Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications, 3019-3023 [2017-00285]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 10, 2017 / Notices relictus), and blunt-nosed leopard lizard (Gambelia silus), in conjunction with survey activities and scientific research throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2016–N234]; [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 February 9, 2017. 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: pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Applicants Permit No. TE–94654B Applicant: Mesa Biological, LLC., Bakersfield, California. The applicant requests a new permit to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the Fresno kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides exilis), Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides), giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens), Morro Bay kangaroo rat (Dipodomys heermanni morroensis), Pacific pocket mouse (Perognathus longimembris pacificus), Buena Vista Lake shrew (Sorex ornatus VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:59 Jan 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 Permit No. TE–068745 Applicant: Jeffery T. Wilcox, Vallejo, California. The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, collect tissue samples, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with survey and research activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–069534 Applicant: Victor C. Novik, San Diego, 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, 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 in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–57065B Applicant: Steven Morris, Huntington Beach, California. The applicant requests a new permit to take (harass by survey) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–95006A Applicant: Steven C. Chen, San Luis Obispo, California. The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the Fresno kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides exilis), Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides), giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens), San Bernardino Merriam’s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami parvus), Stephens’ kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi), Morro Bay kangaroo rat (Dipodomys heermanni morroensis), PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3019 and California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense); and take (survey by pursuit) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino), and Delhi Sands flowerloving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus abdominalis) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–221411 Applicant: Center for Natural Lands Management, Temecula, California. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, mark, and release) the tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi), Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides), giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens), San Bernardino Merriam’s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami parvus), Stephens’ kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi), and California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense); take (survey by pursuit) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino); 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 (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks from parasitized nests) the least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus); and remove/ reduce to possession from lands under Federal jurisdiction Acanthomintha ilicifolia (San Diego thorn-mint) and Ambrosia pumila (San Diego ambrosia) in conjunction with survey, population monitoring, and research activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–043630 Applicant: San Francisco Estuary Institute, Richmond, California. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey using taped vocalization callback, and collect non-viable eggs) the California Ridgway’s rail (California clapper r.) (Rallus obsoletus obsoletus) (R. longirostris o.) in conjunction with survey and research activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1 3020 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 10, 2017 / Notices Permit No. TE–177979 Applicant: Allison Rudalevige, Garden Grove, California. The applicant requests a permit renewal 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–14134C Applicant: Lawrence Travanti, Roseville, California. The applicant requests a new 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. pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Permit No. TE–02351A Applicant: Timothy Searl, Hemet, California. The applicant requests a new permit to take (harass by survey; and locate and monitor nests) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus); take (locate and monitor 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 and population monitoring activities throughout the range of the species for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–14532C Applicant: Hannah Donaghe, Santa Barbara, California. The applicant requests a new permit to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi) in conjunction with survey and population monitoring activities throughout the VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:59 Jan 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 range of the species for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–31406A Applicant: California State Parks, Ventura, California. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, locate and monitor nests, install symbolic fencing, and install and use remote cameras in nesting areas) the 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–01768B Applicant: Brian Karpman, Costa Mesa, 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 survey and population monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–814222 Applicant: California Department of Parks and Recreation, San Diego, California. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, and locate and monitor nests) the California least tern (Sternula antillarum browni) (Sterna a. browni); 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); and 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 survey and population monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–14554C Applicant: Jaime Morales, Carlsbad, California. The applicant requests a new permit to 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. PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permit No. TE–14558C Applicant: Colleen DelVecchio, Ojai, California. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, and locate and monitor nests) the 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–14560C Applicant: Lance Woolley, San Diego, California. The applicant requests a new 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–835365 Applicant: California Department of Water Resources, West Sacramento, California. The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the salt marsh harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys raviventris); take (perform egg mass surveys; and harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense)); take (harass by survey using taped vocalization) the California Ridgway’s rail (California clapper r.) (Rallus obsoletus obsoletus) (R. longirostris o.); and 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 and research activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 10, 2017 / Notices Permit No. TE–128462 Applicant: Jonathan Feenstra, Altadena, California. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Permit No. TE–006559 Applicant: Dale Powell, Riverside, California. The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by survey, capture, and release) the Casey’s June beetle (Dinacoma caseyi); and 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–787376 Applicant: Bloom Biological Inc., Santa Ana, California. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the Pacific pocket mouse (Perognathus longimembris pacificus) and the arroyo toad (arroyo southwestern) (Anaxyrus californicus); take (harass by performing predator management activities) the California least tern (Sternula antillarum browni) (Sterna a. browni); take (harass by survey, locate and monitor nests, capture, handle, measure, weigh, band, color-band, and release) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus); and take (harass by survey, locate and monitor nests, remove brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks from parasitized vireo nests; capture, measure, weigh, band, color-band, and release) least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus) in conjunction with survey, population monitoring, and scientific research activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–14587C Applicant: Andrew McGuirk, Rocklin, California. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:10 Jan 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 The applicant requests a new 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–036499 Applicant: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, California. The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, collect voucher specimens, and release) the tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi), and California freshwater shrimp (Syncaris pacifica); take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the San Francisco garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia); take (harass by survey and pursuit) the mission blue butterfly (Icaricia icarioides missionensis) and San Bruno elfin butterfly (Callophrys mossii bayensis); and remove/reduce to possession from lands under Federal jurisdiction Arctostaphylos montana subsp. ravenii (=A. hookeri subsp. ravenii) (Raven’s manzanita), Suaeda californica (California seablite), Clarkia franciscana (Presidio clarkia), Lessingia germanorum (=L.g. var. germanorum) (San Francisco lessingia), Hesperolinon congestum (Marin dwarf flax), Potentilla hickmanii (Hickman’s potentilla), Arenaria paludicola (marsh sandwort), and Arctostaphylos franciscana (Franciscan manzanita) in conjunction with survey, research, habitat restoration, and invasive species management activities in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–14615C Applicant: Christopher Allen, Bishop, California. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in conjunction with survey activities in Mono and Inyo Counties in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3021 Permit No. TE–27502B Applicant: Patricia Schuyler, Vista, California. The applicant requests a new permit to 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–039466 Applicant: U.S. Geological Survey, Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Moscow, Idaho. The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by capture, handle, band, attach satellite transmitter, and release) the Yuma Ridgway’s rail (Yuma clapper rail) (Rallus obsoletus yumanensis) (R. longirostris y.) in conjunction with surveys and population studies throughout the range of the species in Arizona, California, and Nevada for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–36118B Applicant: Callie Amoaku, Escondido, California. The applicant requests a new permit to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the Casey’s June beetle (Dinacoma caseyi); 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–181713 Applicant: Cynthia Hartley, Ventura, California. The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by nest monitoring using trail cameras) the 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–799568 Applicant: Dana Kamada, San Clemente, California. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (survey by pursuit) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino); take (harass by survey, locate and monitor nests, remove brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks from parasitized nests; capture, measure, E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1 3022 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 10, 2017 / Notices weigh, band, color-band, and release) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus); take (locate and monitor nests, remove brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks from parasitized vireo nests; capture, measure, weigh, band, color-band, and release) the least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus) in conjunction with survey, population monitoring, and research activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–802089 Applicant: Patricia Tatarian, Santa Rosa, California. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, mark, PIT-tag, implant radio transmitters, collect tissue for genetic analysis, collect voucher specimens, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with survey and research activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–14831C Applicant: Orange County Zoo, Orange, California. The applicant requests a new permit to take (acquire, care for, and educationally exhibit non-releasable individuals) the San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica), giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens), arroyo toad (arroyo southwestern) (Anaxyrus californicus), and Mexican wolf (Canis lupus ssp. baileyi) in conjunction with general husbandry of the acquired specimens at the Orange County Zoo in Orange, California, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–13632B pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Applicant: Elena Gregg, Chico, California. The applicant requests a new 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), 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:59 Jan 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 Permit No. TE–79192A Applicant: Dallas Pugh, San Diego, California. The applicant requests a permit renewal to 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–097516 Applicant: Thomas Ryan, Monrovia, California. The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by attaching global positioning system (gps) tags) the California least tern (Sternula antillarum browni) (Sterna a. browni) in conjunction with telemetry and scientific research activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–96471A Applicant: Mason Holmes, San Ramon, California. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–14862C Applicant: Joseph Vu, Westminster, California. The applicant requests a new permit to take (locate and monitor nests) the least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus) 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–796284 Applicant: David Rogers, Lawrence, Kansas. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, measure, and release) the Morro shoulderband snail (Banded dune) (Helminthoglypta walkeriana) and California freshwater shrimp (Syncaris pacifica); and take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release, collect adult vouchers, collect branchiopod cysts, retain in captivity, propagate, process soil, microscopically identify PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 eggs/cysts; and perform hatching experiments for species identifications) 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 and research activities throughout the range of the species for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–776608 Applicant: Monk and Associates, Inc., Walnut Creek, California. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, measure, mark, and release) the salt marsh harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys raviventris); take (harass by survey, capture, handle, collect tissue samples for genetic analysis, collect voucher specimens, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense)); and 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, research, and population monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–094642 Applicant: Howard Shaffer, Los Angeles, California. The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take (harass by survey; capture; handle; mark; insert passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags; swab for disease; release; relocate; collect eggs and tissue or small individuals for genetic analysis; sacrifice/remove from the wild for voucher specimens; captive rear; conduct stomach flushing for a diet study; and conduct instructional workshops involving field survey methods) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense); take (harass by survey; capture, handle; mark and release; E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 10, 2017 / Notices relocate; collect eggs and tissue or small individuals for genetic analysis; sacrifice/remove from the wild for voucher specimens) the Santa Cruz long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum); and take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release, collect vouchers, and collect branchiopod cysts) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio) in conjunction with survey, population monitoring, and research 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. 2017–00285 Filed 1–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLOR931000L63100000.HD000016X] Renewal of Approved Information Collection; OMB Control No. 1004– 0168 Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: 30-day notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to continue the collection of information to monitor right-of-way compliance and determine road use and road maintenance fees to be charged to permit holders for tramroads and logging roads. The Office of pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:59 Jan 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved this information collection activity, and assigned it control number 1004–0168. DATES: The OMB is required to respond to this information collection request within 60 days but may respond after 30 days. For maximum consideration, written comments should be received on or before February 9, 2017. ADDRESSES: Please submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (OMB #1004– 0168), Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, fax 202–395–5806, or by electronic mail at OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Please provide a copy of your comments to the BLM. You may do so via mail, fax, or electronic mail. Mail: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street NW., Room 2134LM, Attention: Jean Sonneman, Washington, DC 20240. Fax: Jean Sonneman at 202–245– 0050. Electronic mail: jesonnem@blm.gov. Please indicate ‘‘Attn: 1004–0168’’ regardless of the form of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dustin Wharton, at 541–471–6659. Persons who use a telecommunication device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339, to leave a message for Mr. Wharton. You may also review the information collection request online at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521) and OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 provide that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated to respond. In order to obtain and renew an OMB control number, Federal agencies are required to seek public comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d) and 1320.12(a)). As required at 5 CFR 1320.8(d), the BLM published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register on July 13, 2016 (81 FR 45302), and the comment period ended September 12, 2016. The BLM received no comments. The BLM now requests comments on the following subjects: 1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper functioning of the BLM, including whether the information will have practical utility; PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3023 2. The accuracy of the BLM’s estimate of the burden of collecting the information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. The quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. How to minimize the information collection burden on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other forms of information technology. Please send comments as directed under ADDRESSES and DATES. Please refer to OMB control number 1004–0168 in your correspondence. 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. The following information pertains to this request: Title: Tramroads and Logging Roads (43 CFR part 2810). Form: BLM OR Form 2812–6, Report of Road Use. OMB Control Number: 1004–0168. Abstract: The BLM issues permits and enters into right-of-way agreements to govern the use and construction of tramroads and logging roads. Permits required for these agreements provide for fees to be charged by the United States for road use and maintenance. The permittee must file the BLM OR Form 2812–6, Report of Road Use, annually, biannually, quarterly, or monthly, depending on the terms of the permit or agreement for a right-of-way on BLM lands. Information in the form is used by the BLM to monitor right-ofway compliance and to determine appropriate fees associated with road use and maintenance. Frequency: On occasion. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R8-ES-2016-N234]; [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 February 9, 2017.

