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Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Document Number: E7-9404
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Fish and Wildlife Service intends to gather information necessary to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan and environmental assessment for Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. This notice is furnished in compliance with the Service's comprehensive conservation planning policy to advise other agencies and the public of our intentions, and to obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to be considered in the planning process.
Laguna Cartagena National Wildlife Refuge, Boquerón, PR
Document Number: E7-9403
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service, intend to gather information necessary to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan and associated environmental documents for the Laguna Cartagena National Wildlife Refuge. We furnish this notice in compliance with our comprehensive conservation planning policy to advise other agencies and the public of our intentions, and to obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to be considered in the planning process.
Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, Jackson, Jennings and Monroe Counties, IN, Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, Becker County, MN, Tamarac Wetland Management District, Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard and Koochiching Counties, MN, and Big Muddy National Wildlife Refuge Authorized Within the Twenty Counties That Lie Along the Missouri River From Kansas City to St. Louis, MO
Document Number: E7-9384
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) intends to gather information necessary to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and associated environmental documents for the Muscatatuck, Tamarac, and Big Muddy National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) and Tamarac Wetland Management District (WMD). We furnish this notice in compliance with our CCP policy to advise other agencies and the public of our intentions, and to obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to be considered in the planning process. In addition, the Service is inviting comments on archeological, historic, and traditional cultural sites in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act. Special mailings, newspaper articles, internet postings, and other media announcements will inform people of the opportunities for written comments.
Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
Document Number: E7-9285
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-15
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service, we), will be developing a revised Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge). We will use local announcements, special mailings, newspaper articles, the Internet, and other media announcements to inform people of opportunities to provide input throughout the planning process. We will hold public meetings in communities within the Refuge during preparation of the revised plan. We will visit each of the 36 occupied communities within the Refuge boundary as we revise this plan.
Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
Document Number: E7-9281
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service, we) announce that the Draft Revised Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge is available for public comment. We prepared this CCP pursuant to the Alaska National Interests Land Conservation Act of 1980 (ANILCA), the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (Refuge Administration Act), as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (Refuge Improvement Act), and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). In this plan, we describe how the Service proposes to manage this refuge over the next 15 years.
Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Malta, MT
Document Number: E7-9280
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-15
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service, we) intend to gather information necessary to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and associated environmental documents for Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Complex (Complex) in Malta, Montana. This Complex includes the Bowdoin, Black Coulee, Creedman Coulee, Hewitt Lake, and Lake Thibadeau NWRs. It also includes the Wetland Management District (WMD) comprised of seven waterfowl production areas and thousands of acres of wetland, grassland, and conservation easements on private lands. We furnish this notice in compliance with our CCP policy to advise other agencies and the public of our intentions, and to obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to be considered in the planning process.
Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge Complex, South Dakota
Document Number: E7-9278
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-15
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This notice advises that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) intends to gather information necessary to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and associated environmental documents for the Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Complex), South Dakota. The Service is furnishing this notice in compliance with Service CCP policy to advise other agencies and the public of its intentions and to obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to be considered in the planning process.
Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan for the Bay Checkerspot Butterfly for the Metcalf-El Patio Reconductor and Metcalf-Hicks/Vasona Reconductor, Santa Clara County, CA
Document Number: E7-9277
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-15
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce receipt of an application from the Pacific Gas & Electric Company (applicant) for a 3-year incidental take permit for the federally threatened bay checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha bayensis) under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The application addresses the potential for ``take'' of the butterfly incidental to proposed reconductoring and conservation management activities at the Metcalf-El Patio 115 kV and Metcalf-Hicks/Vasona 230 kV transmission line site in Santa Clara County, California (plan area). We request comments on the applicant's application and low- effect habitat conservation plan (plan), and on our preliminary determination that the Plan qualifies as a ``low-effect'' habitat conservation plan eligible for a categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA). We discuss our basis for this determination in our environmental action statement (EAS), which is also available for review.
Receipt of Application for Endangered Species Permit
Document Number: E7-9273
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-15
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The public is invited to comment on the following application to conduct certain activities with endangered species.
Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications
Document Number: E7-9266
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-15
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The following applicant has applied for a permit to conduct certain activities with endangered species.
Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group
Document Number: E7-9185
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-14
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group (TAMWG) affords stakeholders the opportunity to give policy, management, and technical input concerning Trinity River (California) restoration efforts to the Trinity Management Council. Primary objectives of the meeting will include discussion of the following topics: Habitat/geomorphic mapping, gravel augmentation planning, Trinity River Restoration Program (TRRP) budget, Integrated Assessment Plan, reimbursability of TRRP program costs, TAMWG communications with the Trinity Management Council, TAMWG membership/quorum/bylaws in regard to voting. Completion of the agenda is dependent on the amount of time each item takes. The meeting could end early if the agenda has been completed. The meeting is open to the public.
