Proposed Site Plan Under a Candidate Conservation Agreement With Assurances for the Fisher in Oregon; Enhancement of Survival Permit Application, 30981-30982 [2020-10923]

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HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. 30981 agreement with assurances (CCAA) developed by the Service for the conservation of the fisher. The conservation measures in the CCAA are intended to provide a net conservation benefit to the fisher. We have also prepared a draft environmental action statement that the permit decision may be eligible for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act. We provide this notice to open a public comment period and invite comments from all interested parties regarding the documents. DATES: Submit written comments no later than June 22, 2020. ADDRESSES: To request further information or submit written comments, please use one of the following methods: • Internet: Documents may be viewed Authority: Section 2 of the Paperwork on the internet at http://www.fws.gov/ Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. oregonfwo/. The General Deputy Assistant • Email: ChinookCCAAcomments@ Secretary for Housing, John L. Garvin, fws.gov. Include ‘‘Chinook Fisher having reviewed and approved this document, is delegating the authority to CCAA’’ in the subject line of the message. electronically sign this document to • U.S. Mail: State Supervisor, Oregon submitter, Nacheshia Foxx, who is the Fish and Wildlife Office, U.S. Fish and Federal Register Liaison for HUD, for Wildlife Service; 2600 SE 98th Avenue, purposes of publication in the Federal Suite 100; Portland, OR 97266. Register. • Fax: 503–231–6195, Attn: Fisher Dated: May 18, 2020. CCAA. Nacheshia Foxx, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Liaison for the Department of Housing Richard Szlemp (see ADDRESSES); and Urban Development. telephone: 503–231–6179; facsimile: [FR Doc. 2020–10989 Filed 5–20–20; 8:45 am] 503–231–6195. If you use a BILLING CODE 4210–67–P telecommunications device for the deaf, please call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), Fish and Wildlife Service received an application for an [FWS–R1–ES–2020–N057]; enhancement of survival permit (permit) [FXES11140100000–201–FF01E00000] from Chinook Forest Partners, LLC (applicant) in Oregon pursuant to Proposed Site Plan Under a Candidate section 10(a)(l)(A) of the Endangered Conservation Agreement With Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; Assurances for the Fisher in Oregon; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). If granted, the Enhancement of Survival Permit requested permit would authorize take Application of the fisher (Pekania pennanti) incidental to the applicant’s routine AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, forest-related management activities Interior. should the species become federally ACTION: Notice of availability; request listed under the ESA. The application for comments. includes a proposed individual site plan and is associated with a template SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and candidate conservation agreement with Wildlife Service (Service), received an assurances (CCAA) developed by the application for an enhancement of survival permit (permit) pursuant to the Service for the conservation of the fisher. We have prepared a draft Endangered Species Act of 1973, as environmental action statement (EAS) amended (ESA). If granted, the for our preliminary determination that requested permit would authorize the applicant’s take of the fisher, incidental the permit decision may be eligible for to otherwise lawful activities should the categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA; 42 species become federally listed under U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). We provide this the ESA. The application is associated notice to open a public comment period with a template candidate conservation PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1 30982 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 99 / Thursday, May 21, 2020 / Notices and invite comments from all interested parties regarding the documents referenced above. Background A CCAA is a voluntary agreement whereby landowners agree to manage their lands to remove or reduce threats to species that may become listed under the ESA (64 FR 32726; June 17, 1999). CCAAs are intended to facilitate the conservation of proposed and candidate species, and species likely to become candidates in the near future, by giving non-Federal property owners incentives to implement conservation measures for declining species by providing certainty with regard to land, water, or resource use restrictions that might be imposed should the species later become listed as threatened or endangered under the ESA. In return for managing their lands to the benefit of the covered species, enrolled landowners receive assurances that additional regulatory requirements pertaining to the covered species will not be required if the covered species becomes listed as threatened or endangered under the ESA, so long as the CCAA remains in place and is being fully implemented. A CCAA serves as the basis for the Service to issue permits to non-Federal participants pursuant to section 10(a)(l)(A) of the ESA. Application requirements and issuance criteria for permits under CCAAs are found in the Code of Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17.22(d) and 17.32(d). The Service developed a template CCAA for the West Coast distinct population segment (DPS) of the fisher in Oregon and a draft EAS for future issuance of permits under the finalized template to comply with NEPA. The template CCAA and the EAS were noticed for comment in the Federal Register (81 FR 15737; March 24, 2016). The template CCAA and EAS were finalized and signed by the Service on June 20, 2018. The CCAA template established general guidelines and identified minimum conservation measures for potential participants in the CCAA. Interested participants can voluntarily enroll their properties under the CCAA through development of individual site plans prepared in accordance with the provisions of the CCAA and that are submitted as part of their permit applications. The permits would authorize incidental take of the fisher with assurances to qualifying landowners who carry out conservation measures that would benefit the West Coast DPS of the fisher. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 May 20, 2020 Jkt 250001 Proposed Actions We have received an application for an ESA section 10(a)(l)(A) permit under the template CCAA for the fisher from the applicant for their identified lands in Oregon. Chinook Forest Partners, LLC, including its subsidiary Chinook Forest Management, LLC, manages timberland on behalf of Siskiyou Timberlands, LLC, and is responsible for planning and carrying out forest management activities. Chinook Forest Partners, LLC seeks to enroll all of its managed Oregon timberlands in Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath counties. These lands total approximately 62,000 acres in many separate parcels. The requested permit would authorize incidental take of the fisher, should it become federally listed and affected by the applicant’s routine forest-related management activities on their properties through June 20, 2048. Fisher are not currently known to occur on the applicant’s proposed enrolled lands, but they have been located in the past on nearby lands. The permit application includes a proposed site plan that describes the lands covered by the permit and the conservation measures required under the template CCAA that will be implemented on covered lands. The primary conservation measures provided in the site plan include: • Allowing access to covered lands to conduct fisher surveys; • Protecting fisher dens and their young by limiting disturbance and impacts to denning structures; • Limiting trapping/nuisance control for other animals that could pose a risk to the fisher (trapping of fishers is prohibited by State of Oregon law); • Allowing the potential future translocation of fishers onto enrolled lands; and • Promoting the development of habitat structures that would support the fisher. Public Comments We are making the permit application package, including the individual site plan and draft EAS, available for public review and comment (see ADDRESSES). The final template CCAA and EAS that were finalized and signed by the Service on June 20, 2018, are also available for public information. You may submit your comments and materials by one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. We request data, comments, new information, or suggestions from the public, other concerned governmental agencies, the scientific community, Tribes, industry, or any PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 other interested party on our proposed Federal action, including on the adequacy of the site plan prepared in accordance with the template CCAA, pursuant to the requirements for permits at 50 CFR parts 13 and 17. Public Availability of Comments All comments and materials we receive 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 comments, 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. 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 in accordance with the requirements of section 10(c) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), and their implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22, and 40 CFR 1506.6, respectively). Mary Abrams, Deputy Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R1-ES-2020-N057]; [FXES11140100000-201-FF01E00000]


