Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Receipt of Application for Incidental Take Permit; Availability of Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan; Florida Power Corporation, Progress Energy Florida Inc., Lake County, FL, 9724-9725 [2013-03038]

Download as PDF 9724 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 28 / Monday, February 11, 2013 / Notices information about them, or those seeking access to such records, should address inquiries to Donna StatonRobinson, Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4156, Washington, DC 20410. (Attention: Capitol View Building, 4th Floor.) The phone contact information is (202) 708–5495. This is not a toll free number. Provide verification of your identity by providing two proofs of official identification. Your verification of identity must include your original signature and must be notarized. CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: HUD’s rules for contesting the contents of records and appealing initial denials by the individual concerned appear in 24 CFR part 16. If additional information or assistance is needed, it may be obtained by contacting HUD officials as follows: (i) Contesting contents of records: The Department of Housing and Urban Development, Chief Privacy Officer, 451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; (ii) Appeals of initial HUD determinations: In relation to contesting contents of records, the HUD Departmental Privacy Appeals Officers, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20410. RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: Documents and records in this system originate from HUD and its components, courts, subpoenas, law enforcement agencies, other federal, state, and local agencies, inquiries and/or complaints from witnesses or members of the general public. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES EXEMPTIONS: The records in EDMS are maintained for use in civil rather than criminal actions. For that reason, the relevant provision of the Privacy Act is 5 U.S.C. 552a(d)(5) which states ‘‘nothing in this [Act] shall allow an individual access to any information compiled in reasonable anticipation of a civil action or proceeding.’’ (See U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties, Overview of the Privacy Act of 1974 (2010) 212.8) [FR Doc. 2013–03071 Filed 2–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P 8 http://www.justice.gov/opcl/ 1974tenexemp.htm#one. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:26 Feb 08, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary Invasive Species Advisory Committee; Meetings Office of the Secretary, Interior. Notice of public meetings of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given of meetings of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC). Comprised of 31 nonfederal invasive species experts and stakeholders from across the nation, the purpose of the Advisory Committee is to provide advice to the National Invasive Species Council, as authorized by Executive Order 13112, on a broad array of issues related to preventing the introduction of invasive species and providing for their control and minimizing the economic, ecological, and human health impacts that invasive species cause. The Council is co-chaired by the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Secretary of Commerce. The duty of the Council is to provide national leadership regarding invasive species issues. Purpose of Meeting: The meeting will be held on March 7–8, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia, and will focus on the changing approaches to invasive species. The purpose of the meeting is to convene the full ISAC and consider strategies and methodologies for implementing performance elements outlined in the 2008–2012 National Invasive Species Management Plan. The meeting agenda is now available on the NISC Web site, www.invasivespecies .gov. Supplemental materials will be uploaded to the site on or before Friday, February 22, 2013. The full committee meeting on Thursday, February 7, 2013 and Friday, February 8, 2013 is open to the public. An orientation session will be held on Wednesday, February 06, 2013 for the 14 new ISAC members appointed by Secretary Ken Salazar on January 22, 2013. Note: There will be no committee business conducted during the orientation session, which is closed to the public. DATES: ISAC New Member Orientation (CLOSED): Wednesday, February 6, 2013; 9:00 a.m.–1:45 p.m. Meeting of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (OPEN): Thursday, February 7, 2013 through Friday, March 8, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Sheraton Pentagon City, 900 South Orme Street, Arlington, VA SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22204–4520. The general session on Thursday, February 7, 2013, and Friday, February 8, 2013 will be held in the Galaxy Ballroom. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsey Brantley, National Invasive Species Council Program Specialist and ISAC Coordinator, Phone: (202) 513– 7243; Fax: (202) 371–1751; email: Kelsey_Brantley@ios.doi.gov. Additional information can also be obtained from the NISC Web site, www.invasivespecies.gov. Dated: February 6, 2013. Lori Williams, Executive Director, National Invasive Species Council. [FR Doc. 2013–03062 Filed 2–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–RK–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R4–ES–2013–N015; FXES11130400000EA–123–FF04EF1000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Receipt of Application for Incidental Take Permit; Availability of Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan; Florida Power Corporation, Progress Energy Florida Inc., Lake County, FL Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comment/information. AGENCY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application from Florida Power Corporation, Progress Energy Florida Inc. (applicant), for an incidental take permit (ITP). The applicant requests a 20-year ITP under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We request public comment on the permit application (#TE93592A–0) and accompanying proposed habitat conservation plan (HCP), as well as on our preliminary determination that the plan qualifies as low-effect under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). To make this determination, we used our environmental action statement and low-effect screening form, which are also available for review. DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by