Town of Marana, AZ, and group in Charlotte County, FL, propose Habitat Conservation Plans
74 Fed. Reg. (March 2, 2009) / DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service / Town of Marana Habitat Conservation Plan, Pima County, AZ / Notice of availability: draft environmental impact statement and draft habitat conservation plan in support of an incidental take permit application.
SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application from the Town of Marana (Applicant) for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act). The Applicant has been assigned permit number TE–204887–0. If approved, the permit would be for a period of 25 years, and would authorize incidental take of two species currently listed under the Act, and 11 species that may become listed under the Act in the future (collectively ‘‘covered species’’). The proposed incidental take would occur in Pima County, Arizona, as a result of impacts on covered species and occupied habitat from specified actions conducted under the authority of the Town of Marana. We request public comments on the application and associated documents, and announce our plan to hold public meetings.
KEITHINKING: The impacts upon bats (and potentially hummingbirds) in the Tuscon basin is an important aspect of this ongoing HCP planning process. Public meetings will be held in Marana, AZ on April 2, 15, and 16.
74 Fed. Reg. 11127 (Monday, March 16, 2009) / DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR / Fish and Wildlife Service / Receipt of an Application for an Incidental Take Permit for a Training Facility in Charlotte County, FL / ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of an incidental take permit (ITP) and Habitat Conservation Plan
(HCP). Visually Impaired Persons of Charlotte County (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 1.91 acres of Florida scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) (scrub-jay) foraging and sheltering habitat incidental to lot preparation for the construction of a training facility 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 to the scrub-jay.