Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Application, 12345-12346 [2013-04094]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 36 / Friday, February 22, 2013 / Notices 2013; October 1, 2013; and December 4, 2013. Time: All scheduled meetings will begin at 3:00 p.m. and will end by 5:00 p.m. All scheduled meetings will be held at the Wekiwa Springs State Park, 1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka, FL 32712. Call (407) 884–2006 or visit online at http:// www.floridastateparks.org/ wekiwasprings/ for additional information on this facility. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaime Doubek-Racine, DFO, Wekiva Wild and Scenic River, RTCA Program, Florida Field Office, Southeast Region, 5342 Clark Road, PMB #123, Sarasota, Florida 34233; telephone (941) 685– 5912. The scheduled meetings will be open to the public. Each scheduled meeting will result in decisions and steps that advance the Wekiva River System Advisory Management Committee towards its objective of managing and implementing projects developed from the Comprehensive Management Plan for the Wekiva Wild and Scenic River. Any member of the public may file with the Committee a written statement concerning any issues relating to the development of the Comprehensive Management Plan for the Wekiva Wild and Scenic River. Before including your address, telephone 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. The statement should be addressed to the Wekiva River System Advisory Management Committee, National Park Service, 5342 Clark Road, PMB #123, Sarasota, Florida 34233. The Wekiva River System Advisory Management Committee was established by Public Law 106–299 to assist in the development of the comprehensive management plan for the Wekiva River System and provide advice to the Secretary in carrying out management responsibilities of the Secretary under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1274). Efforts have been made locally to ensure that the interested public is aware of the meeting dates. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:18 Feb 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 Dated: February 13, 2013. Jaime Doubek-Racine, DFO, Wekiva Wild and Scenic River, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 2013–04121 Filed 2–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JD–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R1–ES–2013–N028; FXES11130100000F5–134–FF01E00000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Application Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following application for a permit to conduct activities with the purpose of enhancing the survival of endangered species. The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits certain activities with respect to endangered species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite public comment before issuing such permits. DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by March 25, 2013. ADDRESSES: Endangered Species Program Manager, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Regional Office, 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232–4181. Please refer to the permit number for the application when submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Grant Canterbury, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, at the above address or by telephone (503–231–6131) or fax (503– 231–6243). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background The Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits certain activities with respect to 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 certain permits, and requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits for endangered species. A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act authorizes the permittee to conduct activities (including take or interstate commerce) PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12345 with respect to U.S. endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or survival. Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act 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. Application Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, and Federal agencies, and the public to comment on the following application. Please refer to the appropriate permit number for the application when submitting comments. Documents and other information submitted with this application are available for review by request from the Endangered Species Program Manager at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). Permit Number: TE–95648A Applicant: Lori Cossell, Connellsville, Pennsylvania. The applicant requests an interstate commerce permit to purchase nene geese (Branta sandvicensis) in conjunction with captive propagation for the purpose of enhancing their survival. This notification covers activities conducted by the applicant over the next 5 years. 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.). E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 12346 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 36 / Friday, February 22, 2013 / Notices Dated: February 13, 2013. Hugh Morrison, Acting Regional Director, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2013–04094 Filed 2–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Background [FWS–R8–ES–2013–N029; 1112–0000– 81440–F2] Jennings Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail, Community of Los Osos, San Luis Obispo County, CA U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comment. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received an application from Andrew A. Jennings for a 10-year incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. The application addresses the potential for ‘‘take’’ of the federally endangered Morro shoulderband snail (= banded dune snail; Helminthoglypta walkeriana) that is likely to occur incidental to the construction, maintenance, and occupation of a single-family residence on an existing legal single-family-zoned parcel in the unincorporated community of Los Osos, San Luis Obispo County, California. The applicants would implement a conservation program to minimize and mitigate project activities that are likely to result in take of the Morro shoulderband snail as described in their plan. We invite comments from the public on the application package that includes the Jennings Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail. This proposed action has been determined to be eligible for a Categorical Exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA). DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by March 25, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may download a copy of the Habitat Conservation Plan, draft Environmental Action Statement and Low-Effect Screening Form, and related documents on the Internet at http:// www.fws.gov/ventura/, or you may request copies of the documents by U.S. mail or phone (see below). Please address written comments to Diane K. Noda, Field Supervisor, Ventura Fish sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:18 Feb 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 and Wildlife Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2493 Portola Road, Suite B, Ventura, CA 93003. You may alternatively send comments by facsimile to (805) 644–3958. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie M. Vanderwier, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, at the above address or by calling (805) 644–1766. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) listed the Morro shoulderband snail as endangered on December 15, 1994 (59 FR 64613). Section 9 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act) and its implementing regulations (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibit the take of fish or wildlife species listed as endangered or threatened. ‘‘Take’’ is defined under the Act to include the following activities: ‘‘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 section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Act, we may issue permits to authorize incidental take of listed species. The Act defines ‘‘Incidental Take as take that is not the purpose of carrying out of an otherwise lawful activity. Regulations governing incidental take permits for threatened and endangered species are provided in at 50 CFR 17.32 and 17.22. Issuance of an incidental take permit must not jeopardize the existence of federally listed fish, wildlife, or plant species. Take of listed plants is not prohibited under the Act unless such take would violate State law. As such, take of plants cannot be authorized under an incidental take permit. Plant species may be included on a permit in recognition of the conservation benefits provided them under a habitat conservation plan. All species, including plants, covered by the incidental take permit receive assurances under our ‘‘No Surprises’’ regulations (50 CFR 17.22(b)(55) and 17.32(b)(5)). In addition to meeting other specific criteria, actions undertaken through implementation of the HCP must not jeopardize the continued existence of federally listed animal or plant species. Andrew A. Jennings (hereafter, the applicant) has submitted a Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) in support of his application for an incidental take permit (ITP) to address take of Morro shoulderband snail that is likely to occur as the result of direct impacts to up to 0.23 acre (10,224 square feet) of highly disturbed coastal PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 dune scrub and veldt grass (Ehrharta calycina)-dominated non-native grassland occupied by the species. Take would be associated with the construction, maintenance, and occupation of a single-family residence on an existing parcel legally described as Assessor Parcel Number 074–052– 028 and located at 460 Los Osos Valley Road in western portion of Los Osos, an unincorporated community of San Luis Obispo County, California. The applicant is requesting a permit for take of Morro shoulderband snail that would result from ‘‘Covered Activities’’ that include the construction, maintenance, and occupation of a single-family residence and associated landscaping/ infrastructure. The applicant proposes to minimize and mitigate take of Morro shoulderband snail associated with the covered activities by fully implementing the HCP. The following measures will be implemented to minimize the effects of the taking: (1) Pre-construction and concurrent construction monitoring surveys for Morro shoulderband snail will be conducted, (2) all identified individuals of any life stage of Morro shoulderband snail will be captured and moved out of harm’s way to a Serviceapproved receptor site by an individual in possession of a current valid recovery permit for the species, and (3) development and presentation of a contractor and employee training program for Morro shoulderband snail. To mitigate for unavoidable take, the applicants will contribute $5,114 to an Impact-Directed Environmental Account held and administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. These funds will be used to implement recovery tasks identified in the Recovery Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail and Four Plants from Western San Luis Obispo County, California (USFWS 1998). The applicants will fund up to $6,700, as needed, to ensure implementation of all minimization measures and reporting requirements identified in the HCP. In the proposed HCP, the applicants consider two alternatives to the proposed action: ‘‘No Action’’ and ‘‘Project Design.’’ Under the ‘‘No Action’’ alternative, an ITP for the Jennings single-family residence would not be issued. The Jennings singlefamily residence would not be built and a contribution of in-lieu fees would not be provided to effect recovery actions for Morro shoulderband snail. Since the property is privately owned, there are ongoing economic considerations associated with continued ownership without use, which include payment of associated taxes. The sale of this E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 36 (Friday, February 22, 2013)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-04094]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R1-ES-2013-N028; FXES11130100000F5-134-FF01E00000]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit 
Application

