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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 62 / Monday, April 1, 2013 / Notices ultimately be decided by the implementation body. ecosystems was important to provide context for the later section on adaptation strategies. Comments Relating to Scientific Information, Tools, and Accuracy The Management Team received 116 unique comments relating to scientific information, tools, and accuracy. These comments ranged from suggestions for additional or substitute references to concerns about uncertainty and consensus surrounding anthropogenic influence on the climate system. While the Strategy acknowledges the role of humans, it presents observed changes in species’ ranges and environmental conditions and provides adaptation strategies regardless of the underlying cause. The draft Strategy has undergone a review in accordance with the Information Quality Act and a review by Federal, State, and tribal agencies. 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PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19517 V. Authority Conference Report for the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010. Dated: March 20, 2013. Gabriela Chavarria, Science Advisor to the Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2013–07507 Filed 3–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R4–ES–2013–N069; 40120–1112– 0000–F2] Receipt of Applications for Endangered Species Permits Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 (ESA) prohibits activities with listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activities. The ESA requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. DATES: We must receive written data or comments on the applications at the address given below, by May 1, 2013. ADDRESSES: Documents and other information submitted with the applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any party who submits a written request for a copy of such documents to the following office within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1875 Century Boulevard, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30345 (Attn: David Dell, Permit Coordinator). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Dell, Permit Coordinator, telephone 404–679–7313; facsimile 404–678–7081. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The public is invited to comment on the following applications for permits to conduct certain activities with endangered and threatened species pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and our regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR part 17. This notice is provided under section 10(c) of the Act. E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1 19518 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 62 / Monday, April 1, 2013 / Notices If you wish to comment, you may submit comments by any one of the following methods. You may mail comments to the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Regional Office (see ADDRESSES section) or via electronic mail (email) to: permitsR4ES@fws.gov. Please include your name and return address in your email message. If you do not receive a confirmation from the Fish and Wildlife Service that we have received your email message, contact us directly at the telephone number listed above (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Finally, you may hand deliver comments to the Fish and Wildlife Service office listed above (see ADDRESSES). Before including your address, telephone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comments, 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 comments to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Permit Application Number: TE–94704A Applicant: Dorothy Brown, Candler, North Carolina Applicant requests authorization to take (capture, mark, apply transmitters, track, survey, and collect tissues) Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), gray bat (M. grisescens), Virginia big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus), Carolina northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus), and bog turtle (Clemmys muhlenbergii) for the purpose of conducting presence/absence surveys and assisting in species recovery efforts. These activities may be conducted throughout the States of Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Indiana, Ohio, Arkansas, Missouri, and Illinois. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit Application Number: TE–97394A Applicant: Zachary Couch, Pleasureville, Kentucky Applicant requests authorization to take (capture, mark, apply transmitters, track, survey, and collect tissues) Indiana bat (M. sodalis), gray bat (M. grisescens), and Virginia big-eared bat (C. t. virginianus), for the purpose of conducting presence/absence surveys and assisting in species recovery efforts. These activities may be conducted throughout Kentucky. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:34 Mar 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 Permit Application Number: TE–97999A Applicant: National Park Service, Buck Island Reef National Monument, Christiansted, Virgin Islands Applicant requests authorization to take (capture, handle, mark, track, and survey) the St. Croix ground lizard (Ameiva polops) for the purpose of conducting presence/absence surveys and assisting in species recovery efforts. These activities will be conducted in Buck Island Reef National Monument, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Permit Application Number: TE–96635A Applicant: David Thomas, Austin, Texas Applicant requests authorization to take (capture, handle, and survey) pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus), Gulf sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi), Alabama shad (Alosa alabamae), pearl darter (Percina aurora), fat pocketbook (Potamilus capax), inflated heelsplitter (Potamilus inflatus), Louisiana pearlshell (Margaritifera hembeli), pink mucket (Lampsilis abrupta), and rabbitsfoot (Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica) for the purpose of conducting presence/absence surveys and assisting in species recovery efforts. These activities will be conducted in Louisiana. Permit Application Number: TE–94669A Applicant: Toledo Zoological Gardens, Toledo, Ohio The applicant requests authorization to take the Virgin Islands boa (Epicrates monensis granti) for the purpose of developing a conservation breeding program and reintroduction to the wild. This activity will occur in Puerto Rico. Permit Application Number: TE–105626 Applicant: Rex Roberg, Cabot, Arkansas The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, handle, release) American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) for the purpose of conducting presence/absence surveys and assisting in species recovery efforts. These activities will be conducted in Oklahoma and Arkansas. Permit Application Number: TE–97308A Applicant: John Harris, Scott, Arkansas The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, handle, tissue sampling, release) 18 species of freshwater mussels for the purpose of PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 conducting presence/absence/ population surveys and assisting in species recovery efforts. These activities will be conducted throughout the range of each species: Ouachita rock pocketbook (Arkansia wheeleri), spectaclecase (Cumberlandia monodonta), fanshell (Cyprogenia stegaria), Curtis pearlymussel (Epioblasma florentina curtisii), snuffbox (E. triquetra), turgid blossom (E. turgidula), pink mucket (Lampsilis abrupta), Arkansas fatmucket (Lampsilis powellii), Neosho mucket (L. rafinesqueana), speckled pocketbook (L. streckeri), scaleshell (Leptodea leptodon), Louisiana pearlshell (Margaritifera hembeli), ring pink (Obovaria retusa), sheepnose (Plethobasus cyphyus), rough pigtoe (Pleurobema plenum), fat pocketbook (Potamilus capax), rabbitsfoot (Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica), and winged mapleleaf (Q. fragosa). Dated: March 21, 2013. Kenneth A. Garrahan, Acting Regional Director. [FR Doc. 2013–07497 Filed 3–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWO320000 L13100000 DT0000 LXSIOSHL0000] Notice of Availability of Approved Land Use Plan Amendments/Record of Decision for Allocation of Oil Shale and Tar Sands Resources on Lands Administered by the Bureau of Land Management in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming and Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Approved Land Use Plan Amendments/Record of Decision (ROD) for Allocation of Oil Shale and Tar Sands Resources on Lands Administered by the BLM in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R4-ES-2013-N069; 40120-1112-0000-F2]


