Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications, 22744-22748 [2020-08570]

Download as PDF 22744 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 79 / Thursday, April 23, 2020 / Notices table. This notice provides corrections to that table, to be used in lieu of the information published. The table provided here represents the proposed flood hazard determinations and communities affected for Ellsworth County, Kansas and Incorporated Areas. DATES: Comments are to be submitted on or before June 11, 2020. ADDRESSES: The Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report for each community are available for inspection at both the online location and the respective Community Map Repository address listed in the table below. Additionally, the current effective FIRM and FIS report for each community are accessible online through the FEMA Map Service Center at https:// msc.fema.gov for comparison. You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA–B–2014, to Rick Sacbibit, Chief, Engineering Services Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, 400 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–7659, or (email) patrick.sacbibit@fema.dhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rick Sacbibit, Chief, Engineering Services Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, 400 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–7659, or (email) patrick.sacbibit@fema.dhs.gov; or visit the FEMA Mapping and Insurance eXchange (FMIX) online at https:// www.floodmaps.fema.gov/fhm/fmx_ main.html. FEMA proposes to make flood hazard determinations for each community listed in the table below, in accordance with Section 110 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4104, and 44 CFR 67.4(a). These proposed flood hazard determinations, together with the floodplain management criteria required by 44 CFR 60.3, are the minimum that are required. They should not be construed to mean that the community must change any existing ordinances that are more stringent in their floodplain management requirements. The community may at any time enact stricter requirements of its own, or pursuant to policies established by other Federal, State, or regional entities. These flood hazard determinations are used to meet the floodplain management requirements of the NFIP and are also used to calculate the appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings built after the FIRM and FIS report become effective. Use of a Scientific Resolution Panel (SRP) is available to communities in support of the appeal resolution process. SRPs are independent panels of experts in hydrology, hydraulics, and other pertinent sciences established to review conflicting scientific and technical data and provide recommendations for resolution. Use of the SRP may only be exercised after FEMA and local communities have been engaged in a collaborative consultation process for at least 60 days without a mutually acceptable resolution of an SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Community appeal. Additional information regarding the SRP process can be found online at https://floodsrp.org/pdfs/srp_ fact_sheet.pdf. The communities affected by the flood hazard determinations are provided in the table below. Any request for reconsideration of the revised flood hazard determinations shown on the Preliminary FIRM and FIS report that satisfies the data requirements outlined in 44 CFR 67.6(b) is considered an appeal. Comments unrelated to the flood hazard determinations will also be considered before the FIRM and FIS report are made final. Correction In the proposed flood hazard determination notice published at 85 FR 14694 in the March 13, 2020, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table titled Ellsworth County, Kansas and Incorporated Areas. This table contained inaccurate information as to the community map repository for the City of Lorraine featured in the table. In this document, FEMA is publishing a table containing the accurate information. The information provided below should be used in lieu of that previously published. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ‘‘Flood Insurance.’’) Michael M. Grimm, Assistant Administrator for Risk Management, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency. Community map repository address Ellsworth County, Kansas and Incorporated Areas Project: 17–07–0009S Preliminary Date: August 14, 2019 City of Holyrood ........................................................................................ City of Lorraine ......................................................................................... Unincorporated Areas of Ellsworth County .............................................. [FR Doc. 2020–08455 Filed 4–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P City Hall, 110 South Main Street, Holyrood, KS 67450. City Hall, 238 Main Street, Lorraine, KS 67459. Ellsworth County Courthouse, 210 North Kansas Avenue, Ellsworth, KS 67439. Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments. ACTION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications for a permit to conduct activities intended to recover and enhance endangered species survival. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), prohibits certain activities that may impact endangered species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R2–ES–2020–N054; FXES11130200000–201–FF02ENEH00] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:28 Apr 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 To ensure consideration, please submit your written comments by May 26, 2020. ADDRESSES: Document availability: Request documents by phone or email: Susan Jacobsen, 505–248–6641, susan_ jacobsen@fws.gov. Comment submission: Submit comments by email to fw2_te_permits@ fws.gov. Please specify the permit you are interested in by number (e.g., Permit No. TE–123456). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Jacobsen, Chief, Classification DATES: E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1 22745 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 79 / Thursday, April 23, 2020 / Notices and Restoration Division, 505–248– 6641. Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. 