Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive License, 41053-41054 [2015-17247]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 134 / Tuesday, July 14, 2015 / Notices Proposed Habitat Conservation Plan Alternatives In the proposed HCP, the Applicant considers alternatives to the taking SBKR under the proposed action. Our proposed action is to issue an incidental take permit to the Applicant, who would implement the HCP. If we approve the permit, take of SBKR would be authorized for the Applicant’s routine construction activities associated with the development of residential houses, in the City of Redlands. The Applicant’s proposed HCP does identify a no-build alternative that would not result in incidental take of SBKR, but it is infeasible for the Applicant to accept this alternative as it would result in no development of the land or associated infrastructure improvements necessary to the City of Redlands and surrounding community. The proposed HCP also examined participation in a regional HCP as an alternative to an individual HCP. This alternative plan is infeasible because there is currently no completed regional plan, and the timing for completion of a regional plan is unknown. We base our determination that a HCP qualifies as a low-effect plan on the following three criteria: (1) Implementation of the HCP would result in minor or negligible effects on federally listed, proposed, and candidate species and their habitats; (2) Implementation of the HCP would result in minor or negligible effects on other environmental values or resources; and (3) Impacts of the HCP, considered together with the impacts of other past, present, and reasonably foreseeable similarly situated projects, would not result, over time, in cumulative effects to environmental values or resources that would be considered significant. As more fully explained in our environmental action statement and associated low-effect screening form, the Applicant’s proposed HCP qualifies as a low-effect HCP for the following reasons: • The project is small in size and does not jeopardize the continued existence of the SBKR. • The Applicant will mitigate impacts to the SBKR by translocating HCP individuals to a conserved property, monitoring those translocated individuals for 5 years, and funding the perpetual management of up to 23.1 acres of high-quality SBKR habitat at the conserved 100-acre Redlands Conservancy property in Redlands, California. • This project proposes to increase the genetic diversity of SBKR at the translocation receiver site, fund the long-term management of conserved and occupied habitat, and increase the quality of habitat, in areas found outside of the 100-year floodplain, in two of the three designated critical habitat units for the species. Therefore, our proposed issuance of the requested incidental take permit qualifies as a categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act, as provided by the Department of the Interior Manual (516 DM 2 Appendix 1, 516 DM 6 Appendix 1, and 516 DM 8.5(C)(2)). Based on our review of public comments we receive in response to this notice, we may revise this preliminary determination. Our Preliminary Determination We invite comments on our preliminary determination that our proposed action, based on the Applicant’s proposed activities, including the proposed minimization and mitigation measures, would have a minor or negligible effect on SBKR, and that the HCP qualifies as ‘‘low effect’’ as defined by our Habitat Conservation Planning Handbook (November 1996). Public Review The Service invites the public to comment on the permit application, including the proposed HCP, during the public comment period. Copies of the documents will be available during a 30-day public comment period (see DATES). If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments to the address listed in ADDRESSES. Before including your address, phone number, asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES occupied high-quality SBKR habitat in the City of Redlands, owned and conserved by the Redlands Land Conservancy into perpetuity. Option B: D SBKR captured prior to ground disturbance on the project site will be relocated to conserved habitat owned and managed by the Redlands Land Conservancy or other conserved property managed for the benefit of SBKR. D The Applicant will provide funding for the perpetual maintenance and monitoring of 23.1 ac of occupied highquality SBKR habitat in the City of Redlands, owned and conserved by the Redlands Land Conservancy for the benefit SBKR in perpetuity. The determination as to which mitigation option will be implemented will be based upon the suitability of conserved site to receive the translocated population. This decision will be made by the Service prior to the initiation of ground disturbance on the project site. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:09 Jul 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41053 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 may 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. Next Steps We will evaluate the proposed HCP and comments we receive to determine whether the permit application meets the requirements and issuance criteria under section 10(a) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). We will also evaluate whether issuance of a section 10(a)(1)(B) incidental take permit would comply with section 7 of the Act by conducting an intra-Service 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 a permit. If the requirements and issuance criteria under section 10(a) are met, we will issue the permit to the Applicant for incidental take of SBKR. G. Mendel Stewart, Field Supervisor, Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office, Carlsbad, California. [FR Doc. 2015–17209 Filed 7–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX15AE6000C1000] Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive License Geological Survey, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent to grant an exclusive license. AGENCY: The Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Geological Survey intends to grant to Glosten Associates, 1201 Western Avenue, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98101, an exclusive license to practice the following: A system, method, and apparatus for treating ship ballast water. DATES: Comments must be received fifteen (15) days from the effective date of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin Henry, Technology Enterprise Specialist, Office of Policy & Analysis, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr., MS 153, Reston, VA 20192, 703–648–4344. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 41054 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 134 / Tuesday, July 14, 2015 / Notices It is in the public interest to license this invention, as Glosten Associates, submitted a complete and sufficient application for a license. The prospective exclusive license will be royalty-bearing and will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. The prospective exclusive license may be granted unless, within fifteen(15) days from the date of this published Notice, the U.S. Geological Survey Office of Policy & Analysis receives written evidence and argument which establishes that the grant of the license would not be consistent with the requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Katherine McCulloch, Deputy Associate Director for Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–17247 Filed 7–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [156A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900 253G] Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Loan Guarantee, Insurance and Interest Subsidy Program Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the Loan Guarantee, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy Program authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0020. This information collection expires October 31, 2015. DATES: Submit comments on or before September 14, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to: Mr. James West, Division of Capital Investment, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1951 Constitution Avenue NW., MS–20–SIB, Washington, DC 20245; email: JamesR.West@bia.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Johnson, phone: (202) 208–7253. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract The Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) is VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:09 Jul 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 seeking renewal of the approval for the information collection conducted under 25 CFR 103, implementing the Loan Guarantee, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy Program, established by 25 U.S.C. 1451 et seq. The information collection allows IEED to determine the eligibility and credit-worthiness of respondents and loans and otherwise ensure compliance with Program requirements. This information collection includes the use of several forms. A response is required to obtain and/or retain a benefit. II. Request for Comments The IEED requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) The necessity of this information collection for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (hours and cost) of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways we could enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways we could minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents. Please note that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and an individual need not respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB Control Number. It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for review at the location 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. III. Data OMB Control Number: 1076–0020. Title: Loan Guarantee, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy, 25 CFR 103. Brief Description of Collection: Submission of this information allows IEED to implement the Loan Guarantee, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy Program, 25 U.S.C. 1451 et seq., the purpose of which is to encourage private lending to individual Indians and Indian organizations by providing lenders with loan guarantees or loan insurance to reduce their potential risk. The information collection allows IEED to determine the eligibility and credit- PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 worthiness of respondents and loans and otherwise ensure compliance with Program requirements. This information collection includes the use of several forms. A response is required to obtain and/or retain a benefit. Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection. Respondents: Lenders, including commercial banks, and borrowers, including individual Indians and Indian organizations. Number of Respondents: 295. Frequency of Response: On occasion, as needed. Estimated Time per Response: Ranging from 0.5 to 2 hours. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 2,644 hours. Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Dollar Cost: $0. Dated: July 8, 2015. Elizabeth K. Appel, Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–17065 Filed 7–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [15X L1109AF LLUTW000000 L14400000.FR0000; UTU–89553 24–1A] Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification for Conveyance of Public Lands in Utah County, Utah Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification for conveyance under the Taylor Grazing Act, and the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, 160 acres of public land in Utah County, Utah. Utah County proposes to develop a public shooting range facility on the land. DATES: Comments regarding the proposed classification for conveyance of public land must be submitted to the Field Manager, Salt Lake Field Office, at the address below on or before August 28, 2015. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Bureau of Land Management, Field Manager, Salt Lake Field Office, 2370 South Decker Lake Blvd., West Valley City, UT 84119. Comments may also be submitted by email at ut_sl_comments@blm.gov or fax 801–977–4397. Please reference SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 134 (Tuesday, July 14, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41053-41054]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-17247]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Geological Survey

[GX15AE6000C1000]


Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive License

AGENCY: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent to grant an exclusive license.

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SUMMARY: The Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Geological Survey 
intends to grant to Glosten Associates, 1201 Western Avenue, Suite 200, 
Seattle, WA 98101, an exclusive license to practice the following: A 
system, method, and apparatus for treating ship ballast water.

DATES: Comments must be received fifteen (15) days from the effective 
date of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin Henry, Technology Enterprise 
Specialist, Office of Policy & Analysis, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 
Sunrise Valley Dr., MS 153, Reston, VA 20192, 703-648-4344.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: It is in the public interest to license this 
invention, as Glosten Associates, submitted a complete and sufficient 
application for a license. The prospective exclusive license will be 
royalty-bearing and will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 
U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. The prospective exclusive license may be 
granted unless, within fifteen(15) days from the date of this published 
Notice, the U.S. Geological Survey Office of Policy & Analysis receives 
written evidence and argument which establishes that the grant of the 
license would not be consistent with the requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 
and 37 CFR 404.7.

Katherine McCulloch,
Deputy Associate Director for Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-17247 Filed 7-13-15; 8:45 am]
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