U.S. Endangered Species; Recovery Permit Applications, 50951-50955 [2018-21968]

Download as PDF amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 10, 2018 / Notices an unnamed road and the IBWC levee (said unnamed road is approximately 250 feet long from its point of intersection with the IBWC levee and a point located approximately 100 feet northwest of the intersection of Impala Drive and Gazelle Avenue) located approximately one (1) mile east of the Brownsville/Veterans Port of Entry, and extending approximately three-tenths (0.3) of a mile southeast of the Impala Road gate location. • Starting approximately three-tenths (0.3) of a mile west of a gap in the existing levee wall commonly referred to as the South Point Road gate location, which is situated at the intersection of South Point Road and the IBWC levee located approximately seven-tenths (0.7) of a mile south of the intersection of South Point Road with Southmost Boulevard, and extending approximately three-tenths (0.3) of a mile northeast of the South Point Road gate location. • Starting approximately three-tenths (0.3) of a mile south of a gap in the existing levee wall commonly referred to as the Loops Sandpit gate location, which is situated at the intersection of an unnamed road and the IBWC levee located approximately 65 feet east of the intersection of Alaska Road with S. Oklahoma Drive, and extending approximately three-tenths (0.3) of a mile north of the Loops Sandpit gate location. • Starting approximately three-tenths (0.3) of a mile south of a gap in the existing levee wall commonly referred to as the Implement Shed gate location, which is situated at the intersection of County Road 142 and the IBWC levee located approximately 675 feet east of the intersection of Oklahoma Avenue with County Road 142, and extending approximately three-tenths (0.3) of a mile north of the Implement Shed gate location. • Starting approximately three-tenths (0.3) of a mile south of a gap in the existing levee wall commonly referred to as the Florida Road gate location, which is situated at the intersection of Florida Road and the IBWC levee located approximately 600 feet east of the intersection of Oklahoma Avenue with Florida Road, and extending approximately three-tenths (0.3) of a mile north of the Florida Road gate location. There is presently an acute and immediate need to construct physical barriers and roads in the vicinity of the border of the United States in order to prevent unlawful entries into the United States in the project area. In order to ensure the expeditious construction of the barriers and roads in the project VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:20 Oct 09, 2018 Jkt 247001 area, I have determined that it is necessary that I exercise the authority that is vested in me by section 102(c) of IIRIRA. Accordingly, pursuant to section 102(c) of IIRIRA, I hereby waive in their entirety, with respect to the construction of roads and physical barriers (including, but not limited to, accessing the project area, creating and using staging areas, the conduct of earthwork, excavation, fill, and site preparation, and installation and upkeep of physical barriers, roads, supporting elements, drainage, erosion controls, safety features, lighting, cameras, and sensors) in the project area, all of the following statutes, including all federal, state, or other laws, regulations, and legal requirements of, deriving from, or related to the subject of, the following statutes, as amended: The National Environmental Policy Act (Pub. L. 91– 190, 83 Stat. 852 (Jan. 1, 1970) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.)); the Endangered Species Act (Pub. L. 93–205, 87 Stat. 884 (Dec. 28, 1973) (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.)); the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly referred to as the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.)); the National Historic Preservation Act (Pub. L. 89–665, 80 Stat. 915 (Oct. 15, 1966), as amended, repealed, or replaced by Pub. L. 113–287 (Dec. 19, 2014) (formerly codified at 16 U.S.C. 470 et seq., now codified at 54 U.S.C. 100101 note and 54 U.S.C. 300101 et seq.)); the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.); the Migratory Bird Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 715 et seq.); the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.); the Archeological Resources Protection Act (Pub. L. 96–95 (16 U.S.C. 470aa et seq.)); the Paleontological Resources Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470aaa et seq.); the Federal Cave Resources Protection Act of 1988 (16 U.S.C. 4301 et seq.); the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300f et seq.); the Noise Control Act (42 U.S.C. 4901 et seq.); the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.); the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.); the Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act (Pub. L. 86–523, as amended, repealed, or replaced by Pub. L. 113–287 (Dec. 19, 2014) (formerly codified at 16 U.S.C. 469 et seq., now codified at 54 U.S.C. 312502 et seq.)); the Antiquities Act (formerly codified at 16 U.S.C. 431 et seq., now codified 54 U.S.C. 320301 et seq.); the Historic Sites, Buildings, and Antiquities Act (formerly codified at 16 U.S.C. 461 et PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50951 seq., now codified at 54 U.S.C. 3201– 320303 & 320101–320106); the Farmland Protection Policy Act (7 U.S.C. 4201 et seq.); the Coastal Zone Management Act (Pub. L. 92–583 (16 U.S.C. 1451, et seq.)); the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (Pub. L. 94–579 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.)); the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act (Pub. L. 89–669, 16 U.S.C. 668dd–668ee); National Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (Pub. L. 84–1024 (16 U.S.C. 742a, et seq.)); the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (Pub. L. 73– 121 (16 U.S.C. 661 et seq.)); the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 551 et seq.); the River and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. 