Invasive Species Advisory Committee; Meeting, 81797-81798 [2016-27704]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 223 / Friday, November 18, 2016 / Notices mouse (Peromyscus polionotus ammobates) (ABM) incidental to construction of one single-family home by Charles L. Jones on a 0.779-acre lot in Orange Beach, Alabama, and construction of two single-family homes by Duane A. Baker and Joe Colich on two 0.68-acre lots in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The applicants request incidental take permits (ITP) under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act (Act; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). If we approve these three ITPs, Charles L. Jones anticipates the taking of up to 0.11 acres of ABM habitat over a 50-year ITP, and Duane Baker and Joe Colich anticipate the taking of up to 0.10 acres on each lot of ABM habitat over a 50-year ITP. Applicants’ Proposals Charles L. Jones The applicant proposes to minimize and mitigate the take of up to 0.11 acres of ABM habitat at a lot off Highway 182 in Orange Beach, Alabama, by using standard ABM conservation measures at the proposed development and by donating an ‘‘in-lieu’’ fee to the Alabama Coastal Heritage Trust (ACHT) group (ACHT). The lot proposed for development currently is undeveloped, but developers will utilize an existing driveway to minimize impacts. The ‘‘inlieu’’ fee will be donated to the ACHT group, which will use the fee to either manage, maintain, or acquire ABM habitat within the Gulf State Park critical habitat unit and/or immediately adjacent lands. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Baker-Colich We have made a preliminary determination that the applicants’ projects, including the mitigation measures, will individually and cumulatively have a minor or negligible effect on the species covered in the HCPs. Therefore, our proposed issuance of the requested ITPs qualifies as a categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as provided by Department of the Interior implementing regulations in part 46 of title 43 of the Code of Federal Regulations (516 DM 8.5C(1)). We base our determination that issuance of each ITP qualifies as a loweffect action on the following three criteria: (1) Implementation of the project would result in minor or negligible effects on federally listed, proposed, and candidate species and their habitats; (2) implementation of the project would result in minor or negligible effects on other environmental values or resources; and (3) impacts of the plan, considered together with the impacts of other past, present, and reasonably foreseeable similarly situated projects, would not result, over time, in cumulative effects to environmental values or resources that would be considered significant. As more fully explained in our environmental action statement and associated Low-Effect Screening Form, the applicants’ proposed projects qualify as ‘‘low-effect’’ projects. This preliminary determination may be revised based on our review of public comments that we receive in response to this notice. Public Comments The applicants propose to minimize and mitigate the take of up to 0.20 acres of ABM habitat at two lots off Dacus Lane in Gulf Shores, Alabama, by using standard ABM conservation measures at the proposed development (such as minimizing construction footprint, restoration of native vegetation, and measures to minimize effects to ABM during occupancy and use of the development) and by donating a 0.14acre lot in the proposed Gulf Highlands conservation area of the Fort Morgan Peninsula. The lots proposed for development are interior scrub lots that are part of a subdivided larger lot. The lot proposed for mitigation is within the proposed Gulf Highlands conservation area, contains high-quality interior scrub habitat, and will be donated to ACHT. ACHT will either place a conservation easement on the lot or eventually convey it as part of the future Gulf Highlands Conservation Area. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Our Preliminary Determination 20:21 Nov 17, 2016 Jkt 241001 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 not receive a confirmation from us that we have received your email message, contact us directly at the telephone number listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Finally, you may hand-deliver comments to the Service’s Alabama Field Office (see ADDRESSES). Covered Area The area encompassed by the HCPs and applications is the 0.779-acre lot located at 22756 Perdido Beach Boulevard, in Orange Beach, Alabama and the two 0.68-acre lots located off Dacus Lane, in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Next Steps We will evaluate the ITP applications, including the HCPs and any comments we receive, to determine whether the applications meet the requirements of section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Act. We will also evaluate whether issuance of a 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 ITPs. If we determine that the requirements are met, we will issue the ITPs for the incidental take of ABM habitat. 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: November 14, 2016. William J. Pearson, Field Supervisor, Alabama Ecological Services Field Office. [FR Doc. 2016–27766 Filed 11–17–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P 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. If you wish to comment, you may submit comments by any one of several methods. Please reference TE11097C–0 (Charles L. Jones), or TE11183C–0 (Duane A. Baker) and TE11182C–0 (Joe Colich) in such comments. You may mail comments to the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Alabama Field Office (see ADDRESSES). Alternately, you may email comments to: william_lynn@fws.gov. Please include your name and return address in your email message. If you do PO 00000 81797 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Invasive Species Advisory Committee; Meeting Office of the Secretary, Interior. Notice of public meetings of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given of meetings of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC). Comprised of 25 nonfederal invasive species experts and stakeholders from across the nation, the purpose of the Advisory Committee is to provide advice to the National Invasive Species Council, as authorized by Executive Order 13112, on a broad array of issues related to preventing the introduction of invasive species and providing for their eradication and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1 