Receipt of Enhancement of Survival Permit Applications Developed in Accordance With the Template Safe Harbor Agreement for the Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit, 34928-34929 [2015-14996]

Download as PDF 34928 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 117 / Thursday, June 18, 2015 / Notices flight schools. The collection, under 49 CFR part 1552, subpart A, relates to the security threat assessments (STAs) that TSA requires to determine whether candidates are a threat to aviation or national security, and thus prohibited from receiving flight training. This collection of information requires Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)certificated flight training providers to provide TSA with the information necessary to conduct the STAs. The collection, under 49 CFR part 1552, subpart B, relates to security awareness training for flight school employees and contract employees, which includes maintaining records of all such training. Number of Responses: 54,900. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 547,100 hours annually. Estimated Annual Cost Burden: $12,470,000. Dated: June 12, 2015. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2015–14976 Filed 6–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R1–ES–2015–N079; FXES11120100000–156–FF01E00000] Receipt of Enhancement of Survival Permit Applications Developed in Accordance With the Template Safe Harbor Agreement for the Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications; request for comments. AGENCY: The Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces the receipt of nine Enhancement of Survival Permit applications that were developed in accordance with the Template Safe Harbor Agreement (Template SHA) for the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis) and pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The nine permit applicants are: (1) Morris Farms; (2) Overen Living Trust; (3) North Ranches, LLC; (4) Baird Springs Environmental; (5) Buster Boruff, LLC; (6) Ms. Susan Chace; (7) Mr. Garey Clements; (8) Mr. Greg Lehr and Ms. Christine Lehr; and (9) Sandygren Properties Limited Partnership. Issuance of permits to these applicants would exempt incidental take of the Columbia Basin pygmy tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Jun 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 rabbit, which would otherwise be prohibited by section 9 of the Act, that is above the baseline conditions of properties enrolled under the Template SHA and that may result from the permittees’ otherwise lawful land-use activities. The Service requests comments from the public regarding the proposed issuance of permits to these nine applicants. DATES: To be fully considered, written comments from interested parties must be received on or before July 20, 2015. ADDRESSES: To request further information or submit written comments, please use one of the following methods, and note that your information request or comments are in reference to the ‘‘Pygmy Rabbit SHAA.’’ • Email: wfwocomments@fws.gov. Include ‘‘Pygmy Rabbit SHAA’’ in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 509–891–6748, Attn: Russ MacRae, Assistant Project Leader. Include ‘‘Pygmy Rabbit SHAA’’ in the subject line of the message. • U.S. Mail: Russ MacRae, Assistant Project Leader, Eastern Washington Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 11103 East Montgomery Drive, Spokane, Washington 99206. Document availability: Copies of the current permit applications, the Template SHA, and other relevant decision documents addressing the Service’s proposed issuance of permits are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act, by any of the following methods. • Internet: You may access electronic copies on the Internet at http:// www.fws.gov/wafwo/index.html. • In-Person: Printed copies are available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the Eastern Washington Field Office (see ADDRESSES). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Eames, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (see ADDRESSES); by telephone 509–893–8010. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), please call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 7, 2006, the Service announced the availability for public review and comment of a draft Template SHA, which was jointly developed by the Service and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), and a draft Environmental Assessment, which was developed by PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Service pursuant to Federal responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act. The Service’s September 7, 2006, notice also announced the receipt of three initial permit applications that were developed in accordance with the Template SHA. The final Template SHA, which contained only minor modifications from the draft released for public review, was signed by the Service and WDFW on October 24, 2006. To date, the Service has issued 17 permits under the Template SHA, which cover 137,626 acres that fall within the historic distribution of the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit. The nine new applicants have requested to enroll an additional 11,446 acres of privately owned lands under the Template SHA. The primary objective of the Template SHA is to facilitate collaboration between the Service, WDFW, and prospective participants to voluntarily implement conservation measures to benefit the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit. Another objective of the Template SHA is to facilitate a process to provide incidental take coverage to participants through issuance of Enhancement of Survival Permits, which will relieve participants of additional section 9 liability under the Act if implementation of their conservation measures results in increased numbers or distribution of Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits on their enrolled properties. The Service previously determined that implementation of the Template SHA, to include issuance of permits developed in accordance with the Template SHA, would result in conservation benefits to the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit and would not result in significant effects to the human environment. The Service will evaluate any new information, the current permit applications, related documents, and any comments submitted thereon to determine whether they are consistent with the measures prescribed by the Template SHA and other relevant decision documents and permit issuance criteria. If it is determined that the requirements are met, permits to exempt incidental take of the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit will be issued to the applicants. The final permit determinations will not be completed until after the end of the 30-day comment period, following our