Receipt of Applications for Endangered Species Permits, 2963-2966 [2015-00855]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 13 / Wednesday, January 21, 2015 / Notices the Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service. About NMBCA The Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act of 2000 promotes long-term conservation of Neotropical migratory birds and their habitats through a competitive grants program by promoting partnerships and local conservation efforts, and achieving habitat protection in 36 countries. The goals of NMBCA include perpetuating healthy bird populations, providing financial resources for bird conservation, and fostering international cooperation. Because the greatest conservation need is south of the U.S. 2963 border, the Act requires that at least 75 percent of NMBCA funding supports projects outside the United States. Project proposal due dates, application instructions, and eligibility requirements are available on the NMBCA Web site at http:// www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/ NMBCA. 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Interested parties should contact the Acting Advisory Coordinator by the date above, in writing (preferably via email; see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), to be placed on the public speaker list. Nonregistered public speakers will not be considered during the Advisory Group meeting. Registered speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, or those who had wished to speak but could not be accommodated on the agenda, are invited to submit written statements to the Advisory Group within 30 days following the meeting. Receipt of Applications for Endangered Species Permits Meeting Minutes Summary minutes of the Advisory Group meeting will be maintained by the Acting Advisory Group Coordinator ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Jan 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 (ESA) prohibits activities with listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activities. The ESA requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. DATES: We must receive written data or comments on the applications at the address given below by February 20, 2015. SUMMARY: Documents and other information submitted with the applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 March 17, 2015. March 12, 2015. Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any party who submits a written request for a copy of such documents to the following office within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1875 Century Boulevard, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30345 (Attn: David Dell, Permit Coordinator). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Marlowe, 10(a)(1)(A) Permit Coordinator, telephone 205–726–2667; facsimile 205–726–2479. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The public is invited to comment on the following applications for permits to conduct certain activities with endangered and threatened species under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and our regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17. This notice is provided under section 10(c) of the Act. If you wish to comment, you may submit comments by any one of the following methods. You may mail comments to the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Regional Office (see ADDRESSES section) or send them via electronic mail (email) to: permitsR4ES@fws.gov. Please include your name and return address in your email message. If you do not receive a confirmation from the Fish and Wildlife Service that we have received your email message, contact us directly at the telephone number listed above (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Finally, you may hand-deliver comments to the Fish and Wildlife Service office listed above (see ADDRESSES). Before including your address, telephone number, email address, or E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1 2964 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 13 / Wednesday, January 21, 2015 / Notices other personal identifying information in your comments, 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 comments to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Permit Application Number: TE 02344A–1 Permit Application Number: TE 48576B–0 Applicant: Donald Fortenbery, Mainstream Commercial Divers, Inc., Murray, Kentucky The applicant requests authorization to take (collect, handle, and release) 16 mussel species while conducting presence/absence surveys in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Applicant: Carson Wood, Hampstead, North Carolina Permit Application Number: TE 237549–1 The applicant requests authorization to take (monitor nests, capture, band, radio-tag, release, install artificial cavities, install restrictor plates, and salvage dead birds) endangered redcockaded woodpeckers (Picoides borealis) for the purpose of consultations with private and public land owners in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas. Applicant: Gina Hancock, the Nature Conservancy TN, Nashville, Tennessee The applicant requests renewed authorization to take (enter hibernacula or maternity roost caves, salvage dead bats, capture with mist nets or harp traps, handle, identify, collect hair samples, band, radio-tag, light-tag, and