March 13, 2013. ADDRESSES: If you wish to review the application and HCP, you may request documents by email, U.S. mail, or phone (see below). These documents are also available for public inspection by appointment during normal business SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 28 / Monday, February 11, 2013 / Notices hours at the office below. Send your comments or requests by any one of the following methods. Email: northflorida@fws.gov. Use ‘‘Attn: Permit number TE93592A–0’’ as your message subject line. Fax: Dawn Jennings, Acting Field Supervisor, (904) 731–3045, Attn.: Permit number TE93592A–0. U.S. mail: Dawn Jennings, Acting Field Supervisor, Jacksonville Ecological Services Field Office, Attn: Permit number TE93592A–0, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 7915 Baymeadows Way, Suite 200, Jacksonville, FL 32256. In-person drop-off: You may drop off information during regular business hours at the above office address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin M. Gawera, telephone: (904) 731–3121; email: erin_gawera@fws.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Our Preliminary Determination Background We will evaluate the HCP and comments we receive to determine whether the ITP application meets the requirements of section 10(a) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). If we determine that the application meets these requirements, we will issue ITP # TE93592A–0. We will also evaluate whether issuance of the section 10(a)(1)(B) ITP complies with section 7 of the Act by conducting an intraService section 7 consultation. We will use the results of this consultation, in combination with the above findings, in our final analysis to determine whether or not to issue the ITP. If the requirements are met, we will issue the permit to the applicant. Section 9 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and our implementing Federal regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR part 17 prohibit the ‘‘take’’ of fish or wildlife species listed as endangered or threatened. Take of listed fish or wildlife is defined under the Act as ‘‘to harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct’’ (16 U.S.C. 1532). However, under limited circumstances, we issue permits to authorize incidental take— i.e., take that is incidental to, and not the purpose of, the carrying out of an otherwise lawful activity. Regulations governing incidental take permits for threatened and endangered species are at 50 CFR 17.32 and 17.22, respectively. The Act’s take prohibitions do not apply to federally listed plants on private lands unless such take would violate State law. In addition to meeting other criteria, an incidental take permit’s proposed actions must not jeopardize the existence of federally listed fish, wildlife, or plants. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Applicant’s Proposal The applicant is requesting take of approximately 8.95 ac of occupied sand skink foraging and sheltering habitat incidental to construction of a commercial development, and seeks a 20-year permit. The 18.6-ac project site is located on parcel # 27–22–26– 000300000700 within Section 27, Township 22 South, Range 26 East, Lake County, Florida. The applicant proposes to mitigate for the take of the sand skink by the purchase of 17.9 mitigation credits within the Collany Conservation Bank. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:26 Feb 08, 2013 Jkt 229001 We have determined that the applicant’s proposal, including the proposed mitigation and minimization measures, would have minor or negligible effects on the species covered in the HCP. Therefore, we determined that the ITP is a ‘‘low-effect’’ project and qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as provided by the Department of the Interior Manual (516 DM 2 Appendix 1 and 516 DM 6 Appendix 1). A low-effect HCP is one involving (1) Minor or negligible effects on federally listed or candidate species and their habitats, and (2) minor or negligible effects on other environmental values or resources. Next Steps If you wish to comment on the permit application, HCP, and associated documents, you may submit comments by any one of the methods in ADDRESSES. Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comments, 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 and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). Frm 00060 Dated: January 30, 2013. Dawn Jennings, Acting Field Supervisor, Jacksonville Field Office, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 2013–03038 Filed 2–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–IA–2012–N035; FXIA16710900000P5–123–FF09A30000] Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities. DATES: We must receive comments or requests for documents on or before March 13, 2013. ADDRESSES: Brenda Tapia, Division of Management Authority, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 212, Arlington, VA 22203; fax (703) 358–2280; or email DMAFR@fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, (703) 358–2104 (telephone); (703) 358–2280 (fax); DMAFR@fws.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Public Comments PO 00000 9725 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Public Comment Procedures A. How do I request copies of applications or comment on submitted applications? Send your request for copies of applications or comments and materials concerning any of the applications to the contact listed under ADDRESSES. Please include the Federal Register notice publication date, the PRTnumber, and the name of the applicant in your request or submission. We will not consider requests or comments sent to an email or address not listed under ADDRESSES. If you provide an email address in your request for copies of applications, we will attempt to respond to your request electronically. Please make your requests or comments as specific as possible. Please confine your comments to issues for which we seek comments in this notice, E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 28 (Monday, February 11, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9724-9725]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03038]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R4-ES-2013-N015; FXES11130400000EA-123-FF04EF1000]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Receipt of 
Application for Incidental Take Permit; Availability of Proposed Low-
Effect Habitat Conservation Plan; Florida Power Corporation, Progress 
Energy Florida Inc., Lake County, FL

