Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Application, 37469-37470 [2020-13398]

Download as PDF 37469 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 120 / Monday, June 22, 2020 / Notices Authority: 42 U.S.C. 4104; 44 CFR 67.4. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Michael M. Grimm, Assistant Administrator for Risk Management, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency. Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2020–0002] [FR Doc. 2020–13282 Filed 6–19–20; 8:45 am] Final Flood Hazard Determinations BILLING CODE 9110–12–P Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ACTION: Notice; withdrawal. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on an application for a permit under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The requested permit would allow the applicant to conduct activities intended to promote recovery of species that are listed as endangered under the ESA. Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R5–ES–2020–N082; FXES11130500000–201–FF05E00000] The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is withdrawing its final notice concerning the flood hazard determinations for Plymouth County, Massachusetts (All Jurisdictions). Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Application The final notice concerning the flood hazard determinations for Plymouth County, Massachusetts (All Jurisdictions) published on March 27, 2020 (85 FR 17345), is withdrawn as of June 22, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rick Sacbibit, Chief, Engineering Services Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, 400 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–7659, or (email) patrick.sacbibit@fema.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 27, 2020, FEMA published a notice at 85 FR 17347, containing final flood hazard determinations for Plymouth County, Massachusetts (All Jurisdictions). Communities within the Cape Cod Watershed study experienced difficulties during the adoption and compliance period resulting in the inability to adopt the FIS and FIRM and thereby comply with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) regulations. The final flood hazard determinations is hereby rescinded, and ordinances must revert to the previously adopted FIS Report and FIRM. FEMA is withdrawing the notice for the affected communities. Application No. TE01086D–1 .... Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Richmond, VA. We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received an application for a permit to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation or survival of two endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on this application. Before issuing the requested permit, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period. DATES: We must receive your written comments on or before July 22, 2020. ADDRESSES: Use one of the following methods to request documents or submit comments. Requests and comments should specify the applicant name and application number (e.g., TE123456): • Email: permitsR5ES@fws.gov. • U.S. Mail: Abby Gelb, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 300 Westgate Center Dr., Hadley, MA 01035. Species Oyster mussel (Epioblasma capsaeformis) and Cumberlandian combshell (Epioblasma brevidens). Written comments we receive become part of the administrative 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 18:08 Jun 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 Background SUMMARY: Applicant Public Availability of Comments VerDate Sep<11>2014 Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit application; request for comments. AGENCY: DATES: Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities that constitute take of listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activity. The ESA’s definition of ‘‘take’’ includes such activities as pursuing, harassing, trapping, capturing, or collecting in addition to hunting, shooting, harming, wounding, or killing. A recovery permit issued by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for enhancement of propagation or survival of the species. Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. Permit Application Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, and Federal agencies; Tribes; and the public to comment on the following application. Location Activity Type of take Virginia ............ Add activity: Health assessment research of propagated mussels. Lethal ......... 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. Moreover, all submissions from organizations or PO 00000 Abby Gelb, 413–253–8212 (phone), or permitsR5ES@fws.gov (email). Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sfmt 4703 Permit action Amend. businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their entirety. E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1 37470 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 120 / Monday, June 22, 2020 / Notices Next Steps If we decide to issue a permits to the applicant listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. Authority Section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Pamela Toschik, Acting ARD, Ecological Services, Northeast Region. [FR Doc. 2020–13398 Filed 6–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCOF07000.L14920000.ER0000.20X] Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Issuance of a Communications Use Lease in Hinsdale County, CO Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of realty action. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is initiating a competitive bid process for granting a communications-use lease on public land in Hinsdale County, Colorado. The successful bidder will be granted a communications-use lease to construct a new communications facility at the Hill 71 communications site. DATES: Bid proposals must be received no later than July 22, 2020. ADDRESSES: Mail bid proposals to Field Manager, BLM Gunnison Field Office, 210 W Spencer Ave, Suite A, Gunnison, CO 81230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marnie Medina, Realty Specialist, Gunnison Field Office, by telephone (970) 642–4954 or by email at mmedina@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. Medina 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 BLM Gunnison Field Office determined there is a competitive interest in providing an additional communications-use facility at the Hill 71 communication site in Hinsdale County, Colorado. The competitive bid process described in this Notice will be processed pursuant to Title V of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and BLM SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Jun 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 right-of-way regulations at 43 CFR part 2800. Existing communication facilities at the Hill 71 communication site include Hinsdale County-owned buildings and a BLM-owned tower. The existing facilities are at capacity and unable to accommodate additional uses. A second facility (building, tower, back-up generator, etc.) would provide for unmet current and future demand at the site. The BLM received three applications and one expression of interest for developing a communications-use facility at the Hill 71 communication site. The BLM has not formally accepted any of the three applications, thereby making this site suitable for competitive leasing. The BLM has determined that competition exists for constructing a second communications facility at Hill 71, in accordance with 43 CFR 2804.23. The Hill 71 site is located in an area with sensitive visual resources and the BLM has determined that only one additional facility is appropriate. The Hill 71 communication site is located approximately 7 miles southeast of Lake City, Colorado, and legally described as: New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado T. 43 N., R. 4 W., sec. 35, lots 6 and 7. Granting a communications-use lease at the Hill 71 communication site conforms with the BLM Gunnison Resource Area Approved Resource Management Plan, approved in February 1993. In conformance with the National Environmental Policy Act, an environmental analysis will be conducted once a successful bidder has been identified. Bid Process: A Prospectus for An Opportunity to Construct, Operate, and Maintain a Commercial Communications Facility at the Hill 71 Communications Site that describes the details of the opportunity, the bid proposal requirements, and instructions for submitting a bid proposal for consideration is available at: https:// go.usa.gov/xdUKK. Bid proposals will be evaluated according to the Evaluation Criteria described in the Prospectus. (Authority: 43 CFR 2800) Jamie E. Connell, Colorado State Director. [FR Doc. 2020–13352 Filed 6–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY AND WATER COMMISSION; UNITED STATES AND MEXICO United States Section: Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact Arroyo Colorado at Harlingen Flood Flow Improvement Project, Cameron County Texas United States Section, International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico (USIBWC). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969; the Council on Environmental Quality Final Regulations, and the USIBWC Operational Procedures for Implementing Section 102 of NEPA, published in the Federal Register September 2, 1981, the USIBWC hereby gives notice that the Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact Arroyo Colorado at Harlingen Flood Flow Improvement Project, Cameron County Texas is available. An Environmental Impact Statement will not be prepared unless additional information which may affect this decision is brought to our attention within 30 days from the date of this Notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelly Blough, Environmental Protection Specialist, USIBWC, 4191 N Mesa, El Paso, Texas 79902. Telephone: (915) 832–4734, Fax: (915) 493–2428, email: Kelly.Blough@ibwc.gov. Availability: The electronic version of the Draft EA is available on the USIBWC web page: https://www.ibwc.gov/EMD/ EIS_EA_Public_Comment.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The USIBWC prepared the EA to evaluate the environmental effects of several options that would restore the full flood conveyance capabilities to a 6.3-mile reach of Arroyo Colorado between U.S. Highway 77 Business (US 77 Business) and Cemetery Road in Harlingen, Cameron County Texas. The Preferred Alternative would dredge sediment from the channel throughout the reach and expand existing vegetation management operations. Vegetation management currently occurs along a 3.7-mile reach of Arroyo Colorado between US 77 Business and Farm-toMarket Road 509 (FM 509). The Preferred Alternative would expand vegetation management operations to include the 2.6-mile reach from FM 509 to Cemetery Road. These actions are intended to restore Arroyo Colorado’s SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 120 (Monday, June 22, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37469-37470]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-13398]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R5-ES-2020-N082; FXES11130500000-201-FF05E00000]


Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Application

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit application; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received an 
application for a permit to conduct activities intended to enhance the 
propagation or survival of two endangered species under the Endangered 
Species Act. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal 
agencies to comment on this application. Before issuing the requested 
permit, we will take into consideration any information that we receive 
during the public comment period.

DATES: We must receive your written comments on or before July 22, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: Use one of the following methods to request documents or 
submit comments. Requests and comments should specify the applicant 
name and application number (e.g., TE123456):
     Email: [email protected].
     U.S. Mail: Abby Gelb, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, 300 Westgate Center Dr., Hadley, MA 01035.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abby Gelb, 413-253-8212 (phone), or 
[email protected] (email). Individuals who are hearing or speech 
impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY 
assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
invite the public to comment on an application for a permit under 
section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended 
(ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The requested permit would allow the 
applicant to conduct activities intended to promote recovery of species 
that are listed as endangered under the ESA.

Background

    With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities that constitute 
take of listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows 
such activity. The ESA's definition of ``take'' includes such 
activities as pursuing, harassing, trapping, capturing, or collecting 
in addition to hunting, shooting, harming, wounding, or killing.
    A recovery permit issued by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA 
authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered or 
threatened species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for 
enhancement of propagation or survival of the species. Our regulations 
implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found at 50 CFR 
17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened 
wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 
17.72 for threatened plant species.

Permit Application Available for Review and Comment

    We invite local, State, and Federal agencies; Tribes; and the 
public to comment on the following application.

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    Application No.           Applicant               Species               Location              Activity           Type of take        Permit action
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TE01086D-1............  Virginia Department    Oyster mussel          Virginia............  Add activity: Health  Lethal............  Amend.
                         of Game and Inland     (Epioblasma                                  assessment research
                         Fisheries, Richmond,   capsaeformis) and                            of propagated
                         VA.                    Cumberlandian                                mussels.
                                                combshell
                                                (Epioblasma
                                                brevidens).
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Public Availability of Comments

    Written comments we receive become part of the administrative 
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 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. Moreover, 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.

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Next Steps

    If we decide to issue a permits to the applicant listed in this 
notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register.

Authority

    Section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 
U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

Pamela Toschik,
Acting ARD, Ecological Services, Northeast Region.
[FR Doc. 2020-13398 Filed 6-19-20; 8:45 am]
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