Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications, 78145-78146 [2020-26605]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 233 / Thursday, December 3, 2020 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES • Form 3–2532, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Geographic Area: Alaska Bat Reporting Form; • Form 3–2533, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Geographic Area: Northwestern Bat Reporting Form; and • Form 3–2534, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Geographic Area: Western Bat Reporting Form. Annual reporting of the results subsequent to the activity authorized by the permit is required in most cases (under the authority of section 10(a)(1)(A) and 10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA and its implementing regulations at 50 CFR 17). The Service designed the forms to facilitate the electronic reporting specifically for each species. The Service will use the reported data to evaluate the success of the permitted project, formulate further research, and develop and adjust management and recovery plans for the species. The data will also inform 5-year reviews and Species Status Assessments conducted under the ESA. ePermits Initiative The Service’s new ePermits initiative is an automated permit application system that will allow the agency to move toward a streamlined permitting process to reduce public burden. Public burden reduction is a priority for the Service; the Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks; and senior leadership at the Department of the Interior. The intent of the ePermits initiative is to fully automate the permitting process to improve the customer experience and to reduce time burden on respondents. This new system will enhance the user experience by allowing users to enter data from any device that has internet access, including personal computers (PCs), tablets, and smartphones. It will also link the permit applicant to the Pay.gov system for payment of associated permit application fees, where applicable. Upon completion of the new ePermits system, applicants applying for Recovery, Interstate Commerce, Habitat Conservation Plan Incidental Take Permits, Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances, and Safe Harbor Agreements Enhancement of Survival Permits will have the opportunity to apply directly online through a secure, web-based platform. Title of Collection: Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports—Native Endangered and Threatened Species; 50 CFR 10, 13, and 17. OMB Control Number: 1018–0094. Form Numbers: FWS Forms 3–200– 54, 3–200–56, 3–200–59, 3–200–60, 3– 202–55a through 3–202–55g, 3–2523 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:48 Dec 02, 2020 Jkt 253001 (new), 3–2526 (new), 3–2530 (new), and 3–2532 through 3–2534 (new). Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals; private sector; and State/ local/Tribal governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 4,258. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 4,258. Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 30 minutes to 2,080 hours, depending on activity. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 119,949. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: On occasion, annually, one time. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $54,910 for fees associated with permit applications and amendments. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Dated: November 30, 2020. Madonna Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2020–26614 Filed 12–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R6–ES–2020–N138; FXES11130600000–201–FF06E00000] 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 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 by January 4, 2021. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78145 Document availability and comment submission: Use one of the following methods to request documents or submit comments. Requests and comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s) (e.g., TE123456): • Email: permitsR6ES@fws.gov. • U.S. Mail: Marjorie Nelson, Chief, Division of Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 134 Union Blvd., Suite 670, Lakewood, CO 80228. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Konishi, Recovery Permits Coordinator, Ecological Services, 303– 236–4224 (phone), or permitsR6ES@ fws.gov (email). Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call 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. ADDRESSES: 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 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. E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1 78146 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 233 / Thursday, December 3, 2020 / Notices Accordingly, we invite local, State, and Federal agencies; Tribes; and the public to submit written data, view, or Application number Applicant Species • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). NE • New Mexico meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius luteus). CO TE81397D–0 ...... University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO. CO TE085324–3 ....... Wyoming Natural Diversity Database, Laramie, WY. • Eriogonum pelinophilum (Clay-loving wild buckwheat). • Astragalus osterhoutii (Osterhout milkvetch). • Penstemon penlandii (Pendland beardtongue). • Penstemon haydenii (Blowout penstemon) TE053961–2 ....... Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, Omaha, NE. • Salt Creek tiger beetle (Cicindeoa nevadica lincolniana). • Wyoming toad (Anaxyrus baxteri). NE, WY TE35101D–0 ...... Schmueser Gordon Meyer, Inc. (SGM), Glenwood Springs, CO. Vosburgh, Timothy, Anaconda, MT. • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). CO • Black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) ......... MT TE059369–3 ....... PER0001907 ...... Public Availability of Comments Written comments we receive become part of the administrative record. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:48 Dec 02, 2020 Jkt 253001 WY 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Stephen Small, Assistant Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior Unified Regions 5 and 7. [FR Doc. 2020–26605 Filed 12–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [212D0102DM, DS6CS00000, DLSN00000.000000, DX6CS25; OMB Control No. 1090–NEW] Agency Information Collection Activities; Watercraft Inspection Decontamination Regional DataSharing for Trailered Boats Department of the Interior. Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Department of the Interior (Interior), are proposing a new information collection. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before February 1, 2021. DATES: We publish this notice under section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 useful and likely to influence agency decisions are those supported by quantitative information or studies. Location Colorado Department of Transportation, Durango, CO. Colorado Natural Heritage Program, Fort Collins, CO. TE067482–2 ....... khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES arguments with respect to these applications. The comments and recommendations that will be most Sfmt 4703 Take activity Permit action Pursue for presence/absence surveys, nest monitoring, habitat management. Pursue, capture, handle, measure, and release for presence/absence surveys. Remove and reduce to possession; seed, fruit collection for genetic studies; voucher sample collection. Renew. Remove and reduce to possession; seed, fruit collection for genetic studies; voucher sample collection; propagation and seed bank research; habitat restoration and enhancement prior to reintroduction activities. Hold in captivity for captive breeding and propagation; pursue, capture, handle, measure, and release for presence/absence surveys; reintroduction activities. Pursue for presence/absence surveys, nest monitoring, habitat management. Presence/absence surveys, capture, handle, chip implant, tattoo, measure, vaccinate, and release for reintroduction activities. Amend. Renew. New. Amend. New. New. Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by mail to Mr. Jeffrey Parrillo, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240, by phone 202– 208–7072; or by email to DOI-PRA@ ios.doi.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1090–NEW in the subject line of your comments. ADDRESSES: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Jeffrey Parrillo by email at DOI-PRA@ios.doi.gov, or by telephone at (202) 208–7072. Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339 for TTY assistance. You may also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) and 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), all information collections require approval under the PRA. We may not conduct or sponsor and you are not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 233 (Thursday, December 3, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 78145-78146]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-26605]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R6-ES-2020-N138; FXES11130600000-201-FF06E00000]


