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VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:16 Jul 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 Comments and materials received will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the offices where the comments are submitted. Authority This document is published under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: July 13, 2016. Gary Frazer, Assistant Director—Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2016–18096 Filed 7–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R4–ES–2016–N126; 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 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 August 31, 2016. 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, Ecological Services, 1875 Century Boulevard, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30345 (Attn: Karen Marlowe, Acting Permit Coordinator). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Marlowe, Acting 10(a)(1)(A) Permit Coordinator, telephone 205–726– 2667; facsimile 205–726–2479. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The public is invited to comment on the following applications for permits to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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) 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 handdeliver 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 review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Permit Applications Permit Application Number: TE 40523A–1 Applicant: David H. Nelson, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL. The applicant requests renewal and amendment of his current permit to add authorization to take (draw blood) for DNA analyses and continue take (trap, hand-capture, collect tail snips, measure, mark, and attach scientific devices) of Alabama red-bellied turtles (Pseudemys alabamensis) in Alabama and Mississippi for scientific research purposes. Permit Application Number: TE 060988–3 Applicant: Fort Jackson, Department of the Army, Fort Jackson, SC. The applicant requests renewal of the current permit to continue take (construct and monitor nest cavities and restrictors, capture, band, and translocate) red-cockaded woodpeckers (Picoides borealis) at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and as directed by the E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 147 / Monday, August 1, 2016 / Notices U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for enhancement of propagation and survival of the species. Permit Application Number: TE 31141A–2 Applicant: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville, TN. The applicant requests renewal of the current permit to continue take (humane euthanasia) of gray bats (Myotis grisescens) and Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis) for white-nose syndrome surveillance and testing purposes. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Permit Application Number: TE 009638–11 Applicant: Appalachian Technical Services, Inc., Wise, VA. The permittee requests amendment of their current permit to add authorization to take (capture, handle, identify, mark, and release) Big Sandy crayfish (Cambarus callainus), Guyandotte crayfish (Cambarus veteranus), clubshell (Pleurobema clava), Cumberland elktoe (Alasmidonta atropurpurea), fluted kidneyshell (Ptychobranchus subtentum), sheepnose mussel (Plethobasus cyphyus), snuffbox mussel (Epioblasma triquetra), slabside pearlymussel (Pleuronaia dolabelloides), orangefoot pimpleback (Plethobasus cooperianus), fat pocketbook (Potamilus capax), purple cat’s paw (Epioblasma obliquata obliquata), rabbitsfoot (Quadrula cylindrica ssp. cylindrica), northern riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana), ring pink (Obovaria retusa), and Cumberlandian combshell (Epioblasma brevidens) and take (capture via seining and electroshocking, handle, identify, and release) Kentucky arrow darter (Etheostoma sagitta spilotum) for presence/absence surveys in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Permit Application Number: TE 42183A–1 Applicant: Eglin Air Force Base, Niceville, FL. The applicant requests renewal of the current permit to continue continue take (construct and monitor nest cavities and restrictors, capture, band, and translocate) red-cockaded woodpeckers (Picoides borealis) at Eglin Air Force Base and as directed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for enhancement of propagation and survival of the species. Permit Application Number: TE 00868C–0 Applicant: Fred C. Shaffner, University of Turabo, Gurabo, PR. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture with mist-nets, band, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:16 Jul 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 release) Puerto Rican nightjar (Caprimulgus noctitherus) and yellowshouldered blackbird (Agelaius xanthomus) for presence/absence surveys and to mark birds for future population monitoring purposes. Permit Application Number: TE 33465A–1 Applicant: U.S. Forest Service, Montgomery, AL. The applicant requests renewal of the current permit to continue take (construct and monitor nest cavities and restrictors, capture, band, and translocate) red-cockaded woodpeckers (Picoides borealis) on national forests in the State of Alabama and as directed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for enhancement of propagation and survival of the species. Permit Application Number: TE 824723–9 Applicant: Reed Bowman, Archbold Biological Station, Lake Placid, FL. The applicant requests renewal of the current permit to continue take (construct and monitor nest cavities and restrictors, capture, band, draw blood, salvage nonviable eggs, and translocate) red-cockaded woodpeckers (Picoides borealis), take (capture, band, radio-tag, draw blood, take feathers, treat with Ivermectin) Florida scrub jays (Aphelocoma coerulescens), and take (capture, band, draw blood, salvage unhatched eggs) Florida grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) in Florida for scientific research purposes. Dated: July 22, 2016. Steven Bekkerus, Acting Deputy Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 2016–18180 Filed 7–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R2–ES–2016–N120; 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50543 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 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 August 31, 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. 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 americanus) resulting from activities associated with geophysical exploration (seismic) and construction, maintenance, operation, repair, and decommissioning of oil and gas well field infrastructure, as well as construction, maintenance, operation, repair, decommissioning, and reclamation of oil and gas gathering, transmission, and distribution pipeline infrastructure within Oklahoma. If approved, the permit would be issued to the applicant under the 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). The original ICP was approved on May 21, 2014 (publication of the FONSI notice was on July 25, E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R4-ES-2016-N126; 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 August 31, 2016.

