Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications, 5687-5691 [2020-01862]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 21 / Friday, January 31, 2020 / Notices information described in Section A on the following: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: January 24, 2020. John L. Garvin, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing. [FR Doc. 2020–01880 Filed 1–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R2–ES–2019–N155; FXES11130200000–190–FF02ENEH00] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jan 30, 2020 Jkt 250001 We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications for a permit to conduct activities intended to recover and enhance endangered species survival. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), prohibits certain activities that may impact endangered species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by March 2, 2020. ADDRESSES: Document availability: Request documents by phone or email: Susan Jacobsen, 505–248–6641, susan_ jacobsen@fws.gov. Comment submission: Submit comments by U.S. mail to Susan Jacobsen, Classification and Recovery Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 1306, Albuquerque, NM 87103. Please specify the permit you are interested in by number (e.g., Permit No. TE–123456). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Jacobsen, Chief, Classification and Restoration Division, 505–248– 6641. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: 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 hunting, shooting, harming, wounding, or killing but also such activities as pursuing, harassing, trapping, capturing, or collecting. The ESA and our implementing regulations in the Code of Federal PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5687 Regulations (CFR) at title 50, part 17, provide for issuing such permits and require that we invite public comment before issuing permits for activities involving endangered species. A recovery permit we issue under the ESA, section 10(a)(1)(A), authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or enhance the species’ propagation or survival. 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 Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review by any party who submits a request as specified in ADDRESSES. Releasing documents is subject to Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) requirements. Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the recovery and enhancement of propagation or survival of the species in the wild. 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. Please refer to the application number when submitting comments. E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1 5688 Application No. Applicant TE–798998 .. Horizon Environmental Services, Inc.; Austin, Texas. TE–39186D Malaney, Jason L.; Albuquerque, New Mexico. Christman, Bruce; Albuquerque, New Mexico. TE–071287– 2. TE–078189– 1. Adkins Consulting Inc.; Durango, Colorado. TE–36648D Camba, Matthew O.; Mesa, Arizona. TE–30425B .. Hagyari, David; Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. McAlester Army Ammunition Plant; McAlester, Oklahoma. Bio-West (Oborny); Roound Rock, Texas. TE–076050 .. TE–037155 .. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 21 / Friday, January 31, 2020 / Notices VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jan 30, 2020 Species Location Activity Golden-cheeked warbler Oklahoma, Texas ...... (Setophaga chrysoparia); interior least tern (Sterna antillarum athalassos); Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis); American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus); ground beetles, no common name (Rhadine exilis and Rhadine infernalis); Helotes mold beetle (Batrisodes venyivi); Cokendolpher Cave harvestman (Texella cokendolpheri); Robber Baron Cave meshweaver (Cicurina baronia); Madla Cave meshweaver (Cicurina madla); Bracken Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina venii); Government Canyon Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina vespera); Government Canyon Bat Cave spider (Neoleptoneta microps); Tooth Cave spider (Neoleptoneta myopica); Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion (Tartarocreagris texana); Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddelli); Kretschman Cave mold beetle (Texamaurops reddelli); Tooth Cave ground beetle (Rhadine persephone); Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi); Coffin Cave mold beetle (Batrisodes texanus). New Mexico meadow jumping Arizona, New Mexico mouse (Zapus hudsonius luteus). New Mexican ridge-nosed rattlesnake (Crotalus willardi obscurus), Narrow-headed gartersnake, Northern Mexican gartersnake (Thamnophis eques megalops), Chiricahua leopard frog (Lithobates chiricahuensis), Jemez Mountains salamander (Plethodon neomexicanus). Southwestern Willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus), Mexican spotted owl (Strix occidentalis lucida). Yellow-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus). Type of take Permit action Presence/absence surveys, habitat surveys. Capture, harm, harass, injury, death. Renewal. Collection .................. Capture, collect, harm, harass, injury, death. Capture, injury, death New. Renewal. Arizona, New Mexico Presence/absence surveys. Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah. Presence/absence surveys. Harm, harass ............ Renewal. Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Wyoming. Arizona, Oklahoma, Texas. Presence/absence surveys. Harass, harm ............ New. Presence/absence surveys. Capture, injury, death Renewal. American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus). Oklahoma .................. Presence/absence surveys. Capture, injury, death Renewal. Comal Springs riffle beetle (Heterelmis comalensis), Comal Springs dryopid beetle (Stygoparnus comalensis), Peck’s Cave amphipod (Stygobromus (=stygonectes) pecki), southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus), Georgetown salamander (Eurycea naufragia), Salado salamander (Eurycea chisholmensis), San Marcos salamander (Eurycea nana), Colorado pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius), Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus), sharpnose shiner (Notropis oxyrhynchus), smalleye shiner (Notropis buccula),Texas hornshell (Popenaias popeii). California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas, Utah. Presence/absence surveys, capture, collection. Capture, harass, injury, death. Renewal. American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus). Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1 5689 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 21 / Friday, January 31, 2020 / Notices Application No. Applicant Species Location TE–17907C Landhawk Consulting LLC; Pharr, Texas. Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Masachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas. Presence/absence surveys, biomonitoring, habitat assessment, nest monitoring. Harass, harm ............ Amendment. TE–232639 .. DESCO Environmental Consultants; Magnolia, Texas. Oklahoma, Texas ...... Presence/absence surveys. Capture, harass, harm, injury, death. Renewal. TE–13914B .. Ocelot (Leopardus (=felis) pardalis), Gulf Coast jaguarundi (Herpailurus (=felis) yagouaroundi cacomitli), piping plover (Charadrius melodus), red knot (Calidris canutus rufa), Louisiana pine snake (Pituophis ruthveni), star cactus (Astrophytum asterias), Zapata bladderpod (Lesquerella thamnophila), ashy dogweed (Thymophylla tephroleuca), Walker’s manioc (Manihot walkerae), South Texas ambrosia (Ambrosia cheiranthifolia), Slender rush-pea (Hoffmannseggia tenella), Texas snowbells (Styrax texanus), black lace cactus (Echinocereus reichenbachii var. albertii), Tobusch fishhook cactus (Sclerocactus brevihamatus ssp. tobuschii), Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis). American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus), redcockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis). American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus). Coons, Justin H.; Skiatook, Oklahoma. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Sonoran pronghorn (Antilocapra Service, Region 2, americana sonoriensis). Cabeza Prienta National Wildlife Refuge; Ajo, Arizona. Tanner, Jon Matthew; Interior least tern (Sterna McGregor, Texas. antillarum athalassos). Henson, Jeremy; Texas hornshell (Popenaias Georgetown, Texas. popeii), clubshell (Pleurobema clava), fanshell (Cyprogenia stegaria), fat pocketbook (Potamilus capax), Higgins eye (Lampsilis higginsii), northern riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana), orangefoot pimpleback (Plethobasus cooperianus), pink mucket (Lampsilis abrupta), purple cat’s paw (Epioblasma obliquata obliquata), rayed bean (Villosa fabalis), scaleshell mussel (Leptodea leptodon), sheepnose mussel (Plethobasus cyphyus), snuffbox mussel (Epioblasma triquetra), spectaclecase (Cumberlandia monodonta), white catspaw (Epioblasma obliquata perobliqua). Souther, Sara; FlagKearney’s blue-star (Amsonia staff, Arizona. kearneyana). Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma. Arizona ...................... Presence/absence surveys. Capture, harm, injury, death. Renewal. Captive propagation .. Capture, harm, harass, injury, death. Renewal. New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas. Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin. Presence/absence surveys. Presence/absence surveys. Harass ....................... Renewal. Capture, harm, harrass. Amendment. Arizona ...................... Harm, death .............. New. Lassiter, Timonthy; Boerne, Texas. Putnam, Stephanie; Austin, Texas. Bonner, Timothy; San Marcos, Texas. Texas ........................ Breeding system assessment, structured seed augmentation, species introduction. Presence/absence surveys. Presence/absence surveys. Presence/absence surveys. Harm, harass ............ New. Harm, harass ............ New. Harm, harass ............ Renewal. TE–078347 .. TE–103314 .. TE–818118 .. TE57462D ... TE57474D ... TE57474D ... jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES TE236730 .... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jan 30, 2020 Golden-cheeked warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia). Golden-cheeked warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia). Comal Springs riffle beetle (Heterelmis comalensis), Devils River minnow (Dionda diaboli), fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola), San Marcos salamander (Eurycea nana), San Marcos gambusia (Gambusia georgei), Texas wild-rice (Zizania texana). Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00079 Activity Texas ........................ Texas ........................ Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM Type of take 31JAN1 Permit action 5690 Application No. Applicant TE40886B .... Biological Resources, LLC; Durango, Colorado. TE37416B .... TE43754A .... TE57477D ... TE800900 .... TE819491 .... TE08394B .... TE942425B .. TE160521 .... TE44542B .... TE59346D ... jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 21 / Friday, January 31, 2020 / Notices TE103314 .... TE59554D ... VerDate Sep<11>2014 Species Location Black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes), southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus), Mexican spotted owl (Strix occidentalis lucida), New Mexico meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius luteus). Cambrian EnvironHouston toad (Bufo houstonensis), mental; Austin, San Marcos salamander Texas. (Eurycea nana), Texas blind salamander (Typhlomolge rathbuni). Turner Endangered Chiricahua leopard frog (Rana Species Fund; chiricahuensis), Chupadera Bozeman, Montana. springsnail (Pyrgulopsis chupaderae). WSP|Parsons Southwestern willow flycatcher Brinckerhoff; Albu(Empidonax traillii extimus), querque, New MexMexican spotted owl (Strix ico. occidentalis lucida), Chiricahua leopard frog (Rana chiricahuensis), yellow-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus), Jemez Mountains salamander (Plethodon neomexicanus). Lower Colorado River Golden-cheeked warbler Authority; Austin, (Setophaga chrysoparia), interior Texas. least tern (Sterna antillarum athalassos), Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis), southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus), piping plover (Charadrius melodius). Ecosphere EnvironSouthwestern willow flycatcher mental; Durango, (Empidonax traillii extimus), Colorado. Mexican spotted owl (Strix occidentalis lucida), Chiricahua leopard frog (Rana chiricahuensis), yellow-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus), black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes). USFS, ApacheSouthwestern willow flycatcher Sitgreaves National (Empidonax traillii extimus), Forest; Mexican spotted owl (Strix Springerville, Arioccidentalis lucida), Chiricahua zona. leopard frog (Rana chiricahuensis), Gila chub (Gila intermedia), spikedace (Mega fulgida), loach minnow (Tiaroga cobitis), razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus), Three Forks springsnail (Pyrgulopsis trivialis). Powers, Jarrod; StillNeosho mucket (Lampsilis water, Oklahoma. rafinesqueana), Ouachita rock pocketbook (Arkansia wheeleri), scaleshell (Leptodea leptodon), winged mapleleaf (Quadrula fragosa). Tetra Tech; Salt Lake Southwestern willow flycatcher City, Utah. (Empidonax traillii extimus). Olsson Associates; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Johnson, Matthew; Austin, Texas. Gray bat (Myotis griscescens), Neosho mucket (Lampsilis rafinesqueana). Freshwater mussel spp .................. Tanner, Matthew; McGregor, Texas. Stanek, Jenna; Los Alamos, New Mexico. Least tern (Sterna antillarum athalassos). Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). 17:16 Jan 30, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00080 Activity Type of take Permit action Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Utah. Presence/absence surveys. Harm, harass ............ Renewal. Texas ........................ Presence/absence surveys, monitor, capture, handle, measure. Presence/absence surveys. Harm, harass ............ Renewal. Harm, harass ............ Renewal. Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico. Presence/absence surveys. Harm, harass ............ New. Texas ........................ Presence/absence surveys. Harm; harass ............ Renewal. Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Utah. Presence/absence surveys. Harm, harass ............ Renewal. Arizona ...................... Presence/absence surveys. Harm, harass ............ Renewal. Oklahoma .................. Presence/absence surveys. Harm, harass ............ Amendment. Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Wyoming, Utah. Illinois, Indiana, Missouri. Presence/absence surveys. Harass ....................... Renewal. Presence/absence surveys. Harm/harass ............. Amendment. Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin. Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas. New Mexico .............. Presence/absence surveys. Harm/harass ............. New. Presence/absence surveys. Presence/absence surveys. Harass ....................... Renewal. Harass ....................... New. New Mexico .............. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1 5691 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 21 / Friday, January 31, 2020 / Notices Application No. Applicant TE053085 .... Bureau of Reclamation, Boulder City, Nevada. TE819451 .... Travis County Transportation and Natural Resources. Caesar Kleburg Wildlife Research Institute; Kingsville, Texas. Bell, Leslie; Austin, Texas. Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District; Phoenix, Arizona. Porter, James Mark; Claremont, California. Hamilton, Gregor; Albuquerque, New Mexico. TE822908 .... TE59909D ... TE060125 .... TE63216D ... TE63430D ... Species Location Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus), bonytail chub (Gila elegans), razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus). Golden-cheeked warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia), Karst spp. Ocelot (Lepardus (=Felis) pardalis), jaguarundi (Herpailurus yogauroundi). Arizona ...................... Presence/absence surveys. Harm/harass ............. Renewal. Texas ........................ Presence/absence surveys. Harm/harass ............. Renewal. Texas ........................ Collect blood, semen samples, and fecal materials. Harm/harass ............. Renewal. Karst spp ........................................ Texas ........................ Harm/harass ............. New. Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). Arizona ...................... Presence/absence surveys. Presence/absence surveys. Harm/harass ............. Renewal. Sneed pincushion cactus (Coryphantha [Escobaria] sneedii). spikedace (Meda fulgida), loach minnow (Tiaroga cobitis). New Mexico, Texas .. Seed collection ......... Harm ......................... New. New Mexico .............. Presence/absence surveys, collect scale clips. Harm, harass ............ New. Public Availability of Comments Authority We provide this notice under section 10 of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: January 27, 2020. Amy L. Lueders, Regional Director, Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES [201D0102DM, DS6CS00000, DLSN00000.000000, DX6CS25 OMB Control No. 1093–NEW] Agency Information Collection Activities; Emergency Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Youth Conservation Corps Application and Medical History Office of the Secretary, Interior. 17:16 Jan 30, 2020 Jkt 250001 The Department of the Interior (DOI, we) has submitted the following information collection request (ICR) to the OMB for review and clearance utilizing emergency review procedures in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. We requested emergency review and approval from OMB of a new information collection request (ICR) titled Youth Conservation Corps Application and Medical History under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, to be effective for six months beginning February 1, 2020. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 3, 2020. DATES: Send your comments on this ICR by mail to Jeffrey Parrillo, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240; or by email to Jeffrey_Parrillo@ios.doi.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1093– YCC in the subject line of your comments. ADDRESSES: [FR Doc. 2020–01862 Filed 1–30–20; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 Notice of request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) emergency clearance of a collection of information and comments. ACTION: All comments and materials we receive in response to these requests will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address listed in ADDRESSES. 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. AGENCY: Activity FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Parrillo, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240; by telephone at 202–208– 7072 or by email to Jeffrey_Parrillo@ ios.doi.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1090–YCC in the subject line of your comments. PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Type of take Permit action In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. We are soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper functions of the Service; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Service enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Service minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 21 (Friday, January 31, 2020)]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-01862]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R2-ES-2019-N155; FXES11130200000-190-FF02ENEH00]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 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, invite the public to 
comment on the following applications for a permit to conduct 
activities intended to recover and enhance endangered species survival. 
With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended 
(ESA), prohibits certain activities that may impact endangered species 
unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The ESA also requires 
that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.

DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by 
March 2, 2020.

ADDRESSES: 
    Document availability: Request documents by phone or email: Susan 
Jacobsen, 505-248-6641, [email protected].
    Comment submission: Submit comments by U.S. mail to Susan Jacobsen, 
Classification and Recovery Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
P.O. Box 1306, Albuquerque, NM 87103. Please specify the permit you are 
interested in by number (e.g., Permit No. TE-123456).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Jacobsen, Chief, Classification 
and Restoration Division, 505-248-6641.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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 hunting, 
shooting, harming, wounding, or killing but also such activities as 
pursuing, harassing, trapping, capturing, or collecting.
    The ESA and our implementing regulations in the Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) at title 50, part 17, provide for issuing such 
permits and require that we invite public comment before issuing 
permits for activities involving endangered species.
    A recovery permit we issue under the ESA, section 10(a)(1)(A), 
authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered or 
threatened species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or 
enhance the species' propagation or survival. 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

    Documents and other information submitted with these applications 
are available for review by any party who submits a request as 
specified in ADDRESSES. Releasing documents is subject to Privacy Act 
(5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) 
requirements.
    Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the 
recovery and enhancement of propagation or survival of the species in 
the wild. 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. Please refer to the application 
number when submitting comments.

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  Application No.          Applicant              Species               Location              Activity            Type of take          Permit action
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TE-798998..........  Horizon               Golden-cheeked         Oklahoma, Texas.....  Presence/absence      Capture, harm,        Renewal.
                      Environmental         warbler (Setophaga                           surveys, habitat      harass, injury,
                      Services, Inc.;       chrysoparia);                                surveys.              death.
