Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications, 16288-16291 [2013-05824]

Download as PDF 16288 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 50 / Thursday, March 14, 2013 / Notices 668dd–668ee) (Administration Act), requires us to develop a CCP for each national wildlife refuge. The purpose in developing a CCP is to provide refuge managers with a 15-year strategy for achieving refuge purposes and contributing toward the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS), consistent with sound principles of fish and wildlife management, conservation, legal mandates, and Service policies. In addition to outlining broad management direction on conserving wildlife and their habitats, CCPs identify wildlifedependent recreational opportunities available to the public, including opportunities for hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and photography, and environmental education and interpretation. We will review and update the CCP at least every 15 years in accordance with the Administration Act. Each unit of the NWRS was established for specific purposes. We use these purposes as the foundation for developing and prioritizing the management goals and objectives for each refuge within the NWRS mission, and to determine how the public can use each refuge. The planning process is a way for us and the public to evaluate management goals and objectives that will ensure the best possible approach to wildlife, plant, and habitat conservation, while providing for wildlife-dependent recreation opportunities that are compatible with each refuge’s establishing purposes and the mission of the NWRS. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Additional Information The final CCP may be found at http://www.fws.gov/midwest/planning/ GreatLakesIslands/index.html. The final CCP includes detailed information about the planning process, the refuges, issues, and management alternative selected. The Web site also includes an EA and FONSI, prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (43 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). The EA/FONSI includes discussion of three alternative refuge management options. The Service’s selected alternative is reflected in the final CCP. The selected alternative would provide for the growth of the island refuges by up to 14,133 additional acres, and more opportunities for compatible recreational use. A detailed description of objectives and actions included in VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Mar 13, 2013 Jkt 229001 this selected alternative is found in chapter 4 of the final CCP. Christopher P. Jensen, Acting Regional Director, Midwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2013–05900 Filed 3–13–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P (Myotis sodalis), Gray bats (Myotis grisescens), and Ozark big-eared bats (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens) throughout the States of Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Permit Application Number: TE38769A Fish and Wildlife Service Applicant: Sarah A. Bradley, Mark Twain National Forest, Salem, MO. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and release) Indiana bats and gray bats within the Mark Twain National Forest, Missouri. Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. [FWS–R3–ES–2013–N043; 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 public comment before issuing these permits. DATES: We must receive any written comments on or before April 15, 2013. 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: SUMMARY: 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: TE98032A Applicant: James E. Gardner, Jefferson City, MO. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) Indiana bats PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permit Application Number: TE98039A Applicant: Kevin J. Roe, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture, sample, and collect) the Iowa Pleistocene Snail (Discus maccklintocki) within Iowa and Illinois. The proposed scientific research is for the conservation and recovery of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE77530A Applicant: Douglas J. Kapusinski, Cleveland, OH. The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (capture and release) the following mussels within the States of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Wisconsin: Dwarf wedgemussel—Alasmidonta heterodon Spectaclecase—Cumberlandia monodonta Fanshell—Cyprogenia stegaria Purple Catspaw—Epioblasma obliquata obliquata White Catspaw—Epioblasma obliquata perobliqua Northern riffleshell—Epioblasma torulosa rangiana Tubercled blossom—Epioblasma torulosa torulosa Snuffbox—Epioblasma triquetra Cracking pearlymussel—Hemistena lata Pink mucket—Lampsilis abrupta Higgins eye pearlymussel—Lampsilis higginsii Scaleshell—Leptodea leptodon Ring pink—Obovaria retusa White wartyback—Plethobasus cicatricosus Orangefoot pimpleback—Plethobasus cooperianus Sheepnose—Plethobasus cyphyus Clubshell—Pleurobema clava James spinymussel—Pleurobema collina E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 50 / Thursday, March 14, 2013 / Notices Rough pigtoe—Pleurobema plenum Fat pocketbook—Potamilus capax Winged mapleleaf—Quadrula fragosa Rayed bean—Villosa fabalis Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) within the States of Missouri and Arkansas, and at the Zoo facility in St. Louis, MO. Proposed activities are for the propagation and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE207178 Applicant: Amy L. Halsall, Aurora, IL. The applicant requests a renewed permit to take (capture and release) Indiana bats within the States of Illinois and Indiana. Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE38789A Permit Application Number: TE98057A Applicant: Lynda M. Mills, Festus, MO. The applicant requests a renewed permit to take (capture and release) Indiana bats and Gray bats within the State of Missouri. Proposed activities are for the recovery and 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 amendment to add the rabbitsfoot mussel (Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica) to the list of species covered under the permit and to include authorization to work within the State of Michigan. Proposed activities are for the enhancement of survival and recovery of mussel species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE98063A Applicant: Kathryn M. Womack, Columbia, MO. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) Indiana bats and gray bats within the State of Missouri. Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit Application Number: TE207526 Applicant: Columbia Environmental Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Columbia, MO. The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (capture, sample, release; capture and hold) Pallid Sturgeon (Scaphirhyncus albus) within the Missouri River and Middle Mississippi River. Proposed research activities are for the conservation and recovery of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE135297 Applicant: Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO. The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take (capture and release; capture and hold) VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Mar 13, 2013 Jkt 229001 Applicant: BHE Environmental, Inc., Cincinnati, OH. The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take (capture and release) the following mammal, mussel and fish species: Bat, Gray—Myotis grisescens Bat, Indiana—Myotis sodalis Pocketbook, Ouachita rock—Arkansia wheeleri Bean, rayed—Villosa fabalis Catspaw, white (pearlymussel)— Epioblasma obliquata perobliqua Higgins eye (pearlymussel)—Lampsilis higginsii Mapleleaf, winged—Quadrula fragosa Mussel, scaleshell—Leptodea leptodon Mussel, sheepnose—Plethobasus cyphyus Mussel, snuffbox—Epioblasma triquetra Pearlymussel, Curtis—Epioblasma florentina curtisii Purple cat’s paw pearlymussel— Epioblasma obliquata obliquata Spectaclecase (mussel)—Cumberlandia monodonta Acornshell, southern—Epioblasma othcaloogensis Bankclimber, purple (mussel)— Elliptoideus sloatianus Bean, Choctaw—Villosa choctawensis Bean, Cumberland (pearlymussel)— Villosa trabalis Blossom, green (pearlymussel)— Epioblasma torulosa gubernaculum Blossom, tubercled (pearlymussel)— Epioblasma torulosa torulosa Blossom, turgid (pearlymussel)— Epioblasma turgidula Blossom, yellow (pearlymussel)— Epioblasma florentina florentina Clubshell, black—Pleurobema curtum Clubshell, ovate—Pleurobema perovatum Clubshell, southern—Pleurobema decisum Combshell, Cumberlandian— Epioblasma brevidens Combshell, southern—Epioblasma penita Combshell, upland—Epioblasma metastriata Ebonyshell, round—Fusconaia rotulata Elktoe, Appalachian—Alasmidonta raveneliana Elktoe, Cumberland—Alasmidonta atropurpurea Fanshell—Cyprogenia stegaria Fatmucket, Arkansas—Lampsilis powellii PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16289 Heelsplitter, Alabama (=inflated)— Potamilus inflatus Heelsplitter, Carolina—Lasmigona decorata Kidneyshell, southern—Ptychobranchus jonesi Kidneyshell, triangular— Ptychobranchus greenii Lampmussel, Alabama—Lampsilis virescens Lilliput, pale (pearlymussel)— Toxolasma cylindrellus Moccasinshell, Alabama—Medionidus acutissimus Moccasinshell, Coosa—Medionidus parvulus Moccasinshell, Gulf—Medionidus penicillatus Moccasinshell, Ochlockonee— Medionidus simpsonianus Monkeyface, Cumberland (pearlymussel)—Quadrula intermedia Mucket, orangenacre—Lampsilis perovalis Mucket, pink (pearlymussel)—Lampsilis abrupta Mussel, oyster—Epioblasma capsaeformis Pearlshell, Alabama—Margaritifera marrianae Pearlshell, Louisiana—Margaritifera hembeli Pearlymussel, birdwing—Lemiox rimosus Pearlymussel, cracking—Hemistena lata Pearlymussel, dromedary—Dromus dromas Pearlymussel, littlewing—Pegias fabula Pigtoe, Cumberland—Pleurobema gibberum Pigtoe, dark—Pleurobema furvum Pigtoe, finerayed—Fusconaia cuneolus Pigtoe, flat—Pleurobema marshalli Pigtoe, fuzzy—Pleurobema strodeanum Pigtoe, Georgia—Pleurobema hanleyianum Pigtoe, heavy—Pleurobema taitianum Pigtoe, narrow—Fusconaia escambia Pigtoe, oval—Pleurobema pyriforme Pigtoe, rough—Pleurobema plenum Pigtoe, shiny—Fusconaia cor Pigtoe, southern—Pleurobema georgianum Pigtoe, tapered—Fusconaia burkei Pimpleback, orangefoot (pearlymussel)—Plethobasus cooperianus