Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications, 42420-42422 [2020-15101]

Download as PDF 42420 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 135 / Tuesday, July 14, 2020 / Notices authorized by 19 U.S.C. 58a–58c and 19 U.S.C. 66, and set forth in 19 CFR 24.25. CBP Form 400 is accessible at https:// www.cbp.gov/newsroom/publications/ forms, and is not being updated at this time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,443. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 2. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 2,886. Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes (0.083 hours). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 240. Dated: July 8, 2020. Seth D. Renkema, Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2020–15018 Filed 7–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P 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. We must receive your written comments on or before August 13, 2020. ADDRESSES: Document availability and comment submission: Submit requests for copies of the applications and related documents and submit any comments by email to permitsr8es@ fws.gov. All requests and comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s) (e.g., TEXXXXXX). DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2020–N099; 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. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the SUMMARY: Application No. Applicant, city, state TE–77120D ............ Imani Russell, Santa Barbara, California. TE–77122D ............ Michelle Leis, Redwood City, California. TE–77128D ............ Victoria Prado, Grover Beach, California. Robert Krijgsman, via phone at 760– 431–9440, via email at permitsr8es@ 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 Species Location • Sierra Nevada Yellow-legged Frog (Rana sierrae). • Mountain yellow-legged frog (Rana muscosa). • California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segments (DPSs)) (Ambystoma californiense). • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio). 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 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. Take activity CA .................. Capture, handle, swab, collect tissue, and release. New. CA .................. Capture, handle, and release. New. CA .................. Capture, handle, release, and collect vouchers. New. • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Jul 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permit action E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 42421 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 135 / Tuesday, July 14, 2020 / Notices Application No. Applicant, city, state TE–034101 ............. Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, California. TE–77232D ............ Mark Bellini, Ojai, California. TE–028605 ............. SWCA Environmental Consultants, Flagstaff, Arizona. TE–25609A ............ The Peregrine Fund, Boise, Idaho. TE–809232 ............. Bio-West, Inc., Logan, Utah. Species Location Take activity CA, OR, AZ ... Capture, handle, rescue, swab, salvage, transport, and release. Renew and amend. CA, NV, AZ, NM, TX, UT, CO. CA, NV, CO, UT, MT, WY, AZ, NM, TX. Play taped vocalizations. New. Renew and Amend. • Yuma Ridgways (clapper) rail (Rallus obsoletus [=longirostris] yumanensis). • California condor (Gymnogyps californianus). Play taped vocalizations, monitor nests, collect blood, and invasive species removal. AZ, UT, NV, NM, ID, CA. Renew. • Pahrump poolfish (Empetrichthys latos). CA, NV, AZ, UT. Captive breed and rear, monitor populations, provide veterinary care, maintain in captivity, capture, perform telemetry, provide supplemental food for wild populations, transport, and release. Capture, mark, tag, release, monitor populations, and electrofish. • Arroyo (=arroyo southwestern) toad (Anaxyrus californicus). • Sierra Nevada Yellow-legged Frog (Rana sierrae). • Sonora tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum stebbinsi). • California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segments (DPSs)) (Ambystoma californiense). • Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas). • Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata). • Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta). • Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea). • Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea). • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • White River springfish (Crenichthys baileyi baileyi). • Hiko White River springfish (Crenichthys baileyi grandis). • White River spinedace (Lepidomeda albivallis). • Pahranagat roundtail chub (Gila robusta jordani). • Virgin River Chub (Gila seminuda (=robusta)). • Bonytail (Gila elegans). • Razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus). • Humpback chub (Gila cypha). • Woundfin (Plagopterus argentissimus). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Jul 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 Permit action Renew and Amend. 42422 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 135 / Tuesday, July 14, 2020 / Notices Application No. Applicant, city, state TE–77123D ............ Pim Laulikitnont, San Francisco, California. TE–77146D ............ Westervelt Ecological Services, LLC, Sacramento, California. Species Location • California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segments (DPSs)) (Ambystoma californiense). • California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segments (DPSs)) (Ambystoma californiense). • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio). • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). Capture, handle, and release. New. CA, OR .......... Capture, handle, release, and collect vouchers. New. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 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. Fish and Wildlife Service 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. 2020–15101 Filed 7–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:50 Jul 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 [FWS–R4–ES–2020–N097; FXES11140400000–201–FF04E00000] Endangered Species; 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 of 1973, as amended. 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: We must receive written data or comments on the applications by August 13, 2020. ADDRESSES: Reviewing Documents: Documents and other information submitted with the applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act. Submit a request for a copy of such documents to Karen Marlowe (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Submitting Comments: If you wish to comment, you may submit comments by one of the following methods: • U.S. mail: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Office, Ecological DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permit action CA .................. Public Availability of Comments Next Steps Take activity Services, 1875 Century Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30345 (Attn: Karen Marlowe, Permit Coordinator). • Email: permitsR4ES@fws.gov. Please include your name and return address in your email message. If you do not receive a confirmation from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that we have received your email message, contact us directly at the telephone number listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Marlowe, Permit Coordinator, 404–679–7097 (telephone), karen_ marlowe@fws.gov (email), or 404–679– 7081 (fax). Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We invite review and comment from local, State, and Federal agencies and the public on applications we have received for permits to conduct certain activities with endangered and threatened species under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and our regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR part 17. With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities that constitute take of listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activities. The ESA’s definition of ‘‘take’’ includes hunting, shooting, harming, wounding, or killing, and also such activities as pursuing, harassing, trapping, capturing, or collecting. 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 E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 135 (Tuesday, July 14, 2020)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-15101]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R8-ES-2020-N099; 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 August 13, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: Document availability and comment submission: Submit 
requests for copies of the applications and related documents and 
submit any comments by email to [email protected]. All requests and 
comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s) 
(e.g., TEXXXXXX).