                      Austin, Texas.        interior least tern
                                            (Sterna antillarum
                                            athalassos); Houston
                                            toad (Bufo
                                            houstonensis);
                                            American burying
                                            beetle (Nicrophorus
                                            americanus); ground
                                            beetles, no common
                                            name (Rhadine exilis
                                            and Rhadine
                                            infernalis); Helotes
                                            mold beetle
                                            (Batrisodes
                                            venyivi);
                                            Cokendolpher Cave
                                            harvestman (Texella
                                            cokendolpheri);
                                            Robber Baron Cave
                                            meshweaver (Cicurina
                                            baronia); Madla Cave
                                            meshweaver (Cicurina
                                            madla); Bracken Bat
                                            Cave meshweaver
                                            (Cicurina venii);
                                            Government Canyon
                                            Bat Cave meshweaver
                                            (Cicurina vespera);
                                            Government Canyon
                                            Bat Cave spider
                                            (Neoleptoneta
                                            microps); Tooth Cave
                                            spider (Neoleptoneta
                                            myopica); Tooth Cave
                                            pseudoscorpion
                                            (Tartarocreagris
                                            texana); Bee Creek
                                            Cave harvestman
                                            (Texella reddelli);
                                            Kretschman Cave mold
                                            beetle (Texamaurops
                                            reddelli); Tooth
                                            Cave ground beetle
                                            (Rhadine
                                            persephone); Bone
                                            Cave harvestman
                                            (Texella reyesi);
                                            Coffin Cave mold
                                            beetle (Batrisodes
                                            texanus).
TE-39186D..........  Malaney, Jason L.;    New Mexico meadow      Arizona, New Mexico.  Collection..........  Capture, collect,     New.
                      Albuquerque, New      jumping mouse (Zapus                                               harm, harass,
                      Mexico.               hudsonius luteus).                                                 injury, death.
TE-071287-2........  Christman, Bruce;     New Mexican ridge-     Arizona, New Mexico.  Presence/absence      Capture, injury,      Renewal.
                      Albuquerque, New      nosed rattlesnake                            surveys.              death.
                      Mexico.               (Crotalus willardi
                                            obscurus), Narrow-
                                            headed gartersnake,
                                            Northern Mexican
                                            gartersnake
                                            (Thamnophis eques
                                            megalops),
                                            Chiricahua leopard
                                            frog (Lithobates
                                            chiricahuensis),
                                            Jemez Mountains
                                            salamander
                                            (Plethodon
                                            neomexicanus).
TE-078189-1........  Adkins Consulting     Southwestern Willow    Arizona, Colorado,    Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  Renewal.
                      Inc.; Durango,        flycatcher             New Mexico, Utah.     surveys.
                      Colorado.             (Empidonax traillii
                                            extimus), Mexican
                                            spotted owl (Strix
                                            occidentalis lucida).
TE-36648D..........  Camba, Matthew O.;    Yellow-billed cuckoo   Arizona, California,  Presence/absence      Harass, harm........  New.
                      Mesa, Arizona.        (Coccyzus              Colorado, Nevada,     surveys.
                                            americanus).           New Mexico, Texas,
                                                                   Utah, Wyoming.
TE-30425B..........  Hagyari, David;       American burying       Arizona, Oklahoma,    Presence/absence      Capture, injury,      Renewal.
                      Broken Arrow,         beetle (Nicrophorus    Texas.                surveys.              death.
                      Oklahoma.             americanus).
TE-076050..........  McAlester Army        American burying       Oklahoma............  Presence/absence      Capture, injury,      Renewal.
                      Ammunition Plant;     beetle (Nicrophorus                          surveys.              death.
                      McAlester, Oklahoma.  americanus).
TE-037155..........  Bio-West (Oborny);    Comal Springs riffle   California,           Presence/absence      Capture, harass,      Renewal.
                      Roound Rock, Texas.   beetle (Heterelmis     Colorado, New         surveys, capture,     injury, death.
                                            comalensis), Comal     Mexico, Nevada,       collection.
                                            Springs dryopid        Texas, Utah.
                                            beetle (Stygoparnus
                                            comalensis), Peck's
                                            Cave amphipod
                                            (Stygobromus
                                            (=stygonectes)
                                            pecki), southwestern
                                            willow flycatcher
                                            (Empidonax traillii
                                            extimus), Georgetown
                                            salamander (Eurycea
                                            naufragia), Salado
                                            salamander (Eurycea
                                            chisholmensis), San
                                            Marcos salamander
                                            (Eurycea nana),
                                            Colorado pikeminnow
                                            (Ptychocheilus
                                            lucius), Rio Grande
                                            silvery minnow
                                            (Hybognathus
                                            amarus), sharpnose
                                            shiner (Notropis
                                            oxyrhynchus),
                                            smalleye shiner
                                            (Notropis
                                            buccula),Texas
                                            hornshell (Popenaias
                                            popeii).

