Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications, 11599-11600 [E9-5804]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 51 / Wednesday, March 18, 2009 / Notices Dated: March 9, 2009 Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service. FR Doc. E9–5960 Filed 3–17–09; 8:45 am DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (Myotis sodalis) and gray bats (Myotis grisescens) across the range of the species for the purpose of population monitoring and conservation, habitat management, and data collection for monitoring of white nose syndrome. Proposed activities are for the purpose of enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Fish and Wildlife Service Permit Application Number TE206781 [FWS–R3–ES–2009–N0055; 30120–1113– 0000–F6] Applicant: Ecological Specialists, Inc., O’Fallon, Missouri. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and release) clubshell (Pleurobema clava), fanshell (Cyprogenia stegaria), fat pocketbook (Potamilus capax), Higgins’ eye pearlymussel (Lampsilis higginsii), northern riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana), orange-foot pimpleback pearlymussel (Plethobasus cooperianus), pink mucket pearlymussel (Lampsilis abrupta), and scaleshell (Leptodea leptodon),; to take (capture and relocate) Higgins’ eye pearlymussel; and to take (collect dead specimens, capture and release) winged mapleleaf mussel (Quadrula fragosa) to determine presence or absence of the species and to relocate individuals that may be in danger of injury or stranding. Proposed activities are aimed at enhancement of the survival of the species in the wild. BILLING CODE 4310-55-S Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of permit applications; request for comments. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (Act) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. DATES: We must receive any written comments on or before April 17, 2009. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to the Regional Director, Attn: Peter Fasbender, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 1 Federal Drive, Fort Snelling, MN 55111–4056; electronic mail, permitsR3ES@fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Fasbender, (612) 713–5343. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background We invite public comment on the following permit applications for certain activities with endangered species authorized by section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and our regulations governing the taking of endangered species in the Code of Federal Regulations at 50 CFR part 17. Submit your written data, comments, or request for a copy of the complete application to the address shown in ADDRESSES. When submitting comments, please refer to the appropriate permit application number. tjames on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Permit Applications Permit Application Number TE206783 Applicant: Marlo Perdicas, Marshallville, Ohio. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) Indiana bats VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:48 Mar 17, 2009 Jkt 217001 Permit Application Number TE206778 Applicant: Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Twin Cities, Minnesota. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and release, capture and relocate) Higgins’ eye pearlymussel and winged mapleleaf mussel throughout the States of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin for scientific study in the interest of recovery of the species. Activities include population monitoring and assessment, relocation, and mussel propagation activities at the Genoa National Fish Hatchery and in conjunction with State partners. Activities are for the enhancement of propagation and survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number TE207149 Applicant: Sarah Bradley, Salem, Missouri. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) Indiana bats and gray bats throughout the Mark Twain National Forest and adjoining properties. Studies include presence or absence surveys, studies to document habitat use, and population monitoring PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11599 for enhancement of recovery and survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number TE207150 Applicant: Bradley Steffen, Cincinnati, Ohio. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) Indiana bats and gray bats throughout the range of the species. The activities proposed under this permit application include presence or absence surveys, studies to document habitat use, population monitoring, and evaluation of potential impacts of proposed projects. Activities are proposed for enhancement of the survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number TE207154 Applicant: Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Lansing, Michigan. The applicant requests a permit to take Karner blue butterflies within the State of Michigan on State-owned lands. Take will occur during the implementation of land management practices designed to maximize the suitability of habitat for the species that may incidentally take a limited number of individual eggs, larvae, or adult butterflies, but will result in an increase in population numbers overall. Activities are proposed to enhance the recovery and survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number TE207178 Applicant: Amy Halsall, Woodridge, Illinois. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) Indiana bats within Illinois and Indiana. Proposed activities include presence or absence surveys, studies to document habitat use, population monitoring, and evaluation of project impacts in the interest of recovery and enhancement of the survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number TE207180 Applicant: Division of Wildlife, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Columbus, Ohio. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture, breed, and release) Karner blue butterflies within the States of Ohio and Michigan. Activities include captive rearing at the Toledo Zoo and reintroduction of reared stock into the Oak Openings of Lucas County, Ohio. Activities are aimed at recovery and enhancement of the survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number TE207191 Applicant: Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota, Duluth, Minnesota. E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1 11600 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 51 / Wednesday, March 18, 2009 / Notices The applicant requests a permit take (capture, handle, and release) Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) throughout the State of Minnesota. Proposed activities include evaluation of population health, habitat use, and survival. These proposed activities are aimed at enhancement of the survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number TE207523 Applicant: The Nature Conservancy in Michigan, Lansing, Michigan. The applicant requests a permit to take Mitchell’s satyr butterfly (Neonympha mitchellii mitchellii) in Michigan for the purpose of population monitoring, evaluation of habitat suitability and habitat management to promote recovery of the species. Proposed activities are aimed at enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number TE207526 Applicant: U.S. Geological Survey, Columbia Environmental Science Center, Columbia, Missouri. The applicant requests a permit to take the following fish species: Pallid Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus), Topeka Shiner (Notropis topeka), and Neosho Madtom (Noturus placidus). Proposed activities include capture and release, propagation activities, population studies, and scientific research related to recovery of the species. Activities are aimed at enhancement of propagation and survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number TE207560 Applicant: Merrill Tawse, Mansfield, Ohio. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) Indiana bats within Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Proposed activities include presence or absence surveys, studies to document habitat use, and population monitoring in the interest of recovery and enhancement of the survival of the species in the wild. tjames on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Public Comments We solicit public review and comments on these permit applications. Please refer to the permit number when you submit comments. Comments and materials we receive are available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:48 Mar 17, 2009 Jkt 217001 your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) In compliance with NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), we have made an initial determination that the activities proposed in these permits are categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement (516 DM6 Appendix 1, 1.4C(1)). Dated: March 3, 2009. Lynn M. Lewis, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Region 3. [FR Doc. E9–5804 Filed 3–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R3–ES–2009–N0013]; [30120–1113– 0000–C4] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Reviews AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of initiation of review; request for information on nine listed Midwestern species. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), initiate 5year reviews of two threatened species (prairie bush-clover and Mead’s milkweed) and seven endangered species [Scioto madtom, purple cat’s paw pearlymussel, winged mapleleaf (mussel), Tumbling Creek cavesnail, Karner blue butterfly, Mitchell’s satyr butterfly, and Michigan monkey-flower] under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We request any new information on each species that may have a bearing on its classification as endangered or threatened. Based on the results of these 5-year reviews, we will make a finding on whether these species are properly classified under the Act. DATES: To allow us adequate time to conduct these reviews, we must receive your information no later than May 18, 2009. However, we will continue to accept new information about any listed species at any time. PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ADDRESSES: For instructions on how to submit information and review the information that we receive on these species, see ‘‘Public Solicitation of New Information.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact the appropriate person under ‘‘Public Solicitation of New Information.’’ Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8337 for TTY (telephone typewriter or teletypewriter) assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We initiate 5-year reviews of the threatened prairie bush-clover (Lespedeza leptostachya) and threatened Mead’s milkweed (Asclepias meadii), as well as the endangered Scioto madtom (Noturus trautmani), purple cat’s paw pearlymussel (Epioblasma obliquata obliquata), winged mapleleaf (mussel) (Quadrula fragosa), Tumbling Creek cavesnail (Antrobia culveri), Karner blue butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis), Mitchell’s satyr butterfly (Neonympha mitchellii mitchellii), and Michigan monkey-flower (Mimulus glabratus var. michiganensis), under the Act. We request any new information on each species that may have a bearing on its classification as endangered or threatened. Based on the results of these 5-year reviews, we will make a finding on whether these species are properly classified under the Act. Why Do We Conduct a 5-Year Review? Under the Act, we maintain the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plant Species (List) at 50 CFR 17.11 and 17.12. We amend the List by publishing final rules in the Federal Register. Section 4(c)(2)(A) of the Act requires that we conduct a review of listed species at least once every 5 years. Section 4(c)(2)(B) requires that we determine (1) Whether a species no longer meets the definition of threatened or endangered and should be removed from the List (delisted); (2) whether a species more properly meets the definition of threatened and should be reclassified from endangered to threatened; or (3) whether a species more properly meets the definition of endangered and should be reclassified from threatened to endangered. Using the best scientific and commercial data available, a species will be considered for delisting if the data substantiate that the species is neither endangered nor threatened for one or more of the following reasons: (1) The species is considered extinct; (2) the species is considered to be recovered; and/or (3) the original data available when the species was listed, or the interpretation E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R3-ES-2009-N0055; 30120-1113-0000-F6]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit 
Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of permit applications; request for 
comments.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to 
comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities 
with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species 
Act (Act) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species 
unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act requires that we 
invite public comment before issuing these permits.

