Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications, 44056-44059 [2014-17678]

Download as PDF 44056 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 145 / Tuesday, July 29, 2014 / Notices physical and mental health of the American people. Dated: July 19, 2014. Yvette Roubideaux, Acting Director, Indian Health Service. [FR Doc. 2014–17800 Filed 7–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–16–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Center for Substance Abuse Prevention; Notice of Meeting Pursuant to Public Law 92–463, notice is hereby given that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) National Advisory Council (NAC) will meet August 6, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. A portion of the meeting is open to the public and will include a discussion of the Center’s current administrative, legislative, and program developments. Public comments are welcome. To attend, or request special accommodations for persons with disabilities, please register at the SAMHSA Committees’ Web site, http://nac.samhsa.gov/Registration/ meetingsRegistration.aspx or contact the Council’s Designated Federal Officer (DFO), Mr. Matthew J. Aumen (see contact information below). The remainder of the meeting will include the review, discussion, and evaluation of grant applications reviewed by the Initial Review Group, and involve an examination of confidential financial and business information as well as personal information concerning the applicants. Therefore, this section of the meeting will be closed to the public as determined by the SAMHSA Administrator, in accordance with Title 5 U.S.C. § 552b(c)(4) and (6) and (c)(9)(B) and 5 U.S.C. App. 2, Section 10(d). Individuals interested in making public comments or obtaining the meeting number and passcode are encouraged to notify the DFO, on or before July 30, 2014. Substantive program information, a summary of the meeting, and a roster of Council members may be obtained 30 days following the meeting by accessing the SAMHSA Committee Web site at http://nac.samhsa.gov/ or contacting the DFO. Committee Name: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:02 Jul 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 Administration Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, National Advisory Council. Date/Time/Type: August 6, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. E.D.T.: (OPEN). August 6, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. E.D.T.: (CLOSED). Place: Web cast (details provided upon registration). Contact: Matthew J. Aumen, Designated Federal Officer, SAMHSA CSAP NAC, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, Maryland 20857, Telephone: 240–276–2419, Fax: 240–276–2430 and Email: matthew.aumen@ samhsa.hhs.gov. 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 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. [FWS–R2–ES–2014–N158; FXES11130200000–145–FF02ENEH00] Applications Available for Review and Comment Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications 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). Cathy J. Friedman, Public Health Analyst, Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Services Administration. This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to the urgent need to meet timing limitations imposed by the review and funding cycle. [FR Doc. 2014–17767 Filed 7–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications; request for public comment. AGENCY: 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 August 28, 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permit TE–36687B Applicant: Andrew Storfer, Whitman, Washington. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys and conduct tail clipping to collect 300 tissue samples of larval and adult Sonoran tiger salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum stebbinsi) within Arizona. Permit TE–099278 Applicant: Fred Phillips Consulting, Flagstaff, Arizona. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of southwestern willow E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 145 / Tuesday, July 29, 2014 / Notices flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) and Yuma clapper rail (Rallus longirostris yumanensis) within Arizona. Permit TE–842565 Applicant: USDA, Forest Service— Cibola National Forest, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) within New Mexico. Permit TE–078347 Applicant: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service—Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, Ajo, Arizona. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys and management activities for Sonoran pronghorn (Antilocapra americana sonoriensis) on the Refuge in Arizona. Permit TE–835139 Applicant: Hawks Aloft, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico. Applicant requests a renewal to an expired permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/ absence surveys of southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) within New Mexico. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit TE–28891A Applicant: Timothy Tristan, Corpus Christi, Texas. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct sea turtle stranding and stranding activities, rehabilitation, satellite tracking, 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–233205 Applicant: Thomas Bonn, Lockhart, Texas. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/ absence surveys of golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) within Texas. Permit TEØ37416B Applicant: Cambrian Environmental, Austin, Texas. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:02 Jul 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following species within Texas: • Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddelli) • Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi) • Braken Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina venii) • Coffin Cave mold beetle (Batrisodes texanus) • Cokendolpher Cave harvestman (Texella cokendolpheri) • Government Canyon Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina vespera) • Government Canyon Bat Cave spider (Neoleptoneta microps) • Ground beetle (Unnamed) (Rhadine exilis) • Ground beetle (Unnamed) (Rhadine infernalis) • Helotes mold beetle (Batrisodes venyivi) • Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum) • Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle (Texamaurops reddelli) • Madla Cave meshweaver (Cicurina madla) • Robber Baron Cave meshweaver (Cicurina baronia) • Tooth Cave ground beetle (Rhadine persephone) • Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion (Tartarocreagris texana) • Tooth Cave spider (Neoleptoneta (=Leptoneta) myopica) Permit TE–37418B Applicant: Brown and Gay Engineers, Inc., Frisco, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) and black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) within Texas. Permit TE–233201 Applicant: Amistad National Recreation Area, Del Rio, Texas. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of interior least tern (Sterna antillarum) within Texas. Permit TE–37946B ˜ Applicant: Marjorie Wright, Espanola, 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–172278 Applicant: John Abbott, Cedar Park, Texas. PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44057 Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) within Texas and Oklahoma. Permit TE–37948B Applicant: HDR Engineering, Inc., Austin, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of Neosho mucket (Lampsilis rafinesqueana) within Oklahoma. Permit TE–814933 Applicant: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 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: • Barton Springs salamander (Eurycea sosorum) • Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddelli) • Big Bend gambusia (Gambusia gaigei) • Black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) • Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi) • Braken Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina venii) • Clear Creek gambusia (Gambusia heterochir) • Coffin Cave mold beetle (Batrisodes texanus) • Cokendolpher Cave harvestman (Texella cokendolpheri) • Comal Springs dryopid beetle (Stygoparnus comalensis) • Comal Springs riffle beetle (Heterelmis comalensis) • Comanche Springs pupfish (Cyprinodon elegans) • Fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola) • Golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) • Government Canyon Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina vespera) • Government Canyon Bat Cave spider (Neoleptoneta microps) • Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) • Ground beetle (Unnamed) (Rhadine exilis) • Ground beetle (Unnamed) (Rhadine infernalis) • Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) • Helotes mold beetle (Batrisodes venyivi) • Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum) • Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yagouaroundi) • Kemp’s ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 44058 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 145 / Tuesday, July 29, 2014 / Notices rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES • Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle (Texamaurops reddelli) • Lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae) • Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) • Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) • Madla Cave meshweaver (Cicurina madla) • Mexican long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris nivalis) • Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis) • Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) • Peck’s Cave amphipod (Stygobromus (=stygonectes) pecki) • Piping plover (Charadrius melodus) • Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) • Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus) • Robber Baron Cave meshweaver (Cicurina baronia) • San Marcos salamander (Eurycea nana) • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) • Texas blind salamander (Eurycea rathbuni) • Tooth Cave ground beetle (Rhadine persephone) • Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion (Tartarocreagris texana) • Tooth Cave spider (Neoleptoneta (=Leptoneta) myopica) • Whooping crane (Grus americana) purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) within Arizona. • Sacramento Mountains thistle (Cirsium vinaceum) • Zuni fleabane (Erigeron rhizomatus) Permit TE–24623A Applicant: Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to trap and release, transport, and captively breed Mount Graham red squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus grahamensis) within Miller Park Zoo and in known Mount Graham red squirrel habitat within Arizona. Applicant: High Mesa Research, LLC., Valdez, 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 Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. Permit TE–59580A Applicant: Rocky Mountain Ecology, 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 Colorado. Applicant: Jennifer Frey, Radium Springs, New Mexico. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of New Mexico meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonicus luteus) within New Mexico. Permit TE–797127 Applicant: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following species within Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado: • Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum) Permit TE–07059A • Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis) Applicant: Paul Marsh, Tempe, Arizona. • Piping plover (Charadrius melodus) Applicant requests a renewal to a • Rio Grande silvery minnow current permit for research and recovery (Hybognathus amarus) purposes to conduct presence/absence • Southwestern willow flycatcher surveys of the following species within (Empidonax traillii extimus) Arizona: • Whooping crane (Grus americana) • Bonytail chub (Gila elegans) They also request seed collection of • Colorado pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus the following plant species within New lucius) Mexico: • Desert pupfish (Cyprinodon • Holy Ghost ipomopsis (Ipomopsis macularius) sancti-spiritus) • Gila chub (Gila intermedia) • Knowlton cactus (Pediocactus • Gila topminnow (Poeciliopsis knowltonii) occidentalis) • Kuenzler’s hedgehog cactus • Loach minnow (Tiaroga cobitis) (Echinocereus fendleri var. kuenzleri) • Quitobaquito pupfish (Cyprinodon • Mancos milk-vetch (Astragalus macualarius eremus) humillimus) • Razorback sucker (Xyrauchen • Sacramento prickly poppy (Argemone texanus) pleiacantha spp. pinnatisecta) • Spikedace (Meda fulgida) • Sneed pincushion cactus • Virgin River chub (Gila robusta (Coryphantha sneedii var. sneedii) seminuda) • Todsen’s pennyroyal (Hedeoma • Woundfin (Plagopterus argentissimus) todsenii) • Yaqui topminnow (Poeciliopsis • Gypsum wild-buckwheat (Eriogonum occidentalis sonrensis) gypsophilum) • Lee pincushion cactus (Coryphantha Permit TE–43746A sneedii var. leei) Applicant: Northern Arizona University, • Mesa Verde cactus (Sclerocactus Tempe, Arizona. mesae-verdae) • Pecos sunflower (Helianthus Applicant requests a renewal to a paradoxus) current permit for research and recovery VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:02 Jul 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permit TE–088197 Permit TE–40088B Permit TE–40089B Applicant: Botanical and Nature Institute of South Texas, Inc., Corpus Christi, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to propagate and maintain refugia populations of slender rush-pea (Hoffmannseggia tenella) and black lace cactus (Echinocereus reichenbachii var. albertii) at the botanical garden in Texas. Permit TE–33863A Applicant: Deborah Blackburn, 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) within Texas, and southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) within Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. 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 E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 145 / Tuesday, July 29, 2014 / Notices 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: July 15, 2014. Joy. E. Nicholopoulos, Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2014–17678 Filed 7–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey Open Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI) United States Geological Survey, Interior. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting of the Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI). AGENCY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the ACWI. This meeting is to discuss broad policy-related topics relating to national water initiatives, and the development and dissemination of water information, through reports from ACWI subgroups. The agenda will include updates from ACWI’s various subcommittees; a report on the 9th National Monitoring Conference, which was held earlier this year in Cincinnati, Ohio; a presentation of the water chapter of the Third National Climate Assessment; and a report on the Hydrologic Frequency Analysis Work Group’s progress on revising Bulletin 17B, Guidelines For Determining Flood Flow Frequency. The ACWI was established under the authority of the Office of Management and Budget Memorandum M–92–01 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the ACWI is to provide a forum for water information users and professionals to advise the Federal Government on activities and plans that may improve the effectiveness of meeting the Nation’s water information needs. Member organizations help to rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:52 Jul 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 foster communications between the Federal and non-Federal sectors on sharing water information. Membership, limited to 35 organizations, represents a wide range of water resources interests and functions. Representation on the ACWI includes all levels of government, academia, private industry, and professional and technical societies. For more information on the ACWI, its membership, subgroups, meetings and activities, please see the Web site at: http://ACWI.gov. The formal meeting will take place from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on August 19, 2014, and from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on August 20, 2014 (times are Eastern Daylight Time). DATES: The meeting will be held in the auditorium of the U.S. Geological Survey National Center, located at 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia 20192. The meeting will also be accessible by teleconference and WebEx. There will also be a teleconference line and a WebEx internet link available for the use of those who cannot attend in person. Information on the teleconference and WebEx will be available on the ACWI Web site: http://acwi.gov. ADDRESSES: Ms. Wendy E. Norton, ACWI Executive Secretary and Chief, Water Information Coordination Program, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 417, Reston, VA 20192. Telephone 703– 648–6810; Fax 703–648–5644; email wenorton@usgs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: This meeting is open to the public. Up to a half hour will be set aside for public comment. Persons wishing to make a brief presentation (up to 5 minutes) are asked to provide a written request with a description of the general subject to Ms. Norton at the above address no later than July 31, 2012. It is requested that 65 copies of a written statement be submitted at the time of the meeting for distribution to members of the ACWI and placement in the official file. Any member of the public may submit written information and (or) comments to Ms. Norton for distribution at the ACWI meeting. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Wendy E. Norton, Chief, Water Information Coordination Program. [FR Doc. 2014–17799 Filed 7–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44059 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–16118; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Tonto National Forest, Phoenix, AZ, and San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Tonto National Forest and the San Diego Museum of Man have completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and have determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Tonto National Forest. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Tonto National Forest at the address in this notice by August 28, 2014. ADDRESSES: Scott Wood, Heritage Program Manager, Tonto National Forest, 2324 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85006, telephone (602) 225–5231, email swood01@fs.fed.us. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects under the control of the USDA Forest Service, Tonto National Forest and in the physical custody of the San Diego Museum of Man. The human remains and associated funerary SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R2-ES-2014-N158; 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 August 28, 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 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-36687B

