Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications, 35953-35954 [2013-14134]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 115 / Friday, June 14, 2013 / Notices Next Steps Authority We will evaluate the permit application, including the plan and comments we receive, to determine whether the application meets the requirements of section 10(a) of the Act. We will also evaluate whether issuance of the incidental take permit would comply with section 7 of the Act by conducting an intra-Service section 7 consultation for the plan. We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). Public Review Public Comments If you wish to comment on the permit applications, plans, and associated documents, you may submit comments by any one of the methods in ADDRESSES. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Public Availability of Comments 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 view, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. 17:03 Jun 13, 2013 [FR Doc. 2013–14135 Filed 6–13–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR We provide this notice under section 10(c) of the Act and the NEPA public involvement regulations (40 CFR 1500.1(b), 1500.2(d), and 1506.6). We are requesting comments on our determination that the applicant’s proposal will have a minor or negligible effect on the Mount Hermon June beetle, Zayante band-winged grasshopper, and Ben Lomond spineflower, and that the plan qualifies as a ‘‘low-effect’’ HCP as defined by our 1996 Habitat Conservation Planning Handbook. We will evaluate the permit application, including the plan and comments we receive, to determine whether the application meets the requirements of section 10(a) of the Act. We will also evaluate whether issuance of the section 10(a)(1)(B) permit would comply with section 7 of the Act by conducting intraService section 7 consultation for the plan. We will use the results of these consultations, in combination with the above findings, in our final analysis to determine whether or not to issue the permits. If the requirements are met, we will issue a permit to the applicant for the incidental take of Mount Hermon June beetle and Zayante band-winged grasshopper. We will make the final permit decision no sooner than 30 days after the date of this notice. VerDate Mar<15>2010 Dated: June 10, 2013. Diane K. Noda, Field Supervisor, Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, Ventura, California. Jkt 229001 Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R1–ES–2013–N124; FXES11130100000F5–134–FF01E00000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications for a recovery 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 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 July 15, 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: Colleen Henson, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, at the above address or by telephone (503–231–6131) or fax (503– 231–6243). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 35953 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 applications. Please refer to the appropriate permit number for the application when submitting comments. Documents and other information submitted with these applications 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 the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). Permit Number: TE–06459B. Applicant: USDA Forest Service, Hilo, Hawaii. The applicant requests a new recovery permit to remove and reduce to possession (collection of seeds and cuttings) Stenogyne angustifolia (no common name), remove and reduce to possession (collection of cuttings) Neraudia ovata (no common name), and remove and reduce to possession (collection of seeds) Colubrina oppositifolia (kauila), Haplostachys haplostachya (honohono), Pleomele hawaiiensis (halapepe), Portulaca sclerocarpa (ihi makole), Silene lanceolata (lanceolate catchfly), Spermolepis hawaiiensis (Hawaiian spermolepis), Stenogyne angustifolia (narrowleaf stenogyne), and Zanthoxylum hawaiiense (ae) for the purpose of enhancing their survival. Background Permit Number: TE–07458B. 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 Applicant: Hoku’akua, LLC, Mountain Home, Idaho. The applicant requests a new recovery permit to take (capture, identify, release, and preserve as museum vouchers) the Snake River Physa (Physa natricina) in conjunction with surveys in the Snake River and its tributaries for the purpose of enhancing its survival. PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1 35954 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 115 / Friday, June 14, 2013 / Notices Public Availability of Comments DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR All comments and materials we receive in response to these requests 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. Bureau of Land Management Authority We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Date: June 6, 2013. Richard R. Hannan, Acting Regional Director, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2013–14134 Filed 6–13–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P [LLNM930000 L51010000.ER0000 LVRWG13G0690] Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the SunZia Southwest Transmission Project in New Mexico and Arizona and Proposed Resource Management Plan Amendments Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the BLM has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) amendments for the SunZia Southwest Transmission Line Project (Project), and by this notice is announcing its availability. DATES: BLM planning regulations state that any person who meets the conditions as described in the regulations may protest the Proposed RMP amendments. Protests must be filed within 30 days of the date that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. Copies of the Final EIS/ Proposed RMP amendments have been sent to affected Federal, State, tribal, and local government agencies, public libraries in the Project area, and to interested parties that previously requested a copy. A list of the locations where copies of the Final EIS/Proposed RMP amendments are available for public inspection can be found in the ‘‘SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION’’ section below. A limited number of copies of the document will be available to those who request one. To request a copy, contact Adrian Garcia, BLM Project Manager, BLM New Mexico State Office, 301 Dinosaur Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87508– 1560. Interested persons may also review the Final EIS/Proposed RMP amendments on the Internet at www.blm.gov/nm/sunzia. All protests of the proposed RMP amendments must be in writing and mailed to one of the following addresses: ADDRESSES: Regular mail: Overnight mail: BLM Director (210), Attention: Brenda Williams, P.O. Box 71383, Washington, DC 20024–1383. BLM Director (210), Attention: Brenda Williams, 20 M Street SE., Room 2134LM, Washington, DC 20003. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adrian Garcia, Project Manager, telephone 505–954–2000; address BLM, New Mexico State Office, 301 Dinosaur Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87508–1560; email agarcia@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. The Final EIS/Proposed RMP amendments analyze a right-of-way project application by SunZia Transmission, LLC, (Applicant) for the location of two parallel overhead 500 kilovolt (kV) electric transmission lines from the proposed SunZia East Substation site in Lincoln County, New Mexico, to the existing Pinal Central Substation in Pinal County, Arizona. The proposed Project would include two new, single-circuit 500 kV transmission lines located on Federal, State, and private lands. One of the 500 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Jun 13, 2013 Jkt 229001 kV transmission lines would be constructed and operated as an alternating current (AC) facility transmission line, and SunZia could construct and operate the other line as either an AC or direct current (DC) facility. Once constructed, the Project would be in operation year-round. The Applicant has applied for a right-of-way grant term from the BLM of 50 years and is evaluating options for a lease term of 50 years or greater on State and private lands. The requested right-of-way width would be typically 400 feet to accommodate a separation of 200 feet between the two lines. However, it could be up to 1,000 feet wide in areas where terrain poses engineering or construction constraints. Engineering studies would determine those requirements as part of the plan of development. In addition to the SunZia East Substation site, up to three new substations would be constructed and operated at the following sites on private or State lands: The proposed Midpoint Substation site near Deming, New Mexico, in Luna County; the proposed Lordsburg Substation site near PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Lordsburg, New Mexico, in Hidalgo County; and the proposed Willow-500 kV Substation site, near Willcox, Arizona, in Graham County. The lengths of the varying Project alternative routes considered and evaluated in the Final EIS/Proposed RMP amendments range between about 460 and 530 miles. The BLM has identified a preferred alternative route, the length of which is about 515 miles. It is estimated that about 185 miles, or 36 percent, of the right-of-way for the preferred route is located on Federal lands administered by four BLM Field Offices in New Mexico (Las Cruces, Socorro, Rio Puerco, and Roswell), as well as Federal lands administered by two BLM Field Offices in Arizona (Safford and Tucson). The BLM preferred route would cross about 135 miles of Federal lands in New Mexico and 50 miles of Federal lands in Arizona. About 273 miles of the BLM preferred alternative route would fall within designated utility corridors. The BLM’s New Mexico State Office has been designated the lead office for this right-of-way application. E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 115 (Friday, June 14, 2013)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R1-ES-2013-N124; FXES11130100000F5-134-FF01E00000]


