Receipt of Six Incidental Take Permit Applications for Participation in the Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan for the American Burying Beetle in Oklahoma, 70544-70545 [2014-28007]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 228 / Wednesday, November 26, 2014 / Notices 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. 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 the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). Dated: November 19, 2014. David Mendais, Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region. [FR Doc. 2014–28007 Filed 11–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Ocean Energy Management [Docket No. BOEM–2014–0091] Atlantic Wind Lease Sale 4 (ATLW4) Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Massachusetts—Final Sale Notice; MMAA104000 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior. ACTION: Final Sale Notice for Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Massachusetts. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: This document is the Final Sale Notice (FSN) for the sale of four commercial wind energy leases on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) offshore SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Nov 25, 2014 Jkt 235001 Massachusetts, pursuant to BOEM’s regulations at 30 CFR 585.216. BOEM is offering four leases for sale using a multiple factor auction format: Lease OCS–A 0500, Lease OCS–A 0501, Lease OCS–A 0502, and Lease OCS–A 0503. The four lease areas (LAs) are identical to those announced in the Proposed Sale Notice (PSN) for Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Offshore Massachusetts, which was published on June 18, 2014, in the Federal Register with a 60-day public comment period (79 FR 34771). This FSN contains information pertaining to the areas available for leasing, lease provisions and conditions, auction procedures, the lease form, criteria for evaluating competing bids, award procedures, appeal procedures, and lease execution. The issuance of the leases resulting from this lease sale would not constitute an approval of project-specific plans to develop offshore wind energy. Such plans, expected to be submitted by successful lessees, will be subject to subsequent environmental and public review prior to a decision to proceed with development. DATES: BOEM will hold a mock auction for the eligible bidders on January 26, 2015. The monetary auction will be held online and will begin at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Standard (EST) on January 29, 2015. Additional details are provided in the section entitled, ‘‘Deadlines and Milestones for Bidders.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Stromberg, BOEM Office of Renewable Energy Programs, 381 Elden Street, HM 1328, Herndon, Virginia 20170, (703) 787–1320 or jessica.stromberg@boem.gov. Authority: This FSN is published pursuant to subsection 8(p) of the OCS Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1337(p)) (‘‘the Act’’), as amended by section 388 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), and the implementing regulations at 30 CFR part 585, including 30 CFR 585.211 and 585.216. Background: The four LAs offered in this FSN are the same areas BOEM announced in the PSN on June 18, 2014 (79 FR 34771). BOEM received 25 comment submissions in response to the PSN, which are available in the Federal Register docket for this notice through BOEM’s Web site at: http:// www.boem.gov/State-ActivitiesMassachusetts/. BOEM also has posted a document containing responses to comments submitted during the PSN comment period and a list of other changes that BOEM has implemented for this lease sale since publication of the PSN. The document entitled, Response to Comments and Explanation PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70545 of Changes can be found at the following URL: http://www.boem.gov/ State-Activities-Massachusetts/. On June 18, 2014, BOEM published a Notice of Availability (NOA) (79 FR 34781) for the revised Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for commercial wind lease issuance and site assessment activities on the Atlantic OCS offshore Massachusetts pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Consultations occurred concurrently with the preparation of the EA and included consultation under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSFCMA), and the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA). BOEM prepared and executed a programmatic agreement (PA) to guide its consultations under section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). The PA provides for consultations to continue through BOEM’s decision-making process regarding the approval, approval with modification, or disapproval of a lessee’s Site Assessment Plan (SAP), and allows for phased identification and evaluation of historic properties. The four LAs identified in this FSN together comprise the Massachusetts Wind Energy Area (WEA) described in the preferred alternative in the Commercial Wind Lease Issuance and Site Assessment Activities on the Atlantic OCS Offshore Massachusetts Revised Environmental Assessment, which can be found at: http://www.boem.gov/StateActivities-Massachusetts/. Additional environmental reviews will be conducted upon receipt of the lessees’ proposed project-specific plans, such as a SAP or Construction and Operations Plan (COP). List of Eligible Bidders: BOEM has determined that the following companies are legally, technically, and financially qualified, pursuant to 30 CFR 585.106 and 107, to hold a commercial wind lease offshore Massachusetts, and are therefore eligible to participate in this lease sale as bidders. Company name Deepwater Wind New England, LLC .............................................. EDF Renewable Development, Inc. Energy Management, Inc. .............. Fishermen’s Energy, LLC ............... Green Sail Energy LLC .................. IBERDROLA RENEWABLES, Inc. NRG Bluewater Wind Massachusetts, LLC .................................... E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1 Company No. 15012 15027 15015 15005 15045 15019 15025

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 228 (Wednesday, November 26, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R2-ES-2014-N226; FXES11130200000-156-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

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 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).

DATES: 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.
    [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 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).

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.


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    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.

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 the 
National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and its 
implementing regulations (40 CFR 1506.6).

    Dated: November 19, 2014.
David Mendais,
Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region.
[FR Doc. 2014-28007 Filed 11-25-14; 8:45 am]
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