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With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) prohibits certain activities that constitute take of listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activity. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. DATES: To ensure consideration, we must receive your written comments by January 10, 2018. ADDRESSES: Requesting Copies of Applications or Public Comments: Copies of applications or public comments concerning any of the applications in this notice may be obtained by any party who submits a written request for a copy of such documents to the following office within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552): Program Manager, Restoration and Endangered Species Classification, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Regional Office, 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232–4181. Submitting Comments: You may submit comments by one of the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58215 following methods. Please specify applicant name(s) and application number(s) to which your comments pertain (e.g., TE–XXXXXX). • Email: permitsR1ES@fws.gov. Please refer to the respective permit number (e.g., Application No. TE– XXXXXX) in the subject line of your email message. • U.S. Mail: Program Manager, Restoration and Endangered Species Classification, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Regional Office, 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232–4181. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colleen Henson, Recovery Permits Coordinator, Ecological Services, (503) 231–6131 (phone); permitsR1ES@ fws.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), invite the public to comment on applications for permits to conduct activities intended to promote recovery of endangered species. With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits certain activities with endangered species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. Background The ESA prohibits certain activities with endangered and threatened species unless 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 recovery permit issued by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for enhancement of propagation or survival of the species. Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) 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. Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, Tribes, Federal agencies and the public to comment on the following applications. E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 58216 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 236 / Monday, December 11, 2017 / Notices Application No. Applicant Species Location Take activity Permit action TE–043638 ........ U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii ...... Hawaii ........................................ Plants: Remove and reduce to possession, collect, propagate, outplant, establish genetic storage bank. Animals: Harass by survey, monitor, capture, identify, mark, release, collect, provide nest blocks. Renew. TE–72088A ....... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. University of Hawaii, Hilo, Hawaii. Hawaiian Islands, American Samoa Islands, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, and Pacific Remote Islands Areas. Hawaii ........................................ Harass by survey, monitor, capture, hold, excavate nests, collect eggs, biosample, identify, tag, deploy data loggers in nests, attach biotelemetry devices and satellite transmitters, release, recapture, research, salvage. Remove and reduce to possession; collect tissue, photograph. Renew. TE–53969C ....... Add the following species: ........ 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 236 (Monday, December 11, 2017)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-26616]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R1-ES-2017-N151; FXES11130100000-189-FF01E00000]


U.S. Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to 
comment on applications for permits to conduct activities intended to 
enhance the propagation or survival of endangered species. With some 
exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) prohibits certain 
activities that constitute take of listed species unless a Federal 
permit is issued that allows such activity. The ESA also requires that 
we invite public comment before issuing these permits.

DATES: To ensure consideration, we must receive your written comments 
by January 10, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Requesting Copies of Applications or Public Comments: Copies 
of applications or public comments concerning any of the applications 
in this notice may be obtained by any party who submits a written 
request for a copy of such documents to the following office within 30 
days of the date of publication of this notice, subject to the 
requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and the Freedom of 
Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552): Program Manager, Restoration and 
Endangered Species Classification, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Pacific Regional Office, 911 NE 11th Avenue, 
Portland, OR 97232-4181.
    Submitting Comments: You may submit comments by one of the 
following methods. Please specify applicant name(s) and application 
number(s) to which your comments pertain (e.g., TE-XXXXXX).
     Email: [email protected]. Please refer to the respective 
permit number (e.g., Application No. TE-XXXXXX) in the subject line of 
your email message.
     U.S. Mail: Program Manager, Restoration and Endangered 
Species Classification, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Pacific Regional Office, 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 
97232-4181.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colleen Henson, Recovery Permits 
Coordinator, Ecological Services, (503) 231-6131 (phone); 
[email protected] (email).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
(Service), invite the public to comment on applications for permits to 
conduct activities intended to promote recovery of endangered species. 
With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits certain activities with 
endangered species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The 
ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these 
permits.

Background

    The ESA prohibits certain activities with endangered and threatened 
species unless 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 recovery permit issued by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA 
authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered or 
threatened species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for 
enhancement of propagation or survival of the species. Our regulations 
implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) 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.

Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment

    We invite local, State, Tribes, Federal agencies and the public to 
comment on the following applications.

