Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications, 48324-48330 [2018-20656]

Download as PDF 48324 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 185 / Monday, September 24, 2018 / Notices the permit issuance date by searching https://www.regulations.gov for the permit number listed above in this document (e.g., 12345A). requested permits, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period. V. Authority DATES: We issue this notice under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and its implementing regulations. ADDRESSES: Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2018–20653 Filed 9–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2018–N086; FXES11130800000–178–FF08E00000] Endangered and Threatened 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, have received applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation or survival of endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on these applications. Before issuing any of the SUMMARY: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Application No. We must receive your written comments on or before October 24, 2018. Document availability and comment submission: Submit requests for copies of the applications and related documents and submit any comments by one of the following methods. All requests and comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s) (e.g., TEXXXXXX). • Email: permitsr8es@fws.gov. • U.S. Mail: Daniel Marquez, Endangered Species Program Manager, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 8, 2800 Cottage Way, Room W–2606, Sacramento, CA 95825. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Marquez, via phone at 760–431– 9440, via email at permitsr8es@fws.gov, or via the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on applications for permits under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The requested permits would allow the applicants to conduct activities intended to promote recovery of species that are listed as endangered or threatened under the ESA. Background With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities that constitute take of listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activity. The ESA’s definition of ‘‘take’’ includes such activities as pursuing, harassing, trapping, capturing, or collecting in addition to hunting, shooting, harming, wounding, or killing. A recovery permit issued by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for enhancement of propagation or survival of the species. These activities often include such prohibited actions as capture and collection. Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found in the Code of Federal Regulations 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 Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the recovery and enhancement of propagation or survival of the species in the wild. The ESA requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. Accordingly, we invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies and the public to submit written data, views, or arguments with respect to these applications. The comments and recommendations that will be most useful and likely to influence agency decisions are those supported by quantitative information or studies. Applicant, city, state Species Location Activity TE–082237 California State Parks, San Luis Obispo Coast District, San Simeon, California. CA ............... Survey ............................... Capture, handle, and release. Renew. TE–13703B California Living Museum, Bakersfield, California. • Morro shoulderband snail (Banded dune) (Helminthoglypta walkeriana). • Morro Bay kangaroo rat (Dipodomys heermanni morroensis). • Arroyo toad (arroyo southwestern) (Anaxyrus californicus (Bufo microscaphus c.)). • Mountain yellow-legged frog (southern California DPS) (Rana muscosa). • California tiger salamander (Sonoma County and Santa Barbara DPS) (Ambystoma californiense). • Blunt-nosed leopard lizard (Gambelia silus). • California condor (Gymnogyps californianus). • Riparian brush rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani riparius). CA ............... Rehabilitation, public education, public display, captive propagation, research. Collect and acquire injured and/or sick animals, captive rear, perform general husbandry, release healthy individuals, and retain animals unfit for reintroduction. Renew. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:32 Sep 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM Type of take 24SEN1 Permit action 48325 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 185 / Monday, September 24, 2018 / Notices Application No. TE–79190C Ryan Lopez, Fresno, California. TE–206822 Brian Shomo, Lake Elsinore, California. Anita Hayworth, Encinitas, California. TE–781084 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Applicant, city, state VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:32 Sep 21, 2018 Species Location • Morro Bay kangaroo rat (Dipodomys heermanni morroensis). • Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides). • Giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens). • Stephens’ kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi). • Fresno kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides exilis). • Riparian woodrat (=San Joaquin Valley) (Neotoma fuscipes riparia). • San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica). • Sierra Nevada bighorn (Ovis canadensis sierrae). • Nelson bighorn (Peninsular Ranges DPS, Peninsular bighorn sheep) (Ovis canadensis nelsoni). • Fresno kangaroo rat CA ............... (Dipodomys nitratoides exilis), • Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides). • Giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens). • California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense). • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio). • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis) • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). • Stephens’ kangaroo rat CA ............... (Dipodomys stephensi). • Southwestern willow CA ............... flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino). • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio). • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Activity Type of take Permit action Survey ............................... Capture, handle, release, and collect vouchers. New. Survey ............................... Capture, handle, and release. Capture, handle, release, collect vouchers. Renew. Survey ............................... Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 Renew. 48326 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Application No. Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 185 / Monday, September 24, 2018 / Notices Applicant, city, state TE–80906C Katherine Smith, Fairfield, California. TE–67570A Brett Hanshew, Oakland, California. TE–094845 Matthew Bettelheim, Concord, California. TE–90002A Todd Wong, Elk Grove, California. TE–13691B Christine Zack, Campbell, California. TE–769304 Jeffrey Halstead, Clovis, California. TE–02578B Craig Seltenrich, Auburn, California. TE–799564 Sycamore Environmental Consultants, Inc., Sacramento, California. TE–795934 ICF Jones & Stokes, Inc., Sacramento, California. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:03 Sep 21, 2018 Species • Salt marsh harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys raviventris). • San Francisco garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia). • California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense). • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio). • longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). • San Bernardino Merriam’s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami parvus), • Stephens’ kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi). • Fresno kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides exilis). • Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides). • California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense). • California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense). • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio). • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio). • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Location Activity Type of take Permit action CA ............... Survey, population monitoring, genetic studies, toxicology studies. Capture, handle, mark, install cameras, collect fur samples. New. CA ............... Invasive species management. Perform bullfrog control .... Amend. CA ............... Survey ............................... Capture, handle, and release. Renew. CA ............... Survey ............................... Capture, handle, release, and collect vouchers. Renew. CA ............... Survey ............................... Capture, handle, and release. Renew. CA ............... Survey ............................... Capture, handle, and release. Renew. CA ............... Survey ............................... Capture, handle, and release. Renew. CA ............... Survey ............................... Capture, handle, release, and collect vouchers. Renew. CA ............... Survey ............................... Capture, handle, release, and collect vouchers. Renew. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 185 / Monday, September 24, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Application No. Applicant, city, state TE–96514A Jonathan Aguayo, Buena Park, California. TE–21700B Diana Grosso, Bakersfield, California. TE–829554 Barbara Kus, San Diego, California. TE–148556 Deborah Van Dooremolen, Las Vegas, Nevada. TE–020548 U.S. Geological Survey, Vallejo, California. TE–64144A Emily Mastrelli, San Diego, California. TE–085026 Jeff Steinman, San Francisco, California. TE–221295 Angelica Mendoza, Fontana, California. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Sep 21, 2018 Species • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense). • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides). • Giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens). • San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica). • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • Yuma clapper rail (Yuma Ridgway’s r.) (Rallus longirostris yumanensis) (R. obsoletus y.). • Salt marsh harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys raviventris). • California Clapper rail (California Ridgway’s r.) (Rallus longirostris obsoletus) (R. obsoletus o.). • Yuma clapper rail (Yuma Ridgway’s r.) (Rallus longirostris yumanensis) (R. obsoletus y.). • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio). • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00054 48327 Location Activity Type of take CA ............... Survey ............................... Survey ............................... Amend. CA ............... Survey and transport ........ Capture, handle, release, and transport injured individuals. Renew and amend. CA ............... Education .......................... Conduct educational workshops. Amend. NV ............... Survey ............................... Survey ............................... Renew. CA ............... Survey and research ......... Capture, handle, mark, take fur samples, band, radio-tag, collect blood, collect feathers, candle eggs, salvage eggs, salvage carcasses, release. Renew. CA ............... Survey ............................... Capture, handle, release, collect vouchers. Amend. CA ............... Survey ............................... Survey ............................... Renew. CA ............... Survey ............................... Capture, handle, release, collect vouchers. Amend. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 Permit action 48328 Application No. TE–166383 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 TE–29658A Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 185 / Monday, September 24, 2018 / Notices Applicant, city, state Bureau of Land Management, Hollister, California. Cindy Dunn, San Diego, California. TE–115373 Darin Busby, San Diego, California. TE–85074C U.S. Geological Survey, Dixon, California. TE–802450 Arthur Davenport, Barstow, California. TE–101154 Douglas Rischbieter, Arnold, California. TE–85084C Dustin Brown, Orangevale, California. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Sep 21, 2018 Species Location Activity • Blunt-nosed leopard lizard (Gambelia silus). CA ............... Survey and genetic studies Capture, handle, collect tissue, release. Renew. • Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino). • Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). • California Clapper rail (California Ridgway’s r.) (Rallus longirostris obsoletus) (R. obsoletus o.). CA ............... Survey ............................... Survey ............................... Renew. CA ............... Survey ............................... Capture, handle, release, collect vouchers. Renew. CA ............... Monitor, research studies, and translocation. New. • Least Bell’s vireo (Vireo belli pusillus). • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • Yuma clapper rail (Yuma Ridgway’s r.) (Rallus longirostris yumanensis) (R. obsoletus y.). • Light-footed clapper rail (light-footed Ridgway’s r.) (Rallus longirostris levipes) (R. obsoletus l.). • Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino). • San Bernardino Merriam’s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami parvus). • Stephens’ kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi). • Pacific pocket mouse (Perognathus longimembris pacificus). • Arroyo toad (arroyo southwestern) (Anaxyrus californicus). • Desert pupfish (Cyprinodon macularius). • Tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi). • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio). • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). • California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment (DPS)) (Ambystoma californiense). CA, NV, OR, WA, ID, AZ, NM, UT, CO, TX, WY. Survey and population monitoring. Capture, handle, band, radio-tag, monitor nests, collect blood, collect feathers, candle eggs, float eggs, translocate, transport, salvage eggs, salvage carcasses, and release. Survey, nest monitor, capture, handle, and release. CA ............... Survey and genetic studies Renew. CA ............... Survey ............................... Capture, handle, collect vouchers for genetic analysis, release. Capture, handle, release, collect vouchers. Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM Type of take 24SEN1 Permit action Renew. New. 48329 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 185 / Monday, September 24, 2018 / Notices Application No. TE–068189 Archaeological Consulting Services, Tempe Arizona. TE–844852 U.S. Geological Survey, Point Reyes, California. TE–15544A Christine Beck, San Diego, California. TE–829204 TE–095858 TE–233332 TE–800777 TE–009926 TE–012137 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Applicant, city, state TE–85350C VerDate Sep<11>2014 Species Location Activity Type of take • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • Yuma clapper rail (Yuma Ridgway’s r.) (Rallus longirostris yumanensis) (R. obsoletus y.). • Sierra Nevada yellowlegged frog (Rana sierrae). • mountain yellow-legged frog ((northern California DPS) (Rana muscosa)). NV ............... Survey ............................... Survey ............................... Renew. CA ............... Survey, research studies, salvage. Renew. • Least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus). CA ............... Survey and population monitoring. Capture, handle, take skin swabs, clip toes, insert PIT (Passive Integrated Transponder) tags, emergency salvage, collect vouchers, and release. Nest monitor, capture, handle, band, and release. CA ............... Survey ............................... Survey ............................... Renew. CA ............... Survey ............................... Capture, handle, release, and collect vouchers. Renew. CA ............... Survey ............................... Survey ............................... Renew. CA ............... Survey and public education. Capture, handle, release, collect vouchers. Renew. CA, AZ, NM, TX. Survey ............................... Capture, handle, and release. Renew and amend. CA ............... Emergency salvage .......... Amendment. CA ............... Survey ............................... Capture, temporarily hold in captivity, relocate, and salvage. Survey ............................... • California least tern (Sternula antillarum browni) (Sterna a. browni). Harry Jones, Cobb, Cali• Southwestern willow fornia. flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). Arianne Preite, Orange, • Conservancy fairy California. shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio). • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • Light-footed clapper rail (light-footed Ridgway’s r.) (Rallus longirostris levipes) (R. obsoletus l.). • Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino). Maya Mazon, Oceanside, • Quino checkerspot butCalifornia. terfly (Euphydryas editha quino). Jepson Prairie Reserve • Conservancy fairy Docents, Davis, Calishrimp (Branchinecta fornia. conservatio). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). Gulf South Research Cor• Sierra Nevada yellowporation, Baton Rouge, legged frog (Rana Louisiana. sierrae). • Arroyo toad (arroyo southwestern) (Anaxyrus californicus). • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). Fort Hunter Liggett, Fort • Arroyo toad (arroyo Hunter Liggett, California. southwestern) (Anaxyrus californicus). Scott Demers, • California Clapper rail McKinleyville, California. (California Ridgway’s r.) (Rallus longirostris obsoletus) (R. obsoletus o.). 17:40 Sep 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 Permit action Renew. New. 48330 Application No. Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 185 / Monday, September 24, 2018 / Notices Applicant, city, state TE–063427 Sarah Powell, Sacramento, California. TE–017549 Mary Whitfield, Weldon, California. Species Location Activity • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio). • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • Least Bell’s vireo (Vireo belli pusillus). . CA ............... Survey ............................... Capture, handle, release, collect vouchers. Renew. CA, NV, AZ, NM. Survey, population monitoring, research studies, and public educational workshops. Nest monitor, capture, handle, band, collect blood, collect feathers, film, conduct educational workshops. Renew and amend. Public Availability of Comments DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Written comments we receive become part of the administrative record associated with this action. 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 request in your comment that we withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their entirety. Fish and Wildlife Service Next Steps If we decide to issue permits to any of the applicants listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. Authority amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 We publish this notice under section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Karen Jensen, Acting Regional Director, Pacific Southwest Region, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2018–20656 Filed 9–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Sep 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2018–0022; FXIA16710900000–178–FF09A30000] Foreign Endangered Species; Receipt of Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on applications to conduct certain activities with foreign species that are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing permits for endangered species. DATES: We must receive comments by October 24, 2018. ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents: The applications, application supporting materials, and any comments and other materials that we receive will be available for public inspection at https:// www.regulations.gov in Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2018–0022. Submitting Comments: When submitting comments, please specify the name of the applicant and the permit number at the beginning of your comment. You may submit comments by one of the following methods: • Internet: https:// www.regulations.gov. Search for and submit comments on Docket No. FWS– HQ–IA–2018–0022. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Type of take Permit action • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2018–0022; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters, MS: BPHC; 5275 Leesburg Pike; Falls Church, VA 22041–3803. For more information, see Public Comment Procedures under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, by phone at 703–358– 2104, via email at DMAFR@fws.gov, or via the Federal Relay Service at 800– 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Comment Procedures A. How do I comment on submitted applications? You may submit your comments and materials by one of the methods in ADDRESSES. We will not consider comments sent by email or fax, or to an address not in ADDRESSES. We will not consider or include in our administrative record comments we receive after the close of the comment period (see DATES). When submitting comments, please specify the name of the applicant and the permit number at the beginning of your comment. Please make your requests or comments as specific as possible, confine your comments to issues for which we seek comments in this notice, and explain the basis for your comments. Provide sufficient information 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 E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R8-ES-2018-N086; FXES11130800000-178-FF08E00000]


