Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Coastal Region Conservation Program Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan; Central and Southern California, 37105-37106 [2020-13191]

Download as PDF 37105 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 119 / Friday, June 19, 2020 / Notices three fiscal years of initial endorsements. Furthermore, the numbers under this collection reflect a healthy housing industry since 2010 in which credit markets stabilized and interest rates were low and Multifamily housing occupancy was very strong. HUD plays a vital part in the housing industry and the increased numbers reflect that strong demand. This form HUD–92437 serves as the project’s change order involving changes to contact work, contract price, or contract time. All on-site construction changes are submitted on this form. The contractor, architect, mortgagor, and mortgagee must approve the proposed changes before the request is submitted to HUD for approval. The form ensures that viable projects are developed. Respondents: Individuals participating in HUD Multifamily mortgage insurance programs as principals of sponsors, mortgagors, and general contractors. 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Authority Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. The Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing, Len Wolfson, 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: June 16, 2020. Nacheshia Foxx, Federal Register Liaison for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. [FR Doc. 2020–13235 Filed 6–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2019–N150; FXES11140800000–201–FF08EVEN00] Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Coastal Region Conservation Program Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan; Central and Southern California Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received an application for a permit for take of endangered and threatened species that is incidental to, and not the purpose of, carrying out otherwise lawful activities. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act and its implementing regulations as applicable to the species at issue prohibit take of endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. We invite SUMMARY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Common name 17:17 Jun 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 Southern California Gas Company (applicant) has applied to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for an incidental take permit (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 applicant is requesting an ITP with a 30-year term, for incidental take of 19 wildlife species likely to result from implementation of activities covered by the applicant’s Habitat Conservation Plan, and seeking assurances for 22 plant species. The covered species are indicated in the table below. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), we advise the public of the availability of the proposed Habitat Conservation Plan and our draft Environmental Assessment. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal status * Scientific name Invertebrates (3): Delhi sands flower-loving fly .................................... El Segundo blue butterfly ......................................... Morro shoulderband (banded dune) snail ................ Fish (1): Santa Ana sucker ..................................................... Amphibians (4): Arroyo toad ............................................................... California red-legged frog ......................................... California tiger salamander ...................................... Mountain yellow-legged frog .................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 comments on this application which we will take into consideration before issuing a permit. DATES: We will receive public comments on the draft Habitat Conservation Plan and draft Environmental Assessment until August 3, 2020. ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents: You may download a copy of the draft Habitat Conservation Plan and draft Environmental Assessment 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 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: chris_dellith@fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Dellith, Senior Biologist, by phone at 805–677–3308, email (see ADDRESSES), or via the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. PO 00000 Rhaphiomidas terminatus abdominalis .......................... Euphilotes battoides allyni .............................................. Helminthoglypta walkeriana ........................................... E E E Catostomus santaanae .................................................. T Anaxyrus californicus ..................................................... Rana draytonii ................................................................ Ambystoma californiense ............................................... Rana muscosa ............................................................... E T E E Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1 State status ** SSC SSC T E 37106 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 119 / Friday, June 19, 2020 / Notices Common name Federal status * Scientific name Reptiles (2): Southern rubber boa ................................................ Southwestern pond turtle ......................................... Birds (6): Belding’s savannah sparrow .................................... Burrowing owl ........................................................... Coastal California gnatcatcher ................................. Least Bell’s vireo ...................................................... Southwestern willow flycatcher ................................ Western yellow-billed cuckoo ................................... Mammals (3): San Bernardino kangaroo rat ................................... San Joaquin kit fox ................................................... Stephens’ kangaroo rat ............................................ Plants (22): Braunton’s milk-vetch ............................................... California seablite ..................................................... Chorro Creek bog thistle .......................................... Conejo dudleya ........................................................ Gambel’s water cress ............................................... Gaviota tarplant ........................................................ Indian Knob mountainbalm ...................................... Lompoc yerba santa ................................................. Lyon’s pentachaeta .................................................. Marcescent dudleya ................................................. Morro manzanita ...................................................... Nevin’s barberry ....................................................... Nipomo Mesa lupine ................................................ Pismo clarkia ............................................................ San Fernando Valley spineflower ............................ Santa Ana River woollystar ...................................... Santa Monica Mountains dudleya ............................ Seaside bird’s beak .................................................. Slender-horned spineflower ..................................... Vandenberg monkey flower ..................................... Ventura Marsh milk-vetch ........................................ Verity’s dudleya ........................................................ Charina bottae umbratical .............................................. Emys marmorata pallida ................................................ State status ** T SSC Passerculus sandwichensis beldingi .............................. Athene cunicularia .......................................................... Polioptila californica californica ...................................... Vireo bellii pusillus .......................................................... Empidonax traillii extimus ............................................... Coccyzus americanus occidentalis ................................ BCC T E E T/BCC E SSC SSC E E E Dipodomys merriami parvus .......................................... Vulpes macrotis mutica .................................................. Dipodomys stephensi ..................................................... E E E SSC T T Astragalus brauntonii ...................................................... Suaeda californica .......................................................... Cirsium fontinale var. obispoense .................................. Dudleya abramsii spp. parva ......................................... Nasturtium gambelii ........................................................ Deinandra increscens ssp. villosa .................................. Eriodictyon altissimum .................................................... Eriodictyon capitatum ..................................................... Pentachaeta lyonia ......................................................... Dudleya cymosa ssp. marcescens ................................ Arctostaphylos morroensis ............................................. Berberis nevinii ............................................................... Lupinus nipomensis ........................................................ Clarkia speciosa ssp. immaculata .................................. Chorizanthe parryi var. Fernandina ............................... Eriastrum densifolium ssp. sanctorum ........................... Dudleya cymosa ssp. ovatifolia ...................................... Cordylanthus rigidus ssp. littoralis ................................. Dodecahema leptoceras ................................................ Diplacus vandenbergensis ............................................. Astragalus pycnostachyus var. lanosissimus ................. Dudleya verity ................................................................. E E E T E E E E E T T E E E E T E E E T E T E E R E R E E R E E E E E * Federal Status: Endangered (E); Threatened (T); Bird of Conservation Concern (BCC). ** State Status: Species of Special Concern (SSC); Threatened (T); Endangered (E); Rare (R). *** Critical Habitat: Not applicable (N/A); No Critical Habitat Designated or Proposed (NCH). khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Background Section 9 of the ESA prohibits take of fish and wildlife species listed as endangered (16 U.S.C. 1538). By regulation, this take prohibition also applies to certain species listed as threatened. (50 CFR 17.31(a)). Under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1539(a)(1)(B)), we may issue permits to authorize take of listed fish and wildlife species that is incidental to, and not the purpose of, carrying out an otherwise lawful activity. Regulations governing permits for listed fish and wildlife species are set forth in 50 CFR parts 17.22 and 17.32. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) requires Federal agencies to analyze their proposed actions to determine whether the actions may significantly affect the human environment. In these NEPA analyses, the Federal agency will identify direct, indirect, and cumulative effects, as well as possible mitigation for effects on environmental resources that VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Jun 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 could occur with implementation of the proposed action and alternatives. Public Review If you wish to comment on the draft HCP and draft EA, you may submit comments by one of the methods in ADDRESSES. Any comments we receive will become part of the decision record associated with this action. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, please be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can request in your comment that we withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority We issue this notice pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22 and 17.32), and the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (40 CFR 1506.6 and 43 CFR 46.305). Stephen Henry, Field Supervisor, Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, Ventura, California. [FR Doc. 2020–13191 Filed 6–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2020–NXXX; FXES11140800000–201–FF08EVEN00] Draft Habitat Conservation Plan and Draft Categorical Exclusion for 12 Rancho San Carlos (Ocho West) Project, Monterey County, California AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 119 (Friday, June 19, 2020)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-13191]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R8-ES-2019-N150; FXES11140800000-201-FF08EVEN00]


Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Coastal Region 
Conservation Program Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan; 
Central and Southern 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, have received an 
application for a permit for take of endangered and threatened species 
that is incidental to, and not the purpose of, carrying out otherwise 
lawful activities. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act and 
its implementing regulations as applicable to the species at issue 
prohibit take of endangered and threatened species unless a Federal 
permit allows such activity. We invite comments on this application 
which we will take into consideration before issuing a permit.

DATES: We will receive public comments on the draft Habitat 
Conservation Plan and draft Environmental Assessment until August 3, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: 
    Obtaining Documents: You may download a copy of the draft Habitat 
Conservation Plan and draft Environmental Assessment 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 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: Chris Dellith, Senior Biologist, by 
phone at 805-677-3308, email (see ADDRESSES), or via the Federal Relay 
Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Southern California Gas Company (applicant) 
has applied to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for an 
incidental take permit (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 applicant is requesting an ITP with a 30-year term, for 
incidental take of 19 wildlife species likely to result from 
implementation of activities covered by the applicant's Habitat 
Conservation Plan, and seeking assurances for 22 plant species. The 
covered species are indicated in the table below. Pursuant to the 
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 
4321 et seq.), we advise the public of the availability of the proposed 
Habitat Conservation Plan and our draft Environmental Assessment.

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            Common name                    Scientific name           Federal status *         State status **
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Invertebrates (3):
    Delhi sands flower-loving fly..  Rhaphiomidas terminatus      E                       ......................
                                      abdominalis.
    El Segundo blue butterfly......  Euphilotes battoides allyni  E                       ......................
    Morro shoulderband (banded       Helminthoglypta walkeriana.  E                       ......................
     dune) snail.
Fish (1):
    Santa Ana sucker...............  Catostomus santaanae.......  T                       ......................
Amphibians (4):
    Arroyo toad....................  Anaxyrus californicus......  E                       SSC
    California red-legged frog.....  Rana draytonii.............  T                       SSC
    California tiger salamander....  Ambystoma californiense....  E                       T
    Mountain yellow-legged frog....  Rana muscosa...............  E                       E

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Reptiles (2):
    Southern rubber boa............  Charina bottae umbratical..  ......................  T
    Southwestern pond turtle.......  Emys marmorata pallida.....  ......................  SSC
Birds (6):
    Belding's savannah sparrow.....  Passerculus sandwichensis    ......................  E
                                      beldingi.
    Burrowing owl..................  Athene cunicularia.........  BCC                     SSC
    Coastal California gnatcatcher.  Polioptila californica       T                       SSC
                                      californica.
    Least Bell's vireo.............  Vireo bellii pusillus......  E                       E
    Southwestern willow flycatcher.  Empidonax traillii extimus.  E                       E
    Western yellow-billed cuckoo...  Coccyzus americanus          T/BCC                   E
                                      occidentalis.
Mammals (3):
    San Bernardino kangaroo rat....  Dipodomys merriami parvus..  E                       SSC
    San Joaquin kit fox............  Vulpes macrotis mutica.....  E                       T
    Stephens' kangaroo rat.........  Dipodomys stephensi........  E                       T
Plants (22):
    Braunton's milk-vetch..........  Astragalus brauntonii......  E                       ......................
    California seablite............  Suaeda californica.........  E                       ......................
    Chorro Creek bog thistle.......  Cirsium fontinale var.       E                       E
                                      obispoense.
    Conejo dudleya.................  Dudleya abramsii spp. parva  T                       ......................
    Gambel's water cress...........  Nasturtium gambelii........  E                       T
    Gaviota tarplant...............  Deinandra increscens ssp.    E                       E
                                      villosa.
    Indian Knob mountainbalm.......  Eriodictyon altissimum.....  E                       E
    Lompoc yerba santa.............  Eriodictyon capitatum......  E                       R
    Lyon's pentachaeta.............  Pentachaeta lyonia.........  E                       E
    Marcescent dudleya.............  Dudleya cymosa ssp.          T                       R
                                      marcescens.
    Morro manzanita................  Arctostaphylos morroensis..  T                       ......................
    Nevin's barberry...............  Berberis nevinii...........  E                       E
    Nipomo Mesa lupine.............  Lupinus nipomensis.........  E                       E
    Pismo clarkia..................  Clarkia speciosa ssp.        E                       R
                                      immaculata.
    San Fernando Valley spineflower  Chorizanthe parryi var.      ......................  E
                                      Fernandina.
    Santa Ana River woollystar.....  Eriastrum densifolium ssp.   E                       E
                                      sanctorum.
    Santa Monica Mountains dudleya.  Dudleya cymosa ssp.          T                       ......................
                                      ovatifolia.
    Seaside bird's beak............  Cordylanthus rigidus ssp.    ......................  E
                                      littoralis.
    Slender-horned spineflower.....  Dodecahema leptoceras......  E                       E
    Vandenberg monkey flower.......  Diplacus vandenbergensis...  E                       ......................
    Ventura Marsh milk-vetch.......  Astragalus pycnostachyus     E                       E
                                      var. lanosissimus.
    Verity's dudleya...............  Dudleya verity.............  T                       ......................
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* Federal Status: Endangered (E); Threatened (T); Bird of Conservation Concern (BCC).
** State Status: Species of Special Concern (SSC); Threatened (T); Endangered (E); Rare (R).
*** Critical Habitat: Not applicable (N/A); No Critical Habitat Designated or Proposed (NCH).

Background

    Section 9 of the ESA prohibits take of fish and wildlife species 
listed as endangered (16 U.S.C. 1538). By regulation, this take 
prohibition also applies to certain species listed as threatened. (50 
CFR 17.31(a)). Under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 
1539(a)(1)(B)), we may issue permits to authorize take of listed fish 
and wildlife species that is incidental to, and not the purpose of, 
carrying out an otherwise lawful activity. Regulations governing 
permits for listed fish and wildlife species are set forth in 50 CFR 
parts 17.22 and 17.32.
    The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et 
seq.) requires Federal agencies to analyze their proposed actions to 
determine whether the actions may significantly affect the human 
environment. In these NEPA analyses, the Federal agency will identify 
direct, indirect, and cumulative effects, as well as possible 
mitigation for effects on environmental resources that could occur with 
implementation of the proposed action and alternatives.

Public Review

    If you wish to comment on the draft HCP and draft EA, you may 
submit comments by one of the methods in ADDRESSES.
    Any comments we receive will become part of the decision record 
associated with this action. Before including your address, phone 
number, email address, or other personal identifying information in 
your comment, please be aware that your entire comment--including your 
personal identifying information--may be made publicly available at any 
time. While you can request in your comment that we withhold your 
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Authority

    We issue this notice pursuant to 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 the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et 
seq.) and its implementing regulations (40 CFR 1506.6 and 43 CFR 
46.305).

Stephen Henry,
Field Supervisor, Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, Ventura, 
California.
[FR Doc. 2020-13191 Filed 6-18-20; 8:45 am]
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