Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications, 7212-7215 [2018-03302]

Download as PDF 7212 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 20, 2018 / Notices EXEMPTIONS PROMOULGATED FOR THE SYSTEM: None. HISTORY: None. Dated: February 8, 2018. John Bravacos, Senior Agency Official for Privacy. [FR Doc. 2018–03393 Filed 2–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R4–ES–2017–N004; FXES11140400000–189–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 SUMMARY: 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 March 22, 2018. 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 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 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). 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 Permit application No. Applicant Species/numbers Location Activity Type of take Permit action Enter hibernacula, salvage dead bats, capture with mist nets or harp traps, handle, identify, collect hair samples, band, radio-tag, PIT-tag, light tag, and wingpunch. Capture, handle, identify, weigh, measure, and release. 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 wingpunch. Renewal and Amendment. TE 63577A–2 .... Mammoth Cave National Park, Mammoth Cave, KY. Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (M. sodalis), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis). Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Presence/absence surveys. TE 57873C–0 .... Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, Little Rock, AR. Jeremy L. Jackson, Richmond, KY. Yellowcheek darter (Etheostoma moorei). Arkansas ...................... Presence/absence surveys. Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (M. sodalis), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis), and Virginia big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus). Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Presence/absence surveys, studies to document habitat use, and population monitoring. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES TE 102292–13 ... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Feb 16, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1 New. Renewal. 7213 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 20, 2018 / Notices PERMIT APPLICATIONS—Continued Permit application No. Applicant Species/numbers Location Activity Type of take Capture, band, construct, and monitor artificial nest cavities and restrictors, translocate, and buccal swab. 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, swab, and wing-punch. Renewal. Presence/absence surveys, studies to document habitat use, population monitoring, and to evaluate potential impacts of white-nose syndrome or other threats. 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, swab, fungal lift tape, and wing-punch. Renewal. Anatomic and genetic studies. Collect leaf fragments, root tips, megaspores, and a whole individual voucher specimen. Capture with mist nets, handle, identify, band, and radio-tag. New. J.W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Newton, GA. Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis). Georgia ........................ Population management and monitoring. TE 56749B–2 .... Patrick R. Moore, Harrison, AR. Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (M. sodalis), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis), Ozark big-eared bats (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens), and Virginia bigeared bats (C. t. virginianus). Joy M. O’Keefe, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN. Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (M. sodalis), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis), and Virginia big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus). TE 61573C–0 .... University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. Louisiana quillwort (Isoetes louisianensis). Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. DeSoto National Forest, Mississippi. Presence/absence surveys, studies to document habitat use, population monitoring, and to evaluate potential impacts of white-nose syndrome or other threats. TE 206872–9 ..... TE 64393C–0 .... sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES TE 066980–5 ..... Vanesse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., South Burlington, VT. Florida bonneted bat (Eumops floridanus), gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (M. sodalis), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis), Virginia big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus). Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Presence/absence surveys. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Feb 16, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1 Permit action Renewal. New. 7214 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 20, 2018 / Notices PERMIT APPLICATIONS—Continued Permit application No. Applicant Species/numbers Location Activity Type of take Permit action Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Alabama, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Presence/absence surveys, white-nose syndrome and genetic research, studies to document habitat use, and population monitoring. Bats: Enter hibernacula or maternity roost caves, salvage, capture with mist nets or harp traps, handle, identify, collect hair samples, band, pittag, radio-tag, lighttag, wing-punch, and swab for white-nose syndrome testing; Carolina northern flying squirrel: Capture, handle, ear-tag, pittag, radio-tag, collect fur and tissue samples, and conduct den surveys; Bog turtle: Capture, mark, pit-tag, and radio-tag. Renewal. Presence/absence surveys, studies to examine the impact of fire management and forest thinning on these bat species, and fall migration studies. Population management and monitoring. Capture with mist nets, handle, identify, band, nano tag, radio-tag, and wingpunch. Renewal and Amendment. Capture, band, construct, install, and monitor artificial nest cavities and restrictors, and translocate. Capture, band, monitor nest cavities, and translocate. Trap and release ......... New. TE 94704A–2 .... Dorothy C. Brown, Woodstock, GA. Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (M. sodalis), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis), Virginia big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus), Carolina northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus), and bog turtle (Clemmys muhlenbergii). TE 56746B–3 .... Joseph S. Johnson, Ohio University, Athens, OH. Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (M. sodalis), and northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis). TE 64767C–0 .... John H. Collins, Columbia, SC. Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis). Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. TE 37900B–1 .... Sarah A. Lauerman, Gainesville, FL. Osceola National Forest, Florida. Population management and monitoring. TE 94728A–1 .... Environmental Consulting Operations, Inc., Benton, AR. Ecological Solutions, Inc., Roswell, GA. Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis). American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus). Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (M. sodalis), and northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis). Arkansas ...................... Presence/absence surveys. Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Presence/absence surveys, studies to document habitat use, population monitoring, and whitenose syndrome surveillance. 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, swab, and wing-punch. Renewal. Presence/absence surveys, studies to document habitat use, and population monitoring. Enter hibernacula or maternity roost caves, capture with mist nets, band, and radio-tag. Renewal. TE 48579B–4 .... sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES TE 80381A–1 .... VerDate Sep<11>2014 Department of Defense (Army), Fort Campbell, KY. 17:55 Feb 16, 2018 Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (M. sodalis), and northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis). Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1 Renewal. Renewal. Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 20, 2018 / Notices Authority We provide this notice under section 10(c) of the Act. Leopoldo Miranda, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 2018–03302 Filed 2–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–RX–ES–2017–N167]; [FXES11140800000–178–FF08E00000] Notice of Availability; City of San Diego Vernal Pool Habitat Conservation Plan and Final Environmental Impact Report/ Statement; San Diego County, California Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of final environmental impact report/ environmental impact statement and habitat conservation plan. AGENCY: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Availability of Documents The City of San Diego (applicant) has applied to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for an incidental take permit under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The Applicant is requesting a permit to incidentally take 2 animal species and seeking assurances for 5 plant species (all are federally listed species) during the term of the proposed 30-year permit. The permit is needed to authorize take of listed animal species (including harm, death, and injury) resulting from covered activities. The proposed Vernal Pool Habitat Conservation Plan (VPHCP) plan area encompasses 206,124 acres in the southwestern portion of San Diego County within the State of California. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), we advise the public of the availability of the final Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) analyzing the impacts of issuing an incidental take permit based on the City’s proposed VPHCP. The EIR portion of the joint document was prepared by the City in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). DATES: A record of decision will be signed no sooner than 30 days after the publication of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notice of the final EIS in the Federal Register. We must receive any comments by 5 p.m. on March 22, 2018. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Feb 16, 2018 Jkt 244001 Please send written comments to Mr. Mendel Stewart, Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office, 2177 Salk Avenue, Suite 250, Carlsbad, California 92008. You may also submit comments by facsimile to (760) 431–5901. Information and comments related specifically to the final EIR and the California Environmental Quality Act should be submitted to Myra Herrmann, Senior Environmental Planner, City of San Diego Planning Department, 1010 Second Avenue, East Tower, Suite 1200, MS 413, San Diego, CA 92101. You may also submit comments by email to PlanningCEQA@sandiego.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: G. Mendel Stewart, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2177 Salk Avenue, Suite 250, Carlsbad, California 92008; or by phone at (760) 431–9440. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Documents available for public review include the final EIR/EIS with response to public comments received on the draft EIR/EIS, VPHCP, and the Implementing Agreement. • For copies of the documents, please contact the Service by telephone at (760) 431–9440, or by letter to the Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Copies of the final EIR/EIS, VPHCP also are available for public review, by appointment, during regular business hours, at the Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office or at the City of San Diego. Copies are also on the City’s website at https://www.sandiego.gov/planning/ programs/mscp/vphcp. Background Section 9 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and Federal regulations prohibit the ‘‘take’’ of fish and wildlife species federally listed as endangered or threatened. Take of federally listed fish or wildlife is defined under the Act as to harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect listed species, or attempt to engage in such conduct (16 U.S.C. 1538). ‘‘Harm’’ includes significant habitat modification or degradation that actually kills or injures listed wildlife by significantly impairing essential behavioral patterns, including breeding, feeding, and sheltering (50 CFR 17.3). Under limited circumstances, we may issue permits to authorize incidental take, which is defined under the Act as take that is incidental to, and not the purpose of, otherwise lawful activities. ‘‘Take’’ PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7215 under the ESA does not apply to plant species, and is therefore not prohibited under the ESA; however, the plant species identified in the VPHCP are listed on the Federal Permit as Covered Species in recognition of the conservation measures provided for them under the Plan and receive ‘‘No Surprises’’ regulatory assurances under the Federal Permit. The Applicant seeks incidental take authorization for 2 animal species and assurances for 5 plant species. Collectively the 7 listed species are referred to as ‘‘Covered Species’’ by the VPHCP and include 2 crustaceans and 5 plant species (all listed). The permit would provide take authorization for both animal species and assurances for all plant species identified by the VPHCP as ‘‘Covered Species.’’ Take authorized for listed covered animal species would be effective upon permit issuance. The proposed permit would include the following 2 federally listed animal species: San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis; endangered) and Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni; endangered). The proposed permit would include assurances for the following 5 plant species included in the VPHCP: Otay Mesa mint (Pogogyne nudiuscula; endangered), San Diego mesa mint (Pogogyne abramsii; endangered), spreading navarretia (Navarretia fossalis; threatened), San Diego buttoncelery (Eryngium aristulatum var. parishii; endangered), and California Orcutt grass (Orcuttia californica; endangered). The VPHCP Plan Area encompasses 206,124 acres and is intended to protect and sustain viable populations of native plant and animal species and their habitats in perpetuity through avoidance, minimization, and mitigation measures. It includes measures necessary to minimize and mitigate the impacts, to the maximum extent practicable, of potential proposed taking of federally listed species to be covered by the VPHCP, and the habitats upon which they depend, resulting from residential, commercial, and other development activities within the proposed plan area. The covered activities under the VPHCP are expected to include residential, commercial, and industrial development; airport operation; road and utility maintenance and construction; trail use; and vernal pool restoration and enhancement. The VPHCP is a conservation plan for vernal pools and seven threatened and endangered vernal pool species that do not currently have federal coverage under the section 10(a)(1)(B) permit E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 34 (Tuesday, February 20, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7212-7215]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-03302]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R4-ES-2017-N004; FXES11140400000-189-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 March 22, 2018.

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 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 63577A-2............  Mammoth Cave          Gray bat (Myotis      Alabama, Georgia,    Presence/absence     Enter hibernacula,   Renewal and
                          National Park,        grisescens),          Kentucky,            surveys.             salvage dead bats,   Amendment.
                          Mammoth Cave, KY.     Indiana bat (M.       Mississippi, North                        capture with mist
                                                sodalis), northern    Carolina, South                           nets or harp
                                                long-eared bat (M.    Carolina,                                 traps, handle,
                                                septentrionalis).     Tennessee, and                            identify, collect
                                                                      Virginia.                                 hair samples,
                                                                                                                band, radio-tag,
                                                                                                                PIT-tag, light
                                                                                                                tag, and wing-
                                                                                                                punch.
TE 57873C-0............  Arkansas Natural      Yellowcheek darter    Arkansas...........  Presence/absence     Capture, handle,     New.
                          Heritage              (Etheostoma moorei).                       surveys.             identify, weigh,
                          Commission, Little                                                                    measure, and
                          Rock, AR.                                                                             release.
TE 102292-13...........  Jeremy L. Jackson,    Gray bat (Myotis      Alabama, Arkansas,   Presence/absence     Enter hibernacula    Renewal.