Pocketbook, fat—Potamilus capax Pocketbook, finelined—Lampsilis altilis Pocketbook, shinyrayed—Lampsilis subangulata Pocketbook, speckled—Lampsilis streckeri Riffleshell, tan—Epioblasma florentina walkeri (=E. walkeri) Ring pink (mussel)—Obovaria retusa Slabshell, Chipola—Elliptio chipolaensis Spinymussel, Altamaha—Elliptio spinosa E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 16290 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 50 / Thursday, March 14, 2013 / Notices Spinymussel, Tar River—Elliptio steinstansana Stirrupshell—Quadrula stapes Three-ridge, fat (mussel)—Amblema neislerii Wartyback, white (pearlymussel)— Plethobasus cicatricosus Bean, purple—Villosa perpurpurea Clubshell—Pleurobema clava Monkeyface, Appalachian (pearlymussel)—Quadrula sparsa Rabbitsfoot, rough—Quadrula cylindrica strigillata Riffleshell, northern—Epioblasma torulosa rangiana Spinymussel, James—Pleurobema collina Wedgemussel, dwarf—Alasmidonta heterodon Darter, Niangua—Etheostoma nianguae Madtom, Scioto—Noturus trautmani Cavefish, Ozark—Amblyopsis rosae Dace, Laurel—Chrosomus saylori Sculpin, pygmy—Cottus paulus (=pygmaeus) Shiner, blue—Cyprinella caerulea Chub, spotfin—Erimonax monachus Chub, slender—Erimystax cahni Darter, slackwater—Etheostoma boschungi Darter, vermilion—Etheostoma chermocki Darter, relict—Etheostoma chienense Darter, Etowah—Etheostoma etowahae Darter, yellowcheek—Etheostoma moorei Darter, watercress—Etheostoma nuchale Darter, Okaloosa—Etheostoma okaloosae Darter, duskytail—Etheostoma percnurum Darter, rush—Etheostoma phytophilum Darter, bayou—Etheostoma rubrum Darter, Cherokee—Etheostoma scotti Darter, bluemask (=jewel)—Etheostoma sp. Darter, Cumberland—Etheostoma susanae Darter, boulder—Etheostoma wapiti Silverside, Waccamaw—Menidia extensa Shiner, palezone—Notropis albizonatus Shiner, Cahaba—Notropis cahabae Shiner, Cape Fear—Notropis mekistocholas Madtom, smoky—Noturus baileyi Madtom, chucky—Noturus crypticus Madtom, yellowfin—Noturus flavipinnis Madtom, pygmy—Noturus stanauli Darter, amber—Percina antesella Darter, goldline—Percina aurolineata Logperch, Conasauga—Percina jenkinsi Darter, snail—Percina tanasi Dace, blackside—Phoxinus cumberlandensis Sturgeon, Alabama—Scaphirhynchus suttkusi Cavefish, Alabama—Speoplatyrhinus poulsoni VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Mar 13, 2013 Jkt 229001 Darter, Maryland—Etheostoma sellare Logperch, Roanoke—Percina rex Shiner, Topeka—Notropis topeka (=tristis) Madtom, Neosho—Noturus placidus Activities are proposed throughout the range of the species which includes the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The purpose of the proposed activities is to conserve and enhance the survival of the species in the wild through population monitoring, habitat assessments, and determination of presence/absence of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE98111A Applicant: Ohio Department of Transportation, Columbus, OH. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release/relocate) the following mussel species throughout the State of Ohio: clubshell, fanshell, northern riffleshell, pink mucket pearlymussel, purple catspaw, white catspaw, rayed bean, snuffbox, sheepnose and rabbitsfoot. Proposed activities are for the purpose of conservation and recovery of the species in the wild through project planning and habitat evaluation. Permit Application Number: TE15027A Applicant: Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., Columbus, OH. The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take (capture and release) Indiana bats and gray bats throughout the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oklahoma, 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: TE212440 Applicant: John Chenger, Bat Conservation and Management, Carlisle, PA. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and release) Indiana bats and gray bats throughout the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, 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: TE113009 Applicant: Steven Ahlstedt, Norris, TN. The applicant requests a permit amendment to include the following mussel species: Littlewing pearly mussel, Fluted kidneyshell (Ptychobranchus subbtentum), Cumberland bean, Cumberland Combshell, and Tan Riffleshell. The proposed amendment includes expanding the geographic area in which the applicant may work to include locations within Kentucky. Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE98294A Applicant: Normandeau Associates, Stowe, PA. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) Indiana bats throughout the State of Ohio. Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE212427 Applicant: Ecology and Environment, Inc., Lancaster, NY. The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take (capture and release) Indiana bats, gray bats, Virginia big eared bats (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus), and Ozark big-eared bats throughout the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oklahoma, 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: TE98295A Applicant: Dallas Scott Settle, DBA Alliance Consulting, Fayetteville, WV. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) Indiana bats, gray bats, and Virginia big eared bats within the States of Illinois and West Virginia. Proposed activities are for the E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 50 / Thursday, March 14, 2013 / Notices recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE98296A Applicant: Braden A. Hoffman, DBA Alliance Consulting, Fayetteville, WV. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) Indiana bats and gray bats throughout the range of the species: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE82665A Applicant: Melody L. Myers-Kinzie, Indianapolis, IN. The applicant requests a permit amendment to add rabbitsfoot and spectaclecase mussels to the list of mussels on her permit to take (capture and release) mussel species for the purpose of enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. The proposed amendment also includes adding the States of Illinois, Iowa, and Michigan to the scope of the permit. Permit Application Number: TE98298A Applicant: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Groveport, OH. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release; salvage dead specimens) mussels within Ohio’s streams and rivers. Federally listed species proposed to be included on the permit are: clubshell, fanshell, northern riffleshell, pink mucket pearlymussel, purple catspaw, rabbitsfoot, rayed bean, sheepnose, snuffbox, and white catspaw. Proposed activities are for the conservation and recovery of the species through evaluation and protection of habitats. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Mar 13, 2013 Jkt 229001 to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. 16291 Fish and Wildlife Service A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act authorizes the permittee to conduct activities (including take or interstate commerce) with respect to U.S. endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or survival. Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act for these 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. [FWS–R1–ES–2013–N053; FXES11130100000F5–123–FF01E00000] Applications Available for Review and Comment Dated: March 7, 2013. Lynn M. Lewis, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Midwest Region. [FR Doc. 2013–05824 Filed 3–13–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications for permits to conduct activities with the purpose of enhancing the survival of endangered species. The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits certain activities with respect to endangered species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite public comment before issuing such permits. DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by April 15, 2013. ADDRESSES: Endangered Species Program Manager, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Regional Office, 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97232–4181. Please refer to the permit number for the application when submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colleen Henson, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, at the above address or by telephone (503–231–6131) or fax (503– 231–6243). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background The Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits certain activities with respect to endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. Along with our implementing regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR part 17, the Act provides for certain permits, and requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits for endangered species. PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 We invite local, State, and Federal agencies, and the public to comment on the following applications. Please refer to the appropriate permit number for the application when submitting comments. Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review by request from the Endangered Species Program Manager at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). Subpermit Number: TE–97901A Applicant: Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Ridgefield, Washington. The applicant requests a subpermit to take (haze, capture, and relocate) the Columbian white-tailed deer in conjunction with a translocation effort in the State of Washington for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit Number: TE–97903A Applicant: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, Olympia, Washington. The applicant requests a permit to take (haze, capture, and relocate) the Columbian white-tailed deer in conjunction with a translocation effort in the State of Washington for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit Number: TE–98686A Applicant: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia, Washington. The applicant requests a permit to take (haze, capture, and relocate) the Columbian white-tailed deer in conjunction with a translocation effort in the State of Washington for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 50 (Thursday, March 14, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R3-ES-2013-N043; FXES11130300000F3-134-FF03E00000]


