Endangered Species; Recovery Permit Applications, 22302-22303 [2016-08725]

Download as PDF 22302 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 73 / Friday, April 15, 2016 / Notices If you submit a comment via http:// www.regulations.gov, your entire comment—including any personal identifying information—will be posted on the Web site. We will post all hardcopy comments on http:// www.regulations.gov as well. If you submit a hardcopy comment that includes personal identifying information, you may request at the top of your document that we withhold this information from public review. However, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Comments and materials we receive, as well as documents associated with the notice, will be available for public inspection on http:// www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS–R3–ES–2015–0033, or by appointment, during normal business hours, at the Service’s Midwest Regional Office in Bloomington, Minnesota. You may obtain copies of the documents on the Internet at: http://www.midwest windenergyhcpeis.org, or from the Midwest Regional Office. Authority We provide this notice under section 10(c) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and it’s implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22), and NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4371 et seq.) and it’s implementing regulations (40 CFR 1506.6; 43 CFR part 46). Dated: March 16, 2016. Lynn M. Lewis, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Midwest Region. [FR Doc. 2016–08449 Filed 4–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R1–ES–2016–N064; FXES11130100000–167–FF01E00000] Endangered Species; Recovery Permit Applications AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications for recovery permits to conduct activities with the purpose of enhancing the survival of endangered species. The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits certain activities with endangered species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Apr 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 invite public comment before issuing such permits. DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by May 16, 2016. ADDRESSES: Program Manager, Restoration and Endangered Species Classification, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Regional Office, 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232–4181. Please refer to the permit number for the application when submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colleen Henson, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, at the above address, or by telephone (503–231–6131) or fax (503– 231–6243). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits certain activities with respect to endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. Along with our implementing regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17, the Act provides for certain permits, and requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits for endangered species. A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act authorizes the permittee to conduct activities (including take or interstate commerce) with respect to U.S. endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or survival. Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act 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. Please refer to the permit number for the application when submitting comments. Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review by request from the Program Manager for Restoration and Endangered Species Classification at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). Permit Number: TE–041672 Applicant: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Eugene, Oregon. PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (survey, capture, and release) the Fender’s blue butterfly (Icaricia icarioides fenderi) in conjunction with monitoring and habitat restoration activities, and to remove/reduce to possession Erigeron decumbens (Willamette daisy) and Lomatium bradshawii (Bradshaw’s desert parsley) in conjunction with population augmentation in Lane County, Oregon, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit Number: TE–66384A Applicant: Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The applicant requests a permit renewal with changes to take (capture, collect eggs, sample fin rays, tag, sacrifice, cull, and release) the Kootenai River white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) in conjunction with spawning, recruitment, monitoring, and population studies in Idaho and Montana, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit Number: TE–84876A Applicant: Andersen Air Force Base, Yigo, Guam. The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (survey, capture, monitor nests, collect tissue samples, tag, and release) green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) and hawksbill sea turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) in conjunction with scientific research, and to remove/reduce to possession the following plants: Eugenia bryanii (no common name), Heritiera longipetiolata (Ufa halumtanu, Ufa halom tano), Psychotria malaspinae (Aplokating palaoan), Serianthes nelsonii (Hayun lagu), Solanum guamense (Biringenas halumtanu, Birengenas halom tano), and Tinospora homosepala (no common name), in conjunction with captive propagation and outplanting on the island of Guam for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit Number: TE–91851B Applicant: Washington State University, Pullman, Washington. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture, radio-collar, release, and monitor) gray wolves (Canis lupus) in conjunction with scientific research in Okanogan and Kittitas Counties, Washington, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit Number: TE–210255 Applicant: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Libby, Montana. The applicant requests a permit renewal with changes to take (capture, E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 73 / Friday, April 15, 2016 / Notices hold, mark, passive-integratedtransponder (PIT) and sonic tag, collect blood and biological samples, and release) the Kootenai River white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) in conjunction with scientific research in the Kootenai River, Lincoln County, Montana, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit Number: TE–22353B Applicant: Center for Natural Lands Management, Temecula, California. The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (conduct habitat restoration activities, survey, and monitor) the Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha taylori) in Oregon and Washington for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Public Availability of Comments All comments and materials we receive in response to this request will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address 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. Authority We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: April 5, 2016. Theresa E Rabot, Regional Director, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2016–08725 Filed 4–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [167D0102DM DS61100000 DLSN00000.000000 DX61101] Draft 2016–2020 Environmental Justice Strategic Plan Office of the Secretary, Interior. Notice of availability and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice announces the availability of the Department of the Interior’s (Department) draft 2016–2020 Environmental Justice Strategic Plan SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Apr 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 (Strategic Plan). This draft Strategic Plan builds on the Department’s 2012–2017 Environmental Justice Strategic Plan and will guide the Department’s actions regarding environmental justice for the upcoming years. Updates to Federal agencies’ environmental justice strategic plans are conducted periodically to increase interagency cooperation and participation opportunities for minority, low-income, American Indian and Alaska Native Communities, and Tribal governments. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received or postmarked by May 16, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by one of the following methods: 1. By email to: Environmental_ Justice@ios.doi.gov. 2. By hard-copy to: Environmental Justice, U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance (MS–2462), 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Cheryl L. Kelly at the above street address (see ADDRESSES), phone 202– 208–7565, or by email at cheryl_kelly@ ios.doi.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background In 1994, President Clinton signed Executive Order 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-income Populations, which outlined a mandate for Federal agencies to ‘‘make achieving environmental justice part of its mission by identifying and addressing, as appropriate, disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects of its programs, policies, and activities on minority populations and low-income populations in the United States and its territories and possessions, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands.’’ Environmental justice is often defined as meeting the needs of underserved communities by reducing disparate environmental burdens, removing barriers to participation in decision making, and increasing access to environmental benefits that help make all communities safe, vibrant, and healthy places to live and work. In August 2011, the Department joined with other Federal agencies in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on Environmental Justice and Executive Order 12898 (MOU). This MOU reaffirmed the Federal government’s commitment to PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22303 environmental justice. Provisions of the MOU call on each Federal agency to review and update existing environmental justice strategic plans where applicable and as appropriate. At that time, the Department published a 2012–2017 Environmental Strategic Plan to meet this provision to update Federal agency strategic plans. The Department’s 2012–2017 Environmental Justice Strategic Plan set forth five major goals that continue to guide the Department in its pursuit of environmental justice: (1) Ensure responsible officials are aware of the provisions of EO 12898 and are able to identify and amend programs, policies, and activities under their purview that may have disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects on minority, low-income, or tribal populations; (2) Ensure minority, low-income, and tribal populations are provided with the opportunity to engage in meaningful involvement in the Department’s decision making processes; (3) The Department will, on its own or in collaboration with partners, identify and address environmental impacts that may result in disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects on minority, low-income, or tribal populations; (4) Use existing grant programs, training, and educational opportunities as available to aid and empower minority, low-income, and tribal populations in their efforts to build and sustain environmentally and economically sound communities; and (5) Integrate the Department’s environmental justice strategies with its Title VI of the Civil Rights Act enforcement responsibilities to improve efficiencies while preserving the integrity of Title VI and environmental justice activities. In 2015, the Department began the process to update the Department’s 2012–2017 Environmental Justice Strategic Plan by evaluating actions the Department could implement to meet the five goals. The update to the strategic plan is based on input and review by the Department’s bureaus and offices and meets the goal of the 2011 MOU to periodically evaluate and update strategic plans. II. General Information You may access the Department’s draft 2016–2020 Environmental Justice Strategic Plan at the Department’s Environmental Justice Web site at: https://www.doi.gov/oepc/resources/ environmental-justice. Please let us E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 73 (Friday, April 15, 2016)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-08725]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R1-ES-2016-N064; FXES11130100000-167-FF01E00000]


Endangered Species; 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 for recovery permits to conduct 
activities with the purpose of enhancing the survival of endangered 
species. The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), 
prohibits certain activities with endangered species unless a Federal 
permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite 
public comment before issuing such permits.

DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by 
May 16, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Program Manager, Restoration and Endangered Species 
Classification, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Pacific Regional Office, 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232-4181. 
Please refer to the permit number for the application when submitting 
comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colleen Henson, Fish and Wildlife 
Biologist, at the above address, or by telephone (503-231-6131) or fax 
(503-231-6243).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits certain activities with 
respect to endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit 
allows such activity. Along with our implementing regulations in the 
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17, the Act provides for 
certain permits, and requires that we invite public comment before 
issuing these permits for endangered species.
    A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act 
authorizes the permittee to conduct activities (including take or 
interstate commerce) with respect to U.S. endangered or threatened 
species for scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or 
survival. Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act 
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. Please refer to the permit 
number for the application when submitting comments.
    Documents and other information submitted with these applications 
are available for review by request from the Program Manager for 
Restoration and Endangered Species Classification at the address listed 
in the ADDRESSES section of this notice, subject to the requirements of 
the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and the Freedom of Information Act (5 
U.S.C. 552).

Permit Number: TE-041672

Applicant: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Eugene, Oregon.

    The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (survey, capture, 
and release) the Fender's blue butterfly (Icaricia icarioides fenderi) 
in conjunction with monitoring and habitat restoration activities, and 
to remove/reduce to possession Erigeron decumbens (Willamette daisy) 
and Lomatium bradshawii (Bradshaw's desert parsley) in conjunction with 
population augmentation in Lane County, Oregon, for the purpose of 
enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Number: TE-66384A

Applicant: Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal with changes to take 
(capture, collect eggs, sample fin rays, tag, sacrifice, cull, and 
release) the Kootenai River white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) in 
conjunction with spawning, recruitment, monitoring, and population 
studies in Idaho and Montana, for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit Number: TE-84876A

Applicant: Andersen Air Force Base, Yigo, Guam.

    The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (survey, capture, 
monitor nests, collect tissue samples, tag, and release) green sea 
turtles (Chelonia mydas) and hawksbill sea turtles (Eretmochelys 
imbricata) in conjunction with scientific research, and to remove/
reduce to possession the following plants: Eugenia bryanii (no common 
name), Heritiera longipetiolata (Ufa halumtanu, Ufa halom tano), 
Psychotria malaspinae (Aplokating palaoan), Serianthes nelsonii (Hayun 
lagu), Solanum guamense (Biringenas halumtanu, Birengenas halom tano), 
and Tinospora homosepala (no common name), in conjunction with captive 
propagation and outplanting on the island of Guam for the purpose of 
enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Number: TE-91851B

Applicant: Washington State University, Pullman, Washington.

    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture, radio-collar, 
release, and monitor) gray wolves (Canis lupus) in conjunction with 
scientific research in Okanogan and Kittitas Counties, Washington, for 
the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Number: TE-210255

Applicant: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Libby, Montana.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal with changes to take 
(capture,

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hold, mark, passive-integrated-transponder (PIT) and sonic tag, collect 
blood and biological samples, and release) the Kootenai River white 
sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) in conjunction with scientific 
research in the Kootenai River, Lincoln County, Montana, for the 
purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Number: TE-22353B

Applicant: Center for Natural Lands Management, Temecula, California.

    The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (conduct habitat 
restoration activities, survey, and monitor) the Taylor's checkerspot 
butterfly (Euphydryas editha taylori) in Oregon and Washington for the 
purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Public Availability of Comments

    All comments and materials we receive in response to this request 
will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal 
business hours at the address 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.

Authority

    We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 
et seq.).

    Dated: April 5, 2016.
Theresa E Rabot,
Regional Director, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-08725 Filed 4-14-16; 8:45 am]
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