Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications, 25032-25034 [2018-11674]

Download as PDF 25032 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 105 / Thursday, May 31, 2018 / Notices 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Rolland G. White, Assistant Regional Director—Ecological Services, Pacific Region. [FR Doc. 2018–11761 Filed 5–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R3–ES–2018–N049; FXES11130300000–189–FF03E00000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation or survival of endangered or threatened species. Federal law prohibits certain activities with endangered species unless a permit is obtained. DATES: We must receive any written comments on or before July 2, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send written comments by U.S. mail to the Regional Director, Attn: Carlita Payne, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 5600 American Blvd. West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN 55437–1458; or by electronic mail to permitsR3ES@fws.gov. Requesting Copies of Applications or Public Comments: Copies of applications or public comments SUMMARY: Application No. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Wesley Conway, Seymour, IN. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 May 30, 2018 Background The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), prohibits certain activities with endangered and threatened species unless the activities are specifically authorized by a Federal permit. The ESA and our implementing regulations in part 17 of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) provide for the issuance of such permits and require that we invite public comment before issuing permits for activities involving endangered species. A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with U.S. endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes, enhancement of propagation or survival, or interstate commerce (the latter only in the event that it facilitates scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or survival). Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies and the public to comment on the following applications. Please refer to the permit number when you submit comments. Documents and other information the applicants have submitted with the applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). Permit Applications Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the recovery and enhancement of propagation or survival of the species in the wild. Species Location Activity Type of take Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), gray bat (M. grisescens), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis). AL, AR, CT, DE, D.C., FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, VT, VA, WV, WI, WY. Conduct presence/ absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Capture, handle, mist-net, radiotag, band, release. Applicant TE75774C .. concerning any of the applications in this notice may be obtained by any party who submits a written request for a copy of such documents to the abovementioned office within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice (see DATES), subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). Submitting Comments: You may submit comments by one of the following methods. Please specify applicant name(s) and application number(s) to which your comments pertain (e.g., TEXXXXXX). • Email: permitsR3ES@fws.gov. Please refer to the respective permit number (e.g., Application No. TEXXXXXX) in the subject line of your email message. • U.S. Mail: Regional Director, Attn: Carlita Payne (address above). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carlita Payne, 612–713–5343; permitsR3ES@fws.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications for a permit to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation or survival of endangered or threatened species. Federal law prohibits certain activities with endangered species unless a permit is obtained. Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 Permit action New. 25033 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 105 / Thursday, May 31, 2018 / Notices Application No. Species Location Activity Type of take Add Dwarf wedgemussel (Alasmidonta heterodon) to existing permitted species: Clubshell (Pleurobema clava), fanshell (Cyprogenia stegaria), fat pocketbook (Potamilus capax), Higgins eye (pearlymussel) (Lampsilis higginsii), neosho mucket (L. rafinesquina), pink mucket (pearlymussel) (L. abrupta), speckled pocketbook (L. streckeri), northern riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana), purple cat’s paw pearlymussel (E. obliquata obliquata), white catspaw (pearlymussel) (E. o. perobliqua), snuffbox mussel (E. triquetra), orangefoot pimpleback (pearlymussel) (Plethobasus cooperianus), sheepnose mussel (P. cyphyus), rabbitsfoot (Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica), rayed bean (Villosa fabalis), scaleshell mussel (Leptodea leptodon), spectaclecase (mussel) (Cumberlandia monodonta). Add Gray bat (Myotis grisescens) to existing permitted species: Indiana bat (M. sodalis), northern longeared bat (M. septentrionalis). Add new locations — NJ, NY—to existing authorized locations: AL, AR, IL, IN, IA, KY, MI, MN, MS, MO, OH, OK, TN. Conduct presence/ absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Capture, handle, temporary hold, release, relocate. Renew. AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MS, MN, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VT, VA, WV, WI, WY. IL, IN, OH, GA, KY .. Conduct presence/ absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Capture, handle, mist-net, radiotag, band, release. Amend. Conduct presence/ absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Capture, handle, mist-net, radiotag, band, release. Capture, handle, mist-net, radiotag, band, release. Renew. Applicant TE89557A .. TRC Companies, Inc., Cleveland, OH. TE26856C .. Sean Langley, Indianapolis, IN. TE06845A .. Lochmueller Group, Inc., Evansville, IN. Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), gray bat (M. grisescens), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis). TE60958A .. Bat Calls Identification, Inc., Kansas City, MO. Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), gray bat (M. grisescens), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis), Ozark bigeared bat (Corynorhinus towsendii ingens), Virginia big-eared bat (C.t. virginianus). amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Public Availability of Comments We seek public review and comments on these permit applications. Please refer to the permit number when you submit comments. Comments and materials we receive in response to this notice are available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address listed in ADDRESSES. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 May 30, 2018 Jkt 241001 AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MS, MN, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VT, VA, WV, WI, WY. comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Contents of Public Comments Please make your comments as specific as possible. Please confine your PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Conduct presence/ absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Permit action Renew. 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 E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 25034 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 105 / Thursday, May 31, 2018 / Notices that include citations to, and analyses of, the applicable laws and regulations. Next Steps If the Service decides to issue permits to any of the applicants listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. Authority: Section 10 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: May 7, 2018. Lori H. Nordstrom, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Midwest Region. [FR Doc. 2018–11674 Filed 5–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R2–ES–2018–N006; FXES11130100000C4–189–FF02ENEH00] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of 38 Species in the Southwest Region (Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are conducting 5-year status reviews under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), of 38 animal and plant species. A 5-year status review is based on the best SUMMARY: Common name Scientific name scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review; therefore, we are requesting submission of any such information that has become available since the last review for the species. DATES: To ensure consideration, we are requesting submission of new information no later than July 2, 2018. However, we will continue to accept new information about any listed species at any time. ADDRESSES: For how to submit information, see Request for Information and ‘‘How Do I Ask Questions or Provide Information?’’ in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on a particular species, contact the appropriate person or office listed in the table in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Why do we conduct a 5-year review? Under the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), we maintain Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants (which we collectively refer to as the List) in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17.11 (for animals) and 17.12 (for plants). Section 4(c)(2)(A) of the Act requires us to review each listed species’ status at least once every 5 years. Our regulations at 50 CFR 424.21 require that we publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing those species under active review. For additional information about 5-year reviews, refer to our factsheet at https:// www.fws.gov/endangered/what-we-do/ recovery-overview.html. Listing status Current range Final listing rule (Federal Register citation and publication date) What information do we consider in our review? A 5-year review considers all new information available at the time of the review. In conducting these reviews, we consider the best scientific and commercial data that have become available since the listing determination or most recent status review, such as: (A) Species biology, including but not limited to population trends, distribution, abundance, demographics, and genetics; (B) Habitat conditions, including but not limited to amount, distribution, and suitability; (C) Conservation measures that have been implemented that benefit the species; (D) Threat status and trends in relation to the five listing factors (as defined in section 4(a)(1) of the Act); and (E) Other new information, data, or corrections, including but not limited to taxonomic or nomenclatural changes, identification of erroneous information contained in the List, and improved analytical methods. Any new information will be considered during the 5-year review and will also be useful in evaluating the ongoing recovery programs for the species. Which species are under review? This notice announces our active review of the species listed in the table below. Contact person, phone, email Contact person’s U.S. mail address Susan Millsap, Field Supervisor, New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office, 505–761–4781; Susan_Millsap@fws.gov. Bill Radke, Refuge Manager, San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, 520/364–2104; Bill_ Radke@fws.gov. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2105 Osuna Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113–1001. ANIMALS Tyronia alamosae Endangered ......... New Mexico— U.S.A. 56 FR 49646; 09/ 30/1991. Beautiful shiner .... Cyprinella formosa Threatened ........... Arizona—U.S.A. Mexico. 49 FR 34490; 08/ 31/1984. Bee Creek Cave harvestman. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Alamosa springsnail. Texella reddelli ..... Endangered ......... Texas—U.S.A ...... 53 FR 33 29; 09/ 16/1988. Coffin Cave mold beetle. Batrisodes texanus. Endangered ......... Texas—U.S.A ...... 53 FR 36029; 09/ 16/1988. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 May 30, 2018 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Adam Zerrenner, Field Supervisor, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, General Office: 512–490– 0057, Direct Line: 512– 577–6594; Adam_ Zerrenner@fws.gov. Adam Zerrenner, Field Supervisor, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, General Office: 512–490– 0057, Direct Line: 512– 577–6594; Adam_ Zerrenner@fws.gov. E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Attention 5-year Review, San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, P.O. Box 3509, Douglas, Arizona 85607. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, 10711 Burnet Road, Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78758. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Austin Ecological Services Field Office, 10711 Burnet Road, Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78758.

