Endangered Species; Recovery Permit Applications, 18439-18440 [2015-07662]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 65 / Monday, April 6, 2015 / Notices potential impacts for each alternative as presented in the Final Second SEIS, and all comments received throughout the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. After careful consideration, the ASLM selected BOEM’s preferred alternative, to affirm Lease Sale 193 and leases previously issued. This selection meets the purpose and need for the proposed action, promotes orderly resource development with protection of the human, marine, and coastal environments, and ensures that the public receives an equitable return for these resources and that freemarket competition is maintained. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information on the ROD, you may contact Mr. Michael Routhier, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region, 3801 Centerpoint Drive, Ste. 500, Anchorage, Alaska 99503. You may also contact Mr. Routhier by telephone at 907–334–5265. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Lease Sale 193 Final Second SEIS, BOEM evaluated four alternatives summarized below: Alternative I—The Proposed Action: This alternative entails offering the entire Chukchi Sea Program Area for leasing. The area available for leasing under this alternative consists of approximately 34 million acres within the Chukchi Sea. Specifically excluded from this alternative was the 25 mile (40 kilometer (km)) buffer implemented by then-Secretary Kempthorne in the Final OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2007–2012. Alternative I was not selected for the original sale in 2008. Since Lease Sale 193 has already occurred, all of the leases originally issued are contained in an area smaller than, but covered by, Alternative I. Accordingly, selecting Alternative I would result in affirming Lease Sale 193 and all of the leases issued as a result of the sale. Alternative II—No Lease Sale: This alternative, which is the ‘‘No Action Alternative,’’ entails offering no areas in the Chukchi Sea for leasing. The opportunity to develop oil and gas resources that could have resulted from the lease sale would be precluded or postponed. This ‘‘no action’’ alternative would avoid any potential environmental impacts associated with the other alternatives. Since Lease Sale 193 has already occurred, selecting Alternative II would result in not affirming the lease sale and voiding or vacating the remaining 460 leases issued in 2008 as a result of Lease Sale 193. Alternative III—Corridor I Deferral: This alternative entails offering the entire Chukchi Sea Program Area for VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Apr 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 leasing, minus a corridor (referred to as Corridor I) extending 60 miles (97 km) offshore along the coastward edge of the Program Area to protect important bowhead whale habitat. The area available for leasing under this alternative consists of approximately 24 million acres in the Chukchi Sea. Five leases issued as a result of Lease Sale 193 are contained within Corridor I. Accordingly, selecting Alternative III would result in affirming the lease sale and all leases, except the Corridor I area, and those five leases, which would be vacated. Alternative IV—Corridor II Deferral: Alternative IV was the alternative originally selected for Lease Sale 193 and BOEM’s preferred alternative in the Final Second SEIS. This alternative entails offering the entire Chukchi Sea Program Area available for leasing, minus a corridor (referred to as Corridor II) along the coastward edge of the Program Area. The area covered by Corridor II is a subset of the area covered by Corridor I. The area for leasing under this Alternative consists of 29.4 million acres. Selecting Alternative IV would result in affirming Lease Sale 193 and all existing leases. Alternative IV was BOEM’s preferred alternative because it represented a reasonable balance between environmental, economic, and technical considerations mandated by the OCS Lands Act. After careful consideration, the ASLM has decided to select Alternative IV and affirm Lease Sale 193 and the leases issued as a result of the sale. As described in the ROD, the ASLM fully considered the potential impacts of this action as described in the Final Second SEIS, considered potential mitigation of potential impacts through deferral of sensitive OCS areas and implementation of lease stipulations, and articulated factors considered in selecting the agency’s preferred alternative. In making her decision, the ASLM confirmed the previously adopted lease stipulations as being the most practicable means of reducing or avoiding impacts to the environment, while also noting that the OCS Lands Act provides BOEM and BSEE broad discretion to require additional mitigations on postlease activities. In affirming Lease Sale 193 and preserving the opportunity to explore and possibly develop all the leases issued in Chukchi Sea Lease Sale 193, the ASLM’s decision balances the national policies mandated by Congress to expeditiously and safely develop the natural resources of the OCS, subject to environmental safeguards, in a manner that is consistent with the maintenance PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18439 of competition and other national needs. The ASLM’s selection of Alternative IV, and adoption of all practicable mitigation measures at the lease sale stage, balances the goal of orderly resource development with protection of the human, marine, and coastal environments, while also ensuring that the public receives an equitable return for these resources and that free-market competition is maintained. Record of Decision Availability: To obtain a single printed or CD copy of the ROD for Chukchi Sea Lease Sale 193, you may contact BOEM, Alaska OCS Region, Alaska OCS Region, 3801 Centerpoint Drive, Suite 500, Anchorage, Alaska 99503 or by telephone at 1–907–334–5200. An electronic copy of the ROD is available on BOEM’s Internet Web site at http:// www.boem.gov/About-BOEM/BOEMRegions/Alaska-Region/Leasing-andPlans/Leasing/Lease-Sales/Sale-193/ Index.aspx. Authority: This NOA is published pursuant to the regulations (40 CFR part 1506) implementing the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). Dated: March 31, 2015. Abigail Ross Hopper, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. [FR Doc. 2015–07860 Filed 4–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R1–ES–2015–N060; FXES11130100000–156–FF01E00000] Endangered Species; Recovery Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications for recovery permits to conduct activities with the purpose of enhancing the survival of an endangered species. The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits certain activities with endangered species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite public comment before issuing such permits. DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by May 6, 2015. