Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications

CourtFish And Wildlife Service
Citation87 FR 109
Publication Date03 January 2022
Record Number2021-28443
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Why did the Coast Guard conduct this
PARS?
The Coast Guard conducted the
NNYBPARS to evaluate the adequacy of
existing vessel routing measures and
determine whether additional vessel
routing measures are necessary for port
approaches to New York and New Jersey
and international and domestic transit
areas in the First District area of
responsibility. The NNYBPARS
considered whether existing or
additional routing measures were
necessary to improve navigation safety
due to factors such as planned or
potential offshore development, current
port capabilities and planned
improvements, increased vessel traffic,
existing and potential anchorage areas,
changing vessel traffic patterns, effects
of weather, or navigational difficulty.
Vessel routing measures, which include
traffic separation schemes, two-way
routes, recommended tracks, deep-water
routes, precautionary areas, and areas to
be avoided, are implemented to reduce
the risk of marine casualties.
PARS are conducted anytime the
Coast Guard considers a need to
recommend routing changes, within the
territorial seas, for any port. The Ports
and Waterways Safety Act (PWSA)
requires the Coast Guard to conduct a
study before establishing new or
adjusting existing fairways or Traffic
Separation Scheme (TSS). U.S.
waterways support multiple uses, such
as commercial shipping, tug and barge
operations, commercial and recreational
fishing, research vessels, offshore
support vessels, military vessels, and
aquaculture apparatus.
How did the First Coast Guard District
conduct this PARS?
The PARS was conducted in
alignment with guidance outlined in
Coast Guard Commandant Instruction
16003.2B, Marine Planning to Operate
and Maintain the Marine Transportation
System (MTS) and Implement National
Policy which is available in the docket
or see https://media.defense.gov/2017/
Mar/15/2001716995/-1/-1/0/CI_16003_
2A.PDF.
What were the objectives of the study?
The objectives of the study were to;
i. Determine present traffic density;
ii. Determine potential traffic density;
iii. Determine if existing vessel
routing measures are adequate;
iv. Determine if existing vessel
routing measures require modifications;
v. Determine the type of
modifications;
vi. Define and justify the needs for
new vessel routing measures;
vii. Determine the type of new vessel
routing measures; and
viii. Determine if the usage of the
vessel routing measures must be
mandatory for specific classes of
vessels.
III. Viewing the Report
The NNYBPARS report is available
for viewing and download from the
Federal Register docket at http://
www.regulations.gov or the Coast Guard
Navigation Center website at https://
www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=
PARSReports.
To view the NNYBPARS report in the
docket, go to http://
www.regulations.gov, and insert
‘‘USCG–2020–0278’’ in the ‘‘search
box.’’ Click ‘‘Search’’. Then scroll down
to the document entitled ‘‘FINAL
REPORT Northern New York Bight
PARS December 27, 2021’’ under the
document type ‘‘Supporting & Related
Material.’’
IV. Conclusion
As required by the March 15, 2019
Federal Register Notice of study;
request for comments (84 FR 9541), the
First Coast Guard District considered
whether it should revise existing
regulations to improve navigation safety
in NNYB due to factors such as vessel
traffic density, vessel traffic patterns,
weather conditions, or navigation
challenges in the study area. The First
Coast Guard District analyzed all
available sources of data relevant to this
process, including existing and
potential traffic patterns, existing
regulations, public submissions, and
other factors. The First Coast Guard
District identified five different
alternatives to consider within this
study.
As detailed in the final report, the
First Coast Guard District recommends
that multiple shipping safety fairways
and one federal anchorage ground be
established within the NNYBPARS
study area. Shipping safety fairways
may be utilized by mariners but are not
mandatory for any specific class of
vessel.
The First Coast Guard District actively
monitors all waterways subject to its
jurisdiction to help ensure navigation
safety. As such, the First Coast Guard
District will continue to monitor the
Northern New York Bight for changing
conditions and consider appropriate
actions, such as recommend vessel
routes or more extensive use of
electronic Aids to Navigation to
promote waterway and user safety.
This notice is published under the
authority of 46 U.S.C. 70003, 70004 and
5 U.S.C. 552(a).
Dated: December 27, 2021.
T. G. Allan Jr.,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander,
First Coast Guard District.
