Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications, 18437-18438 [2015-07714]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 65 / Monday, April 6, 2015 / Notices Nomination forms may be obtained from the GSENM Headquarters Office, address listed above. Nominations packages must include a letter of nomination, a completed nomination form, letters of reference from the represented interest groups or organizations associated with the interests represented by the candidate, and any other information that speaks to the candidate’s qualifications. The five open member positions are: One member, a Livestock Grazing permittee operating within the Monument to represent livestock operators on the Monument; one member, a State representative to represent the State of Utah’s interest in the Monument; one member, a Tribal representative to represent Tribal interests in the Monument; one member will be appointed as a special government employee with expertise in Paleontology; and, one member will be appointed as a special government employee with expertise in Systems Ecology. The specific category the nominee would represent should be identified in the letter of nomination and in the nomination form. The BLM-Utah State Director and Monument Manager will review the nomination forms and letters of reference. The State Director shall confer with the Governor of the State of Utah on potential nominations, then she will forward recommended nominations to the Secretary of the Interior who has responsibility for making the appointments. Members will serve without monetary compensation, but will be reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses at current U.S. General Services Administration rates. The Committee will meet at least twice a year. Additional meetings may be called by the Designated Federal Officer. Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4–1. Jenna Whitlock, Acting State Director. [FR Doc. 2015–07805 Filed 4–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management tkelley on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [15X LLWO120920.L16300000.NU0000.241A; 4500077785] Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period for Proposed Idaho Statewide Supplementary Rules Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of extension. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Apr 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a Notice of Proposed Supplementary Rules in the Federal Register on February 3, 2015 [80 FR 5781] and announced the beginning of a 60-day public comment period. In response to technical difficulties with one of the methods for taking comments, the BLM is extending the public comment period for the Proposed Supplementary Rules until May 5, 2015. DATES: The comment period is extended to May 5, 2015. ADDRESSES: Please mail or hand-deliver comments to Keith McGrath, State Chief Law Enforcement Ranger, Bureau of Land Management, Idaho State Office, 1387 S. Vinnell Way, Boise, Idaho 83709; or email comments to BLM_ID_ LE_SUPPRULES@blm.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith McGrath, Bureau of Land Management, (208) 373–4046, KMcGrath@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may contact Mr. McGrath by calling the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at (800) 877–8339, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The supplementary rules are proposed to promote consistency between State and Federal regulations with respect to certain uses of Federal lands under BLM jurisdiction in Idaho. The supplementary rules would allow BLM law enforcement personnel and partner agencies to address gaps in current regulations, to continue enforcing existing public land regulations in a manner consistent with current State of Idaho statutes, and would provide more clarity for public land users, especially visitors to BLM recreation areas. The original notice containing the proposed supplementary rules included the email address BLM_ID_LE_ SUPPRULES@blm.gov as one of three ways to submit written comments on the Proposed Supplementary Rules. A 60-day comment period began on February 3, 2015, the day the notice was published in the Federal Register. The notice advised that the BLM would accept written comments by any of the three methods listed until April 6, 2015. A name, phone number and additional email address were also provided as a point of contact for further information. On March 12, 2015, the BLM became aware that the email account for submitting comments was not activated and therefore could not be used to submit comments. The email address was activated the same day, leaving 26 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18437 days in the original comment period. As a result, the BLM is extending the comment period until May 5, 2015, to ensure adequate time for those who wish to submit comments to do so. Any of the three methods listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice may be used to submit comments until that date. The BLM is not obligated to consider comments postmarked or received in person or by electronic mail after May 5, 2015. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information, be aware that your 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 we will be able to do so. Authority: 43 CFR 8365.1–6 Peter J. Ditton, Acting BLM Idaho State Director. [FR Doc. 2015–07806 Filed 4–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R6–ES–2015–N063]; [FXES1113 0600000–156–FF06E00000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 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 to conduct activities intended to enhance the survival of target endangered or threatened species. The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits certain activities with endangered and threatened species unless authorized by a Federal permit. The Act requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by May 6, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments or requests for copies or more information by any of the following methods. Alternatively, you may use one of the following methods to request hard copies or a CD–ROM of the documents. Please specify the permit SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1 18438 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 65 / Monday, April 6, 2015 / Notices you are interested in by number (e.g., Permit No. TE–XXXXXX). • Email: permitsR6ES@fws.gov. Please refer to the respective permit number (e.g., Permit No. TE–XXXXXX) in the subject line of the message. • U.S. Mail: Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 25486–DFC, Denver, CO 80225. • In-Person Drop-off, Viewing, or Pickup: Call (719) 628–2670 to make an appointment during regular business hours at 134 Union Blvd., Suite 645, Lakewood, CO 80228. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Konishi, Recovery Permits Coordinator, Ecological Services, (719) 628–2670 (phone); permitsR6ES@ fws.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits certain activities with endangered and threatened species unless authorized by a Federal permit. Along with our implementing regulations at 50 CFR 17, the Act provides for permits and requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act authorizes the permittees to conduct activities with U.S. endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes, enhancement of propagation or survival, or interstate commerce (the latter only in the event that it facilitates scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or survival). Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) 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. Documents and other information the applicants have submitted with their applications 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 Application Number TE220827 Applicant: Bryce Canyon National Park, Bryce Canyon, UT. The applicant requests a permit renewal to conduct presence/absence surveys for southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah for VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Apr 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit Application Number TE183430 Applicants: Headwaters Corporation, Kearney, NE. The applicants request a permit renewal to conduct presence/absence surveys for interior least tern (Sterna antillarum athalassos) in Nebraska for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit Application Number TE045150 Applicant: Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. The applicant requests an amendment to a permit to conduct presence/absence surveys and propagate American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) in Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit Application Number TE220827 Applicant: Colorado Natural Heritage Program, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. The applicant requests a permit to conduct presence/absence surveys for New Mexico meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius luteus) in Colorado for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit Application Number TE01741B Applicant: Colorado Department of Transportation, Lakewood, CO. The applicant requests a permit to conduct presence/absence surveys for New Mexico meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius luteus) in Colorado for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit Application Number TE054237 Applicant: USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region, Golden, CO. The applicant requests an amendment to conduct presence/absence surveys for southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in all national forests in Colorado for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. National Environmental Policy Act In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), we have made an initial determination that the proposed activities in these permits are categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement (516 DM 6 Appendix 1, 1.4C(1)). PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Public Availability of Comments All comments and materials we receive in response to these requests 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 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Michael G. Thabault, Assistant Regional Director, Mountain-Prairie Region. [FR Doc. 2015–07714 Filed 4–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Alaska, Outer Continental Shelf, Chukchi Sea Planning Area, Oil and Gas Lease Sale 193; MMAA 104000 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for Chukchi Sea Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Lease Sale 193. AGENCY: BOEM announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for remanded Chukchi Sea Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 193 (Lease Sale 193), originally held on February 6, 2008. BOEM prepared the Chukchi Sea Oil and Gas Lease Sale 193 Final Second Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to address a deficiency identified by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Court of Appeals) in its opinion of January 22, 2014. The Final Second SEIS considers the potential impacts of oil and gas activities that could result from leases issued in Lease Sale 193, including the full range of likely production if oil production were to occur (80 FR 9266, Feb. 20, 2015). In making her decision, the Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management (ASLM) considered four alternatives for Lease Sale 193, the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 65 (Monday, April 6, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18437-18438]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-07714]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R6-ES-2015-N063]; [FXES11130600000-156-FF06E00000]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 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 to conduct activities intended to 
enhance the survival of target endangered or threatened species. The 
Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits certain 
activities with endangered and threatened species unless authorized by 
a Federal permit. The Act requires that we invite public comment before 
issuing these permits.

