Incidental Take Permit Application To Participate in American Burying Beetle Amended Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan in Oklahoma, 4852-4853 [2019-02622]

Download as PDF 4852 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 33 / Tuesday, February 19, 2019 / Notices tkelley on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES Green Diamond Resource’s routine forest-related management activities for a period of 29 years should the fisher become federally listed in the future under the ESA. The permit application is associated with a template candidate conservation agreement with assurances (CCAA) previously developed for the conservation of the fisher. Background A CCAA is a voluntary agreement whereby landowners agree to manage their lands to remove or reduce threats to species that may become listed under the ESA (64 FR 32726; June 17, 1999). CCAAs are intended to facilitate the conservation of proposed and candidate species, and species likely to become candidates in the near future by giving non-Federal property owners incentives to implement conservation measures for declining species by providing certainty with regard to land, water, or resource use restrictions that might be imposed should the species later become listed as threatened or endangered under the ESA. In return for managing their lands to the benefit of the covered species, enrolled landowners receive assurances that additional regulatory requirements pertaining to the covered species will not be required if the covered species becomes listed as threatened or endangered under the ESA, so long as the CCAA remains in place and is being fully implemented. A CCAA serves as the basis for the Service to issue enhancement of survival permits to non-Federal participants pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA. Application requirements and issuance criteria for permits under CCAAs are found in the Code of Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17.22(d) and 17.32(d). The Service developed a template CCAA for the West Coast Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of the fisher in Oregon and a draft EAS for future permit issuance under the finalized template to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). The template CCAA and the EAS were noticed for comment in the Federal Register (81 FR 15737; March 24, 2016). The template CCAA and EAS were finalized and signed by the Service on June 20, 2018. The CCAA template established general guidelines and identified minimum conservation measures for potential participants in the CCAA. Interested participants can voluntarily enroll their property under the CCAA through individual ‘‘site plans’’ that are submitted as part of their permit applications. The permits would authorize incidental take with VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 Feb 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 assurances to qualifying landowners who carry out conservation measures that would benefit the West Coast DPS of the fisher. Proposed Action Pursuant to the ESA, we have received an application for an enhancement of survival permit from Green Diamond Resource Company under the template CCAA for their lands in Oregon. The requested permit would authorize the incidental take of fisher, should it become federally listed, during Green Diamond Resource’s routine forest-related management activities on their properties in Jackson, Klamath, and Lake Counties, Oregon for a period of 29 years, which is the current time remaining under the template CCAA. Approximately 491,544 acres of Green Diamond Resource lands would be covered under the CCAA. The permit application includes a (1) proposed site plan that describes the lands to be covered by the permit and (2) the required conservation measures of the template CCAA. We are making the permit application package, including the site plan, as well as the draft EAS, available for public review and comment (see ADDRESSES). The final template CCAA and prior EAS are also available for reference. Public Comments You may submit your comments and materials by one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. We request data, comments, new information, or suggestions from the public, other concerned governmental agencies, the scientific community, Tribes, industry, or any other interested party on our proposed Federal action, including adequacy of the site plan in relation to the template CCAA pursuant to the requirements for permits at 50 CFR parts 13 and 17. 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 personal identifying information in your comments, 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. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 organizations or businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their entirety. Comments and materials we receive, as well as supporting documentation, will be available for public inspection by appointment, during normal business hours, at our Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office (see ADDRESSES). Authority We provide this notice in accordance with the requirements of section 10(c) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and their implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22, and 40 CFR 1506.6, respectively). Kevin S. Foerster, Acting Deputy Regional Director, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2019–02632 Filed 2–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R2–ES–2019–N152; FXES11140200000–189–FF02ENEH00] Incidental Take Permit Application To Participate in American Burying Beetle Amended Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan in Oklahoma Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for public comments. AGENCY: Under the Endangered Species Act, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on a federally listed American burying beetle incidental take permit (ITP) application. The applicant anticipates American burying beetle take as a result of impacts to Oklahoma habitat the species uses for breeding, feeding, and