Department of the Interior March 8, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Notice of Open Public Meetings for the National Park Service Alaska Region Subsistence Resource Commission Program
The National Park Service (NPS) is hereby giving notice that the Aniakchak National Monument Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC), the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC, the Lake Clark National Park SRC, the Gates of the Arctic National Park SRC, the Cape Krusenstern National Monument SRC, and the Kobuk Valley National Park SRC, will hold public meetings to develop and continue work on NPS subsistence program recommendations, and other related regulatory proposals.
U.S. Endangered Species; Recovery Permit Applications
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications for a permit to conduct activities intended to recover and enhance endangered species survival. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), prohibits certain activities that may impact endangered species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Incidental Take Permit Application; Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan for the Coastal California Gnatcatcher and Associated Documents; Santee, California
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received an application from Calvary Church Santee for a 3-year incidental take permit for the threatened coastal California gnatcatcher pursuant to the Endangered Species Act, as amended. We are requesting comments on the permit application and on our preliminary determination that the applicant's accompanying proposed habitat conservation plan (HCP) qualifies as low effect, eligible for a categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act. The basis for this determination is discussed in our environmental action statement (EAS) and associated low-effect screening form, which are also available for public review.
Notice of Filing of Plat Survey; Eastern States
On Tuesday, January 16, 2018, there was published in the Federal Register, Volume 83, Number 10, on page 2185 a notice entitled ``Eastern States: Filing of Plats of Survey''. In said notice was a plat depicting the dependent resurvey of a portion of the north boundary, a portion of the subdivisional lines, the east and west center line of section 2; and the survey of subdivision of section 2, the division of accretion in section 2, a portion of the present day meanders of section 2, and an informational traverse of the adjusted 1852 connecting traverse line, of Township 48 North, Range 3 West, of the Fourth Principal Meridian, in the State of Wisconsin. These were accepted December 6, 2017. The official filing of the plat is hereby stayed, pending consideration of all protests.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Availability of Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan for the Sand Skink, Orange County, FL
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. DR Horton, Inc. (applicant), is requesting a 5-year ITP for take of the federally listed sand skink. We request public comments on the permit application and accompanying proposed habitat conservation plan as well as on our preliminary determination that the plan qualifies as low effect under the National Environmental Policy Act. To make this determination, we used our environmental action statement and low-effect screening form, which are also available for review.
U.S. Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation or survival of endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), prohibits activities that constitute take of listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activity. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.