The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks public comment on a draft Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) for the Rothman Parcel within the community of Los Osos in San Luis Obispo County, California. The draft plan outlines strategies to avoid, minimize, and mitigate impacts to the federally endangered Morro shoulderband snail for construction and maintenance of a single-family residence and associated infrastructure/landscaping on an existing, legal parcel in the Cabrillo Estates subdivision.
Philip R. Rothman and Pamela Rothman have submitted an HCP in support of their application for an incidental take permit pursuant to section 10 of the Endangered Species Act, for impacts to the Morro shoulderband snail that may occur incidental to otherwise lawful activities. The Service invites comments from the public on the application for an incidental take permit, including the draft HCP and a low-effect screening form.
A Notice of Availability will publish in the Federal Register on August 11, 2017, opening a 30-day comment period that will close on September 11, 2017. A copy of the draft HCP and draft low-effect screening form and environmental action statement is available online at http://www.fws.gov/ventura/.
Comments may be submitted by mail or hand delivery to Stephen P. Henry, Field Supervisor, Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, 2493 Portola Rd, Suite B, Ventura, CA 93003 or by fax to (805) 644-3958.
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