Draft Habitat Conservation Plan and Draft Categorical Exclusion for the Singh Parcel, Los Osos, San Luis Obispo County, California, 36413-36414 [2020-12929]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 116 / Tuesday, June 16, 2020 / Notices lotter on DSK30NT082PROD with NOTICES Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of information at email address: FEMA-InformationCollections-Management@fema.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FEMA implemented a web form into the FEMA.gov internet site to collect voluntary donations of medical equipment. This information will allow FEMA to collect voluntary information on possible donations of key equipment and resources that can be distributed to key organizational recipients directly responding to the COVID–19 pandemic. The web form collects: • Collection of Company Information; • Collection of Company Point of Contact Information; and • Logistical details of goods for potential donations in direct support of COVID–19 response. FEMA has authorization to perform this function as described in the National Response Framework, Fourth Edition, October 28, 2019. The National Response Framework Volunteer and Donations Management Support Annex states in its Purpose, ‘‘The Volunteer and Donations Management Support Annex describes the coordination processes used to support the state in ensuring the most efficient and effective use of unaffiliated volunteers, unaffiliated organizations, and unsolicited donated goods to support all Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) for incidents requiring a Federal response, including offers of unaffiliated volunteer services and unsolicited donations to the Federal Government.’’ Collection of Information Title: Coronavirus (COVID–19) Donations Web Portal. Type of Information Collection: New Collection. OMB Number: OMB Collection 1660– 0147. FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 248–0–0– 1; Donations Web Portal. 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The type of coordination and assistance will vary depending on the type and number of items being donated and the need for the donation. Affected Public: All individuals in any way involved with the COVID–19 pandemic as it pertains to medical services, medical equipment or exposure to the COVID–19 virus. Estimated Number of Respondents: 340. Estimated Number of Responses: 3,400. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 567. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $14,697. Estimated Respondents’ Operation and Maintenance Costs: None. Estimated Respondents’ Capital and Start-Up Costs: None. Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $34,153. Comments Comments may be submitted as indicated in the ADDRESSES caption above. Comments are solicited to (a) evaluate whether the proposed data collection is necessary for the proper performance of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Maile Arthur, Deputy Director, Information Management Division, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2020–12941 Filed 6–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–19–P PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36413 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2020–N080; FXES11140800000–201–FF08EVEN00] Draft Habitat Conservation Plan and Draft Categorical Exclusion for the Singh Parcel, Los Osos, San Luis Obispo 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 Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) and draft categorical exclusion for activities described in an application for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. The ITP would authorize take of a listed species incidental to construction of a single-family residence. The applicant developed the draft HCP in support of their application for an ITP. The Service prepared a draft categorical exclusion in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act to evaluate the potential effects to the natural and human environment resulting from issuing an ITP to the applicant. We invite public comment on these documents. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 16, 2020. ADDRESSES: To obtain documents: You may download a copy of the draft HCP and categorical exclusion screening form at http://www.fws.gov/ventura/, available in ‘‘Latest News Stories’’ under the ‘‘News Room’’ tab, or you may request copies of the documents by sending U.S. mail to our Ventura office, or by phone (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). To submit 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: amrita_duggal@fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amrita Duggal, Biologist, by email at amrita_duggal@fws.gov, by phone at 805–677–3346, or via the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft habitat conservation plan (HCP) and the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1 lotter on DSK30NT082PROD with NOTICES 36414 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 116 / Tuesday, June 16, 2020 / Notices associated draft categorical exclusion with an application for an incidental take permit (ITP) from Stephanie Singh (applicant). The permit would authorize take of the federally endangered Morro shoulderband snail (Helminthoglypta walkeriana) incidental to activities described in the HCP for the construction of a single-family residence in Los Osos, San Luis Obispo County, California. The applicant developed a draft HCP as part of her application for an ITP under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The Service prepared a draft categorical exclusion 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 an ITP to the applicant. We invite public comment on these documents. that would be dedicated, in perpetuity, to the County of San Luis Obispo. The HCP includes avoidance and minimization measures for the Morro shoulderband snail and mitigation for unavoidable loss of habitat. The applicant’s conservation strategy includes an on-site conservation area that will be restored to coastal dune scrub habitat suitable for occupation by Morro shoulderband snail through removal of non-native plants, natural regeneration of native coastal scrub species, and seeding with native species characteristic of coastal dune scrub habitat. Pursuant to the categorical exclusion determination, FWS concludes that neither the permit nor the Federal action is anticipated to significantly affect the quality of the human environment, due to the small size of the proposed project located within an existing residential neighborhood. Background The Morro shoulderband snail was listed as endangered on December 15, 1994 (59 FR 64613). Section 9 of the ESA prohibits the ‘‘take’’ of fish or wildlife species listed as endangered. ‘‘Take’’ is defined under the ESA to include the following activities: ‘‘to 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 take that is incidental to, and not the purpose of, carrying out of an otherwise lawful activity. Issuance of an ITP also must not jeopardize the existence of federally listed fish, wildlife, or plant species, pursuant to Section 7 of the ESA and 50 CFR 402.02. The permittee would receive assurances under our ‘‘No Surprises’’ regulations (50 CFR 17.22(b)(5)). Public Comments Applicant’s Proposed Activities The applicant has applied for a permit for incidental take of the Morro shoulderband snail. The take would occur in association with the construction of a single-family home and associated activities, such as vegetation removal, site grubbing, and grading for proposed development. The proposed development, including the home, infrastructure, future detached workshop and all associated disturbance areas, would be sited on approximately 0.56 acre (ac) of the 4.7-ac property. To mitigate the effects of the taking of Morro shoulderband snail, the applicant proposes to set aside 2 ac of the 4.7-ac property under a conservation easement VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Jun 15, 2020 Jkt 250001 If you wish to comment on the draft HCP and low-effect ITP screening form, you may submit comments by one of the methods in ADDRESSES. 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 of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). Stephen Henry, Field Supervisor, Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, Ventura, California. [FR Doc. 2020–12929 Filed 6–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2020–N074; FXES11140800000–201–FF08EVEN00] Draft Habitat Conservation Plan and Draft Categorical Exclusion for the Garrapata Tanks Slope Repair Project in Monterey County, California AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft habitat conservation plan (HCP) and draft categorical exclusion (CatEx) for activities described in an application for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. The ITP would authorize take of a listed species incidental to water tank stabilization activities on private property near Big Sur in Monterey County, California. The applicant developed the draft HCP as part of their application for an ITP. The Service prepared a draft CatEx in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act to evaluate the potential effects to the natural and human environment resulting from issuing an ITP to the applicant. We invite public comment on these documents. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 16, 2020. ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents: You may download a copy of the draft HCP 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: debora_kirkland@fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Debora Kirkland, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, by phone at 805–677–3321, via the Federal Relay Service at 1–800– 877–8339 for TTY assistance, or by mail at the Ventura address (see ADDRESSES). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft habitat conservation plan (HCP) and draft categorical exclusion (CatEx) with an application for an incidental take permit (ITP) by California American Water (applicant). The ITP would authorize take of the federally endangered Smith’s blue butterfly (Euphilotes enoptes smithi) incidental to activities described in the HCP for the stabilization of a slope beneath two 40,000-gallon water tanks, repair of a cement pad, and revegetation and restoration of the disturbance area, on private property near Big Sur in Monterey County, California. The applicant developed a draft HCP as part SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R8-ES-2020-N080; FXES11140800000-201-FF08EVEN00]


