Finding of No Significant Impact for an incidental Take Permit for the Proposed Westminster Glen Subdivision, Austin, Travis County, TX

Summary

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has prepared an Environmental Assessment for issuance of a Section 10(a)(1)(B) permit for the incidental take of the Federally endangered golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) during the construction and operation of a residential development in northwest Travis County, Texas.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has prepared an 
Environmental Assessment for issuance of a Section 10(a)(1)(B) permit 
for the incidental take of the Federally endangered golden-cheeked 
warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) during the construction and operation 
of a residential development in northwest Travis County, Texas.

Proposed Action

    The proposed action is the issuance of a permit under Section 
10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act to authorize the incidental 
take of the golden--cheeked warbler.
    The Applicant plans to construct single-family residences on 270 
acres in northwest Travis County, Texas. The proposed development will 
comply with all local, regional, State, and Federal environmental 
regulations addressing environmental impacts association with this type 
of development. Details of the mitigation are provided in the MaBe, 
Inc., (Applicant) Westminster Glen Subdivision Environmental 
Assessment/Habitat Conservation Plan. Guarantees for implementation are 
provided in the Implementing Agreement. These conservation plan actions 
ensure that the criteria established for issuance of an incidental take 
permit will be fully satisfied.

Alternatives Considered

1. Proposed action,
2. Wait for issuance of a Regional 10(a) permit,
3. No action.

Determination

    Based upon information contained in the Environmental Assessment/
Habitat Conservation Plan, the Service has determined that this action 
is not a major Federal action which would significantly affect the 
quality of the human environment within the meaning of Section 
102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. 
Accordingly, the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement on 
the proposed action is not warranted.
    It is my decision to issue the Section 10(a)(1)(B) permit for the 
construction and operation of the Westminster Glen residential 
development in Travis County, Texas.
James A. Young,
Acting Regional Director, Region 2, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
[FR Doc. 95-5619 Filed 3-7-95; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-55-M  

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