Lake Champlain Sea Lamprey Control Alternatives Workgroup
Document Number: E7-8989
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-10
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a meeting of the Lake Champlain Sea Lamprey Control Alternatives Workgroup (Workgroup). The Workgroup's purpose is to provide, in an advisory capacity, recommendations and advice on research and implementation of sea lamprey control techniques alternative to lampricide that are technically feasible, cost effective, and environmentally safe. The primary objective of the meeting will be to discuss potential focus research initiatives that may enhance alternative sea lamprey control techniques. The meeting is open to the public.
Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact for Marin Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Marin County, CA
Document Number: E7-8948
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-10
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces that the Marin Islands National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) are available for distribution. The CCP, prepared pursuant to the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act as amended, and in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, describes how the Service will manage the Refuge for the next 15 years. The compatibility determinations for Research and Monitoring; Wildlife Observation and Photography; Environmental Education and Interpretive Staff-led Tours; and Sport Fishing are also included in the CCP.
Construction of an Industrial Facility in Brevard County, FL
Document Number: E7-8873
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-09
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of an incidental take permit (ITP) application and Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). Michael Richardson (applicant) requests an incidental take permit (ITP) for a duration of 5 years pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The applicant anticipates taking approximately 2.2 acre (ac) of Florida scrub-jay (Alphelocoma coerulescens)occupied habitat incidental to constructing an industrial facility in Brevard County, Florida (project). The applicant's HCP describes the mitigation and minimization measures the applicant proposes to address the effects of the project to the scrub-jay.
Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Kingman Reef National Wildlife Refuge
Document Number: E7-8756
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-07
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This notice advises the public that we the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service, we) intend to initiate a single planning process to consecutively develop a comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and environmental assessment for the Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), and a step-down research management plan (RMP) and environmental assessment for both Palmyra and Kingman Reef NWRs. This notice also announces a public open house meeting; see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for the details. Both NWRs are low coral atolls located in the Central Pacific Ocean approximately 1,000 miles south of Hawai'i. We furnish this notice in compliance with our CCP policy to advise other agencies and the public of our intentions, and to obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to be considered in the planning process.
Three-Year Pilot Program; Electronic Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps
Document Number: E7-8692
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-07
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces the opportunity for State fish and wildlife agencies to apply to participate in a 3-year pilot program to issue electronic Federal Migratory Hunting and Conservation Stamps. The program is expected to enhance the ability of the public to obtain required Federal Duck Stamps through the use of electronic technology, enhancing public participation and increasing the number of stamps sold.
Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska, Subpart C; Nonrural Determinations
Document Number: 07-2205
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This rule revises the list of nonrural areas identified by the Federal Subsistence Board (Board, we, us). Only residents of areas identified as rural are eligible to participate in the Federal Subsistence Management Program on Federal public lands in Alaska. We are changing Adak's status to rural. We also are adding Prudhoe Bay to the list of nonrural areas. The following areas continue to be nonrural, but we are changing their boundaries: the Kenai Area; the Wasilla/Palmer Area, including Point McKenzie; the Homer Area, including Fritz Creek East (except Voznesenka) and the North Fork Road area; and the Ketchikan Area. We have also added Saxman to the Ketchikan nonrural area. We are making no other changes in status. This final rule differs from the proposed rule relative to the Kodiak area and Saxman: For reasons set forth below, we did not change the status of the Kodiak area from rural to nonrural, as we had proposed, and we included Saxman in the nonrural Ketchikan area, which we had not proposed. Residents of those areas changing from rural to nonrural have 5 years to come into compliance with this rule.
Issuance of Permits
Document Number: E7-8558
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-04
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The following permits were issued.
Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: E7-8557
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-04
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The public is invited to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species and/or marine mammals.
Receipt of Applications for Endangered Species Permits
Document Number: E7-8461
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The public is invited to comment on the following nine applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species.
Recovery Plan for Two Plants From Rota (Nesogenes rotensis and Osmoxylon mariannense)
Document Number: 07-2179
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of a recovery plan for two plants, Nesogense rotensis and Osmoxylon mariannense. These two plants are found only on the island of Rota in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and were federally listed as endangered in 2004.
