Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Receipt of Application for Incidental Take Permit; Availability of Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan and Associated Documents; Polk County, FL, 70542-70544 [2014-28005]

Download as PDF 70542 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 228 / Wednesday, November 26, 2014 / Notices CBPL No. ASTM Title 27–01 ........... ASTM D–287 ...... 27–03 ........... 27–48 ........... 27–13 ........... ASTM D–4006 .... ASTM D–4052 .... ASTM D–4294 .... 27–04 27–05 27–46 27–11 ASTM ASTM ASTM ASTM Standard test method for API Gravity of crude petroleum products and petroleum products (Hydrometer Method). Standard test method for water in crude oil by distillation. Standard test method for density and relative density of liquids by digital density meter. Standard test method for sulfur in petroleum and petroleum products by energy-dispersive x-ray fluorescence spectrometry. Standard test method for water in petroleum products and bituminous materials by distillation. Standard Test Method for Water in crude oils by Coulometric Karl Fischer Titration. Standard test method for density and relative density. Standard test method for kinematic viscosity of transparent and opaque liquids (and calculations of dynamic viscosity). Standard test method for water and sediment in fuel oils by the centrifuge method (Laboratory procedure). Standard test method for sediment in crude oils and fuel oils by the extraction method. Standard test methods for flash point by Penske-Martens Closed Cup Tester. ........... ........... ........... ........... 27–54 ........... 27–06 ........... 27–50 ........... D–95 ........ D–4928 .... D–5002 .... D–445 ...... ASTM D–1796 .... ASTM D–473 ...... ASTM D–93 ........ Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific test this entity is accredited to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344–1060. The inquiry may also be sent to CBPGaugersLabs@ cbp.dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories. http://www.cbp.gov/about/ labs-scientific/commercial-gaugers-andlaboratories. Dated: November 20, 2014. Ira S. Reese, Executive Director, Laboratories and Scientific Services Directorate. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Approval of Saybolt, LP, as a Commercial Gauger U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of approval of Saybolt, LP, as a commercial gauger. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Saybolt, LP, has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of June 11, 2014. DATES: The approval of Saybolt, LP, as commercial gauger became effective on June 11, 2014. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for June 2017. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 17:21 Nov 25, 2014 Jkt 235001 Notice is hereby given pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, that Saybolt, LP, 190 James Dr. East, Suite 110, St. Rose, LA 70087, has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.13. Saybolt, LP is approved for the following gauging procedures for petroleum and certain petroleum products from the American Petroleum Institute (API): SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title 3 ....................... 7 ....................... 8 ....................... 11 ..................... 12 ..................... 17 ..................... BILLING CODE 9111–14–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 Approved Gauger and Accredited Laboratories Manager, Laboratories and Scientific Services Directorate, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite 1500N, Washington, DC 20229, tel. 202– 344–1060. API Chapters [FR Doc. 2014–28029 Filed 11–25–14; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tank gauging. Temperature determination. Sampling. Physical properties. Calculations. Maritime measurement. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific gauger service this entity is approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344–1060. The inquiry may also be sent to CBPGaugersLabs@cbp.dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories. http://www.cbp.gov/about/labsscientific/commercial-gaugers-andlaboratories. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: November 20, 2014. Ira S. Reese, Executive Director, Laboratories and Scientific Services Directorate. [FR Doc. 2014–28018 Filed 11–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R4–ES–2014–N212; FXES1112040000–156–FF04EF2000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Receipt of Application for Incidental Take Permit; Availability of Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan and Associated Documents; Polk County, FL Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comment/information. AGENCY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of an incidental take permit (ITP) application and a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). Vulcan Materials Company, Florida Rock Division (dba Florida Rock Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Vulcan Materials Company) (applicant), requests an ITP under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The applicant’s HCP describes the minimization and mitigation measures proposed to address the effects of the project on the sand skink and gopher tortoise. We invite written comments on the ITP application and HCP. DATES: Written comments on the ITP application and HCP should be sent to the South Florida Ecological Services Office (see ADDRESSES) and should be received on or before December 26, 2014. SUMMARY: ADDRESSES: See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 228 / Wednesday, November 26, 2014 / Notices information on how to submit your comments on the ITP application and HCP. You may obtain a copy of the ITP application and HCP by writing the South Florida Ecological Services Office, Attn: Permit number TE42144B– 0, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1339 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960–3559. In addition, we will make the ITP application and HCP available for public inspection by appointment during normal business hours at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Brian Powell, Wildlife Biologist, South Florida Ecological Services Office, Vero Beach, FL (see ADDRESSES); telephone: 772–562–3909, extension 315. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We announce the availability of an ITP application and HCP. Vulcan Materials Company, Florida Rock Division (dba Florida Rock Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Vulcan Materials Company) (applicant), requests an ITP under the Act. The applicant proposes incremental mining of sand reserves throughout the permitted mining limits of the approximately 537.46-acre project area over the life of the mine. Construction activities associated with the Sandland Sand Mine (project) will take place within Sections 31 and 32, Township 29 South, Range 28 East, and Sections 5 and 6, Township 30 South, Range 28 East, Polk County, Florida. The project has been divided into 10 phases (1B, 2, 3–10), based on the anticipated progression of the mining operation. Within the first three phases (1B–3) the applicant anticipates impacting about 17.71 acres of breeding, feeding, and sheltering habitat for the sand skink (Neopseps reynoldsi), bluetail mole skink (Eumeces egregius lividus), and gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus), incidental to land preparation for the expansion of existing sand mining operations within the project. The extent of direct impacts in future phases is currently undetermined; however, based on the current USFWS guidelines, within the remaining phases (4–10), approximately 150.98 acres of the site appear to be suitable for the two skink species and the gopher tortoise. The applicant’s HCP describes the minimization and mitigation measures proposed to address the effects of the project on the skinks and gopher tortoise. Applicant’s Proposed Project We received an application from the applicant for an ITP, along with a proposed HCP. The applicant requests a 15-year permit under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Nov 25, 2014 Jkt 235001 applicant proposes incremental mining of sand reserves throughout the permitted mining