Endangered and Threatened 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, have received 
applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the 
propagation or survival of endangered or threatened species under the 
Endangered Species Act. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, 
and Federal agencies to comment on these applications. Before issuing 
any of the requested permits, we will take into consideration any 
information that we receive during the public comment period.

DATES: We must receive your written comments on or before October 24, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: Document availability and comment submission: Submit 
requests for copies of the applications and related documents and 
submit any comments by one of the following methods. All requests and 
comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s) 
(e.g., TEXXXXXX).
     Email: [email protected].
     U.S. Mail: Daniel Marquez, Endangered Species Program 
Manager, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 8, 2800 Cottage Way, 
Room W-2606, Sacramento, CA 95825.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Marquez, via phone at 760-431-
9440, via email at [email protected], or via the Federal Relay 
Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
invite the public to comment on applications for permits under section 
10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 
1531 et seq.). The requested permits would allow the applicants to 
conduct activities intended to promote recovery of species that are 
listed as endangered or threatened under the ESA.

Background

    With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities that constitute 
take of listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows 
such activity. The ESA's definition of ``take'' includes such 
activities as pursuing, harassing, trapping, capturing, or collecting 
in addition to hunting, shooting, harming, wounding, or killing.
    A recovery permit issued by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA 
authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered or 
threatened species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for 
enhancement of propagation or survival of the species. These activities 
often include such prohibited actions as capture and collection. Our 
regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are 
found in the Code of Federal Regulations 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

    Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the 
recovery and enhancement of propagation or survival of the species in 
the wild. The ESA requires that we invite public comment before issuing 
these permits. Accordingly, we invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal 
agencies and the public to submit written data, views, or arguments 
with respect to these applications. The comments and recommendations 
that will be most useful and likely to influence agency decisions are 
those supported by quantitative information or studies.

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                       Applicant, city,
  Application No.            state                Species              Location              Activity            Type of take          Permit action
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TE-082237..........  California State       Morro        CA..................  Survey..............  Capture, handle, and  Renew.
                      Parks, San Luis       shoulderband snail                                                release.
                      Obispo Coast          (Banded dune)
                      District, San         (Helminthoglypta
                      Simeon, California.   walkeriana).
                                            Morro Bay
                                            kangaroo rat
                                            (Dipodomys
                                            heermanni
                                            morroensis).
TE-13703B..........  California Living      Arroyo toad  CA..................  Rehabilitation,       Collect and acquire   Renew.
                      Museum,               (arroyo                                     public education,     injured and/or sick
                      Bakersfield,          southwestern)                               public display,       animals, captive
                      California.           (Anaxyrus                                   captive               rear, perform
                                            californicus (Bufo                          propagation,          general husbandry,
                                            microscaphus c.)).                          research.             release healthy
                                            Mountain                                                  individuals, and
                                            yellow-legged frog                                                retain animals
                                            (southern                                                         unfit for
                                            California DPS)                                                   reintroduction.
                                            (Rana muscosa).
                                            California
                                            tiger salamander
                                            (Sonoma County and
                                            Santa Barbara DPS)
                                            (Ambystoma
                                            californiense).
                                            Blunt-nosed
                                            leopard lizard
                                            (Gambelia silus).
                                            California
                                            condor (Gymnogyps
                                            californianus).
                                            Riparian
                                            brush rabbit
                                            (Sylvilagus
                                            bachmani riparius).