sheltering. The take would be incidental to the applicant’s activities associated with oil and gas well field and pipeline infrastructure (gathering, transmission, and distribution), including geophysical exploration (seismic), construction, maintenance, operation, repair, decommissioning, and reclamation. If approved, the permit would be issued under the approved American Burying Beetle Amended Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan (ICP) Endangered Species Act Section 10(a)(1)(B) Permit Issuance in Oklahoma. SUMMARY: To ensure consideration, we must receive written comments on or before March 21, 2019. DATES: E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 33 / Tuesday, February 19, 2019 / Notices You may obtain copies of all documents and submit comments on the applicant’s ITP application by one of the following methods. Please refer to the proposed permit number when requesting documents or submitting comments. • Email: fw2_hcp_permits@fws.gov. • U.S. Mail: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species—HCP Permits, P.O. Box 1306, Room 6093, Albuquerque, NM 87103. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marty Tuegel, Branch Chief, by U.S. mail at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Environmental Review Division, P.O. Box 1306, Room 6078, Albuquerque, NM 87103; by telephone at 505–248– 6651; or via the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: tkelley on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES Introduction Under the Endangered Species Act, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on an incidental take permit (ITP) application to take the federally listed American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) during oil and gas well field infrastructure geophysical exploration (seismic) and construction, maintenance, operation, repair, and decommissioning, as well as oil and gas gathering, transmission, and distribution pipeline infrastructure construction, maintenance, operation, repair, decommissioning, and reclamation in Oklahoma. If approved, the permit would be issued to the applicant under the American Burying Beetle Amended Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan (ICP) Endangered Species Act Section 10(a)(1)(B) Permit Issuance in Oklahoma. The original ICP was approved on May 21, 2014, and the ‘‘no significant impact’’ finding notice was published in the Federal Register on July 25, 2014 (79 FR 43504). The draft amended ICP was made available for comment on March 8, 2016 (81 FR 12113), and approved on April 13, 2016. The ICP and the associated environmental assessment/finding of no significant impact are available on our website at https://www.fws.gov/ southwest/es/oklahoma/ABBICP. However, we are no longer taking comments on these finalized, approved documents. Application Available for Review and Comment We invite local, state, Tribal, and Federal agencies, and the public to comment on the following application VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 Feb 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 under the ICP for incidentally taking the federally listed American burying beetle. Please refer to the proposed permit number (TE14926D) when requesting application documents and when submitting comments. Documents and other information the applicant submitted are available for review, subject to Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) requirements. Permit No. TE14926D Applicant: DCP Operating Company, LP, Denver, CO Applicant requests a permit for oil and gas upstream and midstream production, including oil and gas well field infrastructure geophysical exploration (seismic) and construction, maintenance, operation, repair, and decommissioning, as well as oil and gas gathering, transmission, and distribution pipeline infrastructure construction, maintenance, operation, repair, decommissioning, and reclamation in Oklahoma. 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 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. 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 ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), its implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22), and the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). Dated: November 20, 2018. Amy Lueders, Regional Director, Southwest Region. [FR Doc. 2019–02622 Filed 2–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4853 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. TPA–105–003] United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Change in date for transmittal of Commission report to the President and Congress. AGENCY: The Commission has changed the date for transmittal of its report to the President and Congress from no later than 105 days after the President entered into the agreement, to no later than 105 days plus an additional 35 days due to the lapse of appropriation between December 22, 2018 and January 25, 2019. DATES: February 11, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project Leader Serge Shikher (202–205– 2393 or serge.shikher@usitc.gov) or CoProject Leader Mihir Torsekar (202– 205–3350 or mihir.torsekar@usitc.gov) for information specific to these investigations. For information on the legal aspects of these investigations, contact William Gearhart of the Commission’s Office of the General Counsel (202–205–3091 or william.gearhart@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret O’Laughlin, Office of External Relations (202–205– 1819 or margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (https:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for these investigations may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 33 (Tuesday, February 19, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R2-ES-2019-N152; FXES11140200000-189-FF02ENEH00]


Incidental Take Permit Application To Participate in American 
Burying Beetle Amended Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan in 
Oklahoma

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for public comments.

