Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have issued the following permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species, marine mammals, or both. We issue these permits under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).
Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) prohibits activities with listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activities. The ESA laws require that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
Notice of Public Meetings, Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council, Idaho
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), and the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004 (FLREA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Change of Hours of Operation and Closure of P.O. Box for the Nevada State Office
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada State Office, Information Access Center (IAC) will implement new hours of operation, weekdays, excluding Federal holidays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The BLM Nevada State Office will close P.O. Box 12000 in Reno, Nevada. All postal service mail to the BLM Nevada State Office should be addressed to 1340 Financial Blvd., Reno, NV 89502.
Meeting of the California Desert District Advisory Council
Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Public Laws 92-463 and 94-579, that the California Desert District Advisory Council (DAC) to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Department of the Interior, will meet in formal session on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 2710 Lenwood Rd., Barstow, CA 92311. There will be a field trip on Friday, Sept. 9, that will include Sawtooth Canyon Campground and El Mirage Dry Lake Off- Highway Vehicle Area. Field trip details will be posted on the DAC web page, https://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/rac/dac.html, when finalized. Agenda topics for the Saturday meeting will include recreation fees, as well as updates by council members, the BLM California Desert District manager, five field office managers, council subgroups, and renewable energy. Final agenda items will be posted on the DAC web page listed above.
Notice of Utah's Resource Advisory Council (RAC) Conference Call Meetings on the Statewide Travel and Transportation Management Planning Policy
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Utah RAC will meet as indicated below.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Leona's Little Blue Butterfly as Endangered or Threatened
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list the Leona's little blue butterfly, Philotiella leona, as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), and to designate critical habitat. Based on our review, we find that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that listing the Leona's little blue butterfly may be warranted. Therefore, with the publication of this notice, we are initiating a review of the status of the species to determine if listing the Leona's little blue butterfly is warranted. To ensure that this status review is comprehensive, we are requesting scientific and commercial data and other information regarding this species. Based on the status review, we will issue a 12-month finding on the petition, which will address whether the petitioned action is warranted, as provided in the Act.