Receipt of Applications for Endangered Species Permits, 73808-73810 [2015-30002]

Download as PDF 73808 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 227 / Wednesday, November 25, 2015 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Anna Guido, Reports Management Officer, QMAC, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email at Anna Guido@hud.gov or telephone 202– 402–5535. This is not a toll-free number. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Guido. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on September 18, 2015 at 80 FR 56489. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: HUD Standard Grant Application forms: Detailed Budget Form (HUD–424–CB), Budget Worksheet (HUD–424CBW), Application for Federal Assistance (SF– 424), and the Third-Party Documentation Facsimile Transmittal Form (HUD–96011). OMB Approval Number: 2501–0017. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Form Number: HUD–424CB, HUD– 424CBW, SF–424 and HUD–96011. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: HUDCommon Budget Form and Worksheet intended to offer consolidated and streamlined grant application processes in accordance with the provisions of Public Law 106–107, The Federal Financial Assistance Improvement Act of 1999. The use of the Third-Party Documentation Facsimile Transmittal Form allows the Department to collect the same information electronically as we would for a paper-based application. It also produces an electronic version of the document that will be matched with the electronic application submitted through grants.gov to HUD. Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: An estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the forms for each grant application is 5 minutes per response, however, the burden will be assessed against each individual grant program submission under the Paperwork Reduction Act; number of respondents is 33,000, VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:15 Nov 24, 2015 Jkt 238001 frequency of response is on the occasion of application for benefits. An estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the forms for each grant application is estimated to average 30 minutes per response however, the burden will be assessed against each individual grant program submission under the Paperwork Reduction Act; number of respondents is 33,000, frequency of response is on the occasion of application for benefits. B. Solicitation of Public Comment 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: 12 U.S.C. 1701z–1 Research and Demonstrations. Dated: November 19, 2015. Anna Guido, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–30112 Filed 11–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R4–ES–2015–N086; 40120–1112– 0000–F2] Receipt of Applications for Endangered Species Permits 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 December 28, 2015. 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: James Gruhala, Permit Coordinator). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Gruhala, 10(a)(1)(A) Permit Coordinator, telephone 404–679–7097; facsimile 404–679–7081. 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 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 ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 227 / Wednesday, November 25, 2015 / Notices review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Permit Applications Permit Application Number: TE 68616B–0 Applicant: Carla Atkinson, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama The applicant requests a permit to take (capture, handle, mark, and release) 32 species of endangered and threatened mussels and the Tulotoma snail (Tulotoma magnifica) for qualitative and quantitative surveys and collect tissue samples and sacrifice 21 individual Southern clubshells (Pleurobema decisum) for studies on excretion, filtration, and respiration and genetic analyses in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit Application Number: TE 78650– B Applicant: Cassie Schmidt, Fayetteville, Arkansas The applicant requests a permit to take (capture, handle, release) the federally endangered American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) for the purpose of conducting presence/absence surveys in the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Permit Application Number: TE 045109–4 Applicant: Kenneth Jack Kilgore, US Army ERDC WES, Vicksburg, Mississippi The applicant requests renewal and amendment of the permit to continue previously permitted take (capture, release and salvage shells) fat pocketbook (Potamilus capax), rabbitsfoot (Quadrula c. cylindrica), sheepnose (Plethobasus cyphyus), orangefoot pimpleback (Plethobasus cooperianus), and pink mucket (Lampsilis abrupta) in Illinois and Kentucky for presence/absence surveys; continue previously permitted take (capture, tag, tissue sample, insert internal and external radio transmitters) pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri and Illinois for surveys, population monitoring, and research purposes; take (capture, release and salvage shells) Alabama heelsplitter (Potamilus inflatus), spectaclecase (Cumberlandia monodonta), take (lethal take and mantle clips for metal bioaccumulation and genetic analyses) spectaclecase, and take (retain for captive propagation) orangefoot pimpleback in Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia; and take (capture, tag, tissue VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:15 Nov 24, 2015 Jkt 238001 sample, insert internal and external radio transmitters) Gulf sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi) in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi for surveys, population monitoring, and research purposes. Permit Application Number: TE 237535–2 Applicant: Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, Florida The applicant requests an amendment to their current permit to add authorization to remove and reduce to possession (collect) seeds of Carter’s mustard (Warea carteri) from Lake Wales Ridge National Wildlife Refuge, Florida, for germplasm storage, seed germination, and seed storage research purposes. Permit Application Number: TE 81500B–0 Applicant: Sara Samoray, BDY Environmental, LLC, Nashville, TN The applicant requests a permit to take (enter hibernacula or maternity roost caves; capture with mist-nets, harp traps, or by hand; collect biometric data, tissue, and/or hair; band; and radio-tag) Virginia big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus), gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), and northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) for presence/absence surveys, population monitoring, and research purposes throughout these species’ ranges. Permit Application Number: TE 81492B–0 Applicant: Dylan Brooks, Sylva, NC The applicant requests a permit to take (enter hibernacula; salvage; capture with mist-nets or harp traps; handle; measure; identify; collect hair and fecal samples; apply fungal lift tape; swab; wing-punch; band; radio-tag; and lighttag Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), and northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) for presence/absence surveys, studies to document habitat use, population monitoring, and other research purposes throughout these species’ ranges. Permit Application Number: TE 81353B–0 Applicant: Stephanie Penk, Perth, Sylva, NC The applicant requests a permit to take (enter hibernacula; salvage; capture with mist-nets or harp traps; handle; measure; identify; collect hair and fecal samples; apply fungal lift tape; swab; wing-punch; band; radio-tag; and lighttag Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), and northern long-eared bat (Myotis PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73809 septentrionalis) for presence/absence surveys, studies to document habitat use, population monitoring, and other research purposes throughout these species’ ranges. Permit Application Number: TE 81430B–0 Applicant: Heather Wallace, Mulkey Engineers and Consultants, Cary, NC The applicant requests a permit to take (enter hibernacula or maternity roost caves; capture with mist-nets and harp traps; collect fur, fecal, and tissue samples; swab; band; and radio-tag) Virginia big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus), gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), and northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) for presence/absence surveys, population monitoring, and research purposes in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Permit Application Number: TE 34778A–1 Applicant: U.S. Geological Survey, Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Blacksburg, VA The applicant requests amendment of their current permit to add authorization to take (enter hibernacula or maternity roost caves; capture with mist-nets and harp traps; wing-punch; band; and radio-tag) Virginia big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus), gray bat (Myotis grisescens), and northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) for research purposes and add authorization to take (collect hair samples) of the Carolina northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus) for genetic analyses throughout these species’ ranges. Permit Application Number: TE 102292–10 Applicant: Jeremy Jackson, Jackson Group, Richmond, Kentucky The applicant requests a permit to take (mist-net, harp trap, handle, band, and radio tag) Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis), gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Ozark big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens), and the Virginia big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus) throughout the species’ ranges for conducting presence/ absence surveys, studies to document habitat use, and population monitoring. E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 73810 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 227 / Wednesday, November 25, 2015 / Notices Permit Application Number: TE 31057A–1 Applicant: North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission The applicant requests to amend their current permit to take (collect, handle, maintain in captivity, propagate, release, and translocate) individuals from 10 federally listed mussel species for the purpose of restoring and augmenting wild populations in the state of North Carolina. Permit Application Number: TE 86220A–2 Applicant: Jaret Daniels, University of Florida, Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, Florida The applicant requests to amend their current permit to take (capture, hold, propagate in captivity, collect body parts or tissues, attach markers and release) Schaus swallowtail butterfly (Heraclides aristodemus ponceanus) and Miami blue butterflies (Cyclargus thomasi bethunebakeri) for enhancement of propagation and survival of the species. Permit Application Number: TE 021030–3 Applicant: Stanley Rudzinski, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee The applicant requests a permit to take (capture, identify, release) Nashville crayfish (Orconectes shoupi) for the purpose of conducting presence/ absence surveys in Tennessee. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit Application Number: TE 81587B–0 Applicant: Alexander Silvis, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA The applicant requests a permit to take (mist-net, harp trap, handle, wingpunch, band, and radio tag) Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis), gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Ozark big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens), and the Virginia big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus) for migration, day-roost, and foraging ecology research in the eastern United States and central and southern Appalachians. Permit Application Number: TE 121073 Applicant: Christopher Skelton, Little Rock, Arkansas The applicant requests to amend their current permit to take (capture, identify, release) an additional eighteen species of federally listed fish, nineteen species of federally listed mussels, the Nashville crayfish (Orconectes shoupi), and the interrupted rocksnail (Leptoxis foremani) for the purpose of conducting presence/absence surveys in Tennessee, VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:15 Nov 24, 2015 Jkt 238001 Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee. Dated: November 17, 2015. Franklin J. Arnold III, Acting Assistant Regional Director— Ecological Services, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 2015–30002 Filed 11–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R4–ES–2015–N214; FXES11120400000–167–FF04EF2000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Receipt of Application for an Incidental Take Permit; Availability of Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan and Associated Documents; Polk County, FL Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comment/information. AGENCY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of an incidental take permit (ITP) and a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). Verano Land Investment, LLC (applicant) requests ITP TE67461B–0 under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The applicant anticipates taking about 4 acres of feeding, breeding, and sheltering habitat used by the sand skink (Neoseps reynoldsi) and blue-tailed mole skink (Eumeces egregius lividus) (skinks) incidental to land preparation and construction in Polk County, Florida. The applicant’s HCP describes proposed minimization measures and mitigation measures to address the effects of development on the covered species. DATES: We must receive your written comments on the ITP application and HCP on or before December 28, 2015. ADDRESSES: See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for information on how to submit your comments on the ITP application and HCP. You may obtain a copy of the ITP application and HCP by writing the South Florida Ecological Services Office, Attn: Permit number TE67461B– 0, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1339 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960–3559. In addition, we will make the ITP application and HCP available for public inspection by appointment during normal business hours at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Alfredo Begazo, South Florida SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Ecological Services Office (see telephone: 772–469 –4234. ADDRESSES); SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Submitting Comments If you wish to comment on the ITP application or HCP, you may submit comments by any one of the following methods: Email: alfredo_begazo@fws.gov. Use ‘‘Attn: Permit number ‘‘TE67461B–0’’ as your message subject line. Fax: Alfredo Begazo, 772–469–4234, Attn.: Permit number ‘‘TE67461B–0.’’ U.S. mail: Alfredo Begazo, South Florida Ecological Services Field Office, Attn: Permit number ‘‘TE67461B–0,’’ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1339 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960–3559. In-person drop-off: You may drop off comments or request information during regular business hours at the above office address. Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 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 request in your comments that your personal identifying information be withheld from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Applicant’s Proposed Project We received an application from the applicant for an incidental take permit, along with a proposed habitat conservation plan. The applicant requests an ITP under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). If we approve the application, the applicant anticipates taking a total of approximately 4 acres of skink breeding, feeding, and sheltering habitat, incidental to land preparation and construction in Section 25, Township 25 South, Range 26 East, Polk County, Florida. The applicant currently has neither a time-frame for development, nor a specific site plan; however, development of this parcel would likely include construction of one or more structures, a parking area, and installation of associated utilities. The applicant proposes to minimize impacts to skinks by preserving a total of 8 acres of skink-occupied habitat off site. The Service listed the skinks as threatened in 1987 (November 6, 1987; 52 FR 20715), effective December 7, 1987. E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R4-ES-2015-N086; 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 December 28, 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: James Gruhala, Permit Coordinator).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Gruhala, 10(a)(1)(A) Permit 
Coordinator, telephone 404-679-7097; facsimile 404-679-7081.