Receipt of Applications for Endangered Species Permits

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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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 (ESA) prohibits activities with listed species unless a Federal 
permit is issued that allows such activities. The ESA requires that we 
invite public comment before issuing these permits.

DATES: We must receive written data or comments on the applications at 
the address given below, by May 1, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Documents and other information submitted with the 
applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of 
the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any party who 
submits a written request for a copy of such documents to the following 
office within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice: U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, 1875 Century Boulevard, Suite 200, Atlanta, 
GA 30345 (Attn: David Dell, Permit Coordinator).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Dell, Permit Coordinator, 
telephone 404-679-7313; facsimile 404-678-7081.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The public is invited to comment on the 
following applications for permits to conduct certain activities with 
endangered and threatened species pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(A) of 
the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) 
and our regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 
part 17. This notice is provided under section 10(c) of the Act.

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    If you wish to comment, you may submit comments by any one of the 
following methods. You may mail comments to the Fish and Wildlife 
Service's Regional Office (see ADDRESSES section) or via electronic 
mail (email) to: permitsR4ES@fws.gov. Please include your name and 
return address in your email message. If you do not receive a 
confirmation from the Fish and Wildlife Service that we have received 
your email message, contact us directly at the telephone number listed 
above (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Finally, you may hand 
deliver comments to the Fish and Wildlife Service office listed above 
(see ADDRESSES).
    Before including your address, telephone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comments, 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 comments to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

Permit Application Number: TE-94704A

Applicant: Dorothy Brown, Candler, North Carolina

    Applicant requests authorization to take (capture, mark, apply 
transmitters, track, survey, and collect tissues) Indiana bat (Myotis 
sodalis), gray bat (M. grisescens), Virginia big-eared bat 
(Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus), Carolina northern flying 
squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus), and bog turtle (Clemmys 
muhlenbergii) for the purpose of conducting presence/absence surveys 
and assisting in species recovery efforts. These activities may be 
conducted throughout the States of Tennessee, North Carolina, South 
Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Kentucky, Virginia, 
Maryland, West Virginia, Indiana, Ohio, Arkansas, Missouri, and 
Illinois.