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, Ecological Services, 1875 Century Boulevard, 
Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30345 (Attn: Karen Marlowe, Acting Permit 
Coordinator).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Marlowe, Acting 10(a)(1)(A) 
Permit Coordinator, telephone 205-726-2667; facsimile 205-726-2479.

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

Permit Applications

Permit Application Number: TE 40523A-1

    Applicant: David H. Nelson, University of South Alabama, Mobile, 
AL.
    The applicant requests renewal and amendment of his current permit 
to add authorization to take (draw blood) for DNA analyses and continue 
take (trap, hand-capture, collect tail snips, measure, mark, and attach 
scientific devices) of Alabama red-bellied turtles (Pseudemys 
alabamensis) in Alabama and Mississippi for scientific research 
purposes.

Permit Application Number: TE 060988-3

    Applicant: Fort Jackson, Department of the Army, Fort Jackson, SC.
    The applicant requests renewal of the current permit to continue 
take (construct and monitor nest cavities and restrictors, capture, 
band, and translocate) red-cockaded woodpeckers (Picoides borealis) at 
Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and as directed by the

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for enhancement of propagation and 
survival of the species.

Permit Application Number: TE 31141A-2

    Applicant: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville, TN.
    The applicant requests renewal of the current permit to continue 
take (humane euthanasia) of gray bats (Myotis grisescens) and Indiana 
bats (Myotis sodalis) for white-nose syndrome surveillance and testing 
purposes.

Permit Application Number: TE 009638-11

    Applicant: Appalachian Technical Services, Inc., Wise, VA.
    The permittee requests amendment of their current permit to add 
authorization to take (capture, handle, identify, mark, and release) 
Big Sandy crayfish (Cambarus callainus), Guyandotte crayfish (Cambarus 
veteranus), clubshell (Pleurobema clava), Cumberland elktoe 
(Alasmidonta atropurpurea), fluted kidneyshell (Ptychobranchus 
subtentum), sheepnose mussel (Plethobasus cyphyus), snuffbox mussel 
(Epioblasma triquetra), slabside pearlymussel (Pleuronaia 
dolabelloides), orangefoot pimpleback (Plethobasus cooperianus), fat 
pocketbook (Potamilus capax), purple cat's paw (Epioblasma obliquata 
obliquata), rabbitsfoot (Quadrula cylindrica ssp. cylindrica), northern 
riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana), ring pink (Obovaria 
retusa), and Cumberlandian combshell (Epioblasma brevidens) and take 
(capture via seining and electroshocking, handle, identify, and 
release) Kentucky arrow darter (Etheostoma sagitta spilotum) for 
presence/absence surveys in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West 
Virginia.

Permit Application Number: TE 42183A-1

    Applicant: Eglin Air Force Base, Niceville, FL.
    The applicant requests renewal of the current permit to continue 
continue take (construct and monitor nest cavities and restrictors, 
capture, band, and translocate) red-cockaded woodpeckers (Picoides 
borealis) at Eglin Air Force Base and as directed by the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service for enhancement of propagation and survival of the 
species.

Permit Application Number: TE 00868C-0

    Applicant: Fred C. Shaffner, University of Turabo, Gurabo, PR.
    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture with mist-nets, 
band, and release) Puerto Rican nightjar (Caprimulgus noctitherus) and 
yellow-shouldered blackbird (Agelaius xanthomus) for presence/absence 
surveys and to mark birds for future population monitoring purposes.

Permit Application Number: TE 33465A-1

    Applicant: U.S. Forest Service, Montgomery, AL.
    The applicant requests renewal of the current permit to continue 
take (construct and monitor nest cavities and restrictors, capture, 
band, and translocate) red-cockaded woodpeckers (Picoides borealis) on 
national forests in the State of Alabama and as directed by the U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service for enhancement of propagation and survival 
of the species.

Permit Application Number: TE 824723-9

    Applicant: Reed Bowman, Archbold Biological Station, Lake Placid, 
FL.
    The applicant requests renewal of the current permit to continue 
take (construct and monitor nest cavities and restrictors, capture, 
band, draw blood, salvage nonviable eggs, and translocate) red-cockaded 
woodpeckers (Picoides borealis), take (capture, band, radio-tag, draw 
blood, take feathers, treat with Ivermectin) Florida scrub jays 
(Aphelocoma coerulescens), and take (capture, band, draw blood, salvage 
unhatched eggs) Florida grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum 
floridanus) in Florida for scientific research purposes.

    Dated: July 22, 2016.
Steven Bekkerus,
Acting Deputy Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, 
Southeast Region.
[FR Doc. 2016-18180 Filed 7-29-16; 8:45 am]
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