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					     18924                             Federal Register / Vol. 69, No. 69 / Friday, April 9, 2004 / Notices

       Dated: April 2, 2004.                                 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND                              approval of a collection of information
     R. David Paulison,                                      URBAN DEVELOPMENT                                      to OMB under the provisions of the
     U.S. Fire Administrator, Director of the                                                                       Paperwork Reduction Act. A description
                                                             [Docket No. FR–4901–N–15]
     Preparedness Division.                                                                                         of the information collection
     [FR Doc. 04–8111 Filed 4–8–04; 8:45 am]                 Federal Property Suitable as Facilities                requirement is included in this notice.
     BILLING CODE 9110–17–P                                  To Assist the Homeless                                 If you wish to obtain copies of the
                                                                                                                    proposed information collection
                                                             AGENCY:  Office of the Assistant                       requirement, related forms, or
     DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND                                  Secretary for Community Planning and                   explanatory material, contact the
     SECURITY                                                Development, HUD.                                      Service Information Collection
                                                             ACTION: Notice.                                        Clearance Officer at the address listed
     Federal Emergency Management                                                                                   below.
     Agency                                                  SUMMARY: This Notice identifies
                                                             unutilized, underutilized, excess, and                 DATES: You must submit comments on
     Open Meeting, Board of Visitors for the                 surplus Federal property reviewed by                   or before June 8, 2004.
     National Fire Academy                                   HUD for suitability for possible use to                ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the
                                                             assist the homeless.                                   information collection requirement via
     AGENCY:  U.S. Fire Administration                       DATES: April 9, 2004.                                  mail to the Information Collection
     (USFA), FEMA, Emergency                                 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:                       Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and
     Preparedness and Response, Homeland                     Kathy Burruss, Department of Housing                   Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax
     Security.                                               and Urban Development, Room 7262,                      Drive, Mail Stop 222–ARLSQ,
                                                             451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington,                   Arlington, Virginia 22203; or via fax at
     ACTION:   Notice of open meeting.
                                                             DC 20410; telephone (202) 708–1234;                    (703) 358–2269; or via e-mail at
                                                             TTD number for the hearing- and                        Anissa_Craghead@fws.gov.
     SUMMARY: In accordance with section
     10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory                        speech-impaired (202) 708–2565, (these                 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:    To
     Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, FEMA                    telephone numbers are not toll-free), or               request a copy of the proposed
     announces the following committee                       call the toll-free Title V information line            information collection requirement,
     meeting:                                                at 1–800–927–7588.                                     related forms, or explanatory material,
                                                             SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In                          contact Anissa Craghead, Information
       Name: Board of Visitors (BOV) for the
                                                             accordance with the December 12, 1988                  Collection Clearance Officer, by
     National Fire Academy.
                                                             court order in National Coalition for the              telephone at (703) 358–2445 or by e-
     DATES: May 6–7, 2004.                                   Homeless v. Veterans Administration,                   mail at Anissa_Craghead@fws.gov. You
      Place: Building H, Room 300,                           No. 88–2503–OG (D.D.C.), HUD                           may also contact Mary Klee, Endangered
     National Emergency Training Center,                     publishes a Notice, on a weekly basis,                 Species Program, by telephone at (703)
     Emmitsburg, Maryland.                                   identifying unutilized, underutilized,                 358–2061 or by e-mail at
                                                             excess and surplus Federal buildings                   Mary_Klee@fws.gov.
      Time: May 6, 2004, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.                      and real property that HUD has
     May 7, 2004, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.                                                                                  SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:        The Office
                                                             reviewed for suitability for use to assist
      Proposed Agenda: May 6–7, Review                                                                              of Management and Budget (OMB)
                                                             the homeless. Today’s Notice is for the
     National Fire Academy Program                                                                                  regulations at 5 CFR 1320, which
                                                             purpose of announcing that no
     Activities.                                                                                                    implement provisions of the Paperwork
                                                             additional properties have been
                                                                                                                    Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501
                                                             determined suitable or unsuitable this
     SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:     The                                                                             et seq.), require that interested members
                                                             week.
