Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications, 55009-55011 [2014-21922]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 178 / Monday, September 15, 2014 / Notices submissions, please use only one of the following methods to submit comments: (1) Online. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site at www.regulations.gov under e-Docket ID number USCIS–2006–0009; (2) Email. Submit comments to USCISFRComment@uscis.dhs.gov; (3) Mail. Submit written comments to DHS, USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529–2140. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, all submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to consider limiting the amount of personal information that you provide in any voluntary submission you make to DHS. DHS may withhold information provided in comments from public viewing that it determines may impact the privacy of an individual or is offensive. For additional information, please read the Privacy Act notice that is available via the link in the footer of http://www.regulations.gov. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Note: The address listed in this notice should only be used to submit comments concerning this information collection. Please do not submit requests for individual case status inquiries to this address. If you are seeking information about the status of your individual case, please check ‘‘My Case Status’’ online at: https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/ Dashboard.do, or call the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 1–800–375–5283. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:10 Sep 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the DHS sponsoring the collection: Form I–829; USCIS. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. This form is used by a conditional resident alien entrepreneur who obtained such status through a qualifying investment, to apply to remove conditions on his or her conditional resident status, and on the conditional resident status for his or her spouse and children. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The estimated total number of respondents for the information collection Form I–829 is 1,500 and the estimated hour burden per response is 3 hours (180 minutes), and for biometrics collection 1,500 at 1.16 hours (70 minutes). (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total estimated annual hour burden associated with this collection is 6,240 hours. (7) An estimate of the total public burden (in cost) associated with the collection: The estimated total annual cost burden associated with this collection of information is $183,750. If you need a copy of the information collection instrument with instructions, or additional information, please visit the Federal eRulemaking Portal site at: http://www.regulations.gov. We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529–2140, Telephone number 202–272–8377. Dated: September 9, 2014. Laura Dawkins, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2014–21876 Filed 9–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55009 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R2–ES–2014–N184; FXES11130200000–145–FF02ENEH00] Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications 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 October 15, 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: SUMMARY: 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 E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 55010 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 178 / Monday, September 15, 2014 / Notices 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–41812B Applicant: U.S. Geological Survey– Leetown Science Center, Leetown, West Virginia. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to hold and conduct genetic research on fountain darters (Etheostoma fonticola) that will be obtained from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service fish hatcheries, at the science center in West Virginia. Permit TE–082497 Applicant: Huggins Enterprises, LLC., Ardmore, Oklahoma. 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 Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit TE–89061A Applicant: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences, Tempe, Arizona. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/ absence surveys for Huachuca water umbel (Lilaeopsis schaffneriana var. recurva) within Arizona, including soil core collections and ecological monitoring for soil moisture, soil type, population size, disturbance level, and species richness. Permit TE–41814B Applicant: Tucson Audubon Society, Tucson, Arizona. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) within New Mexico and Arizona. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:10 Sep 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 Permit TE–118414 Applicant: Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah, Oklahoma. 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 Oklahoma. Permit TE–063395 Applicant: Jenks Aquarium Authority, Jenks, Oklahoma. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct husbandry and holding for educational purposes for the loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and green (Chelonia mydas) sea turtles at the aquarium in Oklahoma. Permit TE–44542B Applicant: Olsson Associates, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following species within Oklahoma: • American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) • Gray bat (Myotis grisescens) • Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) • Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum) • Leopard darter (Percina pantherina) • Neosho madtom (Noturus placidus) • Ouachita pocketbook (Arkansia wheeleri) • Ozark big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens) • Piping plover (Charadrius melodus) • Whooping crane (Grus americana) • Winged mapleleaf (Quadrula fragosa) Permit TE–141253 Applicant: Priscilla Crawford, Norman, Oklahoma. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of interior least tern (Sterna antillarum) within Oklahoma. Permit TE–44544B Applicant: Russell Zora, Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) within Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kansas. Permit TE–150490 Applicant: John Maresh, Austin, Texas. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 surveys of black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) and golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) within Texas. Permit TE–44545B Applicant: Michael Horvath, Dripping Springs, 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) • Black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) • Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi) • Braken Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina venii) • Coffin Cave mold beetle (Batrisodes texanus) • Cokendolpher Cave harvestman (Texella cokendolpheri) • Golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) • Government Canyon Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina vespera) • Government Canyon Bat Cave spider (Neoleptoneta microps) • Ground beetle (Unnamed) (Rhadine exilis) • Ground beetle (Unnamed) (Rhadine infernalis) • Helotes mold beetle (Batrisodes venyivi) • Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis) • Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle (Texamaurops reddelli) • Madla Cave meshweaver (Cicurina madla) • Piping plover (Charadrius melodus) • Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) • Robber Baron Cave meshweaver (Cicurina baronia) • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) • Tooth Cave ground beetle (Rhadine persephone) • Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion (Tartarocreagris texana) • Tooth Cave spider (Neoleptoneta (=Leptoneta) myopica) Permit TE–44547B Applicant: Thomas Dixon, Austin, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following species within Texas: • Barton Springs salamander (Eurycea sosorum) • Black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) • Comal Springs dryopid beetle (Stygoparnus comalensis) • Comal Springs riffle beetle (Heterelmis comalensis) • Fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola) E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 178 / Monday, September 15, 2014 / Notices • Golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) • Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis) • Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum) • Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis) • Peck’s Cave amphipod (Stygobromus (=stygonectes) pecki) • Piping plover (Charadrius melodus) • Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) • San Marcos gambusia (Gambusia georgei) • San Marcos salamander (Eurycea nana) • Texas blind salamander (Eurycea rathbuni) Permit TE–051819 Applicant: Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth, Texas. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct husbandry and holding of black-footed ferrets (Mustela nigripes), Barton Springs salamanders (Eurycea sosorum), and Houston toads (Bufo houstonensis) at the zoo in Texas. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit TE–841 Applicant: Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd., Austin, Texas. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following species in Texas: • Attwater’s greater-prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri) • Barton Springs salamander (Eurycea sosorum) • Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddelli) • Black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) • Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi) • Braken Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina venii) • Coffin Cave mold beetle (Batrisodes texanus) • Cokendolpher Cave harvestman (Texella cokendolpheri) • Comal Springs dryopid beetle (Stygoparnus comalensis) • Comal Springs riffle beetle (Heterelmis comalensis) • Fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola) • Golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) • Government Canyon Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina vespera) • Government Canyon Bat Cave spider (Neoleptoneta microps) • Ground beetle (Unnamed) (Rhadine exilis) • Ground beetle (Unnamed) (Rhadine infernalis) VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:10 Sep 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 • Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) • Helotes mold beetle (Batrisodes venyivi) • Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis) • Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum) • Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yagouaroundi) • Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle (Texamaurops reddelli) • 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) • 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) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) In compliance with NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), we have made an initial determination that the proposed activities in these permits are categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement (516 DM 6 Appendix 1, 1.4C(1)). Public Availability of Comments All comments and materials we receive in response to this request will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55011 Authority We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) Dated: September 4, 2014. Joy E. Nicholopoulos, Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2014–21922 Filed 9–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [DR.5B711.IA000814] Indian Gaming Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Extension of TribalState Class III Gaming Compact. AGENCY: This notice addresses the Extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota. DATES: Effective Date: September 15, 2014. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary—Policy and Economic Development, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219–4066. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to 25 CFR 293.5, an extension to an existing tribal-state Class III gaming compact does not require approval by the Secretary if the extension does not amend the terms of the compact. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota have reached an agreement to extend the expiration of their existing Tribal-State Class III gaming compact to February 10, 2015. This notice publishes the new expiration date of the compact. Dated: September 10, 2014. Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–21931 Filed 9–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4N–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–16404; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM National Park Service, Interior. 15SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R2-ES-2014-N184; 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 October 15, 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

