Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications, 83606-83607 [2020-28180]

Download as PDF 83606 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 246 / Tuesday, December 22, 2020 / Notices Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) Coordinator for the State of Alaska with a copy of the proposed new guide form for review/ comment. Title of Collection: Alaska Guide Service Evaluation. OMB Control Number: 1018–0141. Form Number: FWS Form 3–2349. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Clients of permitted commercial guide service providers. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 264. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 264. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 15 minutes. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 66. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: One time, following use of commercial guide services. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None. 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: December 17, 2020. Madonna Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2020–28260 Filed 12–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2020–N161; FXES11130800000–212–FF08E00000] Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Interior. Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments. ACTION: 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 January 21, 2021. 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, 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. SUMMARY: 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. Background With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities that constitute take Application No. Applicant, city, state Species Location Take activity TE–115370 ........... Gage Dayton, Santa Cruz, California. • Ohlone tiger beetle (Cicindela ohlone). CA .................... TE–88650D ........... Joshua Goodwin, Rocklin, California. CA .................... New. TE–72045A ........... Alisa Zych, Oceanside, California. CA .................... Play taped vocalizations ............ Renew. TE–52816B ........... David Davis, Barstow, California • California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segments (DPSs)) (Ambystoma californiense). • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). Capture, handle, release, habitat enhancement, mark burrows, and translocation. Capture, handle, and release .... CA .................... Play taped vocalizations ............ Renew and Amend. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Dec 21, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 Permit action Amend. 83607 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 246 / Tuesday, December 22, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Application No. Applicant, city, state Species Location TE–829554 ........... Barbara Kus, San Diego, California. • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • Least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus). CA, NV, NM, AZ. TE–29522A ........... Kenneth Gilliland, Ventura, California. • California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segments (DPSs)) (Ambystoma californiense). CA .................... PER0002114 ......... Scott Whitman ........................... TE–67253D ........... City of Eureka, Eureka, California. • Least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus). • California least tern (Sterna antillarum browni). • Arroyo (=arroyo southwestern) toad (Anaxyrus californicus). • 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). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). • Behren’s silverspot butterfly (Speyeria zerene behrensii). PER0002166 ......... Danielle Dillard, College Station, Texas. • Giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens). Renew. CA .................... Capture, handle, release, and collect vouchers. New. CA .................... Capture, handle, captive breed, captive rear, translocate, and release. Capture, handle, examine for mites, collect fecal samples, and humanely euthanize for disease research. Amend. CA .................... Authority 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. We publish this notice under section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). VerDate Sep<11>2014 Angela Picco, Regional Endangered Species Program Manager, Pacific Southwest Region, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2020–28180 Filed 12–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–ES–2020–N146; FXHC11140900000–212–FF09E33000; OMB Control Number 1018–0148] Agency Information Collection Activities; Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: If we decide to issue permits to any of the applicants listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. 17:30 Dec 21, 2020 Jkt 253001 In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Permit action Play taped vocalizations, monitor nests, capture, collect genetic samples, handle, band, conduct training workshops, and remove brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks from parasitized nests. Capture, handle, release, monitor nests, remove brownheaded cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks from parasitized nests, translocate, erect nest exclosures, collect infertile eggs, swab, mark, and attach radio transmitters. Public Availability of Comments Next Steps Take activity Sfmt 4703 Renew and amend. New. the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before February 22, 2021. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the information collection request (ICR) by mail to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: PRB (JAO/ 3W), 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803 (mail); or by email to Info_Coll@fws.gov. Please reference Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 1018–0148 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Madonna L. Baucum, Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, by email at Info_ Coll@fws.gov, or by telephone at (703) 358–2503. Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) and its implementing regulations E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 246 (Tuesday, December 22, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 83606-83607]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-28180]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R8-ES-2020-N161; 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 January 21, 
2021.

