Seminole Tribe of Florida; Emergency and Related Determinations, 44435-44436 [2017-20191]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 183 / Friday, September 22, 2017 / Notices Working Group meetings will be taken on day two of the meeting. (5) Adjournment of meeting. Day 2 The agenda for the October 27, 2017, full Committee meeting is as follows: (1) Introduction. (2) Swear in newly appointed Committee members. (3) Remarks from U.S. Coast Guard Leadership. (4) Designated Federal Officer announcements. (5) Roll call of Committee members and determination of a quorum. 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A copy of all meeting documentation will be available at https:// homeport.uscg.mil/merpac no later than October 18, 2017. Alternatively, you may contact Mr. Davis Breyer as noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION section above. Public comments will be limited to three minutes per speaker. Please note that the public comment periods will end following the last call for comments. Please contact Mr. Davis Breyer, listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section, to register as a speaker. Please note that the meeting may adjourn early if the work is completed. Dated: September 18, 2017. Jeffrey G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards. [FR Doc. 2017–20209 Filed 9–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–3388– EM; Docket ID FEMA–2017–0001] Seminole Tribe of Florida; Emergency and Related Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the Seminole Tribe of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44435 Florida (FEMA–3388–EM), dated September 8, 2017, and related determinations. The declaration was issued September 8, 2017. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dean Webster, Office of Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2833. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated September 8, 2017, the President issued an emergency declaration under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121–5207 (the Stafford Act), as follows: I have determined that the emergency conditions in the lands associated with the Seminole Tribe of Florida resulting from Hurricane Irma beginning on September 4, 2017, and continuing, are of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant an emergency declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq. (‘‘the Stafford Act’’). Therefore, I declare that such an emergency exists for the Seminole Tribe of Florida and associated lands. You are authorized to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the designated areas. Specifically, you are authorized to provide assistance for debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A and B), including direct Federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program. Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance is supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for Public Assistance will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. Further, you are authorized to make changes to this declaration for the approved assistance to the extent allowable under the Stafford Act. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority vested in the Administrator, Department of Homeland Security, under Executive Order 12148, ´ as amended, Justo Hernandez, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this declared emergency. The following areas have been designated as adversely affected by this declared emergency: The Seminole Tribe of Florida and associated lands for debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A and B), including direct federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program. The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1 44436 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 183 / Friday, September 22, 2017 / Notices for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households In Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance— Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant. Brock Long, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2017–20191 Filed 9–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–MB–2017–N049; FF08M00000– FXMB12310800000–145] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement; Hycroft Mining Company; Request for Take Permits Under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement; notice of scoping meeting and request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), intend to prepare a joint environmental impact statement (EIS) with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). We are a cooperating agency with the BLM on the development of this EIS. The BLM will be analyzing potential impacts of their decision regarding Hycroft Resource and Development Incorporated’s (Hycroft/ applicant) proposed expansion as described in BLM’s notice of intent published in December 2014. This EIS will also analyze impacts associated with the Service’s eagle take permit decisions. The Service will evaluate the applicant’s Eagle Conservation Plan (ECP), which describes their request to remove inactive golden eagle nests and their request for incidental take authorization for impacts resulting from removing eagle nests, mining operations, and expansion of the existing facility. We are considering the applicant’s request, as allowed under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (Eagle Act), for nest removal for the SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Sep 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 purpose of resource development and recovery operations and incidental take. The BLM has already conducted public scoping regarding the proposed expansion of the Hycroft mine. DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by November 21, 2017. Public scoping meetings will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at the Hyatt Place Reno-Tahoe Airport, 1790 East Plumb Lane, Reno, NV 89502; and on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at the Winnemucca Convention Center, 50 West Winnemucca Blvd., Winnemucca, NV 89445. ADDRESSES: To request further information or submit written comments, please use one of the following methods, and note that your information request or comment is in reference to the Hycroft Mine Eagle Conservation Plan EIS. • Email: fw8_eaglepermits@fws.gov. Include ‘‘Hycroft Mine Eagle Conservation Plan EIS’’ in the subject line of the message. • U.S. Mail: Heather Beeler, Migratory Bird Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Southwest Regional Office, 2800 Cottage Way, W–2605, Sacramento, CA 95825. • Fax: Heather Beeler, Migratory Bird Program, (916) 414–6486; Attn: Hycroft Mine Eagle Conservation Plan EIS Scoping. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Beeler, Migratory Bird Program, at the address shown above or at (916) 414–6651 (telephone). If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf, please call the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the Service, intend to prepare a joint environmental impact statement (EIS) with the BLM in response to Hycroft’s permit application to remove inactive golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) nests and for incidental take under the Eagle Act. Hycroft submitted a draft Eagle Conservation Plan (ECP) as part of their permit application. The draft ECP is a comprehensive plan that addresses the removal of inactive golden eagle nests and also provides measures to avoid, minimize, and mitigate for the loss of golden eagle nesting territories. The draft EIS will evaluate the impacts of several alternatives related to the proposed issuance of permits by the Service to allow the removal of inactive golden eagle nests for natural resource extraction and authorization of incidental take, including the potential loss of up to two golden eagle breeding territories. The Hycroft mine is located near the historical town of Sulphur, in PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pershing and Humboldt Counties, Nevada. We provide this notice to (1) describe the proposed action; (2) advise other Federal and State agencies, potentially affected tribal interests, and the public of our intent to prepare an EIS; (3) announce the initiation of a 60-day public scoping period; and (4) obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues and possible alternatives to be included in the EIS. We are particularly interested in comments regarding the creation of new golden eagle nest sites or territories, a potential mitigation option. We also announce plans for public scoping meetings and the opening of a public comment period. We request data, comments, new information, or suggestions from the public, governmental agencies, the scientific community, tribes, industry, or any other interested party. We publish this notice in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321–4347 et seq.; NEPA), and its implementing regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations at 40 CFR 1500– 1508, as well as section 668a of the Eagle Act (16 U.S.C. 668a–668d). Background Golden eagles are protected under the Eagle Act, which prohibits take of both bald and golden eagles and eagle nests. ‘‘Take’’ under the Eagle Act includes any actions that pursue, shoot, shoot at, poison, wound, kill, capture, trap, collect, destroy, molest, and disturb eagles. ‘‘Disturb’’ is further defined in 50 CFR 22.3 as ‘‘to agitate or bother a bald or golden eagle to a degree that causes, or is likely to cause, based on the best scientific information available (1) injury to an eagle, (2) a decrease in its productivity, by substantially interfering with normal breeding, feeding, or sheltering behavior, or (3) nest abandonment, by substantially interfering with normal breeding, feeding, or sheltering behavior.’’ The BLM will be the lead agency in development of the EIS, and will be evaluating the applicant’s request for the proposed expansion of their operations at the Hycroft Mine. The current mining operations were approved by BLM in a record of decision (ROD) issued in August of 2012. During biological surveys conducted in 2011 and 2012 for BLM’s 2012 EIS, a golden eagle nest and two older nests were discovered on an outcrop at the northern end of the Silver Camel feature. Mining of the Silver Camel feature and the occurrence of the nests E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-3388-EM; Docket ID FEMA-2017-0001]


