Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications, 4691-4692 [2020-01335]

Download as PDF 4691 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 17 / Monday, January 27, 2020 / Notices Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R3–ES–2020–N009; FXES11130300000–201–FF03E00000] 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. DATES: We must receive your written comments on or before February 26, 2020. SUMMARY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Document availability and comment submission: Submit requests for copies of the applications and related documents, as well as 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: permitsR3ES@fws.gov. Please refer to the respective application number (e.g., Application No. TEXXXXXX) in the subject line of your email message. • U.S. Mail: Regional Director, Attn: Nathan Rathbun, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 5600 American Blvd. West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN 55437–1458. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nathan Rathbun, 612–713–5343 (phone); permitsR3ES@fws.gov (email). Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. ADDRESSES: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 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. Application No. Applicant Species Location Activity TE62369D .... Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI. Snuffbox mussel (Epioblasma triquetra). MI .................................... TE62001D .... Diane Narem, Minneapolis, MN. Dakota skipper (Hesperia dacotae), Poweshiek skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek). MI, MN, ND, SD, WI ....... TE62046D .... Pallavi Sirajuddin, Harrisburg, PA. Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (M. sodalis), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis). TE63118D .... Clarissa Starbuck, Terre Haute, IN. Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (M. sodalis), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis). AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VT, VA, WI, WV, WY. AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VT, VA, WI, WV, WY. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts, relocate. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts, research. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Jan 24, 2020 Jkt 250001 Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts, research. 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. Moreover, all submissions from organizations or PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Type of take Permit action Capture, handle, temporary hold, relocate, release. New. Capture, handle, release New. Capture; handle; mistnet; harp trap; band; radio-tag; collect hair, fecal, swab and wing biopsy samples; enter hibernacula and maternity roost caves; release. Capture; handle; mistnet; harp trap; band; radio-tag; collect hair, fecal, blood, swab and wing biopsy samples; enter hibernacula and maternity roost caves; release. New. New. businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their entirety. E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1 4692 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 17 / Monday, January 27, 2020 / Notices 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.). Lori Nordstrom, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services. [FR Doc. 2020–01335 Filed 1–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2019–N134; FXES11130800000–190–FF08E00000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of 66 Species in California and Nevada Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are initiating 5-year status reviews of 66 species in California and Nevada under the Endangered Species Act. A 5-year review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the SUMMARY: Common name time of the review; therefore, we are requesting submission of any new information on these species that has become available since the last review. DATES: To ensure consideration in our reviews, we are requesting submission of new information no later than March 27, 2020. However, we will continue to accept new information about any species at any time. ADDRESSES: For how and where to submit information or questions, see Request for New Information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general questions, please contact Peter Erickson, 916–414–6741. For whom to contact with species-specific information or questions, see Request for New Information. Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8337 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Why do we conduct 5-year reviews? Under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), we maintain lists of endangered and threatened wildlife and plant species (referred to as the List) in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17.11 (for wildlife) and 17.12 (for plants). Section 4(c)(2)(A) of the Act requires us to review each listed species’ status at least once every 5 years. For additional information about 5-year reviews, refer to our factsheet at http://www.fws.gov/endangered/whatwe-do/recovery-overview.html. Scientific name Status Locations where the species is known to occur What information do we consider in our review? A 5-year review considers all new information available at the time of the review. In conducting these reviews, we consider the best scientific and commercial data that have become available since the listing determination or most recent status review, such as: (A) Species biology, including but not limited to population trends, distribution, abundance, demographics, and genetics; (B) Habitat conditions, including but not limited to amount, distribution, and suitability; (C) Conservation measures that have been implemented to benefit the species; (D) Threat status and trends in relation to the five listing factors (as defined in section 4(a)(1) of the Act); and (E) Other new information, data, or corrections, including but not limited to taxonomic or nomenclatural changes, identification of erroneous information contained in the List, and improved analytical methods. Any new information will be considered during the 5-year review and will also be useful in evaluating the ongoing recovery programs for the species. Which species are under review? This notice announces our active review of the species listed in the table below. Final listing rule (Federal Register citation and publication date) Lead Fish and Wildlife office khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Animals Beetle, Casey’s June .............. Dinacoma caseyi ..................... E CA ....................... 76 FR 58954; 10/24/2011 ....... Butterfly, El Segundo blue ...... Euphilotes battoides allyni ...... E CA ....................... 41 FR 22041; 6/1/1976 ........... Butterfly, Palos Verdes blue ... E CA ....................... 45 FR 44939; 7/2/1980 ........... Fairy shrimp, Riverside ........... Glaucopsyche lygdamus palosverdesensis. Streptocephalus woottoni ........ E CA, Mexico .......... 58 FR 41384; 8/3/1993 ........... Fairy shrimp, San Diego ......... Branchinecta sandiegonensis E CA, Mexico .......... 62 FR 4925; 2/3/1997 ............. Fly, Delhi Sands flower-loving E CA ....................... 58 FR 49881; 9/23/1993 ......... Gnatcatcher, coastal California Rhaphiomidas terminatus abdominalis. Polioptila californica californica T CA, Mexico .......... 58 FR 16742; 3/30/1993 ......... Salamander, desert slender .... Batrachoseps aridus ............... E CA ....................... 38 FR 14678; 6/4/1973 ........... Sheep, Peninsular bighorn ...... Ovis canadensis nelsoni ......... E CA, Mexico .......... 63 FR 13134; 3/18/1998 ......... Shrike, San Clemente loggerhead. Sparrow, San Clemente sage Lanius ludovicianus mearnsi ... E CA ....................... 42 FR 40682; 8/11/1977 ......... Amphispiza belli clementeae .. T CA ....................... 42 FR 40682; 8/11/1977 ......... Springfish, Railroad Valley ...... Beetle, delta green ground ..... Crenichthys nevadae .............. Elaphrus viridis ........................ T T NV ....................... CA ....................... 51 FR 10857; 3/31/1986 ......... 45 FR 52807; 8/8/1980 ........... Beetle, valley elderberry longhorn. Desmocerus californicus dimorphus. T CA ....................... 45 FR 52803; 8/8/1980 ........... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Jan 24, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office. Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office. Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office. Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office. Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office. Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office. Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office. Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office. Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office. Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office. Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office. Reno Fish and Wildlife Office. Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office. Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office.