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

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments or requests for copies or more 
information by any of the following methods. Alternatively, you may use 
one of the following methods to request hard copies or a CD-ROM of the 
documents. Please specify the permit

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you are interested in by number (e.g., Permit No. TE-XXXXXX).
     Email: permitsR6ES@fws.gov. Please refer to the respective 
permit number (e.g., Permit No. TE-XXXXXX) in the subject line of the 
message.
     U.S. Mail: Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, P.O. Box 25486-DFC, Denver, CO 80225.
     In-Person Drop-off, Viewing, or Pickup: Call (719) 628-
2670 to make an appointment during regular business hours at 134 Union 
Blvd., Suite 645, Lakewood, CO 80228.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Konishi, Recovery Permits 
Coordinator, Ecological Services, (719) 628-2670 (phone); 
permitsR6ES@fws.gov (email).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits certain activities with 
endangered and threatened species unless authorized by a Federal 
permit. Along with our implementing regulations at 50 CFR 17, the Act 
provides for permits and requires that we invite public comment before 
issuing these permits.
    A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act 
authorizes the permittees to conduct activities with U.S. endangered or 
threatened species for scientific purposes, enhancement of propagation 
or survival, or interstate commerce (the latter only in the event that 
it facilitates scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or 
survival). Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) 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. Documents and other information 
the applicants have submitted with their applications 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 Application Number TE220827

    Applicant: Bryce Canyon National Park, Bryce Canyon, UT.
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to conduct presence/absence 
surveys for southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) 
in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah for the purpose of enhancing the 
species' survival.

Permit Application Number TE183430

    Applicants: Headwaters Corporation, Kearney, NE.
    The applicants request a permit renewal to conduct presence/absence 
surveys for interior least tern (Sterna antillarum athalassos) in 
Nebraska for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Application Number TE045150

    Applicant: Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.
    The applicant requests an amendment to a permit to conduct 
presence/absence surveys and propagate American burying beetle 
(Nicrophorus americanus) in Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma 
and Arkansas for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Application Number TE220827

    Applicant: Colorado Natural Heritage Program, Colorado State 
University, Fort Collins, CO.
    The applicant requests a permit to conduct presence/absence surveys 
for New Mexico meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius luteus) in 
Colorado for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Application Number TE01741B

    Applicant: Colorado Department of Transportation, Lakewood, CO.
    The applicant requests a permit to conduct presence/absence surveys 
for New Mexico meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius luteus) in 
Colorado for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Application Number TE054237

    Applicant: USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region, Golden, CO.
    The applicant requests an amendment to conduct presence/absence 
surveys for southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) 
in all national forests in Colorado for the purpose of enhancing the 
species' survival.

National Environmental Policy Act

    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 
4321 et seq.), we have made an initial determination that the proposed 
activities in these permits are categorically excluded from the 
requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental 
impact statement (516 DM 6 Appendix 1, 1.4C(1)).

Public Availability of Comments

    All comments and materials we receive in response to these requests 
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 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 
et seq.).

Michael G. Thabault,
Assistant Regional Director, Mountain-Prairie Region.
[FR Doc. 2015-07714 Filed 4-3-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-55-P