Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications, 65859-65860 [2020-22965]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 201 / Friday, October 16, 2020 / Notices www.uscis.gov, or call the USCIS Contact Center at (800) 375–5283; TTY (800) 767–1833. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Comments The information collection notice was previously published in the Federal Register on July 7, 2020, at 85 FR 41061, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS received three comments in connection with the 60-day notice. You may access the information collection instrument with instructions, or additional information by visiting the Federal eRulemaking Portal site at: http://www.regulations.gov and enter USCIS–2006–0070 in the search box. The comments submitted to USCIS via this method are visible to the Office of Management and Budget and comply with the requirements of 5 CFR 1320.12(c). All submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to consider limiting the amount of personal information that you provide in any voluntary submission you make to DHS. DHS may withhold information provided in comments from public viewing that it determines may impact the privacy of an individual or is offensive. For additional information, please read the Privacy Act notice that is available via the link in the footer of http://www.regulations.gov. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 Oct 15, 2020 Jkt 253001 Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Relief under Former Section 212(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the DHS sponsoring the collection: I–191; USCIS. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. USCIS and EOIR use the information on the form to properly assess and determine whether the applicant is eligible for a waiver under former section 212(c) of INA. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The estimated total number of respondents for the information collection I–191 is 116 and the estimated hour burden per response is 1.75 hours. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total estimated annual hour burden associated with this collection is 203 hours. (7) An estimate of the total public burden (in cost) associated with the collection: The estimated total annual cost burden associated with this collection of information is $59,740. Dated: October 13, 2020. Jerry L Rigdon, Deputy Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2020–22945 Filed 10–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2020–N141; FXES11130800000–212–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 propagation or survival of endangered SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65859 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 November 16, 2020. ADDRESSES: Document availability and comment submission: Submit requests for copies of the applications and related documents and submit any comments by one of the following methods. All requests and comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s) (e.g., TEXXXXXX). • Email: permitsr8es@fws.gov. • U.S. Mail: Susie Tharratt, Regional Recovery Permit Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2800 Cottage Way, Room W–2606, Sacramento, CA 95825. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susie Tharratt, Regional Recovery Permit Coordinator, via phone at 916– 414–6561, 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 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 E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1 65860 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 201 / Friday, October 16, 2020 / Notices 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 Application No. Applicant, city, state Species TE–83425D ........ Scott Soares, Hollister, California. TE–225970 ......... Charlotte Marks, Sacramento, California. TE–08293C ........ Travis Marella, Ventura, California. Austin Parker, Long Beach, California. Stephen Gergeni, Sacramento, California. TE–73946B ......... TE–84156D ........ TE–50510A ......... Geoffrey Cline, Truckee, California. TE–84165D ........ Kaia Colestock, Fresno, California. TE–200340 ......... Andrew Hatch, South Lake Tahoe, California. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 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 18:59 Oct 15, 2020 Jkt 253001 Location • 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). • California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segments (DPSs)) (Ambystoma californiense). • Tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi) • Palos Verdes blue butterfly (Glaucopsyche lygdamus palosverdesensis). • 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). • Giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens). • Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides). • Fresno kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides exilis). • 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). • Mountain yellow-legged frog (Rana muscosa). • Sierra Nevada Yellow-legged Frog (Rana sierrae). • Unarmored threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus williamsoni). New. CA Capture, handle, release, and collect vouchers. New. CA Capture, handle, and release Renew and amend. CA Pursue, capture, handle, and release. Capture, handle, and release Amend. CA Sfmt 9990 New. CA Capture, handle, collect tissue samples, and release. Renew and amend. CA Capture, handle, and release New. CA Capture, handle, and release Renew and amend. If we decide to issue permits to any of the applicants listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. Fmt 4703 Permit action Capture, handle, and release Next Steps Frm 00073 Take activity CA 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. PO 00000 applications. The comments and recommendations that will be most useful and likely to influence agency decisions are those supported by quantitative information or studies. 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, Regional Endangered Species Program Manager, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2020–22965 Filed 10–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 201 (Friday, October 16, 2020)]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-22965]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R8-ES-2020-N141; FXES11130800000-212-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 November 16, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: Document availability and comment submission: Submit 
requests for copies of the applications and related documents and 
submit any comments by one of the following methods. All requests and 
comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s) 
(e.g., TEXXXXXX).
     Email: [email protected].
     U.S. Mail: Susie Tharratt, Regional Recovery Permit 
Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2800 Cottage Way, Room W-
2606, Sacramento, CA 95825.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susie Tharratt, Regional Recovery 
Permit Coordinator, via phone at 916-414-6561, 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