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 (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 public comment before issuing these 
permits.

DATES: We must receive any written comments on or before April 15, 
2013.

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: TE98032A

Applicant: James E. Gardner, Jefferson City, MO.

    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) 
Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis), Gray bats (Myotis grisescens), and Ozark 
big-eared bats (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens) throughout the States 
of Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, 
Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Proposed activities are for the recovery and 
enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE38769A

Applicant: Sarah A. Bradley, Mark Twain National Forest, Salem, MO.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and 
release) Indiana bats and gray bats within the Mark Twain National 
Forest, Missouri. Proposed activities are for the recovery and 
enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE98039A

Applicant: Kevin J. Roe, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture, sample, and 
collect) the Iowa Pleistocene Snail (Discus maccklintocki) within Iowa 
and Illinois. The proposed scientific research is for the conservation 
and recovery of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE77530A

Applicant: Douglas J. Kapusinski, Cleveland, OH.

    The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (capture and 
release) the following mussels within the States of Illinois, Indiana, 
Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Wisconsin:

Dwarf wedgemussel--Alasmidonta heterodon
Spectaclecase--Cumberlandia monodonta
Fanshell--Cyprogenia stegaria
Purple Catspaw--Epioblasma obliquata obliquata
White Catspaw--Epioblasma obliquata perobliqua
Northern riffleshell--Epioblasma torulosa rangiana
Tubercled blossom--Epioblasma torulosa torulosa
Snuffbox--Epioblasma triquetra
Cracking pearlymussel--Hemistena lata
Pink mucket--Lampsilis abrupta
Higgins eye pearlymussel--Lampsilis higginsii
Scaleshell--Leptodea leptodon
Ring pink--Obovaria retusa
White wartyback--Plethobasus cicatricosus
Orangefoot pimpleback--Plethobasus cooperianus
Sheepnose--Plethobasus cyphyus
Clubshell--Pleurobema clava
James spinymussel--Pleurobema collina

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Rough pigtoe--Pleurobema plenum
Fat pocketbook--Potamilus capax
Winged mapleleaf--Quadrula fragosa
Rayed bean--Villosa fabalis

    Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of 
survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE207178

Applicant: Amy L. Halsall, Aurora, IL.

    The applicant requests a renewed permit to take (capture and 
release) Indiana bats within the States of Illinois and Indiana. 
Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of 
the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE98057A

Applicant: Lynda M. Mills, Festus, MO.

    The applicant requests a renewed permit to take (capture and 
release) Indiana bats and Gray bats within the State of Missouri. 
Proposed activities are for the recovery and 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 amendment to add the rabbitsfoot 
mussel (Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica) to the list of species covered 
under the permit and to include authorization to work within the State 
of Michigan. Proposed activities are for the enhancement of survival 
and recovery of mussel species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE98063A

Applicant: Kathryn M. Womack, Columbia, MO.

