Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications, 12323-12324 [2020-04225]

Download as PDF 12323 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 41 / Monday, March 2, 2020 / Notices Public Comments We request data, comments, new information, or suggestions from the public, other concerned governmental agencies, the scientific community, Tribes, industry, or any other interested party on this notice, the draft EA, and the draft HCP. We particularly seek comments on the following: 1. Biological information concerning the species; 2. Relevant data concerning the species; 3. Additional information concerning the range, distribution, population size, and population trends of the species; 4. Current or planned activities in the area and their possible impacts on the species; 5. The presence of archeological sites, buildings and structures, historic events, sacred and traditional areas, and other historic preservation concerns, which are required to be considered in project planning by the National Historic Preservation Act; and 6. Any other environmental issues that should be considered with regard to the proposed development and permit action. Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—might 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Next Steps Issuance of an incidental take permit is a Federal proposed action subject to compliance with NEPA and section 7 of the ESA. We will evaluate the application, associated documents, and any public comments we receive as part of our NEPA compliance process to determine whether the application meets the requirements of section 10(a) of the Act. If we determine that those requirements are met, we will conduct an intra-Service consultation under section 7 of the ESA for the Federal action for the potential issuance of an ITP. If the intra-Service consultation confirms that issuance of the ITP will not jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered or threatened Application No. TE65584D ... VerDate Sep<11>2014 Applicant species, or destroy or adversely modify critical habitat, we will issue a permit to the applicant for the incidental take of the covered species. Authority We publish this notice under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321–4347 et seq.), and its implementing regulations at 40 CFR 1500–1508, as well as in compliance with section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531–1544 et seq.) and its implementing regulations at 40 CFR 17.22. Jennifer Norris, Field Supervisor, Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2020–04173 Filed 2–28–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P [FWS–R3–ES–2020–N022; 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 April 1, 2020. ADDRESSES: Document availability and comment submission: Submit requests for copies of the applications and related documents, as well as any Location Ian S. Pearse, Rusty patched bumble bee Fort Collins, CO. (Bombus affinis). 18:10 Feb 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Activity IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, OH, VA, WI Frm 00074 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. Background Fish and Wildlife Service Species FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SUMMARY: 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. Type of take Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 Capture; handle; temporarily hold; tag; collect fecal and tarsal samples; release. Permit action New. 12324 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 41 / Monday, March 2, 2020 / Notices Application No. Applicant Species TE60813D ... Nichole Lally, Bay City, MI. TE62048D ... Carly Kalina, Des Moines, IA. Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (M. sodalis), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis), Ozark bigeared bat (Corynorhinus towsendii ingens), Virginia big-eared bat (C.t. virginianus). Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (M. sodalis), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis. TE65859D ... Benjamin Schuplin, North Royalton, OH. Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (M. sodalis), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis). Activity Capture, handle, mist-net, band, radio-tag, release. New. AL, AR, CT, DE, GA, IL, IN, IA, KY, MD, MA, MI, MS, MO, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, VT, VA, WV. AL, AR, CT, 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, WV, WI, WY. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Capture, handle, mist-net, band, radio-tag, collect guano samples, release. Capture, handle, mist-net, harp trap, band, radio-tag, release. New. 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. Fish and Wildlife Service 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. 2020–04225 Filed 2–28–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Feb 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 [FWS–R2–ES–2020–N033; FXES11140200000–201–FF02ENEH00] Application for an Incidental Take Permit; Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan for the Four Corners Water Development Project, Pueblo of Santa Clara, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), make available an application for an incidental take permit (ITP) supported by a low-effect habitat conservation plan (LEHCP) for the Four Corners Water Development Project, Pueblo of Santa Clara, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. The Pueblo of Santa Clara has applied to the Service for an ITP under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. The requested ITP, which would be in effect for a period of 20 years, if granted, would authorize incidental take of the federally endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow. In accordance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements, we have determined that the proposed action qualifies for a categorical exclusion as low effect. We are accepting comments on the permit application, proposed LEHCP, and draft NEPA screening form. DATES: Submission of comments: We will accept comments received or postmarked on or before April 1, 2020. ADDRESSES: Obtaining documents: You may obtain copies of the ITP application, the LEHCP, or other related SUMMARY: PO 00000 Permit action Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR If we decide to issue permits to any of the applicants listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. Type of take AL, AR, CT, DE, 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, WV, WI, WY. Public Availability of Comments Next Steps khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Location Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 New. documents by going to the Service’s website at https://www.fws.gov/ southwest/es/NewMexico/. Alternatively, a limited number of CD– ROM and printed copies of the LEHCP are available, by request, from the Project Leader, New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office, 2105 Osuna Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113; telephone 505–346–2525; fax 505–346–2543. Please note that your request is in reference to the Pueblo of Santa Clara LEHCP. The ITP application is available by mail from the Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 1306, Room 6034, Albuquerque, NM 87103. Copies of the LEHCP are also available for public inspection and review at the following locations, by appointment and written request only, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 500 Gold Avenue SW, Room 6034, Albuquerque, NM 87102. • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2105 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113. Submitting Comments You may submit written comments by one of the following methods: • By email: nmesfo@fws.gov. Please note that your request is in reference to the Pueblo of Santa Clara HCP. • By hard copy: Project Leader, New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office, 2105 Osuna Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113; telephone 505–346–2525; fax 505–346–2542. Please note that your request is in reference to the Pueblo of Santa Clara LEHCP. We request that you submit comments by only the methods described above. Generally, we will post any personal information you provide us (see the Public Availability of Comments section for more information). E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 41 (Monday, March 2, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12323-12324]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-04225]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R3-ES-2020-N022; 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 April 1, 
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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TE65584D......  Ian S. Pearse,    Rusty patched     IL, IN, IA, MI,   Conduct presence/ Capture; handle;  New.
                 Fort Collins,     bumble bee        MN, OH, VA, WI.   absence           temporarily
                 CO.               (Bombus                             surveys,          hold; tag;
                                   affinis).                           document          collect fecal
                                                                       habitat use,      and tarsal
                                                                       conduct           samples;
                                                                       population        release.
                                                                       monitoring,
                                                                       evaluate
                                                                       impacts.

