Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications, 71824-71826 [2015-29291]

Download as PDF 71824 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 221 / Tuesday, November 17, 2015 / Notices is to allow for 60 days of public comment. DATES: Comments Due Date: January 19, 2016. Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: Nacheshia Foxx, Reports Liaison Officer, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 10276, Washington, DC 20410–0500. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Camille Acevedo, Associate General Counsel, Legislation and Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban ADDRESSES: Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 10282, Washington, DC 20410–0500, telephone (202 708–1793) (this is not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Notice of Application for Designation As a Single Family Foreclosure Commissioner (SF Mortgage Foreclosure Act of 1994). OMB Control Number: 2510–0012. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Under the Single Family Mortgage Foreclsoure Act of 1994, HUD may exercise a nonjudicial Power of Sale of single family HUD-held mortgages and may appoint Foreclsoure Commissioners to do this. HUD needs the Notice and resulting appliations for compliance with the Act’s requirements that commissioners be qualified. Most respondents will be attorneys, but anyone may apply. Agency form numbers, if applicable: None. Members of affected public: Business or Other For-Profit and Individuals or Households. Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: Number of respondents Frequency of response Hours per response Total burden hours 30 ................................................................................................................................................. 1 .5 15 Status of the proposed information collection: Reinstatement of collection. B. Solicitation of Public Comment mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: November 6, 2015. Camille E. Acevedo, Associate General Counsel for Legislation and Regulations. [FR Doc. 2015–29331 Filed 11–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Nov 16, 2015 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R2–ES–2015–N207]; [FXES11130200000–167–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 December 17, 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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 E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 221 / Tuesday, November 17, 2015 / Notices Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). conduct presence/absence surveys for black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) within Texas. Permit TE–841359 Applicant: U.S. Forest Service—Gila National Forest, Silver City, New Mexico. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following species in Arizona: • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) • Gila chub (Gila intermedia) • Loach minnow (Tiaroga cobitis) • Spikedace (Meda fulgida) Permit TE–778582B Permit TE–78250B Applicant: Erin Hatchett, Fort Worth, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla), golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia), and southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) within Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, and Utah. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit TE–78414B Applicant: Antoinette Taylor, Austin, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) and golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) within Texas and Oklahoma. Permit TE–800611 Applicant: SWCA Environmental Consultants, San Antonio, Texas. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct salvage, transportation, research, and captive husbandry of the following species within Texas: • Peck’s Cave amphipod (Stygobromus [=Stygonectes] pecki) • Comal Springs dryopid beetle (Stygoparnus comalensis) • Comal Springs riffle beetle (Heterelmis comalensis) • Fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola) • San Marcos gambusia (Gambusia georgei) • Texas blind salamander (Typhlomolge rathbuni) • Texas wild-rice (Zizania texana) Permit TE–78168B Applicant: Rachel McMath, Abilene, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Nov 16, 2015 Jkt 238001 Applicant: Richard Dolman, Abilene, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) within Texas. Permit TE–78170B Applicant: Kendra Clardy, Abilene, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) within Texas. Permit TE–85077A Applicant: Zara Environmental LLC, Manchaca, Texas. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct salvage, transportation, research, and captive husbandry of the following species within Texas: • Beetle (Rhadine exilis) • Beetle (Rhadine infernalis) • Helotes mold beetle (Batrisodes venyivi) • Cokendolpher Cave harvestman (Texella cokendolpheri) • Robber Baron Cave meshweaver (Cicurina baronia) • Madla’s Cave meshweaver (Cicurina madla) • Bracken Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina venii) • Government Canyon Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina vespera) • Government Canyon Bat Cave spider (Neoleptoneta microps) • Tooth Cave spider (Leptoneta myopica) • Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion (Tartarocreagris texana) • Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddelli) • Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle (Texamaurops reddelli) • Tooth Cave ground beetle (Rhadine persephone) • Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi) • Coffin Cave mold beetle (Batrisodes texanus) • Comal Springs dryopid beetle (Stygoparnus comalensis) • Peck’s Cave amphipod (Stygobromus [=Stygonectes] pecki) • Comal Springs riffle beetle (Heterelmis comalensis) • Black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71825 • Golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) • Barton Springs salamander (Eurycea sosorum) • Texas blind salamander (Typhlomolge rathbuni) • Austin blind salamander (Eurycea waterlooensis) • Fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola) • San Marcos gambusia (Gambusia georgei) • Texas wild-rice (Zizania texana) Permit TE–34030A Applicant: Dustin McBride, Grapevine, Texas. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis) within Texas. Permit TE–44542B Applicant: Olsson Associates, Oklahoma City, 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 Oklahoma and Nebraska. Permit TE–783902B Applicant: Kristy Cosby, Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Applicant requests a new for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) within Oklahoma. Permit TE–78959A Applicant: Sarah Anne Weber, Spring Branch, Texas. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/ absence surveys for black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) within Texas. Permit TE–039466 Applicant: USGS—Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Moscow, Idaho. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to trap, band, and attach radio transmitters to Yuma clapper rails (Rallus longirostris yumanensis) within Arizona and California. 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 E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 71826 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 221 / Tuesday, November 17, 2015 / Notices 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: November 5, 2015. Joy E. Nicholopoulos, Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2015–29291 Filed 11–16–15; 8:45 am] in 2014), all units in Georgia, several units in Louisiana, all units in Michigan, the only unit in Minnesota, all units in Mississippi, all units in the Great Lakes region of New York, all units in Ohio, and all units in Wisconsin. The draft maps were produced by the Service as part of a CBRS ‘‘digital conversion’’ project that is done in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This notice announces the findings of the Service’s review and request for comments on the draft revised maps from Federal, State, and local officials. DATES: To ensure consideration, the Service must receive written comments by December 17, 2015. ADDRESSES: Mail comments to Katie Niemi, Coastal Barriers Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Program, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: ES, Falls Church, VA 22041, or send comments by electronic mail (email) to CBRAcomments@fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katie Niemi, Coastal Barriers Coordinator; (703) 358–2071 (telephone); or CBRA@fws.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–ES–2015–N196; FF09E15000– FXHC112509CBRA1–167] John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System; Availability of Draft Maps for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, and Wisconsin; Request for Comments AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. The Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA) requires the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to review the maps of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System (CBRS) at least once every 5 years and make any minor and technical modifications to the boundaries of the CBRS as are necessary to reflect changes that have occurred in the size or location of any CBRS unit as a result of natural forces. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has conducted this review and has prepared draft revised maps for all of the CBRS units in Alabama, all units in Florida (except for one unit that was remapped mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Nov 16, 2015 Jkt 238001 Background Background information on the CBRA (16 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) and the CBRS, as well as information on the digital conversion effort and the methodology used to produce the revised maps, can be found in a notice the Service published in the Federal Register on August 29, 2013 (78 FR 53467). For information on how to access the draft revised maps, see the Availability of Draft Maps and Related Information section below. Proposed Modifications to the CBRS Boundaries This notice fulfills a requirement under the CBRA (16 U.S.C. 3503(f)(3)) that the Secretary publish a notice in the Federal Register of any proposed revisions to the CBRS to reflect: (1) Changes that have occurred to the CBRS as a result of natural forces (e.g., erosion and accretion); (2) voluntary additions to the CBRS requested by property owners; or (3) additions of excess Federal property to the CBRS (as authorized under 16 U.S.C. 3503(c)–(e)). The Service’s review of all of the CBRS units in Alabama, all units in Florida (except for one unit that was remapped in 2014), all units in Georgia, several units in Louisiana, all units in Michigan, the only unit in Minnesota, all units in Mississippi, all units in the PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Great Lakes region of New York, all units in Ohio, and all units in Wisconsin resulted in a set of 205 draft revised maps, dated August 14, 2015, depicting a total of 250 CBRS units. The set of maps includes 9 maps for 10 CBRS units located in Alabama, 93 maps for 128 CBRS units located in Florida, 16 maps for 13 CBRS units located in Georgia, 15 maps for 7 CBRS units located in Louisiana, 36 maps for 46 CBRS units located in Michigan, 1 map for 1 CBRS unit located in Minnesota, 9 maps for 7 CBRS units located in Mississippi, 14 maps for 21 CBRS units located in the Great Lakes region of New York, 7 maps for 10 CBRS units located in Ohio, and 5 maps for 7 CBRS units located in Wisconsin. The Service’s review of these areas found a total of 136 CBRS units that require modifications due to natural changes in the size or location of the units since they were last mapped. The Service’s review of these areas also found two CBRS units that require modifications to correct administrative errors that were made in the past, on maps for Santa Rosa County, Florida, and Jackson County, Mississippi. Following the close of the comment period on the date listed in the DATES section of this document, the Service will review all comments received from Federal, State, and local officials on the draft maps; make adjustments to the draft maps, as appropriate; and publish a notice in the Federal Register to announce the availability of the final revised maps. Below is a summary of the changes depicted on the draft revised maps. Alabama The Service’s review found 6 of the 10 CBRS units in Alabama to have changed due to natural forces. AL–01P: PERDIDO KEY UNIT. A portion of the northern boundary of the unit has been modified to account for erosion along the shoreline of Old River. The western boundary of the unit has been modified to account for both erosion and accretion around Florida Point. Q01: MOBILE POINT UNIT. There are five discrete segments of Unit Q01, but modifications to account for natural changes were only necessary in the largest segment. The southern boundary of the excluded area has been modified to account for erosion along the shoreline. Q01P: MOBILE POINT UNIT. There are four discrete segments of Unit Q01P, but modifications to account for natural changes were only necessary in the two eastern segments. In the easternmost segment of the unit, the eastern boundary has been modified to account for shoreline erosion along Oyster Bay. In the eastern central segment of the unit, the southern boundary of the excluded area has been modified to account for E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 221 (Tuesday, November 17, 2015)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-29291]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R2-ES-2015-N207]; [FXES11130200000-167-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 December 17, 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 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

