Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications, 76300-76302 [2015-30816]

Download as PDF 76300 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 235 / Tuesday, December 8, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Permit No. TE–795930 Fish and Wildlife Service Applicant: Brent Helm, Sheridan, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release, collect adult vouchers, collect branchiopod cysts, processing soil samples for branchiopod cyst identification, and culturing and hatching out branchiopod cysts) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of each of the species in California and Jackson County, Oregon; take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County DPS) (Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species in California; and to remove/ reduce to possession the Neostapfia colusana (Colusa grass) and Tuctoria mucronata (Solano grass) on federal lands in conjunction with surveys, research, and habitat enhancement activities throughout the range of the species in Yolo and Solano Counties, California, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. [FWS–R8–ES–2016–N222; FXES11130800000–167–FF08E00000] Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for 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 species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (Act) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite public comment before issuing recovery permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species. DATES: Comments on these permit applications must be received on or before January 7, 2016. ADDRESSES: Written data or comments should be submitted to the Endangered Species Program Manager, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 8, 2800 Cottage Way, Room W–2606, Sacramento, CA 95825 (telephone: 916–414–6464; fax: 916–414–6486). Please refer to the respective permit number for each application when submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Marquez, Fish and Wildlife Biologist; see ADDRESSES (telephone: 760–431–9440; fax: 760–431–9624). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following applicants have applied for scientific research permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). We seek review and comment from local, State, and Federal agencies and the public on the following permit requests. SUMMARY: Applicants Lhorne on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES Permit No. TE–76006B–0 Applicant: Zoological Society of San Diego, San Diego, California The applicant requests a new permit to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the mountain yellow-legged frog (Southern California Distinct Population Segment (DPS) (Rana muscosa) in conjunction with captive rearing, research, reintroduction into the wild, and survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:17 Dec 07, 2015 Jkt 238001 extimus); take (locate and monitor nests and remove brown-headed cowbird eggs and chicks from parasitized nests) the least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus); take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release, collect adult vouchers, and collect branchiopod cysts) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi); and take (survey by pursuit) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino) in conjunction with surveys and population studies throughout the range of the species in California and Arizona for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–64580A Applicant: Nicholas Rice, Las Vegas, Nevada The applicant requests a permit amendment and renewal to take (harass by survey) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) and Yuma Ridgway’s rail (Yuma clapper r.) (Rallus obsoletus yumanensis) (R. longirostris y.) in conjunction with surveys and population studies within Clark County, Nevada, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–78055B Permit No. TE–67397A Applicant: Robert Matthews, Carlsbad, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release, collect adult vouchers, and collect branchiopod cysts) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) in conjunction with surveys throughout the range the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Applicant: Timothy Ricks, Las Vegas, Nevada Permit No. TE–170389 Applicant: Travis Cooper, San Diego, California The applicant requests a permit amendment and renewal to take (harass by survey, locate and monitor nests, and remove brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks from parasitized nests) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The applicant requests a permit amendment and renewal to take (harass by survey) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) and Yuma Ridgway’s rail (Yuma clapper r.) (Rallus obsoletus yumanensis) (R. longirostris y.) in conjunction with surveys and population studies within Clark County, Nevada, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–821401 Applicant: Brian Daniels, Long Beach, California The applicant requests a permit amendment and renewal to take (locate and monitor nests, and remove brownheaded cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks from parasitized nests) the least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus) and take (harass by survey) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in conjunction with surveys and population studies throughout the range of the species in California and Nevada E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 235 / Tuesday, December 8, 2015 / Notices for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–039321 