Endangered Species; Recovery Permit Applications, 10118-10122 [2019-05111]

Download as PDF 10118 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 53 / Tuesday, March 19, 2019 / Notices to describe (1) the use of grant funds during the prior 12-month period; (2) the actual outcomes and outputs achieved; (3) program accomplishments; and (4) jobs supported by IHBG-funded activities. (NAHASDA §§ 102 and 404). HUD–4117 and HUD–4119: Formula Response Form and Guidelines for Challenging U.S. Decennial Census Data Document. IHBG recipients are responsible for notifying HUD of changes to the Formula Current Assisted Stock (FCAS) component of the IHBG formula. HUD is notified of changes in the FCAS through the Formula Response Form (HUD–4117). IHBG recipients or HUD may challenge the data from the U.S. Decennial Census or provide an alternative source of data by submitting the Guidelines for Challenging U.S. Decennial Census Data Document. Census challenges (HUD– 4119) are due to HUD by March 30th of each fiscal year, as stipulated at 24 CFR 1000.336. 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SF–424, HUD–2880, HUD– 2993, HUD–53246, HUD– 53247. Total ................................. ......................................... B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Mar 18, 2019 Number of responses Jkt 247001 Frequency of response Respondent annual burden hours 2 1 1 1 1,584 300 15 394 62 0.5 150 0.25 98,208 150 2,250 99 394 1 394 0.25 99 500 1 500 80 40,000 2,395 7 3,187 293 140,805 [FR Doc. 2019–05176 Filed 3–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R4–ES–2018–N016; FXES11140400000–190–FF04E00000] 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, have received applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation or survival of 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 these applications. Before issuing any of the requested permits, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period. SUMMARY: Frm 00099 Burden hour for response 792 300 15 394 Dated: March 1, 2019. Merrie Nichols-Dixon, ‘‘Director, Office of Policy, Program and Legislative Initiatives. PO 00000 Responses annually Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 We must receive written data or comments on the applications by April 18, 2019. ADDRESSES: Reviewing Documents: Documents and other information submitted with the applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act. Submit a request for a copy of such documents to Karen Marlowe (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Submitting Comments: If you wish to comment, you may submit comments by one of the following methods: • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Office, Ecological Services, 1875 Century Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30345 (Attn: Karen Marlowe, Permit Coordinator). • Email: permitsR4ES@fws.gov. Please include your name and return address in your email message. If you do not receive a confirmation from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that we have received your email message, contact us directly at the telephone number listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Marlowe, Permit Coordinator, 404–679–7097 (telephone), karen_ marlowe@fws.gov (email), or 404–679– 7081 (fax). Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal DATES: E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 10119 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 53 / Tuesday, March 19, 2019 / Notices Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. We invite review and comment from local, State, and Federal agencies and the public on applications we have received for permits to conduct certain activities with endangered and threatened species under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and our regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR part 17. With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities that constitute take of listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activities. The ESA’s definition of ‘‘take’’ includes hunting, shooting, harming, wounding, or killing, and also such activities as pursuing, harassing, trapping, capturing, or collecting. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Permit application No. Applicant 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 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 Species/numbers Location Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Florida ........................ TE 12370D–0 Kelly Lutsch, Glenview, IL. Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), and Northern longeared bat (Myotis septentrionalis). TE 12379D–0 Robert McCleery, Gainesville, FL. Rice rat (Oryzomys palustris natator). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Mar 18, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 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. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Activity Permit action Type of take Presence/absence surveys, and WNS surveillance. Enter hibernacula or maternity roost caves, capture with mist nets or harp traps, handle, identify, band, radio-tag, swab, wing-punch, collect hair samples, and release. New. Post-Hurricane Irma population survey. Trap, handle, mark, tag, and release. New. Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 10120 Permit application No. Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 53 / Tuesday, March 19, 2019 / Notices Applicant Species/numbers TE 100070–3 .. USDA Forest Service 48049B–2 ....... Kathryn Cunningham, Garner, NC. TE 16876D–0 Kristen Clemens, Florence, KY. Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), and Northern longeared bat (Myotis septentrionalis). TE 083085–3 .. Eric Menges, Lake Placid, FL. Polygala lewtonii (Lewton’s polygala) and Ziziphus celata (Florida ziziphus). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:27 Mar 18, 2019 Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), Northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis), Flattened musk turtle (Sternotherus depressus), Rush darter (Etheostoma phytophilum), Black Warrior waterdog (Necturus alabamensis), Alabama moccasinshell (Medionidus acutissimus), Dark pigtoe (Pleurobema furvum), Triangular kidneyshell (Ptychobranchus greenii), Fleshy-fruit gladecress (Leavenworthia crassa), Kral’s water-plantain (Sagittaria secundifolia), Alabama streak-sorus fern (Thelypteris pilosa var. alabamensis), and Price’s potato-bean (Apios priceana). Gray bat (Myotis grisescens). Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Location Activity Type of take Permit action National Forests in Alabama. Surveys, population monitoring, and WNS surveillance. Bats: Capture with mist nets and harp traps, handle, identify, band, radio-tag, collect hair samples, release, and salvage. Aquatic species: capture, release, and salvage. Plants: Collect roots, seeds, flowers, and leaves. Renewal and Amendment. Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Virginia. Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Lake Wales Ridge National Wildlife Refuge, Highlands County, Florida. Presence/absence surveys and population monitoring. Enter hibernacula or maternity roost caves, capture with mist nets or harp traps, handle, identify, band, radio-tag, release, and salvage. Capture with mist nets, handle, band, radio-tag, and release. Amendment. Remove and reduce to possession (collect) seeds. Renewal and Amendment. Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Presence/absence surveys. Germination experiments, seed dispersal studies, establishment of viable populations, and collection of voucher specimens. Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 New. 10121 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 53 / Tuesday, March 19, 2019 / Notices Permit application No. TE 20276D–0 TE 21276D–0 TE 02166C–1 TE 171518–1 .. TE 77472C–0 VerDate Sep<11>2014 Applicant Species/numbers Location Activity Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, UK. Calyptranthes Virgin Islands National Artificial propagation, thomasiana (no Park, U.S. Virgin Islong-term seed storcommon name lands, and Vieques age, genetic stud(NCN)), Peperomia National Wildlife ies, reproductive wheeleri (Wheeler’s Refuge, Puerto Rico. studies, and collecpeperomia), tion voucher speciVarronia rupicola mens. (NCN), and Zanthoxylum thomasianum (St. Thomas prickly-ash). Christopher CarGray bat (Myotis Alabama, Arkansas, Presence/absence penter, Winchester, grisescens), Indiana Connecticut, Georsurveys and popuKY. bat (Myotis sodalis), gia, Illinois, Indiana, lation monitoring. Northern long-eared Iowa, Kentucky, bat (Myotis Maryland, Michigan, septentrionalis), and Mississippi, MisVirginia big-eared souri, New Jersey, bat (Corynorhinus New York, North (=Plecotus) Carolina, Ohio, townsendii Oklahoma, Pennsylvirginianus). vania, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. Zoe Bryant, Wixom, Gray bat (Myotis Alabama, Arkansas, Presence/absence MI. grisescens) and InConnecticut, Delasurveys and popudiana bat (Myotis ware, Georgia, Illilation monitoring. sodalis). nois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Ouachita National For- Gray bat (Myotis Alabama, Arkansas, .................................... est, Hot Springs, AR. grisescens), Indiana Florida, Georgia, bat (Myotis sodalis), Louisiana, MisNorthern long-eared sissippi, Oklahoma, bat (Myotis Tennessee, and septentrionalis), Texas. Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis), and American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus). Stream Techs, LLC, Athens, GA. 19:27 Mar 18, 2019 Amber darter (Percina antesella), Blue shiner (Cyprinella caerulea), Cherokee darter (Etheostoma scotti), Conasauga logperch (Percina jenkinsi), Etowah darter (Etheostoma etowahae), and Goldline darter (Percina aurolineata). Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Georgia ...................... Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Presence/absence surveys. Sfmt 4703 Permit action Type of take Remove and reduce to possession (collect) seeds, cuttings, leaf samples, floral structures, and vegetative material with leaves and reproductive structures. New. Enter hibernacula or maternity roost caves, capture with mist nets or harp traps, handle, identify, band, radio-tag, and release. New. Capture with mist nets or harp traps, handle, identify, band, radio tag, and release. Amendment. Bats: Enter hibernacula or maternity roost caves, capture with mist nets or harp traps, handle, identify, and salvage. Red-cockaded woodpecker: Monitor nest cavities, construct and monitor artificial nest cavities and restrictors, capture, handle, band, translocate, and salvage. American burying beetle: Capture and release Capture, handle, identify, and release. Renewal and Amendment. E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 New. 10122 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 53 / Tuesday, March 19, 2019 / Notices 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.). Franklin Arnold, Acting Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 2019–05111 Filed 3–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–PWRO–TUSK–27178; PPPWTUSK00, PPMPSPD1Z.YM0000] Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Advisory Council Notice of Public Meeting National Park Service, Interior. Meeting notice. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R4-ES-2018-N016; FXES11140400000-190-FF04E00000]


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, have received 
applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the 
propagation or survival of 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 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 written data or comments on the applications by 
April 18, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Reviewing Documents: Documents and other information 
submitted with the applications are available for review, subject to 
the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act. 