403)); the Eagle Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 668 et seq.); the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (25 U.S.C. 3001 et seq.); and the American Indian Religious Freedom Act (42 U.S.C. 1996). This waiver does not revoke or supersede the previous waiver published in the Federal Register on April 8, 2008 (73 FR 19078), which shall remain in full force and effect in accordance with its terms. I reserve the authority to execute further waivers from time to time as I may determine to be necessary under section 102 of IIRIRA. Dated: October 2, 2018. Kirstjen M. Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2018–21930 Filed 10–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R2–ES–2018–N094; FXES11130200000–189–FF02ENEH00] U.S. Endangered Species; 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, invite the public to comment on the following applications for a permit to conduct activities intended to recover and enhance endangered species survival. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), prohibits certain activities that may impact endangered species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1 50952 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 10, 2018 / Notices To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by November 9, 2018. ADDRESSES: Document availability: Request documents by phone or email: Susan Jacobsen, 505–248–6641, susan_ jacobsen@fws.gov. Comment submission: Submit comments by U.S. mail to Susan Jacobsen, Classification and Recovery Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 1306, Albuquerque, NM 87103. Please specify the permit you are interested in by number (e.g., Permit No. TE–123456). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Jacobsen, Chief, Classification and Restoration Division, 505–248– 6641. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review by any party who submits a request as specified in ADDRESSES. Releasing documents is subject to the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) requirements. Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the recovery and enhancement of propagation or survival of the species in the wild. 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. Please refer to the application number when submitting comments. Stewart, Justin; Austin, Texas. Ward, William A.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Barnes, Bradley W.; Moore, Oklahoma. Chickasaw Nation; Ada, Oklahoma. University of New Mexico, Dr. Turner; Albuquerque, New Mexico. Golden-cheeked Warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia). American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus). Texas ........................ Presence/absence surveys Harm, harass ............ New. Oklahoma ................. Presence/absence surveys, habitat surveys. Capture, injury, death New. American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus). American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus). Rio Grande Silvery Minnow (Hybognathus amarus), Spikedace (Meda fulgida), Loach Minnow (Tiaroga cobitis). Oklahoma ................. Presence/absence surveys, habitat surveys. Presence/absence surveys Capture, injury, death New. Capture, injury, death New. Capture, injury, death, collect. Renew. TE–023159B ... Southwestern Ornithological Research and Adventures (SORA), Albuquerque, New Mexico. New Mexico, Texas .. Harm, harass, injury, death. Renew. TE–082492 ...... Hancock, Charles Dean; Youngsville, New Mexico. New Mexico .............. Presence/absence surveys, mist-netting, nest boxes, hand capture. Capture, collect, harm, harass, injury, death. Renew. TE–85591C ..... Jarrell, Jared M.; Tulsa, Oklahoma. American Southwest Ichthyological Researchers (ASIR), Dr. Dudley; Albuquerque, New Mexico. Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus), Lesser Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus), Mexican Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis lucida), Northern Aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis septentrionalis), Southwestern Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). Southwestern Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus), Mexican Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis lucida), Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus), Jemez Mountain Salamander (Plethodon neomexicanus). American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus). Arkansas River Shiner (Notropis girardi), Colorado Pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius), Razorback Sucker (Xyrauchen texanus), Humpback Chub (Gila cypha), Gila Chub (Gila intermedia), Rio Grande Silvery Minnow (Hybognathus amarus), Spikedace (Meda fulgida), Loach Minnow (Tiaroga cobitis). Aquatic sampling/surveying (electrofishing, seines, dip-nets, block nets, and kick seines, others methods as approved), collect fin-clips. Ground surveys, presence/ absence surveys, breeding surveys. Oklahoma ................. Presence/absence surveys Capture, injury, death New. Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah. Population monitoring, spawning activities, downstream transport studies, surveys, collection, fin clips, salvage, seines, dip nets, electrofishing. Capture, collect, injury, death. Renewal. TE–038055 ...... TE–001623 ...... VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:20 Oct 09, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00069 Activity Oklahoma, Texas ..... New Mexico, Arizona Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM Type of take Permit action TE–93531C ..... TE–85444C ..... Location Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment Applicant TE–85337C ..... Species and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. Application No. TE–85341C ..... amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 ESA’s definition of ‘‘take’’ includes hunting, shooting, harming, wounding, or killing but also such activities as pursuing, harassing, trapping, capturing, or collecting. The ESA and our implementing regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) title 50, part 17, provide for issuing such permits and require that we invite public comment before issuing permits for activities involving endangered species. A recovery permit we issue under the ESA, section 10(a)(1)(A), authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or enhance the species’ propagation or survival. These activities often include such prohibited actions as capture and collection. Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, 10OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 10, 2018 / Notices Applicant Species Location Activity TE–837751 ...... U.S Bureau of Reclamation; Glendale, Arizona. Arizona ..................... Surveys, Trapping, Capture, Electrofishing. Collect, harass, injury, death. Amend. TE–88641C ..... Perkins, Steve; Farmington, New Mexico. New Mexico .............. Presense/absence surveys N/A ........................... New. TE–819458 ...... National Park Service, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument); Ajo, Arizona. McLean, Jesse M.; Dallas Texas. McCoy, Chad B.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. University of Arizona, Dr. Koprowski; Tucson, Arizona. Southwestern Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus), Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus), Northern Mexican gartersnake (Thamnophis eques megalops), Narrow-headed gartersnake (Thamnophis rufipunctatus), Chiricahua Leopard Frog (Lithobates chiricahuensis), Pima Pineapple Cactus (Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina), Yuma Clapper Rail (Rallus obsoletus yumanensis), Desert Pupfish (Cyprinodon macularius), Gila Topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis), Colorado Pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius), Spikedace (Meda fulgida), Loach Minnow (Tiaroga cobitis), Razorback Sucker (Xyrauchen texanus), Woundfin (Plagopterus argentissimus). Knowlton’s Cactus (Pediocacurs knowltonii), Kuenzler Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus fendleri var. kuenzleri), Lee Pincushion Cactus (Escobaria sneedii var. leei), Mesa Verde Cactus (Sclerocactus mesaeverdae), Sneed Pincushion Cactus (Escobaria sneedii var. sneedii), Zuni Fleabane (Erigeron rhizomatus), Holy Ghost Ipomopsis (Ipomopsis sancti-spiritus), Mancos Milkvetch (Astragalus humillimus), Todsen’s Pennyroyal (Hedeoma todsenii), Sacramento Prickly Poppy (Argemone pleiacantha ssp. pinnatisecta), Pecos Sunflower (Helianthus paradoxus), Sacramento Mountains Thistle (Cirsium vinaceum), Gypsum WildBuckwheat (Eriogonum gossypinum). Sonoyta Mud Turtle (Kinosternon sonoriense longifemorale). Arizona ..................... Population surveys, trapping. Trap, injury, death .... Amend. Golden-cheeked Warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia). American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus). Texas ........................ Presence/absence surveys Harass, injury, death Renew. Oklahoma ................. Presence/absence surveys, habitat surveys. Capture, injury, death New. Sonoran Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum stebbinsi), Mount Graham Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus grahamensis). Houston Toad (Bufo Houstontoadensis). American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus). Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii), Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas), Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta), Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea). Desert Pupfish (Cyprinodon macularius), Gila Topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis). Arizona ..................... Trap, tissue sample, radiocollar, mark, release, monitor, recapture. Capture, collect, injury, death. Renew. Texas ........................ Surveys, capture, relocation/salvage. Presence/absence surveys Capture, collect, injury, death. Capture, injury, death Renew. Texas ........................ Nesting surveys, capture, relocation and release, sample collection. Capture, collect, injury, death. New. Arizona ..................... Surveys, Trapping, Capture, Electrofishing. Collect, harass, injury, death. Renew. TE–85338C ..... TE–041875 ...... TE–64710A ..... TE–90005C ..... TE–93537C ..... amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Permit action Application No. TE–00974A ..... TE–053109 ...... VerDate Sep<11>2014 Jackson, Jacob T.; Austin, Texas. Patterson, Rande; Houston, Texas. Turtle Island Restoration Network; Galveston, Texas. Stefferud, Sally E.; Phoenix, Arizona. 21:20 Oct 09, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00070 Oklahoma, Texas ..... Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM Type of take 50953 10OCN1 New. 50954 Application No. Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 10, 2018 / Notices Applicant TE–79697C ..... Clark, Barrett R.; Kyle, Texas. TE–833851 ...... City of Austin; Austin, Texas. TE–069320 ...... Groundwater and Environmental Services, Inc.; Lewisville, Texas. TE–00975A ..... Osage Nation; Pawhuska, Oklahoma. SWCA; Austin, Texas TE–800611 ...... TE–08832A ..... TE–86070C ..... TE–169770 ...... Utah State University; Logan, Utah. Cincinnati Zoo; Cincinnati, Ohio. NMOSE/ISC; Los Lunas, New Mexico. Location Coffin Cave mold beetle (Batrisodes texanus), Helotes mold beetle (B. venyivi), Robber Baron Cave meshweaver (Cicurina baronia), Madla Cave meshweaver (C. madla), Bracken Bat Cave meshweaver (C. venii), Government Canyon Bat Cave spider (Neoleptoneta microps), Tooth Cave spider (N. myopica), ground beetle (Rhadine exilis), ground beetle (R. infernalis), Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle (Tartarocregris texana), Cokendolpher Cave harvestman (Texella cokendolpheri), Bee Creek Cave harvestman (T. reddelli), Bone Cave harvestman (T. reyesi), diminutive amphipod (Gammarus hyalleloides), Pecos amphipod (G. pecos), Comal Springs riffle beetle (Heterlmis comalensis), Peck’s Cave amphipod (Stygobromus pecki), Comal Springs dryopid beetle (S. comalensis). Barton Springs salamander (Eurycea sosorum), Austin blind salamander (E. waterlooensis), Jollyville Plateau salamander (E. tonkawae), San Marcos salamander, (E. nana). Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum athalassos), piping plover (Charadrius melodus), red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis), American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus), fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola). American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus). Texas ........................ Presence/absence surveys Harm and harass ...... New. Texas ........................ Surveys, Marking, Tail-clipping. Collect, harass, injury, death. Renew. Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas. Presence/absence surveys Harm and Harass ..... Renew. Oklahoma ................. Presence/absence surveys Capture, injury, death Renew. Whooping Crane (Grus americana), Karst Invertebrates, Red-Cockaded Woodpecker (Leuconotopicus borealis), American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus), Louisiana Pine Snake (Pituophis ruthveni), Texas Hornshell (Popenaias popeii), Golden-cheeked Warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia), Interior Least Tern (Sterna antillarum athalassos), Houston Toad (Bufo houstonensis). Rio Grande Silvery Minnow (Hybognathus amarus). Todsen’s Pennyroyal (Hedeoma todsenii). Rio Grande Silvery Minnow (Hybognathus amarus). Arkansas, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas. Presence/absence surveys, habitat assessments. Capture, collect, injury, death. Amend. New Mexico .............. Surveys, Trapping, Capture, Electrofishing. Presence/absence surveys Collect, harass, injury, death. N/A ........................... Renew. New. Captive propagation, culture, holding and research. Injury, death .............. Renew. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Public Availability of Comments All comments and materials we receive in response to these requests will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address listed in ADDRESSES. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:20 Oct 09, 2018 Jkt 247001 Activity New Mexico .............. New Mexico .............. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Type of take Permit action Species information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority We provide this notice under section 10 of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 10, 2018 / Notices Dated: July 19, 2018. Amy Lueders, Regional Director, Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2018–21968 Filed 10–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVS01000.L58530000.EQ0000.241A; N– 95369; 12–08807; MO# 45001213053; TAS:15X5232] Notice of Realty Action: Classification for Lease and/or Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes of Public Lands for an Elementary School in the Southwest Portion of the Las Vegas Valley, Clark County, Nevada Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of realty action. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Las Vegas Field Office, has examined and found suitable for classification for lease and subsequent conveyance under the provisions of the Taylor Grazing Act and the Recreation and Public Purposes Act, (R&PP) as amended, approximately 15 acres of public land in the Las Vegas Valley, Clark County, Nevada. The Clark County School District proposes to use the land for an Elementary School that will help meet future expanding educational needs in the southwestern part of the Las Vegas Valley. DATES: Submit written comments regarding this proposed classification on or before November 26, 2018. In the absence of any adverse comments, the classification will become effective on December 10, 2018. The lands will not be offered for conveyance until after the classification becomes effective. ADDRESSES: Mail or hand deliver written comments to the BLM Las Vegas Field Office, Attn: S. (Quien) May, Realty Specialist, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130; or fax to 702–515–5010. The BLM will not consider comments received by telephone calls or email. Detailed information, including but not limited to a proposed development and management plan and documentation relating to compliance with applicable environmental and cultural resource laws, is available for review during business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, at the BLM Las Vegas Field Office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: S. (Quien) May, Realty Specialist at the amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:20 Oct 09, 2018 Jkt 247001 above address or by telephone at 702– 515–5196. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to leave a message or question for the above individual. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lands examined and identified as suitable for lease or conveyance under the R&PP Act are legally described as: Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada, T. 22 S., R. 61 E., sec. 20, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4SW1⁄4 and E1⁄2NW1⁄4SW1⁄4SW1⁄4. The area described contains 15 acres in Clark County, Nevada. The lands are not needed for any Federal purposes at this time. Lease or conveyance of the lands for recreational or public purposes use is consistent with the BLM’s Las Vegas Resource Management Plan dated October 5, 1998, and would be in the public interest. All interested parties will receive a copy of this Notice once it is published in the Federal Register. A copy of the Federal Register Notice with information about this proposed realty action will be published in a newspaper of local circulation once a week for three consecutive weeks. The regulations at 43 CFR subpart 2741 addressing requirements and procedures for conveyances under the R&PP Act do not require a public meeting. Upon publication of this Notice in the Federal Register, the lands will be segregated from all other forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including locations under the mining laws, except for lease or conveyance under the R&PP Act and leasing under the mineral leasing laws. The lease or conveyance of the land, when issued, will be subject to the following terms, conditions, and reservations: 1. A right-of-way thereon for ditches and canals constructed by the authority of the United States Act of August 30, 1890 (26 Stat. 391; 43 U.S.C. 945). 2. Provisions of the R&PP Act and to all applicable regulations of the Secretary of the Interior. 