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Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances
Document Number: 2018-17349
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 27 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The chemical substances are subject to Orders issued by EPA pursuant to section 5(e) of TSCA. This action would require persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or process any of these 27 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by these rules to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification initiates EPA's evaluation of the intended use within the applicable review period. Persons may not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notification, and has taken such actions as are required with that determination. In addition to this notice of proposed rulemaking, EPA is issuing the action as a direct final rule elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances
Document Number: 2018-17348
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is promulgating significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 27 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The chemical substances are subject to Orders issued by EPA pursuant to section 5(e) of TSCA. This action requires persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or process any of these 27 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification initiates EPA's evaluation of the intended use within the applicable review period. Persons may not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and has taken such actions as are required with that determination.
Civilian Board of Contract Appeals; Rules of Procedure for Contract Disputes Act Cases
Document Number: 2018-17213
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-17
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (Board) amends its rules of procedure for cases arising under the Contract Disputes Act, and for disputes between insurance companies and the Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency in which decisions of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation are brought before the Board under the Federal Crop Insurance Act. The Board's current rules were issued in 2008 and were last amended in 2011. After considering the one responsive comment received, the Board now promulgates its final rules of procedure.
Medicare Program; Medicare Shared Savings Program; Accountable Care Organizations-Pathways to Success
Document Number: 2018-17101
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-17
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
Under the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program), providers of services and suppliers that participate in an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) continue to receive traditional Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) payments under Parts A and B, but the ACO may be eligible to receive a shared savings payment if it meets specified quality and savings requirements. The policies included in this proposed rule would provide a new direction for the Shared Savings Program by establishing pathways to success through redesigning the participation options available under the program to encourage ACOs to transition to two-sided models (in which they may share in savings and are accountable for repaying shared losses). These proposed policies are designed to increase savings for the Trust Funds and mitigate losses, reduce gaming opportunities, and promote regulatory flexibility and free-market principles. The proposed rule also would provide new tools to support coordination of care across settings and strengthen beneficiary engagement; ensure rigorous benchmarking; promote interoperable electronic health record technology among ACO providers/ suppliers; and improve information sharing on opioid use to combat opioid addiction.
Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2019 Rates; Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers; Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs (Promoting Interoperability Programs) Requirements for Eligible Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Eligible Professionals; Medicare Cost Reporting Requirements; and Physician Certification and Recertification of Claims
Document Number: 2018-16766
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-17
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
We are revising the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) for operating and capital-related costs of acute care hospitals to implement changes arising from our continuing experience with these systems for FY 2019. Some of these changes implement certain statutory provisions contained in the 21st Century Cures Act and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, and other legislation. We also are making changes relating to Medicare graduate medical education (GME) affiliation agreements for new urban teaching hospitals. In addition, we are providing the market basket update that will apply to the rate-of-increase limits for certain hospitals excluded from the IPPS that are paid on a reasonable cost basis, subject to these limits for FY 2019. We are updating the payment policies and the annual payment rates for the Medicare prospective payment system (PPS) for inpatient hospital services provided by long- term care hospitals (LTCHs) for FY 2019. In addition, we are establishing new requirements or revising existing requirements for quality reporting by specific Medicare providers (acute care hospitals, PPS-exempt cancer hospitals, and LTCHs). We also are establishing new requirements or revising existing requirements for eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) participating in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs (now referred to as the Promoting Interoperability Programs). In addition, we are finalizing modifications to the requirements that apply to States operating Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Programs. We are updating policies for the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program, the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, and the Hospital- Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program. We also are making changes relating to the required supporting documentation for an acceptable Medicare cost report submission and the supporting information for physician certification and recertification of claims.
Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2018-08-16-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2018-08-16
Small Business Size Regulations
Document Number: 2018-17794
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Truth in Lending (Regulation Z)
Document Number: 2018-17793
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
National Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Capabilities Analysis Database
Document Number: 2018-17717
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
DHS NPPD IP will submit the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
The President's National Infrastructure Advisory Council
Document Number: 2018-17716
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The President's National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) will meet Thursday, September 13, 2018, in Arlington, VA. This meeting will be open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Surveys and Interviews With Investigational New Drug Sponsors To Assess Current Communication Practices With Food and Drug Administration Review Staff Under the Sixth Authorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act
Document Number: 2018-17715
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the Agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Federal Agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on a proposed information collection involving surveys and interviews of sponsors of commercial investigational new drugs (INDs) to obtain feedback about communication practices with FDA review staff.
Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice Regarding the Initiation of Country Practice Review of Turkey
Document Number: 2018-17712
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is announcing the initiation of a country practice review of the eligibility of Turkey for benefits under the GSP program. This review will focus on whether Turkey is meeting the GSP eligibility criterion that requires a GSP beneficiary country to assure the United States that it will provide equitable and reasonable access to its market. This notice includes the schedule for submission of public comments and a public hearing.
Refund of Alcohol Excise Tax
Document Number: 2018-17710
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
This document updates language in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the current organization of CBP and the Department of the Treasury. The document also eliminates a restriction pertaining to CBP's authority to refund excessive duties, taxes, fees, or interest imposed on distilled spirits, wine, and beer to facilitate implementation of Subpart A (Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform) of Part IX of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed December 22, 2017, commonly referred to as the Craft Beverage Modernization Act.
Notice of Action Pursuant to Section 301: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2018-17709
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The U.S. Trade Representative (Trade Representative) has determined that appropriate action in this investigation includes the imposition of an additional ad valorem duty of 25 percent on products from China classified in the subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) set out in Annex A of this notice. The Trade Representative has further determined to establish a process by which U.S. stakeholders may request that particular products classified within a covered tariff subheading in Annex A be excluded from these additional duties.
Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-17708
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Notice of Public Meeting of the Ohio Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Document Number: 2018-17706
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Commission on Civil Rights
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Ohio Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting via teleconference on Friday September 14, 2018, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. EDT for the purpose of hearing testimony regarding civil rights and education funding in the state.
Notice of Public Meetings of the Arkansas Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Document Number: 2018-17705
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Commission on Civil Rights
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Arkansas Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Friday September 7, 2018 from 1-5 p.m. Central time. The Committee will hear public testimony as part of their study of civil rights and mass incarceration in the state.
Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-17702
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) announces a forthcoming public advisory committee meeting of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC). The general function of the committee is to provide advice and recommendations to the Agency on FDA's regulatory issues. Members will participate via teleconference.
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-17701
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Department of State
Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2018-17700
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that the following federal advisory committee meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) will take place.
Special Local Regulation; Michigan Championships; Detroit River; Detroit, MI
Document Number: 2018-17699
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation for certain waters of the Detroit River, Detroit, MI. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and after the swim portion of the Michigan Championship Triathlon.
Safety Zone; Sandusky Bicentennial Fireworks, Sandusky Bay, Sandusky, OH
Document Number: 2018-17698
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Sandusky Bay, in the vicinity of Sandusky, OH. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of the Sandusky Bay for the Sandusky Bicentennial Fireworks. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Detroit, or his designated representative. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Safety Zone; Great Lakes Offshore Grand Prix, Lake Erie, Dunkirk, NY
Document Number: 2018-17697
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of Dunkirk Harbor, Lake Erie, Dunkirk, NY. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of Dunkirk Harbor during the Great Lakes Offshore Grand Prix. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect mariners and vessels from the navigational hazards associated with this regatta. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo.
Stainless Steel Flanges From India: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances
Document Number: 2018-17696
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of stainless steel flanges from India during the period of investigation January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016.
Marine Mammals; File No. 21938
Document Number: 2018-17695
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the NMFS Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC), 75 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL 33149 (Responsible Party: Theophilus Brainerd, Ph.D.), has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on up to 33 species of cetaceans.
Marine Mammals and Endangered Species
Document Number: 2018-17694
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that permits or permit amendments have been issued to the following entities under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), as applicable.
Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2018-17693
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that the following federal advisory committee meeting of the Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors will take place.
Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea and Taiwan: Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2018-17691
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce is issuing antidumping duty (AD) orders on low melt polyester staple fiber (low melt PSF) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) and Taiwan.
Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-17690
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
STEM Education Advisory Panel; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-17689
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Stainless Steel Flanges From India: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Affirmative Critical Circumstance Determination
Document Number: 2018-17688
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of stainless steel flanges from India are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) during the period of investigation (POI) July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.
