Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications, 49843-49846 [2017-23390]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 207 / Friday, October 27, 2017 / Notices meet on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to conduct working group sessions. The full Committee will meet on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. These meetings may end early if the Committee has completed its business, or the meetings may be extended based on the number of public comments. Comments and supporting documentation. Submit your comments no later than November 21, 2017. ADDRESSES: All meetings will be held at the Omni Riverfront Hotel, 701 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130; https:// www.omnihotels.com/hotels/neworleans-riverfront. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities, or to request special assistance at the meetings, contact the individuals listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section as soon as possible. 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Docket Search: For access to the docket or to read documents or comments related to this notice, go to http://www.regulations.gov, insert USCG–2016–1059 in the Search box, press Enter, and then click on the item you wish to view. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Jose Perez, Designated Federal Officer of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee, Commandant (CG–OES–2), U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593–7509; telephone 202–372–1410, fax 202–372– 8382 or email jose.a.perez3@uscg.mil, or VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 244001 Mr. Kenneth Doyle, telephone 202–372– 1363 or email kenneth.j.doyle@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Title 5 United States Code Appendix. The Towing Safety Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. Agenda of Meetings On December 5 and 6, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Towing Safety Advisory Committee and its subcommittees will meet to review, discuss, deliberate, and formulate recommendations, as appropriate, on the following: (1) Current Subcommittees a. Articulated Tug and Barge Operations and Manning (Task 15–02) b. Subchapter M Implementation (Task 16–01) c. Inland Firefighting (Task 16–02) d. Towing Liquefied Natural Gas Barges (Task 16–03) e. Regulatory Reform (Task 17–01) (2) Proposed New Subcommittee and Task a. Load Line Exemption for River Barges on Lakes Erie and Ontario (Task 17– 02) A copy of all meeting documentation, including any draft final reports, will be available at https://homeport.uscg.mil/ missions/ports-and-waterways/safetyadvisory-committees/tsac/meetingsminutes no later than November 28, 2017. Alternatively, you may contact Mr. Kenneth Doyle as noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. Public comments or questions will be taken throughout the meeting as the committee discusses the issues and prior to deliberations and voting. There will also be a public comment period at the end of the meeting. Speakers are requested to limit their comments to 3 minutes. Please note that the public comment period may end before the period allotted, following the last call for comments. Contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above to register as a speaker. Dated: 23 October 2017. Jeffrey G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards. [FR Doc. 2017–23382 Filed 10–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49843 INTER-AMERICAN FOUNDATION Sunshine Act Meetings November 6, 2017, 1:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. PLACE: Offices of Baker/McKenzie LLP, 815 Connecticut Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20006. STATUS: Meeting of the Board of Directors with the Advisory Council, Open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: D Approval of the Minutes of the meetings held in April, May, and September 2017 D Advisory Council Membership Update D Management Report D IAF Mexico Earthquake Response D New Business D Adjournment TIME AND DATE: CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Paul Zimmerman, General Counsel, (202) 683–7118. Paul Zimmerman, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2017–23545 Filed 10–25–17; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 7025–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R4–ES–2017–N130; FXES11140400000–178–FF04E00000] 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 (ESA) prohibits activities with listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activities. The ESA requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. DATES: We must receive written data or comments on the applications at the address given in ADDRESSES by November 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Reviewing Documents: Documents and other information submitted with the applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any party who submits a written request for SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1 49844 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 207 / Friday, October 27, 2017 / Notices a copy of such documents to the following office within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice (see DATES): U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Office, Ecological Services, 1875 Century Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30345 (Attn: Karen Marlowe, Permit Coordinator). Submitting Comments: If you wish to comment, you may submit comments by any one of the following methods: • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Regional Office (see above). • Email: permitsR4ES@fws.gov. Please include your name and return address in your email message. If you do not receive a confirmation from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that we have received your email message, contact us Permit application No. Applicant directly at the telephone number listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Marlowe, Permit Coordinator, 404–679–7097 (telephone) or 404–679– 7081 (fax). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We invite review and comment from local, State, and Federal agencies and the public on applications we have received for permits to conduct certain activities with endangered and threatened species under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.; ESA), and our regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR part 17. With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities with listed species Species/numbers Location Carola A. Haas, Blacksburg, VA. Reticulated flatwoods (Ambystoma bishopi). TE 070800–4 ..... asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES TE 049502–8 ..... Ecological Solutions, Inc., Roswell, GA. Alabama red-bellied turtle (Pseudemys alabamensis), eastern indigo snake (Drymarchon corais couperi), flattened musk turtle (Sternotherus depressus), gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus), amber darter (Percina antesella), blue shiner (Cyprinella caerulea), Cherokee darter (Etheostoma scotti), Etowah darter (Etheostoma etowahae), goldline darter (Percina aurolineata), rush darter (Etheostoma phytophilum), snail darter (Percina tanasi), spring pygmy sunfish (Elassoma alabamae), vermilion darter (Etheostoma chermocki), Alabama pearlshell (Margaritifera marrianae), Choctaw bean (Villosa choctawensis), Cumberland bean (Villosa trabalis), fuzzy pigtoe (Pleurobema strodeanum), Georgia pigtoe (Pleurobema hanleyianum), narrow pigtoe (Fusconaia escambia), rabbitsfoot (Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica), round ebonyshell (Fusconaia rotulata), sheepnose mussel (Plethobasus cyphyus), slabshell pearlymussel (Pleuronaia dolabelloides), snuffbox mussel (Epioblasma triquetra), southern kidneyshell (Ptychobranchus jonesi), southern sandshell (Hamiota australis), spectaclecase (Cumberlandia monodonta), tapered pigtoe (Fusconaia burkei), and rough hornsnail (Pleurocera foremani). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 salamander Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activities. The ESA requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. Public Availability of Comments 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. Permit Applications Activity Type of take Eglin Air Force Base and Apalachicola National Forest, Florida. Research on habitat use, population dynamics, landscape genetic analyses, and population augmentation. AL, FL, GA, NC, SC, and TN. Presence/absence surveys. Take tail clips from larvae and terrestrial salamanders; remove eggs and larvae from ponds for head-starting in cattle tanks on site and release following metamorphosis. Scope burrows, capture, handle, release. Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1 Permit action Amendment. Renewal and Amendment. Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 207 / Friday, October 27, 2017 / Notices Permit application No. Applicant Species/numbers Location Activity Type of take Enter hibernacula or maternity roost caves, capture with mist nets or harp traps, handle, identify, band, radio-tag, wingpunch, and hold temporarily. Capture with mist nets or harp traps, handle, collect hair samples, band, radio-tag, lighttag, and wingpunch. Capture, handle, release, salvage shells. Renewal and Amendment. Enter hibernacula or maternity roost caves, salvage dead bats, capture with mist nets or harp traps, handle, identify, collect hair samples, band, radio-tag, light-tag, and wing-punch. Capture, identify, and release. Renewal and Amendment. Enter hibernacula or maternity roost caves, salvage dead bats, capture with mist nets, handle, identify, collect hair samples, band, radio-tag, light-tag, wingpunch, and selectively euthanize. Enter hibernacula or maternity roost caves, salvage dead bats, capture with mist nets or harp traps, handle, identify, band, and radio-tag. Amendment. TE 171545–3 ..... Ronald K. Redman, Benton, AR. Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (M. sodalis), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis), Ozark bigeared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens), Virginia big-eared bat (C. t. virginianus). AL, AR, CO, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VT, VA, WV, WI. Presence/absence surveys and white-nose syndrome research. TE 070796–9 ..... Apogee, Inc., Whitesburg, KY. Ozark big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens). AR, MO, OK .......... Presence/absence surveys. TE 71854A–1 .... David Eargle, South Carolina DHEC Bureau of Water, Columbia, SC. UT-Battelle Corp., Oak Ridge, TN. Carolina heelsplitter decorata). NC, SC .................. Presence/absence surveys and collection of relic shells. Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (M. sodalis), and northern longeared bat (M. septentrionalis). Oak Ridge Reservation, Tennessee. Presence/absence surveys. TE 65968A–1 .... Richard J. Dickey, Tallahassee, FL. AL, FL, GA ............ Presence/absence surveys. TE 37219B–1 .... Roger W. Perry, USDA Forest Service, Hot Springs, AR. Alabama pearlshell (Margaritifera marrianae), Chipola slabshell (Elliptio chipolaensis), Choctaw bean (Villosa choctawensis), fat threeridge (Amblema neislerii), fuzzy pigtoe (Pleurobema strodeanum), Gulf moccasinshell (Medionidus penicillatus), narrow pigtoe (Fusconaia escambia), Ochlockonee moccasinshell (Medionidus simpsonianus), oval pigtoe (Pleurobema pyriforme), purple bankclimber (Elliptoideus sloatianus), round ebonyshell (Fusconaia rotulata), shinyrayed pocketbook (Lampsilis subangulata), southern kidneyshell (Ptychobranchus jonesi), southern sandshell (Hamiota australis), Suwannee moccasinshell (Medionidus walkeri), and tapered pigtoe (Fusconaia burkei). Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (M. sodalis), and northern longeared bat (M. septentrionalis). AR, LA, OK, TX .... Presence/absence surveys and studies to document habitat use. TE 79580A–3 .... Jason M. Butler, Midway, KY. Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) and northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis). VA ......................... Presence/absence surveys. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES TE 05565B–1 .... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Oct 26, 2017 49845 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 (Lasmigona Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1 Permit action Amendment. Renewal. Renewal and Amendment. Amendment. 49846 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 207 / Friday, October 27, 2017 / Notices Permit application No. Applicant Species/numbers TE 034476–4 ..... Florida Forest Service, Blackwater Forestry Center, Milton, FL. Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis). Authority: We provide this notice under section 10(c) of the Act. [FR Doc. 2017–23390 Filed 10–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCAD06000.51010000. ER0000.LVRWB17B5480 17X5017AP; CACA41880] Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report and Draft Land Use Plan Amendment for the Palen Solar Photovoltaic Project, California Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan and a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Palen Solar Photovoltaic (PSP) Project and by this Notice is announcing the opening of the comment period. This document is also an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) prepared by Riverside County under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). DATES: To ensure that all comments will be considered, the BLM must receive written comments on the Draft Supplemental EIS/EIR within 45 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The BLM will announce future meetings or hearings and any other public involvement activities at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media releases, on the project Web site, and/or mailings. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 244001 Blackwater River State Forest, Florida. Activity PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Type of take Population management and monitoring. You may submit comments related to the PSP Project by any of the following methods: Web site: https://eplanning.blm.gov/ epl-front-office/eplanning/ planAndProjectSite.do?method Name=renderDefaultPlanOrProject Site&projectId=68122. Email: palensolar@blm.gov. Mail: Palen Solar PV Project, c/o Aspen Environmental Group, 235 Montgomery Street, Suite 935, San Francisco, CA 94104 Copies of the Draft Supplemental EIS/ EIR are available in the BLM-Palm Springs South Coast Field Office, 1201 Bird Center Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262, and at the BLM California Desert District Office, 22835 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553, and electronically on the project Web site. Compact Disc copies of the document are available through request on this project Web site address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark DeMaio, BLM Project Manager, telephone: (760) 833–7124; address: BLM, Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, 1201 Bird Center Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262; email: mdemaio@ blm.gov. Persons who use telecommunication devices for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or questions with the above individual regarding the project. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EDF Renewable Energy has applied for a Right-of-Way (ROW) from the BLM to construct, operate, maintain, and decommission a 500 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic facility near Desert Center, Riverside County, California. The ROW application area comprises about 4,200 acres, with a proposed project footprint of about 3,400 acres. The proposed project also includes construction of a 6.7-mile single circuit 230 kilovolt generation interconnection (gen-tie) transmission line connecting the project to the Southern California Edison (SCE) Red Bluff Substation. The BLM is also considering an amendment to the CDCA Plan that ADDRESSES: Dated: September 7, 2017. Aaron L. Valenta, Acting Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Southeast Region. SUMMARY: Location Install artificial nest cavities and restrictors, monitor nest cavities, capture, band, and translocate. Permit action Renewal and Amendment. would be necessary to authorize the project. This is a joint EIS/EIR for compliance with NEPA and CEQA. Riverside County is the lead agency under CEQA. This Project application was originally submitted in 2007 as the Palen Solar Power Project (PSPP) by Palen Solar I, LLC (PSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Solar Millennium. The PSPP was proposed as a solar trough project, and was the subject of an EIS under NEPA. The BLM, pursuant to its obligations under FLPMA and NEPA, published a Draft EIS, followed by a Proposed Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMP) and Final EIS on May 13, 2011 (76 FR 28064). Before the BLM issued a Record of Decision (ROD), PSI informed the BLM that it would