Applicant: Kylie Fischer, Escondido, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (locate and monitor nests and remove brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks from parasitized nests) the least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus) in conjunction with surveys and population studies throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–800291 Applicant: Anne Wallace, Grass Valley, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release, collect adult vouchers, and collect branchiopod cysts) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi); take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County DPS) (Ambystoma californiense); and take (harass by survey) the California Ridgway’s rail (California clapper r.) (Rallus obsoletus obsoletus) (R. longirostris o.) in conjunction with surveys and population studies throughout the range of the species in California and (harass by survey, locate and monitor nests, mark nests, collect carcasses) the California least tern (Sternula antillarum browni) (Sterna a. browni) in conjunction with surveys and population studies within the Montezuma Wetlands Project Site, Solano County, California, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–141359 Lhorne on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES Applicant: Stephen Stringer, El Dorado Hills, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release, collect adult vouchers, and collect branchiopod cysts) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:17 Dec 07, 2015 Jkt 238001 Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) in conjunction with surveys throughout the range the species in California and Oregon for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–78251B Applicant: Amber Parmenter, Loomis, California The applicant requests a new permit to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release, collect adult vouchers, and collect branchiopod cysts) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) in conjunction with surveys and educational presentations within Rockwell Ranch Vernal Pool Preserve, Rodeo Grounds Preserve, and Western Placer Schools Conservation Bank, in Placer County, California, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–43597A Applicant: Dana McLauhlin, Chula Vista, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release) the Pacific pocket mouse (Perognathus longimembris pacificus), and San Bernardino Merriam’s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami parvus) in conjunction with surveys throughout the range the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–79271 Applicant: Shana Dodd, San Diego, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release) the Pacific pocket mouse (Perognathus longimembris pacificus), and San Bernardino Merriam’s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami parvus) in conjunction with surveys throughout the range the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–815144 Applicant: Rosemary Thompson, Santa Barbara, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release, and collect voucher specimens) the tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi) in conjunction with surveys throughout PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76301 the range the species in California, and take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the unarmored threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus williamsoni) in conjunction with surveys on Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–78388B Applicant: Western Slope Wildlife LLC, Moab, Utah The applicant requests a new permit to take (locate and monitor nests) the least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus) and take (harass by survey and locate and monitor nests) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in conjunction with surveys and population studies throughout the range of the species in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–139634 Applicant: Thomas Liddicoat, Vista, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release, collect adult vouchers, and collect branchiopod cysts) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) in conjunction with surveys throughout the range the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–64144A–1 Applicant: Emily Mastrelli, San Diego, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, locate and, monitor nests, capture, handle, release, collect carcasses) the California least tern (Sternula antillarum browni) (Sterna a. browni) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring throughout the range of the species in California, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–063608 Applicant: Brian Lohstroh, San Diego, California The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release, collect adult vouchers, and collect E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 76302 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 235 / Tuesday, December 8, 2015 / Notices branchiopod cysts) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi); take (survey by pursuit) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino); take (harass by survey) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus); take (locate and monitor nests) the least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus); and take (capture, handle, and release) the arroyo toad (arroyo southwestern) (Anaxyrus californicus) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring throughout the range the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–72013A Lhorne