Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications, 70889-70890 [2014-28099]

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ACTION: 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 December 29, 2014. ADDRESSES: Written data or comments should be submitted to the Endangered Species Program Manager, U.S. Fish and 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 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Nov 26, 2014 Jkt 235001 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–062125 Applicant: Bureau of Land Management, El Dorado Hills, California The applicant requests a permit renewal 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 El Dorado, Sacramento, and San Joaquin Counties, California, and to remove/ reduce to possession the Calystegia stebbinsii (Stebbins’ morning-glory), Ceanothus roderickii (Pine Hill ceanothus), Eriogonum apricum (incl. vars. apricum and prostratum) (Ione buckwheat and Irish Hill buckwheat), Fremontodendron decumbens (F. californicum subsp. d.) (Pine Hill flannelbush), and Galium californicum subsp. sierrae (El Dorado bedstraw) in conjunction with demographic studies and habitat restoration activities on Federal lands throughout the range of each plant species within the jurisdiction of the Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Service Office for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–43643B Applicant: Barbara P. Weiser, Northridge, California The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi) in conjunction with research activities in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties, California, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–35440B Applicant: Bureau of Reclamation, Albuquerque, New Mexico The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by survey, locate, and monitor nests) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in California and Nevada for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70889 Permit No. TE–54614A Applicant: California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Rancho Cordova, California The applicant requests a permit to take (survey, capture, handle, transport, translocate, attach radio transmitters, and release) the Amargosa vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) in conjunction with population monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–14237A Applicant: Wildlife Science Consulting, Livermore, 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–07064A Applicant: Wesley K. Savage, Cambridge, Massachusetts The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture, handle, mark, photograph, and release; collect tissue for genetic analysis; and collect voucher specimens) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County DPS and Sonoma County DPS) (Ambystoma californiense) and Santa Cruz long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum), and take (capture, photograph, and release; and collect adult specimens) the callippe silverspot butterfly (Speyeria callippe callippe) in conjunction with surveys, research activities, and phylogenetic study for the butterfly throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–35000A Applicant: University of California, Davis, California The applicant requests an amendment to a permit to take (survey, capture, handle, release, and collect genetic samples) the giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1 70890 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 229 / Friday, November 28, 2014 / Notices Permit No. TE–128462 Permit No. TE–02496A Permit No. TE–50895B Applicant: Jonathan S. Feenstra, Altadena, California Applicant: Kevin K. Ghalambor, Rancho Cordova, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. 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 the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Applicant: Angeles National Forest, Arcadia, California The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey and monitor nests) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus), take (monitor nests) the least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus), and take (survey, capture, handle, relocate, and release) the unarmored threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus williamsoni), arroyo toad (arroyo southwestern) (Anaxyrus californicus), and mountain yellow-legged frog (southern California DPS) (Rana muscosa), in conjunction with surveys, population monitoring, and invasive removal activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–43911B Applicant: Jared I. Reed, Temecula, California The applicant requests a permit to take (capture, handle, and release) the San Bernardino Merriam’s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami parvus) and Stephens’ kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi) in conjunction with survey and population monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–745541 Applicant: Stephen J. Montgomery, Flagstaff, Arizona The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture, handle, and release) the Stephens’ kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi) and Pacific pocket mouse (Perognathus longimembris pacificus), take (capture, handle, and release) the San Bernardino kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami parvus), take (capture, handle, release, and collect tissue and hair) the Amargosa vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis), and take (harass by survey) the Yuma Ridgway’s rail (Rallus obsoletus yumanensis) (originally listed as Yuma clapper rail (Rallus longirostris yumanensis)) in conjunction with survey and population monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–50510A Applicant: Geoffrey D. Cline, Mariposa, California The applicant requests an amendment to a permit to take (survey, capture, handle, and release) the giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens), Fresno kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides exilis), and Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides) 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–114928 Applicant: John A. Howe, 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) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Applicant: Robert L. Sloan, San Luis Obispo, California tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit No. TE–43937B Permit No. TE–439449 Applicant: Brenton T. Spies, Simi Valley, California The applicant requests a permit to take (locate, capture, handle, measure, release, and relocate) the Morro shoulderband snail (Helminthoglypta walkeriana) in conjunction with surveys and habitat monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, tag, release, use enclosures, collect, transport, hold in captivity, propagate, and exhibit) the tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi), in conjunction with research activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Nov 26, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R8-ES-2014-N234]; [FXES11130800000-156-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 December 29, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Written data or comments should be submitted to the 
Endangered Species Program Manager, U.S. Fish and 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-062125

