Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications, 390-391 [2017-28382]

Download as PDF 390 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 2 / Wednesday, January 3, 2018 / Notices Applicant Permit No. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Inc ................................................................................................................................ Disney’s Animal Kingdom ........................................................................................................................................ Dallas World Aquarium ............................................................................................................................................ Feld Entertainment, Inc ........................................................................................................................................... Palfam Ranch Management LLC ............................................................................................................................ Amanda Henson ...................................................................................................................................................... Duke Lemur Center ................................................................................................................................................. Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society ........................................................................................................... Authority We issue this notice under the authority of the ESA, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Joyce Russell, Government Information Specialist, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2017–28387 Filed 1–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R3–ES–2017–N162; FXES11130300000–189–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 propagation or 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 2, 2018. SUMMARY: 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. Requesting Copies of Applications or Public Comments: Copies of sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:13 Jan 02, 2018 Jkt 244001 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): Regional Director, Attn: Carlita Payne, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 5600 American Blvd. West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN 55437–1458. 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., TEXXXXXX). • Email: permitsR3ES@fws.gov. Please indicate the respective permit number (e.g., Application No. TEXXXXXX) in the subject line of your email message. • U.S. Mail: Regional Director, Attn: Carlita Payne, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 5600 American Blvd. West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN 55437–1458. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carlita Payne, (612) 713–5343; permitsR3ES@fws.gov. 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 propagation or 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.; PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31693C 30605C 15974C 30596C 64738A 32538C 27453C 39618C Permit issuance date 10/19/2017 9/12/2017 10/19/2017 10/19/2017 10/12/2017 11/01/2017 10/31/17 11/6/2017 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 propagation or survival of the species in the wild. E:\FR\FM\03JAN1.SGM 03JAN1 391 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 2 / Wednesday, January 3, 2018 / Notices Application No. Applicant TE35518B ...... Jeremy Sheets, Plymouth, IN. TE85232B ...... Zachary Kaiser, Independence, MO. TE38769A ...... Sarah Bradley, Salem, MO. TE106220 ...... Brianne Walters, Indiana State University Bat Center, Terre Haute, IN. Species Location Activity Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), gray bat (M. grisescens), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis), Virginia big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus). Add gray bat (Myotis grisescens) to existing permitted species: Indiana bat (M. sodalis), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis). Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), gray bat (M. grisescens), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis). Rangewide ........ Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Add new activity—band—to Amend, renew. existing authorized activities: Capture, handle, mist-net, radio-tag, release. Rangewide ........ Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Capture, handle, mist-net, radio-tag, light-tag, band, wing biopsy, collect tissue and hair samples, release, salvage. Amend. Missouri ............. Capture, handle, mist-net, harp trap, radio-tag, band, release, enter hibernacula. Renew. Add gray bat (Myotis grisescens) to existing permitted species: Indiana bat (M. sodalis), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis). Rangewide ........ Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Research, conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Add new activities—harp trap, wing biopsy, collect tissue and hair samples, salvage, and enter hibernac-ula—to existing authorized activities: Capture, handle, mist-net, radio-tag, band, release. Amend, renew. Public Availability of Comments Next Steps 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. 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. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:13 Jan 02, 2018 Jkt 244001 Authority Section 10 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: December 1, 2017. Lori H. Nordstrom, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Midwest Region. [FR Doc. 2017–28382 Filed 1–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R2–R–2017–N138]; FXRS12610200000–189–FF02RTTM00] Application for Right of Way Permit for an Ethane Pipeline and Approved Compatibility Determination; San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received an application for a 30-year right-of-way (ROW) permit under the Migratory Bird Conservation Act from Lavaca Pipeline Company. The applicant wishes to install, own, and operate a natural gas pipeline within an existing ROW easement crossing 203 feet on San SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Type of take Permit action Bernard National Wildlife Refuge in Brazoria County, Texas. We request public comment on the permit application. We must receive any written comments regarding the permit application on or before February 2, 2018. DATES: If you wish to review documents and submit comments, you may request documents by U.S. mail, email, or phone (see below). Documents are also available for public inspection by appointment during normal business hours at the Texas Mid-coast Complex office below (open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Send your comments or requests by any one of the following methods. • Email: jennifer_sanchez@fws.gov (use ‘‘Lavaca ROW’’ as your message subject line). • Fax: 979–964–4021 (‘‘Lavaca ROW’’ subject line). • U.S. mail: Project Leader, Texas Mid-coast Complex, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2547 County Road 316, Brazoria, TX 77422. • In-person drop-off: You may drop off information during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the above office address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Sanchez, 979–964–4011 (phone), or jennifer_sanchez@fws.gov (email). ADDRESSES: There is also an approved compatibility determination available for review. Comments regarding the compatibility determination will be received and filed, but we will not be amending the document. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\03JAN1.SGM 03JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 2 (Wednesday, January 3, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 390-391]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-28382]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R3-ES-2017-N162; FXES11130300000-189-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 propagation or 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 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 [email protected].
    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): Regional Director, Attn: Carlita Payne, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 5600 American Blvd. West, Suite 
990, Bloomington, MN 55437-1458.
    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., TEXXXXXX).
     Email: [email protected]. Please indicate the respective 
permit number (e.g., Application No. TEXXXXXX) in the subject line of 
your email message.
     U.S. Mail: Regional Director, Attn: Carlita Payne, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 5600 American Blvd. 
West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN 55437-1458.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carlita Payne, (612) 713-5343; 
[email protected].