not construct the Project due to bankruptcy. As a result, the BLM did not issue a ROD, did not amend the RMP, and did not issue a ROW grant for the PSPP. On June 21, 2012, the bankruptcy court approved the transfer of the application from PSI to Palen Solar III, LLC (PSIII). BrightSource Energy Inc., (BSE) then acquired all rights to PSIII at auction. PSIII submitted a revised ROW application to the BLM for the Palen Solar Electricity Generating System Project (PSEGS), a 500 MW concentrating solar power tower technology facility and single-circuit 230 kV gen-tie line. On July 27, 2013, the BLM issued a Draft Supplemental EIS and Plan Amendment to evaluate the potential additional environmental impacts caused by PSEGS. As part of the State permitting process, the California Energy Commission evaluated the PSEGS under CEQA, and issued Preliminary and Final Staff Assessments for the amended project in June and November of 2013, respectively. The BLM did not issue a Final Supplemental EIS for the PSEGS Project because BSE and its partner, Abengoa Solar Inc., abandoned the State authorization proceedings at the California Energy Commission. In December 2015, EDF Renewable Energy acquired the PSEGS project. EDF Renewable Energy has submitted a revised ROW application for the Proposed Project, which is analyzed in E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 207 (Friday, October 27, 2017)]
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[FR Doc No: 2017-23390]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R4-ES-2017-N130; FXES11140400000-178-FF04E00000]


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 (ESA) prohibits activities with listed species unless a Federal 
permit is issued that allows such activities. The ESA requires that we 
invite public comment before issuing these permits.

DATES: We must receive written data or comments on the applications at 
the address given in ADDRESSES by November 27, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Reviewing Documents: Documents and other information 
submitted with the applications are available for review, subject to 
the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by 
any party who submits a written request for

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a copy of such documents to the following office within 30 days of the 
date of publication of this notice (see DATES): U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service Regional Office, Ecological Services, 1875 Century Boulevard, 
Atlanta, GA 30345 (Attn: Karen Marlowe, Permit Coordinator).
    Submitting Comments: If you wish to comment, you may submit 
comments by any one of the following methods:
     U.S. mail or hand-delivery: U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service's Regional Office (see above).
     Email: [email protected]. Please include your name and 
return address in your email message. If you do not receive a 
confirmation from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that we have 
received your email message, contact us directly at the telephone 
number listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Marlowe, Permit Coordinator, 
404-679-7097 (telephone) or 404-679-7081 (fax).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We invite review and comment from local, 
State, and Federal agencies and the public on applications we have 
received for permits to conduct certain activities with endangered and 
threatened species under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species 
Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.; ESA), and our 
regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR part 17. 
With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities with listed species 
unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activities. The ESA 
requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.

Public Availability of Comments

    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.

Permit Applications

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  Permit  application
          No.                Applicant            Species/numbers           Location            Activity          Type of take         Permit action
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TE 049502-8...........  Carola A. Haas,      Reticulated flatwoods     Eglin Air Force     Research on         Take tail clips     Amendment.
                         Blacksburg, VA.      salamander (Ambystoma     Base and            habitat use,        from larvae and
                                              bishopi).                 Apalachicola        population          terrestrial
                                                                        National Forest,    dynamics,           salamanders;
                                                                        Florida.            landscape genetic   remove eggs and
                                                                                            analyses, and       larvae from ponds
                                                                                            population          for head-starting
                                                                                            augmentation.       in cattle tanks
                                                                                                                on site and
                                                                                                                release following
                                                                                                                metamorphosis.