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SUMMARY: Under the Endangered Species Act, we, the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on a federally listed 
American burying beetle incidental take permit (ITP) application. The 
applicant anticipates American burying beetle take as a result of 
impacts to Oklahoma habitat the species uses for breeding, feeding, and 
sheltering. The take would be incidental to the applicant's activities 
associated with oil and gas well field and pipeline infrastructure 
(gathering, transmission, and distribution), including geophysical 
exploration (seismic), construction, maintenance, operation, repair, 
decommissioning, and reclamation. If approved, the permit would be 
issued under the approved American Burying Beetle Amended Oil and Gas 
Industry Conservation Plan (ICP) Endangered Species Act Section 
10(a)(1)(B) Permit Issuance in Oklahoma.

DATES: To ensure consideration, we must receive written comments on or 
before March 21, 2019.

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ADDRESSES: You may obtain copies of all documents and submit comments 
on the applicant's ITP application by one of the following methods. 
Please refer to the proposed permit number when requesting documents or 
submitting comments.
     Email: fw2_hcp_permits@fws.gov.
     U.S. Mail: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered 
Species--HCP Permits, P.O. Box 1306, Room 6093, Albuquerque, NM 87103.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marty Tuegel, Branch Chief, by U.S. 
mail at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Environmental Review Division, 
P.O. Box 1306, Room 6078, Albuquerque, NM 87103; by telephone at 505-
248-6651; or via the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Introduction

    Under the Endangered Species Act, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 
et seq.), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to 
comment on an incidental take permit (ITP) application to take the 
federally listed American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) 
during oil and gas well field infrastructure geophysical exploration 
(seismic) and construction, maintenance, operation, repair, and 
decommissioning, as well as oil and gas gathering, transmission, and 
distribution pipeline infrastructure construction, maintenance, 
operation, repair, decommissioning, and reclamation in Oklahoma.
    If approved, the permit would be issued to the applicant under the 
American Burying Beetle Amended Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan 
(ICP) Endangered Species Act Section 10(a)(1)(B) Permit Issuance in 
Oklahoma. The original ICP was approved on May 21, 2014, and the ``no 
significant impact'' finding notice was published in the Federal 
Register on July 25, 2014 (79 FR 43504). The draft amended ICP was made 
available for comment on March 8, 2016 (81 FR 12113), and approved on 
April 13, 2016. The ICP and the associated environmental assessment/
finding of no significant impact are available on our website at https://www.fws.gov/southwest/es/oklahoma/ABBICP. However, we are no longer 
taking comments on these finalized, approved documents.

Application Available for Review and Comment

    We invite local, state, Tribal, and Federal agencies, and the 
public to comment on the following application under the ICP for 
incidentally taking the federally listed American burying beetle. 
Please refer to the proposed permit number (TE14926D) when requesting 
application documents and when submitting comments. Documents and other 
information the applicant submitted are available for review, subject 
to Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 
552) requirements.

Permit No. TE14926D

Applicant: DCP Operating Company, LP, Denver, CO
    Applicant requests a permit for oil and gas upstream and midstream 
production, including oil and gas well field infrastructure geophysical 
exploration (seismic) and construction, maintenance, operation, repair, 
and decommissioning, as well as oil and gas gathering, transmission, 
and distribution pipeline infrastructure construction, maintenance, 
operation, repair, decommissioning, and reclamation in Oklahoma.

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 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. 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 ESA (16 U.S.C. 
1531 et seq.), its implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22), and the 
National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and its 
implementing regulations (40 CFR 1506.6).

    Dated: November 20, 2018.
Amy Lueders,
Regional Director, Southwest Region.
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