                          Richmond, KY.         grisescens),          Connecticut,         surveys, studies     or maternity roost
                                                Indiana bat (M.       Delaware, Florida,   to document          caves, salvage
                                                sodalis), northern    Georgia, Illinois,   habitat use, and     dead bats, capture
                                                long-eared bat (M.    Indiana, Iowa,       population           with mist nets or
                                                septentrionalis),     Kansas, Kentucky,    monitoring.          harp traps,
                                                and Virginia big-     Louisiana, Maine,                         handle, identify,
                                                eared bat             Massachusetts,                            collect hair
                                                (Corynorhinus         Michigan,                                 samples, band,
                                                townsendii            Minnesota,                                radio-tag, light-
                                                virginianus).         Mississippi,                              tag, and wing-
                                                                      Missouri, Montana,                        punch.
                                                                      Nebraska, New
                                                                      Hampshire, New
                                                                      Jersey, New York,
                                                                      North Carolina,
                                                                      North Dakota,
                                                                      Ohio, Oklahoma,
                                                                      Pennsylvania,
                                                                      Rhode Island,
                                                                      South Carolina,
                                                                      South Dakota,
                                                                      Tennessee, Texas,
                                                                      Vermont, Virginia,
                                                                      West Virginia,
                                                                      Wisconsin, and
                                                                      Wyoming.

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TE 066980-5............  J.W. Jones            Red-cockaded          Georgia............  Population           Capture, band,       Renewal.
                          Ecological Research   woodpecker                                 management and       construct, and
                          Center, Newton, GA.   (Picoides borealis).                       monitoring.          monitor artificial
                                                                                                                nest cavities and
                                                                                                                restrictors,
                                                                                                                translocate, and
                                                                                                                buccal swab.
TE 56749B-2............  Patrick R. Moore,     Gray bat (Myotis      Alabama, Arkansas,   Presence/absence     Enter hibernacula    Renewal.
                          Harrison, AR.         grisescens),          Delaware, Florida,   surveys, studies     or maternity roost
                                                Indiana bat (M.       Georgia, Illinois,   to document          caves, salvage
                                                sodalis), northern    Indiana, Iowa,       habitat use,         dead bats, capture
                                                long-eared bat (M.    Kansas, Kentucky,    population           with mist nets or
                                                septentrionalis),     Louisiana,           monitoring, and to   harp traps,
                                                Ozark big-eared       Maryland,            evaluate potential   handle, identify,
                                                bats (Corynorhinus    Michigan,            impacts of white-    collect hair
                                                townsendii ingens),   Minnesota,           nose syndrome or     samples, band,
                                                and Virginia big-     Mississippi,         other threats.       radio tag, light-
                                                eared bats (C. t.     Missouri, New                             tag, swab, and
                                                virginianus).         Jersey, New York,                         wing-punch.
                                                                      North Carolina,
                                                                      Ohio, Oklahoma,
                                                                      Pennsylvania,
                                                                      South Carolina,
                                                                      Tennessee, Texas,
                                                                      Vermont, Virginia,
                                                                      West Virginia, and
                                                                      Wisconsin.
TE 206872-9............  Joy M. O'Keefe,       Gray bat (Myotis      Alabama, Arkansas,   Presence/absence     Enter hibernacula    Renewal.
                          Indiana State         grisescens),          Connecticut,         surveys, studies     or maternity roost
                          University, Terre     Indiana bat (M.       Delaware, District   to document          caves, salvage
                          Haute, IN.            sodalis), northern    of Columbia,         habitat use,         dead bats, capture
                                                long-eared bat (M.    Florida, Georgia,    population           with mist nets or
                                                septentrionalis),     Illinois, Indiana,   monitoring, and to   harp traps,
                                                and Virginia big-     Iowa, Kansas,        evaluate potential   handle, identify,
                                                eared bat             Kentucky,            impacts of white-    collect hair
                                                (Corynorhinus         Louisiana, Maine,    nose syndrome or     samples, band,
                                                townsendii            Maryland,            other threats.       radio tag, light-
                                                virginianus).         Massachusetts,                            tag, swab, fungal
                                                                      Michigan,                                 lift tape, and
                                                                      Minnesota,                                wing-punch.
