Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications, 46032-46033 [2019-18852]

Download as PDF 46032 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 3, 2019 / Notices Authority The Service provides this notice under section 10(c) (16 U.S.C. 1539(c)) of the ESA and NEPA regulation 40 CFR 1506.6. Scott Sobiech, Acting Field Supervisor, Carlsbad Field Office, Pacific Southwest Region. [FR Doc. 2019–18908 Filed 8–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2019–N118; FXES11130800000–178–FF08E00000] Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of 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 or threatened 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. SUMMARY: khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Application No. 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, Applicant, city, state TE–42449D ........ Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. TE–50094D ........ Ian Axsom, Atascadero, California. TE–42833A ......... Ian Maunsell, San Diego, California. VerDate Sep<11>2014 We must receive your written comments on or before October 3, 2019. ADDRESSES: Document availability and comment submission: Submit requests for copies of the applications and related documents and submit any comments by one of the following methods. All requests and comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s) (e.g., TEXXXXXX). • Email: permitsr8es@fws.gov. • U.S. Mail: Daniel Marquez, Endangered Species Program Manager, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 8, 2800 Cottage Way, Room W–2606, Sacramento, CA 95825. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Marquez, via phone at 760–431– 9440, via email at permitsr8es@fws.gov, or via 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 applications for permits under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The requested permits would allow the applicants to conduct activities intended to promote recovery of species that are listed as endangered or threatened under the ESA. DATES: 16:24 Aug 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 Species Location • Lost River sucker (Deltistes luxatus). • Shortnose sucker (Chasmistes brevirostris). • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio). • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). • Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino). PO 00000 Frm 00089 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 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. Permit action Activity Type of take OR Research ............................ Capture, handle, insert PIT tags, clip fins, and release. New. CA Survey ................................ Capture, handle, release, and collect vouchers. New. CA Survey ................................ Pursue ................................ Amend. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 3, 2019 / Notices Application No. Applicant, city, state TE–50992B ......... Antonette Gutierrez, Imperial Beach, California. TE–56626B ......... Robin Dakin, San Jose, California. TE–98574C ........ River Design Group, Corvallis, Oregon. Species • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino). • Light-footed clapper rail (light-footed Ridgway’s r.) (Rallus longirostris levipes) (R. obsoletus l.). • Tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi). • California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segments (DPSs)) (Ambystoma californiense). • Lost River sucker (Deltistes luxatus). • Shortnose sucker (Chasmistes brevirostris). 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 permits to any of the applicants listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with 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.). Peter Erickson, Acting Chief, Ecological Services, Pacific Southwest Region, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2019–18852 Filed 8–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P Location Activity Type of take Survey ................................ Capture, handle, and release. Renew. CA Survey ................................ Capture, handle, and release. Renew. CA, OR Survey and research .......... Electrofish, capture, handle, and release. Amend. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [FWS–R4–ES–2019–N104; FVHC98220410150–XXX–FF04H00000] Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Alabama Trustee Implementation Group Draft Restoration Plan III and Environmental Assessment: Birds and Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities Department of the Interior. Notice of availability; request for public comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA), the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Final Programmatic Damage Assessment Restoration Plan and Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, Record of Decision, and Consent Decree, the Federal and State natural resource trustee agencies for the Alabama Trustee Implementation Group (AL TIG) have prepared a draft restoration plan and environmental assessment entitled Alabama Trustee Implementation Group Draft Restoration Plan III/Environmental Assessment: Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities, and Birds (RP III/EA), analyzing a reasonable range of alternatives to help restore natural resources and the services they provide that were injured in the Alabama Restoration Area as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The alternatives considered in the draft RP III/EA include five preferred by the AL SUMMARY: TIG for implementation to address lost recreational use, and two preferred for the restoration of birds. We invite public comment on the draft RP III/EA. Submitting Comments: We will consider public comments on the draft RP III/EA received on or before October 3, 2019. Public meeting: The AL TIG will host an open house public meeting on September 11, 2019, in conjunction with the AL TIG’s annual meeting. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Five Rivers Tensaw Theater, located at 30945 Five Rivers Boulevard in Spanish Fort, Alabama. DATES: Obtaining Documents: You may download the draft RP III/EA from either of the following websites: • https://www.doi.gov/ deepwaterhorizon/adminrecord. • https:// www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/ restoration-areas/alabama. Alternatively, you may request a CD of the draft RP III/EA (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Copies of the draft RP III/EA are also available for review during the public comment period at the following locations: ADDRESSES: Address City Dauphin Island Sea Laboratory, Admin Building ...................... Thomas B. Norton Public Library ............................................. 101 Bienville Boulevard .......... 221 West 19th Avenue ........... Dauphin Island ........................ Gulf Shores ............................. 16:24 Aug 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00090 Permit action CA Location VerDate Sep<11>2014 46033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 Zip 36528 36542

