[Federal Register: July 11, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 131)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Issuance of Permits

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of decision and availability of decision documents.


SUMMARY: Between April 21, 2004, and May 31, 2005, the Pacific Region 
and California/Nevada Operations Office of the Fish and Wildlife 
Service (encompassing Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Hawaii, California, 
and Nevada) issued 14 permits in response to applications for 
incidental take of threatened and endangered species, pursuant to 
sections 10(a)(1)(B) and 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 
1973, as amended (Act). Copies of the permits and associated decision 
documents are available upon request.

ADDRESSES: Documents are available from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, 911 NE. 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97232; facsimile (503) 
231-6243. Charges for copying, shipping, and handling may apply.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you would like copies of any of the 
documents cited in this notice, please contact Shelly Sizemore, 
Administrative Assistant, at telephone (503) 231-6241.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 9 of the Act and Federal regulations 
prohibit the take of fish and wildlife species listed as endangered or 
threatened (16 U.S.C. 1538). The term ``take'' means to harass, harm, 
pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect listed 
wildlife, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct (16 U.S.C. 1532). 
The Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) may, under limited 
circumstances, issue permits to authorize take that is incidental to, 
and not the purpose of, carrying out an otherwise lawful activity. 
Regulations governing permits for threatened and endangered species are 
found in 50 CFR 17.32 and 17.22, respectively.
    Although not required by law or regulation, it is Service policy to 
notify the public of its permit application decisions. Between April 
21, 2004 and May 31, 2005, we issued the following permits within the 
Pacific Region and California/Nevada Operations Office of the Service 
for incidental take of threatened and endangered species subject to 
certain conditions set forth therein, pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(B) 
and section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act. We issued each permit after 
determining that: (1) The permit application was submitted in good 
faith; (2) all permit issuance criteria were met, including the 
requirement that granting the permit will not jeopardize the continued 
existence of listed species; and (3) the permit was consistent with the 
purposes and policy set forth in the Act and applicable regulations, 
including a thorough review of the environmental effects of the action 
and alternatives pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 

    Approved plan or agreement           Permit No.        Issuance date
Habitat Conservation Plans:
    Western Riverside County       TE088609-0                   06/22/04
     Multiple Species Habitat
     Conservation Plan.
    Newhall Farm Seasonal          TE018244-0                   09/17/04
    City of Carlsbad, Multiple     TE022606-0                   11/12/04
     Habitat Conservation Plan.
    Permit transfer from Office    TE098525-0                   12/29/04
     Max (formerly known as Boise
     Cascade Corp.) to Boise
     Central Washington Land &
     Timber, LLC.
    City of Chula Vista, Multiple  TE075235-0                   01/12/05
     Species Conservation Plan.
    Shaw Mira Loma LLC...........  TE099137-0                   02/01/05
    Southern California Edison,    TE103476-0                   04/20/05
     Etiwanda-Mira Loma
     Reconductor Project.
    Whiskey Creek (3 permits)....  TE095539-0                   04/20/05
                                   TE095548-0                   04/20/05
                                   TE095550-0                   04/20/05
    Westlake Ranch LLC...........  TE096373-0                   05/18/05
Safe Harbor Agreements:
    Starck Savanna Restoration...  TE079352-0                   07/08/04
    Pi'iholo Ranch Nene            TE093924-0                   09/21/04
Candidate Conservation Agreements
 with Assurances:
    Southern Idaho Ground          TE097632-0                   03/17/05
     Squirrel Programmatic

    Copies of these permits, the accompanying Habitat Conservation 
Plan, Safe Harbor Agreement or Candidate Conservation Agreement with 
Assurances, and associated documents are available upon request. 
Decision documents for each permit include a Findings and 
Recommendation; a Biological Opinion; and either a Record of Decision, 
Finding of No Significant Impact, or an Environmental Action Statement. 
Associated documents may also include an Implementing Agreement, 
Environmental Impact Statement, or Environmental Assessment, as 

    Dated: June 6, 2005.
David J. Wesley,
Deputy Regional Director, Regional Office, Portland, Oregon
[FR Doc. 05-13520 Filed 7-8-05; 8:45 am]