                                                                      Mississippi,
                                                                      Missouri, Montana,
                                                                      Nebraska, New
                                                                      Hampshire, New
                                                                      Jersey, New York,
                                                                      North Carolina,
                                                                      North Dakota,
                                                                      Ohio, Oklahoma,
                                                                      Pennsylvania,
                                                                      Rhode Island,
                                                                      South Carolina,
                                                                      South Dakota,
                                                                      Tennessee,
                                                                      Vermont, Virginia,
                                                                      West Virginia,
                                                                      Wisconsin, and
                                                                      Wyoming.
TE 61573C-0............  University of         Louisiana quillwort   DeSoto National      Anatomic and         Collect leaf         New.
                          Southern              (Isoetes              Forest,              genetic studies.     fragments, root
                          Mississippi,          louisianensis).       Mississippi.                              tips, megaspores,
                          Hattiesburg, MS.                                                                      and a whole
                                                                                                                individual voucher
                                                                                                                specimen.
TE 64393C-0............  Vanesse Hangen        Florida bonneted bat  Alabama, Arkansas,   Presence/absence     Capture with mist    New.
                          Brustlin, Inc.,       (Eumops               Connecticut,         surveys.             nets, handle,
                          South Burlington,     floridanus), gray     Delaware, District                        identify, band,
                          VT.                   bat (Myotis           of Columbia,                              and radio-tag.
                                                grisescens),          Florida, Georgia,
                                                Indiana bat (M.       Illinois, Indiana,
                                                sodalis), northern    Iowa, Kentucky,
                                                long-eared bat (M.    Louisiana, Maine,
                                                septentrionalis),     Maryland,
                                                Virginia big-eared    Massachusetts,
                                                bat (Corynorhinus     Michigan,
                                                townsendii            Minnesota,
                                                virginianus).         Mississippi,
                                                                      Missouri, New
                                                                      Hampshire, New
                                                                      Jersey, New York,
                                                                      North Carolina,
                                                                      Ohio,
                                                                      Pennsylvania,
                                                                      Rhode Island,
                                                                      South Carolina,
                                                                      Tennessee,
                                                                      Vermont, Virginia,
                                                                      West Virginia, and
                                                                      Wisconsin.

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TE 94704A-2............  Dorothy C. Brown,     Gray bat (Myotis      Alabama, Arkansas,   Presence/absence     Bats: Enter          Renewal.
                          Woodstock, GA.        grisescens),          Connecticut,         surveys, white-      hibernacula or
                                                Indiana bat (M.       Delaware, District   nose syndrome and    maternity roost
                                                sodalis), northern    of Columbia,         genetic research,    caves, salvage,
                                                long-eared bat (M.    Florida, Georgia,    studies to           capture with mist
                                                septentrionalis),     Illinois, Indiana,   document habitat     nets or harp
                                                Virginia big-eared    Iowa, Kansas,        use, and             traps, handle,
                                                bat (Corynorhinus     Kentucky,            population           identify, collect
                                                townsendii            Louisiana, Maine,    monitoring.          hair samples,
                                                virginianus),         Maryland,                                 band, pit-tag,
                                                Carolina northern     Massachusetts,                            radio-tag, light-
                                                flying squirrel       Michigan,                                 tag, wing-punch,
                                                (Glaucomys sabrinus   Minnesota,                                and swab for white-
                                                coloratus), and bog   Mississippi,                              nose syndrome
                                                turtle (Clemmys       Missouri, Montana,                        testing; Carolina
                                                muhlenbergii).        Nebraska, New                             northern flying
                                                                      Hampshire, New                            squirrel: Capture,
                                                                      Jersey, New York,                         handle, ear-tag,
                                                                      North Carolina,                           pit-tag, radio-
                                                                      North Dakota,                             tag, collect fur
                                                                      Ohio, Oklahoma,                           and tissue
                                                                      Pennsylvania,                             samples, and
                                                                      Rhode Island,                             conduct den
                                                                      South Carolina,                           surveys; Bog
                                                                      South Dakota,                             turtle: Capture,
                                                                      Tennessee,                                mark, pit-tag, and
                                                                      Vermont, Virginia,                        radio-tag.