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 105 (Thursday, May 31, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25032-25034]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-11674]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R3-ES-2018-N049; FXES11130300000-189-FF03E00000]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit 
Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to 
comment on applications for permits to conduct activities intended to 
enhance the propagation or survival of endangered or threatened 
species. Federal law prohibits certain activities with endangered 
species unless a permit is obtained.

DATES: We must receive any written comments on or before July 2, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments by U.S. mail to the Regional Director, 
Attn: Carlita Payne, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological 
Services, 5600 American Blvd. West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN 55437-
1458; or by electronic mail to [email protected].
    Requesting Copies of Applications or Public Comments: Copies of 
applications or public comments concerning any of the applications in 
this notice may be obtained by any party who submits a written request 
for a copy of such documents to the above-mentioned office within 30 
days of the date of publication of this notice (see DATES), subject to 
the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and the Freedom of 
Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552).
    Submitting Comments: You may submit comments by one of the 
following methods. Please specify applicant name(s) and application 
number(s) to which your comments pertain (e.g., TEXXXXXX).
     Email: [email protected]. Please refer to the respective 
permit number (e.g., Application No. TEXXXXXX) in the subject line of 
your email message.
     U.S. Mail: Regional Director, Attn: Carlita Payne (address 
above).

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
invite the public to comment on the following applications for a permit 
to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation or survival 
of endangered or threatened species. Federal law prohibits certain 
activities with endangered species unless a permit is obtained.

Background

    The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 
et seq.), prohibits certain activities with endangered and threatened 
species unless the activities are specifically authorized by a Federal 
permit. The ESA and our implementing regulations in part 17 of title 50 
of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) provide for the issuance of 
such permits and require that we invite public comment before issuing 
permits for activities involving endangered species.
    A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA 
authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with U.S. endangered or 
threatened species for scientific purposes, enhancement of propagation 
or survival, or interstate commerce (the latter only in the event that 
it facilitates scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or 
survival). Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA 
for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife 
species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for 
endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant 
species.

Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment

    We invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies and the public 
to comment on the following applications. Please refer to the permit 
number when you submit comments. Documents and other information the 
applicants have submitted with the applications are available for 
review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) 
and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552).

Permit Applications

    Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the 
recovery and enhancement of propagation or survival of the species in 
the wild.

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  Application No.          Applicant               Species              Location              Activity            Type of take          Permit action
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TE75774C...........  Wesley Conway,         Indiana bat (Myotis   AL, AR, CT, DE,       Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,      New.
                      Seymour, IN.           sodalis), gray bat    D.C., FL, GA, IL,     absence surveys,      mist-net, radio-
                                             (M. grisescens),      IN, IA, KS, KY, LA,   document habitat      tag, band, release.
                                             northern long-eared   ME, MD, MA, MI, MN,   use, conduct
                                             bat (M.               MO, MS, MT, NE, NH,   population
                                             septentrionalis).     NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH,   monitoring,
                                                                   OK, PA, SC, SD, TN,   evaluate impacts.
                                                                   VT, VA, WV, WI, WY.