wing-punch) Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis) and gray bats (Myotis grisescens), and an amendment to include authorization to take (same activities as above) northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) for purposes of conducting presence/absence surveys, studies to document habitat use, and population monitoring in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Virginia. Permit Applications Permit Application Number: TE 48582B–0 Applicant: Kim Romano, Ecological Solutions, Woodstock, Georgia The applicant requests authorization to take (enter hibernacula or maternity roost caves, salvage dead bats, capture with mist nets or harp traps, handle, identify, collect hair samples, band, radio tag, light-tag, and wing-punch) Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis), gray bats (Myotis grisescens), and northern longeared bats (Myotis septentrionalis) while conducting presence/absence surveys and studies to document habitat use throughout the species’ respective ranges. Permit Application Number: TE 059008–8 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Applicant: Christian Crow, CCR Environmental, Atlanta, Georgia The applicant requests renewal of existing authorization to capture, identify, and release 140 species of mussel, fish, snail, crayfish, reptiles, and amphibians; and to harass 6 bird species for presence/absence surveys throughout the species’ ranges in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky, Louisiana, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Jan 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 Permit Application Number: TE 237548–1 Applicant: Tom Counts, Tuscumbia, Alabama The applicant requests renewal and amendment of his current permit to add authorization to take (enter hibernacula, salvage dead bats, capture with mist nets or harp traps, handle, identify, collect hair samples, band, radio-tag, and wing-punch) northern long-eared bats (Myotis septentrionalis) and continue such activities with Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis) and gray bats (Myotis grisescens) for purposes of conducting presence/absence surveys, studies to document habitat use, and population monitoring in Alabama. Permit Application Number: TE 48833A–1 Applicant: Brian Carver, Tennessee Technical University, Cookeville, Tennessee The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, handle, radio-tag, and release) Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis) and gray bats (Myotis grisescens) for the purpose of conducting presence/absence PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 surveys, studies to document habitat use, and population monitoring in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Permit Application Number: TE 807672–16 Applicant: Joseph Carter, Dr. J.H. Carter III & Associates Inc., Southern Pines, North Carolina The applicant requests renewed authorization to take (harass) redcockaded woodpeckers (Picoides borealis) for the purposes of constructing and monitoring artificial nest cavities and restrictors; for capturing, banding, and translocation of birds; and for monitoring populations and nest cavities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia. Permit Application Number: TE 117405–3 Applicant: Brenda Brickhouse, Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, Tennessee The applicant requests an amendment to their current permit to add authorization to take the following endangered species of wildlife and remove and reduce to possession the following endangered species of plants for purposes of conducting presence/ absence surveys, studies to document habitat use, and population monitoring in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Virginia: Northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis), Cumberland darter (Etheostoma susanae), rush darter (Etheostoma phytophilum), marbled darter (Etheostoma marmorpinnum), tuxedo darter (Etheostoma lemniscatum), Citico darter (Etheostoma sitikuense), chucky madtom (Noturus crypticus), Laurel dace (Phoxinus saylori), Georgia pigtoe (Pleurobema hanleyianum), slabside pearlshell (Pleuronaia dolabelloides), fluted kidneyshell (Ptychobranchus subtentum), rayed bean (Villosa fabalis), sheepnose (Plethobasus cyphyus), snuffbox (Epioblasma triquetra), spectaclecase (Cumberlandia monodonta), interrupted rocksnail (Leptoxis foremani), rough hornsnail (Pleurocera foremani), whorled sunflower (Helianthus verticillatus), Short’s bladderpod (Physaria globosa), and gladecress (Leavenworthia crassa). E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 13 / Wednesday, January 21, 2015 / Notices Permit Application Number: TE 48049B–0 Applicant: Kathryn Cunningham, Richmond, Kentucky The applicant requests authorization to take (enter hibernacula or maternity roost caves, salvage dead bats, capture with mist nets or harp traps, handle, identify, band, and radio tag) Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis), gray bats (Myotis grisescens) northern long-eared bats (Myotis septentrionalis), and Virginia big-eared bats (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus) for the purpose of conducting presence/absence surveys, throughout the species’ respective ranges. Permit Application Number: TE 142806–1 Applicant: James Cox, Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, Florida