Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications, 21146-21147 [2013-08180]

Download as PDF 21146 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 68 / Tuesday, April 9, 2013 / Notices and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Applications Available for Review and Comment [FWS–R2–ES–2013–N078; 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: 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 9, 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: sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:19 Apr 08, 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–98707A Applicant: Mitchell Lockhart, Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) within Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, and Kansas. Permit TE–837751 Applicant: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix, Arizona. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/ absence surveys of southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in Navajo, Apache, Greenlee, and Coconino Counties, Arizona, and Catron, Grant, and Hidalgo Counties, New Mexico; desert pupfish (Cyprinodon macularius macularius), Gila topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis occidentalis), and Colorado pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius) in San Juan, Grant, Catron, and Hidalgo Counties, New Mexico; and Gila chub (Gila intermedia), spikedace (Mega fulgida), loach minnow (Tiaroga cobitis), and woundfin (Plagopterus argentissimus) in Maricopa, Pima, Cochise, Graham, Coconino, Greenlee, and Santa Cruz Counties, Arizona, and Catron, Grant and Hidalgo Counties, New Mexico. Permit TE–42737A Applicant: Sevenecoten, LLC, Dripping Springs, Texas. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct nest monitoring and searching for goldencheeked warblers (Dendroica chrysoparia) and black-capped vireos (Vireo atricapilla) within Texas. PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permit TE–821356 Applicant: U.S. Geological Survey, Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Station, Flagstaff, Arizona. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to deliberately take up to 150 endangered humpback chub (Gila cypha) smaller than 120 millimeters by hoop net, minnow trap, and seine within Arizona. Permit TE–88512A Applicant: New Mexico Department of Transportation Environmental Bureau, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to excavate and transplant Echinocereus fendleri var. kuenzleri (Kuenzler’s hedgehog cactus) along U.S. Highway 54 in New Mexico. Permit TE–000948 Applicant: Western New Mexico University, Silver City, New Mexico. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys and nest monitoring of southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) within New Mexico. Permit TE–829995 Applicant: Dallas Zoo and Aquarium, Dallas, Texas. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct husbandry and holding of hawksbill sea turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) at the Dallas Zoo and Aquarium. Permit TE–00347B Applicant: Alisha Powell, Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to capture and release American burying beetles (Nicrophorus americanus) for presence/absence surveys in Oklahoma. Permit TE–009926 Applicant: Gulf South Research Corporation, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of interior least tern (Sterna antillarum) along the major tributaries of the Red River in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) In compliance with NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), we have made an initial E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 68 / Tuesday, April 9, 2013 / Notices 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)). habitat, or serve similar purposes. The BLM also invites public comments on this collection of information. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004–0019 to this information collection. 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. DATES: Please submit comments on the proposed information collection by June 10, 2013. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by mail, fax, or electronic mail. Mail: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street NW., Room 2134LM, Attention: Jean Sonneman, Washington, DC 20240. Fax: to Jean Sonneman at 202–245– 0050. Electronic mail: Jean_Sonneman@blm.gov. Please indicate ‘‘Attn: 1004–0019’’ regardless of the form of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Authority We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) Dated: April 1, 2013. Joy E. Nicholopoulos, Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region. Kimberly Hackett, at 202–912–7216. Persons who use a telecommunication device for the deaf may call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1–800– 877–8339, to leave a message for Ms. Hackett. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2013–08180 Filed 4–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWO220000.L10200000.PH0000.00000000] Renewal of Approved Information Collection Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: 60-Day notice and request for comments. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plans to request approval to continue the collection of information from individuals, households, farms, and businesses interested in cooperating with the BLM in constructing or maintaining range improvement projects that enhance or improve livestock grazing management, improve watershed conditions, enhance wildlife VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:19 Apr 08, 2013 Jkt 229001 OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320, which implement provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521, require that interested members of the public and affected agencies be given an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8 (d) and 1320.12(a)). This notice identifies an information collection that the BLM plans to submit to OMB for approval. The Paperwork Reduction Act provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated to respond. The BLM will request a 3-year term of approval for this information collection activity. Comments are invited on: (1) The need for the collection of information for the performance of the functions of the agency; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s burden estimates; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to minimize the information collection burden on respondents, such PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21147 as use of automated means of collection of the information. A summary of the public comments will accompany our submission of the information collection requests to OMB. 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. The following information is provided for the information collection: Title: Grazing Management: Range Improvement Agreements and Permits (43 CFR Subpart 4120). OMB Control Number: 1004–0019. Summary: This request pertains to range improvements on public lands managed by the BLM. Range improvements enhance or improve livestock grazing management, improve watershed conditions, enhance wildlife habitat, or serve similar purposes. At times, the BLM may require holders of grazing permits or grazing leases to install range improvements to meet the terms and conditions of their permits or leases. Operators may also come to the BLM with proposals for range improvements. Often the BLM, operators, and other interested parties work together and jointly contribute to construction of range improvements in order to facilitate improved grazing management or enhance other multiple uses. Cooperators may include lenders which provide the funds that operators contribute for improvements. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Forms: Form 4120–6 (Cooperative Range Improvement Agreement); and Form 4120–7 (Range Improvement Permit). Description of Respondents: Primarily holders of BLM grazing permits or grazing leases. Estimated Annual Responses: 1,310. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 1,940. Estimated Annual Non-Hour Costs: None. The estimated annual burdens for respondents are itemized in the following table: E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R2-ES-2013-N078; 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 9, 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-98707A