Proposed Site Plan Under a Candidate Conservation Agreement With 
Assurances for the Fisher in Oregon; Enhancement of Survival Permit 
Application

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), received an 
application for an enhancement of survival permit (permit) pursuant to 
the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). If granted, the 
requested permit would authorize the applicant's take of the fisher, 
incidental to otherwise lawful activities should the species become 
federally listed under the ESA. The application is associated with a 
template candidate conservation agreement with assurances (CCAA) 
developed by the Service for the conservation of the fisher. The 
conservation measures in the CCAA are intended to provide a net 
conservation benefit to the fisher. We have also prepared a draft 
environmental action statement that the permit decision may be eligible 
for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act. 
We provide this notice to open a public comment period and invite 
comments from all interested parties regarding the documents.

DATES: Submit written comments no later than June 22, 2020.

ADDRESSES: To request further information or submit written comments, 
please use one of the following methods:
     Internet: Documents may be viewed on the internet at 
http://www.fws.gov/oregonfwo/.
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``Chinook 
Fisher CCAA'' in the subject line of the message.
     U.S. Mail: State Supervisor, Oregon Fish and Wildlife 
Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 2600 SE 98th Avenue, Suite 100; 
Portland, OR 97266.
     Fax: 503-231-6195, Attn: Fisher CCAA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Szlemp (see ADDRESSES); 
telephone: 503-231-6179; facsimile: 503-231-6195. If you use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf, please call the Federal Relay 
Service at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
(Service), received an application for an enhancement of survival 
permit (permit) from Chinook Forest Partners, LLC (applicant) in Oregon 
pursuant to section 10(a)(l)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, 
as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). If granted, the requested 
permit would authorize take of the fisher (Pekania pennanti) incidental 
to the applicant's routine forest-related management activities should 
the species become federally listed under the ESA. The application 
includes a proposed individual site plan and is associated with a 
template candidate conservation agreement with assurances (CCAA) 
developed by the Service for the conservation of the fisher. We have 
prepared a draft environmental action statement (EAS) for our 
preliminary determination that the permit decision may be eligible for 
categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act 
(NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). We provide this notice to open a public 
comment period

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and invite comments from all interested parties regarding the documents 
referenced above.

