Receipt of Incidental Take Permit Applications for Participation in the Amended Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan for the American Burying Beetle in Oklahoma, 23510-23511 [2016-09249]

Download as PDF 23510 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 77 / Thursday, April 21, 2016 / Notices Permit No. TE–92770B Permit No. TE–89998A DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Applicant: East Bay Zoological Society, Oakland, California Applicant: Matthew Amalong, Fountain Valley, California Fish and Wildlife Service The applicant requests a permit to take (captive rear, perform husbandry, transport, insert PIT tag, perform biological testing, treat, euthanize, perform behavior studies, and perform genetic analysis) throughout all life stages, the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog (Rana sierrae), and mountain yellow-legged frog ((southern California DPS, and northern California DPS) (Rana muscosa)) in conjunction with research, captive rearing, and general husbandry activities at the Oakland Zoo, Oakland, California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, locate and monitor nests, capture, band, and release) California least tern (Sternula antillarum browni) (Sterna a. browni) in conjunction with survey and population monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–106908 Applicant: Manna Warburton, San Diego, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, measure, insert PIT tag, and release) the arroyo toad (arroyo southwestern) (Anaxyrus californicus) and the mountain yellow-legged frog (southern California DPS) (Rana mucosa) in Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties, California; take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi) in San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino, and Humboldt Counties, California; and take the unarmored threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus williamsoni) in the Santa Clara River in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, and Sugarloaf Pond in the San Bernardino National Forest, San Bernardino County, California, in conjunction with survey activities for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–92799B Permit No. TE–92905B Applicant: Brian Berry, Bakersfield, California The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, mark, and release) the Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides), Fresno kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides exilis), and giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Public Comments We invite public review and comment on each of these recovery permit applications. Comments and materials we receive will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. 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. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Applicant: Karl Fairchild, Fullerton, California Angela Picco, Acting Regional Director, Pacific Southwest Region, Sacramento, California. The applicant requests a new permit to take (harass by survey, and locate and monitor nests) southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) and least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus) in conjunction with survey and population monitoring activities in Ventura County, California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. [FR Doc. 2016–09260 Filed 4–20–16; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:27 Apr 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 BILLING CODE 4333–15–P PO 00000 [FWS–R2–ES–2016–N057; FXES11120200000–167–FF02ENEH00] Receipt of Incidental Take Permit Applications for Participation in the Amended Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan for the American Burying Beetle in Oklahoma Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for public comments. AGENCY: Under the Endangered Species Act, as amended (Act), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on incidental take permit applications for take of the federally listed American burying beetle resulting from activities associated with the geophysical exploration (seismic) and construction, maintenance, operation, repair, and decommissioning of oil and gas well field infrastructure and pipelines within Oklahoma. If approved, the permits would be issued under the approved Amended Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan Associated with Issuance of Endangered Species Act Section 10(a)(1)(B) Permits for the American Burying Beetle in Oklahoma (ICP). DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be received on or before May 23, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may obtain copies of all documents and submit comments on the applicant’s ITP application by one of the following methods. Please refer to the permit number when requesting documents or submitting comments. Æ U.S. Mail: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Endangered Species—HCP Permits, P.O. Box 1306, Room 6034, Albuquerque, NM 87103. Æ Electronically: fw2_hcp_permits@ fws.gov. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marty Tuegel, Branch Chief, by U.S. mail at: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Environmental Review Division, P.O. Box 1306, Room 6034, Albuquerque, NM 87103; or by telephone at 505–248– 6651. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Introduction Under the Endangered Species Act, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.; Act), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on incidental take permit (ITP) applications for take of the federally listed American burying beetle (Nicrophorus Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 77 / Thursday, April 21, 2016 / Notices americanus) resulting from activities associated with geophysical exploration (seismic) and construction, maintenance, operation, repair, and decommissioning of oil and gas well field infrastructure, as well as construction, maintenance, operation, repair, decommissioning, and reclamation of oil and gas gathering, transmission, and distribution pipeline infrastructure within Oklahoma. If approved, the permit would be issued to the applicant under the Amended Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan Associated with Issuance of Endangered Species Act Section 10(a)(1)(B) Permits for the American Burying Beetle in Oklahoma (ICP). The original ICP was approved on May 21, 2014 (publication of the FONSI notice was on July 25, 2014; 79 FR 43504). The draft amended ICP was made available for comment on March 8, 2016 (81 FR 12113), and approved on April 13, 2016. The ICP and the associated environmental assessment/finding of no significant impact are available on the Web site at http://www.fws.gov/southwest/es/ oklahoma/ABBICP. However, we are no longer taking comments on these finalized, approved documents. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Applications Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies, and the public to comment on the following application under the ICP, for incidental take of the federally listed ABB. Please refer to the appropriate permit number (e.g., TE– 123456) when requesting application documents and when submitting comments. Documents and other information the applicants have submitted with this application are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). Permit TE40320B Applicant: Enable Midstream Partners, LP, Shreveport, LA. Applicant requests an amended permit for oil and gas upstream and midstream production, including geophysical exploration (seismic) and construction, maintenance, operation, repair, and decommissioning of oil and gas well field infrastructure, as well as construction, maintenance, operation, repair, decommissioning, and reclamation of oil and gas gathering, transmission, and distribution pipeline infrastructure within Oklahoma. Permit TE49742B Applicant: BP America Production Co., Houston, TX. VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:27 Apr 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 23511 Applicant requests an amended permit for oil and gas upstream and midstream production, including geophysical exploration (seismic) and construction, maintenance, operation, repair, and decommissioning of oil and gas well field infrastructure, as well as construction, maintenance, operation, repair, decommissioning, and reclamation of oil and gas gathering, transmission, and distribution pipeline infrastructure within Oklahoma. repair, and decommissioning of oil and gas well field infrastructure, as well as construction, maintenance, operation, repair, decommissioning, and reclamation of oil and gas gathering, transmission, and distribution pipeline infrastructure within Oklahoma. Permit TE51520B Applicant: Bravo Arkoma, LLC, Tulsa, OK. Applicant requests an amended permit for oil and gas upstream and midstream production, including geophysical exploration (seismic) and construction, maintenance, operation, repair, and decommissioning of oil and gas well field infrastructure, as well as construction, maintenance, operation, repair, decommissioning, and reclamation of oil and gas gathering, transmission, and distribution pipeline infrastructure within Oklahoma. Applicant requests a new permit for oil and gas upstream and midstream production, including geophysical exploration (seismic) and construction, maintenance, operation, repair, and decommissioning of oil and gas well field infrastructure, as well as construction, maintenance, operation, repair, decommissioning, and reclamation of oil and gas gathering, transmission, and distribution pipeline infrastructure within Oklahoma. Permit TE55794B Applicant: ONE GAS, Inc., Tulsa, OK. Applicant requests an amended permit for oil and gas upstream and midstream production, including geophysical exploration (seismic) and construction, maintenance, operation, repair, and decommissioning of oil and gas well field infrastructure, as well as construction, maintenance, operation, repair, decommissioning, and reclamation of oil and gas gathering, transmission, and distribution pipeline infrastructure within Oklahoma. Permit TE60265B Applicant: White Star Energy, LLC, Oklahoma City, OK. Applicant requests an amended permit for oil and gas upstream and midstream production, including geophysical exploration (seismic) and construction, maintenance, operation, repair, and decommissioning of oil and gas well field infrastructure, as well as construction, maintenance, operation, repair, decommissioning, and reclamation of oil and gas gathering, transmission, and distribution pipeline infrastructure within Oklahoma. Permit TE78500B Applicant: Chesapeake Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, OK. Applicant requests an amended permit for oil and gas upstream and midstream production, including geophysical exploration (seismic) and construction, maintenance, operation, PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Permit TE92748B Applicant: Diamond Pipeline, LLC, Houston, TX. Public Availability of Comments Written comments we receive become part of the public record associated with this action. 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 request in your comment that we withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. We will not consider anonymous comments. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their entirety. Authority We provide this notice under section 10(c) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22) and the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). Dated: April 13, 2016. Joy E. Nicholopoulos, Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region. [FR Doc. 2016–09249 Filed 4–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 77 (Thursday, April 21, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23510-23511]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-09249]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R2-ES-2016-N057; FXES11120200000-167-FF02ENEH00]