on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES Applicant: John Durand, Davis, California The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release, and collect) the delta smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus) in conjunction with scientific research throughout the range of the species in the Suisun Marsh within Solano and Contra Costa Counties; Sherman Island within Solano, Sacramento, and Contra Costa Counties; Cache Slough Complex area within Solano and Yolo Counties; and Sherman Lake and Brown’s Island area within Solano and Contra Costa Counties in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Public Comments We invite public review and comment on each of these recovery permit applications. Comments and materials we receive 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. Angela Picco, Acting Regional Director, Pacific Southwest Region, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2015–30816 Filed 12–7–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:17 Dec 07, 2015 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNMP2000 L14300000.FQ0000 NMNM– 127501/NMNM–83404] Public Land Order No. 7844; Withdrawal of Public Lands and Reserved Federal Minerals To Protect Highly Significant Caves; New Mexico Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Public Land Order. AGENCY: This order withdraws approximately 2,924.65 acres of public lands and 440 acres of reserved Federal minerals underlying non-Federal lands from location and entry under the United States mining laws, subject to valid existing rights, for 20 years to protect and preserve highly significant caves and their associated resources located in Eddy County. The lands have been and will remain open to leasing under the mineral leasing laws. DATES: Effective Date: December 8, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Debby Lucero, Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Office, 505–954–2196. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to reach the BLM contact person. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Bureau of Land Management will manage the lands to protect highly significant cave locations and their associated resources located within Eddy County. The caves contain highly significant archaeological, paleontological, biological, geological, mineralogical, hydrological, and scenic values. These caves represent the very best examples of the above-stated resources on Bureau of Land Management administered land in this region. There are over 300 known caves in the area and many more are suspected. SUMMARY: Order By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714, it is ordered as follows: 1. Subject to valid existing rights, the following described public lands and Federally reserved minerals are hereby withdrawn from location and entry PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 under the United States mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws, to protect highly significant caves and their associated resources: New Mexico Principal Meridian McKittrick Hill Caves T. 22 S., R. 24 E., Sec.14, S1⁄2SW1⁄4, SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, and W1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 22, S1⁄2SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, E1⁄2E1⁄2SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4; Sec. 23, W1⁄2, W1⁄2E1⁄2, and W1⁄2E1⁄2E1⁄2; Sec. 26, W1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, and N1⁄2NW1⁄4; Sec. 27, N1⁄2NE1⁄4 and E1⁄2NE1⁄4NW1⁄4. The area described contains 1,210 acres. Mudgetts/Little Mudgetts Caves T. 24 S., R. 24 E., Sec. 21, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, SW1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, N1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and NE1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4. The area described contains 50 acres. Big Manhole/Little Manhole Caves T. 24 S., R. 24 E., Sec. 22, W1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and W1⁄2SW1⁄4SE1⁄4. The area described contains 100 acres. Honest Injun Cave T. 22 S., R. 25 E., Sec. 28, lot 6. The area described contains 42.70 acres. Yellow Jacket and Lair Caves T. 23 S., R. 25 E., Sec. 14, S1⁄2SE1⁄4SW1⁄4 and S1⁄2S1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 23, NE1⁄4 and NE1⁄4NW1⁄4. The area described contains 260 acres. KFF (Elliott’s) Cave T. 24 S., R. 25 E., Sec. 23, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4 and E1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 24, W1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, SW1⁄4SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, and NW1⁄4SE1⁄4SW1⁄4. The area described contains 130 acres. Chosa Draw Caves T. 25 S., R. 25 E., Sec. 20, E1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 21, S1⁄2 and S1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4; Sec. 22, SW1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4 and W1⁄2W1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 27, W1⁄2NW1⁄4NW1⁄4; Sec. 28, E1⁄2NE1⁄4; Sec. 29, E1⁄2NE1⁄4, E1⁄2W1⁄2NE1⁄4, NE1⁄4SE1⁄4, and E1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4. The area described contains 750 acres. Lost Cave T. 22 S., R. 26 E., Sec. 22, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4 and N1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4; Sec. 23, W1⁄2NW1⁄4NW1⁄4NW1⁄4 and NW1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4NW1⁄4. The area described contains 22.50 acres. Fence Canyon Cave Area T. 24 S., R. 26 E., Sec. 17, NW1⁄4NW1⁄4; E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R8-ES-2016-N222; FXES11130800000-167-FF08E00000]


Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for 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 species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species 
Act (Act) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species 
unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires 
that we invite public comment before issuing recovery permits to 
conduct certain activities with endangered species.

DATES: Comments on these permit applications must be received on or 
before January 7, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Written data or comments should be submitted to the 
Endangered Species Program Manager, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Region 8, 2800 Cottage Way, Room W-2606, Sacramento, CA 95825 
(telephone: 916-414-6464; fax: 916-414-6486). Please refer to the 
respective permit number for each application when submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Marquez, Fish and Wildlife 
Biologist; see ADDRESSES (telephone: 760-431-9440; fax: 760-431-9624).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following applicants have applied for 
scientific research permits to conduct certain activities with 
endangered species under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 
et seq.). We seek review and comment from local, State, and Federal 
agencies and the public on the following permit requests.

Applicants

Permit No. TE-76006B-0

Applicant: Zoological Society of San Diego, San Diego, California
    The applicant requests a new permit to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, and release) the mountain yellow-legged frog (Southern 
California Distinct Population Segment (DPS) (Rana muscosa) in 
conjunction with captive rearing, research, reintroduction into the 
wild, and survey activities throughout the range of the species in 
California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-795930

Applicant: Brent Helm, Sheridan, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, release, collect adult vouchers, collect branchiopod 
cysts, processing soil samples for branchiopod cyst identification, and 
culturing and hatching out branchiopod cysts) the Conservancy fairy 
shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta 
longiantenna), San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), 
Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), and vernal pool 
tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) in conjunction with survey 
activities throughout the range of each of the species in California 
and Jackson County, Oregon; take (harass by survey, capture, handle, 
and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County DPS) 
(Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with survey activities 
throughout the range of the species in California; and to remove/reduce 
to possession the Neostapfia colusana (Colusa grass) and Tuctoria 
mucronata (Solano grass) on federal lands in conjunction with surveys, 
research, and habitat enhancement activities throughout the range of 
the species in Yolo and Solano Counties, California, for the purpose of 
enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-78055B

Applicant: Robert Matthews, Carlsbad, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, release, collect adult vouchers, and collect 
branchiopod cysts) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta 
conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), San 
Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), Riverside fairy 
shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp 
(Lepidurus packardi) in conjunction with surveys throughout the range 
the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-170389

Applicant: Travis Cooper, San Diego, California
    The applicant requests a permit amendment and renewal to take 
(harass by survey, locate and monitor nests, and remove brown-headed 
cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks from parasitized nests) the 
southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus); take 
(locate and monitor nests and remove brown-headed cowbird eggs and 
chicks from parasitized nests) the least Bell's vireo (Vireo bellii 
pusillus); take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release, collect 
adult vouchers, and collect branchiopod cysts) the Conservancy fairy 
shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta 
longiantenna), San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), 
Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), and vernal pool 
tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi); and take (survey by pursuit) the 
Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino) in conjunction 
with surveys and population studies throughout the range of the species 
in California and Arizona for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-64580A

Applicant: Nicholas Rice, Las Vegas, Nevada
    The applicant requests a permit amendment and renewal to take 
(harass by survey) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax 
traillii extimus) and Yuma Ridgway's rail (Yuma clapper r.) (Rallus 
obsoletus yumanensis) (R. longirostris y.) in conjunction with surveys 
and population studies within Clark County, Nevada, for the purpose of 
enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-67397A

Applicant: Timothy Ricks, Las Vegas, Nevada
    The applicant requests a permit amendment and renewal to take 
(harass by survey) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax 
traillii extimus) and Yuma Ridgway's rail (Yuma clapper r.) (Rallus 
obsoletus yumanensis) (R. longirostris y.) in conjunction with surveys 
and population studies within Clark County, Nevada, for the purpose of 
enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-821401

Applicant: Brian Daniels, Long Beach, California
    The applicant requests a permit amendment and renewal to take 
(locate and monitor nests, and remove brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus 
ater) eggs and chicks from parasitized nests) the least Bell's vireo 
(Vireo bellii pusillus) and take (harass by survey) the southwestern 
willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in conjunction with 
surveys and population studies throughout the range of the species in 
California and Nevada

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for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-039321

Applicant: Kylie Fischer, Escondido, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (locate and monitor 
nests and remove brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks 
from parasitized nests) the least Bell's vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus) 
in conjunction with surveys and population studies throughout the range 
of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-800291

Applicant: Anne Wallace, Grass Valley, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, release, collect adult vouchers, and collect 
branchiopod cysts) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta 
conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), San 
Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), Riverside fairy 
shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp 
(Lepidurus packardi); take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and 
release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and 
Sonoma County DPS) (Ambystoma californiense); and take (harass by 
survey) the California Ridgway's rail (California clapper r.) (Rallus 
obsoletus obsoletus) (R. longirostris o.) in conjunction with surveys 
and population studies throughout the range of the species in 
California and (harass by survey, locate and monitor nests, mark nests, 
collect carcasses) the California least tern (Sternula antillarum 
browni) (Sterna a. browni) in conjunction with surveys and population 
studies within the Montezuma Wetlands Project Site, Solano County, 
California, for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-141359

Applicant: Stephen Stringer, El Dorado Hills, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, release, collect adult vouchers, and collect 
branchiopod cysts) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta 
conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), San 
Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), Riverside fairy 
shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp 
(Lepidurus packardi) in conjunction with surveys throughout the range 
the species in California and Oregon for the purpose of enhancing the 
species' survival.

