Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications, 12776-12777 [2013-04225]

Download as PDF 12776 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 37 / Monday, February 25, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 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. Fish and Wildlife Service Applications Available for Review and Comment 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. Dated: January 29, 2013. Robert W. Middleton, Deputy Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. 2013–04297 Filed 2–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–VH–P [FWS–R2–ES–2012–N301; FXES11130200000–134–FF02ENEH00] Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications; request for public comment. AGENCY: 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 March 27, 2013. 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: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 Feb 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 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–022190 Applicant: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct pollination on 36 individual adult Arizona hedgehog cactus (Echinocereus arizonicus) on Apache County and Cochise County, Arizona. Permit TE–103480 Applicant: Carianne Campbell, Tucson, Arizona. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of Sonora tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum stebbinsi), loach minnow (Tiaroga cobitis), and spikedace (Mega fulgida) within Arizona. Permit TE–92222A Applicant: Elena Pinto-Torres, Austin, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of golden-cheeked warblers (Dendroica chrysoparia) and black-capped vireos (Vireo atricapilla) within Texas. PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permit TE–92364A Applicant: Patricia Ramirez, Austin, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of golden-cheeked warblers (Dendroica chrysoparia) and black-capped vireos (Vireo atricapilla) within Texas. Permit TE–43777A Applicant: Sea Life US, LLC, Grapevine, Texas. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for husbandry and holding of hawksbill sea turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) within Sea Life Aquarium, Grapevine, Texas. Permit TE–92366A Applicant: Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., Dallas, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of interior least tern (Sterna antillarum) within Texas. Permit TE–92407A Applicant: Raven Environmental Services, Inc., Huntsville, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) within Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Permit TE–88519A Applicant: Texas Tech University, Lubbock,Texas. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys and collect voucher specimens of the following species within Texas and New Mexico: • Roswell springsnail (Pyrgulopsis roswellensis) • Koster’s springsnail (Juturnia kosteri) • Pecos assiminea snail (Assiminea pecos) • Noel’s amphipod (Gammarus desparatus) Permit TE–93447A Applicant: San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to collect up to 500 individual Devils River minnow (Dionda diabolic) from Pinto Creek, Texas and relocate to the San Antonio Zoo for husbandry and captive propagation. E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 37 / Monday, February 25, 2013 / Notices Permit TE–207893 Permit TE–001623 Applicant: Robert Edwards, Edinburg, Texas. Applicant: American Southwest Ichthyological Researchers, LLC., Albuquerque, New Mexico. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct population studies of razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus) and humpback chub (Gila cypha) in the lower Colorado River, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of and capture and release using non invasive techniques such as seining and minnow traps of the following species within Texas: • Big Bend gambusia (Gambusia gaigei) • Clear Creek gambusia (Gambusia herochir) • Comanche Springs pupfish (Cyprinodon elegans) • Devils River minnow (Dionda diaboli) • Fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola) • Leon Springs pupfish (Cyprinodon bovinus) • Pecos gambusia (Gambusia nobilis) • Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus) • San Marco gambusia (Gambusia georgei) Permit TE–64710A 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 Applicant: Susan Courage, San Antonio, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys and salvage of black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) and golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) within Texas. Permit TE–052634 Authority Applicant: New Mexico Environment Department, Surface Water Quality Bureau, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus), loach minnow (Tiaroga cobitis), and spikedace (Mega fulgida) within New Mexico. We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) Permit TE–109028 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit TE–94766A Applicant: Carmen Greenwood, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys, trap and relocate activities and other research activities for the American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) within Oklahoma. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 Feb 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 Date: February 13, 2013. Joy E. Nicholopoulos, Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region. [FR Doc. 2013–04225 Filed 2–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–IA–2013–N042; FXIA16710900000P5–123–FF09A30000] Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Notice of receipt of applications for permit. ACTION: 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. Applicant: Jacob Jackson, Austin, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys and salvage of Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis) within Texas. 12777 Sfmt 4703 We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species, marine mammals, or both. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) 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 March 27, 2013. We must receive requests for marine mammal permit public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section by March 27, 2013. 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: 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 E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R2-ES-2012-N301; 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 March 27, 2013.