Seminole Tribe of Florida; Emergency and Related Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an 
emergency for the Seminole Tribe of Florida (FEMA-3388-EM), dated 
September 8, 2017, and related determinations.

DATES: The declaration was issued September 8, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dean Webster, Office of Response and 
Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2833.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter 
dated September 8, 2017, the President issued an emergency declaration 
under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121-5207 (the Stafford Act), as 
follows:

    I have determined that the emergency conditions in the lands 
associated with the Seminole Tribe of Florida resulting from 
Hurricane Irma beginning on September 4, 2017, and continuing, are 
of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant an emergency 
declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq. (``the Stafford 
Act''). Therefore, I declare that such an emergency exists for the 
Seminole Tribe of Florida and associated lands.
    You are authorized to provide appropriate assistance for 
required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the 
Stafford Act, to save lives and to protect property and public 
health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a 
catastrophe in the designated areas. Specifically, you are 
authorized to provide assistance for debris removal and emergency 
protective measures (Categories A and B), including direct Federal 
assistance, under the Public Assistance program.
    Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance is 
supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for 
Public Assistance will be limited to 75 percent of the total 
eligible costs.
    Further, you are authorized to make changes to this declaration 
for the approved assistance to the extent allowable under the 
Stafford Act.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice 
that pursuant to the authority vested in the Administrator, Department 
of Homeland Security, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, Justo 
Hern[aacute]ndez, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal 
Coordinating Officer for this declared emergency.
    The following areas have been designated as adversely affected by 
this declared emergency:

    The Seminole Tribe of Florida and associated lands for debris 
removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A and B), 
including direct federal assistance, under the Public Assistance 
program.

    The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers 
(CFDA) are to be used

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for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 
97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster 
Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 
97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing 
Assistance to Individuals and Households In Presidentially Declared 
Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidentially Declared Disaster 
Assistance--Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and 
Households; 97.050, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance to 
Individuals and Households--Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster Grants--
Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, 
Hazard Mitigation Grant.

Brock Long,
Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2017-20191 Filed 9-21-17; 8:45 am]
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