Background

    A CCAA is a voluntary agreement whereby landowners agree to manage 
their lands to remove or reduce threats to species that may become 
listed under the ESA (64 FR 32726; June 17, 1999). CCAAs are intended 
to facilitate the conservation of proposed and candidate species, and 
species likely to become candidates in the near future, by giving non-
Federal property owners incentives to implement conservation measures 
for declining species by providing certainty with regard to land, 
water, or resource use restrictions that might be imposed should the 
species later become listed as threatened or endangered under the ESA. 
In return for managing their lands to the benefit of the covered 
species, enrolled landowners receive assurances that additional 
regulatory requirements pertaining to the covered species will not be 
required if the covered species becomes listed as threatened or 
endangered under the ESA, so long as the CCAA remains in place and is 
being fully implemented.
    A CCAA serves as the basis for the Service to issue permits to non-
Federal participants pursuant to section 10(a)(l)(A) of the ESA. 
Application requirements and issuance criteria for permits under CCAAs 
are found in the Code of Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17.22(d) and 
17.32(d). The Service developed a template CCAA for the West Coast 
distinct population segment (DPS) of the fisher in Oregon and a draft 
EAS for future issuance of permits under the finalized template to 
comply with NEPA. The template CCAA and the EAS were noticed for 
comment in the Federal Register (81 FR 15737; March 24, 2016). The 
template CCAA and EAS were finalized and signed by the Service on June 
20, 2018.
    The CCAA template established general guidelines and identified 
minimum conservation measures for potential participants in the CCAA. 
Interested participants can voluntarily enroll their properties under 
the CCAA through development of individual site plans prepared in 
accordance with the provisions of the CCAA and that are submitted as 
part of their permit applications. The permits would authorize 
incidental take of the fisher with assurances to qualifying landowners 
who carry out conservation measures that would benefit the West Coast 
DPS of the fisher.

Proposed Actions

    We have received an application for an ESA section 10(a)(l)(A) 
permit under the template CCAA for the fisher from the applicant for 
their identified lands in Oregon. Chinook Forest Partners, LLC, 
including its subsidiary Chinook Forest Management, LLC, manages 
timberland on behalf of Siskiyou Timberlands, LLC, and is responsible 
for planning and carrying out forest management activities. Chinook 
Forest Partners, LLC seeks to enroll all of its managed Oregon 
timberlands in Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath counties. These 
lands total approximately 62,000 acres in many separate parcels.
    The requested permit would authorize incidental take of the fisher, 
should it become federally listed and affected by the applicant's 
routine forest-related management activities on their properties 
through June 20, 2048. Fisher are not currently known to occur on the 
applicant's proposed enrolled lands, but they have been located in the 
past on nearby lands.
    The permit application includes a proposed site plan that describes 
the lands covered by the permit and the conservation measures required 
under the template CCAA that will be implemented on covered lands. The 
primary conservation measures provided in the site plan include:
     Allowing access to covered lands to conduct fisher 
surveys;
     Protecting fisher dens and their young by limiting 
disturbance and impacts to denning structures;
     Limiting trapping/nuisance control for other animals that 
could pose a risk to the fisher (trapping of fishers is prohibited by 
State of Oregon law);
     Allowing the potential future translocation of fishers 
onto enrolled lands; and
     Promoting the development of habitat structures that would 
support the fisher.

Public Comments

    We are making the permit application package, including the 
individual site plan and draft EAS, available for public review and 
comment (see ADDRESSES). The final template CCAA and EAS that were 
finalized and signed by the Service on June 20, 2018, are also 
available for public information. You may submit your comments and 
materials by one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. We 
request data, comments, new information, or suggestions from the 
public, other concerned governmental agencies, the scientific 
community, Tribes, industry, or any other interested party on our 
proposed Federal action, including on the adequacy of the site plan 
prepared in accordance with the template CCAA, pursuant to the 
requirements for permits at 50 CFR parts 13 and 17.

Public Availability of Comments

    All comments and materials we receive 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 comments, 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. 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 in accordance with the requirements of 
section 10(c) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and NEPA (42 U.S.C. 
4321 et seq.), and their implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22, and 40 
CFR 1506.6, respectively).

Mary Abrams,
Deputy Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-10923 Filed 5-20-20; 8:45 am]
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