Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications, 53462-53465 [2019-21816]

Download as PDF 53462 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 194 / Monday, October 7, 2019 / Notices The applicant has agreed to include the following minimization measures: • Feathering turbine blades at all projects below manufacturer’s cut-in speeds at night for the entire active season for bats. Feathering below cut-in speeds is a way of minimizing the rotational speed of turbine blades when not producing energy. • Minimizing the rotational speed of turbine blades until wind speeds reach 5.0 meters per second when temperatures are above 50 degrees Fahrenheit from mid-July through September at four facilities with the highest risk to covered bat species. • Removing carrion and increasing landowner education efforts to reduce attractants to bald eagles. • Carrying out a fatality monitoring and adaptive management program to adjust conservation measures if needed to ensure compliance with the ITP and HCP. The mitigation measures include the following commitments: • Protecting and restoring a minimum of 1,309 acres of bat habitat and 42 artificial structures for bat use. • Protecting and restoring additional bat habitat up to a total of 3,200 acres, and 50 artificial structures, if needed, to compensate for projected future take based on the monitoring program results. • Providing funding to manage and monitor all mitigation lands. • Providing funding for conservation activities to immediately benefit bald eagles to mitigate for take of bald eagles. • Providing mitigation funding in advance of take so that mitigation implementation stays ahead of impacts to covered species. Background The applicant has applied for an ITP under the ESA that would authorize incidental take of four bat species and bald eagles and would be in effect for a period of 30 years. The proposed incidental take of bats and eagles would occur from lawful, non-Federal activities from the applicant’s operation of existing wind energy generation facilities within the permit area. The HCP permit area includes lands used for operations of 22 projects in Iowa where the applicant has existing wind power facilities. The plan area includes the permit area, and also the rest of Iowa, to include all areas that may be influenced by the HCP, including mitigation activities. The final EIS considers the direct, indirect, and cumulative effects of implementing the HCP, including measures to minimize and mitigate such impacts to the maximum extent practicable. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Oct 04, 2019 Jkt 250001 Section 9 of the ESA and its implementing regulations prohibit the ‘‘take’’ of animal species listed as endangered or threatened. (16 U.S.C. 1538) Take is defined under the ESA as to ‘‘harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect listed animal species, or to attempt to engage in such conduct’’(16 U.S.C. 1532(19)). Under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA, the Service may issue permits to authorize incidental take of listed species. Incidental take is defined by the ESA as take that is incidental to, and not the purpose of, carrying out an otherwise lawful activity. Section 10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA contains provisions for issuing incidental take permits to non-Federal entities for the incidental take of endangered and threatened species, provided the following criteria are met: (a) The taking will be incidental; (b) the applicant will minimize and mitigate, to the maximum extent practicable, the impact of such taking; (c) the applicant will develop an HCP and ensure that adequate funding for the plan will be provided; (d) the taking will not appreciably reduce the likelihood of the survival and recovery of the species in the wild; and (e) the applicant will carry out any other measures that the Secretary of the Interior may require as being necessary or appropriate for the purposes of the HCP. An applicant may choose to cover non-listed species in the HCP, and these species will be treated as ESA-listed species. On August 31, 2018, we published a Federal Register notice announcing the availability for public review of a draft EIS and requested public comment on our evaluation of the potential impacts associated with issuance of an ITP for implementation of the HCP and to evaluate alternatives (83 FR 44652). In September and October 2018, we held two public hearings on the draft document, one in Ankeny, Iowa, and one via online web conference. The public comment period closed on October 15, 2018. We received 93 comments in total: 87 through regulations.gov, 5 comments via email, 2 comments during the in-person public hearing, and 1 through the U.S. mail. The final EIS provides responses to those comments in Appendix E. Decision We intend to issue a final ROD with respect to whether we issue an ITP allowing the applicants to implement the Iowa Wind Energy Project Portfolio Habitat Conservation Plan. Our decision will be based on a thorough review of the alternatives and their environmental consequences. A decision to issue an PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ITP would be based on the commitment by MidAmerican Energy Company to fully implement the HCP, including minimization and mitigation measures, monitoring and adaptive management, and to fully comply with all terms and conditions in the ITP. A final ITP decision will be made no sooner than 30 days after the publication of this notice of availability and completion of the record of decision. EPA’s Role in the EIS Process In addition to this notice, EPA is publishing a notice in the Federal Register announcing final EIS for MidAmerican Energy Company’s Iowa Wind Energy Project Portfolio Habitat Conservation Plan, as required under the Clean Air Act, section 309. The EPA is charged with reviewing all Federal agencies’ EISs and commenting on the adequacy and acceptability of the