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Download as PDF 15736 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 12, 2013 / Notices the methodology and assumptions used; (c) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance— Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant.) Dated: March 1, 2013. Charlene D. Myrthil, Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. BILLING CODE 9111–23–P [FR Doc. 2013–05675 Filed 3–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–47–P [FWS–R6–ES–2013–N060; FXES11130600000D2–123–FF06E00000] DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4101– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2013–0001] Mississippi; Amendment No. 5 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Mississippi (FEMA–4101–DR), dated February 13, 2013, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: March 4, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dean Webster, Office of Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2833. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Mississippi is hereby amended to include the following areas among those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the event declared a major disaster by the President in his declaration of February 13, 2013. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Greene and Perry Counties for Individual Assistance. (The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households in Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, 17:21 Mar 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 [FR Doc. 2013–05631 Filed 3–11–13; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency VerDate Mar<15>2010 W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management 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. With some exceptions, 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 requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by April 11, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments or requests for copies or more information by any of the following methods. Alternatively, you may use one of the following methods to request hard copies or a CD–ROM of the documents. Please specify the permit you are interested in by number (e.g., Permit No. TE–052582). • Email: permitsR6ES@fws.gov. Please refer to the respective permit number (e.g., Permit No. TE–052582) in the subject line of the message. • U.S. Mail: Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 25486–DFC, Denver, CO 80225. • In-Person Drop-off, Viewing, or Pickup: Call (303) 236–4212 to make an appointment during regular business hours at 134 Union Blvd., Suite 645, Lakewood, CO 80228. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Konishi, Permit Coordinator SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Ecological Services, (303) 236–4212 (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 United States 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. Application Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, and Federal agencies, and the public to comment on the following applications. Documents and other information the applicant has submitted 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– 79842A Applicant: Jeremy White, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska. The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey) Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities in Nebraska for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit Application Number: TE–052582 Applicant: TRC Environmental Corporation, 605 Skyline Dr., Laramie, Wyoming 82070. The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey) black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes), Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus), least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus) and quino checkerspot (Euphydrias editha quino) in conjunction with population monitoring activities in Texas, Oklahoma, Nevada, E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 12, 2013 / Notices Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit Application Number: TE–219757 Applicant: Mike Phillips, Turner Endangered Species Fund, 1123 Research Dr., Bozeman, Montana 59718. The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit and an amendment to take black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) in conjunction with recovery activities throughout the species’ range for the purpose of enhancing its survival and recovery. Permit Application Number: TE–057401 Applicant: BLM Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, 669 S. Highway 89A, Kanab, Utah 84741. The applicant requests renewal of a permit to take Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in conjunction with recovery activities throughout the species’ range for the purpose of enhancing survival and recovery of the species. 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)). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 Jkt 229001 Dated: March 5, 2013. Michael G. Thabault, Assistant Regional Director, Mountain-Prairie Region. BILLING CODE 4310–55–P Applicant: George Boxall, Amnis Opes Institute, LLC, 4755 Elk Run Dr., Albany, Oregon, 97321. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture, handle, release) pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhyncus albus), white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus), bonytail chub (Gila elegans), Colorado pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus Lucius), humpback chub (Gila cypha), and razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities in Montana and Colorado for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. 17:21 Mar 11, 2013 Authority: We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) [FR Doc. 2013–05607 Filed 3–11–13; 8:45 am] Permit Application Number: TE– 98300A VerDate Mar<15>2010 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. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R4–ES–2013–N030; 40120–1112– 0000–F2] Incidental Take Permit Amendment and Supplemental Environmental Assessment for Wind Energy Development, Guayanilla, Puerto Rico Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Under the Endangered Species Act (Act), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the receipt and availability of a revised habitat conservation plan (revised HCP) and accompanying documents for wind energy development by San Francisco Wind Farm LLC (formerly WindMar R.E.) (Permittee). The revised HCP analyzes take of Puerto Rican crested toad (Peltophryne lemur) incidental to the previously authorized wind energy development activities in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, so that this listed species might be added to those already covered by the existing incidental take permit (ITP). We invite public comments on these documents. DATES: We must receive any written comments at our Regional Office (see ADDRESSES) on or before April 11, 2013. ADDRESSES: Documents are available for public inspection by appointment during normal business hours at the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Regional Office, 1875 Century Boulevard, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30345; or at the Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office, Fish and Wildlife Service, Road ´ 301, Km. 5.1, Boqueron, PR 00622. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David Dell, Regional HCP Coordinator (see ADDRESSES), telephone: 404–679– ´ 7313; or Mr. Jose Cruz-Burgos, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15737 Endangered Species Coordinator, at the Caribbean Field Office (see ADDRESSES), telephone: 787–851–7297 extension 218. We announce the availability of the revised HCP and supplemental environmental assessment (Supplemental EA), which analyzes the take of the threatened Puerto Rican crested toad. The Service previously advertised (71 FR 951), and issued in September 2006, TE104073 as a 40-year ITP authorizing incidental take of Puerto Rican nightjar (Caprimulgus noctitherus), brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis occidentalis), and roseate tern (Sterna dougallii dougallii). The Permittee requests an amendment for the remaining term of the ITP under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), as amended. The Permittee’s revised HCP describes the mitigation and minimization measures proposed to address the impacts to the Puerto Rican crested toad within the Punta Ventana section of the covered area. We specifically request information, views, and opinions from the public via this notice on our proposed Federal action, including identification of any other aspects of the human environment not already identified in the supplemental EA pursuant to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 40 CFR 1506.6. Further, we specifically solicit information regarding the adequacy of the revised HCP per 50 CFR parts 13 and 17. The supplemental EA assesses the likely environmental impacts associated with the implementation of the activities and proposed amendments, including the environmental consequences of the no-action alternative and the proposed action. The proposed action alternative is amendment of the ITP and implementation of the revised HCP as submitted by the Permittee. The revised HCP evaluates potential take of the Puerto Rican crested toad and presents conservation measures needed to add incidental take authority for this species to previously authorized incidental take associated with wind energy development. Avoidance, minimization and mitigation measures include, but are not limited to: monitor Puerto Rican crested toad breeding events in order to adapt work plans and timing of covered activities while implementing measures to avoid and minimize take of dispersing toads and toadlets; install SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1