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 application for a permit to conduct activities 
with the purpose of enhancing the survival of endangered species. The 
Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits certain 
activities with respect to endangered species unless a Federal permit 
allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite public 
comment before issuing such permits.

DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by 
March 25, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Endangered Species Program Manager, Ecological Services, 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Regional Office, 911 NE 11th 
Avenue, Portland, OR 97232-4181. Please refer to the permit number for 
the application when submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Grant Canterbury, Fish and Wildlife 
Biologist, at the above address or by telephone (503-231-6131) or fax 
(503-231-6243).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits certain activities with 
respect to 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 certain permits, and requires that we invite public comment before 
issuing these permits for endangered species.
    A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act 
authorizes the permittee to conduct activities (including take or 
interstate commerce) with respect to U.S. endangered or threatened 
species for scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or 
survival. Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act 
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.

Application Available for Review and Comment

    We invite local, State, and Federal agencies, and the public to 
comment on the following application. Please refer to the appropriate 
permit number for the application when submitting comments.
    Documents and other information submitted with this application are 
available for review by request from the Endangered Species Program 
Manager at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice, 
subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and 
Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552).

Permit Number: TE-95648A

    Applicant: Lori Cossell, Connellsville, Pennsylvania.
    The applicant requests an interstate commerce permit to purchase 
nene geese (Branta sandvicensis) in conjunction with captive 
propagation for the purpose of enhancing their survival. This 
notification covers activities conducted by the applicant over the next 
5 years.

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.).


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    Dated: February 13, 2013.
Hugh Morrison,
Acting Regional Director, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service.
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