State of Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meeting, 45842-45843 [2014-18595]

Download as PDF 45842 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 151 / Wednesday, August 6, 2014 / Notices invite public comment on the ITP application, draft HCP, draft IA, and draft EA. DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments on or before September 22, 2014. ADDRESSES: Send written comments via U.S. mail to the Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Rock Island Field Office, 1511 47th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265; by facsimile to 309–757–5807; or by electronic mail to RockIsland@fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amber Schorg, 309–757–5800, extension 222. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Introduction Pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application from Pioneer Trail Wind Farm, LLC (applicant), located in Ford and Iroquois Counties, Illinois, for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the ESA. If approved, the ITP would authorize incidental take of two species of bats (covered species): the federally endangered Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) and northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis), a species proposed for Federal listing under the ESA. The application includes a draft habitat conservation plan (HCP) and a draft Implementing Agreement (IA). Those documents describe the actions and measures the applicant will take to minimize, mitigate, and monitor take of covered species, and the assurances the applicant will provide should the ITP be issued. In accordance with the NEPA, the Service has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) in response to the ITP application. We invite public comment on the application, draft HCP, draft IA, and draft EA. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background Section 9 of the ESA and its implementing regulations prohibit the ‘‘take’’ of animal species listed as endangered or threatened. Take is defined under the ESA as to ‘‘harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect listed animal species, or to attempt to engage in such conduct’’ (16 U.S.C. 1538). However, under section 10(a) of the ESA, the Service may issue permits to authorize incidental take of listed species. ‘‘Incidental take’’ is defined by the ESA as take that is incidental to, and not the VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:14 Aug 05, 2014 Jkt 232001 purpose of, carrying out an otherwise lawful activity. Requested Permit The applicant is seeking a permit for incidental take of three individual Indiana bats and two individual northern long-eared bats (hereafter, ‘‘covered species’’) per year; such take may result from operation, maintenance, and decommissioning of an existing 94turbine wind facility over a 43-year period. The ITP would also cover potential impacts associated with species mitigation, which would include gating and stabilization of highpriority Indiana bat hibernacula, and protection, restoration, enhancement, and long-term management of summer habitat for both species. While the exact location of land proposed as summer habitat mitigation has yet to be finalized, it is likely to occur in Alexander, Champaign, Ford, Hardin, and/or Vermillion Counties, Illinois. Before the Service can issue a permit to the applicant, it must first confirm that: • Take will be incidental to an otherwise lawful activity. • The applicant will, to the maximum extent practicable, minimize and mitigate the impacts of such taking. • The applicant will ensure that adequate funding for the plan will be provided. • The taking will not appreciably reduce the likelihood of the survival and recovery of the overall species in the wild. • Other measures required by the Service in the plan will be met, and there are assurances that the plan will be implemented. Request for Comments The Service invites comments and suggestions from all interested parties on the draft documents associated with the permit application. In particular, comments and suggestions regarding whether the draft HCP sufficiently minimizes and mitigates potential impacts associated with take of covered species and any additional information pertinent to evaluation of NEPA alternatives and impacts associated with the proposed federal action, would be appreciated. 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 the entire comment, including your personal PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 identifying information, may be made 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(c) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22), and NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4371 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (40 CFR 1506.6; 43 CFR Part 46). Dated: June 25, 2014. Lynn Lewis, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Midwest Region. [FR Doc. 2014–18590 Filed 8–5–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLAZ910000.14X.L12100000.XP0000.6100. 241A] State of Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meeting Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Arizona Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet in Phoenix, Arizona, as indicated below. DATES: The Arizona RAC Business meeting will take place September 10, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the BLM Arizona State Office located at One North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, Arizona 85004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dorothea Boothe, Arizona RAC Coordinator at the Bureau of Land Management, Arizona State Office, One North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, Arizona 85004–4427, 602– 417–9504. 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 151 / Wednesday, August 6, 2014 / Notices The 15member Council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in Arizona. Planned agenda items include: A welcome and introduction of Council members; BLM State Director’s Update on BLM Programs and Issues; BLM Feedback on RAC Recommendations on Department of the Interior Themes; Value of Friends’ Groups and Partnership Strategy; Reports by the RAC Working Groups; RAC Questions on BLM District Manager Reports; Recognition Ceremony and other items of interest to the RAC. Members of the public are welcome to attend the RAC Business meeting. A public comment period is scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for any interested members of the public who wish to address the Council on BLM programs and business. Depending on the number of persons wishing to speak and time available, the time for individual comments may be limited. Written comments may also be submitted during the meeting for the RAC’s consideration. The final meeting agenda will be available two weeks prior to the meeting and posted on the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/ az/st/en/res/rac.html. Additionally, directions to the meeting site and parking information may be found on the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm. gov/az/st/en/res/pub_room/ location.html. Individuals who need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should contact the RAC Coordinator listed above no later than two weeks before the start of the meeting. Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, the RAC has been designated as the Recreation RAC (RRAC) and has the authority to review all BLM and Forest Service recreation fee proposals in Arizona. The RRAC will not review recreation fee program proposals at this meeting. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Raymond Suazo, Arizona State Director. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4310–32–P 17:14 Aug 05, 2014 Bureau of Land Management [LLOR–936000–L14300000–ET0000– 14XL1109AF; HAG–14–0049; OR–19024] Public Land Order No: 7827; Partial Withdrawal Revocation, Power Site Reserve No. 24, Oregon AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Public Land Order. ACTION: This order partially revokes a withdrawal created by an Executive Order dated July 2, 1910, insofar as it affects approximately 33.05 acres of public land withdrawn for protection of water power values by Power Site Reserve No. 24. This order also opens the land for conveyance by exchange, pursuant to the authority of Section 1754 of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. DATE: Effective Date: August 6, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jenice Prutz, at the Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office, P.O. Box 2965, Portland, OR 97208–2965; or by telephone, 503–808–6163. 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. 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: The subject land has been identified for conveyance by land exchange to the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon pursuant to the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (123 Stat. 1049), and therefore will not be restored to the public land laws. Additionally, the land is located within the designated boundary of the John Day Wild and Scenic River, withdrawn pursuant to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System Act (16 U.S.C. 1271 et seq), and is not open to hydropower development. SUMMARY: Order [FR Doc. 2014–18595 Filed 8–5–14; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Jkt 232001 By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1714), and pursuant to the determination by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in DV13–3–000, it is ordered as follows: 1. The withdrawal created by the Executive Order dated July 2, 1910, PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45843 which established Power Site Reserve No. 24, is hereby revoked insofar as it affects the following described land: Willamette Meridian T. 8 S., R. 19 E., Sec. 3, lots 8 and 9. The area described contains 33.05 acres in Wheeler County. 2. At 9 a.m. on August 6, 2014, the land described in Paragraph 1 is hereby open to conveyance pursuant to the authority under Section 1754 of the Act of March 20, 2009 (123 Stat. 1049). Dated: July 20, 2014. Janice M. Schneider, Assistant Secretary—Land and Minerals Management. [FR Doc. 2014–18613 Filed 8–5–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR04073000, XXXR4081X3, RX.05940913.7000000] Notice of Public Meeting for the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG) makes recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior concerning Glen Canyon Dam operations and other management actions to protect resources downstream of Glen Canyon Dam, consistent with the Grand Canyon Protection Act. The AMWG meets two to three times a year. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, from approximately 9:30 a.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m.; and Thursday, August 28, 2014, from approximately 8:00 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Little America Hotel Flagstaff, Ballroom B, 2515 E. Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Glen Knowles, Bureau of Reclamation, telephone (801) 524–3781; facsimile (801) 524–3858; email at gknowles@usbr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program (GCDAMP) was implemented as a result of the Record of Decision on the Operation of Glen Canyon Dam Final Environmental Impact Statement to comply with consultation SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 151 (Wednesday, August 6, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLAZ910000.14X.L12100000.XP0000.6100.241A]