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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-41812B

    Applicant: U.S. Geological Survey-Leetown Science Center, Leetown, 
West Virginia.

    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to hold and conduct genetic research on fountain darters (Etheostoma 
fonticola) that will be obtained from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
fish hatcheries, at the science center in West Virginia.

Permit TE-082497

Applicant: Huggins Enterprises, LLC., Ardmore, Oklahoma.

    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 Arkansas, Kansas, 
Oklahoma, and Texas.

Permit TE-89061A

    Applicant: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences, Tempe, 
Arizona.

    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for Huachuca 
water umbel (Lilaeopsis schaffneriana var. recurva) within Arizona, 
including soil core collections and ecological monitoring for soil 
moisture, soil type, population size, disturbance level, and species 
richness.

Permit TE-41814B

Applicant: Tucson Audubon Society, Tucson, Arizona.

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

Permit TE-118414

Applicant: Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

    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 Oklahoma.

Permit TE-063395

Applicant: Jenks Aquarium Authority, Jenks, Oklahoma.

    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct husbandry and holding for educational 
purposes for the loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and green (Chelonia 
mydas) sea turtles at the aquarium in Oklahoma.

Permit TE-44542B

Applicant: Olsson Associates, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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

 American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus)
 Gray bat (Myotis grisescens)
 Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis)
 Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum)
 Leopard darter (Percina pantherina)
 Neosho madtom (Noturus placidus)
 Ouachita pocketbook (Arkansia wheeleri)
 Ozark big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens)
 Piping plover (Charadrius melodus)
 Whooping crane (Grus americana)
 Winged mapleleaf (Quadrula fragosa)

Permit TE-141253

Applicant: Priscilla Crawford, Norman, Oklahoma.

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

Permit TE-44544B

Applicant: Russell Zora, Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys for American burying beetle 
(Nicrophorus americanus) within Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, and 
Kansas.

Permit TE-150490

Applicant: John Maresh, Austin, Texas.

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

Permit TE-44545B

Applicant: Michael Horvath, Dripping Springs, 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)
 Black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla)
 Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi)
 Braken Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina venii)
 Coffin Cave mold beetle (Batrisodes texanus)
 Cokendolpher Cave harvestman (Texella cokendolpheri)
 Golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia)
 Government Canyon Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina vespera)
 Government Canyon Bat Cave spider (Neoleptoneta microps)
 Ground beetle (Unnamed) (Rhadine exilis)
 Ground beetle (Unnamed) (Rhadine infernalis)
 Helotes mold beetle (Batrisodes venyivi)
 Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis)
 Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle (Texamaurops reddelli)
 Madla Cave meshweaver (Cicurina madla)
 Piping plover (Charadrius melodus)
 Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis)
 Robber Baron Cave meshweaver (Cicurina baronia)
 Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus)
 Tooth Cave ground beetle (Rhadine persephone)
 Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion (Tartarocreagris texana)
 Tooth Cave spider (Neoleptoneta (=Leptoneta) myopica)

Permit TE-44547B

Applicant: Thomas Dixon, Austin, Texas.

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

 Barton Springs salamander (Eurycea sosorum)
 Black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla)
 Comal Springs dryopid beetle (Stygoparnus comalensis)
 Comal Springs riffle beetle (Heterelmis comalensis)
 Fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola)

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 Golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia)
 Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis)
 Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum)
 Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis)
 Peck's Cave amphipod (Stygobromus (=stygonectes) pecki)
 Piping plover (Charadrius melodus)
 Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis)
 San Marcos gambusia (Gambusia georgei)
 San Marcos salamander (Eurycea nana)
 Texas blind salamander (Eurycea rathbuni)

Permit TE-051819

Applicant: Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth, Texas.

    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct husbandry and holding of black-footed 
ferrets (Mustela nigripes), Barton Springs salamanders (Eurycea 
sosorum), and Houston toads (Bufo houstonensis) at the zoo in Texas.

Permit TE-841

Applicant: Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd., Austin, Texas.

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

 Attwater's greater-prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido 
attwateri)
 Barton Springs salamander (Eurycea sosorum)
 Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddelli)
 Black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla)
 Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi)
 Braken Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina venii)
 Coffin Cave mold beetle (Batrisodes texanus)
 Cokendolpher Cave harvestman (Texella cokendolpheri)
 Comal Springs dryopid beetle (Stygoparnus comalensis)
 Comal Springs riffle beetle (Heterelmis comalensis)
 Fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola)
 Golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia)
 Government Canyon Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina vespera)
 Government Canyon Bat Cave spider (Neoleptoneta microps)
 Ground beetle (Unnamed) (Rhadine exilis)
 Ground beetle (Unnamed) (Rhadine infernalis)
 Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)
 Helotes mold beetle (Batrisodes venyivi)
 Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis)
 Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum)
 Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yagouaroundi)
 Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle (Texamaurops reddelli)
 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)
 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)

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

    In compliance with NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), we have made an 
initial determination that the proposed activities in these permits are 
categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental 
assessment or environmental impact statement (516 DM 6 Appendix 1, 
1.4C(1)).

Public Availability of Comments

    All comments and materials we receive in response to this request 
will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal 
business hours at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this 
notice.
    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

Authority

    We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 
et seq.)

    Dated: September 4, 2014.
Joy E. Nicholopoulos,
Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-21922 Filed 9-12-14; 8:45 am]
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