Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications, 20352-20353 [2013-07767]

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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. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:48 Apr 03, 2013 Jkt 229001 To ensure consideration, written comments must be received on or before May 6, 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: DATES: 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 part 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–94344A Applicant: Shannon Bird, Carrolton, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of American burying beetle (Nicrophorus PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 americanus) within Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, South Dakota, and Kansas. Permit TE–216075 Applicant: Martin Heaney, Rosenberg, Texas. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/ absence surveys of Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) and gray bat (Myotis grisenscens) within Texas. Permit TE–94689A Applicant: Joseph Quick, Tuscola, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of golden-cheeked warblers (Dendroica chrysoparia), interior least terns (Sterna antillarum), and black-capped vireos (Vireo atricapilla) within Texas. Permit TE–800611 Applicant: SWCA Inc., San Antonio, Texas. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/ absence surveys of and temporary hold and collect the following species in Landa Lake, Comal County, Texas: • Comal Springs dryopid beetle (Stygoparnus comalensis) • Comal Springs riffle beetle (Heterelmis comalensis) • Fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola) • Peck’s Cave amphipod (Stygobromus pecki) • Texas blind salamander (Typhlomolge rathbuni) • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus)—all of Texas • Whooping crane (Grus americana)— all of Texas Permit TE–94739A Applicant: Travis Audubon Society, Austin, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) within Texas. Permit TE–94746A Applicant: Lee Rex McAliley, Abilene, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of interior least tern (Sterna antillarum), black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla), E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 65 / Thursday, April 4, 2013 / Notices and golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) within Texas. Permit TE–95666A Applicant: Ilyse Gold, Hesperus, Colorado. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys southwestern willow flycathcher (Empidonax traillii extimus), Knowlton’s cactus (Pediocactus knowltonii), and Mancos milk-vetch (Astragalus humillimus) within New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. Permit Application Number: TE–125620 Applicant: Burns and McDonnell Engineering, Kansas City, Missouri. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to capture and release American burying beetles (Nicrophorus americanus) for presence/ absence surveys in Oklahoma. Permit TE–97824A Applicant: Smith Environmental Research and Consulting House, Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) within Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit TE–082492 Applicant: Charles Hathcock, Los Alamos, New Mexico. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) within New Mexico. Permit TE–819491 Applicant: Ecosphere Environmental Services, Durango, Colorado. 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 Utah and black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) within Wyoming, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. Permit TE–97830A Applicant: United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Ozark Plateau National Wildlife Refuge, Colcord, Oklahoma. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:48 Apr 03, 2013 Jkt 229001 conduct the following activities for Ozark big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens) and Indiana bat (Myotis grisenscens) within the Ozark Plateau National Wildlife Refuge: presence/absence surveys; capture, identify, and release using mist nets and harp traps; collect tissue samples using wing punches, hair samples and/or fungal tape-lift samples; and band using aluminum bat bands. Permit TE–160521 Applicant: Tetra Tech, Salt Lake City, Utah. 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 Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. Permit TE–192855 Applicant: Amnis Opes Institute, LLC, Bend, Oregon. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of following species throughout New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado: • Colorado pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius) • Gila chub (Gila intermedia) • Gila topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis) • Loach minnow (Tiaroga cobitis) • Razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus) • Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus) • Spikedace (Mega fulgida) Permit TE–98559A Applicant: Bat Conservation International, Austin, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of, visit cave locations, watch emergences, evaluate foraging habitat, visit drinking sites, and capture lesser long-nosed bats (Leptonycteris nivalis) within Arizona. Permit TE–207863 Applicant: URS Corporation, Austin, Texas. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia), black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla), and Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis) within Texas and Oklahoma. Permit TE–98622A Applicant: University of Texas–Pan American, South Padre Island, Texas. PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 20353 Applicant requests a new permit for sea turtle stranding activities, transport, and holding of the following endangered sea turtles in Texas: • Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) • Leather back (Dermochelys coriacea) • Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) Permit TE–98704A Applicant: Dogs for Conservation, Washington, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to hold capitvely bred Houston toads (Bufo houstonensis) from the Houston Zoo for work with training dogs how to detect Houston toads in the wild. Toads will be held at the trainer’s facility and used to train dogs to detect scent in the wild. Toads will be returned to the zoo once the training is complete. 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: March 21, 2013. Joy E. Nicholopoulos, Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region. [FR Doc. 2013–07767 Filed 4–3–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 65 (Thursday, April 4, 2013)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R2-ES-2013-N064; 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 May 6, 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 part 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-94344A

Applicant: Shannon Bird, Carrolton, Texas.