State of Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meeting

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Arizona 
Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet in Phoenix, Arizona, as 
indicated below.

DATES: The Arizona RAC Business meeting will take place September 10, 
2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the BLM Arizona State Office 
located at One North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, Arizona 85004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dorothea Boothe, Arizona RAC 
Coordinator at the Bureau of Land Management, Arizona State Office, One 
North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, Arizona 85004-4427, 602-417-
9504. 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.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15-member Council advises the Secretary 
of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of planning and 
management issues associated with public land management in Arizona. 
Planned agenda items include: A welcome and introduction of Council 
members; BLM State Director's Update on BLM Programs and Issues; BLM 
Feedback on RAC Recommendations on Department of the Interior Themes; 
Value of Friends' Groups and Partnership Strategy; Reports by the RAC 
Working Groups; RAC Questions on BLM District Manager Reports; 
Recognition Ceremony and other items of interest to the RAC. Members of 
the public are welcome to attend the RAC Business meeting. A public 
comment period is scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for any 
interested members of the public who wish to address the Council on BLM 
programs and business. Depending on the number of persons wishing to 
speak and time available, the time for individual comments may be 
limited. Written comments may also be submitted during the meeting for 
the RAC's consideration. The final meeting agenda will be available two 
weeks prior to the meeting and posted on the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/res/rac.html. Additionally, directions to the 
meeting site and parking information may be found on the BLM Web site 
at: http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/res/pub_room/location.html. 
Individuals who need special assistance, such as sign language 
interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should contact the 
RAC Coordinator listed above no later than two weeks before the start 
of the meeting.
    Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, the RAC has 
been designated as the Recreation RAC (RRAC) and has the authority to 
review all BLM and Forest Service recreation fee proposals in Arizona. 
The RRAC will not review recreation fee program proposals at this 
meeting.

Raymond Suazo,
Arizona State Director.
[FR Doc. 2014-18595 Filed 8-5-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-32-P