Draft Categorical Exclusion and Draft Los Alamos Conservation Plan for Cultivation Activities in Santa Barbara County, California, 20295-20296 [2020-07574]

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Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. The General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing, John L. Garvin, having reviewed and approved this document, is delegating the authority to electronically sign this document to submitter, Nacheshia Foxx, who is the Federal Register Liaison for HUD, for purposes of publication in the Federal Register. Dated: April 6, 2020. Nacheshia Foxx, Senior Clearance Officer for the Office of Regulations Division, Office of the General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2020–07542 Filed 4–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2020–N060; FXES11140800000–190–FF08EVEN00] Draft Categorical Exclusion and Draft Los Alamos Conservation Plan for Cultivation Activities in Santa Barbara County, California Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft conservation plan (plan), as well as the associated draft categorical exclusion (CatEx), for cultivation activities within and around Los Alamos in Santa Barbara County, California. The Service developed the plan in accordance with the Endangered Species Act to provide a streamlined mechanism for proponents engaged in activities associated with agricultural development, to meet statutory and regulatory requirements while promoting conservation of the Santa Barbara County distinct population segment of the California tiger SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20295 salamander. The Service prepared the draft CatEx in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act to evaluate the potential effects to the natural and human environment resulting from issuing permits under the plan. We invite public comment on these documents. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 11, 2020. ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents: You may download a copy of the draft plan and draft CatEx at http://www.fws.gov/ ventura/, or you may request copies of the documents by U.S. mail (below) or by phone (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Submitting Written Comments: Please send us your written comments using one of the following methods: • U.S. mail: Stephen P. Henry, Field Supervisor, Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2493 Portola Road, Suite B, Ventura, CA 93003. • Email: rachel_henry@fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Henry, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, by phone at 805–677–3312, via the Federal Relay Service at 1–800– 877–8339 for TTY assistance, or at the Ventura address (see ADDRESSES). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft conservation plan (plan), as well as the associated draft categorical exclusion (CatEx), for cultivation activities within and around Los Alamos in Santa Barbara County California. We invite public comment on these documents. Draft General Conservation Plan The draft conservation plan was developed by the Service in accordance with section 10(a)(2)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The plan meets the issuance criteria as required by section 10(a)(2)(B) of the ESA for issuance of a section 10(a)(1)(B) incidental take permit (ITP). The Service developed the plan to provide a streamlined mechanism for proponents engaged in activities associated with the installation and operation of vineyards, crops, and other agricultural development, to meet statutory and regulatory requirements while promoting conservation of the Santa Barbara County distinct population segment (DPS) of the California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense). Permits issued under the plan would authorize incidental take of the Santa Barbara County DPS of the California tiger salamander for up to 20 years after the plan becomes effective. E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1 20296 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 70 / Friday, April 10, 2020 / Notices Draft Categorical Exclusion The Service prepared the draft CatEx in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) to evaluate the potential effects to the natural and human environment resulting from issuing permits under the plan. Background lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES The Service listed the Santa Barbara County DPS of the California tiger salamander as endangered on September 21, 2000 (65 FR 57242). Section 9 of the ESA and its implementing regulations prohibit the take of fish or wildlife species listed as endangered or threatened. ‘‘Take’’ is defined under the ESA to include the following activities: ‘‘[T]o harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct’’ (16 U.S.C. 1532); however, under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA, we may issue permits to authorize incidental take of listed species. ‘‘Incidental take’’ is defined by the ESA as take that is incidental to, and not the purpose of, carrying out of an otherwise lawful activity. Regulations governing incidental take permits for threatened and endangered