American Burying Beetle Habitat Conservation Plan and Low-Effect Screening Form; Fixico Point-of-Delivery to Weleetka, Hughes, Okfuskee, and Seminole Counties, OK, 5269-5270 [2018-02340]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 25 / Tuesday, February 6, 2018 / Notices daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Trade Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 3.5A, Washington, DC 20229; telephone (202) 344–1440; facsimile (202) 325–4290; or Mr. Bradley Hayes, Executive Director and Designated Federal Officer at (202) 344– 1440. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix. The Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) provides advice to the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on matters pertaining to the commercial operations of CBP and related functions within the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of the Treasury. 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The Trade Enforcement & Revenue Collection (TERC) Subcommittee will provide necessary updates from the Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty, Bond, Forced Labor and Intellectual Property Rights Working Groups. Meeting materials will be available by February 23, 2018 at: https://www.cbp. gov/trade/stakeholder-engagement/ coac/coac-public-meetings. Dated: January 31, 2018. Bradley F. Hayes, Executive Director, Office of Trade Relations. [FR Doc. 2018–02297 Filed 2–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R2–ES–2017–N159; FXES11140200000–189–FF02ENEH00] American Burying Beetle Habitat Conservation Plan and Low-Effect Screening Form; Fixico Point-ofDelivery to Weleetka, Hughes, Okfuskee, and Seminole Counties, OK Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of documents and request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5269 availability of several documents related to an incidental take permit (ITP) application under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. American Electric Power applied for the requested ITP, which would be in effect for a three-year period in Hughes, Okfuskee, and Seminole Counties, Oklahoma. If granted, the permit would authorize American burying beetle incidental take resulting from rebuilding two portions of the Fixico point of delivery to Weleetka electric transmission line. The documents available for comment include the loweffect screening form that supports a categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, a draft low-effect habitat conservation plan, and the ITP application. DATES: Comments: We are accepting comments on the documents listed above in the SUMMARY section. To ensure consideration, written comments must be received or postmarked on or before March 8, 2018. Any comments we receive after the closing date may not be considered in this action’s final decisions. Obtaining documents: • Internet: You may obtain copies of the documents related to this ITP application on the internet from the Service’s website at https://www.fws.gov/ southwest/es/Oklahoma/. • U.S. mail: A limited number of CD– ROM and printed copies of the draft documents are available, by request, from the Field Supervisor, Oklahoma Ecological Services Field Office, 9014 East 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74129; telephone 918–382–4500. Please note that your request is in reference to the AEP LEHCP (TE55026C–0). • In-person: Copies of the draft loweffect screening form and draft habitat conservation plan also are 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 Department of the Interior, Natural Resources Library, 1849 C. Street NW, Washington, DC 20240. Æ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 500 Gold Avenue SW, Room 6034, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Æ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 9014 East 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74129; by calling 918–382–4500; or faxing 918– 581–7467. 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 6034, Albuquerque, NM 87103, Attention: Branch Chief, Environmental Review. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 5270 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 25 / Tuesday, February 6, 2018 / Notices Comment submission: You may submit written comments on the loweffect screening form, the draft loweffect habitat conservation plan, and the ITP application by one of the following methods: • Electronically: fw2_hcp_permits@ fws.gov. • By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail or hand-deliver to: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 9014 East 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74129; or faxing 918–581– 7467. We request that you send comments by only the methods described above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonna Polk, Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 9014 East 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74129; or by telephone at 918–382–4500. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), we advise the public that: 1. We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have gathered the information necessary to determine impacts related to potentially issuing an incidental take permit (ITP) and have determined the proposed action qualifies as a low-effect habitat conservation plan (HCP) and is categorically excluded from the NEPA process; and 2. American Electric Power (AEP; the Applicant) has developed and proposes to implement its draft HCP, as part of the ITP application, which describes the measures the Applicant has agreed to take to minimize and mitigate the effects of American burying beetle incidental take to the maximum extent practicable under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), section 10(a)(1)(B), as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531, et seq.). The requested permit, which would be in effect for a three-year period, if granted, would authorize American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) incidental take as a result of rebuilding two portions of the Fixico point of delivery (POD) to Weleetka electric transmission line. The proposed incidental take may occur along 21.5 miles of the existing Fixico POD to Weleetka transmission line in Hughes, Okfuskee, and Seminole Counties, OK, as a result of activities associated with the Applicant’s construction (existing pole removal and new pole installation) and maintenance activities. Such actions may require disturbance within potential American burying beetle habitat. American Electric Power has proposed to mitigate the impacts to 124.416 acres of suitable American burying beetle habitat, including 124.4 acres of temporary impacts and 0.016 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Feb 05, 2018 Jkt 244001 acres of permanent change. These habitat acres will be mitigated in perpetuity according to Serviceapproved mitigation ratios through purchasing credits at an approved conservation bank. Additionally, avoidance and minimization measures, including limiting clearing in temporary work areas, relieving soil compaction, and revegetating temporary and permanent cover change impacts with native vegetation will be implemented after construction is completed. The ESA, section 9 and its implementing regulations prohibit taking fish and wildlife species listed as threatened or endangered under the ESA, section 4. However, the ESA, section 10(a) authorizes us to issue permits to take listed wildlife species where such take is incidental to, and not the purpose of, otherwise lawful activities and where the applicant meets certain statutory requirements. Comments Publicly Availability 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 the ESA, section 10(c) (16 U.S.C. 1531, et seq.) and its implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22) and NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.) and its implementing regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). Joy E. Nicholopoulos, Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region, Albuquerque, New Mexico. [FR Doc. 2018–02340 Filed 2–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNM920000 18X L51040000.RB0000] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease NMNM111949, New Mexico Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of reinstatement. AGENCY: In accordance with the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, Cimarex Energy Company timely filed a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas lease NMNM 11949, Eddy County, New Mexico. The lessee paid the required rentals accruing from July 1, 2014, the date of termination. No leases were issued that affect these lands. The Bureau of Land Management proposes to reinstate this lease. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julieann Serrano, Supervisory Land Law Examiner, Branch of Adjudication, Bureau of Land Management New Mexico State Office, 301 Dinosaur Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508, (505) 954–2149, jserrano@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FRS 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: The lessee agrees to new lease terms for rentals and royalties of $10 per acre, or fraction thereof, per year, and 16–2/3 percent, respectively. The lessee agrees to additional or amended stipulations. The lessee paid the $500 administration fee for the reinstatement of the lease and $159 cost for publishing this Notice. The lessee met the requirements for reinstatement of the lease per Sec. 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920. The BLM is proposing to reinstate the lease, effective the date of termination subject to the: • Original term and conditions of the lease; • Additional and amended stipulations; • Increased rental of $10 per acre; • Increased royalty of 16–2/3 percent; and • $159 cost of publishing this Notice. SUMMARY: Authority: 43 CFR 3108.2–3 Julieann Serrano, Supervisory, Land Law Examiner. [FR Doc. 2018–02349 Filed 2–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–FB–P Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 25 (Tuesday, February 6, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R2-ES-2017-N159; FXES11140200000-189-FF02ENEH00]


