Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Availability of Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plans, Lake, Brevard, and Volusia County, FL, 34168-34169 [2015-14650]

Download as PDF 34168 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 114 / Monday, June 15, 2015 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Sacramento, Sutter, and Yolo Counties. As with Alternatives A and B, the Service could acquire up to 3,321 additional acres of Service-owned lands from willing landowners in the North Central Valley WMA. Notice of availability; request for comment/information. ACTION: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received three applications for incidental take permits (ITPs) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). DCS Public Meetings Capital Investments I, LLC requests a 15-year ITP; Preferred Materials, Inc., The locations, dates, and times of doing business as Conrad Yelvington public meetings will be listed in a Distributers, requests a 3-year ITP; and planning update distributed to the Wickham Summerbrook, LLC requests a project mailing list and posted on the 5-year ITP. We request public comment refuge planning Web site at http:// on the permit applications and www.fws.gov/refuge/Sacramento/. For accompanying proposed habitat deadlines and instructions on conservation plans (HCPs), as well as on requesting reasonable accommodations at the public meetings, please send your our preliminary determination that the plans qualify as low-effect under the request to the email address or fax National Environmental Policy Act number in the ADDRESSES section. (NEPA). To make this determination, we Review and Comment used our environmental action Copies of the Draft CCP/EA may be statement and low-effect screening form, obtained by contacting to Sandy Osborn which are also available for review. (see ADDRESSES). Copies of the Draft DATES: To ensure consideration, please CCP/EA may be viewed at the same send your written comments by July 15, address and local libraries. The Draft 2015. CCP/EA will also be available for ADDRESSES: If you wish to review the viewing and downloading online at applications and HCPs, you may request http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Sacramento/. documents by email, U.S. mail, or Comments on the Draft CCP/EA phone (see below). These documents are should be addressed to Sandy Osborn also available for public inspection by (see ADDRESSES). At the end of the review and comment appointment during normal business period for this Draft CCP/EA, comments hours at the office below. Send your comments or requests by any one of the will be analyzed by the Service and following methods. addressed in the Final CCP/EA. Before Email: northflorida@fws.gov. Use including your address, phone number, ‘‘Attn: Permit number TE52650B–0’’ as email address, or other personal your message subject line for DCS identifying information in your Capital Investments I, LLC; ‘‘Attn: comment, you should be aware that Permit number TE66050B–0’’ for your entire comment—including your Preferred Materials, Inc.; and ‘‘Attn: personal identifying information—may Permit number TE66047B–0’’ for be made publicly available at any time. Wickham Summerbrook, LLC. While you can ask us in your comment Fax: Field Supervisor, (904) 731– to withhold your personal identifying 3191, Attn: Permit number [Insert information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to permit number]. U.S. mail: Field Supervisor, do so. Jacksonville Ecological Services Field Alexandra Pitts, Office, Attn: Permit number [Insert Acting Regional Director, Pacific Southwest permit number], U.S. Fish and Wildlife Region, Sacramento, California. Service, 7915 Baymeadows Way, Suite [FR Doc. 2015–14655 Filed 6–12–15; 8:45 am] 200, Jacksonville, FL 32256. In-person drop-off: You may drop off BILLING CODE 4310–55–P information during regular business hours at the above office address. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin M. Gawera, telephone: (904) 731–3121; Fish and Wildlife Service email: erin_gawera@fws.gov. [FWS–R4–ES–2015–N109; SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: FXES11130400000EA–123–FF04EF1000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Availability of Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plans, Lake, Brevard, and Volusia County, FL AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:39 Jun 12, 2015 Jkt 235001 Background Section 9 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and our implementing Federal regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17 prohibit the ‘‘take’’ of fish or wildlife species listed as endangered or threatened. Take PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of listed fish or wildlife is defined under the Act as ‘‘to harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct’’ (16 U.S.C. 1532). However, under limited circumstances, we issue permits to authorize incidental take—i.e., take that is incidental to, and not the purpose of, the carrying out of an otherwise lawful activity. Regulations governing incidental take permits for threatened and endangered species are at 50 CFR 17.32 and 17.22, respectively. The Act’s take prohibitions do not apply to federally listed plants on private lands unless such take would violate State law. In addition to meeting other criteria, an incidental take permit’s proposed actions must not jeopardize the existence of federally listed fish, wildlife, or plants. Applicants’ Proposals DCS Capital Investments I, LLC DCS Capital Investments I, LLC is requesting take of approximately .99 ac of occupied sand skink foraging and sheltering habitat incidental to construction of residential developments, and they seek a 15-year permit. The 86.99-ac project is located on parcel #s 05–22–26–000300000600 and 05–22–26–000400001300 within Section 5, Township 22 South and Range 26 East, Lake County, Florida. The project includes construction of a residential development and the associated infrastructure, and landscaping. The applicant proposes to mitigate for the take of the sand skink by the purchase of 2.0 mitigation credits within the Hatchineha Conservation Bank. Preferred Materials, Inc. (Conrad Yelvington Distributers) Preferred Materials, Inc. (Conrad Yelvington Distributers) is requesting take of approximately .68 ac of occupied Florida scrub-jay foraging and sheltering habitat incidental to construction of an industrial park, and they seek a 3-year permit. The 15-ac project is located on parcel #04–19–30–16–00–000I within Section 4, Township 19 South and Range 30 East, Volusia County, Florida. The project includes construction of an industrial park and the associated infrastructure, and landscaping. The applicant proposes to mitigate for the take of the Florida scrub-jay through the deposit of funds in the amount of $20,844.72 to the Nature Conservancy’s Conservation