Submit a request for a copy of such documents to Karen Marlowe (see FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).
    Submitting Comments: If you wish to comment, you may submit 
comments by one of the following methods:
     U.S. mail or hand-delivery: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
Regional Office, Ecological Services, 1875 Century Boulevard, Atlanta, 
GA 30345 (Attn: Karen Marlowe, Permit Coordinator).
     Email: permitsR4ES@fws.gov. Please include your name and 
return address in your email message. If you do not receive a 
confirmation from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that we have 
received your email message, contact us directly at the telephone 
number listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Marlowe, Permit Coordinator, 
404-679-7097 (telephone), karen_marlowe@fws.gov (email), or 404-679-
7081 (fax). Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the 
Federal

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Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We invite review and comment from local, 
State, and Federal agencies and the public on applications we have 
received for permits to conduct certain activities with endangered and 
threatened species under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species 
Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and our 
regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR part 17. 
With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities that constitute take 
of listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such 
activities. The ESA's definition of ``take'' includes hunting, 
shooting, harming, wounding, or killing, and also such activities as 
pursuing, harassing, trapping, capturing, or collecting.
    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 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.
    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

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     Permit application No.            Applicant        Species/numbers        Location            Activity          Type of take        Permit action
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TE 12370D-0.....................  Kelly Lutsch,       Gray bat (Myotis    Alabama, Arkansas,  Presence/absence    Enter hibernacula   New.
                                   Glenview, IL.       grisescens),        Connecticut,        surveys, and WNS    or maternity
                                                       Indiana bat         Delaware,           surveillance.       roost caves,
                                                       (Myotis sodalis),   District of                             capture with mist
                                                       and Northern long-  Columbia,                               nets or harp
                                                       eared bat (Myotis   Florida, Georgia,                       traps, handle,
                                                       septentrionalis).   Illinois,                               identify, band,
                                                                           Indiana, Iowa,                          radio-tag, swab,
                                                                           Kansas, Kentucky,                       wing-punch,
                                                                           Louisiana, Maine,                       collect hair
                                                                           Maryland,                               samples, and
                                                                           Massachusetts,                          release.
                                                                           Michigan,
                                                                           Minnesota,
                                                                           Mississippi,
                                                                           Missouri,
                                                                           Montana,
                                                                           Nebraska, New
                                                                           Hampshire, New
                                                                           Jersey, New York,
                                                                           North Carolina,
                                                                           North Dakota,
                                                                           Ohio, Oklahoma,
                                                                           Pennsylvania,
                                                                           Rhode Island,
                                                                           South Carolina,
                                                                           South Dakota,
                                                                           Tennessee, Texas,
                                                                           Vermont,
                                                                           Virginia, West
                                                                           Virginia,
                                                                           Wisconsin, and
                                                                           Wyoming.
TE 12379D-0.....................  Robert McCleery,    Rice rat (Oryzomys  Florida...........  Post-Hurricane      Trap, handle,       New.
                                   Gainesville, FL.    palustris                               Irma population     mark, tag, and
                                                       natator).                               survey.             release.

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TE 100070-3.....................  USDA Forest         Gray bat (Myotis    National Forests    Surveys,            Bats: Capture with  Renewal and
                                   Service.            grisescens),        in Alabama.         population          mist nets and       Amendment.
                                                       Indiana bat                             monitoring, and     harp traps,
                                                       (Myotis sodalis),                       WNS surveillance.   handle, identify,
                                                       Northern long-                                              band, radio-tag,
                                                       eared bat (Myotis                                           collect hair
                                                       septentrionalis),                                           samples, release,
                                                       Flattened musk                                              and salvage.
                                                       turtle                                                     Aquatic species:
                                                       (Sternotherus                                               capture, release,
                                                       depressus), Rush                                            and salvage.
