Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications, 85254-85255 [2016-28346]

Download as PDF 85254 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 227 / Friday, November 25, 2016 / Notices documents through an additional public comment period. The scoping meetings will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time at the following locations on the following dates: 1. Chartiers Township Community Center (Banquet Room; 2013 Community Center Drive, Houston, PA 15342) on Monday, December 12, 2016. 2. Southgate Hotel (Banquet Rooms 1 and 2; 2248 Southgate Parkway, Cambridge, OH 43725) on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. 3. Beni Kedem Temple (Ballroom; 100 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV 25301) on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. 4. Village Square Conference Center (Ballroom A; Rt. 19 South/1489 Milford Street, Clarksburg, WV 26301) on Thursday, December 15, 2016. 5. Genetti Hotel (Washington Room; 200 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA 17701) on Friday, December 16, 2016. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Registration and log-in information for the webinar is available on the Service’s project Web page: www.fws.gov/northeast/ ecologicalservices/hcp/oghcp.html. Persons needing reasonable accommodations to attend and participate in the public meetings should contact Pam Shellenberger at 814–234–4090, extension 7459, as soon as possible. To allow sufficient time to process requests, please call at least 1 week before the public meetings. Information regarding this proposed action is available in alternative formats upon request. Applicant TE38856A ........ asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Application No. Skelly & Loy, Inc .......... VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:57 Nov 23, 2016 Dated: November 15, 2016. Paul Phifer, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Northeast Region. [FR Doc. 2016–28336 Filed 11–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R3–ES–2016–N190; FXES11130300000–178–FF03E00000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications for a permit to conduct activities intended to enhance the survival of endangered or threatened species. Federal law prohibits certain activities with endangered species unless a permit is obtained. DATES: We must receive any written comments on or before December 27, 2016. ADDRESSES: Send written comments by U.S. mail to the Regional Director, Attn: Carlita Payne, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 5600 American Blvd. West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN 55437–1458; or by electronic mail to permitsR3ES@fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carlita Payne, (612) 713–5343. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et Species PO 00000 Applications Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies and the public to comment on the following applications. Please refer to the permit number when you submit comments. Documents and other information the applicants have submitted with the applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). Permit Applications Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Location Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis), Virginia big eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus). Jkt 241001 seq.), prohibits certain activities with endangered and threatened species unless the activities are specifically authorized by a Federal permit. The ESA and our implementing regulations in part 17 of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) provide for the issuance of such permits and require that we invite public comment before issuing permits for activities involving endangered species. A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with U.S. endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes, enhancement of propagation or survival, or interstate commerce (the latter only in the event that it facilitates scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or survival). Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. Activity Type of take Permit action Rangewide ................... Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Capture, handle, radiotag, release. Amend, renew. Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 85255 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 227 / Friday, November 25, 2016 / Notices Application No. Applicant Species TE11135C ........ Herpetological Resource and Management, LLC. TE11145C ........ Lisa Kleinschmidt ......... Copperbelly water snake (Nerodia erythrogaster neglecta), Eastern massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus catenatus), Karner blue butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis), Mitchell’s satyr butterfly (Neonympha mitchellii mitchellii), Poweshiek skipperling butterfly (Oarisma poweshiek), Pitcher’s Thistle (Cirsium pitcheri), Dwarf Lake Iris (Iris lacustris), Michigan monkey flower (Mimulus michiganensis), and Eastern prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera leucophaea). Indiana bat, northern long-eared bat, gray bat (Myotis grisescens). TE11170C ........ Ashleigh Cable ............. Indiana bat, northern long-eared bat, gray bat. Illinois ........................... TE174388 ........ Metropolitan Park District of the Toledo Area. Karner blue butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis). Ohio ............................. TE64241B ........ Barker Lemar Engineering Consultants. Indiana bat, northern long-eared bat. Illinois, Iowa ................. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES National Environmental Policy Act The proposed activities in the requested permits qualify as categorical exclusions under the National Environmental Policy Act, as provided by Department of the Interior implementing regulations in part 46 of title 43 of the CFR (43 CFR 46.205, 46.210, and 46.215). Public Availability of Comments We seek public review and comments on these permit applications. Please refer to the permit number when you submit comments. Comments and materials we receive in response to this notice are available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address listed above in ADDRESSES. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:57 Nov 23, 2016 Jkt 241001 Location Activity Permit action Michigan, Indiana, IlliSurvey and Monitoring, nois, Wisconsin, Ohio. Habitat mapping and assessment. Capture and release .... New. Rangewide ................... Capture, handle, radiotag, harp trap, release. New. Capture, handle, radiotag, harp trap, release. New. Conservation and species management. Renew. Capture, handle, radiotag, release. Amend. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Conduct habitat management for the benefit of the species; document habitat use. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority: We provide this notice under section 10 of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: November 18, 2016. Lori H. Nordstrom, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Midwest Region. [FR Doc. 2016–28346 Filed 11–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P PO 00000 Type of take Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–LE–2016–N182; FF09L00200–FX– LE18110900000] Freedom of Information Act; Notice of Lawsuit Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks information about potential objections to the public release of possibly confidential information regarding import and export activities tracked via the Service’s Law Enforcement Management Information System. We issue this notice and solicit this information in response to a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act. DATES: You must submit comments on or before December 16, 2016. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 227 (Friday, November 25, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 85254-85255]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-28346]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R3-ES-2016-N190; FXES11130300000-178-FF03E00000]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit 
Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to 
comment on the following applications for a permit to conduct 
activities intended to enhance the survival of endangered or threatened 
species. Federal law prohibits certain activities with endangered 
species unless a permit is obtained.