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TE60813D......  Nichole Lally,    Gray bat (Myotis  AL, AR, CT, DE,   Conduct presence/ Capture, handle,  New.
                 Bay City, MI.     grisescens),      GA, IL, IN, IA,   absence           mist-net, band,
                                   Indiana bat (M.   KS, KY, LA, ME,   surveys,          radio-tag,
                                   sodalis),         MD, MA, MI, MN,   document          release.
                                   northern long-    MS, MO, MT, NE,   habitat use,
                                   eared bat (M.     NH, NJ, NY, NC,   conduct
                                   septentrionalis   ND, OH, OK, PA,   population
                                   ), Ozark big-     RI, SC, SD, TN,   monitoring,
                                   eared bat         VT, VA, WV, WI,   evaluate
                                   (Corynorhinus     WY.               impacts.
                                   towsendii
                                   ingens),
                                   Virginia big-
                                   eared bat (C.t.
                                   virginianus).
TE62048D......  Carly Kalina,     Gray bat (Myotis  AL, AR, CT, DE,   Conduct presence/ Capture, handle,  New.
                 Des Moines, IA.   grisescens),      GA, IL, IN, IA,   absence           mist-net, band,
                                   Indiana bat (M.   KY, MD, MA, MI,   surveys,          radio-tag,
                                   sodalis),         MS, MO, NH, NJ,   document          collect guano
                                   northern long-    NY, NC, OH, OK,   habitat use,      samples,
                                   eared bat (M.     PA, SC, TN, VT,   conduct           release.
                                   septentrionalis.  VA, WV.           population
                                                                       monitoring,
                                                                       evaluate
                                                                       impacts.
TE65859D......  Benjamin          Gray bat (Myotis  AL, AR, CT, DE,   Conduct presence/ Capture, handle,  New.
                 Schuplin, North   grisescens),      FL, GA, IL, IN,   absence           mist-net, harp
                 Royalton, OH.     Indiana bat (M.   IA, KS, KY, LA,   surveys,          trap, band,
                                   sodalis),         ME, MD, MA, MI,   document          radio-tag,
                                   northern long-    MN, MS, MO, MT,   habitat use,      release.
                                   eared bat (M.     NE, NH, NJ, NY,   conduct
                                   septentrionalis   NC, ND, OH, OK,   population
                                   ).                PA, RI, SC, SD,   monitoring,
                                                     TN, VT, VA, WV,   evaluate
                                                     WI, WY.           impacts.
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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.

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.
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