                                                       darter                                                     Plants: Collect
                                                       (Etheostoma                                                 roots, seeds,
                                                       phytophilum),                                               flowers, and
                                                       Black Warrior                                               leaves.
                                                       waterdog
                                                       (Necturus
                                                       alabamensis),
                                                       Alabama
                                                       moccasinshell
                                                       (Medionidus
                                                       acutissimus),
                                                       Dark pigtoe
                                                       (Pleurobema
                                                       furvum),
                                                       Triangular
                                                       kidneyshell
                                                       (Ptychobranchus
                                                       greenii), Fleshy-
                                                       fruit gladecress
                                                       (Leavenworthia
                                                       crassa), Kral's
                                                       water-plantain
                                                       (Sagittaria
                                                       secundifolia),
                                                       Alabama streak-
                                                       sorus fern
                                                       (Thelypteris
                                                       pilosa var.
                                                       alabamensis), and
                                                       Price's potato-
                                                       bean (Apios
                                                       priceana).
48049B-2........................  Kathryn             Gray bat (Myotis    Alabama, Arkansas,  Presence/absence    Enter hibernacula   Amendment.
                                   Cunningham,         grisescens).        Florida,            surveys and         or maternity
                                   Garner, NC.                             Illinois,           population          roost caves,
                                                                           Indiana, Kansas,    monitoring.         capture with mist
                                                                           Kentucky,                               nets or harp
                                                                           Mississippi,                            traps, handle,
                                                                           Missouri, North                         identify, band,
                                                                           Carolina,                               radio-tag,
                                                                           Oklahoma,                               release, and
                                                                           Tennessee, and                          salvage.
                                                                           Virginia.
TE 16876D-0.....................  Kristen Clemens,    Gray bat (Myotis    Alabama, Arkansas,  Presence/absence    Capture with mist   New.
                                   Florence, KY.       grisescens),        Connecticut,        surveys.            nets, handle,
                                                       Indiana bat         Delaware,                               band, radio-tag,
                                                       (Myotis sodalis),   Georgia,                                and release.
                                                       and Northern long-  Illinois,
                                                       eared bat (Myotis   Indiana, Iowa,
                                                       septentrionalis).   Kansas, Kentucky,
                                                                           Louisiana, Maine,
                                                                           Maryland,
                                                                           Massachusetts,
                                                                           Michigan,
                                                                           Minnesota,
                                                                           Mississippi,
                                                                           Missouri,
                                                                           Montana,
                                                                           Nebraska, New
                                                                           Hampshire, New
                                                                           Jersey, New York,
                                                                           North Carolina,
                                                                           North Dakota,
                                                                           Ohio, Oklahoma,
                                                                           Pennsylvania,
                                                                           Rhode Island,
                                                                           South Carolina,
                                                                           South Dakota,
                                                                           Tennessee, Texas,
                                                                           Vermont,
                                                                           Virginia, West
                                                                           Virginia,
                                                                           Wisconsin, and
                                                                           Wyoming.
TE 083085-3.....................  Eric Menges, Lake   Polygala lewtonii   Lake Wales Ridge    Germination         Remove and reduce   Renewal and
                                   Placid, FL.         (Lewton's           National Wildlife   experiments, seed   to possession       Amendment.
                                                       polygala) and       Refuge, Highlands   dispersal           (collect) seeds.
                                                       Ziziphus celata     County, Florida.    studies,
                                                       (Florida                                establishment of
                                                       ziziphus).                              viable
                                                                                               populations, and
                                                                                               collection of
                                                                                               voucher specimens.

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TE 20276D-0.....................  Royal Botanic       Calyptranthes       Virgin Islands      Artificial          Remove and reduce   New.
                                   Gardens, Kew,       thomasiana (no      National Park,      propagation, long-  to possession
                                   Richmond, UK.       common name         U.S. Virgin         term seed           (collect) seeds,
                                                       (NCN)), Peperomia   Islands, and        storage, genetic    cuttings, leaf
                                                       wheeleri            Vieques National    studies,            samples, floral
                                                       (Wheeler's          Wildlife Refuge,    reproductive        structures, and
                                                       peperomia),         Puerto Rico.        studies, and        vegetative
                                                       Varronia rupicola                       collection          material with
                                                       (NCN), and                              voucher specimens.  leaves and
                                                       Zanthoxylum                                                 reproductive
                                                       thomasianum (St.                                            structures.
                                                       Thomas prickly-
                                                       ash).
