Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications, 64617-64619 [2014-25835]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 210 / Thursday, October 30, 2014 / Notices Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: We have identified 10 non-hour cost burdens, all of which are cost recovery fees required under § 250.802(e). However, the actual fee amounts are specified in § 250.125, which provides a consolidated table of all of the fees required under the 30 CFR 250 regulations. The total non-hour cost burdens (cost recovery fees) in this IC request are $323,481 and are as follows: • Submit application for a production safety system with >125 components— $5,426 per submission; $14,280 per offshore visit; and $7,426 per shipyard visit. • Submit application for a production safety system with 25–125 components—$1,314 per submission; $8,967 per offshore visit; and $5,141 per shipyard visit. • Submit application for a production safety system with <25 components— $652 per submission. • Submit modification to application for production safety system with >125 components—$605 per submission. • Submit modification to application for production safety system with 25– 125 components—$217 per submission. • Submit modification to application for production safety system with <25 components—$92 per submission. We have not identified any other nonhour cost burdens associated with this collection of information. Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated to respond. Comments: Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) requires each agency ‘‘. . . to provide notice . . . and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information . . .’’ Agencies must specifically solicit comments to: (a) Evaluate whether the collection is necessary or useful; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of technology. To comply with the public consultation process, on August 18, 2014, we published a Federal Register notice (79 FR 48757) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the required 60-day comment period. In VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Oct 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 addition, § 250.199 provides the OMB Control Number for the information collection requirements imposed by the 30 CFR 250, Subpart H regulations. The regulation also informs the public that they may comment at any time on the collections of information and provides the address to which they should send comments. We received no comments in response to the Federal Register. Public Availability of Comments: 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: October 20, 2014. Robert W. Middleton, Deputy Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. 2014–25804 Filed 10–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–VH–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R2–ES–2014–N220: FXES11130200000–156–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 December 1, 2014. ADDRESSES: Susan Jacobsen, Chief, Division of Classification and Restoration, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64617 to the respective permit number for each application when submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Jacobsen, Chief, Division of Classification and Restoration, by U.S. mail at P.O. Box 1306, Albuquerque, NM 87103; or by telephone at 505–248– 6665. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Availability of Comments The Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activities. Along with our implementing regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR part 17, the Act provides for permits, and requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act authorizes applicants to conduct activities with U.S. endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes, enhancement of survival or propagation, or interstate commerce. Our regulations regarding implementation of section 10(a)(1)(A) permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. Applications Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies and the public to comment on the following applications. Please refer to the appropriate permit number (e.g., Permit No. TE–123456) when requesting application documents and when submitting comments. Documents and other information the applicants have submitted with these applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). Permit TE—821356 Applicant: U.S. Geological Survey— Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, Flagstaff, Arizona. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to collect from the wild and conduct laboratory research using bioelectrical impedance analysis of humpback chubs (Gila cypha) within Arizona. Permit TE—006655 Applicant: Logan Simpson Design, Inc., Tempe, Arizona. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 64618 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 210 / Thursday, October 30, 2014 / Notices purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following species within Arizona: • Black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes). • Gila topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis). • Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis). • Razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus). • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • Yuma clapper rail (Rallus longirostris yumanensis). Permit TE—828640 Applicant: Harris Environmental Group, Tucson, Arizona. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae), northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis), and southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) within Arizona. Permit TE—188015 Applicant: Santa Ana Pueblo, Santa Ana, New Mexico. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus) within New Mexico. Permit TE—48437B Applicant: Jann Jones, Pahwuska, Oklahoma. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) within Oklahoma. Permit TE—48572B Applicant: Cienega Environmental, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) and Jemez mountain salamander (Plethodon neomexicanus) within New Mexico. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit TE—08548B Applicant: U.S. Geological Survey— Sonoran Desert Research Station, Tucson, Arizona. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/ absence surveys of Sonoran tiger salamander (Ambystoma mavortium stebbinsi) within Arizona. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Oct 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 Permit TE—36653A Applicant: Atkins Global, Austin Texas Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following species within Texas: • Barton Springs salamander (Eurycea sosorum). • Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddelli). • 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). • Helotes mold beetle (Batrisodes venyivi). • Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis). • Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum). • Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle (Texamaurops reddelli). • Madla Cave meshweaver (Cicurina madla). • Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis). • Peck’s Cave amphipod (Stygobromus (=stygonectes) pecki). • Piping plover (Charadrius melodus). • Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis). • Robber Baron Cave meshweaver (Cicurina baronia). • San Marcos gambusia (Gambusia georgei). • 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). PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Tooth Cave spider (Neoleptoneta (=Leptoneta) myopica). Permit TE—48908B Applicant: Jeremiah McKinney, Cibolo, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis) within Texas. Permit TE—822908 Applicant: Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Kingsville, Texas. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes for the following activities within Texas: To live-capture; chemically immobilize; collect samples (blood, hair, fecal, tissue, and parasite); take body measurements; attach radio, satellite, or global positioning system (GPS) collars; tag with passive integrated transponders (PIT tags); monitor and assess recovery from sedation; and release unharmed up to 40 ocelots (Leopardus pardalis) and up to 10 jaguarundis (Herpailurus yagouaroundi) per year by all authorized permittees combined. They also request to be authorized to monitor ocelots and jaguarundis using remotely triggered cameras, hair snares, and other noninvasive methods and to collect samples (i.e., hair) for genetic and other analyses using those methods and to salvage and transport, collect tissue samples from, and store specimens and parts of dead ocelots and jaguarundis. Permit TE—040341 Applicant: William Larsen, Cherokee, 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: • Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddelli). • Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi). • Braken Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina venii). • Coffin Cave mold beetle (Batrisodes texanus). • Cokendolpher Cave harvestman (Texella cokendolpheri). • Government Canyon Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina vespera). • Government Canyon Bat Cave spider (Neoleptoneta microps). • Ground beetle (Unnamed) (Rhadine exilis). • Ground beetle (Unnamed) (Rhadine infernalis). • Helotes mold beetle (Batrisodes venyivi). E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 210 / Thursday, October 30, 2014 / Notices purposes to conduct husbandry and holding of Zuni bluehead sucker (Catostomus discobolus yarrowi) at the BioPark in New Mexico. Permit TE—082496 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES • Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle (Texamaurops reddelli). • Madla Cave meshweaver (Cicurina madla). • Peck’s Cave amphipod (Stygobromus (=stygonectes) pecki). • Robber Baron Cave meshweaver (Cicurina baronia). • Texas blind salamander (Eurycea rathbuni). • Tooth Cave ground beetle (Rhadine persephone). • Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion (Tartarocreagris texana). • Tooth Cave spider (Neoleptoneta (=Leptoneta) myopica). Permit TE—676811 Applicant: Joint Base San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following species within Texas: • 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). • Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle (Texamaurops reddelli). • Madla Cave meshweaver (Cicurina madla). • Robber Baron Cave meshweaver (Cicurina baronia). • Texas blind salamander (Eurycea rathbuni). • Tooth Cave ground beetle (Rhadine persephone). • Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion (Tartarocreagris texana). • Tooth Cave spider (Neoleptoneta (=Leptoneta) myopica). Applicant: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service¥mdash; Region 2, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/ absence surveys of smalleye shiner (Notropis buccula), sharpnose shiner (Notropis oxyrhynchus), and Zuni bluehead sucker (Catostomus discobolus yarrowi); and to capture, radio collar, draw blood, and release Gray wolf (Canis lupus) within Region 2 of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Permit TE—004439 Applicant: Albuquerque BioPark, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Applicant requests an amendment current permit for research and recovery VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Oct 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 Permit TE—209033 Applicant: Gene Wilde, Lubbock, Texas. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to collect 7,500 smalleye (Notropis buccula) and 7,500 sharpnose (Notropis oxyrhynchus) shiners from the wild each year for the life of the permit for genetic research within Texas. 64619 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: October 22, 2014. Joy E. Nicholopoulos, Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2014–25835 Filed 10–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P Permit TE—43777A Applicant: Sea Life U.S., LLC., Grapevine, Texas. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct husbandry and holding of green (Chelonia mydas), Kemps ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) turtles within the facility in Texas. Permit TE—053085 Applicant: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Boulder City, Nevada. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following species within Arizona, California, and Nevada: • Bonytail chub (Gila elegans). • Razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus). • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • Yuma clapper rail (Rallus longirostris yumanensis). 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 PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R6–ES–2014–0048; FF06E22000–145– FXES11130600000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permits; Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Habitat Conservation Plan for the RProject Transmission Line in Nebraska Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent; announcement of public scoping meetings; request for public comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, intend to prepare a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to consider potential impacts on the human environment from the proposed issuance of an incidental take permit (permit) and required implementation of a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). The Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) is proposing to apply for the permit for take of the American burying beetle associated with the construction, operation, and maintenance of the RProject Transmission Line in northcentral Nebraska. The American burying SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R2-ES-2014-N220: FXES11130200000-156-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 December 1, 2014.

