Draft Safe Harbor Agreement Amendment and Application for an Enhancement of Survival Permit for the Phoenix Reach of the Rio Salado Environmental Restoration Project, 59238-59239 [2016-20671]

Download as PDF 59238 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 167 / Monday, August 29, 2016 / Notices number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877–8339). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Virginia Holman, Housing Program Specialist, Office of Housing Counseling, Office of Outreach and Capacity, U.S. Department of HUD, 600 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 822–4911. This is not a toll free number. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toolfree Federal Relay Service at (800–877– 8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Holman. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that the Department is submitting the proposed information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarify of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: August 19, 2016. Janet M. Golrick, Associate General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing, Associate Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. 2016–20697 Filed 8–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES A. Overview of Information Collection DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Title of Proposal: Membership Application for the Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee. OMB Control Number: 2502–0606. Form Number: HUD–90005 HCFAC. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee (HCFAC) was created under the Dodd-Frank ‘‘Expand and Preserve Homeownership through Counseling Act’’ Public Law 111–203, title XIV, § 1441, July 21, 2010, 124 Stat. 2163 (Act), 42 U.S.C. 3533(g) to provide strategic planning and policy guidance to HUD on housing counseling issues. The Membership Appication will be use to select the members of the HCFAC. Respondents: (i.e., affected public): Not for profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 150. Estimated Number of Responses: 150. Frequency of Responses: Occasion or as needed. Average Hours per Response: 90%. Total Estimated Burden: 168 hours. Status of the proposed information collection: This is an existing collection. B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following. (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the Fish and Wildlife Service VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:27 Aug 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 [FWS–R2–ES–2016–N111; FXES11130200000–167–FF02ENEH00] Draft Safe Harbor Agreement Amendment and Application for an Enhancement of Survival Permit for the Phoenix Reach of the Rio Salado Environmental Restoration Project AGENCY: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; receipt of application. The City of Phoenix (applicant) has applied to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for an amendment to their enhancement of survival permit pursuant to the Endangered Species Act (Act), as amended. The requested amendment would authorize incidental take of the yellow-billed cuckoo as a result of operation and maintenance activities associated with the Rio Salado Project. We invite the public to review and comment on the permit application and the associated draft safe harbor agreement amendment (amendment). DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be received on or before September 28, 2016. ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents • Internet: You may obtain copies of the documents on the Service’s Web site at http://www.fws.gov/arizonaes/. • U.S. Mail: Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arizona Ecological Services Office, 9828 North 31st Avenue, #C3, Phoenix, Arizona SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 85051–2517 (602–242–0210). You may also obtain a copy by telephone request to the Field Supervisor. • In-Person: Copies of the application, draft amendment, or other related documents are also available for public inspection and review at the following locations, by appointment and written request only, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Æ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 500 Gold Avenue SW., Room 6034, Albuquerque, NM 87201. Æ Arizona Ecological Services Office, 9828 North 31st Avenue, #C3, Phoenix, Arizona 85051–2517 (602–242–0210). Persons wishing to review the application may obtain a copy by writing to the Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 1306, Room 4102, Albuquerque, NM 87103, Attention: Branch Chief, Environmental Review. Comment submission: You may submit written comments by one of the following methods: • Electronically: fw2_hcp_permits@ fws.gov. • By hard copy: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arizona Ecological Services Office, 2321 West Royal Palm Road, Suite 103, North 31st Avenue, #C3, Phoenix, AZ 85021–4951; or by fax to 602–242–2513. Please refer to permit number TE205294–1 when submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nichole Engelmann, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2321 West Royal Palm Road, Suite 103, Phoenix, AZ 85021– 4951, 602/242–0210 x237, or by email at Nichole_Engelmann@fws.