[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 85 (Friday, May 1, 2020)]
[Pages 25471-25472]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-09262]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R2-ES-2020-N062; FXES11140200000-201-FF02ENEH00]

Application for an Incidental Take Permit; Low-Effect Habitat 
Conservation Plan for the Four Corners Water Development Project, 
Pueblo of Santa Clara, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico; Reopening of 
Public Comment Period

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; reopening of public comment period.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are reopening the 
public comment period for the incidental take permit (ITP) application 
received from the Pueblo of Santa Clara supported by a low-effect 
habitat conservation plan (LEHCP).

DATES: The comment period for the ITP application and associated 
documents, which opened via a notice that published on March 2, 2020 
(85 FR 12324), is reopened. We will accept comments received or 
postmarked on or before May 15, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Obtaining documents: You may obtain copies of the ITP 
application, the LEHCP, or other related documents on the internet at 
    Submitting comments: You may submit written comments by email to 
nmesfo@fws.gov. Please note that your comment is in reference to the 
Pueblo of Santa Clara HCP. For more information, see Public 
Availability of Comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Seth Willey, Acting Project Leader, 
505-761-4781. Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call 
the Federal

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Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
(Service), received an incidental take permit (ITP) application from 
the Pueblo of Santa Clara in accordance with the requirements of the 
Endangered Species Act, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). We 
announced the availability of the ITP application and associated low-
effect habitat conservation plan (LEHCP) in a March 2, 2020 (85 FR 
12324), Federal Register notice. For more information, see that notice.
    We are reopening the public comment period on the ITP application 
and associated documents (see DATES and ADDRESSES). Based on comments 
submitted during the original public comment period, we identified an 
incomplete statement in the LEHCP regarding the land status of the well 
field. This statement has been corrected and clarified in the LEHCP on 
the following pages: Page i (Summary), page 2 (Section 1.1), page 4 
(Section 1.5), page 9 (introduction paragraph to Section 3), page 19 
(Section 4.1), and page 32 (Section I of Appendix A). No other changes 
were made to the document other than this clarification. If you have 
previously submitted comments, please do not resubmit them, we have 
already incorporated them in the public record and will fully consider 
them in our final decision.

Public Availability of Comments

    All comments we receive become part of the public record associated 
with this action. Requests for copies of comments will be handled in 
accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, National Environmental 
Policy Act, and Service and Department of the Interior policies and 
procedures. Before including your address, phone number, email 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 to withhold your personal identifying information from public 
review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. All 
submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals 
identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations 
or businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their 


    We issue this notice pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA (16 
U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and its implementing regulations in the Code of 
Federal Regulations (50 CFR 17.22 and 17.32), and the National 
Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and its implementing 
regulations (40 CFR 1506.6 and 43 CFR 46.305).

Amy Lueders,
Regional Director, Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-09262 Filed 4-30-20; 8:45 am]