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 17 (Monday, January 27, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4691-4692]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-01335]



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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R3-ES-2020-N009; FXES11130300000-201-FF03E00000]


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 February 26, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: Document availability and comment submission: Submit 
requests for copies of the applications and related documents, as well 
as 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]. Please refer to the respective 
application number (e.g., Application No. TEXXXXXX) in the subject line 
of your email message.
     U.S. Mail: Regional Director, Attn: Nathan Rathbun, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 5600 American Blvd. 
West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN 55437-1458.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nathan Rathbun, 612-713-5343 (phone); 
[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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  Application                                                                                           Permit
      No.           Applicant         Species          Location         Activity       Type of take     action
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TE62369D......  Environmental     Snuffbox mussel  MI.............  Conduct          Capture,         New.
                 Consulting &      (Epioblasma                       presence/        handle,
                 Technology,       triquetra).                       absence          temporary
                 Inc., Ann                                           surveys,         hold,
                 Arbor, MI.                                          document         relocate,
                                                                     habitat use,     release.
                                                                     conduct
                                                                     population
                                                                     monitoring,
                                                                     evaluate
                                                                     impacts,
                                                                     relocate.
TE62001D......  Diane Narem,      Dakota skipper   MI, MN, ND, SD,  Conduct          Capture,         New.
                 Minneapolis, MN.  (Hesperia        WI.              presence/        handle,
                                   dacotae),                         absence          release.
                                   Poweshiek                         surveys,
                                   skipperling                       document
                                   (Oarisma                          habitat use,
                                   poweshiek).                       conduct
                                                                     population
                                                                     monitoring,
                                                                     evaluate
                                                                     impacts.
TE62046D......  Pallavi           Gray bat         AL, AR, CT, DC,  Conduct          Capture;         New.
                 Sirajuddin,       (Myotis          DE, FL, GA,      presence/        handle; mist-
                 Harrisburg, PA.   grisescens),     IL, IN, IA,      absence          net; harp
                                   Indiana bat      KS, KY, LA,      surveys,         trap; band;
                                   (M. sodalis),    ME, MD, MA,      document         radio-tag;
                                   northern long-   MI, MN, MS,      habitat use,     collect hair,
                                   eared bat (M.    MO, MT, NE,      conduct          fecal, swab
                                   septentrionali   NH, NJ, NY,      population       and wing
                                   s).              NC, ND, OH,      monitoring,      biopsy
                                                    OK, PA, RI,      evaluate         samples; enter
                                                    SC, SD, TN,      impacts,         hibernacula
                                                    VT, VA, WI,      research.        and maternity
                                                    WV, WY.                           roost caves;
                                                                                      release.
TE63118D......  Clarissa          Gray bat         AL, AR, CT, DC,  Conduct          Capture;         New.
                 Starbuck, Terre   (Myotis          DE, FL, GA,      presence/        handle; mist-
                 Haute, IN.        grisescens),     IL, IN, IA,      absence          net; harp
                                   Indiana bat      KS, KY, LA,      surveys,         trap; band;
                                   (M. sodalis),    ME, MD, MA,      document         radio-tag;
                                   northern long-   MI, MN, MS,      habitat use,     collect hair,
                                   eared bat (M.    MO, MT, NE,      conduct          fecal, blood,
                                   septentrionali   NH, NJ, NY,      population       swab and wing
                                   s).              NC, ND, OH,      monitoring,      biopsy
                                                    OK, PA, RI,      evaluate         samples; enter
                                                    SC, SD, TN,      impacts,         hibernacula
                                                    VT, VA, WI,      research.        and maternity
                                                    WV, WY.                           roost caves;
                                                                                      release.
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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. Moreover, 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.

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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.).

Lori Nordstrom,
Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services.
[FR Doc. 2020-01335 Filed 1-24-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4333-15-P