species are in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17.32 and 17.22, respectively. Issuance of an incidental take permit also must not jeopardize the existence of federally listed fish, wildlife, or plant species. The permittees would receive assurances under our ‘‘No Surprises’’ regulations ((50 CFR 17.22(b)(5) and 17.32(b)(5)) regarding conservation activities for the Santa Barbara County DPS of the California tiger salamander. with the requirements of the plan, including all applicable avoidance, minimization, and mitigation actions. The draft CatEx provides the required NEPA documentation for the proposed Federal action, which is approval of a conservation plan and subsequent issuance of permits pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA. The CatEx also provides baseline environmental information, and a discussion of impacts to the human and natural environment that may occur as a result of implementation of the proposed plan. Public Availability of Comments 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 view, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. 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). Stephen Henry, Field Supervisor, Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, Ventura, California. [FR Doc. 2020–07574 Filed 4–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Proposed Action Bureau of Land Management The proposed action is approval of the plan and subsequent issuance of permits. The Service prepared the plan to provide a more efficient and standardized mechanism for proponents in activities associated with the installation and operation of vineyards, crops, and other agricultural development on non-Federal lands. The plan meets the permit issuance criteria as required by section 10(a)(2)(B) of the ESA and enables the construct of a programmatic permitting and conservation process to address a defined suite of proposed activities over a defined planning area. The proposed plan would allow private individuals, local and State agencies, and other nonFederal entities to meet the statutory and regulatory requirements of the ESA by applying for permits and complying [LLCOS05000.L16100000.DQ0000. LXSS053C0000.20X] VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Apr 09, 2020 Jkt 250001 Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Uncompahgre Field Office Approved Resource Management Plan, Colorado Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Uncompahgre Field Office located in southwestern Colorado, in Montrose, Delta, Gunnison, Ouray, San Miguel and Mesa counties. The Colorado State Director signed the ROD on April 2, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2020. The ROD makes the Approved RMP effective immediately. ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD/ Approved RMP are available upon request from the Uncompahgre Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 2465 South Townsend Avenue, Montrose, CO 81401 or via the internet at https://go.usa.gov/xnpgD. Copies of the ROD/Approved RMP are available for public inspection by appointment at the Uncompahgre Field Office, Montrose, CO, and the BLM Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield St, Lakewood, CO 80215. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela LoSasso, Planning and Environmental Coordinator, telephone 970–240–5300; email uformp@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800– 877–8339 to contact Ms. LoSasso during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Uncompahgre Approved RMP replaces the 1985 San Juan/San Miguel RMP, as amended; and the 1989 Uncompahgre Basin RMP, as amended. The BLM developed the Uncompahgre Field Office RMP in collaboration with 18 cooperating agencies. The BLM began engaging with the public and its cooperating agencies on the RMP revision in 2010 and made the Draft RMP/Draft EIS available for public review and comment in 2016; the BLM made the Proposed RMP/Final EIS available to the public on June 28, 2019. The BLM received 13 protest letters from parties with standing during the ensuing protest period, and the BLM Director resolved those protests. The Colorado Governor submitted a letter identifying certain concerns related to the consistency of the Proposed RMP with State plans. After a thorough review, the BLM determined that the Proposed RMP is consistent with existing State plans; however, as a result of the Governor’s comments, the BLM adopted a new controlled surface use stipulation for fluid mineral leasing. Its purpose is to ensure the function and suitability of big game winter range, migration and production areas. The BLM also modified a stipulation to enhance the Gunnison Sage-Grouse habitat protection. The Approved RMP describes landscape-level management actions and allowable uses for resources, resource uses and special designations within the Uncompahgre Planning Area. The Planning Area E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 70 (Friday, April 10, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20295-20296]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-07574]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R8-ES-2020-N060; FXES11140800000-190-FF08EVEN00]