3. All mineral deposits in the land so patented, and the right to prospect for, mine, and remove such deposits from the same under applicable law and regulations as established by the Secretary of the Interior are reserved to the United States, together with all necessary access and exit rights. 4. Lease or conveyance of the parcel is subject to valid existing rights. 5. An appropriate indemnification clause protecting the United States from PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 50955 claims arising out of the lessee’s/ patentee’s use, occupancy, or occupations on the leased/patented lands. 6. Any other reservations that the authorized officer determines appropriate to ensure public access and proper management of Federal lands and interests therein. Subject to limitations prescribed by law and regulation, prior to patent issuance, the holder of any right-of-way grant within the lease area may be given the opportunity to amend the right-ofway grant for conversion to a new term, including perpetuity, if applicable. Classification Comments: Interested persons may submit comments involving the suitability of the land for development of an elementary school. Comments on the classification are restricted to whether the land is physically suited for the proposal, whether the use will maximize the future use or uses of the land, whether the use is consistent with local planning and zoning, or if the use is consistent with state and Federal programs. Application Comments: Interested persons may submit comments regarding the specific use proposed in the application and plan of development and management, whether the BLM followed proper administrative procedures in reaching the decision, or any other factor not directly related to the suitability of the lands for an elementary school. Any adverse comments will be reviewed by the BLM State Director or other authorized official of the Department of the Interior, who may sustain, vacate, or modify this realty action. In the absence of any adverse comments, the classification will become effective on December 10, 2018. The lands will not be offered for conveyance until after the classification becomes effective. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in any comment, be aware that your entire comment including your personal identifying information may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask the BLM in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority: 43 CFR 2741.5. Gayle Marrs-Smith, Field Manager, Las Vegas Field Office. [FR Doc. 2018–22026 Filed 10–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 196 (Wednesday, October 10, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-21968]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R2-ES-2018-N094; FXES11130200000-189-FF02ENEH00]


U.S. Endangered Species; Recovery Permit Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments.

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

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DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by 
November 9, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Document availability: Request documents by phone or email: 
Susan Jacobsen, 505-248-6641, [email protected].
    Comment submission: Submit comments by U.S. mail to Susan Jacobsen, 
Classification and Recovery Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
P.O. Box 1306, Albuquerque, NM 87103. Please specify the permit you are 
interested in by number (e.g., Permit No. TE-123456).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Jacobsen, Chief, Classification 
and Restoration Division, 505-248-6641.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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 hunting, 
shooting, harming, wounding, or killing but also such activities as 
pursuing, harassing, trapping, capturing, or collecting.
    The ESA and our implementing regulations in the Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) title 50, part 17, provide for issuing such permits 
and require that we invite public comment before issuing permits for 
activities involving endangered species.
    A recovery permit we issue under the ESA, section 10(a)(1)(A), 
authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered or 
threatened species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or 
enhance the species' propagation or survival. These activities often 
include such prohibited actions as capture and collection. Our 
regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are 
found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for 
threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, 
and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species.

Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment

    Documents and other information submitted with these applications 
are available for review by any party who submits a request as 
specified in ADDRESSES. Releasing documents is subject to the Privacy 
Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) 
requirements.
    Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the 
recovery and enhancement of propagation or survival of the species in 
the wild. 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. Please refer to the application 
number when submitting comments.

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    Application No.           Applicant               Species                Location              Activity            Type of take       Permit action
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TE-93531C.............  Stewart, Justin;       Golden-cheeked         Texas................  Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  New.
                         Austin, Texas.         Warbler (Setophaga                            surveys.
                                                chrysoparia).
TE-85341C.............  Ward, William A.;      American Burying       Oklahoma.............  Presence/absence      Capture, injury,      New.
                         Oklahoma City,         Beetle (Nicrophorus                           surveys, habitat      death.
                         Oklahoma.              americanus).                                  surveys.
