Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications, 31413-31415 [2015-13341]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 105 / Tuesday, June 2, 2015 / Notices Documents and other information submitted with this application are available for review by request from the Program Manager for Restoration and Endangered Species Classification at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). Permit Number: TE–802107 Applicant: Patricia Baird, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia. The applicant requests a permit renewal with changes to take (survey, monitor, capture, measure, band, collect bio-samples, attach data loggers, and release) the least tern (Sterna antillarum spp.) in Hawaii, in conjunction with scientific research, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. 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. 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: May 21, 2015. Hugh Morrison, Acting, Regional Director, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2015–13085 Filed 6–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R2–ES–2015–N083; FXES11130200000–156–FF02ENEH00] Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. Notice of receipt of applications; request for public comment. ACTION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Jun 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 July 2, 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– 6920. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 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. SUMMARY: 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, PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31413 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–174552 Applicant: Animas Biological Studies, Durango, Colorado. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys, nest monitoring, and banding of southwestern willow flycatchers (Empidonax traillii extimus) within Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. Permit TE–71618A Applicant: Museum of Southwestern Biology—University of New Mexico Herbarium, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to collect seeds and voucher specimens of the following federally listed plants within New Mexico: • Argemone pinnatisecta (Sacramento prickly poppy) • Astragalus humillimus (Mancos milkvetch) • Cirsium vinaceum (Sacramento Mountains thistle) • Coryphantha sneedii var. leei (Lee’s pincushion cactus) • Coryphantha sneedii var. sneedii (Sneed’s pincushion cactus) • Echinocereus fendleri var. kuenzieri (Kuenzler’s hedgehog cactus) • Erigeron rhizomatus (Zuni fleabane) • Eriogonum gypsophilum (gypsum wild buckwheat) • Hedeoma todsenii (Todsen’s pennyroyal) • Helianthus paradoxus (Pecos sunflower) • Ipomopsis sancti-spiritus (Holy Ghost ipomopsis) • Pediocactus knowltonii (Knowlton’s cactus) • Sclerocactus mesae-verdae (Mesa Verde cactus) Permit TE–63202B Applicant: Carol Chambers, Flagstaff, Arizona. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of New Mexico meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius luteus) within Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. Permit TE–27791B Applicant: National Park Service— Montezuma and Tuzigoot National Monuments, Camp Verde, Arizona. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/ E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1 31414 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 105 / Tuesday, June 2, 2015 / Notices absence surveys for southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) within Arizona. Permit TE–830213 Applicant: EcoPlan Associates, Inc., Mesa, Arizona. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/ absence surveys for southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) within California and Nevada. Permit TE–63522B Applicant: Laney Environmental Consulting, Muskogee, 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–170625 Applicant: Daniel Howard, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) within Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. Permit TE–63523B Applicant: Medina Consulting Company, Inc., San Antonio, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) within Texas. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit TE–00975A Applicant: Osage Nation—Department of Natural Resources, Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/ absence surveys of Neosho madtom (Lampsilis rafinesqueana) within Oklahoma. Permit TE–37484A Applicant: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service—Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, Marble Falls, Texas. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys, banding, and nest monitoring of golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) and black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) within Texas. Permit TE–236730 Applicant: Timothy Bonner, San Marcos, Texas. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Jun 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to collect 2,000 fountain darters (Etheostoma fonticola) from the wild in Texas, as well as using 350 captive-bred and 120 wild-caught fish for a predation study at Texas State University. purposes to conduct seed collection and cactus propagation, and to construct receiving areas and transplantation for Arizona hedgehog cactus (Echinocereus triglochidiatus var. arizonicus) within Arizona. Permit TE–023643 Applicant: Cassidy Johnson, Houston, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct the following activities for Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis) within Texas: Presence/absence surveys, transportation and storage of frozen samples, transportation of live species for education and outreach, and possession of one retired male toad for education and outreach purposes. Applicant: U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Hood, Texas. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) and blackcapped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) within Texas. Permit TE–011464 Permit TE–64624B Applicant: Caryn Vaughn, Norman, Oklahoma. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for Ouachita pocketbook (Arcidens =Arkansia wheeleri), scaleshell (Leptodea leptodon), and winged mapleleaf (Quadrula fragosa) mussels within Oklahoma. Permit TE–206016 Permit TE–146537 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Applicant: New Mexico State Land Office, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) and Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus) within New Mexico. Permit TE–64616B Applicant: National Park Service— Valles Caldera National Preserve, Jemez Springs, New Mexico. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of Jemez Mountain salamander (Plethodon neomexicanus) within New Mexico. Permit TE–64622B Applicant: Kathy Granillo, Socorro, New Mexico. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) within New Mexico. Permit TE–38748A Applicant: Carlotta Copper Company, Fort Collins, Colorado. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Applicant: Andrew Middick, Edmond, Oklahoma. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/ absence surveys of American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) within Ohio. 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.) E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 105 / Tuesday, June 2, 2015 / Notices Dated: May 14, 2015. Joy E. Nicholopoulos, Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2015–13341 Filed 6–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–PWR–TUSK–18052; PX.XLKTUSK15.00.1] Request for Nominations for the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Advisory Council National Park Service, Interior. Request for Nominations. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, is establishing and seeking nominations for members of the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Advisory Council (Council). The purpose of the Council is to provide the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) and National Park Service (NPS) guidance for the management of the Monument. DATES: Written nominations must be postmarked by July 2, 2015. ADDRESSES: Send nominations to Lake Mead National Recreation Area, ATTN: Tule Springs Advisory Council, 601 Nevada Way, Boulder City, Nevada 89005, telephone (702) 293–8691, or email tusk_information@nps.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christie Vanover, Public Affairs Officer, Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument, 601 Nevada Way, Boulder City, Nevada 89005, telephone (702) 293–8691, or email tusk_information@ nps.gov. SUMMARY: The NPS is establishing the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Advisory Council in accordance with section 3092 (a)(6) of Public Law 113–291, and in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. Appendix 1–16). The Council provides the Secretary and the NPS with guidance for the management of the Monument, including advice on the preparation and implementation of the management plan. The Council is composed of 10 members appointed by the Secretary, as follows: (a) One member appointed among individuals recommended by the County Commission; (b) one member appointed among individuals recommended by the city council of Las Vegas, Nevada; (c) one member asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Jun 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 appointed among individuals recommended by the city council of North Las Vegas, Nevada; (d) one member appointed among individuals recommended by the tribal council of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe; (e) one member of the conservation community in southern Nevada; (f) one member appointed among individuals recommended by Nellis Air Force Base; (g) one member appointed among individuals recommended by the State of Nevada; (h) one member who resides in Clark County and has a background that reflects the purposes for which the Monument was established; and (i) two members who reside in Clark County or adjacent counties, both of whom shall have experience in the field of paleontology, obtained through higher education, experience, or both. Members will be appointed by the Secretary for a term of three years. Members of the Council will receive no compensation for serving on the Council. However, while away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services for the Commission as approved by the Designated Federal Officer, members may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in the same manner as persons employed intermittently in Government service are allowed such expenses under section 5703 of Title 5 of the United States Code. Individuals who are Federally registered lobbyists are ineligible to serve on all FACA and non-FACA boards, committees, or councils in an individual capacity. The term ‘‘individual capacity’’ refers to individuals who are appointed to exercise their own individual best judgment on behalf of the government, such as when they are designated special government employees, rather than being appointed to represent a particular interest. The Council will hold its first meeting once all members are appointed, at which time a chairperson will be elected from among the members. The Chairperson shall not, however, be a member of Federal or a State agency. Meetings will take place at such times as designated by the Designated Federal Officer. Members are expected to make every effort to attend all meetings. Members may not appoint deputies or alternates. Seeking Nominations for Membership We are seeking nominations for council members in the following categories: (a) One member who represents the conservation community in southern Nevada; (b) one member PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31415 who resides in Clark County and has a background that reflects the purposes for which the Monument was established; and (c) two members who reside in Clark County or adjacent counties, both of whom shall have experience in the field of paleontology, obtained through higher education, experience, or both. Nominations should include a resume providing an adequate description of the nominee’s qualifications, including information that would enable the Department of the Interior to make an informed decision regarding meeting the membership requirements of the Council and permit the Department to contact a potential member. Dated: May 26, 2015. Alma Ripps, Chief, Office of Policy. [FR Doc. 2015–13117 Filed 6–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–EE–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR83550000, 156R5065C6, RX.59389832.1009676] Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other WaterRelated Contract Actions Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given of contractual actions that have been proposed to the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and are new, discontinued, or completed since the last publication of this notice. This notice is one of a variety of means used to inform the public about proposed contractual actions for capital recovery and management of project resources and facilities consistent with section 9(f) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939. Additional announcements of individual contract actions may be published in the Federal Register and in newspapers of general circulation in the areas determined by Reclamation to be affected by the proposed action. ADDRESSES: The identity of the approving officer and other information pertaining to a specific contract proposal may be obtained by calling or writing the appropriate regional office at the address and telephone number given for each region in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Kelly, Reclamation Law Administration Division, Bureau of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 105 (Tuesday, June 2, 2015)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2015-13341]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R2-ES-2015-N083; 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 July 2, 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 505-248-6920.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 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-174552