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 propagation or 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 propagation or 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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TE35518B...........  Jeremy Sheets,       Indiana bat (Myotis   Rangewide.............  Conduct presence/     Add new activity--   Amend, renew.
                      Plymouth, IN.        sodalis), gray bat                            absence surveys,      band--to existing
                                           (M. grisescens),                              document habitat      authorized
                                           northern long-eared                           use, conduct          activities:
                                           bat (M.                                       population            Capture, handle,
                                           septentrionalis),                             monitoring,           mist-net, radio-
                                           Virginia big-eared                            evaluate impacts.     tag, release.
                                           bat (Corynorhinus
                                           townsendii
                                           virginianus).
TE85232B...........  Zachary Kaiser,      Add gray bat (Myotis  Rangewide.............  Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,     Amend.
                      Independence, MO.    grisescens) to                                absence surveys,      mist-net, radio-
                                           existing permitted                            document habitat      tag, light-tag,
                                           species: Indiana                              use, conduct          band, wing biopsy,
                                           bat (M. sodalis),                             population            collect tissue and
                                           northern long-eared                           monitoring,           hair samples,
                                           bat (M.                                       evaluate impacts.     release, salvage.
                                           septentrionalis).
TE38769A...........  Sarah Bradley,       Indiana bat (Myotis   Missouri..............  Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,     Renew.
                      Salem, MO.           sodalis), gray bat                            absence surveys,      mist-net, harp
                                           (M. grisescens),                              document habitat      trap, radio-tag,
                                           northern long-eared                           use, conduct          band, release,
                                           bat (M.                                       population            enter hibernacula.
                                           septentrionalis).                             monitoring,
                                                                                         evaluate impacts.
TE106220...........  Brianne Walters,     Add gray bat (Myotis  Rangewide.............  Research, conduct     Add new activities-- Amend, renew.
                      Indiana State        grisescens) to                                presence/absence      harp trap, wing
                      University Bat       existing permitted                            surveys, document     biopsy, collect
                      Center, Terre        species: Indiana                              habitat use,          tissue and hair
                      Haute, IN.           bat (M. sodalis),                             conduct population    samples, salvage,
                                           northern long-eared                           monitoring,           and enter hibernac-
                                           bat (M.                                       evaluate impacts.     ula--to existing
                                           septentrionalis).                                                   authorized
                                                                                                               activities:
                                                                                                               Capture, handle,
                                                                                                               mist-net, radio-
                                                                                                               tag, band, release.
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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.

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 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 
U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

    Dated: December 1, 2017.
Lori H. Nordstrom,
Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Midwest Region.
[FR Doc. 2017-28382 Filed 1-2-18; 8:45 am]
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