Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications, 76638-76639 [2013-30064]

Download as PDF 76638 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 18, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5690–N–17] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Capital Fund Community and Education Training Facilities Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, PIH, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information for Applicant/Tenant’s Consent to the Release of Information and the Authorization for the Release of Information/Privacy Act Notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment. DATES: Comments Due Date: February 18, 2014. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: SUMMARY: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410–5000; telephone 202–402–5564 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed forms or other available information. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arlette Mussington, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives, PIH, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., (L’Enfant Plaza, Room 2206), Washington, DC 20410; telephone 202– 402–4109, (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Mussington. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Capital Fund Education and Training Community Facilities. OMB Approval Number: 2577–0268. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Form Number: HUD–27061, HUD– 50075.1. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded grant funds to 19 Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) in 2010 and 2011 for the development of facilities to provide early childhood education, adult education, and/or job training programs for public housing residents based on an identified need. These facilities will offer comprehensive, integrated supportive services to help public housing residents achieve better educational and economic outcomes resulting in longterm economic self-sufficiency. This collection of information will enable HUD to determine if the PHAs are making efficient use of the funds awarded. Respondents (i.e. affected public): Individuals or households, State, Local, or Tribal Government. ESTIMATED ANNUAL REPORTING AND RECORDKEEPING BURDEN Form/document Number of respondents Total responses Frequency Hours per response Total hours Cost per hour Total cost 19 19 19 1 1 1 19 19 19 .5 0.25 0.25 9.5 4.75 4.75 $40.58 40.58 40.58 $385.50 192.75 192.75 Totals .................... ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Two-page summary of development activity HUD–27061 ................. HUD–50075.1 .............. ........................ ........................ 19 1.00 19 ........................ 771.00 B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:27 Dec 17, 2013 Jkt 232001 information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35 as amended. Dated: December 6, 2013. Merrie Nichols-Dixon, Deputy Director, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives. [FR Doc. 2013–30083 Filed 12–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R6–ES–2013–N256; FXES11130600000D2–123–FF06E00000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. 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), SUMMARY: Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 18, 2013 / Notices 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 January 17, 2014. 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–XXXXXX). • Email: permitsR6ES@fws.gov. Please refer to the respective permit number (e.g., Permit No. TE–XXXXXX) 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: ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 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 the permittees to conduct activities with U.S. 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. Applications Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, and Federal agencies and the public to comment on the following applications. Documents VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:27 Dec 17, 2013 Jkt 232001 and other information the applicants have submitted with their applications 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 TE070027 Applicant: Tern and Plover Conservation Partnership, 516 Hardin Hall, 3310 Holdrege St., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE. The applicant requests the renewal of a permit to conduct presence/absence surveys and banding of interior least terns (Sterna antillarum athalassos) in Nebraska for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit Application Number TE094832 Applicant: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Hydropower Facility, 399 Powerhouse Rd., Pickstown, SD. The applicant requests the renewal of a permit for public educational display of pallid sturgeon (Scaphirynchus albus) for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit Application Number TE069553 Applicant: U.S. Forest Service, Wall Ranger District, 708 Main St., Wall, SD. The applicant requests the renewal of an existing permit to take black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) in conjunction with recovery activities in South Dakota for the purpose of enhancing its survival and recovery. 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76639 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: December 11, 2013. Nicole Alt, Acting Assistant Regional Director, MountainPrairie Region. [FR Doc. 2013–30064 Filed 12–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R6–ES–2013–N268; FF06E24000– XXX–FRES48010660150] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Enhancement of Survival Permit Application; Draft Oil and Gas Candidate Conservation Agreement With Assurances for the Lesser Prairie-Chicken; Draft Environmental Assessment Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), received an application for an enhancement of survival permit (permit) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), for take associated with implementation of a lesser prairiechicken Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) throughout the species’ range in Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas. The intent of the CCAA is to provide the oil and gas industry with the opportunity to voluntarily conserve the lesser prairie-chicken and its habitat, in a manner that would contribute to precluding the need to list the species, while carrying out their oil and gas activities. The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) is the permit applicant and proposes to convey incidental take authorization to oil and gas companies that enroll in the CCAA through certificates of inclusion. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), we have prepared a draft environmental assessment (EA) that analyzes the potential impacts of issuance of the permit and implementation of the proposed CCAA, as well as two alternatives to the proposed action. The permit application, draft CCAA, and draft EA SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R6-ES-2013-N256; 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),

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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 
January 17, 2014.

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-XXXXXX).
     Email: permitsR6ES@fws.gov. Please refer to the respective 
permit number (e.g., Permit No. TE-XXXXXX) 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 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 the permittees to conduct activities with U.S. 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.

Applications 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 applicants have submitted with their applications 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 TE070027

Applicant: Tern and Plover Conservation Partnership, 516 Hardin Hall, 
3310 Holdrege St., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.

    The applicant requests the renewal of a permit to conduct presence/
absence surveys and banding of interior least terns (Sterna antillarum 
athalassos) in Nebraska for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit Application Number TE094832

Applicant: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Hydropower Facility, 
399 Powerhouse Rd., Pickstown, SD.

    The applicant requests the renewal of a permit for public 
educational display of pallid sturgeon (Scaphirynchus albus) for the 
purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Application Number TE069553

Applicant: U.S. Forest Service, Wall Ranger District, 708 Main St., 
Wall, SD.

    The applicant requests the renewal of an existing permit to take 
black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) in conjunction with recovery 
activities in South Dakota for the purpose of enhancing its survival 
and recovery.

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 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.).

    Dated: December 11, 2013.
Nicole Alt,
Acting Assistant Regional Director, Mountain-Prairie Region.
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