Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications, 17351-17352 [2020-06395]

Download as PDF 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 17352 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 60 / Friday, March 27, 2020 / Notices 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. 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 Application No. Applicant TE12893D–2 ......... Alisa Halpin, Lincoln, NE TE232905–2 .......... Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, St. Paul, MN. Kelly Haun, Durango, CO TE67251D–0 ......... TE183432–2 .......... TE13623D–1 ......... Kansas City Zoo, Kansas City, MO. James Whitney, Pittsburg, KS. Species Take activity • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • Wyoming toad (Bufo hemiophrys baxteri). • Topeka shiner (Notropis topeka). • Razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus). • Colorado pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius). CO .................................. Pursue for presence/absence surveys MO .................................. Hold in captivity for captive breeding Renew. and rearing; collect genetic samples. Capture, handle, measure, and re- Amend. lease for presence/absence surveys. MN .................................. KS, CO, UT, NM ............ DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Written comments we receive become part of the administrative record. 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. Bureau of Indian Affairs 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.). [FR Doc. 2020–06395 Filed 3–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Mar 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 Permit action NE, SD, KS, MO, IA ....... Public Availability of Comments Stephen Small, Assistant Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior Unified Regions 5 and 7. We invite local, State, and Federal agencies; Tribes; and the public to comment on the following applications. • Interior least tern (Sternula antillarum athalassos). • Wyoming toad (Bufo hemiophrys baxteri). Next Steps khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Location Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment Pursue for presence/absence sur- Amend. veys, nest monitoring, habitat management. Hold in captivity for captive breeding Renew. and rearing; collect genetic samples. [201A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900 253G] Agency Plan To Implement the Standards, Assessments, and Accountability System Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of consultations. AGENCY: The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) will conduct consultations to obtain oral and written comments on the draft BIE Agency Plan, for implementation the Secretary of the Interior’s (Secretary) responsibility to establish requirements for standards, assessments, and an accountability system for BIE-funded schools. DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 8, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for dates and locations of consultation sessions. ADDRESSES: Send comments to consultation@bia.gov with ‘‘DRAFT BIE AGENCY PLAN COMMENTS’’ in the email subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Juanita Mendoza, Special Assistant, Bureau of Indian Education; phone (202) 208–3559 or email Juanita.Mendoza@bie.edu. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 10, 2019, BIE published a proposed rule to govern how the Secretary will establish requirements for standards, assessments, and accountability system for BIE-funded schools consistent with Section 1111 of the Elementary and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 New. Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), on a national, regional, or Tribal basis, as appropriate, taking into account the unique circumstances and needs of such schools and the students served by such schools. See 84 FR 26785. The final rule published in the Federal Register on March 26, 2020. The Agency Plan is a Consolidated State Plan aligned to the U.S. Department of Education Consolidated State Plan Template. BIE’s Agency Plan is intended to provide details on how the BIE should implement the requirements for standards, assessments, and accountability system for BIE-funded schools. As such, during consultation BIE seeks input from Indian Tribes, school boards, parents, Indian organizations, and other interested parties regarding best practices for school improvement and support to lowest performing schools as well as the overall vision for improving outcomes for BIE-funded school students as defined in 25 CFR part 30. BIE also seeks input regarding those parts of the draft BIE Agency Plan that have not been established as requirements through the final rule. Further, BIE would appreciate input regarding long-term goals and annual meaningful differentiation and identification of schools (comprehensive support and improvement activities and targeted support and improvement activities), and any other suggestions that would improve BIE’s delivery of high-quality educational services and supports to students at BIE funded schools. E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 60 (Friday, March 27, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17351-17352]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-06395]


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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

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 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 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: [email protected].
     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 
[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

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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      Take activity       Permit action
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TE12893D-2...........  Alisa Halpin,              NE, SD, KS, MO,  Pursue for       Amend.
                        Lincoln, NE.      Interior least   IA.              presence/
                                          tern (Sternula                    absence
                                          antillarum                        surveys, nest
                                          athalassos).                      monitoring,
                                                                            habitat
                                                                            management.
TE232905-2...........  Como Park Zoo              MN.............  Hold in          Renew.
                        and               Wyoming toad                      captivity for
                        Conservatory,     (Bufo                             captive
                        St. Paul, MN.     hemiophrys                        breeding and
                                          baxteri).                         rearing;
                                                                            collect
                                                                            genetic
                                                                            samples.
TE67251D-0...........  Kelly Haun,                CO.............  Pursue for       New.
                        Durango, CO.      Southwestern                      presence/
                                          willow                            absence
                                          flycatcher                        surveys.
                                          (Empidonax
                                          traillii
                                          extimus).
TE183432-2...........  Kansas City Zoo,           MO.............  Hold in          Renew.
                        Kansas City, MO.  Wyoming toad                      captivity for
                                          (Bufo                             captive
                                          hemiophrys                        breeding and
                                          baxteri).                         rearing;
                                                                            collect
                                                                            genetic
                                                                            samples.
TE13623D-1...........  James Whitney,     Topeka  KS, CO, UT, NM.  Capture,         Amend.
                        Pittsburg, KS.    shiner                            handle,
                                          (Notropis                         measure, and
                                          topeka).                          release for
                                                                    presence/
                                          Razorback                         absence
                                          sucker                            surveys.
                                          (Xyrauchen
                                          texanus).
                                         
                                          Colorado
                                          pikeminnow
                                          (Ptychocheilus
                                          lucius).
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Public Availability of Comments

    Written comments we receive become part of the administrative 
record. 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.).

Stephen Small,
Assistant Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department 
of the Interior Unified Regions 5 and 7.
[FR Doc. 2020-06395 Filed 3-26-20; 8:45 am]
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