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                                            Morro Bay
                                            kangaroo rat
                                            (Dipodomys
                                            heermanni
                                            morroensis).
                                            Tipton
                                            kangaroo rat
                                            (Dipodomys
                                            nitratoides
                                            nitratoides).
                                            Giant
                                            kangaroo rat
                                            (Dipodomys ingens).
                                            Stephens'
                                            kangaroo rat
                                            (Dipodomys
                                            stephensi).
                                            Fresno
                                            kangaroo rat
                                            (Dipodomys
                                            nitratoides exilis).
                                            Riparian
                                            woodrat (=San
                                            Joaquin Valley)
                                            (Neotoma fuscipes
                                            riparia).
                                            San Joaquin
                                            kit fox (Vulpes
                                            macrotis mutica).
                                            Sierra
                                            Nevada bighorn
                                            (Ovis canadensis
                                            sierrae).
                                            Nelson
                                            bighorn (Peninsular
                                            Ranges DPS,
                                            Peninsular bighorn
                                            sheep) (Ovis
                                            canadensis nelsoni).
TE-79190C..........  Ryan Lopez, Fresno,    Fresno       CA..................  Survey..............  Capture, handle,      New.
                      California.           kangaroo rat                                                      release, and
                                            (Dipodomys                                                        collect vouchers.
                                            nitratoides
                                            exilis),
                                            Tipton
                                            kangaroo rat
                                            (Dipodomys
                                            nitratoides
                                            nitratoides).
                                            Giant
                                            kangaroo rat
                                            (Dipodomys ingens).
                                            California
                                            tiger salamander
                                            (Santa Barbara
                                            County and Sonoma
                                            County Distinct
                                            Population Segment
                                            (DPS)) (Ambystoma
                                            californiense).
                                            Conservancy
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Branchinecta
                                            conservatio).
                                            Longhorn
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Branchinecta
                                            longiantenna).
                                            San Diego
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Branchinecta
                                            sandiegonensis)
                                            Riverside
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Streptocephalus
                                            woottoni).
                                            Vernal pool
                                            tadpole shrimp
                                            (Lepidurus
                                            packardi).
TE-206822..........  Brian Shomo, Lake      Stephens'    CA..................  Survey..............  Capture, handle, and  Renew.
                      Elsinore,             kangaroo rat                                                      release.
                      California.           (Dipodomys
                                            stephensi).
TE-781084..........  Anita Hayworth,                     CA..................  Survey..............  Capture, handle,      Renew.
                      Encinitas,            Southwestern willow                                               release, collect
                      California.           flycatcher                                                        vouchers.
                                            (Empidonax traillii
                                            extimus).
                                            Quino
                                            checkerspot
                                            butterfly
                                            (Euphydryas editha
                                            quino).
                                            Conservancy
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Branchinecta
                                            conservatio).
                                            Longhorn
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Branchinecta
                                            longiantenna).
                                            San Diego
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Branchinecta
                                            sandiegonensis).
                                            Riverside
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Streptocephalus
                                            woottoni).
                                            Vernal pool
                                            tadpole shrimp
                                            (Lepidurus
                                            packardi).

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TE-80906C..........  Katherine Smith,       Salt marsh   CA..................  Survey, population    Capture, handle,      New.
                      Fairfield,            harvest mouse                               monitoring, genetic   mark, install
                      California.           (Reithrodontomys                            studies, toxicology   cameras, collect
                                            raviventris).                               studies.              fur samples.
TE-67570A..........  Brett Hanshew,         San          CA..................  Invasive species      Perform bullfrog      Amend.
                      Oakland, California.  Francisco garter                            management.           control.
                                            snake (Thamnophis
                                            sirtalis
                                            tetrataenia).
TE-094845..........  Matthew Bettelheim,    California   CA..................  Survey..............  Capture, handle, and  Renew.
                      Concord, California.  tiger salamander                                                  release.
                                            (Santa Barbara
                                            County and Sonoma
                                            County Distinct
                                            Population Segment
                                            (DPS)) (Ambystoma
                                            californiense).
TE-90002A..........  Todd Wong, Elk         Conservancy  CA..................  Survey..............  Capture, handle,      Renew.
                      Grove, California.    fairy shrimp                                                      release, and
                                            (Branchinecta                                                     collect vouchers.
                                            conservatio).
                                            longhorn
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Branchinecta
                                            longiantenna).
                                            San Diego
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Branchinecta
                                            sandiegonensis).
                                            Riverside
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Streptocephalus
                                            woottoni).
                                            Vernal pool
                                            tadpole shrimp
                                            (Lepidurus
                                            packardi).
TE-13691B..........  Christine Zack,        San          CA..................  Survey..............  Capture, handle, and  Renew.
                      Campbell,             Bernardino                                                        release.
                      California.           Merriam's kangaroo
                                            rat (Dipodomys
                                            merriami parvus),
                                            Stephens'
                                            kangaroo rat
                                            (Dipodomys
                                            stephensi).
TE-769304..........  Jeffrey Halstead,      Fresno
                      Clovis, California.   kangaroo rat
                                            (Dipodomys
                                            nitratoides exilis).
                                            Tipton       CA..................  Survey..............  Capture, handle, and  Renew.
                                            kangaroo rat                                                      release.
                                            (Dipodomys
                                            nitratoides
                                            nitratoides).
                                            California
                                            tiger salamander
                                            (Santa Barbara
                                            County and Sonoma
                                            County Distinct
                                            Population Segment
                                            (DPS)) (Ambystoma
                                            californiense).
TE-02578B..........  Craig Seltenrich,      California   CA..................  Survey..............  Capture, handle, and  Renew.
                      Auburn, California.   tiger salamander                                                  release.
                                            (Santa Barbara
                                            County and Sonoma
                                            County Distinct
                                            Population Segment
                                            (DPS)) (Ambystoma
                                            californiense).
TE-799564..........  Sycamore               Conservancy  CA..................  Survey..............  Capture, handle,      Renew.
                      Environmental         fairy shrimp                                                      release, and
                      Consultants, Inc.,    (Branchinecta                                                     collect vouchers.
                      Sacramento,           conservatio).
                      California.           Longhorn
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Branchinecta
                                            longiantenna).
                                            San Diego
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Branchinecta
                                            sandiegonensis).
                                            Riverside
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Streptocephalus
                                            woottoni).
                                            Vernal pool
                                            tadpole shrimp
                                            (Lepidurus
                                            packardi).
TE-795934..........  ICF Jones & Stokes,    Conservancy  CA..................  Survey..............  Capture, handle,      Renew.
                      Inc., Sacramento,     fairy shrimp                                                      release, and
                      California.           (Branchinecta                                                     collect vouchers.
                                            conservatio).
                                            Longhorn
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Branchinecta
                                            longiantenna).
                                            San Diego
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Branchinecta
                                            sandiegonensis).
                                            Riverside
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Streptocephalus
                                            woottoni).