Extension of Comment Period, Draft Waste Incidental To Reprocessing Evaluation for Closure of Waste Management Area C at the Hanford Site, Washington
Document Number: 2018-17687
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Department of Energy
On June 4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') published in the Federal Register a Notice of Availability of the Draft Waste Incidental to Reprocessing Evaluation for Closure of Waste Management Area C at the Hanford Site, Washington (Draft WIR Evaluation), which evaluates whether the stabilized tanks and ancillary structures in WMA C, as well as the residual material in these tanks and structures will meet the criteria in Section II.B.(2)(a) of DOE M. 435.1-1, Radioactive Waste Management Manual at closure. The original public comment period was from June 4, 2018 through September 7, 2018. This notice announces an extension of the public comment period on the Draft WIR Evaluation through November 7, 2018; any comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practical.
Certain Microperforated Packaging Containing Fresh Produce (II); Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2018-17686
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on July 12, 2018, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Windham Packaging, LLC of Windham, New Hampshire. A letter supplementing the complaint was filed on August 2, 2018. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain microperforated packaging containing fresh produce (II) by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,083,837 (``the '837 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.
Meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2018-17685
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the proposed schedule and agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). The members will discuss and approve work plans for their Commerce and Recreational Fisheries Subcommittees.
Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization Consultative Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2018-17684
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces a public meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization Consultative Committee. This meeting will help to ensure that the interests of U.S. stakeholders in the fisheries of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean are adequately represented at the Annual Meeting of the Organization. Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization Consultative Committee members and all other interested U.S. stakeholders are invited to attend.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of Existing Information Collection Request: Lease and Interchange of Vehicles
Document Number: 2018-17683
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.
New Postal Products
Document Number: 2018-17682
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing for the Commission's consideration concerning negotiated service agreements. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Seed Cotton Changes to Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Programs
Document Number: 2018-17681
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This rule revises the eligibility requirements, enrollment procedures, and payment calculation for ARC and PLC required to conform with the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA). BBA amends the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill) to add seed cotton as a covered commodity and remove generic base acres from ARC and PLC. This rule also amends provisions to include seed cotton yields, allocation of generic base acres, election of ARC-County Option (ARC-CO) or PLC for seed cotton base acres, and enrollment for 2018. This rule also makes some minor, clarifying changes to the administration section.
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-17679
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Drug Abuse; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2018-17677
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2018-17676
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Drug Abuse; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-17675
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Drug Abuse; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2018-17674
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Multifamily Financial Management Template
Document Number: 2018-17673
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Owner's Certification With HUD Tenant Eligibility and Rent Procedures
Document Number: 2018-17672
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing: Streamlining and Enhancements
Document Number: 2018-17671
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) invites public comment on amendments to HUD's affirmatively furthering fair housing (AFFH) regulations. The goal of the regulations is to provide HUD program participants with a specific planning approach to assist them in meeting their statutory obligation to affirmatively further the purposes and policies of the Fair Housing Act. HUD is committed to its mission of achieving fair housing opportunity for all, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or familial status. However, HUD's experience over the three years since the newly- specified approach was promulgated demonstrates that it is not fulfilling its purpose to be an efficient means for guiding meaningful action by program participants. Accordingly, HUD has determined that a new approach towards AFFH is required. As HUD begins the process of developing a proposed rule to amend the existing AFFH regulations, it is soliciting public comment on changes that will: Minimize regulatory burden while more effectively aiding program participants to plan for fulfilling their obligation to affirmatively further the purposes and policies of the Fair Housing Act; create a process that is focused primarily on accomplishing positive results, rather than on performing analysis of community characteristics; provide for greater local control and innovation; seek to encourage actions that increase housing choice, including through greater housing supply; and more efficiently utilize HUD resources. HUD is also reviewing comments submitted in response to the withdrawal of the Local Government Assessment Tool and will consider those comments during HUD's consideration of potential changes to the AFFH regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB
Document Number: 2018-17670
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) is adopting a proposal to extend for three years, with revision, the Report of Selected Money Market Rates (FR 2420; OMB No. 7100-0357). The revisions are applicable as of October 1, 2018.
Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan and Categorical Exclusion; Gaver Ranch, Castroville, Monterey County, California
Document Number: 2018-17669
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received an application from Midnight Sun, Inc., for a 20-year incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The application addresses the potential for ``take'' of the federally threatened California red-legged frog and California tiger salamander that is likely to occur incidental to ongoing agricultural activities, flood and erosion control activities, and habitat restoration at Gaver Ranch near the community of Castroville in unincorporated Monterey County, California. We invite comments from the public on the application package, which includes a low-effect habitat conservation plan.