TE 070800-4...........  Ecological           Alabama red-bellied       AL, FL, GA, NC,     Presence/absence    Scope burrows,      Renewal and
                         Solutions, Inc.,     turtle (Pseudemys         SC, and TN.         surveys.            capture, handle,    Amendment.
                         Roswell, GA.         alabamensis), eastern                                             release.
                                              indigo snake
                                              (Drymarchon corais
                                              couperi), flattened
                                              musk turtle
                                              (Sternotherus
                                              depressus), gopher
                                              tortoise (Gopherus
                                              polyphemus), amber
                                              darter (Percina
                                              antesella), blue shiner
                                              (Cyprinella caerulea),
                                              Cherokee darter
                                              (Etheostoma scotti),
                                              Etowah darter
                                              (Etheostoma etowahae),
                                              goldline darter
                                              (Percina aurolineata),
                                              rush darter (Etheostoma
                                              phytophilum), snail
                                              darter (Percina
                                              tanasi), spring pygmy
                                              sunfish (Elassoma
                                              alabamae), vermilion
                                              darter (Etheostoma
                                              chermocki), Alabama
                                              pearlshell
                                              (Margaritifera
                                              marrianae), Choctaw
                                              bean (Villosa
                                              choctawensis),
                                              Cumberland bean
                                              (Villosa trabalis),
                                              fuzzy pigtoe
                                              (Pleurobema
                                              strodeanum), Georgia
                                              pigtoe (Pleurobema
                                              hanleyianum), narrow
                                              pigtoe (Fusconaia
                                              escambia), rabbitsfoot
                                              (Quadrula cylindrica
                                              cylindrica), round
                                              ebonyshell (Fusconaia
                                              rotulata), sheepnose
                                              mussel (Plethobasus
                                              cyphyus), slabshell
                                              pearlymussel
                                              (Pleuronaia
                                              dolabelloides),
                                              snuffbox mussel
                                              (Epioblasma triquetra),
                                              southern kidneyshell
                                              (Ptychobranchus
                                              jonesi), southern
                                              sandshell (Hamiota
                                              australis),
                                              spectaclecase
                                              (Cumberlandia
                                              monodonta), tapered
                                              pigtoe (Fusconaia
                                              burkei), and rough
                                              hornsnail (Pleurocera
                                              foremani).

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TE 171545-3...........  Ronald K. Redman,    Gray bat (Myotis          AL, AR, CO, DE,     Presence/absence    Enter hibernacula   Renewal and
                         Benton, AR.          grisescens), Indiana      FL, GA, IL, IN,     surveys and white-  or maternity        Amendment.
                                              bat (M. sodalis),         IA, KS, KY, LA,     nose syndrome       roost caves,
                                              northern long-eared bat   MD, MI, MN, MS,     research.           capture with mist
                                              (M. septentrionalis),     MO, NJ, NY, NC,                         nets or harp
                                              Ozark big-eared bat       OH, OK, PA, SC,                         traps, handle,
                                              (Corynorhinus             TN, TX, VT, VA,                         identify, band,
                                              townsendii ingens),       WV, WI.                                 radio-tag, wing-
                                              Virginia big-eared bat                                            punch, and hold
                                              (C. t. virginianus).                                              temporarily.
TE 070796-9...........  Apogee, Inc.,        Ozark big-eared bat       AR, MO, OK........  Presence/absence    Capture with mist   Amendment.
                         Whitesburg, KY.      (Corynorhinus                                 surveys.            nets or harp
                                              townsendii ingens).                                               traps, handle,
                                                                                                                collect hair
                                                                                                                samples, band,
                                                                                                                radio-tag, light-
                                                                                                                tag, and wing-
                                                                                                                punch.
TE 71854A-1...........  David Eargle, South  Carolina heelsplitter     NC, SC............  Presence/absence    Capture, handle,    Renewal.
                         Carolina DHEC        (Lasmigona decorata).                         surveys and         release, salvage
                         Bureau of Water,                                                   collection of       shells.
                         Columbia, SC.                                                      relic shells.
