[Federal Register: August 7, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 152)]
[Page 41262]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Receipt of a Permit Application (Scarpato) for Incidental Take of 
the Golden-Cheeked Warbler

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: Thomas V. Scarpato and Janet E. Neyland-Scarpato (Applicants) 
have applied for an incidental take permit (TE-042733-0) pursuant to 
section 10(a) of the Endangered Species Act (Act). The requested permit 
would authorize the incidental take of the endangered golden-cheeked 
warbler. The proposed take would occur as the result of the 
construction of one single family residence on Lot 11, Two Coves Drive, 
Austin, Travis County, Texas.

DATES: Written comments on the application should be received on or 
before September 6, 2001.

ADDRESSES: Persons wishing to review the application may obtain a copy 
by writing to the Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
P.O. Box 1306, Room 4102, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87103.
    Persons wishing to review the EA/HCP may obtain a copy by 
contacting Scott Rowin, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 10711 Burnet 
Road, Suite 200, Austin, Texas, 78758 (512/490-0057). Documents will be 
available for public inspection by written request, by appointment 
only, during normal business hours (8:00 to 4:30) at the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Austin, Texas. Written data or comments concerning 
the application and EA/HCP should be submitted to the Supervisor, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, Austin, Texas, at the above address. Please 
refer to permit number TE-042733-0 when submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Rowin at the above U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Austin Office.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 9 of the Act prohibits the 
``taking'' of endangered species such as the golden-cheeked warbler. 
However, the Fish and Wildlife Service (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 
    The Service has prepared the Environmental Assessment/Habitat 
Conservation Plan (EA/HCP) for the incidental take application. A 
determination of jeopardy to the species or a Finding of No Significant 
Impact (FONSI) will not be made until at least 30 days from the date of 
publication of this notice. This notice is provided pursuant to section 
10(c) of the Act and National Environmental Policy Act regulations (40 
CFR 1506.6).
    Applicants: Thomas V. Scarpato and Janet E. Neyland-Scarpato plan 
to construct a single family residence, within 10 years, on Lot 11, 
8110 Two Coves Drive, Austin, Travis County, Texas. This action will 
eliminate less than one acre of habitat and indirectly impact less than 
four additional acres of golden-cheeked warbler habitat. The applicants 
propose to compensate for this incidental take of golden-cheeked 
warbler habitat by donating $1,500 into the Balcones Canyonlands 
Preserve to acquire/manage lands for the conservation of the golden-
cheeked warbler.

Bryan Arroyo,
Regional Director, Region 2.
[FR Doc. 01-19696 Filed 8-6-01; 8:45 am]