Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Capitol Boulevard Infrastructure Improvements Habitat Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Olympia Subspecies of the Mazama Pocket Gopher, Thurston County, Washington, 66292-66294 [2018-27887]

Download as PDF 66292 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2018 / Notices Dated: December 19, 2018. Jennifer F. Williams, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Inspections & Compliance. or CBP website at https:// www.cbp.gov/. [FR Doc. 2018–27843 Filed 12–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [1651–0013] Agency Information Collection Activities: Entry and Manifest of Merchandise Free of Duty, Carrier’s Certificate and Release U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments; Extension of an existing collection of information. AGENCY: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted (no later than January 25, 2019) to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on this proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the OMB Desk Officer for Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to dhsdeskofficer@ omb.eop.gov. SUMMARY: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional PRA information should be directed to Seth Renkema, Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229–1177, Telephone number (202) 325–0056 or via email CBP_PRA@cbp.dhs.gov. Please note that the contact information provided here is solely for questions regarding this notice. Individuals seeking information about other CBP programs should contact the CBP National Customer Service Center at 877–227–5511, (TTY) 1–800–877–8339, VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:55 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the proposed and/or continuing information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (Volume 83 FR Page 48321) on September 24, 2018, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.8. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four points: (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 proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) suggestions to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) suggestions to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. The comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the request for approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Overview of This Information Collection Title: Entry and Manifest of Merchandise Free of Duty, Carrier’s Certificate and Release. OMB Number: 1651–0013. Form Number: CBP Form 7523. Current Actions: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this information collection. There is no change to the burden hours or the information collected. Type of Review: Extension (without change). Affected Public: Businesses. Abstract: CBP Form 7523, Entry and Manifest of Merchandise Free of Duty, Carrier’s Certificate and Release, is used by carriers and importers as a manifest for the entry of merchandise free of duty under certain conditions. CBP Form 7523 is also used by carriers to show that articles being imported are to be released to the importer or consignee, PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and as an inward foreign manifest for a vehicle or a vessel of less than 5 net tons arriving in the United States from Canada or Mexico with merchandise conditionally free of duty. CBP uses this form to authorize the entry of such merchandise. CBP Form 7523 is authorized by 19 U.S.C. 1433, 1484 and 1498. It is provided for by 19 CFR 123.4 and 19 CFR 143.23. This form is accessible at https://www.cbp.gov/ newsroom/publications/forms?title= 7523&=Apply. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,950. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 20. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 99,000. Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,247. Dated: December 19, 2018. Seth D. Renkema, Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2018–27925 Filed 12–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R1–ES–2018–N089; FXES11140100000–189–FF01E00000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Capitol Boulevard Infrastructure Improvements Habitat Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Olympia Subspecies of the Mazama Pocket Gopher, Thurston County, Washington Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), received an application from the City of Tumwater Public Works Department for an incidental take permit (ITP) pursuant to the Endangered Species Act. The application includes a habitat conservation plan (HCP), which describes the actions the applicant will take to minimize and mitigate the impacts of the taking of the threatened Olympia subspecies of the Mazama pocket gopher that may occur incidental to the otherwise lawful activities during construction of safety and infrastructure improvements at the intersection of Capitol Boulevard and Tumwater Boulevard in Tumwater, Washington. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2018 / Notices We also announce the availability of a draft environmental assessment addressing the HCP and proposed permit. We invite the public to review and comment on the documents. DATES: To ensure consideration, please submit written comments by January 25, 2019. ADDRESSES: To request further information or submit written comments, please use one of the following methods: • Internet: You may view or download copies of the HCP and draft EA and obtain additional information on the internet at http://www.fws.gov/ wafwo/. • Email: wfwocomments@fws.gov. Include ‘‘City of Tumwater Capitol Boulevard Safety and Infrastructure Improvements HCP/EA’’ in the subject line of the message. • U.S. Mail: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS–R1–ES–2018– N089; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington Fish and Wildlife Office, 510 Desmond Drive SE, Suite 102, Lacey, WA 98503. • In-Person Drop-off, Viewing, or Pickup: Call 360–753–5823 to make an appointment (necessary for viewing or picking up documents only) during regular business hours at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Romanski, Conservation Planning and Hydropower Branch Manager, Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (see ADDRESSES); telephone: 360–753– 5823. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf, please call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Service received an application from the City of Tumwater Public Works Department for an ITP, pursuant to the section 10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA. The applicant has requested a 5-year permit term that would authorize ‘‘take’’ of the threatened Olympia subspecies of the Mazama pocket gopher (Thomomys mazama pugetensis, hereafter Olympia pocket gopher) incidental to construction of safety and infrastructure improvements in Thurston County, Washington. The application includes a HCP that describes the actions the applicant will take to minimize and mitigate the impacts of the taking on the covered species. hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct (16 U.S.C. 1532(19)). The term ‘‘harm,’’ as defined in our regulations, includes significant habitat modification or degradation that results in death or injury to listed species by significantly impairing essential behavioral patterns, including breeding, feeding, or sheltering (50 CFR 17.3). The term ‘‘harass’’ is defined in our regulations as to carry out actions that create the likelihood of injury to listed species to such an extent as to significantly disrupt normal behavioral patterns, which include, but are not limited to, breeding, feeding, or sheltering (50 CFR 17.3). Section 10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA contains provisions that authorize the Service to issue permits to non-Federal entities for the take of endangered and threatened species caused by otherwise lawful activities, provided the following criteria are met: (1) The taking will be incidental; (2) the applicant will, to the maximum extent practicable, minimize and mitigate the impact of such taking; (3) the applicant will ensure that adequate funding for the plan will be provided; (4) the taking will not appreciably reduce the likelihood of the survival and recovery of the species in the wild; and (5) the applicant will carry out any other measures that the Service may require as being necessary or appropriate for the purposes of the HCP. Regulations governing permits for endangered and threatened species are found in 50 CFR 17.22 and 17.32, respectively. Background Section 9 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits ‘‘take’’ of fish and wildlife species listed as endangered or threatened. Under the ESA, the term ‘‘take’’ means to harass, harm, pursue, Public Comments You may submit your comments and materials by one of the methods listed in ADDRESSES. We specifically request information, views, and suggestions from interested parties regarding our proposed Federal action, including the VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 Proposed Action The Service proposes to issue the requested 5-year ITP based on the applicant’s commitment to implement the HCP, if permit issuance criteria are met. Covered activities include construction of needed safety and infrastructure improvements. The area covered under HCP consists of a 3-acre project development site located at the intersection of Capitol Boulevard and Tumwater Boulevard in Thurston County, Washington. Take of the Olympia pocket gopher would occur on approximately 0.8 acres of occupied habitat and will be offset by permanent management of 0.8 acres of occupied habitat for the covered species at the Deschutes Corridor Conservation Site. PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66293 adequacy of the HCP pursuant to the requirements for permits at 50 CFR parts 13 and 17 and the adequacy of the draft EA pursuant to the requirements of NEPA. Public Availability of Comments All comments and materials we receive become part of the public record associated with this action. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifiable information in your comments, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personally identifiable information— may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personally identifiable information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. 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. Comments and materials we receive will be available for public inspection by appointment, during normal business hours, at our Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (see ADDRESSES). Next Steps After public review and completion of the EA, we will determine whether the proposed action warrants a finding of no significant impact or whether an environmental impact statement should be prepared. We will evaluate the permit application, associated documents, and any comments received, to determine whether the permit application meets the requirements of section 10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA. We will also evaluate whether issuance of the requested section 10(a)(1)(B) permit would comply with section 7 of the ESA by conducting an intra-Service section 7 consultation under section 7(a)(2) of the ESA on anticipated ITP actions. The final NEPA and permit determinations will not be completed until after the end of the 30day comment period and will fully consider all comments received during the comment period. If we determine that all requirements are met, we will issue an ITP under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA to the applicant for the take of the covered species, incidental to otherwise lawful covered activities. Authority We provide this notice in accordance with the requirements of section 10 of the ESA and NEPA and their E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 66294 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2018 / Notices implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22 and 40 CFR 1506.6, respectively). Theresa E. Rabot, Deputy Regional Director, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2018–27887 Filed 12–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–MB–2018–N150; FF09M21200– 189–FXMB12320900000; OMB Control Number 1018–0133] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Control and Management of Resident Canada Geese Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are proposing to renew an information collection. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 25, 2019. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget’s Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior by email at OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov; or via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. Please provide a copy of your comments to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: BPHC, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041– 3803 (mail); or by email to Info_Coll@ fws.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1018–0133 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Madonna L. Baucum, Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, by email at Info_ Coll@fws.gov, or by telephone at (703) 358–2503. You may also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 DATES: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. A Federal Register notice with a 60day public comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on April 6, 2018 (83 FR 14879). We received one comment in which the commenter objected to the collection of this information, but did not specifically address the information collection requirements. We did not make changes to our requirements as a result of that comment. We are again soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) is the collection necessary to the proper functions of the Service; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Service enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Service minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. 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. Abstract: The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.) prohibits the take, possession, import, export, transport, sale, purchase, or bartering of migratory birds or their parts, except as permitted under the terms of a valid permit or as permitted by regulations. In 2006, we issued regulations establishing two depredation orders and three control orders that allow State and Tribal wildlife agencies, private landowners, and airports to conduct resident Canada goose population management, including the take of birds, nest and eggs. We monitor the data collected for activities under these orders and may rescind an order if monitoring indicates that activities are PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 inconsistent with conservation of Canada geese. Control order for airports. Our regulations at 50 CFR 21.49 allow managers at commercial, public, and private airports and military airfields and their employees or agents to implement management of resident Canada geese to resolve or prevent threats to public safety. An airport must be part of the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems and have received Federal grant-in-aid assistance or be a military airfield under the jurisdiction, custody, or control of the Secretary of a military department. Each facility exercising the privileges of the order must submit an annual report with the date, numbers, and locations of birds, nests, and eggs taken. Depredation order for nests and eggs. Our regulations at 50 CFR 21.50 allow private landowners and managers of public lands to destroy resident Canada goose nests and eggs on property under their jurisdiction, provided they register annually on our website at https:// epermits.fws.gov/eRCGR. Registrants must provide basic information, such as name, address, phone number, and email, and identify where the control work will occur and who will conduct it. Registrants must return to the website to report the number of nests with eggs they destroyed. Depredation order for agricultural facilities. Our regulations at 50 CFR 21.51 allow States and Tribes, via their wildlife agencies, to implement programs to allow landowners, operators, and tenants actively engaged in commercial agriculture to conduct damage management control when geese are committing depredations, or to resolve or prevent other injury to agricultural interests. State and Tribal wildlife agencies in the Atlantic, Central, and Mississippi Flyway portions of 41 States may implement the provisions of the order. Each implementing agricultural producer must maintain a log of the date and number of birds taken under this authorization. Each State and Tribe exercising the privileges of the order must submit an annual report of the numbers of birds, nests, and eggs taken, and the county or counties where take occurred. Public health control order. Our regulations at 50 CFR 21.52 authorize States and Tribes of the lower 48 States to conduct (via the State or Tribal wildlife agency) resident Canada goose control and management activities when the geese pose a direct threat to human health. States and Tribes operating under this order must submit an annual report summarizing activities, including E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R1-ES-2018-N089; FXES11140100000-189-FF01E00000]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Capitol Boulevard 
Infrastructure Improvements Habitat Conservation Plan and Environmental 
Assessment for the Olympia Subspecies of the Mazama Pocket Gopher, 
Thurston County, Washington

