Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications, 23507-23510 [2016-09260]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 77 / Thursday, April 21, 2016 / Notices matters for discussion have been addressed. ADDRESSES: The meeting location is Anaheim, California at the Hilton Anaheim—777 W Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802. Participants are encouraged to contact ISAO@lmi.org for information on travel and logistics. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions concerning the meeting, please contact the ISAO Standards Organization at ISAO@ lmi.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background and Purpose On February 13, 2015, President Obama signed E.O. 13691 intended to enable and facilitate ‘‘private companies, nonprofit organizations, and executive departments and agencies . . . to share information related to cybersecurity risks and incidents and collaborate to respond in as close to real time as possible.’’ In accordance with E.O. 13691, DHS has entered into a cooperative agreement with a non-governmental ISAO Standards Organization led by the University of Texas at San Antonio with support from the Logistics Management Institute (LMI) and the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R–CISC). The ISAO Standards Organization is to work with existing information sharing organizations, owners and operators of critical infrastructure, relevant agencies, and other public and private sector stakeholders to identify a common set of voluntary standards or guidelines for the creation and functioning of ISAOs. The May meeting in Anaheim California is part of this collaborative effort. This meeting is another in a series of workshops to assure transparency in the standards development process. Previous inperson workshops were held by DHS on June 9, 2015 at the Volpe Center in Cambridge, MA, and on July 30, 2015 at San Jose State University in San Jose, CA; and by the ISAO Standards Organization on November 9, 2015 at the LMI Headquarters in Tysons, VA, and February 9, 2016 at the University of Texas at San Antonio in San Antonio, TX. Meeting Details The Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) Standards Organization is working with its six Standards Working Groups (SWGs) to develop documents to address the creation and functioning of ISAOs. The initial set of draft documents will focus on the needs of those seeking to join or form an ISAO and should be released VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:27 Apr 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 for public comment by early May. The initial set of voluntary standards should be released for comment in June 2016. Specific questions to be addressed include: • What needs to be considered by a newly-forming ISAO and what are the first steps? • What capabilities might an ISAO provide? • What types of information will be shared and what are some mechanisms for doing so? • What security and privacy is needed for a newly-forming ISAO? • What mentoring support is available for newly-forming ISAOs? • What government programs and services are available to assist ISAOs? • What concerns do regulators and law enforcement have about the new ISAO construct? During the May 19th public meeting in Anaheim, California, the Standards Organization will encourage public discussion and debate of the ISAO Working Groups initial draft documents. Additionally, the Standards Organization seeks input on proposed voluntary standards. All input and comments received in this forum will be evaluated by the ISAO Standards Organization and working groups as the initial set of documents are finalized for publication by September. The minutes from this meeting will be made available to the public at www.isao.org. Submitting Written Comments You may submit written comments to the docket using one of the following methods: (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Although this is not a rulemaking action, comments are being submitted to the Federal eRulemaking Portal in an effort to provide transparency to the general public. (2) Email: ISAO@lmi.org. Include the docket number in the subject line of the message. (3) Mail: ISAO Standards Organization, c/o LMI, 1777 NE Loop 410, Suite 808, San Antonio, TX 78217– 5217. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these three methods. All comments must either be submitted to the online docket on or before November 4, 2015, or reach the Docket Management Facility by that date. References Executive Order 13691 can be found at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/thepress-office/2015/02/13/executiveorder-promoting-private-sectorcybersecurity-information-shari. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23507 For additional information about the ISAO Standards Organization, draft products, and the May public meeting (including a link to reduced rate hotel rooms), please go to www.ISAO.org. Authority: 6 U.S.C. 131–134; 6 CFR. 29; E.O. 13691. Dated: April 15, 2016. Andy Ozment, Assistant Secretary, Cybersecurity and Communications, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2016–09187 Filed 4–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9P–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2016–N072; 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 May 23, 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, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 23508 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 77 / Thursday, April 21, 2016 / Notices and Federal agencies and the public on the following permit requests Applicants Permit No. TE–227263 Applicant: Emilie Strauss, Berkeley, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey) the California Ridgway’s rail (California clapper r.) (Rallus obsoletus obsoletus) (R. longirostris o.) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–098997 Applicant: Gregory Warrick, Tehachapi, California The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides) and giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–807078 Applicant: Point Reyes Bird Observatory, Petaluma, California The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by survey, nest monitor, capture, measure, band, release, and set up, monitor and maintain cameras) the California least tern (Sternula antillarum browni) (Sterna a. browni), take (harass by survey, nest monitor, and remove brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks from parasitized nests) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus); take (harass by survey) the California Ridgway’s rail (California clapper r.) (Rallus obsoletus obsoletus) (R. longirostris o.); and take (locate, nest monitor, and remove brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks from parasitized nests) the least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus) in conjunction with survey and monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit No. TE–026659 Applicant: Ventana Wildlife Society, Salinas, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture, handle, transport, take biological samples, attach transmitters and wing markers, perform veterinary care, release, and monitor) the California condor (Gymnogyps californianus) in VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:27 Apr 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 conjunction with reintroduction activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–082546 Permit No. TE–58888A The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, collect biological samples, and release) the Santa Cruz long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum) in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, California, in conjunction with research activities for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Applicant: Dale Ritenour, LaMesa, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (survey by pursuit) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino); and take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release, collect vouchers, analyze soil samples, 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 survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–89991B The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release, collect 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 survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–89994B Applicant: Daria Snider, Sacramento, California The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release, collect 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 survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permit No. TE–092162 Applicant: Andrew Borcher, Lakeside, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (locate and monitor nests) the least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus) and take (survey by pursuit) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–063429 Applicant: Sarah Vonderohe, Sacramento, California PO 00000 Applicant: Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Reserve, Watsonville, California Applicant: California Department of Water Resources, Fresno, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture, handle, and release) the Fresno kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides exilis), giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens), Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides), and Buena Vista Lake shrew (Sorex ornatus relictus) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–027296 Applicant: Michael H. Fawcett, Bodega, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the California tiger salamander (Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense) in Sonoma County, California; take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the California freshwater shrimp (Syncaris pacifica) throughout the range of the species; and take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release, and collect voucher specimens) the tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi) in Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, and Sonoma Counties, California, in conjunction with survey E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 77 / Thursday, April 21, 2016 / Notices activities for the species for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–813545 Applicant: Brock Ortega, Poway, California Permit No. TE–221287 The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (locate and monitor nests) the least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus); take (survey by pursuit) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino); take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release, collect 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 (harass by survey and nest monitoring) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in conjunction with survey and population monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–89964A Applicant: Debra Barringer, Ventura, California The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by survey, locate and monitor nests, and erect/ install symbolic fencing and signs) the California least tern (Sternula antillarum browni) (Sterna a. browni) in conjunction with survey activities in San Diego and Ventura Counties, California, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–068799 jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Applicant: Mikael T. Romich, Redlands, California The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by survey, nest monitor, and remove brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks from parasitized nests) southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) throughout the range of the species in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada; take (locate and monitor nests, and remove brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks from parasitized nests) least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus); and take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the San Bernardino Merriam’s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami parvus) and Stephens’ kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi) in conjunction with surveys, population VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:27 Apr 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 monitoring, and territorial mapping activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Applicant: Diana G. Saucedo, San Diego, California The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (survey by pursuit) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino); and take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release, collect vouchers, and collect branchiopod cysts) the San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis) and Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–067992 Applicant: Daniel Dugan, Morro Bay, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (locate, handle, measure, relocate, and release) the Morro shoulderband snail (Banded dune) (Helminthoglypta walkeriana) in San Luis Obispo County, California; and take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi) throughout the range of the species in California, in conjunction with survey activities for the species for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–067990 Applicant: Barbie Dugan, Morro Bay, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (locate, handle, measure, relocate, and release) the Morro shoulderband snail (Banded dune) (Helminthoglypta walkeriana) in conjunction with survey activities for the species in San Luis Obispo County, California, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–92167B Applicant: San Francisco Zoological Society, San Francisco, California The applicant requests a permit to take (captive rear, perform husbandry, transport, insert PIT (passive integrated transponder) tag, perform biological testing, treat, euthanize, perform behavior studies, and perform genetic analysis) throughout all life stages, the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog (Rana sierrae) and mountain yellow-legged frog ((southern California DPS, and northern California DPS) (Rana PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23509 muscosa)) in conjunction with research, captive rearing, and general husbandry activities at the San Francisco Zoo and Gardens in San Francisco, California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–813431 