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 
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

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review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Permit Applications

Permit Application Number: TE 68616B-0

Applicant: Carla Atkinson, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture, handle, mark, and 
release) 32 species of endangered and threatened mussels and the 
Tulotoma snail (Tulotoma magnifica) for qualitative and quantitative 
surveys and collect tissue samples and sacrifice 21 individual Southern 
clubshells (Pleurobema decisum) for studies on excretion, filtration, 
and respiration and genetic analyses in Alabama, Georgia, and 
Tennessee.

Permit Application Number: TE 78650-B

Applicant: Cassie Schmidt, Fayetteville, Arkansas

    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture, handle, release) 
the federally endangered American burying beetle (Nicrophorus 
americanus) for the purpose of conducting presence/absence surveys in 
the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.

Permit Application Number: TE 045109-4

Applicant: Kenneth Jack Kilgore, US Army ERDC WES, Vicksburg, 
Mississippi

    The applicant requests renewal and amendment of the permit to 
continue previously permitted take (capture, release and salvage 
shells) fat pocketbook (Potamilus capax), rabbitsfoot (Quadrula c. 
cylindrica), sheepnose (Plethobasus cyphyus), orangefoot pimpleback 
(Plethobasus cooperianus), and pink mucket (Lampsilis abrupta) in 
Illinois and Kentucky for presence/absence surveys; continue previously 
permitted take (capture, tag, tissue sample, insert internal and 
external radio transmitters) pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) in 
Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri and 
Illinois for surveys, population monitoring, and research purposes; 
take (capture, release and salvage shells) Alabama heelsplitter 
(Potamilus inflatus), spectaclecase (Cumberlandia monodonta), take 
(lethal take and mantle clips for metal bioaccumulation and genetic 
analyses) spectaclecase, and take (retain for captive propagation) 
orangefoot pimpleback in Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, 
Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia; and take (capture, tag, 
tissue sample, insert internal and external radio transmitters) Gulf 
sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi) in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, 
and Mississippi for surveys, population monitoring, and research 
purposes.

Permit Application Number: TE 237535-2

Applicant: Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, Florida

    The applicant requests an amendment to their current permit to add 
authorization to remove and reduce to possession (collect) seeds of 
Carter's mustard (Warea carteri) from Lake Wales Ridge National 
Wildlife Refuge, Florida, for germplasm storage, seed germination, and 
seed storage research purposes.

Permit Application Number: TE 81500B-0

Applicant: Sara Samoray, BDY Environmental, LLC, Nashville, TN

    The applicant requests a permit to take (enter hibernacula or 
maternity roost caves; capture with mist-nets, harp traps, or by hand; 
collect biometric data, tissue, and/or hair; band; and radio-tag) 
Virginia big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus), gray bat 
(Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), and northern long-
eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) for presence/absence surveys, 
population monitoring, and research purposes throughout these species' 
ranges.

Permit Application Number: TE 81492B-0

Applicant: Dylan Brooks, Sylva, NC

    The applicant requests a permit to take (enter hibernacula; 
salvage; capture with mist-nets or harp traps; handle; measure; 
identify; collect hair and fecal samples; apply fungal lift tape; swab; 
wing-punch; band; radio-tag; and light-tag Indiana bat (Myotis 
sodalis), and northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) for 
presence/absence surveys, studies to document habitat use, population 
monitoring, and other research purposes throughout these species' 
ranges.

Permit Application Number: TE 81353B-0

Applicant: Stephanie Penk, Perth, Sylva, NC

    The applicant requests a permit to take (enter hibernacula; 
salvage; capture with mist-nets or harp traps; handle; measure; 
identify; collect hair and fecal samples; apply fungal lift tape; swab; 
wing-punch; band; radio-tag; and light-tag Indiana bat (Myotis 
sodalis), and northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) for 
presence/absence surveys, studies to document habitat use, population 
monitoring, and other research purposes throughout these species' 
ranges.

