Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications, 53841-53842 [2020-19056]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 169 / Monday, August 31, 2020 / Notices under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). A 5-year status review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review; therefore, we are requesting submission of any new information on this species that has become available since the last 5-year review was conducted in 2010. Why do we conduct 5-year reviews? Under the ESA, we maintain Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants (which we collectively refer to as the List) in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17.11 (for animals) and 17.12 (for plants). Section 4(c)(2)(A) of the ESA requires us to review each listed species’ status at least once every 5 years. Further, our regulations at 50 CFR 424.21 require that we publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing those species under active review. For additional information about 5-year reviews, go to http://www.fws.gov/endangered/whatwe-do/recovery-overview.html. What information do we consider in our reviews? In conducting these reviews, we consider the best scientific and commercial data that have become available since the listing determination or most recent status review, such as: (1) The biology of the species, including but not limited to population trends, distribution, abundance, demographics, and genetics; (2) Habitat conditions, including but not limited to amount, distribution, and suitability; (3) Conservation measures that have been implemented that benefit the species; (4) Threat status and trends in relation to the five listing factors (as defined in section 4(a)(1) of the ESA); and (5) Other new information, data, or corrections, including but not limited to taxonomic or nomenclatural changes, identification of erroneous information contained in the List, and improved analytical methods. Any new information will be considered during the 5-year review and will also be useful in evaluating the ongoing recovery programs for the species. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Species under review Entity listed: Spectacled Eider (Somateria fischeri). • Where listed: Wherever found. • Classification: Threatened. • Date listed (publication date for final listing rule): May 10, 1993. • Federal Register citation for final listing rule: 58 FR 27474. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:30 Aug 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 Request for Information To ensure that a 5-year review is complete and based on the best available scientific and commercial information, we request new information from all sources. See what information do we consider in our review? for specific criteria. If you submit information, please support it with documentation such as maps, bibliographic references, methods used to gather and analyze the data, and/or copies of any pertinent publications, reports, or letters by knowledgeable sources. Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comments, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Completed and Active Reviews A list of all completed and currently active 5-year status reviews addressing species for which the Alaska Region of the Service has the lead responsibility is available at https://www.fws.gov/alaska/ pages/endangered-species-program/ recovery-endangered-species. Authority This document is published under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Mary Colligan, Assistant Regional Director, Alaska Region. [FR Doc. 2020–19084 Filed 8–28–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R3–ES–2020–N117; FXES11130300000–201–FF03E00000] 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53841 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. We must receive your written comments on or before September 30, 2020. DATES: Document availability and comment submission: Submit requests for copies of the applications and related documents, as well as any comments, by one of the following methods. All requests and comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s) (e.g., TEXXXXXX; see table in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION): • Email: permitsR3ES@fws.gov. Please refer to the respective application number (e.g., Application No. TEXXXXXX) in the subject line of your email message. • U.S. Mail: Regional Director, Attn: Nathan Rathbun, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 5600 American Blvd. West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN 55437–1458. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nathan Rathbun, 612–713–5343 (phone); permitsR3ES@fws.gov (email). Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), prohibits certain activities with endangered and threatened species unless authorized by a Federal permit. The ESA and our implementing regulations in part 17 of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) provide for the issuance of such permits and require that we invite public comment before issuing permits for activities involving endangered species. A recovery permit issued by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for enhancement of propagation or survival of the species. Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 53842 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 169 / Monday, August 31, 2020 / Notices wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. Application No. Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, and Federal agencies; Tribes; and the public to comment on the following applications: Applicant Activity Type of take Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Capture, handle, transport, release, relocate. Renew. Capture, handle, mistnet, band, radio-tag, release. Amend. Capture, handle, release, collect dead shell vouchers. New. Capture, handle, mistnet, band, radio-tag, release. New. Michael A. Hoggarth, Galena, OH. 30 freshwater mussels .. IN, KY, MI, NY, OH, PA, WY. TE49715D ......... Jared I. Varner, Bridgeport, WV. Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis). Add new location—MI— to existing authorized locations in CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, OH, PA, SC. TE81935D ......... Aaron M. Prewitt, Cincinnati, OH. 25 freshwater mussels .. AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, TN, VA, WI, WV. TE81936D ......... Jason P. Damm, Indianapolis, IN. Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (M. sodalis), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis). AL, AR, CT, DE, DC, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VT, VA, WV, WI, WY. Written comments we receive become part of the administrative record associated with this action. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can request in your comment that we withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Moreover, all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their entirety. Next Steps khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Location TE194099 ......... Public Availability of Comments Authority We publish this notice under section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of VerDate Sep<11>2014 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Lori Nordstrom, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services. [FR Doc. 2020–19056 Filed 8–28–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R3–ES–2020–N025; FX3ES11130300000–201–FF03E00000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of 14 Listed Animal and Plant Species Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are initiating 5-year status reviews under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, for seven plant and seven animal species. A 5-year status review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review; therefore, we are requesting submission of any such information that has become available since the last review for the species. SUMMARY: If we decide to issue permits to any of the applicants listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. 19:30 Aug 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 Permit action Species PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 To ensure consideration, please send your written information by October 30, 2020. However, we will continue to accept new information about any listed species at any time. ADDRESSES: For instructions on how to submit information for each species, see the table in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request information, contact the appropriate person in the table in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section or, for general information, contact Laura Ragan; laura_ragan@fws.gov 612–713– 5157. Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877– 8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are initiating 5-year status reviews under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), for seven plant and seven animal species. A 5-year status review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review; therefore, we are requesting submission of any such information that has become available since the last review for the species. DATES: Why do we conduct 5-year reviews? Under the ESA, we maintain Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants (which we collectively refer E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 169 (Monday, August 31, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53841-53842]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-19056]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R3-ES-2020-N117; FXES11130300000-201-FF03E00000]