     meeting will be open to the public with                                                                        of the public and affected agencies have
     seating available on a first-come, first-                 Dated: April 1, 2004.                                an opportunity to comment on
     served basis. Members of the general                    Mark R. Johnston,                                      information collection and
     public who plan to attend the meeting                   Acting Director, Office of Special Needs               recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR
     should contact the Office of the                        Assistance Programs.                                   1320.8(d)). The U.S. Fish and Wildlife
     Superintendent, National Fire Academy,                  [FR Doc. 04–7812 Filed 4–8–04; 8:45 am]                Service (Service or we) plans to submit
     U.S. Fire Administration, 16825 South                   BILLING CODE 4210–29–M                                 a request to OMB to renew its existing
     Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727,                                                                            approval of the collection of information
     (301) 447–1117, on or before April 30,                                                                         for Native Threatened and Endangered
     2004.                                                   DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR                             Species Permit Applications, which
       Minutes of the meeting will be                                                                               expires on July 31, 2004. We are
     prepared and will be available for                      Fish and Wildlife Service                              requesting a 3-year term of approval for
     public viewing in the Office of the U.S.                                                                       this information collection activity.
                                                             Information Collection To Be                              Federal agencies may not conduct or
     Fire Administrator, U.S. Fire                           Submitted to the Office of Management
     Administration, Federal Emergency                                                                              sponsor, and a person is not required to
                                                             and Budget (OMB) for Approval Under                    respond to, a collection of information
     Management Agency, Emmitsburg,                          the Paperwork Reduction Act; Federal
     Maryland 21727. Copies of the minutes                                                                          unless it displays a currently valid OMB
                                                             Fish and Wildlife Permit Application;                  control number. The OMB control
     will be available upon request within 60                Native Endangered and Threatened
     days after the meeting.                                                                                        number for this collection of
                                                             Species                                                information is 1018–0094.
       Dated: March 31, 2004.                                                                                          Under the Endangered Species Act
                                                             AGENCY:   Fish and Wildlife Service,
     R. David Paulison,                                                                                             (ESA), it is unlawful to import or export;
                                                             Interior.
     U.S. Fire Administrator, Director of the                                                                       deliver, receive, carry, transport, or ship
                                                             ACTION: Notice; request for comments.
     Preparedness Division.                                                                                         in interstate or foreign commerce in the
     [FR Doc. 04–8112 Filed 4–8–04; 8:45 am]                 SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife                    course of a commercial activity; sell or
     BILLING CODE 9110–17–P                                  Service will submit a request for                      offer for sale in interstate or foreign


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                                       Federal Register / Vol. 69, No. 69 / Friday, April 9, 2004 / Notices                                          18925

     commerce; take (includes harm, harass,                  information collection requirement, and                4 hours per respondent for the
     pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap,                 they are included in this submission:                  application and 8 hours per respondent
     capture, or collect any wildlife within                     1. Title of Form: Enhancement of                   for the annual report on the permitted
     the United States); take on the high seas;              Survival Permits associated with Safe                  activities. The Total Annual Burden
     possess, ship, deliver, carry, transport,               Harbor Agreements, and Candidate                       hours are 3,280 hours for the
     sell, or receive unlawfully taken                       Conservation Agreements with                           application and 11,680 hours for the
     wildlife; remove and reduce to                          Assurances.                                            annual report on the permitted
     possession any plant from areas under                       Approval Number: 1018–0094.                        activities.
     Federal jurisdiction; maliciously                           Service Form Number: 3–200–54.                        Total Annual Responses: The total
     damage or destroy an endangered plant                       Frequency of Collection: Annually.                 number of annual responses is
     on areas under Federal jurisdiction; and                    Description of Respondents:                        estimated to be 820 for the application
     remove, cut, dig up, or damage or                       Individuals, households, businesses,                   and 1,460 for the annual report of the
     destroy any endangered plant in                         State agencies, private organizations.                 permitted activities.
