[Federal Register: November 23, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 225)]
[Page 65764-65765]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Notice of Availability for the Renewal of an Expired Section 
10(a)(1)(B) Permit for Incidental Take of the Golden-cheeked Warbler in 
Travis County, TX (Scarpato)

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: On October 19, 2001, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
(Service) issued a section 10(a)(1)(B) permit, pursuant to Section 
10(a) of the Endangered Species Act (Act), for incidental take of the 
golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia)(GCWA) to Thomas Scarpato 
and Janet Neyland-Scarpato (Applicant). The permit (TE-042733-0) was 
for a period of five years and expired on October 19, 2006. The 
requested permit renewal by Mr. and Mrs. Scarpato will extend the 
permit expiration by five years from the date the permit is reissued.

DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be received on or 
before December 24, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Persons wishing to review the request for extension, former 
incidental take permit, or other related documents may obtain a copy by 
written or telephone request to Allison Arnold, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, 10711 Burnet Road, Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78758 (512/490-
0057 ext. 242). Documents will be available for public inspection by 
written request, or by appointment only, during normal business hours 
(8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at the Service's Austin Office. Comments 
concerning the request for renewal should be submitted in writing to 
the Field Supervisor at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 10711 Burnet 
Road, Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78758. Please refer to permit number TE-
042733-0 when submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allison Arnold at the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service Austin Office, 10711 Burnet Road, Suite 200, Austin, 
Texas 78758 (512/490-0057 ext. 242).


Public Availability of Comments

    Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.
    Applicant: Mr. and Mrs. Scarpato plan to construct a single family 
residence on their 2.67-acre lot located at 8110 Two Coves Drive, 
Austin, Texas. The construction of a single family residence on 
approximately 0.75 acres of the 2.67-acre lot will eliminate less than 
one acre of GCWA habitat and indirectly impact less than four 
additional acres of habitat. The original permit included, and the 
Applicant has already provided $1,500 to the Balcones Canyonlands 
Preserve to mitigate impacts to the GCWA. This money will be used by 
the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve to acquire additional GCWA habitat. 
The Applicant has agreed to follow all other existing permit terms and 
conditions. If renewed, all of the permit terms and conditions will 
remain the same, and no additional take will be authorized.
    Section 9 of the Act prohibits the ``taking'' of threatened or 
endangered species. However, the Service, under limited circumstances, 
may issue permits to take threatened and endangered wildlife species 
incidental to, and not the purpose of, otherwise lawful activities.
    We provide this notice under section 10(c) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 
1531 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22), and the 
National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C.

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4371 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (40 CFR 1506.6).

Thomas L. Bauer,
Acting Regional Director, Region 2, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
[FR Doc. E7-22819 Filed 11-21-07; 8:45 am]