U.S. Endangered Species; Recovery Permit Applications, 17425-17426 [2018-08197]

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With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), prohibits certain activities that may impact endangered species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by May 21, 2018. ADDRESSES: Request documents or submit comments to Susan Jacobsen, Chief, Classification and Restoration Division, by U.S. mail to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 1306, Albuquerque, NM 87103. Please specify the permit you are interested in by number (e.g., Permit No. TE–123456). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Jacobsen, Chief, Classification and Restoration Division, by U.S. mail or by telephone at 505–248–6641. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17425 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 recover and enhance endangered species survival. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), prohibits certain activities that may impact endangered species, unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The ESA prohibits certain activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit authorizes them. The ESA and our implementing regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), title 50, part 17, provide for issuing such permits and require that we invite public comment before issuing permits for activities involving endangered species. A recovery permit we issue 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 enhance the species’ propagation or survival. 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. In accordance with section 10(c) of the ESA, we invite public comment on these permit applications before we take final action. 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 for the application when submitting comments. Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review by any party who submits a written request to the contact in ADDRESSES. Requests must be submitted by the date in DATES. Our release of documents is subject to Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) requirements. Permit Applications Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the species’ recovery and survival enhancement. E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1 17426 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 76 / Thursday, April 19, 2018 / Notices Application No. Applicant Species Location Activity TE–166250 ........ Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Texas hornshell (Popenaias popeii). New Mexico and Texas. TE–037155 ........ Bio-West, Inc., Round Rock, Texas. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Texas hornshell (Popenaias popeii). Texas hornshell (Popenaias popeii). New Mexico and Texas. TE–78507C ....... James A. Stoeckel, Auburn, Alabama. Texas hornshell (Popenaias popeii). New Mexico and Texas. TE–79165C ....... Charles R. Randklev, Dallas, Texas. Texas hornshell (Popenaias popeii). New Mexico and Texas. TE–814933 ........ Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin, Texas. Texas hornshell (Popenaias popeii). Texas ...................... TE–018475 ........ Collect; harm; and harass. Amend. Harm and harass .... Amend. Presence/absence surveys; handling; tagging; collection; transport; culture; and research. Presence/absence surveys; handling; tagging; collection; transport; culture; and research. Presence/absence surveys; handling; tagging; collection; transport; culture; and research. Presence/absence surveys; handling; tagging; collection; transport; culture; and research. Collect; kill; harm; and harass. Amend. Collect; kill; harm; and harass. New. Collect; kill; harm; and harass. New. Collect; kill; harm; and harass. Amend. Public Availability of Comments DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR All comments and materials we receive in response to these requests will be 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. Fish and Wildlife Service Authority daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES We provide this notice under section 10 of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: March 16, 2018. Amy L. Lueders, Regional Director, Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2018–08197 Filed 4–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Apr 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 [FWS–R5–FR–2018–N053; FF05F24400– 167–FXFR13350500000; OMB Control Number 1018–0127] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Horseshoe Crab and Cooperative Fish Tagging Programs Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are proposing to renew an information collection with revisions. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 21, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget’s Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior by email at OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov; or via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. Please provide a copy of your comments to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permit action Presence/absence surveys; handling; tagging; collection; and salvage. Presence/absence surveys; handling. New Mexico ............ SUMMARY: Type of take Wildlife Service, MS: BPHC, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041– 3803 (mail); or by email to Info_Coll@ fws.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1018–0127 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Madonna L. Baucum, Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, by email at Info_ Coll@fws.gov, or by telephone at (703) 358–2503. You may also view the ICR at https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. On September 7, 2017, we published in the Federal Register (82 FR 42359) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew approval for this information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 days, ending on E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 76 (Thursday, April 19, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17425-17426]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-08197]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R2-ES-2018-N041; FXES11130200000-189-FF02ENEH00]


U.S. Endangered Species; 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 the following applications for a permit to conduct 
activities intended to recover and enhance endangered species survival. 
With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended 
(ESA), prohibits certain activities that may impact endangered species 
unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The ESA also requires 
that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.

DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by 
May 21, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Request documents or submit comments to Susan Jacobsen, 
Chief, Classification and Restoration Division, by U.S. mail to U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 1306, Albuquerque, NM 87103. Please 
specify the permit you are interested in by number (e.g., Permit No. 
TE-123456).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Jacobsen, Chief, Classification 
and Restoration Division, by U.S. mail or by telephone at 505-248-6641.

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 recover and enhance endangered 
species survival. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act of 
1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), prohibits certain 
activities that may impact 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 a Federal permit authorizes them. The ESA and our 
implementing regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), 
title 50, part 17, provide for issuing such permits and require that we 
invite public comment before issuing permits for activities involving 
endangered species.
    A recovery permit we issue 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 
enhance the species' propagation or survival. 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.
    In accordance with section 10(c) of the ESA, we invite public 
comment on these permit applications before we take final action.

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 for the application when submitting comments.
    Documents and other information submitted with these applications 
are available for review by any party who submits a written request to 
the contact in ADDRESSES. Requests must be submitted by the date in 
DATES. Our release of documents is subject to Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 
552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) requirements.

Permit Applications

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

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     Application No.             Applicant              Species              Location              Activity            Type of take       Permit action
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TE-166250................  Miami University,     Texas hornshell       New Mexico and Texas  Presence/absence      Collect; harm; and   Amend.
                            Oxford, Ohio.         (Popenaias popeii).                         surveys; handling;    harass.
                                                                                              tagging;
                                                                                              collection; and
                                                                                              salvage.
TE-037155................  Bio-West, Inc.,       Texas hornshell       New Mexico and Texas  Presence/absence      Harm and harass....  Amend.
                            Round Rock, Texas.    (Popenaias popeii).                         surveys; handling.
TE-018475................  New Mexico            Texas hornshell       New Mexico..........  Presence/absence      Collect; kill;       Amend.
                            Department of Game    (Popenaias popeii).                         surveys; handling;    harm; and harass.
                            and Fish, Santa Fe,                                               tagging;
                            New Mexico.                                                       collection;
                                                                                              transport; culture;
                                                                                              and research.
TE-78507C................  James A. Stoeckel,    Texas hornshell       New Mexico and Texas  Presence/absence      Collect; kill;       New.
                            Auburn, Alabama.      (Popenaias popeii).                         surveys; handling;    harm; and harass.
                                                                                              tagging;
                                                                                              collection;
                                                                                              transport; culture;
                                                                                              and research.
TE-79165C................  Charles R. Randklev,  Texas hornshell       New Mexico and Texas  Presence/absence      Collect; kill;       New.
                            Dallas, Texas.        (Popenaias popeii).                         surveys; handling;    harm; and harass.
                                                                                              tagging;
                                                                                              collection;
                                                                                              transport; culture;
                                                                                              and research.
TE-814933................  Texas Parks and       Texas hornshell       Texas...............  Presence/absence      Collect; kill;       Amend.
                            Wildlife              (Popenaias popeii).                         surveys; handling;    harm; and harass.
                            Department, Austin,                                               tagging;
                            Texas.                                                            collection;
                                                                                              transport; culture;
                                                                                              and research.
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Public Availability of Comments

    All comments and materials we receive in response to these requests 
will be 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: March 16, 2018.
Amy L. Lueders,
Regional Director, Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-08197 Filed 4-18-18; 8:45 am]
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