Draft Habitat Conservation Plan and Draft Categorical Exclusion 
for the Singh Parcel, Los Osos, San Luis Obispo 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 Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) and draft 
categorical exclusion for activities described in an application for an 
incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, 
as amended. The ITP would authorize take of a listed species incidental 
to construction of a single-family residence. The applicant developed 
the draft HCP in support of their application for an ITP. The Service 
prepared a draft categorical exclusion in accordance with the National 
Environmental Policy Act to evaluate the potential effects to the 
natural and human environment resulting from issuing an ITP to the 
applicant. We invite public comment on these documents.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 16, 2020.

ADDRESSES: To obtain documents: You may download a copy of the draft 
HCP and categorical exclusion screening form at http://www.fws.gov/ventura/, available in ``Latest News Stories'' under the ``News Room'' 
tab, or you may request copies of the documents by sending U.S. mail to 
our Ventura office, or by phone (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).
    To submit 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: Amrita Duggal, Biologist, by email at 
[email protected], by phone at 805-677-3346, or via the Federal 
Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
(Service), announce the availability of a draft habitat conservation 
plan (HCP) and the

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associated draft categorical exclusion with an application for an 
incidental take permit (ITP) from Stephanie Singh (applicant). The 
permit would authorize take of the federally endangered Morro 
shoulderband snail (Helminthoglypta walkeriana) incidental to 
activities described in the HCP for the construction of a single-family 
residence in Los Osos, San Luis Obispo County, California. The 
applicant developed a draft HCP as part of her application for an ITP 
under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as 
amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The Service prepared a draft 
categorical exclusion 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 an ITP to the applicant. We invite public comment on these 
documents.

Background

    The Morro shoulderband snail was listed as endangered on December 
15, 1994 (59 FR 64613). Section 9 of the ESA prohibits the ``take'' of 
fish or wildlife species listed as endangered. ``Take'' is defined 
under the ESA to include the following activities: ``to 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 take that is 
incidental to, and not the purpose of, carrying out of an otherwise 
lawful activity. Issuance of an ITP also must not jeopardize the 
existence of federally listed fish, wildlife, or plant species, 
pursuant to Section 7 of the ESA and 50 CFR 402.02. The permittee would 
receive assurances under our ``No Surprises'' regulations (50 CFR 
17.22(b)(5)).

Applicant's Proposed Activities

    The applicant has applied for a permit for incidental take of the 
Morro shoulderband snail. The take would occur in association with the 
construction of a single-family home and associated activities, such as 
vegetation removal, site grubbing, and grading for proposed 
development. The proposed development, including the home, 
infrastructure, future detached workshop and all associated disturbance 
areas, would be sited on approximately 0.56 acre (ac) of the 4.7-ac 
property. To mitigate the effects of the taking of Morro shoulderband 
snail, the applicant proposes to set aside 2 ac of the 4.7-ac property 
under a conservation easement that would be dedicated, in perpetuity, 
to the County of San Luis Obispo.
    The HCP includes avoidance and minimization measures for the Morro 
shoulderband snail and mitigation for unavoidable loss of habitat. The 
applicant's conservation strategy includes an on-site conservation area 
that will be restored to coastal dune scrub habitat suitable for 
occupation by Morro shoulderband snail through removal of non-native 
plants, natural regeneration of native coastal scrub species, and 
seeding with native species characteristic of coastal dune scrub 
habitat.
    Pursuant to the categorical exclusion determination, FWS concludes 
that neither the permit nor the Federal action is anticipated to 
significantly affect the quality of the human environment, due to the 
small size of the proposed project located within an existing 
residential neighborhood.

Public Comments

    If you wish to comment on the draft HCP and low-effect ITP 
screening form, you may submit comments by one of the methods in 
ADDRESSES.
    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 of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 
et seq.) and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6).

Stephen Henry,
Field Supervisor, Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, Ventura, 
California.
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