Fund, for the management and conservation of the Florida scrubjay based on Service Mitigation Guidelines. E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 114 / Monday, June 15, 2015 / Notices Wickham Summerbrook, LLC Wickham Summerbrook, LLC is requesting take of approximately 4.64 ac of occupied Florida scrub-jay foraging and sheltering habitat incidental to construction of a commercial development, and they seek a 5-year permit. The 8.98-ac project is located on parcel #26–37–31–00–00262.0–0000.00 within Section 31, Township 26 South and Range 37 East, Brevard County, Florida. The project includes construction of a commercial development and the associated infrastructure, and landscaping. The applicant proposes to mitigate for the take of the Florida scrub-jay through the preservation of approximately 9.5 acres of high-quality Florida scrub-jay habitat within the Valkaria Site of the Brevard Coastal Scrub Ecosystem. The Applicant will preserve and donate six currently unencumbered parcels (Brevard County tax account numbers 2955405, 2955273, 2955322, 2955313, 2955314, and 2954810) to the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) Program so that these parcels can be managed and maintained as suitable Florida scrub-jay habitat in perpetuity. The Applicant will also provide the EEL Program with a $1,200.00/acre (totaling $11,400.00) management endowment to ensure the continued success of monitoring and maintaining these lands as suitable Florida scrub-jay habitat. Our Preliminary Determination We have determined that the applicants’ proposals, including the proposed mitigation and minimization measures, would have minor or negligible effects on the species covered in their HCPs. Therefore, we determined that the ITPs for each of the applicants are ‘‘low-effect’’ projects and qualify for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as provided by the Department of the Interior Manual (516 DM 2 Appendix 1 and 516 DM 6 Appendix 1). A low-effect HCP is one involving (1) Minor or negligible effects on federally listed or candidate species and their habitats, and (2) minor or negligible effects on other environmental values or resources. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Public Comments If you wish to comment on the permit applications, HCPs, and associated documents, you may submit comments by any one of the methods in ADDRESSES. Public Availability of Comments 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. Authority We provide this notice under Section 10 of the Act and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). Dated: June 5, 2015. Jay B. Herrington, Field Supervisor, Jacksonville Field Office, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 2015–14650 Filed 6–12–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–18434; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP15.R50000] Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Meeting National Park Service, Interior. Meeting notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, (5 U.S.C. Appendix 1– 16), of two meetings of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee (Review Committee). The Review Committee will meet on November 18–19, 2015, in Norman, OK, and if necessary, via teleconference, on December 14, 2015. All meetings will be open to the public. SUMMARY: Next Steps We will evaluate the HCPs and comments we receive to determine whether the ITP applications meet the requirements of section 10(a) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). If we determine that the applications meet these requirements, we will issue ITP #s TE52650B–0, TE66050B–0, and TE66047B–0. We will also evaluate VerDate Sep<11>2014 whether issuance of the section 10(a)(1)(B) ITP complies with section 7 of the Act by conducting an intraService section 7 consultation. We will use the results of this consultation, in combination with the above findings, in our final analysis to determine whether or not to issue the ITPs. If the requirements are met, we will issue the permits to the applicants. 16:39 Jun 12, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34169 The Review Committee will meet November 18–19, 2015, 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. (Central), and if necessary, on December 14, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. until approximately 4:00 p.m. (Eastern). For the November meeting, presentation requests and accompanying materials must be received by October 14, 2015; requests for culturally unidentifiable (CUI) disposition must be received by September 9, 2015; requests for findings of fact must be received by August 26, 2015; and requests to convene parties and facilitate the resolution of a dispute must be received by July 22, 2015. ADDRESSES: The Review Committee will meet on November 18–19, 2015, at the Riverwind Hotel and Casino, 1544 State Highway 9, Norman, OK 73072. Electronic submissions of materials or requests are to be sent to nagpra_dfo@ nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Review Committee was established in Section 8 of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3006. DATES: November 18–19, 2015 The Review Committee will meet on November 18–19, 2015, at the Riverwind Hotel and Casino, Norman, OK, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Central). This meeting will be open to the public. The agenda for this meeting will include a report from the National NAGPRA Program; the discussion and possible finalization of the Review Committee Report to Congress for 2015; subcommittee reports and discussion; and other topics related to the Review Committee’s responsibilities under Section 8 of NAGPRA. In addition, the agenda may include requests to the Review Committee for a recommendation to the Secretary of the Interior that an agreed-upon disposition of Native American human remains determined to be culturally unidentifiable proceed; presentations by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, Federal agencies, associations, and individuals; public comment; requests to the Review Committee, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3006(c)(3), for review and findings of fact related to the identity or cultural affiliation of human remains or other cultural items, or the return of such items; and facilitation of the resolution of disputes among parties convened by the Review Committee pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3006(c)(4). Presentation to the Review Committee by telephone may be requested but is not guaranteed. The agenda and materials for this meeting will be posted on or before October 28, 2015, at http://www.nps.gov/nagpra. E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R4-ES-2015-N109; FXES11130400000EA-123-FF04EF1000]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Availability of 
Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plans, Lake, Brevard, and 
Volusia County, FL