The applicant requests renewed authorization to take (capture, band, translocate) red-cockaded woodpeckers (Picoides borealis) for the purposes of monitoring populations and nest cavities in Florida and Georgia. Permit Application Number: TE 008077–2 Applicant: John Palis, Jonesboro, Illinois The applicant requests renewed authorization to take (capture, mark, release, recapture, photograph) frosted flatwoods salamanders (Ambystoma cingulatum) and reticulated flatwoods salamanders (Ambystoma bishopi) while improving amphibian breeding habitat and conducting presence/ absence surveys in Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. Permit Application Number: TE 020890–4 Applicant: Shaun Williamson, U.S. Forest Service, Jackson, Mississippi The applicant requests renewed authorization to take (capture, handle, band, translocate, installation of artificial nest cavities and restriction plates) red-cockaded woodpeckers (Picoides borealis) for the purposes of monitoring populations and nest cavities in Mississippi. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit Application Number: TE 22570A–1 17:50 Jan 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 Permit Application Number: TE 34882A–1 Applicant: Mark Bailey, Andalusia, Alabama The applicant requests renewed authorization to take (harass) the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) during the construction and monitoring of artificial roost cavities and restrictors; take (capture, identify, release) flatwoods salamander (Ambystoma cingulatum), flattened musk turtle (Sternotherus depressus), eastern indigo snake (Drymarchon corais couperi), Mississippi gopher frog (Rana sevosa), and red hills salamander (Phaeognathus hubrichti) while conducting presence and absence surveys; and take (capture, relocate, radio-tag, release) the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) while conducting translocation activities throughout the species’ respective ranges. Permit Application Number: TE 065948–2 Applicant: Douglas Upton, Mississippi Dept. of Environmental Quality, Jackson, Mississippi The applicant requests renewed authorization to take (harass) Cumberland combshell (Epioblasma brevidens), southern combshell (Epioblasma penita), orange-nacre mucket (Lampsilis perovalis), black clubshell (Pleurobema curtum), southern clubshell (Pleurobema decisum), flat pigtoe (Pleurobema marshalli), ovate clubshell (Pleurobema perovatum), heavy pigtoe (Pleurobema taitianum), inflated heelsplitter (Potamilus inflatus), stirrupshell (Quadrula stapes), bayou darter (Etheostoma rubrum) and gulf sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi), while conducting biological surveys to determine the condition of various water bodies throughout the State of Mississippi. Permit Application Number: TE 53149B–0 Applicant: Hans Otto, Omaha, Nebraska Applicant: Rick Schwartz, Nashville Zoo, Nashville, Tennessee The applicant requests renewed authorization to take (capture, identify, translocate, release) the Nashville crayfish (Orconectes shoupi) while conducting presence/absence studies, population estimates and monitoring, VerDate Sep<11>2014 captive propagation, age class determination, and relocation/ reintroduction activities in Tennessee. The applicant requests authorization to take (enter hibernacula or maternity roost caves, salvage dead bats, capture with mist nets or harp traps, handle, identify, collect hair and tissue samples, band, radio tag, pit-tag, light-tag, and wing-punch) Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis), northern long-eared bats (Myotis septentrionalis),Virginia big- PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2965 eared bats (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus), and Ozark big-eared bats (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens) for the purpose of conducting presence/ absence surveys, studies to document habitat use, and population monitoring throughout the species’ respective ranges. Permit Application Number: TE 206872–6 Applicant: Joy O’Keefe, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana The applicant requests an amendment to her current permit to add authorization to take (enter hibernacula, conduct exits counts at roosts, salvage dead bats, capture with mist nets or harp traps, handle, identify, collect hair and tissue samples, band, radio-tag, pittag, light-tag, wing-punch, and selectively euthanize for white-nose syndrome surveillance) northern longeared bats (Myotis septentrionalis), in addition to the already authorized Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis), Virginia big-eared bats (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus), and gray bats (Myotis grisescens) for the purposes of conducting presence/absence surveys, studies to document habitat use, and population monitoring throughout the species’ respective ranges. Permit Application Number: TE 81756A–1 Applicant: Jason Robinson, Lexington, Kentucky The applicant requests an amendment to his current permit to expand the location of authorized activities for the Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) to include all States throughout the species’ range and to authorize take (enter hibernacula, salvage dead bats, capture with mist nets or harp traps, handle, identify, band, and radio tag) of northern longeared bats (Myotis septentrionalis) for