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), received an 
application from the City of Tumwater Public Works Department for an 
incidental take permit (ITP) pursuant to the Endangered Species Act. 
The application includes a habitat conservation plan (HCP), which 
describes the actions the applicant will take to minimize and mitigate 
the impacts of the taking of the threatened Olympia subspecies of the 
Mazama pocket gopher that may occur incidental to the otherwise lawful 
activities during construction of safety and infrastructure 
improvements at the intersection of Capitol Boulevard and Tumwater 
Boulevard in Tumwater, Washington.

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We also announce the availability of a draft environmental assessment 
addressing the HCP and proposed permit. We invite the public to review 
and comment on the documents.

DATES: To ensure consideration, please submit written comments by 
January 25, 2019.

ADDRESSES: To request further information or submit written comments, 
please use one of the following methods:
     Internet: You may view or download copies of the HCP and 
draft EA and obtain additional information on the internet at http://www.fws.gov/wafwo/.
     Email: wfwocomments@fws.gov. Include ``City of Tumwater 
Capitol Boulevard Safety and Infrastructure Improvements HCP/EA'' in 
the subject line of the message.
     U.S. Mail: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-R1-ES-
2018-N089; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington Fish and Wildlife 
Office, 510 Desmond Drive SE, Suite 102, Lacey, WA 98503.
     In-Person Drop-off, Viewing, or Pickup: Call 360-753-5823 
to make an appointment (necessary for viewing or picking up documents 
only) during regular business hours at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Romanski, Conservation Planning 
and Hydropower Branch Manager, Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (see 
ADDRESSES); telephone: 360-753-5823. If you use a telecommunications 
device for the deaf, please call the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-
8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Service received an application from the 
City of Tumwater Public Works Department for an ITP, pursuant to the 
section 10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA. The applicant has requested a 5-year 
permit term that would authorize ``take'' of the threatened Olympia 
subspecies of the Mazama pocket gopher (Thomomys mazama pugetensis, 
hereafter Olympia pocket gopher) incidental to construction of safety 
and infrastructure improvements in Thurston County, Washington. The 
application includes a HCP that describes the actions the applicant 
will take to minimize and mitigate the impacts of the taking on the 
covered species.

