Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications, 75172-75173 [2014-29490]

Download as PDF 75172 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 242 / Wednesday, December 17, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [OMB Control Number 1615–0008] Agency Information Collection Activities: Biographic Information, Form G–325, G–325A, G–325B, and G– 325C; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection ACTION: 60-Day notice. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed extension of a currently approved collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e. the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual information collection instruments. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until February 17, 2015. ADDRESSES: All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 1615–0008 in the subject box, the agency name and Docket ID USCIS– 2005–0024. To avoid duplicate 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–2005–0024; (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: SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:49 Dec 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 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. 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 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: Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Biographic Information. (3) Agency form numbers, if any, and the applicable component of the DHS sponsoring the collection: G–325, G– 325A, G–325B, and G–325C; USCIS. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. These forms are used when it is necessary to check other agency records on applications or petitions submitted by applicants for certain benefits under the Immigration and Nationality Act (Act). PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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 collections G–325 is 11,006 and the estimated hour burden per response is .25 hours. The estimated total number of respondents for the information collections G–325A is 565,180 and the estimated hour burden per response is .25 hours. The estimated total number of respondents for the information collections G–325B is 744,942 and the estimated hour burden per response is .25 hours. The estimated total number of respondents for the information collections G–325C is 100,000 and the estimated hour burden per response is .25 hours. (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 1,421,188 hours. (7) An estimate of the total public burden (in cost) associated with the collection: Any estimated total annual cost burden associated with this collection of information is reflected in the individual USCIS information collections that this collection supports. 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: December 10, 2014. Laura Dawkins, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2014–29466 Filed 12–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R6–ES–2014–N222; FXES1113 0600000–156–FF06E00000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 242 / Wednesday, December 17, 2014 / Notices 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. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by January 16, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments or requests for copies or more information by any of the following methods. Alternatively, you may use one of the following methods to request hard copies or a CD–ROM of the documents. Please specify the permit you are interested in by number (e.g., Permit No. TE–XXXXXX). • Email: permitsR6ES@fws.gov. Please refer to the respective permit number (e.g., Permit No. TE–XXXXXX) in the subject line of the message. • U.S. Mail: Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 25486–DFC, Denver, CO 80225. • In-Person Drop-off, Viewing, or Pickup: Call (303) 236–4212 to make an appointment during regular business hours at 134 Union Blvd., Suite 645, Lakewood, CO 80228. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Konishi, Permit Coordinator, Ecological Services, (307) 772–2374 x 248 (phone); permitsR6ES@fws.gov (email). SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background The Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. Along with our implementing regulations at 50 CFR 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 the permittees to conduct activities with U.S. endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes, enhancement of propagation or survival, or interstate commerce (the latter only in the event that it facilitates scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or survival). Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:49 Dec 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. Applications Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, and Federal agencies and the public to comment on the following applications. Documents and other information the applicants have submitted with their 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 Application Number TE49168B Applicant: Catherine Ortega, Durango, CO. The applicant requests a permit to conduct presence/absence surveys for the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit Application Number TE50643B Applicant: Vaughn Weaver, Wichita, KS. The applicant requests a permit to conduct presence/absence surveys for the American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus), Hine’s emerald dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana), Ozark hellbender (Cryptobranchus allenganiensis bishopi), Higgins eye pearlymussel (Lampsilis higginsii), winged mapleleaf mussel (Quadrula fragosa), Neosho mucket (Lampsilis rafinesquenana), pink mucket pearlymussel (Lampsilis abrupta), scaleshell mussel (Leptodea leptodon), sheepnose mussel (Plethobasus cyphyus), snuffbox mussel (Epioblasma triquetra), Curtis’ pearlymussel (Epioblasma florentina curtisii), fat pocketbook (Potamilus capax), Topeka shiner (Notropis Topeka), spectaclecase mussel (Cumberlandia monodonta, pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus), Quachita rock pocketbook (Arkansia wheeleri) in Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri, and Iowa for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit Application Number TE00670B Applicant: South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, Foss Building, 523 East Capitol, Pierre, SD. The applicant requests a permit to conduct presence/absence surveys for the Topeka shiner (Notropis topeka) in South Dakota for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75173 National Environmental Policy Act In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (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 these requests 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.). Michael G. Thabault, Assistant Regional Director, Mountain-Prairie Region. [FR Doc. 2014–29490 Filed 12–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNMA00000 L12200000.DF0000 15X L1010BP] Notice of Public Meeting, Albuquerque District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, New Mexico Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Albuquerque District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below. DATES: The RAC will meet on Friday, January 16, 2015, at the Albuquerque District Office, 435 Montano Rd., Albuquerque, NM, 87107, from 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.. The public may send written SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 242 (Wednesday, December 17, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R6-ES-2014-N222; FXES11130600000-156-FF06E00000]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit 
Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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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. With some exceptions, the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits activities 
with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows 
such activity. The Act requires that we invite public comment before 
issuing these permits.

DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by 
January 16, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments or requests for copies or more 
information by any of the following methods. Alternatively, you may use 
one of the following methods to request hard copies or a CD-ROM of the 
documents. Please specify the permit you are interested in by number 
(e.g., Permit No. TE-XXXXXX).
     Email: permitsR6ES@fws.gov. Please refer to the respective 
permit number (e.g., Permit No. TE-XXXXXX) in the subject line of the 
message.
     U.S. Mail: Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, P.O. Box 25486-DFC, Denver, CO 80225.
     In-Person Drop-off, Viewing, or Pickup: Call (303) 236-
4212 to make an appointment during regular business hours at 134 Union 
Blvd., Suite 645, Lakewood, CO 80228.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Konishi, Permit Coordinator, 
Ecological Services, (307) 772-2374 x 248 (phone); permitsR6ES@fws.gov 
(email).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits activities with 
endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such 
activity. Along with our implementing regulations at 50 CFR 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 the permittees to conduct activities with U.S. endangered or 
threatened species for scientific purposes, enhancement of propagation 
or survival, or interstate commerce (the latter only in the event that 
it facilitates scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or 
survival). Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these 
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, and Federal agencies and the public to 
comment on the following applications. Documents and other information 
the applicants have submitted with their 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 Application Number TE49168B

Applicant: Catherine Ortega, Durango, CO.

    The applicant requests a permit to conduct presence/absence surveys 
for the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in 
Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado for the purpose of enhancing 
the species' survival.

Permit Application Number TE50643B

Applicant: Vaughn Weaver, Wichita, KS.

    The applicant requests a permit to conduct presence/absence surveys 
for the American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus), Hine's 
emerald dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana), Ozark hellbender 
(Cryptobranchus allenganiensis bishopi), Higgins eye pearlymussel 
(Lampsilis higginsii), winged mapleleaf mussel (Quadrula fragosa), 
Neosho mucket (Lampsilis rafinesquenana), pink mucket pearlymussel 
(Lampsilis abrupta), scaleshell mussel (Leptodea leptodon), sheepnose 
mussel (Plethobasus cyphyus), snuffbox mussel (Epioblasma triquetra), 
Curtis' pearlymussel (Epioblasma florentina curtisii), fat pocketbook 
(Potamilus capax), Topeka shiner (Notropis Topeka), spectaclecase 
mussel (Cumberlandia monodonta, pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus), 
Quachita rock pocketbook (Arkansia wheeleri) in Kansas, Arkansas, 
Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri, and Iowa for the purpose of enhancing the 
species' survival.

Permit Application Number TE00670B

Applicant: South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, Foss Building, 523 East 
Capitol, Pierre, SD.

    The applicant requests a permit to conduct presence/absence surveys 
for the Topeka shiner (Notropis topeka) in South Dakota for the purpose 
of enhancing the species' survival.

National Environmental Policy Act

    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (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 these requests 
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.).

Michael G. Thabault,
Assistant Regional Director, Mountain-Prairie Region.
[FR Doc. 2014-29490 Filed 12-16-14; 8:45 am]
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