Applicant: Peter Famolaro, Spring Valley, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey) the light-footed Ridgway’s rail (light-footed clapper r.) (Rallus obsoletus levipes) (R. longirostris l.) in San Diego County, California; take (harass by survey, locate and monitor nests, and remove brownheaded cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks from parasitized nests) southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus); and take (locate and monitor nests, remove brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks from parasitized nests, capture, handle, and band) least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus), in conjunction with population monitoring, research, and survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–92719B Applicant: Thomas Dayton, Encinitas, California The applicant requests a new permit to take (harass by survey) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus); and take (harass by survey, and locate and monitor nests) least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus), in conjunction with population monitoring, and survey activities throughout the range of the species for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–744878 Applicant: Institute for Wildlife Studies, Arcata, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, measure, sex, insert PIT tag, radio-collar, vaccinate, collect biological samples, treat for ear mites, test for reproductive capacity and status, transport, and release) the Santa Cruz Island fox (Urocyon littoralis santacruzae), and Santa Catalina Island fox (Urocyon littoralis catalinae) in conjunction with research activities on Santa Cruz Island in Santa Barbara County and Santa Catalina Island in Los Angeles County, California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 23510 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 77 / Thursday, April 21, 2016 / Notices Permit No. TE–92770B Permit No. TE–89998A DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Applicant: East Bay Zoological Society, Oakland, California Applicant: Matthew Amalong, Fountain Valley, California Fish and Wildlife Service The applicant requests a permit to take (captive rear, perform husbandry, transport, insert PIT tag, perform biological testing, treat, euthanize, perform behavior studies, and perform genetic analysis) throughout all life stages, the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog (Rana sierrae), and mountain yellow-legged frog ((southern California DPS, and northern California DPS) (Rana muscosa)) in conjunction with research, captive rearing, and general husbandry activities at the Oakland Zoo, Oakland, California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, locate and monitor nests, capture, band, and release) California least tern (Sternula antillarum browni) (Sterna a. browni) in conjunction with survey and population monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–106908 Applicant: Manna Warburton, San Diego, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, measure, insert PIT tag, and release) the arroyo toad (arroyo southwestern) (Anaxyrus californicus) and the mountain yellow-legged frog (southern California DPS) (Rana mucosa) in Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties, California; take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi) in San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino, and Humboldt Counties, California; and take the unarmored threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus williamsoni) in the Santa Clara River in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, and Sugarloaf Pond in the San Bernardino National Forest, San Bernardino County, California, in conjunction with survey activities for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–92799B Permit No. TE–92905B Applicant: Brian Berry, Bakersfield, California The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, mark, and release) the Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides), Fresno kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides exilis), and giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species 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. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Applicant: Karl Fairchild, Fullerton, California Angela Picco, Acting Regional Director, Pacific Southwest Region, Sacramento, California. The applicant requests a new permit to take (harass by survey, and locate and monitor nests) southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) and least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus) in conjunction with survey and population monitoring activities in Ventura County, California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. [FR Doc. 2016–09260 Filed 4–20–16; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:27 Apr 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 BILLING CODE 4333–15–P PO 00000 [FWS–R2–ES–2016–N057; FXES11120200000–167–FF02ENEH00] Receipt of Incidental Take Permit Applications for Participation in the Amended Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan for the American Burying Beetle in Oklahoma Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for public comments. AGENCY: Under the Endangered Species Act, as amended (Act), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on incidental take permit applications for take of the federally listed American burying beetle resulting from activities associated with the geophysical exploration (seismic) and construction, maintenance, operation, repair, and decommissioning of oil and gas well field infrastructure and pipelines within Oklahoma. If approved, the permits would be issued under the approved Amended Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan Associated with Issuance of Endangered Species Act Section 10(a)(1)(B) Permits for the American Burying Beetle in Oklahoma (ICP). DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be received on or before May 23, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may obtain copies of all documents and submit comments on the applicant’s ITP application by one of the following methods. Please refer to the permit number when requesting documents or submitting comments. Æ U.S. Mail: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Endangered Species—HCP Permits, P.O. Box 1306, Room 6034, Albuquerque, NM 87103. Æ Electronically: fw2_hcp_permits@ fws.gov. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marty Tuegel, Branch Chief, by U.S. mail at: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Environmental Review Division, P.O. Box 1306, Room 6034, Albuquerque, NM 87103; or by telephone at 505–248– 6651. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Introduction Under the Endangered Species Act, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.; Act), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on incidental take permit (ITP) applications for take of the federally listed American burying beetle (Nicrophorus Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R8-ES-2016-N072; 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 May 23, 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,