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1 18440 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 65 / Monday, April 6, 2015 / Notices Program Manager for Restoration and Endangered Species Classification, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Regional Office, 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232–4181. Please refer to the permit number for the application when submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colleen Henson, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, at the above address, or by telephone (503–231–6131) or fax (503– 231–6243). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Background The Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits certain activities with respect to endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. Along with our implementing regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17, the Act provides for certain permits, and requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits for endangered species. A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act authorizes the permittee to conduct activities (including take or interstate commerce) with respect to U.S. endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or survival. Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. tkelley on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Applications Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, and Federal agencies and the public to comment on the following applications. Please refer to the permit number for the application when submitting comments. Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review by request from the Program Manager for Restoration and Endangered Species Classification at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). Permit Number: TE–014497 Applicant: Haleakala National Park, Kula, Hawaii The permittee requests a permit amendment to remove and reduce to possession (survey, collect, propagate, and outplant) Bidens campylotheca pentamera (ko‘oko‘olau), Bidens VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Apr 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 campylotheca waihoiensis (ko‘oko‘olau), Cyanea asplenifolia (haha), Cyanea duvalliorum (haha), Cyanea horrida (nui haha), Cyanea kunthiana (haha), Cyanea maritae (haha), Cyrtandra ferripilosa (haiwale), Geranium hanaense (nohoanu), Phyllostegia bracteata (no common name (NCN)), Phyllostegia haliakalae (NCN), and Wikstoemia villosa (NCN) at Haleakala National Park on the island of Maui, in conjunction with scientific research and recovery actions, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit Number: TE–08964A Applicant: Dana N. Ross, Corvallis, Oregon The permittee requests a permit amendment to take (survey, capture, handle, photograph, and release) the Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha taylori) in Oregon, in conjunction with monitoring studies, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit Number: TE–42195A Applicant: U.S. Department of the Navy, Santa Rita, Guam The permittee requests a permit amendment to take (harass by survey using taped playback and monitor nests with cameras) the Mariana common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus guami) on Guam, in conjunction with life history studies, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Public Availability of Comments All comments and materials we receive in response to this request will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section. 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 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: March 27, 2015. Richard R. Hannan, Regional Director, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2015–07662 Filed 4–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCO923000–L14400000–ET0000 15X; COC–024224] Public Land Order No. 7833; Withdrawal of Public Lands, Browns Canyon Corridor, Colorado Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Public Land Order. AGENCY: This order withdraws 230.08 acres of public lands from location and entry under the United States mining laws for 20 years on behalf of the Bureau of Land Management to protect scenic, recreational, and other natural resource values within the Browns Canyon corridor of the Arkansas River. The lands have been and will remain open to leasing under the mineral and geothermal leasing laws. DATES: Effective Date: March 24, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Craddock, Bureau of Land Management Colorado State Office, 303–239–3707, or write: Land Tenure Program Lead, BLM Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80215–7093. 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 Bureau of Land Management will manage the Browns Canyon corridor of the Arkansas River to protect the unique natural, scenic, cultural, and recreational values. SUMMARY: Order 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, it is ordered as follows: 1. Subject to valid existing rights, the following described public lands are hereby withdrawn from location and entry under the United States mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral or geothermal leasing laws, to protect the unique natural, scenic, cultural, and recreational values in the Browns Canyon corridor of the Arkansas River: New Mexico Principal Meridian T. 51 N., R. 8 E., Sec. 26, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, and that portion of the NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 65 (Monday, April 6, 2015)]
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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

