U.S. Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications, 17672-17673 [2018-08347]

Download as PDF 17672 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 78 / Monday, April 23, 2018 / Notices Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Downs. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on January 16, 2018 83 FR 2169. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Budget Based Rent Increases. OMB Approved Number: 2502–0324. Type of Request: Extension. Form Number: HUD–92457–a. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Budget worksheet will be used by HUD Field staff, along with other information submitted by owners, as a tool for determining the reasonableness of rent increases. 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Inez C. Downs, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–08414 Filed 4–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P 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: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (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 of 1973, as amended (ESA), prohibits certain activities affecting endangered and threatened species unless that activity is covered under a Federal permit authorizing take of the species or authorizing otherwise prohibited activities. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. DATES: We must receive your written comments by May 23, 2018. ADDRESSES: Document availability: Documents and other information submitted with the applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552), 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): 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: permitsR1ES@fws.gov. Please refer to the respective permit number (e.g., Application No. TE– SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Colleen Henson, Recovery Permit Coordinator, Ecological Services, (503) 231–6131 (phone); permitsR1ES@ fws.gov (email). Background The Endangered Species Act, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits certain activities affecting endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit covers that activity. 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 issued by the Service 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 that promote recovery, enhancement of propagation or survival, or interstate commerce (the latter only in the event that it facilitates scientific purposes or enhancment of propagation of 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. Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, and Federal agencies, Tribes, and the public to comment on the following applications: 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—might 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. E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 78 / Monday, April 23, 2018 / 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. notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. Next Steps Rolland G. White, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. If the Service decides to issue permits to any of the applicants listed in this Applicant Endangered species TE–799558 .... Idaho Power Company, Boise, ID. TE–38768B .... Micronesian Environmental Services, Saipan, MP. TE–19045C .... Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Honolulu, HI. TE–69397C .... Seattle Aquarium, Seattle, WA. TE–78405C .... Guam Plant Extinction and Prevention Program, University of Guam, Mangilao, GU. TE–78730C .... amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Application No. Robert Wescom, Santa Rita, GU. Banbury Springs limpet (Lanx sp.), Snake River physa snail (Physa natricina). Mariana common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus guami), Micronesian megapode (Megapodius laperouse), Nightingale reed-warbler (Acrocephalus luscinia). Add the following species: Anthricinan yellow-faced bee (Hylaeus anthracinus), Orangeblack Hawaiian damselfly (Megalagrion xanthomelas). Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta). Eugenia bryanii (no common name (NCN)), Hedyotis megalantha (Paudedo), Heritiera longipetiolata (NCN), Phyllanthus saffordii (NCN), Psychotria malaspinae (Aplokating-palaoan), Serianthes nelsonii (Hayun lagu (=(Guam), Tronkon guafi (Rota)), Solanum guamense (NCN), Tinospora homosepala (NCN). Heritiera longipetiolata (NCN). Location Authority Section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Activity Type of take Population surveys, DNA analysis, and ecological research. Survey, capture, collect, identify, transport, and release. Amend, renew. GU, MP Conduct surveys .......... Harass .......................... Renew. HI Captive propagation, genetic analyses, and release. Capture, handle, captive propagate, release, and genetic analyses. Amend. OR, WA Rehabilitation and transfer of stranded sea turtles. Handle, measure, weigh, biosample, mark, transfer, and release. New. GU Population surveys, captive propagation, outplanting, and recovery actions. Remove/reduce to possession from lands under Federal jurisdiction. New. GU Population surveys, captive propagation, outplanting, and recovery actions. Remove/reduce to possession from lands under Federal jurisdiction. New. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 78 (Monday, April 23, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17672-17673]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-08347]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R1-ES-2018-N047; 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 (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 of 1973, as amended 
(ESA), prohibits certain activities affecting endangered and threatened 
species unless that activity is covered under a Federal permit 
authorizing take of the species or authorizing otherwise prohibited 
activities. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before 
issuing these permits.

DATES: We must receive your written comments by May 23, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Document availability: Documents and other information 
submitted with the applications are available for review, subject to 
the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and the Freedom of 
Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552), 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): 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 Permit 
Coordinator, Ecological Services, (503) 231-6131 (phone); 
[email protected] (email).

Background

    The Endangered Species Act, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et 
seq.) prohibits certain activities affecting endangered and threatened 
species unless a Federal permit covers that activity. 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 issued by the Service 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 that promote recovery, 
enhancement of propagation or survival, or interstate commerce (the 
latter only in the event that it facilitates scientific purposes or 
enhancment of propagation of 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.

Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment

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

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--might 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.

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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.).

Rolland G. White,
Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Pacific Region, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service.

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     Application No.            Applicant          Endangered species       Location            Activity            Type of take         Permit action
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TE-799558...............  Idaho Power Company,   Banbury Springs        ID, OR            Population surveys,   Survey, capture,      Amend, renew.
                           Boise, ID.             limpet (Lanx sp.),                       DNA analysis, and     collect, identify,
                                                  Snake River physa                        ecological research.  transport, and
                                                  snail (Physa                                                   release.
                                                  natricina).
TE-38768B...............  Micronesian            Mariana common         GU, MP            Conduct surveys.....  Harass..............  Renew.
                           Environmental          moorhen (Gallinula
                           Services, Saipan, MP.  chloropus guami),
                                                  Micronesian megapode
                                                  (Megapodius
                                                  laperouse),
                                                  Nightingale reed-
                                                  warbler
                                                  (Acrocephalus
                                                  luscinia).
TE-19045C...............  Hawaii Division of     Add the following      HI                Captive propagation,  Capture, handle,      Amend.
                           Forestry and           species: Anthricinan                     genetic analyses,     captive propagate,
                           Wildlife, Honolulu,    yellow-faced bee                         and release.          release, and
                           HI.                    (Hylaeus                                                       genetic analyses.
                                                  anthracinus),
                                                  Orangeblack Hawaiian
                                                  damselfly
                                                  (Megalagrion
                                                  xanthomelas).
TE-69397C...............  Seattle Aquarium,      Hawksbill sea turtle   OR, WA            Rehabilitation and    Handle, measure,      New.
                           Seattle, WA.           (Eretmochelys                            transfer of           weigh, biosample,
                                                  imbricata),                              stranded sea          mark, transfer, and
                                                  Leatherback sea                          turtles.              release.
                                                  turtle (Dermochelys
                                                  coriacea),
                                                  Loggerhead sea
                                                  turtle (Caretta
                                                  caretta).
TE-78405C...............  Guam Plant Extinction  Eugenia bryanii (no    GU                Population surveys,   Remove/reduce to      New.
                           and Prevention         common name (NCN)),                      captive               possession from
                           Program, University    Hedyotis megalantha                      propagation,          lands under Federal
                           of Guam, Mangilao,     (Paudedo), Heritiera                     outplanting, and      jurisdiction.
                           GU.                    longipetiolata                           recovery actions.
                                                  (NCN), Phyllanthus
                                                  saffordii (NCN),
                                                  Psychotria
                                                  malaspinae
                                                  (Aplokating-
                                                  palaoan), Serianthes
                                                  nelsonii (Hayun lagu
                                                  (=(Guam), Tronkon
                                                  guafi (Rota)),
                                                  Solanum guamense
                                                  (NCN), Tinospora
                                                  homosepala (NCN).
TE-78730C...............  Robert Wescom, Santa   Heritiera              GU                Population surveys,   Remove/reduce to      New.
                           Rita, GU.              longipetiolata (NCN).                    captive               possession from
                                                                                           propagation,          lands under Federal
                                                                                           outplanting, and      jurisdiction.
                                                                                           recovery actions.
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