Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Application, 53496-53497 [2018-23104]

Download as PDF 53496 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 205 / Tuesday, October 23, 2018 / Notices For more about submitting information, see Request for Information in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Foley, Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, by telephone at 907–271–2788. Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are initiating a 5-year status review of the wood bison (Bison bison athabascae) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). A 5-year status review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review; therefore, we are requesting submission of any new information on this species that has become available since the species was reclassified under the ESA as threatened throughout its range, in 2012. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Why do we conduct 5-year reviews? Under the ESA, we maintain Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants (which we collectively refer to as the List) in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17.11 (for animals) and 17.12 (for plants). Section 4(c)(2)(A) of the ESA requires us to review each listed species’ status at least once every 5 years. Further, our regulations at 50 CFR 424.21 require that we publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing those species under active review. For additional information about 5-year reviews, go to https://www.fws.gov/endangered/whatwe-do/recovery-overview.html, scroll down to ‘‘Learn More about 5-Year Reviews,’’ and click on the ‘‘5-Year Reviews’’ link. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES What information do we consider in our review? In conducting these reviews, we consider the best scientific and commercial data that have become available since the listing determination or most recent status review, such as: (1) The biology of the species, including but not limited to population trends, distribution, abundance, demographics, and genetics; (2) Habitat conditions, including but not limited to amount, distribution, and suitability; (3) Conservation measures that have been implemented that benefit the species; VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:20 Oct 22, 2018 Jkt 247001 (4) Threat status and trends in relation to the five listing factors (as defined in section 4(a)(1) of the ESA); and (5) Other new information, data, or corrections, including but not limited to taxonomic or nomenclatural changes, identification of erroneous information contained in the List, and improved analytical methods. Any new information will be considered during the 5-year review and will also be useful in evaluating the ongoing recovery programs for the species. Species Under Review Entity listed: Wood bison (Bison bison athabascae). Where listed: Wherever found. Classification: Threatened. Date listed (publication date for final listing rule): June 2, 1970. Federal Register citation for final listing rule: 35 FR 8491. Request for Information To ensure that a 5-year review is complete and based on the best available scientific and commercial information, we request new information from all sources. See What Information Do We Consider in Our Review? for specific criteria. If you submit information, please support it with documentation such as maps, bibliographic references, methods used to gather and analyze the data, and/or copies of any pertinent publications, reports, or letters by knowledgeable sources. If you submit purported sightings of the species, please also provide supporting documentation in any form to the extent that it is available. Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comments, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Completed and Active Reviews A list of all completed and currently active 5-year reviews addressing species for which the Alaskan Region of the Service has lead responsibility is available at https://www.fws.gov/alaska/ fisheries/endangered/reviews.htm. Authority This document is published under the authority of the Endangered Species Act PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: October 10, 2018. Mary Colligan, Assistant Regional Director, Alaska Region. [FR Doc. 2018–23078 Filed 10–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R1–ES–2018–N124; FXES11130600000–189–FF01E00000] Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Application Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of a permit application; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received an application for a permit to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation and survival of an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on this application. Before issuing the requested permit, 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 November 23, 2018. ADDRESSES: Document availability and comment submission: Submit requests for a copy of the application and related documents and submit any comments by one of the following methods. All requests and comments should specify the applicant name and application number (i.e., U.S. Geological Survey TE–003483–33): • Email: permitsR1ES@fws.gov. • U.S. Mail: Marilet Zablan, Program Manager, Restoration and Endangered Species Classification, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Regional Office, 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232–4181. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colleen Henson, Recovery Permit Coordinator, Ecological Services, (503) 231–6131 (phone); permitsR1ES@ fws.gov (email). Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call 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 an application for a permit under section SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 205 / Tuesday, October 23, 2018 / Notices 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The requested permit would allow the applicant to conduct activities intended to promote recovery of a species that is listed as endangered 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 Permit Application Available for Review and Comment We issued permit TE–003483–32 to the U.S. Geological Survey Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center in June 2018; that entity now requests an amendment to the permit. Proposed activities in the following permit request 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 this permit. Accordingly, we invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies and the public to submit written data, views, or arguments with respect to this application. The comments and recommendations that will be most useful and likely to influence agency decisions are those supported by quantitative information or studies. Application No. Applicant, city, state Species Location TE–003483–33 .................... U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, Honolulu, HI. Add the following species to the current permit: Mariana gray swiftlet (Aerodramus vanikorensis bartschi). Guam ..... Public Availability of Comments 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. Next Steps If we decide to issue a permit to the applicant listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 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. Authority We publish this notice under section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:20 Oct 22, 2018 Jkt 247001 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Rolland White, Assistant Regional Director—Ecological Services, Pacific Region. [FR Doc. 2018–23104 Filed 10–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCOS00000–L11100000.DF0000–18X] Notice of Public Meetings, Southwest Resource Advisory Council, Colorado Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Southwest Resource Advisory Council (RAC) is scheduled to meet as indicated below. DATES: The meetings will be held on January 11, 2019 and March 8, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A public comment period regarding matters on the agenda will be held at 11:30 a.m. at each meeting. ADDRESSES: The January 11, 2019, meeting will be held at the Montrose SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53497 Take activity Capture, handle, hold, band, attach radio transmitter, biosample, release, survey, monitor nests, and salvage. Permit action Amend. Public Lands Center, 2465 S. Townsend Ave., Montrose, CO 81401. The March 8, 2019, meeting will be held at the Dolores Public Lands Center, 29211 Hwy. 184, Dolores, CO 81323. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Connolly, Acting Public Affairs Specialist, Southwest District, BLM Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H Road, Grand Junction, CO 81506. Phone: (970) 240–5315. Email: sconnolly@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15member RAC advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of public land issues in the Southwest District, which includes the Grand Junction, Uncompahgre and Tres Rios field offices, as well as Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in Colorado. Agenda items for the January 2019 meeting include recreation fee proposals, the close-out of the Dominguez-Escalante Advisory Council, and forming a subcommittee dedicated to partnership-based trail construction in the Grand Junction area. A training E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 205 (Tuesday, October 23, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53496-53497]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R1-ES-2018-N124; FXES11130600000-189-FF01E00000]


Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Application

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of a permit application; request for 
comments.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received an 
application for a permit to conduct activities intended to enhance the 
propagation and survival of an endangered species under the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended. We invite the public and local, State, 
Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on this application. Before 
issuing the requested permit, 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 November 23, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: Document availability and comment submission: Submit 
requests for a copy of the application and related documents and submit 
any comments by one of the following methods. All requests and comments 
should specify the applicant name and application number (i.e., U.S. 
Geological Survey TE-003483-33):
     Email: [email protected].
     U.S. Mail: Marilet Zablan, Program Manager, Restoration 
and Endangered Species Classification, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service, Pacific Regional Office, 911 NE 11th Avenue, 
Portland, OR 97232-4181.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colleen Henson, Recovery Permit 
Coordinator, Ecological Services, (503) 231-6131 (phone); 
[email protected] (email). Individuals who are hearing or speech 
impaired may call 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 an application for a permit under 
section

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10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 
1531 et seq.). The requested permit would allow the applicant to 
conduct activities intended to promote recovery of a species that is 
listed as endangered 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 Application Available for Review and Comment

    We issued permit TE-003483-32 to the U.S. Geological Survey Pacific 
Island Ecosystems Research Center in June 2018; that entity now 
requests an amendment to the permit. Proposed activities in the 
following permit request 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 this permit. Accordingly, 
we invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies and the public to 
submit written data, views, or arguments with respect to this 
application. 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,                                                        Permit
       Application No.               state            Species         Location      Take activity      action
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TE-003483-33.................  U.S. Geological   Add the           Guam.........  Capture, handle,  Amend.
                                Survey, Pacific   following                        hold, band,
                                Island            species to the                   attach radio
                                Ecosystems        current permit:                  transmitter,
                                Research         Mariana gray                      biosample,
                                Center,           swiftlet                         release,
                                Honolulu, HI.     (Aerodramus                      survey, monitor
                                                  vanikorensis                     nests, and
                                                  bartschi).                       salvage.
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Public Availability of Comments

    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.

Next Steps

    If we decide to issue a permit to the applicant listed in this 
notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register.

Authority

    We publish this notice under section 10(c) of the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

Rolland White,
Assistant Regional Director--Ecological Services, Pacific Region.
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