full consideration of all comments received. Public Availability of Comments All comments and materials we receive become part of the public record associated with this action. Before including your address, phone number, E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 117 / Thursday, June 18, 2015 / Notices email address, or other personally identifiable information in your comments, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personally identifiable information— may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personally identifiable information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Comments and materials we receive, as well as supporting documentation we use in preparing the permits, will be available for public inspection by appointment, during normal business hours, at our Eastern Washington Field Office (see ADDRESSES). The Service is furnishing this notice to provide the public, other Federal and State agencies, and interested Tribes an opportunity to review and comment on the Service’s proposed issuance of permits to these applicants. Authority We provide this notice in accordance with the requirements of section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: May 22, 2015. Richard Hannan, Deputy Regional Director, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, Oregon. [FR Doc. 2015–14996 Filed 6–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLIDC00000.13XL1109AF.L102000000. MJ000.4500054065] Notice of Intent To Amend the Cottonwood Resource Management Plan and Prepare an Environmental Assessment and Notice of Realty Action: Proposed Sale of Public Land in Idaho County, Idaho Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent and notice of realty action. AGENCY: This notice provides for two related actions, one a proposed land use plan amendment involving approximately 19,054 acres of public land in Latah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, Lewis, Idaho, and Adams counties of Idaho; and the other proposed land sales involving 22.46 acres of public land in Idaho County being considered in the proposed plan amendment. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Jun 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 amended (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cottonwood Field Office, Cottonwood, Idaho, intends to prepare a resource management plan (RMP) amendment and associated environmental assessment (EA) for the Cottonwood RMP including the proposed land sales involving 22.46 acres of public land, and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify related issues. DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process for the RMP amendment, proposed land sales of 22.46 acres of public land and associated EA. Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until July 20, 2015. The date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local news media, newspapers, and the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/id/st/ en/Districts-Idaho/CDA.html. In order to be included in the analysis, all comments must be received on or prior to the close of the 30-day scoping period or 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later. We will provide additional opportunities for public participation as appropriate. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria related to the RMP amendment and proposed sale by any of the following methods: • Web site: http://www.blm.gov/id/st/ en/Districts-Idaho/CDA.html. • Email: blm_id_elkcitymillsite@ blm.gov. • Fax: 208–962–3275. • Mail: BLM Cottonwood Field Office, ATTN: Elk City Mill Site, 1 Butte Drive, Cottonwood, ID 83522. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Cottonwood Field Office, 1 Butte Drive, Cottonwood, ID 83522. Please reference ‘‘Cottonwood RMP Amendment/Notice of Realty Action: Proposed Sale of Public Lands’’ on all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Will Runnoe, Field Manager, at telephone: 208–962–3256, address: 1 Butte Drive, Cottonwood, ID 83522, email: blm_id_ elkcitymillsite@blm.gov. Contact Mr. Runnoe to have your name added to our mailing list. 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 during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document provides notice that the BLM Cottonwood Field Office, Cottonwood, PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34929 Idaho, intends to prepare an RMP amendment and associated EA for the Cottonwood RMP and announces the beginning of the scoping process and seeks public input on issues and planning criteria. The planning area is located in Latah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, Lewis, Idaho, and Adams counties of Idaho, and encompasses approximately 132,240 acres of public land. The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis, including alternatives, and guide the planning process. The purpose of the amendment is to clarify specifically which lands, currently designated as available for disposal, meet one or more of FLPMA’s Section 203 sale criteria. The proposed amendment would clarify management direction in the RMP to identify which lands currently designated as available for disposal may be further designated as either available for disposal through sale or not available. Amending the Cottonwood RMP would not increase the number of acres previously identified in the RMP as available for disposal. It would merely clarify which of those parcels meet Section 203 sale criteria. The proposed amendment would not change the BLM’s ability to dispose of those lands through exchange, Recreation & Public Purposes Act leases, or other means of conveyance; or to retain them. Any determination of the availability of identified BLM parcels for disposal, however, would not remove the BLM’s obligation to carry out appropriate environmental analysis prior to any proposed sale, exchange, issuance of an R&PP Act lease, or conveyance through any other means, nor would it change BLM’s authority to retain those lands under Federal management. As part of evaluating the availability of the 19,054 acres for potential disposal by sale, the BLM will consider the following described public lands in Idaho County, Idaho, for sale under the authority of Section 203 of FLPMA if they are found to meet Section 203 sale criteria: Boise Meridian T. 29 N., R. 8 E., Parcel One: sec. 33, lots 19 and 20. (9.97 acres, IDI–37780) Parcel Two: sec. 33, lots 5, 14, and 18. (12.49 acres, IDI–37781) The area described for these proposed sales contains 22.46 acres. As part of the environmental assessment for the proposed sales the BLM will consider the appropriate method of sale (competitive, modified competitive or direct). E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 117 (Thursday, June 18, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R1-ES-2015-N079; FXES11120100000-156-FF01E00000]


