Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications, 2311-2314 [2012-743]

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Dated: January 10, 2012. Colette Pollard, Departmental Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–708 Filed 1–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Annual responses 30,000 2 public comment before issuing these permits. DATES: We must receive any written comments on or before February 16, 2012. ADDRESSES: Send written comments by U.S. mail to the Regional Director, Attn: Lisa Mandell, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 5600 American Blvd. West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN 55437–1458; or by electronic mail to permitsR3ES@fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Mandell, (612) 713–5343. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. 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. 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 Permit Applications Permit Application Number: TE217351. Applicant: Katrina L. Schultes, U.S.D.A., Forest Service, Nelsonville, OH. The applicant requests a renewed and amended permit to take (capture and release) Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis) in the States of Ohio and Kentucky. Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R3–ES–2011–N278; FXES11130300000F3–123–FF03E00000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications AGENCY: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:12 Jan 13, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2311 Hours per response Burden hours 0.1665 × 9,990 Proposed activities are aimed at enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE60958A. Applicant: Bat Calls Identification, Inc., Kansas City, MO. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) Indiana bats, Ozark big-eared bats (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens), Virginia big-eared bats (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus), and gray bats (Myotis grisescens) throughout the ranges of the species. This includes proposed work in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, 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, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Proposed activities are for the enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE43555A. Applicant: Maria Gabriella BidartBouzat, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take (temporarily hold) Karner Blue Butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis) adults, larvae, and eggs for scientific purposes. Specimens (including eggs) will be received in conjunction with permitted reintroduction programs, and all larval specimens surviving to adults will be E:\FR\FM\17JAN1.SGM 17JAN1 2312 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 10 / Tuesday, January 17, 2012 / Notices srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES released to the wild following authorized activities. Research is proposed for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE60999A. Applicant: Levi D. Miller, USDA– Forest Service, Logan, OH. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) Indiana bats in the States of Ohio and Kentucky. Proposed activities are aimed at enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE62286A. Applicant: Jason B. Whittle, Cuyahoga Falls, OH. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) Indiana bats throughout the range of the species. This includes proposed work in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. Proposed activities are for the enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE62297A. Applicant: Michael D. Whitby, Ball State University, Muncie, IN. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) Indiana bats and gray bats throughout the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. Proposed activities are for the enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE62311A. Applicant: Mary B. Gilmore, Cincinnati, OH. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) Indiana bats throughout the range of the species. This includes proposed work in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. Proposed activities are for the enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE235639. Applicant: Davey Resource Group, Kent, OH. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) Indiana bats within Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Proposed activities are for the enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE02560A. Applicant: Timothy C. Carter, Ball State University, Muncie, IN. The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take (capture and release) Indiana bats and gray bats throughout the States of Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Proposed activities are for the enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE62334A. Applicant: Mark Hove, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and hold) mussel specimens occurring in the Mississippi and St. Croix River watersheds for scientific research. Proposed research activities are in the interest of recovery of the species, and the applicant may capture any of the following listed or proposed species: Winged mapleleaf (Quadrula fragosa), Higgins’ eye pearlymussel (Lampsilis higginsi), Sheepnose (Plethobasus cyphyus), Snuffbox (Epioblasma triquetra), and Spectaclecase (Cumberlandia monodonta). Proposed recovery research will occur in the Mississippi River basin, in the States of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Permit Application Number: TE02373A. Applicant: Environmental Solutions and Innovations, Inc., Cincinnati, OH. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and release) Indiana bats, gray bats, Virginia bigeared bats, Ozark big-eared bats, Running buffalo clover (Trifolium stoloniferum), Northeastern bulrush (Scirpus ancistrocheatus), and the following mussel species: Alasmidonta atropurpurea ........................................................................................................................ Alasmidonta heterodon ............................................................................................................................. Cyprogenia stegaria ................................................................................................................................... Cumberlandia monodonta ........................................................................................................................ Dromus dromas .......................................................................................................................................... Epioblasma brevidens ................................................................................................................................ Epioblasma capsaeformis .......................................................................................................................... Epioblasma florentina florentina .............................................................................................................. Epioblasma florentina walkeri .................................................................................................................. Epioblasma obliquata obliquata ............................................................................................................... Epioblasma obliquata perobliqua ............................................................................................................. Epioblasma torulosa rangiana .................................................................................................................. Epioblasma torulosa torulosa ................................................................................................................... Epioblasma triquetra ................................................................................................................................. Hemistena lata ........................................................................................................................................... Lampsilis abrupta ...................................................................................................................................... Leptodea leptodon ..................................................................................................................................... Obovaria retusa .......................................................................................................................................... Pegias fibula ............................................................................................................................................... Plethobasus cicatricosus ............................................................................................................................ Plethobasus cooperianus ........................................................................................................................... Plethobasus cyphyus ................................................................................................................................. Pleurobema clava ....................................................................................................................................... Pleurobema collina .................................................................................................................................... Pleurobema plenum ................................................................................................................................... Potamilus capax ........................................................................................................................................ Quadrula cylindrical strigillata ................................................................................................................ Quadrula fragosa ....................................................................................................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:12 Jan 13, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17JAN1.SGM Cumberland elktoe Dwarf wedgemussel Fanshell Spectaclecase Dromedary pearlymussel Cumberland combshell Oyster mussel Yellow blossom Tan riffleshell Purple catspaw White catspaw Northern riffleshell Tubercled-blossom pearlymussel Snuffbox Cracking pearlymussel Pink mucket Scaleshell Ring pink Littlewing pearlymussel White wartyback pearlymussel Orangefoot pimpleback Sheepnose Clubshell James spiny mussel Rough pigtoe Fat pocketbook Rough rabbitsfoot Winged mapleleaf 17JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 10 / Tuesday, January 17, 2012 / Notices Villosa fabalis ............................................................................................................................................ Villosa trabilis ............................................................................................................................................ As part of the same application, the applicant also requests a permit renewal srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:12 Jan 13, 2012 Jkt 226001 Rayed bean Cumberland bean to take (capture and release) the following fish species: Cyprinella caerulea .................................................................................................................................... Etheostoma sellare ..................................................................................................................................... Percina rex ................................................................................................................................................. Phoxinus cumberlandensis ....................................................................................................................... Proposed work would take place in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Proposed activities include presence/ absence surveys, habitat evaluation, and other activity designed to enhance the survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE234121. Applicant: Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and release) Indiana bats, gray bats, Ozark big-eared bats, and Virginia big-eared bats within Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, 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: TE10891A. Applicant: Illinois State Museum, Research and Collection Center, Springfield, IL. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and release; collect) Hine’s emerald dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana) adults and larvae for scientific study in the interest of recovery of the species. Proposed activities may occur throughout the range of the species in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and 2313 Wisconsin. Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE02651A. Applicant: The Ohio Department of Transportation, Columbus, OH. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and release) Indiana bats and American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) within the State of Ohio. Proposed activities are for the enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE224720. Applicant: ABR, Inc. Environmental Research & Services The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and release) Indiana bats within the States of Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Proposed activities are for the enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE151107. Applicant: Redwing Ecological Services, Inc. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and release) Indiana bats, gray bats, Ozark big-eared bats, and Virginia big-eared bats within the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, 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: TE06845A. Applicant: Bernardin, Lochmueller and Associates, Inc., Evansville, IN. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and release) Indiana bats within the State of Indiana. PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Blue shiner Maryland darter Roanoke logperch Blackside Dace Proposed activities are for the enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE181256. Applicant: Lewis Environmental Consulting, LLC, Murray, KY. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and release) the following mussel species: Clubshell, Northern riffleshell, Orange-footed pimpleback pearlymussel, Pink mucket pearlymussel, Rough pigtoe, Purple cat’s paw pearlymussel, White cat’s paw pearlymussel, Fanshell, Fat pocketbook, Higgins’ eye pearlymussel, Winged mapleleaf, Scaleshell, Ring pink, and White wartyback. Proposed activities may occur within the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, and are for the enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE006012. Applicant: Dr. Steve Taylor, Illinois Natural History Survey, Center for Biodiversity, Champaign, IL. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take Illinois Cave Amphipod (Gammarus acherondytes) for scientific research within the State of Illinois. Proposed activities are to monitor and evaluate the recovery of the population and enhance the survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE212420. Applicant: John A. Vucetich, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and release) the Gray Wolf (Canus lupus) within the Isle Royale National Park, State of Michigan. Proposed activities are for the enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE06797A. Applicant: Rod D. McClanahan, Anna, IL. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and release) Indiana bats, gray bats, Virginia big- E:\FR\FM\17JAN1.SGM 17JAN1 2314 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 10 / Tuesday, January 17, 2012 / Notices srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES eared bats, Ozark big-eared bats, and Northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus) throughout the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, 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. The proposed activities are for the enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE07358A. Applicant: Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., Indianapolis, IN. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and release) Indiana bats and gray bats throughout the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. The proposed activities are for the enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE194099. Applicant: Dr. Michael A. Hoggarth, Westerville, OH. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and release) the following mussel species: Clubshell, Cracking pearlymussel, Cumberland bean, Cumberland combshell, Cumberland elktoe, Dromedary pearlymussel, Dwarf wedgemussel, Fanshell, Fat Pocketbook, James spinymussel, Littlewing pearlymussel, Oyster mussel, Orange-footed pimpleback pearlymussel, Pink mucket pearlymussel, Purple catspaw pearlymussel, Rabbitsfoot, Rayed bean, Ring pink, Rough pigtoe, Scaleshell, Sheepnose, Spectaclecase, Snuffbox mussel, Tan riffleshell, White catspaw, and White wartyback. Proposed activities may occur within the States of Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, and 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, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:12 Jan 13, 2012 Jkt 226001 phone number, email 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: January 3, 2012. Lynn Lewis, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Region 3. [FR Doc. 2012–743 Filed 1–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R9–IA–2012–N006; FXGO16710900000P5–123–FF09A30000] Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit. AGENCY: 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 (ESA) prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities. DATES: We must receive comments or requests for documents on or before February 16, 2012. ADDRESSES: Brenda Tapia, Division of Management Authority, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 212, Arlington, VA 22203; fax (703) 358–2280; or email DMAFR@ fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, (703) 358–2104 (telephone); (703) 358–2280 (fax); DMAFR@fws.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Public Comment Procedures A. How do I request copies of applications or comment on submitted applications? Send your request for copies of applications or comments and materials concerning any of the applications to the contact listed under ADDRESSES. Please include the Federal Register notice publication date, the PRTnumber, and the name of the applicant in your request or submission. We will not consider requests or comments sent to an email or address not listed under ADDRESSES. If you provide an email address in your request for copies of applications, we will attempt to respond to your request electronically. Please make your requests or comments as specific as possible. Please confine your comments to issues for which we seek comments in this notice, and explain the basis for your comments. Include sufficient information with your comments to allow us to authenticate any scientific or commercial data you include. The comments and recommendations that will be most useful and likely to influence agency decisions are: (1) Those supported by quantitative information or studies; and (2) Those that include citations to, and analyses of, the applicable laws and regulations. We will not consider or include in our administrative record comments we receive after the close of the comment period (see DATES) or comments delivered to an address other than those listed above (see ADDRESSES). B. May I review comments submitted by others? Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the address listed under ADDRESSES. The public may review documents and other information applicants have sent in support of the application unless our allowing viewing would violate the Privacy Act or Freedom of Information Act. Before including your address, phone number, email 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. II. Background To help us carry out our conservation responsibilities for affected species, and E:\FR\FM\17JAN1.SGM 17JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R3-ES-2011-N278; FXES11130300000F3-123-FF03E00000]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit 
Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; 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 February 16, 
2012.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments by U.S. mail to the Regional Director, 
Attn: Lisa Mandell, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological 
Services, 5600 American Blvd. West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN 55437-
1458; or by electronic mail to permitsR3ES@fws.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Mandell, (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.

