certification (form HUD–92541) noting adverse site/location factor(s) of the property, including Floodplains. This certification is necessary so that HUD does not insure a mortgage on property that poses a risk to health or safety of the occupant. Agency form numbers, if applicable: HUD–92541. Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: The number of burden hours is 4,500. The number of respondents is 35,000, the number of responses is 30,000, the frequency of response is on occasion, and the burden hour per response is .15. Status of the proposed information collection: Currently approved. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: December 20, 2011. Ronald Y. Spraker, Acting General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing—Acting General Deputy, Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. 2011–33115 Filed 12–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R6–ES–2011–N260; FXES11130600000D2–123–FF06E00000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered or threatened species. The SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:00 Dec 23, 2011 Jkt 226001 Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by January 26, 2012. ADDRESSES: Kris Olsen, Permit Coordinator by U.S. mail at Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 25486–DFC, Denver, CO 80225, or by telephone at (303) 236– 4256. Please refer to the respective permit number (e.g., Permit No. TE– 123456) for each application when submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kris Olsen, Permit Coordinator, Ecological Services, (303) 236–4256 (phone); permitsR6ES@fws.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. Along with our implementing regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR part 17, the Act provides for permits, and requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act authorizes you to conduct activities with U.S. endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes, enhancement of propagation or survival, or interstate commerce (the latter only in the event that it facilitates scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or survival). Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. Applications Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, and Federal agencies, and the public to comment on the following applications. Please refer to the appropriate permit number (e.g., Permit No. TE–123456) for the application when submitting comments. Documents and other information the applicants have submitted with these applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permit Application Number: TE–054237 Applicant: U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, Lakewood, Colorado. The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to perform the following recovery activities with the following species, in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities throughout the range of each species in Colorado, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival: Take (harass by survey) the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius preblei), the Mexican spotted owl (Strix occidentalis lucida), and the Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus); and Take (capture, handle, and release) the greenback cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki stomias). Permit Application Number: TE–067729 Applicant: Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to perform the following recovery activities with the following species, in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities throughout the range of each species in Colorado and Kansas, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival: Take (capture, handle, and release) the Topeka shiner (Notropis topeka); and Take (collect and kill) 100 each of hatchery-reared Colorado pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius) and razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus) for prey behavior trials; and Take (capture, PIT tag, fin clip, and release) 100 each of hatchery-reared Colorado pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius) and razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus) to determine the use and importance of tributaries to sustaining native fish communities in the San Juan River and identify potential barriers to fish passage. Permit Application Number: TE–069300 Applicant: Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Lincoln, Nebraska. The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to take (capture, collect, tag, hold, and transport) the pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities throughout its range in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit Application Number: TE–064682 Applicant: Prairie Wildlife Research, Inc., Wellington, Colorado. The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to take (harass by E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 27, 2011 / Notices survey, live trap, anesthetize, tag, collect genetic materials) the black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities throughout its entire range, including Canada and Mexico, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. National Environmental Policy Act In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), we have made an initial determination that the proposed activities in these permits are categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement (516 DM 6 Appendix 1, 1.4C(1)). Public Availability of Comments All comments and materials we receive in response to this request will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. Before including your address, phone number, email 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. Authority We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: December 13, 2011. Michael Thabault, Assistant Regional Director–Ecological Services, Denver, CO. [FR Doc. 2011–33081 Filed 12–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [LLNV912000.L10100000.PH0000. LXSS006F; 12–08807; MO# 4500031060; TAS: 14X1109] Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Councils, Nevada Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:00 Dec 23, 2011 Jkt 226001 Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada will hold a joint meeting of its three Resource Advisory Councils (RACs), the Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin RAC, the Northeastern Great Basin RAC, and the Mojave-Southern Great Basin RAC in Las Vegas, Nevada. The meeting is open to the public and a public comment period will be available. DATES: Dates and Times: The three RACs will meet on Thursday, January 26, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, January 27, 2012, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A public comment period will be held early in the afternoon on Thursday, January 26. The specific time for public comment will be included in the agenda, which will be available two weeks prior to the meetings at www.blm.gov/nv. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rochelle Francisco, telephone: (775) 861–6588, email: rfrancisco@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–(800) 877–8339 to contact the 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: The three 15-member Nevada RACs advise the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM Nevada State Director, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in Nevada. The meeting will be held at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino, 9090 Alta Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada. Agenda topics include a presentation and discussion of accomplishments during 2011; closeout reports of the three RACs; the year ahead for the BLM in Nevada; breakout meetings of each group category; breakout meetings of the three RACs; discussion of a recreation subgroup; and scheduling meetings of the individual RACs for the upcoming year. The public may provide written comments to the three RAC groups or to an individual RAC. Individuals who plan to attend and need further information about the meeting or need special assistance such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations may contact Rochelle Francisco at the phone number or email address above. Amy Lueders, State Director, Nevada. [FR Doc. 2011–33083 Filed 12–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 80961 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [L51010000.FX0000.LVRWA09A2400. LLAZP02000;AZA34187] Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Sonoran Solar Energy Project, Arizona Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Sonoran Solar Energy Project (SSEP). The Secretary of the Interior approved the ROD on December 19, 2011, which constitutes the Interior Department’s final decision. ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD for the proposed SSEP have been sent to Federal, State, and local government agencies and to other stakeholders. Copies are available for public inspection at the BLM’s Phoenix District Office, Lower Sonoran Field Office, 21605 North Seventh Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85027–2929 and the BLM Arizona State Office, One North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85004–4427. Interested parties may also review the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) at the following public libraries in Maricopa County, Arizona: • Buckeye Public Library, 310 North Sixth Street, Buckeye, Arizona 85236. • Gila Bend Public Library, 202 North Euclid Avenue, Gila Bend, Arizona 85337. • Goodyear Public Library, 250 North Litchfield Road, Goodyear, Arizona 85338. Interested parties may also view the final EIS at the following Web site: http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/ energy/solar/sonoran_solar.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joe Incardine, BLM National Project Manager, Phoenix District Office/Lower Sonoran Field Office, 21605 North Seventh Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85027–2929; phone: (801) 524–3833; or email: jincardi@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Boulevard Associates, LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, filed a right-of-way (ROW) application for the SSEP on BLM-managed lands in the Little Rainbow Valley, east of State Route 85, and south of the Buckeye Hills and the town of Buckeye in Maricopa County, Arizona. As required under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Final EIS for the SSEP analyzed a No Action alternative which SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R6-ES-2011-N260; FXES11130600000D2-123-FF06E00000]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit 
Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to 
comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities 
with endangered or threatened species. The Endangered Species Act of 
1973, as amended (Act), prohibits activities with endangered and 
threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The 
Act also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these 
permits.

DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by 
January 26, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Kris Olsen, Permit Coordinator by U.S. mail at Ecological 
Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 25486-DFC, Denver, 
CO 80225, or by telephone at (303) 236-4256. Please refer to the 
respective permit number (e.g., Permit No. TE-123456) for each 
application when submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kris Olsen, Permit Coordinator, 
Ecological Services, (303) 236-4256 (phone); permitsR6ES@fws.gov 
(email).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits activities with 
endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such 
activity. Along with our implementing regulations in the Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR part 17, the Act provides for 
permits, and requires that we invite public comment before issuing 
these permits.
    A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act 
authorizes you to conduct activities with U.S. endangered or threatened 
species for scientific purposes, enhancement of propagation or 
survival, or interstate commerce (the latter only in the event that it 
facilitates scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or 
survival). Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these 
permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 
CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered 
plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species.

Applications Available for Review and Comment

    We invite local, State, and Federal agencies, and the public to 
comment on the following applications. Please refer to the appropriate 
permit number (e.g., Permit No. TE-123456) for the application when 
submitting comments.
    Documents and other information the applicants have submitted with 
these applications are available for review, subject to the 
requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of 
Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552).

Permit Application Number: TE-054237

    Applicant: U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, Lakewood, 
Colorado.
    The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to perform the 
following recovery activities with the following species, in 
conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities 
throughout the range of each species in Colorado, for the purpose of 
enhancing the species' survival:
    Take (harass by survey) the Preble's meadow jumping mouse (Zapus 
hudsonius preblei), the Mexican spotted owl (Strix occidentalis 
lucida), and the Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii 
extimus); and
    Take (capture, handle, and release) the greenback cutthroat trout 
(Oncorhynchus clarki stomias).

Permit Application Number: TE-067729

    Applicant: Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.
    The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to perform the 
following recovery activities with the following species, in 
conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities 
throughout the range of each species in Colorado and Kansas, for the 
purpose of enhancing the species' survival:
    Take (capture, handle, and release) the Topeka shiner (Notropis 
topeka); and
    Take (collect and kill) 100 each of hatchery-reared Colorado 
pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius) and razorback sucker (Xyrauchen 
texanus) for prey behavior trials; and
    Take (capture, PIT tag, fin clip, and release) 100 each of 
hatchery-reared Colorado pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius) and 
razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus) to determine the use and 
importance of tributaries to sustaining native fish communities in the 
San Juan River and identify potential barriers to fish passage.

Permit Application Number: TE-069300

    Applicant: Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Lincoln, Nebraska.
    The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to take 
(capture, collect, tag, hold, and transport) the pallid sturgeon 
(Scaphirhynchus albus) in conjunction with surveys and population 
monitoring activities throughout its range in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, 
and South Dakota, for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Application Number: TE-064682

    Applicant: Prairie Wildlife Research, Inc., Wellington, Colorado.
    The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to take 
(harass by

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survey, live trap, anesthetize, tag, collect genetic materials) the 
black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) in conjunction with surveys and 
population monitoring activities throughout its entire range, including 
Canada and Mexico, for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

National Environmental Policy Act

    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 
4321 et seq.), we have made an initial determination that the proposed 
activities in these permits are categorically excluded from the 
requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental 
impact statement (516 DM 6 Appendix 1, 1.4C(1)).

Public Availability of Comments

    All comments and materials we receive in response to this request 
will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal 
business hours at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this 
notice.
    Before including your address, phone number, email 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.

Authority

    We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 
et seq.).

    Dated: December 13, 2011.
Michael Thabault,
Assistant Regional Director-Ecological Services, Denver, CO.
[FR Doc. 2011-33081 Filed 12-23-11; 8:45 am]
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