Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications, 44456-44459 [2014-18012]

Download as PDF 44456 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 147 / Thursday, July 31, 2014 / Notices surveys and population monitoring activities throughout the range of each species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–58888A Applicant: Dale E. Ritenour, La Mesa, California The applicant requests an amendment to a permit to take (capture, collect, receive, transport, hatch, identify, and rear) the Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), and San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis) in conjunction with fairy shrimp cyst identification activities throughout the range of each species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–54614A Applicant: California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Rancho Cordova, California The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (survey, capture, handle, transport, hold in captivity, captive propagate, obtain genetic samples, and release) the Amargosa vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) while conducting scientific research and captive propagation activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–161496 Applicant: California State Parks, Felton, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (survey, capture, handle, mark, collect genetic material, record morphological data, and release) the San Francisco garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia) in conjunction with survey and research activities throughout the range of the species in Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties, California, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–41825B wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Applicant: Virgil T. Parker, Pacifica, California The applicant requests a permit to remove/reduce to possession Arctostaphylos glandulosa subsp. crassifolia (Del Mar manzanita) in conjunction with population surveys and genetic research activities on Federal lands in San Diego County, California, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–808214–5 Applicant: Sonoma County Water Agency, Santa Rosa, California VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:56 Jul 30, 2014 Jkt 232001 The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the California freshwater shrimp (Syncaris pacifica) and California tiger salamander (Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring in Sonoma County, California, for the purpose of enhancing each species’ survival. Permit No. TE–801346 Applicant: Geoffrey L. Rogers, San Diego, California The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities in San Diego, Riverside, Orange, and Imperial Counties, California, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–038716 Applicant: Frank J. Wegscheider, Placentia, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture, collect, and collect vouchers) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of each species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–108099 Applicant: Jane Higginson, Lakeside, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (survey by pursuit) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–09389A Applicant: Michelle E. Giolli, El Cerrito, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture, collect, and collect vouchers) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), and vernal pool PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of each species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Public Comments We invite public review and comment on each of these recovery permit applications. Comments and materials we receive 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. Dated: July 25, 2014. Michael Long, Acting Regional Director, Pacific Southwest Region, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2014–18015 Filed 7–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2014–N161; FXES11130800000–145–FF08E00000] Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for 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 species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (Act) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite public comment before issuing recovery permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species. DATES: Comments on these permit applications must be received on or before September 2, 2014. ADDRESSES: Written data or comments should be submitted to the Endangered Species Program Manager, U.S. Fish and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 147 / Thursday, July 31, 2014 / Notices Wildlife Service, Region 8, 2800 Cottage Way, Room W–2606, Sacramento, CA 95825 (telephone: 916–414–6464; fax: 916–414–6486). Please refer to the respective permit number for each application when submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Marquez, Fish and Wildlife Biologist; see ADDRESSES (telephone: 760–431–9440; fax: 760–431–9624). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following applicants have applied for scientific research permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). We seek review and comment from local, State, and Federal agencies and the public on the following permit requests. Applicants Permit No. TE–802094 Applicant: Carl J. Page, Smith River, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, and release) the tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi) and unarmored threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus williamsoni) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities throughout the range of each species in California, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit No. TE–35387A Applicant: Danielle C. Glenn, Ventura, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, locate and monitor nests) the California least tern (Sternula antillarum browni) (Sterna a. browni) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in Ventura County, California, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–094893 Applicant: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to remove/reduce to possession the following plant species, in conjunction with surveys and monitoring activities on Federal lands throughout the range of each species in California, for the purpose of enhancing each species’ survival: • Arabis mcdonaldiana (McDonald’s rockcress), • Arenaria paludicola (marsh sandwort), • Astragalus pycnostachyus var. lanosissimus (Ventura Marsh milkvetch), VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:56 Jul 30, 2014 Jkt 232001 • Berberis nevinii (Nevin’s barberry), • Berberis pinnata subsp. insularis (island