Permit Applications

    Permit Application Number: TE217351.
    Applicant: Katrina L. Schultes, U.S.D.A., Forest Service, 
Nelsonville, OH.
    The applicant requests a renewed and amended permit to take 
(capture and release) Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis) in the States of 
Ohio and Kentucky. Proposed activities are aimed at enhancement of 
survival of the species in the wild.
    Permit Application Number: TE60958A.
    Applicant: Bat Calls Identification, Inc., Kansas City, MO.
    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) 
Indiana bats, Ozark big-eared bats (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens), 
Virginia big-eared bats (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus), and gray 
bats (Myotis grisescens) throughout the ranges of the species. This 
includes proposed work in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, 
Florida, 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, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West 
Virginia, and Wisconsin. Proposed activities are for the enhancement of 
survival of the species in the wild.
    Permit Application Number: TE43555A.
    Applicant: Maria Gabriella Bidart-Bouzat, Bowling Green State 
University, Bowling Green, OH.
    The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take 
(temporarily hold) Karner Blue Butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis) 
adults, larvae, and eggs for scientific purposes. Specimens (including 
eggs) will be received in conjunction with permitted reintroduction 
programs, and all larval specimens surviving to adults will be

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released to the wild following authorized activities. Research is 
proposed for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in 
the wild.
    Permit Application Number: TE60999A.
    Applicant: Levi D. Miller, USDA-Forest Service, Logan, OH.
    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) 
Indiana bats in the States of Ohio and Kentucky. Proposed activities 
are aimed at enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.
    Permit Application Number: TE62286A.
    Applicant: Jason B. Whittle, Cuyahoga Falls, OH.
    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) 
Indiana bats throughout the range of the species. This includes 
proposed work in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, 
Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, 
Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, 
Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and West 
Virginia. Proposed activities are for the enhancement of survival of 
the species in the wild.
    Permit Application Number: TE62297A.
    Applicant: Michael D. Whitby, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.
    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) 
Indiana bats and gray bats throughout the States of Alabama, Arkansas, 
Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, 
Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North 
Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, 
and West Virginia. Proposed activities are for the enhancement of 
survival of the species in the wild.
    Permit Application Number: TE62311A.
    Applicant: Mary B. Gilmore, Cincinnati, OH.
    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) 
Indiana bats throughout the range of the species. This includes 
proposed work in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, 
Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, 
Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, 
Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and West 
Virginia. Proposed activities are for the enhancement of survival of 
the species in the wild.
    Permit Application Number: TE235639.
    Applicant: Davey Resource Group, Kent, OH.
    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) 
Indiana bats within Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, 
and West Virginia. Proposed activities are for the enhancement of 
survival of the species in the wild.
    Permit Application Number: TE02560A.
    Applicant: Timothy C. Carter, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.
    The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take 
(capture and release) Indiana bats and gray bats throughout the States 
of Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and 
Wisconsin. Proposed activities are for the enhancement of survival of 
the species in the wild.
    Permit Application Number: TE62334A.
    Applicant: Mark Hove, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.
    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and hold) mussel 
specimens occurring in the Mississippi and St. Croix River watersheds 
for scientific research. Proposed research activities are in the 
interest of recovery of the species, and the applicant may capture any 
of the following listed or proposed species: Winged mapleleaf (Quadrula 
fragosa), Higgins' eye pearlymussel (Lampsilis higginsi), Sheepnose 
(Plethobasus cyphyus), Snuffbox (Epioblasma triquetra), and 
Spectaclecase (Cumberlandia monodonta). Proposed recovery research will 
occur in the Mississippi River basin, in the States of Minnesota and 
Wisconsin.
    Permit Application Number: TE02373A.
    Applicant: Environmental Solutions and Innovations, Inc., 
Cincinnati, OH.
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and 
release) Indiana bats, gray bats, Virginia big-eared bats, Ozark big-
eared bats, Running buffalo clover (Trifolium stoloniferum), 
Northeastern bulrush (Scirpus ancistrocheatus), and the following 
mussel species:

Alasmidonta atropurpurea.....................  Cumberland elktoe
Alasmidonta heterodon........................  Dwarf wedgemussel
Cyprogenia stegaria..........................  Fanshell
Cumberlandia monodonta.......................  Spectaclecase
Dromus dromas................................  Dromedary pearlymussel
Epioblasma brevidens.........................  Cumberland combshell
Epioblasma capsaeformis......................  Oyster mussel
Epioblasma florentina florentina.............  Yellow blossom
Epioblasma florentina walkeri................  Tan riffleshell
Epioblasma obliquata obliquata...............  Purple catspaw
Epioblasma obliquata perobliqua..............  White catspaw
Epioblasma torulosa rangiana.................  Northern riffleshell
Epioblasma torulosa torulosa.................  Tubercled-blossom pearlymussel
Epioblasma triquetra.........................  Snuffbox
Hemistena lata...............................  Cracking pearlymussel
Lampsilis abrupta............................  Pink mucket
Leptodea leptodon............................  Scaleshell
Obovaria retusa..............................  Ring pink
Pegias fibula................................  Littlewing pearlymussel
Plethobasus cicatricosus.....................  White wartyback pearlymussel
Plethobasus cooperianus......................  Orangefoot pimpleback
Plethobasus cyphyus..........................  Sheepnose
Pleurobema clava.............................  Clubshell
Pleurobema collina...........................  James spiny mussel
Pleurobema plenum............................  Rough pigtoe
Potamilus capax..............................  Fat pocketbook
Quadrula cylindrical strigillata.............  Rough rabbitsfoot
Quadrula fragosa.............................  Winged mapleleaf

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Villosa fabalis..............................  Rayed bean
Villosa trabilis.............................  Cumberland bean
 

    As part of the same application, the applicant also requests a 
permit renewal to take (capture and release) the following fish 
species:

Cyprinella caerulea..........................  Blue shiner
Etheostoma sellare...........................  Maryland darter
Percina rex..................................  Roanoke logperch
Phoxinus cumberlandensis.....................  Blackside Dace
 

