Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications, 17350-17351 [2020-06383]

Download as PDF 17350 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 60 / Friday, March 27, 2020 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Rachel Henry, by phone at 805–677– 3312 or via the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. Fish and Wildlife Service The GCP was developed by the Service in accordance with section 10(a)(2)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The GCP meets the issuance criteria as required by section 10(a)(2)(B) of the ESA for issuance of a section 10(a)(1)(B) incidental take permit (ITP). For more information, see the March 6, 2020 (85 FR 13181), notice. We are extending the public comment period on the DEA and GCP documents (see DATES and ADDRESSES). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority We issue this notice pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22 and 17.32), and the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (40 CFR 1506.6 and 43 CFR 46.305). Stephen Henry, Field Supervisor, Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, Ventura, California. [FR Doc. 2020–06465 Filed 3–26–20; 8:45 am] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4333–15–P impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. [FWS–R5–ES–2020–N042; FXES11130500000–201–FF05E00000] 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 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: Use one of the following methods to request documents or submit comments. Requests and comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s) (e.g., TE123456): • Email: permitsR5ES@fws.gov. • U.S. Mail: Abby Gelb, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 300 Westgate Center Dr. Hadley, MA 01035. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abby Gelb, 413–253–8212 (phone), or permitsR5ES@fws.gov (email). Individuals who are hearing or speech SUMMARY: 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 of 1973, 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. 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 such activities as pursuing, harassing, 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. Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, and Federal agencies; Tribes; and the public to comment on the following applications. Application No. Applicant Species Location TE69330D ............ Allied Whale, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME. Maine .................................... Stranding response, Necropsy, Transport. Salvage, Capture, Collect. New. TE69332D ............ Maine Department of Marine Resources, Augusta, ME. Kemp’s ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii), Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata). Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Maine .................................... Trap, Capture, Collect, Wound, Kill, Salvage. New. TE69329D ............ Marine Mammals of Maine, Bath, ME. Kemp’s ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii), Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas). Maine .................................... Capture, Marine rearing, Saltwater readiness testing, Hold more than 45 days, Transport, Release, Monitor. Stranding response, Necropsy, Transport. Salvage, Capture, Collect. New. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:19 Mar 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Activity E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM Type of take 27MRN1 Permit action Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 60 / Friday, March 27, 2020 / Notices Application No. Applicant TE69328D ............ New England Aquarium, Boston, MA. TE70044D ............ Virginia Aquarium, Virginia Beach, VA. TE70311D ............ New York Marine Rescue Center, Riverhead, NY. TE70312D ............ National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD. Species Location Activity Kemp’s ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii), Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata). Kemp’s ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii), Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata). Kemp’s ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii), Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas). Kemp’s ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii), Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas). Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine. Stranding Response, Rehabilitation, Necropsy, Biomedical research, Tagging, Post release monitoring, Transport, Release. Salvage, Capture, Collect, Wound, Euthanize. New. Virginia ................................. Stranding response, Rehabilitation, Biomedical research, Necropsy, Nest monitoring and relocation, Tagging, Transport, Release. Salvage, Capture, Collect, Wound, Euthanize. New. New York .............................. Stranding response, Rehabilitation, Necropsy, Nest monitoring, Transport, Biomedical research, Juvenile sex determination research, Tagging, Release. Salvage, Capture, Collect, Wound, Euthanize. New. Maryland ............................... Salvage, Stranding response, Rehabilitation, Necropsy, Transport, Release. Salvage, Capture, Collect, Euthanize. New. Public Availability of Comments Authority 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. Section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Next Steps khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES If we decide to issue permits to any of the applicants listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:19 Mar 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 [FR Doc. 2020–06383 Filed 3–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R6–ES–2020–N019; FXES11130600000–201–FF06E00000] 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 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. SUMMARY: Frm 00048 Permit action We must receive your written comments by April 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: Document availability and comment submission: Use one of the following methods to request documents or submit comments. Requests and comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s) (e.g., TE123456): • Email: permitsR6ES@fws.gov. • U.S. Mail: Marjorie Nelson, Chief, Division of Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 134 Union Blvd., Suite 670, Lakewood, CO 80228. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Konishi, Recovery Permits Coordinator, Ecological Services, 303– 236–4224 (phone), or permitsR6ES@ 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: DATES: Martin Miller, Chief, Division of Endangered Species, Ecological Services, Northeast Region. PO 00000 Type of take 17351 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 60 (Friday, March 27, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-06383]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R5-ES-2020-N042; FXES11130500000-201-FF05E00000]


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 27, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: Use one of the following methods to request documents or 
submit comments. Requests and comments should specify the applicant 
name(s) and application number(s) (e.g., TE123456):
     Email: [email protected].
     U.S. Mail: Abby Gelb, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, 300 Westgate Center Dr. Hadley, MA 01035.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abby Gelb, 413-253-8212 (phone), or 
[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: 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 of 1973, 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, 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. 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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TE69330D.............  Allied Whale,         Kemp's ridley sea      Maine...............  Stranding response,    Salvage, Capture,     New.
                        College of the        turtle (Lepidochelys                         Necropsy, Transport.   Collect.
                        Atlantic, Bar         kempii), Leatherback
                        Harbor, ME.           sea turtle
                                              (Dermochelys
                                              coriacea),
                                              Loggerhead sea
                                              turtle (Caretta
                                              caretta), Green sea
                                              turtle (Chelonia
                                              mydas), Hawksbill
                                              sea turtle
                                              (Eretmochelys
                                              imbricata).
TE69332D.............  Maine Department of   Atlantic salmon        Maine...............  Capture, Marine        Trap, Capture,        New.
                        Marine Resources,     (Salmo salar).                               rearing, Saltwater     Collect, Wound,
                        Augusta, ME.                                                       readiness testing,     Kill, Salvage.
                                                                                           Hold more than 45
                                                                                           days, Transport,
                                                                                           Release, Monitor.
TE69329D.............  Marine Mammals of     Kemp's ridley sea      Maine...............  Stranding response,    Salvage, Capture,     New.
                        Maine, Bath, ME.      turtle (Lepidochelys                         Necropsy, Transport.   Collect.
                                              kempii), Leatherback
                                              sea turtle
                                              (Dermochelys
                                              coriacea),
                                              Loggerhead sea
                                              turtle (Caretta
                                              caretta), Green sea
                                              turtle (Chelonia
                                              mydas).

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TE69328D.............  New England           Kemp's ridley sea      Massachusetts, New    Stranding Response,    Salvage, Capture,     New.
                        Aquarium, Boston,     turtle (Lepidochelys   Hampshire, Maine.     Rehabilitation,        Collect, Wound,
                        MA.                   kempii), Leatherback                         Necropsy, Biomedical   Euthanize.
                                              sea turtle                                   research, Tagging,
                                              (Dermochelys                                 Post release
                                              coriacea),                                   monitoring,
                                              Loggerhead sea                               Transport, Release.
                                              turtle (Caretta
                                              caretta), Green sea
                                              turtle (Chelonia
                                              mydas), Hawksbill
                                              sea turtle
                                              (Eretmochelys
                                              imbricata).
TE70044D.............  Virginia Aquarium,    Kemp's ridley sea      Virginia............  Stranding response,    Salvage, Capture,     New.
                        Virginia Beach, VA.   turtle (Lepidochelys                         Rehabilitation,        Collect, Wound,
                                              kempii), Leatherback                         Biomedical research,   Euthanize.
                                              sea turtle                                   Necropsy, Nest
                                              (Dermochelys                                 monitoring and
                                              coriacea),                                   relocation, Tagging,
                                              Loggerhead sea                               Transport, Release.
                                              turtle (Caretta
                                              caretta), Green sea
                                              turtle (Chelonia
                                              mydas), Hawksbill
                                              sea turtle
                                              (Eretmochelys
                                              imbricata).
TE70311D.............  New York Marine       Kemp's ridley sea      New York............  Stranding response,    Salvage, Capture,     New.
                        Rescue Center,        turtle (Lepidochelys                         Rehabilitation,        Collect, Wound,
                        Riverhead, NY.        kempii), Leatherback                         Necropsy, Nest         Euthanize.
                                              sea turtle                                   monitoring,
                                              (Dermochelys                                 Transport,
                                              coriacea),                                   Biomedical research,
                                              Loggerhead sea                               Juvenile sex
                                              turtle (Caretta                              determination
                                              caretta), Green sea                          research, Tagging,
                                              turtle (Chelonia                             Release.
                                              mydas).
TE70312D.............  National Aquarium,    Kemp's ridley sea      Maryland............  Salvage, Stranding     Salvage, Capture,     New.
                        Baltimore, MD.        turtle (Lepidochelys                         response,              Collect, Euthanize.
                                              kempii), Leatherback                         Rehabilitation,
                                              sea turtle                                   Necropsy, Transport,
                                              (Dermochelys                                 Release.
                                              coriacea),
                                              Loggerhead sea
                                              turtle (Caretta
                                              caretta), Green sea
                                              turtle (Chelonia
                                              mydas).
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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

    Section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 
U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

Martin Miller,
Chief, Division of Endangered Species, Ecological Services, Northeast 
Region.
[FR Doc. 2020-06383 Filed 3-26-20; 8:45 am]
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