[Federal Register: June 26, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 123)]
[Page 43139]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Endangered Species; Permits

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and issuance 
of permit for incidental take of endangered species.


    On November 20, 2001, a notice was published in the Federal 
Register (Vol. 66, No. 224 FR 58159) of the availability of a draft 
Environmental Assessment and Habitat Conservation Plan and that a 
permit application had been filed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service (Service) by an Interagency Task Force located in Indianapolis, 
Indiana. The permit was to incidentally take, pursuant to section 
10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1539), as 
amended, Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) in the vicinity of Six Points 
Road and related development within Hendricks and Marion Counties 
pursuant to the terms of the Habitat Conservation Plan.
    Notice is hereby given that on April 4, 2002, the Proposed Action 
(Alternative 3) was selected and a Finding of No Significant Impact 
(FONSI) determination was made for the action as described in the final 
Environmental Assessment. As authorized by the provisions of the Act, 
the Service issued a permit (TE-048991) to the above named party 
subject to certain conditions set forth therein. The permit was granted 
only after the Service determined it was applied for in good faith, 
that granting the permit would not be to the disadvantage of the 
endangered species, and that it was consistent with the purposes and 
policy set forth in the Endangered Species Act, as amended.
    Additional information on this permit may be requested by 
contacting Mr. Peter Fasbender, at (612) 713-5343, or 
peter_fasbender@fws.gov. The final Environmental Assessment and final 
Habitat Conservation Plan can be viewed on the Service's Regional 
website at: http://midwest.fws.gov/NEPA.

    Dated: May 23, 2002.
Charlie Wooley,
Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Region 3, Fort 
Snelling, Minnesota.
[FR Doc. 02-16091 Filed 6-25-02; 8:45 am]