Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications, 23928-23931 [2018-10956]

Download as PDF 23928 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / Notices question the jurisdiction’s AFFH certification by providing notice to the jurisdiction that HUD believes the AFFH certification to be inaccurate and provide the jurisdiction an opportunity to comment. If, after the notice and opportunity to comment is given to the jurisdiction, HUD determines that the AFFH certification is inaccurate, HUD will reject the certification. Rejection of the certification renders the Consolidated Plan substantially incomplete and constitutes grounds for HUD to disapprove the Consolidated Plan as submitted.7 A jurisdiction cannot receive its Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), HOME, Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), or Housing for Persons With AIDs (HOPWA) program grants until the Consolidated Plan is approved. Dated: May 18, 2018. ´ Anna Maria Farıas, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. [FR Doc. 2018–11145 Filed 5–21–18; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulations (24 CFR 5.150– 5.168) provide that program participants must submit an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) using a HUD-provided assessment tool. See e.g., 24 CFR 5.154. The regulations further provide a schedule of time frames by which different types of program participants must submit an assessment using the appropriate HUD-provided tool. See 24 CFR 5.160(a). These time frames are connected to an individual program participant’s multi-year consolidated planning process. On January 5, 2018, at 83 FR 683, HUD published a Federal Register notice extending the time frame applicable to local government consolidated plan program participants. HUD is withdrawing the January 5, 2018, notice. If HUD later finds it prudent to revise the regulations, including by revising the submission schedule, HUD will publish a notice of proposed rulemaking to that effect for public comment. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: May 18, 2018. ´ Anna Maria Farıas, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [FR Doc. 2018–11143 Filed 5–21–18; 4:15 pm] [Docket No. FR–5173–N–16] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing: Withdrawal of Notice Extending the Deadline for Submission of Assessment of Fair Housing for Consolidated Plan Participants Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2018–N048; FXES11130800000–178–FF08E00000] This notice withdraws HUD’s January 5, 2018, notice extending the submission deadline for an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) by local government consolidated plan program participants. DATES: Applicable May 23, 2018, the document published at 83 FR 683 on January 5, 2018, is withdrawn. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Krista Mills, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy, Legislative Initiatives, and Outreach, Office Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 5246, Washington, DC 20410; telephone number 202–402– 6577. Individuals with hearing or speech impediments may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service during working hours at 1–800–877–8339. AGENCY: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 7 See 24 CFR 91.500. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:33 May 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 Applicants Permit No. TE–204436 Applicant: Johanna Kisner, Orcutt, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–185595 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, HUD. ACTION: Notice; withdrawal. AGENCY: Wildlife Service, 2800 Cottage Way, Room W–2606, Sacramento, CA 95825 (telephone: 916–414–6464; fax: 916– 414–6486). Please refer to the respective permit number for each application when submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Marquez, Fish and Wildlife Biologist; see ADDRESSES (telephone: 760–431–9440; fax: 760–431–9624). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following applicants have applied for scientific research permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). We seek review and comment from local, State, and Federal agencies and the public on the following permit requests Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comment. 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 endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing recovery permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species. DATES: Comments on these permit applications must be received on or before June 22, 2018. ADDRESSES: Written data or comments should be submitted to the Endangered Species Program Manager, U.S. Fish and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Applicant: Kelly Bayne, Sacramento, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release, collect vouchers, and collect branchiopod cysts) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi); and take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–101462 Applicant: Peter Sarafian, Los Osos, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the Morro shoulderband snail (Banded dune) (Helminthoglypta walkeriana) in E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / Notices conjunction with survey activities in San Luis Obispo County, California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–86356B Applicant: Molly Goble, San Ramon, California Applicant: SeaWorld San Diego, San Diego, California The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take (perform rescue operations, capture, handle, collect, transport, rehabilitate, mark/tag, return to wild, display for educational purposes, and perform veterinarian care) the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), Olive Ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), and Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) in conjunction with stranded sea turtle operations, research, and enhancement of wild populations throughout the range of the species in California, Oregon, and Washington, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–80703A Applicant: Seth Reimers, San Diego, California The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (pursuit by survey) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–181714 Applicant: Pieter Johnson, Boulder, Colorado The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by capture, handle, swab, and release) the California tiger salamander (Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with genetic and hybridization research activities in throughout the range of the species in California, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–217663 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Applicant: Ann Dalkey, Redondo Beach, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (pursuit by survey) the Palos Verdes blue butterfly (Glaucopsyche lygdamus palosverdesensis) and El Segundo blue butterfly (Euphilotes battoides allyni) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species in VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:33 May 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 Permit No. TE–091012 The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–039460 Applicant: Thomas Olson, Lompoc, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, mark, collect tissues samples, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with survey and research activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–71409C Applicant: Juliana Woodruff, Benicia, California The applicant requests a new permit to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense) and Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog (Rana sierrae) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–831207 The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the San Bernardino Merriam’s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami parvus), Stephens’ kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi), and Pacific pocket mouse (Perognathus longimembris pacificus) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permit No. TE–006328 Applicant: Michael Drake, Tehachapi, California The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the Fresno kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides exilis), Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides), giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens), Morro Bay kangaroo rat (Dipodomys heermanni morroensis), and Stephens’ kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi); take (pursuit by survey) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino), and Delhi Sands flowerloving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus abdominalis) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–72549C Applicant: Marty Lewis, Carson, California The applicant requests a new permit to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release, collect vouchers, and collect branchiopod cysts) the San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–161496 Applicant: Portia Halbert, Felton, California The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the San Francisco garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia) in conjunction with survey and habitat enhancement activities in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties, California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–117947 Applicant: Karen Kirtland, Riverside, California PO 00000 23929 Applicant: Kevin Clark, San Diego, California The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take (locate and monitor nests, capture, band, and release) the least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus); take (harass by survey, locate and monitor nests, and remove brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks from parasitized nests) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus); take (harass by survey and locate and monitor nests) the California