recovery-related research throughout the species’ range. Permit Application Number: TE 53906B–0 Applicant: James Austin, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, mark, release, recapture, and ear clip) Perdido Key beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus trissyllepsis), Alabama beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus ammobates), Santa Rosa beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus leucocephalus), Choctawhatchee beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus allophrys), St. Andrew beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus peninsularis), Southeastern E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1 2966 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 13 / Wednesday, January 21, 2015 / Notices beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus niveiventris), and Anastasia beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus phasma) for the purposes of estimating abundance, studying habitat selection and movement behavior, and conducting studies on genetic diversity and connectivity in Alabama and Florida. Permit Application Number: TE 53910B–0 Applicant: Teresa Porter, Salem College, Winston-Salem, North Carolina The applicant requests authorization to take (capture with mist nets and wing-punch) Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis), northern long-eared bats (Myotis septentrionalis), and gray bats (Myotis grisescens) in the Piedmont region of North Carolina for the purposes of conducting presence/ absence surveys and analysis of antimicrobial skin proteins for white-nose syndrome surveillance. Permit Application Number: TE 37492B–0 Applicant: Anthony Grow, Millington, Tennessee The applicant requests authorization to take (capture with mist nets, band, and radio-tag) Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis), northern long-eared bats (Myotis septentrionalis), and gray bats (Myotis grisescens) throughout these species’ ranges for the purpose of conducting presence/absence surveys. Permit Application Number: TE 102292–10 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Applicant: Jeremy Jackson, Jackson Environmental Consulting Service, Richmond, Kentucky The applicant requests renewal and an amendment to his current permit to expand the location of authorized activities for the Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), gray bat (Myotis grisescens), and Virginia big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus) to include the states of Mississippi and Georgia, and to authorize take (enter hibernacula, salvage dead bats, capture with mist nets or harp traps, handle, identify, band, radio tag, light-tag, collect hair samples, wing-punch, and selectively euthanize for white-nose syndrome testing) of northern longeared bats (Myotis septentrionalis) for recovery-related research throughout the species’ range. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Jan 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 Permit Application Number: TE 009638–10 Applicant: Timothy Compton, Appalachian Technical Services, Wise, Virginia The applicant requests an amendment to his current permit to authorize take (capture with mist nets or harp traps, handle, identify, band, and radio tag) of northern long-eared bats (Myotis septentrionalis) and to authorize take (hand-seining, netting, and electroshocking) of the duskytail darter (Etheostoma percnurum) and Cumberland darter (Etheostoma susanae) for presence/absence surveys throughout the species’ ranges. Permit Application Number: TE 697819–4 Applicant: Leopoldo Miranda, Assistant Regional Director–Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Atlanta, Georgia The applicant requests an amendment to his current permit to authorize all U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) biological staff, official volunteers, and designated agents of the Service in the Southeast Region (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands) to take or remove and reduce to possession all listed, proposed, and candidate species in the Southeast Region to enhance propagation or survival or conduct scientific research aimed at the conservation of the species in accordance with the mission of the Service to promote recovery of endangered and threatened species and all other applicable laws and regulations. Permit Application Number: TE 077175–3 Applicant: Troy Best, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama The applicant requests renewal and an amendment to his current permit to authorize take (enter hibernacula, salvage dead bats, capture with mist nets or harp traps, handle, identify, band, radio tag, light-tag, collect hair samples, wing-punch, and selectively euthanize for white-nose syndrome testing) of northern long-eared bats (Myotis septentrionalis) for recoveryrelated research in Alabama. PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: January 13, 2015. Leopoldo Miranda, Acting Deputy Regional Director, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 2015–00855 Filed 1–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey [GX14LQ00DXG0200] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments on the Classification of Biogeomorphic Attributes and Imagery of Coastal Habitats U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R4-ES-2015-N006; 40120-1112-0000-F2]