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                                            Vernal pool
                                            tadpole shrimp
                                            (Lepidurus
                                            packardi).
                                           
                                            Southwestern willow
                                            flycatcher
                                            (Empidonax traillii
                                            extimus).
                                            California
                                            tiger salamander
                                            (Santa Barbara
                                            County and Sonoma
                                            County Distinct
                                            Population Segment
                                            (DPS)) (Ambystoma
                                            californiense).
TE-96514A..........  Jonathan Aguayo,                    CA..................  Survey..............  Survey..............  Amend.
                      Buena Park,           Southwestern willow
                      California.           flycatcher
                                            (Empidonax traillii
                                            extimus).
TE-21700B..........  Diana Grosso,          Tipton
                      Bakersfield,          kangaroo rat
                      California.           (Dipodomys
                                            nitratoides
                                            nitratoides).
                                            Giant        CA..................  Survey and transport  Capture, handle,      Renew and amend.
                                            kangaroo rat                                                      release, and
                                            (Dipodomys ingens).                                               transport injured
                                                                                                              individuals.
                                            San Joaquin
                                            kit fox (Vulpes
                                            macrotis mutica).
TE-829554..........  Barbara Kus, San                    CA..................  Education...........  Conduct educational   Amend.
                      Diego, California.    Southwestern willow                                               workshops.
                                            flycatcher
                                            (Empidonax traillii
                                            extimus).
TE-148556..........  Deborah Van                         NV..................  Survey..............  Survey..............  Renew.
                      Dooremolen, Las       Southwestern willow
                      Vegas, Nevada.        flycatcher
                                            (Empidonax traillii
                                            extimus).
                                            Yuma
                                            clapper rail (Yuma
                                            Ridgway's r.)
                                            (Rallus
                                            longirostris
                                            yumanensis) (R.
                                            obsoletus y.).
TE-020548..........  U.S. Geological        Salt marsh   CA..................  Survey and research.  Capture, handle,      Renew.
                      Survey, Vallejo,      harvest mouse                                                     mark, take fur
                      California.           (Reithrodontomys                                                  samples, band,
                                            raviventris).                                                     radio-tag, collect
                                            California                                                blood, collect
                                            Clapper rail                                                      feathers, candle
                                            (California                                                       eggs, salvage eggs,
                                            Ridgway's r.)                                                     salvage carcasses,
                                            (Rallus                                                           release.
                                            longirostris
                                            obsoletus) (R.
                                            obsoletus o.).
                                            Yuma
                                            clapper rail (Yuma
                                            Ridgway's r.)
                                            (Rallus
                                            longirostris
                                            yumanensis) (R.
                                            obsoletus y.).
TE-64144A..........  Emily Mastrelli, San   Conservancy  CA..................  Survey..............  Capture, handle,      Amend.
                      Diego, California.    fairy shrimp                                                      release, collect
                                            (Branchinecta                                                     vouchers.
                                            conservatio),
                                            Longhorn
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Branchinecta
                                            longiantenna).
                                            San Diego
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Branchinecta
                                            sandiegonensis).
                                            Riverside
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Streptocephalus
                                            woottoni).
                                            Vernal pool
                                            tadpole shrimp
                                            (Lepidurus
                                            packardi).
TE-085026..........  Jeff Steinman, San                  CA..................  Survey..............  Survey..............  Renew.
                      Francisco,            Southwestern willow
                      California.           flycatcher
                                            (Empidonax traillii
                                            extimus).
TE-221295..........  Angelica Mendoza,      Conservancy  CA..................  Survey..............  Capture, handle,      Amend.
                      Fontana, California.  fairy shrimp                                                      release, collect
                                            (Branchinecta                                                     vouchers.
                                            conservatio).
                                            Longhorn
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Branchinecta
                                            longiantenna).
                                            San Diego
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Branchinecta
                                            sandiegonensis).
                                            Riverside
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Streptocephalus
                                            woottoni).
                                            Vernal pool
                                            tadpole shrimp
                                            (Lepidurus
                                            packardi).