least tern E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1 23930 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / Notices (Sternula antillarum browni) (Sterna a. browni); and take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release, collect vouchers, and collect branchiopod cysts) the San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) in conjunction with survey and population monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. monitor nests, and remove brownheaded cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks from parasitized nests) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus); in conjunction with survey and population monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in California and Nevada for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–804203 The applicant requests a new permit to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release, collect vouchers, and collect branchiopod cysts) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Applicant: Stephen Myers, Moreno Valley, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (locate and monitor nests, remove brown-headed cowbird eggs and chicks from parasitized nests, capture, handle, band, and release) the least Bell’s vireo (Vireo belli pusillus); take (harass by survey and locate and monitor nests) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus); take (harass by survey) the Yuma clapper rail (Yuma Ridgway’s r.) (Rallus longirostris yumanensis) (R. obsoletus y.); take (pursuit by survey) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino); and take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the San Bernardino Merriam’s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami parvus) and Stephens’ kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi) in conjunction with survey and population monitoring activities throughout the range of the species in California and Nevada for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–34570A Applicant: San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory, Milpitas, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, locate and monitor nests, and utilize cameras) the California least tern (Sternula antillarum browni) (Sterna a. browni) in conjunction with survey, population monitoring, and research activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Permit No. TE–062907 Applicant: Andrew Forde, Camarillo, California The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take (locate and monitor nests and remove brownheaded cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks from parasitized nests) the least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus) and take (harass by survey, locate and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:33 May 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 Permit No. TE–72875C Applicant: Ian Boyd, Fair Oaks, California Permit No. TE–14231A Applicant: Caesara Brungraber, Bend, Oregon The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release, collect vouchers, collect branchiopod cysts, and process vernal pool soil samples) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi); and take (pursuit by survey) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–11271B Applicant: Heron Pacific, LLC, Rocklin, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release, collect vouchers, and collect branchiopod cysts) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), and vernal pool tadpole PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 shrimp (Lepidurus packardi); take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense), and giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–036499 Applicant: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, California The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release while conducting educational workshops) the tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi) in conjunction with scientific educational activities within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–74980C Applicant: Plumas Audubon Society, Quincy, California The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the Sierra Nevada yellowlegged frog (Rana sierrae) and mountain yellow-legged frog ((northern California DPS) (Rana muscosa)) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–073205 Applicant: Cristina Sandoval, Goleta, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, locate and monitor nests, use decoys, and play taped vocalizations) the California least tern (Sternula antillarum browni) (Sterna a. browni) in conjunction with survey, population monitoring activities, and research activities in Santa Barbara County, California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–05661B Applicant: Jennifer Gold, Santa Barbara, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, locate and monitor nests, and install symbolic fencing) the California least tern (Sternula antillarum browni) in conjunction with survey, population monitoring, and research activities throughout the range of the species in E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / Notices California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–75492C Applicant: Susan Bennett, San Francisco, California The applicant requests a new permit to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the San Francisco garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia), and take (pursuit by survey) the mission blue butterfly (Icaricia icarioides missionensis) and San Bruno elfin butterfly (Callophrys mossii bayensis) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–815537 The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, insert passive integrated transponder tags, collect tissue samples, and release) the San Francisco garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia); and take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with survey, research, and educational workshop activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–051248 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Applicant: Paul Lemons, San Diego, California The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release, collect vouchers, and collect branchiopod cysts) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi); take (pursuit by survey) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino); and take (harass by survey) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:33 May 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 Permit No. TE–75776C DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Applicant: Melanie Madden, Encinitas, California Bureau of Land Management The applicant requests a new permit to take (harass by survey, locate and monitor nests, capture, handle, band, and remove brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks from parasitized nests) the least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus) and southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus); in conjunction with survey, population monitoring, and research activities throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–62868B Applicant: The Klamath Tribes, Chiloquin, Oregon Applicant: Swaim Biological Inc., Livermore, California 23931 The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, transport, collect eggs, captive rear, maintain in captivity in artificial ponds, test for disease, tag, and release) the Lost River sucker (Deltistes luxatus) and shortnose sucker (Chasmistes brevirostris) in conjunction with a captive rearing and release program, population studies, and research activities throughout the range of each species in Oregon for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Public Comments We invite public review and comment on each of these recovery permit applications. Comments and materials we receive will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address 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. Karen Jensen, Acting Regional Director, Pacific Southwest Region, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2018–10956 Filed 5–22–18; 8:45 am] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW184370, Wyoming Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of proposed reinstatement. AGENCY: As provided for under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas lease WYW184370 from Anadarko E&P Onshore LLC for land in Converse County, Wyoming. The lessee filed the petition on time, along with all rentals due since the lease terminated under the law. No leases affecting this land were issued before the petition was filed. The BLM proposes to reinstate the lease. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erik Norelius, Acting Branch Chief for Fluid Minerals Adjudication, Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003; phone 307– 775–6176; email enoreliu@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800– 877–8339 to contact Mr. Norelius during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. A reply will be sent during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10 per acre, or fraction thereof, per year and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and the $159 cost of publishing this notice. The lessee met the requirements for reinstatement of the lease per Sec. 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188). The BLM proposes to reinstate the lease effective October 1, 2016, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. SUMMARY: Authority: 30 U.S.C. 188 (e)(4) and 43 CFR 3108.2–3(b)(2)(v). Erik Norelius, Acting Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication. BILLING CODE 4333–15–P PO 00000 [LLWY920000. L51040000.FI0000. 18XL5017AR] [FR Doc. 2018–10965 Filed 5–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 100 (Wednesday, May 23, 2018)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2018-10956]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R8-ES-2018-N048; FXES11130800000-178-FF08E00000]