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-94654B

Applicant: Mesa Biological, LLC., Bakersfield, California.

    The applicant requests a new permit to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, and release) the Fresno kangaroo rat (Dipodomys 
nitratoides exilis), Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides 
nitratoides), giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens), Morro Bay kangaroo 
rat (Dipodomys heermanni morroensis), Pacific pocket mouse (Perognathus 
longimembris pacificus), Buena Vista Lake shrew (Sorex ornatus 
relictus), and blunt-nosed leopard lizard (Gambelia silus), in 
conjunction with survey activities and scientific research throughout 
the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the 
species' survival.

Permit No. TE-068745

Applicant: Jeffery T. Wilcox, Vallejo, California.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take 
(harass by survey, capture, handle, collect tissue samples, and 
release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and 
Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma 
californiense) in conjunction with survey and research activities 
throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of 
enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-069534

Applicant: Victor C. Novik, San Diego, 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, 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 in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-57065B

Applicant: Steven Morris, Huntington Beach, California.

    The applicant requests a new permit to take (harass by survey) the 
southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in 
conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species 
in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-95006A

Applicant: Steven C. Chen, San Luis Obispo, California.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take 
(harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the Fresno kangaroo 
rat (Dipodomys nitratoides exilis), Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys 
nitratoides nitratoides), giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens), San 
Bernardino Merriam's kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami parvus), 
Stephens' kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi), Morro Bay kangaroo rat 
(Dipodomys heermanni morroensis), and California tiger salamander 
(Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment 
(DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense); and take (survey by pursuit) the 
Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino), and Delhi Sands 
flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus abdominalis) in conjunction 
with survey activities throughout the range of the species in 
California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-221411

Applicant: Center for Natural Lands Management, Temecula, California.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, mark, and release) the tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius 
newberryi), Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides), 
giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens), San Bernardino Merriam's 
kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami parvus), Stephens' kangaroo rat 
(Dipodomys stephensi), and California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara 
County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma 
californiense); take (survey by pursuit) the Quino checkerspot 
butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino); 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 (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks from parasitized 
nests) the least Bell's vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus); and remove/
reduce to possession from lands under Federal jurisdiction 
Acanthomintha ilicifolia (San Diego thorn-mint) and Ambrosia pumila 
(San Diego ambrosia) in conjunction with survey, population monitoring, 
and research activities throughout the range of the species in 
California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-043630

Applicant: San Francisco Estuary Institute, Richmond, California.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey 
using taped vocalization callback, and collect non-viable eggs) the 
California Ridgway's rail (California clapper r.) (Rallus obsoletus 
obsoletus) (R. longirostris o.) in conjunction with survey and research 
activities throughout the range of the species in California for the 
purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

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Permit No. TE-177979

Applicant: Allison Rudalevige, Garden Grove, California.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal 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-14134C

Applicant: Lawrence Travanti, Roseville, California.

    The applicant requests a new 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-02351A

Applicant: Timothy Searl, Hemet, California.

    The applicant requests a new permit to take (harass by survey; and 
locate and monitor nests) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax 
traillii extimus); take (locate and monitor 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 and population monitoring activities 
throughout the range of the species for the purpose of enhancing the 
species' survival.

Permit No. TE-14532C

Applicant: Hannah Donaghe, Santa Barbara, California.

    The applicant requests a new permit to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, and release) the tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius 
newberryi) in conjunction with survey and population monitoring 
activities throughout the range of the species for the purpose of 
enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-31406A

Applicant: California State Parks, Ventura, California.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
locate and monitor nests, install symbolic fencing, and install and use 
remote cameras in nesting areas) the 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-01768B

Applicant: Brian Karpman, Costa Mesa, 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 survey and population monitoring activities 
throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of 
enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-814222

Applicant: California Department of Parks and Recreation, San Diego, 
California.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
and locate and monitor nests) the California least tern (Sternula 
antillarum browni) (Sterna a. browni); 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); and 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 survey and population monitoring activities 
throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of 
enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-14554C

Applicant: Jaime Morales, Carlsbad, California.

