Capitol Boulevard Infrastructure Improvements Habitat Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Olympia Subspecies of the Mazama Pocket Gopher, Thurston County, Washington; Reopening of the Public Comment Period, 20159-20160 [2019-09432]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 89 / Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / Notices with cost information; weather- and occupancy-normalized pre-retrofit consumption baselines for each affected tenant- and owner-paid utility, and all component data used to calculate those baselines, including utility consumption, rates, utility allowances, and climatic and occupancy data, and the calculation methodology used; weather- and occupancy-normalized post-retrofit consumption projections for each affected tenant- and owner-paid utility, and all component data used to calculate those baselines, including utility consumption, rates, utility allowances, and climatic and occupancy data, and the calculation methodology used; recalculated pre-retrofit baseline utility allowances and post-retrofit utility allowances for each unit size/ type; recalculated pre-retrofit baseline owner rental subsidy and post-retrofit owner renter for each unit size/type; and post-retrofit per-unit annual savings to HUD relative to pre-retrofit baseline. V. Performance payments. Intermediaries will submit Invoices for Performance Payments concurrent with each property’s annual rent adjustment cycle for the remainder of the period of performance of the Cooperative Agreement pertaining to that property. Invoices will include thorough documentation of all calculations contributing to the calculation of the amount being invoiced (as provided in the work plan) as well as a written certification by the Independent Evaluator that the performance payment has been calculated according to the methodology contained in the Cooperative Agreement; no adverse changes to the qualifications of the Independent Evaluator have occurred since the last submission from the Independent Evaluator; and no conflict of interest or apparent conflict of interest exists with the Intermediary or with respect to any property or Owner which would preclude the Independent Evaluator from performing its obligations in a truly independent manner. In the event of a change in the physical structure of a property during the period of performance which materially impacts utility usage, the Owner and the Intermediary will mutually agree upon an equitable modification of the pre-retrofit baseline for Owner-paid utility and/or of the preretrofit baseline of tenant utility allowances to reflect the impact of the change on utility usage and notify HUD of the change. In the event that the Intermediary wishes to assign performance payments to a third party, the Intermediary must submit to HUD a written request for approval. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 May 07, 2019 Jkt 247001 VI. Other program administration requirements. Beginning with the execution of their first cooperative agreement with HUD, Intermediaries will submit quarterly reports regarding the status of all properties for which work under the PFS Pilot is unfinished, including the work that has been completed, the work that remains the anticipated projected completion date. If at any point it becomes necessary to replace a partner entity performing one or more core functions program administration functions (project management, capital sources, oversight of SOW development and retrofit implementation, and/or invoicing HUD), the Intermediary must collect and submit evidence from the proposed replacement partner entity similar to the qualifications detailed for the original partner entity in the Intermediary’s initial application. As this is pilot program and HUD is responsible for submitting annual program evaluation reports to Congress, Intermediaries may be required to work with a program evaluation team and provide relevant information, possibly including (but not limited to) information pertaining to retrofit implementation, program administration, post-retrofit behavioral interventions, and certain fees. Intermediaries may be asked to clarify or provide additional context for previously submitted information, including additional details on their sources and uses of funds. Respondents (i.e. affected public): Entities applying to be Intermediaries under this program, selected Intermediaries. Estimated Number of Respondents: 15. Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,000. Frequency of Response: Varies. Average Hours per Response: 10.8. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 4,401. B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (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; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20159 (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: May 2, 2019. Vance T. Morris, Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. 2019–09473 Filed 5–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R1–ES–2019–N031; FXES11140100000–190–FF01E00000] Capitol Boulevard Infrastructure Improvements Habitat Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Olympia Subspecies of the Mazama Pocket Gopher, Thurston County, Washington; Reopening of the Public Comment Period Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; reopening of the public comment period. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are announcing a new deadline for submittal of public comments on draft documents prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Service received an application from the City of Tumwater Public Works Department for an incidental take permit pursuant to the ESA. The applicant has requested a permit that would authorize ‘‘take’’ of the threatened 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. A Federal Register notice of availability for the HCP and the draft environmental assessment (EA) addressing the HCP was published on December 26, 2018. As a result of the U.S. government partial lapse in appropriations, the website cited in the notice was not updated during the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08MYN1.SGM 08MYN1 20160 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 89 / Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / Notices entire comment period. In response, we are allowing additional time for public input on these draft documents. If you submitted a comment already, you need not resubmit it. DATES: To ensure consideration, please submit written comments by May 23, 2019. 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 ‘‘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–2019– N031; 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. ADDRESSES: Tim Romanski, Conservation Planning and Hydropower Branch Manager, Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (see ADDRESSES); 360–753–5823 (telephone). If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf, please call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are announcing a new deadline for submittal of public comments on two draft documents prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). A Federal Register notice of availability for a draft environmental assessment (EA) addressing a habitat conservation plan (HCP) being developed by the City of Tumwater Public Works Department in support of its application for an ESA incidental take permit was published on December 26, 2018 (83 FR 66292). Public comments on these documents were due by January 25, 2019. However, due to a partial lapse in Federal budget appropriations, the draft HCP and EA were not made available to the public on the website referenced in the notice of availability. Consequently, we are khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 May 07, 2019 Jkt 247001 reopening the public comment period for an additional 15 calendar days. Reopening the comment period will allow the public an opportunity to review the proposed HCP and EA, which are now available on the referenced website, which is http:// www.fws.gov/wafwo/. We invite the public to review and comment on both documents. The notice of availability contains additional background information, which is not repeated here. Authority We provide this notice in accordance with the requirements of section 10 of the ESA and NEPA and their implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22 and 40 CFR 1506.6, respectively). Mary M. Abrams, Deputy Regional Director, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2019–09432 Filed 5–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX19WC00GJNV331; OMB Control Number 1028–0106] Agency Information Collection Activities; USGS Ashfall Report U.S. Geological Survey, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing to renew an information collection. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before July 8, 2019. DATES: Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by mail to U.S. Geological Survey, Information Collections Officer, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 159, Reston, VA 20192; or by email to gs-info_ collections@usgs.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1028–0106 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Kristi Wallace by email at kwallace@usgs.gov, or by telephone at (907) 786–7109. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comment on new, proposed, revised, 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. We are 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 USGS; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the USGS enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the USGS 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. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. 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 USGS provides notifications and warnings to the public of volcanic activity in the US in order to reduce the loss of life, property, and economic and societal impacts. Ash fallout to the ground can pose significant disruption and damage to buildings, transportation, water and wastewater, power supply, communications equipment, agriculture, and primary production leading to potentially substantial societal impacts and costs, even at thicknesses of only a few millimeters or inches. Additionally, fine-grained ash, when ingested can cause health impacts to humans and animals. USGS will use reports entered in real time by respondents of ashfall in their local area to correct or refine ashfall forecasts as the ash cloud moves downwind. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 89 (Wednesday, May 8, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20159-20160]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-09432]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R1-ES-2019-N031; FXES11140100000-190-FF01E00000]


