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Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permits

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AGENCY:

Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice of Issuance of Enhancement of Survival and Incidental Take Permits.

SUMMARY:

Between June 1, 2005, and September 30, 2007, the Pacific Region of the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) issued 18 permits for enhancement of survival or incidental take of threatened and endangered species. These permits were issued pursuant to sections 10(a)(1)(A) and 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Copies of the permits and associated decision documents are available upon request.

ADDRESSES:

Documents are available from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 911 NE., 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97232; facsimile (503) 231-6243. Charges for copying, shipping and handling may apply.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Please contact Shelly Sizemore, Administrative Assistant, at the above address and facsimile number or by telephone at (503) 231-2194.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Section 9 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and its implementing regulations prohibit the take of wildlife species listed as endangered or threatened. The term “take” means to harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect listed wildlife, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct. We may, under limited circumstances, issue permits to authorize take that is incidental to, and not the purpose of, carrying out an otherwise lawful activity. Regulations governing permits for threatened and endangered species are found at 50 CFR 17.32 and 17.22.

Although not required by law or regulation, it is our regional policy to notify the public of permits issued for enhancement of survival or incidental take under Habitat Conservation Plans, Safe Harbor Agreements, or Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances. Within the Pacific Region of the Service, between June 1, 2005, and September 30, 2007, we issued 15 permits for enhancement of survival and 3 permits for incidental take of threatened and endangered species subject to certain conditions set forth therein, pursuant to sections 10(a)(1)(A) and 10(a)(1)(B) of the Act. The enhancement of survival permits are associated with Safe Harbor Agreements or Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances. The incidental take permits are associated with Habitat Conservation Plans. We issued each permit after determining that: (1) The permit application was submitted in good faith; (2) all permit issuance criteria were met, including the requirement that granting the permit will not jeopardize the continued existence of listed species; and (3) the permit was consistent with the purposes and policy set forth in the Act and applicable regulations, including a thorough review of the environmental effects of the action and alternatives pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). Start Printed Page 70886

Habitat Conservation Plans (HCP)

Permit No.ApplicantReceipt of application Federal Register noticePermit issuance dateName of approved plan or agreement
TE118901-0Kaheawa Wind Power, LLC70 FR 57888; October 4, 2005January 30, 2006HCP for the Kaheawa Wind Generation Facility, Ukumehame, Maui, HI.
TE121202-0Washington Department of Natural Resources70 FR 7245; February 11, 2005May 26, 2006Washington Department of Natural Resources Forest Practices HCP.
TE133608-0Duane and Darlene Schwisow71 FR 61501; October 18, 2006April 10, 2007HCP for the Schwisow Development in Adams County, ID.

Safe Harbor Agreements (SHA)

Permit No.ApplicantReceipt of application Federal Register noticePermit issuance dateName of approved plan or agreement
TE106219-0Chevron69 FR 52027; August 24, 2004September 23, 2005SHA with Chevron Hawaii Refinery at James Campbell Industrial Park for management of the Hawaiian stilt and Hawaiian coot, Oahu, HI.
TE134317-0Peter Lancaster71 FR 52816; September 7, 2006March 9, 2007Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit template SHA.
TE134335-0Billingsley Ranch......do......do  Do.
TE144773-0Eric E. Long72 FR 20557; April 25, 2007August 8, 2007  Do.
TE146604-0Sagebrush Flats Farm......do......do  Do.
TE146607-0ABS Farms LLC......do......do  Do.
TE146612-0Raymond J. Mayer......do......do  Do.
TE146616-0Rimrock Meadows Assoc......do......do  Do.
TE150086-0Evans Bothers Inc......do......do  Do.
TE154037-0The Nature Conservancy (TNC)71 FR 65830; November 9, 2006June 18, 2007Oregon silverspot butterfly central coast programmatic SHA with TNC.
TE162242-0Big Island Resource Conservation and Development Council71 FR 78452; December 29, 2006September 12, 2007Programmatic SHA covering Hawaiian goose, Hawaiian duck, Hawaiian moorhen, Hawaiian coot, and Hawaiian stilt for participants of USDA Farm Bill Conservation Programs.
TE162243-0Oahu Resource Conservation and Development Council......do......do  Do.
TE162244-0Tri-Isle Resource Conservation and Development Council......do......do  Do.
TE162245-0Garden Island Resource Conservation and Development Council......do......do  Do.
Symbol used in the three right columns: “......do...”—(ditto) indicates the entry is the same as the column entry directly above.

 Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances (CCAA)

Permit No.ApplicantReceipt of application Federal Register noticePermit issuance dateName of approved plan or agreement
TE109603-0State of Idaho Department of Lands71 FR 5358; February 1, 2006September 29, 2006CCAA for the Columbia spotted frog at Sam Noble Springs, Owyhee County, ID.
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Copies of each permit, the accompanying Habitat Conservation Plan, Safe Harbor Agreement, or Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances, and associated documents are available upon request. Decision documents for each permit include a Finding and Recommendation; a Biological Opinion; and either a Record of Decision, Finding of No Significant Impact, or an Environmental Action Statement. Associated documents may also include an Implementing Agreement, Environmental Impact Statement, or Environmental Assessment, as applicable.

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Dated: November 14, 2007.

David J. Wesley,

Deputy Regional Director, Portland, Oregon.

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[FR Doc. E7-24148 Filed 12-12-07; 8:45 am]

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