[Federal Register: January 13, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 8)]
[Page 1998]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Issuance of Permit for Incidental Take of Threatened Species for 
the Struthers Ranch Property, El Paso County, Colorado

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

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


SUMMARY: On July 3, 2003, notice was published in the Federal Register 
(68 FR 39962) that an application had been filed with the Fish and 
Wildlife Service (Service) by the Struthers Ranch Development, LLC, 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 of 1973 (Act) (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 
Struthers Ranch Property in El Paso County, Colorado'' accompanied the 
permit application.
    Notice is hereby given that on December 12, 2003, as authorized by 
the provisions of the Act, the Service issued a permit (TE-073390-0) 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.
    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 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

    Dated: December 29, 2003.
Ralph O. Morgenweck,
Regional Director, Region 6.
[FR Doc. 04-630 Filed 1-12-04; 8:45 am]