Receipt of Incidental Take Permit Application and Proposed Habitat Conservation Plan for the Sand Skink, Lake County, FL; Categorical Exclusion

CourtFish And Wildlife Service
Citation86 FR 16629
Published date30 March 2021
Record Number2021-06456
16629
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Appendix O
FY2019 and FY2020 Examining Long-Term
Outcomes Following Exit From HUD
Assisted Housing (FR–6400–FA–58)
Contact: Carol Gilliam (202) 402–4354.
State Recipient Address City Zip code Amount
WA Seattle-King County Department of Public
Health. 401 5th Avenue, Suite 1300 .......................... Seattle .................. 98104–1823 $195,305.00
CA The Regents of the University of California ... 1608 Fourth St, Suite 220 .............................. Berkeley ............... 94710–1749 123,108.00
Total ......................................................................... ......................................................................... ............................... ........................ 318,413.00
Appendix P
FY2019 and FY2020 Estimating the
Prevalence and Probability of Homeless
Youth (FR–6400–FA–59)
Contact: Carol Gilliam (202) 402–4354.
State Recipient Address City Zip code Amount
IL ........................... Chapin Hall Center for Children .............. 1313 East 60th Street ............................. Chicago ................ 60637 $680,677.00
CO ......................... Center for Policy Research ..................... 1570 Emerson Street .............................. Denver .................. 80218 680,677.00
OH ......................... Case Western Reserve University .......... 10900 Euclid Avenue .............................. Cleveland ............. 44106 638,646.00
Total ............... .................................................................. .................................................................. ............................... ........................ 2,000,000.00
Appendix Q
FY2019 and FY2020 Impact of Rental
Assistance Demonstration (RAD) on
Children in HUD Assisted Households (FR–
6400–FA–66)
Contact: Carol Gilliam (202) 402–4354.
State Recipient Address City Zip code Amount
NC ......................... University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill. 104 Airport Drive, Ste. 2200 CB#1350 ... Chapel Hill ............ 27599–1350 $390,000
NY ......................... New York University Furman Center ...... 665 Broadway, Suite 801 ........................ New York .............. 10012–0000 360,000
Total ............... .................................................................. .................................................................. ............................... ........................ 750,000
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BILLING CODE P
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Fish and Wildlife Service
[Docket No. FWS–R4–ES–2021–0018;
FXES11140400000–212–FF04EF4000]
Receipt of Incidental Take Permit
Application and Proposed Habitat
Conservation Plan for the Sand Skink,
Lake County, FL; Categorical
Exclusion
AGENCY
: Fish and Wildlife Service,
Interior.
ACTION
: Notice of availability; request
for comment and information.
SUMMARY
: We, the Fish and Wildlife
Service (Service), announce receipt of
an application from VK Avalon Groves
LLC (applicant) for an incidental take
permit (ITP) under the Endangered
Species Act. The applicant requests the
ITP to take the federally listed sand
skink incidental to construction in Lake
County, Florida. We request public
comment on the application, which
includes the applicant’s proposed
habitat conservation plan (HCP), and the
Service’s preliminary determination that
this HCP qualifies as ‘‘low-effect,’’
categorically excluded, under the
National Environmental Policy Act. To
make this determination, we used our
environmental action statement and
low-effect screening form, both of which
are also available for public review.
DATES
: We must receive your written
comments on or before April 29, 2021.
ADDRESSES
:
Obtaining Documents: You may
obtain copies of the documents online
in Docket No. FWS–R4–ES–2021–0018
at http://www.regulations.gov.
Submitting Comments: If you wish to
submit comments on any of the
documents, you may do so in writing by
any of the following methods:
Online: http://www.regulations.gov.
Follow the instructions for submitting
comments on Docket No. FWS–R4–ES–
2021–0018.
U.S. Mail: Public Comments
Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–R4–
ES–2021–0018; U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, MS: PRB/3W, 5275 Leesburg
Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: Erin
M. Gawera, by telephone at (904) 731–
3121 or via email at erin_gawera@
fws.gov. Individuals who are hearing or
speech impaired may call the Federal
Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for
TTY assistance.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: We, the
Fish and Wildlife Service (Service),
announce receipt of an application from
VK Avalon Groves LLC for an incidental
take permit (ITP) under the Endangered
Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA;
16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The applicant
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requests the ITP to take the federally
listed sand skink (Neoseps reynoldsi)
incidental to the construction of a multi-
family housing development (Serenoa
Village 4) (project) in Lake County,
Florida. We request public comment on
the application, which includes the
applicant’s proposed habitat
conservation plan (HCP), and on the
Service’s preliminary determination that
this HCP qualifies as ‘‘low-effect,’’
categorically excluded, under the
National Environmental Policy Act
(NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4231 et seq.). To make
this determination, we used our
environmental action statement and
low-effect screening form, both of which
are also available for public review.
Project
The applicant requests a 5-year ITP to
take sand skinks through the conversion
of approximately 1 acre (ac) of occupied
sand skink foraging and sheltering
habitat incidental to the construction of
a multi-family housing development
located on a 20-ac parcel in Section 24,
Township 24 South, Range 26 East, Lake
County, Florida, identified by Parcel ID
number 24–24–26–0001–000–01800.