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

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Public Availability of Comments

    The Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits activities with 
endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such 
activities. Along with our implementing regulations in the Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR part 17, the Act provides for 
permits, and requires that we invite public comment before issuing 
these permits. A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the 
Act authorizes applicants to conduct activities with U.S. endangered or 
threatened species for scientific purposes, enhancement of survival or 
propagation, or interstate commerce. Our regulations regarding 
implementation of section 10(a)(1)(A) permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 
for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife 
species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 
for threatened plant species.

Applications Available for Review and Comment

    We invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies and the public 
to comment on the following applications. Please refer to the 
appropriate permit number (e.g., Permit No. TE-123456) when requesting 
application documents and when submitting comments.
    Documents and other information the applicants have submitted with 
these applications are available for review, subject to the 
requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of 
Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552).

Permit TE--821356

    Applicant: U.S. Geological Survey--Grand Canyon Monitoring and 
Research Center, Flagstaff, Arizona.
    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to collect from the wild and conduct laboratory 
research using bioelectrical impedance analysis of humpback chubs (Gila 
cypha) within Arizona.

Permit TE--006655

    Applicant: Logan Simpson Design, Inc., Tempe, Arizona.
    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery

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purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following species 
within Arizona:
     Black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes).
     Gila topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis).
     Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis).
     Razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus).
     Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii 
extimus).
     Yuma clapper rail (Rallus longirostris yumanensis).

Permit TE--828640

    Applicant: Harris Environmental Group, Tucson, Arizona.
    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for lesser long-
nosed bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae), northern aplomado falcon (Falco 
femoralis), and southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii 
extimus) within Arizona.

Permit TE--188015

    Applicant: Santa Ana Pueblo, Santa Ana, New Mexico.
    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for Rio Grande 
silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus) within New Mexico.

Permit TE--48437B

    Applicant: Jann Jones, Pahwuska, Oklahoma.
    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys of American burying beetle 
(Nicrophorus americanus) within Oklahoma.

Permit TE--48572B

    Applicant: Cienega Environmental, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico. 
Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to 
conduct presence/absence surveys for southwestern willow flycatcher 
(Empidonax traillii extimus) and Jemez mountain salamander (Plethodon 
neomexicanus) within New Mexico.

Permit TE--08548B

    Applicant: U.S. Geological Survey--Sonoran Desert Research Station, 
Tucson, Arizona.
    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of Sonoran 
tiger salamander (Ambystoma mavortium stebbinsi) within Arizona.

Permit TE--36653A

    Applicant: Atkins Global, Austin Texas
    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following 
species within Texas:
     Barton Springs salamander (Eurycea sosorum).
     Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddelli).
     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).
     Helotes mold beetle (Batrisodes venyivi).
     Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis).
     Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum).
     Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle (Texamaurops reddelli).
     Madla Cave meshweaver (Cicurina madla).
     Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis).
     Peck's Cave amphipod (Stygobromus (=stygonectes) pecki).
     Piping plover (Charadrius melodus).
     Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis).
     Robber Baron Cave meshweaver (Cicurina baronia).
     San Marcos gambusia (Gambusia georgei).
     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).

