Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications, 68634-68635 [E9-30617]

Download as PDF 68634 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 247 / Monday, December 28, 2009 / Notices Dated: August 24, 2009. Thomas O. Melius, Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fort Snelling, Minnesota. [FR Doc. E9–30647 Filed 12–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R3–ES–2009–N270; 30120–1113– 0000–F6] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. Notice of availability of permit applications; request for comments. ACTION: 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. SUMMARY: DATES: We must receive any written comments on or before January 27, 2010. Send written comments by U.S. mail to the Regional Director, Attn: Peter Fasbender, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 1 Federal Drive, Fort Snelling, MN 55111–4056; or by electronic mail to permitsR3ES@fws.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Fasbender, (612) 713–5343. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 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 (CFR) at 50 CFR 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. VerDate Nov<24>2008 11:00 Dec 24, 2009 Jkt 220001 Permit Applications Permit Application Number: TE023666 Permit Application Number: TE120259– 1 Applicant: Missouri Department of Conservation, Chillicothe, Missouri. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and release, temporarily hold for propagation) Pallid Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) in the Missouri River, including its tributaries, and the Upper Mississippi River within the State of Missouri, and the Kansas River within the State of Kansas. Activities will be conducted in conjunction with long-term population assessment and recovery work. Proposed activities are aimed at enhancement of the survival of the species in the wild. Applicant: Eric R. Britzke, Clinton, Mississippi. Permit Application Number: TE151107 Applicant: Redwing Ecological Services, Louisville, Kentucky. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and release) the following endangered bat species: Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Virginia big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus), and Ozark big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens). The applicant seeks authority throughout the range of the species in Regions 2, 3, 4, and 5 of the Service. Proposed activities are aimed at enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE234121 Applicant: Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc., Cheyenne, Wyoming. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) Indiana bats, gray bats, Ozark big-eared bats, and Virginia big-eared bats throughout the range of the species, which includes Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. Proposed activities are aimed at enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE120258 Applicant: Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Des Moines, Iowa. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and release, collect voucher specimens) the Topeka shiner (Notropis topeka) throughout the State of Iowa to document species presence or absence. Proposed activities are for the enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and release) Indiana bats, gray bats, Virginia bigeared bats, Ozark big-eared bats, and Northern flying squirrels (Glaucomys sabrinus) throughout the range of the species in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Proposed activities are for the enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE194099 Applicant: Michael A. Hoggarth, Westerville, Ohio. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and release, capture and relocate) purple cat’s paw pearlymussel (Epioblasma obliquata obliquata), fanshell (Cyprogenia stegaria), white cat’s paw (Epioblasma obliquata perobliqua), pink mucket pearly mussel (Lampsilis abrupta), rayed bean (Villosa fabalis), sheepnose (Plethobasus cyphyus), and clubshell (Pluerobema clava) mussels throughout the State of Ohio. Proposed activities are for the enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE235639 Applicant: Jessica Hickey, P.I., Davey Resource Group, Kent, Ohio. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and release) Indiana bats throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Proposed activities are for the enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE120231 Applicant: John C. Timpone, Ballwin, Missouri. The applicant requests an amendment and renewal of his permit to take (capture and release) Indiana bats. The amendment seeks to add the gray bat to the species authorized as well as additional states for authorized activities. The applicant seeks authority in Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. Proposed activities are for the enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 247 / Monday, December 28, 2009 / Notices Permit Application Number: TE181256 Applicant: Lewis Environmental Consulting, LLC, Murray, Kentucky. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and release) clubshell, Northern riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana), orangefooted pimpleback pearlymussel (Plethobasus cooperianus), pink mucket pearlymussel, rough pigtoe (Pleurobema plenum), purple cat’s paw pearlymussel, white cat’s paw pearlymussel, fanshell, fat pocketbook (Potamilus capax), Higgins’ eye pearlymussel (Lampsilis higginsii), winged mapleleaf (Quadrula fragosa), scaleshell (Leptodea leptodon), ring pink (Obovaria retusa), and white wartyback (Plethobasus cicatricosus) mussels throughout the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Proposed activities are for the enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Public Comments We seek 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 proposed activities in these permits are categorically excluded from the Date and time 2 p.m. ................................................................................................... Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010: 9 a.m. ................................................................................................... 10 a.m. ................................................................................................. 11 a.m. ................................................................................................. Open. All meetings are held at the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, 600 E Street, NW., Washington, DC. Requests for information, or advance notices of intention to observe an open meeting, may be directed to: Administrative Officer, Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, 600 E Street, NW., Room 6002, Washington, DC 20579. Telephone: (202) 616–6975. STATUS: Jaleh F. Barrett, Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. E9–30828 Filed 12–23–09; 4:15 pm] erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Nov<24>2008 11:00 Dec 24, 2009 Jkt 220001 requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement (516 DM 6 Appendix 1, 1.4C(1)). Dated: December 16, 2009. Lynn M. Lewis, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Region 3. [FR Doc. E9–30617 Filed 12–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P FOREIGN CLAIMS SETTLEMENT COMMISSION [F.C.S.C. Meeting and Hearing Notice No. 10–09] Sunshine Act Meeting The Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, pursuant to its regulations (45 CFR Part 503.25) and the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b), hereby gives notice in regard to the scheduling of open meetings and oral hearings for the transaction of Commission business and other matters specified, as follows: Subject matter Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010: 10:30 a.m. ............................................................................................ BILLING CODE 4410–BA–P 68635 Issuance of Proposed Decisions in claims against Albania and Libya. Oral hearing on objections to Commission’s Proposed Decision in: Claim of Estate of Mostafa F. Karim, Claim No. LIB–I–052. 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[FR Doc No: E9-30617]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R3-ES-2009-N270; 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 January 27, 
2010.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments by U.S. mail to the Regional Director, 
Attn: Peter Fasbender, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological 
Services, 1 Federal Drive, Fort Snelling, MN 55111-4056; or by 
electronic mail to 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 (CFR) at 50 CFR 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: TE120259-1

