Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, Collier County, Florida, 42349-42350 [2014-16540]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 139 / Monday, July 21, 2014 / Notices the Deschutes River above the ordinary high water mark. The proposed CCAA is intended to result in benefits to Oregon spotted frogs by reducing or eliminating threats to the species on the covered lands, and creating or maintaining habitat conditions that are suitable for all lifehistory stages of the species through the implementation of conservation measures. Conservation measures include: Monitoring and maintaining sufficient water levels for the Oregon spotted frog in the Casting Pond through the use of water control devices; periodically removing invasive plants from the Casting Pond to maintain approximately 30 percent aquatic vegetative cover and 70 percent open water; removal of nonnative predators in the Casting Pond should they be discovered during annual surveys; maintaining vegetation along the banks of the Casting Pond to control erosion and potential sedimentation; and protection of the riparian zone along the banks of the Deschutes River within the covered lands through the use of signs and temporary fencing, to address public use that may threaten the integrity of shoreline vegetation that serves as cover for Oregon spotted frogs. Some incidental take of spotted frogs is anticipated with maintenance of the Casting Pond, and with the expansion and construction of stormwater ponds and bioswales that may become temporary habitats. Consistent with our CCAA Policy (64 FR 32726), the conservation goal of the proposed CCAA is to encourage enhancement and protection of suitable Oregon spotted frog habitat on the covered lands by either maintaining or modifying existing land management so that they are consistent with the conservation needs of the Oregon spotted frog. We can meet this conservation goal with the use of a CCAA by giving non-Federal landowners incentives to implement conservation measures, primarily through regulatory certainty concerning land-use restrictions that might otherwise apply should the Oregon spotted frog become listed under the ESA. We have made a preliminary determination that the proposed CCAA and permit issuance are eligible for a categorical exclusion under NEPA. The basis for our preliminary determination is contained in an EAS, which is available for public review (see ADDRESSES). Public Comments We request data, comments, new information, or suggestions from the VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:14 Jul 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 public, other concerned governmental agencies, the scientific community, Tribes, industry, or any other interested party on this notice. We particularly seek comments on the following: (1) Biological information concerning the Oregon spotted frog; (2) relevant data concerning this species; (3) additional information concerning the range, distribution, population size, and population trends of the Oregon spotted frog; (4) current or planned activities in the covered lands and their possible impacts on the Oregon spotted frog; (5) identification of any other environmental issues that should be considered by the Service with regard to the proposed permit action; and (6) information regarding the adequacy of the CCAA pursuant to the requirements for permits at 50 CFR parts 13 and 17. Public Availability of Comments All comments and materials we receive become part of the public record associated with this action. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifiable information (PII) in your comments, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your PII —may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your PII from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Comments and materials we receive, as well as supporting documentation we used in preparing the EAS, will be available for public inspection by appointment, during normal business hours, at our Bend Field Office (see ADDRESSES). Next Steps We will evaluate the permit application, associated documents, and comments we receive to determine whether the permit application meets the requirements of section 10(a) of the ESA and NEPA and their implementing regulations. We will also evaluate whether issuance of an EOS permit would comply with section 7 of the ESA by conducting a section 7 consultation on the proposed permit action. If we determine that all requirements are met, we will sign the proposed CCAA and issue an EOS permit under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA to the applicants for incidental take of Oregon spotted frogs that is likely to occur with implementation of the CCAA. We will not make our final decision until after the end of the 30-day public comment period, and we will fully consider all comments we receive during the public comment period. PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42349 Authority We provide this notice in accordance with the requirements of section 10(c) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and their implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22 and 40 CFR 1506.6, respectively). Paul Henson, State Supervisor, Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, Oregon. [FR Doc. 2014–17050 Filed 7–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R4–R–2014–N109; FXRS12650400000S3–123–FF04R02000] Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, Collier County, Florida Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent; reopening of public scoping period for a comprehensive conservation plan revision and environmental assessment. AGENCY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), advise the public that we are reopening the public scoping period for the preparation of a comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) revision and associated National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents for Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), located in Collier County in southwest Florida. If you have previously submitted comments, please do not resubmit them. We have already incorporated them in the public record and will fully consider them in the development of the draft plan. SUMMARY: To ensure consideration, we must receive your written comments by September 19, 2014. One or more public scoping meetings will be scheduled to help engage the public in this planning process; please contact Florida Panther NWR for the date(s): FloridaPantherCCP@fws.gov or 239– 353–8442. Information will also be posted on the refuge’s Web site: http://www.fws.gov/floridapanther/. ADDRESSES: An online public engagement platform will be used for the engagement of the public and the submission of public comments; to access this forum, please visit: http:// www.fws.gov/floridapanther/ccp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may also submit comments, questions, and requests for information to: Cheri DATES: E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1 42350 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 139 / Monday, July 21, 2014 / Notices Ehrhardt, AICP, Natural Resource Planner, PO Box 2683, Titusville, FL 32781–2683; FloridaPantherCCP@ fws.gov; 321–861–1276 (fax); or 321– 861–2368. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWY03000 L13100000.EI0000] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Introduction On April 23, 2014, we published a Federal Register notice (79 FR 22697) announcing our intent to initiate our process for developing a CCP revision for Florida Panther NWR in Collier County, Florida and to request comments regarding the development of this CCP revision. We originally opened this comment period from April 23, 2014 to May 23, 2014. For background and more information, please see that notice. We are reopening the public comment period in order to schedule public scoping meetings to enhance the opportunity for comment. This notice complies with our CCP policy to: (1) Advise other Federal and State agencies, Native-American 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. 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 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: June 17, 2014. Mike Oetker, Acting Regional Director. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2014–16540 Filed 7–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:14 Jul 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 Notice of Intent To Amend the Rawlins Resource Management Plan for the Rawlins Field Office and Prepare an Associated Environmental Assessment Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Rawlins Field Office (RFO), Rawlins, Wyoming, intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) amendment with an associated Environmental Assessment (EA) for the RFO and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues. DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process for the RMP amendment with an associated EA. Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until August 20, 2014. The date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local news media, newspaper, and the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/ programs/Planning/rmps/rawlins/ water.html. In order to be included in the analysis, all comments must be received prior to the close of the 30-day scoping period or 15-days after the last public meeting, whichever is later. We will provide additional opportunities for public participation, as appropriate. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the RMP Amendment and associated EA for municipal water source protection by any of the following methods: • Web site: http://www.blm.gov/wy/ st/en/programs/Planning/rmps/ rawlins/water.html • Email: blm_wy_rfo_rmp_water_ amend@blm.gov. Please reference ‘‘Rawlins RMP Water Supply Amendment’’ in the subject line. • Fax: (307) 328–4224. • Mail: Bureau of Land Management, Rawlins Field Office, 1300 North Third Street, Rawlins, Wyoming 82301, or P.O. Box 2407, Rawlins, Wyoming 82301–2407. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Rawlins Field Office, 1300 North Third Street, Rawlins, Wyoming 82301. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Fleuret, Rawlins Field Office Project Manager, Telephone 307–328– 4314; address Bureau of Land Management, Rawlins Field Office, 1300 North Third Street, Rawlins, Wyoming 82301; Email blm_wy_rfo_rmp_water_ amend@blm.gov. Contact Ms. Fleuret to have your name added to our mailing list. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document provides notice that the BLM Rawlins Field Office, Rawlins, Wyoming, intends to prepare an RMP amendment with an associated EA for the RFO and announces the beginning of the scoping process, and seeks public input on issues and planning criteria. The planning area is located in Carbon and Albany Counties, Wyoming, and encompasses approximately 12,425.34 acres of public land. The analysis of closing this area to oil and gas leasing was not conducted when the Rawlins Field Office RMP was finalized in 2008; therefore, this amendment is necessary to consider management of the BLM administered lands within these municipal water sources. The acreage was determined based on the location of the water sources in relation to BLM surface and sub-surface mineral estate and the extent of the watersheds draining to these sources. Of the 12,425.34 acres, 9,335.42 acres are located approximately 27 miles south of the town of Rawlins; 2,320 acres are located approximately 3.5 miles east of the town of Saratoga, and 769.92 acres are located 11 miles northeast of Laramie. The parcels are located in the following townships: 6th Principal Meridian T. 16 N., R. 72 W., Sec. 4. T. 16 N., R. 87 W., Sec. 6, lots 3 to 8, inclusive, and lots 13 to 15, inclusive. T. 16 N., R. 88 W., Tract 38A; Tract 38B; Tract 38C; Sec. 1, lots 11 to 18 inclusive; Sec. 2, lots 11 to 27, inclusive; Sec. 3, lots 11 to 21, inclusive, lots 23 to 26, inclusive, W1⁄2SW1⁄4, and E1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 4, lots 11 to 22, inclusive, and S1⁄2; Sec. 5; Sec. 6, lots 14 to 28, inclusive, and SE1⁄4; Sec. 9, NE1⁄4; E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 139 (Monday, July 21, 2014)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R4-R-2014-N109; FXRS12650400000S3-123-FF04R02000]


Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, Collier County, Florida

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Intent; reopening of public scoping period for a 
comprehensive conservation plan revision and environmental assessment.

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SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), advise the public 
that we are reopening the public scoping period for the preparation of 
a comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) revision and associated 
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents for Florida Panther 
National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), located in Collier County in southwest 
Florida. If you have previously submitted comments, please do not 
resubmit them. We have already incorporated them in the public record 
and will fully consider them in the development of the draft plan.

DATES: To ensure consideration, we must receive your written comments 
by September 19, 2014. One or more public scoping meetings will be 
scheduled to help engage the public in this planning process; please 
contact Florida Panther NWR for the date(s): FloridaPantherCCP@fws.gov 
or 239-353-8442. Information will also be posted on the refuge's Web 
site: http://www.fws.gov/floridapanther/.

ADDRESSES: An online public engagement platform will be used for the 
engagement of the public and the submission of public comments; to 
access this forum, please visit: http://www.fws.gov/floridapanther/ccp.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may also submit comments, 
questions, and requests for information to: Cheri

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Ehrhardt, AICP, Natural Resource Planner, PO Box 2683, Titusville, FL 
32781-2683; FloridaPantherCCP@fws.gov; 321-861-1276 (fax); or 321-861-
2368.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Introduction

    On April 23, 2014, we published a Federal Register notice (79 FR 
22697) announcing our intent to initiate our process for developing a 
CCP revision for Florida Panther NWR in Collier County, Florida and to 
request comments regarding the development of this CCP revision. We 
originally opened this comment period from April 23, 2014 to May 23, 
2014. For background and more information, please see that notice. We 
are reopening the public comment period in order to schedule public 
scoping meetings to enhance the opportunity for comment. This notice 
complies with our CCP policy to: (1) Advise other Federal and State 
agencies, Native-American 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.

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 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: June 17, 2014.
Mike Oetker,
Acting Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 2014-16540 Filed 7-18-14; 8:45 am]
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