Receipt of Applications for Endangered Species Permits

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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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 (ESA) prohibits activities with listed species unless a Federal 
permit is issued that allows such activities. The ESA requires that we 
invite public comment before issuing these permits.

DATES: We must receive written data or comments on the applications at 
the address given below by February 20, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Documents and other information submitted with the 
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 the following 
office within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice: U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, 1875 Century Boulevard, Suite 200, Atlanta, 
GA 30345 (Attn: David Dell, Permit Coordinator).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Marlowe, 10(a)(1)(A) Permit 
Coordinator, telephone 205-726-2667; facsimile 205-726-2479.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The public is invited to comment on the 
following applications for permits to conduct certain activities with 
endangered and threatened species under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), 
and our regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 
17. This notice is provided under section 10(c) of the Act.
    If you wish to comment, you may submit comments by any one of the 
following methods. You may mail comments to the Fish and Wildlife 
Service's Regional Office (see ADDRESSES section) or send them via 
electronic mail (email) to: permitsR4ES@fws.gov. Please include your 
name and return address in your email message. If you do not receive a 
confirmation from the Fish and Wildlife Service that we have received 
your email message, contact us directly at the telephone number listed 
above (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Finally, you may hand-
deliver comments to the Fish and Wildlife Service office listed above 
(see ADDRESSES).
    Before including your address, telephone number, email address, or

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other personal identifying information in your comments, 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 comments to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

Permit Applications

Permit Application Number: TE 48576B-0

Applicant: Carson Wood, Hampstead, North Carolina
    The applicant requests authorization to take (monitor nests, 
capture, band, radio-tag, release, install artificial cavities, install 
restrictor plates, and salvage dead birds) endangered red-cockaded 
woodpeckers (Picoides borealis) for the purpose of consultations with 
private and public land owners in North Carolina, South Carolina, 
Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

Permit Application Number: TE 48582B-0

Applicant: Kim Romano, Ecological Solutions, Woodstock, Georgia
    The applicant requests authorization to take (enter hibernacula or 
maternity roost caves, salvage dead bats, capture with mist nets or 
harp traps, handle, identify, collect hair samples, band, radio tag, 
light-tag, and wing-punch) Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis), gray bats 
(Myotis grisescens), and northern long-eared bats (Myotis 
septentrionalis) while conducting presence/absence surveys and studies 
to document habitat use throughout the species' respective ranges.

Permit Application Number: TE 059008-8

Applicant: Christian Crow, CCR Environmental, Atlanta, Georgia
    The applicant requests renewal of existing authorization to 
capture, identify, and release 140 species of mussel, fish, snail, 
crayfish, reptiles, and amphibians; and to harass 6 bird species for 
presence/absence surveys throughout the species' ranges in Georgia, 
Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky, Louisiana, 
Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina

Permit Application Number: TE 02344A-1

Applicant: Donald Fortenbery, Mainstream Commercial Divers, Inc., 
Murray, Kentucky
    The applicant requests authorization to take (collect, handle, and 
release) 16 mussel species while conducting presence/absence surveys in 
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, 
Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, 
Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Permit Application Number: TE 237549-1

Applicant: Gina Hancock, the Nature Conservancy TN, Nashville, 
Tennessee
    The applicant requests renewed authorization to take (enter 
hibernacula or maternity roost caves, salvage dead bats, capture with 
mist nets or harp traps, handle, identify, collect hair samples, band, 
radio-tag, light-tag, and wing-punch) Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis) and 
gray bats (Myotis grisescens), and an amendment to include 
authorization to take (same activities as above) northern long-eared 
bat (Myotis septentrionalis) for purposes of conducting presence/
absence surveys, studies to document habitat use, and population 
monitoring in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, North 
Carolina, and Virginia.