limits of the approximately 537.46-acre project area over the life of the mine. The project has been divided into 10 phases, based on the anticipated progression of the mining operation. Within the first three phases (1B–3), the applicant anticipates impacting about 17.71 acres of breeding, feeding, and sheltering habitat for the sand skink, bluetail mole skink, and gopher tortoise, incidental to land preparation for project. The extent of direct impacts in future phases is currently undetermined; however, based on the current USFWS guidelines, within Phases 4–10, approximately 150.98 acres of the site appear to be suitable for the two skink species and the gopher tortoise. The applicant’s HCP describes the minimization and mitigation measures proposed to address the effects of the project on the skinks and gopher tortoise. In advance of the progression of the mining operations into future phases, quantitative surveys will be conducted for the skinks and gopher tortoises to determine the occupancy and extent of occupancy within these suitable areas. The completion of these surveys will be subject to the Service’s approved survey guidelines at the time the surveys are conducted. The applicant proposes to mitigate for impacts to occupied skink habitat within Phases 1B–3 at a ratio of 2:1, by purchasing approximately 35.42 mitigation bank credits at the Tiger Creek Conservation Bank in Polk County, Florida, a bank within the service area of skinks. Direct impacts to occupied skink habitat within the future phases will be mitigated at the same ratio, utilizing the same mitigation bank. Additionally, the applicant proposes to mitigate for impacts to occupied gopher tortoise habitat within Phases 1B–4, as well as in future phases, by relocating gopher tortoises and any recovered eggs to a recipient site approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Our Preliminary Determination The Service has made a preliminary determination that the applicant’s project, including the mitigation measures, will individually and cumulatively have a minor or negligible effect on the species covered in the HCP. Therefore, issuance of the ITP is a ‘‘low-effect’’ action and qualifies as a categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (40 CFR 1506.6), as provided by the Department of the Interior Manual (516 DM 2 Appendix 1 and 516 DM 6 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70543 Appendix 1). We base our determination that issuance of the ITP qualifies as a low-effect action on the following three criteria: (1) Implementation of the project would result in minor or negligible effects on federally listed, proposed, and candidate species and their habitats; (2) Implementation of the project would result in minor or negligible effects on other environmental values or resources; and (3) Impacts of the project, considered together with the impacts of other past, present, and reasonably foreseeable similarly situated projects, would not result, over time, in cumulative effects to environmental values or resources that would be considered significant. The applicants’ proposed project qualifies as a ‘‘loweffect’’ project, as more fully explained in our environmental action statement and associated Low Effect Screening Form. This preliminary determination may be revised based on our review of public comments that we receive in response to this notice. Public Comment If you wish to comment on the ITP application and HCP, you may submit comments by any one of the following methods: Email: Brian_Powell@fws.gov. Use ‘‘Attn: Permit number TE42144B–0’’ as your message subject line. Fax: Brian Powell, (772) 562–4288, Attn.: Permit number TE42144B–0. U.S. mail: Brian Powell, Wildlife Biologist, South Florida Ecological Services Field Office, Attn: Permit number TE42144B–0, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1339 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960–3559. In-person drop-off: You may drop off information during regular business hours at the above office address. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comments, 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. Next Steps The Service will evaluate the HCP and comments submitted thereon to determine whether the application meet the requirements of section 10(a) of the Act. The Service will also evaluate whether issuance of the section 10(a)(1)(B) ITP complies with section 7 of the Act by conducting an intra- E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1 70544 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 228 / Wednesday, November 26, 2014 / Notices Service section 7 consultation. The results of this consultation, in combination with the above findings, will be used in the final analysis to determine whether or not to issue the ITP. If it is determined that the requirements of the Act are met, the ITP will be issued. Authority We provide this notice under Section 10 of the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R2–ES–2014–N226; FXES1113 0200000–156–FF02ENEH00] Receipt of Six Incidental Take Permit Applications 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 six incidental take permit 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 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). SUMMARY: To ensure consideration, written comments must be received on or before December 26, 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 17:21 Nov 25, 2014 Jkt 235001 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. Introduction [FR Doc. 2014–28005 Filed 11–25–14; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: November 20, 2014. Robert Progulske, Field Supervisor, South Florida Ecological Services Office. DATES: 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. 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 six incidental take permit (ITP) applications 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 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 finding of no significant impact (FONSI) notice was on July 25, 2014; 79 FR 43504). The ICP and the associated environmental assessment/FONSI 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 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 (i.e., TE–XXXXXX) 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). PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permit TE–49742B Applicant: BP America Production Company, Houston, TX. Applicant requests a new permit for oil and gas upstream production, including geophysical exploration (seismic) and construction, maintenance, operation, repair, and decommissioning of oil and gas well field infrastructure within Oklahoma. Permit TE–49745B Applicant: PetroQuest Energy, LLC, Tulsa, OK. Applicant requests a new permit for oil and gas upstream production, including geophysical exploration (seismic) and construction, maintenance, operation, repair, and decommissioning of oil and gas well field infrastructure within Oklahoma. Permit TE–49749B Applicant: MarkWest Oklahoma Gas Company, LLC, Tulsa, OK. Applicant requests a new permit for oil and gas midstream production, including construction, maintenance, operation, repair, decommissioning, and reclamation of oil and gas gathering, transmission, and distribution pipeline infrastructure within Oklahoma. Permit TE–51880B Applicant: LINN Operating, Inc., 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, reclamation of oil and gas gathering, transmission, and distribution pipeline infrastructure within Oklahoma. Permit TE–51520B Applicant: Bravo Arkoma, LLC, 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, reclamation of oil and gas gathering, transmission, and distribution pipeline infrastructure within Oklahoma. Permit TE–B Applicant: Pantera Energy Company, Amarillo, TX. E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 228 (Wednesday, November 26, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70542-70544]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-28005]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R4-ES-2014-N212; FXES1112040000-156-FF04EF2000]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Receipt of 
Application for Incidental Take Permit; Availability of Proposed Low-
Effect Habitat Conservation Plan and Associated Documents; Polk County, 
FL