barberry), • Castilleja mollis (soft-leaved paintbrush), • Caulanthus californicus (California jewelflower), • Cirsium fontinale var. obispoense (Chorro Creek bog thistle), • Cirsium loncholepis (La Graciosa thistle), • Clarkia speciosa var. immaculata (Pismo clarkia), • Chloropyron maritimum subsp. maritimum (Cordylanthus maritimus subsp. maritimus) (salt marsh bird’sbeak), • Deinandra increscens subsp. villosa (Gaviota tarplant), • Delphinium variegatum subsp. kinkiense (San Clemente Island larkspur), • Dudleya traskiae (Santa Barbara Island liveforever), • Eremalche kernensis (Kern mallow), • Eriodictyon altissimum (Indian Knob mountain balm), • Eriodictyon capitatum (Lompoc yerba santa), • Galium buxifolium (island bedstraw), • Gilia tenuiflora subsp. hoffmannii (Hoffmann’s slender-flowered gilia), • Layia carnosa (Beach layia), • Lithophragma maximum (San Clemente Island woodland-star), • Lupinus nipomensis (Nipomo Mesa lupine), • Malacothamnus clementinus (San Clemente Island bush-mallow), • Malacothamnus fasciculatus var. nesioticus (Santa Cruz Island bushmallow), • Malacothrix indecora (Santa Cruz Island malacothrix), • Malacothrix squalida (island malacothrix), • Nasturtium gambelii (Rorippa g.) (Gambel’s watercress), • Pentachaeta lyonii (Lyon’s pentachaeta), • Sibara filifolia (Santa Cruz Island rockcress), and • Thysanocarpus conchuliferus (Santa Cruz Island fringepod). Permit No. TE–100006 Applicant: Freeman Biological, Crescent City, California The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (survey, capture, handle, and release) the San Francisco garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Cruz Counties, California, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44457 Permit No. TE–40211B Applicant: Melissa M. Newman, Sonora, California The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County Distinct Population Segment (DPS) and Sonoma County DPS) (Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–806679 Applicant: Spring Rivers Ecological Sciences, LLC, Cassel, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture, weigh, mark, collect voucher, collect tissue, release, and translocate/release to restored habitat) the Shasta crayfish (Pacifastacus fortis) in conjunction with surveys and scientific research activities in Shasta County, California, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–006559 Applicant: Dale A. Powell, Riverside, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (survey by pursuit) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino) and Delhi Sands flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus abdominalis) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of each species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–40218B Applicant: John Kunna, Palo Alto, California The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the California tiger salamander (Sonoma County DPS) (Ambystoma californiense), and take (survey, capture, handle, and release) the San Francisco garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities throughout the range of each species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–237061 Applicant: Daniel H. Chase, San Francisco, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1 44458 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 147 / Thursday, July 31, 2014 / Notices newberryi) in conjunction with surveys, research, and population monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–032713 Applicant: California Department of Transportation, Fresno, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture, collect, and collect vouchers) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi); take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County DPS and Sonoma County DPS) (Ambystoma californiense); and take (capture, handle, and release) the Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides) and giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities throughout the range of each species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–031913 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Applicant: Morgan L. Ball, Lompoc, California The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take (capture, collect, and collect vouchers) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi); take (harass by survey, locate and monitor nests, capture, band, and release) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus); take (survey by pursuit) the El Segundo blue butterfly (Euphilotes battoides allyni); and take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County DPS and Sonoma County DPS) (Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities throughout the range of each species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–110382 Applicant: Ava R. Edens, Mission Viejo, California VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:56 Jul 30, 2014 Jkt 232001 The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture, collect, and collect vouchers) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of each species in California, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–41182B Applicant: Karen L. Pope, Arcata, California The applicant requests a permit to take (survey, capture, handle, swab, and release) the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog (Rana sierrae) in conjunction with survey and population monitoring activities in Butte, Sierra, Nevada, Placer, and El Dorado Counties, California, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–203081 Applicant: John P. LaBonte, Goleta, California The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County DPS and Sonoma County DPS) (Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–41184B Applicant: Mason D. Hyland, Gilroy, California The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County DPS and Sonoma County DPS) (Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–830213 Applicant: EcoPlan Associates, Mesa, Arizona The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take (harass by survey, locate and monitor nests) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus), and take (harass by survey) the Yuma clapper rail (Rallus longirostris yumanensis) in PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities in Riverside, San Bernardino, and Imperial Counties, California, and Clark County, Nevada, for the purpose of enhancing each species’ survival. Permit No. TE–41613B Applicant: Mitch W. Stewart, Sacramento, California The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities in Tulare County, California, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–89998A Applicant: Matthew L. Amalong, Fountain Valley, California