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 September 30, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: Document availability and comment submission: Submit 
requests for copies of the applications and related documents, as well 
as any comments, by one of the following methods. All requests and 
comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s) 
(e.g., TEXXXXXX; see table in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION):
     Email: [email protected]. Please refer to the respective 
application number (e.g., Application No. TEXXXXXX) in the subject line 
of your email message.
     U.S. Mail: Regional Director, Attn: Nathan Rathbun, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 5600 American Blvd. 
West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN 55437-1458.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nathan Rathbun, 612-713-5343 (phone); 
[email protected] (email). Individuals who are hearing or speech 
impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY 
assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 
et seq.), prohibits certain activities with endangered and threatened 
species unless authorized by a Federal permit. The ESA and our 
implementing regulations in part 17 of title 50 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) provide for the issuance of such permits and require 
that we invite public comment before issuing permits for activities 
involving endangered species.
    A recovery permit issued by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA 
authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered species 
for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for enhancement of 
propagation or survival of the species. Our regulations implementing 
section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for 
endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened

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wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 
17.72 for threatened plant species.

Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment

    We invite local, State, and Federal agencies; Tribes; and the 
public to comment on the following applications:

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    Application No.           Applicant               Species              Location              Activity            Type of take        Permit action
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TE194099..............  Michael A. Hoggarth,   30 freshwater         IN, KY, MI, NY, OH,   Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,      Renew.
                         Galena, OH.            mussels.              PA, WY.               absence surveys,      transport, release,
                                                                                            document habitat      relocate.
                                                                                            use, conduct
                                                                                            population
                                                                                            monitoring,
                                                                                            evaluate impacts.
TE49715D..............  Jared I. Varner,       Indiana bat (Myotis   Add new location--    Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,      Amend.
                         Bridgeport, WV.        sodalis), northern    MI--to existing       absence surveys,      mist-net, band,
                                                long-eared bat (M.    authorized            document habitat      radio-tag, release.
                                                septentrionalis).     locations in CT,      use, conduct
                                                                      ME, MA, NH, NY, OH,   population
                                                                      PA, SC.               monitoring,
                                                                                            evaluate impacts.
TE81935D..............  Aaron M. Prewitt,      25 freshwater         AL, AR, GA, IL, IN,   Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,      New.
                         Cincinnati, OH.        mussels.              IA, KS, KY, LA, MI,   absence surveys,      release, collect
                                                                      MN, MS, MO, NE, NY,   document habitat      dead shell vouchers.
                                                                      NC, OH, OK, PA, TN,   use, conduct
                                                                      VA, WI, WV.           population
                                                                                            monitoring,
                                                                                            evaluate impacts.
TE81936D..............  Jason P. Damm,         Gray bat (Myotis      AL, AR, CT, DE, DC,   Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,      New.
                         Indianapolis, IN.      grisescens),          GA, IL, IN, IA, KS,   absence surveys,      mist-net, band,
                                                Indiana bat (M.       KY, LA, ME, MD, MA,   document habitat      radio-tag, release.
                                                sodalis), northern    MI, MN, MS, MO, MT,   use, conduct
                                                long-eared bat (M.    NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC,   population
                                                septentrionalis).     ND, OH, OK, PA, RI,   monitoring,
                                                                      SC, SD, TN, VT, VA,   evaluate impacts.
                                                                      WV, WI, WY.
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Public Availability of Comments

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

Next Steps

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

Authority

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

Lori Nordstrom,
Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services.
[FR Doc. 2020-19056 Filed 8-28-20; 8:45 am]
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