Incidental Take Permit Applications To Participate in American Burying-Beetle Amended Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan in Oklahoma
Under the Endangered Species Act, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on federally listed American Burying Beetle incidental take permit (ITP) applications. The applicants anticipate American Burying Beetle take as a result of impacts to Oklahoma habitat the species uses for breeding, feeding, and sheltering. The take would be incidental to the applicants' activities associated with oil and gas well field and pipeline infrastructure (gathering, transmission, and distribution), including geophysical exploration (seismic), construction, maintenance, operation, repair, decommissioning, and reclamation. If approved, the permits would be issued under the approved American Burying Beetle Amended Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan (ICP) Endangered Species Act Section 10(a)(1)(B) Permit Issuance in Oklahoma.