Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Availability of Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan, Orange County, FL, 58959-58960 [2016-20484]

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[FR Doc. 2016–20552 Filed 8–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R4–ES–2016–N028: FXES11130400000EA–123–FF04EF1000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Availability of Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan, Orange County, FL Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments/information. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Orange County Utilities Department, is requesting a 5-year ITP. We request public comment on the permit application and accompanying proposed habitat conservation plan (HCP), as well as on our preliminary determination that the plan qualifies as low effect under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). To make this determination, we used our environmental action statement and low-effect screening form, which are also available for review. DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by September 26, 2016. ADDRESSES: If you wish to review the application and HCP, you may request documents by email, U.S. mail, or phone (see below). These documents are also available for public inspection by appointment during normal business hours at the office below. Send your mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:17 Aug 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 comments or requests by any one of the following methods. Email: northflorida@fws.gov. Use ‘‘Attn: Permit number TE02053C–0’’ as your message subject line for Orange County Utilities Department. Fax: Field Supervisor, (904) 731– 3191, Attn: Permit number TE02053C– 0. U.S. mail: Field Supervisor, Jacksonville Ecological Services Field Office, Attn: Permit number TE02053C– 0, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 7915 Baymeadows Way, Suite 200, Jacksonville, FL 32256. In-person drop-off: You may drop off information during regular business hours at the above office address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zakia Williams, telephone: (904) 731– 3119; email: zakia_williams@fws.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 9 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and our implementing Federal regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17 prohibit the ‘‘take’’ of fish or wildlife species listed as endangered or threatened. Take of listed fish or wildlife is defined under the Act as ‘‘to 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 limited circumstances, we issue permits to authorize incidental take—i.e., take that is incidental to, and not the purpose of, the carrying out of an otherwise lawful activity. Regulations governing incidental take permits for threatened and endangered species are at 50 CFR 17.32 and 17.22, respectively. The Act’s take prohibitions do not apply to federally listed plants on private lands unless such take would violate State law. In addition to meeting other criteria, an incidental take permit’s proposed actions must not jeopardize the existence of federally listed fish, wildlife, or plants. Applicant Proposal Orange County Utilities Department Orange County Utilities Department, is requesting take of approximately 5.0 acres of occupied sand skink foraging and sheltering habitat incidental to construction of a road extension, and they seek a 5-year permit. The 41.7-acre project is located on parcel number 09– 23–27–0000–00–006 within Section 16 and 17, Township 23 South, and Range 27 East, Orange County, Florida. The project includes construction of a road extension and associated infrastructure. The applicant proposes to mitigate for the take of the sand skink by the PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58959 purchase of 10.0 mitigation credits from the Scrub Conservation Bank. Our Preliminary Determination We have determined that the applicant’s proposal, including the proposed mitigation and minimization measures, would have minor or negligible effects on the species covered in their HCP. Therefore, our proposed issuance of the requested ITP qualifies as a categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act, as provided by Department of the Interior implementing regulations in part 46 of title 43 of the Code of Federal Regulations (43 CFR 46.205, 46.210, and 46.215). A low-effect HCP is one involving (1) Minor or negligible effects on federally listed or candidate species and their habitats, and (2) minor or negligible effects on other environmental values or resources. Next Steps We will evaluate the HCP and comments we receive to determine whether the ITP application meets the requirements of section 10(a) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). If we determine that the application meets these requirements, we will issue ITP number TE02053C–0. We will also evaluate whether issuance of the section 10(a)(1)(B) ITP complies with section 7 of the Act by conducting an intraService section 7 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 the ITP. If the requirements are met, we will issue the permit to the applicant. Public Comments If you wish to comment on the permit application, HCP, 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 comments, 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 and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 58960 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 166 / Friday, August 26, 2016 / Notices Dated: August 10, 2016. Jay B. Herrington, Field Supervisor, Jacksonville Field Office, Southeast Region. ACTION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have issued the following permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species, marine mammals, or both. We issue these permits under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). ADDRESSES: Brenda Tapia, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, Branch of Permits, MS: IA, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041; fax 703–358– 2281. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, 703–358–2104 SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2016–20484 Filed 8–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2016–0108; FXIA16710900000–156–FF09A30000] Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits AGENCY: Notice of issuance of permits. Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. Permit No. (telephone); 703–358–2281 (fax); DMAFR@fws.gov (email). On the dates below, as authorized by the provisions of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), as amended, and/or the MMPA, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), we issued requested permits subject to certain conditions set forth therein. For each permit for an endangered species, we found that (1) The application was filed in good faith, (2) The granted permit would not operate to the disadvantage of the endangered species, and (3) The granted permit would be consistent with the purposes and policy set forth in section 2 of the ESA. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Receipt of application Federal Register notice Applicant Permit issuance date Endangered Species 81689B 82084B 84562B 88754B 88758B 94211B 93135B 88951B 91101B 87845B 98525B .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. Leon Munyan ........................................ Edwin Rymut ......................................... University of California .......................... Arthur Webber ....................................... 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August 4, 2016. 81 FR 43223; July 1, 2016 ................... August 16, 2016. Marine Mammals 90060B .................................................. Laura Graham ....................................... Availability of Documents DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any party who submits a written request for a copy of such documents to: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, Branch of Permits, MS: IA, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041; fax (703) 358– 2281. Bureau of Indian Affairs Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2016–20554 Filed 8–25–16; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4333–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:17 Aug 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 [167 A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900] Indian Gaming; Extension of TribalState Class III Gaming Compact (Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota) AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. Notice. ACTION: extension does not modify any other terms of the compact. See to 25 CFR 293.5. The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota have reached an agreement to extend the expiration of their existing Tribal-State Class III gaming compact until December 31, 2016. This publishes notice of the new expiration date of the compact. Dated: August 19, 2016. Lawrence S. Roberts, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2016–20436 Filed 8–25–16; 8:45 am] This notice announces the extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota. DATES: Effective August 26, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Office of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219–4066. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: An extension to an existing tribal-state Class III gaming compact does not require approval by the Secretary if the PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLAK9100000.L141000000.XX0000] Second Call for Nominations to the Alaska Resource Advisory Council Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 166 (Friday, August 26, 2016)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-20484]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R4-ES-2016-N028: FXES11130400000EA-123-FF04EF1000]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Availability of 
Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan, Orange County, FL

