[Federal Register: February 13, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 29)]
[Page 7564]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Notice of Availability for the Renewal of an Expired Section 
10(a)(1)(B) Permit for Incidental Take of the Golden-Cheeked Warbler in 
Travis County, Texas (Hunt)

SUMMARY: On July 21, 1999, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) 
issued a section 10(a)(1)(B) permit, pursuant to section 10(a) of the 
Endangered Species Act (Act), for incidental take of the golden-cheeked 
warbler (GCW) (Dendroica chrysoparia) to James (Jim) Hunt. The permit 
(TE-010556-0) was for a period of five years and expired on July 21, 
2004. The requested permit renewal by Jim Hunt will extend the permit 
expiration by five years from the date the permit is reissued.

DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be received on or 
before March 15, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Persons wishing to review the request for extension, former 
incidental take permit, or other related documents may obtain a copy by 
written or telephone request to Scott Rowin, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, 10711 Burnet Road, Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78758, (512/490-
0057 ext. 224). Documents will be available for public inspection by 
written request, or by appointment only, during normal business hours 
(8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at the Fish and Wildlife Service Austin Office. 
Comments concerning the request for renewal should be submitted in 
writing to the Field Supervisor at the above address. Please refer to 
permit number TE-010556-0 when submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Rowin at the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service Austin Office, 10711 Burnet Road, Suite 200, Austin, 
Texas 78758 (512/490-0057 ext. 224), or by e-mail, 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 9 of the Act prohibits the 
``taking'' of endangered species such as the GCW. However, the Service, 
under limited circumstances, may issue permits to take endangered 
wildlife species incidental to, and not the purpose of, otherwise 
lawful activities. Regulations governing permits for endangered species 
are at 50 CFR 17.22. This notice is provided pursuant to section 10(c) 
of the Act and National Environmental Policy Act regulations (40 CFR 
    Applicant: Jim Hunt plans to construct a single family residence 
(SFR) on his 10-acre lot located adjacent to City Park Road in Austin, 
Travis County, Texas. The construction of a SFR on approximately one 
acre of the 10-acre lot will eliminate less than one acre of GCW 
habitat and indirectly impact less than four additional acres of 
habitat. The original permit included, and the Applicant continues to 
propose to compensate for incidental take of the GCW by providing 
$1,500 to the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, and placing a perpetual 
conservation easement on the remaining approximately nine acres to the 
Balcones Canyonlands Preserve. Since this property is located within 
the acquisition boundaries of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, it 
will add additional acreage to the preserve. The Applicant has agreed 
to follow all of the existing permit terms and conditions. If renewed, 
all of the permit terms and conditions will remain the same, and no 
additional take will be authorized.

Geoffrey L. Haskett,
Acting Regional Director, Region 2, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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