Sporting Conservation Council
Document Number: E7-8370
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-02
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This notice announces a meeting of the Sporting Conservation Council (Council). This meeting is designed to review wildlife conservation endeavors that benefit recreational hunting and wildlife resources and that encourage partnerships among the public, the sporting conservation community, wildlife conservation groups, and State and Federal governments. This meeting is open to the public, and will include a session for the public to comment.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding on a Petition to List the Sand Mountain Blue Butterfly (Euphilotes pallescens ssp. arenamontana) as Threatened or Endangered with Critical Habitat
Document Number: E7-8330
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-02
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce our 12-month finding on a petition to list the Sand Mountain blue butterfly (Euphilotes pallescens arenamontana) as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After a thorough review of all available scientific and commercial information, we find that the petitioned action is not warranted. We ask the public to continue to submit to us any new information concerning the status of, and threats to, this subspecies. This information will help us to monitor and encourage the ongoing management of this subspecies.
Draft Safe Harbor Agreement and Application for an Enhancement of Survival Permit for the Attwater's Prairie Chicken, Northern Aplomado Falcon, Whooping Crane, and Black Lace Cactus for Activities on Private Lands in All or Portions of Aransas, Austin, Colorado, Galveston, Goliad, Refugio, and Victoria Counties, TX (Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative)
Document Number: E7-8164
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Coastal Prairie Coalition, Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) (Applicant) has applied to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for an enhancement of survival permit pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act (Act) of 1973, as amended. The requested permit, which is for a period of 99 years, includes a draft Safe Harbor Agreement (Agreement) for the endangered Attwater's prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri), the endangered Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis septentrionalis), the endangered Whooping crane (Grus Americana), and the endangered black lace cactus (Echinocereus reichenbachii var. albertii) in all or portions of Aransas, Austin, Colorado, Galveston, Goliad, Refugio, and Victoria counties, Texas. We invite public comment.
Notice of Availability of Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge in St. Tammany Parish, LA
Document Number: E7-8162
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service, announce that a Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment (Draft CCP/EA) for Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge is available for review and comment. The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, requires the Service to develop a CCP for each national wildlife refuge. This Draft CCP, when final, will describe how we intend to manage Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge over the next 15 years.
Receipt of an Application for an Incidental Take Permit for Construction of a Single-Family Home in Sarasota County, FL
Document Number: E7-8159
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of an incidental take permit (ITP) and Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). Patrick McShane and Martha Dey (Applicants) request an ITP pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The Applicants anticipate taking about 0.31 acre of Florida scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) (scrub- jay) foraging and sheltering habitat incidental to lot preparation for the construction of a single-family home and supporting infrastructure in Sarasota County, Florida (Project). The destruction of 0.31 acre of foraging and sheltering habitat is expected to result in the take of one family of scrub-jays. The Applicants' HCP describes the mitigation and minimization measures proposed to address the effects of the Project on the Florida scrub-jay.
Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
Document Number: E7-8076
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This is a notice of availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (Final CCP/EIS). The Refuge is located in the Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska. The Final CCP/EIS included a thorough analysis of environmental, social, and economic considerations. The Final CCP/EIS was released to the public and a Notice of Availability was published in the Federal Register on October 6, 2006 (71 FR 59105). The ROD documents the selection of Alternative D, the Preferred Alternative in the Final CCP/EIS, as the Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Kodiak Refuge. The ROD was signed by the Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Region, on February 8, 2007.
Draft Recovery Plan for the Northern Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis caurina
Document Number: E7-8007
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of the Draft Recovery Plan for the Northern Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) (northern spotted owl) for public review and comment.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Review of 22 Southeastern Species
Document Number: E7-8006
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Fish and Wildlife Service is initiating 5-year reviews of the Southeastern beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus niveiventris), rice rat (Oryzomys palustris natator), Florida salt marsh vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus dukecampbelli), Key Largo woodrat (Neotoma floridana smalli), Florida grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus), Atlantic salt marsh snake (Nerodia clarkii taeniata), Schaus swallowtail butterfly (Heraclides aristodemus ponceanus), Squirrel Chimney Cave shrimp (Palaemonetes cummingi), Florida bonamia (Bonamia grandiflora), pigeon wings (Clitoria fragrans), short-leaved rosemary (Conradina brevifolia), Rugel's pawpaw (Deeringothamnus rugelii), longspurred mint (Dicerandra cornutissima), Lakela's mint (Dicerandra immaculata), scrub buckwheat (Eriogonum longifolium var. gnaphalifolium), Telephus spurge (Euphorbia telephioides), Highlands scrub hypericum (Hypericum cumulicola), scrub lupine (Lupinus aridorum), papery whitlow-wort (Paronychia chartacea), Miccosukee gooseberry (Ribes echinellum), Cooley's meadowrue (Thalictrum cooleyi), and Carter's mustard (Warea carteri), under section 4(c)(2) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), as amended (Act). The purpose of reviews conducted under this section of the Act is to ensure that the classification of species as threatened or endangered on the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants (50 CFR 17.11 and 17.12) is accurate. A 5-year review is an assessment of the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review.
