Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Advisory Group; Call for Nominations, 13952-13953 [2019-06828]

Download as PDF 13952 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 67 / Monday, April 8, 2019 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jenny Ericson, at our Yreka office (address above), by telephone at 530– 841–3115, or via the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application from members of the Hart Family 2003 Trust (applicant) for a 50-year enhancement of survival permit (permit) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). If granted, the permit will authorize the take of both the northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) and the gray wolf (Canis lupus) that may occur incidental to land management activities in connection with ongoing livestock grazing and forest management operations that can restore, enhance, or maintain habitat for the species on the Butte Creek Ranch in Siskiyou County, California. The documents available for review and comment are the applicant’s safe harbor agreement (SHA) and our draft environmental action statement (EAS), which supports a categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). We invite comments from the public and Federal, Tribal, State, and local governments. Background Under SHAs, participating landowners voluntarily undertake management activities on their properties to enhance, restore, or maintain habitat to benefit species listed under the ESA. SHAs, and the subsequent enhancement of survival permit issued pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA, encourage private and other non-Federal property owners to implement conservation efforts for listed species by assuring property owners that they will not be subject to increased land use restriction as a result of efforts to attract or increase the numbers or distribution of a listed species on their property. Application requirements and issuance criteria for enhancement of survival permits through SHAs are found in 50 CFR 17.22(c) and 17.32(c). jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Application: Butte Creek Ranch Safe Harbor Agreement Members of the Hart Family 2003 Trust have applied for a 50-year enhancement of survival permit under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA for the Butte Creek Ranch. The permit addresses incidental take of the northern spotted owl and gray wolf that may occur during ongoing livestock grazing and forest management VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 Apr 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 operations on approximately 3,468 acres of forestland owned by the applicant. The Butte Creek Ranch is managed under an existing conservation easement (easement) that ensures preservation and protection of the property in perpetuity. Easement restrictions on management activities are incorporated into the SHA as conservation measures to benefit and contribute to the recovery of the northern spotted owl and gray wolf. Northern spotted owls have not been detected on or adjacent to the property, although forest management activities may lead to their presence in the future. If northern spotted owls occupy the property during the permit term, covered activities are expected to result in the incidental take of a maximum of 10 juveniles and two adults during periodic timber harvest. The baseline habitat conditions for northern spotted owl on the property are estimated to be 65 acres of nesting/roosting habitat and 1,045 acres of foraging habitat. The SHA will increase the baseline for northern spotted owls by retaining habitat elements (e.g., snags, large old trees) and developing and perpetually maintaining forests that are older and structurally more complex than that which currently exists. The SHA will achieve a net conservation benefit for northern spotted owl by increasing the amount of suitable habitat over the permit term and by managing the threats of barred owl and unnaturally severe wildfire. The take avoidance measures in the SHA will minimize the potential for incidental take through surveys and seasonal timing restrictions prior to any timber operations in suitable habitat. Wolves have been documented using the Butte Creek Ranch and will likely continue to use the property in the future because the current level of human activity, including road use and construction, is not expected to increase under the SHA. The covered activities are expected to result in the incidental take of a maximum of 15 juvenile wolves over the permit term if cattle operations or forest management activities occur near an active den or rendezvous site, which may lead to abandonment of the site or of young. The monitoring of wolf activity and the wolf protection measures in the SHA will minimize the potential for incidental take. The SHA will achieve a net conservation benefit and increase the baseline for wolves by maintaining an area of limited human disturbance, improving deer and elk habitat, and using livestock husbandry practices to avoid livestock and wolf conflict. Because the property will be managed under the SHA to be a secure and PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 relatively undisturbed location, it will provide habitat for dispersing wolves and may potentially become part of an established territory that supports a wolf pack. Public Availability of Comments Written comments we receive become part of the administrative 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. 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.) and its implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22 and 17.32) and NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (40 CFR 1506.6 and 43 CFR 46.305). Jenny Ericson, Field Supervisor, Yreka Fish and Wildlife Office, Yreka, California. [FR Doc. 2019–06891 Filed 4–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–MB–2019–N011; FXGO1664091HCC0–FF09D00000–189] Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Advisory Group; Call for Nominations Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Call for nominations. AGENCY: The Secretary of the Interior seeks nominations for individuals to be considered to fill one vacancy to serve as a member of the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Advisory Group. The Advisory Group operates under statutory procedures established in the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act, which promotes long-term conservation of neotropical migratory birds and their habitats. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1 13953 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 67 / Monday, April 8, 2019 / Notices Written nominations must be postmarked by April 29, 2019. ADDRESSES: Please address and submit your nomination letters via U.S. mail or hand delivery to Mr. Jerome Ford, Assistant Director—Migratory Birds; Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Advisory Group; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS:MB; Falls Church, VA 22041–3803. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kari Duncan by email (preferred) at kari_ duncan@fws.gov, by telephone at 703– 358–1784, by U.S. mail at the address in ADDRESSES, or via the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Background The Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA or Act; 16 U.S.C. 6101 et seq.), promotes long-term conservation of neotropical migratory birds and their habitats through a competitive grants program by promoting partnerships and local conservation efforts, and achieving habitat protection in 36 countries. The goals of NMBCA include perpetuating healthy bird populations, providing financial resources for bird conservation, and fostering international cooperation. Because the greatest conservation need is south of the U.S. border, the Act requires that at least 75 percent of NMBCA funding supports projects outside the United States. Under the Act (16 U.S.C. 6106), the Secretary may convene an advisory group consisting of individuals representing public and private organizations actively involved in the conservation of neotropical migratory birds. Accordingly, since 2006, an advisory group has assisted in administration of the NMBCA. jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Advisory Group Duties The NMBCA Advisory Group provides advice to the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on progress toward program goals and on neotropical migratory bird conservation priorities, conducts outreach to partners to encourage collaboration and cooperative planning, communicates the need for program support, and contributes to a long-term strategic vision. Under statutory procedures established in the Act, the Advisory Group typically meets once a year to discuss the strategic direction and management of the NMBCA program. Advisory Group Membership As a whole, the Advisory Group shall have expertise in migratory bird VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 Apr 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 conservation and management throughout the Western Hemisphere. Currently, the Advisory Group includes Directors of State fish and wildlife agencies representing the four migratory bird flyways, the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Secretary of the Board of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and nonprofit organizations engaged in migratory bird conservation activities. In the event that an appointment lapses, members continue to serve until reappointed or replaced. Nomination Method and Eligibility The Secretary seeks nominations for individuals who have expertise in migratory bird conservation and management throughout the Western Hemisphere to be considered to fill one vacancy to serve as a member of the Advisory Group. The member will be appointed to a three-year term that will expire on March 31, 2022. Nominations should include a resume that provides contact information and a description of the nominee’s qualifications that would enable the Department of the Interior to make an informed decision regarding the candidate’s suitability to serve on the Advisory Group. Dated: April 2, 2019. James W. Kurth, Deputy Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2019–06828 Filed 4–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA–392] Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Sanyal Biotechnology, LLC Notice of application. Registered bulk manufacturers of the affected basic classes, and applicants therefore, may file written comments on or objections to the issuance of the proposed registration on or before May 8, 2019. Such persons may also file a written request for a hearing on the application on or before May 8, 2019. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 67 (Monday, April 8, 2019)]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-06828]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-MB-2019-N011; FXGO1664091HCC0-FF09D00000-189]


Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Advisory Group; Call 
for Nominations

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Call for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior seeks nominations for 
individuals to be considered to fill one vacancy to serve as a member 
of the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Advisory Group. The 
Advisory Group operates under statutory procedures established in the 
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act, which promotes long-term 
conservation of neotropical migratory birds and their habitats.

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DATES: Written nominations must be postmarked by April 29, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Please address and submit your nomination letters via U.S. 
mail or hand delivery to Mr. Jerome Ford, Assistant Director--Migratory 
Birds; Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Advisory Group; U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service; 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS:MB; Falls Church, VA 
22041-3803.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kari Duncan by email (preferred) at 
[email protected], by telephone at 703-358-1784, by U.S. mail at the 
address in ADDRESSES, or via the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-
8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA or Act; 16 
U.S.C. 6101 et seq.), promotes long-term conservation of neotropical 
migratory birds and their habitats through a competitive grants program 
by promoting partnerships and local conservation efforts, and achieving 
habitat protection in 36 countries. The goals of NMBCA include 
perpetuating healthy bird populations, providing financial resources 
for bird conservation, and fostering international cooperation. Because 
the greatest conservation need is south of the U.S. border, the Act 
requires that at least 75 percent of NMBCA funding supports projects 
outside the United States.
    Under the Act (16 U.S.C. 6106), the Secretary may convene an 
advisory group consisting of individuals representing public and 
private organizations actively involved in the conservation of 
neotropical migratory birds. Accordingly, since 2006, an advisory group 
has assisted in administration of the NMBCA.

Advisory Group Duties

    The NMBCA Advisory Group provides advice to the Director of the 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on progress toward program goals and on 
neotropical migratory bird conservation priorities, conducts outreach 
to partners to encourage collaboration and cooperative planning, 
communicates the need for program support, and contributes to a long-
term strategic vision. Under statutory procedures established in the 
Act, the Advisory Group typically meets once a year to discuss the 
strategic direction and management of the NMBCA program.

Advisory Group Membership

    As a whole, the Advisory Group shall have expertise in migratory 
bird conservation and management throughout the Western Hemisphere. 
Currently, the Advisory Group includes Directors of State fish and 
wildlife agencies representing the four migratory bird flyways, the 
Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Secretary of the 
Board of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and nonprofit 
organizations engaged in migratory bird conservation activities. In the 
event that an appointment lapses, members continue to serve until 
reappointed or replaced.

Nomination Method and Eligibility

    The Secretary seeks nominations for individuals who have expertise 
in migratory bird conservation and management throughout the Western 
Hemisphere to be considered to fill one vacancy to serve as a member of 
the Advisory Group. The member will be appointed to a three-year term 
that will expire on March 31, 2022. Nominations should include a resume 
that provides contact information and a description of the nominee's 
qualifications that would enable the Department of the Interior to make 
an informed decision regarding the candidate's suitability to serve on 
the Advisory Group.

    Dated: April 2, 2019.
James W. Kurth,
Deputy Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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