Background

    Section 9 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et 
seq.) prohibits ``take'' of fish and wildlife species listed as 
endangered or threatened. Under the ESA, the term ``take'' means 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(19)). The term ``harm,'' as defined in our regulations, includes 
significant habitat modification or degradation that results in death 
or injury to listed species by significantly impairing essential 
behavioral patterns, including breeding, feeding, or sheltering (50 CFR 
17.3). The term ``harass'' is defined in our regulations as to carry 
out actions that create the likelihood of injury to listed species to 
such an extent as to significantly disrupt normal behavioral patterns, 
which include, but are not limited to, breeding, feeding, or sheltering 
(50 CFR 17.3).
    Section 10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA contains provisions that authorize 
the Service to issue permits to non-Federal entities for the take of 
endangered and threatened species caused by otherwise lawful 
activities, provided the following criteria are met: (1) The taking 
will be incidental; (2) the applicant will, to the maximum extent 
practicable, minimize and mitigate the impact of such taking; (3) the 
applicant will ensure that adequate funding for the plan will be 
provided; (4) the taking will not appreciably reduce the likelihood of 
the survival and recovery of the species in the wild; and (5) the 
applicant will carry out any other measures that the Service may 
require as being necessary or appropriate for the purposes of the HCP. 
Regulations governing permits for endangered and threatened species are 
found in 50 CFR 17.22 and 17.32, respectively.

Proposed Action

    The Service proposes to issue the requested 5-year ITP based on the 
applicant's commitment to implement the HCP, if permit issuance 
criteria are met. Covered activities include construction of needed 
safety and infrastructure improvements. The area covered under HCP 
consists of a 3-acre project development site located at the 
intersection of Capitol Boulevard and Tumwater Boulevard in Thurston 
County, Washington. Take of the Olympia pocket gopher would occur on 
approximately 0.8 acres of occupied habitat and will be offset by 
permanent management of 0.8 acres of occupied habitat for the covered 
species at the Deschutes Corridor Conservation Site.

Public Comments

    You may submit your comments and materials by one of the methods 
listed in ADDRESSES. We specifically request information, views, and 
suggestions from interested parties regarding our proposed Federal 
action, including the adequacy of the HCP pursuant to the requirements 
for permits at 50 CFR parts 13 and 17 and the adequacy of the draft EA 
pursuant to the requirements of NEPA.

Public Availability of Comments

    All comments and materials we receive become part of the public 
record associated with this action. Before including your address, 
phone number, email address, or other personally identifiable 
information in your comments, you should be aware that your entire 
comment--including your personally identifiable information--may be 
made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your 
comment to withhold your personally identifiable information from 
public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. 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. Comments and materials we receive will be available for 
public inspection by appointment, during normal business hours, at our 
Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (see ADDRESSES).

Next Steps

    After public review and completion of the EA, we will determine 
whether the proposed action warrants a finding of no significant impact 
or whether an environmental impact statement should be prepared. We 
will evaluate the permit application, associated documents, and any 
comments received, to determine whether the permit application meets 
the requirements of section 10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA. We will also 
evaluate whether issuance of the requested section 10(a)(1)(B) permit 
would comply with section 7 of the ESA by conducting an intra-Service 
section 7 consultation under section 7(a)(2) of the ESA on anticipated 
ITP actions. The final NEPA and permit determinations will not be 
completed until after the end of the 30-day comment period and will 
fully consider all comments received during the comment period. If we 
determine that all requirements are met, we will issue an ITP under 
section 10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA to the applicant for the take of the 
covered species, incidental to otherwise lawful covered activities.

Authority

    We provide this notice in accordance with the requirements of 
section 10 of the ESA and NEPA and their

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implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22 and 40 CFR 1506.6, 
respectively).

Theresa E. Rabot,
Deputy Regional Director, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service.
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