81798 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 223 / Friday, November 18, 2016 / Notices control. The Council is co-chaired by the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Secretary of Commerce. The duty of the Council is to provide national leadership regarding invasive species issues. Purpose of Meeting: To convene the full ISAC and to provide expert input and recommendations to NISC federal agencies and their partners on invasive species matters of national importance. While in session, ISAC will continue work on NISC priority initiatives through subcommittees (task teams) focused on: (a) Strengthening Federal/ State coordination; (b) strengthening Federal/Tribal coordination; (c) identifying risks and opportunities for the application of advanced biotechnologies for the eradication or control of invasive species; (d) compiling case studies of invasive species that impact infrastructure; and, (e) compiling case studies of invasive species that impact wildlife health. Two additional task teams will be tentatively instituted to explore managed relocation policy and practice from an invasive species perspective, as well as the movement of watercraft. The meeting agenda is available on the NISC Web site at http://www.invasivespecies.gov. Supplemental reference materials will be posted on or about Tuesday, November 22, 2016. Meeting of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee: Tuesday, December 6, 2016: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday, December 7, 2016: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, December 8, 2016; 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. DATES: Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian, 4th and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20560. The general session will be held in the Conference Center (4th Floor). Note: All meeting participants and interested members of the public must register their attendance online at https://goo.gl/ forms/K1kYHgeuqf15zAik2. Attendees must pass through security screening upon entering the facility. ADDRESSES: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsey Brantley, National Invasive Species Council Program Specialist and ISAC Coordinator, Phone: (202) 208– 4122; Fax: (202) 208–4118, email: Kelsey_Brantley@ios.doi.gov. Dated: November 14, 2016. Jamie K. Reaser, Executive Director, National Invasive Species Council (NISC) Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2016–27704 Filed 11–17–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4334–63–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Nov 17, 2016 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLOR957000–L63100000–BJ0000– 17XL1109AF: HAG 17–0034] Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/ Washington AGENCY: identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Mary J.M. Hartel, Chief Cadastral Surveyor of Oregon/ Washington. [FR Doc. 2016–27763 Filed 11–17–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice. ACTION: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR The plats of survey of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office, Portland, Oregon, 30 days from the date of this publication. Bureau of Land Management SUMMARY: Willamette Meridian, Oregon Tps. 23 & 24 S., R. 1 W., accepted October 14, 2016. A copy of the plats may be obtained from the Public Room at the Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office, 1220 SW. 3rd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204, upon required payment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kyle Hensley, (503) 808–6124, Branch of Geographic Sciences, Bureau of Land Management, 1220 SW. 3rd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A person or party who wishes to protest against this survey must file a written notice with the Oregon State Director, Bureau of Land Management, stating that they wish to protest. A statement of reasons for a protest may be filed with the notice of protest and must be filed with the Oregon State Director within thirty days after the protest is filed. If a protest against the survey is received prior to the date of official filing, the filing will be stayed pending consideration of the protest. A plat will not be officially filed until the day after all protests have been dismissed or otherwise resolved. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personally identifying information— may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personally ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [LLCA930000.L19200000.ET0000.XXX. LRORBX619600] Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Notice of Public Meeting; California Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: On behalf of the National Park Service (NPS) and subject to valid existing rights, the Secretary of the Interior proposes to withdraw approximately 22,462 acres of public lands for 20 years from all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; from location, entry, and patent under the United States mining laws; and from disposition under all laws pertaining to mineral and geothermal leasing, and mineral materials, and all amendments thereto and to transfer administrative jurisdiction over such lands from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to the NPS for administration as part of Joshua Tree National Park (JTNP). This notice temporarily segregates the lands for up to 2 years, gives the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed withdrawal application, and announces the date and time of a public meeting. DATES: Comments must be received by February 16, 2017. A public meeting on the proposed withdrawal will be held on January 18, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at UC Riverside Palm Desert, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, California 92211. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to the Superintendent, Joshua Tree National Park, 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, California 92277. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Smith, Superintendent, Joshua Tree National Park, 760–367–5502 or Doug Herrema, Field Manager, Bureau of Land Management, Palm Springs South Coast Field Office, 760–833– 7100. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 223 (Friday, November 18, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 81797-81798]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-27704]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR


Invasive Species Advisory Committee; Meeting

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of public meetings of the Invasive Species Advisory 
Committee.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, notice is hereby given of meetings of the Invasive Species 
Advisory Committee (ISAC). Comprised of 25 nonfederal invasive species 
experts and stakeholders from across the nation, the purpose of the 
Advisory Committee is to provide advice to the National Invasive 
Species Council, as authorized by Executive Order 13112, on a broad 
array of issues related to preventing the introduction of invasive 
species and providing for their eradication and

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control. The Council is co-chaired by the Secretary of the Interior, 
the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Secretary of Commerce. The duty 
of the Council is to provide national leadership regarding invasive 
species issues.
    Purpose of Meeting: To convene the full ISAC and to provide expert 
input and recommendations to NISC federal agencies and their partners 
on invasive species matters of national importance. While in session, 
ISAC will continue work on NISC priority initiatives through 
subcommittees (task teams) focused on: (a) Strengthening Federal/State 
coordination; (b) strengthening Federal/Tribal coordination; (c) 
identifying risks and opportunities for the application of advanced 
biotechnologies for the eradication or control of invasive species; (d) 
compiling case studies of invasive species that impact infrastructure; 
and, (e) compiling case studies of invasive species that impact 
wildlife health. Two additional task teams will be tentatively 
instituted to explore managed relocation policy and practice from an 
invasive species perspective, as well as the movement of watercraft. 
The meeting agenda is available on the NISC Web site at http://www.invasivespecies.gov. Supplemental reference materials will be 
posted on or about Tuesday, November 22, 2016.

DATES: Meeting of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee: Tuesday, 
December 6, 2016: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday, December 7, 2016: 
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, December 8, 2016; 8:00 a.m.-12:00 
p.m.

ADDRESSES: Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American 
Indian, 4th and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20560. The 
general session will be held in the Conference Center (4th Floor). 
Note: All meeting participants and interested members of the public 
must register their attendance online at https://goo.gl/forms/K1kYHgeuqf15zAik2. Attendees must pass through security screening upon 
entering the facility.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsey Brantley, National Invasive 
Species Council Program Specialist and ISAC Coordinator, Phone: (202) 
208-4122; Fax: (202) 208-4118, email: Kelsey_Brantley@ios.doi.gov.

    Dated: November 14, 2016.
Jamie K. Reaser,
Executive Director, National Invasive Species Council (NISC) 
Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2016-27704 Filed 11-17-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4334-63-P