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comment/information.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an 
application from Florida Power Corporation, Progress Energy Florida 
Inc. (applicant), for an incidental take permit (ITP). The applicant 
requests a 20-year ITP under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as 
amended (Act). We request public comment on the permit application 
(TE93592A-0) and accompanying proposed habitat conservation 
plan (HCP), as well as on our preliminary determination that the plan 
qualifies as low-effect under the National Environmental Policy Act 
(NEPA). To make this determination, we used our environmental action 
statement and low-effect screening form, which are also available for 
review.

DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by 
March 13, 2013.

ADDRESSES: If you wish to review the application and HCP, you may 
request documents by email, U.S. mail, or phone (see below). These 
documents are also available for public inspection by appointment 
during normal business

[[Page 9725]]

hours at the office below. Send your comments or requests by any one of 
the following methods.
    Email: northflorida@fws.gov. Use ``Attn: Permit number TE93592A-0'' 
as your message subject line.
    Fax: Dawn Jennings, Acting Field Supervisor, (904) 731-3045, Attn.: 
Permit number TE93592A-0.
    U.S. mail: Dawn Jennings, Acting Field Supervisor, Jacksonville 
Ecological Services Field Office, Attn: Permit number TE93592A-0, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, 7915 Baymeadows Way, Suite 200, 
Jacksonville, FL 32256.
    In-person drop-off: You may drop off information during regular 
business hours at the above office address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin M. Gawera, telephone: (904) 731-
3121; email: erin_gawera@fws.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Section 9 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and our implementing 
Federal regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 
part 17 prohibit the ``take'' of fish or wildlife species listed as 
endangered or threatened. Take of listed fish or wildlife is defined 
under the Act as ``to harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, 
trap, capture, or collect, or to attempt to engage in any such 
conduct'' (16 U.S.C. 1532). However, under limited circumstances, we 
issue permits to authorize incidental take--i.e., take that is 
incidental to, and not the purpose of, the carrying out of an otherwise 
lawful activity.
    Regulations governing incidental take permits for threatened and 
endangered species are at 50 CFR 17.32 and 17.22, respectively. The 
Act's take prohibitions do not apply to federally listed plants on 
private lands unless such take would violate State law. In addition to 
meeting other criteria, an incidental take permit's proposed actions 
must not jeopardize the existence of federally listed fish, wildlife, 
or plants.

Applicant's Proposal

    The applicant is requesting take of approximately 8.95 ac of 
occupied sand skink foraging and sheltering habitat incidental to 
construction of a commercial development, and seeks a 20-year permit. 
The 18.6-ac project site is located on parcel  27-22-26-
000300000700 within Section 27, Township 22 South, Range 26 East, Lake 
County, Florida. The applicant proposes to mitigate for the take of the 
sand skink by the purchase of 17.9 mitigation credits within the 
Collany Conservation Bank.

Our Preliminary Determination

    We have determined that the applicant's proposal, including the 
proposed mitigation and minimization measures, would have minor or 
negligible effects on the species covered in the HCP. Therefore, we 
determined that the ITP is a ``low-effect'' project and qualifies for 
categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act 
(NEPA), as provided by the Department of the Interior Manual (516 DM 2 
Appendix 1 and 516 DM 6 Appendix 1). A low-effect HCP is one involving 
(1) Minor or negligible effects on federally listed or candidate 
species and their habitats, and (2) minor or negligible effects on 
other environmental values or resources.

Next Steps

    We will evaluate the HCP and comments we receive to determine 
whether the ITP application meets the requirements of section 10(a) of 
the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). If we determine that the application 
meets these requirements, we will issue ITP  TE93592A-0. We 
will also evaluate whether issuance of the section 10(a)(1)(B) ITP 
complies with section 7 of the Act by conducting an intra-Service 
section 7 consultation. We will use the results of this consultation, 
in combination with the above findings, in our final analysis to 
determine whether or not to issue the ITP. If the requirements are met, 
we will issue the permit to the applicant.

Public Comments

    If you wish to comment on the permit application, HCP, and 
associated documents, you may submit comments by any one of the methods 
in ADDRESSES.

Public Availability of Comments

    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comments, 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 and NEPA 
regulations (40 CFR 1506.6).

    Dated: January 30, 2013.
Dawn Jennings,
Acting Field Supervisor, Jacksonville Field Office, Southeast Region.
[FR Doc. 2013-03038 Filed 2-8-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-55-P