                                                                      West Virginia,
                                                                      Wisconsin, and
                                                                      Wyoming.
TE 56746B-3............  Joseph S. Johnson,    Gray bat (Myotis      Alabama, Ohio, and   Presence/absence     Capture with mist    Renewal and
                          Ohio University,      grisescens),          Pennsylvania.        surveys, studies     nets, handle,        Amendment.
                          Athens, OH.           Indiana bat (M.                            to examine the       identify, band,
                                                sodalis), and                              impact of fire       nano tag, radio-
                                                northern long-eared                        management and       tag, and wing-
                                                bat (M.                                    forest thinning on   punch.
                                                septentrionalis).                          these bat species,
                                                                                           and fall migration
                                                                                           studies.
TE 64767C-0............  John H. Collins,      Red-cockaded          Florida, Georgia,    Population           Capture, band,       New.
                          Columbia, SC.         woodpecker            North Carolina,      management and       construct,
                                                (Picoides borealis).  and South Carolina.  monitoring.          install, and
                                                                                                                monitor artificial
                                                                                                                nest cavities and
                                                                                                                restrictors, and
                                                                                                                translocate.
TE 37900B-1............  Sarah A. Lauerman,    Red-cockaded          Osceola National     Population           Capture, band,       Renewal.
                          Gainesville, FL.      woodpecker            Forest, Florida.     management and       monitor nest
                                                (Picoides borealis).                       monitoring.          cavities, and
                                                                                                                translocate.
TE 94728A-1............  Environmental         American burying      Arkansas...........  Presence/absence     Trap and release...  Renewal.
                          Consulting            beetle (Nicrophorus                        surveys.
                          Operations, Inc.,     americanus).
                          Benton, AR.
TE 48579B-4............  Ecological            Gray bat (Myotis      Alabama, Arkansas,   Presence/absence     Enter hibernacula    Renewal.
                          Solutions, Inc.,      grisescens),          Connecticut,         surveys, studies     or maternity roost
                          Roswell, GA.          Indiana bat (M.       Delaware, District   to document          caves, salvage
                                                sodalis), and         of Columbia,         habitat use,         dead bats, capture
                                                northern long-eared   Florida, Georgia,    population           with mist nets or
                                                bat (M.               Illinois, Indiana,   monitoring, and      harp traps,
                                                septentrionalis).     Iowa, Kansas,        white-nose           handle, identify,
                                                                      Kentucky,            syndrome             collect hair
                                                                      Louisiana, Maine,    surveillance.        samples, band,
                                                                      Maryland,                                 radio-tag, light-
                                                                      Massachusetts,                            tag, swab, and
                                                                      Michigan,                                 wing-punch.
                                                                      Minnesota,
                                                                      Mississippi,
                                                                      Missouri, Montana,
                                                                      Nebraska, New
                                                                      Hampshire, New
                                                                      Jersey, New York,
                                                                      North Carolina,
                                                                      North Dakota,
                                                                      Ohio, Oklahoma,
                                                                      Pennsylvania,
                                                                      Rhode Island,
                                                                      South Carolina,
                                                                      South Dakota,
                                                                      Tennessee,
                                                                      Vermont, Virginia,
                                                                      West Virginia,
                                                                      Wisconsin, and
                                                                      Wyoming.
TE 80381A-1............  Department of         Gray bat (Myotis      Fort Campbell,       Presence/absence     Enter hibernacula    Renewal.
                          Defense (Army),       grisescens),          Kentucky.            surveys, studies     or maternity roost
                          Fort Campbell, KY.    Indiana bat (M.                            to document          caves, capture
                                                sodalis), and                              habitat use, and     with mist nets,
                                                northern long-eared                        population           band, and radio-
                                                bat (M.                                    monitoring.          tag.
                                                septentrionalis).
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Authority

    We provide this notice under section 10(c) of the Act.

Leopoldo Miranda,
Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Southeast Region.
[FR Doc. 2018-03302 Filed 2-16-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4333-15-P