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Fish and Wildlife Service
[FWS–R2–ES–2021–N216;
FXES11130200000–223–FF02ENEH00]
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
and Plants; Recovery Permit
Applications
AGENCY
: Fish and Wildlife Service,
Interior.
ACTION
: Notice of receipt of permit
applications; request for comments.
SUMMARY
: We, the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, invite the public to
comment on the following applications
for a permit to conduct activities
intended to recover and enhance
endangered species survival. With some
exceptions, the Endangered Species Act
of 1973, as amended (ESA), prohibits
certain activities that may impact
endangered species unless a Federal
permit allows such activity. The ESA
also requires that we invite public
comment before issuing these permits.
DATES
: To ensure consideration, please
submit your written comments by
February 2, 2022.
ADDRESSES
:
Document availability: Request
documents by phone or email: Beth
Forbus, 505–248–6681, beth_forbus@
fws.gov.
Comment submission: Submit
comments by email to fw2_te_permits@
fws.gov. Please specify the permit you
are interested in by number (e.g.,
Application No. CS1234567).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: Beth
Forbus, Supervisor, Classification and
Restoration Division, 505–248–6681.
Individuals who are hearing or speech
impaired may call the Federal Relay
Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY
assistance.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
Background
With some exceptions, the
Endangered Species Act (ESA; 16 U.S.C.
1531 et seq.) prohibits activities that
constitute take of listed species unless a
Federal permit is issued that allows
such activity. The ESA’s definition of
‘‘take’’ includes hunting, shooting,
harming, wounding, or killing, but also
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such activities as pursuing, harassing,
trapping, capturing, or collecting.
The ESA and our implementing
regulations in the Code of Federal
Regulations (CFR) at title 50, part 17,
provide for issuing such permits and
require that we invite public comment
before issuing permits for activities
involving endangered species.
A recovery permit we issue under the
ESA, section 10(a)(1)(A), authorizes the
permittee to conduct activities with
endangered or threatened species for
scientific purposes that promote
recovery or enhance the species’
propagation or survival. These activities
often include such prohibited actions as
capture and collection. Our regulations
implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for
these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22
for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR
17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50
CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species,
and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant
species.
Permit Applications Available for
Review and Comment
Documents and other information
submitted with these applications are
available for review by any party who
submits a request as specified in
ADDRESSES
. Releasing documents is
subject to Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a)
and Freedom of Information Act (5
U.S.C. 552) requirements.
Proposed activities in the following
permit requests are for the recovery and
enhancement of propagation or survival
of the species in the wild. We invite
local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies
and the public to submit written data,
views, or arguments with respect to
these applications. The comments and
recommendations that will be most
useful and likely to influence agency
decisions are those supported by
quantitative information or studies.
Please refer to the application number
when submitting comments.
Application No. Applicant Species Location Activity Type of take Permit action
CS0080862 ........... Harpo Faust, Saff Killingsworth;
Tucson, Arizona.
Acun
˜a cactus (Echinomastus
erectocentrus var. acunensis).
Arizona ............................ Survey/monitor, collect .... Harm, kill ........... New.
TE037155 .............. Bio-West, Inc.; Round Rock,
Texas.
Barton Springs salamander
(Eurycea sosorum), Austin blind
salamander (Eurycea
waterlooensis), Ouachita rock
pocketbook (Arcidens wheeleri),
winged mapleleaf (Quadrula
fragosa), Neosho mucket
(Lampsilis rafinesqueana), Neo-
sho madtom (Noturus placidus).
Arkansas, Oklahoma,
Louisiana, Texas.
Survey/monitor, capture,
handle, collect, release.
Harass, harm,
kill.
Amend.
TE67491A ............. Permits West, Inc., Santa Fe, New
Mexico.
Southwestern willow flycatcher
(Empidonax traillii extimus), yel-
low-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus
americanus).
Arizona, New Mexico,
Colorado, Utah.
Survey/monitor ................ Harass, harm ..... Renew, amend.
CS0082113 ........... U.S. Geological Survey, New
Mexico Cooperative Fish and
Wildlife Research Unit, Las
Cruces, New Mexico.
Gila chub (Gila intermedia), Gila
topminnow (Poeciliopsis
occidentalis occidentalis),
spikedace (Meda fulgida),
desert pupfish (Cyprinodon
macularius).
Arizona, New Mexico ...... Survey, capture, handle .. Harass, harm,
kill.
New.
TE006655 .............. Logan Simpson Design, Inc.,
Tempe, Arizona.
