[Federal Register: June 1, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 104)]
[Page 29332]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Availability of Supplemental Findings of No Significant Impact 
and Supporting Documentation for Incidental Take Permits Previously 
Issued to Aronov Realty and Management, Incorporated and Fort Morgan 
Paradise Joint Venture, both in Baldwin County, Alabama

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces the 
availability of supplemental Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI) 
and supporting documentation for two previously issued incidental take 
permits. Fort Morgan Paradise Joint Venture received incidental take 
permit PRT-819464 on December 9, 1996, and Martinique Developers, LLC 
received incidental take permit PRT-802986 on January 26, 1996, for 
residential development of properties commonly known as the Beach Club 
and Martinique on the Gulf, respectively, along the Fort Morgan 
Peninsula in Baldwin County, Alabama. These incidental take permits 
authorized the respective permittees to take endangered Alabama beach 
mice, Peromyscus polionotus ammobates, incidentally to otherwise lawful 
construction activities in consideration of minimization and mitigation 
of adverse effects to Alabama beach mice, and were issued pursuant to 
section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended.

DATES: Written comments on the Findings of No Significant Impact 
(FONSI) and supporting documentation, should be sent to the Service's 
Regional Office (see ADDRESSES) and should be received on or before 
July 1, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Persons wishing to review the supplemental FONSI and 
supporting documentation may obtain a copy by writing the Service's 
Southeast Regional Office, Atlanta, Georgia. Persons who previously 
commented on the subject projects need not make a request, they will be 
mailed copies at the time of this notice. Documents will also be 
available for public inspection by appointment during normal business 
hours at the Regional Office, 1875 Century Boulevard, Suite 200, 
Atlanta, Georgia 30345 (Attn: Endangered Species Permits). Written data 
or comments concerning the FONSI and supporting documentation should be 
submitted to the Regional Office. Comments must be submitted in writing 
to be processed. Please reference permit numbers PRT-802986 and PRT-
819464 in such comments, or in requests for the documents discussed 
herein. Requests for the documents must be in writing to be adequately 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia K. Dohner, Assistant Regional 
Director, Ecological Services, Atlanta, Georgia (see ADDRESSES above), 
telephone: 404/679-4156.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Alabama beach mouse is currently 
restricted to the dune systems of Fort Morgan peninsula, on the Gulf 
Coast of Alabama. Following recent hurricanes, the estimated rangewide 
habitat known to be occupied by the Alabama beach mouse in the project 
vicinity is 1,108 acres of primary, secondary and scrub dunes and 
interdunal areas. This acreage includes consideration of past 
developments and incidental take permits issued. The supplemental FONSI 
and supporting documents incorporate new information relative to the 
effects of hurricanes on Alabama beach mouse populations, additional 
population surveys, and population viability analyses.

    Dated: May 25, 1999.
H. Dale Hall,
Deputy Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 99-13745 Filed 5-28-99; 8:45 am]