Draft Categorical Exclusion and Draft Los Alamos Conservation 
Plan for Cultivation Activities in Santa Barbara County, California

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the 
availability of a draft conservation plan (plan), as well as the 
associated draft categorical exclusion (CatEx), for cultivation 
activities within and around Los Alamos in Santa Barbara County, 
California. The Service developed the plan in accordance with the 
Endangered Species Act to provide a streamlined mechanism for 
proponents engaged in activities associated with agricultural 
development, to meet statutory and regulatory requirements while 
promoting conservation of the Santa Barbara County distinct population 
segment of the California tiger salamander. The Service prepared the 
draft CatEx in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act to 
evaluate the potential effects to the natural and human environment 
resulting from issuing permits under the plan. We invite public comment 
on these documents.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 11, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents: You may download a copy of the draft 
plan and draft CatEx at http://www.fws.gov/ventura/, or you may request 
copies of the documents by U.S. mail (below) or by phone (see FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).
    Submitting Written Comments: Please send us your written comments 
using one of the following methods:
     U.S. mail: Stephen P. Henry, Field Supervisor, Ventura 
Fish and Wildlife Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2493 Portola 
Road, Suite B, Ventura, CA 93003.
     Email: [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Henry, Fish and Wildlife 
Biologist, by phone at 805-677-3312, via the Federal Relay Service at 
1-800-877-8339 for TTY assistance, or at the Ventura address (see 
ADDRESSES).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
(Service), announce the availability of a draft conservation plan 
(plan), as well as the associated draft categorical exclusion (CatEx), 
for cultivation activities within and around Los Alamos in Santa 
Barbara County California. We invite public comment on these documents.

Draft General Conservation Plan

    The draft conservation plan was developed by the Service in 
accordance with section 10(a)(2)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 
1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The plan meets the 
issuance criteria as required by section 10(a)(2)(B) of the ESA for 
issuance of a section 10(a)(1)(B) incidental take permit (ITP). The 
Service developed the plan to provide a streamlined mechanism for 
proponents engaged in activities associated with the installation and 
operation of vineyards, crops, and other agricultural development, to 
meet statutory and regulatory requirements while promoting conservation 
of the Santa Barbara County distinct population segment (DPS) of the 
California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense). Permits issued 
under the plan would authorize incidental take of the Santa Barbara 
County DPS of the California tiger salamander for up to 20 years after 
the plan becomes effective.

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Draft Categorical Exclusion

    The Service prepared the draft CatEx in accordance with the 
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et 
seq.) to evaluate the potential effects to the natural and human 
environment resulting from issuing permits under the plan.

Background

    The Service listed the Santa Barbara County DPS of the California 
tiger salamander as endangered on September 21, 2000 (65 FR 57242).
    Section 9 of the ESA and its implementing regulations prohibit the 
take of fish or wildlife species listed as endangered or threatened. 
``Take'' is defined under the ESA to include the following activities: 
``[T]o harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, 
or collect, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct'' (16 U.S.C. 
1532); however, under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA, we may issue 
permits to authorize incidental take of listed species. ``Incidental 
take'' is defined by the ESA as take that is incidental to, and not the 
purpose of, carrying out of an otherwise lawful activity. Regulations 
governing incidental take permits for threatened and endangered species 
are in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17.32 and 17.22, 
respectively. Issuance of an incidental take permit also must not 
jeopardize the existence of federally listed fish, wildlife, or plant 
species. The permittees would receive assurances under our ``No 
Surprises'' regulations ((50 CFR 17.22(b)(5) and 17.32(b)(5)) regarding 
conservation activities for the Santa Barbara County DPS of the 
California tiger salamander.

Proposed Action

    The proposed action is approval of the plan and subsequent issuance 
of permits. The Service prepared the plan to provide a more efficient 
and standardized mechanism for proponents in activities associated with 
the installation and operation of vineyards, crops, and other 
agricultural development on non-Federal lands. The plan meets the 
permit issuance criteria as required by section 10(a)(2)(B) of the ESA 
and enables the construct of a programmatic permitting and conservation 
process to address a defined suite of proposed activities over a 
defined planning area. The proposed plan would allow private 
individuals, local and State agencies, and other non-Federal entities 
to meet the statutory and regulatory requirements of the ESA by 
applying for permits and complying with the requirements of the plan, 
including all applicable avoidance, minimization, and mitigation 
actions.
    The draft CatEx provides the required NEPA documentation for the 
proposed Federal action, which is approval of a conservation plan and 
subsequent issuance of permits pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(B) of the 
ESA. The CatEx also provides baseline environmental information, and a 
discussion of impacts to the human and natural environment that may 
occur as a result of implementation of the proposed plan.

Public Availability of Comments

    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 view, we cannot guarantee that we will be able 
to do so.

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).

Stephen Henry,
Field Supervisor, Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, Ventura, 
California.
[FR Doc. 2020-07574 Filed 4-9-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4333-15-P