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 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-77120D....................  Imani Russell,        Sierra      CA....................  Capture, handle,     New.
                                Santa Barbara,       Nevada Yellow-                               swab, collect
                                California.          legged Frog (Rana                            tissue, and
                                                     sierrae).                                    release.
                                                     Mountain
                                                     yellow-legged frog
                                                     (Rana muscosa).
TE-77122D....................  Michelle Leis,        California  CA....................  Capture, handle,     New.
                                Redwood City,        tiger salamander                             and release.
                                California.          (Santa Barbara
                                                     County and Sonoma
                                                     County Distinct
                                                     Population
                                                     Segments (DPSs))
                                                     (Ambystoma
                                                     californiense).
TE-77128D....................  Victoria Prado,                   CA....................  Capture, handle,     New.
                                Grover Beach,        Conservancy fairy                            release, and
                                California.          shrimp                                       collect vouchers.
                                                     (Branchinecta
                                                     conservatio).
                                                     Longhorn
                                                     fairy shrimp
                                                     (Branchinecta
                                                     longiantenna).
                                                     San Diego
                                                     fairy shrimp
                                                     (Branchinecta
                                                     sandiegonensis).
                                                     Riverside
                                                     fairy shrimp
                                                     (Streptocephalus
                                                     woottoni).
                                                     Vernal
                                                     pool tadpole
                                                     shrimp (Lepidurus
                                                     packardi).

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TE-034101....................  Naval Facilities      Arroyo      CA, OR, AZ............  Capture, handle,     Renew and amend.
                                Engineering          (=arroyo                                     rescue, swab,
                                Command,             southwestern) toad                           salvage,
                                Southwest, San       (Anaxyrus                                    transport, and
                                Diego, California.   californicus).                               release.
                                                     Sierra
                                                     Nevada Yellow-
                                                     legged Frog (Rana
                                                     sierrae).
                                                     Sonora
                                                     tiger Salamander
                                                     (Ambystoma
                                                     tigrinum
                                                     stebbinsi).
                                                     California
                                                     tiger salamander
                                                     (Santa Barbara
                                                     County and Sonoma
                                                     County Distinct
                                                     Population
                                                     Segments (DPSs))
                                                     (Ambystoma
                                                     californiense).
                                                     Green sea
                                                     turtle (Chelonia
                                                     mydas).
                                                     Hawksbill
                                                     sea turtle
                                                     (Eretmochelys
                                                     imbricata).
                                                     Loggerhead
                                                     sea turtle
                                                     (Caretta caretta).
                                                    