American Burying Beetle Habitat Conservation Plan and Low-Effect 
Screening Form; Fixico Point-of-Delivery to Weleetka, Hughes, Okfuskee, 
and Seminole Counties, OK

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of documents and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the 
availability of several documents related to an incidental take permit 
(ITP) application under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. 
American Electric Power applied for the requested ITP, which would be 
in effect for a three-year period in Hughes, Okfuskee, and Seminole 
Counties, Oklahoma. If granted, the permit would authorize American 
burying beetle incidental take resulting from rebuilding two portions 
of the Fixico point of delivery to Weleetka electric transmission line. 
The documents available for comment include the low-effect screening 
form that supports a categorical exclusion under the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969, a draft low-effect habitat 
conservation plan, and the ITP application.

DATES: Comments: We are accepting comments on the documents listed 
above in the SUMMARY section. To ensure consideration, written comments 
must be received or postmarked on or before March 8, 2018. Any comments 
we receive after the closing date may not be considered in this 
action's final decisions.

ADDRESSES: Obtaining documents:
     Internet: You may obtain copies of the documents related 
to this ITP application on the internet from the Service's website at 
https://www.fws.gov/southwest/es/Oklahoma/.
     U.S. mail: A limited number of CD-ROM and printed copies 
of the draft documents are available, by request, from the Field 
Supervisor, Oklahoma Ecological Services Field Office, 9014 East 21st 
Street, Tulsa, OK 74129; telephone 918-382-4500. Please note that your 
request is in reference to the AEP LEHCP (TE55026C-0).
     In-person: Copies of the draft low-effect screening form 
and draft habitat conservation plan also are 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] Department of the Interior, Natural Resources Library, 1849 
C. Street NW, Washington, DC 20240.
    [cir] U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 500 Gold Avenue SW, Room 
6034, Albuquerque, NM 87102.
    [cir] U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 9014 East 21st Street, Tulsa, 
OK 74129; by calling 918-382-4500; or faxing 918-581-7467.
    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 6034, Albuquerque, NM 87103, Attention: Branch Chief, 
Environmental Review.

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    Comment submission: You may submit written comments on the low-
effect screening form, the draft low-effect habitat conservation plan, 
and the ITP application by one of the following methods:
     Electronically: [email protected].
     By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail or hand-deliver to: U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, 9014 East 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74129; or 
faxing 918-581-7467.
    We request that you send comments by only the methods described 
above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonna Polk, Field Supervisor, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, 9014 East 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74129; or 
by telephone at 918-382-4500.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the National Environmental Policy Act 
of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), we advise the public that:
    1. We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have gathered 
the information necessary to determine impacts related to potentially 
issuing an incidental take permit (ITP) and have determined the 
proposed action qualifies as a low-effect habitat conservation plan 
(HCP) and is categorically excluded from the NEPA process; and
    2. American Electric Power (AEP; the Applicant) has developed and 
proposes to implement its draft HCP, as part of the ITP application, 
which describes the measures the Applicant has agreed to take to 
minimize and mitigate the effects of American burying beetle incidental 
take to the maximum extent practicable under the Endangered Species Act 
of 1973 (ESA), section 10(a)(1)(B), as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531, et 
seq.).
    The requested permit, which would be in effect for a three-year 
period, if granted, would authorize American burying beetle 
(Nicrophorus americanus) incidental take as a result of rebuilding two 
portions of the Fixico point of delivery (POD) to Weleetka electric 
transmission line. The proposed incidental take may occur along 21.5 
miles of the existing Fixico POD to Weleetka transmission line in 
Hughes, Okfuskee, and Seminole Counties, OK, as a result of activities 
associated with the Applicant's construction (existing pole removal and 
new pole installation) and maintenance activities. Such actions may 
require disturbance within potential American burying beetle habitat. 
American Electric Power has proposed to mitigate the impacts to 124.416 
acres of suitable American burying beetle habitat, including 124.4 
acres of temporary impacts and 0.016 acres of permanent change. These 
habitat acres will be mitigated in perpetuity according to Service-
approved mitigation ratios through purchasing credits at an approved 
conservation bank. Additionally, avoidance and minimization measures, 
including limiting clearing in temporary work areas, relieving soil 
compaction, and revegetating temporary and permanent cover change 
impacts with native vegetation will be implemented after construction 
is completed.
    The ESA, section 9 and its implementing regulations prohibit taking 
fish and wildlife species listed as threatened or endangered under the 
ESA, section 4. However, the ESA, section 10(a) authorizes us to issue 
permits to take listed wildlife species where such take is incidental 
to, and not the purpose of, otherwise lawful activities and where the 
applicant meets certain statutory requirements.

Comments Publicly Availability

    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 the ESA, section 10(c) 
(16 U.S.C. 1531, et seq.) and its implementing regulations (50 CFR 
17.22) and NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.) and its implementing 
regulations (40 CFR 1506.6).

Joy E. Nicholopoulos,
Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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