Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Permit Applications, 32307 [2014-12845]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 107 / Wednesday, June 4, 2014 / Notices 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. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R1–ES–2014–N101; FXES11130100000–145–FF01E00000] Endangered and Threatened Species; 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 recovery 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 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 July 7, 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: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:05 Jun 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 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–017352 Applicant: Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Division of Fish and Wildlife, Saipan, MP. The applicant requests renewal of an expired permit to take (survey) Mariana crows (Corvus kubaryi); take (survey, capture, handle, band, attach transmitters, collect tissue samples; and release) nightingale Reed-warblers (Acrocephalus luscinia); and to take (monitor, excavate nests, capture, handle, attach transmitters, collect tissue samples and release) Hawksbill sea turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) in conjunction with scientific research in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. 32307 handle, mark, release, recapture, collect tissue samples, and captive breed) the Lanai tree snail (Partulina variabilis and Partulina semicarinata) and Newcomb’s tree snail (Newcombia cumingi) in conjunction with gathering ecological and life history data, and re-establishing wild populations in Hawaii for the purpose of 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: May 27, 2014. Richard Hannan, Acting Regional Director, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2014–12845 Filed 6–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Permit Number: TE–702631 Fish and Wildlife Service Applicant: Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Region, Portland, Oregon. [FWS–HQ–EA–2014–N075; FF09D00000– FXGO1664091HCC0–145] The permittee requests an amendment to their recovery permit to allow Service employees, and their designated agents, to take four subspecies of the Mazama pocket gopher: Olympia pocket gopher (Thomomys mazama pugetensis), Roy Prairie pocket gopher (T. m. glacialis), Tenino pocket gopher (T. m. tumuli), and Yelm pocket gopher (T. m. yelmensis). The purpose of these activities is to carry out recovery activities for scientific purposes or for enhancing the species’ propagation or survival in Washington State. Permit Number: TE–826600 Applicant: Michael G. Hadfield, Honolulu, Hawaii. The permittee requests a permit amendment to take (survey, capture, PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council; Public Meeting Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public meeting of the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (Council). The Council provides advice about wildlife and habitat conservation endeavors that benefit wildlife resources; encourage partnership among the public, the sporting conservation organizations, the states, Native American tribes, and the Federal Government; and benefit recreational hunting. SUMMARY: Meeting: Tuesday June 17, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday DATES: E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R1-ES-2014-N101; FXES11130100000-145-FF01E00000]


Endangered and Threatened Species; 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 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 
July 7, 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 part 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 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-017352

Applicant: Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Division of 
Fish and Wildlife, Saipan, MP.

    The applicant requests renewal of an expired permit to take 
(survey) Mariana crows (Corvus kubaryi); take (survey, capture, handle, 
band, attach transmitters, collect tissue samples; and release) 
nightingale Reed-warblers (Acrocephalus luscinia); and to take 
(monitor, excavate nests, capture, handle, attach transmitters, collect 
tissue samples and release) Hawksbill sea turtles (Eretmochelys 
imbricata) in conjunction with scientific research in the Commonwealth 
of the Northern Mariana Islands and 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 permittee requests an amendment to their recovery permit to 
allow Service employees, and their designated agents, to take four 
subspecies of the Mazama pocket gopher: Olympia pocket gopher (Thomomys 
mazama pugetensis), Roy Prairie pocket gopher (T. m. glacialis), Tenino 
pocket gopher (T. m. tumuli), and Yelm pocket gopher (T. m. yelmensis). 
The purpose of these activities is to carry out recovery activities for 
scientific purposes or for enhancing the species' propagation or 
survival in Washington State.

Permit Number: TE-826600

Applicant: Michael G. Hadfield, Honolulu, Hawaii.
    The permittee requests a permit amendment to take (survey, capture, 
handle, mark, release, recapture, collect tissue samples, and captive 
breed) the Lanai tree snail (Partulina variabilis and Partulina 
semicarinata) and Newcomb's tree snail (Newcombia cumingi) in 
conjunction with gathering ecological and life history data, and re-
establishing wild populations in Hawaii for the purpose of 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: May 27, 2014.
Richard Hannan,
Acting Regional Director, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service.
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