Notice of Availability: Low-Effect Screening Form and Proposed Bosque Canyon Ranch Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan, Bosque County, Texas
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the low-effect screening form (LESF) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, that supports a categorical exclusion for the draft Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan (dHCP), and the incidental take permit application for the Bosque Canyon Ranch in Bosque County, TX. The Bosque Canyon Ranch (Applicant), has applied for an incidental take permit (ITP) under Section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act (Act) of 1973, as amended. The requested permit, which would be in effect for a period of 50 years, if granted, would authorize incidental take of the golden-cheeked warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia) resulting from residential development and operation of the property.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Chromolaena frustrata (Cape Sable Thoroughwort)
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), designate critical habitat for the Chromolaena frustrata (Cape Sable thoroughwort) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total, approximately 10,968 acres (4,439 hectares) in Miami- Dade and Monroe Counties, Florida, fall within the boundaries of the critical habitat designation. The effect of this regulation is to designate critical habitat for this species under the Act for the conservation of the species.