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 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 by January 4, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Document availability and comment submission: Use one of the 
following methods to request documents or submit comments. Requests and 
comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s) 
(e.g., TE123456):
     Email: [email protected].
     U.S. Mail: Marjorie Nelson, Chief, Division of Ecological 
Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 134 Union Blvd., Suite 670, 
Lakewood, CO 80228.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Konishi, Recovery Permits 
Coordinator, Ecological Services, 303-236-4224 (phone), or 
[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: 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

    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 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.

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Accordingly, we invite local, State, and Federal agencies; Tribes; and 
the public to submit written data, view, 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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 Application  number      Applicant           Species        Location     Take activity        Permit action
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TE067482-2..........  Colorado                      NE          Pursue for        Renew.
                       Department of      Southwestern                   presence/
                       Transportation,    willow                         absence
                       Durango, CO.       flycatcher                     surveys, nest
                                          (Empidonax                     monitoring,
                                          traillii                       habitat
                                          extimus).                      management.
TE059369-3..........  Colorado Natural    New       CO          Pursue, capture,  Renew.
                       Heritage           Mexico meadow                  handle,
                       Program, Fort      jumping mouse                  measure, and
                       Collins, CO.       (Zapus hudsonius               release for
                                          luteus).                       presence/
                                                                         absence surveys.
TE81397D-0..........  University of                 CO          Remove and        New.
                       Northern           Eriogonum                      reduce to
                       Colorado,          pelinophilum                   possession;
                       Greeley, CO.       (Clay-loving                   seed, fruit
                                          wild buckwheat).               collection for
                                                                 genetic
                                          Astragalus                     studies;
                                          osterhoutii                    voucher sample
                                          (Osterhout                     collection.
                                          milkvetch)..
                                         
                                          Penstemon
                                          penlandii
                                          (Pendland
                                          beardtongue)..
TE085324-3..........  Wyoming Natural               WY          Remove and        Amend.
                       Diversity          Penstemon                      reduce to
                       Database,          haydenii                       possession;
                       Laramie, WY.       (Blowout                       seed, fruit
                                          penstemon).                    collection for
                                                                         genetic
                                                                         studies;
                                                                         voucher sample
                                                                         collection;
                                                                         propagation and
                                                                         seed bank
                                                                         research;
                                                                         habitat
                                                                         restoration and
                                                                         enhancement
                                                                         prior to
                                                                         reintroduction
                                                                         activities.
TE053961-2..........  Omaha's Henry       Salt      NE, WY      Hold in           Amend.
                       Doorly Zoo and     Creek tiger                    captivity for
                       Aquarium, Omaha,   beetle                         captive
                       NE.                (Cicindeoa                     breeding and
                                          nevadica                       propagation;
                                          lincolniana).                  pursue,
                                          Wyoming                capture,
                                          toad (Anaxyrus                 handle,
                                          baxteri)..                     measure, and
                                                                         release for
                                                                         presence/
                                                                         absence
                                                                         surveys;
                                                                         reintroduction
                                                                         activities.
TE35101D-0..........  Schmueser Gordon              CO          Pursue for        New.
                       Meyer, Inc.        Southwestern                   presence/
                       (SGM), Glenwood    willow                         absence
                       Springs, CO.       flycatcher                     surveys, nest
                                          (Empidonax                     monitoring,
                                          traillii                       habitat
                                          extimus).                      management.
PER0001907..........  Vosburgh,           Black-    MT          Presence/absence  New.
                       Timothy,           footed ferret                  surveys,
                       Anaconda, MT.      (Mustela                       capture,
                                          nigripes).                     handle, chip
                                                                         implant,
                                                                         tattoo,
                                                                         measure,
                                                                         vaccinate, and
                                                                         release for
                                                                         reintroduction
                                                                         activities.
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Public Availability of Comments

    Written comments we receive become part of the administrative 
record. 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.).

Stephen Small,
Assistant Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department 
of the Interior Unified Regions 5 and 7.
[FR Doc. 2020-26605 Filed 12-2-20; 8:45 am]
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