Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications, 37912-37913 [2019-16474]

Download as PDF 37912 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 149 / Friday, August 2, 2019 / Notices in combination with the above findings, in our final analysis to determine whether or not to issue an ITP to each applicant. We will issue a record of decision and issue or deny each ITP no sooner than the date specified above in DATES. Public Review We are not requesting public comments on the final PEIS and HCPs, but any written comments we receive will become part of the public record associated with these actions. 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. Authority We provide this notice in accordance with the requirements of section 10(c) of the ESA and its implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22 and 17.32), and per NEPA and its implementing regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). Robyn Thorson, Regional Director, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2019–16398 Filed 8–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P Applicant, city, state Application No. Deidre Duffy, Durango, CO. TE35101D–0 ...... Schmueser Gordon Meyer, Inc., Glenwood Springs, CO. University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY. TE37953D–0 ...... jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES TE145090–2 ....... Wind Cave National Park, Hot Springs, SD. Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. 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 September 3, 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– SUMMARY: 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. Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, and Federal agencies; Tribes; and the public to comment on the following applications. Take activity Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus), New Mexico meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius luteus). Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). CO, UT, NM .......... Presence/absence surveys, population monitoring. Renew. CO ........................ Presence/absence surveys, population monitoring. New. Wyoming toad (Bufo hemiophrys baxteri). WY ........................ New. Black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) .. SD ......................... Presence/absence surveys using radio transmitters, bio samples to determine disease prevalence, genetic analysis using skin swabs, population enhancement via releases of propagated toads at multiple established reintroduction sites. Presence/absence surveys, capture, mark, vaccinate, release, reintroduce, and monitor populations. Written comments we receive become part of the administrative record. Before 18:02 Aug 01, 2019 [FWS–R6–ES–2019–N040; FXES11140600000–190–FF06E00000] Location Public Availability of Comments VerDate Sep<11>2014 Fish and Wildlife Service Species TE09897C–1 ...... 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. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Jkt 247001 including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permit action Renew. comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 149 / Friday, August 2, 2019 / Notices 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.). Stephen Small, Assistant Regional Director, Mountain-Prairie Region. [FR Doc. 2019–16474 Filed 8–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2017–0079; FF09A30000–190FXIA16710900000] Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Eighteenth Regular Meeting; Tentative U.S. Negotiating Positions for Agenda Items and Species Proposals Submitted by Foreign Governments and the CITES Secretariat Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The United States, as a Party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), will attend the eighteenth regular meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP18) in Geneva, Switzerland, August 17 to 28, 2019. This notice announces the availability of tentative U.S. negotiating positions on proposed resolutions, decisions, and amendments to the CITES Appendices (species proposals), as well as other agenda items that have been submitted by other Parties, the permanent CITES committees, and the CITES Secretariat for consideration at CoP18. With this notice we announce that we will jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:02 Aug 01, 2019 Jkt 247001 publish a summary of our proposed negotiating positions and the reasons for our proposed positions on or before August 16, 2019, on our website at https://www.fws.gov/international/cites/ cop18/index.html. ADDRESSES: Information on tentative U.S. negotiating positions on amendments to the CITES Appendices (species proposals), draft resolutions and decisions, and agenda items submitted by other countries and the CITES Secretariat for consideration at CoP18 will be available on our website, https://www.fws.gov/international/cites/ cop18/index.html, on or before August 16, 2019, and: • Electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov in Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2017–0079 (the docket number for this notice). • By email request to: managementauthority@fws.gov; or • By postal mail or in person, by appointment, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, at: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters, Division of Management Authority, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041– 3803; telephone 703–358–2095. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information pertaining to resolutions, decisions, and other agenda items, contact: Pamela Scruggs, Chief, Division of Management Authority; telephone 703–358–2095; facsimile 703–358–2298. For information pertaining to species proposals, contact: Rosemarie Gnam, Chief, Division of Scientific Authority; telephone 703–358–1708; facsimile 703–358–2276. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, hereinafter referred to as CITES or the Convention, is an international treaty designed to control and regulate international trade in certain animal and plant species that are now or potentially may become threatened with extinction. These species are listed in Appendices to CITES, which are available on the CITES Secretariat’s website at http:// www.cites.org/eng/app/index.php. Currently 182 countries and the European Union have ratified, accepted, approved, or acceded to CITES; these 183 entities are known as Parties. The Convention calls for regular biennial meetings of the Conference of the Parties, unless the Conference of the Parties decides otherwise. At these meetings, the Parties review the PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37913 implementation of CITES, make provisions enabling the CITES Secretariat in Switzerland to carry out its functions, consider amendments to the lists of species in Appendices I and II, consider reports presented by the Secretariat and the permanent CITES committees (Standing, Animals, and Plants Committees), and make recommendations for the improved effectiveness of CITES. Any country that is a Party to CITES may propose amendments to Appendices I and II, resolutions, decisions, and other agenda items for consideration by all of the Parties at the meetings. This is our fifth in a series of Federal Register notices on the development of U.S. submissions and tentative negotiating positions for CoP18. In this notice, we announce the availability of tentative U.S. negotiating positions on species proposals, draft resolutions and decisions, and agenda items submitted by other Parties and the Secretariat for consideration at CoP18. The ADDRESSES section, above, explains how to obtain this information. We published our first CoP18-related Federal Register notice on January 23, 2018 (83 FR 3179), in which we requested information and recommendations on species proposals for the United States to consider submitting for consideration at CoP18. In that notice, we also described the U.S. approach to preparations for CoP18. We published our second such Federal Register notice on March 12, 2018 (83 FR 10736), in which we requested information and recommendations on proposed resolutions, decisions, and other agenda items for the United States to consider submitting for consideration at CoP18, and provided preliminary information on how to request approved observer status for non-governmental organizations that wish to attend the meeting. In our third CoP18-related Federal Register notice, published on October 1, 2018 (83 FR 49421), we requested public comments and information on species proposals that the United States was considering submitting for consideration at CoP18. We also requested public comments and information on proposed resolutions, decisions, and other agenda items that the United States was considering submitting for consideration at CoP18, and provided more information on how to request approved observer status for non-governmental organizations that wish to attend the meeting. In our fourth CoP18-related Federal Register notice, published on March 6, 2019 (84 FR 8104), we announced the provisional agenda for CoP18, solicited comments E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 149 (Friday, August 2, 2019)]
[Notices]
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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-R6-ES-2019-N040; 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 September 3, 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.