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 endangered and threatened species 
unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The ESA also requires 
that we invite public comment before issuing recovery permits to 
conduct certain activities with endangered species.

DATES: Comments on these permit applications must be received on or 
before June 22, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Written data or comments should be submitted to the 
Endangered Species Program Manager, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
2800 Cottage Way, Room W-2606, Sacramento, CA 95825 (telephone: 916-
414-6464; fax: 916-414-6486). Please refer to the respective permit 
number for each application when submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Marquez, Fish and Wildlife 
Biologist; see ADDRESSES (telephone: 760-431-9440; fax: 760-431-9624).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following applicants have applied for 
scientific research permits to conduct certain activities with 
endangered species under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species 
Act (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). We seek review and comment from 
local, State, and Federal agencies and the public on the following 
permit requests

Applicants

Permit No. TE-204436

Applicant: Johanna Kisner, Orcutt, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, and release) the tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius 
newberryi) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range 
of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-185595

Applicant: Kelly Bayne, Sacramento, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, release, collect vouchers, and collect branchiopod 
cysts) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), 
longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), San Diego fairy 
shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), Riverside fairy shrimp 
(Streptocephalus woottoni), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus 
packardi); and take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) 
the California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County 
Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense) in 
conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species 
in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-101462

Applicant: Peter Sarafian, Los Osos, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, and release) the Morro shoulderband snail (Banded 
dune) (Helminthoglypta walkeriana) in

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conjunction with survey activities in San Luis Obispo County, 
California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-86356B

Applicant: SeaWorld San Diego, San Diego, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take 
(perform rescue operations, capture, handle, collect, transport, 
rehabilitate, mark/tag, return to wild, display for educational 
purposes, and perform veterinarian care) the green sea turtle (Chelonia 
mydas), leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), loggerhead sea 
turtle (Caretta caretta), Olive Ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys 
olivacea), and Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) in 
conjunction with stranded sea turtle operations, research, and 
enhancement of wild populations throughout the range of the species in 
California, Oregon, and Washington, for the purpose of enhancing the 
species' survival.

