Emergency Issuance of Endangered Species Permit, 14110-14111 [2013-04881]

Download as PDF 14110 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 42 / Monday, March 4, 2013 / Notices FISCAL YEAR 2012 FUNDING AWARDS FOR HOPWA PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING RENEWAL GRANTS—Continued State City ................. ................. ................. ................. Calcutta House ........................................................................................... City of Dallas Housing and Community Services Department .................. Burlington Housing Authority ..................................................................... AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin ......................................................... Philadelphia ..................................... Dallas ............................................... Burlington ......................................... Milwaukee ........................................ 837,303 746,853 392,906 1,310,577 Total ...... PA TX VT WI Grantee name ..................................................................................................................... .......................................................... 32,933,188 [FR Doc. 2013–04911 Filed 3–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket Number FR–5600–FA–14] Announcement of Funding Awards for the Section 4 Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Program Fiscal Year 2012 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Announcement of funding awards. AGENCY: In accordance with section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989, this announcement notifies the public of funding decisions made by the Department in a competition for funding under the 2012 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Section 4 Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing grants program. This announcement contains the names SUMMARY: of the award recipients and the amounts of the awards made available by HUD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frances Bush, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 7128, Washington, DC 20410, telephone number 202–708–1934. To provide service for persons who are hearing-or-speech-impaired, this number may be reached via TTY by dialing the Federal Relay Service on 800–877–TTY, 800–877–8339, or 202– 402–7515. Telephone number, other than ‘‘800’’ TTY numbers are not toll free. HUD’s Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing program is authorized by Section 4 of the HUD Demonstration Act of 1993 (Pub. L. 103–120, 107 Stat. 1148, 42 U.S.C. 9816 note), as amended, and the Consolidated and Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112–55). The Section 4 Capacity Building program provides grants to national community development intermediaries to enhance the capacity SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Grant award and ability of community development corporations and community housing development organizations to carry out community development and affordable housing activities that benefit lowincome families and persons. Capacity Building funds support activities such as training, education, support, loans, grants, and development assistance. The Fiscal Year 2012 competition was announced on http://www.hud.gov on April 12, 2012. The NOFA provided $35 million for Section 4 Capacity Building grants for the Fiscal Year 2012 competition, HUD awarded three competitive Section 4 Capacity Building grants totaling $ 35,000,000. In accordance with section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (103 Stat. 1987, 42 U.S.C. 3545), the Department is publishing the grantees and the amounts of the awards in Appendix A to this document. Dated: February 26, 2013. Frances Bush, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations, Office of Community Planning and Development. Appendix A FISCAL YEAR 2012 FUNDING AWARDS FOR SECTION 4 CAPACITY BUILDING FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM GRANTS No. State Award recipient Award 1 .................... 2 .................... 3 .................... MD ...................... NY ....................... GA ....................... Enterprise Community Partners, Inc ........................................................................................ Local Initiatives Support Corporation ....................................................................................... Habitat for Humanity International ............................................................................................ $15,649,313 15,204,729 4,145,958 Total ....... ............................. ................................................................................................................................................... 35,000,000 [FR Doc. 2013–04910 Filed 3–1–13; 8:45 am] sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R4–ES–2013–N038; 40120–1112– 0000–F2] Emergency Issuance of Endangered Species Permit AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. Notice. ACTION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:15 Mar 01, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have waived the 30day public notice period and have issued an endangered species permit to address emergency veterinary care for an injured green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) in the U.S. Virgin Islands. SUMMARY: Documents and other information submitted with the permit are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 42 / Monday, March 4, 2013 / Notices party who submits a written request for a copy of such documents to the following: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1875 Century Boulevard, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30345 (Attn: Cameron Shaw, Permit Coordinator). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cameron Shaw, telephone 904–731– 3191; facsimile 904–731–3045. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We have issued the following permit for activities with endangered and threatened species under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). We provide this notice under section 10(c) of the Act. Endangered Species Act regulations at title 50, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 17.22, allow us to waive public notice in an emergency situation where the life or health of an endangered animal is threatened and no reasonable alternative is available to the applicant. Permit Application Number: TE– 96401A. Applicant: St. Thomas Response and Rehabilitation, Coral World Ocean Park, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. The permittee has been authorized to receive and retain, for greater than 45 days, a single green sea turtle for veterinary treatment or euthanasia under certain conditions. Dated: February 15, 2013. Kenneth A. Garrahan, Acting Regional Director. [FR Doc. 2013–04881 Filed 3–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R2–ES–2012–N263; FXES11150200000F4–123–FF02ENEH00] Final Candidate Conservation Agreement With Assurances, Final Environmental Assessment, and Finding of No Significant Impact; Lesser Prairie Chicken, Oklahoma Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), make available the final Agricultural Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) for the lesser prairie chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) (LEPC) in Oklahoma, as well as the final environmental assessment (EA) and the draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:15 Mar 01, 2013 Jkt 229001 (NEPA). The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) applied for an enhancement of survival permit pursuant to Section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The permit application included a draft CCAA between the Service and ODWC for the Lesser Prairie Chicken (LEPC) in 14 Oklahoma counties. Our decision is to authorize the issuance of an enhancement of survival permit to the ODWC for implementation of the CCAA (Preferred Alternative described below). DATES: We will issue a FONSI and make a final permit decision after publication of this notice. ADDRESSES: For where to view documents, see Availability of Documents in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Ms. Dixie Porter, Ph.D., Field Supervisor, by U.S. mail at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 9014 East 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74129, or by telephone at 918–581– 7458. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: We announce the availability of the final CCAA for the LEPC in Oklahoma, final EA, and FONSI, which we developed in compliance with the agency decisionmaking requirements of the NEPA. All alternatives have been described in detail, evaluated, and analyzed in our December 2012 final EA and the final CCAA. Based on our review of the alternatives and their environmental consequences as described in our final EA, we have selected Alternative 2, the proposed agricultural CCAA for the LEPC in Oklahoma. The proposed Federal action is the issuance of a section 10(a)(1)(A) enhancement of survival permit to the ODWC and resulting implementation of the CCAA for the conservation of the LEPC in Oklahoma. With the assistance of the Service, the ODWC would implement conservation measures for the LEPC by removing threats to the survival of these species and protecting their habitat. The CCAA would be in effect for 25 years in Alfalfa, Beaver, Beckham, Cimarron, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Harper, Major, Roger Mills, Texas, Washita, Woods, and Woodward Counties, Oklahoma. This area constitutes the CCAA’s Planning Area, with Covered Areas being eligible non-Federal lands within the Planning Area that provide suitable habitat for LEPC, or have the potential to provide suitable LEPC habitat with the implementation of conservation management practices. The CCAA is in addition to a larger conservation effort SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14111 for the LEPC across its range within Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, and New Mexico. The CCAA was developed in support of a section 10(a)(1)(A) enhancement of survival permit. ODWC will enroll participating landowners through issuance of Certificates of Inclusion pursuant to the CCAA. Participating landowners who are fully implementing the CCAA provisions of the enhancement of survival permit will be provided assurances that, should the LEPC 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 those they committed to under the CCAA provisions. The CCAA provisions are found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17.22(d) and 17.32(d). Furthermore, if the LEPC is listed, participating landowners would be provided incidental take authorization under the enhancement of survival permit for the level of incidental take on the enrolled lands consistent with the activities under the CCAA provisions. The proposed term of the CCAA is 25 years from the date the CCAA is signed by ODWC and the Service. The permit will become effective on the date of a final rule that lists the LEPC as threatened or endangered and will continue through the end of the CCAA term. Background The LEPC currently occurs in five States: Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The species inhabits rangelands dominated primarily by shinnery oak-bluestem and sand sagebrush-bluestem vegetation types. Major factors affecting the status of the LEPC are habitat fragmentation, overutilization by domestic livestock, oil and gas development, wind energy development, loss of native rangelands to cropland conversion, herbicide use, fire suppression, and drought. In 1998, the Service determined that listing of the LEPC was warranted but precluded because of other higher priority species. The December 2008 Candidate Notice of Review elevated the listing priority of the LEPC from an ‘‘8’’ to a ‘‘2’’ because the overall magnitude of threats to the LEPC were increasing and occurring throughout almost all of the currently occupied range. The Service worked with the ODWC on the development of the CCAA for the LEPC in the State of Oklahoma. The CCAA was initiated in order to facilitate conservation and restoration of the LEPC on private and State trust lands in E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 42 (Monday, March 4, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14110-14111]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04881]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R4-ES-2013-N038; 40120-1112-0000-F2]