    The applicant requests a new permit to 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-14558C

Applicant: Colleen DelVecchio, Ojai, California.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
and locate and monitor nests) the 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-14560C

Applicant: Lance Woolley, San Diego, California.

    The applicant requests a new 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-835365

Applicant: California Department of Water Resources, West Sacramento, 
California.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take 
(harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the salt marsh harvest 
mouse (Reithrodontomys raviventris); take (perform egg mass surveys; 
and harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the California 
tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct 
Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense)); take (harass by 
survey using taped vocalization) the California Ridgway's rail 
(California clapper r.) (Rallus obsoletus obsoletus) (R. longirostris 
o.); and 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 and 
research activities throughout the range of the species in California 
for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

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Permit No. TE-128462

Applicant: Jonathan Feenstra, Altadena, California.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey) 
the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in 
conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species 
in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-006559

Applicant: Dale Powell, Riverside, California.

    The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by 
survey, capture, and release) the Casey's June beetle (Dinacoma 
caseyi); and 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-787376

Applicant: Bloom Biological Inc., Santa Ana, California.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, and release) the Pacific pocket mouse (Perognathus 
longimembris pacificus) and the arroyo toad (arroyo southwestern) 
(Anaxyrus californicus); take (harass by performing predator management 
activities) the California least tern (Sternula antillarum browni) 
(Sterna a. browni); take (harass by survey, locate and monitor nests, 
capture, handle, measure, weigh, band, color-band, and release) the 
southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus); and take 
(harass by survey, locate and monitor nests, remove brown-headed 
cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks from parasitized vireo nests; 
capture, measure, weigh, band, color-band, and release) least Bell's 
vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus) in conjunction with survey, population 
monitoring, and scientific research activities throughout the range of 
the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-14587C

Applicant: Andrew McGuirk, Rocklin, California.

    The applicant requests a new 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-036499

Applicant: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, 
California.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take 
(harass by survey, capture, handle, collect voucher specimens, and 
release) the tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi), and California 
freshwater shrimp (Syncaris pacifica); take (harass by survey, capture, 
handle, and release) the San Francisco garter snake (Thamnophis 
sirtalis tetrataenia); take (harass by survey and pursuit) the mission 
blue butterfly (Icaricia icarioides missionensis) and San Bruno elfin 
butterfly (Callophrys mossii bayensis); and remove/reduce to possession 
from lands under Federal jurisdiction Arctostaphylos montana subsp. 
ravenii (=A. hookeri subsp. ravenii) (Raven's manzanita), Suaeda 
californica (California seablite), Clarkia franciscana (Presidio 
clarkia), Lessingia germanorum (=L.g. var. germanorum) (San Francisco 
lessingia), Hesperolinon congestum (Marin dwarf flax), Potentilla 
hickmanii (Hickman's potentilla), Arenaria paludicola (marsh sandwort), 
and Arctostaphylos franciscana (Franciscan manzanita) in conjunction 
with survey, research, habitat restoration, and invasive species 
management activities in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties 
in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-14615C

Applicant: Christopher Allen, Bishop, California.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey) 
the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in 
conjunction with survey activities in Mono and Inyo Counties in 
California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-27502B

Applicant: Patricia Schuyler, Vista, California.

    The applicant requests a new permit to 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-039466

Applicant: U.S. Geological Survey, Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife 
Research Unit, Moscow, Idaho.

    The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by 
capture, handle, band, attach satellite transmitter, and release) the 
Yuma Ridgway's rail (Yuma clapper rail) (Rallus obsoletus yumanensis) 
(R. longirostris y.) in conjunction with surveys and population studies 
throughout the range of the species in Arizona, California, and Nevada 
for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-36118B

Applicant: Callie Amoaku, Escondido, California.