     knowing violation of any State law or                       Total Annual Burden Hours: The                        Background Explanation: Form
     regulation or in the course of a violation              reporting burden is estimated to average               number 3–200–55 addresses application
     of a State criminal trespass law. These                 3 hours per respondent for the                         and reporting information requirements
     prohibitions apply equally to live or                   application and 8 hours per respondent                 for Recovery and Interstate Commerce
     dead animals or plants, their progeny                   for the annual report of permitted                     permits under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the
     (seeds in the case of plants), and parts                activities. The Total Annual Burden                    ESA. Recovery permits allow ‘‘take’’ of
     or products derived from them.                          hours are 66 hours for the application                 listed species as part of scientific
        The ESA provides a number of                         and 424 hours for the annual report on                 research and management actions,
     exceptions to these prohibitions,                       the permitted activities.                              enhancement of propagation or survival,
                                                                 Total Annual Responses: The total                  zoological exhibition, educational
     including the prohibition against ‘‘take’’
                                                             number of annual responses is                          purposes, or special purposes consistent
     of listed species. Regulations have been
                                                             estimated to be 22 for the application                 with the ESA designed to benefit the
     promulgated at 50 CFR 17.22
                                                             and 53 for the annual report of the                    species involved. Interstate Commerce
     (endangered wildlife species), 17.32
                                                             permitted activities.                                  permits allow transport and sale of
     (threatened wildlife species), 17.62                        Background Explanation: Service
     (endangered plant species), and 17.72                                                                          listed species across State lines as part
                                                             form number 3–200–54 addresses                         of breeding programs enhancing the
     (threatened plant species) to guide                     application and reporting requirements
     implementation of these exceptions                                                                             survival of the species. Detailed
                                                             for Enhancement of Survival permits                    descriptions of the proposed taking, its
     through permitting programs.                            associated with Safe Harbor Agreements
        The information collection                                                                                  necessities for success of the proposed
                                                             and Candidate Conservation                             action, and benefits to the species
     requirement in this submission                          Agreements with Assurances under
     implements the regulatory requirements                                                                         resulting from the proposed action are
                                                             section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA. The                    required under the implementing
     of the Endangered Species Act (16                       permittee is required to notify the
     U.S.C. 1539), the Migratory Bird Treaty                                                                        regulations cited above. Take authorized
                                                             Service of any transfer of lands subject               under this permit program would
     Act (16 U.S.C. 704), the Lacey Act (18                  to the Safe Harbor Agreement so that
     U.S.C. 42–44), the Bald Eagle Protection                                                                       otherwise be prohibited by the ESA.
                                                             any landowners may be offered the                         3. Title of Form: Incidental Take
     Act (16 U.S.C. 668), and the Marine                     opportunity to continue the actions
     Mammal Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 1374)                                                                         Permits Associated With a Habitat
                                                             which the original landowner agreed to,                Conservation Plan.
     contained in Service regulations in                     and thus he or she may be offered the                     Approval Number: 1018–0094.
     chapter I, subchapter B of title 50 of the              same regulatory assurances. A major                       Service Form Number: 3–200–56.
     Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).                      incentive for landowner participation in                  Frequency of Collection: Annually.
        This entire information collection is                the Safe Harbor program is the long-                      Description of Respondents:
     titled, ‘‘Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit              term certainty the program provides,                   Individuals, households, businesses,
     Application; Native Endangered and                      including the certainty that the take                  local and State agencies.
     Threatened Species.’’ These permit                      authorization will stay with the land                     Total Annual Burden Hours: The
     applications are used to collect                        when it changes hands. The Service also                reporting burden is estimated to average
     information on prohibited activities that               requires the permittee/landowner to                    3 hours per respondent for the
     may impact native endangered and                        notify the Service as far in advance as                application and 20 hours per
     threatened species. The information                     possible when he or she expects to                     respondent for the annual report on the
     supplied on the application form and                    ‘‘take’’ any species covered under the                 permitted activities. The Total Annual
     the attachments will be used to review                  permit and provide the Service with an                 Burden hours are 288 hours for the
     the application and allow the Service to                opportunity to translocate affected                    application and 4,020 hours for the
     make decisions, according to criteria                   individual specimens, if possible and                  annual report on the permitted
     established in various Federal wildlife                 appropriate.                                           activities.
