Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications, 5713-5715 [2019-03074]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 36 / Friday, February 22, 2019 / Notices major disaster declaration under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq. (the ‘‘Stafford Act’’), as follows: I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of North Carolina resulting from Tropical Storm Michael during the period of October 10–12, 2018, is of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant a major disaster 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 a major disaster exists in the State of North Carolina. In order to provide Federal assistance, you are hereby authorized to allocate from funds available for these purposes such amounts as you find necessary for Federal disaster assistance and administrative expenses. You are authorized to provide Public Assistance in the designated areas and Hazard Mitigation throughout the State. Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance be supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for Hazard Mitigation will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for Public Assistance also will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs, with the exception of projects that meet the eligibility criteria for a higher Federal cost-sharing percentage under the Public Assistance Alternative Procedures Pilot Program for Debris Removal implemented pursuant to section 428 of the Stafford Act. Further, you are authorized to make changes to this declaration for the approved assistance to the extent allowable under the Stafford Act. 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. 2019–03022 Filed 2–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4414– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2019–0001] Minnesota; Major Disaster and Related Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority vested in the Administrator, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, Albert Lewis, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this major disaster. The following areas of the State of North Carolina have been designated as adversely affected by this major disaster: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Minnesota (FEMA–4414–DR), dated February 1, 2019, and related determinations. DATES: The declaration was issued February 1, 2019. 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 February 1, 2019, the President issued a major disaster declaration under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq. (the ‘‘Stafford Act’’), as follows: Alamance, Brunswick, Caswell, Chatham, Dare, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Granville, Hyde, Iredell, McDowell, Montgomery, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Vance, and Yadkin Counties for Public Assistance. All areas within the State of North Carolina are eligible for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used 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, I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of Minnesota resulting from severe storms and flooding during the period of October 9 to October 11, 2018, is of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant a major disaster 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 a major disaster exists in the State of Minnesota. In order to provide Federal assistance, you are hereby authorized to allocate from funds available for these purposes such amounts as you find necessary for Federal disaster assistance and administrative expenses. You are authorized to provide Public Assistance in the designated areas and Hazard Mitigation throughout the State. Consistent with the requirement that Federal VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Feb 21, 2019 Jkt 247001 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5713 assistance be supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for Hazard Mitigation will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for Public Assistance also will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs, with the exception of projects that meet the eligibility criteria for a higher Federal cost-sharing percentage under the Public Assistance Alternative Procedures Pilot Program for Debris Removal implemented pursuant to section 428 of the Stafford Act. 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, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, Steven W. Johnson, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this major disaster. The following areas of the State of Minnesota have been designated as adversely affected by this major disaster: St. Louis County for Public Assistance. All areas within the State of Minnesota are eligible for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used 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. 2019–03023 Filed 2–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R6–ES–2018–N142; FXES11140600000–190–FF06E00000] Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 5714 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 36 / Friday, February 22, 2019 / Notices Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments. ACTION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation or survival of endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on these applications. Before issuing any of the requested permits, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period. DATES: We must receive your written comments by March 25, 2019. ADDRESSES: Document availability and comment submission: Use one of the following methods to request documents or submit comments. Requests and comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s) (e.g., TE123456): SUMMARY: • Email: permitsR6ES@fws.gov. • U.S. Mail: Marjorie Nelson, Chief, Division of Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 134 Union Blvd., Suite 670, Lakewood, CO 80228. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Konishi, Recovery Permits Coordinator, Ecological Services, 303– 236–4224 (phone), or permitsR6ES@ fws.gov (email). Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877– 8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.; ESA), prohibits certain activities with endangered and threatened species unless authorized by a Federal permit. The ESA and our implementing regulations in part 17 of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Application No. Applicant, city, state Species Location TE12174D–0 ... Joshua M. Allen, Easton, KS. Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis). TE12893D–0 ... Alisa Halpin ..... TE070027–7 .... University of Nebraska. Interior least tern (Sternula antillarum athalassos). Interior least tern (Sternula antillarum athalassos). Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Nebraska ................................................ TE13508D–0 ... Turner Endangered Species Fund. TE61451C–1 ... Amy Hammesfahr. TE96435A–3 .... Laura Steger ... We invite local, State, and Federal agencies; Tribes; and the public to comment on the following applications. Activity Nebraska ................................................ New. Presence/absence surveys, nest monitoring. Presence/absence surveys, nest monitoring, banding. Presence/absence surveys. Harassment ..... New. Capture, handle, harassment. Renew. Capture, handle, harassment. New. Capture, handle, mark, biosampling, release. Harassment ..... Amend. Presence/absence surveys. Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). Colorado ................................................. Presence/absence surveys. Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permit action Capture, handle, mark, biosampling, release. Minnesota ............................................... email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may Type of take Presence/absence surveys, population monitoring, whitenose syndrome surveillance, and studies to document habitat use. Nebraska, South Dakota ........................ Written comments we receive become part of the administrative record. Before including your address, phone number, 16:52 Feb 21, 2019 Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus). Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis). Public Availability of Comments VerDate Sep<11>2014 provide for the issuance of such permits and require that we invite public comment before issuing permits for activities involving endangered species. A recovery permit issued by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for enhancement of propagation or survival of the species. Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. Renew. 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 E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 36 / Friday, February 22, 2019 / Notices 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. Next Steps If we decide to issue permits to any of the applicants listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. Authority We publish this notice under section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Nicole Alt, Acting Assistant Regional Director, MountainPrairie Region. [FR Doc. 2019–03074 Filed 2–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. TA–204–013] Large Residential Washers: Monitoring Developments in the Domestic Industry United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission has instituted investigation No. TA–204– 013, Large Residential Washers: Report on Monitoring of Developments in the Domestic Industry, for the purpose of preparing the report to the President and the Congress required by section 204(a)(2) of the Trade Act of 1974 on its monitoring of developments in the domestic industry following the President’s decision to impose a safeguard measure on imports of large residential washers and certain washer parts as described in Proclamation 9694 of January 23, 2018. DATES: February 15, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nathanael Comly (202–205–3174), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Feb 21, 2019 Jkt 247001 Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (https:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.—On January 23, 2018, the President, pursuant to section 203 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2253) (Trade Act), issued Proclamation 9694, imposing a safeguard measure on imports of certain large residential washers and parts thereof in the form of tariff-rate quotas. The proclamation was published in the Federal Register on January 25, 2018 (83 FR 3553). The measure took effect on February 7, 2018, for a period of three years and one day, or through February 7, 2021. The President imposed the measure following receipt of a report from the Commission in December 2017 under section 202 of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2252) that contained an affirmative determination, remedy recommendations, and certain additional findings (see Large Residential Washers, investigation No. TA–201–076, USITC Publication 4745, December 2017). Section 204(a)(1) of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2254(a)(1)) requires the Commission to monitor developments with respect to the domestic industry, including the progress and specific efforts made by workers and firms in the domestic industry to make a positive adjustment to import competition, as long as any action under section 203 of the Trade Act remains in effect. Whenever the initial period of such an action exceeds 3 years, section 204(a)(2) requires the Commission to submit a report on the results of the monitoring to the President and the Congress no later than the mid-point of the initial period of the relief—in this case by August 7, 2019. Section 204(a)(3) requires the Commission to hold a hearing in the course of preparing each such report. For further information concerning the conduct of this investigation, hearing procedures, and rules of general application, consult the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A and B (19 CFR part 201), and part 206, subparts A and F (19 CFR part 206). Participation in the investigation and service list.—Persons wishing to participate in the investigation as parties must file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided in section 201.11 of the Commission’s rules, not later than 21 days after publication of this notice in PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5715 the Federal Register. The Secretary will prepare a service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to this investigation upon the expiration of the period for filing entries of appearance. Limited disclosure of confidential business information (CBI).—Pursuant to section 206.17 of the Commission’s rules, the Secretary will make CBI gathered in this investigation available to authorized applicants representing interested parties (as defined in 19 CFR 206.17(a)(3)(iii)) under an administrative protective order (APO) issued in the investigation, provided that the application is made not later than 21 days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. A separate service list will be maintained by the Secretary for those parties authorized to receive CBI under the APO. The Commission may include CBI in the report it sends to the President and to the U.S. Trade Representative. Additionally, all information, including CBI, submitted in this investigation may be disclosed to and used by (i) the Commission, its employees and Offices, and contract personnel (a) for developing or maintaining the records of this or a related proceeding, or (b) in internal investigations, audits, reviews, and evaluations relating to the programs, personnel, and operations of the Commission including under 5 U.S.C. Appendix 3; or (ii) by U.S. government employees and contract personnel for cybersecurity purposes. The Commission will not release information which the Commission considers to be confidential business information unless the party submitting the confidential business information had notice, at the time of submission, that such information would be released by the Commission, or such party subsequently consents to the release of the information. The Commission will not otherwise disclose any CBI in a manner that would reveal the operations of the firm supplying the information. Public hearing.—As required by statute, the Commission has scheduled a hearing in connection with this investigation. The hearing will be held beginning at 9:30 a.m. on June 25, 2019, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC. Requests to appear at the hearing should be filed in writing with the Secretary to the Commission on or before June 14, 2019. All persons desiring to appear at the hearing and make an oral presentation should participate in a prehearing conference to be held on June 21, 2019 at the U.S. E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R6-ES-2018-N142; FXES11140600000-190-FF06E00000]


Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit 
Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

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ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received 
applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the 
propagation or survival of endangered species under the Endangered 
Species Act. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal 
agencies to comment on these applications. Before issuing any of the 
requested permits, we will take into consideration any information that 
we receive during the public comment period.

DATES: We must receive your written comments by March 25, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Document availability and comment submission: Use one of the 
following methods to request documents or submit comments. Requests and 
comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s) 
(e.g., TE123456):
     Email: permitsR6ES@fws.gov.
     U.S. Mail: Marjorie Nelson, Chief, Division of Ecological 
Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 134 Union Blvd., Suite 670, 
Lakewood, CO 80228.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Konishi, Recovery Permits 
Coordinator, Ecological Services, 303-236-4224 (phone), or 
permitsR6ES@fws.gov (email). Individuals who are hearing or speech 
impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY 
assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et 
seq.; ESA), prohibits certain activities with endangered and threatened 
species unless authorized by a Federal permit. The ESA and our 
implementing regulations in part 17 of title 50 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) provide for the issuance of such permits and require 
that we invite public comment before issuing permits for activities 
involving endangered species.
    A recovery permit issued by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA 
authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered species 
for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for enhancement of 
propagation or survival of the species. Our regulations implementing 
section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for 
endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife 
species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 
for threatened plant species.

Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment

    We invite local, State, and Federal agencies; Tribes; and the 
public to comment on the following applications.

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                                  Applicant, city,
        Application No.                 state              Species               Location              Activity          Type of take      Permit action
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TE12174D-0.....................  Joshua M. Allen,    Gray bat (Myotis    Alabama, Arkansas,       Presence/absence    Capture, handle,    New.
                                  Easton, KS.         grisescens),        Connecticut, Delaware,   surveys,            mark,
                                                      Indiana bat         District of Columbia,    population          biosampling,
                                                      (Myotis sodalis),   Florida, Georgia,        monitoring,         release.
                                                      northern long-      Illinois, Indiana,       whitenose
                                                      eared bat (Myotis   Iowa, Kansas,            syndrome
                                                      septentrionalis).   Kentucky, Louisiana,     surveillance, and
                                                                          Maine, Maryland,         studies to
                                                                          Massachusetts,           document habitat
                                                                          Michigan, Minnesota,     use.
                                                                          Mississippi, Missouri,
                                                                          Montana, Nebraska, New
                                                                          Hampshire, New Jersey,
                                                                          New York, North
                                                                          Carolina, North
                                                                          Dakota, Ohio,
                                                                          Oklahoma,
                                                                          Pennsylvania, Rhode
                                                                          Island, South
                                                                          Carolina, South
                                                                          Dakota, Tennessee,
                                                                          Vermont, Virginia,
                                                                          West Virginia,
                                                                          Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
TE12893D-0.....................  Alisa Halpin......  Interior least      Nebraska...............  Presence/absence    Harassment........  New.
                                                      tern (Sternula                               surveys, nest
                                                      antillarum                                   monitoring.
                                                      athalassos).
TE070027-7.....................  University of       Interior least      Nebraska...............  Presence/absence    Capture, handle,    Renew.
                                  Nebraska.           tern (Sternula                               surveys, nest       harassment.
                                                      antillarum                                   monitoring,
                                                      athalassos).                                 banding.
TE13508D-0.....................  Turner Endangered   American burying    Nebraska, South Dakota.  Presence/absence    Capture, handle,    New.
                                  Species Fund.       beetle                                       surveys.            harassment.
                                                      (Nicrophorus
                                                      americanus).
TE61451C-1.....................  Amy Hammesfahr....  Indiana bat         Minnesota..............  Presence/absence    Capture, handle,    Amend.
                                                      (Myotis sodalis).                            surveys.            mark,
                                                                                                                       biosampling,
                                                                                                                       release.
TE96435A-3.....................  Laura Steger......  Southwestern        Colorado...............  Presence/absence    Harassment........  Renew.
                                                      willow flycatcher                            surveys.
                                                      (Empidonax
                                                      traillii extimus).
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Public Availability of Comments

    Written comments we receive become part of the administrative 
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 
request in your comment that we withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we

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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.

Next Steps

    If we decide to issue permits to any of the applicants listed in 
this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register.

Authority

    We publish this notice under section 10(c) of the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

Nicole Alt,
Acting Assistant Regional Director, Mountain-Prairie Region.
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