TE-85337C.............  Barnes, Bradley W.;    American Burying       Oklahoma.............  Presence/absence      Capture, injury,      New.
                         Moore, Oklahoma.       Beetle (Nicrophorus                           surveys, habitat      death.
                                                americanus).                                  surveys.
TE-85444C.............  Chickasaw Nation;      American Burying       Oklahoma, Texas......  Presence/absence      Capture, injury,      New.
                         Ada, Oklahoma.         Beetle (Nicrophorus                           surveys.              death.
                                                americanus).
TE-038055.............  University of New      Rio Grande Silvery     New Mexico, Arizona..  Aquatic sampling/     Capture, injury,      Renew.
                         Mexico, Dr. Turner;    Minnow (Hybognathus                           surveying             death, collect.
                         Albuquerque, New       amarus), Spikedace                            (electrofishing,
                         Mexico.                (Meda fulgida),                               seines, dip-nets,
                                                Loach Minnow                                  block nets, and
                                                (Tiaroga cobitis).                            kick seines, others
                                                                                              methods as
                                                                                              approved), collect
                                                                                              fin-clips.
TE-023159B............  Southwestern           Western Yellow-billed  New Mexico, Texas....  Ground surveys,       Harm, harass,         Renew.
                         Ornithological         Cuckoo (Coccyzus                              presence/absence      injury, death.
                         Research and           americanus), Lesser                           surveys, breeding
                         Adventures (SORA),     Prairie-Chicken                               surveys.
                         Albuquerque, New       (Tympanuchus
                         Mexico.                pallidicinctus),
                                                Mexican Spotted Owl
                                                (Strix occidentalis
                                                lucida), Northern
                                                Aplomado Falcon
                                                (Falco femoralis
                                                septentrionalis),
                                                Southwestern Willow
                                                Flycatcher
                                                (Empidonax traillii
                                                extimus).
TE-082492.............  Hancock, Charles       Southwestern Willow    New Mexico...........  Presence/absence      Capture, collect,     Renew.
                         Dean; Youngsville,     Flycatcher                                    surveys, mist-        harm, harass,
                         New Mexico.            (Empidonax traillii                           netting, nest         injury, death.
                                                extimus), Mexican                             boxes, hand capture.
                                                Spotted Owl (Strix
                                                occidentalis
                                                lucida), Western
                                                Yellow-billed Cuckoo
                                                (Coccyzus
                                                americanus), Jemez
                                                Mountain Salamander
                                                (Plethodon
                                                neomexicanus).
TE-85591C.............  Jarrell, Jared M.;     American Burying       Oklahoma.............  Presence/absence      Capture, injury,      New.
                         Tulsa, Oklahoma.       Beetle (Nicrophorus                           surveys.              death.
                                                americanus).
TE-001623.............  American Southwest     Arkansas River Shiner  Arizona, Colorado,     Population            Capture, collect,     Renewal.
                         Ichthyological         (Notropis girardi),    New Mexico, Utah.      monitoring,           injury, death.
                         Researchers (ASIR),    Colorado Pikeminnow                           spawning
                         Dr. Dudley;            (Ptychocheilus                                activities,
                         Albuquerque, New       lucius), Razorback                            downstream
                         Mexico.                Sucker (Xyrauchen                             transport studies,
                                                texanus), Humpback                            surveys,
                                                Chub (Gila cypha),                            collection, fin
                                                Gila Chub (Gila                               clips, salvage,
                                                intermedia), Rio                              seines, dip nets,
                                                Grande Silvery                                electrofishing.
                                                Minnow (Hybognathus
                                                amarus), Spikedace
                                                (Meda fulgida),
                                                Loach Minnow
                                                (Tiaroga cobitis).

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TE-837751.............  U.S Bureau of          Southwestern Willow    Arizona..............  Surveys, Trapping,    Collect, harass,      Amend.
                         Reclamation;           Flycatcher                                    Capture,              injury, death.
                         Glendale, Arizona.     (Empidonax traillii                           Electrofishing.
                                                extimus), Western
                                                Yellow-billed Cuckoo
                                                (Coccyzus
                                                americanus),
                                                Northern Mexican
                                                gartersnake
                                                (Thamnophis eques
                                                megalops), Narrow-
                                                headed gartersnake
                                                (Thamnophis
                                                rufipunctatus),
                                                Chiricahua Leopard
                                                Frog (Lithobates
                                                chiricahuensis),
                                                Pima Pineapple
                                                Cactus (Coryphantha
                                                scheeri var.
