Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits, 62648-62649 [2013-24541]

Download as PDF 62648 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 22, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R4–R–2013–N161; FXRS12650400000S3–123–FF04R02000] Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge; West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent; Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment request for comments. AGENCY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), intend to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and associated National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents for Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). We provide this notice in compliance with our CCP policy to advise other Federal and State agencies, NativeAmerican Tribes, and the public of our intentions, and to obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to consider in the planning process. DATES: To ensure consideration, we must receive your written comments by November 21, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, questions, and requests for information to: Robert Strader, Project Leader, USFWS, Lower Mississippi River Refuge Complex, P.O. Box 217, Sibley, MS, 39165. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Paduani, Project Planner, 662– 323–5548, michelle_paduani@fws.gov or Robert Strader, Project Leader, 601– 442–6696, bob_strader@fws.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with FRONT MATTER Introduction With this notice, we initiate our process for developing a CCP for Cat Island NWR, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. This notice complies with our CCP policy to: (1) Advise other Federal and State agencies, NativeAmerican tribes, and the public of our intention to conduct detailed planning on this refuge; and (2) obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to consider in the environmental document and during development of the CCP. Background The CCP Process The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd-668ee) (Administration Act), as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, requires us to develop a CCP for each national wildlife refuge. The VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:08 Oct 21, 2013 Jkt 232001 purpose for developing a CCP is to provide refuge managers with a 15-year plan for achieving refuge purposes and contributing toward the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System, consistent with sound principles of fish and wildlife management, conservation, legal mandates, and our policies. In addition to outlining broad management direction on conserving wildlife and their habitats, CCPs identify wildlifedependent recreational opportunities available to the public, including opportunities for hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, wildlife photography, and environmental education and interpretation. We will review and update the CCP at least every 15 years in accordance with the Administration Act. Each unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System was established for specific purposes. We use these purposes as the foundation for developing and prioritizing the management goals and objectives for each refuge within the National Wildlife Refuge System mission, and to determine how the public can use each refuge. The planning process is a way for us and the public to evaluate management goals and objectives for the best possible conservation approach to this important wildlife habitat, while providing for wildlife-dependent recreation opportunities that are compatible with the refuge’s establishing purposes and the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Our CCP process provides participation opportunities for Tribal, State, and local governments; agencies; organizations; and the public. We encourage input in the form of issues, concerns, ideas, and suggestions for the future management of Cat Island NWR. We will conduct the environmental review of this project in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.); NEPA regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508); other appropriate Federal laws and regulations; and our policies and procedures for compliance with those laws and regulations. The Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge was established and shall be managed—(1) to conserve, restore, and manage habitats as necessary to contribute to the migratory bird population goals and habitat objective as established through the Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture; (2) to conserve, restore, and manage the significant aquatic resource values associated with the area’s forested wetlands and to achieve the habitat objectives of the ‘‘Mississippi River PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Aquatic Resources Management Plan’’; (3) to conserve, enhance, and restore the historic native bottomland community characteristics of the lower Mississippi alluvial valley and its associated fish, wildlife, and plant species; (4) to conserve, enhance, and restore habitat to maintain and assist in the recovery of endangered, and threatened plants and animals; and (5) to encourage the use of volunteers and facilitate partnerships among the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, local communities, conservation organizations, and other non-Federal entities to promote public awareness of the resources of the Refuge and the National Wildlife Refuge System and public participation in the conservation of those resources. 114 STAT. 1418. dated Oct. 27, 2000 Public Availability and 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 review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority This notice is published under the authority of the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (16 U.S.C. 668dd et seq.). Dated: September 5, 2013. Cynthia K. Dohner, Regional Director. [FR Doc. 2013–24590 Filed 10–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–IA–2013–N231; FXIA16710900000P5–123–FF09A30000] Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have issued the following permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species, marine mammals, or both. We issue these permits under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 62649 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 22, 2013 / Notices 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. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, (703) 358–2104 Permit No. (telephone); (703) 358–2280 (fax); DMAFR@fws.gov (email). On the dates below, as authorized by the provisions of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), as amended, and/or the MMPA, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), we issued requested permits subject to SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Applicant certain conditions set forth therein. For each permit for an endangered species, we found that (1) The application was filed in good faith, (2) The granted permit would not operate to the disadvantage of the endangered species, and (3) The granted permit would be consistent with the purposes and policy set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Receipt of application Federal Register notice Permit issuance date Endangered Species 10814B .............. 13216B .............. 13270B .............. Larry Bell ............................................................... Anthony Gaglio ...................................................... Shane Erving ......................................................... 78 FR 45954; July 30, 2013 ................................. 78 FR 50083; August 16, 2013 ............................. 78 FR 50083; August 16, 2013 ............................. September 12, 2013. September 25, 2013. September 25, 2013. Marine Mammals 056326 ............... 067925 ............... 837923 ............... 19806A .............. 672624 ............... 05202B .............. Dr. Graham Worthy, University of Central Florida U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center .. Gordon Bauer, New College of Florida ................. Thomas Postel ...................................................... U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Santa Cruz Field Station. Renegade Pictures ................................................ Availability of Documents Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any party who submits a written request for a copy of such documents to: Division of Management Authority, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 212, Arlington, VA 22203; fax (703) 358–2280. Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2013–24541 Filed 10–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [DR.5B711.IA000813] Indian Gaming Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact taking effect. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with FRONT MATTER AGENCY: This notice publishes the Class III Gaming Compact between the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians and the State of California taking effect. DATES: Effective Date: October 22, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Office of the Deputy Assistant SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:23 Oct 21, 2013 Jkt 232001 78 78 78 78 78 FR FR FR FR FR 30325; 37562; 37563; 40762; 44961; May 22, 2013 ................................. June 21, 2013 ................................ June 21, 2013 ................................ July 8, 2013 ................................... July 25, 2013 ................................. 78 FR 48711; August 9, 2013 ............................... September September September September September 30, 20, 30, 27, 13, 2013. 2013. 2013. 2013. 2013. September 11, 2013. Secretary—Policy and Economic Development, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219–4066. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Under section 11 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), Public Law 100– 497, 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq., the Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal Register notice of approved Tribal-State compacts for the purpose of engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. The Compact between the State of California and the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians allows for one gaming facility and authorizes the Tribe to operate up to 2,000 gaming devices, any banking or percentage card games, and any devices or games authorized under State law to the State lottery. The Compact, also authorizes limited annual payments to the State for statewide exclusivity. Finally, the term of the compact is until December 31, 2033. The Secretary took no action on the Compact within 45 days of its submission by the Tribe and the State. Therefore, the compact is considered to have been approved, but only to the extent that the Compact is consistent with IGRA. See 25 U.S.C. 2710(d)(8)(C). [DR.5B711.IA000813] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: September 30, 2013. Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–24350 Filed 10–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4N–P PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Gaming Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Approved Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact. AGENCY: This notice publishes the approval of an amendment to the Class III Tribal-State Gaming Compact (Amendment), between the TunicaBiloxi Tribe of Louisiana (Tribe) and the State of Louisiana (State). DATES: Effective Date: October 22, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary—Policy and Economic Development, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219–4066. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under section 11 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA) Public Law 100–497, 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq., the Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal Register notice of approved Tribal-State compacts for the purpose of engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. On August 19, 2013 the Tribe and the State submitted an amendment for review and approval. The Amendment between the State and the Tribe facilitates refinancing of the Tribe’s existing gaming-related debt. A presumption of suitability is granted for a Qualified Institutional Buyer as SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 204 (Tuesday, October 22, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62648-62649]
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-HQ-IA-2013-N231; FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000]


Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have issued 
the following permits to conduct certain activities with endangered 
species, marine mammals, or both. We issue these permits under the 
Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).

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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: On the dates below, as authorized by the 
provisions of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), as amended, and/or the 
MMPA, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), we issued requested permits 
subject to certain conditions set forth therein. For each permit for an 
endangered species, we found that (1) The application was filed in good 
faith, (2) The granted permit would not operate to the disadvantage of 
the endangered species, and (3) The granted permit would be consistent 
with the purposes and policy set forth in section 2 of the ESA.

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                                                         Receipt of application
        Permit No.                  Applicant           Federal Register notice        Permit issuance date
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                                               Endangered Species
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10814B....................  Larry Bell...............  78 FR 45954; July 30,      September 12, 2013.
                                                        2013.
13216B....................  Anthony Gaglio...........  78 FR 50083; August 16,    September 25, 2013.
                                                        2013.
13270B....................  Shane Erving.............  78 FR 50083; August 16,    September 25, 2013.
                                                        2013.
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                                                 Marine Mammals
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056326....................  Dr. Graham Worthy,         78 FR 30325; May 22, 2013  September 30, 2013.
                             University of Central
                             Florida.
067925....................  U.S. Geological Survey,    78 FR 37562; June 21,      September 20, 2013.
                             Alaska Science Center.     2013.
837923....................  Gordon Bauer, New College  78 FR 37563; June 21,      September 30, 2013.
                             of Florida.                2013.
19806A....................  Thomas Postel............  78 FR 40762; July 8, 2013  September 27, 2013.
672624....................  U.S. Geological Survey,    78 FR 44961; July 25,      September 13, 2013.
                             Biological Resources       2013.
                             Division, Santa Cruz
                             Field Station.
05202B....................  Renegade Pictures........  78 FR 48711; August 9,     September 11, 2013.
                                                        2013.
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Availability of Documents

    Documents and other information submitted with these applications 
are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy 
Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any party who submits a written 
request for a copy of such documents to: Division of Management 
Authority, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, 
Room 212, Arlington, VA 22203; fax (703) 358-2280.

Brenda Tapia,
Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of 
Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 2013-24541 Filed 10-21-13; 8:45 am]
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