Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications, 34546-34548 [2014-14097]

Download as PDF 34546 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 116 / Tuesday, June 17, 2014 / Notices III. Section 220(d)(3)(B)(iii)(I) (12 U.S.C. 1715k(d)(3)(B)(iii)(I)); IV. Section 221(d)(4)(ii)(I) (12 U.S.C. 1715l(d)(4)(ii)(I)); V. Section 231(c)(2)(A) (12 U.S.C. 1715v(c)(2)(A)); and VI. Section 234(e)(3)(A) (12 U.S.C. 1715y(e)(3)(A)). The Dollar Amounts in these sections are the base per unit statutory limits for FHA’s multifamily mortgage programs collectively referred to as the ‘Dollar Amounts,’ they are adjusted annually (commencing in 2004) on the effective date of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s adjustment of the $400 figure in the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act of 1994 (HOEPA) (Pub. L. 103–325, approved September 23, 1994). The adjustment of the Dollar Amounts shall be calculated using the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI–U) as applied by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection for purposes of the above-described HOEPA adjustment. HUD has been notified of the percentage change in the CPI–U used for the HOEPA adjustment and the effective date of the HOEPA adjustment. The percentage change in the CPI–U is 1.1% and the effective date of the HOEPA adjustment is January 1, 2014. The Dollar Amounts have been adjusted correspondingly and have an effective date of January 1, 2014. The adjusted Dollar Amounts for Calendar Year 2014 are shown below: Multifamily Loan Program 0 ............... 1 ............... 2 ............... 3 ............... 4+ ............ tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 0 ............... 1 ............... 2 ............... 3 ............... 4+ ............ Non-Elevator $53,299 61,454 74,116 94,869 105,690 16:43 Jun 16, 2014 $56,751 63,561 77,939 97,614 110,374 Elevator $56,751 64,298 78,186 101,148 111,031 Jkt 232001 Bedrooms 0 ............... 1 ............... 2 ............... 3 ............... 4+ ............ Non-Elevator $48,946 55,560 67,158 84,295 95,521 Elevator $52,871 60,610 73,702 95,345 104,661 U.S. mail at Division of Classification and Recovery, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 1306, Albuquerque, NM 87103; or by telephone at 505–248– 6920. Please refer to the respective permit number for each application when submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Jacobsen, Chief, Division of Classification and Restoration, by U.S. mail at P.O. Box 1306, Albuquerque, NM 87103; or by telephone at 505–248– 6665. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Availability of Comments Fish and Wildlife Service 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 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 b Section 231—Housing for the Elderly Bedrooms 0 ............... 1 ............... 2 ............... 3 ............... 4+ ............ Non-Elevator $46,535 52,022 62,122 74,760 87,893 Elevator $52,871 60,610 73,702 95,345 104,661 b Section 207—Manufactured Home Parks Per Space—$22,579. Dated: June 11, 2014. Carol J. Galante, Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. 2014–14170 Filed 6–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 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. Both the Act and the National Environmental Policy Act require that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be received on or before July 17, 2014. ADDRESSES: Wendy Brown, Chief, Recovery and Restoration Branch, by SUMMARY: b Section 234—Condominium Housing VerDate Mar<15>2010 b Section 221(d)(4)—Moderate Income Housing Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications; request for public comment. b Section 213—Cooperatives Bedrooms $57,234 65,611 79,782 103,212 113,295 AGENCY: Elevator $49,181 54,480 65,075 80,209 90,806 $54,387 62,708 75,628 96,806 107,846 Elevator Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications b Section 207—Multifamily Housing b Section 207 pursuant to Section 223(f)—Purchase or Refinance Housing b Section 220—Housing in Urban Renewal Areas Non-Elevator 0 ............... 1 ............... 2 ............... 3 ............... 4+ ............ Non-Elevator [FWS–R2–ES–2013–N089; FXES11130200000–145–FF02ENEH00] Basic Statutory Mortgage Limits for Calendar Year 2014 Bedrooms Bedrooms PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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–051832 Applicant: Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix, Arizona. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct husbandry and propagation of San Bernardino (Pyrgulopsis bernardina) and Chupadera (Pyrgulopsis chupaderae) springsnails at the zoo in Arizona. E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 116 / Tuesday, June 17, 2014 / Notices Permit TE–800900 Applicant: Lower Colorado River Authority, Austin, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following species in Texas: • Black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) • Golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) • Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis) • Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum) • Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis) • Piping plover (Charadrius melodus) • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) Permit TE–830177 Applicant: Anthony Amos, Port Aransas, Texas. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct sea turtle stranding and stranding activities and nest detection of the following sea turtles in Texas: • Kemp’s ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) • Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) • Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) • Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) • Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) Permit TE–236730 Applicant: Timothy Bonner, San Marcos, Texas. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following species in Texas: • Comal Springs riffle beetle (Heterelmis comalensis) • Devils River minnow (Dionda diaboli) • Fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola) • San Marcos gambusia (Gambusia georgei) • San Marcos salamander (Eurycea nana) • Texas wild-rice (Zizania texana) Permit TE–083956 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Applicant: Sandy Wolf, Tucson, Arizona. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae) and Mexican long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris nivalis) within Arizona. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:43 Jun 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 Permit TE–815409 Applicant: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/ absence surveys of Jemez Mountain salamander (Plethodon neomexicanus) within New Mexico. Permit TE–35437B Applicant: U.S.D.A. Forest Service— Santa Fe National Forest, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of Jemez Mountain salamander (Plethodon neomexicanus) within New Mexico. Permit TE–038055 Applicant: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to collect 450 wild eggs from Rio Grande silvery minnows (Hybognathus amarus) in the Rio Grande River, New Mexico. Permit TE–35438B Applicant: Anne Bradley, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of Jemez Mountain salamander (Plethedon neomexicanus) within New Mexico. Permit TE–35440B Applicant: Bureau of Reclamation— Upper Colorado Region, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of interior least tern (Sterna antillarum) and southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) within New Mexico. Permit TE–004439 Applicant: ABQ BioPark, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct husbandry, propagation, and holding; and collect from the wild (fish and aquatic invertebrates only) for the following species to be held at the BioPark: • Alamosa springsnail (Tryonia alamosae) • Colorado pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius) • Gila topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis) PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34547 • Gila trout (Oncorhynchus gilae) • Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) • Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) • Kemp’s ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) • Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) • Pecos bluntnose shiner (Notropis simus pecosensis) • Pecos gambusia (Gambusia nobilis) • Razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus) • Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus) • Socorro isopod (Thermosphaeroma thermophilum) • Socorro springsnail (Pyrgulopsis neomexicana) Permit TE–146407 Applicant: Belaire Environmental, Inc., Rockport, Texas. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following species within Texas: • Golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) • Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) • Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) • Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) • Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) • Whooping crane (Grus americana) Permit TE–840727 Applicant: National Park Service— Padre Island National Seashore, Corpus Christi, Texas. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct satellite tracking of adult green (Chelonia mydas) and Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) sea turtles within Texas. Permit TE–028605 Applicant: SWCA, Inc., Flagstaff, Arizona. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct the following activities for southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus): cowbird addling within Arizona, California, and Nevada; and blood and feather collection within Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Nevada, and Utah. Permit TE–676811 Applicant: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service—Region 2, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1 34548 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 116 / Tuesday, June 17, 2014 / Notices recovery purposes to conduct presence/ ˜ absence surveys of acuna cactus (Echinomastus erectocentrus var. acunensis), Fickeisen plains cactus (Pediocactus peeblesianus var. fickeiseniae), Gierisch mallow (Sphaeralcea gierischii) within Region 2 of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit TE–168185 Applicant: Cox/McLain Environmental Inc., Austin, Texas. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following species within Texas: • Attwater’s greater prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri) • Black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) • Golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) • Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis) • Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum) • Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis) • Piping plover (Charadrius melodus) • Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) Permit TE–168185 Applicant: SWCA Inc., Austin, Texas. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following species within Texas: • Austin blind salamander (Eurycea rathbuni) • Barton Springs salamander (Eurycea sosorum) • Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddelli) • Black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) • Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi) • Braken Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina venii) • Coffin Cave mold beetle (Batrisodes texanus) • Cokendolpher Cave harvestman (Texella cokendolpheri) • Golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) • Government Canyon Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina vespera) • Government Canyon Bat Cave spider (Neoleptoneta microps) • Gray bat (Myotis grisescens) • Ground beetle (Unnamed) (Rhadine exilis) • Ground beetle (Unnamed) (Rhadine infernalis) • Helotes mold beetle (Batrisodes venyivi) • Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle (Texamaurops reddelli) VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:43 Jun 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 • Fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola) • Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis) • Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) • Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum) • Madla Cave meshweaver (Cicurina madla) • Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis) • Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) • Piping plover (Charadrius melodus) • Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) • Robber Baron Cave meshweaver (Cicurina baronia) • San Marcos salamander (Eurycea nana) • Tooth Cave ground beetle (Rhadine persephone) • Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion (Tartarocreagris texana) • Tooth Cave spider (Neoleptoneta (=Leptoneta) myopica) • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) • Whooping crane (Grus americana) 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: May 30, 2014. Benjamin N. Tuggle, Regional Director, Southwest Region. [FR Doc. 2014–14097 Filed 6–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–HQ–NWRS–2012–0092; FXRS 84510900000–134–FF09R20000] RIN 1018–AY36 Policy on Donations, Fundraising, and Solicitation Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces that it has established a policy that covers Service procedures for accepting, using, and recognizing donations. This donations policy is an extension of the Department of the Interior’s guidance on donations, found in the Departmental Manual (DM) at 374 DM 6. The donations policy establishes procedures for reviewing and evaluating potential donors and donations. It lists delegations of authority for accepting donations and the roles and responsibilities of the Service’s Donations Senior Manager and employees authorized to accept donations. It provides guidance on soliciting donations, where appropriate, and provides general guidance on fundraising by non-Federal entities on the Service’s behalf. It focuses on the ethical considerations of all types of donations, as opposed to our Fish and Wildlife Service Manual (FW) guidance, 342 FW 5, Non-Purchase Acquisition, which covers the acquisition of real property rights by methods other than purchase, including donation. DATES: This policy is effective as of May 1, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may obtain copies of this final policy at http://www.fws.gov/ policy/manuals. The final policy and comments are available at http:// www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS–HQ–NWRS–2012–0092. Alternatively, you may request a copy by U.S. mail from USFWS, Division of Realty, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 622, Arlington, Virginia 22203 (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). They are also available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janet Bruner, 703–358–1713. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Introduction We have established a final donations policy, which is available at http:// www.fws.gov/policy/manuals. We have incorporated this policy as part 212, chapter 8, of the Fish and Wildlife E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R2-ES-2013-N089; FXES11130200000-145-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. Both 
the Act and the National Environmental Policy Act require that we 
invite public comment before issuing these permits.

DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be received on or 
before July 17, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Wendy Brown, Chief, Recovery and Restoration Branch, by U.S. 
mail at Division of Classification and Recovery, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, P.O. Box 1306, Albuquerque, NM 87103; or by telephone at 505-
248-6920. Please refer to the respective permit number for each 
application when submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Jacobsen, Chief, Division of 
Classification and Restoration, by U.S. mail at P.O. Box 1306, 
Albuquerque, NM 87103; or by telephone at 505-248-6665.

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 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-051832

Applicant: Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix, Arizona.

    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to conduct husbandry and propagation of San 
Bernardino (Pyrgulopsis bernardina) and Chupadera (Pyrgulopsis 
chupaderae) springsnails at the zoo in Arizona.

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Permit TE-800900

Applicant: Lower Colorado River Authority, Austin, Texas.

    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following species in Texas:

 Black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla)
 Golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia)
 Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis)
 Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum)
 Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis)
 Piping plover (Charadrius melodus)
 Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus)

Permit TE-830177

Applicant: Anthony Amos, Port Aransas, Texas.

    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct sea turtle stranding and stranding 
activities and nest detection of the following sea turtles in Texas:

 Kemp's ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii)
 Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta)
 Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)
 Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
 Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)

Permit TE-236730

Applicant: Timothy Bonner, San Marcos, Texas.

    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following 
species in Texas:

 Comal Springs riffle beetle (Heterelmis comalensis)
 Devils River minnow (Dionda diaboli)
 Fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola)
 San Marcos gambusia (Gambusia georgei)
 San Marcos salamander (Eurycea nana)
 Texas wild-rice (Zizania texana)

Permit TE-083956

Applicant: Sandy Wolf, Tucson, Arizona.

    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of lesser long-
nosed bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae) and Mexican long-nosed bat 
(Leptonycteris nivalis) within Arizona.

Permit TE-815409

Applicant: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Santa Fe, New 
Mexico.

    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of Jemez 
Mountain salamander (Plethodon neomexicanus) within New Mexico.

Permit TE-35437B

Applicant: U.S.D.A. Forest Service--Santa Fe National Forest, Santa Fe, 
New Mexico.