    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys of American burying beetle 
(Nicrophorus americanus) within Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, South 
Dakota, and Kansas.

Permit TE-216075

Applicant: Martin Heaney, Rosenberg, Texas.

    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of Indiana 
bat (Myotis sodalis) and gray bat (Myotis grisenscens) within Texas.

Permit TE-94689A

Applicant: Joseph Quick, Tuscola, Texas.

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

Permit TE-800611

Applicant: SWCA Inc., San Antonio, Texas.

    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of and 
temporary hold and collect the following species in Landa Lake, Comal 
County, Texas:

 Comal Springs dryopid beetle (Stygoparnus comalensis)
 Comal Springs riffle beetle (Heterelmis comalensis)
 Fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola)
 Peck's Cave amphipod (Stygobromus pecki)
 Texas blind salamander (Typhlomolge rathbuni)
 Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus)--
all of Texas
 Whooping crane (Grus americana)--all of Texas

Permit TE-94739A

Applicant: Travis Audubon Society, Austin, Texas.

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

Permit TE-94746A

Applicant: Lee Rex McAliley, Abilene, Texas.

    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys of interior least tern (Sterna 
antillarum), black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla),

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and golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) within Texas.

Permit TE-95666A

Applicant: Ilyse Gold, Hesperus, Colorado.

    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys southwestern willow flycathcher 
(Empidonax traillii extimus), Knowlton's cactus (Pediocactus 
knowltonii), and Mancos milk-vetch (Astragalus humillimus) within New 
Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona.

Permit Application Number: TE-125620

Applicant: Burns and McDonnell Engineering, Kansas City, Missouri.

    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to capture and release American burying beetles 
(Nicrophorus americanus) for presence/absence surveys in Oklahoma.

Permit TE-97824A

Applicant: Smith Environmental Research and Consulting House, Siloam 
Springs, Arkansas.

    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys of American burying beetle 
(Nicrophorus americanus) within Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, 
Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas.

Permit TE-082492

Applicant: Charles Hathcock, Los Alamos, New Mexico.

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

Permit TE-819491

Applicant: Ecosphere Environmental Services, Durango, Colorado.

    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 Utah 
and black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) within Wyoming, New Mexico, 
Colorado, Utah, and Arizona.

Permit TE-97830A

Applicant: United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Ozark Plateau 
National Wildlife Refuge, Colcord, Oklahoma.

    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct the following activities for Ozark big-eared bat 
(Corynorhinus townsendii ingens) and Indiana bat (Myotis grisenscens) 
within the Ozark Plateau National Wildlife Refuge: presence/absence 
surveys; capture, identify, and release using mist nets and harp traps; 
collect tissue samples using wing punches, hair samples and/or fungal 
tape-lift samples; and band using aluminum bat bands.

Permit TE-160521

Applicant: Tetra Tech, Salt Lake City, Utah.

    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 
Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona.

Permit TE-192855

Applicant: Amnis Opes Institute, LLC, Bend, Oregon.

    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of following 
species throughout New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado:
 Colorado pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius)
 Gila chub (Gila intermedia)
 Gila topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis)
 Loach minnow (Tiaroga cobitis)
 Razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus)
 Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus)
 Spikedace (Mega fulgida)

Permit TE-98559A

Applicant: Bat Conservation International, Austin, Texas.

    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys of, visit cave locations, watch 
emergences, evaluate foraging habitat, visit drinking sites, and 
capture lesser long-nosed bats (Leptonycteris nivalis) within Arizona.

Permit TE-207863

Applicant: URS Corporation, Austin, Texas.

    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of golden-cheeked 
warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia), black-capped vireo (Vireo 
atricapilla), and Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis) within Texas and 
Oklahoma.

Permit TE-98622A

Applicant: University of Texas-Pan American, South Padre Island, Texas.

    Applicant requests a new permit for sea turtle stranding 
activities, transport, and holding of the following endangered sea 
turtles in Texas:
 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii)
 Leather back (Dermochelys coriacea)
 Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata)

Permit TE-98704A

Applicant: Dogs for Conservation, Washington, Texas.

    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to hold capitvely bred Houston toads (Bufo houstonensis) from the 
Houston Zoo for work with training dogs how to detect Houston toads in 
the wild. Toads will be held at the trainer's facility and used to 
train dogs to detect scent in the wild. Toads will be returned to the 
zoo once the training is complete.

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: March 21, 2013.
Joy E. Nicholopoulos,
Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region.
[FR Doc. 2013-07767 Filed 4-3-13; 8:45 am]
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