Charlotte County, FL Resident Submits Incidental Take Permit Application for Scrub Jays
73 Fed. Reg. 19525 (Thursday, April 10, 2008)(DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR; Fish and Wildlife Service; Receipt of an Application for an Incidental Take Permit for Residential Construction in Charlotte County, FL)
SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of an incidental take permit (ITP) and Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). Peter Mosel (applicant) requests an ITP pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The applicant anticipates taking about 0.23 acre of Florida scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) (scrub-jay) foraging and sheltering habitat incidental to lot preparation for the construction of a single-family residence and supporting infrastructure in Charlotte County, Florida (project). The applicant’s HCP describes the mitigation and minimization measures proposed to address the effects of the project on the scrub-jay. We must receive your written comments on the ITP application and HCP on or before May 12, 2008.
Photo of Scrub jay from FWS North Florida Field Office