Receipt of Applications for Endangered Species Act Enhancement of Survival Permits Developed in Accordance With a Template Safe Harbor Agreement for the Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit
Document Number: E7-7899
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces the receipt of thirteen applications for enhancement of survival permits that would be issued pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The applications were developed in conjunction with a Template Safe Harbor Agreement (Template SHA) for the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis). The thirteen permit applicants are: (1) Mr. Raymond Mayer; (2) Rimrock Meadows Association; (3) ABS Farms LLC; (4) Sagebrush Flats Farm; (5) Mr. Eric Long; (6) Mr. W. Paul Malone; (7) Tom Davis Farms J.V.; (8) Mr. Dale Pixlee; (9) Clements Farm, Inc.JBS Farms; (10) Heer Brothers J.V.; (11) Mr. Don Roberts; (12) David Adams Family LLC; and (13) Evans Brothers J.V. Issuance of permits to these applicants would exempt incidental take of the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit, which would otherwise be prohibited by section 9 of the Act, that is above the baseline conditions of properties enrolled under the Template SHA, and that may result from the permittees' otherwise lawful land-use activities. The Service requests comments from the public regarding the proposed issuance of permits to these thirteen applicants. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire commentincluding your personal identifying informationmay be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
Construction of a Commercial Development in Brevard County, FL
Document Number: E7-7872
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of an Incidental Take Permit (ITP) Application and Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) from the following applicant: Pineda Development Corporation (applicant) requests one ITP for a duration of 5 years under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The applicant anticipates taking approximately 0.54 acre (ac) of Florida scrub-jay (Alphelocoma coerulescens) occupied habitat incidental to constructing a commercial development in Brevard County, Florida (Project). The applicant's HCP describes the mitigation and minimization measures the applicant proposes to address the effects of the Project to the scrub-jay.
Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications
Document Number: E7-7748
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The following applicants have applied for scientific research permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended.
Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge, KS
Document Number: E7-7740
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces that the final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) are available. This final CCP/EA describes how the Service intends to manage the Refuge for the next 15 years.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised 12-Month Finding for Upper Missouri River Distinct Population Segment of Fluvial Arctic Grayling
Document Number: E7-7484
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce our revised 12-month finding on a petition to list the upper Missouri River Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of fluvial Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus) as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After a review of the best available scientific and commercial information, we find that fluvial Arctic grayling of the upper Missouri River does not constitute a species, subspecies, or distinct population segment under the Act. Therefore, we find that the petition to list the upper Missouri River DPS of fluvial Arctic grayling is not warranted, and we withdraw the fluvial Arctic grayling from the candidate list. The Service continues to seek new information on the taxonomy, biology, ecology, and status of fluvial Arctic grayling and to support cooperative conservation of fluvial Arctic grayling in the upper Missouri River system.
Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP), Wilderness Stewardship Plan (WSP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge), Ajo, AZ
Document Number: E7-7643
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces that the Final CCP is available for the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge). This CCP is prepared pursuant to the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and the Wilderness Act of 1964. The CCP describes how the Service intends to manage this Refuge over the next 15 years.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Reviews of 24 Southwestern Species
Document Number: E7-7636
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces 5-year reviews of 24 southwestern species listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act). The purpose of reviews conducted under this section of the Act is to ensure that the classification of species as threatened or endangered on the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants is accurate. The 5-year review is an assessment of the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review.
Notice of Availability of Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge, Jet, OK
Document Number: E7-7635
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces that the Final CCP is available for Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge). This CCP was prepared pursuant to the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. Goals and objectives in the CCP describe how the Service intends to manage the Refuge over the next 15 years.
Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018-0092; Federal Fish and Wildlife License/Permit Applications, Law Enforcement
Document Number: E7-7592
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (Fish and Wildlife Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC, which is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2007. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions for Foreign Species; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
Document Number: E7-7443
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
In this review, we announce our annual petition findings for foreign species, as required under section 4(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. When, in response to a petition, we find that listing a species is warranted but precluded, we must complete a new status review each year until we publish a proposed rule or make a determination that listing is not warranted. These subsequent status reviews and the accompanying 12-month findings are referred to as ``resubmitted'' petition findings. Information contained in this review describes our status review of 56 foreign taxa that were the subjects of previous warranted-but- precluded findings. Based on our review, we find that 50 species continue to warrant listing, but that their listing remains precluded by higher-priority listing actions (see Table 1). For six species previously found to be warranted but precluded, listing is now warranted. We will promptly publish a listing proposal for those six species. With this review, we are requesting additional status information for the 50 species that remain warranted-but-precluded by higher priority listing actions. We will consider this information in preparing listing documents and future resubmitted petition findings. This information will also help us to monitor the status of the taxa and in conserving them.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge
Document Number: E7-7432
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Fish and Wildlife Service announces that a Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment (Draft CCP/EA) for Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge is available for distribution. The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, requires the Service to develop a comprehensive conservation plan for each national wildlife refuge. This Draft CCP, when final, will describe how the Service intends to manage Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge over the next 15 years.
