Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications, 45840-45841 [2014-18589]

Download as PDF 45840 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 151 / Wednesday, August 6, 2014 / Notices replace the requirements of the 2007 Consent Decree, which would ultimately be rescinded. A number of issues that were raised during the initial public comment period on the DEA are still relevant to the revised proposed action. Therefore, the Service’s DEA also has included a response to comments to explain how those issues are handled in MDIFW’s revised ITP and the Service’s revised DEA. Next Steps We will evaluate the revised ITP and comments we receive on the Service’s revised DEA to determine whether the permit application meets the requirements of section 10(a) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). We will also evaluate whether issuance of a section 10(a)(1)(B) permit would comply with section 7 of the ESA by conducting an intra-Service section 7 consultation. We will use the results of this consultation, in combination with the above findings, in our final analysis to determine whether to issue a permit. If the requirements are met, we will issue the permit to the applicant. Authority This notice is provided pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA and the National Environmental Policy Act regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R3–ES–2014–N159; FXES11130300000–145–FF03E00000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of permit applications; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), invite the public to comment on the following applications we’ve received for permits to authorize take of federally listed species. Although the Endangered Species Act (Act) prohibits the take of species listed as endangered or threatened under the Act, the USFWS may issue permits authorizing the take of endangered or threatened species if certain conditions are met by the mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 17:14 Aug 05, 2014 Jkt 232001 We must receive any written comments on or before September 5, 2014. Mussel Species DATES: Send written comments by U.S. mail to the Regional Director, Attn: Thomas J. Magnuson, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 5600 American Blvd. West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN 55437–1458; or by electronic mail to permitsR3ES@fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas J. Magnuson, (612) 713–5467. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Background We invite public comment on the following permit applications for certain activities with federally listed species authorized by section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and our regulations governing the taking of endangered species in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR part 17. Submit your comments, or request for a copy of the complete application to the mailing address or email address shown in ADDRESSES. Permit Application Number: TE40128B [FR Doc. 2014–18548 Filed 8–5–14; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 The applicant requests a permit amendment to add the following mussel and fish species to their permit. Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Applications Dated: July 22, 2014. Paul R. Phifer, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services. SUMMARY: applicant, and when such take will not appreciably reduce the likelihood of the survival and recovery of the species in the wild. The Act requires that we invite public comment before we issue these permits. Applicant: Charles Morgan, Mainstream Commercial Divers, Inc. The applicant requests a permit to take (survey, capture and release; nondestructive sampling) all threatened and endangered unionid mussels within the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE82666A Applicant: Justin Boyles, University of Southern Illinois The applicant requests a permit amendment to add the northern longeared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) to their permit. The requested amendment would also add personnel to the permit. Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE049738 Applicant: Foree Davis, Third Rock Consultants, LLC. PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Alabama lampmussel (Lampsilis virescens) Alabama moccasinshell mussel (Medionidus acutissimus) Appalachian elktoe mussel (Alasmidonta raveneliana) Appalachian monkeyface mussel (Quadrula sparsa) Birdwing pearlymussel (Lemiox rimosus) Coosa moccasinshell (Medionidus parvulus) Cracking pearlymussel (Hemistena lata) Finelined pocketbook mussel (Lampsilis altilis) Finerayed pigtoe mussel (Fusconaia cuneolus) Fluted kidneyshell mussel (Ptychobranchus subtentum) Georgia pigtoe mussel (Pleurobema hanleyianum) Green blossom pearlymussel (Epioblasma torulosa gubernaculum) Ovate clubshell mussel (Pleurobema perovatum) Pale Lilliput mussel (Toxolasma cylindrellus) Rabbitsfoot mussel (Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica) Rayed bean (Villosa fabalis) Rough rabbitsfoot (Quadrula cylindrica strigillata) Scaleshell mussel (Leptodea leptodon) Sheepnose (Plethobasus cyphyus) Shiny pigtoe (Fusconaia cor) Slabside pearlymussel (Pleuronaia dolabelloides) Snuffbox mussel (Epioblasma triquetra) Southern acornshell mussel (Epioblasma othcaloogenis) Southern pigtoe mussel (Pleurobema georgianum) Spectaclease mussel (Cumberlandia monodonta) Tan riffleshell mussle (Epioblasma florentina walkeri) Triangular kidneyshell mussel (Ptychobranchus greenii) Tubercled blossom mussel (Epioblasma torulosa torulosa) Turgid blossom mussel (Epioblasma turgidula) White wartyback mussel (Plethobasus cicatricosus) Winged mapleleaf mussel (Quadrula fragosa) Yellow blossom mussel (Epioblasma florentina florentina) Fish Species Spotfin chub (Erimonax monachus) E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 151 / Wednesday, August 6, 2014 / Notices Slender chub (Erimystax cahni) Relict darter (Etheostoma chienense) Tuxedo darter (Etheostoma lemniscatum) Marbled darter (Etheostoma marmorpinnum) Duskytail darter (Etheostoma percnurum) Citico darter (Etheostoma sitikuense) Snail darter (Percina tanasi) Diamond darter (Crystallaria cincotta) Cumberland darter (Etheostoma susanae) Palezone shiner (Notropis albizonatus) Blackside dace (Phoxinus cumberlandensis) Permit Application Number: TE48833A Applicant: Brian Carver, Tennessee Tech University The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture, handle, radiotag, and release) the Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) and gray bat (M. grisescens) in the State of Tennessee. Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE07730A Applicant: Kiersten Fuchs, Redwing Ecological Services, Inc. The applicant requests a permit amendment to add the rabbitsfoot mussel (Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica), fluted kidneyshell mussel (Ptychobranchus subtentum), and the slabside pearlymussel (Pleuronaia dolabelloides) to their permit. The requested amendment would also add personnel to their permit. Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit Application Number: TE38085B Applicant: Keith A. Johnson, Mountain State Biosurveys, LLC The applicant requests a permit to take (survey, capture and release; nondestructive sampling) the Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, and Missouri. Proposed activities are for the recovery an enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE2373A Applicant: Virgil Brack, Environmental Solutions and Innovations The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (survey, capture and release; non-destructive sampling) the VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:14 Aug 05, 2014 Jkt 232001 Rabbitsfoot mussel (Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica) in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, and Missouri. Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE73584A Applicant: Brian Anderson, Illinois Natural History Survey The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (survey, capture and release; non-destructive sampling) the scaleshell mussel (Leptodea leptodon), rabbitsfoot mussel (Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica), and spectaclecase mussel (Cumberlandia monodonta) in the State of Illinois. Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE06801A Applicant: Neil Bossart, Pittsburgh Wildlife and Environmental, Inc. The applicant requests a permit amendment to add personnel to their permit. Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE40160B Applicant: Daniel J. Call, Environmental Research and Information Analysts, LLC The applicant requests a permit to take (survey, capture and release; nondestructive sampling) the fat pocketbook mussel (Potamilus capax), Higgin’s eye pearlymussel (Lampsilis higginsii), scaleshell mussel (Leptodea leptodon), sheepnose mussel (Plethobasus cyphyus), spectaclecase mussel (Cumberlandia monodonta), and winged mapleleaf mussel (Quadrula fragosa) in the Upper Mississippi River in the State of Illinois. Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number: TE02344A Applicant: Donald C. Fortenbery, Mainstream Commercial Divers, Inc. The applicant requests a permit amendment to add the rabbitsfoot mussel (Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica), finelined pocketbook mussel (Lampsilis altilis), southern clubshell mussel (Pleurobema decisum), and triangular kidneyshell mussel (Ptychobranchus greenii) to their permit. The requested amendment PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45841 would also add personnel to the permit. Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Request for Public Comments We seek public review and comments on these permit applications. Please refer to the permit number when you submit comments. Comments and materials we receive are available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section. 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 30, 2014. Lynn M. Lewis, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Midwest Region. [FR Doc. 2014–18589 Filed 8–5–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R3–ES–2014–N122; FXES11120300000–145–FF03E00000] Notice of Availability of Draft Habitat Conservation Plan; Receipt of Application for Incidental Take Permit; Pioneer Trail Wind Farm, LLC Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an incidental take permit (ITP) application, draft habitat conservation plan (HCP), and a draft Implementing Agreement (IA) from Pioneer Trail Wind Farm, LLC (applicant), located in Ford and Iroquois Counties, Illinois. If approved, the ITP would authorize incidental take of two species of bats (covered species): the Indiana bat, a federally endangered species, and northern long-eared bat, proposed for Federal listing under the ESA. In accordance with the NEPA, the Service has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) in response to the permit application. We SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R3-ES-2014-N159; FXES11130300000-145-FF03E00000]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit 
Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of permit applications; request for 
comments.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), invite the 
public to comment on the following applications we've received for 
permits to authorize take of federally listed species. Although the 
Endangered Species Act (Act) prohibits the take of species listed as 
endangered or threatened under the Act, the USFWS may issue permits 
authorizing the take of endangered or threatened species if certain 
conditions are met by the applicant, and when such take will not 
appreciably reduce the likelihood of the survival and recovery of the 
species in the wild. The Act requires that we invite public comment 
before we issue these permits.