    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys of Jemez Mountain salamander 
(Plethodon neomexicanus) within New Mexico.

Permit TE-038055

Applicant: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to collect 450 wild eggs from Rio Grande silvery 
minnows (Hybognathus amarus) in the Rio Grande River, New Mexico.

Permit TE-35438B

Applicant: Anne Bradley, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys of Jemez Mountain salamander 
(Plethedon neomexicanus) within New Mexico.

Permit TE-35440B

Applicant: Bureau of Reclamation--Upper Colorado Region, Albuquerque, 
New Mexico.

    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys of interior least tern (Sterna 
antillarum) and southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii 
extimus) within New Mexico.

Permit TE-004439

Applicant: ABQ BioPark, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct husbandry, propagation, and holding; and 
collect from the wild (fish and aquatic invertebrates only) for the 
following species to be held at the BioPark:

 Alamosa springsnail (Tryonia alamosae)
 Colorado pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius)
 Gila topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis)
 Gila trout (Oncorhynchus gilae)
 Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
 Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)
 Kemp's ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii)
 Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta)
 Pecos bluntnose shiner (Notropis simus pecosensis)
 Pecos gambusia (Gambusia nobilis)
 Razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus)
 Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus)
 Socorro isopod (Thermosphaeroma thermophilum)
 Socorro springsnail (Pyrgulopsis neomexicana)

Permit TE-146407

Applicant: Belaire Environmental, Inc., Rockport, Texas.

    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following 
species within Texas:

 Golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia)
 Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta)
 Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)
 Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
 Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)
 Whooping crane (Grus americana)

Permit TE-840727

Applicant: National Park Service--Padre Island National Seashore, 
Corpus Christi, Texas.

    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to conduct satellite tracking of adult green 
(Chelonia mydas) and Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) sea turtles 
within Texas.

Permit TE-028605

Applicant: SWCA, Inc., Flagstaff, Arizona.

    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to conduct the following activities for 
southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus): cowbird 
addling within Arizona, California, and Nevada; and blood and feather 
collection within Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, 
Nevada, and Utah.

Permit TE-676811

Applicant: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service--Region 2, Albuquerque, New 
Mexico.

    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and

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recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of acu[ntilde]a 
cactus (Echinomastus erectocentrus var. acunensis), Fickeisen plains 
cactus (Pediocactus peeblesianus var. fickeiseniae), Gierisch mallow 
(Sphaeralcea gierischii) within Region 2 of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service.

Permit TE-168185

Applicant: Cox/McLain Environmental Inc., Austin, Texas.

    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following 
species within Texas:

 Attwater's greater prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido 
attwateri)
 Black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla)
 Golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia)
 Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis)
 Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum)
 Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis)
 Piping plover (Charadrius melodus)
 Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis)
 Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus)

Permit TE-168185

Applicant: SWCA Inc., Austin, Texas.

    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following 
species within Texas:

 Austin blind salamander (Eurycea rathbuni)
 Barton Springs salamander (Eurycea sosorum)
 Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddelli)
 Black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla)
 Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi)
 Braken Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina venii)
 Coffin Cave mold beetle (Batrisodes texanus)
 Cokendolpher Cave harvestman (Texella cokendolpheri)
 Golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia)
 Government Canyon Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina vespera)
 Government Canyon Bat Cave spider (Neoleptoneta microps)
 Gray bat (Myotis grisescens)
 Ground beetle (Unnamed) (Rhadine exilis)
 Ground beetle (Unnamed) (Rhadine infernalis)
 Helotes mold beetle (Batrisodes venyivi)
 Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle (Texamaurops reddelli)
 Fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola)
 Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis)
 Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis)
 Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum)
 Madla Cave meshweaver (Cicurina madla)
 Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis)
 Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis)
 Piping plover (Charadrius melodus)
 Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis)
 Robber Baron Cave meshweaver (Cicurina baronia)
 San Marcos salamander (Eurycea nana)
 Tooth Cave ground beetle (Rhadine persephone)
 Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion (Tartarocreagris texana)
 Tooth Cave spider (Neoleptoneta (=Leptoneta) myopica)
 Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus)
 Whooping crane (Grus americana)

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: May 30, 2014.
Benjamin N. Tuggle,
Regional Director, Southwest Region.
[FR Doc. 2014-14097 Filed 6-16-14; 8:45 am]
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