Permit TE--48908B

    Applicant: Jeremiah McKinney, Cibolo, Texas.
    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys of Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis) 
within Texas.

Permit TE--822908

    Applicant: Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Kingsville, 
Texas.
    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes for the following activities within Texas: To live-
capture; chemically immobilize; collect samples (blood, hair, fecal, 
tissue, and parasite); take body measurements; attach radio, satellite, 
or global positioning system (GPS) collars; tag with passive integrated 
transponders (PIT tags); monitor and assess recovery from sedation; and 
release unharmed up to 40 ocelots (Leopardus pardalis) and up to 10 
jaguarundis (Herpailurus yagouaroundi) per year by all authorized 
permittees combined. They also request to be authorized to monitor 
ocelots and jaguarundis using remotely triggered cameras, hair snares, 
and other noninvasive methods and to collect samples (i.e., hair) for 
genetic and other analyses using those methods and to salvage and 
transport, collect tissue samples from, and store specimens and parts 
of dead ocelots and jaguarundis.

Permit TE--040341

    Applicant: William Larsen, Cherokee, 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:
     Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddelli).
     Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi).
     Braken Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina venii).
     Coffin Cave mold beetle (Batrisodes texanus).
     Cokendolpher Cave harvestman (Texella cokendolpheri).
     Government Canyon Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina vespera).
     Government Canyon Bat Cave spider (Neoleptoneta microps).
     Ground beetle (Unnamed) (Rhadine exilis).
     Ground beetle (Unnamed) (Rhadine infernalis).
     Helotes mold beetle (Batrisodes venyivi).

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     Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle (Texamaurops reddelli).
     Madla Cave meshweaver (Cicurina madla).
     Peck's Cave amphipod (Stygobromus (=stygonectes) pecki).
     Robber Baron Cave meshweaver (Cicurina baronia).
     Texas blind salamander (Eurycea rathbuni).
     Tooth Cave ground beetle (Rhadine persephone).
     Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion (Tartarocreagris texana).
     Tooth Cave spider (Neoleptoneta (=Leptoneta) myopica).

Permit TE--082496

    Applicant: Joint Base San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas.
    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following 
species within Texas:
     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).
     Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle (Texamaurops reddelli).
     Madla Cave meshweaver (Cicurina madla).
     Robber Baron Cave meshweaver (Cicurina baronia).
     Texas blind salamander (Eurycea rathbuni).
     Tooth Cave ground beetle (Rhadine persephone).
     Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion (Tartarocreagris texana).
     Tooth Cave spider (Neoleptoneta (=Leptoneta) myopica).

Permit TE--004439

    Applicant: Albuquerque BioPark, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    Applicant requests an amendment current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct husbandry and holding of Zuni bluehead 
sucker (Catostomus discobolus yarrowi) at the BioPark in New Mexico.

Permit TE--209033

    Applicant: Gene Wilde, Lubbock, Texas.
    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to collect 7,500 smalleye (Notropis buccula) and 
7,500 sharpnose (Notropis oxyrhynchus) shiners from the wild each year 
for the life of the permit for genetic research within Texas.

Permit TE--676811

    Applicant: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-mdash; Region 2, 
Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of smalleye 
shiner (Notropis buccula), sharpnose shiner (Notropis oxyrhynchus), and 
Zuni bluehead sucker (Catostomus discobolus yarrowi); and to capture, 
radio collar, draw blood, and release Gray wolf (Canis lupus) within 
Region 2 of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Permit TE--43777A

    Applicant: Sea Life U.S., LLC., Grapevine, Texas.
    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct husbandry and holding of green (Chelonia 
mydas), Kemps ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys 
imbricata) turtles within the facility in Texas.

Permit TE--053085

    Applicant: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Boulder City, Nevada.
    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following 
species within Arizona, California, and Nevada:
     Bonytail chub (Gila elegans).
     Razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus).
     Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii 
extimus).
     Yuma clapper rail (Rallus longirostris yumanensis).

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: October 22, 2014.
Joy E. Nicholopoulos,
Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-25835 Filed 10-29-14; 8:45 am]
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