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AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications for recovery permits to conduct activities with the purpose of enhancing the survival of an endangered species. The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits certain activities with 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 January 21, 2014. ADDRESSES: Program Manager for Restoration and Endangered Species Classification, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Regional Office, 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 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 Thomas Mulhern, Director, Office of Human Resources. [FR Doc. 2013–29962 Filed 12–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–RK–P Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 17, the Act provides for certain permits, and requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits for endangered species. 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 E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 245 / Friday, December 20, 2013 / Notices 77153 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. ecoservices/endangered/recovery/ documents/TE–702631– 25R1SpeciesList2013.pdf DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Permit Number: TE–22353B [FWS–R2–ES–2013–N187; FXES11120200000F2–134–FF02ENEH00] Applications Available for Review and Comment 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 Program Manager for Restoration and Endangered Species Classification 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 the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). Applicant: Center for Natural Lands Management, Temecula, California. The applicant requests a new recovery permit to take (conduct habitat restoration activities and survey) the Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha taylori) in Oregon and Washington for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit Number: TE–19239B Applicant: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia, Washington. The applicant requests a new recovery permit to take (survey, monitor habitat restoration, collect, captive rear and breed, and reintroduce) the Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha taylori) in Oregon and Washington for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. emcdonald on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit Number: TE–21614B Applicant: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Salem, Oregon. The applicant requests a new recovery permit to take (haze, capture, and relocate) the Columbian white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus leucurus) in conjunction with a translocation effort in the State of Washington for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit Number: TE–702631 Applicant: Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Region, Portland, Oregon. The applicant requests a renewal of their recovery permit for scientific take activities. This permit would allow Service employees, and their designated agents, to take, or remove and reduce to possession, all federally listed species in the States of Idaho, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington, and the trust territories of the Pacific Islands in conjunction with recovery activities for scientific purposes or for enhancing their propagation or survival. A list of federally listed species covered by this permit is available at the following Web site: http://www.fws.gov/pacific/ VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:44 Dec 19, 2013 Jkt 232001 Permit Number: TE–146777 Applicant: Arleone Dibben-Young, Kaunakakai, Hawaii. The applicant requests renewal of their recovery permit to take (capture, measure, band, mark, release, and recapture) the ae‘o or Hawaiian stilt (Himantopus mexicanus knudseni) and the koloa or Hawaiian duck (Anas wyvilliana), and take (capture, measure, band, mark, take oropharyngeal and cloacal swabs, release, and recapture) the ‘alae ke1oke‘o or Hawaiian coot (Fulica alai) for the purposes of scientific research and enhancing the species’ survival. 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: December 13, 2013. Colleen M. Henson, Regional Director, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2013–30307 Filed 12–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Fish and Wildlife Service Environmental Action Statement Screening Form and Proposed Amendment to the Candidate Conservation Agreement With Assurances; Lesser Prairie Chicken, Oklahoma Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability and request for public comment. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the environmental action statement screening form and the draft amendment to the Agricultural Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) for the lesser prairie chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) (LEPC) in Oklahoma, under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) (applicant) has applied for an amendment of their existing CCAA, with a major amendment to increase enrollment from 200,000 acres to 400,000 acres by 2037 throughout the 14 Oklahoma counties described in the CCAA. DATES: Comment Period: To ensure consideration of your written comments, they must be received on or before close of business (4:30 p.m. CST) January 21, 2014. Any comments that we receive after the closing date may not be considered in the final decisions on these actions. ADDRESSES: For where to view documents, see Availability of Documents in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Acting Field Supervisor, by U.S. mail at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 9014 East 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74129, or by telephone at 918–581–7458. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), we advise the public that: 1. We have gathered the information necessary to determine impacts in the environmental action statement screening form related to potential issuance of an amended enhancement of survival permit to the applicant; and 2. The applicant has developed a draft amendment to the CCAA, which doubles the acreage of enrollment on which ODWC could take to implement E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R1-ES-2013-N261;FXES11130100000-145-FF01E00000]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit 
Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to 
comment on the following applications for recovery permits to conduct 
activities with the purpose of enhancing the survival of an endangered 
species. The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), 
prohibits certain activities with 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 
January 21, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Program Manager for Restoration and Endangered Species 
Classification, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Pacific Regional Office, 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 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: 

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 17, the Act provides for 
certain permits, and requires that we invite public comment before 
issuing these permits for endangered species.
    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

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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, 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 Program Manager for 
Restoration and Endangered Species Classification 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 the Freedom of Information Act (5 
U.S.C. 552).

Permit Number: TE-19239B

Applicant: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia, 
Washington.
    The applicant requests a new recovery permit to take (survey, 
monitor habitat restoration, collect, captive rear and breed, and 
reintroduce) the Taylor's checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha 
taylori) in Oregon and Washington for the purpose of enhancing the 
species' survival.

Permit Number: TE-21614B

Applicant: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Salem, Oregon.
    The applicant requests a new recovery permit to take (haze, 
capture, and relocate) the Columbian white-tailed deer (Odocoileus 
virginianus leucurus) in conjunction with a translocation effort in the 
State of Washington for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Number: TE-702631

Applicant: Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Pacific Region, Portland, Oregon.
    The applicant requests a renewal of their recovery permit for 
scientific take activities. This permit would allow Service employees, 
and their designated agents, to take, or remove and reduce to 
possession, all federally listed species in the States of Idaho, 
Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington, and the trust territories of the 
Pacific Islands in conjunction with recovery activities for scientific 
purposes or for enhancing their propagation or survival. A list of 
federally listed species covered by this permit is available at the 
following Web site: http://www.fws.gov/pacific/ecoservices/endangered/recovery/documents/TE-702631-25R1SpeciesList2013.pdf

Permit Number: TE-22353B

Applicant: Center for Natural Lands Management, Temecula, California.
    The applicant requests a new recovery permit to take (conduct 
habitat restoration activities and survey) the Taylor's checkerspot 
butterfly (Euphydryas editha taylori) in Oregon and Washington for the 
purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Number: TE-146777

Applicant: Arleone Dibben-Young, Kaunakakai, Hawaii.
    The applicant requests renewal of their recovery permit to take 
(capture, measure, band, mark, release, and recapture) the ae`o or 
Hawaiian stilt (Himantopus mexicanus knudseni) and the koloa or 
Hawaiian duck (Anas wyvilliana), and take (capture, measure, band, 
mark, take oropharyngeal and cloacal swabs, release, and recapture) the 
`alae ke1oke`o or Hawaiian coot (Fulica alai) for the purposes of 
scientific research and enhancing the species' survival.

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: December 13, 2013.
Colleen M. Henson,
Regional Director, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-30307 Filed 12-19-13; 8:45 am]
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