Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications, 15626-15627 [2019-07485]

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Title: Agency Information Collection Activities: REAL ID: Minimum Standards for Driver’s Licenses and Identification Cards Acceptable by Federal Agencies for Office Purposes. OMB Number: 1601–0005. Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: State, local, and tribal governments. Number of Respondents: 18. Estimated Time per Respondent: 750 hours. Total Burden Hours: 13,500 hours. Dated: April 8, 2019. Scott Ewalt, Acting Executive Director, Enterprise Business Management Office. [FR Doc. 2019–07565 Filed 4–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9B–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R6–ES–2019–N007; FXES11140600000–190–FF06E00000] Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments. ACTION: 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. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on these applications. Before issuing any of the requested permits, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period. DATES: We must receive your written comments by May 16, 2019. ADDRESSES: Document availability and comment submission: Use one of the following methods to request documents or submit comments. Requests and comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s) (e.g., TE123456): • Email: permitsR6ES@fws.gov. • U.S. Mail: Marjorie Nelson, Chief, Division of Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 134 Union Blvd., Suite 670, Lakewood, CO 80228. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Konishi, Recovery Permits Coordinator, Ecological Services, 303– 236–4224 (phone), or permitsR6ES@ 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: SUMMARY: Background The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), prohibits certain activities with endangered and threatened species unless authorized by a Federal permit. The ESA and our implementing regulations in part 17 of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) provide for the issuance of such permits and require that we invite public comment before issuing permits for activities involving endangered species. A recovery permit issued by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for enhancement of propagation or survival of the species. 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. E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 15627 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 73 / Tuesday, April 16, 2019 / Notices Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, and Federal agencies; Tribes; and the public to comment on the following applications. Application No. Applicant, city, state Species Location Activity TE049748–3 ....... Utah State University, Logan, Utah. June sucker (Chasmistes liorus) .................... Utah ........................... Renew. TE057401–2 ....... Bureau of Land Management, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah. USDA Forest Service, Wall Ranger District, Buffalo Gap National Grassland, South Dakota. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, Pickstown, South Dakota. Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, Draper, Utah. Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). Utah ........................... Presence/absence surveys, population monitoring. Presence/absence surveys, nest monitoring. Black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) ............ South Dakota ............. Renew. Pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) ......... South Dakota ............. Presence/absence surveys, capture, handle, mark, anesthetize, vaccinate, release. Display for scientific and educational purposes. Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), bonytail chub (Gila elegans), Colorado pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius), humpback chub (Gila cypha), June sucker (Chasmistes liorus), razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus), Virgin River chub (Gila robusta seminuda), woundfin (Plagopterus argentissimus), green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas). Blowout penstemon (Penstemon haydenii) ... Utah ........................... Display for educational purposes. Renew. Nebraska .................... Presence/absence surveys, remove and reduce to possession for propagation and reintroduction. Presence/absence surveys. Renew. Presence/absence surveys, capture, handle, mark, biosample, release. Presence/absence surveys. Presence/absence surveys. Presence/absence surveys, nest monitoring. Amend. TE069553–2 ....... TE094832–2 ....... TE131638–3 ....... TE131639–1 ....... USDA Forest Service, Chadron, Nebraska. TE26376D–0 ...... Steve Forrest, Truckee, California. Black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) ............ TE61451C–1 ...... Amy Hammesfahr ...... Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), gray bat (Myotis grisescens). TE26405D–0 ...... Miranda Hanson, Lincoln, Nebraska. Stephen Yarbrough, Golden, Colorado. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, John Martin Reservoir, Colorado. American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus). New Mexico meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius luteus). Interior least tern (Sternula antillarum athalassos). TE32556D–0 ...... TE26536D–0 ...... khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Public Availability of Comments Written comments we receive become part of the administrative record. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:32 Apr 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming. Missouri ...................... Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota. Colorado .................... Colorado .................... 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 permits to any of the applicants listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permit action Renew. Renew. New. New. New. New. 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.). Maria Boroja, Acting Assistant Regional Director, MountainPrairie Region. [FR Doc. 2019–07485 Filed 4–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 73 (Tuesday, April 16, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15626-15627]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-07485]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R6-ES-2019-N007; FXES11140600000-190-FF06E00000]


Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit 
Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

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

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

DATES: We must receive your written comments by May 16, 2019.