DATES: We must receive any written comments on or before September 5, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments by U.S. mail to the Regional Director, 
Attn: Thomas J. Magnuson, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological 
Services, 5600 American Blvd. West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN 55437-
1458; or by electronic mail to permitsR3ES@fws.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas J. Magnuson, (612) 713-5467.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    We invite public comment on the following permit applications for 
certain activities with federally listed species authorized by section 
10(a)(1)(A) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and our regulations 
governing the taking of endangered species in the Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR part 17. Submit your comments, or request 
for a copy of the complete application to the mailing address or email 
address shown in ADDRESSES.

Permit Applications

Permit Application Number: TE40128B

Applicant: Charles Morgan, Mainstream Commercial Divers, Inc.

    The applicant requests a permit to take (survey, capture and 
release; non-destructive sampling) all threatened and endangered 
unionid mussels within the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, 
Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, 
Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West 
Virginia, and Wisconsin. Proposed activities are for the recovery and 
enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE82666A

Applicant: Justin Boyles, University of Southern Illinois

    The applicant requests a permit amendment to add the northern long-
eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) to their permit. The requested 
amendment would also add personnel to the permit. Proposed activities 
are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the 
wild.

Permit Application Number: TE049738

Applicant: Foree Davis, Third Rock Consultants, LLC.

    The applicant requests a permit amendment to add the following 
mussel and fish species to their permit. Proposed activities are for 
the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Mussel Species

Alabama lampmussel (Lampsilis virescens)
Alabama moccasinshell mussel (Medionidus acutissimus)
Appalachian elktoe mussel (Alasmidonta raveneliana)
Appalachian monkeyface mussel (Quadrula sparsa)
Birdwing pearlymussel (Lemiox rimosus)
Coosa moccasinshell (Medionidus parvulus)
Cracking pearlymussel (Hemistena lata)
Finelined pocketbook mussel (Lampsilis altilis)
Finerayed pigtoe mussel (Fusconaia cuneolus)
Fluted kidneyshell mussel (Ptychobranchus subtentum)
Georgia pigtoe mussel (Pleurobema hanleyianum)
Green blossom pearlymussel (Epioblasma torulosa gubernaculum)
Ovate clubshell mussel (Pleurobema perovatum)
Pale Lilliput mussel (Toxolasma cylindrellus)
Rabbitsfoot mussel (Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica)
Rayed bean (Villosa fabalis)
Rough rabbitsfoot (Quadrula cylindrica strigillata)
Scaleshell mussel (Leptodea leptodon)
Sheepnose (Plethobasus cyphyus)
Shiny pigtoe (Fusconaia cor)
Slabside pearlymussel (Pleuronaia dolabelloides)
Snuffbox mussel (Epioblasma triquetra)
Southern acornshell mussel (Epioblasma othcaloogenis)
Southern pigtoe mussel (Pleurobema georgianum)
Spectaclease mussel (Cumberlandia monodonta)
Tan riffleshell mussle (Epioblasma florentina walkeri)
Triangular kidneyshell mussel (Ptychobranchus greenii)
Tubercled blossom mussel (Epioblasma torulosa torulosa)
Turgid blossom mussel (Epioblasma turgidula)
White wartyback mussel (Plethobasus cicatricosus)
Winged mapleleaf mussel (Quadrula fragosa)
Yellow blossom mussel (Epioblasma florentina florentina)

