Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications, 16751-16752 [2021-06600]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 31, 2021 / Notices Capacity of the Applicant, a minimum of 35 points under Rating Factor 3Capacity to Administer the Program, and an overall score of at least 75 points. HUD will reject any application that does not meet the minimum rating score requirements. (f) Ranked Order HUD will place eligible applications that meet the minimum rating score requirements in ranked order. Funds will be awarded in rank order based on the score received on the application submitted under this NOFA. Applicants within the fundable range of 75 or more points will be considered for funding in ranked order up to the amount requested, or a lesser amount if sufficient funds are not available. Meeting the minimum score of 75 points does not guarantee a funding award will be made. HUD also reserves the right to adjust funding to meet urgent policy priorities. 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See also Adjustments to Funding information in section VI.A. below. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES (h) Tiebreakers When rating results in a tied score and there is not enough money to fund all tied scored applications, HUD will use the following factors in the order listed to resolve the tie: 1. HUD will approve applications that can be fully funded over those that cannot be fully funded; 2. Applicants that receive the most points according to Subfactor 3.2, Availability of Housing Stock; 3. Applicants that propose to leverage other funding sources to increase its housing stock for the use of eligible Veterans; and VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Mar 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 4. Applicants that score the highest cumulative points for Rating Factor 1Capacity of the Applicant and Rating Factor 2-Need. (i) Additional Tribal HUD–VASH Funds If, after publication of this NOFA, additional funds become available through additional appropriations or recaptured funds, HUD reserves the right to: 1. 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An applicant may however, bring arithmetic errors in application scoring to the attention of HUD within 30 days of being informed of its score. (l) Anticipated Announcement and Award Dates Following the evaluation process, HUD will notify successful applicants of their selection for funding. HUD will also notify other applicants, whose applications were received by the deadline, but have not been chosen for awards. Notifications will be sent by email to the person listed as the Authorized Representative listed on the SF–424. HUD anticipates announcing awards under this NOFA approximately four to six months after the application due date. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 3535(d); Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113–235, approved December 16, 2014); Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (Pub. L. 115–31, approved May 5, 2017). Dominique G. Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. [FR Doc. 2021–06595 Filed 3–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R1–ES–2021–N019; FXES11130100000–212–FF01E00000] Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 16752 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 31, 2021 / Notices Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments. ACTION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation and survival of endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on these applications. Before issuing the requested permits, 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 April 30, 2021. ADDRESSES: Document availability and comment submission: Submit a request for a copy of the application and related documents and submit any comments by one of the following methods. All requests and comments should specify the applicant name and application number (e.g., Dana Ross TE–08964A–2): • Email: permitsR1ES@fws.gov. • U.S. Mail: Marilet Zablan, Program Manager, Restoration and Endangered Species Classification, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland Regional Office, 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232–4181. SUMMARY: 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. These activities often include such prohibited actions as capture and collection. Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 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 Applications Available for Review and Comment Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the recovery and enhancement of propagation or survival of the species in the wild. The ESA requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. Accordingly, we invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies and the public to submit written data, views, or arguments with respect to these applications. The comments and recommendations that will be most useful and likely to influence agency decisions are those supported by quantitative information or studies. Application No. Applicant, city, state Species Location Take activity TE38768B ..... Micronesian Environmental Services, Saipan, MP. GU, MP .. Harass by survey ....................... Amend. CS0003146 ... SR3 SeaLife Response, Rehabilitation, and Research, Des Moines, WA. Mariana common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus guami), Micronesian megapode (Megapodius laperouse), nightingale reed-warbler (Acrocephalus luscinia). Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta). OR, WA Rehabilitation and transfer of stranded sea turtles. New. Public Availability of Comments jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Colleen Henson, Regional Recovery Permit Coordinator, Ecological Services, (503) 231–6131 (phone); permitsR1ES@ 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: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on applications for permits under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The requested permits would allow the applicants to conduct activities intended to promote recovery of species that are listed as endangered under the ESA. 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. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Mar 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their entirety. Permit action 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Marjorie Nelson, Acting Assistant Regional Director–Ecological Services, Pacific Region. Next Steps [FR Doc. 2021–06600 Filed 3–30–21; 8:45 am] If we decide to issue a permit to an applicant listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. BILLING CODE 4333–15–P Authority We publish this notice under section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 60 (Wednesday, March 31, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16751-16752]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-06600]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R1-ES-2021-N019; FXES11130100000-212-FF01E00000]


Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

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

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received 
applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the 
propagation and survival of endangered species under the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended. We invite the public and local, State, 
Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on these applications. Before 
issuing the requested permits, 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 April 30, 
2021.

ADDRESSES: Document availability and comment submission: Submit a 
request for a copy of the application and related documents and submit 
any comments by one of the following methods. All requests and comments 
should specify the applicant name and application number (e.g., Dana 
Ross TE-08964A-2):
     Email: [email protected].
     U.S. Mail: Marilet Zablan, Program Manager, Restoration 
and Endangered Species Classification, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service, Portland Regional Office, 911 NE 11th Avenue, 
Portland, OR 97232-4181.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colleen Henson, Regional Recovery 
Permit Coordinator, Ecological Services, (503) 231-6131 (phone); 
[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 applications for permits under section 
10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 
1531 et seq.). The requested permits would allow the applicants 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. These activities 
often include such prohibited actions as capture and collection. Our 
regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are 
found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 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 Applications Available for Review and Comment

    Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the 
recovery and enhancement of propagation or survival of the species in 
the wild. The ESA requires that we invite public comment before issuing 
these permits. Accordingly, we invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal 
agencies and the public to submit written data, views, or arguments 
with respect to these applications. The comments and recommendations 
that will be most useful and likely to influence agency decisions are 
those supported by quantitative information or studies.

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                      Applicant, city,
  Application No.           state              Species           Location        Take activity     Permit action
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TE38768B...........  Micronesian         Mariana common      GU, MP.........  Harass by survey..  Amend.
                      Environmental       moorhen
                      Services, Saipan,   (Gallinula
                      MP.                 chloropus guami),
                                          Micronesian
                                          megapode
                                          (Megapodius
                                          laperouse),
                                          nightingale reed-
                                          warbler
                                          (Acrocephalus
                                          luscinia).
CS0003146..........  SR3 SeaLife         Hawksbill sea       OR, WA.........  Rehabilitation and  New.
                      Response,           turtle                               transfer of
                      Rehabilitation,     (Eretmochelys                        stranded sea
                      and Research, Des   imbricata),                          turtles.
                      Moines, WA.         leatherback sea
                                          turtle
                                          (Dermochelys
                                          coriacea),
                                          loggerhead sea
                                          turtle (Caretta
                                          caretta).
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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. 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.

Next Steps

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

Authority

    We publish this notice under section 10(c) of the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

Marjorie Nelson,
Acting Assistant Regional Director-Ecological Services, Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. 2021-06600 Filed 3-30-21; 8:45 am]
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