Receipt of Application for Renewal of Incidental Take Permit; Bonny Doon Quarries Settlement Ponds Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan, 8524-8525 [2016-03303]

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[FR Doc. 2016–03273 Filed 2–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Feb 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2015–N009; FXES11120800000–167–FF08EVEN00] Receipt of Application for Renewal of Incidental Take Permit; Bonny Doon Quarries Settlement Ponds Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit renewal application; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application from CEMEX (applicant), for a renewal of incidental take permit TE844722–0 under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The applicant has requested a renewal that will extend permit expiration by 5 years from the date the permit is reissued. The applicant has agreed to follow all of the existing habitat conservation plan (HCP) conditions. If renewed, no additional take will be authorized. The permit would authorize take of the federally threatened California red-legged frog, incidental to otherwise lawful activities associated with the Bonny Doon Quarries Settlement Ponds HCP. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before March 21, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may obtain a copy of the permit renewal application and the HCP by writing to the Ventura Fish and Wildlife Ecological Services Office, Attn: Permit number TE844722–0, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2493 Portola Road, Suite B, Ventura, CA 93003. In addition, we will make the permit renewal application and HCP available for public inspection by appointment during normal business hours at the above address. Please address written comments to Stephen P. Henry, Field Supervisor, at the address above. Comments may also be sent by facsimile to (805) 644–3958. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacob Martin, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, at the above address or by calling (831) 768–6953. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background The California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii) was listed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as threatened on May 23, 1996. Section 9 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and its implementing regulations prohibit the ‘‘take’’ of fish or wildlife species listed PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 as endangered or threatened. ‘‘Take’’ is defined under the Act to include the following activities: ‘‘[T]o 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 section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Act, we may issue permits to authorize incidental take of listed species. ‘‘Incidental take’’ is defined by the Act as take that is incidental to, and not the purpose of, carrying out of an otherwise lawful activity. Regulations governing incidental take permits for threatened and endangered species are, respectively, in the Code of Federal Regulations at 50 CFR 17.32 and 17.22. Issuance of an incidental take permit also must not jeopardize the existence of federally listed fish, wildlife, or plant species. All species included in the incidental take permit would receive assurances under our ‘‘No Surprises’’ regulations (50 CFR 17.22(b)(5) and 17.32(b)(5)). CEMEX has applied for renewal of a permit for the incidental take of the threatened California red-legged frog. The potential taking would occur by activities associated with operations and maintenance of settlement ponds 1 through 7, habitat management and enhancement activities at the existing mitigation ponds, and possible reclamation activities of settlement ponds 2X and 5 at CEMEX’s Bonny Doon Quarries. The Bonny Doon Quarries are located just north of the city of Davenport (Santa Cruz County), California. An incidental take permit was first issued for the project on August 5, 1999. Mining activities have ceased at the Bonny Doon Quarries; however, management and maintenance of settlement ponds continues. Conditions at the site remain unchanged from the time of original permit issuance. Our Preliminary Determination The Service has made a preliminary determination that renewal of the permit is not a major Federal action that will significantly affect the quality of the human environment within the meaning of section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), nor will it individually or cumulatively have more than a negligible effect on the species covered in the HCP. Therefore, the permit renewal qualifies for a categorical exclusion under NEPA as provided by the Department of Interior Manual (516 DM 2, Appendix 1 and 516 DM 8.5). E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 33 / Friday, February 19, 2016 / Notices Public Comments If you wish to comment on the permit applications, plans, 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 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 view, 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.) and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). Dated: February 10, 2016. Stephen P. Henry, Field Supervisor, Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, Ventura, California. 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A public comment period will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: MJ Byrne, Public Affairs Officer and RAC Coordinator, BLM Boise District, 3948 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Feb 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 Development Ave., Boise, Idaho 83705, telephone (208) 384–3393. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15member Council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in southwestern Idaho. During the March meeting the Boise District RAC will receive updates on the Bruneau Off-Range Corrals, the Soda fire emergency stabilization and rehabilitation actions and sage-grouse conservation implementation efforts. The RAC’s subcommittee on the proposed Tri-State Fuels Breaks Project will provide a report about their first meeting. BLM staff will brief RAC members on the Gateway West Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. There will also be a discussion about the use of Prostrate kochia in fuel breaks. Agenda items and location may be modified due to changing circumstances. The public may present written or oral comments to members of the Council. At each full RAC meeting, time is provided in the agenda for hearing public comments. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance should contact the BLM Coordinator as provided above. 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 Ms. Byrne. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with Ms. Byrne. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. Dated: February 11, 2016. Lara Douglas, District Manager. [FR Doc. 2016–03463 Filed 2–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Eastern Gulf of Mexico Planning Area Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Lease Sale 226 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior. ACTION: Final notice of sale. AGENCY: On Wednesday, March 23, 2016, BOEM will open and publicly announce bids for blocks offered in Eastern Planning Area (EPA) Outer SUMMARY: Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 226 (EPA Sale 226), in accordance with the provisions of the OCS Lands Act (OCSLA, 43 U.S.C. 1331–1356, as amended) and the implementing regulations issued pursuant thereto (30 CFR parts 550 and 556). DATES: Date And Time: Public bid reading for EPA Sale 226 will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. All times referred to in this document are Central Time, unless otherwise specified. The EPA Sale 226 Final Notice of Sale (NOS) Package (Final NOS Package) contains information essential to potential bidders. Bidders are charged with knowing the contents of the documents contained in the Final NOS Package. Bid Submission Deadline: BOEM must receive all sealed bids between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on normal working days, or from 8:00 a.m. to the Bid Submission Deadline of 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, the day before the lease sale. For more information on bid submission, see Section VII, ‘‘Bidding Instructions,’’ of this document. ADDRESSES: The Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugarbowl Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70112. The lease sale will be held in the St. Charles Club Room on the second floor (Loge Level). Entry to the Superdome will be on the Poydras Street side of the building through Gate A on the Ground Level; parking will be available at Garage 6. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 33 (Friday, February 19, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8524-8525]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-03303]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R8-ES-2015-N009; FXES11120800000-167-FF08EVEN00]