The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by survey, locate and monitor nests, handle, and band) the California least tern (Sternula antillarum browni) (Sterna a. browni) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–049175 Applicant: Melanie R. Dicus, Black Canyon, Arizona The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (survey by pursuit) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino) and Delhi Sands flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus abdominalis) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of each species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–027427 Applicant: Jeff A. Alvarez, Sacramento, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture, collect, and collect vouchers) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi), and take (harass by survey, capture, handle, collect tissue and vouchers, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County DPS and Sonoma County DPS) (Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with survey and population monitoring activities throughout the range of each species in E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 147 / Thursday, July 31, 2014 / Notices California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–094318 Applicant: Jessica S. Vinje, Escondido, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (locate and monitor nests) the least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus) in conjunction with nest monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–104080 Applicant: Stephen A. Sykes, Roseville, California The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County DPS and Sonoma County DPS) (Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit No. TE–43668A Applicant: Gerald T. Braden, Angelus Oaks, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, locate and monitor nests, capture, band, colorband, release and remove brown-headed cowbird [Molothrus ater] eggs and chicks from parasitized nests) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus); take (locate and monitor nests, color-band, release and remove brown-headed cowbird eggs and chicks from parasitized nests) the least Bell’s vireo (Vireo belli pusillus); take (harass by survey) the light-footed clapper rail (Rallus longirostris levipes) and Yuma clapper rail (Rallus longirostris yumanensis); and take (capture, handle, and release) the San Bernardino Merriam’s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami parvus) and the Stephens’ kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi) in conjunction with nest monitoring activities throughout the range of each species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–094642 Applicant: Howard B. Shaffer, Los Angeles, California The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (conduct training workshops) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County DPS and Sonoma County DPS) (Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with training activities throughout the range VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:56 Jul 30, 2014 Jkt 232001 of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–027422 Applicant: Brian T. Pittman, Petaluma, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture, collect, and collect vouchers) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi), and take (capture, handle, mark and release, collect tissue or small individuals for genetic analysis, and collect voucher specimens) the California tiger salamander (Sonoma County DPS) (Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with survey and population monitoring activities throughout the range of each species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Public Comments We invite public review and comment on each of these recovery permit applications. Comments and materials we receive 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. Michael Long, Acting Regional Director, Pacific Southwest Region, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2014–18012 Filed 7–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–IA–2014–N156; FXIA16710900000–145–FF09A30000] Notice of Suspension of Imports of Zimbabwe Elephant Trophies Taken in 2014 on or After April 4, 2014 AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: 44459 Notice. On July 17, 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) made a determination that the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe on or after April 4, 2014, until December 31, 2014, would be suspended. The decision to suspend importation of African elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe was due to the Service being unable to determine that the killing of the animal whose trophy is intended for import into the United States would enhance the survival of the species in the wild. Due to technical revisions needed to address an editorial error and to reflect consideration of ETIS data from the 16th Meeting of the Conference of Parties to CITES unintentionally left out of the July 17 finding document, the July 17 document was revised on July 22. These technical revisions did not alter the analysis or decision announced in the July 17 finding. This 2014 determination supersedes the interim suspension published in the Federal Register on May 12, 2014. ADDRESSES: Timothy J. Van Norman, Chief, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: IA, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803; fax (703) 358–2280; or email DMAFR@ fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy J. Van Norman, (703) 358–2104 (telephone); (703) 358–2280 (fax); DMAFR@fws.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The African elephant (Loxodonta africana) is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq., and is regulated under a special rule found at 50 CFR 17.40(e). The special rule includes specific requirements for the import of sport-hunted trophies. Under paragraph 17.40(e)(3)(iii)(C), in order for the Service to authorize the import of a sport-hunted elephant trophy, the Service must find that the killing of the animal whose trophy is intended for import would enhance the survival of the species in the wild (an ‘‘enhancement finding’’). Zimbabwe has had an active elephant hunting program for over 20 years, and imports into the United States have occurred at least since 1997, when the Zimbabwe elephant population, along with populations in Botswana and Namibia, was downlisted to Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) (South Africa’s population was downlisted at a later SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R8-ES-2014-N161; FXES11130800000-145-FF08E00000]


Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for 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 species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species 
Act (Act) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species 
unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires 
that we invite public comment before issuing recovery permits to 
conduct certain activities with endangered species.

DATES: Comments on these permit applications must be received on or 
before September 2, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Written data or comments should be submitted to the 
Endangered Species Program Manager, U.S. Fish and

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Wildlife Service, Region 8, 2800 Cottage Way, Room W-2606, Sacramento, 
CA 95825 (telephone: 916-414-6464; fax: 916-414-6486). Please refer to 
the respective permit number for each application when submitting 
comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Marquez, Fish and Wildlife 
Biologist; see ADDRESSES (telephone: 760-431-9440; fax: 760-431-9624).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following applicants have applied for 
scientific research permits to conduct certain activities with 
endangered species under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 
et seq.). We seek review and comment from local, State, and Federal 
agencies and the public on the following permit requests.

Applicants

Permit No. TE-802094

Applicant: Carl J. Page, Smith River, California

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
capture, and release) the tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi) and 
unarmored threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus williamsoni) 
in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities 
throughout the range of each species in California, for the purpose of 
enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-35387A

Applicant: Danielle C. Glenn, Ventura, California

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
locate and monitor nests) the California least tern (Sternula 
antillarum browni) (Sterna a. browni) in conjunction with surveys and 
population monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in 
Ventura County, California, for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-094893

Applicant: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara, California

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to remove/reduce to 
possession the following plant species, in conjunction with surveys and 
monitoring activities on Federal lands throughout the range of each 
species in California, for the purpose of enhancing each species' 
survival:
     Arabis mcdonaldiana (McDonald's rockcress),
     Arenaria paludicola (marsh sandwort),
     Astragalus pycnostachyus var. lanosissimus (Ventura Marsh 
milk-vetch),
     Berberis nevinii (Nevin's barberry),
     Berberis pinnata subsp. insularis (island barberry),
     Castilleja mollis (soft-leaved paintbrush),
     Caulanthus californicus (California jewelflower),
     Cirsium fontinale var. obispoense (Chorro Creek bog 
thistle),
     Cirsium loncholepis (La Graciosa thistle),
     Clarkia speciosa var. immaculata (Pismo clarkia),
     Chloropyron maritimum subsp. maritimum (Cordylanthus 
maritimus subsp. maritimus) (salt marsh bird's-beak),
     Deinandra increscens subsp. villosa (Gaviota tarplant),
     Delphinium variegatum subsp. kinkiense (San Clemente 
Island larkspur),
     Dudleya traskiae (Santa Barbara Island liveforever),
     Eremalche kernensis (Kern mallow),
     Eriodictyon altissimum (Indian Knob mountain balm),
     Eriodictyon capitatum (Lompoc yerba santa),
     Galium buxifolium (island bedstraw),
     Gilia tenuiflora subsp. hoffmannii (Hoffmann's slender-
flowered gilia),
     Layia carnosa (Beach layia),
     Lithophragma maximum (San Clemente Island woodland-star),
     Lupinus nipomensis (Nipomo Mesa lupine),
     Malacothamnus clementinus (San Clemente Island bush-
mallow),
     Malacothamnus fasciculatus var. nesioticus (Santa Cruz 
Island bush-mallow),
     Malacothrix indecora (Santa Cruz Island malacothrix),
     Malacothrix squalida (island malacothrix),
     Nasturtium gambelii (Rorippa g.) (Gambel's watercress),
     Pentachaeta lyonii (Lyon's pentachaeta),
     Sibara filifolia (Santa Cruz Island rockcress), and
     Thysanocarpus conchuliferus (Santa Cruz Island fringepod).

