Agency Information Collection Activities; Authorizing Grazing Use, 50045-50046 [2020-17808]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 159 / Monday, August 17, 2020 / Notices Notice of availability; request for comments and information. ACTION: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce receipt of an application from Tampa Electric Company (applicant) for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act. The applicant requests the ITP to take the federally listed sand skink and blue-tailed mole skink incidental to the construction of an electrical power substation in Polk County, Florida. We request public comment on the application, which includes the applicant’s proposed habitat conservation plan (HCP), and the Service’s preliminary determination that this HCP qualifies as ‘‘low-effect,’’ categorically excluded, under the National Environmental Policy Act. To make this determination, we used our environmental action statement and low-effect screening form, both of which are also available for public review. DATES: We must receive your written comments on or before September 16, 2020. ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents: You may obtain copies of the documents online in Docket No. FWS–R4–ES–2020–0090 at http://www.regulations.gov. Submitting Comments: If you wish to submit comments on any of the documents, you may do so in writing by any of the following methods: • Online: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on Docket No. FWS–R4–ES– 2020–0090. • U.S. mail: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–R4– ES–2020–0090; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: PRB/3W, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lindsay Nester, by telephone at 772– 469–4226 or via email at lindsay_ nester@fws.gov. 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 Fish and Wildlife Service, announce receipt of an application from Tampa Electric Company (applicant) for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The applicant requests the ITP to take the federally listed sand skink (Neoseps reynoldsi) and blue-tailed mole skink (Eumeces egregious lividus) (skinks) incidental to the construction of an electrical power substation in Polk County, Florida. We request public comment on the application, which SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Aug 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 includes the applicant’s proposed habitat conservation plan (HCP), and on the Service’s preliminary determination that this HCP qualifies as ‘‘low-effect,’’ categorically excluded, under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). To make this determination, we used our environmental action statement and low-effect screening form, which are also available for public review. Project Tampa Electric Company requests a 10-year ITP to take skinks through the conversion of approximately 0.233 acres of occupied skink foraging and sheltering habitat incidental to the construction of an electrical power substation located on a 3.13-acre parcel in Section 17, Township 27 South, Range 25 East in Polk County, Florida. The applicant proposes to mitigate for take of the skinks by purchasing credits equivalent to 0.47 acres of skinkoccupied habitat from a Serviceapproved conservation bank in Polk County. The Service would require the applicant to purchase the credits prior to engaging in any phase of the project. Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made available to the public. While you may request that we withhold your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Our Preliminary Determination The Service has made a preliminary determination that the applicant’s project, including land clearing, construction of an electrical substation, and the proposed mitigation measure, would individually and cumulatively have a minor or negligible effect on the skinks and the environment. Therefore, we have preliminarily concluded that the ITP for this project would qualify for categorical exclusion, and the HCP would be low effect under our NEPA regulations at 43 CFR 46.205 and 46.210. A low-effect HCP is one that would result in (1) minor or negligible effects on federally listed, proposed, and candidate species and their habitats; (2) minor or negligible effects on other environmental values or resources; and (3) impacts that, when considered together with the impacts of other past, present, and reasonable foreseeable similarly situated projects, would not result in significant cumulative effects PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50045 to environmental values or resources over time. Next Steps The Service will evaluate the application and the comments to determine whether to issue the requested permit. We will also conduct an intra-Service consultation pursuant to section 7 of the ESA to evaluate the effects of the proposed take. After considering the preceding matters, we will determine whether the permit issuance criteria of section 10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA have been met. If met, the Service will issue ITP number TE77447D–0 to Tampa Electric Company. Authority The Service provides this notice under section 10(c) (16 U.S.C. 1539(c)) of the ESA and NEPA regulation 40 CFR 1506.6. Roxanna Hinzman, Field Supervisor, South Florida Ecological Services Office. [FR Doc. 2020–17885 Filed 8–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [20X.LLWO220000.L10200000.PK0000; OMB Control Number 1004–0041] Agency Information Collection Activities; Authorizing Grazing Use Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 16, 2020. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by mail to Chandra Little. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street NW, Room 2134LM, Washington, DC 20240; or by email to cclittle@blm.gov. Please reference Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 1004– 0041 in the subject line of your comments. SUMMARY: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Brian Thrift by email at bthrift@blm.gov, or by telephone at FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1 50046 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 159 / Monday, August 17, 2020 / Notices 208–373–3869. Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877– 8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the PRA and its implementing regulations at 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), all information collections require approval under the PRA. We may not conduct or sponsor and you are not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, we invite the public and other Federal agencies to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following: (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) How might the agency 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 response. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. 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 review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Abstract: The BLM is required by the Taylor Grazing Act (43 U.S.C. 315–315r) VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Aug 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 and Subchapter IV of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (43 U.S.C. 1751–1753) to manage domestic livestock grazing on public lands consistent with land use plans, principles of multiple use and sustained yield, and other relevant factors. Compliance with these statutory provisions necessitates collection of information on matters such as permittee and lessee qualifications for a grazing permit or lease, base property used in conjunction with public lands, and the actual use of public lands for domestic livestock grazing. Most permits and leases are in effect for 10 years and are renewable if the BLM determines that the terms and conditions of the expiring permit or lease are being met. Title of Collection: Authorizing Grazing Use (43 CFR subparts 4110 and 4130). OMB Control Number: 1004–0041. Form Number: 4130–1, 4130–1a, 4130–1b, 4130–3a, 4130–4, and 4130–5. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Any U.S. citizen or validly licensed business may apply for a BLM grazing permit or lease. The BLM administers nearly 18,000 permits and leases for grazing domestic livestock, at least part of the year on public lands. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 18,010. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 33,810. Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 10 to 35 minutes, depending on activity. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 7,811. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: The BLM collects the information on Forms 4130– 1, 4130–1a, 4130–1b, and 4130–4 on occasion. The BLM collects the information on Forms 4130–3a and 4130–5 annually. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $30,000. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Chandra Little, Regulatory Analyst. Wednesday, September 23 (8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.) Advisory Board Administrative Items (8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.) [FR Doc. 2020–17808 Filed 8–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bureau of Land Management [LLWO260000.L10600000. PC0000.LXSIADVSBD00.20X] Virtual Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board (Advisory Board) will hold a virtual public meeting due to public health restrictions. DATES: The Advisory Board will hold a virtual public meeting on Wednesday and Thursday September 23–24, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time (MT). ADDRESSES: The virtual meeting will be held via the Zoom Webinar Platform. Written comments pertaining to the meeting and written statements that will be presented to the Advisory Board may be filed in advance of the meeting through the Advisory Board email address at www.whbadvisoryboard@ blm.gov. Please include ‘‘Advisory Board Comment’’ in the subject line of the email. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dorothea Boothe, Acting Wild Horse and Burro Program Coordinator: telephone: (602) 906–5543, email: dboothe@blm.gov. Individuals that use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at (800) 877–8339 to contact Ms. Boothe during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All responses will be during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Board advises the Secretary of the Interior, the BLM Director, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service on matters pertaining to the management and protection of wild, free-roaming horses and burros on the nation’s public lands. The Advisory Board operates under the authority of 43 CFR 1784. SUMMARY: Advisory Board Public Meeting Agenda E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

