Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Enhancement of Survival Permit Applications; Greater Sage-Grouse Umbrella Candidate Conservation Agreement With Assurances for Wyoming Ranch Management, 17476-17477 [2015-07446]

Download as PDF 17476 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 62 / Wednesday, April 1, 2015 / Notices natural resource management and disaster analysis. Respondents are submitting proposals to acquire funding for a National (U.S.) program to promote the uses of space-based land remote sensing data and technologies through education and outreach at the State and local level and through university-based and collaborative research projects. The information collected will ensure that sufficient and relevant information is available to evaluate and select a proposal for funding. A panel of USGS Land Remote Sensing Program managers and scientists will review each proposal to evaluate the technical merit, requirements, and priorities identified in the Program’s call for proposals. This notice concerns the collection of information that is sufficient and relevant to evaluate and select proposals for funding. 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While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personally identifiable information from public view, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Timothy R. Newman, Program Coordinator, Land Remote Sensing Program, U.S. Geological Survey. [FR Doc. 2015–07344 Filed 3–31–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R6–ES–2015–N045; FXES11120600000–156–FF06E13000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Enhancement of Survival Permit Applications; Greater SageGrouse Umbrella Candidate Conservation Agreement With Assurances for Wyoming Ranch Management Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received applications for enhancement of survival permits (EOS permits) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), pursuant to the Greater Sage-grouse Umbrella Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances for Wyoming Ranch Management (Umbrella CCAA). The permit applications, if approved, would authorize incidental take associated with implementation of specified individual Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances (individual CCAAs) developed in accordance with the Umbrella CCAA. We invite the public to comment on the EOS permit applications described below. The Act requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by May 1, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submitting Comments: Send written comments by one of the following methods. Please specify the permit(s) you are commenting on by relevant number(s) (e.g., Permit No. TE– XXXXXX). • U.S. mail: Tyler Abbott, Wyoming Ecological Services Field Office (ESFO), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 5353 Yellowstone Road, Suite 308A, Cheyenne, WY 82009. • Email: tyler_abbott@fws.gov. • Fax: Tyler Abbott, (307) 772–2358. Reviewing Documents: You may review copies of the enhancement of survival permit applications during regular business hours at the Wyoming ESFO (see address above). You may also request hard copies by telephone at (307) 772–2374, ext. 231, or by letter to the Wyoming ESFO. Please specify the permit(s) you are interested in by relevant number(s) (e.g., Permit No. TE– XXXXXX). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tyler Abbott, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, (307) 772–2374, ext. 231 (phone); tyler_abbott@fws.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background A Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances is an agreement with the Service in which private and other non-Federal landowners voluntarily agree to undertake management activities and conservation efforts on their properties to enhance, restore, or maintain habitat to benefit species that are proposed for listing under the Act, that are candidates for listing, or that may become candidates. The Service and several State, Federal, and local E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 62 / Wednesday, April 1, 2015 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES partners developed the Umbrella CCAA (available at http://www.fws.gov/ wyominges) to provide Wyoming ranchers with the opportunity to voluntarily conserve greater sage-grouse and its habitat while carrying out their ranching activities. The Umbrella CCAA was made available for public review and comment on February 7, 2013 (see 78 FR 9066), and was executed by the Service on November 8, 2013. Pursuant to the Umbrella CCAA, ranchers in Wyoming may apply for an EOS permit under the Act by agreeing to implement certain conservation measures for the greater sage-grouse on their properties. These conservation measures are specified in individual CCAAs for their properties, which are developed in accordance with the Umbrella CCAA and are subject to the terms and conditions stated in that agreement. Landowners consult with the Service and other participating agencies to develop an individual CCAA for their property, and submit it to the Service for approval with their EOS permit application. If we approve the individual CCAA and EOS permit application, we will issue an EOS permit, under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), that authorizes incidental take of greater sage-grouse that results from activities covered by the individual CCAA, should the species become listed. Through the Umbrella CCAA and the individual CCAA and EOS permit, we also provide assurances to participating landowners that, if the greater sagegrouse is listed, and so long as they are properly implementing their individual CCAA, we will not require any conservation measures with respect to greater sage-grouse in addition to those provided in the individual CCAA or impose additional land, water, or financial commitments or restrictions on land, water, or resource use in connection with the species. The EOS permit would become effective on the effective date of listing of the greater sage-grouse as endangered or threatened, and would continue through the end of the individual CCAA’s 20year term. Regulatory requirements and issuance criteria for EOS permits through a CCAA are found in 50 CFR 17.22(d) and 17.32(d), as well as 50 CFR part 13. Applications Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, and Federal agencies and the public to comment on the following EOS permit applications. The Umbrella CCAA, as well as the individual CCAAs submitted with the permit applications, are also available VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Mar 31, 2015 Jkt 235001 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). The following applicants request approval of EOS permits for the greater sage-grouse, pursuant to the Umbrella CCAA, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit Application Number TE58867B– 0 Applicant: Bull Springs LLC, Carbon County, Wyoming. Permit Application Number TE58871B– 0 Applicant: Dexter Peak LLC, Carbon County, Wyoming. 17477 Permit Application Number TE58915B– 0 Applicant: Purple Sage LLC, Carbon County, Wyoming. Permit Application Number TE58916B– 0 Applicant: Hesse Ranch, LLC, Johnson County, Wyoming. Permit Application Number TE58917B– 0 Applicant: The Nature Conservancy, Fremont County, Wyoming. Public Availability of Comments Permit Application Number TE58907B– 0 All comments and materials we receive in response to these requests will become part of the public record, and will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. 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. Applicant: Blue Butte Ranch LLC, Johnson County, Wyoming. Authority: We provide this notice under section 10(c) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1539(c)). Permit Application Number TE58908B– 0 Dated: March 4, 2015. Michael G. Thabault, Assistant Regional Director, Mountain-Prairie Region. Permit Application Number TE58896B Applicant: Charles T. Rourke, Campbell County, Wyoming. Permit Application Number TE58902B Applicant: Hellyer Limited Partnership, Fremont County, Wyoming. Permit Application Number TE58903B Applicant: V Ventures, LLC, Hot Springs County, Wyoming. Permit Application Number TE58904B Applicant: Eagle Ridge Ranch Co., Natrona County, Wyoming. Applicant: Griffin Hashknife Inc., Fremont County, Wyoming. Permit Application Number TE58909B– 0 [FR Doc. 2015–07446 Filed 3–31–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P Applicant: Blake Sheep Co., Carbon County, Wyoming. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Permit Application Number TE58911B– 0 National Park Service Applicant: Battle Mountain Co., Carbon County, Wyoming. Permit Application Number TE58912B– 0 Applicant: Ladder Livestock Company LLC, Carbon County, Wyoming. Permit Application Number TE58913B– 0 Applicant: Rocky Point Grazing Association, Crook County, Wyoming. Permit Application Number TE58914B– 0 Applicant: Bates Creek Cattle Co., Natrona County, Wyoming. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 62 (Wednesday, April 1, 2015)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-07446]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R6-ES-2015-N045; FXES11120600000-156-FF06E13000]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Enhancement of 
Survival Permit Applications; Greater Sage-Grouse Umbrella Candidate 
Conservation Agreement With Assurances for Wyoming Ranch Management