    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) 
Indiana bats and gray bats within the State of Missouri. Proposed 
activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the 
species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE207526

Applicant: Columbia Environmental Research Center, U.S. Geological 
Survey, Columbia, MO.

    The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (capture, sample, 
release; capture and hold) Pallid Sturgeon (Scaphirhyncus albus) within 
the Missouri River and Middle Mississippi River. Proposed research 
activities are for the conservation and recovery of the species in the 
wild.

Permit Application Number: TE135297

Applicant: Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take 
(capture and release; capture and hold) American burying beetle 
(Nicrophorus americanus) within the States of Missouri and Arkansas, 
and at the Zoo facility in St. Louis, MO. Proposed activities are for 
the propagation and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE38789A

Applicant: BHE Environmental, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take 
(capture and release) the following mammal, mussel and fish species:

Bat, Gray--Myotis grisescens
Bat, Indiana--Myotis sodalis
Pocketbook, Ouachita rock--Arkansia wheeleri
Bean, rayed--Villosa fabalis
Catspaw, white (pearlymussel)--Epioblasma obliquata perobliqua
Higgins eye (pearlymussel)--Lampsilis higginsii
Mapleleaf, winged--Quadrula fragosa
Mussel, scaleshell--Leptodea leptodon
Mussel, sheepnose--Plethobasus cyphyus
Mussel, snuffbox--Epioblasma triquetra
Pearlymussel, Curtis--Epioblasma florentina curtisii
Purple cat's paw pearlymussel--Epioblasma obliquata obliquata
Spectaclecase (mussel)--Cumberlandia monodonta
Acornshell, southern--Epioblasma othcaloogensis
Bankclimber, purple (mussel)--Elliptoideus sloatianus
Bean, Choctaw--Villosa choctawensis
Bean, Cumberland (pearlymussel)--Villosa trabalis
Blossom, green (pearlymussel)--Epioblasma torulosa gubernaculum
Blossom, tubercled (pearlymussel)--Epioblasma torulosa torulosa
Blossom, turgid (pearlymussel)--Epioblasma turgidula
Blossom, yellow (pearlymussel)--Epioblasma florentina florentina
Clubshell, black--Pleurobema curtum
Clubshell, ovate--Pleurobema perovatum
Clubshell, southern--Pleurobema decisum
Combshell, Cumberlandian--Epioblasma brevidens
Combshell, southern--Epioblasma penita
Combshell, upland--Epioblasma metastriata
Ebonyshell, round--Fusconaia rotulata
Elktoe, Appalachian--Alasmidonta raveneliana
Elktoe, Cumberland--Alasmidonta atropurpurea
Fanshell--Cyprogenia stegaria
Fatmucket, Arkansas--Lampsilis powellii
Heelsplitter, Alabama (=inflated)--Potamilus inflatus
Heelsplitter, Carolina--Lasmigona decorata
Kidneyshell, southern--Ptychobranchus jonesi
Kidneyshell, triangular--Ptychobranchus greenii
Lampmussel, Alabama--Lampsilis virescens
Lilliput, pale (pearlymussel)--Toxolasma cylindrellus
Moccasinshell, Alabama--Medionidus acutissimus
Moccasinshell, Coosa--Medionidus parvulus
Moccasinshell, Gulf--Medionidus penicillatus
Moccasinshell, Ochlockonee--Medionidus simpsonianus
Monkeyface, Cumberland (pearlymussel)--Quadrula intermedia
Mucket, orangenacre--Lampsilis perovalis
Mucket, pink (pearlymussel)--Lampsilis abrupta
Mussel, oyster--Epioblasma capsaeformis
Pearlshell, Alabama--Margaritifera marrianae
Pearlshell, Louisiana--Margaritifera hembeli
Pearlymussel, birdwing--Lemiox rimosus
Pearlymussel, cracking--Hemistena lata
Pearlymussel, dromedary--Dromus dromas
Pearlymussel, littlewing--Pegias fabula
Pigtoe, Cumberland--Pleurobema gibberum
Pigtoe, dark--Pleurobema furvum
Pigtoe, finerayed--Fusconaia cuneolus
Pigtoe, flat--Pleurobema marshalli
Pigtoe, fuzzy--Pleurobema strodeanum
Pigtoe, Georgia--Pleurobema hanleyianum
Pigtoe, heavy--Pleurobema taitianum
Pigtoe, narrow--Fusconaia escambia
Pigtoe, oval--Pleurobema pyriforme
Pigtoe, rough--Pleurobema plenum
Pigtoe, shiny--Fusconaia cor
Pigtoe, southern--Pleurobema georgianum
Pigtoe, tapered--Fusconaia burkei
Pimpleback, orangefoot (pearlymussel)--Plethobasus cooperianus
Pocketbook, fat--Potamilus capax
Pocketbook, finelined--Lampsilis altilis
Pocketbook, shinyrayed--Lampsilis subangulata
Pocketbook, speckled--Lampsilis streckeri
Riffleshell, tan--Epioblasma florentina walkeri (=E. walkeri)
Ring pink (mussel)--Obovaria retusa
Slabshell, Chipola--Elliptio chipolaensis
Spinymussel, Altamaha--Elliptio spinosa