Applicant: Andrew Storfer, Whitman, Washington.

    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys and conduct tail clipping to 
collect 300 tissue samples of larval and adult Sonoran tiger 
salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum stebbinsi) within Arizona.

Permit TE-099278

Applicant: Fred Phillips Consulting, Flagstaff, Arizona.

    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of southwestern 
willow

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flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) and Yuma clapper rail (Rallus 
longirostris yumanensis) within Arizona.

Permit TE-842565

Applicant: USDA, Forest Service--Cibola National Forest, Albuquerque, 
New Mexico.

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

Permit TE-078347

Applicant: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service--Cabeza Prieta National 
Wildlife Refuge, Ajo, Arizona.

    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys and management 
activities for Sonoran pronghorn (Antilocapra americana sonoriensis) on 
the Refuge in Arizona.

Permit TE-835139

Applicant: Hawks Aloft, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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

Permit TE-28891A

Applicant: Timothy Tristan, Corpus Christi, Texas.

    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct sea turtle stranding and stranding 
activities, rehabilitation, satellite tracking, 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-233205

Applicant: Thomas Bonn, Lockhart, Texas.
    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of golden-
cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) within Texas.

Permit TE-37416B

Applicant: Cambrian Environmental, Austin, Texas.

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

 Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddelli)
 Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi)
 Braken Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina venii)
 Coffin Cave mold beetle (Batrisodes texanus)
 Cokendolpher Cave harvestman (Texella cokendolpheri)
 Government Canyon Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina vespera)
 Government Canyon Bat Cave spider (Neoleptoneta microps)
 Ground beetle (Unnamed) (Rhadine exilis)
 Ground beetle (Unnamed) (Rhadine infernalis)
 Helotes mold beetle (Batrisodes venyivi)
 Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum)
 Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle (Texamaurops reddelli)
 Madla Cave meshweaver (Cicurina madla)
 Robber Baron Cave meshweaver (Cicurina baronia)
 Tooth Cave ground beetle (Rhadine persephone)
 Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion (Tartarocreagris texana)
 Tooth Cave spider (Neoleptoneta (=Leptoneta) myopica)

Permit TE-37418B

Applicant: Brown and Gay Engineers, Inc., Frisco, Texas.

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

Permit TE-233201

Applicant: Amistad National Recreation Area, Del Rio, Texas.

    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of interior least 
tern (Sterna antillarum) within Texas.

Permit TE-37946B

Applicant: Marjorie Wright, Espa[ntilde]ola, 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-172278

Applicant: John Abbott, Cedar Park, Texas.

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

Permit TE-37948B

Applicant: HDR Engineering, Inc., Austin, Texas.

    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys of Neosho mucket (Lampsilis 
rafinesqueana) within Oklahoma.

Permit TE-814933

Applicant: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 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:

 Barton Springs salamander (Eurycea sosorum)
 Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddelli)
 Big Bend gambusia (Gambusia gaigei)
 Black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla)
 Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi)
 Braken Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina venii)
 Clear Creek gambusia (Gambusia heterochir)
 Coffin Cave mold beetle (Batrisodes texanus)
 Cokendolpher Cave harvestman (Texella cokendolpheri)
 Comal Springs dryopid beetle (Stygoparnus comalensis)
 Comal Springs riffle beetle (Heterelmis comalensis)
 Comanche Springs pupfish (Cyprinodon elegans)
 Fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola)
 Golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia)
 Government Canyon Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina vespera)
 Government Canyon Bat Cave spider (Neoleptoneta microps)
 Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
 Ground beetle (Unnamed) (Rhadine exilis)
 Ground beetle (Unnamed) (Rhadine infernalis)
 Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)
 Helotes mold beetle (Batrisodes venyivi)
 Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum)
 Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yagouaroundi)
 Kemp's ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii)