                                                     Leatherback sea
                                                     turtle
                                                     (Dermochelys
                                                     coriacea).
                                                     Olive
                                                     ridley sea turtle
                                                     (Lepidochelys
                                                     olivacea).
TE-77232D....................  Mark Bellini, Ojai,               CA, NV, AZ, NM, TX,     Play taped           New.
                                California.          Southwestern         UT, CO.                 vocalizations.
                                                     willow flycatcher
                                                     (Empidonax
                                                     traillii extimus).
TE-028605....................  SWCA Environmental                CA, NV, CO, UT, MT,     Play taped           Renew and Amend.
                                Consultants,         Southwestern         WY, AZ, NM, TX.         vocalizations,
                                Flagstaff, Arizona.  willow flycatcher                            monitor nests,
                                                     (Empidonax                                   collect blood, and
                                                     traillii extimus).                           invasive species
                                                                                                  removal.
                                                     Yuma
                                                     Ridgways (clapper)
                                                     rail (Rallus
                                                     obsoletus
                                                     [=longirostris]
                                                     yumanensis).
TE-25609A....................  The Peregrine Fund,   California  AZ, UT, NV, NM, ID, CA  Captive breed and    Renew.
                                Boise, Idaho.        condor (Gymnogyps                            rear, monitor
                                                     californianus).                              populations,
                                                                                                  provide veterinary
                                                                                                  care, maintain in
                                                                                                  captivity,
                                                                                                  capture, perform
                                                                                                  telemetry, provide
                                                                                                  supplemental food
                                                                                                  for wild
                                                                                                  populations,
                                                                                                  transport, and
                                                                                                  release.
TE-809232....................  Bio-West, Inc.,       Pahrump     CA, NV, AZ, UT........  Capture, mark, tag,  Renew and Amend.
                                Logan, Utah.         poolfish                                     release, monitor
                                                     (Empetrichthys                               populations, and
                                                     latos).                                      electrofish.
                                                     White
                                                     River springfish
                                                     (Crenichthys
                                                     baileyi baileyi).
                                                     Hiko White
                                                     River springfish
                                                     (Crenichthys
                                                     baileyi grandis).
                                                     White
                                                     River spinedace
                                                     (Lepidomeda
                                                     albivallis).
                                                     Pahranagat
                                                     roundtail chub
                                                     (Gila robusta
                                                     jordani).
                                                     Virgin
                                                     River Chub (Gila
                                                     seminuda
                                                     (=robusta)).
                                                     Bonytail
                                                     (Gila elegans).
                                                     Razorback
                                                     sucker (Xyrauchen
                                                     texanus).
                                                     Humpback
                                                     chub (Gila cypha).
                                                     Woundfin
                                                     (Plagopterus
                                                     argentissimus).

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TE-77123D....................  Pim Laulikitnont,     California  CA....................  Capture, handle,     New.
                                San Francisco,       tiger salamander                             and release.
                                California.          (Santa Barbara
                                                     County and Sonoma
                                                     County Distinct
                                                     Population
                                                     Segments (DPSs))
                                                     (Ambystoma
                                                     californiense).
TE-77146D....................  Westervelt            California  CA, OR................  Capture, handle,     New.
                                Ecological           tiger salamander                             release, and
                                Services, LLC,       (Santa Barbara                               collect vouchers.
                                Sacramento,          County and Sonoma
                                California.          County Distinct
                                                     Population
                                                     Segments (DPSs))
                                                     (Ambystoma
                                                     californiense).
                                                    
                                                     Conservancy fairy
                                                     shrimp
                                                     (Branchinecta
                                                     conservatio).
                                                     Longhorn
                                                     fairy shrimp
                                                     (Branchinecta
                                                     longiantenna).
                                                     San Diego
                                                     fairy shrimp
                                                     (Branchinecta
                                                     sandiegonensis).
                                                     Riverside
                                                     fairy shrimp
                                                     (Streptocephalus
                                                     woottoni).
                                                     Vernal
                                                     pool tadpole
                                                     shrimp (Lepidurus
                                                     packardi).
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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.
[FR Doc. 2020-15101 Filed 7-13-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4333-15-P