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Download as PDF 34548 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 116 / Tuesday, June 17, 2014 / Notices recovery purposes to conduct presence/ ˜ absence surveys of acuna cactus (Echinomastus erectocentrus var. acunensis), Fickeisen plains cactus (Pediocactus peeblesianus var. fickeiseniae), Gierisch mallow (Sphaeralcea gierischii) within Region 2 of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit TE–168185 Applicant: Cox/McLain Environmental Inc., Austin, Texas. 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Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following species within Texas: • Austin blind salamander (Eurycea rathbuni) • Barton Springs salamander (Eurycea sosorum) • Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddelli) • Black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) • Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi) • Braken Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina venii) • Coffin Cave mold beetle (Batrisodes texanus) • Cokendolpher Cave harvestman (Texella cokendolpheri) • Golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) • Government Canyon Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina vespera) • Government Canyon Bat Cave spider (Neoleptoneta microps) • Gray bat (Myotis grisescens) • Ground beetle (Unnamed) (Rhadine exilis) • Ground beetle (Unnamed) (Rhadine infernalis) • Helotes mold beetle (Batrisodes venyivi) • Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle (Texamaurops reddelli) VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:43 Jun 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 • Fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola) • Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis) • Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) • Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum) • Madla Cave meshweaver (Cicurina madla) • Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis) • Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) • Piping plover (Charadrius melodus) • Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) • Robber Baron Cave meshweaver (Cicurina baronia) • San Marcos salamander (Eurycea nana) • Tooth Cave ground beetle (Rhadine persephone) • Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion (Tartarocreagris texana) • Tooth Cave spider (Neoleptoneta (=Leptoneta) myopica) • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) • Whooping crane (Grus americana) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) In compliance with NEPA (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: May 30, 2014. Benjamin N. Tuggle, Regional Director, Southwest Region. [FR Doc. 2014–14097 Filed 6–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–HQ–NWRS–2012–0092; FXRS 84510900000–134–FF09R20000] RIN 1018–AY36 Policy on Donations, Fundraising, and Solicitation Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces that it has established a policy that covers Service procedures for accepting, using, and recognizing donations. This donations policy is an extension of the Department of the Interior’s guidance on donations, found in the Departmental Manual (DM) at 374 DM 6. The donations policy establishes procedures for reviewing and evaluating potential donors and donations. It lists delegations of authority for accepting donations and the roles and responsibilities of the Service’s Donations Senior Manager and employees authorized to accept donations. It provides guidance on soliciting donations, where appropriate, and provides general guidance on fundraising by non-Federal entities on the Service’s behalf. It focuses on the ethical considerations of all types of donations, as opposed to our Fish and Wildlife Service Manual (FW) guidance, 342 FW 5, Non-Purchase Acquisition, which covers the acquisition of real property rights by methods other than purchase, including donation. DATES: This policy is effective as of May 1, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may obtain copies of this final policy at http://www.fws.gov/ policy/manuals. The final policy and comments are available at http:// www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS–HQ–NWRS–2012–0092. Alternatively, you may request a copy by U.S. mail from USFWS, Division of Realty, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 622, Arlington, Virginia 22203 (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). They are also available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janet Bruner, 703–358–1713. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Introduction We have established a final donations policy, which is available at http:// www.fws.gov/policy/manuals. We have incorporated this policy as part 212, chapter 8, of the Fish and Wildlife E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 116 / Tuesday, June 17, 2014 / Notices Service Manual. The purpose of this policy is to establish policy for accepting, using, and recognizing donations. The policy includes procedures for reviewing and evaluating potential donors and donations, as well as guidance on soliciting donations and fundraising. Background The Department of the Interior issued ‘‘ETHICS AND CONDUCT, Employee Responsibilities and Conduct, Donations’’ (374 DM 6) in 2007. This guidance requires all Interior bureaus to develop their own policy on donations. Several authorities allow various types of donations, including real and personal property, services, and money. These include the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (16 U.S.C. 661 et seq.), which allows acceptance of funds or lands, pending State approval. A later amendment to the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742f) allows the Service to accept real and personal property donations. Other authorities cited in this donations policy include the Partnerships for Wildlife Act (16 U.S.C. 3741); Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 3101); Migratory Bird Conservation Act, as amended (16 U.S.C. 715–715r); National Wildlife Refuge System Volunteer and Community Partnership Enhancement Act of 1998, as amended (16 U.S.C. 742f); Great Lakes Fisheries Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 932); and the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd(b)(2)). In addition to those broader authorities, individual units of the National Wildlife Refuge System or the National Fish Hatchery System may have specific legislative authority to accept donations. This donations policy is in keeping with statutory requirements as well as with the aforementioned Departmental guidance, 374 DM 6. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Final Policy We recognize the value of donations, but also the potential problems with accepting them. This policy covers the ethical considerations for donations, fundraising, and solicitation. While donations can be a means to further our mission, not all donations are appropriate. This policy provides consistent procedures for evaluating potential donors and donations to determine if acceptance is appropriate. The policy also helps the reader determine who has authority to accept appropriate donations. That authority depends on the type (real property or VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:43 Jun 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 non-real property) and the monetary value of the donation. This policy also covers soliciting donations and fundraising. Those activities are primarily done by Friends groups, which are groups of volunteers who support specific refuges. The donations policy lists the limited circumstances when Service employees may solicit donations. It describes inappropriate fundraising activities and also mentions grant applications and acceptance. Recognizing donors is very important. This policy also contains information on that, including a template for a thankyou letter. Summary of Comments and Changes to the Final Policy On January 15, 2013, we announced the draft policy and requested public comments via a Federal Register notice (78 FR 3023). The comment period was open from January 15, 2013, through February 15, 2013. We received 14 comment letters on the draft policy. The letters included 69 individual comments on the draft policy. The comments were from Federal government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and individuals. Most of the comments addressed specific elements, while some comments expressed general support, without addressing specific elements. We considered all of the information and recommendations for improvement included in the comments and made appropriate changes to the draft policy. We also made some additions and clarifications to the policy that were not addressed in the public comments, but were discovered through internal briefings and reviews during the policy revision period. Dated: May 27, 2014. Stephen Guertin, Acting Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-NWRS-2012-0092; FXRS 84510900000-134-FF09R20000]
RIN 1018-AY36