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Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 
552).

Permit TE-841359

    Applicant: U.S. Forest Service--Gila National Forest, Silver City, 
New Mexico.
    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following species in 
Arizona:
     Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii 
extimus)
     Gila chub (Gila intermedia)
     Loach minnow (Tiaroga cobitis)
     Spikedace (Meda fulgida)

Permit TE-78250B

    Applicant: Erin Hatchett, Fort Worth, Texas.
    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys of black-capped vireo (Vireo 
atricapilla), golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia), and 
southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) within 
Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, and Utah.

Permit TE-78414B

    Applicant: Antoinette Taylor, Austin, Texas.
    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys of black-capped vireo (Vireo 
atricapilla) and golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) within 
Texas and Oklahoma.

Permit TE-800611

    Applicant: SWCA Environmental Consultants, San Antonio, Texas.
    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to conduct salvage, transportation, research, and 
captive husbandry of the following species within Texas:
     Peck's Cave amphipod (Stygobromus [=Stygonectes] pecki)
     Comal Springs dryopid beetle (Stygoparnus comalensis)
     Comal Springs riffle beetle (Heterelmis comalensis)
     Fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola)
     San Marcos gambusia (Gambusia georgei)
     Texas blind salamander (Typhlomolge rathbuni)
     Texas wild-rice (Zizania texana)

Permit TE-78168B

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

Permit TE-778582B

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

Permit TE-78170B

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

Permit TE-85077A

    Applicant: Zara Environmental LLC, Manchaca, Texas.
    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to conduct salvage, transportation, research, and 
captive husbandry of the following species within Texas:
     Beetle (Rhadine exilis)
     Beetle (Rhadine infernalis)
     Helotes mold beetle (Batrisodes venyivi)
     Cokendolpher Cave harvestman (Texella cokendolpheri)
     Robber Baron Cave meshweaver (Cicurina baronia)
     Madla's Cave meshweaver (Cicurina madla)
     Bracken Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina venii)
     Government Canyon Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina vespera)
     Government Canyon Bat Cave spider (Neoleptoneta microps)
     Tooth Cave spider (Leptoneta myopica)
     Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion (Tartarocreagris texana)
     Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddelli)
     Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle (Texamaurops reddelli)
     Tooth Cave ground beetle (Rhadine persephone)
     Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi)
     Coffin Cave mold beetle (Batrisodes texanus)
     Comal Springs dryopid beetle (Stygoparnus comalensis)
     Peck's Cave amphipod (Stygobromus [=Stygonectes] pecki)
     Comal Springs riffle beetle (Heterelmis comalensis)
     Black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla)
     Golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia)
     Barton Springs salamander (Eurycea sosorum)
     Texas blind salamander (Typhlomolge rathbuni)
     Austin blind salamander (Eurycea waterlooensis)
     Fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola)
     San Marcos gambusia (Gambusia georgei)
     Texas wild-rice (Zizania texana)

Permit TE-34030A

    Applicant: Dustin McBride, Grapevine, Texas.
    Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes 
to conduct presence/absence surveys for Houston toad (Bufo 
houstonensis) within Texas.

Permit TE-44542B

    Applicant: Olsson Associates, Oklahoma City, 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 Oklahoma and Nebraska.

Permit TE-783902B

    Applicant: Kristy Cosby, Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
    Applicant requests a new for research and recovery purposes to 
conduct presence/absence surveys of American burying beetle 
(Nicrophorus americanus) within Oklahoma.

Permit TE-78959A

    Applicant: Sarah Anne Weber, Spring Branch, Texas.
    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for black-
capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) within Texas.

Permit TE-039466

    Applicant: USGS--Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, 
Moscow, Idaho.
    Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research 
and recovery purposes to trap, band, and attach radio transmitters to 
Yuma clapper rails (Rallus longirostris yumanensis) within Arizona and 
California.

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

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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: November 5, 2015.
Joy E. Nicholopoulos,
Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-29291 Filed 11-16-15; 8:45 am]
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