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 hunting, shooting, harming, wounding, or killing but also such activities as pursuing, harassing, trapping, capturing, or collecting. The ESA and our implementing regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at title 50, part 17, provide for issuing such permits and require that we invite public comment Application No. TE802211 ...... Texas State University; Austin, Texas. TE63904D ..... Lewis, Chancey D.; Cameron, Texas. TE51928B ...... Moczygema, Kevin John; San Antonio, Texas. Morrison, Michael L.; College Station, Texas. Itzkowitz, Murray; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Edwards, Christine E.; St. Louis, Missouri. TE195248 ...... TE155413 ...... lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Applicant TE67302D ..... TE63202B ...... VerDate Sep<11>2014 Chambers, Carol L.; Flagstaff, Arizona. 19:28 Apr 22, 2020 before issuing permits for activities involving endangered species. A recovery permit we issue under the ESA, section 10(a)(1)(A), authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or enhance the species’ propagation or survival. These activities often include such prohibited actions as capture and collection. 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 Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review by any party who submits a request as specified in ADDRESSES. Releasing documents is subject to Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) requirements. Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the recovery and enhancement of propagation or survival of the species in the wild. 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. Please refer to the application number when submitting comments. Location Activity Coffin Cave mold beetle (Batrisodes texanus), Helotes mold beetle (Batrisodes venyivi), Robber Baron Cave meshweaver (Cicurina baronia), Madla Cave meshweaver (Cicurina madla), Bracken Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina venii), Government Canyon Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina vespera), Government Canyon Bat Cave spider (Neoleptoneta microps), Tooth Cave spider (Neoleptoneta myopica), Ground beetle (Rhadine exilis), Ground beetle (Rhadine infernalis), Tooth Cave ground beetle (Rhadine persephone), Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion (Tartarocreagris texana), Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle (Texamaurops reddelli), Cokendolpher cave harvestman (Texella cokendolpheri), Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddilli), Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi), Diminutive amphipod (Gammarus hyalleloides), Pecos amphipod (Gammarus pecos), Comal Springs riffle beetle (Heterelmis comalensis), Peck’s Cave amphipod (Stygobromus pecki), Comal Springs dryopid beetle (Stygoparnus comalensis). Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis), red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis). Golden-cheeked warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia). Texas ......................... Presence/absence surveys, habitat surveys, increase in speciments requested. Capture, harm, harass, injury, death. Renew. Louisiana, Texas ........ Presence/absence surveys. Harm, harass ............. New. Texas ......................... Presence/absence surveys. Harm, harass ............. Renew. Golden-cheeked warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia). Texas ......................... Presence/absence surveys. Harm, harass ............. Renew. Leon Spring pupfish (Cyprinodon bovinus). Texas ......................... Presence/absence surveys; collection. Harass, harm, capture, injury, death. Renew. Texas trailing phlox (Phlox nivalis spp. texensis). Texas ......................... removal ...................... New. New Mexico meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius luteus). Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico. Presence/absence surveys, sample leaf/stem tissue for genetic analysis. Presence/absence surveys, PIT tagging. Capture, injury, death Renew. Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1 Type of take Permit action Species 22746 Application No. Applicant TE68530D ..... Dewitt, Thomas J.; Austin, Texas. TE819541 ...... BRIC, LLC.; Albuquerque, New Mexico. TE50643B ...... Weaver, Vaugh D.; Wichita, Kansas. TE060125 ...... Salt River Project; Phoenix, Arizona. TE07059A ...... Marsh and Associates, LLC.; Tempe, Arizona. TE004439 ...... Albuquerque BioPark; Albuquerque, New Mexico. TE65027D ..... McBride Biotracking, LLC.; Flagstaff, Arizona. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-ABQ District; Albuquerque, New Mexico. TE57462D ..... TE67183D ..... TE69973D ..... TE091551 ...... TE168185 ...... lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 79 / Thursday, April 23, 2020 / Notices VerDate Sep<11>2014 Gido, Keith B.; Manhattan, Kansas. Whitney, James E.; Pittsburg, Kansas. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mexican Wolf Recovery Program, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Cox McLain Environmental Consultants; Austin, Texas. 19:28 Apr 22, 2020 Location Georgetown salamander (Eurycea naufragia), Jollyville Plateau salamander (Eurycea tonkawae), Salado salamander (Eurycea chisholmensis), San Marcos salamander (Eurycea nana), Barton Springs salamander (Eurycea sosorum), Austin blind salamander (Eurycea waterlooensis). Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum athalassos), Black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes), southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus), Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis septentrionalis). American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus), Neosho mucket (Lampsilis rafinesqueana), Topeka shiner (Notropis topeka (=tristis)). Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus), Yuma clapper rail (Rallus longirostris yumanensis), Gila topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis). Spikedace (Mega fulgida), loach minnow (Tiaroga cobitis), razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus), Gila topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis), desert pupfish (Cyprinodon macularius). Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum athalassos), Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus), Gila topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis), razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus), Gila trout (Oncorhynchus gilae), Soccoro isopod (Thermosphaeroma thermophilum), Socorro springnsail (Pyrgulopsis neomexicana), Colorado pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius), Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas). Gierisch mallow (Sphaeralcea gierischii). Texas ......................... Presence/absence surveys. Capture, harm, harass New. Arizona, New Mexico Presence/absence surveys. Harass, harm ............. Renew. Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma. Presence/absence surveys. Capture, harass, harm, injury, death. Renew. Arizona ....................... Presence/absence surveys. Capture, harm, harass Renew. Arizona ....................... Captive propagation ... Capture, harm, harass, injury, death. Renew. New Mexico ............... Research, education, propagation. Harass, harm, injury, death. Renew. Arizona ....................... Seed collection .......... Harm .......................... New. Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum athalassos), southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus), Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus). Spikedace (Mega fulgida), loach minnow (Tiaroga cobitis). Razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus), Colorado pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius). Mexican gray wolf (Canus lupis baileyi). Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico. Presence/absence surveys. Harm, harass, injury, death. Renew. Arizona, New Mexico Presence/absence surveys. Presence/absence surveys, electroshocking. Presence/absence surveys, management, capture, transport, handling. Harm, harass, injury, death. Harm, harass, injury, death. New. Harm, harass, injury, death. Renew. Golden-cheeked warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia), interior least tern (Sterna antillarum athalassos), Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis), Atwatter’s prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri), gray bat (Myotis griscescens), red-cockaded woodpecker (Leuconotopicus borealis), Ozark big-eared bat (Corynorhinus (=plecotus) townsendii ingens), piping plover (Charadrius melodus), northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis septentrionalis). New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas. Presence/absence surveys. Harm, harass ............. Renew. Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00031 Colorado, New Mexico, Utah. Arizona, New Mexico Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Activity E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1 Type of take Permit action Species New. 22747 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 79 / Thursday, April 23, 2020 / Notices Application No. Applicant Species Location TE144755 ...... Reagan Smith Energy Solutions; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum athalassos). TE65030D ..... The Peregrine Fund; Boise, Idaho. National Cave and Karst Research Institute; Carlsbad, New Mexico. Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis septentrionalis). Coffin Cave mold beetle (Batrisodes texanus), Helotes mold beetle (Batrisodes venyivi), Robber Baron Cave meshweaver (Cicurina baronia), Madla Cave meshweaver (Cicurina madla), Bracken Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina venii), Government Canyon Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina vespera), Government Canyon Bat Cave spider (Neoleptoneta microps), Tooth Cave spider (Neoleptoneta myopica), Ground beetle (Rhadine exilis), Ground beetle (Rhadine infernalis), Tooth Cave ground beetle (Rhadine persephone), Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion (Tartarocreagris texana), Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle (Texamaurops reddelli), Cokendolpher cave harvestman (Texella cokendolpheri), Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddilli), Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi), Diminutive amphipod (Gammarus hyalleloides), Pecos amphipod (Gammarus pecos), Comal Springs riffle beetle (Heterelmis comalensis), Peck’s Cave amphipod (Stygobromus pecki), Comal Springs dryopid beetle (Stygoparnus comalensis), Georgetown salamander (Eurycea naufragia), Jollyville Plateau salamander (Eurycea tonkawae), Salado salamander (Eurycea chisholmensis), San Marcos salamander (Eurycea nana), Barton Springs salamander (Eurycea sosorum), Austin blind salamander (Eurycea waterlooensis), Texas hornshell (Popenaias popeii), Leon Spring pupfish (Cyprinodon bovinus), Pecos pupfish (Cyprinodon pecosensis), fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola). Black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes). Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas. Texas ......................... TE094365 ...... TE815490 ...... TE08832A ...... TE69747D ..... TE69979D ..... lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES TE226653 ...... TE35147A ...... TE63522B ...... VerDate Sep<11>2014 New Mexico Department of Game and Fish; Santa Fe, New Mexico. Utah State University; Logan, Utah. Sea Life US, LLC; San Antonio, Texas. Mata, Barbi; Houston, Texas. The Arboretum Flagstaff; Flagstaff Arizona. Newstead, David; Corpus Christi, Texas. Laney, Everett; Muskogee, Oklahoma. 19:28 Apr 22, 2020 Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus). Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis), Barton Springs salamander (Eurycea sosorum), Austin blind salamander (Eurycea waterlooensis), Texas blind salamander (Typhlomolge rathbuni). Peebles Navajo cactus (Pediocactus peeblesianus var. peeblesianus). Piping plover (Charadris melodus) .. American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus). Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00032 Activity Type of take Permit action Presence/absence surveys. Harm, harass ............. Amend. Presence/absence surveys. Presence/absence surveys, capture. Harm, harass ............. New. Harm, harass, injury, death. New. New Mexico ............... Presence/absence surveys. Harm; harass ............. Renew. New Mexico ............... Presence/absence surveys, capture. Public aquarium ......... Harm, harass, injury, death. Harm, harass ............. Renew. New. Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas. Presence/absence surveys; monitoring. Harm, harass ............. New. Arizona ....................... Collection, propagation. Harm .......................... Amend. Texas ......................... Capture, band, presence/absence surveys. Presence/absence surveys. Harm, harass ............. Amend. Harm, harass ............. Renew. Texas, New Mexico ... Texas ......................... Oklahoma ................... Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1 22748 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 79 / Thursday, April 23, 2020 / Notices Application No. Applicant TE71777D ..... Lisignoli, Jenny; Albuquerque, New Mexico. TE71795D ..... Pittenger, Dan S.; Three Rivers, California. Weber, Sarah; San Golden-cheeked warbler Antonio, Texas. (Setophaga chrysoparia). Owen, Bryce; Wylie, American burying beetle Texas. (Nicrophorus americanus). Brown and Gay EngiAmerican burying beetle neers; Frisco, Texas. (Nicrophorus americanus), Golden-cheeked warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia), red cockaded woodpecker. Texas A&M, GalKemp’s ridley sea turtle veston, Texas. (Lepidochelys kempii), loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas). Weaver, Sara; San Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis) .. Marcos, Texas. Hanington, Michelle ... Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). Hawks Aloft, Inc.; AlSouthwestern willow flycatcher buquerque, NM. (Empidonax traillii extimus). Weber, Sarah ............. Golden-cheeked warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia). University of Houston, Rio Grande silvery minnow Clear Lake, Texas. (Hybognathus amarus), Comanche Springs pupfish (Cyprinodon elegans), Pecos gambusia (Gambusia nobilis), Leon Springs pupfish (Cyprindodon bovinus), Big Bend gambusia (Gambusia gaigei), Devils River minnow (Dionda diaboli), Texas wild-rice (Zizania texana). Belaire Environmental, Golden-cheeked warbler Inc.; Rockport, (Setophaga chrysoparia). Texas. Dallas Zoo; Dallas, Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis), Texas. Barton springs salamander (Eurycea sosorum), loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), Texas blind salamander (Eurycea rathbuni). Tristan, Timothy; Cor- Kemp’s ridley sea turtle pus Christi, Texas. (Lepidochelys kempii), loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas). TE24625A ...... TE60013D ..... TE37418B ...... TE776123 ...... TE74321D ..... TE22254B ...... TE835139 ...... TE78959A ...... TE30430B ...... TE146407 ...... TE829995 ...... TE28891A ...... Species Yuma clapper rail (Rallus longirostris yumanensis), interior least tern (Sterna antillarum athalassos), southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus), northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis septentrionalis). Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). New. Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada. Presence/absence surveys. Harm, harass ............. New. Texas ......................... Presence/absence surveys. Presence/absence surveys. Presence/absence surveys. Harm, harass ............. Renew. Harm, harass ............. New. Harm, harass ............. Renew. Texas ......................... Nest relocation, rehabilitation. Harm, harass ............. Renew. Texas ......................... Presence/absence surveys. Presence/absence surveys. Presence/absence surveys. Presence/absence surveys. Presence/absence surveys. Harm, harass ............. New. Harm, harass ............. Renew. Harm, harass ............. Renew. Harm, harass ............. Renew. Harm, harass ............. Renew. Texas ......................... Presence/absence surveys. Harm, harass ............. Renew. Texas ......................... Captive breeding, rehabilitation. Harm, harass ............. Renew. Texas ......................... Captive breeding, rehabilitation. Harm, harass ............. Renew. Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas. Oklahoma, Texas ....... Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado. Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado. Texas ......................... New Mexico, Texas ... Bureau of Indian Affairs [201A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A51010.999900] Land Acquisitions; Cahto Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs has made a final SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:28 Apr 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Permit action Harm, harass ............. We provide this notice under section 10 of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). BILLING CODE 4333–15–P Type of take Presence/absence surveys. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [FR Doc. 2020–08570 Filed 4–22–20; 8:45 am] Activity Arizona, New Mexico, California. Authority Amy Lueders, Regional Director, Southwest Region. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Location Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 determination to acquire 1.38 acres, more or less, into trust for the Cahto Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria on March 11, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sharlene M. Round Face, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Division of Real Estate Services, 1849 C Street NW, MS 4620– MIB, Washington, DC 20240, telephone (505) 563–3132. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published in the exercise of authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant Secretary— E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 79 (Thursday, April 23, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-08570]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R2-ES-2020-N054; FXES11130200000-201-FF02ENEH00]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 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, invite the public to 
comment on the following applications for a permit to conduct 
activities intended to recover and enhance endangered species survival. 
With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended 
(ESA), prohibits certain activities that may impact endangered species 
unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The ESA also requires 
that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.

DATES: To ensure consideration, please submit your written comments by 
May 26, 2020.

ADDRESSES: 
    Document availability: Request documents by phone or email: Susan 
Jacobsen, 505-248-6641, [email protected].
    Comment submission: Submit comments by email to 
[email protected]. Please specify the permit you are interested in 
by number (e.g., Permit No. TE-123456).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Jacobsen, Chief, Classification

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and Restoration Division, 505-248-6641. Individuals who are hearing or 
speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 
for TTY assistance.

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 hunting, 
shooting, harming, wounding, or killing but also such activities as 
pursuing, harassing, trapping, capturing, or collecting.
    The ESA and our implementing regulations in the Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) at title 50, part 17, provide for issuing such 
permits and require that we invite public comment before issuing 
permits for activities involving endangered species.
