Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications, 11096-11098 [2020-03818]

Download as PDF 11096 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 38 / Wednesday, February 26, 2020 / Notices Notice. In compliance with the requirement of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of a proposed collection for public comment. DATES: Comments on the ICR must be received on or before April 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to Sherrette.Funn@hhs.gov or by calling (202) 795–7714. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the document identifier 0990–0438– 60D, and project title for reference, to Sherrette Funn, the Reports Clearance Officer, Sherrette.funn@hhs.gov, or call 202–795–7714. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of SUMMARY: information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Title of the Collection: Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Performance Measures for FY2020. Type of Collection: Revision. OMB No. 0990–0438—OS-Office of Population Affairs Abstract: The Office of Population Affairs (OPA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting a revision of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPP) performance measures to collect data from new grantees. In FY2020, OPA expects to award 3-year TPP cooperative agreements to up to 90 organizations across three funding announcements. Collection of performance measures is a requirement of all TPP grant awards and is included in the funding announcements. The measures include dissemination, partners, training, sustainability, reach, dosage, fidelity, quality, Tier 1 supportive services referrals, stakeholder engagement, and Tier 2 Innovation project stage. To reflect the priorities of the new funding announcements, some of the measures and forms have been revised. The data collection will allow OPA to comply with federal accountability and performance requirements, inform stakeholders of grantee progress in meeting TPP program goals, provide OPA with metrics for monitoring FY2020 TPP grantees, and facilitate individual grantees’ continuous quality improvement efforts within their projects. Clearance is requested for three years. Type of respondent: TPP grantees and their staff. ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOUR TABLE Grantee-level ..................................... Program-level .................................... Stakeholder Engagement ................. 90 64 69 2 2 2 1 7 15/60 180 896 35 Innovation Network ........................... Supportive Services .......................... All grantees ...................................... Tier 1 and Tier 2 Phase 2 grantees Tier 1 and Tier 2 Innovation Network Grantees. Tier 2 Innovation Network Grantees Tier 1 Grantees ................................ 14 54 2 2 15/60 15/60 8 27 Total ........................................... ........................................................... ........................ 2 ........................ 1146 [FR Doc. 2020–03839 Filed 2–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–34–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2020–N034; FXES11130800000–201–FF08E00000] Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Average burden per response Respondents (if necessary) Dated: February 21, 2020. Sherrette A. Funn, Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer, Office of the Secretary. 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 17:22 Feb 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 Number of respondents Number of responses per respondents Forms (if necessary) 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 March 27, 2020. 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: Robert Krijgsman, Endangered Species Program Manager, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2800 PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total burden hours Cottage Way, Room W–2606, Sacramento, CA 95825. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Krijgsman, via phone at 760– 431–9440, via email at permitsr8es@ fws.gov, or via the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on applications for permits under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The requested permits would allow the applicants to conduct activities intended to promote recovery of species that are listed as endangered or threatened under the ESA. 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, E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1 11097 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 38 / Wednesday, February 26, 2020 / Notices 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 Application No. Andrew Ford, Vallejo, California. TE–67250D .. Margaret Scampavia, Oakland, California. TE–19822D .. Sarah Richardson, Rancho Cordova, California. Sheri Mayta, Ventura, California. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES TE–68514D .. Adam DeLuna, Orange, California. TE–068799 ... Mikael Romich, Redlands, California. TE–68599D .. Zoological Society of San Diego, San Diego, California. TE–68734D .. Kyla Garten, Sacramento, California. TE–56034B ... Joseph Huang, Woodland, California. TE–12771D .. Lynn Sweet, Palm Desert, California. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the recovery and Applicant, city, state TE–66228D .. TE–68516D .. 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. 17:22 Feb 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 enhancement of propagation or survival of the species in the wild. The ESA requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. Accordingly, we invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies and the public to submit written data, views, or arguments with respect to these applications. The comments and recommendations that will be most useful and likely to influence agency decisions are those supported by quantitative information or studies. Permit action Species Location Take activity • 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). • Least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus). • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • San Bernardino Merriam’s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami parvus). • Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino). • Laguna Mountains skipper (Pyrgus ruralis lagunae). • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio). • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). • 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). • Triple-ribbed milk-vetch (Astragalus tricarinatus). CA ............... Survey, capture, handle, and release. New. CA ............... Survey, capture, handle, release, and collect vouchers. New. CA ............... Monitor nests ........................ Amend. CA, NV, AZ Play taped vocalizations ....... New. CA, NV ........ Play taped vocalizations ....... New. CA ............... Mark (Ear tag) ...................... Amend. CA ............... Pursue, capture, handle, remove adults from the wild, euthanize, transport all life stages, captive rear, and release. Survey, capture, handle, release, and collect vouchers. New. CA ............... Survey, capture, handle, release, and collect vouchers. Amend. CA ............... Collect tissue, seeds, and whole plants. Amend. PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 CA ............... Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1 New. 11098 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 38 / Wednesday, February 26, 2020 / 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. 2020–03818 Filed 2–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R3–ES–2018–N131; FXES11130300000–189–FF03E00000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Draft Recovery Plan for the Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. Notice of availability and request for public comment. ACTION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of the draft recovery plan for the threatened eastern massasauga rattlesnake. We request review and comment on this draft recovery plan from local, State, and Federal agencies, and the public. DATES: In order to be considered, comments must be received on or before March 27, 2020. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Feb 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 Document availability: You may obtain a copy of the draft recovery plan by one of the following methods: • U.S. Mail: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Chicago Ecological Services Field Office, Attention: Louise Clemency; 230 South Dearborn, Suite 2398, Chicago, IL 60604. • Telephone: Louise Clemency, 312– 216–4720. • Internet: Download the document at the Service’s Midwest Region website at https://www.fws.gov/midwest/ Endangered/reptiles/eama/index.html. Comment Submission: You may submit comments by one of the following methods: • Mail or Hand-Delivery: Submit written comments to the above U.S. mail address. • Fax: 312–837–1788, Attention: Louise Clemency. Please include ‘‘Eastern Massasauga DRP’’ in the subject line. • Email: louise_clemency@fws.gov. Please include ‘‘Eastern Massasauga DRP’’ in the subject line. For additional information about submitting comments, see Availability of Public Comments in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Louise Clemency, by one of the methods in ADDRESSES. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the draft recovery plan for the threatened eastern massasauga rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus, ‘‘EMR’’) for public review and comment. The draft recovery plan includes objective, measurable criteria and management actions as may be necessary for removal of the species from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. We request review and comment on this draft recovery plan from local, State, and Federal agencies, and the public. ADDRESSES: Recovery Planning Section 4(f) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), requires the development of recovery plans for listed species, unless such a plan would not promote the conservation of a particular species. Also pursuant to section 4(f) of the Act, a recovery plan must, to the maximum extent practicable, include (1) a description of site-specific management actions as may be necessary to achieve the plan’s goals for the conservation and survival of the species; (2) objective, measurable criteria that, when met, would support a determination under section 4(a)(1) that the species should be removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Species; and (3) estimates of the time and costs required to carry out those measures needed to achieve the plan’s goal and to achieve intermediate steps toward that goal. The Service has revised its approach to recovery planning. The revised process is intended to reduce the time needed to develop and implement recovery plans, increase recovery plan relevancy over a longer timeframe, and add flexibility to recovery plans so they can be adjusted to new information or circumstances. A recovery plan will include statutorily required elements (objective, measurable criteria, sitespecific management actions, and estimates of time and costs), along with a concise introduction and our strategy for how we plan to achieve species recovery. The recovery plan is supported by a separate Species Status Assessment. The essential component to flexible implementation under this recovery process is producing a separate working document called the Recovery Implementation Strategy (implementation strategy). The implementation strategy steps down from the more general description of actions in the recovery plan to detail the specific, near-term activities needed to implement the recovery plan. The implementation strategy will be adaptable by being able to incorporate new information without having to concurrently revise the recovery plan, unless changes to statutory elements are required. The implementation strategy will be developed following publication of the final recovery plan and will be made available on the Service’s website at that time. Species Background The EMR is a small pit viper that occurred historically in 10 States (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin) and in Ontario, Canada. It is believed that populations have been extirpated in at least two States (Minnesota and Missouri). The species is impacted by a number of threats. The loss of habitat was historically, and continues to be, the threat with greatest impact to the species, either through loss of habitat to development or through changes in habitat structure due to vegetative succession. Poaching, either by persecution or illegal collection for the pet trade, is also a continuing threat. Disease, new or increasingly prevalent, is another emerging threat to the EMR. Additionally, this species is vulnerable to the effects of climate change through increasing intensity of winter droughts and increasing risk of summer floods, E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R8-ES-2020-N034; FXES11130800000-201-FF08E00000]


Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit 
Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received 
applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the 
propagation or survival of endangered or threatened species under the 
Endangered Species Act. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, 
and Federal agencies to comment on these applications. Before issuing 
any of the requested permits, we will take into consideration any 
information that we receive during the public comment period.

DATES: We must receive your written comments on or before March 27, 
2020.

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: Robert Krijgsman, Endangered Species Program 
Manager, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2800 Cottage Way, Room W-2606, 
Sacramento, CA 95825.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Krijgsman, 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,

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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         Take activity    Permit  action
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TE-66228D.........  Andrew Ford,                  CA................  Survey, capture,  New.
                     Vallejo,           California tiger                       handle, and
                     California.        salamander                             release.
                                        (Santa Barbara
                                        County and
                                        Sonoma County
                                        Distinct
                                        Population
                                        Segments (DPSs))
                                        (Ambystoma
                                        californiense).
TE-67250D.........  Margaret                      CA................  Survey, capture,  New.
                     Scampavia,         Conservancy                            handle,
                     Oakland,           fairy shrimp                           release, and
                     California.        (Branchinecta                          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).
TE-19822D.........  Sarah Richardson,   Least     CA................  Monitor nests...  Amend.
                     Rancho Cordova,    Bell's vireo
                     California.        (Vireo bellii
                                        pusillus).
TE-68516D.........  Sheri Mayta,                  CA, NV, AZ........  Play taped        New.
                     Ventura,           Southwestern                           vocalizations.
                     California.        willow
                                        flycatcher
                                        (Empidonax
                                        traillii
                                        extimus).
TE-68514D.........  Adam DeLuna,                  CA, NV............  Play taped        New.
                     Orange,            Southwestern                           vocalizations.
                     California.        willow
                                        flycatcher
                                        (Empidonax
                                        traillii
                                        extimus).
TE-068799.........  Mikael Romich,      San       CA................  Mark (Ear tag)..  Amend.
                     Redlands,          Bernardino
                     California.        Merriam's
                                        kangaroo rat
                                        (Dipodomys
                                        merriami parvus).
TE-68599D.........  Zoological          Quino     CA................  Pursue, capture,  New.
                     Society of San     checkerspot                            handle, remove
                     Diego, San         butterfly                              adults from the
                     Diego,             (Euphydryas                            wild,
                     California.        editha quino).                         euthanize,
                                        Laguna                         transport all
                                        Mountains                              life stages,
                                        skipper (Pyrgus                        captive rear,
                                        ruralis lagunae).                      and release.
TE-68734D.........  Kyla Garten,                  CA................  Survey, capture,  New.
                     Sacramento,        Conservancy                            handle,
                     California.        fairy shrimp                           release, and
                                        (Branchinecta                          collect
                                        conservatio).                          vouchers.
                                        Longhorn
                                        fairy shrimp
                                        (Branchinecta
                                        longiantenna).
                                        Vernal
                                        pool tadpole
                                        shrimp
                                        (Lepidurus
                                        packardi).
TE-56034B.........  Joseph Huang,                 CA................  Survey, capture,  Amend.
                     Woodland,          Conservancy                            handle,
                     California.        fairy shrimp                           release, and
                                        (Branchinecta                          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).
TE-12771D.........  Lynn Sweet, Palm    Triple-   CA................  Collect tissue,   Amend.
                     Desert,            ribbed milk-                           seeds, and
                     California.        vetch                                  whole plants.
                                        (Astragalus
                                        tricarinatus).
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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. 2020-03818 Filed 2-25-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4333-15-P