Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan for the American Burying Beetle in Oklahoma; Finding of No Significant Impact for Environmental Assessment; Receipt of an Incidental Take Permit Application for Participation From Canyon Creek Energy Operating, 43504-43505 [2014-17551]

Download as PDF 43504 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 143 / Friday, July 25, 2014 / Notices III. Comments We invite comments concerning this information collection on: • Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; • The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information; • Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this IC. 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. Dated: July 22, 2014. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2014–17628 Filed 7–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R2–ES–2014–N120; FXES11130200000–145–FF02ENEH00] Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan for the American Burying Beetle in Oklahoma; Finding of No Significant Impact for Environmental Assessment; Receipt of an Incidental Take Permit Application for Participation From Canyon Creek Energy Operating Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for public comment. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, make available the final Environmental Assessment (EA), Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), Response to Comments, and the final Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan Associated With Issuance of Endangered Species Act SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Jul 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 Section 10(a)(1)(B) Permits for the American Burying Beetle in Oklahoma (ICP). We also invite the public to comment on an application from Canyon Creek Energy Operating, for incidental take of the federally listed American burying beetle resulting from activities associated with the construction, operation, maintenance, repair, and decommissioning of oil and gas pipelines and related well field activities in Oklahoma, under the ICP. The final ICP, final EA, FONSI, and Response to Comments are available for review; however, we are not accepting comments on these final, approved documents. We are only accepting comments on the applicant’s incidental take application. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments on the application from Canyon Creek Energy Operating, for incidental take of the federally listed American burying beetle must be received on or before August 25, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may obtain copies of all documents and submit comments on the applicant’s application by one of the following methods. Please refer to the permit number (TE–38404B) when requesting documents or submitting comments. Æ U.S. Mail: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Endangered Species—HCP Permits, P.O. Box 1306, Room 6034, Albuquerque, NM 87103. Æ Electronically: fw2_hcp_permits@ fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marty Tuegel, Branch Chief, by U.S. mail at Environmental Review, P.O. Box 1306, Room 6034, Albuquerque, NM 87103; or by telephone at 505–248– 6651. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Final Environmental Assessment, Finding of No Significant Impact, Response to Comments, and Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, make available the final Environmental Assessment (EA), Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), Response to Comments, and the final Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan Associated With Issuance of Endangered Species Act Section 10(a)(1)(B) Permits for the American Burying Beetle in Oklahoma (ICP). Drafts of the EA and ICP were made available for comment on April 16, 2014 (79 FR 21480), and were approved on May 21, 2014. Under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), this notice advises the public that we, the Service, have analyzed the PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 impacts to the human environment related to the issuance of incidental take permits (ITPs) under ESA section 10(a)(1)(B) to oil and gas companies (applicants) who agree to the conditions in the ICP. The ICP is a habitat conservation plan (HCP) that will address take of the ABB that is incidental to covered activities associated with oil and gas development, including geophysical exploration (seismic) and the construction, operation, maintenance, repair, and decommissioning of oil and gas pipelines and well field infrastructure. The ICP includes measures necessary to minimize and mitigate impacts to the covered species and their habitats to the maximum extent practicable. Any ITPs issued under the ICP will be in effect from the date of issuance for a period of up to 24 months for construction, and up to 20 years of operation, maintenance, repairs, and decommissioning, pursuant to the ICP. The ICP Planning Area covers 45 Oklahoma counties: Adair, Atoka, Bryan, Carter, Cherokee, Choctaw, Cleveland, Coal, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Garvin, Haskell, Hughes, Johnson, Kay, Latimer, Le Flore, Lincoln, Love, Marshall, Mayes, McClain, McCurtain, McIntosh, Murray, Muskogee, Noble, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Payne, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Pushmataha, Rogers, Seminole, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner, and Washington. Activities associated with the construction, operation, maintenance, repair, and decommissioning of oil and gas pipelines and related well field activities as described in the ICP were developed through a collaborative effort between the Service, oil and gas companies in Oklahoma, and other stakeholders. To meet the requirements of a section 10(a)(1)(B) ITP, the applicant agrees to the conditions in the ICP, which describes the conservation measures to minimize and mitigate for incidental take of the