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Agency Information Collection Activities; Authorizing Grazing Use

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, 
the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are proposing to renew an 
information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
October 16, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request 
(ICR) by mail to Chandra Little. U.S. Department of the Interior, 
Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street NW, Room 2134LM, Washington, 
DC 20240; or by email to [email protected]. Please reference Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 1004-0041 in the subject 
line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Brian Thrift by email at [email protected], or by 
telephone at

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208-373-3869. Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call 
the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the PRA and its 
implementing regulations at 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), all information 
collections require approval under the PRA. We may not conduct or 
sponsor and you are not required to respond to a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
    As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent 
burdens, we invite the public and other Federal agencies to comment on 
new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This 
helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements 
and minimize the public's reporting burden. It also helps the public 
understand our information collection requirements and provide the 
requested data in the desired format.
    We are especially interested in public comment addressing the 
following:
    (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether or not the information will have practical utility;
    (2) The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection 
of information, including the validity of the methodology and 
assumptions used;
    (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (4) How might the agency 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 response.
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request 
to OMB to approve this ICR. 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 review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.
    Abstract: The BLM is required by the Taylor Grazing Act (43 U.S.C. 
315-315r) and Subchapter IV of the Federal Land Policy and Management 
Act (43 U.S.C. 1751-1753) to manage domestic livestock grazing on 
public lands consistent with land use plans, principles of multiple use 
and sustained yield, and other relevant factors. Compliance with these 
statutory provisions necessitates collection of information on matters 
such as permittee and lessee qualifications for a grazing permit or 
lease, base property used in conjunction with public lands, and the 
actual use of public lands for domestic livestock grazing. Most permits 
and leases are in effect for 10 years and are renewable if the BLM 
determines that the terms and conditions of the expiring permit or 
lease are being met.
    Title of Collection: Authorizing Grazing Use (43 CFR subparts 4110 
and 4130).
    OMB Control Number: 1004-0041.
    Form Number: 4130-1, 4130-1a, 4130-1b, 4130-3a, 4130-4, and 4130-5.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Any U.S. citizen or validly licensed 
business may apply for a BLM grazing permit or lease. The BLM 
administers nearly 18,000 permits and leases for grazing domestic 
livestock, at least part of the year on public lands.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 18,010.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 33,810.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 10 to 35 
minutes, depending on activity.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 7,811.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: The BLM collects the information on Forms 
4130-1, 4130-1a, 4130-1b, and 4130-4 on occasion. The BLM collects the 
information on Forms 4130-3a and 4130-5 annually.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $30,000.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required 
to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number.
    The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

Chandra Little,
Regulatory Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2020-17808 Filed 8-14-20; 8:45 am]
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