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R1-ES-2015-N060; FXES11130100000-156-FF01E00000]


Endangered Species; Recovery Permit Applications

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, invite the public to 
comment on the following applications for recovery permits to conduct 
activities with the purpose of enhancing the survival of an endangered 
species. The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), 
prohibits certain activities with endangered species unless a Federal 
permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite 
public comment before issuing such permits.

DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by 
May 6, 2015.

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ADDRESSES: Program Manager for Restoration and Endangered Species 
Classification, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Pacific Regional Office, 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232-4181. 
Please refer to the permit number for the application when submitting 
comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colleen Henson, Fish and Wildlife 
Biologist, at the above address, or by telephone (503-231-6131) or fax 
(503-231-6243).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits certain activities with 
respect to endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit 
allows such activity. Along with our implementing regulations in the 
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17, the Act provides for 
certain permits, and requires that we invite public comment before 
issuing these permits for endangered species.
    A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act 
authorizes the permittee to conduct activities (including take or 
interstate commerce) with respect to U.S. endangered or threatened 
species for scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or 
survival. Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act 
for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife 
species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for 
endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant 
species.

Applications Available for Review and Comment

    We invite local, State, and Federal agencies and the public to 
comment on the following applications. Please refer to the permit 
number for the application when submitting comments.
    Documents and other information submitted with these applications 
are available for review by request from the Program Manager for 
Restoration and Endangered Species Classification at the address listed 
in the ADDRESSES section of this notice, subject to the requirements of 
the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and the Freedom of Information Act (5 
U.S.C. 552).

Permit Number: TE-014497

    Applicant: Haleakala National Park, Kula, Hawaii
    The permittee requests a permit amendment to remove and reduce to 
possession (survey, collect, propagate, and outplant) Bidens 
campylotheca pentamera (ko`oko`olau), Bidens campylotheca waihoiensis 
(ko`oko`olau), Cyanea asplenifolia (haha), Cyanea duvalliorum (haha), 
Cyanea horrida (nui haha), Cyanea kunthiana (haha), Cyanea maritae 
(haha), Cyrtandra ferripilosa (haiwale), Geranium hanaense (nohoanu), 
Phyllostegia bracteata (no common name (NCN)), Phyllostegia haliakalae 
(NCN), and Wikstoemia villosa (NCN) at Haleakala National Park on the 
island of Maui, in conjunction with scientific research and recovery 
actions, for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Number: TE-08964A

    Applicant: Dana N. Ross, Corvallis, Oregon
    The permittee requests a permit amendment to take (survey, capture, 
handle, photograph, and release) the Taylor's checkerspot butterfly 
(Euphydryas editha taylori) in Oregon, in conjunction with monitoring 
studies, for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Number: TE-42195A

    Applicant: U.S. Department of the Navy, Santa Rita, Guam
    The permittee requests a permit amendment to take (harass by survey 
using taped playback and monitor nests with cameras) the Mariana common 
moorhen (Gallinula chloropus guami) on Guam, in conjunction with life 
history studies, for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Public Availability of Comments

    All comments and materials we receive in response to this request 
will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal 
business hours at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section.
    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 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 
et seq.).

    Dated: March 27, 2015.
Richard R. Hannan,
Regional Director, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-07662 Filed 4-3-15; 8:45 am]
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