     conservation statutes and regulations on                    2. Title of Form: Permits for Scientific              Total Annual Responses: The total
     the issuance, suspension, revocation, or                Purposes, Enhancement of Propagation                   number of annual responses is
     denial of permits. The obligation to                    or Survival (i.e., Recovery) and                       estimated to be 96 for the application
     provide the information is ‘‘required to                Interstate Commerce.                                   and 201 for the annual report of the
     obtain a benefit’’ (i.e., to obtain an                      Approval Number: 1018–0094.                        permitted activities.
     exception to the prohibited activities).                    Service Form Number: 3–200–55.                        Background Explanation: Form
     An agency may not conduct or sponsor                        Frequency of Collection: Annually.                 number 3–200–56 addresses application
     a collection of information unless the                      Description of Respondents:                        and reporting requirements for
     collection of information (i.e., the                    Individuals, scientific and research                   Incidental Take Permits under section
     permit application form) displays a                     institutions.                                          10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA. These permits
     currently valid OMB control number.                         Total Annual Burden Hours: The                     allow ‘‘take’’ of listed species that is
     We have revised the following                           reporting burden is estimated to average               incidental to otherwise lawful non-


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     18926                             Federal Register / Vol. 69, No. 69 / Friday, April 9, 2004 / Notices

     Federal actions. Take authorized under                  DATES:  A Record of Decision will occur                purpose of the acquisition was to
     this permit program would otherwise be                  no sooner than 30 days from the date of                protect, restore and enhance the
     prohibited by the ESA.                                  publication of this notice. In accordance              property for fish and wildlife, as well as
       We invite comments concerning this                    with NEPA, we have filed the EIS with                  to provide opportunities for wildlife-
     renewal on: (1) Whether the collection                  the Environmental Protection Agency                    oriented recreation and education. The
     of information is necessary for the                     (EPA). Each Friday, EPA publishes a                    Final Environmental Impact Statement/
     proper performance of our endangered                    Federal Register notice that lists EISs                Environmental Impact Report (Final
     and threatened species management                       received during the previous week. The                 EIS/EIR) on the South Bay Salt Ponds
     functions, including whether the                        EPA notice officially starts the 30-day                Initial Stewardship Plan addresses the
     information will have practical utility;                review period for these documents. It is               interim management of these ponds
     (2) the accuracy of our estimate of the                 the goal of the Fish and Wildlife Service              prior to their long-term restoration.
     burden of the collection of information;                to have the FWS notice published on                       Under commercial salt production,
     (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility,               the same date as the EPA notice.                       Cargill managed the South Bay salt
     and clarity of the information to be                    However, if that does not occur, the date              ponds as shallow water ponds with
     collected; and (4) ways to minimize the                 of the EPA notice will determine the                   various salinity levels. The salinity
     burden of the collection of information                 closing date for the Final EIS.                        levels varied both geographically, based
     on respondents. The information                         ADDRESSES: The Final Environmental
                                                                                                                    on the location of the pond within the
     collections in this program are part of a               Impact Statement/ Environmental                        system, and temporally, based on
     system of records covered by the                        Impact Report can be viewed at http://                 seasonal and climatic conditions.
     Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552(a)).                          www.southbayrestoration.org/                           Although these ponds were managed for
                                                             documents. Copies of the Final                         salt production, they provided habitat
       Dated: March 30, 2004.
                                                             Environmental Impact Statement/                        for many water bird species including
     Anissa Craghead,
                                                             Environmental Impact Report are also                   waterfowl and shorebirds.