Fish Species

Spotfin chub (Erimonax monachus)

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Slender chub (Erimystax cahni)
Relict darter (Etheostoma chienense)
Tuxedo darter (Etheostoma lemniscatum)
Marbled darter (Etheostoma marmorpinnum)
Duskytail darter (Etheostoma percnurum)
Citico darter (Etheostoma sitikuense)
Snail darter (Percina tanasi)
Diamond darter (Crystallaria cincotta)
Cumberland darter (Etheostoma susanae)
Palezone shiner (Notropis albizonatus)
Blackside dace (Phoxinus cumberlandensis)

Permit Application Number: TE48833A

Applicant: Brian Carver, Tennessee Tech University

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture, handle, 
radio-tag, and release) the Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) and gray bat 
(M. grisescens) in the State of Tennessee. Proposed activities are for 
the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE07730A

Applicant: Kiersten Fuchs, Redwing Ecological Services, Inc.

    The applicant requests a permit amendment to add the rabbitsfoot 
mussel (Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica), fluted kidneyshell mussel 
(Ptychobranchus subtentum), and the slabside pearlymussel (Pleuronaia 
dolabelloides) to their permit. The requested amendment would also add 
personnel to their permit. Proposed activities are for the recovery and 
enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE38085B

Applicant: Keith A. Johnson, Mountain State Biosurveys, LLC

    The applicant requests a permit to take (survey, capture and 
release; non-destructive sampling) the Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) in 
the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, 
Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands, South 
Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, 
Minnesota, Ohio, and Missouri. Proposed activities are for the recovery 
an enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE2373A

Applicant: Virgil Brack, Environmental Solutions and Innovations

    The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (survey, capture 
and release; non-destructive sampling) the Rabbitsfoot mussel (Quadrula 
cylindrica cylindrica) in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, 
Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico/
Virgin Islands, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, 
Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, and Missouri. Proposed activities 
are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the 
wild.

Permit Application Number: TE73584A

Applicant: Brian Anderson, Illinois Natural History Survey

    The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (survey, capture 
and release; non-destructive sampling) the scaleshell mussel (Leptodea 
leptodon), rabbitsfoot mussel (Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica), and 
spectaclecase mussel (Cumberlandia monodonta) in the State of Illinois. 
Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of 
the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE06801A

Applicant: Neil Bossart, Pittsburgh Wildlife and Environmental, Inc.

    The applicant requests a permit amendment to add personnel to their 
permit. Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of 
survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE40160B

Applicant: Daniel J. Call, Environmental Research and Information 
Analysts, LLC

    The applicant requests a permit to take (survey, capture and 
release; nondestructive sampling) the fat pocketbook mussel (Potamilus 
capax), Higgin's eye pearlymussel (Lampsilis higginsii), scaleshell 
mussel (Leptodea leptodon), sheepnose mussel (Plethobasus cyphyus), 
spectaclecase mussel (Cumberlandia monodonta), and winged mapleleaf 
mussel (Quadrula fragosa) in the Upper Mississippi River in the State 
of Illinois. Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement 
of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE02344A

Applicant: Donald C. Fortenbery, Mainstream Commercial Divers, Inc.

    The applicant requests a permit amendment to add the rabbitsfoot 
mussel (Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica), finelined pocketbook mussel 
(Lampsilis altilis), southern clubshell mussel (Pleurobema decisum), 
and triangular kidneyshell mussel (Ptychobranchus greenii) to their 
permit. The requested amendment would also add personnel to the permit. 
Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of 
the species in the wild.

Request for Public Comments

    We seek public review and comments on these permit applications. 
Please refer to the permit number when you submit comments. Comments 
and materials we receive are available for public inspection, by 
appointment, during normal business hours at the address shown in the 
ADDRESSES section. 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 30, 2014.
Lynn M. Lewis,
Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Midwest Region.
[FR Doc. 2014-18589 Filed 8-5-14; 8:45 am]
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