[Federal Register: August 15, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 157)]
[Page 46919]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Issuance of Permit for Incidental Take of a Threatened Species on 
Struthers Ranch Property, El Paso County, CO

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit.


SUMMARY: This document provides notice that we, the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, issued a permit for the incidental take of the 
Preble's meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius preblei), a threatened 
species, on the Struthers Ranch Property in El Paso County, Colorado.

ADDRESSES: Documents and other information submitted with the permit 
application are available for review, subject to the requirements of 
the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, from the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Colorado Field Office, P.O. Box 25486, Denver, 
Colorado 80225; telephone (303) 236-4773.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adam Misztal, Fish and Wildlife 
Biologist, Colorado Field Office (see ADDRESSES), telephone (303) 236-

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 10, 2005, we published a notice 
in the Federal Register (70 FR 68472) announcing that we had received 
an application from WL Homes, LLC, doing business as John Laing Homes 
(Applicant), for a permit to incidentally take, under section 
10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 
U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) (Act), the Preble's meadow jumping mouse on the 
Struthers Ranch Property in El Paso County, Colorado. The permit 
application was made under the terms of the Struthers Ranch Habitat 
Conservation Plan.
    On July 14, 2006, we issued a permit (TE-073390-1) to the Applicant 
subject to certain conditions, which we listed on the permit. We issued 
the permit only after we determined that: (1) The Applicant applied in 
good faith, (2) issuing the permit would not adversely affect the 
Preble's meadow jumping mouse, and (3) issuing the permit would be 
consistent with the purposes and policy set forth in the Act.

    Authority: The action is authorized by the Endangered Species 
Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

    Dated: July 25, 2006.
James J. Slack,
Deputy Regional Director, Region 6.
[FR Doc. E6-13340 Filed 8-14-06; 8:45 am]