[Federal Register: August 15, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 158)]
[Page 48932-48933]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Endangered Species; Permit

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.


SUMMARY: On June 4, 2003, a FONSI determination was made for the action 
as described in the final Environmental Assessment. As authorized by 
the provisions of the Endangered Species Act (Act), as amended, the 
Service issued an Incidental Take Permit to the Long Point Homeowner's 
Association subject to certain conditions set forth therein.

ADDRESSES: Mr. Peter Fasbender, Regional Permits Coordinator, 1 Federal 
Drive, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111-4056.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 
Web site at: http://midwest.fws.gov/NEPA.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 17, 2003, a notice was published in 
the Federal Register (68 FR 12711) announcing that a draft 
Environmental Assessment and Habitat Conservation Plan and that a 
permit application had been filed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service by the Long Point Homeowner's Association, Kellys Island, Erie 
County, Ohio. The permit was to incidentally take, pursuant to section 
10(a)(1)(B) of the Act, Lake Erie water snake (Nerodia sipedon 
insularum) within the Long Point Subdivision pursuant to the terms of 
the Habitat Conservation Plan.
    Notice is hereby given that on June 4, 2003, the Proposed Action 
(Alternative 3) was selected and a 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-072436) 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 granting the 
permit was consistent with the purposes and policy set forth in the 

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    Dated: July 24, 2003.
TJ Miller,
Acting Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Region 3, Fort 
Snelling, Minnesota.
[FR Doc. 03-20828 Filed 8-14-03; 8:45 am]