Receipt of Incidental Take Permit Applications for Participation 
in the Amended Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan for the American 
Burying Beetle in Oklahoma

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for public comments.

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SUMMARY: Under the Endangered Species Act, as amended (Act), we, the 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on 
incidental take permit applications for take of the federally listed 
American burying beetle resulting from activities associated with the 
geophysical exploration (seismic) and construction, maintenance, 
operation, repair, and decommissioning of oil and gas well field 
infrastructure and pipelines within Oklahoma. If approved, the permits 
would be issued under the approved Amended Oil and Gas Industry 
Conservation Plan Associated with Issuance of Endangered Species Act 
Section 10(a)(1)(B) Permits for the American Burying Beetle in Oklahoma 
(ICP).

DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be received on or 
before May 23, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may obtain copies of all documents and submit comments 
on the applicant's ITP application by one of the following methods. 
Please refer to the permit number when requesting documents or 
submitting comments.
    [cir] U.S. Mail: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of 
Endangered Species--HCP Permits, P.O. Box 1306, Room 6034, Albuquerque, 
NM 87103.
    [cir] Electronically: fw2_hcp_permits@fws.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marty Tuegel, Branch Chief, by U.S. 
mail at: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Environmental Review Division, 
P.O. Box 1306, Room 6034, Albuquerque, NM 87103; or by telephone at 
505-248-6651.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Introduction

    Under the Endangered Species Act, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et 
seq.; Act), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public 
to comment on incidental take permit (ITP) applications for take of the 
federally listed American burying beetle (Nicrophorus