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The City of Phoenix (applicant) has applied to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for an amendment to their enhancement of survival permit pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act (Act; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), as amended. The requested amendment, which will expire on June 8, 2061, to coincide with the expiration date of the original permit (50 years from the issuance date of June 8, 2011), would authorize incidental take of the yellow-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) as a result of operation and maintenance activities associated with the Rio Salado Project. We invite the public to review and comment on the permit application and the associated draft safe harbor agreement amendment (amendment). The applicant plans to continue to conduct operation and maintenance activities associated with the Rio Salado Project, including maintenance of vegetation, roads, trails, water delivery E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 167 / Monday, August 29, 2016 / Notices system, flood control capacity, and storm water facilities. The Rio Salado Project, Phoenix Reach, is a cooperative project between the applicant and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restore, enhance, and maintain 595 acres of native riparian and wetland vegetation along the Salt River from 24th Street to 19th Avenue. Section 9 of the Act prohibits the ‘‘taking’’ of threatened or endangered species. However, the Service, under limited circumstances, may issue permits to take threatened and endangered wildlife species when such taking is incidental to, and not the purpose of, otherwise lawful activities. The Service has made a preliminary determination that the approval of the draft amendment and permit amendment application qualify for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), as provided by the Department of the Interior implementing regulations at 43 CFR 46.205, 46.210, and 46.215. 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. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Authority We provide this notice under section 10(c) of the Act and its implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22), and the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4371 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). Joy E. Nicholopoulos, Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region, Albuquerque, New Mexico. [FR Doc. 2016–20671 Filed 8–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:27 Aug 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket Nos. FWS–HQ–IA–2016–0107 and FWS–HQ–IA–2016–0079: FXIA16710900000– 156–FF09A30000] Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of new permit applications; reopening comment period for previously announced permit applications. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities In this notice, we announce 8 new permit applications that we have received, and we reopen the comment period on 11 permit applications that we had previously announced for public comment. SUMMARY: We must receive comments or requests for documents on or before September 28, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submitting Comments: You may submit comments by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on either Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA– 2016–0107 for the applications discussed in section III.A. of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION or Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2016–0079 for the applications discussed in section III.B. of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2016–0107; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters, MS: BPHC; 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803. (Make sure that you insert the correct docket number, either FWS–HQ–IA–2016–0107 or FWS–HQ–IA–2016–0079. The permit applications in either docket are described in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION in III.A. and B.) When submitting comments, please indicate the name of the applicant and the PRT# you are commenting on. We will post all comments on http:// www.regulations.gov. This generally means that we will post any personal information you provide us (see the DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59239 Public Comments section below for more information). Viewing Comments: Comments and materials we receive will be available for public inspection on http:// www.regulations.gov, or by appointment, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803; telephone 703–358–2095. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, 703–358–2104 (telephone); 703–358–2281 (fax); DMAFR@fws.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Comment Procedures A. How do I request copies of applications or comment on submitted applications? Send your request for copies of applications or comments and materials concerning any of the applications to the contact listed under ADDRESSES. Please include the Federal Register notice publication date, the PRTnumber, and the name of the applicant in your request or submission. We will not consider requests or comments sent to an email or address not listed under ADDRESSES. If you provide an email address in your request for copies of applications, we will attempt to respond to your request electronically. Please make your requests or comments as specific as possible. Please confine your comments to issues for which we seek comments in this notice, and explain the basis for your comments. Include sufficient information with your comments to allow us to authenticate any scientific or commercial data you include. The comments and recommendations that will be most useful and likely to influence agency decisions are: (1) Those supported by quantitative information or studies; and (2) Those that include citations to, and analyses of, the applicable laws and regulations. We will not consider or include in our administrative record comments we receive after the close of the comment period (see DATES) or comments delivered to an address other than those listed above (see ADDRESSES). B. May I review comments submitted by others? Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the street address listed under ADDRESSES. The public may review documents and other information applicants have sent in E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 167 (Monday, August 29, 2016)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-20671]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R2-ES-2016-N111; FXES11130200000-167-FF02ENEH00]


Draft Safe Harbor Agreement Amendment and Application for an 
Enhancement of Survival Permit for the Phoenix Reach of the Rio Salado 
Environmental Restoration Project

AGENCY: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; receipt of application.