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Spinymussel, Tar River--Elliptio steinstansana
Stirrupshell--Quadrula stapes
Three-ridge, fat (mussel)--Amblema neislerii
Wartyback, white (pearlymussel)--Plethobasus cicatricosus
Bean, purple--Villosa perpurpurea
Clubshell--Pleurobema clava
Monkeyface, Appalachian (pearlymussel)--Quadrula sparsa
Rabbitsfoot, rough--Quadrula cylindrica strigillata
Riffleshell, northern--Epioblasma torulosa rangiana
Spinymussel, James--Pleurobema collina
Wedgemussel, dwarf--Alasmidonta heterodon
Darter, Niangua--Etheostoma nianguae
Madtom, Scioto--Noturus trautmani
Cavefish, Ozark--Amblyopsis rosae
Dace, Laurel--Chrosomus saylori
Sculpin, pygmy--Cottus paulus (=pygmaeus)
Shiner, blue--Cyprinella caerulea
Chub, spotfin--Erimonax monachus
Chub, slender--Erimystax cahni
Darter, slackwater--Etheostoma boschungi
Darter, vermilion--Etheostoma chermocki
Darter, relict--Etheostoma chienense
Darter, Etowah--Etheostoma etowahae
Darter, yellowcheek--Etheostoma moorei
Darter, watercress--Etheostoma nuchale
Darter, Okaloosa--Etheostoma okaloosae
Darter, duskytail--Etheostoma percnurum
Darter, rush--Etheostoma phytophilum
Darter, bayou--Etheostoma rubrum
Darter, Cherokee--Etheostoma scotti
Darter, bluemask (=jewel)--Etheostoma sp.
Darter, Cumberland--Etheostoma susanae
Darter, boulder--Etheostoma wapiti
Silverside, Waccamaw--Menidia extensa
Shiner, palezone--Notropis albizonatus
Shiner, Cahaba--Notropis cahabae
Shiner, Cape Fear--Notropis mekistocholas
Madtom, smoky--Noturus baileyi
Madtom, chucky--Noturus crypticus
Madtom, yellowfin--Noturus flavipinnis
Madtom, pygmy--Noturus stanauli
Darter, amber--Percina antesella
Darter, goldline--Percina aurolineata
Logperch, Conasauga--Percina jenkinsi
Darter, snail--Percina tanasi
Dace, blackside--Phoxinus cumberlandensis
Sturgeon, Alabama--Scaphirhynchus suttkusi
Cavefish, Alabama--Speoplatyrhinus poulsoni
Darter, Maryland--Etheostoma sellare
Logperch, Roanoke--Percina rex
Shiner, Topeka--Notropis topeka (=tristis)
Madtom, Neosho--Noturus placidus