TE 05565B-1...........  UT-Battelle Corp.,   Gray bat (Myotis          Oak Ridge           Presence/absence    Enter hibernacula   Renewal and
                         Oak Ridge, TN.       grisescens), Indiana      Reservation,        surveys.            or maternity        Amendment.
                                              bat (M. sodalis), and     Tennessee.                              roost caves,
                                              northern long-eared bat                                           salvage dead
                                              (M. septentrionalis).                                             bats, capture
                                                                                                                with mist nets or
                                                                                                                harp traps,
                                                                                                                handle, identify,
                                                                                                                collect hair
                                                                                                                samples, band,
                                                                                                                radio-tag, light-
                                                                                                                tag, and wing-
                                                                                                                punch.
TE 65968A-1...........  Richard J. Dickey,   Alabama pearlshell        AL, FL, GA........  Presence/absence    Capture, identify,  Renewal and
                         Tallahassee, FL.     (Margaritifera                                surveys.            and release.        Amendment.
                                              marrianae), Chipola
                                              slabshell (Elliptio
                                              chipolaensis), Choctaw
                                              bean (Villosa
                                              choctawensis), fat
                                              threeridge (Amblema
                                              neislerii), fuzzy
                                              pigtoe (Pleurobema
                                              strodeanum), Gulf
                                              moccasinshell
                                              (Medionidus
                                              penicillatus), narrow
                                              pigtoe (Fusconaia
                                              escambia), Ochlockonee
                                              moccasinshell
                                              (Medionidus
                                              simpsonianus), oval
                                              pigtoe (Pleurobema
                                              pyriforme), purple
                                              bankclimber
                                              (Elliptoideus
                                              sloatianus), round
                                              ebonyshell (Fusconaia
                                              rotulata), shinyrayed
                                              pocketbook (Lampsilis
                                              subangulata), southern
                                              kidneyshell
                                              (Ptychobranchus
                                              jonesi), southern
                                              sandshell (Hamiota
                                              australis), Suwannee
                                              moccasinshell
                                              (Medionidus walkeri),
                                              and tapered pigtoe
                                              (Fusconaia burkei).
TE 37219B-1...........  Roger W. Perry,      Gray bat (Myotis          AR, LA, OK, TX....  Presence/absence    Enter hibernacula   Amendment.
                         USDA Forest          grisescens), Indiana                          surveys and         or maternity
                         Service, Hot         bat (M. sodalis), and                         studies to          roost caves,
                         Springs, AR.         northern long-eared bat                       document habitat    salvage dead
                                              (M. septentrionalis).                         use.                bats, capture
                                                                                                                with mist nets,
                                                                                                                handle, identify,
                                                                                                                collect hair
                                                                                                                samples, band,
                                                                                                                radio-tag, light-
                                                                                                                tag, wing-punch,
                                                                                                                and selectively
                                                                                                                euthanize.
TE 79580A-3...........  Jason M. Butler,     Indiana bat (Myotis       VA................  Presence/absence    Enter hibernacula   Amendment.
                         Midway, KY.          sodalis) and northern                         surveys.            or maternity
                                              long-eared bat (M.                                                roost caves,
                                              septentrionalis).                                                 salvage dead
                                                                                                                bats, capture
                                                                                                                with mist nets or
                                                                                                                harp traps,
                                                                                                                handle, identify,
                                                                                                                band, and radio-
                                                                                                                tag.

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TE 034476-4...........  Florida Forest       Red-cockaded woodpecker   Blackwater River    Population          Install artificial  Renewal and
                         Service,             (Picoides borealis).      State Forest,       management and      nest cavities and   Amendment.
                         Blackwater                                     Florida.            monitoring.         restrictors,
                         Forestry Center,                                                                       monitor nest
                         Milton, FL.                                                                            cavities,
                                                                                                                capture, band,
                                                                                                                and translocate.
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    Authority: We provide this notice under section 10(c) of the 
Act.

    Dated: September 7, 2017.
Aaron L. Valenta,
Acting Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Southeast 
Region.
[FR Doc. 2017-23390 Filed 10-26-17; 8:45 am]
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