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and Federal agencies and the public on the following permit requests

Applicants

Permit No. TE-227263

Applicant: Emilie Strauss, Berkeley, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey) 
the California Ridgway's rail (California clapper r.) (Rallus obsoletus 
obsoletus) (R. longirostris o.) in conjunction with survey activities 
throughout the range of the species for the purpose of enhancing the 
species' survival.

Permit No. TE-098997

Applicant: Gregory Warrick, Tehachapi, California
    The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by 
survey, capture, handle, and release) the Tipton kangaroo rat 
(Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides) and giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys 
ingens) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of 
the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-807078

Applicant: Point Reyes Bird Observatory, Petaluma, California
    The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by 
survey, nest monitor, capture, measure, band, release, and set up, 
monitor and maintain cameras) the California least tern (Sternula 
antillarum browni) (Sterna a. browni), take (harass by survey, nest 
monitor, and remove brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs and 
chicks from parasitized nests) the southwestern willow flycatcher 
(Empidonax traillii extimus); take (harass by survey) the California 
Ridgway's rail (California clapper r.) (Rallus obsoletus obsoletus) (R. 
longirostris o.); and take (locate, nest monitor, and remove brown-
headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks from parasitized nests) 
the least Bell's vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus) in conjunction with 
survey and monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in 
California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-026659

Applicant: Ventana Wildlife Society, Salinas, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture, handle, 
transport, take biological samples, attach transmitters and wing 
markers, perform veterinary care, release, and monitor) the California 
condor (Gymnogyps californianus) in conjunction with reintroduction 
activities throughout the range of the species in California for the 
purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-58888A

Applicant: Dale Ritenour, LaMesa, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (survey by pursuit) 
the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino); and take 
(harass by survey, capture, handle, release, collect vouchers, analyze 
soil samples, 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 survey 
activities throughout the range of the species in California for the 
purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-89991B

Applicant: Sarah Vonderohe, Sacramento, California
    The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey, capture, 
handle, release, collect 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 survey activities throughout the range of the species 
in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-89994B

Applicant: Daria Snider, Sacramento, California
    The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey, capture, 
handle, release, collect 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 survey activities throughout the range of the species 
in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-082546

Applicant: Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Reserve, Watsonville, 
California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, collect biological samples, and release) the Santa 
Cruz long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum) in Monterey 
and Santa Cruz Counties, California, in conjunction with research 
activities for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-092162

Applicant: Andrew Borcher, Lakeside, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (locate and monitor 
nests) the least Bell's vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus) and take (survey 
by pursuit) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino) 
in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the 
species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-063429

Applicant: California Department of Water Resources, Fresno, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture, handle, 
and release) the Fresno kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides exilis), 
giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens), Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys 
nitratoides nitratoides), and Buena Vista Lake shrew (Sorex ornatus 
relictus) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of 
the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-027296

Applicant: Michael H. Fawcett, Bodega, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, and release) the California tiger salamander (Sonoma 
County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense) in 
Sonoma County, California; take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and 
release) the California freshwater shrimp (Syncaris pacifica) 
throughout the range of the species; and take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, release, and collect voucher specimens) the tidewater 
goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi) in Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, San 
Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, and Sonoma Counties, California, in 
conjunction with survey

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activities for the species for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-813545

Applicant: Brock Ortega, Poway, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (locate and monitor 
nests) the least Bell's vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus); take (survey by 
pursuit) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino); 
take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release, collect 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 (harass by survey and nest monitoring) 
the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in 
conjunction with survey and population monitoring activities throughout 
the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the 
species' survival.

Permit No. TE-89964A

Applicant: Debra Barringer, Ventura, California
    The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by 
survey, locate and monitor nests, and erect/install symbolic fencing 
and signs) the California least tern (Sternula antillarum browni) 
(Sterna a. browni) in conjunction with survey activities in San Diego 
and Ventura Counties, California, for the purpose of enhancing the 
species' survival.

Permit No. TE-068799

Applicant: Mikael T. Romich, Redlands, California
    The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by 
survey, nest monitor, and remove brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) 
eggs and chicks from parasitized nests) southwestern willow flycatcher 
(Empidonax traillii extimus) throughout the range of the species in 
California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada; take (locate and monitor 
nests, and remove brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks 
from parasitized nests) least Bell's vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus); and 
take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the San 
Bernardino Merriam's kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami parvus) and 
Stephens' kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi) in conjunction with 
surveys, population monitoring, and territorial mapping activities 
throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of 
enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-221287

Applicant: Diana G. Saucedo, San Diego, California
    The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (survey by 
pursuit) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino); and 
take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release, collect vouchers, and 
collect branchiopod cysts) the San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta 
sandiegonensis) and Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni) 
in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the 
species for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-067992

Applicant: Daniel Dugan, Morro Bay, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (locate, handle, 
measure, relocate, and release) the Morro shoulderband snail (Banded 
dune) (Helminthoglypta walkeriana) in San Luis Obispo County, 
California; and take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) 
the tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi) throughout the range of 
the species in California, in conjunction with survey activities for 
the species for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-067990