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments/information.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have 
received an application for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Orange County 
Utilities Department, is requesting a 5-year ITP. We request public 
comment on the permit application and accompanying proposed habitat 
conservation plan (HCP), as well as on our preliminary determination 
that the plan qualifies as low effect under the National Environmental 
Policy Act (NEPA). To make this determination, we used our 
environmental action statement and low-effect screening form, which are 
also available for review.

DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by 
September 26, 2016.

ADDRESSES: If you wish to review the application and HCP, you may 
request documents by email, U.S. mail, or phone (see below). These 
documents are also available for public inspection by appointment 
during normal business hours at the office below. Send your comments or 
requests by any one of the following methods.
    Email: northflorida@fws.gov. Use ``Attn: Permit number TE02053C-0'' 
as your message subject line for Orange County Utilities Department.
    Fax: Field Supervisor, (904) 731-3191, Attn: Permit number 
TE02053C-0.
    U.S. mail: Field Supervisor, Jacksonville Ecological Services Field 
Office, Attn: Permit number TE02053C-0, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
7915 Baymeadows Way, Suite 200, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
    In-person drop-off: You may drop off information during regular 
business hours at the above office address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zakia Williams, telephone: (904) 731-
3119; email: zakia_williams@fws.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Section 9 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and our implementing 
Federal regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 
17 prohibit the ``take'' of fish or wildlife species listed as 
endangered or threatened. Take of listed fish or wildlife is defined 
under the Act as ``to 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 limited circumstances, we 
issue permits to authorize incidental take--i.e., take that is 
incidental to, and not the purpose of, the carrying out of an otherwise 
lawful activity.
    Regulations governing incidental take permits for threatened and 
endangered species are at 50 CFR 17.32 and 17.22, respectively. The 
Act's take prohibitions do not apply to federally listed plants on 
private lands unless such take would violate State law. In addition to 
meeting other criteria, an incidental take permit's proposed actions 
must not jeopardize the existence of federally listed fish, wildlife, 
or plants.

Applicant Proposal

Orange County Utilities Department

    Orange County Utilities Department, is requesting take of 
approximately 5.0 acres of occupied sand skink foraging and sheltering 
habitat incidental to construction of a road extension, and they seek a 
5-year permit. The 41.7-acre project is located on parcel number 09-23-
27-0000-00-006 within Section 16 and 17, Township 23 South, and Range 
27 East, Orange County, Florida. The project includes construction of a 
road extension and associated infrastructure. The applicant proposes to 
mitigate for the take of the sand skink by the purchase of 10.0 
mitigation credits from the Scrub Conservation Bank.

Our Preliminary Determination

    We have determined that the applicant's proposal, including the 
proposed mitigation and minimization measures, would have minor or 
negligible effects on the species covered in their HCP. Therefore, our 
proposed issuance of the requested ITP qualifies as a categorical 
exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act, as provided by 
Department of the Interior implementing regulations in part 46 of title 
43 of the Code of Federal Regulations (43 CFR 46.205, 46.210, and 
46.215). A low-effect HCP is one involving (1) Minor or negligible 
effects on federally listed or candidate species and their habitats, 
and (2) minor or negligible effects on other environmental values or 
resources.

Next Steps

    We will evaluate the HCP and comments we receive to determine 
whether the ITP application meets the requirements of section 10(a) of 
the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). If we determine that the application 
meets these requirements, we will issue ITP number TE02053C-0. We will 
also evaluate whether issuance of the section 10(a)(1)(B) ITP complies 
with section 7 of the Act by conducting an intra-Service section 7 
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 the ITP. If the requirements are met, we will 
issue the permit to the applicant.

Public Comments

    If you wish to comment on the permit application, HCP, 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 comments, 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 and NEPA 
regulations (40 CFR 1506.6).


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    Dated: August 10, 2016.
Jay B. Herrington,
Field Supervisor, Jacksonville Field Office, Southeast Region.
[FR Doc. 2016-20484 Filed 8-25-16; 8:45 am]
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