environmental impacts of proposed actions in EISs. The EPA also serves as the repository (EIS database) for EISs that Federal agencies prepare. All EISs must be filed with EPA, which publishes a notice of availability on Fridays in the Federal Register. For more information, see https://www.epa.gov/nepa. You may search for EPA comments on EISs, along with EISs themselves, at https:// cdxnodengn.epa.gov/cdx-enepa-public/ action/eis/search. Authority We provide this notice under section 10(c) of the ESA (16 U.S.C.1539(c)) and its implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22) and the NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (40 CFR 1506.6; 43 CFR part 46). Lori Nordstrom, Acting Regional Director. [FR Doc. 2019–21547 Filed 10–3–19; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2019–N136; 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1 53463 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 194 / Monday, October 7, 2019 / Notices 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 November 6, 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, 2800 Cottage Way, Room W–2606, Sacramento, CA 95825. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Marquez, via phone at 760–431– 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, 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 Applicant, city, state TE–062907 .... Andrew Forde, Camarillo, California. TE–55035D .... Adam Crawford, Sharon, Massachusetts. TE–813545 .... Brock Ortega, Poway, California. TE–55068D .... Allie Sennett, Sacramento, California. VerDate Sep<11>2014 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. 18:29 Oct 04, 2019 Jkt 250001 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. Species Location • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segments (DPSs)) (Ambystoma californiense). • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino). • Casey’s June Beetle (Dinacoma caseyi). • 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). • California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segments (DPSs)) (Ambystoma californiense). CA ................. Nest monitoring. Nest monitoring. Amend. CA ................. Survey ........... Survey, capture, handle, and release. New. CA ................. Survey ........... Survey, capture, handle, release, and collect vouchers. Renew and amend. CA ................. Survey ........... Survey, capture, handle, and release. New. PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Activity E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1 Type of take Permit action 53464 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 194 / Monday, October 7, 2019 / Notices Application No. Applicant, city, state Species Location Activity Type of take TE–25164A .... Catherine Little, Davis, California. CA ................. Survey ........... Survey, capture, handle, release, and collect vouchers. Renew and amend. TE–038701 .... Bonnie Peterson, Lakeside, California. CA ................. Survey and band. Survey, pursue, capture, handle, band, and release. Renew. TE–55135D .... Adam Lockyer, Fallbrook, California. CA, NV, AZ ... Survey ........... Survey ........... New. TE–049461 .... Jaymee Marty, Sacramento, California. CA ................. Survey ........... Survey, capture, handle, release, and collect vouchers. Renew. TE–94998A .... Leonard Liu, Oakland, California. • California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segments (DPSs)) (Ambystoma californiense). • 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). • 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.). • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segments (DPSs)) (Ambystoma californiense). • 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). • Salt marsh harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys raviventris). CA ................. Survey ........... Amend. TE–92462A .... Ryan Quilley, San Diego, California. Survey ........... TE–55171D .... Matthew Schliebe, San Diego, California. • Quino checkerspot butCA ................. terfly (Euphydryas editha quino). • Conservancy fairy shrimp CA ................. (Branchinecta conservatio). • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). Survey, capture, handle, and release. Pursue ........... VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Oct 04, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Survey ........... E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1 Survey, capture, handle, release, and collect vouchers. Permit action Renew and amend. New. Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 194 / Monday, October 7, 2019 / Notices 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 of Ecological Services, Pacific Southwest Region, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2019–21816 Filed 10–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R4–ES–2019–N139; 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Oct 04, 2019 Jkt 250001 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. We must receive written data or comments on the applications by November 6, 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 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.), DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53465 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. E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 194 (Monday, October 7, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53462-53465]
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-R8-ES-2019-N136; 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

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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 November 6, 
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, 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-062907..............  Andrew Forde,                       CA.................  Nest monitoring....  Nest monitoring....  Amend.