    Activities are proposed throughout the range of the species which 
includes the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, 
Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, 
Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, 
Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, 
Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West 
Virginia, and Wisconsin. The purpose of the proposed activities is to 
conserve and enhance the survival of the species in the wild through 
population monitoring, habitat assessments, and determination of 
presence/absence of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE98111A

Applicant: Ohio Department of Transportation, Columbus, OH.

    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release/
relocate) the following mussel species throughout the State of Ohio: 
clubshell, fanshell, northern riffleshell, pink mucket pearlymussel, 
purple catspaw, white catspaw, rayed bean, snuffbox, sheepnose and 
rabbitsfoot. Proposed activities are for the purpose of conservation 
and recovery of the species in the wild through project planning and 
habitat evaluation.

Permit Application Number: TE15027A

Applicant: Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., Columbus, OH.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take 
(capture and release) Indiana bats and gray bats throughout the States 
of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, 
Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New 
York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oklahoma, 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: TE212440

Applicant: John Chenger, Bat Conservation and Management, Carlisle, PA.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and 
release) Indiana bats and gray bats throughout the States of Alabama, 
Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, 
Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New 
Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, 
Oklahoma, Rhode Island, 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: TE113009

Applicant: Steven Ahlstedt, Norris, TN.

    The applicant requests a permit amendment to include the following 
mussel species: Littlewing pearly mussel, Fluted kidneyshell 
(Ptychobranchus subbtentum), Cumberland bean, Cumberland Combshell, and 
Tan Riffleshell. The proposed amendment includes expanding the 
geographic area in which the applicant may work to include locations 
within Kentucky. Proposed activities are for the recovery and 
enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE98294A

Applicant: Normandeau Associates, Stowe, PA.

    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) 
Indiana bats throughout the State of Ohio. Proposed activities are for 
the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE212427

Applicant: Ecology and Environment, Inc., Lancaster, NY.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take 
(capture and release) Indiana bats, gray bats, Virginia big eared bats 
(Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus), and Ozark big-eared bats 
throughout the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, 
Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, 
Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New 
Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oklahoma, 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: TE98295A

Applicant: Dallas Scott Settle, DBA Alliance Consulting, Fayetteville, 
WV.

    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) 
Indiana bats, gray bats, and Virginia big eared bats within the States 
of Illinois and West Virginia. Proposed activities are for the

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recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE98296A

Applicant: Braden A. Hoffman, DBA Alliance Consulting, Fayetteville, 
WV.

    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) 
Indiana bats and gray bats throughout the range of the species: 
Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois, 
Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, New 
Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, South Carolina, 
Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Proposed activities 
are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the 
wild.

Permit Application Number: TE82665A

Applicant: Melody L. Myers-Kinzie, Indianapolis, IN.

    The applicant requests a permit amendment to add rabbitsfoot and 
spectaclecase mussels to the list of mussels on her permit to take 
(capture and release) mussel species for the purpose of enhancement of 
survival of the species in the wild. The proposed amendment also 
includes adding the States of Illinois, Iowa, and Michigan to the scope 
of the permit.

Permit Application Number: TE98298A

Applicant: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Groveport, OH.

    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release; 
salvage dead specimens) mussels within Ohio's streams and rivers. 
Federally listed species proposed to be included on the permit are: 
clubshell, fanshell, northern riffleshell, pink mucket pearlymussel, 
purple catspaw, rabbitsfoot, rayed bean, sheepnose, snuffbox, and white 
catspaw. Proposed activities are for the conservation and recovery of 
the species through evaluation and protection of habitats.

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.

    Dated: March 7, 2013.
Lynn M. Lewis,
Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Midwest Region.
[FR Doc. 2013-05824 Filed 3-13-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-55-P