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Endangered and Threatened Species; Issuance of Enhancement of Survival and Incidental Take Permits January 2, 2017 Through December 29, 2017

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AGENCY:

Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in accordance with section 10(d) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) as amended, provide a list to the public of the permits issued under sections 10(a)(1)(A) and 10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA. With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits take of listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that authorizes the taking or is exempted through section 7 of the ESA. Under section 10(a)(1)(A), we issue enhancement of survival permits in conjunction with candidate conservation agreements with assurances (CCAA) and safe harbor agreements (SHA). Section 10(a)(1)(A) also authorizes recovery permits, but this notice is limited to permits issued with CCAAs and SHAs; issued recovery permits will be summarized in a separate notice. Section 10(a)(1)(B) permits authorize take of endangered and threatened species incidental to otherwise lawful activities associated with habitat conservation plans. We provide this list to the public as a summary of our permit issuances for calendar year 2017.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For general information about the ESA permit process, contact Karen Anderson, 703-358-2301, karen_anderson@fws.gov. For information on specific permits, see the contact information below in Permits Issued.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

Under the authority of section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.; ESA), we have issued permits to conduct activities that provide a conservation benefit for endangered or threatened species, or for unlisted species should they become listed in the future, in response to permit applications that we received in conjunction with a CCAA or SHA.

Under section 10(a)(1)(B), we may issue permits for any taking otherwise prohibited by section 9 if such taking is incidental to, and not the purpose of, carrying out an otherwise lawful activity (known as an incidental take permit (ITP)) and the permit applicant submits a habitat conservation plan (HCP) that meets the permit issuance criteria under section 10(a)(2)(B). Typically, applicants seek an ITP to conduct activities such as residential and commercial development, infrastructure development or maintenance, and energy development projects that range in scale from small to landscape-level planning efforts.

We issued the permits listed below between January 17 and December 27, 2017. Under section 10(a)(1)(A), we issued each permit only after we determined that it was applied for in good faith, that granting the permit Start Printed Page 23292would not be to the disadvantage of the listed species, that the proposed activities would benefit the recovery or the enhancement of survival of the species, and that the terms and conditions of the permits were consistent with the purposes and policy set forth in the ESA. Under section 10(a)(1)(B), we issued permits only after we determined that the applicant is eligible and has submitted a complete application and HCP that fully meets the permit issuance criteria consistent with section 10(a)(2)(B).

Permits Issued

Region 1 (Pacific Region: Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon (except for the Klamath Basin), Washington, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the Pacific Trust Territories)

The following permits were applied for and issued in Region 1. For more information about any of the following permits, contact the field office that issued the permit by telephone at:

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office (OR), 503-231-6179

Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (WA), 360-753-9440

Permit No.Plan or agreement type/field officePermitteeDate issued
TE28451C-0HCP/OROregon Department of Transportation3/31/2017
TE38529C-0HCP/ORPort of Portland6/21/2017
TE33852C-0HCP/WACedar River Timberlands, LLC5/16/2017
TE40744C-0HCP/WASteve McLain9/15/2017
TE15888C-0HCP/WAWeyerhaueser Co2/13/2017
TE93256B-1SHA/OROregon Department of Forestry11/15/2017
TE84825B-1, TE84826B-1SHA/ORRoseburg Resources Company, Oxbow Timber I, LLC11/15/2017
TE05794C-1SHA/ORRoseburg Resources Company11/15/2017
TE85855B-1SHA/ORWeyerhaeuser Company11/15/2017

Region 2 (Southwest Region: Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas)

The following permits were applied for and issued in Region 2. For more information about any of the following permits, contact the HCP, CCAA, or SHA Permit Coordinator by email at FW2_HCP_Permits@fws.gov or by telephone at 505-248-6651.