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 170 (Tuesday, September 3, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46032-46033]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-18852]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R8-ES-2019-N118; FXES11130800000-178-FF08E00000]


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 or threatened 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 on or before October 3, 
2019.

ADDRESSES: Document availability and comment submission: Submit 
requests for copies of the applications and related documents and 
submit any comments by one of the following methods. All requests and 
comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s) 
(e.g., TEXXXXXX).
     Email: [email protected].
     U.S. Mail: Daniel Marquez, Endangered Species Program 
Manager, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 8, 2800 Cottage Way, 
Room W-2606, Sacramento, CA 95825.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Marquez, via phone at 760-431-
9440, via email at [email protected], or via 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 applications for permits under section 
10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 
1531 et seq.). The requested permits would allow the applicants to 
conduct activities intended to promote recovery of species that are 
listed as endangered or threatened 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 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.

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                             Applicant, city,
     Application No.              state                 Species             Location            Activity            Type of take        Permit  action
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TE-42449D...............  Oregon State            Lost River    OR                Research............  Capture, handle,      New.
                           University,            sucker (Deltistes                                              insert PIT tags,
                           Corvallis, Oregon.     luxatus).                                                      clip fins, and
                                                  Shortnose                                              release.
                                                  sucker (Chasmistes
                                                  brevirostris).
TE-50094D...............  Ian Axsom,              Conservancy   CA                Survey..............  Capture, handle,      New.
                           Atascadero,            fairy shrimp                                                   release, and
                           California.            (Branchinecta                                                  collect vouchers.
                                                  conservatio).
                                                  Longhorn
                                                  fairy shrimp
                                                  (Branchinecta
                                                  longiantenna).
                                                  San Diego
                                                  fairy shrimp
                                                  (Branchinecta
                                                  sandiegonensis).
                                                  Riverside
                                                  fairy shrimp
                                                  (Streptocephalus
                                                  woottoni).
                                                  Vernal pool
                                                  tadpole shrimp
                                                  (Lepidurus packardi).
TE-42833A...............  Ian Maunsell, San       Quino         CA                Survey..............  Pursue..............  Amend.
                           Diego, California.     checkerspot
                                                  butterfly
                                                  (Euphydryas editha
                                                  quino).

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TE-50992B...............  Antonette Gutierrez,    Southwestern  CA                Survey..............  Capture, handle, and  Renew.
                           Imperial Beach,        willow flycatcher                                              release.
                           California.            (Empidonax traillii
                                                  extimus).
                                                  Quino
                                                  checkerspot
                                                  butterfly
                                                  (Euphydryas editha
                                                  quino).
                                                  Light-footed
                                                  clapper rail (light-
                                                  footed Ridgway's r.)
                                                  (Rallus longirostris
                                                  levipes) (R.
                                                  obsoletus l.).
                                                  Tidewater
                                                  goby (Eucyclogobius
                                                  newberryi).
TE-56626B...............  Robin Dakin, San        California    CA                Survey..............  Capture, handle, and  Renew.
                           Jose, California.      tiger salamander                                               release.
                                                  (Santa Barbara
                                                  County and Sonoma
                                                  County Distinct
                                                  Population Segments
                                                  (DPSs)) (Ambystoma
                                                  californiense).
TE-98574C...............  River Design Group,     Lost River    CA, OR            Survey and research.  Electrofish,          Amend.
                           Corvallis, Oregon.     sucker (Deltistes                                              capture, handle,
                                                  luxatus).                                                      and release.
                                                  Shortnose
                                                  sucker (Chasmistes
                                                  brevirostris).
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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 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.).

Peter Erickson,
Acting Chief, Ecological Services, Pacific Southwest Region, 
Sacramento, California.
[FR Doc. 2019-18852 Filed 8-30-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4333-15-P