    Proposed work would take place in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, 
Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, 
Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, 
Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North 
Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, 
Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Proposed 
activities include presence/absence surveys, habitat evaluation, and 
other activity designed to enhance the survival of the species in the 
wild.
    Permit Application Number: TE234121.
    Applicant: Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc.
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and 
release) Indiana bats, gray bats, Ozark big-eared bats, and Virginia 
big-eared bats within Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, 
Florida, 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: TE10891A.
    Applicant: Illinois State Museum, Research and Collection Center, 
Springfield, IL.
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and 
release; collect) Hine's emerald dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana) 
adults and larvae for scientific study in the interest of recovery of 
the species. Proposed activities may occur throughout the range of the 
species in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of 
Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, 
Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, 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 recovery and enhancement 
of survival of the species in the wild.
    Permit Application Number: TE02651A.
    Applicant: The Ohio Department of Transportation, Columbus, OH.
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and 
release) Indiana bats and American burying beetle (Nicrophorus 
americanus) within the State of Ohio. Proposed activities are for the 
enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.
    Permit Application Number: TE224720.
    Applicant: ABR, Inc. Environmental Research & Services
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and 
release) Indiana bats within the States of Connecticut, Delaware, 
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, 
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, 
Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Proposed activities 
are for the enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.
    Permit Application Number: TE151107.
    Applicant: Redwing Ecological Services, Inc.
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and 
release) Indiana bats, gray bats, Ozark big-eared bats, and Virginia 
big-eared bats within the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, 
Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, 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: TE06845A.
    Applicant: Bernardin, Lochmueller and Associates, Inc., Evansville, 
IN.
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and 
release) Indiana bats within the State of Indiana. Proposed activities 
are for the enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.
    Permit Application Number: TE181256.
    Applicant: Lewis Environmental Consulting, LLC, Murray, KY.
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and 
release) the following mussel species: Clubshell, Northern riffleshell, 
Orange-footed pimpleback pearlymussel, Pink mucket pearlymussel, Rough 
pigtoe, Purple cat's paw pearlymussel, White cat's paw pearlymussel, 
Fanshell, Fat pocketbook, Higgins' eye pearlymussel, Winged mapleleaf, 
Scaleshell, Ring pink, and White wartyback. Proposed activities may 
occur within the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, 
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, 
Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, and are for the 
enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.
    Permit Application Number: TE006012.
    Applicant: Dr. Steve Taylor, Illinois Natural History Survey, 
Center for Biodiversity, Champaign, IL.
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take Illinois Cave 
Amphipod (Gammarus acherondytes) for scientific research within the 
State of Illinois. Proposed activities are to monitor and evaluate the 
recovery of the population and enhance the survival of the species in 
the wild.
    Permit Application Number: TE212420.
    Applicant: John A. Vucetich, Michigan Technological University, 
Houghton, MI.
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and 
release) the Gray Wolf (Canus lupus) within the Isle Royale National 
Park, State of Michigan. Proposed activities are for the enhancement of 
survival of the species in the wild.
    Permit Application Number: TE06797A.
    Applicant: Rod D. McClanahan, Anna, IL.
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and 
release) Indiana bats, gray bats, Virginia big-

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eared bats, Ozark big-eared bats, and Northern flying squirrel 
(Glaucomys sabrinus) throughout the States of Alabama, Arkansas, 
Connecticut, Delaware, 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. The proposed activities are for 
the enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.
    Permit Application Number: TE07358A.
    Applicant: Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., Indianapolis, 
IN.
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and 
release) Indiana bats and gray bats throughout the States of Alabama, 
Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, 
Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, 
North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, 
Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. The proposed 
activities are for the enhancement of survival of the species in the 
wild.
    Permit Application Number: TE194099.
    Applicant: Dr. Michael A. Hoggarth, Westerville, OH.
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and 
release) the following mussel species: Clubshell, Cracking 
pearlymussel, Cumberland bean, Cumberland combshell, Cumberland elktoe, 
Dromedary pearlymussel, Dwarf wedgemussel, Fanshell, Fat Pocketbook, 
James spinymussel, Littlewing pearlymussel, Oyster mussel, Orange-
footed pimpleback pearlymussel, Pink mucket pearlymussel, Purple 
catspaw pearlymussel, Rabbitsfoot, Rayed bean, Ring pink, Rough pigtoe, 
Scaleshell, Sheepnose, Spectaclecase, Snuffbox mussel, Tan riffleshell, 
White catspaw, and White wartyback. Proposed activities may occur 
within the States of Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, 
Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, and 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, email 
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: January 3, 2012.
Lynn Lewis,
Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Region 3.
[FR Doc. 2012-743 Filed 1-13-12; 8:45 am]
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