                          Camarillo,            Southwestern willow
                          California.           flycatcher
                                                (Empidonax traillii
                                                extimus).
TE-55035D..............  Adam Crawford,         California   CA.................  Survey.............  Survey, capture,     New.
                          Sharon,               tiger salamander                                                handle, and
                          Massachusetts.        (Santa Barbara                                                  release.
                                                County and Sonoma
                                                County Distinct
                                                Population Segments
                                                (DPSs)) (Ambystoma
                                                californiense).
TE-813545..............  Brock Ortega, Poway,                CA.................  Survey.............  Survey, capture,     Renew and amend.
                          California.           Southwestern willow                                             handle, release,
                                                flycatcher                                                      and collect
                                                (Empidonax traillii                                             vouchers.
                                                extimus).
                                                Quino
                                                checkerspot
                                                butterfly
                                                (Euphydryas editha
                                                quino).
                                                Casey's
                                                June Beetle
                                                (Dinacoma caseyi).
                                                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).
TE-55068D..............  Allie Sennett,         California   CA.................  Survey.............  Survey, capture,     New.
                          Sacramento,           tiger salamander                                                handle, and
                          California.           (Santa Barbara                                                  release.
                                                County and Sonoma
                                                County Distinct
                                                Population Segments
                                                (DPSs)) (Ambystoma
                                                californiense).

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TE-25164A..............  Catherine Little,      California   CA.................  Survey.............  Survey, capture,     Renew and amend.
                          Davis, California.    tiger salamander                                                handle, release,
                                                (Santa Barbara                                                  and collect
                                                County and Sonoma                                               vouchers.
                                                County Distinct
                                                Population Segments
                                                (DPSs)) (Ambystoma
                                                californiense).
                                                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).
TE-038701..............  Bonnie Peterson,                    CA.................  Survey and band....  Survey, pursue,      Renew.
                          Lakeside,             Southwestern willow                                             capture, handle,
                          California.           flycatcher                                                      band, and release.
                                                (Empidonax traillii
                                                extimus).
                                                Quino
                                                checkerspot
                                                butterfly
                                                (Euphydryas editha
                                                quino).
                                                Light-
                                                footed clapper rail
                                                (light-footed
                                                Ridgway's r.)
                                                (Rallus
                                                longirostris
                                                levipes) (R.
                                                obsoletus l.).
TE-55135D..............  Adam Lockyer,                       CA, NV, AZ.........  Survey.............  Survey.............  New.
                          Fallbrook,            Southwestern willow
                          California.           flycatcher
                                                (Empidonax traillii
                                                extimus).
TE-049461..............  Jaymee Marty,          California   CA.................  Survey.............  Survey, capture,     Renew.
                          Sacramento,           tiger salamander                                                handle, release,
                          California.           (Santa Barbara                                                  and collect
                                                County and Sonoma                                               vouchers.
                                                County Distinct
                                                Population Segments
                                                (DPSs)) (Ambystoma
                                                californiense).
                                                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).
TE-94998A..............  Leonard Liu,           Salt marsh   CA.................  Survey.............  Survey, capture,     Amend.
                          Oakland, California.  harvest mouse                                                   handle, and
                                                (Reithrodontomys                                                release.
                                                raviventris).
TE-92462A..............  Ryan Quilley, San      Quino        CA.................  Survey.............  Pursue.............  Renew and amend.
                          Diego, California.    checkerspot
                                                butterfly
                                                (Euphydryas editha
                                                quino).
TE-55171D..............  Matthew Schliebe,      Conservancy  CA.................  Survey.............  Survey, capture,     New.
                          San Diego,            fairy shrimp                                                    handle, release,
                          California.           (Branchinecta                                                   and collect
                                                conservatio).                                                   vouchers.
                                                Longhorn
                                                fairy shrimp
                                                (Branchinecta
                                                longiantenna).
                                                San Diego
                                                fairy shrimp
                                                (Branchinecta
                                                sandiegonensis).
                                                Riverside
                                                fairy shrimp
                                                (Streptocephalus
                                                woottoni).
                                                Vernal pool
                                                tadpole shrimp
                                                (Lepidurus
                                                packardi).
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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 of Ecological Services, Pacific Southwest Region, 
Sacramento, California.
[FR Doc. 2019-21816 Filed 10-4-19; 8:45 am]
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