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 for a recovery 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 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 
July 15, 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: Colleen Henson, 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 applications. Please refer to the appropriate 
permit number for the application when submitting comments.
    Documents and other information submitted with these applications 
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 the 
Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552).

Permit Number: TE-06459B.

Applicant: USDA Forest Service, Hilo, Hawaii.

    The applicant requests a new recovery permit to remove and reduce 
to possession (collection of seeds and cuttings) Stenogyne angustifolia 
(no common name), remove and reduce to possession (collection of 
cuttings) Neraudia ovata (no common name), and remove and reduce to 
possession (collection of seeds) Colubrina oppositifolia (kauila), 
Haplostachys haplostachya (honohono), Pleomele hawaiiensis (halapepe), 
Portulaca sclerocarpa (ihi makole), Silene lanceolata (lanceolate 
catchfly), Spermolepis hawaiiensis (Hawaiian spermolepis), Stenogyne 
angustifolia (narrowleaf stenogyne), and Zanthoxylum hawaiiense (ae) 
for the purpose of enhancing their survival.

Permit Number: TE-07458B.

Applicant: Hoku'akua, LLC, Mountain Home, Idaho.

    The applicant requests a new recovery permit to take (capture, 
identify, release, and preserve as museum vouchers) the Snake River 
Physa (Physa natricina) in conjunction with surveys in the Snake River 
and its tributaries for the purpose of enhancing its survival.

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Public Availability of Comments

    All comments and materials we receive in response to these requests 
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.).

    Date: June 6, 2013.
Richard R. Hannan,
Acting Regional Director, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-14134 Filed 6-13-13; 8:45 am]
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