[Federal Register: March 18, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 52)]
[Page 12930-12931]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Notice of Issuance of Permit for Incidental Take of Threatened 
Species for the Briargate Development, El Paso County, CO

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service.

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


SUMMARY: On November 22, 2002, and January 21, 2003, notices were 
published in the Federal Register (67 FR 70453 and 68 FR 2792, 
respectively), that an application had been filed with the U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service (Service) by La Plata Investments, LLC, regarding 
the Briargate Development, El Paso County, Colorado, 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 (16 U.S.C. 1539), as amended. The ``Environmental Assessment/
Habitat Conservation Plan for the Briargate Development, located along 
Upper Pine Creek, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado'' 
accompanied the permit application. Notice is hereby given that on 
February 28, 2003, as authorized by the provisions of the Endangered 
Species Act, the Service issued a permit (TE-064967-0) 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 Endangered Species Act, as 

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    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 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

    Dated: February 28, 2003.
Ralph O. Morgenweck,
Regional Director, Denver, Colorado.
[FR Doc. 03-6391 Filed 3-17-03; 8:45 am]