Applicant: Bureau of Land Management, El Dorado Hills, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal 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 El Dorado, Sacramento, and San Joaquin 
Counties, California, and to remove/reduce to possession the Calystegia 
stebbinsii (Stebbins' morning-glory), Ceanothus roderickii (Pine Hill 
ceanothus), Eriogonum apricum (incl. vars. apricum and prostratum) 
(Ione buckwheat and Irish Hill buckwheat), Fremontodendron decumbens 
(F. californicum subsp. d.) (Pine Hill flannelbush), and Galium 
californicum subsp. sierrae (El Dorado bedstraw) in conjunction with 
demographic studies and habitat restoration activities on Federal lands 
throughout the range of each plant species within the jurisdiction of 
the Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Service Office for the purpose of 
enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-43643B

Applicant: Barbara P. Weiser, Northridge, California
    The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey, capture, 
handle, and release) the tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi) in 
conjunction with research activities in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, 
Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties, California, for 
the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-35440B

Applicant: Bureau of Reclamation, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by 
survey, locate, and monitor nests) the southwestern willow flycatcher 
(Empidonax traillii extimus) in conjunction with surveys and population 
monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in California 
and Nevada 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 to take (survey, capture, handle, 
transport, translocate, attach radio transmitters, and release) the 
Amargosa vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) in conjunction with 
population monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in 
California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-14237A

Applicant: Wildlife Science Consulting, Livermore, 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-07064A

Applicant: Wesley K. Savage, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture, handle, 
mark, photograph, and release; collect tissue for genetic analysis; and 
collect voucher specimens) the California tiger salamander (Santa 
Barbara County DPS and Sonoma County DPS) (Ambystoma californiense) and 
Santa Cruz long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum), and 
take (capture, photograph, and release; and collect adult specimens) 
the callippe silverspot butterfly (Speyeria callippe callippe) in 
conjunction with surveys, research activities, and phylogenetic study 
for the butterfly throughout the range of the species in California for 
the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-35000A

Applicant: University of California, Davis, California
    The applicant requests an amendment to a permit to take (survey, 
capture, handle, release, and collect genetic samples) the giant 
kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens) in conjunction with surveys and 
population monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in 
California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

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Permit No. TE-128462

Applicant: Jonathan S. Feenstra, Altadena, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey) 
the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in 
conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species 
in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-43911B

Applicant: Jared I. Reed, Temecula, California
    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture, handle, and 
release) the San Bernardino Merriam's kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami 
parvus) and Stephens' kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi) in conjunction 
with survey and population monitoring activities throughout the range 
of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-745541

Applicant: Stephen J. Montgomery, Flagstaff, Arizona
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture, handle, 
and release) the Stephens' kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi) and 
Pacific pocket mouse (Perognathus longimembris pacificus), take 
(capture, handle, and release) the San Bernardino kangaroo rat 
(Dipodomys merriami parvus), take (capture, handle, release, and 
collect tissue and hair) the Amargosa vole (Microtus californicus 
scirpensis), and take (harass by survey) the Yuma Ridgway's rail 
(Rallus obsoletus yumanensis) (originally listed as Yuma clapper rail 
(Rallus longirostris yumanensis)) in conjunction with survey and 
population monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in 
California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-43937B

Applicant: Robert L. Sloan, San Luis Obispo, California
    The applicant requests a permit to take (locate, capture, handle, 
measure, release, and relocate) the Morro shoulderband snail 
(Helminthoglypta walkeriana) in conjunction with surveys and habitat 
monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in California 
for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-02496A

Applicant: Kevin K. Ghalambor, Rancho Cordova, 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 the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the 
species' survival.

Permit No. TE-50510A

Applicant: Geoffrey D. Cline, Mariposa, California
    The applicant requests an amendment to a permit to take (survey, 
capture, handle, and release) the giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys 
ingens), Fresno kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides exilis), and Tipton 
kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides) 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-114928

Applicant: John A. Howe, 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) in conjunction with survey activities throughout 
the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the 
species' survival.

Permit No. TE-439449

Applicant: Brenton T. Spies, Simi Valley, California
    The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by 
survey, capture, handle, tag, release, use enclosures, collect, 
transport, hold in captivity, propagate, and exhibit) the tidewater 
goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi), in conjunction with research activities 
throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of 
enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-50895B

Applicant: Angeles National Forest, Arcadia, California
    The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey and 
monitor nests) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii 
extimus), take (monitor nests) the least Bell's vireo (Vireo bellii 
pusillus), and take (survey, capture, handle, relocate, and release) 
the unarmored threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus 
williamsoni), arroyo toad (arroyo southwestern) (Anaxyrus 
californicus), and mountain yellow-legged frog (southern California 
DPS) (Rana muscosa), in conjunction with surveys, population 
monitoring, and invasive removal activities throughout the range of the 
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. 2014-28099 Filed 11-26-14; 8:45 am]
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