Permit Application Number: TE 237548-1

Applicant: Tom Counts, Tuscumbia, Alabama
    The applicant requests renewal and amendment of his current permit 
to add authorization to take (enter hibernacula, salvage dead bats, 
capture with mist nets or harp traps, handle, identify, collect hair 
samples, band, radio-tag, and wing-punch) northern long-eared bats 
(Myotis septentrionalis) and continue such activities with Indiana bats 
(Myotis sodalis) and gray bats (Myotis grisescens) for purposes of 
conducting presence/absence surveys, studies to document habitat use, 
and population monitoring in Alabama.

Permit Application Number: TE 48833A-1

Applicant: Brian Carver, Tennessee Technical University, Cookeville, 
Tennessee
    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, handle, 
radio-tag, and release) Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis) and gray bats 
(Myotis grisescens) for the purpose of conducting presence/absence 
surveys, studies to document habitat use, and population monitoring in 
Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, 
North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West 
Virginia.

Permit Application Number: TE 807672-16

Applicant: Joseph Carter, Dr. J.H. Carter III & Associates Inc., 
Southern Pines, North Carolina
    The applicant requests renewed authorization to take (harass) red-
cockaded woodpeckers (Picoides borealis) for the purposes of 
constructing and monitoring artificial nest cavities and restrictors; 
for capturing, banding, and translocation of birds; and for monitoring 
populations and nest cavities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, 
Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia.

Permit Application Number: TE 117405-3

Applicant: Brenda Brickhouse, Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, 
Tennessee
    The applicant requests an amendment to their current permit to add 
authorization to take the following endangered species of wildlife and 
remove and reduce to possession the following endangered species of 
plants for purposes of conducting presence/absence surveys, studies to 
document habitat use, and population monitoring in Alabama, Georgia, 
Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Virginia: 
Northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis), Cumberland darter 
(Etheostoma susanae), rush darter (Etheostoma phytophilum), marbled 
darter (Etheostoma marmorpinnum), tuxedo darter (Etheostoma 
lemniscatum), Citico darter (Etheostoma sitikuense), chucky madtom 
(Noturus crypticus), Laurel dace (Phoxinus saylori), Georgia pigtoe 
(Pleurobema hanleyianum), slabside pearlshell (Pleuronaia 
dolabelloides), fluted kidneyshell (Ptychobranchus subtentum), rayed 
bean (Villosa fabalis), sheepnose (Plethobasus cyphyus), snuffbox 
(Epioblasma triquetra), spectaclecase (Cumberlandia monodonta), 
interrupted rocksnail (Leptoxis foremani), rough hornsnail (Pleurocera 
foremani), whorled sunflower (Helianthus verticillatus), Short's 
bladderpod (Physaria globosa), and gladecress (Leavenworthia crassa).

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Permit Application Number: TE 48049B-0

Applicant: Kathryn Cunningham, Richmond, Kentucky
    The applicant requests authorization to take (enter hibernacula or 
maternity roost caves, salvage dead bats, capture with mist nets or 
harp traps, handle, identify, band, and radio tag) Indiana bats (Myotis 
sodalis), gray bats (Myotis grisescens) northern long-eared bats 
(Myotis septentrionalis), and Virginia big-eared bats (Corynorhinus 
townsendii virginianus) for the purpose of conducting presence/absence 
surveys, throughout the species' respective ranges.

Permit Application Number: TE 142806-1

Applicant: James Cox, Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, 
Florida
    The applicant requests renewed authorization to take (capture, 
band, translocate) red-cockaded woodpeckers (Picoides borealis) for the 
purposes of monitoring populations and nest cavities in Florida and 
Georgia.

Permit Application Number: TE 008077-2

Applicant: John Palis, Jonesboro, Illinois
    The applicant requests renewed authorization to take (capture, 
mark, release, recapture, photograph) frosted flatwoods salamanders 
(Ambystoma cingulatum) and reticulated flatwoods salamanders (Ambystoma 
bishopi) while improving amphibian breeding habitat and conducting 
presence/absence surveys in Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina.

Permit Application Number: TE 020890-4

Applicant: Shaun Williamson, U.S. Forest Service, Jackson, Mississippi
    The applicant requests renewed authorization to take (capture, 
handle, band, translocate, installation of artificial nest cavities and 
restriction plates) red-cockaded woodpeckers (Picoides borealis) for 
the purposes of monitoring populations and nest cavities in 
Mississippi.