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TE89557A...........  TRC Companies, Inc.,   Add Dwarf             Add new locations --  Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,      Renew.
                      Cleveland, OH.         wedgemussel           NJ, NY--to existing   absence surveys,      temporary hold,
                                             (Alasmidonta          authorized            document habitat      release, relocate.
                                             heterodon) to         locations: AL, AR,    use, conduct
                                             existing permitted    IL, IN, IA, KY, MI,   population
                                             species: Clubshell    MN, MS, MO, OH, OK,   monitoring,
                                             (Pleurobema clava),   TN.                   evaluate impacts.
                                             fanshell
                                             (Cyprogenia
                                             stegaria), fat
                                             pocketbook
                                             (Potamilus capax),
                                             Higgins eye
                                             (pearlymussel)
                                             (Lampsilis
                                             higginsii), neosho
                                             mucket (L.
                                             rafinesquina), pink
                                             mucket
                                             (pearlymussel) (L.
                                             abrupta), speckled
                                             pocketbook (L.
                                             streckeri),
                                             northern
                                             riffleshell
                                             (Epioblasma
                                             torulosa rangiana),
                                             purple cat's paw
                                             pearlymussel (E.
                                             obliquata
                                             obliquata), white
                                             catspaw
                                             (pearlymussel) (E.
                                             o. perobliqua),
                                             snuffbox mussel (E.
                                             triquetra),
                                             orangefoot
                                             pimpleback
                                             (pearlymussel)
                                             (Plethobasus
                                             cooperianus),
                                             sheepnose mussel
                                             (P. cyphyus),
                                             rabbitsfoot
                                             (Quadrula
                                             cylindrica
                                             cylindrica), rayed
                                             bean (Villosa
                                             fabalis),
                                             scaleshell mussel
                                             (Leptodea
                                             leptodon),
                                             spectaclecase
                                             (mussel)
                                             (Cumberlandia
                                             monodonta).
TE26856C...........  Sean Langley,          Add Gray bat (Myotis  AL, AR, CT, DE, FL,   Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,      Amend.
                      Indianapolis, IN.      grisescens) to        GA, IL, IN, IA, KS,   absence surveys,      mist-net, radio-
                                             existing permitted    KY, LA, MD, MA, MI,   document habitat      tag, band, release.
                                             species: Indiana      MS, MN, MO, MT, NE,   use, conduct
                                             bat (M. sodalis),     NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND,   population
                                             northern long-eared   OH, OK, PA, RI, SC,   monitoring,
                                             bat (M.               SD, TN, VT, VA, WV,   evaluate impacts.
                                             septentrionalis).     WI, WY.
TE06845A...........  Lochmueller Group,     Indiana bat (Myotis   IL, IN, OH, GA, KY..  Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,      Renew.
                      Inc., Evansville, IN.  sodalis), gray bat                          absence surveys,      mist-net, radio-
                                             (M. grisescens),                            document habitat      tag, band, release.
                                             northern long-eared                         use, conduct
                                             bat (M.                                     population
                                             septentrionalis).                           monitoring,
                                                                                         evaluate impacts.
TE60958A...........  Bat Calls              Indiana bat (Myotis   AL, AR, CT, DE, FL,   Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,      Renew.
                      Identification,        sodalis), gray bat    GA, IL, IN, IA, KS,   absence surveys,      mist-net, radio-
                      Inc., Kansas City,     (M. grisescens),      KY, LA, ME, MD, MA,   document habitat      tag, band, release.
                      MO.                    northern long-eared   MI, MS, MN, MO, MT,   use, conduct
                                             bat (M.               NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC,   population
                                             septentrionalis),     ND, OH, OK, PA, RI,   monitoring,
                                             Ozark big-eared bat   SC, SD, TN, VT, VA,   evaluate impacts.
                                             (Corynorhinus         WV, WI, WY.
                                             towsendii ingens),
                                             Virginia big-eared
                                             bat (C.t.
                                             virginianus).
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Public Availability of Comments

    We seek public review and comments on these permit applications. 
Please refer to the permit number when you submit comments. Comments 
and materials we receive in response to this notice are available for 
public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the 
address listed in ADDRESSES.
    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

Contents of Public Comments

    Please make your comments as specific as possible. Please confine 
your comments to issues for which we seek comments in this notice, and 
explain the basis for your comments. Include sufficient information 
with your comments to allow us to authenticate any scientific or 
commercial data you include.
    The comments and recommendations that will be most useful and 
likely to influence agency decisions are: (1) Those supported by 
quantitative information or studies; and (2) Those

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that include citations to, and analyses of, the applicable laws and 
regulations.

Next Steps

    If the Service decides to issue permits to any of the applicants 
listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal 
Register.

    Authority: Section 10 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as 
amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

    Dated: May 7, 2018.
Lori H. Nordstrom,
Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Midwest Region.
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