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TE-17907C..........  Landhawk Consulting   Ocelot (Leopardus      Alabama, Colorado,    Presence/absence      Harass, harm........  Amendment.
                      LLC; Pharr, Texas.    (=felis) pardalis),    Florida, Georgia,     surveys,
                                            Gulf Coast             Louisiana, Maine,     biomonitoring,
                                            jaguarundi             Masachusetts,         habitat assessment,
                                            (Herpailurus           Michigan,             nest monitoring.
                                            (=felis)               Minnesota, New
                                            yagouaroundi           Mexico, North
                                            cacomitli), piping     Carolina, North
                                            plover (Charadrius     Dakota, Oklahoma,
                                            melodus), red knot     Ohio, South
                                            (Calidris canutus      Carolina, Texas.
                                            rufa), Louisiana
                                            pine snake
                                            (Pituophis
                                            ruthveni), star
                                            cactus (Astrophytum
                                            asterias), Zapata
                                            bladderpod
                                            (Lesquerella
                                            thamnophila), ashy
                                            dogweed (Thymophylla
                                            tephroleuca),
                                            Walker's manioc
                                            (Manihot walkerae),
                                            South Texas ambrosia
                                            (Ambrosia
                                            cheiranthifolia),
                                            Slender rush-pea
                                            (Hoffmannseggia
                                            tenella), Texas
                                            snowbells (Styrax
                                            texanus), black lace
                                            cactus (Echinocereus
                                            reichenbachii var.
                                            albertii), Tobusch
                                            fishhook cactus
                                            (Sclerocactus
                                            brevihamatus ssp.
                                            tobuschii), Houston
                                            toad (Bufo
                                            houstonensis).
TE-232639..........  DESCO Environmental   American burying       Oklahoma, Texas.....  Presence/absence      Capture, harass,      Renewal.
                      Consultants;          beetle (Nicrophorus                          surveys.              harm, injury, death.
                      Magnolia, Texas.      americanus), red-
                                            cockaded woodpecker
                                            (Picoides borealis).
TE-13914B..........  Coons, Justin H.;     American burying       Arkansas, Kansas,     Presence/absence      Capture, harm,        Renewal.
                      Skiatook, Oklahoma.   beetle (Nicrophorus    Missouri, Nebraska,   surveys.              injury, death.
                                            americanus).           Oklahoma.
TE-078347..........  U.S. Fish and         Sonoran pronghorn      Arizona.............  Captive propagation.  Capture, harm,        Renewal.
                      Wildlife Service,     (Antilocapra                                                       harass, injury,
                      Region 2, Cabeza      americana                                                          death.
                      Prienta National      sonoriensis).
                      Wildlife Refuge;
                      Ajo, Arizona.
TE-103314..........  Tanner, Jon Matthew;  Interior least tern    New Mexico,           Presence/absence      Harass..............  Renewal.
                      McGregor, Texas.      (Sterna antillarum     Oklahoma, Texas.      surveys.
                                            athalassos).
TE-818118..........  Henson, Jeremy;       Texas hornshell        Arkansas, Illinois,   Presence/absence      Capture, harm,        Amendment.
                      Georgetown, Texas.    (Popenaias popeii),    Indiana, Iowa,        surveys.              harrass.
                                            clubshell              Kentucky,
                                            (Pleurobema clava),    Louisiana,
                                            fanshell (Cyprogenia   Michigan,
                                            stegaria), fat         Minnesota,
                                            pocketbook             Missouri, New
                                            (Potamilus capax),     Mexico, New York,
                                            Higgins eye            Ohio, Oklahoma,
                                            (Lampsilis             Pennsylvania, South
                                            higginsii), northern   Dakota, Tennessee,
                                            riffleshell            Texas, Virginia,
                                            (Epioblasma torulosa   West Virginia,
                                            rangiana),             Wisconsin.
                                            orangefoot
                                            pimpleback
                                            (Plethobasus
                                            cooperianus), pink
                                            mucket (Lampsilis
                                            abrupta), purple
                                            cat's paw
                                            (Epioblasma
                                            obliquata
                                            obliquata), rayed
                                            bean (Villosa
                                            fabalis), scaleshell
                                            mussel (Leptodea
                                            leptodon), sheepnose
                                            mussel (Plethobasus
                                            cyphyus), snuffbox
                                            mussel (Epioblasma
                                            triquetra),
                                            spectaclecase
                                            (Cumberlandia
                                            monodonta), white
                                            catspaw (Epioblasma
                                            obliquata
                                            perobliqua).