Issuance of Permits
Document Number: E7-7384
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The following permits were issued.
Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: E7-7383
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The public is invited to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species and/or marine mammals.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of Seven Wildlife Species and Two Plant Species in the Mountain-Prairie Region
Document Number: E7-7342
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-18
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), initiate 5- year reviews of seven wildlife speciesCanada lynx (Lynx canadensis), grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) (as listed in the lower 48- States excluding the Greater Yellowstone Area population; see table 1), bonytail chub (=bonytail) (Gila elegans), humpback chub (Gila cypha), Colorado pikeminnow (=squawfish) (Ptychocheilus lucius), razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus), and Uncompahgre fritillary butterfly (Boloria acrocnema); and two plant speciesHowellia aquatilis (water howellia) and Astragalus desereticus (Deseret milk-vetch)in the Mountain-Prairie Region under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We conduct 5-year reviews to ensure that our classification of each species as threatened or endangered on the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants is accurate. A 5-year review is an assessment of the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment for the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge Horse and Burro Management Program and Announcement of a Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-7243
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-17
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces that a draft environmental assessment (EA) for an interim Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) Horse and Burro Management Program (Program) is available for review and comment. The EA provides a consolidated and updated National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) evaluation of the Sheldon Refuge Program. The EA analyzes the environmental effects of various alternatives for managing the Refuge's horses and burros until a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for the Refuge is completed.
Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, Seal Beach, Orange County, CA
Document Number: E7-7117
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-16
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service, we), intend to gather information necessary to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and associated environmental documents for the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). We furnish this notice in compliance with our CCP policy to advise other agencies and the public of our intentions, and to obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to be considered in the planning process.
Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Horicon and Fox River National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) Dodge, Fond du Lac, and Marquette Counties, WI
Document Number: E7-7109
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-16
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces that the Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) is available for Horicon and Fox River NWRs, Wisconsin. The CCP was prepared pursuant to the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. Goals and objectives in the CCP describe how the agency intends to manage the refuge over the next 15 years.
Draft Indiana Bat Recovery Plan, First Revision; Draft Survey Protocol
Document Number: 07-1866
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-16
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce availability of the draft revised recovery plan and draft survey protocol for the Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) for public review and comment. This species is federally listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act).
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Cirsium hydrophilum var. hydrophilum (Suisun thistle) and Cordylanthus mollis ssp. mollis (soft bird's-beak)
Document Number: 07-1777
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-12
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service), are designating critical habitat for Cirsium hydrophilum var. hydrophilum (Suisun thistle) and Cordylanthus mollis ssp. mollis (soft bird's-beak) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total, approximately 2,052 acres (ac) (830 hectares (ha)) fall within the boundaries of the critical habitat designation for C. hydrophilum var. hydrophilum in Solano County, California, and approximately 2,276 ac (921 ha) for C. mollis ssp. mollis in Contra Costa, Napa, and Solano Counties, California. Due to overlap of some units, the total area of critical habitat designation for both subspecies is 2,621 ac (1,061 ha).
Receipt of Application for Endangered Species Permits
Document Number: E7-6834
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-11
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The public is invited to comment on the following application to conduct certain activities with endangered species.
Migratory Bird Subsistence Harvest in Alaska; Harvest Regulations for Migratory Birds in Alaska During the 2007 Season
Document Number: E7-6667
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-11
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or we) is publishing harvest regulations for migratory bird subsistence hunting in Alaska for the 2007 season. This final rule establishes regulations that prescribe frameworks, or outer limits, for dates when harvesting of birds may occur, species that can be taken, and methods and means that are excluded from use. These regulations were developed under a Co-management process involving the Service, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and Alaska Native representatives. These regulations provide a framework to enable the continuation of customary and traditional subsistence uses of migratory birds in Alaska. The rulemaking is necessary because the regulations governing the subsistence harvest of migratory birds in Alaska are subject to annual review. This rulemaking establishes regulations that go into effect on April 2, 2007, and expire on August 31, 2007.