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-022190

Applicant: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona.

    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to conduct pollination on 36 individual adult 
Arizona hedgehog cactus (Echinocereus arizonicus) on Apache County and 
Cochise County, Arizona.

Permit TE-103480

Applicant: Carianne Campbell, Tucson, Arizona.

    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of Sonora tiger 
salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum stebbinsi), loach minnow (Tiaroga 
cobitis), and spikedace (Mega fulgida) within Arizona.

Permit TE-92222A

Applicant: Elena Pinto-Torres, Austin, Texas.

    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys of golden-cheeked warblers 
(Dendroica chrysoparia) and black-capped vireos (Vireo atricapilla) 
within Texas.

Permit TE-92364A

Applicant: Patricia Ramirez, Austin, Texas.

    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys of golden-cheeked warblers 
(Dendroica chrysoparia) and black-capped vireos (Vireo atricapilla) 
within Texas.

Permit TE-43777A

Applicant: Sea Life US, LLC, Grapevine, Texas.

    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for husbandry 
and holding of hawksbill sea turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) within 
Sea Life Aquarium, Grapevine, Texas.

Permit TE-92366A

Applicant: Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., Dallas, Texas.

    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys of interior least tern (Sterna 
antillarum) within Texas.

Permit TE-92407A

Applicant: Raven Environmental Services, Inc., Huntsville, Texas.

    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys of red-cockaded woodpecker 
(Picoides borealis) within Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, 
Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, and 
Virginia.

Permit TE-88519A

Applicant: Texas Tech University, Lubbock,Texas.

    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys and collect 
voucher specimens of the following species within Texas and New Mexico:

 Roswell springsnail (Pyrgulopsis roswellensis)
 Koster's springsnail (Juturnia kosteri)
 Pecos assiminea snail (Assiminea pecos)
 Noel's amphipod (Gammarus desparatus)

Permit TE-93447A

Applicant: San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio, Texas.

    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to collect up to 500 individual Devils River minnow (Dionda diabolic) 
from Pinto Creek, Texas and relocate to the San Antonio Zoo for 
husbandry and captive propagation.

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Permit TE-207893

Applicant: Robert Edwards, Edinburg, Texas.

    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys of and capture and release using 
non invasive techniques such as seining and minnow traps of the 
following species within Texas:

 Big Bend gambusia (Gambusia gaigei)
 Clear Creek gambusia (Gambusia herochir)
 Comanche Springs pupfish (Cyprinodon elegans)
 Devils River minnow (Dionda diaboli)
 Fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola)
 Leon Springs pupfish (Cyprinodon bovinus)
 Pecos gambusia (Gambusia nobilis)
 Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus)
 San Marco gambusia (Gambusia georgei)

Permit TE-64710A

Applicant: Jacob Jackson, Austin, Texas.

    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys and salvage of Houston toad (Bufo 
houstonensis) within Texas.

Permit TE-109028

Applicant: Susan Courage, San Antonio, Texas.

    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys and salvage of black-capped vireo 
(Vireo atricapilla) and golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) 
within Texas.

Permit TE-052634

Applicant: New Mexico Environment Department, Surface Water Quality 
Bureau, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of Rio Grande 
silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus), loach minnow (Tiaroga cobitis), 
and spikedace (Mega fulgida) within New Mexico.

Permit TE-94766A

Applicant: Carmen Greenwood, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, 
Oklahoma.

    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys, trap and relocate activities and 
other research activities for the American burying beetle (Nicrophorus 
americanus) within Oklahoma.

Permit TE-001623

Applicant: American Southwest Ichthyological Researchers, LLC., 
Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to conduct population studies of razorback sucker 
(Xyrauchen texanus) and humpback chub (Gila cypha) in the lower 
Colorado River, Grand Canyon National Park, 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.)

    Date: February 13, 2013.
Joy E. Nicholopoulos,
Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region.
[FR Doc. 2013-04225 Filed 2-22-13; 8:45 am]
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