[Federal Register: January 17, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 12)]
[Page 2568]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Issuance of Permit for Incidental Take of Threatened Species for 
the Lefever Property, El Paso County, CO

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of issuance of permit for incidental take of endangered 


SUMMARY: On July 8, 2002, a notice was published in the Federal 
Register (Vol. 67 No. 130 FR 45142), that an application had been filed 
with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) by Thomas Lefever, El 
Paso County, Colorado, for a permit to incidentally take Preble's 
meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius preblei), pursuant to section 
10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act (Act) of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 
1539), as amended. The ``Environmental Assessment/Habitat Conservation 
Plan for Issuance of an Endangered Species Section 10(a)(1)(B) Permit 
for the Incidental Take of the Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse (Zapus 
hudsonius preblei) for the Construction of a Single Family Residence at 
the Lefever Property in El Paso County, Colorado,'' accompanied the 
permit application.
    Notice is hereby given that on December 19, 2002, as authorized by 
the provisions of the Act, the Service issued a permit (TE-059261) to 
the above-named party subject to certain conditions set forth therein. 
The permit was granted only after the Service determined that it was 
applied for in good faith, that granting the permit 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 requested by 
contacting the Colorado Field Office, 755 Parfet Street, Suite 361, 
Lakewood, Colorado 80215, telephone (303) 275-2370, between the hours 
of 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

    Dated: December 19, 2002.
John A. Blankenship,
Deputy Regional Director, Denver, Colorado.
[FR Doc. 03-1067 Filed 1-16-03; 8:45 am]