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[FR Doc. 2014–30871 Filed 1–2–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R2–ES–2014–N245; 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 February 4, 2015. ADDRESSES: Susan Jacobsen, Chief, Division of Classification and Restoration, by U.S. mail at Division of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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–022190 Applicant: Arizona–Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to collect from the wild and conduct pollination research on 24 Kearney’s bluestar (Amsonia kearneyana) from the wild in Arizona. Permit TE–123070 Applicant: Susana Morales, Tucson, Arizona. E:\FR\FM\05JAN1.SGM 05JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 2 / Monday, January 5, 2015 / Notices Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following species within Arizona: • Lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae) • Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum) • Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis) • Piping plover (Charadrius melodus) • Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) Permit TE–802211 Applicant: Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola), San Marcos salamander (Eurycea nana), and Texas blind salamander (Eurycea rathbuni) within Texas. Permit TE–51928B Applicant: Kevin Moczygemba, San Antonio, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) within Texas. Permit TE–055419 Applicant: Turner Biological Consulting, Buffalo Gap, 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) • Black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) • Eskimo curlew (Numenius borealis) • Golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) • Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum) • Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis) • Piping plover (Charadrius melodus) • Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit TE–51929B Applicant: Timothy Clark, Austin, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for the following species within Texas: • Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddelli) • Black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) • Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi) VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:33 Jan 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 253 • 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) • Tooth Cave ground beetle (Rhadine persephone) • Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion (Tartarocreagris texana) • Tooth Cave spider (Neoleptoneta (=Leptoneta) myopica) purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys, stranding activities, holding, blood collection, and rehabilitation for Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), and leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) sea turtles within Texas. Permit TE–52561B Applicant: Vonceil Harmon, Norman, Oklahoma. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) within Oklahoma. Applicant: Trevor Teague, Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Applicant requests a new 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–52562B Applicant: Andrew Turner, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Applicant requests a new 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–59580A Applicant: Rocky Mountain Ecology, Durango, Colorado Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/ absence surveys of New Mexico meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius luteus) within New Mexico and Colorado and Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus) within New Mexico. Permit TE–776123 Applicant: Texas A&M University, Galveston, Texas. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permit TE–52816B Applicant: David Davis, Buffalo Gap, Texas. Applicant requests a new 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) • Black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) • Eskimo curlew (Numenius borealis) • Golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) • Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum) • Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis) • Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) • Piping plover (Charadrius melodus) • Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) • Whooping crane (Grus americana) Permit TE–52820B Permit TE–52821B Applicant: Dillan Conley, Abilene, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) within Texas. Permit TE–195248 Applicant: Michael Morrison, College Station, Texas. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys, nest monitoring, and camera surveys of black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) and golden-cheeked warbler (Dedroica chrysoparia) within Texas. Permit TE–25609A Applicant: The Peregrine Fund, Boise, Idaho. Applicant requests a renewal current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct the following activities for California condor (Gymnogyps californianus) within Arizona, California, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah: Captive breed and E:\FR\FM\05JAN1.SGM 05JAN1 254 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 2 / Monday, January 5, 2015 / Notices rear; attach radio telemetry devices and wing markers; sample for contaminant analysis and disease detection; assess general health of trapped birds; administer treatment for sick birds; administer vaccines as deemed appropriate; and conduct nest surveys. 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. the following permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species, marine mammals, or both. We issue these permits under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). Authority We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) ADDRESSES: Dated: December 19, 2014. Joy E. Nicholopoulos, Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2014–30833 Filed 1–2–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–IA–2014–N261: FXIA16710900000–156–FF09A30000] Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have issued SUMMARY: Brenda Tapia, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, Branch of Permits, MS: IA, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041; fax (703) 358– 2281; or email DMAFR@fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, (703) 358–2104 (telephone); (703) 358–2281 (fax); DMAFR@fws.gov (email). On the dates below, as authorized by the provisions of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), as amended, and/or the MMPA, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), we issued requested permits subject to certain conditions set forth therein. For each permit for an endangered species, we found that (1) The application was filed in good faith, (2) The granted permit would not operate to the disadvantage of the endangered species, and (3) The granted permit would be consistent with the purposes and policy set forth in section 2 of the ESA. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ENDANGERED SPECIES Permit No. 45388B 44170B 44172B 45002B 42675B 42547B Receipt of application Federal Register notice Applicant ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. 47544B ............. 45536B ............. 44272A ............. Michael Telich ........................ Brian Quaca ........................... Matthew McCann ................... Utah’s Hogle Zoo ................... Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland ...... Steve Martin’s Natural Encounters, Inc. Tracey Cearley ....................... Wildlife Conservation Society Lim Morakod ........................... 79 79 79 79 79 79 FR FR FR FR FR FR 57968; 60182; 60182; 60182; 62662; 62662; Permit issuance date September 26, 2014 ........................................ October 6, 2014 ............................................... October 6, 2014 ............................................... October 6, 2014 ............................................... October 20, 2014 ............................................. October 20, 2014 ............................................. 79 FR 63639; October 24, 2014 ............................................. 79 FR 65980; November 6, 2014 ........................................... 79 FR 68461; November 17, 2014 ......................................... December November November November December December 2, 2014. 25, 2014. 25, 2014. 26, 2014. 9, 2014. 10, 2014. December 24, 2014. December 11, 2014. December 22, 2014. MARINE MAMMALS Permit No. Applicant Receipt of application Federal Register notice 032027 ............. 101713 ............. 38835B ............. Monterey Bay Aquarium ......... The Marine Mammal Center .. Christopher Marshall, Texas A&M University. 78 FR 52966; August 27, 2013 ............................................... 78 FR 65352; October 31, 2013 ............................................. 79 FR 63639; October 24, 2014 ............................................. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Availability of Documents Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any party who submits a written request for a copy of such documents to: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:33 Jan 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 Management Authority, Branch of Permits, MS: IA, 5275 Leesburg Pike, PO 00000 Permit issuance date December 19, 2014. December 19, 2014. December 3, 2014. Falls Church, VA 22041; fax (703) 358– 2281. Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R2-ES-2014-N245; 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 February 4, 2015.