Permit Application Number: TE 81430B-0

Applicant: Heather Wallace, Mulkey Engineers and Consultants, Cary, NC

    The applicant requests a permit to take (enter hibernacula or 
maternity roost caves; capture with mist-nets and harp traps; collect 
fur, fecal, and tissue samples; swab; band; and radio-tag) Virginia 
big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus), gray bat (Myotis 
grisescens), Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), and northern long-eared bat 
(Myotis septentrionalis) for presence/absence surveys, population 
monitoring, and research purposes in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, 
Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South 
Carolina, and Tennessee.

Permit Application Number: TE 34778A-1

Applicant: U.S. Geological Survey, Virginia Cooperative Fish and 
Wildlife Research Unit, Blacksburg, VA

    The applicant requests amendment of their current permit to add 
authorization to take (enter hibernacula or maternity roost caves; 
capture with mist-nets and harp traps; wing-punch; band; and radio-tag) 
Virginia big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus), gray bat 
(Myotis grisescens), and northern long-eared bat (Myotis 
septentrionalis) for research purposes and add authorization to take 
(collect hair samples) of the Carolina northern flying squirrel 
(Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus) for genetic analyses throughout these 
species' ranges.

Permit Application Number: TE 102292-10

Applicant: Jeremy Jackson, Jackson Group, Richmond, Kentucky

    The applicant requests a permit to take (mist-net, harp trap, 
handle, band, and radio tag) Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), northern 
long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis), gray bat (Myotis grisescens), 
Ozark big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens), and the Virginia 
big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus) throughout the 
species' ranges for conducting presence/absence surveys, studies to 
document habitat use, and population monitoring.

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Permit Application Number: TE 31057A-1

Applicant: North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

    The applicant requests to amend their current permit to take 
(collect, handle, maintain in captivity, propagate, release, and 
translocate) individuals from 10 federally listed mussel species for 
the purpose of restoring and augmenting wild populations in the state 
of North Carolina.

Permit Application Number: TE 86220A-2

Applicant: Jaret Daniels, University of Florida, Museum of Natural 
History, Gainesville, Florida

    The applicant requests to amend their current permit to take 
(capture, hold, propagate in captivity, collect body parts or tissues, 
attach markers and release) Schaus swallowtail butterfly (Heraclides 
aristodemus ponceanus) and Miami blue butterflies (Cyclargus thomasi 
bethunebakeri) for enhancement of propagation and survival of the 
species.

Permit Application Number: TE 021030-3

Applicant: Stanley Rudzinski, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee

    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture, identify, 
release) Nashville crayfish (Orconectes shoupi) for the purpose of 
conducting presence/absence surveys in Tennessee.

Permit Application Number: TE 81587B-0

Applicant: Alexander Silvis, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

    The applicant requests a permit to take (mist-net, harp trap, 
handle, wing-punch, band, and radio tag) Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), 
northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis), gray bat (Myotis 
grisescens), Ozark big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens), and 
the Virginia big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus) for 
migration, day-roost, and foraging ecology research in the eastern 
United States and central and southern Appalachians.

Permit Application Number: TE 121073

Applicant: Christopher Skelton, Little Rock, Arkansas

    The applicant requests to amend their current permit to take 
(capture, identify, release) an additional eighteen species of 
federally listed fish, nineteen species of federally listed mussels, 
the Nashville crayfish (Orconectes shoupi), and the interrupted 
rocksnail (Leptoxis foremani) for the purpose of conducting presence/
absence surveys in Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee.

    Dated: November 17, 2015.
Franklin J. Arnold III,
Acting Assistant Regional Director--Ecological Services, Southeast 
Region.
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