Permit Application Number: TE 22570A-1

Applicant: Rick Schwartz, Nashville Zoo, Nashville, Tennessee
    The applicant requests renewed authorization to take (capture, 
identify, translocate, release) the Nashville crayfish (Orconectes 
shoupi) while conducting presence/absence studies, population estimates 
and monitoring, captive propagation, age class determination, and 
relocation/reintroduction activities in Tennessee.

Permit Application Number: TE 34882A-1

Applicant: Mark Bailey, Andalusia, Alabama
    The applicant requests renewed authorization to take (harass) the 
endangered red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) during the 
construction and monitoring of artificial roost cavities and 
restrictors; take (capture, identify, release) flatwoods salamander 
(Ambystoma cingulatum), flattened musk turtle (Sternotherus depressus), 
eastern indigo snake (Drymarchon corais couperi), Mississippi gopher 
frog (Rana sevosa), and red hills salamander (Phaeognathus hubrichti) 
while conducting presence and absence surveys; and take (capture, 
relocate, radio-tag, release) the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) 
while conducting translocation activities throughout the species' 
respective ranges.

Permit Application Number: TE 065948-2

Applicant: Douglas Upton, Mississippi Dept. of Environmental Quality, 
Jackson, Mississippi
    The applicant requests renewed authorization to take (harass) 
Cumberland combshell (Epioblasma brevidens), southern combshell 
(Epioblasma penita), orange-nacre mucket (Lampsilis perovalis), black 
clubshell (Pleurobema curtum), southern clubshell (Pleurobema decisum), 
flat pigtoe (Pleurobema marshalli), ovate clubshell (Pleurobema 
perovatum), heavy pigtoe (Pleurobema taitianum), inflated heelsplitter 
(Potamilus inflatus), stirrupshell (Quadrula stapes), bayou darter 
(Etheostoma rubrum) and gulf sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi), 
while conducting biological surveys to determine the condition of 
various water bodies throughout the State of Mississippi.

Permit Application Number: TE 53149B-0

Applicant: Hans Otto, Omaha, Nebraska
    The applicant requests authorization to take (enter hibernacula or 
maternity roost caves, salvage dead bats, capture with mist nets or 
harp traps, handle, identify, collect hair and tissue samples, band, 
radio tag, pit-tag, light-tag, and wing-punch) Indiana bats (Myotis 
sodalis), northern long-eared bats (Myotis septentrionalis),Virginia 
big-eared bats (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus), and Ozark big-
eared bats (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens) for the purpose of 
conducting presence/absence surveys, studies to document habitat use, 
and population monitoring throughout the species' respective ranges.

Permit Application Number: TE 206872-6

Applicant: Joy O'Keefe, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana
    The applicant requests an amendment to her current permit to add 
authorization to take (enter hibernacula, conduct exits counts at 
roosts, salvage dead bats, capture with mist nets or harp traps, 
handle, identify, collect hair and tissue samples, band, radio-tag, 
pit-tag, light-tag, wing-punch, and selectively euthanize for white-
nose syndrome surveillance) northern long-eared bats (Myotis 
septentrionalis), in addition to the already authorized Indiana bats 
(Myotis sodalis), Virginia big-eared bats (Corynorhinus townsendii 
virginianus), and gray bats (Myotis grisescens) for the purposes of 
conducting presence/absence surveys, studies to document habitat use, 
and population monitoring throughout the species' respective ranges.

Permit Application Number: TE 81756A-1

Applicant: Jason Robinson, Lexington, Kentucky
    The applicant requests an amendment to his current permit to expand 
the location of authorized activities for the Indiana bat (Myotis 
sodalis) to include all States throughout the species' range and to 
authorize take (enter hibernacula, salvage dead bats, capture with mist 
nets or harp traps, handle, identify, band, and radio tag) of northern 
long-eared bats (Myotis septentrionalis) for recovery-related research 
throughout the species' range.

