Receipt of an Incidental Take Permit Application for Participation in the Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan for the American Burying Beetle in Oklahoma, 54285-54286 [2014-21660]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 176 / Thursday, September 11, 2014 / Notices The final rule to list the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonicus luteus) as endangered throughout its range in New Mexico published in the Federal Register on June 10, 2014 (79 FR 33119). Without authorized personnel to survey for this species, valuable information on population numbers for this elusive species would be lost for the 2014 field season. Under permits pursuant to the Endangered Species Act, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), we have authorized qualified researchers to survey for New Mexico meadow jumping mouse during its survey season of July and August 2014. Since 2005, there have been 29 documented remaining populations (2 in Colorado, 15 in New Mexico, and 12 in Arizona) spread across eight geographic management areas. Nearly all of these populations are isolated and widely separated, and all have patches of suitable habitat that are too small to support resilient populations of the mouse. Since 2005, four of the eight geographic management areas have two or more locations known to be occupied by the jumping mouse, but all are too small to support resilient populations. The remaining four areas have only one location known to be occupied since 2005, and each population is too small to be resilient. Due to the small population size estimates, surveys are needed to determine actual numbers. The New Mexico meadow jumping mouse is a small mammal that hibernates about 8 or 9 months out of the year—longer than most mammals— and is only active 3 or 4 months during the summer. Within this short time frame, it must breed, birth, raise young, and store up sufficient fat reserves to survive the next year’s hibernation period. In addition, the species only lives up to 1 years and has one litter annually, with seven or fewer young. As a result, if resources are not available in a single season, populations are greatly stressed. The species’ historical distribution likely included riparian wetlands along streams in the Sangre de Cristo and San Juan Mountains, from southern Colorado to central New Mexico, including the Jemez and Sacramento Mountains and the Rio Grande Valley from Espanola to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, and into parts of the White Mountains in eastern Arizona. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Permit TE–40088B Applicant: Jennifer Frey, Radium Springs, New Mexico. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:29 Sep 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 We approved the applicant’s request for a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/ absence surveys of New Mexico meadow jumping mouse within New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado. Permit TE–40886B Applicant: Jennifer Zahratka, Durango, Colorado. We approved the applicant’s request for a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/ absence surveys of New Mexico meadow jumping mouse within Colorado and New Mexico. Permit TE–676811 Applicant: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Southwest Region, Albuquerque, New Mexico. We approved the applicant’s request for an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of New Mexico meadow jumping mouse within Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. These emergency permits are issued for the sole purpose of facilitating presence/absence surveys for the 2014 survey season. Any further authorization for surveys or research of the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse will be processed separately. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq. Dated: August 21, 2014. Joy E. Nicholopoulos, Regional Director, Southwest Region, Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2014–21659 Filed 9–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R2–ES–2014–N181; FXES11130200000–145–FF02ENEH00] Receipt of an Incidental Take Permit Application for Participation 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 an incidental take permit application for take of the federally listed American burying beetle resulting from activities associated with SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54285 the construction, operation, maintenance, repair, and decommissioning of oil and gas pipelines and related well field activities in Oklahoma. If approved, the permit would be issued 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). To ensure consideration, written comments must be received on or before October 14, 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. DATES: 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 an incidental take permit (ITP) application for take of the federally listed American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) 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 permit would be issued to the applicant 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 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. E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1 54286 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 176 / Thursday, September 11, 2014 / Notices 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 application under the ICP, for incidental take of the federally listed American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus; ABB). Please refer to the appropriate permit number (Permit No. TE–43609B) 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–43609B Applicant: Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership, Duluth, MN. Applicant requests a new permit for oil and gas pipeline maintenance, operation, and repair 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD 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: September 4, 2014. Joy E. Nicholopoulos, Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region. [FR Doc. 2014–21660 Filed 9–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:29 Sep 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWO3200000.L13300000.PO0000; OMB Control Number 1004–0103] Renewal of Approved Information Collection Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: 30-day notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to continue the collection of information from those who seek to obtain mineral materials from public lands. OMB has assigned control number 1004–0103 to this collection. DATES: The OMB is required to respond to this information collection request within 60 days but may respond after 30 days. For maximum consideration written comments should be received on or before October 14, 2014. ADDRESSES: Please submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (OMB #1004– 0103), Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, fax 202–395–5806, or by electronic mail at OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Please provide a copy of your comments to the BLM via mail, fax, or electronic mail. Mail: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management,1849 C Street NW., Room 2134LM, Attention: Jean Sonneman, Washington, DC 20240. Fax: To Jean Sonneman at 202–245– 0050. Electronic mail: Jean_Sonneman@ blm.gov. Please indicate ‘‘Attn: 1004–0103’’ regardless of the form of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George Brown, Division of Solid Minerals, at 202–912–7118. Persons who use a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) on 1– 800–877–8339, to leave a message for Mr. Brown. You may also review the information collection request online at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. SUMMARY: The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521) and OMB regulations at 5 CFR 1320 provide that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Until the OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated to respond. OMB regulations at 5 CFR 1320.8(d) and 1320.12(a) require Federal agencies to seek public comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities. As required at 5 CFR 1320.8(d), the BLM published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register on April 14, 2014 (79 FR 18309) and the comment period closed on June 2, 2014. The BLM received one public comment. The comment was a general invective about the Federal government, the Department of the Interior, the BLM, and Federal employees. It did not address, and was not germane to, this information collection. Therefore, we have not changed the collection in response to the comment. The BLM now requests comments on the following subjects: 1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper functioning of the BLM, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. The accuracy of the BLM’s estimate of the burden of collecting the information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. The quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. How to minimize the information collection burden on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other forms of information technology. Please send comments as directed under ADDRESSES. Please refer to OMB Control Number 1004–0103 in your correspondence. 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. The following information is provided for the information collection: Title: Mineral Materials Disposal (43 CFR part 3600). OMB Control Number: 1004–0103. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Mineral Materials Act, 30 U.S. C. 601 and 602, authorizes disposals of mineral materials (such as sand, gravel, and petrified wood) from public lands. This information E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 176 (Thursday, September 11, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R2-ES-2014-N181; FXES11130200000-145-FF02ENEH00]


Receipt of an Incidental Take Permit Application for 
Participation 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 an 
incidental take permit application 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 permit would be issued 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 October 14, 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: fw2hcppermits@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 an incidental take permit (ITP) application for take of 
the federally listed American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) 
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 permit 
would be issued to the applicant 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 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.

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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 application under the ICP, for incidental take of the 
federally listed American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus; ABB). 
Please refer to the appropriate permit number (Permit No. TE-43609B) 
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-43609B

    Applicant: Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership, Duluth, MN.
    Applicant requests a new permit for oil and gas pipeline 
maintenance, operation, and repair 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: September 4, 2014.
Joy E. Nicholopoulos,
Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region.
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