Receipt of Five Applications for Incidental Take Permits for Construction of Single-Family Homes in Brevard County, FL
Robert Catlow, Ali Markieh, Dustin Stone, Pete Knudsen, and Peter Intoccia (Applicants) each request an incidental take permit (ITP) pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The requested term for each is one year, except for Markieh who requests a two-year permit term. The Applicants anticipate taking a total of about 1.21 acres of Florida scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens)(scrub-jay) foraging and sheltering habitat incidental to lot preparation for the construction of five single- family homes and supporting infrastructure in Brevard County, Florida (Project). The destruction of 1.21 acres of foraging and sheltering habitat is expected to result in the take of three families of scrub- jays. The Applicants' Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs) describe the mitigation and minimization measures proposed to address the effects of the Projects to the Florida scrub-jay. These measures are outlined in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Izembek, Togiak, Tetlin, and Kanuti National Wildlife Refuges, Alaska
With this notice, we, the Fish and Wildlife Service, revise our previously published notices of intent to revise comprehensive conservation plans (CCPs) for Togiak, Izembek, Kanuti, and Tetlin National Wildlife Refuges, all in Alaska. Our previous notices stated our intent to document decisions in these CCP revisions with environmental impact statements. However, we now believe that an environmental assessment is the appropriate level of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance. We seek public comments.