DATES: We must receive any written comments on or before April 17, 
2009.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to the Regional Director, Attn: Peter 
Fasbender, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 1 
Federal Drive, Fort Snelling, MN 55111-4056; electronic mail, 
permitsR3ES@fws.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Fasbender, (612) 713-5343.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    We invite public comment on the following permit applications for 
certain activities with endangered species authorized by section 
10(a)(1)(A) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and our regulations 
governing the taking of endangered species in the Code of Federal 
Regulations at 50 CFR part 17. Submit your written data, comments, or 
request for a copy of the complete application to the address shown in 
ADDRESSES. When submitting comments, please refer to the appropriate 
permit application number.

Permit Applications

Permit Application Number TE206783

Applicant: Marlo Perdicas, Marshallville, Ohio.

    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) 
Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis) and gray bats (Myotis grisescens) across 
the range of the species for the purpose of population monitoring and 
conservation, habitat management, and data collection for monitoring of 
white nose syndrome. Proposed activities are for the purpose of 
enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number TE206781

Applicant: Ecological Specialists, Inc., O'Fallon, Missouri.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and 
release) clubshell (Pleurobema clava), fanshell (Cyprogenia stegaria), 
fat pocketbook (Potamilus capax), Higgins' eye pearlymussel (Lampsilis 
higginsii), northern riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana), 
orange-foot pimpleback pearlymussel (Plethobasus cooperianus), pink 
mucket pearlymussel (Lampsilis abrupta), and scaleshell (Leptodea 
leptodon),; to take (capture and relocate) Higgins' eye pearlymussel; 
and to take (collect dead specimens, capture and release) winged 
mapleleaf mussel (Quadrula fragosa) to determine presence or absence of 
the species and to relocate individuals that may be in danger of injury 
or stranding. Proposed activities are aimed at enhancement of the 
survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number TE206778

Applicant: Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Twin 
Cities, Minnesota.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and 
release, capture and relocate) Higgins' eye pearlymussel and winged 
mapleleaf mussel throughout the States of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, 
and Wisconsin for scientific study in the interest of recovery of the 
species. Activities include population monitoring and assessment, 
relocation, and mussel propagation activities at the Genoa National 
Fish Hatchery and in conjunction with State partners. Activities are 
for the enhancement of propagation and survival of the species in the 
wild.

Permit Application Number TE207149

Applicant: Sarah Bradley, Salem, Missouri.

    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) 
Indiana bats and gray bats throughout the Mark Twain National Forest 
and adjoining properties. Studies include presence or absence surveys, 
studies to document habitat use, and population monitoring for 
enhancement of recovery and survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number TE207150

Applicant: Bradley Steffen, Cincinnati, Ohio.

    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) 
Indiana bats and gray bats throughout the range of the species. The 
activities proposed under this permit application include presence or 
absence surveys, studies to document habitat use, population 
monitoring, and evaluation of potential impacts of proposed projects. 
Activities are proposed for enhancement of the survival of the species 
in the wild.

Permit Application Number TE207154

Applicant: Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Lansing, Michigan.

    The applicant requests a permit to take Karner blue butterflies 
within the State of Michigan on State-owned lands. Take will occur 
during the implementation of land management practices designed to 
maximize the suitability of habitat for the species that may 
incidentally take a limited number of individual eggs, larvae, or adult 
butterflies, but will result in an increase in population numbers 
overall. Activities are proposed to enhance the recovery and survival 
of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number TE207178

Applicant: Amy Halsall, Woodridge, Illinois.

    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) 
Indiana bats within Illinois and Indiana. Proposed activities include 
presence or absence surveys, studies to document habitat use, 
population monitoring, and evaluation of project impacts in the 
interest of recovery and enhancement of the survival of the species in 
the wild.

Permit Application Number TE207180

Applicant: Division of Wildlife, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, 
Columbus, Ohio.

    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture, breed, and 
release) Karner blue butterflies within the States of Ohio and 
Michigan. Activities include captive rearing at the Toledo Zoo and 
reintroduction of reared stock into the Oak Openings of Lucas County, 
Ohio. Activities are aimed at recovery and enhancement of the survival 
of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number TE207191

Applicant: Natural Resources Research Institute, University of 
Minnesota, Duluth, Minnesota.


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    The applicant requests a permit take (capture, handle, and release) 
Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) throughout the State of Minnesota. 
Proposed activities include evaluation of population health, habitat 
use, and survival. These proposed activities are aimed at enhancement 
of the survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number TE207523

Applicant: The Nature Conservancy in Michigan, Lansing, Michigan.

    The applicant requests a permit to take Mitchell's satyr butterfly 
(Neonympha mitchellii mitchellii) in Michigan for the purpose of 
population monitoring, evaluation of habitat suitability and habitat 
management to promote recovery of the species. Proposed activities are 
aimed at enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number TE207526

Applicant: U.S. Geological Survey, Columbia Environmental Science 
Center, Columbia, Missouri.

    The applicant requests a permit to take the following fish species: 
Pallid Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus), Topeka Shiner (Notropis 
topeka), and Neosho Madtom (Noturus placidus). Proposed activities 
include capture and release, propagation activities, population 
studies, and scientific research related to recovery of the species. 
Activities are aimed at enhancement of propagation and survival of the 
species in the wild.

Permit Application Number TE207560

Applicant: Merrill Tawse, Mansfield, Ohio.

    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) 
Indiana bats within Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West 
Virginia. Proposed activities include presence or absence surveys, 
studies to document habitat use, and population monitoring in the 
interest of recovery and enhancement of the survival of the species in 
the wild.

Public Comments

    We solicit public review and comments on these permit applications. 
Please refer to the permit number when you submit comments. Comments 
and materials we receive are available for public inspection, by 
appointment, during normal business hours at the address shown in the 
ADDRESSES section. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 
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 in your comment to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we 
will be able to do so.

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

    In compliance with NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), we have made an 
initial determination that the activities proposed in these permits are 
categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental 
assessment or environmental impact statement (516 DM6 Appendix 1, 
1.4C(1)).

    Dated: March 3, 2009.
Lynn M. Lewis,
Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Region 3.
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