Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications, 69890-69891 [2012-28287]

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AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:56 Nov 20, 2012 Jkt 229001 We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered or threatened species. The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activities. The Act and the National Environmental Policy Act also require that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be received on or before December 21, 2012. ADDRESSES: Marty Tuegel, Section 10 Coordinator, by U.S. mail at Division of Endangered Species, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 1306, Room 6034, Albuquerque, NM at (505) 248– 6920. Please refer to the respective permit number for each application when submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Jacobsen, Chief, Endangered Species Division, P.O. Box 1306, Albuquerque, NM 87103; (505) 248– 6651. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Public Availability of Comments The Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activities. Along with our implementing regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17, the Act provides for permits, and requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act authorizes applicants to conduct activities with U.S. endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes, enhancement of survival or propagation, or interstate commerce. Our regulations regarding implementation of section 10(a)(1)(A) permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. Applications Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies, and the public to comment on the following applications. Please refer to the appropriate permit number (e.g., Permit No. TE–123456) when requesting application documents and when submitting comments. Documents and other information the applicants have submitted with these applications are available for review, PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). Permit TE–85077A Applicant: ZARA Environmental, Inc., Manchaca, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following species within Texas: • Barton Springs salamander (Eurycea sosorum) • Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddelli) • Black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) • Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi) • Braken Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina venii) • Coffin Cave mold beetle (Batrisodes texanus) • Cokendolpher Cave harvestman (Texella cokendolpheri) • Comal Springs dryopid beetle (Stygoparnus comalensis) • Comal Springs riffle beetle (Heterelmis comalensis) • Golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) • Government Canyon Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina vespera) • Government Canyon Bat Cave spider (Neoleptoneta microps) • Ground beetle (Rhadine exilis) • Ground beetle (Rhadine infernalis) • Helotes mold beetle (Batrisodes venyivi) • Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle (Texamaurops reddelli) • Madla Cave meshweaver (Cicurina madla) • Peck’s Cave amphipod (Stygobromus pecki) • Robber Baron Cave meshweaver (Cicurina baronia) • San Marcos salamander (Eurycea nana) • Texas blind salamander (Typhlomolge rathbuni) • Tooth Cave ground beetle (Rhadine persephone) • Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion (Tartarocreagris texana) • Tooth Cave spider (Neoleptoneta (=Leptoneta) myopica) Permit TE–103076 Applicant: Transcon Environmental, Mesa, Arizona. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/ absence surveys of southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) within California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas. E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 21, 2012 / Notices Permit TE–798998 Applicant: Horizon Environmental Services, Inc., Austin, Texas. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to allow handling and relocating of interior least tern (Sternula antillarum athalassos) chicks during constructions projects for Texas Department of Transportation projects within Red River County, Texas and McCurtain County, Oklahoma. Permit TE–815409 Applicant: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/ absence surveys, camera surveys, scat collection, and genetic analysis for jaguar (Pathera onca) within New Mexico. Permit TE–88512A Applicant: New Mexico Department of Transportation—Environmental Bureau, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) within New Mexico. Permit TE–205904 Applicant: Heritage Environmental Consultants, Denver, Colorado. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) within Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Kansans and Nebraska; Preble’s meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudonius preblei) within Colorado; and southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) within New Mexico and Arizona. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with Permit TE–88519A Applicant: U.S. Forest Service Lincoln National Forest, Alamogordo, New Mexico. Applicant requests a new permit for Sacramento prickly-poppy (Aregemone pinnatisecta) to collect, store, and transport seeds, plant materials, and whole plants; establish a seed production garden; establish educational displays; establish a seed production plot in cooperation with Los Lunas Plant Materials Center; grow individuals for transport to the Los Lunas Plant Materials Center; and transplant cultivated plants and seed VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:56 Nov 20, 2012 Jkt 229001 within potential range on Forest Service lands within New Mexico. Permit TE–205717 Applicant: Valerie Collins, San Antonio, Texas. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following species within Texas: • Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddelli) • Black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) • Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi) • Braken Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina venii) • Coffin Cave mold beetle (Batrisodes texanus) • Cokendolpher Cave harvestman (Texella cokendolpheri) • Golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) • Government Canyon Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina vespera) • Government Canyon Bat Cave spider (Neoleptoneta microps) • Ground beetle (Rhadine exilis) • Ground beetle (Rhadine infernalis) • Helotes mold beetle (Batrisodes venyivi) • Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis) • Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum) • Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yagouaroundi) • Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle (Texamaurops reddelli) • Madla’s Cave meshweaver (Cicurina madla) • Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis) • Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) • Piping plover (Charadrius melodus) • Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) • Robber Baron Cave meshweaver (Cicurina baronia) • Texas trailing phlox (Phlox nivalis ssp. texensis) • Tooth Cave ground beetle (Rhadine persephone) • Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion (Tartarocreagris texana) • Tooth Cave spider (Neoleptoneta (=Leptoneta) myopica) Applicant: Arizona State University of Life Sciences, Tempe, Arizona. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes for Kearney’s blue state (Amsonia kearneyana) to conduct presence/ absence surveys, conduct microclimate analysis, and to germinate in the wild PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 with seed donated by Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix, Arizona) within Brown Canyon, Pima County, Arizona. 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)). Public Availability of Comments All comments and materials we receive in response to this request will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. 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. Authority: We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: November 15, 2012. Michelle Shaughnessy, Regional Director, Southwest Region. [FR Doc. 2012–28287 Filed 11–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R3–ES–2012–N270; FXES11130300000F3–134–FF03E00000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of permit applications; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), 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 SUMMARY: Permit TE–89061A Sfmt 4703 69891 E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R2-ES-2012-N249; FXES11130200000-134-FF02ENEH00]


Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications; request for public comment.

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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 or threatened species. The Endangered Species Act of 
1973, as amended (Act), prohibits activities with endangered and 
threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activities. The 
Act and the National Environmental Policy Act also require that we 
invite public comment before issuing these permits.

DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be received on or 
before December 21, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Marty Tuegel, Section 10 Coordinator, by U.S. mail at 
Division of Endangered Species, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. 
Box 1306, Room 6034, Albuquerque, NM at (505) 248-6920. Please refer to 
the respective permit number for each application when submitting 
comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Jacobsen, Chief, Endangered 
Species Division, P.O. Box 1306, Albuquerque, NM 87103; (505) 248-6651.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Public Availability of Comments

    The Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits activities with 
endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such 
activities. Along with our implementing regulations in the Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17, the Act provides for permits, 
and requires that we invite public comment before issuing these 
permits. A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act 
authorizes applicants to conduct activities with U.S. endangered or 
threatened species for scientific purposes, enhancement of survival or 
propagation, or interstate commerce. Our regulations regarding 
implementation of section 10(a)(1)(A) permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 
for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife 
species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 
for threatened plant species.

Applications Available for Review and Comment

    We invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies, and the 
public to comment on the following applications. Please refer to the 
appropriate permit number (e.g., Permit No. TE-123456) when requesting 
application documents and when submitting comments.
    Documents and other information the applicants have submitted with 
these applications are available for review, subject to the 
requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of 
Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552).

Permit TE-85077A

    Applicant: ZARA Environmental, Inc., Manchaca, Texas.

    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following species within 
Texas:
     Barton Springs salamander (Eurycea sosorum)
     Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddelli)
     Black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla)
     Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi)
     Braken Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina venii)
     Coffin Cave mold beetle (Batrisodes texanus)
     Cokendolpher Cave harvestman (Texella cokendolpheri)
     Comal Springs dryopid beetle (Stygoparnus comalensis)
     Comal Springs riffle beetle (Heterelmis comalensis)
     Golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia)
     Government Canyon Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina vespera)
     Government Canyon Bat Cave spider (Neoleptoneta microps)
     Ground beetle (Rhadine exilis)
     Ground beetle (Rhadine infernalis)
     Helotes mold beetle (Batrisodes venyivi)
     Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle (Texamaurops reddelli)
     Madla Cave meshweaver (Cicurina madla)
     Peck's Cave amphipod (Stygobromus pecki)
     Robber Baron Cave meshweaver (Cicurina baronia)
     San Marcos salamander (Eurycea nana)
     Texas blind salamander (Typhlomolge rathbuni)
     Tooth Cave ground beetle (Rhadine persephone)
     Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion (Tartarocreagris texana)
     Tooth Cave spider (Neoleptoneta (=Leptoneta) myopica)

Permit TE-103076

    Applicant: Transcon Environmental, Mesa, Arizona.