Applicant: Missouri Department of Conservation, Chillicothe, Missouri.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and 
release, temporarily hold for propagation) Pallid Sturgeon 
(Scaphirhynchus albus) in the Missouri River, including its 
tributaries, and the Upper Mississippi River within the State of 
Missouri, and the Kansas River within the State of Kansas. Activities 
will be conducted in conjunction with long-term population assessment 
and recovery work. Proposed activities are aimed at enhancement of the 
survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE151107

Applicant: Redwing Ecological Services, Louisville, Kentucky.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and 
release) the following endangered bat species: Indiana bat (Myotis 
sodalis), gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Virginia big-eared bat 
(Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus), and Ozark big-eared bat 
(Corynorhinus townsendii ingens). The applicant seeks authority 
throughout the range of the species in Regions 2, 3, 4, and 5 of the 
Service. Proposed activities are aimed at enhancement of survival of 
the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE234121

Applicant: Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc., Cheyenne, Wyoming.

    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) 
Indiana bats, gray bats, Ozark big-eared bats, and Virginia big-eared 
bats throughout the range of the species, which includes Alabama, 
Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, 
Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New 
Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, 
Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. Proposed activities 
are aimed at enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE120258

Applicant: Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Des Moines, Iowa.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and 
release, collect voucher specimens) the Topeka shiner (Notropis topeka) 
throughout the State of Iowa to document species presence or absence. 
Proposed activities are for the enhancement of survival of the species 
in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE023666

Applicant: Eric R. Britzke, Clinton, Mississippi.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and 
release) Indiana bats, gray bats, Virginia big-eared bats, Ozark big-
eared bats, and Northern flying squirrels (Glaucomys sabrinus) 
throughout the range of the species in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, 
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, 
Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, 
North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South 
Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. 
Proposed activities are for the enhancement of survival of the species 
in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE194099

Applicant: Michael A. Hoggarth, Westerville, Ohio.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and 
release, capture and relocate) purple cat's paw pearlymussel 
(Epioblasma obliquata obliquata), fanshell (Cyprogenia stegaria), white 
cat's paw (Epioblasma obliquata perobliqua), pink mucket pearly mussel 
(Lampsilis abrupta), rayed bean (Villosa fabalis), sheepnose 
(Plethobasus cyphyus), and clubshell (Pluerobema clava) mussels 
throughout the State of Ohio. Proposed activities are for the 
enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE235639

Applicant: Jessica Hickey, P.I., Davey Resource Group, Kent, Ohio.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and 
release) Indiana bats throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, 
and West Virginia. Proposed activities are for the enhancement of 
survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE120231

Applicant: John C. Timpone, Ballwin, Missouri.

    The applicant requests an amendment and renewal of his permit to 
take (capture and release) Indiana bats. The amendment seeks to add the 
gray bat to the species authorized as well as additional states for 
authorized activities. The applicant seeks authority in Illinois, 
Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, 
Ohio, and West Virginia. Proposed activities are for the enhancement of 
survival of the species in the wild.

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Permit Application Number: TE181256

Applicant: Lewis Environmental Consulting, LLC, Murray, Kentucky.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and 
release) clubshell, Northern riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa 
rangiana), orange-footed pimpleback pearlymussel (Plethobasus 
cooperianus), pink mucket pearlymussel, rough pigtoe (Pleurobema 
plenum), purple cat's paw pearlymussel, white cat's paw pearlymussel, 
fanshell, fat pocketbook (Potamilus capax), Higgins' eye pearlymussel 
(Lampsilis higginsii), winged mapleleaf (Quadrula fragosa), scaleshell 
(Leptodea leptodon), ring pink (Obovaria retusa), and white wartyback 
(Plethobasus cicatricosus) mussels throughout the States of Alabama, 
Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, 
Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia and 
Wisconsin. Proposed activities are for the enhancement of survival of 
the species in the wild.

Public Comments

    We seek 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 proposed activities in these permits are 
categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental 
assessment or environmental impact statement (516 DM 6 Appendix 1, 
1.4C(1)).

    Dated: December 16, 2009.
Lynn M. Lewis,
Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Region 3.
[FR Doc. E9-30617 Filed 12-24-09; 8:45 am]
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