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       Take activity       Permit action
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TE09897C-1.........  Deidre Duffy,     Southwestern      CO, UT, NM......  Presence/        Renew.
                      Durango, CO.      willow                              absence
                                        flycatcher                          surveys,
                                        (Empidonax                          population
                                        traillii                            monitoring.
                                        extimus), New
                                        Mexico meadow
                                        jumping mouse
                                        (Zapus
                                        hudsonius
                                        luteus).
TE35101D-0.........  Schmueser Gordon  Southwestern      CO..............  Presence/        New.
                      Meyer, Inc.,      willow                              absence
                      Glenwood          flycatcher                          surveys,
                      Springs, CO.      (Empidonax                          population
                                        traillii                            monitoring.
                                        extimus).
TE37953D-0.........  University of     Wyoming toad      WY..............  Presence/        New.
                      Wyoming,          (Bufo                               absence
                      Laramie, WY.      hemiophrys                          surveys using
                                        baxteri).                           radio
                                                                            transmitters,
                                                                            bio samples to
                                                                            determine
                                                                            disease
                                                                            prevalence,
                                                                            genetic
                                                                            analysis using
                                                                            skin swabs,
                                                                            population
                                                                            enhancement
                                                                            via releases
                                                                            of propagated
                                                                            toads at
                                                                            multiple
                                                                            established
                                                                            reintroduction
                                                                            sites.
TE145090-2.........  Wind Cave         Black-footed      SD..............  Presence/        Renew.
                      National Park,    ferret (Mustela                     absence
                      Hot Springs, SD.  nigripes).                          surveys,
                                                                            capture, mark,
                                                                            vaccinate,
                                                                            release,
                                                                            reintroduce,
                                                                            and monitor
                                                                            populations.
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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

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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.).

Stephen Small,
Assistant Regional Director, Mountain-Prairie Region.
[FR Doc. 2019-16474 Filed 8-1-19; 8:45 am]
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