TE 21276D-0.....................  Christopher         Gray bat (Myotis    Alabama, Arkansas,  Presence/absence    Enter hibernacula   New.
                                   Carpenter,          grisescens),        Connecticut,        surveys and         or maternity
                                   Winchester, KY.     Indiana bat         Georgia,            population          roost caves,
                                                       (Myotis sodalis),   Illinois,           monitoring.         capture with mist
                                                       Northern long-      Indiana, Iowa,                          nets or harp
                                                       eared bat (Myotis   Kentucky,                               traps, handle,
                                                       septentrionalis),   Maryland,                               identify, band,
                                                       and Virginia big-   Michigan,                               radio-tag, and
                                                       eared bat           Mississippi,                            release.
                                                       (Corynorhinus       Missouri, New
                                                       (=Plecotus)         Jersey, New York,
                                                       townsendii          North Carolina,
                                                       virginianus).       Ohio, Oklahoma,
                                                                           Pennsylvania,
                                                                           Tennessee,
                                                                           Vermont,
                                                                           Virginia, and
                                                                           West Virginia.
TE 02166C-1.....................  Zoe Bryant, Wixom,  Gray bat (Myotis    Alabama, Arkansas,  Presence/absence    Capture with mist   Amendment.
                                   MI.                 grisescens) and     Connecticut,        surveys and         nets or harp
                                                       Indiana bat         Delaware,           population          traps, handle,
                                                       (Myotis sodalis).   Georgia,            monitoring.         identify, band,
                                                                           Illinois,                               radio tag, and
                                                                           Indiana, Iowa,                          release.
                                                                           Kansas, Kentucky,
                                                                           Louisiana, Maine,
                                                                           Maryland,
                                                                           Massachusetts,
                                                                           Michigan,
                                                                           Minnesota,
                                                                           Mississippi,
                                                                           Missouri,
                                                                           Montana,
                                                                           Nebraska, New
                                                                           Hampshire, New
                                                                           Jersey, New York,
                                                                           North Carolina,
                                                                           North Dakota,
                                                                           Ohio, Oklahoma,
                                                                           Pennsylvania,
                                                                           Rhode Island,
                                                                           South Carolina,
                                                                           South Dakota,
                                                                           Tennessee,
                                                                           Vermont,
                                                                           Virginia, West
                                                                           Virginia,
                                                                           Wisconsin, and
                                                                           Wyoming.
TE 171518-1.....................  Ouachita National   Gray bat (Myotis    Alabama, Arkansas,  ..................  Bats: Enter         Renewal and
                                   Forest, Hot         grisescens),        Florida, Georgia,                       hibernacula or      Amendment.
                                   Springs, AR.        Indiana bat         Louisiana,                              maternity roost
                                                       (Myotis sodalis),   Mississippi,                            caves, capture
                                                       Northern long-      Oklahoma,                               with mist nets or
                                                       eared bat (Myotis   Tennessee, and                          harp traps,
                                                       septentrionalis),   Texas.                                  handle, identify,
                                                       Red-cockaded                                                and salvage.
                                                       woodpecker                                                 Red-cockaded
                                                       (Picoides                                                   woodpecker:
                                                       borealis), and                                              Monitor nest
                                                       American burying                                            cavities,
                                                       beetle                                                      construct and
                                                       (Nicrophorus                                                monitor
                                                       americanus).                                                artificial nest
                                                                                                                   cavities and
                                                                                                                   restrictors,
                                                                                                                   capture, handle,
                                                                                                                   band,
                                                                                                                   translocate, and
                                                                                                                   salvage..
                                                                                                                  American burying
                                                                                                                   beetle: Capture
                                                                                                                   and release.
TE 77472C-0.....................  Stream Techs, LLC,  Amber darter        Georgia...........  Presence/absence    Capture, handle,    New.
                                   Athens, GA.         (Percina                                surveys.            identify, and
                                                       antesella), Blue                                            release.
                                                       shiner
                                                       (Cyprinella
                                                       caerulea),
                                                       Cherokee darter
                                                       (Etheostoma
                                                       scotti),
                                                       Conasauga
                                                       logperch (Percina
                                                       jenkinsi), Etowah
                                                       darter
                                                       (Etheostoma
                                                       etowahae), and
                                                       Goldline darter
                                                       (Percina
                                                       aurolineata).
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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.).

Franklin Arnold,
Acting Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Southeast 
Region.
[FR Doc. 2019-05111 Filed 3-18-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4333-15-P