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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-83425D...........  Scott Soares,                 CA          Capture, handle,  New.
                       Hollister,         California tiger               and release.
                       California.        salamander
                                          (Santa Barbara
                                          County and
                                          Sonoma County
                                          Distinct
                                          Population
                                          Segments (DPSs))
                                          (Ambystoma
                                          californiense).
TE-225970...........  Charlotte Marks,              CA          Capture, handle,  New.
                       Sacramento,        Conservancy                    release, and
                       California.        fairy shrimp                   collect
                                          (Branchinecta                  vouchers.
                                          conservatio).
                                          Longhorn
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          longiantenna).
                                          San
                                          Diego fairy
                                          shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          sandiegonensis).
                                         
                                          Riverside fairy
                                          shrimp
                                          (Streptocephalus
                                          woottoni).
                                          Vernal
                                          pool tadpole
                                          shrimp
                                          (Lepidurus
                                          packardi).
                                         
                                          California tiger
                                          salamander
                                          (Santa Barbara
                                          County and
                                          Sonoma County
                                          Distinct
                                          Population
                                          Segments (DPSs))
                                          (Ambystoma
                                          californiense).
TE-08293C...........  Travis Marella,               CA          Capture, handle,  Renew and amend.
                       Ventura,           Tidewater goby                 and release.
                       California.        (Eucyclogobius
                                          newberryi).
TE-73946B...........  Austin Parker,      Palos     CA          Pursue, capture,  Amend.
                       Long Beach,        Verdes blue                    handle, and
                       California.        butterfly                      release.
                                          (Glaucopsyche
                                          lygdamus
                                          palosverdesensis
                                          ).
TE-84156D...........  Stephen Gergeni,              CA          Capture, handle,  New.
                       Sacramento,        California tiger               and release.
                       California.        salamander
                                          (Santa Barbara
                                          County and
                                          Sonoma County
                                          Distinct
                                          Population
                                          Segments (DPSs))
                                          (Ambystoma
                                          californiense).
TE-50510A...........  Geoffrey Cline,               CA          Capture, handle,  Renew and amend.
                       Truckee,           California tiger               collect tissue
                       California.        salamander                     samples, and
                                          (Santa Barbara                 release.
                                          County and
                                          Sonoma County
                                          Distinct
                                          Population
                                          Segments (DPSs))
                                          (Ambystoma
                                          californiense).
                                          Giant
                                          kangaroo rat
                                          (Dipodomys
                                          ingens).
                                          Tipton
                                          kangaroo rat
                                          (Dipodomys
                                          nitratoides
                                          nitratoides).
                                          Fresno
                                          kangaroo rat
                                          (Dipodomys
                                          nitratoides
                                          exilis).
TE-84165D...........  Kaia Colestock,               CA          Capture, handle,  New.
                       Fresno,            California tiger               and release.
                       California.        salamander
                                          (Santa Barbara
                                          County and
                                          Sonoma County
                                          Distinct
                                          Population
                                          Segments (DPSs))
                                          (Ambystoma
                                          californiense).
TE-200340...........  Andrew Hatch,                 CA          Capture, handle,  Renew and amend.
                       South Lake         California tiger               and release.
                       Tahoe,             salamander
                       California.        (Santa Barbara
                                          County and
                                          Sonoma County
                                          Distinct
                                          Population
                                          Segments (DPSs))
                                          (Ambystoma
                                          californiense).
                                          Mountain
                                          yellow-legged
                                          frog (Rana
                                          muscosa).
                                          Sierra
                                          Nevada Yellow-
                                          legged Frog
                                          (Rana sierrae).
                                         
                                          Unarmored
                                          threespine
                                          stickleback
                                          (Gasterosteus
                                          aculeatus
                                          williamsoni).
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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,
Regional Endangered Species Program Manager, Sacramento, California.
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