The applicant proposes to mitigate for
take of the sand skinks by the purchase
of 2 credits from Lake Wales Ridge
Conservation Bank or another Service-
approved Conservation Bank. The
Service would require the applicant to
purchase the credits prior to engaging in
activities associated with the project on
the parcel.
Public Availability of Comments
Before including your address, phone
number, email address, or other
personal identifying information in your
comment, be aware that your entire
comment, including your personal
identifying information, may be made
available to the public. While you may
request that we withhold your personal
identifying information, we cannot
guarantee that we will be able to do so.
Our Preliminary Determination
The Service has made a preliminary
determination that the applicant’s
project, including land clearing,
infrastructure building, landscaping,
and the proposed mitigation measures,
would individually and cumulatively
have a minor or negligible effect on sand
skinks and the environment. Therefore,
we have preliminarily concluded that
the ITP for this project would qualify for
categorical exclusion and that the HCP
is low effect under our NEPA
regulations at 43 CFR 46.205 and
46.210. A low-effect HCP is one that
would result in (1) minor or negligible
effects on federally listed, proposed, and
candidate species and their habitats; (2)
minor or negligible effects on other
environmental values or resources; and
(3) impacts that, when considered
together with the impacts of other past,
present, and reasonably foreseeable
similarly situated projects, would not
over time result in significant
cumulative effects to environmental
values or resources.
Next Steps
The Service will evaluate the
application and the comments received
to determine whether to issue the
requested permit. We will also conduct
an intra-Service consultation pursuant
to section 7 of the ESA to evaluate the
effects of the proposed take. After
considering the above findings, we will
determine whether the permit issuance
criteria of section 10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA
have been met. If met, the Service will
issue ITP number PER0002632 to VK
Avalon Groves LLC.
Authority
The Service provides this notice
under section 10(c) of the ESA (16
U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and its
implementing regulations (50 CFR
17.32) and NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et
seq.) and its implementing regulations
(40 CFR 1506.6 and 43 CFR 46.305).
Jay Herrington,
Field Supervisor, Jacksonville Field Office.
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BILLING CODE 4333–15–P
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
[Docket No. BOEM–2021–0024]
Notice of Intent To Prepare an
Environmental Impact Statement for
Ocean Wind, LLC’s Proposed Wind
Energy Facility Offshore New Jersey
AGENCY
: Bureau of Ocean Energy
Management, Interior.
ACTION
: Notice of intent to prepare an
Environmental Impact Statement.
SUMMARY
: Consistent with the
regulations implementing the National
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
(BOEM) announces its intent to prepare
an Environmental Impact Statement
(EIS) for the review of a construction
and operations plan (COP) submitted by
Ocean Wind, LLC, (Ocean Wind). The
COP proposes the construction and
operation of a wind energy facility
offshore New Jersey with export cables
connecting to the onshore electric grid
in Ocean and Cape May Counties, New
Jersey. This notice of intent (NOI)
announces the EIS scoping process for
the Ocean Wind COP. Additionally, this
NOI seeks public comment and input
under section 106 of the National
Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) (16
U.S.C. 470f) and its implementing
regulations (36 CFR part 800). Detailed
information about the proposed wind
energy facility, including the COP, can
be found on BOEM’s website at: https://
www.boem.gov/Ocean-Wind/.
DATES
: Comments should be submitted
no later than April 29, 2021.
BOEM will hold virtual public
scoping meetings for the Ocean Wind
EIS at the following dates and times
(Eastern):
Tuesday, April 13, 2021; 1:00 p.m.;
Thursday, April 15, 2021; 5:30 p.m.;
and
Tuesday, April 20, 2021; 5:30 p.m.
ADDRESSES
: Comments can be submitted
in any of the following ways:
In written form, delivered by hand
or by mail, enclosed in an envelope
labeled, ‘‘Ocean Wind COP EIS’’ and
addressed to Program Manager, Office of
Renewable Energy, Bureau of Ocean
Energy Management, 45600 Woodland
Road, Sterling, Virginia 20166; or
Through the regulations.gov web
portal: Navigate to http://
www.regulations.gov and search for
Docket No. BOEM–2021–0024. Click on
the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ button to the right
of the document link. Enter your
information and comment, then click
‘‘Submit.’’
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Michelle Morin, BOEM Office of
Renewable Energy Programs, 45600
Woodland Road, Sterling, Virginia
20166, (703) 787–1340 or
michelle.morin@boem.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
Purpose and Need for the Proposed
Action
In Executive Order 14008 President
Biden stated that it is the policy of the
United States ‘‘to organize and deploy
the full capacity of its agencies to
combat the climate crisis to implement
a Government-wide approach that
reduces climate pollution in every
sector of the economy; increases
resilience to the impacts of climate
change; protects public health;
conserves our lands, waters, and
biodiversity; delivers environmental
justice; and spurs well-paying union
jobs and economic growth, especially
through innovation, commercialization,
and deployment of clean energy
technologies and infrastructure.’’
Through a competitive leasing process
under 30 CFR 585.211, Ocean Wind was
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