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

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

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SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received 
three applications for incidental take permits (ITPs) under the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). DCS Capital 
Investments I, LLC requests a 15-year ITP; Preferred Materials, Inc., 
doing business as Conrad Yelvington Distributers, requests a 3-year 
ITP; and Wickham Summerbrook, LLC requests a 5-year ITP. We request 
public comment on the permit applications and accompanying proposed 
habitat conservation plans (HCPs), as well as on our preliminary 
determination that the plans qualify as low-effect under the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). To make this determination, we used 
our environmental action statement and low-effect screening form, which 
are also available for review.

DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by 
July 15, 2015.

ADDRESSES: If you wish to review the applications and HCPs, you may 
request documents by email, U.S. mail, or phone (see below). These 
documents are also available for public inspection by appointment 
during normal business hours at the office below. Send your comments or 
requests by any one of the following methods.
    Email: northflorida@fws.gov. Use ``Attn: Permit number TE52650B-0'' 
as your message subject line for DCS Capital Investments I, LLC; 
``Attn: Permit number TE66050B-0'' for Preferred Materials, Inc.; and 
``Attn: Permit number TE66047B-0'' for Wickham Summerbrook, LLC.
    Fax: Field Supervisor, (904) 731-3191, Attn: Permit number [Insert 
permit number].
    U.S. mail: Field Supervisor, Jacksonville Ecological Services Field 
Office, Attn: Permit number [Insert permit number], U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, 7915 Baymeadows Way, Suite 200, Jacksonville, FL 
32256.
    In-person drop-off: You may drop off information during regular 
business hours at the above office address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin M. Gawera, telephone: (904) 731-
3121; email: erin_gawera@fws.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Section 9 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and our implementing 
Federal regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 
17 prohibit the ``take'' of fish or wildlife species listed as 
endangered or threatened. Take of listed fish or wildlife is defined 
under the Act as ``to harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, 
trap, capture, or collect, or to attempt to engage in any such 
conduct'' (16 U.S.C. 1532). However, under limited circumstances, we 
issue permits to authorize incidental take--i.e., take that is 
incidental to, and not the purpose of, the carrying out of an otherwise 
lawful activity.
    Regulations governing incidental take permits for threatened and 
endangered species are at 50 CFR 17.32 and 17.22, respectively. The 
Act's take prohibitions do not apply to federally listed plants on 
private lands unless such take would violate State law. In addition to 
meeting other criteria, an incidental take permit's proposed actions 
must not jeopardize the existence of federally listed fish, wildlife, 
or plants.