Permit No. TE-80703A

Applicant: Seth Reimers, San Diego, California
    The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (pursuit by 
survey) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino) in 
conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of the species 
in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-181714

Applicant: Pieter Johnson, Boulder, Colorado
    The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by 
capture, handle, swab, and release) the California tiger salamander 
(Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma 
californiense) in conjunction with genetic and hybridization research 
activities in throughout the range of the species in California, for 
the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-217663

Applicant: Ann Dalkey, Redondo Beach, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (pursuit by survey) 
the Palos Verdes blue butterfly (Glaucopsyche lygdamus 
palosverdesensis) and El Segundo blue butterfly (Euphilotes battoides 
allyni) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of 
the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-091012

Applicant: Molly Goble, San Ramon, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa 
Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) 
(Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with survey activities 
throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of 
enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-039460

Applicant: Thomas Olson, Lompoc, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, mark, collect tissues samples, and release) the 
California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County Distinct Population 
Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with survey and 
research activities throughout the range of the species in California 
for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-71409C

Applicant: Juliana Woodruff, Benicia, California
    The applicant requests a new permit to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, and release) the California tiger salamander (Santa 
Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) 
(Ambystoma californiense) and Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog (Rana 
sierrae) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of 
the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-831207

Applicant: Karen Kirtland, Riverside, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, and release) the San Bernardino Merriam's kangaroo rat 
(Dipodomys merriami parvus), Stephens' kangaroo rat (Dipodomys 
stephensi), and Pacific pocket mouse (Perognathus longimembris 
pacificus) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range 
of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-006328

Applicant: Michael Drake, Tehachapi, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take 
(harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the Fresno kangaroo 
rat (Dipodomys nitratoides exilis), Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys 
nitratoides nitratoides), giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens), Morro 
Bay kangaroo rat (Dipodomys heermanni morroensis), and Stephens' 
kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi); take (pursuit by survey) the Quino 
checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino), and Delhi Sands 
flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus abdominalis) in conjunction 
with survey activities throughout the range of the species in 
California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-72549C

Applicant: Marty Lewis, Carson, California
    The applicant requests a new permit to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, release, collect vouchers, and collect branchiopod 
cysts) the San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), 
Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), and vernal pool 
tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) in conjunction with survey 
activities throughout the range of the species in California for the 
purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-161496

Applicant: Portia Halbert, Felton, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take 
(harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the San Francisco 
garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia) in conjunction with 
survey and habitat enhancement activities in San Mateo and Santa Cruz 
counties, California for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-117947

Applicant: Kevin Clark, San Diego, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take 
(locate and monitor nests, capture, band, and release) the least Bell's 
vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus); take (harass by survey, locate and 
monitor nests, and remove brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs 
and chicks from parasitized nests) the southwestern willow flycatcher 
(Empidonax traillii extimus); take (harass by survey and locate and 
monitor nests) the California least tern

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(Sternula antillarum browni) (Sterna a. browni); and take (harass by 
survey, capture, handle, release, collect vouchers, and collect 
branchiopod cysts) the San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta 
sandiegonensis), Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), and 
vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) in conjunction with 
survey and population monitoring activities throughout the range of the 
species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-804203

Applicant: Stephen Myers, Moreno Valley, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (locate and monitor 
nests, remove brown-headed cowbird eggs and chicks from parasitized 
nests, capture, handle, band, and release) the least Bell's vireo 
(Vireo belli pusillus); take (harass by survey and locate and monitor 
nests) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus); 
take (harass by survey) the Yuma clapper rail (Yuma Ridgway's r.) 
(Rallus longirostris yumanensis) (R. obsoletus y.); take (pursuit by 
survey) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino); and 
take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the San 
Bernardino Merriam's kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami parvus) and 
Stephens' kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi) in conjunction with survey 
and population monitoring activities throughout the range of the 
species in California and Nevada for the purpose of enhancing the 
species' survival.

Permit No. TE-34570A

Applicant: San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory, Milpitas, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
locate and monitor nests, and utilize cameras) the California least 
tern (Sternula antillarum browni) (Sterna a. browni) in conjunction 
with survey, population monitoring, and research activities throughout 
the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the 
species' survival.