Applicant: Mitchell Lockhart, Sallisaw, Oklahoma.

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

Permit TE-837751

Applicant: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix, Arizona.

    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of 
southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in Navajo, 
Apache, Greenlee, and Coconino Counties, Arizona, and Catron, Grant, 
and Hidalgo Counties, New Mexico; desert pupfish (Cyprinodon macularius 
macularius), Gila topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis occidentalis), 
and Colorado pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius) in San Juan, Grant, 
Catron, and Hidalgo Counties, New Mexico; and Gila chub (Gila 
intermedia), spikedace (Mega fulgida), loach minnow (Tiaroga cobitis), 
and woundfin (Plagopterus argentissimus) in Maricopa, Pima, Cochise, 
Graham, Coconino, Greenlee, and Santa Cruz Counties, Arizona, and 
Catron, Grant and Hidalgo Counties, New Mexico.

Permit TE-42737A

Applicant: Sevenecoten, LLC, Dripping Springs, Texas.

    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to conduct nest monitoring and searching for 
golden-cheeked warblers (Dendroica chrysoparia) and black-capped vireos 
(Vireo atricapilla) within Texas.

Permit TE-821356

Applicant: U.S. Geological Survey, Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research 
Station, Flagstaff, Arizona.

    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to deliberately take up to 150 endangered 
humpback chub (Gila cypha) smaller than 120 millimeters by hoop net, 
minnow trap, and seine within Arizona.

Permit TE-88512A

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

    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to excavate and transplant Echinocereus fendleri 
var. kuenzleri (Kuenzler's hedgehog cactus) along U.S. Highway 54 in 
New Mexico.

Permit TE-000948

Applicant: Western New Mexico University, Silver City, New Mexico.

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

Permit TE-829995

Applicant: Dallas Zoo and Aquarium, Dallas, Texas.

    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to conduct husbandry and holding of hawksbill sea 
turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) at the Dallas Zoo and Aquarium.

Permit TE-00347B

Applicant: Alisha Powell, Sallisaw, Oklahoma.

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

Permit TE-009926

Applicant: Gulf South Research Corporation, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of interior least 
tern (Sterna antillarum) along the major tributaries of the Red River 
in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

    In compliance with NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), we have made an 
initial

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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: April 1, 2013.
Joy E. Nicholopoulos,
Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region.
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