DATES: We must receive any written comments on or before December 27, 
2016.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments by U.S. mail to the Regional Director, 
Attn: Carlita Payne, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological 
Services, 5600 American Blvd. West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN 55437-
1458; or by electronic mail to permitsR3ES@fws.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carlita Payne, (612) 713-5343.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), as amended (16 U.S.C. 
1531 et seq.), prohibits certain activities with endangered and 
threatened species unless the activities are specifically authorized by 
a Federal permit. The ESA and our implementing regulations in part 17 
of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) provide for the 
issuance of such permits and require that we invite public comment 
before issuing permits for activities involving endangered species.
    A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA 
authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with U.S. endangered or 
threatened species for scientific purposes, enhancement of propagation 
or survival, or interstate commerce (the latter only in the event that 
it facilitates scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or 
survival). Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA 
for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife 
species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for 
endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant 
species.

Applications Available for Review and Comment

    We invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies and the public 
to comment on the following applications. Please refer to the permit 
number when you submit comments. Documents and other information the 
applicants have submitted with the applications are available for 
review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) 
and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552).

Permit Applications

    Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the 
recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

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   Application No.           Applicant              Species              Location              Activity            Type of take         Permit action
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TE38856A.............  Skelly & Loy, Inc...  Indiana bat (Myotis   Rangewide...........  Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,     Amend, renew.
                                              sodalis), northern                          absence surveys,      radio-tag, release.
                                              long-eared bat                              document habitat
                                              (Myotis                                     use, conduct
                                              septentrionalis),                           population
                                              Virginia big eared                          monitoring,
                                              bat (Corynorhinus                           evaluate impacts.
                                              townsendii
                                              virginianus).

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TE11135C.............  Herpetological        Copperbelly water     Michigan, Indiana,    Survey and            Capture and release  New.
                        Resource and          snake (Nerodia        Illinois,             Monitoring, Habitat
                        Management, LLC.      erythrogaster         Wisconsin, Ohio.      mapping and
                                              neglecta), Eastern                          assessment.
                                              massasauga
                                              (Sistrurus
                                              catenatus
                                              catenatus), Karner
                                              blue butterfly
                                              (Lycaeides melissa
                                              samuelis),
                                              Mitchell's satyr
                                              butterfly
                                              (Neonympha
                                              mitchellii
                                              mitchellii),
                                              Poweshiek
                                              skipperling
                                              butterfly (Oarisma
                                              poweshiek),
                                              Pitcher's Thistle
                                              (Cirsium pitcheri),
                                              Dwarf Lake Iris
                                              (Iris lacustris),
                                              Michigan monkey
                                              flower (Mimulus
                                              michiganensis), and
                                              Eastern prairie
                                              fringed orchid
                                              (Platanthera
                                              leucophaea).
TE11145C.............  Lisa Kleinschmidt...  Indiana bat,          Rangewide...........  Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,     New.
                                              northern long-eared                         absence surveys,      radio-tag, harp
                                              bat, gray bat                               document habitat      trap, release.
                                              (Myotis grisescens).                        use, conduct
                                                                                          population
                                                                                          monitoring,
                                                                                          evaluate impacts.
TE11170C.............  Ashleigh Cable......  Indiana bat,          Illinois............  Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,     New.
                                              northern long-eared                         absence surveys,      radio-tag, harp
                                              bat, gray bat.                              document habitat      trap, release.
                                                                                          use, conduct
                                                                                          population
                                                                                          monitoring,
                                                                                          evaluate impacts.
TE174388.............  Metropolitan Park     Karner blue           Ohio................  Conduct habitat       Conservation and     Renew.
                        District of the       butterfly                                   management for the    species management.
                        Toledo Area.          (Lycaeides melissa                          benefit of the
                                              samuelis).                                  species; document
                                                                                          habitat use.
TE64241B.............  Barker Lemar          Indiana bat,          Illinois, Iowa......  Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,     Amend.
                        Engineering           northern long-eared                         absence surveys,      radio-tag, release.
                        Consultants.          bat.                                        document habitat
                                                                                          use, conduct
                                                                                          population
                                                                                          monitoring,
                                                                                          evaluate impacts.
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National Environmental Policy Act

    The proposed activities in the requested permits qualify as 
categorical exclusions under the National Environmental Policy Act, as 
provided by Department of the Interior implementing regulations in part 
46 of title 43 of the CFR (43 CFR 46.205, 46.210, and 46.215).

Public Availability of Comments

    We seek public review and comments on these permit applications. 
Please refer to the permit number when you submit comments. Comments 
and materials we receive in response to this notice are available for 
public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the 
address listed above in ADDRESSES.
    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

    Authority: We provide this notice under section 10 of the ESA 
(16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

    Dated: November 18, 2016.
Lori H. Nordstrom,
Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Midwest Region.
[FR Doc. 2016-28346 Filed 11-23-16; 8:45 am]
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