Emergency Exemption; Issuance of Emergency Permit To Import Endangered Species, 39011-39012 [2019-16970]

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(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total estimated annual hour burden associated with this collection is 9,130 hours. (7) An estimate of the total public burden (in cost) associated with the collection: There is no public burden cost associated with this collection. Dated: August 5, 2019. Samantha L Deshommes, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2019–17022 Filed 8–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39011 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2019–0063; FXIA16710900000–190–FF09A30000] Emergency Exemption; Issuance of Emergency Permit To Import Endangered Species Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of issuance of permit. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have waived the 30day public notice period and have issued an endangered species permit for activities with four wild-collected eggs from piping plover (Charadrius melodus), an endangered bird species. We issue this permit under the Endangered Species Act. ADDRESSES: Materials pertaining to the permit application are available by submitting a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Service’s FOIA office https://www.doi.gov/foia/ foia-request-form. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, by phone at 703–358– 2104, via email at DMAFR@fws.gov, or via the Federal Relay Service at 800– 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have issued an emergency permit to conduct certain activities with the endangered piping plover (Charadrius melodus) in response to a permit application that we received under the authority of section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) We issued the requested permit subject to certain conditions set forth in the permit. For the application, we found that (1) the application was filed in good faith, (2) the granted permit would not operate to the disadvantage of the endangered species, and (3) the granted permit would be consistent with the purposes and policy set forth in section 2 of the ESA. SUMMARY: PERMIT ISSUED UNDER EMERGENCY EXEMPTION Permit No. 44262D Applicant U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Permit issuance date June 13, 2019. The Service’s piping plover coordinator requested a permit to import and captive-rear four viable wild-collected piping plover eggs from the Canadian Wildlife Service in E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 39012 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 153 / Thursday, August 8, 2019 / Notices Ontario, Canada, due to the eggs’ having been washed out by a storm and abandoned by the parents in the wild. The Service determined that an emergency affecting the viability of the piping plover eggs existed, and that no reasonable alternative was available to the applicant. On June 13, 2019, the Service issued permit no. PRT–44262D to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, East Lansing, Michigan, to import the four viable wild-collected eggs from piping plover for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. The eggs were salvaged so that the Service could hatch them in captivity at a captive-rearing facility in the United States for eventual release of the fledged birds into the wild. Authorities We issue this notice under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and its implementing regulations. Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2019–16970 Filed 8–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–HQ–NWRS–2019–0067; FF09R50000–18X–FVRS8451900000] National Wildlife Refuge System; Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge; Possible Name Change Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service, we), are considering renaming the Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge. We invite the public to comment on the question of whether or not to rename this refuge. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments that are postmarked on or before August 23, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by one of the following methods: (1) Electronically: Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Search for FWS– HQ–NWRS–2019–0067, which is the docket number for this rulemaking. Please ensure you have found the correct docket before submitting your comments. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:51 Aug 07, 2019 Jkt 247001 (2) By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail or hand-delivery to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–HQ– NWRS–2019–0067, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: JAO/1N, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041– 3803. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ken Fowler, NWRS Division of Realty, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: 3N038D, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803; (703) 358– 1713. We are soliciting comments on the question of whether or not to rename the Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge, located in Holt County, Missouri. You may submit your comments and materials concerning this issue by one of the methods listed in ADDRESSES. We request that you send comments only by the methods described in ADDRESSES. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 10, 2017, the Service Director approved a request from the Service Regional Director, Midwest Region, to rename the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, located in Holt County, Missouri, to Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge. This decision followed a meeting that was held at the refuge on December 19, 2016, with certain interested parties to discuss suitable alternatives for the name change. The majority of the group of stakeholders and Tribal and community leaders present at the meeting concurred that recognizing the loess hills geologic formation would be the best alternative. Now, in response to congressional direction in House Report 115–765, which accompanied the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 (Pub. L. 116– 6), enacted February 15, 2019, the Service is opening a public process on the question of whether or not to rename the Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge. Accordingly, through this Federal Register notice, we are inviting the public to comment, for a period of 15 days, on the question of whether or not to rename the Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge. Public Availability of Comments Written comments we receive will 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 that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may request in your PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Next Steps After review of any comments received, we will determine whether there is public interest in renaming the Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge. If there is significant public interest in renaming the refuge, we will consult local stakeholders about a new name via another open process. Authority We provide this notice in accordance with the Congressional direction in House Report 115–765, which accompanied the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 (Pub. L. 116– 6). Dated: July 15, 2019. Margaret E. Everson, Principal Deputy Director, Exercising the Authority of the Director for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2019–16966 Filed 8–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement [Docket ID BSEE–2018–0004; 190E1700D2 ETISF0000 EAQ000 EEEE500000; OMB Control Number 1014–0002] Agency Information Collection Activities; Oil and Gas Production Measurement, Surface Commingling, and Security Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) proposes to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 7, 2019. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by either of the following methods listed below: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 153 (Thursday, August 8, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39011-39012]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-16970]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-IA-2019-0063; FXIA16710900000-190-FF09A30000]


Emergency Exemption; Issuance of Emergency Permit To Import 
Endangered Species

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of issuance of permit.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have waived the 30-day 
public notice period and have issued an endangered species permit for 
activities with four wild-collected eggs from piping plover (Charadrius 
melodus), an endangered bird species. We issue this permit under the 
Endangered Species Act.

ADDRESSES: Materials pertaining to the permit application are available 
by submitting a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the 
Service's FOIA office https://www.doi.gov/foia/foia-request-form.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, by phone at 703-358-
2104, via email at [email protected], or via the Federal Relay Service at 
800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
(Service), have issued an emergency permit to conduct certain 
activities with the endangered piping plover (Charadrius melodus) in 
response to a permit application that we received under the authority 
of section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 
1531 et seq.)
    We issued the requested permit subject to certain conditions set 
forth in the permit. For the application, we found that (1) the 
application was filed in good faith, (2) the granted permit would not 
operate to the disadvantage of the endangered species, and (3) the 
granted permit would be consistent with the purposes and policy set 
forth in section 2 of the ESA.

                 Permit Issued Under Emergency Exemption
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     Permit No.              Applicant            Permit issuance date
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44262D.............  U.S. Fish and Wildlife    June 13, 2019.
                      Service.
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    The Service's piping plover coordinator requested a permit to 
import and captive-rear four viable wild-collected piping plover eggs 
from the Canadian Wildlife Service in

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Ontario, Canada, due to the eggs' having been washed out by a storm and 
abandoned by the parents in the wild. The Service determined that an 
emergency affecting the viability of the piping plover eggs existed, 
and that no reasonable alternative was available to the applicant.
    On June 13, 2019, the Service issued permit no. PRT-44262D to the 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, East Lansing, Michigan, to import the 
four viable wild-collected eggs from piping plover for the purpose of 
enhancement of the survival of the species. The eggs were salvaged so 
that the Service could hatch them in captivity at a captive-rearing 
facility in the United States for eventual release of the fledged birds 
into the wild.

Authorities

    We issue this notice under the authority of the Endangered Species 
Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and its 
implementing regulations.

Brenda Tapia,
Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of 
Management Authority.
[FR Doc. 2019-16970 Filed 8-7-19; 8:45 am]
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