Receipt of Incidental Take Permit Applications for Participation of Applicants in the Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan for the American Burying Beetle in Oklahoma, 44857-44858 [2014-18165]

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VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:09 Jul 31, 2014 Jkt 232001 44857 Public Involvement DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Public scoping for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was first initiated in the form of a notice of intent to conduct a 30-day scoping period published in the Federal Register on October 21, 2011 (76 FR 65526). Utilizing the public scoping comments, the Service prepared a DEIS to analyze the effects of the alternatives. The DEIS was released for a 60-day public comment on January 27, 2014 (79 FR 4354). A public meeting was held on February 19, 2014, at Terra State Community College, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont, OH 43420 to solicit additional input from the public on the DEIS. The official comment period ended on March 28, 2014. Twenty-nine comments were received, and were used to further focus the EIS. The comments and responses have been included as an appendix to the FEIS. 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[FR Doc. 2014–17917 Filed 7–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 [FWS–R2–ES–2014–N148; FXES11130200000–145–FF02ENEH00] Receipt of Incidental Take Permit Applications for Participation of Applicants in the Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan for the American Burying Beetle in Oklahoma Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for public comments. AGENCY: Under the Endangered Species Act, as amended (Act), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on incidental take permit (ITP) applications for 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. If approved, the permits would be issued to applicants under the approved 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). DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be received on or before September 2, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may obtain copies of all documents and submit comments on the applicant’s ITP application by one of the following methods. Please refer to the permit number 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: SUMMARY: Introduction Under the Endangered Species Act, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.; Act), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on incidental take permit (ITP) applications for take of the federally listed American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) resulting from activities Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1 44858 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 148 / Friday, August 1, 2014 / Notices associated with the construction, operation, maintenance, repair, and decommissioning of oil and gas pipelines and related well field activities in Oklahoma. If approved, the permits would be issued to the applicants under the 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). The ICP was made available for comment on April 16, 2014 (79 FR 21480), and approved on May 21, 2014 (publication of the FONSI & Canyon Creek Energy Operating application notice was on July 25, 2014, 79 FR 43504). The ICP and the associated environmental assessment/finding of no significant impact are available on the Web site at http://www.fws.gov/ southwest/es/oklahoma/ABBICP. However, we are no longer taking comments on these documents. Applications 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 following applications under the ICP, for incidental take of the federally listed American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus; ABB). Please refer to the appropriate permit number (e.g., Permit No. TE–123456) 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). tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit TE–40328B Applicant: ScissorTail Energy, LLC and Subsidiaries, 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. Permit TE–40320B Applicant: Enable Midstream Partners, LP, Oklahoma City, OK. Applicant requests a new permit for oil and gas upstream and midstream production, including geophysical exploration (seismic) and construction, maintenance, operation, repair, and VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:09 Jul 31, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 17, 2014. Joy E. Nicholopoulos, Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region. [FR Doc. 2014–18165 Filed 7–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX14MN00CO0000] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments on iCoast—Did the Coast Change? U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of a new information collection, iCoast—Did the Coast Change? AGENCY: We (the U.S. Geological Survey) are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the information collection request (ICR) described below. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and as part of our continuing efforts to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this ICR. DATES: To ensure that your comments on this ICR are considered, we must receive them on or before September 2, 2014. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R2-ES-2014-N148; FXES11130200000-145-FF02ENEH00]


Receipt of Incidental Take Permit Applications for Participation 
of Applicants in the Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan for the 
American Burying Beetle in Oklahoma

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for public comments.

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SUMMARY: Under the Endangered Species Act, as amended (Act), we, the 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on 
incidental take permit (ITP) applications for 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. If approved, the permits would be issued to 
applicants under the approved 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).

DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be received on or 
before September 2, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may obtain copies of all documents and submit comments 
on the applicant's ITP application by one of the following methods. 
Please refer to the permit number 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:

Introduction

    Under the Endangered Species Act, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et 
seq.; Act), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public 
to comment on incidental take permit (ITP) applications for take of the 
federally listed American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) 
resulting from activities

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associated with the construction, operation, maintenance, repair, and 
decommissioning of oil and gas pipelines and related well field 
activities in Oklahoma. If approved, the permits would be issued to the 
applicants under the 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). The ICP was made 
available for comment on April 16, 2014 (79 FR 21480), and approved on 
May 21, 2014 (publication of the FONSI & Canyon Creek Energy Operating 
application notice was on July 25, 2014, 79 FR 43504). The ICP and the 
associated environmental assessment/finding of no significant impact 
are available on the Web site at http://www.fws.gov/southwest/es/oklahoma/ABBICP. However, we are no longer taking comments on these 
documents.

Applications 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 
following applications under the ICP, for incidental take of the 
federally listed American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus; ABB). 
Please refer to the appropriate permit number (e.g., Permit No. TE-
123456) 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-40328B

Applicant: ScissorTail Energy, LLC and Subsidiaries, 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.

Permit TE-40320B

Applicant: Enable Midstream Partners, LP, Oklahoma City, 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 17, 2014.
Joy E. Nicholopoulos,
Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region.
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