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have 
received applications for enhancement of survival permits (EOS permits) 
under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), pursuant to 
the Greater Sage-grouse Umbrella Candidate Conservation Agreement with 
Assurances for Wyoming Ranch Management (Umbrella CCAA). The permit 
applications, if approved, would authorize incidental take associated 
with implementation of specified individual Candidate Conservation 
Agreements with Assurances (individual CCAAs) developed in accordance 
with the Umbrella CCAA. We invite the public to comment on the EOS 
permit applications described below. The Act requires that we invite 
public comment before issuing these permits.

DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by 
May 1, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submitting Comments: Send written comments by one of the 
following methods. Please specify the permit(s) you are commenting on 
by relevant number(s) (e.g., Permit No. TE-XXXXXX).
     U.S. mail: Tyler Abbott, Wyoming Ecological Services Field 
Office (ESFO), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 5353 Yellowstone Road, 
Suite 308A, Cheyenne, WY 82009.
     Email: tyler_abbott@fws.gov.
     Fax: Tyler Abbott, (307) 772-2358.
    Reviewing Documents: You may review copies of the enhancement of 
survival permit applications during regular business hours at the 
Wyoming ESFO (see address above). You may also request hard copies by 
telephone at (307) 772-2374, ext. 231, or by letter to the Wyoming 
ESFO. Please specify the permit(s) you are interested in by relevant 
number(s) (e.g., Permit No. TE-XXXXXX).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tyler Abbott, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, (307) 772-2374, ext. 231 (phone); tyler_abbott@fws.gov 
(email).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    A Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances is an agreement 
with the Service in which private and other non-Federal landowners 
voluntarily agree to undertake management activities and conservation 
efforts on their properties to enhance, restore, or maintain habitat to 
benefit species that are proposed for listing under the Act, that are 
candidates for listing, or that may become candidates. The Service and 
several State, Federal, and local