Black-footed ferret (Mustela
nigripes), southwestern willow
flycatcher (Empidonax traillii
extimus), Yuma clapper rail
(Rallus longirostris
yumanensis), Gila topminnow
(Poeciliopsis occidentalis), ra-
zorback sucker (Xyrauchen
texanus).
Arizona, New Mexico,
Utah.
Survey/monitor ................ Harass, harm ..... Renew, amend.
TE25781D ............. Atkins International Inc., Austin,
Texas.
Golden-cheeked warbler
(Dendroica chrysoparia).
Texas ............................... Presence/absence sur-
veys, habitat assess-
ment.
Harass, harm ..... Renew, amend.
CS0082163 ........... Edwards Aquifer Recovery Imple-
mentation Program, San Anto-
nio, Texas.
Fountain darter (Etheostoma
fonticola), Texas blind sala-
mander (Eurycea rathbuni).
Texas ............................... Capture, display for edu-
cational purposes.
Harass, harm,
capture.
New.
TE91694B ............. Cramer, Steven; San Antonio,
Texas.
Huston toad (Bufo houstonensis),
Texas prairie dawn (Hymenoxys
texana).
Texas ............................... Presence/absence sur-
veys.
Harass, harm ..... Renew, amend.
CS0081603 ........... Bureau of Land Management,
Phoenix, Arizona.
Southwestern willow flycatcher
(Empidonax traillii extimus), yel-
low-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus
americanus), desert pupfish
(Cyprinodon macul), Gila chub
(Gila intermedia), Gila
topminnow (Poeciliopsis
occidentalis occidentalis), lesser
long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris
curasoae yerbabuenae),
Sonoran pronghorn (Antilocapra
americana sonoriensis).
Arizona ............................ Survey/monitor ................ Harass, harm ..... New.
CS0081216 ........... Lamont, Megan; Giddings, Texas Golden-cheeked warbler
(Dendroica chrysoparia).
Texas ............................... Presence/absence pro-
tocol surveys.
Harass, harm ..... New.
CS0079419 ........... Tucson Audubon Society, Tucson,
Arizona.
Southwestern willow flycatcher
(Empidonax traillii extimus).
Arizona, New Mexico ...... Presence/absence pro-
tocol surveys and habi-
tat assessments.
Harass, harm ..... New.
TE11267C ............. Buschow, Marissa; Sugar Land,
Texas.
Golden-cheeked warbler
(Dendroica chrysoparia), Hous-
ton toad (Bufo houstonensis).
Texas ............................... Survey ............................. Harass, harm ..... Amend.
TE75679D ............. Ramirez, Alex; San Antonio,
Texas.
Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis) Texas ............................... Survey ............................. Harass, harm ..... Amend.
CS0080544 ........... Cook, Leneka; San Antonio,
Texas.
Golden-cheeked Warbler
(Dendroica chrysoparia).
Texas ............................... Presence/absence pro-
tocol surveys and habi-
tat assessments.
Harass, harm ..... New.
ESPER25781D ...... Atkins North America, Inc., Austin,
Texas.
Golden-cheeked warbler
(Dendroica chrysoparia).
Texas ............................... Presence/absence pro-
tocol surveys and habi-
tat assessments.
Harass, harm ..... Amend.
ESPER0018550 .... Mowad, Gary; Scottsdale, Arizona Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
jaguarundi (Herpailurus
yagouaroundi).
Texas ............................... Camera monitoring using
scents/attractants.
Harass, harm ..... New.
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Application No. Applicant Species Location Activity Type of take Permit action
ESPER0011772 .... U.S. Forest Service—Coronado
National Forest; Tucson, Ari-
zona.
Beardless chinchweed (Pectis
imberbis).
Arizona ............................ Seed collection ................ Collect ............... Amend.
ESPER0020702 .... National Audubon Society—Ari-
zona; Phoenix, Arizona.
Yellow-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus
americanus), Yuma clapper rail
(Rallus longirostris yumanensis).
Arizona ............................ Survey/monitor ................ Harass, harm ..... Amend.
ESPER0007529 .... U.S. Forest Service—Gila Na-
tional Forest; Silver City, New
Mexico.