     Information Collection Clearance Officer.                                                                         The restoration of the salt ponds is
     [FR Doc. 04–8063 Filed 4–8–04; 8:45 am]                 available for review at the following
                                                                                                                    taking place in three independent
                                                             government offices and libraries:
     BILLING CODE 4310–55–P                                                                                         stages. First, Cargill is reducing the
                                                               Government Offices—Don Edwards
                                                                                                                    salinity levels in the ponds by moving
                                                             San Francisco Bay NWR, #1 Marshlands
                                                                                                                    the saltiest brines to its plant site in
     DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR                              Road, Fremont, CA 94536, (510) 792–
                                                                                                                    Newark, California. After the salinities
                                                             0222; Don Edwards San Francisco Bay
                                                                                                                    are reduced to levels that are allowed to
     Fish and Wildlife Service                               NWR, Environmental Education Center,
                                                                                                                    be discharged to the Bay, Cargill will no
                                                             1751 Grand Boulevard, Alviso, CA
     Notice of Availability of a Final                                                                              longer manage the ponds for salt
                                                             95002, (408) 262–5513; California                      production. Management of the
     Environmental Impact Statement/                         Department of Fish and Game, 7329                      Baumberg ponds will be turned over to
     Environmental Impact Report on the                      Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558, (707)                 the California Department of Fish and
     South Bay Salt Ponds Initial                            944–5500.                                              Game and management of the Alviso
     Stewardship Plan, San Francisco Bay,                      Libraries—Alviso Library, 5050 N. 1st                ponds and West Bay ponds will be
     CA                                                      St., Alviso, CA 95002–1060, (408) 263–                 turned over to the U.S. Fish and
                                                             3626; Hayward Public Library, 835 C                    Wildlife Service.
     AGENCY:   Fish and Wildlife Service,
                                                             St., Hayward, CA 94541–5120, (510)                        In the second stage of restoration, the
     Interior.
                                                             293–8685; Menlo Park Public Library,                   ponds will be managed by the agencies
     ACTION: Notice of availability.
                                                             800 Alma Street, Menlo Park, CA                        in a manner that provides habitat values
     SUMMARY: This notice advises the public                 94025–3460, (415) 858–3460; Mountain                   while the long-term restoration plan is
     of the availability of the Final                        View Public Library, 585 Franklin St.,                 being developed and implemented. In
     Environmental Impact Statement/                         Mountain View, CA 94041–1998; (650)                    this Initial Stewardship stage, Bay
     Environmental Impact Report for the                     903–6335; Union City Library, 34007                    waters will be circulated through the
     South Bay Salt Ponds Initial                            Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City, CA                    ponds following installation of water
     Stewardship Plan. The Record of                         94587–4498; (510) 745–1464.                            control structures and the existing
     Decision will be signed no sooner than                  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:                       levees will be maintained for minimum
     30 days from this notice.                               Margaret Kolar, Refuge Complex                         flood protection. The Final EIS/EIR
        The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service                   Manager, San Francisco Bay NWR                         covers only this second stage of
     and the California Department of Fish                   Complex, P.O. Box 524, Newark,                         restoration, i.e., Initial Stewardship.
     and Game plan to manage 15,100 acres                    California 94560, (510) 792–0222.                         The third stage of restoration is the
     of former commercial salt ponds in                      SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:                             actual long-term restoration of the salt
     south San Francisco Bay using an                                                                               ponds to a mix of tidal marshes,
     interim strategy while a long-term                      Background                                             managed ponds and other habitats. The
     restoration plan is developed and                         Pursuant to the National                             planning process for this long-term
     implemented. This interim strategy, the                 Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the                   restoration has just begun and will
     Initial Stewardship Plan (ISP), would                   U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service)               include a substantial amount of data
     use existing and new water control                      prepared a Final Environmental Impact                  collection, studies, modeling efforts,
     structures, pursuant to permits, to                     Statement evaluating the impacts of                    and public involvement. The long-term
     release any remaining saline pond                       managing the South Bay Salt Ponds in                   planning process will include
     waters to the Bay and to prevent further                San Francisco Bay under an Initial                     development of a separate EIS/EIR.
     salt concentration by circulating waters                Stewardship Plan.                                         Implementation of the long-term
     through the ponds. The ponds are                          On March 6, 2003, the State of                       restoration plan is expected to be
     located at the Don Edwards San                          California and the United States of                    conducted in phases beginning in 5
     Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge                  America acquired 15,100 acres of                       years, but with some phases extending
     and at the Eden Landing State                           commercial salt ponds in South San                     beyond 20 years. Therefore, some ponds
     Ecological Reserve.                                     Francisco Bay from Cargill, Inc. The                   may be managed under the Initial


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