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TE-166383..........  Bureau of Land         Blunt-nosed  CA..................  Survey and genetic    Capture, handle,      Renew.
                      Management,           leopard lizard                              studies.              collect tissue,
                      Hollister,            (Gambelia silus).                                                 release.
                      California.
TE-29658A..........  Cindy Dunn, San        Quino        CA..................  Survey..............  Survey..............  Renew.
                      Diego, California.    checkerspot
                                            butterfly
                                            (Euphydryas editha
                                            quino).
TE-115373..........  Darin Busby, San       Quino        CA..................  Survey..............  Capture, handle,      Renew.
                      Diego, California.    checkerspot                                                       release, collect
                                            butterfly                                                         vouchers.
                                            (Euphydryas editha
                                            quino).
                                            San Diego
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Branchinecta
                                            sandiegonensis).
                                            Riverside
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Streptocephalus
                                            woottoni).
TE-85074C..........  U.S. Geological        California   CA..................  Monitor, research     Capture, handle,      New.
                      Survey, Dixon,        Clapper rail                                studies, and          band, radio-tag,
                      California.           (California                                 translocation.        monitor nests,
                                            Ridgway's r.)                                                     collect blood,
                                            (Rallus                                                           collect feathers,
                                            longirostris                                                      candle eggs, float
                                            obsoletus) (R.                                                    eggs, translocate,
                                            obsoletus o.).                                                    transport, salvage
                                                                                                              eggs, salvage
                                                                                                              carcasses, and
                                                                                                              release.
TE-802450..........  Arthur Davenport,      Least        CA, NV, OR, WA, ID,   Survey and            Survey, nest          Renew.
                      Barstow, California.  Bell's vireo (Vireo   AZ, NM, UT, CO, TX,   population            monitor, capture,
                                            belli pusillus).      WY.                   monitoring.           handle, and release.
                                           
                                            Southwestern willow
                                            flycatcher
                                            (Empidonax traillii
                                            extimus).
                                            Yuma
                                            clapper rail (Yuma
                                            Ridgway's r.)
                                            (Rallus
                                            longirostris
                                            yumanensis) (R.
                                            obsoletus y.).
                                            Light-
                                            footed clapper rail
                                            (light-footed
                                            Ridgway's r.)
                                            (Rallus
                                            longirostris
                                            levipes) (R.
                                            obsoletus l.).
                                            Quino
                                            checkerspot
                                            butterfly
                                            (Euphydryas editha
                                            quino).
                                            San
                                            Bernardino
                                            Merriam's kangaroo
                                            rat (Dipodomys
                                            merriami parvus).
                                            Stephens'
                                            kangaroo rat
                                            (Dipodomys
                                            stephensi).
                                            Pacific
                                            pocket mouse
                                            (Perognathus
                                            longimembris
                                            pacificus).
                                            Arroyo toad
                                            (arroyo
                                            southwestern)
                                            (Anaxyrus
                                            californicus).
                                            Desert
                                            pupfish (Cyprinodon
                                            macularius).
TE-101154..........  Douglas Rischbieter,   Tidewater    CA..................  Survey and genetic    Capture, handle,      Renew.
                      Arnold, California.   goby (Eucyclogobius                         studies.              collect vouchers
                                            newberryi).                                                       for genetic
                                                                                                              analysis, release.
TE-85084C..........  Dustin Brown,          Conservancy  CA..................  Survey..............  Capture, handle,      New.
                      Orangevale,           fairy shrimp                                                      release, collect
                      California.           (Branchinecta                                                     vouchers.
                                            conservatio).
                                            Longhorn
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Branchinecta
                                            longiantenna).
                                            San Diego
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Branchinecta
                                            sandiegonensis).
                                            Riverside
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Streptocephalus
                                            woottoni).
                                            Vernal pool
                                            tadpole shrimp
                                            (Lepidurus
                                            packardi).
                                            California
                                            tiger salamander
                                            (Santa Barbara
                                            County and Sonoma
                                            County Distinct
                                            Population Segment
                                            (DPS)) (Ambystoma
                                            californiense).