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comment/information.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the 
availability of an incidental take permit (ITP) application and a 
Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). Vulcan Materials Company, Florida Rock 
Division (dba Florida Rock Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Vulcan 
Materials Company) (applicant), requests an ITP under the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The applicant's HCP describes 
the minimization and mitigation measures proposed to address the 
effects of the project on the sand skink and gopher tortoise. We invite 
written comments on the ITP application and HCP.

DATES: Written comments on the ITP application and HCP should be sent 
to the South Florida Ecological Services Office (see ADDRESSES) and 
should be received on or before December 26, 2014.

ADDRESSES: See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for

[[Page 70543]]

information on how to submit your comments on the ITP application and 
HCP. You may obtain a copy of the ITP application and HCP by writing 
the South Florida Ecological Services Office, Attn: Permit number 
TE42144B-0, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1339 20th Street, Vero 
Beach, FL 32960-3559. In addition, we will make the ITP application and 
HCP available for public inspection by appointment during normal 
business hours at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Brian Powell, Wildlife Biologist, 
South Florida Ecological Services Office, Vero Beach, FL (see 
ADDRESSES); telephone: 772-562-3909, extension 315.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We announce the availability of an ITP 
application and HCP. Vulcan Materials Company, Florida Rock Division 
(dba Florida Rock Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Vulcan Materials 
Company) (applicant), requests an ITP under the Act. The applicant 
proposes incremental mining of sand reserves throughout the permitted 
mining limits of the approximately 537.46-acre project area over the 
life of the mine. Construction activities associated with the Sandland 
Sand Mine (project) will take place within Sections 31 and 32, Township 
29 South, Range 28 East, and Sections 5 and 6, Township 30 South, Range 
28 East, Polk County, Florida.
    The project has been divided into 10 phases (1B, 2, 3-10), based on 
the anticipated progression of the mining operation. Within the first 
three phases (1B-3) the applicant anticipates impacting about 17.71 
acres of breeding, feeding, and sheltering habitat for the sand skink 
(Neopseps reynoldsi), bluetail mole skink (Eumeces egregius lividus), 
and gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus), incidental to land 
preparation for the expansion of existing sand mining operations within 
the project. The extent of direct impacts in future phases is currently 
undetermined; however, based on the current USFWS guidelines, within 
the remaining phases (4-10), approximately 150.98 acres of the site 
appear to be suitable for the two skink species and the gopher 
tortoise. The applicant's HCP describes the minimization and mitigation 
measures proposed to address the effects of the project on the skinks 
and gopher tortoise.