Permit No. TE-062907

Applicant: Andrew Forde, Camarillo, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take 
(locate and monitor nests and remove brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus 
ater) eggs and chicks from parasitized nests) the least Bell's vireo 
(Vireo bellii pusillus) and take (harass by survey, locate and monitor 
nests, and remove brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks 
from parasitized nests) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax 
traillii extimus); in conjunction with survey and population monitoring 
activities throughout the range of the species in California and Nevada 
for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-72875C

Applicant: Ian Boyd, Fair Oaks, California
    The applicant requests a new permit to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, release, collect vouchers, and collect branchiopod 
cysts) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), 
longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), San Diego fairy 
shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), Riverside fairy shrimp 
(Streptocephalus woottoni), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus 
packardi) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the range of 
the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-14231A

Applicant: Caesara Brungraber, Bend, Oregon
    The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take 
(harass by survey, capture, handle, release, collect vouchers, collect 
branchiopod cysts, and process vernal pool soil samples) the 
Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), longhorn fairy 
shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), San Diego fairy shrimp 
(Branchinecta sandiegonensis), Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus 
woottoni), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi); and 
take (pursuit by survey) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas 
editha quino) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the 
range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the 
species' survival.

Permit No. TE-11271B

Applicant: Heron Pacific, LLC, Rocklin, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, release, collect vouchers, and collect branchiopod 
cysts) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), 
longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), San Diego fairy 
shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), Riverside fairy shrimp 
(Streptocephalus woottoni), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus 
packardi); take (harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the 
California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County 
Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense), and giant 
kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens) in conjunction with survey activities 
throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of 
enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-036499

Applicant: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, 
California
    The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by 
survey, capture, handle, and release while conducting educational 
workshops) the tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi) in conjunction 
with scientific educational activities within the Golden Gate National 
Recreation Area in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-74980C

Applicant: Plumas Audubon Society, Quincy, California
    The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey, capture, 
handle, and release) the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog (Rana 
sierrae) and mountain yellow-legged frog ((northern California DPS) 
(Rana muscosa)) in conjunction with survey activities throughout the 
range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the 
species' survival.

Permit No. TE-073205

Applicant: Cristina Sandoval, Goleta, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
locate and monitor nests, use decoys, and play taped vocalizations) the 
California least tern (Sternula antillarum browni) (Sterna a. browni) 
in conjunction with survey, population monitoring activities, and 
research activities in Santa Barbara County, California for the purpose 
of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-05661B

Applicant: Jennifer Gold, Santa Barbara, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
locate and monitor nests, and install symbolic fencing) the California 
least tern (Sternula antillarum browni) in conjunction with survey, 
population monitoring, and research activities throughout the range of 
the species in

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California for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-75492C

Applicant: Susan Bennett, San Francisco, California
    The applicant requests a new permit to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, and release) the San Francisco garter snake 
(Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia), and take (pursuit by survey) the 
mission blue butterfly (Icaricia icarioides missionensis) and San Bruno 
elfin butterfly (Callophrys mossii bayensis) in conjunction with survey 
activities throughout the range of the species in California for the 
purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-815537

Applicant: Swaim Biological Inc., Livermore, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take 
(harass by survey, capture, handle, insert passive integrated 
transponder tags, collect tissue samples, and release) the San 
Francisco garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia); and take 
(harass by survey, capture, handle, and release) the California tiger 
salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population 
Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction with survey, 
research, and educational workshop activities throughout the range of 
the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-051248

Applicant: Paul Lemons, San Diego, California
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, 
capture, handle, release, collect vouchers, and collect branchiopod 
cysts) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), 
longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), San Diego fairy 
shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), Riverside fairy shrimp 
(Streptocephalus woottoni), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus 
packardi); take (pursuit by survey) the Quino checkerspot butterfly 
(Euphydryas editha quino); and take (harass by survey) the southwestern 
willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) in conjunction with 
survey activities throughout the range of the species in California for 
the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit No. TE-75776C

Applicant: Melanie Madden, Encinitas, California
    The applicant requests a new permit to take (harass by survey, 
locate and monitor nests, capture, handle, band, and remove brown-
headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks from parasitized nests) 
the least Bell's vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus) and southwestern willow 
flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus); in conjunction with survey, 
population monitoring, and research activities throughout the range of 
the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species' 
survival.

Permit No. TE-62868B

Applicant: The Klamath Tribes, Chiloquin, Oregon
    The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey, capture, 
handle, transport, collect eggs, captive rear, maintain in captivity in 
artificial ponds, test for disease, tag, and release) the Lost River 
sucker (Deltistes luxatus) and shortnose sucker (Chasmistes 
brevirostris) in conjunction with a captive rearing and release 
program, population studies, and research activities throughout the 
range of each species in Oregon for the purpose of enhancing the 
species' survival.

Public Comments

    We invite public review and comment on each of these recovery 
permit applications. Comments and materials we receive will be 
available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business 
hours at the address 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.

Karen Jensen,
Acting Regional Director, Pacific Southwest Region, Sacramento, 
California.
[FR Doc. 2018-10956 Filed 5-22-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4333-15-P