                                                robustispina), Yuma
                                                Clapper Rail (Rallus
                                                obsoletus
                                                yumanensis), Desert
                                                Pupfish (Cyprinodon
                                                macularius), Gila
                                                Topminnow
                                                (Poeciliopsis
                                                occidentalis),
                                                Colorado Pikeminnow
                                                (Ptychocheilus
                                                lucius), Spikedace
                                                (Meda fulgida),
                                                Loach Minnow
                                                (Tiaroga cobitis),
                                                Razorback Sucker
                                                (Xyrauchen texanus),
                                                Woundfin
                                                (Plagopterus
                                                argentissimus).
TE-88641C.............  Perkins, Steve;        Knowlton's Cactus      New Mexico...........  Presense/absence      N/A.................  New.
                         Farmington, New        (Pediocacurs                                  surveys.
                         Mexico.                knowltonii),
                                                Kuenzler Hedgehog
                                                Cactus (Echinocereus
                                                fendleri var.
                                                kuenzleri), Lee
                                                Pincushion Cactus
                                                (Escobaria sneedii
                                                var. leei), Mesa
                                                Verde Cactus
                                                (Sclerocactus mesae-
                                                verdae), Sneed
                                                Pincushion Cactus
                                                (Escobaria sneedii
                                                var. sneedii), Zuni
                                                Fleabane (Erigeron
                                                rhizomatus), Holy
                                                Ghost Ipomopsis
                                                (Ipomopsis sancti-
                                                spiritus), Mancos
                                                Milkvetch
                                                (Astragalus
                                                humillimus),
                                                Todsen's Pennyroyal
                                                (Hedeoma todsenii),
                                                Sacramento Prickly
                                                Poppy (Argemone
                                                pleiacantha ssp.
                                                pinnatisecta), Pecos
                                                Sunflower
                                                (Helianthus
                                                paradoxus),
                                                Sacramento Mountains
                                                Thistle (Cirsium
                                                vinaceum), Gypsum
                                                Wild-Buckwheat
                                                (Eriogonum
                                                gossypinum).
TE-819458.............  National Park          Sonoyta Mud Turtle     Arizona..............  Population surveys,   Trap, injury, death.  Amend.
                         Service, Organ Pipe    (Kinosternon                                  trapping.
                         Cactus National        sonoriense
                         Monument); Ajo,        longifemorale).
                         Arizona.
TE-00974A.............  McLean, Jesse M.;      Golden-cheeked         Texas................  Presence/absence      Harass, injury,       Renew.
                         Dallas Texas.          Warbler (Setophaga                            surveys.              death.
                                                chrysoparia).
TE-85338C.............  McCoy, Chad B.;        American Burying       Oklahoma.............  Presence/absence      Capture, injury,      New.
                         Oklahoma City,         Beetle (Nicrophorus                           surveys, habitat      death.
                         Oklahoma.              americanus).                                  surveys.
TE-041875.............  University of          Sonoran Tiger          Arizona..............  Trap, tissue sample,  Capture, collect,     Renew.
                         Arizona, Dr.           Salamander                                    radio-collar, mark,   injury, death.
                         Koprowski; Tucson,     (Ambystoma tigrinum                           release, monitor,
                         Arizona.               stebbinsi), Mount                             recapture.
                                                Graham Red Squirrel
                                                (Tamiasciurus
                                                hudsonicus
                                                grahamensis).
TE-64710A.............  Jackson, Jacob T.;     Houston Toad (Bufo     Texas................  Surveys, capture,     Capture, collect,     Renew.
                         Austin, Texas.         Houstontoadensis).                            relocation/salvage.   injury, death.
TE-90005C.............  Patterson, Rande;      American Burying       Oklahoma, Texas......  Presence/absence      Capture, injury,      New.
                         Houston, Texas.        Beetle (Nicrophorus                           surveys.              death.
                                                americanus).
TE-93537C.............  Turtle Island          Kemp's Ridley Sea      Texas................  Nesting surveys,      Capture, collect,     New.
                         Restoration Network;   Turtle (Lepidochelys                          capture, relocation   injury, death.
                         Galveston, Texas.      kempii), Green Sea                            and release, sample
                                                Turtle (Chelonia                              collection.
                                                mydas), Loggerhead
                                                Sea Turtle (Caretta
                                                caretta), Hawksbill
                                                Sea Turtle
                                                (Eretmochelys
                                                imbricata),
                                                Leatherback Sea
                                                Turtle (Dermochelys
                                                coriacea).
TE-053109.............  Stefferud, Sally E.;   Desert Pupfish         Arizona..............  Surveys, Trapping,    Collect, harass,      Renew.
                         Phoenix, Arizona.      (Cyprinodon                                   Capture,              injury, death.
                                                macularius), Gila                             Electrofishing.
                                                Topminnow
                                                (Poeciliopsis
                                                occidentalis).

