Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications, 57607 [2017-26258]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 6, 2017 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Carlita Payne, (612) 713–5343. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R3–ES–2017–N126; FXES11130300000–178–FF03E00000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications for a permit to conduct activities intended to enhance the survival of endangered or threatened species. Federal law prohibits certain activities with endangered species unless a permit is obtained. DATES: We must receive any written comments on or before January 2, 2018. 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. SUMMARY: Background The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.; ESA), 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 Application number Applicant Species TE41689C ..... Leif Richardson, Montpelier, VT. TE151109 ..... Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife, Columbus, OH. Rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis). American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus). daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 Dec 05, 2017 Jkt 244001 Location Iowa, Massachusetts. Ohio ..................... commerce (the latter only in the event that it facilitates scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or survival). Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. Applications Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies and the public to comment on the following applications. Please refer to the permit number when you submit comments. Documents and other information the applicants have submitted with the applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). Permit Applications Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Activity Type of take Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring. cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. 57607 Permit action Capture, handle, hold, release. New. Capture, handle, trap, hold, transport, propagate, release, reintroduce. Amend, renew. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary Authority We provide this notice under section 10 of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). [189D0102DM/DS64600000/ DLSN00000.000000/DX.64601] Dated: September 1, 2017. Lori H. Nordstrom, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Midwest Region. Notice of Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Appointments [FR Doc. 2017–26258 Filed 12–5–17; 8:45 am] AGENCY: BILLING CODE 4333–15–P ACTION: PO 00000 Office of the Secretary, Interior. Notice. This notice provides the names of individuals who have been appointed to serve as members of the Department of the Interior Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board. SUMMARY: Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R3-ES-2017-N126; 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 January 2, 
2018.

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: 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.

Background

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

Applications Available for Review and Comment

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

Permit Applications

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

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      Application  number             Applicant           Species            Location             Activity            Type of take       Permit action
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TE41689C.......................  Leif Richardson,    Rusty patched      Iowa,              Conduct presence/       Capture, handle,    New.
                                  Montpelier, VT.     bumble bee         Massachusetts.     absence surveys,        hold, release.
                                                      (Bombus affinis).                     document habitat use,
                                                                                            conduct population
                                                                                            monitoring.
TE151109.......................  Ohio Department of  American burying   Ohio.............  Conduct presence/       Capture, handle,    Amend, renew.
                                  Natural             beetle                                absence surveys,        trap, hold,
                                  Resources,          (Nicrophorus                          document habitat use,   transport,
                                  Division of         americanus).                          conduct population      propagate,
                                  Wildlife,                                                 monitoring.             release,
                                  Columbus, OH.                                                                     reintroduce.
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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 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: September 1, 2017.
Lori H. Nordstrom,
Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Midwest Region.
[FR Doc. 2017-26258 Filed 12-5-17; 8:45 am]
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