Permit No. TE-100006

Applicant: Freeman Biological, Crescent City, California

    The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (survey, capture, 
handle, and release) the San Francisco garter snake (Thamnophis 
sirtalis tetrataenia) in conjunction with survey activities throughout 
the range of the species in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Cruz 
Counties, California, for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-40211B

Applicant: Melissa M. Newman, Sonora, California

    The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey, capture, 
handle, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara 
County Distinct Population Segment (DPS) and Sonoma County DPS) 
(Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with surveys and population 
monitoring throughout the range of the species in California for the 
purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-806679

Applicant: Spring Rivers Ecological Sciences, LLC, Cassel, California

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture, weigh, 
mark, collect voucher, collect tissue, release, and translocate/release 
to restored habitat) the Shasta crayfish (Pacifastacus fortis) in 
conjunction with surveys and scientific research activities in Shasta 
County, California, for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-006559

Applicant: Dale A. Powell, Riverside, California

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (survey by pursuit) 
the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino) and Delhi 
Sands flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus abdominalis) in 
conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of each species 
in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-40218B

Applicant: John Kunna, Palo Alto, California

    The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey, capture, 
handle, and release) the California tiger salamander (Sonoma County 
DPS) (Ambystoma californiense), and take (survey, capture, handle, and 
release) the San Francisco garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis 
tetrataenia) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring 
activities throughout the range of each species in California for the 
purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-237061

Applicant: Daniel H. Chase, San Francisco, California

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, and release) the tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius

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newberryi) in conjunction with surveys, research, and population 
monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in California 
for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-032713

Applicant: California Department of Transportation, Fresno, California

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture, collect, 
and collect vouchers) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta 
conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), 
Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), San Diego fairy 
shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp 
(Lepidurus packardi); take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and 
release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County DPS and 
Sonoma County DPS) (Ambystoma californiense); and take (capture, 
handle, and release) the Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides 
nitratoides) and giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens) in conjunction 
with surveys and population monitoring activities throughout the range 
of each species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-031913

Applicant: Morgan L. Ball, Lompoc, California

    The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take 
(capture, collect, and collect vouchers) the Conservancy fairy shrimp 
(Branchinecta conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta 
longiantenna), Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), San 
Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), and vernal pool 
tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi); take (harass by survey, locate and 
monitor nests, capture, band, and release) the southwestern willow 
flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus); take (survey by pursuit) the 
El Segundo blue butterfly (Euphilotes battoides allyni); and take 
(harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the California tiger 
salamander (Santa Barbara County DPS and Sonoma County DPS) (Ambystoma 
californiense) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring 
activities throughout the range of each species in California for the 
purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-110382

Applicant: Ava R. Edens, Mission Viejo, California

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture, collect, 
and collect vouchers) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta 
conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), 
Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), San Diego fairy 
shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp 
(Lepidurus packardi) in conjunction with survey activities throughout 
the range of each species in California, for the purpose of enhancing 
the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-41182B

Applicant: Karen L. Pope, Arcata, California

    The applicant requests a permit to take (survey, capture, handle, 
swab, and release) the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog (Rana sierrae) 
in conjunction with survey and population monitoring activities in 
Butte, Sierra, Nevada, Placer, and El Dorado Counties, California, for 
the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-203081

Applicant: John P. LaBonte, Goleta, California

    The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by 
survey, capture, handle, and release) the California tiger salamander 
(Santa Barbara County DPS and Sonoma County DPS) (Ambystoma 
californiense) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring 
throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of 
enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-41184B