Receipt of Enhancement of Survival Permit Applications Developed 
in Accordance With the Template Safe Harbor Agreement for the Columbia 
Basin Pygmy Rabbit

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces the receipt 
of nine Enhancement of Survival Permit applications that were developed 
in accordance with the Template Safe Harbor Agreement (Template SHA) 
for the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis) and 
pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, 
as amended (Act). The nine permit applicants are: (1) Morris Farms; (2) 
Overen Living Trust; (3) North Ranches, LLC; (4) Baird Springs 
Environmental; (5) Buster Boruff, LLC; (6) Ms. Susan Chace; (7) Mr. 
Garey Clements; (8) Mr. Greg Lehr and Ms. Christine Lehr; and (9) 
Sandygren Properties Limited Partnership. Issuance of permits to these 
applicants would exempt incidental take of the Columbia Basin pygmy 
rabbit, which would otherwise be prohibited by section 9 of the Act, 
that is above the baseline conditions of properties enrolled under the 
Template SHA and that may result from the permittees' otherwise lawful 
land-use activities. The Service requests comments from the public 
regarding the proposed issuance of permits to these nine applicants.

DATES: To be fully considered, written comments from interested parties 
must be received on or before July 20, 2015.

ADDRESSES: To request further information or submit written comments, 
please use one of the following methods, and note that your information 
request or comments are in reference to the ``Pygmy Rabbit SHAA.''
     Email: wfwocomments@fws.gov. Include ``Pygmy Rabbit SHAA'' 
in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: 509-891-6748, Attn: Russ MacRae, Assistant Project 
Leader. Include ``Pygmy Rabbit SHAA'' in the subject line of the 
message.
     U.S. Mail: Russ MacRae, Assistant Project Leader, Eastern 
Washington Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 11103 East 
Montgomery Drive, Spokane, Washington 99206.
    Document availability: Copies of the current permit applications, 
the Template SHA, and other relevant decision documents addressing the 
Service's proposed issuance of permits are available for review, 
subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a) 
and Freedom of Information Act, by any of the following methods.
     Internet: You may access electronic copies on the Internet 
at http://www.fws.gov/wafwo/index.html.
     In-Person: Printed copies are available for public 
inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the Eastern 
Washington Field Office (see ADDRESSES).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Eames, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service (see ADDRESSES); by telephone 509-893-8010. If you use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), please call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On September 7, 2006, the Service announced the availability for 
public review and comment of a draft Template SHA, which was jointly 
developed by the Service and the Washington Department of Fish and 
Wildlife (WDFW), and a draft Environmental Assessment, which was 
developed by the Service pursuant to Federal responsibilities under the 
National Environmental Policy Act. The Service's September 7, 2006, 
notice also announced the receipt of three initial permit applications 
that were developed in accordance with the Template SHA. The final 
Template SHA, which contained only minor modifications from the draft 
released for public review, was signed by the Service and WDFW on 
October 24, 2006. To date, the Service has issued 17 permits under the 
Template SHA, which cover 137,626 acres that fall within the historic 
distribution of the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit. The nine new 
applicants have requested to enroll an additional 11,446 acres of 
privately owned lands under the Template SHA.
    The primary objective of the Template SHA is to facilitate 
collaboration between the Service, WDFW, and prospective participants 
to voluntarily implement conservation measures to benefit the Columbia 
Basin pygmy rabbit. Another objective of the Template SHA is to 
facilitate a process to provide incidental take coverage to 
participants through issuance of Enhancement of Survival Permits, which 
will relieve participants of additional section 9 liability under the 
Act if implementation of their conservation measures results in 
increased numbers or distribution of Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits on 
their enrolled properties.
    The Service previously determined that implementation of the 
Template SHA, to include issuance of permits developed in accordance 
with the Template SHA, would result in conservation benefits to the 
Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit and would not result in significant effects 
to the human environment. The Service will evaluate any new 
information, the current permit applications, related documents, and 
any comments submitted thereon to determine whether they are consistent 
with the measures prescribed by the Template SHA and other relevant 
decision documents and permit issuance criteria. If it is determined 
that the requirements are met, permits to exempt incidental take of the 
Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit will be issued to the applicants. The final 
permit determinations will not be completed until after the end of the 
30-day comment period, following our full consideration of all comments 
received.

Public Availability of Comments

    All comments and materials we receive become part of the public 
record associated with this action. Before including your address, 
phone number,

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email address, or other personally identifiable information in your 
comments, you should be aware that your entire comment--including your 
personally identifiable information--may be made publicly available at 
any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your 
personally identifiable information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so. Comments and materials we 
receive, as well as supporting documentation we use in preparing the 
permits, will be available for public inspection by appointment, during 
normal business hours, at our Eastern Washington Field Office (see 
ADDRESSES).
    The Service is furnishing this notice to provide the public, other 
Federal and State agencies, and interested Tribes an opportunity to 
review and comment on the Service's proposed issuance of permits to 
these applicants.

Authority

    We provide this notice in accordance with the requirements of 
section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

    Dated: May 22, 2015.
Richard Hannan,
Deputy Regional Director, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Portland, Oregon.
[FR Doc. 2015-14996 Filed 6-17-15; 8:45 am]
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