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-022190

    Applicant: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona.
    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to collect from the wild and conduct pollination 
research on 24 Kearney's bluestar (Amsonia kearneyana) from the wild in 
Arizona.

Permit TE-123070

    Applicant: Susana Morales, Tucson, Arizona.

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

 Lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae)
 Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum)
 Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis)
 Piping plover (Charadrius melodus)
 Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis)

Permit TE-802211

    Applicant: Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for fountain 
darter (Etheostoma fonticola), San Marcos salamander (Eurycea nana), 
and Texas blind salamander (Eurycea rathbuni) within Texas.

Permit TE-51928B

    Applicant: Kevin Moczygemba, San Antonio, Texas.
    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys for golden-cheeked warbler 
(Dendroica chrysoparia) within Texas.

Permit TE-055419

    Applicant: Turner Biological Consulting, Buffalo Gap, 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)
 Black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla)
 Eskimo curlew (Numenius borealis)
 Golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia)
 Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum)
 Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis)
 Piping plover (Charadrius melodus)
 Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis)

Permit TE-51929B

    Applicant: Timothy Clark, Austin, Texas.
    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys for 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)
 Tooth Cave ground beetle (Rhadine persephone)
 Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion (Tartarocreagris texana)
 Tooth Cave spider (Neoleptoneta (=Leptoneta) myopica)

Permit TE-52561B

    Applicant: Trevor Teague, Sallisaw, Oklahoma.
    Applicant requests a new 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-52562B

    Applicant: Andrew Turner, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
    Applicant requests a new 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-59580A

    Applicant: Rocky Mountain Ecology, Durango, Colorado
    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of New Mexico 
meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius luteus) within New Mexico and 
Colorado and Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus) within New 
Mexico.

Permit TE-776123

    Applicant: Texas A&M University, Galveston, Texas.
    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys, stranding 
activities, holding, blood collection, and rehabilitation for Kemp's 
ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), and 
leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) sea turtles within Texas.

Permit TE-52816B

    Applicant: David Davis, Buffalo Gap, Texas.
    Applicant requests a new 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)
 Black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla)
 Eskimo curlew (Numenius borealis)
 Golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia)
 Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum)
 Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis)
 Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis)
 Piping plover (Charadrius melodus)
 Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis)
 Whooping crane (Grus americana)

Permit TE-52820B

    Applicant: Vonceil Harmon, Norman, 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-52821B

    Applicant: Dillan Conley, Abilene, Texas.
    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys of black-capped vireo (Vireo 
atricapilla) within Texas.

Permit TE-195248

    Applicant: Michael Morrison, College Station, Texas.
    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys, nest monitoring, 
and camera surveys of black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) and 
golden-cheeked warbler (Dedroica chrysoparia) within Texas.

Permit TE-25609A

    Applicant: The Peregrine Fund, Boise, Idaho.
    Applicant requests a renewal current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct the following activities for California 
condor (Gymnogyps californianus) within Arizona, California, Idaho, New 
Mexico, Nevada, and Utah: Captive breed and

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rear; attach radio telemetry devices and wing markers; sample for 
contaminant analysis and disease detection; assess general health of 
trapped birds; administer treatment for sick birds; administer vaccines 
as deemed appropriate; and conduct nest surveys.

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: December 19, 2014.
Joy E. Nicholopoulos,
Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service.
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