A construction company has applied to U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for a permit to take (harm and harass) sand skinks over the course of 5 years during a commercial development project in Lake County, Florida. The U.S Fish & Wildlife Service has made an initial determination that the development of the twenty-four acre parcel, 1.2 acres of which is skink foraging and sheltering habitat, will have a “negligible effect” on the rare lizard and its critical habitat. FWS is accepting public comments through December 6, 2021.