Applicant's Proposed Project

    We received an application from the applicant for an ITP, along 
with a proposed HCP. The applicant requests a 15-year permit under 
section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The applicant 
proposes incremental mining of sand reserves throughout the permitted 
mining limits of the approximately 537.46-acre project area over the 
life of the mine. The project has been divided into 10 phases, based on 
the anticipated progression of the mining operation. Within the first 
three phases (1B-3), the applicant anticipates impacting about 17.71 
acres of breeding, feeding, and sheltering habitat for the sand skink, 
bluetail mole skink, and gopher tortoise, incidental to land 
preparation for project.
    The extent of direct impacts in future phases is currently 
undetermined; however, based on the current USFWS guidelines, within 
Phases 4-10, approximately 150.98 acres of the site appear to be 
suitable for the two skink species and the gopher tortoise. The 
applicant's HCP describes the minimization and mitigation measures 
proposed to address the effects of the project on the skinks and gopher 
tortoise. In advance of the progression of the mining operations into 
future phases, quantitative surveys will be conducted for the skinks 
and gopher tortoises to determine the occupancy and extent of occupancy 
within these suitable areas. The completion of these surveys will be 
subject to the Service's approved survey guidelines at the time the 
surveys are conducted.
    The applicant proposes to mitigate for impacts to occupied skink 
habitat within Phases 1B-3 at a ratio of 2:1, by purchasing 
approximately 35.42 mitigation bank credits at the Tiger Creek 
Conservation Bank in Polk County, Florida, a bank within the service 
area of skinks. Direct impacts to occupied skink habitat within the 
future phases will be mitigated at the same ratio, utilizing the same 
mitigation bank. Additionally, the applicant proposes to mitigate for 
impacts to occupied gopher tortoise habitat within Phases 1B-4, as well 
as in future phases, by relocating gopher tortoises and any recovered 
eggs to a recipient site approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife 
Conservation Commission.

Our Preliminary Determination

    The Service has made a preliminary determination that the 
applicant's project, including the mitigation measures, will 
individually and cumulatively have a minor or negligible effect on the 
species covered in the HCP. Therefore, issuance of the ITP is a ``low-
effect'' action and qualifies as a categorical exclusion under the 
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (40 CFR 1506.6), as provided 
by the Department of the Interior Manual (516 DM 2 Appendix 1 and 516 
DM 6 Appendix 1). We base our determination that issuance of the ITP 
qualifies as a low-effect action on the following three criteria: (1) 
Implementation of the project would result in minor or negligible 
effects on federally listed, proposed, and candidate species and their 
habitats; (2) Implementation of the project would result in minor or 
negligible effects on other environmental values or resources; and (3) 
Impacts of the project, considered together with the impacts of other 
past, present, and reasonably foreseeable similarly situated projects, 
would not result, over time, in cumulative effects to environmental 
values or resources that would be considered significant. The 
applicants' proposed project qualifies as a ``low-effect'' project, as 
more fully explained in our environmental action statement and 
associated Low Effect Screening Form. This preliminary determination 
may be revised based on our review of public comments that we receive 
in response to this notice.

 Public Comment

    If you wish to comment on the ITP application and HCP, you may 
submit comments by any one of the following methods:
    Email: Brian_Powell@fws.gov. Use ``Attn: Permit number TE42144B-0'' 
as your message subject line.
    Fax: Brian Powell, (772) 562-4288, Attn.: Permit number TE42144B-0.
    U.S. mail: Brian Powell, Wildlife Biologist, South Florida 
Ecological Services Field Office, Attn: Permit number TE42144B-0, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, 1339 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960-3559.
    In-person drop-off: You may drop off information during regular 
business hours at the above office address.
    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comments, 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.

Next Steps

    The Service will evaluate the HCP and comments submitted thereon to 
determine whether the application meet the requirements of section 
10(a) of the Act. The Service will also evaluate whether issuance of 
the section 10(a)(1)(B) ITP complies with section 7 of the Act by 
conducting an intra-

[[Page 70544]]

Service section 7 consultation. The results of this consultation, in 
combination with the above findings, will be used in the final analysis 
to determine whether or not to issue the ITP. If it is determined that 
the requirements of the Act are met, the ITP will be issued.

Authority

    We provide this notice under Section 10 of the Endangered Species 
Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6).

    Dated: November 20, 2014.
Robert Progulske,
Field Supervisor, South Florida Ecological Services Office.
[FR Doc. 2014-28005 Filed 11-25-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-55-P