Permit No.Plan or agreement type/field officePermitteeDate issued
TE38803C-0HCPAntioch Operating, LLC10/6/2017
TE97022B-0HCPCalyx Energy III, LLC8/5/2017
TE38404B-2HCPCanyon Creek Energy Operating5/3/2017
TE13632C-0HCPThe Center of Excellence10/13/2017
TE33336C-0HCPCorterra Energy Operating, LLC7/27/2017
TE29847C-0HCPCouncil Oak Resources, LLC7/27/2017
TE19776C-0HCPMV Purchasing7/5/2017
TE35998C-0HCPNGPL Pipe Co., LLC10/6/2017
TE24128C-0HCPParagon Geophysical Services, Inc7/5/2017
TE11120C-0HCPPerformance Petroleum Co1/30/2017
TE41500C-0HCPPlains All America Pipeline10/11/2017
TE086834-2HCPSears, Peter John3/20/2017
TE23848C-0HCPTarga Pipeline Mid-Continent, LLC7/7/2017
TE23851C-0HCPTarga South OK/NGL Pipeline, LLC7/7/2017
TE25117C-0HCPTenaska, Inc7/5/2017
TE024619-2HCPTexas Parks and Wildlife Department7/12/2017
TE22132C-0HCPTPL Arkoma, Inc7/5/2017
TE22139C-0HCPTPL Arkoma, Midstream7/7/2017
TE49745B-2HCPTrinity Operating USG, LLC (AKA PetroQuest1/20/2017
TE35997C-0HCPWildhorse Terminal, LLC7/30/2017
TE22080C-0SHATexas Parks and Wildlife Department7/12/2017
TE43603C-0CCAANew Mexico State Land Office10/6/2017
TE06522C-0CCAAThe Center of Excellence10/6/2017

Region 3 (Midwest Region: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin)

The following permit was applied for and issued in Region 3. For more information about the permit, contact the field office that issued the permit by telephone at: Illinois-Iowa Ecological Services Field Office, 309-757-5800.Start Printed Page 23293

Permit No.Plan or agreement type/field officePermitteeDate issued
TE54252C-0HCPHoopeston Wind, LLC10/5/17

Region 4 (Southeast Region: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands)

The following permits were applied for and issued in Region 4. For more information about any of the following permits, contact the HCP or CCAA Permit Coordinator by email at PermitsR4ES@fws.gov or by telephone at 404-679-7140.

Permit No.Plan or agreement typePermitteeDate issued
TE11183C-0HCPBaker, Duane A1/17/2017
TE160194-1HCPBarnette, Joe And Mary9/15/2017
TE089051-1HCPCalandruccio, Peter C7/21/2017
TE218326-1HCPCline, Brent A12/18/2017
TE11182C-0HCPColich, Joe3/1/2017
TE15009C-0HCPCoral Reef Retail, LLC, Coral Reef RESI PH1, LLC, University of Miami12/5/2017
TE18547C-0HCPCovington, Thomas R3/24/2017
TE23539C-0HCPCummans, George D3/10/2017
TE76592B-1HCPCummins, Betty9/22/2017
TE24111C-0HCPDean, Russell Edward4/3/2017
TE14819C-0HCPDuke Energy Florida, LLC5/23/2017
TE151089-2HCPEber Cove Investments, LLC7/7/2017
TE42764C-0HCPElle Fish Design, LLC8/2/2017
TE86572B-1HCPEnglebert, Donald D9/22/2017
TE101841-1HCPFennell, James Greg11/17/2017
TE24770C-0HCPFinn, Matthew David4/6/2017
TE97201B-0HCPFlorida Department of Transportation7/28/2017
TE88370B-0HCPFrancis, Conrad H9/27/2017
TE101842-2HCPGable, Anthony Kent3/20/2017
TE22698C-0HCPGrant, Rodrick E3/24/2017
TE32251C-0HCPHanover Capital Partners, LLC12/1/2017
TE56970C-0HCPHarrison, William Gary10/13/2017
TE23538C-0HCPHulsart, Bruce W3/20/2017
TE12514C-0HCPIra Innovations, LLC2/6/2017
TE25021C-0HCPJellison, Peter S4/19/2017
TE11097C-0HCPJones, Charles L1/17/2017
TE18546C-1HCPLeasure, Anthony M2/17/2017
TE84215B-1HCPLittle Lagoon Cottages, LLC8/22/2017
TE42765C-0HCPLottaland, Inc9/8/2017
TE135281-1HCPLowe, Edward Dewayne7/21/2017
TE156573-1HCPManning, Ryan H11/17/2017
TE087068-1HCPMarion, Troy Lee9/8/2017
TE14817C-0HCPMattamy Orlando, LLC4/25/2017
TE14818C-0HCPMattamy Orlando, LLC4/25/2017
TE58959C-0HCPMaxwell, Stephen R11/2/2017
TE24376C-0HCPMicco Road Investments, LLC, and Atlantic Coast Paladin Estates, LLC8/21/2017
TE22684C-0HCPMidway Coastal Investments3/13/2017
TE101843-1HCPNelson Holdings, LLC3/13/2017
TE19759C-0HCPNew Beginnings of Central Florida, Inc5/11/2017
TE218224-2HCPNickles, Joel A8/1/2017
TE39111C-0HCPOrange Dale Venture, LLC12/27/2017
TE32252C-0HCPPalmetto Babson Park-scenic Hwy 17, LLC11/17/2017
TE078721-1HCPPerrino, Ralph7/21/2017
TE54007C-1HCPRFC, LLC12/15/2017
TE078829-1HCPRyder, Jeffery A5/12/2017
TE42792C-0HCPSaint Gemma Properties9/8/2017
TE14814C-1HCPSalvant, Paul P10/13/2017
TE218362-1HCPSamson, Scott2/15/2017
TE22682C-0HCPSaverio Vacation Rentals, LLC5/8/2017
TE42767C-0HCPScruggs, John E7/24/2017
TE11085C-0HCPSedrak Partners Ltd1/27/2017
TE218277-2HCPSmith, David Edward2/1/2017
TE42768C-0HCPSmith, Joseph James8/2/2017
TE218248-1HCPStender, William H5/15/2017
TE070602-1HCPValentine, Jeff P1/20/2017
TE218288-1HCPWales, Jason R7/21/2017
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TE131058-1HCPWhitfield, Nancy E11/2/2017
TE32249C-0HCP17-92, LLC12/1/2017
TE72196BCCAAFlorida Armory Board2/1/2017