Capitol Boulevard Infrastructure Improvements Habitat 
Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Olympia 
Subspecies of the Mazama Pocket Gopher, Thurston County, Washington; 
Reopening of the Public Comment Period

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; reopening of the public comment period.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are 
announcing a new deadline for submittal of public comments on draft 
documents prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy 
Act (NEPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Service received 
an application from the City of Tumwater Public Works Department for an 
incidental take permit pursuant to the ESA. The applicant has requested 
a permit that would authorize ``take'' of the threatened 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. A Federal 
Register notice of availability for the HCP and the draft environmental 
assessment (EA) addressing the HCP was published on December 26, 2018. 
As a result of the U.S. government partial lapse in appropriations, the 
website cited in the notice was not updated during the

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entire comment period. In response, we are allowing additional time for 
public input on these draft documents. If you submitted a comment 
already, you need not resubmit it.

DATES: To ensure consideration, please submit written comments by May 
23, 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: [email protected]. Include ``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-
2019-N031; 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); 360-753-5823 (telephone). If you use a telecommunications 
device for the deaf, please call the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-
8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are announcing a new deadline for 
submittal of public comments on two draft documents prepared in 
accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 
4321 et seq.) and section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act 
(ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). A Federal Register notice of 
availability for a draft environmental assessment (EA) addressing a 
habitat conservation plan (HCP) being developed by the City of Tumwater 
Public Works Department in support of its application for an ESA 
incidental take permit was published on December 26, 2018 (83 FR 
66292). Public comments on these documents were due by January 25, 
2019. However, due to a partial lapse in Federal budget appropriations, 
the draft HCP and EA were not made available to the public on the 
website referenced in the notice of availability. Consequently, we are 
reopening the public comment period for an additional 15 calendar days. 
Reopening the comment period will allow the public an opportunity to 
review the proposed HCP and EA, which are now available on the 
referenced website, which is http://www.fws.gov/wafwo/. We invite the 
public to review and comment on both documents. The notice of 
availability contains additional background information, which is not 
repeated here.

Authority

    We provide this notice in accordance with the requirements of 
section 10 of the ESA and NEPA and their implementing regulations (50 
CFR 17.22 and 40 CFR 1506.6, respectively).

Mary M. Abrams,
Deputy Regional Director, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-09432 Filed 5-7-19; 8:45 am]
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