    A recovery permit we issue under the ESA, section 10(a)(1)(A), 
authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered or 
threatened species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or 
enhance the species' propagation or survival. These activities often 
include such prohibited actions as capture and collection. 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

    Documents and other information submitted with these applications 
are available for review by any party who submits a request as 
specified in ADDRESSES. Releasing documents is subject to Privacy Act 
(5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) 
requirements.
    Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the 
recovery and enhancement of propagation or survival of the species in 
the wild. 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. Please refer to the application 
number when submitting comments.

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   Application No.           Applicant                Species                Location              Activity            Type of take       Permit action
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TE802211.............  Texas State            Coffin Cave mold        Texas................  Presence/absence      Capture, harm,        Renew.
                        University; Austin,    beetle (Batrisodes                             surveys, habitat      harass, injury,
                        Texas.                 texanus), Helotes                              surveys, increase     death.
                                               mold beetle                                    in speciments
                                               (Batrisodes venyivi),                          requested.
                                               Robber Baron Cave
                                               meshweaver (Cicurina
                                               baronia), Madla Cave
                                               meshweaver (Cicurina
                                               madla), Bracken Bat
                                               Cave meshweaver
                                               (Cicurina venii),
                                               Government Canyon Bat
                                               Cave meshweaver
                                               (Cicurina vespera),
                                               Government Canyon Bat
                                               Cave spider
                                               (Neoleptoneta
                                               microps), Tooth Cave
                                               spider (Neoleptoneta
                                               myopica), Ground
                                               beetle (Rhadine
                                               exilis), Ground
                                               beetle (Rhadine
                                               infernalis), Tooth
                                               Cave ground beetle
                                               (Rhadine persephone),
                                               Tooth Cave
                                               pseudoscorpion
                                               (Tartarocreagris
                                               texana), Kretschmarr
                                               Cave mold beetle
                                               (Texamaurops
                                               reddelli),
                                               Cokendolpher cave
                                               harvestman (Texella
                                               cokendolpheri), Bee
                                               Creek Cave harvestman
                                               (Texella reddilli),
                                               Bone Cave harvestman
                                               (Texella reyesi),
                                               Diminutive amphipod
                                               (Gammarus
                                               hyalleloides), Pecos
                                               amphipod (Gammarus
                                               pecos), Comal Springs
                                               riffle beetle
                                               (Heterelmis
                                               comalensis), Peck's
                                               Cave amphipod
                                               (Stygobromus pecki),
                                               Comal Springs dryopid
                                               beetle (Stygoparnus
                                               comalensis).
TE63904D.............  Lewis, Chancey D.;     Houston toad (Bufo      Louisiana, Texas.....  Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  New.
                        Cameron, Texas.        houstonensis), red-                            surveys.
                                               cockaded woodpecker
                                               (Picoides borealis).
TE51928B.............  Moczygema, Kevin       Golden-cheeked warbler  Texas................  Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  Renew.
                        John; San Antonio,     (Setophaga                                     surveys.
                        Texas.                 chrysoparia).
TE195248.............  Morrison, Michael L.;  Golden-cheeked warbler  Texas................  Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  Renew.
                        College Station,       (Setophaga                                     surveys.
                        Texas.                 chrysoparia).
TE155413.............  Itzkowitz, Murray;     Leon Spring pupfish     Texas................  Presence/absence      Harass, harm,         Renew.
                        Bethlehem,             (Cyprinodon bovinus).                          surveys; collection.  capture, injury,
                        Pennsylvania.                                                                               death.
TE67302D.............  Edwards, Christine     Texas trailing phlox    Texas................  Presence/absence      removal.............  New.
                        E.; St. Louis,         (Phlox nivalis spp.                            surveys, sample
                        Missouri.              texensis).                                     leaf/stem tissue
                                                                                              for genetic
                                                                                              analysis.
TE63202B.............  Chambers, Carol L.;    New Mexico meadow       Arizona, Colorado,     Presence/absence      Capture, injury,      Renew.
                        Flagstaff, Arizona.    jumping mouse (Zapus    New Mexico.            surveys, PIT          death.
                                               hudsonius luteus).                             tagging.

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TE68530D.............  Dewitt, Thomas J.;     Georgetown salamander   Texas................  Presence/absence      Capture, harm,        New.
                        Austin, Texas.         (Eurycea naufragia),                           surveys.              harass.
                                               Jollyville Plateau
                                               salamander (Eurycea
                                               tonkawae), Salado
                                               salamander (Eurycea
                                               chisholmensis), San
                                               Marcos salamander
                                               (Eurycea nana),
                                               Barton Springs
                                               salamander (Eurycea
                                               sosorum), Austin
                                               blind salamander
                                               (Eurycea
                                               waterlooensis).
TE819541.............  BRIC, LLC.;            Interior least tern     Arizona, New Mexico..  Presence/absence      Harass, harm........  Renew.
                        Albuquerque, New       (Sterna antillarum                             surveys.
                        Mexico.                athalassos), Black-
                                               footed ferret
                                               (Mustela nigripes),
                                               southwestern willow
                                               flycatcher (Empidonax
                                               traillii extimus),
                                               Northern aplomado
                                               falcon (Falco
                                               femoralis
                                               septentrionalis).