Policy on Donations, Fundraising, and Solicitation

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces that it 
has established a policy that covers Service procedures for accepting, 
using, and recognizing donations. This donations policy is an extension 
of the Department of the Interior's guidance on donations, found in the 
Departmental Manual (DM) at 374 DM 6. The donations policy establishes 
procedures for reviewing and evaluating potential donors and donations. 
It lists delegations of authority for accepting donations and the roles 
and responsibilities of the Service's Donations Senior Manager and 
employees authorized to accept donations. It provides guidance on 
soliciting donations, where appropriate, and provides general guidance 
on fundraising by non-Federal entities on the Service's behalf. It 
focuses on the ethical considerations of all types of donations, as 
opposed to our Fish and Wildlife Service Manual (FW) guidance, 342 FW 
5, Non-Purchase Acquisition, which covers the acquisition of real 
property rights by methods other than purchase, including donation.

DATES: This policy is effective as of May 1, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may obtain copies of this final policy at http://www.fws.gov/policy/manuals. The final policy and comments are available 
at http://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS-HQ-NWRS-2012-0092. 
Alternatively, you may request a copy by U.S. mail from USFWS, Division 
of Realty, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 622, Arlington, Virginia 22203 
(see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). They are also available for 
public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the 
above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janet Bruner, 703-358-1713.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Introduction

    We have established a final donations policy, which is available at 
http://www.fws.gov/policy/manuals. We have incorporated this policy as 
part 212, chapter 8, of the Fish and Wildlife

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Service Manual. The purpose of this policy is to establish policy for 
accepting, using, and recognizing donations. The policy includes 
procedures for reviewing and evaluating potential donors and donations, 
as well as guidance on soliciting donations and fundraising.

Background

    The Department of the Interior issued ``ETHICS AND CONDUCT, 
Employee Responsibilities and Conduct, Donations'' (374 DM 6) in 2007. 
This guidance requires all Interior bureaus to develop their own policy 
on donations.
    Several authorities allow various types of donations, including 
real and personal property, services, and money. These include the Fish 
and Wildlife Coordination Act (16 U.S.C. 661 et seq.), which allows 
acceptance of funds or lands, pending State approval. A later amendment 
to the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742f) allows the 
Service to accept real and personal property donations. Other 
authorities cited in this donations policy include the Partnerships for 
Wildlife Act (16 U.S.C. 3741); Alaska National Interest Lands 
Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 3101); Migratory Bird Conservation Act, as 
amended (16 U.S.C. 715-715r); National Wildlife Refuge System Volunteer 
and Community Partnership Enhancement Act of 1998, as amended (16 
U.S.C. 742f); Great Lakes Fisheries Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 932); and 
the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 
U.S.C. 668dd(b)(2)).
    In addition to those broader authorities, individual units of the 
National Wildlife Refuge System or the National Fish Hatchery System 
may have specific legislative authority to accept donations. This 
donations policy is in keeping with statutory requirements as well as 
with the aforementioned Departmental guidance, 374 DM 6.

Final Policy

    We recognize the value of donations, but also the potential 
problems with accepting them. This policy covers the ethical 
considerations for donations, fundraising, and solicitation. While 
donations can be a means to further our mission, not all donations are 
appropriate. This policy provides consistent procedures for evaluating 
potential donors and donations to determine if acceptance is 
appropriate. The policy also helps the reader determine who has 
authority to accept appropriate donations. That authority depends on 
the type (real property or non-real property) and the monetary value of 
the donation.
    This policy also covers soliciting donations and fundraising. Those 
activities are primarily done by Friends groups, which are groups of 
volunteers who support specific refuges. The donations policy lists the 
limited circumstances when Service employees may solicit donations. It 
describes inappropriate fundraising activities and also mentions grant 
applications and acceptance.
    Recognizing donors is very important. This policy also contains 
information on that, including a template for a thank-you letter.

Summary of Comments and Changes to the Final Policy

    On January 15, 2013, we announced the draft policy and requested 
public comments via a Federal Register notice (78 FR 3023). The comment 
period was open from January 15, 2013, through February 15, 2013. We 
received 14 comment letters on the draft policy. The letters included 
69 individual comments on the draft policy. The comments were from 
Federal government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and 
individuals. Most of the comments addressed specific elements, while 
some comments expressed general support, without addressing specific 
elements. We considered all of the information and recommendations for 
improvement included in the comments and made appropriate changes to 
the draft policy. We also made some additions and clarifications to the 
policy that were not addressed in the public comments, but were 
discovered through internal briefings and reviews during the policy 
revision period.

    Dated: May 27, 2014.
Stephen Guertin,
Acting Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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