Emergency Exemption; Issuance of Emergency Permit To Survey for and Relocate Jemez Mountain Salamanders Within the Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico, 64235-64236 [2013-25140]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 208 / Monday, October 28, 2013 / Notices the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202–395–5806. Email: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at Colette.Pollard@ hud.gov or telephone 202–402–3400. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the information collection described in Section A. 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Chapter 35. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:52 Oct 25, 2013 Jkt 232001 Dated: October 22, 2013. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–25359 Filed 10–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R2–ES–2013–N222; FXES11130200000F5–145–FF02ENEH00] Emergency Exemption; Issuance of Emergency Permit To Survey for and Relocate Jemez Mountain Salamanders Within the Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of issuance of endangered species emergency permits. AGENCY: The final rule to list the Jemez Mountain salamander (Plethodon neomexicanus) as endangered throughout its range in New Mexico published in the Federal Register on September 10, 2013. The final rule becomes effective on October 10, 2013. Without having personnel authorized to survey for and minimize impacts SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 through moving individuals out of harm’s way, the New Mexico Gas Company’s ongoing pipeline repairs may be delayed to prevent individual Jemez Mountain salamanders being needlessly harmed or killed. We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have, under an Endangered Species Act (ESA) permit, authorized qualified researchers to survey for and move Jemez Mountain salamanders out of harm’s way during pipeline repairs. These pipeline repairs are considered essential to human and environmental health. ADDRESSES: Documents and other information concerning the permit are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act. Documents will be available for public inspection, by appointment only, during normal business hours at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 500 Gold Ave. SW., Room 6034, Albuquerque, NM 87103. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Jacobsen, Chief, Endangered Species Division, P.O. Box 1306, Albuquerque, NM 87103; (505) 248– 6920. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The New Mexico Gas Company has identified eight dented and corroded segments of natural gas pipeline within the occupied E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1 64236 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 208 / Monday, October 28, 2013 / Notices range of the Jemez Mountain salamander that are in critical condition and require immediate repair. This approximately 17.5-mile-long portion of pipeline lies between the village of Cuba, New Mexico, and the western boundary of the Valles Cauldera National Preserve within the Santa Fe National Forest. Emergency repairs are necessary to ensure that natural gas pressure may be restored to levels necessary to supply northern New Mexico with adequate fuel for home heating before any cold weather in early November. These emergency repairs to the pipeline have been analyzed and authorized under an emergency consultation between the Cuba Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest and the Service’s New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office (Consultation # 02ENNM00–2013–FE–0110). We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) have, under an Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) permit, authorized the following researchers to survey for and move Jemez Mountain salamanders out of harm’s way during pipeline repairs: wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit TE–819477 Applicant: Parametrix, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico. We approved the applicant’s request for an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to survey for, locate, capture, temporarily hold, sample for disease, measure, relocate, salvage any dead, moribund, or parts (e.g., severed tails) and release of any Jemez Mountains salamander (Plethodon neomexicanus) that is directly in harm’s way or has been harmed resulting from emergency repairs by New Mexico Gas Company to a natural gas pipeline located in the Jemez Mountains, in Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and Sandoval Counties, New Mexico. Permit TE–045236 Applicant: SWCA, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico. We approved the applicant’s request for an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to survey for, locate, capture, temporarily hold, sample for disease, measure, relocate, salvage any dead, moribund, or parts (e.g., severed tails) and release of any Jemez Mountains salamander (Plethodon neomexicanus) that is directly in harm’s way or has been harmed resulting from emergency repairs by New Mexico Gas Company to a natural gas pipeline located in the Jemez Mountains, in Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and Sandoval Counties, New Mexico. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:52 Oct 25, 2013 Jkt 232001 Permit TE–071287 Applicant: Bruce Christman, Albuquerque, New Mexico. We approved the applicant’s request for an amendment and renewal of an expired permit for research and recovery purposes to survey for, locate, capture, temporarily hold, sample for disease, measure, relocate, salvage any dead, moribund, or parts (e.g., severed tails) and release of any Jemez Mountains salamander (Plethodon neomexicanus) that is directly in harm’s way or has been harmed resulting from emergency repairs by New Mexico Gas Company to a natural gas pipeline located in the Jemez Mountains, in Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and Sandoval Counties, New Mexico. These emergency permits are issued for the sole purpose of facilitating the New Mexico Gas Company pipeline repairs. Any further authorization for surveys or research of the Jemez Mountains salamander will be processed separately. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq. Dated: October 21, 2013. Joy E. Nicholopoulos, Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2013–25140 Filed 10–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLORP000000.102000000.DF0000.14X. HAG14–0002] Notice of Public Meeting for the John Day; Snake Resource Advisory Council Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the John Day—Snake Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below: DATES: The John Day—Snake RAC will hold a public meeting Thursday and Friday, November 14 and 15, 2013. The exact meeting time, agenda, and location will be announced online at http://www.blm.gov/or/rac/jdrac_ meetingnotes.php prior to November 8, 2013. ADDRESSES: The exact meeting time, agenda, and location will be announced online at http://www.blm.gov/or/rac/ SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 jdrac_meetingnotes.php prior to November 8, 2013. Lisa Clark, Public Affairs Specialist, BLM Prineville District Office, 3050 NE. 3rd St., Prineville, Oregon 97754, (541) 416– 6864, or email lmclark@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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The John Day—Snake RAC consists of 15 members chartered and appointed by the Secretary of the Interior. Their diverse perspectives are represented in commodity, conservation, and general interests. They provide advice to BLM and Forest Service resource managers regarding management plans and proposed resource actions on public land in central and eastern Oregon. Tentative agenda items for the November 14–15, 2013, meeting include: Fee proposal for the John Day River; and planning future meeting agendas, dates, and locations. Any other matters that may reasonably come before the John Day—Snake RAC may also be addressed. This meeting is open to the public in its entirety. Information to be distributed to the John Day—Snake RAC is requested prior to the start of each meeting. A public comment period will be available each day of the session. Unless otherwise approved by the John Day—Snake RAC Chair, the public comment period will last no longer than 30 minutes, and each speaker may address the John Day—Snake RAC for a maximum of 5 minutes. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R2-ES-2013-N222; FXES11130200000F5-145-FF02ENEH00]