Permit No. TE-78251B

Applicant: Amber Parmenter, Loomis, California
    The applicant requests a new permit to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, release, collect adult vouchers, and collect 
branchiopod cysts) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta 
conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), and 
vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) in conjunction with 
surveys and educational presentations within Rockwell Ranch Vernal Pool 
Preserve, Rodeo Grounds Preserve, and Western Placer Schools 
Conservation Bank, in Placer County, California, for the purpose of 
enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-43597A

Applicant: Dana McLauhlin, Chula Vista, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, release) the Pacific pocket mouse (Perognathus 
longimembris pacificus), and San Bernardino Merriam's kangaroo rat 
(Dipodomys merriami parvus) in conjunction with surveys throughout the 
range the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the 
species' survival.

Permit No. TE-79271

Applicant: Shana Dodd, San Diego, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, release) the Pacific pocket mouse (Perognathus 
longimembris pacificus), and San Bernardino Merriam's kangaroo rat 
(Dipodomys merriami parvus) in conjunction with surveys throughout the 
range the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the 
species' survival.

Permit No. TE-815144

Applicant: Rosemary Thompson, Santa Barbara, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, release, and collect voucher specimens) the tidewater 
goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi) in conjunction with surveys throughout 
the range the species in California, and take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, and release) the unarmored threespine stickleback 
(Gasterosteus aculeatus williamsoni) in conjunction with surveys on 
Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County in California for the 
purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-78388B

Applicant: Western Slope Wildlife LLC, Moab, Utah
    The applicant requests a new permit to take (locate and monitor 
nests) the least Bell's vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus) and take (harass 
by survey and locate and monitor nests) the southwestern willow 
flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in conjunction with surveys and 
population studies throughout the range of the species in Arizona, 
California, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington for the purpose of 
enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-139634

Applicant: Thomas Liddicoat, Vista, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, release, collect adult vouchers, and collect 
branchiopod cysts) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta 
conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), San 
Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), Riverside fairy 
shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp 
(Lepidurus packardi) in conjunction with surveys throughout the range 
the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-64144A-1

Applicant: Emily Mastrelli, San Diego, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
locate and, monitor nests, capture, handle, release, collect carcasses) 
the California least tern (Sternula antillarum browni) (Sterna a. 
browni) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring 
throughout the range of the species in California, for the purpose of 
enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-063608

Applicant: Brian Lohstroh, San Diego, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take 
(harass by survey, capture, handle, release, collect adult vouchers, 
and collect

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branchiopod cysts) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta 
conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), San 
Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), Riverside fairy 
shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp 
(Lepidurus packardi); take (survey by pursuit) the Quino checkerspot 
butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino); take (harass by survey) the 
southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus); take 
(locate and monitor nests) the least Bell's vireo (Vireo bellii 
pusillus); and take (capture, handle, and release) the arroyo toad 
(arroyo southwestern) (Anaxyrus californicus) in conjunction with 
surveys and population monitoring throughout the range the species in 
California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-72013A

Applicant: John Durand, Davis, California
    The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by 
survey, capture, handle, release, and collect) the delta smelt 
(Hypomesus transpacificus) in conjunction with scientific research 
throughout the range of the species in the Suisun Marsh within Solano 
and Contra Costa Counties; Sherman Island within Solano, Sacramento, 
and Contra Costa Counties; Cache Slough Complex area within Solano and 
Yolo Counties; and Sherman Lake and Brown's Island area within Solano 
and Contra Costa Counties in California for the purpose of enhancing 
the species' survival.

Public Comments

    We invite public review and comment on each of these recovery 
permit applications. Comments and materials we receive 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.

Angela Picco,
Acting Regional Director, Pacific Southwest Region, Sacramento, 
California.
[FR Doc. 2015-30816 Filed 12-7-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4333-15-P