    The applicant requests a new permit to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, and release) the Casey's June beetle (Dinacoma 
caseyi); 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-181713

Applicant: Cynthia Hartley, Ventura, California.
    The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by nest 
monitoring using trail cameras) the 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-799568

Applicant: Dana Kamada, San Clemente, California.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (survey by pursuit) 
the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino); take (harass 
by survey, locate and monitor nests, remove brown-headed cowbird 
(Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks from parasitized nests; capture, 
measure,

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weigh, band, color-band, and release) the southwestern willow 
flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus); take (locate and monitor 
nests, remove brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks 
from parasitized vireo nests; capture, measure, weigh, band, color-
band, and release) the least Bell's vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus) in 
conjunction with survey, population monitoring, and research activities 
throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of 
enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-802089

Applicant: Patricia Tatarian, Santa Rosa, California.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, mark, PIT-tag, implant radio transmitters, collect 
tissue for genetic analysis, collect voucher specimens, and release) 
the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County 
Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense) in 
conjunction with survey and research activities throughout the range of 
the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-14831C

Applicant: Orange County Zoo, Orange, California.

    The applicant requests a new permit to take (acquire, care for, and 
educationally exhibit non-releasable individuals) the San Joaquin kit 
fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica), giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens), 
arroyo toad (arroyo southwestern) (Anaxyrus californicus), and Mexican 
wolf (Canis lupus ssp. baileyi) in conjunction with general husbandry 
of the acquired specimens at the Orange County Zoo in Orange, 
California, for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-13632B

Applicant: Elena Gregg, Chico, California.

    The applicant requests a new 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), 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-79192A

Applicant: Dallas Pugh, San Diego, California.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to 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-097516

Applicant: Thomas Ryan, Monrovia, California.

    The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by 
attaching global positioning system (gps) tags) the California least 
tern (Sternula antillarum browni) (Sterna a. browni) in conjunction 
with telemetry and scientific research activities throughout the range 
of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-96471A

Applicant: Mason Holmes, San Ramon, California.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa 
Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) 
(Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with survey activities 
throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of 
enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-14862C

Applicant: Joseph Vu, Westminster, California.

    The applicant requests a new permit to take (locate and monitor 
nests) the least Bell's vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus) 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-796284

Applicant: David Rogers, Lawrence, Kansas.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, measure, and release) the Morro shoulderband snail 
(Banded dune) (Helminthoglypta walkeriana) and California freshwater 
shrimp (Syncaris pacifica); and take (harass by survey, capture, 
handle, release, collect adult vouchers, collect branchiopod cysts, 
retain in captivity, propagate, process soil, microscopically identify 
eggs/cysts; and perform hatching experiments for species 
identifications) 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 and research activities 
throughout the range of the species for the purpose of enhancing the 
species' survival.

Permit No. TE-776608

Applicant: Monk and Associates, Inc., Walnut Creek, California.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, measure, mark, and release) the salt marsh harvest 
mouse (Reithrodontomys raviventris); take (harass by survey, capture, 
handle, collect tissue samples for genetic analysis, collect voucher 
specimens, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara 
County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma 
californiense)); and 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, 
research, and population monitoring activities throughout the range of 
the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-094642

Applicant: Howard Shaffer, Los Angeles, California.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take 
(harass by survey; capture; handle; mark; insert passive integrated 
transponder (PIT) tags; swab for disease; release; relocate; collect 
eggs and tissue or small individuals for genetic analysis; sacrifice/
remove from the wild for voucher specimens; captive rear; conduct 
stomach flushing for a diet study; and conduct instructional workshops 
involving field survey methods) the California tiger salamander (Santa 
Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) 
(Ambystoma californiense); take (harass by survey; capture, handle; 
mark and release;

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relocate; collect eggs and tissue or small individuals for genetic 
analysis; sacrifice/remove from the wild for voucher specimens) the 
Santa Cruz long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum); and 
take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release, collect vouchers, and 
collect branchiopod cysts) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta 
conservatio) in conjunction with survey, population monitoring, and 
research 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. 2017-00285 Filed 1-9-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4333-15-P