TE50643B.............  Weaver, Vaugh D.;      American burying        Arkansas, Kansas,      Presence/absence      Capture, harass,      Renew.
                        Wichita, Kansas.       beetle (Nicrophorus     Oklahoma.              surveys.              harm, injury, death.
                                               americanus), Neosho
                                               mucket (Lampsilis
                                               rafinesqueana),
                                               Topeka shiner
                                               (Notropis topeka
                                               (=tristis)).
TE060125.............  Salt River Project;    Southwestern willow     Arizona..............  Presence/absence      Capture, harm,        Renew.
                        Phoenix, Arizona.      flycatcher (Empidonax                          surveys.              harass.
                                               traillii extimus),
                                               Yuma clapper rail
                                               (Rallus longirostris
                                               yumanensis), Gila
                                               topminnow
                                               (Poeciliopsis
                                               occidentalis).
TE07059A.............  Marsh and Associates,  Spikedace (Mega         Arizona..............  Captive propagation.  Capture, harm,        Renew.
                        LLC.; Tempe, Arizona.  fulgida), loach                                                      harass, injury,
                                               minnow (Tiaroga                                                      death.
                                               cobitis), razorback
                                               sucker (Xyrauchen
                                               texanus), Gila
                                               topminnow
                                               (Poeciliopsis
                                               occidentalis), desert
                                               pupfish (Cyprinodon
                                               macularius).
TE004439.............  Albuquerque BioPark;   Interior least tern     New Mexico...........  Research, education,  Harass, harm,         Renew.
                        Albuquerque, New       (Sterna antillarum                             propagation.          injury, death.
                        Mexico.                athalassos), Rio
                                               Grande silvery minnow
                                               (Hybognathus amarus),
                                               Gila topminnow
                                               (Poeciliopsis
                                               occidentalis),
                                               razorback sucker
                                               (Xyrauchen texanus),
                                               Gila trout
                                               (Oncorhynchus gilae),
                                               Soccoro isopod
                                               (Thermosphaeroma
                                               thermophilum),
                                               Socorro springnsail
                                               (Pyrgulopsis
                                               neomexicana),
                                               Colorado pikeminnow
                                               (Ptychocheilus
                                               lucius), Green sea
                                               turtle (Chelonia
                                               mydas).
TE65027D.............  McBride Biotracking,   Gierisch mallow         Arizona..............  Seed collection.....  Harm................  New.
                        LLC.; Flagstaff,       (Sphaeralcea
                        Arizona.               gierischii).
TE57462D.............  U.S. Army Corps of     Interior least tern     Arizona, Colorado,     Presence/absence      Harm, harass,         Renew.
                        Engineers-ABQ          (Sterna antillarum      New Mexico.            surveys.              injury, death.
                        District;              athalassos),
                        Albuquerque, New       southwestern willow
                        Mexico.                flycatcher (Empidonax
                                               traillii extimus),
                                               Rio Grande silvery
                                               minnow (Hybognathus
                                               amarus).
TE67183D.............  Gido, Keith B.;        Spikedace (Mega         Arizona, New Mexico..  Presence/absence      Harm, harass,         New.
                        Manhattan, Kansas.     fulgida), loach                                surveys.              injury, death.
                                               minnow (Tiaroga
                                               cobitis).
TE69973D.............  Whitney, James E.;     Razorback sucker        Colorado, New Mexico,  Presence/absence      Harm, harass,         New.
                        Pittsburg, Kansas.     (Xyrauchen texanus),    Utah.                  surveys,              injury, death.
                                               Colorado pikeminnow                            electroshocking.
                                               (Ptychocheilus
                                               lucius).
TE091551.............  U.S. Fish and          Mexican gray wolf       Arizona, New Mexico..  Presence/absence      Harm, harass,         Renew.
                        Wildlife Service,      (Canus lupis baileyi).                         surveys,              injury, death.
                        Mexican Wolf                                                          management,
                        Recovery Program,                                                     capture, transport,
                        Albuquerque, New                                                      handling.
                        Mexico.
TE168185.............  Cox McLain             Golden-cheeked warbler  New Mexico, Oklahoma,  Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  Renew.
                        Environmental          (Setophaga              Texas.                 surveys.
                        Consultants; Austin,   chrysoparia),
                        Texas.                 interior least tern
                                               (Sterna antillarum
                                               athalassos), Houston
                                               toad (Bufo
                                               houstonensis),
                                               Atwatter's prairie
                                               chicken (Tympanuchus
                                               cupido attwateri),
                                               gray bat (Myotis
                                               griscescens), red-
                                               cockaded woodpecker
                                               (Leuconotopicus
                                               borealis), Ozark big-
                                               eared bat
                                               (Corynorhinus
                                               (=plecotus)
                                               townsendii ingens),
                                               piping plover
                                               (Charadrius melodus),
                                               northern aplomado
                                               falcon (Falco
                                               femoralis
                                               septentrionalis).