Bald eagle (Haliaeetus
leucocephalus), Gila chub (Gila
intermedia), loach minnow
(Tiaroga cobitis), spikedace
(Meda fulgida), northern Mexi-
can gartersnake (Thamnophis
eques megalops), narrow-head-
ed gartersnake (Thamnophis
rufipunctatus), southwestern wil-
low flycatcher (Empidonax traillii
extimus), yellow-billed cuckoo
(Coccyzus americanus).
New Mexico ..................... Survey/monitor, capture/
handle.
Harass, harm ..... New.
ESPER0019716P .. Boeing, Wiebke; Las Cruces, New
Mexico.
Pecos assiminea (Assiminea
pecos).
New Mexico ..................... Survey/monitor, capture .. Harass, harm ..... New.
ESPER0020647 .... National Park Service—Bandelier
National Monument; Los Ala-
mos, New Mexico.
Jemez Mountains salamander
(Plethodon neomexicanus).
New Mexico ..................... Survey/monitor ................ Harass, harm ..... Renew.
ESPER822908 ...... Caesar Kleburg Wildlife Research
Institute; Kingsville, Texas.
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) ......... Texas ............................... Trap, presence/absence
surveys.
Harass, harm ..... Renew.
Authority
We provide this notice under section
10 of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).
Amy L. Lueders,
Regional Director, Southwest Region, U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service.
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
[222A2100DD/AAKC001030/
A0A501010.999900253G; OMB Control
Number 1076–NEW]
Agency Information Collection
Activities; BIE–DPA Improving
Secondary Transition and Post-School
Outcomes
AGENCY
: Bureau of Indian Education,
Interior.
ACTION
: Notice of information collection;
request for comment.
SUMMARY
: In accordance with the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we,
the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE),
are proposing a new information
collection.
DATES
: Interested persons are invited to
submit comments on or before March 4,
2022.
ADDRESSES
: Send your comments on
this information collection request (ICR)
by mail to Steven Mullen, Information
Collection Clearance Officer, Office of
Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative
Action—Indian Affairs, U.S. Department
of the Interior, 1001 Indian School Road
NW, Suite 229, Albuquerque, New
Mexico 87104; or by email to
comments@bia.gov. Please reference
Office of Management and Budget
(OMB) Control Number 1076–NEW in
the subject line of your comments.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: To
request additional information about
this ICR, contact Eugene Thompson by
email at Eugene.thompson@bie.edu or
by telephone at 202–860–5812.
Individuals who are hearing or speech
impaired may call the Federal Relay
Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY
assistance. You may also view the ICR
at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/
PRAMain.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: In
accordance with the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA, 44 U.S.C.
3501 et seq.) and 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), all
information collections require approval
under the PRA. We may not conduct or
sponsor and you are not required to
respond to a collection of information
unless it displays a currently valid OMB
control number.
As part of our continuing effort to
reduce paperwork and respondent
burdens, we invite the public and other
Federal agencies to comment on new,
proposed, revised, and continuing
collections of information. This helps us
assess the impact of our information
collection requirements and minimize
the public’s reporting burden. It also
helps the public understand our
information collection requirements and
provide the requested data in the
desired format.
We are especially interested in public
comment addressing the following:
(1) Whether or not the collection of
information is necessary for the proper
performance of the functions of the
agency, including whether or not the
information will have practical utility;
(2) The accuracy of our estimate of the
burden for this collection of
information, including the validity of
the methodology and assumptions used;
(3) Ways to enhance the quality,
utility, and clarity of the information to
be collected; and
(4) How might the agency minimize
the burden of the collection of
information on those who are to
respond, including through the use of
appropriate automated, electronic,
mechanical, or other technological
collection techniques or other forms of
information technology, e.g., permitting
electronic submission of response.
Comments that you submit in
response to this notice are a matter of
public record. We will include or
summarize each comment in our request
to OMB to approve this ICR. Before
including your address, phone number,
email address, or other personal
identifying information in your
comment, you should be aware that
your entire comment—including your
personal identifying information—may
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.
Abstract: Providing secondary
transition services is required by the
Individuals with Disabilities Education
Act (IDEA; Pub. L. 108–446) which
requires that schools develop a plan
through the Individualized Education
Program (IEP) to assist students in
reaching post-graduation goals. BIE-
funded high schools coordinate and
implement high quality secondary
transition programs for all students with
disabilities, 16 years and above, in
preparation for life after high school.
The collected information will support
the BIE Division of Performance and
Accountability (DPA) in improving the
efficacy of secondary transition
programming, providing professional
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