[Federal Register: December 6, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 233)]
[Page 68112-68113]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Issuance of Permit for Incidental Take of Threatened Species

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Issuance.


    On September 22, 1999, a notice was published in the Federal 
Register (64 FR 51333-51334) that an application had been filed with 
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) by South Central Utah 
Telephone Association for a permit to incidentally take, pursuant to 
section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended 

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U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) (Act), threatened Utah prairie dog (Cynomys 
parvidens). Anticipated incidental take of this species is in 
conjunction with otherwise legal activities including installation of a 
television coaxial cable which passes through occupied Utah prairie dog 
habitat on private property approximately 8 miles southeast of 
Panguitch, Garfield County, Utah.
    Notice is hereby given that on November 19, 1999, as authorized by 
the provisions of the Act, the Service issued an incidental take permit 
(permit number TE-017010) to the above-named party subject to certain 
conditions set forth herein. The permit was granted only after it was 
determined that it was applied for in good faith, that by granting the 
permit it will not be to the disadvantage of the threatened species, 
and that it will be consistent with the purposes and policy set forth 
in the Act, as amended.
    Additional information on this permit action may be obtained by 
contacting the Assistant Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Utah Ecological Services Field Office, 145 East 1300 South 
Street, Suite 404, Salt Lake City, Utah 84115, telephone (801) 524-
5001, on weekdays between the hours of 8 AM and 4:30 PM.

    Dated: November 23, 1999.
Susan E. Baker,
Regional Director, Region 6, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 99-31468 Filed 12-3-99; 8:45 am]