Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications, 19770-19771 [2020-07365]

Download as PDF 19770 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 68 / Wednesday, April 8, 2020 / Notices the Fish and Wildlife Service through an application process. We use three forms to collect this Title 50 Certifier application information: (1) FWS Form 3–2273 (Title 50 Certifying Official Form). New applicants and those seeking recertification as a title 50 certifying official provide information so that we can assess their qualifications. (2) FWS Form 3–2274 (U.S. Title 50 Certification Form). Certifying officials use this form to affirm the health status of the fish or fish reproductive products to be imported. (3) FWS Form 3–2275 (Title 50 Importation Request Form). We use the information on this form to ensure the safety of the shipment and to track and control importations. With this submission, we updated FWS Forms 3–2273 and 3–2275 to clarify the information collected. We did not make any updates to Form 3– 2274. We also plan to begin publishing, with OMB approval, the results of this information collection for Form 3–2273 on a publically accessible, Servicemanaged web page to inform importers of Certified Signing Officials by country of origin. Title of Collection: Injurious Wildlife; Importation Certification for Live Fish and Fish Eggs (50 CFR 16.13). OMB Control Number: 1018–0078. Annual number of respondents Requirement FWS Form 3–2273 (Title 50 Certifying Official Form): Private Sector ........................................................................................... Government .............................................................................................. FWS Form 3–2274 (U.S. Title 50 Health Certification Form): Private Sector ........................................................................................... Government .............................................................................................. FWS Form 3–2275 (Title 50 Importation Request Form): Private Sector ........................................................................................... Government .............................................................................................. Totals ................................................................................................. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Dated: April 3, 2020. Madonna Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2020–07382 Filed 4–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2020–N060; FXES11130800000–201–FF08E00000] Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received applications for permits to conduct SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Apr 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 1 hour ............ 1 hour ............ 9 7 10 15 20 30 30 minutes ..... 30 minutes ..... 10 15 10 15 20 30 15 minutes ..... 15 minutes ..... 5 8 66 116 ........................ 54 We must receive your written comments on or before May 8, 2020. DATES: Document availability and comment submission: Submit requests for copies of the applications and related documents and submit any comments by one of the following methods. All requests and comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s) (e.g., TE– XXXXXX; see the table in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION). • Email: permitsr8es@fws.gov. • U.S. Mail: Robert Krijgsman, Endangered Species Program Manager, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2800 Cottage Way, Room W–2606, Sacramento, CA 95825. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Krijgsman, via phone at 760– 431–9440, via email at permitsr8es@ Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total annual burden hours 9 7 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. PO 00000 Completion time per response Total annual responses 9 7 ADDRESSES: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Form Numbers: FWS Forms 3–2273, 3–2274, and 3–2275. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Aquatic animal health professionals seeking to be certified title 50 inspectors; certified title 50 inspectors who perform health certifications on live salmonids; and any entity wishing to import live salmonids or salmonid reproductive products into the United States. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None. fws.gov, or via the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on applications for permits under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The requested permits would allow the applicants to conduct activities intended to promote recovery of species that are listed as endangered or threatened under the ESA. Background With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities that constitute take of listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activity. The ESA’s definition of ‘‘take’’ includes such activities as pursuing, harassing, trapping, capturing, or collecting in addition to hunting, shooting, harming, wounding, or killing. A recovery permit issued by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for enhancement of propagation or survival of the species. These activities often include such prohibited actions as capture and collection. Our regulations E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1 19771 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 68 / Wednesday, April 8, 2020 / Notices implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found in the Code of Federal Regulations at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. Application No. TE–20513C .......... TE–48170A .......... TE–70823D .......... TE–98574C .......... Species • California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segments (DPSs)) (Ambystoma californiense). Lisa Herrera, Santa • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta Maria, California. conservatio). • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). Karla Flores, Fullerton, • San Bernardino Merriam’s kangaroo rat California. (Dipodomys merriami parvus). River Design Group, • Lost River sucker (Deltistes luxatus) ................. Inc., Corvallis, Oregon. • Shortnose sucker (Chasmistes brevirostris) ...... 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.). Angela Picco, Acting Chief of Ecological Services, Pacific Southwest Region, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2020–07365 Filed 4–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P 18:37 Apr 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 Amend. CA Survey, capture, handle, release, and collect vouchers. Renew and amend. CA Capture, handle, and release. Capture, electrofish, and release. Renew. CA, OR [FWS–R7–ES–2020–N006; FF07CAMM00– 178–FXES111607MRG01; OMB Control Number 1018–0070] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Incidental Take of Marine Mammals During Specified Activities Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 8, 2020. SUMMARY: Send written comments on this information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget’s Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior by email at OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov; or via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. Please provide a copy of your comments to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: PRB/PERMA (JAO/1N), 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803 (mail); or by PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permit action Survey, capture, handle, and release. Fish and Wildlife Service ADDRESSES: Take activity CA DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Next Steps Accordingly, we invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies and the public to submit written data, views, or arguments with respect to these applications. The comments and recommendations that will be most useful and likely to influence agency decisions are those supported by quantitative information or studies. Location Katherine McLean, Concord, California. Written comments we receive become part of the administrative record associated with this action. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can request in your comment that we withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their entirety. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the recovery and enhancement of propagation or survival of the species in the wild. The ESA requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. Applicant, city, state Public Availability of Comments VerDate Sep<11>2014 Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment Amend. email to Info_Coll@fws.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1018– 0070 in the subject line of your comments. To request additional information about this ICR, contact Madonna L. Baucum, Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, by email at Info_ Coll@fws.gov, or by telephone at (703) 358–2503. You may also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. On November 7, 2019, we published a Federal Register notice soliciting comments on this collection of information for 60 days, ending on January 6, 2020 (84 FR 60107). We received the following comments in response to that Federal Register notice: Comment 1: Comment from Jean Public, received via email on November 7, 2019. The commenter stated she was against killing polar bears but did not SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 68 (Wednesday, April 8, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19770-19771]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-07365]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R8-ES-2020-N060; FXES11130800000-201-FF08E00000]


Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit 
Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

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

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

DATES: We must receive your written comments on or before May 8, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Document availability and comment submission: Submit 
requests for copies of the applications and related documents and 
submit any comments by one of the following methods. All requests and 
comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s) 
(e.g., TE-XXXXXX; see the table in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION).
     Email: [email protected].
     U.S. Mail: Robert Krijgsman, Endangered Species Program 
Manager, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2800 Cottage Way, Room W-2606, 
Sacramento, CA 95825.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Krijgsman, via phone at 760-
431-9440, via email at [email protected], or via the Federal Relay 
Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
invite the public to comment on applications for permits under section 
10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 
1531 et seq.). The requested permits would allow the applicants to 
conduct activities intended to promote recovery of species that are 
listed as endangered or threatened under the ESA.

Background

    With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities that constitute 
take of listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows 
such activity. The ESA's definition of ``take'' includes such 
activities as pursuing, harassing, trapping, capturing, or collecting 
in addition to hunting, shooting, harming, wounding, or killing.
    A recovery permit issued by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA 
authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered or 
threatened species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for 
enhancement of propagation or survival of the species. These activities 
often include such prohibited actions as capture and collection. Our 
regulations

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implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found in the 
Code of Federal Regulations at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife 
species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for 
endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant 
species.

Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment

    Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the 
recovery and enhancement of propagation or survival of the species in 
the wild. The ESA requires that we invite public comment before issuing 
these permits. Accordingly, we invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal 
agencies and the public to submit written data, views, or arguments 
with respect to these applications. The comments and recommendations 
that will be most useful and likely to influence agency decisions are 
those supported by quantitative information or studies.

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                               Applicant, city,
      Application No.               state                    Species                  Location             Take activity             Permit action
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TE-20513C.................  Katherine McLean,       California tiger   CA                      Survey, capture,       Amend.
                             Concord, California.   salamander (Santa Barbara                           handle, and release.
                                                    County and Sonoma County
                                                    Distinct Population
                                                    Segments (DPSs))
                                                    (Ambystoma californiense).
TE-48170A.................  Lisa Herrera, Santa     Conservancy fairy  CA                      Survey, capture,       Renew and amend.
                             Maria, California.     shrimp (Branchinecta                                handle, release, and
                                                    conservatio).                                       collect vouchers.
                                                    Longhorn fairy
                                                    shrimp (Branchinecta
                                                    longiantenna).
                                                    San Diego fairy
                                                    shrimp (Branchinecta
                                                    sandiegonensis).
                                                    Riverside fairy
                                                    shrimp (Streptocephalus
                                                    woottoni).
                                                    Vernal pool
                                                    tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus
                                                    packardi).
TE-70823D.................  Karla Flores,           San Bernardino     CA                      Capture, handle, and   Renew.
                             Fullerton,             Merriam's kangaroo rat                              release.
                             California.            (Dipodomys merriami
                                                    parvus).
TE-98574C.................  River Design Group,     Lost River sucker  CA, OR                  Capture, electrofish,  Amend.
                             Inc., Corvallis,       (Deltistes luxatus).                                and release.
                             Oregon.                Shortnose sucker
                                                    (Chasmistes brevirostris).
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Public Availability of Comments

    Written comments we receive become part of the administrative 
record associated with this action. Before including your address, 
phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information 
in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--
including your personal identifying information--may be made publicly 
available at any time. While you can request in your comment that we 
withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we 
cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. All submissions from 
organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying 
themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or 
businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their 
entirety.

Next Steps

    If we decide to issue permits to any of the applicants listed in 
this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register.

Authority

    We publish this notice under section 10(c) of the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

Angela Picco,
Acting Chief of Ecological Services, Pacific Southwest Region, 
Sacramento, California.
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