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TE-068189..........  Archaeological                      NV..................  Survey..............  Survey..............  Renew.
                      Consulting            Southwestern willow
                      Services, Tempe       flycatcher
                      Arizona.              (Empidonax traillii
                                            extimus).
                                            Yuma
                                            clapper rail (Yuma
                                            Ridgway's r.)
                                            (Rallus
                                            longirostris
                                            yumanensis) (R.
                                            obsoletus y.).
TE-844852..........  U.S. Geological        Sierra       CA..................  Survey, research      Capture, handle,      Renew.
                      Survey, Point         Nevada yellow-                              studies, salvage.     take skin swabs,
                      Reyes, California.    legged frog (Rana                                                 clip toes, insert
                                            sierrae).                                                         PIT (Passive
                                            mountain                                                  Integrated
                                            yellow-legged frog                                                Transponder) tags,
                                            ((northern                                                        emergency salvage,
                                            California DPS)                                                   collect vouchers,
                                            (Rana muscosa)).                                                  and release.
TE-15544A..........  Christine Beck, San    Least        CA..................  Survey and            Nest monitor,         Renew.
                      Diego, California.    Bell's vireo (Vireo                         population            capture, handle,
                                            bellii pusillus).                           monitoring.           band, and release.
                                            California
                                            least tern
                                            (Sternula
                                            antillarum browni)
                                            (Sterna a. browni).
TE-829204..........  Harry Jones, Cobb,                  CA..................  Survey..............  Survey..............  Renew.
                      California.           Southwestern willow
                                            flycatcher
                                            (Empidonax traillii
                                            extimus).
TE-095858..........  Arianne Preite,        Conservancy  CA..................  Survey..............  Capture, handle,      Renew.
                      Orange, California.   fairy shrimp                                                      release, and
                                            (Branchinecta                                                     collect vouchers.
                                            conservatio).
                                            Longhorn
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Branchinecta
                                            longiantenna).
                                            San Diego
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Branchinecta
                                            sandiegonensis).
                                            Riverside
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Streptocephalus
                                            woottoni).
                                            Vernal pool
                                            tadpole shrimp
                                            (Lepidurus
                                            packardi).
                                           
                                            Southwestern willow
                                            flycatcher
                                            (Empidonax traillii
                                            extimus).
                                            Light-
                                            footed clapper rail
                                            (light-footed
                                            Ridgway's r.)
                                            (Rallus
                                            longirostris
                                            levipes) (R.
                                            obsoletus l.).
                                            Quino
                                            checkerspot
                                            butterfly
                                            (Euphydryas editha
                                            quino).
TE-233332..........  Maya Mazon,            Quino        CA..................  Survey..............  Survey..............  Renew.
                      Oceanside,            checkerspot
                      California.           butterfly
                                            (Euphydryas editha
                                            quino).
TE-800777..........  Jepson Prairie         Conservancy  CA..................  Survey and public     Capture, handle,      Renew.
                      Reserve Docents,      fairy shrimp                                education.            release, collect
                      Davis, California.    (Branchinecta                                                     vouchers.
                                            conservatio).
                                            Vernal pool
                                            tadpole shrimp
                                            (Lepidurus
                                            packardi).
TE-009926..........  Gulf South Research    Sierra       CA, AZ, NM, TX......  Survey..............  Capture, handle, and  Renew and amend.
                      Corporation, Baton    Nevada yellow-                                                    release.
                      Rouge, Louisiana.     legged frog (Rana
                                            sierrae).
                                            Arroyo toad
                                            (arroyo
                                            southwestern)
                                            (Anaxyrus
                                            californicus).
                                           
                                            Southwestern willow
                                            flycatcher
                                            (Empidonax traillii
                                            extimus).
TE-012137..........  Fort Hunter Liggett,   Arroyo toad  CA..................  Emergency salvage...  Capture, temporarily  Amendment.
                      Fort Hunter           (arroyo                                                           hold in captivity,
                      Liggett, California.  southwestern)                                                     relocate, and
                                            (Anaxyrus                                                         salvage.
                                            californicus).
TE-85350C..........  Scott Demers,          California   CA..................  Survey..............  Survey..............  New.
                      McKinleyville,        Clapper rail
                      California.           (California
                                            Ridgway's r.)
                                            (Rallus
                                            longirostris
                                            obsoletus) (R.
                                            obsoletus o.).

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TE-063427..........  Sarah Powell,          Conservancy  CA..................  Survey..............  Capture, handle,      Renew.
                      Sacramento,           fairy shrimp                                                      release, collect
                      California.           (Branchinecta                                                     vouchers.
                                            conservatio).
                                            Longhorn
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Branchinecta
                                            longiantenna).
                                            San Diego
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Branchinecta
                                            sandiegonensis).
                                            Riverside
                                            fairy shrimp
                                            (Streptocephalus
                                            woottoni).
                                            Vernal pool
                                            tadpole shrimp
                                            (Lepidurus
                                            packardi).
TE-017549..........  Mary Whitfield,                     CA, NV, AZ, NM......  Survey, population    Nest monitor,         Renew and amend.
                      Weldon, California.   Southwestern willow                         monitoring,           capture, handle,
                                            flycatcher                                  research studies,     band, collect
                                            (Empidonax traillii                         and public            blood, collect
                                            extimus).                                   educational           feathers, film,
                                            Least                               workshops.            conduct educational
                                            Bell's vireo (Vireo                                               workshops.
                                            belli pusillus).
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Karen Jensen,
Acting Regional Director, Pacific Southwest Region, Sacramento, 
California.
[FR Doc. 2018-20656 Filed 9-21-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4333-15-P