Applicant: Barbie Dugan, Morro Bay, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (locate, handle, 
measure, relocate, and release) the Morro shoulderband snail (Banded 
dune) (Helminthoglypta walkeriana) in conjunction with survey 
activities for the species in San Luis Obispo County, California, for 
the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-92167B

Applicant: San Francisco Zoological Society, San Francisco, California
    The applicant requests a permit to take (captive rear, perform 
husbandry, transport, insert PIT (passive integrated transponder) tag, 
perform biological testing, treat, euthanize, perform behavior studies, 
and perform genetic analysis) throughout all life stages, the Sierra 
Nevada yellow-legged frog (Rana sierrae) and mountain yellow-legged 
frog ((southern California DPS, and northern California DPS) (Rana 
muscosa)) in conjunction with research, captive rearing, and general 
husbandry activities at the San Francisco Zoo and Gardens in San 
Francisco, California for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-813431

Applicant: Peter Famolaro, Spring Valley, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey) 
the light-footed Ridgway's rail (light-footed clapper r.) (Rallus 
obsoletus levipes) (R. longirostris l.) in San Diego County, 
California; take (harass by survey, locate and monitor nests, and 
remove brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks from 
parasitized nests) southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii 
extimus); and take (locate and monitor nests, remove brown-headed 
cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks from parasitized nests, 
capture, handle, and band) least Bell's vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus), 
in conjunction with population monitoring, research, and survey 
activities throughout the range of the species in California for the 
purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-92719B

Applicant: Thomas Dayton, Encinitas, California
    The applicant requests a new permit to take (harass by survey) the 
southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus); and take 
(harass by survey, and locate and monitor nests) least Bell's vireo 
(Vireo bellii pusillus), in conjunction with population monitoring, and 
survey activities throughout the range of the species for the purpose 
of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-744878

Applicant: Institute for Wildlife Studies, Arcata, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, measure, sex, insert PIT tag, radio-collar, vaccinate, 
collect biological samples, treat for ear mites, test for reproductive 
capacity and status, transport, and release) the Santa Cruz Island fox 
(Urocyon littoralis santacruzae), and Santa Catalina Island fox 
(Urocyon littoralis catalinae) in conjunction with research activities 
on Santa Cruz Island in Santa Barbara County and Santa Catalina Island 
in Los Angeles County, California for the purpose of enhancing the 
species' survival.

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Permit No. TE-92770B

Applicant: East Bay Zoological Society, Oakland, California
    The applicant requests a permit to take (captive rear, perform 
husbandry, transport, insert PIT tag, perform biological testing, 
treat, euthanize, perform behavior studies, and perform genetic 
analysis) throughout all life stages, the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged 
frog (Rana sierrae), and mountain yellow-legged frog ((southern 
California DPS, and northern California DPS) (Rana muscosa)) in 
conjunction with research, captive rearing, and general husbandry 
activities at the Oakland Zoo, Oakland, California for the purpose of 
enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-106908

Applicant: Manna Warburton, San Diego, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, measure, insert PIT tag, and release) the arroyo toad 
(arroyo southwestern) (Anaxyrus californicus) and the mountain yellow-
legged frog (southern California DPS) (Rana mucosa) in Imperial, Los 
Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, 
and Ventura Counties, California; take (harass by survey, capture, 
handle, and release) the tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi) in 
San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis 
Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, 
Mendocino, and Humboldt Counties, California; and take the unarmored 
threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus williamsoni) in the 
Santa Clara River in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, and Sugarloaf 
Pond in the San Bernardino National Forest, San Bernardino County, 
California, in conjunction with survey activities for the purpose of 
enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-92799B

Applicant: Karl Fairchild, Fullerton, California
    The applicant requests a new permit to take (harass by survey, and 
locate and monitor nests) southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax 
traillii extimus) and least Bell's vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus) in 
conjunction with survey and population monitoring activities in Ventura 
County, California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-89998A

Applicant: Matthew Amalong, Fountain Valley, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
locate and monitor nests, capture, band, and release) California least 
tern (Sternula antillarum browni) (Sterna a. browni) in conjunction 
with survey and population monitoring activities throughout the range 
of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-92905B

Applicant: Brian Berry, Bakersfield, California
    The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey, capture, 
handle, mark, and release) the Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys 
nitratoides nitratoides), Fresno kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides 
exilis), and giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens) in conjunction with 
survey activities throughout the range of the species 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. 2016-09260 Filed 4-20-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4333-15-P