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TE144755.............  Reagan Smith Energy    Interior least tern     Arkansas, Colorado,    Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  Amend.
                        Solutions; Oklahoma    (Sterna antillarum      Kansas, Louisiana,     surveys.
                        City, Oklahoma.        athalassos).            Missouri, New
                                                                       Mexico, Oklahoma,
                                                                       Texas.
TE65030D.............  The Peregrine Fund;    Northern aplomado       Texas................  Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  New.
                        Boise, Idaho.          falcon (Falco                                  surveys.
                                               femoralis
                                               septentrionalis).
TE094365.............  National Cave and      Coffin Cave mold        Texas, New Mexico....  Presence/absence      Harm, harass,         New.
                        Karst Research         beetle (Batrisodes                             surveys, capture.     injury, death.
                        Institute; Carlsbad,   texanus), Helotes
                        New Mexico.            mold beetle
                                               (Batrisodes venyivi),
                                               Robber Baron Cave
                                               meshweaver (Cicurina
                                               baronia), Madla Cave
                                               meshweaver (Cicurina
                                               madla), Bracken Bat
                                               Cave meshweaver
                                               (Cicurina venii),
                                               Government Canyon Bat
                                               Cave meshweaver
                                               (Cicurina vespera),
                                               Government Canyon Bat
                                               Cave spider
                                               (Neoleptoneta
                                               microps), Tooth Cave
                                               spider (Neoleptoneta
                                               myopica), Ground
                                               beetle (Rhadine
                                               exilis), Ground
                                               beetle (Rhadine
                                               infernalis), Tooth
                                               Cave ground beetle
                                               (Rhadine persephone),
                                               Tooth Cave
                                               pseudoscorpion
                                               (Tartarocreagris
                                               texana), Kretschmarr
                                               Cave mold beetle
                                               (Texamaurops
                                               reddelli),
                                               Cokendolpher cave
                                               harvestman (Texella
                                               cokendolpheri), Bee
                                               Creek Cave harvestman
                                               (Texella reddilli),
                                               Bone Cave harvestman
                                               (Texella reyesi),
                                               Diminutive amphipod
                                               (Gammarus
                                               hyalleloides), Pecos
                                               amphipod (Gammarus
                                               pecos), Comal Springs
                                               riffle beetle
                                               (Heterelmis
                                               comalensis), Peck's
                                               Cave amphipod
                                               (Stygobromus pecki),
                                               Comal Springs dryopid
                                               beetle (Stygoparnus
                                               comalensis),
                                               Georgetown salamander
                                               (Eurycea naufragia),
                                               Jollyville Plateau
                                               salamander (Eurycea
                                               tonkawae), Salado
                                               salamander (Eurycea
                                               chisholmensis), San
                                               Marcos salamander
                                               (Eurycea nana),
                                               Barton Springs
                                               salamander (Eurycea
                                               sosorum), Austin
                                               blind salamander
                                               (Eurycea
                                               waterlooensis), Texas
                                               hornshell (Popenaias
                                               popeii), Leon Spring
                                               pupfish (Cyprinodon
                                               bovinus), Pecos
                                               pupfish (Cyprinodon
                                               pecosensis), fountain
                                               darter (Etheostoma
                                               fonticola).
TE815490.............  New Mexico Department  Black-footed ferret     New Mexico...........  Presence/absence      Harm; harass........  Renew.
                        of Game and Fish;      (Mustela nigripes).                            surveys.
                        Santa Fe, New Mexico.
TE08832A.............  Utah State             Rio Grande silvery      New Mexico...........  Presence/absence      Harm, harass,         Renew.
                        University; Logan,     minnow (Hybognathus                            surveys, capture.     injury, death.
                        Utah.                  amarus).
TE69747D.............  Sea Life US, LLC; San  Green sea turtle        Texas................  Public aquarium.....  Harm, harass........  New.
                        Antonio, Texas.        (Chelonia mydas).
TE69979D.............  Mata, Barbi; Houston,  Houston toad (Bufo      Alabama, Georgia,      Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  New.
                        Texas.                 houstonensis), Barton   Louisiana,             surveys; monitoring.
                                               Springs salamander      Mississippi, Texas.
                                               (Eurycea sosorum),
                                               Austin blind
                                               salamander (Eurycea
                                               waterlooensis), Texas
                                               blind salamander
                                               (Typhlomolge
                                               rathbuni).
TE226653.............  The Arboretum          Peebles Navajo cactus   Arizona..............  Collection,           Harm................  Amend.
                        Flagstaff; Flagstaff   (Pediocactus                                   propagation.
                        Arizona.               peeblesianus var.
                                               peeblesianus).
TE35147A.............  Newstead, David;       Piping plover           Texas................  Capture, band,        Harm, harass........  Amend.
                        Corpus Christi,        (Charadris melodus).                           presence/absence
                        Texas.                                                                surveys.
TE63522B.............  Laney, Everett;        American burying        Oklahoma.............  Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  Renew.
