The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting public comments on our proposed action to issue a section 10(a)(1)(A) Enhancement of Survival Permit (Permit), under the Endangered Species Act. The documents below describe the Safe Harbor Agreement and Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (Agreement) for which the permit is being issued. Please submit any comments on the proposed Permit to:
The Permit would immediately authorize incidental take of listed species and would authorize incidental take of non-listed species if they become federally listed during the life of the permit. The listed species include the endangered Colorado pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius) and razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus), and the unlisted species include the bluehead sucker (Catostomus discobolus), flannelmouth sucker (Catostomus latipinnis), and roundtail chub (Gila robusta). Specifically, the Permit would authorize the take associated with construction of a fish passage structure at the Myton Diversion on the Duchesne River in Duchesne County, Utah, and for continued bypass of flow regimes to support habitat in the lower Duchesne River. Such take is expected to be very limited and to result only from entrainment in irrigation canals.
The documents for public review can be downloaded by clicking on the following links: