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Download as PDF 14697 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 50 / Friday, March 13, 2020 / Notices Location and case No. Chief executive officer of community Unincorporated areas of Shelby County (18–04– 7494P). The Honorable Lee Harris, Mayor, Shelby County, 160 North Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103. Shelby County Department of Engineering, 6463 Haley Road, Memphis, TN 38134. https://msc.fema.gov/portal/ advanceSearch. May 8, 2020 ....... 470214 City of San Antonio (19–06– 1775P). The Honorable Ron Nirenberg, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283. https://msc.fema.gov/portal/ advanceSearch. May 11, 2020 ..... 480045 Bexar .............. City of San Antonio (19–06– 3807P). The Honorable Ron Nirenberg, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283. https://msc.fema.gov/portal/ advanceSearch. Apr. 13, 2020 ..... 480045 Bexar .............. Unincorporated areas of Bexar County (19– 06–3807P). https://msc.fema.gov/portal/ advanceSearch. 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Travis County Transportation and Natural Resources Department, 700 Lavaca Street, 5th Floor, Austin, TX 78701. https://msc.fema.gov/portal/ advanceSearch. Jun. 1, 2020 ....... 481026 Town Hall, 70 West Main Street, Wallsburg, UT 84082. https://msc.fema.gov/portal/ advanceSearch. May 28, 2020 ..... 490168 Wasatch County Community Services Department, 55 South 500 East, Heber City, UT 84032. https://msc.fema.gov/portal/ advanceSearch. May 28, 2020 ..... 490164 State and county Shelby ............ Texas: Bexar .............. Utah: Wasatch ......... Wasatch ......... Town of Wallsburg (19– 08–0779P). Unincorporated areas of Wasatch County (19– 08–0779P). The Honorable Celeni Richins, Mayor, Town of Wallsburg, 70 West Main Street, Wallsburg, UT 84082. Mr. Mike Davis, Wasatch County Manager, 25 North Main Street, Heber City, UT 84032. [FR Doc. 2020–05148 Filed 3–12–20; 8:45 am] Community map repository Online location of letter of map revision DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BILLING CODE 9110–12–P Date of modification Community No. Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments. ACTION: Fish and Wildlife Service 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 SUMMARY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES [FWS–R3–ES–2020–N035; FXES11130300000–201–FF03E00000] Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Mar 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1 14698 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 50 / Friday, March 13, 2020 / Notices consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period. We must receive your written comments on or before April 13, 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: 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 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES DATES: American Blvd. West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN 55437–1458. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nathan Rathbun, 612–713–5343 (phone); permitsR3ES@fws.gov (email). Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. 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. Applicant Species Location Activity TE54397C ............ Keifer L. Titus, Clemson, SC Add: gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Virginia bigeared bat (Plecotus townsendii virginianus) to existing permitted species: Indiana bat (M. sodalis), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis). Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Capture, handle, mist-net, band, radio-tag, release. Amend, renew. TE89558A ............ Shannon Romeling, Taos, NM. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Capture, handle, mist-net, harp trap, band, radio-tag, release. Renew. TE06801A ............ Pittsburgh Wildlife & Environment, Inc., McDonald, PA. 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). Add: new locations—AL, AR, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, IL, IA, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VT, VA, WV, WI, WY—to existing authorized locations: IN. AL, AR, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WV, WI, WY. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Capture, handle, mist-net, harp trap, band, radio-tag, enter hibernacula or maternity roost caves, release. Amend. TE70020D ............ NextEra Energy Bluff Point, LLC, Juno Beach, FL. Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis). Harass, kill, salvage ............. New. TE13580D ............ Julia Wilson, Bloomington, IN. Add Gray bat (Myotis grisescens) to existing permitted species: Indiana bat (M. sodalis), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis). Conduct scientific research on the impacts of wind turbine rolling-average cut-in speed, population management and monitoring. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts; conduct scientific research—assess seasonal behavior, hibernation locations, evaluate white-nose syndrome exposure, population structure and movement. Add new activities—harp trap, enter hibernacula or maternity roost caves, collect hair, guano, wing biopsy, wing swab samples—to existing authorized activities: Capture, handle, mist-net, band, radio-tag, release. Amend. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Mar 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00070 Add new locations—LA, NE, ND, SD—to existing authorized locations: AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MS, MO, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, VA, WV, WI. Jay and Randolph Counties, IN. Add new locations—AL, AR, FL, GA, KS, KY, MS, NC, OK, TN, VA—to existing authorized locations: CT, DE, DC, IL, IN, IA, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NY, ND, OH, PA, RI, SC, SD, VT, WV, WI, WY. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM Type of take Permit action Application No. 13MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 50 / Friday, March 13, 2020 / Notices Application No. Applicant Species TE72093B ............ Rebecca Winterringer, Euclid, OH. TE02373A ............ Environmental Solutions & Innovations, Inc., Cincinnati, OH. TE53616C ............ Activity Type of take Permit action Add Dwarf wedgemussel AL, AR, IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, (Alasmidonta heterodon), OH, OK, TN. James spinymussel (Pleurobema collina), Appalachian monkeyface (Quadrula sparsa), birdwing pearlymussel (Lexiox rimosus), cracking pearlymussel (Hemistena lata), Cumberland bean (Villosa trabalis), Cumberland monkeyface (Quadrula intemedia), Dromedary pearlymussel (Dromus dromas), finerayed pigtoe (Fusconaia cuneolus), fluted kidneyshell (Ptychobranchus subtentum), green blossom (Epioblasma torulosa gubernaculum), littewing pearlymussel (Pegias fabula), oyster mussel (Epioblasma capsaeformis), purple bean (Villosa perpurpurea), rough pigtoe (Pleurobema plenum), shiny pigtoe (Fusconaia cor), slabside pearlymussel (Lexingtonia dolabelloides), tan riffleshell (Epioblasma florentina walker), and yellow lance (Ellipto lanceolata), to existing permitted species: 17 freshwater mussel species. Rusty patched bumble bee AL, AR, CT, DE, D.C., GA, (Bombus affinis), eastern IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, massasauga rattlesnake ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, (Sistruus catenatus), and MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NY, multiple plant, insect, crusNC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, tacean, mussel, bat speSC, SD, TN, VT, VA, WV, cies. WI, WY. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Capture, handle, temporary hold, release. Amend. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Amend. Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, IL. Rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis). IL .......................................... TE70019D ............ Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Harbor Springs, MI. Hungerford’s crawling water beetle (Brychius hungerfordi). MI ......................................... TE69825D ............ Michigan State University, Hickory Corners, MI. Poweshiek skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek). MI ......................................... Capture, handle, long-term hold, captive rear, release. New. TE70018D ............ St. Louis River Alliance, Duluth, MN. Piping plover (Charadrius melodus). WI ......................................... Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, captive rearing, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Add new rusty patched bumble bee activities—non-lethal external mite, tarsal clipping, serum sample, and pollen load collection, mark, tag, gel sampling, hold males for sperm collection—to existing authorized activities: Capture, release, salvage. Add new activities—DNA, fecal, pollen sampling—to existing authorized activities: Capture, handle, release. Collect, transport, relocate, release. Capture, handle, band, temporary hold, captive rear abandoned eggs and chicks, erect active nest enclosure, release, salvage. New. Public Availability of Comments jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Location 14699 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Mar 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 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. Lori Nordstrom, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services. [FR Doc. 2020–05110 Filed 3–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P If we decide to issue permits to any of the applicants listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 New. 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.). Next Steps PO 00000 Amend. E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R3-ES-2020-N035; 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

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consideration any information that we receive during the public comment 
period.

DATES: We must receive your written comments on or before April 13, 
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 No.           Applicant              Species              Location              Activity            Type of take         Permit action
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TE54397C..............  Keifer L. Titus,      Add: gray bat         Add: new locations--  Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,      Amend, renew.
                         Clemson, SC.          (Myotis               AL, AR, CT, DE, DC,   absence surveys,      mist-net, band,
                                               grisescens),          FL, GA, IL, IA, KS,   document habitat      radio-tag, release.
                                               Virginia big-eared    KY, LA, MA, ME, MD,   use, conduct
                                               bat (Plecotus         MI, MN, MS, MO, MT,   population
                                               townsendii            NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC,   monitoring,
                                               virginianus) to       ND, OH, OK, PA, RI,   evaluate impacts.
                                               existing permitted    SC, SD, TN, VT, VA,
                                               species: Indiana      WV, WI, WY--to
                                               bat (M. sodalis),     existing authorized
                                               northern long-eared   locations: IN.
                                               bat (M.
                                               septentrionalis).
TE89558A..............  Shannon Romeling,     Gray bat (Myotis      AL, AR, CT, DE, DC,   Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,      Renew.
                         Taos, NM.             grisescens),          FL, GA, IL, IN, IA,   absence surveys,      mist-net, harp
                                               Indiana bat (M.       KS, KY, LA, ME, MD,   document habitat      trap, band, radio-
                                               sodalis), northern    MA, MI, MN, MS, MO,   use, conduct          tag, release.
                                               long-eared bat (M.    NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC,   population
                                               septentrionalis),     ND, OH, OK, PA, RI,   monitoring,
                                               Ozark big-eared bat   SC, SD, TN, TX, VT,   evaluate impacts.
                                               (Corynorhinus         VA, WV, WI, WY.
                                               towsendii ingens),
                                               Virginia big-eared
                                               bat (C.t.
                                               virginianus).
TE06801A..............  Pittsburgh Wildlife   Gray bat (Myotis      Add new locations--   Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,      Amend.
                         & Environment,        grisescens),          LA, NE, ND, SD--to    absence surveys,      mist-net, harp
                         Inc., McDonald, PA.   Indiana bat (M.       existing authorized   document habitat      trap, band, radio-
                                               sodalis), northern    locations: AL, AR,    use, conduct          tag, enter
                                               long-eared bat (M.    FL, GA, IL, IN, IA,   population            hibernacula or
                                               septentrionalis).     KS, KY, MI, MS, MO,   monitoring,           maternity roost
                                                                     NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK,   evaluate impacts.     caves, release.
                                                                     PA, SC, TN, VA, WV,
                                                                     WI.
TE70020D..............  NextEra Energy Bluff  Indiana bat (Myotis   Jay and Randolph      Conduct scientific    Harass, kill,         New.
                         Point, LLC, Juno      sodalis), northern    Counties, IN.         research on the       salvage.
                         Beach, FL.            long-eared bat (M.                          impacts of wind
                                               septentrionalis).                           turbine rolling-
                                                                                           average cut-in
                                                                                           speed, population
                                                                                           management and
                                                                                           monitoring.
TE13580D..............  Julia Wilson,         Add Gray bat (Myotis  Add new locations--   Conduct presence/     Add new activities--  Amend.
                         Bloomington, IN.      grisescens) to        AL, AR, FL, GA, KS,   absence surveys,      harp trap, enter
                                               existing permitted    KY, MS, NC, OK, TN,   document habitat      hibernacula or
                                               species: Indiana      VA--to existing       use, conduct          maternity roost
                                               bat (M. sodalis),     authorized            population            caves, collect
                                               northern long-eared   locations: CT, DE,    monitoring,           hair, guano, wing
                                               bat (M.               DC, IL, IN, IA, LA,   evaluate impacts;     biopsy, wing swab
                                               septentrionalis).     ME, MD, MA, MI, MN,   conduct scientific    samples--to
                                                                     MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ,   research--assess      existing authorized
                                                                     NY, ND, OH, PA, RI,   seasonal behavior,    activities:
                                                                     SC, SD, VT, WV, WI,   hibernation           Capture, handle,
                                                                     WY.                   locations, evaluate   mist-net, band,
                                                                                           white-nose syndrome   radio-tag, release.
                                                                                           exposure,
                                                                                           population
                                                                                           structure and
                                                                                           movement.

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TE72093B..............  Rebecca               Add Dwarf             AL, AR, IL, IN, KY,   Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,      Amend.
                         Winterringer,         wedgemussel           MI, MO, OH, OK, TN.   absence surveys,      temporary hold,
                         Euclid, OH.           (Alasmidonta                                document habitat      release.
                                               heterodon), James                           use, conduct
                                               spinymussel                                 population
                                               (Pleurobema                                 monitoring,
                                               collina),                                   evaluate impacts.
                                               Appalachian
                                               monkeyface
                                               (Quadrula sparsa),
                                               birdwing
                                               pearlymussel
                                               (Lexiox rimosus),
                                               cracking
                                               pearlymussel
                                               (Hemistena lata),
                                               Cumberland bean
                                               (Villosa trabalis),
                                               Cumberland
                                               monkeyface
                                               (Quadrula
                                               intemedia),
                                               Dromedary
                                               pearlymussel
                                               (Dromus dromas),
                                               finerayed pigtoe
                                               (Fusconaia
                                               cuneolus), fluted
                                               kidneyshell
                                               (Ptychobranchus
                                               subtentum), green
                                               blossom (Epioblasma
                                               torulosa
                                               gubernaculum),
                                               littewing
                                               pearlymussel
                                               (Pegias fabula),
                                               oyster mussel
                                               (Epioblasma
                                               capsaeformis),
                                               purple bean
                                               (Villosa
                                               perpurpurea), rough
                                               pigtoe (Pleurobema
                                               plenum), shiny
                                               pigtoe (Fusconaia
                                               cor), slabside
                                               pearlymussel
                                               (Lexingtonia
                                               dolabelloides), tan
                                               riffleshell
                                               (Epioblasma
                                               florentina walker),
                                               and yellow lance
                                               (Ellipto
                                               lanceolata), to
                                               existing permitted
                                               species: 17
                                               freshwater mussel
                                               species.
TE02373A..............  Environmental         Rusty patched bumble  AL, AR, CT, DE,       Conduct presence/     Add new rusty         Amend.
                         Solutions &           bee (Bombus           D.C., GA, IL, IN,     absence surveys,      patched bumble bee
                         Innovations, Inc.,    affinis), eastern     IA, KS, KY, LA, ME,   document habitat      activities--non-
                         Cincinnati, OH.       massasauga            MD, MA, MI, MN, MS,   use, conduct          lethal external
                                               rattlesnake           MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ,   population            mite, tarsal
                                               (Sistruus             NY, NC, ND, OH, OK,   monitoring,           clipping, serum
                                               catenatus), and       PA, RI, SC, SD, TN,   evaluate impacts.     sample, and pollen
                                               multiple plant,       VT, VA, WV, WI, WY.                         load collection,
                                               insect, crustacean,                                               mark, tag, gel
                                               mussel, bat species.                                              sampling, hold
                                                                                                                 males for sperm
                                                                                                                 collection--to
                                                                                                                 existing authorized
                                                                                                                 activities:
                                                                                                                 Capture, release,
                                                                                                                 salvage.
TE53616C..............  Illinois Natural      Rusty patched bumble  IL..................  Conduct presence/     Add new activities--  Amend.
                         History Survey,       bee (Bombus                                 absence surveys,      DNA, fecal, pollen
                         Champaign, IL.        affinis).                                   document habitat      sampling--to
                                                                                           use, conduct          existing authorized
                                                                                           population            activities:
                                                                                           monitoring,           Capture, handle,
                                                                                           evaluate impacts.     release.
TE70019D..............  Little Traverse Bay   Hungerford's          MI..................  Conduct presence/     Collect, transport,   New.
                         Bands of Odawa        crawling water                              absence surveys,      relocate, release.
                         Indians, Harbor       beetle (Brychius                            document habitat
                         Springs, MI.          hungerfordi).                               use, conduct
                                                                                           population
                                                                                           monitoring,
                                                                                           evaluate impacts.
TE69825D..............  Michigan State        Poweshiek             MI..................  Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,      New.
                         University, Hickory   skipperling                                 absence surveys,      long-term hold,
                         Corners, MI.          (Oarisma poweshiek).                        document habitat      captive rear,
                                                                                           use, captive          release.
                                                                                           rearing, conduct
                                                                                           population
                                                                                           monitoring,
                                                                                           evaluate impacts.
TE70018D..............  St. Louis River       Piping plover         WI..................  Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,      New.
                         Alliance, Duluth,     (Charadrius                                 absence surveys,      band, temporary
                         MN.                   melodus).                                   document habitat      hold, captive rear
                                                                                           use, conduct          abandoned eggs and
                                                                                           population            chicks, erect
                                                                                           monitoring,           active nest
                                                                                           evaluate impacts.     enclosure, release,
                                                                                                                 salvage.
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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.
[FR Doc. 2020-05110 Filed 3-12-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4333-15-P