Receipt of an Application for Renewal of an Incidental Take Permit for the Bald Eagle From the Proposed Construction and Occupancy of Residences in Gaston County, NC
Pinsto, Inc. (Permittee) has applied for renewal of an incidental take permit (ITP) from the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Like the existing permit, the proposed renewed ITP would allow take of the bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), a federally listed threatened species, incidental to residential development. Destruction of the nest or the tree in which the nest is located is not requested by the Permittee. Rather, the proposed incidental take may occur as a result of harm or harassment to the eagles resulting from residential construction activities in the vicinity of the nest. The Service announces availability of the ITP application and the habitat conservation plan (HCP) for public comment.
Harvest and Export of American Ginseng
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a public meeting on American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius). This meeting will help us gather information from the public in preparation for our 2006 findings on the export of American ginseng roots, for the issuance of permits under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).