covered species to the maximum extent practicable. Application Available for Review and Comment We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies, and the public to comment on the application from Canyon Creek Energy Operating, for incidental take under the ICP of the federally listed American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus; ABB) resulting from activities associated with geophysical exploration (seismic), development, extraction, or transport of crude oil, natural gas, and/or other petroleum products, and construction, E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 143 / Friday, July 25, 2014 / Notices maintenance, operation, repair, and decommissioning of oil and gas pipelines and well field infrastructure within 45 counties in Oklahoma. Please refer to permit number TE–38404B when requesting application documents and when submitting comments. Documents and other information the applicants have submitted with this application 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 TE–38404B Applicant: Canyon Creek Energy Operating, Tulsa, OK. Applicant requests a new permit for oil and gas upstream and midstream production, including geophysical exploration (seismic) and construction, maintenance, operation, repair, and decommissioning of oil and gas well field infrastructure, as well as construction, maintenance, operation, repair, decommissioning, and reclamation of oil and gas gathering, transmission, and distribution pipeline infrastructure within Oklahoma. Public Availability of Comments Written comments we receive become part of the public record associated with this action. 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 request in your comment that we withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. We will not consider anonymous comments. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their entirety. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Authority We provide this notice under section 10(c) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22) and NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). Dated: July 9, 2014. Joy E. Nicholopoulos, Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region. [FR Doc. 2014–17551 Filed 7–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Jul 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX14LR000F60100] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of an extension and revision of a currently approved information collection (1028–0068). AGENCY: We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. This collection consists of 15 forms. As part of the requested extension, we will make several revisions to the number and nature of the associated collection instruments. These revisions include: (1) Deleting USGS Form 9–4092–A and USGS Form 9–4106–M; (2) changing USGS Form 9–4047–A from monthly and annual to an annual-only reporting form; (3) modifying USGS Form 9– 4044–A and USGS Form 9–4045–M; and (4) modifying the title of USGS Form 9– 4076–A. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2014. DATES: To ensure that your comments are considered, OMB must receive them on or before August 25, 2014. ADDRESSES: Please submit your written comments on this information collection directly to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior, at OIRA_ SUBMISSION@omb.eop.gov (email); or (202) 395–5806 (fax). Please also forward a copy of your comments to the Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 807 National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); 703– 648–7195 (fax); or gs-info_collections@ usgs.gov (email). Reference ‘‘Information Collection 1028–0068, Ferrous Metals Surveys’’ in all correspondence. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth S. Sangine at 703–648–7720 (telephone); escottsangine@usgs.gov (email); or by mail at U.S. Geological Survey, 988 National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192. PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43505 You may also find information about this Information Collection Request (ICR) at www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Respondents to these forms supply the USGS with domestic consumption data for 13 ores, concentrates, metals, and ferroalloys, some of which are considered strategic and critical. These data and derived information will be published as chapters in Minerals Yearbooks, monthly Mineral Industry Surveys, annual Mineral Commodity Summaries, and special publications, for use by Government agencies, industry education programs, and the general public. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1028–0068. Form Number: Various (15 forms). Title: Ferrous Metals Surveys. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other-forprofit institutions: U.S. nonfuel minerals consumers of ferrous and related metals. Respondent Obligation: None. Participation is voluntary. Frequency of Collection: Monthly and Annually. Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 2,667. Annual Burden Hours: 1,319 hours, based on an estimated average of 10 minutes to 1 hour per response. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: There are no ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with this collection of information. Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number and current expiration date. III. Request for Comments On April 9, 2014, a 60-day Federal Register notice (79 FR 19639) was published announcing this information collection. Public comments were solicited for 60 days ending June 9, 2014. We received one public comment in response to that notice from the Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) supporting the continued collection of these data which are an important data source for key components of BEA’s economic statistics. We again invite comments as to: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R2-ES-2014-N120; FXES11130200000-145-FF02ENEH00]


Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan for the American Burying 
Beetle in Oklahoma; Finding of No Significant Impact for Environmental 
Assessment; Receipt of an Incidental Take Permit Application for 
Participation From Canyon Creek Energy Operating

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, make available the 
final Environmental Assessment (EA), Finding of No Significant Impact 
(FONSI), Response to Comments, and the final Oil and Gas Industry 
Conservation Plan Associated With Issuance of Endangered Species Act 
Section 10(a)(1)(B) Permits for the American Burying Beetle in Oklahoma 
(ICP). We also invite the public to comment on an application from 
Canyon Creek Energy Operating, for incidental take of the federally 
listed American burying beetle resulting from activities associated 
with the construction, operation, maintenance, repair, and 
decommissioning of oil and gas pipelines and related well field 
activities in Oklahoma, under the ICP. The final ICP, final EA, FONSI, 
and Response to Comments are available for review; however, we are not 
accepting comments on these final, approved documents. We are only 
accepting comments on the applicant's incidental take application.

DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments on the application 
from Canyon Creek Energy Operating, for incidental take of the 
federally listed American burying beetle must be received on or before 
August 25, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may obtain copies of all documents and submit comments 
on the applicant's application by one of the following methods. Please 
refer to the permit number (TE-38404B) when requesting documents or 
submitting comments.
    [cir] U.S. Mail: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of 
Endangered Species--HCP Permits, P.O. Box 1306, Room 6034, Albuquerque, 
NM 87103.
    [cir] Electronically: fw2_hcp_permits@fws.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marty Tuegel, Branch Chief, by U.S. 
mail at Environmental Review, P.O. Box 1306, Room 6034, Albuquerque, NM 
87103; or by telephone at 505-248-6651.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Final Environmental Assessment, Finding of No Significant Impact, 
Response to Comments, and Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan

    We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, make available the final 
Environmental Assessment (EA), Finding of No Significant Impact 
(FONSI), Response to Comments, and the final Oil and Gas Industry 
Conservation Plan Associated With Issuance of Endangered Species Act 
Section 10(a)(1)(B) Permits for the American Burying Beetle in Oklahoma 
(ICP). Drafts of the EA and ICP were made available for comment on 
April 16, 2014 (79 FR 21480), and were approved on May 21, 2014.
    Under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 
et seq.), this notice advises the public that we, the Service, have 
analyzed the impacts to the human environment related to the issuance 
of incidental take permits (ITPs) under ESA section 10(a)(1)(B) to oil 
and gas companies (applicants) who agree to the conditions in the ICP. 
The ICP is a habitat conservation plan (HCP) that will address take of 
the ABB that is incidental to covered activities associated with oil 
and gas development, including geophysical exploration (seismic) and 
the construction, operation, maintenance, repair, and decommissioning 
of oil and gas pipelines and well field infrastructure. The ICP 
includes measures necessary to minimize and mitigate impacts to the 
covered species and their habitats to the maximum extent practicable. 
Any ITPs issued under the ICP will be in effect from the date of 
issuance for a period of up to 24 months for construction, and up to 20 
years of operation, maintenance, repairs, and decommissioning, pursuant 
to the ICP. The ICP Planning Area covers 45 Oklahoma counties: Adair, 
Atoka, Bryan, Carter, Cherokee, Choctaw, Cleveland, Coal, Craig, Creek, 
Delaware, Garvin, Haskell, Hughes, Johnson, Kay, Latimer, Le Flore, 
Lincoln, Love, Marshall, Mayes, McClain, McCurtain, McIntosh, Murray, 
Muskogee, Noble, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, 
Payne, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Pushmataha, Rogers, Seminole, 
Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner, and Washington.
    Activities associated with the construction, operation, 
maintenance, repair, and decommissioning of oil and gas pipelines and 
related well field activities as described in the ICP were developed 
through a collaborative effort between the Service, oil and gas 
companies in Oklahoma, and other stakeholders. To meet the requirements 
of a section 10(a)(1)(B) ITP, the applicant agrees to the conditions in 
the ICP, which describes the conservation measures to minimize and 
mitigate for incidental take of the covered species to the maximum 
extent practicable.

Application Available for Review and Comment

    We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite local, State, 
Tribal, and Federal agencies, and the public to comment on the 
application from Canyon Creek Energy Operating, for incidental take 
under the ICP of the federally listed American burying beetle 
(Nicrophorus americanus; ABB) resulting from activities associated with 
geophysical exploration (seismic), development, extraction, or 
transport of crude oil, natural gas, and/or other petroleum products, 
and construction,

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maintenance, operation, repair, and decommissioning of oil and gas 
pipelines and well field infrastructure within 45 counties in Oklahoma. 
Please refer to permit number TE-38404B when requesting application 
documents and when submitting comments.
    Documents and other information the applicants have submitted with 
this application 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 TE-38404B

    Applicant: Canyon Creek Energy Operating, Tulsa, OK. Applicant 
requests a new permit for oil and gas upstream and midstream 
production, including geophysical exploration (seismic) and 
construction, maintenance, operation, repair, and decommissioning of 
oil and gas well field infrastructure, as well as construction, 
maintenance, operation, repair, decommissioning, and reclamation of oil 
and gas gathering, transmission, and distribution pipeline 
infrastructure within Oklahoma.

Public Availability of Comments

    Written comments we receive become part of the public record 
associated with this action. 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 request in your comment that we withhold 
your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so. We will not consider anonymous 
comments. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from 
individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of 
organizations or businesses, will be made available for public 
disclosure in their entirety.

Authority

    We provide this notice under section 10(c) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 
1531 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22) and NEPA 
(42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (40 CFR 
1506.6).

    Dated: July 9, 2014.
Joy E. Nicholopoulos,
Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region.
[FR Doc. 2014-17551 Filed 7-24-14; 8:45 am]
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