Applicants' Proposals

DCS Capital Investments I, LLC

    DCS Capital Investments I, LLC is requesting take of approximately 
.99 ac of occupied sand skink foraging and sheltering habitat 
incidental to construction of residential developments, and they seek a 
15-year permit. The 86.99-ac project is located on parcel #s 05-22-26-
000300000600 and 05-22-26-000400001300 within Section 5, Township 22 
South and Range 26 East, Lake County, Florida. The project includes 
construction of a residential development and the associated 
infrastructure, and landscaping. The applicant proposes to mitigate for 
the take of the sand skink by the purchase of 2.0 mitigation credits 
within the Hatchineha Conservation Bank.

Preferred Materials, Inc. (Conrad Yelvington Distributers)

    Preferred Materials, Inc. (Conrad Yelvington Distributers) is 
requesting take of approximately .68 ac of occupied Florida scrub-jay 
foraging and sheltering habitat incidental to construction of an 
industrial park, and they seek a 3-year permit. The 15-ac project is 
located on parcel #04-19-30-16-00-000I within Section 4, Township 19 
South and Range 30 East, Volusia County, Florida. The project includes 
construction of an industrial park and the associated infrastructure, 
and landscaping. The applicant proposes to mitigate for the take of the 
Florida scrub-jay through the deposit of funds in the amount of 
$20,844.72 to the Nature Conservancy's Conservation Fund, for the 
management and conservation of the Florida scrub-jay based on Service 
Mitigation Guidelines.

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Wickham Summerbrook, LLC

    Wickham Summerbrook, LLC is requesting take of approximately 4.64 
ac of occupied Florida scrub-jay foraging and sheltering habitat 
incidental to construction of a commercial development, and they seek a 
5-year permit. The 8.98-ac project is located on parcel #26-37-31-00-
00262.0-0000.00 within Section 31, Township 26 South and Range 37 East, 
Brevard County, Florida. The project includes construction of a 
commercial development and the associated infrastructure, and 
landscaping. The applicant proposes to mitigate for the take of the 
Florida scrub-jay through the preservation of approximately 9.5 acres 
of high-quality Florida scrub-jay habitat within the Valkaria Site of 
the Brevard Coastal Scrub Ecosystem. The Applicant will preserve and 
donate six currently unencumbered parcels (Brevard County tax account 
numbers 2955405, 2955273, 2955322, 2955313, 2955314, and 2954810) to 
the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) Program so 
that these parcels can be managed and maintained as suitable Florida 
scrub-jay habitat in perpetuity. The Applicant will also provide the 
EEL Program with a $1,200.00/acre (totaling $11,400.00) management 
endowment to ensure the continued success of monitoring and maintaining 
these lands as suitable Florida scrub-jay habitat.

Our Preliminary Determination

    We have determined that the applicants' proposals, including the 
proposed mitigation and minimization measures, would have minor or 
negligible effects on the species covered in their HCPs. Therefore, we 
determined that the ITPs for each of the applicants are ``low-effect'' 
projects and qualify for categorical exclusion under the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as provided by the Department of the 
Interior Manual (516 DM 2 Appendix 1 and 516 DM 6 Appendix 1). A low-
effect HCP is one involving (1) Minor or negligible effects on 
federally listed or candidate species and their habitats, and (2) minor 
or negligible effects on other environmental values or resources.

Next Steps

    We will evaluate the HCPs and comments we receive to determine 
whether the ITP applications meet the requirements of section 10(a) of 
the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). If we determine that the applications 
meet these requirements, we will issue ITP #s TE52650B-0, TE66050B-0, 
and TE66047B-0. We will also evaluate whether issuance of the section 
10(a)(1)(B) ITP complies with section 7 of the Act by conducting an 
intra-Service section 7 consultation. We will use the results of this 
consultation, in combination with the above findings, in our final 
analysis to determine whether or not to issue the ITPs. If the 
requirements are met, we will issue the permits to the applicants.

Public Comments

    If you wish to comment on the permit applications, HCPs, and 
associated documents, you may submit comments by any one of the methods 
in ADDRESSES.

Public Availability of Comments

    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.

Authority

    We provide this notice under Section 10 of the Act and NEPA 
regulations (40 CFR 1506.6).

    Dated: June 5, 2015.
Jay B. Herrington,
Field Supervisor, Jacksonville Field Office, Southeast Region.
[FR Doc. 2015-14650 Filed 6-12-15; 8:45 am]
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