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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 October 1, 2007, and September 30, 2008, the Pacific Region of the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) issued 10 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 N.E. 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 (HCPs), Safe Harbor Agreements (SHAs), or Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances. Within the Pacific Region of the Service, between October 1, 2007, and September 30, 2008, we issued 7 permits for enhancement of survival and 2 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 SHAs. The incidental take permits are associated with HCPs. 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 Start Printed Page 13453Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.).

Permit No.ApplicantReceipt of application Federal Register noticePermit issuance dateName of approved plan or agreement
Habitat Conservation Plans
TE165744-0Broughton Land Company73 FR 11870; March 5, 2008September 18, 2008Broughton Land Company Native Fish HCP.
TE194350-0Castle & Cooke Resorts, LLC73 FR 39025; July 8, 2008September 26, 2008Lanai Meteorological Tower HCP.
Safe Harbor Agreements
TE134628-0The Nature Conservancy71 FR 52816; September 7, 2006May 1, 2008Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit (CBPR) template SHA.
TE144770-0Tom Davis Farms J.V.72 FR 20557; April 25, 2007March 27, 2008CBPR template SHA.
TE144776-0William Paul Malone72 FR 20557; April 25, 2007March 27, 2008CBPR template SHA.
TE145559-0Dale R. Pixlee72 FR 20557; April 25, 2007March 27, 2008CBPR template SHA.
TE146609-0Clements Farms Inc.72 FR 20557; April 25, 2007March 27, 2008CBPR template SHA.
TE146767-0Heer Brothers J.V.72 FR 20557; April 25, 2007March 27, 2008CBPR template SHA.
TE147289-0Don W. Roberts72 FR 20557; April 25, 2007March 27, 2008CBPR template SHA.
TE149047-0David Adams Family LLC.72 FR 20557; April 25, 2007March 27, 2008CBPR template SHA.

Copies of each permit, the accompanying HCP or SHA, 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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February 24, 2009.

Theresa E. Rabot,

Acting Deputy Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 1, Portland, Oregon.

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[FR Doc. E9-6848 Filed 3-26-09; 8:45 am]

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