Receipt of Application for Renewal of Incidental Take Permit; 
Bonny Doon Quarries Settlement Ponds Low-Effect Habitat Conservation 
Plan

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit renewal application; request for 
comments.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have 
received an application from CEMEX (applicant), for a renewal of 
incidental take permit TE844722-0 under the Endangered Species Act of 
1973, as amended (Act). The applicant has requested a renewal that will 
extend permit expiration by 5 years from the date the permit is 
reissued. The applicant has agreed to follow all of the existing 
habitat conservation plan (HCP) conditions. If renewed, no additional 
take will be authorized. The permit would authorize take of the 
federally threatened California red-legged frog, incidental to 
otherwise lawful activities associated with the Bonny Doon Quarries 
Settlement Ponds HCP.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before March 21, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may obtain a copy of the permit renewal application and 
the HCP by writing to the Ventura Fish and Wildlife Ecological Services 
Office, Attn: Permit number TE844722-0, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
2493 Portola Road, Suite B, Ventura, CA 93003. In addition, we will 
make the permit renewal application and HCP available for public 
inspection by appointment during normal business hours at the above 
address. Please address written comments to Stephen P. Henry, Field 
Supervisor, at the address above. Comments may also be sent by 
facsimile to (805) 644-3958.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacob Martin, Fish and Wildlife 
Biologist, at the above address or by calling (831) 768-6953.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii) was listed by the 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as threatened on May 23, 1996. Section 9 
of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and its implementing regulations 
prohibit the ``take'' of fish or wildlife species listed as endangered 
or threatened. ``Take'' is defined under the Act to include the 
following activities: ``[T]o 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 section 10(a)(1)(B) of the 
Act, we may issue permits to authorize incidental take of listed 
species. ``Incidental take'' is defined by the Act as take that is 
incidental to, and not the purpose of, carrying out of an otherwise 
lawful activity. Regulations governing incidental take permits for 
threatened and endangered species are, respectively, in the Code of 
Federal Regulations at 50 CFR 17.32 and 17.22. Issuance of an 
incidental take permit also must not jeopardize the existence of 
federally listed fish, wildlife, or plant species. All species included 
in the incidental take permit would receive assurances under our ``No 
Surprises'' regulations (50 CFR 17.22(b)(5) and 17.32(b)(5)).
    CEMEX has applied for renewal of a permit for the incidental take 
of the threatened California red-legged frog. The potential taking 
would occur by activities associated with operations and maintenance of 
settlement ponds 1 through 7, habitat management and enhancement 
activities at the existing mitigation ponds, and possible reclamation 
activities of settlement ponds 2X and 5 at CEMEX's Bonny Doon Quarries. 
The Bonny Doon Quarries are located just north of the city of Davenport 
(Santa Cruz County), California. An incidental take permit was first 
issued for the project on August 5, 1999. Mining activities have ceased 
at the Bonny Doon Quarries; however, management and maintenance of 
settlement ponds continues. Conditions at the site remain unchanged 
from the time of original permit issuance.

Our Preliminary Determination

    The Service has made a preliminary determination that renewal of 
the permit is not a major Federal action that will significantly affect 
the quality of the human environment within the meaning of section 
102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), nor will it 
individually or cumulatively have more than a negligible effect on the 
species covered in the HCP. Therefore, the permit renewal qualifies for 
a categorical exclusion under NEPA as provided by the Department of 
Interior Manual (516 DM 2, Appendix 1 and 516 DM 8.5).

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Public Comments

    If you wish to comment on the permit applications, plans, 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 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 view, 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.) and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6).

    Dated: February 10, 2016.
Stephen P. Henry,
Field Supervisor, Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, Ventura, 
California.
[FR Doc. 2016-03303 Filed 2-18-16; 8:45 am]
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