    Applicant: Animas Biological Studies, Durango, Colorado.
    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys, nest monitoring, 
and banding of southwestern willow flycatchers (Empidonax traillii 
extimus) within Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah.

Permit TE-71618A

    Applicant: Museum of Southwestern Biology--University of New Mexico 
Herbarium, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to collect seeds and voucher specimens of the 
following federally listed plants within New Mexico:

 Argemone pinnatisecta (Sacramento prickly poppy)
 Astragalus humillimus (Mancos milk-vetch)
 Cirsium vinaceum (Sacramento Mountains thistle)
 Coryphantha sneedii var. leei (Lee's pincushion cactus)
 Coryphantha sneedii var. sneedii (Sneed's pincushion cactus)
 Echinocereus fendleri var. kuenzieri (Kuenzler's hedgehog 
cactus)
 Erigeron rhizomatus (Zuni fleabane)
 Eriogonum gypsophilum (gypsum wild buckwheat)
 Hedeoma todsenii (Todsen's pennyroyal)
 Helianthus paradoxus (Pecos sunflower)
 Ipomopsis sancti-spiritus (Holy Ghost ipomopsis)
 Pediocactus knowltonii (Knowlton's cactus)
 Sclerocactus mesae-verdae (Mesa Verde cactus)

Permit TE-63202B

    Applicant: Carol Chambers, Flagstaff, Arizona.
    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys of New Mexico meadow jumping mouse 
(Zapus hudsonius luteus) within Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico.

Permit TE-27791B

    Applicant: National Park Service--Montezuma and Tuzigoot National 
Monuments, Camp Verde, Arizona.
    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to conduct presence/

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absence surveys for southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii 
extimus) within Arizona.

Permit TE-830213

    Applicant: EcoPlan Associates, Inc., Mesa, Arizona.
    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for 
southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) within 
California and Nevada.

Permit TE-63522B

    Applicant: Laney Environmental Consulting, Muskogee, 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-170625

    Applicant: Daniel Howard, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of American 
burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) within Arkansas, Kansas, 
Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Permit TE-63523B

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

Permit TE-00975A

    Applicant: Osage Nation--Department of Natural Resources, Pawhuska, 
Oklahoma.
    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of Neosho 
madtom (Lampsilis rafinesqueana) within Oklahoma.

Permit TE-37484A

    Applicant: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service--Balcones Canyonlands 
National Wildlife Refuge, Marble Falls, Texas.
    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys, banding, and 
nest monitoring of golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) and 
black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) within Texas.

Permit TE-236730

    Applicant: Timothy Bonner, San Marcos, Texas.
    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to collect 2,000 fountain darters (Etheostoma 
fonticola) from the wild in Texas, as well as using 350 captive-bred 
and 120 wild-caught fish for a predation study at Texas State 
University.

Permit TE-023643

    Applicant: U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Hood, Texas.
    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for golden-
cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) and black-capped vireo (Vireo 
atricapilla) within Texas.

Permit TE-011464

    Applicant: Caryn Vaughn, Norman, Oklahoma.
    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for Ouachita 
pocketbook (Arcidens =Arkansia wheeleri), scaleshell (Leptodea 
leptodon), and winged mapleleaf (Quadrula fragosa) mussels within 
Oklahoma.

Permit TE-146537

    Applicant: New Mexico State Land Office, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for southwestern 
willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) and Rio Grande silvery 
minnow (Hybognathus amarus) within New Mexico.

Permit TE-64616B

    Applicant: National Park Service--Valles Caldera National Preserve, 
Jemez Springs, New Mexico.
    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys of Jemez Mountain salamander 
(Plethodon neomexicanus) within New Mexico.

Permit TE-64622B

    Applicant: Kathy Granillo, Socorro, New Mexico.
    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys of southwestern willow flycatcher 
(Empidonax traillii extimus) within New Mexico.

Permit TE-38748A

    Applicant: Carlotta Copper Company, Fort Collins, Colorado.
    Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and 
recovery purposes to conduct seed collection and cactus propagation, 
and to construct receiving areas and transplantation for Arizona 
hedgehog cactus (Echinocereus triglochidiatus var. arizonicus) within 
Arizona.

Permit TE-64624B

    Applicant: Cassidy Johnson, Houston, Texas.
    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct the following activities for Houston toad (Bufo 
houstonensis) within Texas: Presence/absence surveys, transportation 
and storage of frozen samples, transportation of live species for 
education and outreach, and possession of one retired male toad for 
education and outreach purposes.

Permit TE-206016

    Applicant: Andrew Middick, Edmond, Oklahoma.
    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of American 
burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) within Ohio.

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.)


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    Dated: May 14, 2015.
Joy E. Nicholopoulos,
Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service.
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