Permit Application Number: TE 53906B-0

Applicant: James Austin, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, mark, 
release, recapture, and ear clip) Perdido Key beach mouse (Peromyscus 
polionotus trissyllepsis), Alabama beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus 
ammobates), Santa Rosa beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus 
leucocephalus), Choctawhatchee beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus 
allophrys), St. Andrew beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus 
peninsularis), Southeastern

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beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus niveiventris), and Anastasia beach 
mouse (Peromyscus polionotus phasma) for the purposes of estimating 
abundance, studying habitat selection and movement behavior, and 
conducting studies on genetic diversity and connectivity in Alabama and 
Florida.

Permit Application Number: TE 53910B-0

Applicant: Teresa Porter, Salem College, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture with mist 
nets and wing-punch) Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis), northern long-eared 
bats (Myotis septentrionalis), and gray bats (Myotis grisescens) in the 
Piedmont region of North Carolina for the purposes of conducting 
presence/absence surveys and analysis of anti-microbial skin proteins 
for white-nose syndrome surveillance.

Permit Application Number: TE 37492B-0

Applicant: Anthony Grow, Millington, Tennessee
    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture with mist 
nets, band, and radio-tag) Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis), northern 
long-eared bats (Myotis septentrionalis), and gray bats (Myotis 
grisescens) throughout these species' ranges for the purpose of 
conducting presence/absence surveys.

Permit Application Number: TE 102292-10

Applicant: Jeremy Jackson, Jackson Environmental Consulting Service, 
Richmond, Kentucky
    The applicant requests renewal and an amendment to his current 
permit to expand the location of authorized activities for the Indiana 
bat (Myotis sodalis), gray bat (Myotis grisescens), and Virginia big-
eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus) to include the states 
of Mississippi and Georgia, and to authorize take (enter hibernacula, 
salvage dead bats, capture with mist nets or harp traps, handle, 
identify, band, radio tag, light-tag, collect hair samples, wing-punch, 
and selectively euthanize for white-nose syndrome testing) of northern 
long-eared bats (Myotis septentrionalis) for recovery-related research 
throughout the species' range.

Permit Application Number: TE 009638-10

Applicant: Timothy Compton, Appalachian Technical Services, Wise, 
Virginia
    The applicant requests an amendment to his current permit to 
authorize take (capture with mist nets or harp traps, handle, identify, 
band, and radio tag) of northern long-eared bats (Myotis 
septentrionalis) and to authorize take (hand-seining, netting, and 
electroshocking) of the duskytail darter (Etheostoma percnurum) and 
Cumberland darter (Etheostoma susanae) for presence/absence surveys 
throughout the species' ranges.

Permit Application Number: TE 697819-4

Applicant: Leopoldo Miranda, Assistant Regional Director-Ecological 
Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Atlanta, Georgia
    The applicant requests an amendment to his current permit to 
authorize all U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) biological 
staff, official volunteers, and designated agents of the Service in the 
Southeast Region (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, 
Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, 
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands) to take or remove 
and reduce to possession all listed, proposed, and candidate species in 
the Southeast Region to enhance propagation or survival or conduct 
scientific research aimed at the conservation of the species in 
accordance with the mission of the Service to promote recovery of 
endangered and threatened species and all other applicable laws and 
regulations.

Permit Application Number: TE 077175-3

Applicant: Troy Best, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
    The applicant requests renewal and an amendment to his current 
permit to authorize take (enter hibernacula, salvage dead bats, capture 
with mist nets or harp traps, handle, identify, band, radio tag, light-
tag, collect hair samples, wing-punch, and selectively euthanize for 
white-nose syndrome testing) of northern long-eared bats (Myotis 
septentrionalis) for recovery-related research in Alabama.

    Dated: January 13, 2015.
Leopoldo Miranda,
Acting Deputy Regional Director, Southeast Region.
[FR Doc. 2015-00855 Filed 1-20-15; 8:45 am]
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