TE57462D...........  Souther, Sara;        Kearney's blue-star    Arizona.............  Breeding system       Harm, death.........  New.
                      Flagstaff, Arizona.   (Amsonia kearneyana).                        assessment,
                                                                                         structured seed
                                                                                         augmentation,
                                                                                         species
                                                                                         introduction.
TE57474D...........  Lassiter, Timonthy;   Golden-cheeked         Texas...............  Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  New.
                      Boerne, Texas.        warbler (Setophaga                           surveys.
                                            chrysoparia).
TE57474D...........  Putnam, Stephanie;    Golden-cheeked         Texas...............  Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  New.
                      Austin, Texas.        warbler (Setophaga                           surveys.
                                            chrysoparia).
TE236730...........  Bonner, Timothy; San  Comal Springs riffle   Texas...............  Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  Renewal.
                      Marcos, Texas.        beetle (Heterelmis                           surveys.
                                            comalensis), Devils
                                            River minnow (Dionda
                                            diaboli), fountain
                                            darter (Etheostoma
                                            fonticola), San
                                            Marcos salamander
                                            (Eurycea nana), San
                                            Marcos gambusia
                                            (Gambusia georgei),
                                            Texas wild-rice
                                            (Zizania texana).

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TE40886B...........  Biological            Black-footed ferret    Arizona, Colorado,    Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  Renewal.
                      Resources, LLC;       (Mustela nigripes),    New Mexico, Texas,    surveys.
                      Durango, Colorado.    southwestern willow    Utah.
                                            flycatcher
                                            (Empidonax traillii
                                            extimus), Mexican
                                            spotted owl (Strix
                                            occidentalis
                                            lucida), New Mexico
                                            meadow jumping mouse
                                            (Zapus hudsonius
                                            luteus).
TE37416B...........  Cambrian              Houston toad (Bufo     Texas...............  Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  Renewal.
                      Environmental;        houstonensis), San                           surveys, monitor,
                      Austin, Texas.        Marcos salamander                            capture, handle,
                                            (Eurycea nana),                              measure.
                                            Texas blind
                                            salamander
                                            (Typhlomolge
                                            rathbuni).
TE43754A...........  Turner Endangered     Chiricahua leopard     New Mexico..........  Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  Renewal.
                      Species Fund;         frog (Rana                                   surveys.
                      Bozeman, Montana.     chiricahuensis),
                                            Chupadera
                                            springsnail
                                            (Pyrgulopsis
                                            chupaderae).
TE57477D...........  WSP[bond]Parsons      Southwestern willow    Arizona, California,  Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  New.
                      Brinckerhoff;         flycatcher             Nevada, New Mexico.   surveys.
                      Albuquerque, New      (Empidonax traillii
                      Mexico.               extimus), Mexican
                                            spotted owl (Strix
                                            occidentalis
                                            lucida), Chiricahua
                                            leopard frog (Rana
                                            chiricahuensis),
                                            yellow-billed cuckoo
                                            (Coccyzus
                                            americanus), Jemez
                                            Mountains salamander
                                            (Plethodon
                                            neomexicanus).
TE800900...........  Lower Colorado River  Golden-cheeked         Texas...............  Presence/absence      Harm; harass........  Renewal.
                      Authority; Austin,    warbler (Setophaga                           surveys.
                      Texas.                chrysoparia),
                                            interior least tern
                                            (Sterna antillarum
                                            athalassos), Houston
                                            toad (Bufo
                                            houstonensis),
                                            southwestern willow
                                            flycatcher
                                            (Empidonax traillii
                                            extimus), piping
                                            plover (Charadrius
                                            melodius).
TE819491...........  Ecosphere             Southwestern willow    Arizona, Colorado,    Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  Renewal.
                      Environmental;        flycatcher             New Mexico, Texas,    surveys.
                      Durango, Colorado.    (Empidonax traillii    Utah.
                                            extimus), Mexican
                                            spotted owl (Strix
                                            occidentalis
                                            lucida), Chiricahua
                                            leopard frog (Rana
                                            chiricahuensis),
                                            yellow-billed cuckoo
                                            (Coccyzus
                                            americanus), black-
                                            footed ferret
                                            (Mustela nigripes).
TE08394B...........  USFS, Apache-         Southwestern willow    Arizona.............  Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  Renewal.
                      Sitgreaves National   flycatcher                                   surveys.