Region 5 (Northeast Region: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia)

The following permit was applied for and issued in Region 5. For more information about the permit, contact the HCP Permit Coordinator by email at martin_miller@fws.gov or by telephone at 413-253-8615.

Permit No.Plan or agreement typePermitteeDate issued
TE13435CHCPSlack Chemical Company1/26/2017

Region 6 (Mountain-Prairie Region: Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming)

The following permits were applied for and issued in Region 6. For more information about any of the following permits, contact the HCP or CCAA Permit Coordinator by email at amelia_orton-palmer@fws.gov or by telephone at 303-236-4211.

Permit No.Plan or agreement typePermitteeDate issued
TE070004-2HCPStimson Lumber Company10/25/2017
TE034609-3HCPWeyerhaeuser Company10/25/2017
TE95812B-0CCAAThunder Basin Grasslands Prairie Ecosystem Association3/1/2017

Region 7 (Alaska Region)

No ITPs or enhancement of survival permits for CCAAs or SHAs were applied for in Region 7.

Region 8 (Pacific Southwest Region: California, Nevada, and the Klamath Basin Portion of Oregon)

The following permits were applied for and issued in Region 8. For more information about any of the following permits, contact the HCP Permit Coordinator by email at dan_cox@fws.gov.

Permit No.Plan or agreement typePermitteeDate issued
TE57028C-0HCPBAE Systems, Platforms and Services9/2/17
TE62704C-0HCPBetteravia Ranches, LLC11/27/17
TE29065C-0HCPBroadway 11, LLC8/3/17
TE42935C-0HCPCalifornia Flats Solar 130, LLC10/10/17
TE62355C-0HCPCampbell, Robert C11/27/17
TE50775C-0HCPCED Lost Hills Solar, LLC11/8/17
TE62701C-0HCPHighlands at Double R, LLC12/1/2017
TE16913C-0HCPLaguna County Sanitation District8/22/2017
TE16901-CHCPMammen, Kurt D1/19/17
TE32842C-0HCPOrange County Transportation Authority6/19/17
TE56826C-0HCPPacific Gas and Electric10/2/2017
TE52396C-0HCPPhillips 66 (300) Pipeline, LLC12/15/17
TE23515C-0HCPPhillips 66 Pipeline, LLC6/1/17
TE61313C-0HCPProtek Investments, LLC11/27/17
TE844722-0HCPRMC Pacific Materials, LLC4/11/2017
TE27152C-0HCPRothman, Phillip and Pamela9/19/17
TE26660C-0HCPSan Diego Gas and Electric Company3/15/17
TE58263C-0HCPSan Lorenzo Valley Water District10/18/17
TE34995C-0HCPScotts Valley Unified School District6/8/17
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Availability of Documents

The Federal Register documents publishing the receipt of applications for these permits may be viewed here: https://www.fws.gov/​policy/​frsystem/​default.cfm. Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552), by any party who submits a written request for a copy of such documents. For detailed information regarding a particular permit, please contact the Region that issued the permit.

Authority

We provide this notice under the authority of section 10 of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

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Dated: March 30, 2018.

Lisa Ellis,

Chief, Branch of Recovery, Conservation Planning, and Communication.

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[FR Doc. 2018-10670 Filed 5-17-18; 8:45 am]

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