Emergency Exemption; Issuance of Emergency Permit To Survey for 
and Relocate Jemez Mountain Salamanders Within the Santa Fe National 
Forest, New Mexico

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of issuance of endangered species emergency permits.

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SUMMARY: The final rule to list the Jemez Mountain salamander 
(Plethodon neomexicanus) as endangered throughout its range in New 
Mexico published in the Federal Register on September 10, 2013. The 
final rule becomes effective on October 10, 2013. Without having 
personnel authorized to survey for and minimize impacts through moving 
individuals out of harm's way, the New Mexico Gas Company's ongoing 
pipeline repairs may be delayed to prevent individual Jemez Mountain 
salamanders being needlessly harmed or killed. We, the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service have, under an Endangered Species Act (ESA) permit, 
authorized qualified researchers to survey for and move Jemez Mountain 
salamanders out of harm's way during pipeline repairs. These pipeline 
repairs are considered essential to human and environmental health.

ADDRESSES: Documents and other information concerning the permit are 
available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act 
and Freedom of Information Act. Documents will be available for public 
inspection, by appointment only, during normal business hours at the 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 500 Gold Ave. SW., Room 6034, 
Albuquerque, NM 87103.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Jacobsen, Chief, Endangered 
Species Division, P.O. Box 1306, Albuquerque, NM 87103; (505) 248-6920.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The New Mexico Gas Company has identified 
eight dented and corroded segments of natural gas pipeline within the 
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range of the Jemez Mountain salamander that are in critical condition 
and require immediate repair. This approximately 17.5-mile-long portion 
of pipeline lies between the village of Cuba, New Mexico, and the 
western boundary of the Valles Cauldera National Preserve within the 
Santa Fe National Forest. Emergency repairs are necessary to ensure 
that natural gas pressure may be restored to levels necessary to supply 
northern New Mexico with adequate fuel for home heating before any cold 
weather in early November. These emergency repairs to the pipeline have 
been analyzed and authorized under an emergency consultation between 
the Cuba Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest and the Service's 
New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office (Consultation  
02ENNM00-2013-FE-0110). We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
(Service) have, under an Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et 
seq.) permit, authorized the following researchers to survey for and 
move Jemez Mountain salamanders out of harm's way during pipeline 
repairs:

Permit TE-819477

    Applicant: Parametrix, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    We approved the applicant's request for an amendment to a current 
permit for research and recovery purposes to survey for, locate, 
capture, temporarily hold, sample for disease, measure, relocate, 
salvage any dead, moribund, or parts (e.g., severed tails) and release 
of any Jemez Mountains salamander (Plethodon neomexicanus) that is 
directly in harm's way or has been harmed resulting from emergency 
repairs by New Mexico Gas Company to a natural gas pipeline located in 
the Jemez Mountains, in Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and Sandoval Counties, 
New Mexico.

Permit TE-045236

    Applicant: SWCA, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    We approved the applicant's request for an amendment to a current 
permit for research and recovery purposes to survey for, locate, 
capture, temporarily hold, sample for disease, measure, relocate, 
salvage any dead, moribund, or parts (e.g., severed tails) and release 
of any Jemez Mountains salamander (Plethodon neomexicanus) that is 
directly in harm's way or has been harmed resulting from emergency 
repairs by New Mexico Gas Company to a natural gas pipeline located in 
the Jemez Mountains, in Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and Sandoval Counties, 
New Mexico.

Permit TE-071287

    Applicant: Bruce Christman, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    We approved the applicant's request for an amendment and renewal of 
an expired permit for research and recovery purposes to survey for, 
locate, capture, temporarily hold, sample for disease, measure, 
relocate, salvage any dead, moribund, or parts (e.g., severed tails) 
and release of any Jemez Mountains salamander (Plethodon neomexicanus) 
that is directly in harm's way or has been harmed resulting from 
emergency repairs by New Mexico Gas Company to a natural gas pipeline 
located in the Jemez Mountains, in Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and Sandoval 
Counties, New Mexico.
    These emergency permits are issued for the sole purpose of 
facilitating the New Mexico Gas Company pipeline repairs. Any further 
authorization for surveys or research of the Jemez Mountains salamander 
will be processed separately.

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.

    Dated: October 21, 2013.
Joy E. Nicholopoulos,
Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-25140 Filed 10-25-13; 8:45 am]
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