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americanus) resulting from activities associated with geophysical 
exploration (seismic) and construction, maintenance, operation, repair, 
and decommissioning of oil and gas well field infrastructure, as well 
as construction, maintenance, operation, repair, decommissioning, and 
reclamation of oil and gas gathering, transmission, and distribution 
pipeline infrastructure within Oklahoma. If approved, the permit would 
be issued to the applicant under the Amended Oil and Gas Industry 
Conservation Plan Associated with Issuance of Endangered Species Act 
Section 10(a)(1)(B) Permits for the American Burying Beetle in Oklahoma 
(ICP). The original ICP was approved on May 21, 2014 (publication of 
the FONSI notice was on July 25, 2014; 79 FR 43504). The draft amended 
ICP was made available for comment on March 8, 2016 (81 FR 12113), and 
approved on April 13, 2016. The ICP and the associated environmental 
assessment/finding of no significant impact are available on the Web 
site at http://www.fws.gov/southwest/es/oklahoma/ABBICP. However, we 
are no longer taking comments on these finalized, approved documents.

Applications Available for Review and Comment

    We invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies, and the 
public to comment on the following application under the ICP, for 
incidental take of the federally listed ABB. Please refer to the 
appropriate permit number (e.g., TE-123456) when requesting application 
documents and when submitting comments. Documents and other information 
the applicants have submitted with this application are available for 
review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) 
and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552).

Permit TE40320B

Applicant: Enable Midstream Partners, LP, Shreveport, LA.

    Applicant requests an amended permit for oil and gas upstream and 
midstream production, including geophysical exploration (seismic) and 
construction, maintenance, operation, repair, and decommissioning of 
oil and gas well field infrastructure, as well as construction, 
maintenance, operation, repair, decommissioning, and reclamation of oil 
and gas gathering, transmission, and distribution pipeline 
infrastructure within Oklahoma.

Permit TE49742B

Applicant: BP America Production Co., Houston, TX.

    Applicant requests an amended permit for oil and gas upstream and 
midstream production, including geophysical exploration (seismic) and 
construction, maintenance, operation, repair, and decommissioning of 
oil and gas well field infrastructure, as well as construction, 
maintenance, operation, repair, decommissioning, and reclamation of oil 
and gas gathering, transmission, and distribution pipeline 
infrastructure within Oklahoma.

Permit TE51520B

Applicant: Bravo Arkoma, LLC, Tulsa, OK.

    Applicant requests an amended permit for oil and gas upstream and 
midstream production, including geophysical exploration (seismic) and 
construction, maintenance, operation, repair, and decommissioning of 
oil and gas well field infrastructure, as well as construction, 
maintenance, operation, repair, decommissioning, and reclamation of oil 
and gas gathering, transmission, and distribution pipeline 
infrastructure within Oklahoma.

Permit TE55794B

Applicant: ONE GAS, Inc., Tulsa, OK.

    Applicant requests an amended permit for oil and gas upstream and 
midstream production, including geophysical exploration (seismic) and 
construction, maintenance, operation, repair, and decommissioning of 
oil and gas well field infrastructure, as well as construction, 
maintenance, operation, repair, decommissioning, and reclamation of oil 
and gas gathering, transmission, and distribution pipeline 
infrastructure within Oklahoma.

Permit TE60265B

Applicant: White Star Energy, LLC, Oklahoma City, OK.

    Applicant requests an amended permit for oil and gas upstream and 
midstream production, including geophysical exploration (seismic) and 
construction, maintenance, operation, repair, and decommissioning of 
oil and gas well field infrastructure, as well as construction, 
maintenance, operation, repair, decommissioning, and reclamation of oil 
and gas gathering, transmission, and distribution pipeline 
infrastructure within Oklahoma.

Permit TE78500B

Applicant: Chesapeake Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, OK.

    Applicant requests an amended permit for oil and gas upstream and 
midstream production, including geophysical exploration (seismic) and 
construction, maintenance, operation, repair, and decommissioning of 
oil and gas well field infrastructure, as well as construction, 
maintenance, operation, repair, decommissioning, and reclamation of oil 
and gas gathering, transmission, and distribution pipeline 
infrastructure within Oklahoma.

Permit TE92748B

Applicant: Diamond Pipeline, LLC, Houston, TX.

    Applicant requests a new permit for oil and gas upstream and 
midstream production, including geophysical exploration (seismic) and 
construction, maintenance, operation, repair, and decommissioning of 
oil and gas well field infrastructure, as well as construction, 
maintenance, operation, repair, decommissioning, and reclamation of oil 
and gas gathering, transmission, and distribution pipeline 
infrastructure within Oklahoma.

Public Availability of Comments

    Written comments we receive become part of the public record 
associated with this action. 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 request in your comment that we withhold 
your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so. We will not consider anonymous 
comments. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from 
individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of 
organizations or businesses, will be made available for public 
disclosure in their entirety.

Authority

    We provide this notice under section 10(c) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 
1531 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22) and the 
National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and its 
implementing regulations (40 CFR 1506.6).

    Dated: April 13, 2016.
Joy E. Nicholopoulos,
Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region.
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