Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications, 4403-4404 [2017-00663]

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Bryan Greene, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. 4403 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R3–ES–2016–N242; FXES11130300000–178–FF03E00000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications BILLING CODE 4210–67–P Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2017–00714 Filed 1–12–17; 8:45 am] [Docket No. FR–5995–N–2] Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Juanita Perry, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 7266, Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 402–3970; TTY number for the hearing- and speechimpaired (202) 708–2565 (these telephone numbers are not toll-free), call the toll-free Title V information line at 800–927–7588 or send an email to title5@hud.gov. In accordance with the December 12, 1988 court order in National Coalition for the Homeless v. Veterans Administration, No. 88–2503–OG (D.D.C.), HUD publishes a Notice, on a weekly basis, identifying unutilized, underutilized, excess and surplus Federal buildings and real property that HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. Today’s Notice is for the purpose of announcing that no additional properties have been determined suitable or unsuitable this week. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: January 5, 2017. Brian P. Fitzmaurice, Director, Division of Community Assistance, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs. [FR Doc. 2017–00256 Filed 1–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 February 13, 2017. 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: ADDRESSES: Background The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 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. E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1 4404 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 9 / Friday, January 13, 2017 / Notices Applications Available for Review and Comment 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). We invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies and the public to comment on the following applications. Please refer to the permit number when Application No. Applicant Ohio Department of Transportation. TE07730A .......... Redwing Ecological Services, Inc. Location Activity Type of take Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis), American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus). Relict darter (Etheostoma chienense), Cumberland darter (E. susanae), Palezone shiner (Notropis albizonatus), Scioto madtom (Noturus trautmani), blackside dace (Phoxinus cumberlandensis), Big Sandy crayfish (Cambarus callainus), 30 mussel species. Ohio ............................ Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Capture, handle, mistnet, trap, radio-tag, release. Amend, renew. Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Capture, handle, release. Amend, renew. 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). asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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.). 19:06 Jan 12, 2017 Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Species TE02651A .......... VerDate Sep<11>2014 Permit Applications Jkt 241001 Dated: January 9, 2017. Lori H. Nordstrom, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Midwest Region. Permit action the northern Rocky Mountain DPS of the fisher. DATES: We will accept comments from all interested parties until February 13, [FR Doc. 2017–00663 Filed 1–12–17; 8:45 am] 2017. Please note that if you are using BILLING CODE 4333–15–P the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES, below), the deadline for submitting an electronic comment is DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on this date. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments Fish and Wildlife Service by one of the following methods: [Docket No. FWS–R6–ES–2015–0104; • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// 4500030113] www.regulations.gov. In the Search box, enter the FWS–R6–ES–2015–0104, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife which is the docket number for this and Plants; Status Review of the action. Then click on the Search button. Northern Rocky Mountain Distinct You may enter a comment by clicking Population Segment of the Fisher on ‘‘Comment Now!’’ Please ensure that AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, you have found the correct document Interior. before submitting your comment. ACTION: Notice of initiation of status • U.S. mail or hand delivery: Public review. Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–R6–ES–2015–0104, U.S. Fish and SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: BPHC, 5275 Wildlife Service (Service), announce the Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041– opening of an information gathering 3803. period regarding the status of the fisher We request that you send comments (Pekania pennanti) throughout the range of its northern Rocky Mountain distinct only by the methods described above. population segment (DPS) in the United We will post all comments on http:// www.regulations.gov. This generally States. The status review will include means that we will post any personal analysis of whether the northern Rocky information you provide us (see Request Mountain DPS of the fisher warrants listing as an endangered or a threatened for Information, below, for more information). species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 9 (Friday, January 13, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4403-4404]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-00663]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R3-ES-2016-N242; 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 February 13, 
2017.

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, as amended (ESA; 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.

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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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TE02651A.............  Ohio Department of   Indiana bat (Myotis  Ohio...............  Conduct presence/    Capture, handle,     Amend, renew.
                        Transportation.      sodalis), northern                        absence surveys,     mist-net, trap,
                                             long-eared bat (M.                        document habitat     radio-tag, release.
                                             septentrionalis),                         use, conduct
                                             American burying                          population
                                             beetle                                    monitoring,
                                             (Nicrophorus                              evaluate impacts.
                                             americanus).
TE07730A.............  Redwing Ecological   Relict darter        Illinois, Indiana,   Conduct presence/    Capture, handle,     Amend, renew.
                        Services, Inc.       (Etheostoma          Iowa, Kentucky,      absence surveys,     release.
                                             chienense),          Minnesota,           document habitat
                                             Cumberland darter    Missouri, Ohio,      use, conduct
                                             (E. susanae),        Pennsylvania,        population
                                             Palezone shiner      Tennessee, West      monitoring,
                                             (Notropis            Virginia,            evaluate impacts.
                                             albizonatus),        Wisconsin.
                                             Scioto madtom
                                             (Noturus
                                             trautmani),
                                             blackside dace
                                             (Phoxinus
                                             cumberlandensis),
                                             Big Sandy crayfish
                                             (Cambarus
                                             callainus), 30
                                             mussel species.
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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: January 9, 2017.
Lori H. Nordstrom,
Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Midwest Region.
[FR Doc. 2017-00663 Filed 1-12-17; 8:45 am]
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