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[FR Doc No: 2013-05607]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R6-ES-2013-N060; 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. With some exceptions, 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 requires that we invite public comment before 
issuing these permits.

DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by 
April 11, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments or requests for copies or more 
information by any of the following methods. Alternatively, you may use 
one of the following methods to request hard copies or a CD-ROM of the 
documents. Please specify the permit you are interested in by number 
(e.g., Permit No. TE-052582).
     Email: permitsR6ES@fws.gov. Please refer to the respective 
permit number (e.g., Permit No. TE-052582) in the subject line of the 
message.
     U.S. Mail: Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, P.O. Box 25486-DFC, Denver, CO 80225.
     In-Person Drop-off, Viewing, or Pickup: Call (303) 236-
4212 to make an appointment during regular business hours at 134 Union 
Blvd., Suite 645, Lakewood, CO 80228.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Konishi, Permit Coordinator 
Ecological Services, (303) 236-4212 (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 United States 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.

Application Available for Review and Comment

    We invite local, State, and Federal agencies, and the public to 
comment on the following applications. Documents and other information 
the applicant has submitted 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-79842A

    Applicant: Jeremy White, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska.
    The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey) Indiana 
bat (Myotis sodalis) in conjunction with surveys and population 
monitoring activities in Nebraska for the purpose of enhancing the 
species' survival.

Permit Application Number: TE-052582

    Applicant: TRC Environmental Corporation, 605 Skyline Dr., Laramie, 
Wyoming 82070.
    The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey) black-
footed ferret (Mustela nigripes), Southwestern willow flycatcher 
(Empidonax traillii extimus), least Bell's vireo (Vireo bellii 
pusillus) and quino checkerspot (Euphydrias editha quino) in 
conjunction with population monitoring activities in Texas, Oklahoma, 
Nevada,

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Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and 
California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Application Number: TE-219757

    Applicant: Mike Phillips, Turner Endangered Species Fund, 1123 
Research Dr., Bozeman, Montana 59718.
    The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit and an 
amendment to take black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) in conjunction 
with recovery activities throughout the species' range for the purpose 
of enhancing its survival and recovery.

Permit Application Number: TE-98300A

    Applicant: George Boxall, Amnis Opes Institute, LLC, 4755 Elk Run 
Dr., Albany, Oregon, 97321.
    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture, handle, release) 
pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhyncus albus), white sturgeon (Acipenser 
transmontanus), bonytail chub (Gila elegans), Colorado pikeminnow 
(Ptychocheilus Lucius), humpback chub (Gila cypha), and razorback 
sucker (Xyrauchen texanus) in conjunction with surveys and population 
monitoring activities in Montana and Colorado for the purpose of 
enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Application Number: TE-057401

    Applicant: BLM Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, 669 S. 
Highway 89A, Kanab, Utah 84741.
    The applicant requests renewal of a permit to take Southwestern 
willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in conjunction with 
recovery activities throughout the species' range for the purpose of 
enhancing survival and recovery of the species.

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: March 5, 2013.
Michael G. Thabault,
Assistant Regional Director, Mountain-Prairie Region.
[FR Doc. 2013-05607 Filed 3-11-13; 8:45 am]
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