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partners developed the Umbrella CCAA (available at http://www.fws.gov/wyominges) to provide Wyoming ranchers with the opportunity to 
voluntarily conserve greater sage-grouse and its habitat while carrying 
out their ranching activities. The Umbrella CCAA was made available for 
public review and comment on February 7, 2013 (see 78 FR 9066), and was 
executed by the Service on November 8, 2013.
    Pursuant to the Umbrella CCAA, ranchers in Wyoming may apply for an 
EOS permit under the Act by agreeing to implement certain conservation 
measures for the greater sage-grouse on their properties. These 
conservation measures are specified in individual CCAAs for their 
properties, which are developed in accordance with the Umbrella CCAA 
and are subject to the terms and conditions stated in that agreement. 
Landowners consult with the Service and other participating agencies to 
develop an individual CCAA for their property, and submit it to the 
Service for approval with their EOS permit application. If we approve 
the individual CCAA and EOS permit application, we will issue an EOS 
permit, under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), 
that authorizes incidental take of greater sage-grouse that results 
from activities covered by the individual CCAA, should the species 
become listed. Through the Umbrella CCAA and the individual CCAA and 
EOS permit, we also provide assurances to participating landowners 
that, if the greater sage-grouse is listed, and so long as they are 
properly implementing their individual CCAA, we will not require any 
conservation measures with respect to greater sage-grouse in addition 
to those provided in the individual CCAA or impose additional land, 
water, or financial commitments or restrictions on land, water, or 
resource use in connection with the species. The EOS permit would 
become effective on the effective date of listing of the greater sage-
grouse as endangered or threatened, and would continue through the end 
of the individual CCAA's 20-year term. Regulatory requirements and 
issuance criteria for EOS permits through a CCAA are found in 50 CFR 
17.22(d) and 17.32(d), as well as 50 CFR part 13.

Applications Available for Review and Comment

    We invite local, State, and Federal agencies and the public to 
comment on the following EOS permit applications. The Umbrella CCAA, as 
well as the individual CCAAs submitted with the permit applications, 
are also 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). The following applicants request approval of EOS permits for the 
greater sage-grouse, pursuant to the Umbrella CCAA, for the purpose of 
enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Application Number TE58867B-0

    Applicant: Bull Springs LLC, Carbon County, Wyoming.

Permit Application Number TE58871B-0

    Applicant: Dexter Peak LLC, Carbon County, Wyoming.

Permit Application Number TE58896B

    Applicant: Charles T. Rourke, Campbell County, Wyoming.

Permit Application Number TE58902B

    Applicant: Hellyer Limited Partnership, Fremont County, Wyoming.

Permit Application Number TE58903B

    Applicant: V Ventures, LLC, Hot Springs County, Wyoming.

Permit Application Number TE58904B

    Applicant: Eagle Ridge Ranch Co., Natrona County, Wyoming.

Permit Application Number TE58907B-0

    Applicant: Blue Butte Ranch LLC, Johnson County, Wyoming.

Permit Application Number TE58908B-0

    Applicant: Griffin Hashknife Inc., Fremont County, Wyoming.

Permit Application Number TE58909B-0

    Applicant: Blake Sheep Co., Carbon County, Wyoming.

Permit Application Number TE58911B-0

    Applicant: Battle Mountain Co., Carbon County, Wyoming.

Permit Application Number TE58912B-0

    Applicant: Ladder Livestock Company LLC, Carbon County, Wyoming.

Permit Application Number TE58913B-0

    Applicant: Rocky Point Grazing Association, Crook County, Wyoming.

Permit Application Number TE58914B-0

    Applicant: Bates Creek Cattle Co., Natrona County, Wyoming.

Permit Application Number TE58915B-0

    Applicant: Purple Sage LLC, Carbon County, Wyoming.

Permit Application Number TE58916B-0

    Applicant: Hesse Ranch, LLC, Johnson County, Wyoming.

Permit Application Number TE58917B-0

    Applicant: The Nature Conservancy, Fremont County, Wyoming.

Public Availability of Comments

    All comments and materials we receive in response to these requests 
will become part of the public record, and will be available for public 
inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address 
listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.
    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.

    Authority:  We provide this notice under section 10(c) of the 
Act (16 U.S.C. 1539(c)).

    Dated: March 4, 2015.
Michael G. Thabault,
Assistant Regional Director, Mountain-Prairie Region.
[FR Doc. 2015-07446 Filed 3-31-15; 8:45 am]
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