                      Forest;               (Empidonax traillii
                      Springerville,        extimus), Mexican
                      Arizona.              spotted owl (Strix
                                            occidentalis
                                            lucida), Chiricahua
                                            leopard frog (Rana
                                            chiricahuensis),
                                            Gila chub (Gila
                                            intermedia),
                                            spikedace (Mega
                                            fulgida), loach
                                            minnow (Tiaroga
                                            cobitis), razorback
                                            sucker (Xyrauchen
                                            texanus), Three
                                            Forks springsnail
                                            (Pyrgulopsis
                                            trivialis).
TE942425B..........  Powers, Jarrod;       Neosho mucket          Oklahoma............  Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  Amendment.
                      Stillwater,           (Lampsilis                                   surveys.
                      Oklahoma.             rafinesqueana),
                                            Ouachita rock
                                            pocketbook (Arkansia
                                            wheeleri),
                                            scaleshell (Leptodea
                                            leptodon), winged
                                            mapleleaf (Quadrula
                                            fragosa).
TE160521...........  Tetra Tech; Salt      Southwestern willow    Arizona, Colorado,    Presence/absence      Harass..............  Renewal.
                      Lake City, Utah.      flycatcher             Montana, New          surveys.
                                            (Empidonax traillii    Mexico, Wyoming,
                                            extimus).              Utah.
TE44542B...........  Olsson Associates;    Gray bat (Myotis       Illinois, Indiana,    Presence/absence      Harm/harass.........  Amendment.
                      Oklahoma City,        griscescens), Neosho   Missouri.             surveys.
                      Oklahoma.             mucket (Lampsilis
                                            rafinesqueana).
TE59346D...........  Johnson, Matthew;     Freshwater mussel spp  Iowa, Maryland,       Presence/absence      Harm/harass.........  New.
                      Austin, Texas.                               Michigan,             surveys.
                                                                   Minnesota,
                                                                   Missouri, New York,
                                                                   North Carolina,
                                                                   Pennsylvania,
                                                                   Tennessee, Texas,
                                                                   Wisconsin.
TE103314...........  Tanner, Matthew;      Least tern (Sterna     Oklahoma, New         Presence/absence      Harass..............  Renewal.
                      McGregor, Texas.      antillarum             Mexico, and Texas.    surveys.
                                            athalassos).
TE59554D...........  Stanek, Jenna; Los    Southwestern willow    New Mexico..........  Presence/absence      Harass..............  New.
                      Alamos, New Mexico.   flycatcher                                   surveys.
                                            (Empidonax traillii
                                            extimus).

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TE053085...........  Bureau of             Southwestern willow    Arizona.............  Presence/absence      Harm/harass.........  Renewal.
                      Reclamation,          flycatcher                                   surveys.
                      Boulder City,         (Empidonax traillii
                      Nevada.               extimus), bonytail
                                            chub (Gila elegans),
                                            razorback sucker
                                            (Xyrauchen texanus).
TE819451...........  Travis County         Golden-cheeked         Texas...............  Presence/absence      Harm/harass.........  Renewal.
                      Transportation and    warbler (Setophaga                           surveys.
                      Natural Resources.    chrysoparia), Karst
                                            spp.
TE822908...........  Caesar Kleburg        Ocelot (Lepardus       Texas...............  Collect blood, semen  Harm/harass.........  Renewal.
                      Wildlife Research     (=Felis) pardalis),                          samples, and fecal
                      Institute;            jaguarundi                                   materials.
                      Kingsville, Texas.    (Herpailurus
                                            yogauroundi).
TE59909D...........  Bell, Leslie;         Karst spp............  Texas...............  Presence/absence      Harm/harass.........  New.
                      Austin, Texas.                                                     surveys.
TE060125...........  Salt River Project    Southwestern willow    Arizona.............  Presence/absence      Harm/harass.........  Renewal.
                      Agricultural          flycatcher                                   surveys.
                      Improvement and       (Empidonax traillii
                      Power District;       extimus).
                      Phoenix, Arizona.
TE63216D...........  Porter, James Mark;   Sneed pincushion       New Mexico, Texas...  Seed collection.....  Harm................  New.
                      Claremont,            cactus (Coryphantha
                      California.           [Escobaria] sneedii).
TE63430D...........  Hamilton, Gregor;     spikedace (Meda        New Mexico..........  Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  New.
                      Albuquerque, New      fulgida), loach                              surveys, collect
                      Mexico.               minnow (Tiaroga                              scale clips.
                                            cobitis).
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