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TE-79697C.............  Clark, Barrett R.;     Coffin Cave mold       Texas................  Presence/absence      Harm and harass.....  New.
                         Kyle, Texas.           beetle (Batrisodes                            surveys.
                                                texanus), Helotes
                                                mold beetle (B.
                                                venyivi), Robber
                                                Baron Cave
                                                meshweaver (Cicurina
                                                baronia), Madla Cave
                                                meshweaver (C.
                                                madla), Bracken Bat
                                                Cave meshweaver (C.
                                                venii), Government
                                                Canyon Bat Cave
                                                spider (Neoleptoneta
                                                microps), Tooth Cave
                                                spider (N. myopica),
                                                ground beetle
                                                (Rhadine exilis),
                                                ground beetle (R.
                                                infernalis),
                                                Kretschmarr Cave
                                                mold beetle
                                                (Tartarocregris
                                                texana),
                                                Cokendolpher Cave
                                                harvestman (Texella
                                                cokendolpheri), Bee
                                                Creek Cave
                                                harvestman (T.
                                                reddelli), Bone Cave
                                                harvestman (T.
                                                reyesi), diminutive
                                                amphipod (Gammarus
                                                hyalleloides), Pecos
                                                amphipod (G. pecos),
                                                Comal Springs riffle
                                                beetle (Heterlmis
                                                comalensis), Peck's
                                                Cave amphipod
                                                (Stygobromus pecki),
                                                Comal Springs
                                                dryopid beetle (S.
                                                comalensis).
TE-833851.............  City of Austin;        Barton Springs         Texas................  Surveys, Marking,     Collect, harass,      Renew.
                         Austin, Texas.         salamander (Eurycea                           Tail-clipping.        injury, death.
                                                sosorum), Austin
                                                blind salamander (E.
                                                waterlooensis),
                                                Jollyville Plateau
                                                salamander (E.
                                                tonkawae), San
                                                Marcos salamander,
                                                (E. nana).
TE-069320.............  Groundwater and        Interior least tern    Arkansas, Kansas,      Presence/absence      Harm and Harass.....  Renew.
                         Environmental          (Sterna antillarum     Louisiana, Oklahoma,   surveys.
                         Services, Inc.;        athalassos), piping    South Dakota, Texas.
                         Lewisville, Texas.     plover (Charadrius
                                                melodus), red-
                                                cockaded woodpecker
                                                (Picoides borealis),
                                                American Burying
                                                Beetle (Nicrophorus
                                                americanus),
                                                fountain darter
                                                (Etheostoma
                                                fonticola).
TE-00975A.............  Osage Nation;          American Burying       Oklahoma.............  Presence/absence      Capture, injury,      Renew.
                         Pawhuska, Oklahoma.    Beetle (Nicrophorus                           surveys.              death.
                                                americanus).
TE-800611.............  SWCA; Austin, Texas..  Whooping Crane (Grus   Arkansas, Kansas,      Presence/absence      Capture, collect,     Amend.
                                                americana), Karst      Massachusetts,         surveys, habitat      injury, death.
                                                Invertebrates, Red-    Michigan, Missouri,    assessments.
                                                Cockaded Woodpecker    Nebraska, Ohio,
                                                (Leuconotopicus        Oklahoma, Rhode
                                                borealis), American    Island, South
                                                Burying Beetle         Dakota, Texas.
                                                (Nicrophorus
                                                americanus),
                                                Louisiana Pine Snake
                                                (Pituophis
                                                ruthveni), Texas
                                                Hornshell (Popenaias
                                                popeii), Golden-
                                                cheeked Warbler
                                                (Setophaga
                                                chrysoparia),
                                                Interior Least Tern
                                                (Sterna antillarum
                                                athalassos), Houston
                                                Toad (Bufo
                                                houstonensis).
TE-08832A.............  Utah State             Rio Grande Silvery     New Mexico...........  Surveys, Trapping,    Collect, harass,      Renew.
                         University; Logan,     Minnow (Hybognathus                           Capture,              injury, death.
                         Utah.                  amarus).                                      Electrofishing.
TE-86070C.............  Cincinnati Zoo;        Todsen's Pennyroyal    New Mexico...........  Presence/absence      N/A.................  New.
                         Cincinnati, Ohio.      (Hedeoma todsenii).                           surveys.
TE-169770.............  NMOSE/ISC; Los Lunas,  Rio Grande Silvery     New Mexico...........  Captive propagation,  Injury, death.......  Renew.
                         New Mexico.            Minnow (Hybognathus                           culture, holding
                                                amarus).                                      and research.
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    We provide this notice under section 10 of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 
et seq.).


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    Dated: July 19, 2018.
Amy Lueders,
Regional Director, Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-21968 Filed 10-9-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4333-15-P