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 Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle (Texamaurops reddelli)
 Lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae)
 Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta)
 Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)
 Madla Cave meshweaver (Cicurina madla)
 Mexican long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris nivalis)
 Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis)
 Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis)
 Peck's Cave amphipod (Stygobromus (=stygonectes) pecki)
 Piping plover (Charadrius melodus)
 Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis)
 Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus)
 Robber Baron Cave meshweaver (Cicurina baronia)
 San Marcos salamander (Eurycea nana)
 Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus)
 Texas blind salamander (Eurycea rathbuni)
 Tooth Cave ground beetle (Rhadine persephone)
 Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion (Tartarocreagris texana)
 Tooth Cave spider (Neoleptoneta (=Leptoneta) myopica)
 Whooping crane (Grus americana)

Permit TE-07059A

Applicant: Paul Marsh, Tempe, Arizona.

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

 Bonytail chub (Gila elegans)
 Colorado pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius)
 Desert pupfish (Cyprinodon macularius)
 Gila chub (Gila intermedia)
 Gila topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis)
 Loach minnow (Tiaroga cobitis)
 Quitobaquito pupfish (Cyprinodon macualarius eremus)
 Razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus)
 Spikedace (Meda fulgida)
 Virgin River chub (Gila robusta seminuda)
 Woundfin (Plagopterus argentissimus)
 Yaqui topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis sonrensis)

Permit TE-43746A

Applicant: Northern Arizona University, Tempe, Arizona.

    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 Arizona.

Permit TE-24623A

Applicant: Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois.

    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to trap and release, transport, and captively breed 
Mount Graham red squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus grahamensis) within 
Miller Park Zoo and in known Mount Graham red squirrel habitat within 
Arizona.

Permit TE-59580A

Applicant: Rocky Mountain Ecology, 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 
Colorado.

Permit TE-797127

Applicant: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following 
species within Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado:

 Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum)
 Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis)
 Piping plover (Charadrius melodus)
 Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus)
 Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus)
 Whooping crane (Grus americana)

    They also request seed collection of the following plant species 
within New Mexico:

 Holy Ghost ipomopsis (Ipomopsis sancti-spiritus)
 Knowlton cactus (Pediocactus knowltonii)
 Kuenzler's hedgehog cactus (Echinocereus fendleri var. 
kuenzleri)
 Mancos milk-vetch (Astragalus humillimus)
 Sacramento prickly poppy (Argemone pleiacantha spp. 
pinnatisecta)
 Sneed pincushion cactus (Coryphantha sneedii var. sneedii)
 Todsen's pennyroyal (Hedeoma todsenii)
 Gypsum wild-buckwheat (Eriogonum gypsophilum)
 Lee pincushion cactus (Coryphantha sneedii var. leei)
 Mesa Verde cactus (Sclerocactus mesae-verdae)
 Pecos sunflower (Helianthus paradoxus)
 Sacramento Mountains thistle (Cirsium vinaceum)
 Zuni fleabane (Erigeron rhizomatus)

Permit TE-088197

Applicant: High Mesa Research, LLC., Valdez, 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 Arizona, 
California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.

Permit TE-40088B

Applicant: Jennifer Frey, Radium Springs, New Mexico.

    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys of New Mexico meadow jumping mouse 
(Zapus hudsonicus luteus) within New Mexico.

Permit TE-40089B

Applicant: Botanical and Nature Institute of South Texas, Inc., Corpus 
Christi, Texas.
    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to propagate and maintain refugia populations of slender rush-pea 
(Hoffmannseggia tenella) and black lace cactus (Echinocereus 
reichenbachii var. albertii) at the botanical garden in Texas.

Permit TE-33863A

Applicant: Deborah Blackburn, 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) within Texas, and southwestern willow 
flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) within Arizona, California, 
Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.

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

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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: July 15, 2014.
Joy. E. Nicholopoulos,
Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-17678 Filed 7-28-14; 8:45 am]
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