Applicant: Mason D. Hyland, Gilroy, California

    The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey, capture, 
handle, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara 
County DPS and Sonoma County DPS) (Ambystoma californiense) in 
conjunction with surveys and population monitoring throughout the range 
of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-830213

Applicant: EcoPlan Associates, Mesa, Arizona

    The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take 
(harass by survey, locate and monitor nests) the southwestern willow 
flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus), and take (harass by survey) 
the Yuma clapper rail (Rallus longirostris yumanensis) in conjunction 
with surveys and population monitoring activities in Riverside, San 
Bernardino, and Imperial Counties, California, and Clark County, 
Nevada, for the purpose of enhancing each species' survival.

Permit No. TE-41613B

Applicant: Mitch W. Stewart, Sacramento, California

    The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey) the 
southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in 
conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities in Tulare 
County, California, for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-89998A

Applicant: Matthew L. Amalong, Fountain Valley, California

    The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by 
survey, locate and monitor nests, handle, and band) the California 
least tern (Sternula antillarum browni) (Sterna a. browni) in 
conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities 
throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of 
enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-049175

Applicant: Melanie R. Dicus, Black Canyon, Arizona

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (survey by pursuit) 
the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino) and Delhi 
Sands flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus abdominalis) in 
conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of each species 
in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-027427

Applicant: Jeff A. Alvarez, Sacramento, California

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture, collect, 
and collect vouchers) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta 
conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), 
Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), San Diego fairy 
shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp 
(Lepidurus packardi), and take (harass by survey, capture, handle, 
collect tissue and vouchers, and release) the California tiger 
salamander (Santa Barbara County DPS and Sonoma County DPS) (Ambystoma 
californiense) in conjunction with survey and population monitoring 
activities throughout the range of each species in

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California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-094318

Applicant: Jessica S. Vinje, Escondido, California

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (locate and monitor 
nests) the least Bell's vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus) in conjunction 
with nest monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in 
California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-104080

Applicant: Stephen A. Sykes, Roseville, California

    The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey, capture, 
handle, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara 
County DPS and Sonoma County DPS) (Ambystoma californiense) in 
conjunction with surveys and population monitoring throughout the range 
of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-43668A

Applicant: Gerald T. Braden, Angelus Oaks, California

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
locate and monitor nests, capture, band, color-band, release and remove 
brown-headed cowbird [Molothrus ater] eggs and chicks from parasitized 
nests) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus); 
take (locate and monitor nests, color-band, release and remove brown-
headed cowbird eggs and chicks from parasitized nests) the least Bell's 
vireo (Vireo belli pusillus); take (harass by survey) the light-footed 
clapper rail (Rallus longirostris levipes) and Yuma clapper rail 
(Rallus longirostris yumanensis); and take (capture, handle, and 
release) the San Bernardino Merriam's kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami 
parvus) and the Stephens' kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi) in 
conjunction with nest monitoring activities throughout the range of 
each species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-094642

Applicant: Howard B. Shaffer, Los Angeles, California

    The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (conduct training 
workshops) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County DPS 
and Sonoma County DPS) (Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with 
training activities throughout the range of the species in California 
for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-027422

Applicant: Brian T. Pittman, Petaluma, California

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture, collect, 
and collect vouchers) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta 
conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), 
Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), San Diego fairy 
shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp 
(Lepidurus packardi), and take (capture, handle, mark and release, 
collect tissue or small individuals for genetic analysis, and collect 
voucher specimens) the California tiger salamander (Sonoma County DPS) 
(Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with survey and population 
monitoring activities throughout the range of each species in 
California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Public Comments

    We invite public review and comment on each of these recovery 
permit applications. Comments and materials we receive 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.

Michael Long,
Acting Regional Director, Pacific Southwest Region, Sacramento, 
California.
[FR Doc. 2014-18012 Filed 7-30-14; 8:45 am]
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