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, 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 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,
   Application No.       city, state        Species          Location      Take activity       Permit action
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TE-115370............  Gage Dayton,      Ohlone  CA.............  Capture,         Amend.
                        Santa Cruz,      tiger beetle                      handle,
                        California.      (Cicindela                        release,
                                         ohlone).                          habitat
                                                                           enhancement,
                                                                           mark burrows,
                                                                           and
                                                                           translocation.
TE-88650D............  Joshua Goodwin,           CA.............  Capture,         New.
                        Rocklin,         California                        handle, and
                        California.      tiger                             release.
                                         salamander
                                         (Santa Barbara
                                         County and
                                         Sonoma County
                                         Distinct
                                         Population
                                         Segments
                                         (DPSs))
                                         (Ambystoma
                                         californiense).
TE-72045A............  Alisa Zych,               CA.............  Play taped       Renew.
                        Oceanside,       Southwestern                      vocalizations.
                        California.      willow
                                         flycatcher
                                         (Empidonax
                                         traillii
                                         extimus).
TE-52816B............  David Davis,              CA.............  Play taped       Renew and Amend.
                        Barstow,         Southwestern                      vocalizations.
                        California.      willow
                                         flycatcher
                                         (Empidonax
                                         traillii
                                         extimus).

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TE-829554............  Barbara Kus,              CA, NV, NM, AZ.  Play taped       Renew.
                        San Diego,       Southwestern                      vocalizations,
                        California.      willow                            monitor nests,
                                         flycatcher                        capture,
                                         (Empidonax                        collect
                                         traillii                          genetic
                                         extimus).                         samples,
                                         Least                     handle, band,
                                         Bell's vireo                      conduct
                                         (Vireo bellii                     training
                                         pusillus).                        workshops, and
                                                                           remove brown-
                                                                           headed cowbird
                                                                           (Molothrus
                                                                           ater) eggs and
                                                                           chicks from
                                                                           parasitized
                                                                           nests.
TE-29522A............  Kenneth                   CA.............  Capture,         Renew and amend.
                        Gilliland,       California                        handle,
                        Ventura,         tiger                             release,
                        California.      salamander                        monitor nests,
                                         (Santa Barbara                    remove brown-
                                         County and                        headed cowbird
                                         Sonoma County                     (Molothrus
                                         Distinct                          ater) eggs and
                                         Population                        chicks from
                                         Segments                          parasitized
                                         (DPSs))                           nests,
                                         (Ambystoma                        translocate,
                                         californiense).                   erect nest
                                                                           exclosures,
                                                                           collect
                                                                           infertile
                                                                           eggs, swab,
                                                                           mark, and
                                                                           attach radio
                                                                           transmitters.
                                         Least
                                         Bell's vireo
                                         (Vireo bellii
                                         pusillus).
                                        
                                         California
                                         least tern
                                         (Sterna
                                         antillarum
                                         browni).
                                         Arroyo
                                         (=arroyo
                                         southwestern)
                                         toad (Anaxyrus
                                         californicus).
PER0002114...........  Scott Whitman..           CA.............  Capture,         New.
                                         California                        handle,
                                         tiger                             release, and
                                         salamander                        collect
                                         (Santa Barbara                    vouchers.
                                         County and
                                         Sonoma County
                                         Distinct
                                         Population
                                         Segments
                                         (DPSs))
                                         (Ambystoma
                                         californiense).
                                        
                                         Conservancy
                                         fairy shrimp
                                         (Branchinecta
                                         conservatio).
                                        
                                         Longhorn fairy
                                         shrimp
                                         (Branchinecta
                                         longiantenna).
                                         Vernal
                                         pool tadpole
                                         shrimp
                                         (Lepidurus
                                         packardi).
TE-67253D............  City of Eureka,           CA.............  Capture,         Amend.
                        Eureka,          Behren's                          handle,
                        California.      silverspot                        captive breed,
                                         butterfly                         captive rear,
                                         (Speyeria                         translocate,
                                         zerene                            and release.
                                         behrensii).
PER0002166...........  Danielle          Giant   CA.............  Capture,         New.
                        Dillard,         kangaroo rat                      handle,
                        College          (Dipodomys                        examine for
                        Station, Texas.  ingens).                          mites, collect
                                                                           fecal samples,
                                                                           and humanely
                                                                           euthanize for
                                                                           disease
                                                                           research.
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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, Pacific Southwest Region, 
Sacramento, California.
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