Emergency Issuance of Endangered Species Permit

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have waived the 
30-day public notice period and have issued an endangered species 
permit to address emergency veterinary care for an injured green sea 
turtle (Chelonia mydas) in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

ADDRESSES: Documents and other information submitted with the permit 
are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy 
Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any

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party who submits a written request for a copy of such documents to the 
following: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1875 Century Boulevard, 
Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30345 (Attn: Cameron Shaw, Permit Coordinator).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cameron Shaw, telephone 904-731-3191; 
facsimile 904-731-3045.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We have issued the following permit for 
activities with endangered and threatened species under section 
10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 
U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). We provide this notice under section 10(c) of the 
Act. Endangered Species Act regulations at title 50, Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) Part 17.22, allow us to waive public notice in an 
emergency situation where the life or health of an endangered animal is 
threatened and no reasonable alternative is available to the applicant.
    Permit Application Number: TE-96401A.
    Applicant: St. Thomas Response and Rehabilitation, Coral World 
Ocean Park, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
    The permittee has been authorized to receive and retain, for 
greater than 45 days, a single green sea turtle for veterinary 
treatment or euthanasia under certain conditions.

    Dated: February 15, 2013.
Kenneth A. Garrahan,
Acting Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 2013-04881 Filed 3-1-13; 8:45 am]
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