ADDRESSES: 
    Document availability and comment submission: Use one of the 
following methods to request documents or submit comments. Requests and 
comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s) 
(e.g., TE123456):
     Email: [email protected].
     U.S. Mail: Marjorie Nelson, Chief, Division of Ecological 
Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 134 Union Blvd., Suite 670, 
Lakewood, CO 80228.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Konishi, Recovery Permits 
Coordinator, Ecological Services, 303-236-4224 (phone), or 
[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: 

Background

    The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 
et seq.), prohibits certain activities with endangered and threatened 
species unless authorized by a Federal permit. The ESA and our 
implementing regulations in part 17 of title 50 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) provide for the issuance of such permits and require 
that we invite public comment before issuing permits for activities 
involving endangered species.
    A recovery permit issued by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA 
authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered species 
for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for enhancement of 
propagation or survival of the species. 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.

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Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment

    We invite local, State, and Federal agencies; Tribes; and the 
public to comment on the following applications.

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                       Applicant, city,
   Application No.          state             Species           Location          Activity        Permit action
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TE049748-3..........  Utah State         June sucker        Utah............  Presence/absence  Renew.
                       University,        (Chasmistes                          surveys,
                       Logan, Utah.       liorus).                             population
                                                                               monitoring.
TE057401-2..........  Bureau of Land     Southwestern       Utah............  Presence/absence  Renew.
                       Management,        willow                               surveys, nest
                       Grand Staircase    flycatcher                           monitoring.
                       Escalante          (Empidonax
                       National           traillii
                       Monument, Utah.    extimus).
TE069553-2..........  USDA Forest        Black-footed       South Dakota....  Presence/absence  Renew.
                       Service, Wall      ferret (Mustela                      surveys,
                       Ranger District,   nigripes).                           capture,
                       Buffalo Gap                                             handle, mark,
                       National                                                anesthetize,
                       Grassland, South                                        vaccinate,
                       Dakota.                                                 release.
TE094832-2..........  U.S. Army Corps    Pallid sturgeon    South Dakota....  Display for       Renew.
                       of Engineers,      (Scaphirhynchus                      scientific and
                       Omaha District,    albus).                              educational
                       Pickstown, South                                        purposes.
                       Dakota.
TE131638-3..........  Loveland Living    Loggerhead sea     Utah............  Display for       Renew.
                       Planet Aquarium,   turtle (Caretta                      educational
                       Draper, Utah.      caretta),                            purposes.
                                          bonytail chub
                                          (Gila elegans),
                                          Colorado
                                          pikeminnow
                                          (Ptychocheilus
                                          lucius),
                                          humpback chub
                                          (Gila cypha),
                                          June sucker
                                          (Chasmistes
                                          liorus),
                                          razorback sucker
                                          (Xyrauchen
                                          texanus), Virgin
                                          River chub (Gila
                                          robusta
                                          seminuda),
                                          woundfin
                                          (Plagopterus
                                          argentissimus),
                                          green sea turtle
                                          (Chelonia mydas).
TE131639-1..........  USDA Forest        Blowout penstemon  Nebraska........  Presence/absence  Renew.
                       Service,           (Penstemon                           surveys, remove
                       Chadron,           haydenii).                           and reduce to
                       Nebraska.                                               possession for
                                                                               propagation and
                                                                               reintroduction.
TE26376D-0..........  Steve Forrest,     Black-footed       Arizona,          Presence/absence  New.
                       Truckee,           ferret (Mustela    Colorado,         surveys.
                       California.        nigripes).         Kansas,
                                                             Montana,
                                                             Nebraska, New
                                                             Mexico, North
                                                             Dakota, South
                                                             Dakota, Texas,
                                                             Utah, Wyoming.
TE61451C-1..........  Amy Hammesfahr...  Indiana bat        Missouri........  Presence/absence  Amend.
                                          (Myotis                              surveys,
                                          sodalis), gray                       capture,
                                          bat (Myotis                          handle, mark,
                                          grisescens).                         biosample,
                                                                               release.
TE26405D-0..........  Miranda Hanson,    American burying   Kansas,           Presence/absence  New.
                       Lincoln,           beetle             Nebraska, South   surveys.
                       Nebraska.          (Nicrophorus       Dakota.
                                          americanus).
TE32556D-0..........  Stephen            New Mexico meadow  Colorado........  Presence/absence  New.
                       Yarbrough,         jumping mouse                        surveys.
                       Golden, Colorado.  (Zapus hudsonius
                                          luteus).
TE26536D-0..........  U.S. Army Corps    Interior least     Colorado........  Presence/absence  New.
                       of Engineers,      tern (Sternula                       surveys, nest
                       John Martin        antillarum                           monitoring.
                       Reservoir,         athalassos).
                       Colorado.
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Public Availability of Comments

    Written comments we receive become part of the administrative 
record. 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 permits to any of the applicants 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.).

Maria Boroja,
Acting Assistant Regional Director, Mountain-Prairie Region.
[FR Doc. 2019-07485 Filed 4-15-19; 8:45 am]
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