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SUMMARY: The City of Phoenix (applicant) has applied to the U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service (Service) for an amendment to their enhancement of 
survival permit pursuant to the Endangered Species Act (Act), as 
amended. The requested amendment would authorize incidental take of the 
yellow-billed cuckoo as a result of operation and maintenance 
activities associated with the Rio Salado Project. We invite the public 
to review and comment on the permit application and the associated 
draft safe harbor agreement amendment (amendment).

DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be received on or 
before September 28, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents
     Internet: You may obtain copies of the documents on the 
Service's Web site at http://www.fws.gov/arizonaes/.
     U.S. Mail: Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Arizona Ecological Services Office, 9828 North 31st Avenue, 
#C3, Phoenix, Arizona 85051-2517 (602-242-0210). You may also obtain a 
copy by telephone request to the Field Supervisor.
     In-Person: Copies of the application, draft amendment, or 
other related documents are also available for public inspection and 
review at the following locations, by appointment and written request 
only, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.:
    [cir] U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 500 Gold Avenue SW., Room 
6034, Albuquerque, NM 87201.
    [cir] Arizona Ecological Services Office, 9828 North 31st Avenue, 
#C3, Phoenix, Arizona 85051-2517 (602-242-0210).
    Persons wishing to review the application may obtain a copy by 
writing to the Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. 
Box 1306, Room 4102, Albuquerque, NM 87103, Attention: Branch Chief, 
Environmental Review.
    Comment submission: You may submit written comments by one of the 
following methods:
     Electronically: fw2_hcp_permits@fws.gov.
     By hard copy: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arizona 
Ecological Services Office, 2321 West Royal Palm Road, Suite 103, North 
31st Avenue, #C3, Phoenix, AZ 85021-4951; or by fax to 602-242-2513.
    Please refer to permit number TE205294-1 when submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nichole Engelmann, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, 2321 West Royal Palm Road, Suite 103, Phoenix, AZ 
85021-4951, 602/242-0210 x237, or by email at 
Nichole_Engelmann@fws.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The City of Phoenix (applicant) has applied 
to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for an amendment to 
their enhancement of survival permit pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(A) of 
the Endangered Species Act (Act; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), as amended. 
The requested amendment, which will expire on June 8, 2061, to coincide 
with the expiration date of the original permit (50 years from the 
issuance date of June 8, 2011), would authorize incidental take of the 
yellow-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) as a result of operation and 
maintenance activities associated with the Rio Salado Project. We 
invite the public to review and comment on the permit application and 
the associated draft safe harbor agreement amendment (amendment).
    The applicant plans to continue to conduct operation and 
maintenance activities associated with the Rio Salado Project, 
including maintenance of vegetation, roads, trails, water delivery

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system, flood control capacity, and storm water facilities. The Rio 
Salado Project, Phoenix Reach, is a cooperative project between the 
applicant and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restore, enhance, and 
maintain 595 acres of native riparian and wetland vegetation along the 
Salt River from 24th Street to 19th Avenue.
    Section 9 of the Act prohibits the ``taking'' of threatened or 
endangered species. However, the Service, under limited circumstances, 
may issue permits to take threatened and endangered wildlife species 
when such taking is incidental to, and not the purpose of, otherwise 
lawful activities.
    The Service has made a preliminary determination that the approval 
of the draft amendment and permit amendment application qualify for 
categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act 
(NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), as provided by the Department of the 
Interior implementing regulations at 43 CFR 46.205, 46.210, and 46.215.

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 and its 
implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22), and the National Environmental 
Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4371 et seq.) and its implementing regulations 
(40 CFR 1506.6).

Joy E. Nicholopoulos,
Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
[FR Doc. 2016-20671 Filed 8-26-16; 8:45 am]
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