    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of 
southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) within 
California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas.

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Permit TE-798998

    Applicant: Horizon Environmental Services, Inc., Austin, Texas.

    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to allow handling and relocating of interior 
least tern (Sternula antillarum athalassos) chicks during constructions 
projects for Texas Department of Transportation projects within Red 
River County, Texas and McCurtain County, Oklahoma.

Permit TE-815409

    Applicant: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Santa Fe, New 
Mexico.
    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys, camera 
surveys, scat collection, and genetic analysis for jaguar (Pathera 
onca) within New Mexico.

Permit TE-88512A

    Applicant: New Mexico Department of Transportation--Environmental 
Bureau, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys of southwestern willow flycatcher 
(Empidonax traillii extimus) within New Mexico.

Permit TE-205904

    Applicant: Heritage Environmental Consultants, Denver, Colorado.

    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of black-footed 
ferret (Mustela nigripes) within Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, 
Wyoming, Kansans and Nebraska; Preble's meadow jumping mouse (Zapus 
hudonius preblei) within Colorado; and southwestern willow flycatcher 
(Empidonax traillii extimus) within New Mexico and Arizona.

Permit TE-88519A

    Applicant: U.S. Forest Service Lincoln National Forest, Alamogordo, 
New Mexico.

    Applicant requests a new permit for Sacramento prickly-poppy 
(Aregemone pinnatisecta) to collect, store, and transport seeds, plant 
materials, and whole plants; establish a seed production garden; 
establish educational displays; establish a seed production plot in 
cooperation with Los Lunas Plant Materials Center; grow individuals for 
transport to the Los Lunas Plant Materials Center; and transplant 
cultivated plants and seed within potential range on Forest Service 
lands within New Mexico.

Permit TE-205717

Applicant: Valerie Collins, San Antonio, Texas.

    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following 
species within Texas:
     Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddelli)
     Black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla)
     Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi)
     Braken Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina venii)
     Coffin Cave mold beetle (Batrisodes texanus)
     Cokendolpher Cave harvestman (Texella cokendolpheri)
     Golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia)
     Government Canyon Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina vespera)
     Government Canyon Bat Cave spider (Neoleptoneta microps)
     Ground beetle (Rhadine exilis)
     Ground beetle (Rhadine infernalis)
     Helotes mold beetle (Batrisodes venyivi)
     Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis)
     Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum)
     Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yagouaroundi)
     Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle (Texamaurops reddelli)
     Madla's Cave meshweaver (Cicurina madla)
     Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis)
     Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis)
     Piping plover (Charadrius melodus)
     Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis)
     Robber Baron Cave meshweaver (Cicurina baronia)
     Texas trailing phlox (Phlox nivalis ssp. texensis)
     Tooth Cave ground beetle (Rhadine persephone)
     Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion (Tartarocreagris texana)
     Tooth Cave spider (Neoleptoneta (=Leptoneta) myopica)

Permit TE-89061A

    Applicant: Arizona State University of Life Sciences, Tempe, 
Arizona.

    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
for Kearney's blue state (Amsonia kearneyana) to conduct presence/
absence surveys, conduct microclimate analysis, and to germinate in the 
wild with seed donated by Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix, Arizona) 
within Brown Canyon, Pima County, Arizona.

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)).

Public Availability of Comments

    All comments and materials we receive in response to this request 
will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal 
business hours at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this 
notice.
    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.

    Authority: We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act 
(16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

    Dated: November 15, 2012.
Michelle Shaughnessy,
Regional Director, Southwest Region.
[FR Doc. 2012-28287 Filed 11-20-12; 8:45 am]
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