Permit Application Number: TE-97394A

Applicant: Zachary Couch, Pleasureville, Kentucky

    Applicant requests authorization to take (capture, mark, apply 
transmitters, track, survey, and collect tissues) Indiana bat (M. 
sodalis), gray bat (M. grisescens), and Virginia big-eared bat (C. t. 
virginianus), for the purpose of conducting presence/absence surveys 
and assisting in species recovery efforts. These activities may be 
conducted throughout Kentucky.

Permit Application Number: TE-97999A

Applicant: National Park Service, Buck Island Reef National Monument, 
Christiansted, Virgin Islands

    Applicant requests authorization to take (capture, handle, mark, 
track, and survey) the St. Croix ground lizard (Ameiva polops) for the 
purpose of conducting presence/absence surveys and assisting in species 
recovery efforts. These activities will be conducted in Buck Island 
Reef National Monument, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Permit Application Number: TE-96635A

Applicant: David Thomas, Austin, Texas

    Applicant requests authorization to take (capture, handle, and 
survey) pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus), Gulf sturgeon 
(Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi), Alabama shad (Alosa alabamae), pearl 
darter (Percina aurora), fat pocketbook (Potamilus capax), inflated 
heelsplitter (Potamilus inflatus), Louisiana pearlshell (Margaritifera 
hembeli), pink mucket (Lampsilis abrupta), and rabbitsfoot (Quadrula 
cylindrica cylindrica) for the purpose of conducting presence/absence 
surveys and assisting in species recovery efforts. These activities 
will be conducted in Louisiana.

Permit Application Number: TE-94669A

Applicant: Toledo Zoological Gardens, Toledo, Ohio

    The applicant requests authorization to take the Virgin Islands boa 
(Epicrates monensis granti) for the purpose of developing a 
conservation breeding program and reintroduction to the wild. This 
activity will occur in Puerto Rico.

Permit Application Number: TE-105626

Applicant: Rex Roberg, Cabot, Arkansas

    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, handle, 
release) American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) for the 
purpose of conducting presence/absence surveys and assisting in species 
recovery efforts. These activities will be conducted in Oklahoma and 
Arkansas.

Permit Application Number: TE-97308A

Applicant: John Harris, Scott, Arkansas

    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, handle, 
tissue sampling, release) 18 species of freshwater mussels for the 
purpose of conducting presence/absence/population surveys and assisting 
in species recovery efforts. These activities will be conducted 
throughout the range of each species: Ouachita rock pocketbook 
(Arkansia wheeleri), spectaclecase (Cumberlandia monodonta), fanshell 
(Cyprogenia stegaria), Curtis pearlymussel (Epioblasma florentina 
curtisii), snuffbox (E. triquetra), turgid blossom (E. turgidula), pink 
mucket (Lampsilis abrupta), Arkansas fatmucket (Lampsilis powellii), 
Neosho mucket (L. rafinesqueana), speckled pocketbook (L. streckeri), 
scaleshell (Leptodea leptodon), Louisiana pearlshell (Margaritifera 
hembeli), ring pink (Obovaria retusa), sheepnose (Plethobasus cyphyus), 
rough pigtoe (Pleurobema plenum), fat pocketbook (Potamilus capax), 
rabbitsfoot (Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica), and winged mapleleaf (Q. 
fragosa).

    Dated: March 21, 2013.
Kenneth A. Garrahan,
Acting Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 2013-07497 Filed 3-29-13; 8:45 am]
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