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                                                                                                        Permit
   Application No.          Applicant            Species            Location         Take activity      action
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TE-043638............  U.S. Army           Add the following   Hawaii............  Plants: Remove     Renew.
                        Garrison, Hawaii.   species:.                               and reduce to
                                           Pleomele forbesii                        possession,
                                            (hala pepe),                            collect,
                                            Cyanea calycina                         propagate,
                                            (haha),                                 outplant,
                                            Joinvillea                              establish
                                            ascendens                               genetic storage
                                            ascendens (`ohe),                       bank.
                                            Korthalsella                           Animals: Harass
                                            degeneri                                by survey,
                                            (hulumoa),                              monitor,
                                            Melicope                                capture,
                                            christophersenii                        identify, mark,
                                            (alani), Melicope                       release,
                                            makahae (alani),                        collect, provide
                                            Nothocestrum                            nest blocks.
                                            latifolium
                                            (`aiea),
                                            Platydesma
                                            cornuta decurrens
                                            (no common name),
                                            Pteralyxia
                                            macrocarpa
                                            (kaulu), Sicyos
                                            lanceoloideus (no
                                            common name),
                                            Orangeblack
                                            Hawaiian
                                            damselfly
                                            (Megalagrion
                                            xanthomelas),
                                            Anthricinan
                                            yellow-faced bee
                                            (Hylaeus
                                            anthracinus),
                                            Assimulans yellow-
                                            faced bee
                                            (Hylaeus
                                            assimulans), Easy
                                            yellow-faced bee
                                            (Hylaeus
                                            facilis),
                                            Hawaiian yellow-
                                            faced bee
                                            (Hylaeus kuakea),
                                            Hawaiian yellow-
                                            faced bee
                                            (Hylaeus
                                            longiceps),
                                            Hawaiian yellow-
                                            faced bee
                                            (Hylaeus mana).
TE-72088A............  National Oceanic    Green sea turtle    Hawaiian Islands,   Harass by survey,  Renew.
                        and Atmospheric     (Chelonia mydas),   American Samoa      monitor,
                        Administration      Hawksbill sea       Islands, Guam,      capture, hold,
                        Pacific Islands     turtle              Commonwealth of     excavate nests,
                        Fisheries Science   (Eretmochelys       the Northern        collect eggs,
                        Center, Honolulu,   imbricata),         Mariana Islands,    biosample,
                        Hawaii.             Leatherback sea     Federated States    identify, tag,
                                            turtle              of Micronesia,      deploy data
                                            (Dermochelys        Republic of the     loggers in
                                            coriacea),          Marshall Islands,   nests, attach
                                            Loggerhead sea      Republic of         biotelemetry
                                            turtle (Caretta     Palau, and          devices and
                                            caretta), Olive     Pacific Remote      satellite
                                            ridley sea turtle   Islands Areas.      transmitters,
                                            (Lepidochelys                           release,
                                            olivacea).                              recapture,
                                                                                    research,
                                                                                    salvage.
TE-53969C............  University of       Bidens micrantha    Hawaii............  Remove and reduce  New.
                        Hawaii, Hilo,       ssp. ctenophylla                        to possession;
                        Hawaii.             (Ko`oko`olau).                          collect tissue,
                                                                                    photograph.
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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. If you submit 
a hardcopy comment that includes personal identifying information, you 
may request at the top of your document that we withhold this 
information from public review; however, we cannot guarantee that we 
will be able to do so.

Contents of Public Comments

    Please make your comments as specific as possible. Please confine 
your comments to issues for which we seek comments in this notice, and 
explain the basis for your comments. Include sufficient information 
with your comments to allow us to authenticate any scientific or 
commercial data you include.
    The comments and recommendations that will be most useful and 
likely to influence agency decisions are: (1) Those supported by 
quantitative information or studies; and (2) Those that include 
citations to, and analyses of, the applicable laws and regulations.

Next Steps

    If the Service decides to issue permits to any of the applicants 
listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal 
Register.

    Authority: Section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, 
as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

    Dated: October 26, 2017.
Rolland G. White,
Assistant Regional Director--Ecological Services, Pacific Region, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-26616 Filed 12-8-17; 8:45 am]
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