                        Muskogee, Oklahoma.    beetle (Nicrophorus                            surveys.
                                               americanus).

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TE71777D.............  Lisignoli, Jenny;      Yuma clapper rail       Arizona, New Mexico,   Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  New.
                        Albuquerque, New       (Rallus longirostris    California.            surveys.
                        Mexico.                yumanensis), interior
                                               least tern (Sterna
                                               antillarum
                                               athalassos),
                                               southwestern willow
                                               flycatcher (Empidonax
                                               traillii extimus),
                                               northern aplomado
                                               falcon (Falco
                                               femoralis
                                               septentrionalis).
TE71795D.............  Pittenger, Dan S.;     Southwestern willow     Arizona, New Mexico,   Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  New.
                        Three Rivers,          flycatcher (Empidonax   Utah, Nevada.          surveys.
                        California.            traillii extimus).
TE24625A.............  Weber, Sarah; San      Golden-cheeked warbler  Texas................  Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  Renew.
                        Antonio, Texas.        (Setophaga                                     surveys.
                                               chrysoparia).
TE60013D.............  Owen, Bryce; Wylie,    American burying        Kansas, Oklahoma,      Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  New.
                        Texas.                 beetle (Nicrophorus     Texas.                 surveys.
                                               americanus).
TE37418B.............  Brown and Gay          American burying        Oklahoma, Texas......  Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  Renew.
                        Engineers; Frisco,     beetle (Nicrophorus                            surveys.
                        Texas.                 americanus), Golden-
                                               cheeked warbler
                                               (Setophaga
                                               chrysoparia), red
                                               cockaded woodpecker.
TE776123.............  Texas A&M, Galveston,  Kemp's ridley sea       Texas................  Nest relocation,      Harm, harass........  Renew.
                        Texas.                 turtle (Lepidochelys                           rehabilitation.
                                               kempii), loggerhead
                                               sea turtle (Caretta
                                               caretta), hawksbill
                                               sea turtle
                                               (Eretmochelys
                                               imbricata),
                                               leatherback sea
                                               turtle (Dermochelys
                                               coriacea), green sea
                                               turtle (Chelonia
                                               mydas).
TE74321D.............  Weaver, Sara; San      Houston toad (Bufo      Texas................  Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  New.
                        Marcos, Texas.         houstonensis).                                 surveys.
TE22254B.............  Hanington, Michelle..  Southwestern willow     Arizona, New Mexico,   Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  Renew.
                                               flycatcher (Empidonax   Utah, Colorado.        surveys.
                                               traillii extimus).
TE835139.............  Hawks Aloft, Inc.;     Southwestern willow     Arizona, New Mexico,   Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  Renew.
                        Albuquerque, NM.       flycatcher (Empidonax   Colorado.              surveys.
                                               traillii extimus).
TE78959A.............  Weber, Sarah.........  Golden-cheeked warbler  Texas................  Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  Renew.
                                               (Setophaga                                     surveys.
                                               chrysoparia).
TE30430B.............  University of          Rio Grande silvery      New Mexico, Texas....  Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  Renew.
                        Houston, Clear Lake,   minnow (Hybognathus                            surveys.
                        Texas.                 amarus), Comanche
                                               Springs pupfish
                                               (Cyprinodon elegans),
                                               Pecos gambusia
                                               (Gambusia nobilis),
                                               Leon Springs pupfish
                                               (Cyprindodon
                                               bovinus), Big Bend
                                               gambusia (Gambusia
                                               gaigei), Devils River
                                               minnow (Dionda
                                               diaboli), Texas wild-
                                               rice (Zizania texana).
TE146407.............  Belaire                Golden-cheeked warbler  Texas................  Presence/absence      Harm, harass........  Renew.
                        Environmental, Inc.;   (Setophaga                                     surveys.
                        Rockport, Texas.       chrysoparia).
TE829995.............  Dallas Zoo; Dallas,    Houston toad (Bufo      Texas................  Captive breeding,     Harm, harass........  Renew.
                        Texas.                 houstonensis), Barton                          rehabilitation.
                                               springs salamander
                                               (Eurycea sosorum),
                                               loggerhead sea turtle
                                               (Caretta caretta),
                                               Texas blind
                                               salamander (Eurycea
                                               rathbuni).
TE28891A.............  Tristan, Timothy;      Kemp's ridley sea       Texas................  Captive breeding,     Harm, harass........  Renew.
                        Corpus Christi,        turtle (Lepidochelys                           rehabilitation.
                        Texas.                 kempii), loggerhead
                                               sea turtle (Caretta
                                               caretta), hawksbill
                                               sea turtle
                                               (Eretmochelys
                                               imbricata),
                                               leatherback sea
                                               turtle (Dermochelys
                                               coriacea), green sea
                                               turtle (Chelonia
                                               mydas).
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Authority

    We provide this notice under section 10 of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 
et seq.).

Amy Lueders,
Regional Director, Southwest Region. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-08570 Filed 4-22-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4333-15-P