Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications, 16755-16757 [2021-06603]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 31, 2021 / Notices Applicant: University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; Permit No. 75498D The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples derived from wild Central American river turtles (Dermatemys mawii), taken in Belize, for the purpose of scientific research. This notification is for a single import. Applicant: Memphis Zoo, Memphis, TN; Permit No. 75752D The applicant requests a permit to import one female captive-born Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) from Twycross Zoo, Atherstone, United Kingdom, for the purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival of the species. This notification is for a single import. Applicant: Donald Lee Wehmeyer, Abilene, TX; Permit No. 71813D The applicant requests a permit to import a sport-hunted cape mountain zebra (Equus zebra zebra) trophy from South Africa to enhance the propagation or survival of the species. This notification is for a single import. Applicant: Tortoise Conservatory, LLC, Phoenix, AZ; Permit No. 59955B The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata), to enhance the propagation or survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Applicant: National Aviary in Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Permit No. 71028D The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species, to enhance the propagation or survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Common name jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Blue-throated macaw .. Guam rail .................... Rothschild’s starling .... Edward’s pheasant ..... Palawan peacock pheasant. African penguin ........... Red siskin ................... Guam kingfisher ......... Cabot’s tragopan pheasant. Andean condor ........... Scientific name 17.21(g) for the following species to enhance the propagation or survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Common name Scientific name Siamese crocodile ...... White-naped crane ..... Siamang ...................... Bornean orangutan ..... Malayan tapir .............. Crocodylus siamensis Grus vipio Symphalangus syndactylus Pongo pygmaeus Tapirus indicus Applicant: Gary Wiechens, Roll, AZ; Permit No. 62714D The applicant requests a permit to import the sport-hunted trophy of one male scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) culled from a captive herd in Mexico, for the purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival of the species. Applicant: Richard Roark, Marshall, TX; Permit No. 72865D The applicant requests a permit to import a sport-hunted trophy of one male bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus) culled from a captive herd maintained under the management program of the Republic of South Africa, for the purpose of enhancing the propagation or survival of the species. IV. Next Steps After the comment period closes, we will make decisions regarding permit issuance. If we issue permits to any of the applicants listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. You may locate the notice announcing the permit issuance by searching http://www.regulations.gov for the permit number listed above in this document. For example, to find information about the potential issuance of Permit No. 12345A, you would go to regulations.gov and search for ‘‘12345A’’. V. Authority Ara glaucogularis Rallus owstoni Leucopsar rothschildi Lophura edwardsi Polyplectron emphanum We issue this notice under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and its implementing regulations. Spheniscus demersus Carduelis cucullata Halcyon cinnamomina cinnamomina Tragopan caboti Timothy MacDonald, Government Information Specialist, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. Vultur gryphus [FR Doc. 2021–06575 Filed 3–30–21; 8:45 am] Applicant: Virginia Zoological Park, Norfolk, VA; Permit No. 69710D BILLING CODE 4333–15–P The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Mar 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16755 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R3–ES–2021–N018; 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 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. SUMMARY: We must receive your written comments on or before April 30, 2021. 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: 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. DATES: 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 E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 16756 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 31, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 We invite local, State, and Federal agencies; Tribes; and the public to comment on the following applications: Permit action Application No. Applicant Species Location Activity Type of Take PER0003286 ..... Elaine Evans, Saint Paul, MN. Rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis). MN, WI ................... Capture, handle, release; Pollen sampling, genetic sampling, fecal sampling. Amend PER0003023 ..... Samuel Schratz, Villa Park, IL. Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis). CT, DE, DC, FL, LA, ME, MI, NE, NH, ND, RI, SC, SD, WI, WY. Capture, handle, mist-net, harp trap, band, radiotag, PIT tag, collect wing biopsy samples, release. New PER0003405 ..... Crystal Griffin, Overland Park, KS. Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (M. sodalis), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis), Ozark bigeared bat (Corynorhinus towsendii ingens), Virginia big-eared bat (C.t. virginianus). Capture, handle, mist-net, harp trap, band, radiotag, collect hair and wing biopsy samples, release. New PER0003488 ..... Brooke Hines, Littlejohn, CO. Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (M. sodalis), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis), Virginia bigeared bat (Corynorhinus towsendii virginianus). AL, AR, CT, DE, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VT, VA, WV, WI. AL, AR, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VT, VA, WV, WI. Conduct presence/ absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts, bio-sample. 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. Renew PER0003355 ..... Josiah Maine, Kansas City, MO. Add: Gray bat (Myotis grisescens) to existing permitted species: Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) and northern longeared bat (M. septentrionalis). Capture, handle, mist-net, harp trap, band, radiotag, light ta, PIT tag, collect hair, fugal lift tape, swab and wing biopsy samples, enter hibernacula and maternity roost caves, release, salvage. Capture, handle, hold, mist-net, band, radio-tag, release. PER0003135 ..... Katie Baker, Arlington Heights, IL. Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (M. sodalis), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis), Ozark bigeared bat (Corynorhinus towsendii ingens), Virginia big-eared bat (C.t. virginianus). Capture, handle, mist-net, band, radio-tag, collect hair and wing biopsy samples, release, salvage. New PER0003373 ..... Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., Columbus, OH. Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (M. sodalis), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis). Conduct presence/ absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Capture, handle, mist-net, harp trap, band, radiotag, enter hibernacula or maternity roost caves. Amend and renew PER0003201 ..... Braden Hoffman, Daniels, WV. Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), gray bat (M. grisescens), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis), Virginia bigeared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus). Conduct presence/ absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Capture, handle, mist-net, harp trap, band, radiotag, release. Renew VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Mar 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IN, KY, KS, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV. AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, 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. AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, 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. AL, AK, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, KS, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, TN, VA, VT, WV. Sfmt 4703 Conduct presence/ absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Conduct presence/ absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 Amend and renew Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 31, 2021 / Notices Application No. Applicant jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Location Activity Type of Take AL, AR, CT, DE, DC, FL, 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. MI ........................... Conduct presence/ absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Capture, handle, mist-net, harp trap, band, radiotag, release. New Conduct presence/ absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Capture, handle, hold, pit-tag, blood sample, release. Amend and renew IA, IN, MI, MN, NY, OH, PA, WI. 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, release. New Long-term hold ....... New Donald Solick, Fort Collins, CO. Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (M. sodalis), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis). TE64080B .......... Michigan Natural Features Inventory, Lansing, MI. PER0003114 ..... Timothy Brust, Greenup, KY. Add: Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus) and Rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinus) to existing permitted species: Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), northern longeared bat (M. septentrionalis), copperbelly water snake (Nerodia erythrogaster neglecta), American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus), Hine’s emerald dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana), Karner blue butterfly (Somatochlora hineana), Mitchell’s satyr (Neonympha mitchellii mitchellii), poweshiek skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek), white cat’s paw (Epioblasma obliquata perobliqua), northern riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana), snuffbox (Epioblasma triquetra), clubshell (Pleurobema clava), rayed bean (Villosa fabalis), American Hart’stongue fern (Asplenium scolopendrium var. americum), pitcher’s thistle (Cirsium pitcher), lakeside daisy (Hymenoxys herbacea), dwarf lake iris (Iris lacustris), small whorled pogonia (Isotria medeoloides), Michigan monkey flower (Mimulus michiganensis), eastern prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera leucophaea), Houghton’s goldenrod (Solidago houghtonii). Eastern massasauga rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus). PER0003423 ..... The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. Clubshell (Pleurobema clava), rayed bean (Villosa fabalis), rabbitsfoot (Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica). 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Mar 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 Permit action Species PER0002967 ..... Public Availability of Comments 16757 OH .......................... 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. 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Lori Nordstrom, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services. [FR Doc. 2021–06603 Filed 3–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P Authority We publish this notice under section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 60 (Wednesday, March 31, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16755-16757]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-06603]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R3-ES-2021-N018; 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 April 30, 
2021.

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

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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

    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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PER0003286...........  Elaine Evans, Saint   Rusty patched bumble bee   MN, WI..............  Conduct presence/    Capture, handle,     Amend
                        Paul, MN.             (Bombus affinis).                                absence surveys,     release; Pollen
                                                                                               document habitat     sampling, genetic
                                                                                               use, conduct         sampling, fecal
                                                                                               population           sampling.
                                                                                               monitoring,
                                                                                               evaluate impacts,
                                                                                               bio-sample.
PER0003023...........  Samuel Schratz,       Gray bat (Myotis           CT, DE, DC, FL, LA,   Conduct presence/    Capture, handle,     New
                        Villa Park, IL.       grisescens), northern      ME, MI, NE, NH, ND,   absence surveys,     mist-net, harp
                                              long-eared bat (M.         RI, SC, SD, WI, WY.   document habitat     trap, band, radio-
                                              septentrionalis).                                use, conduct         tag, PIT tag,
                                                                                               population           collect wing
                                                                                               monitoring,          biopsy samples,
                                                                                               evaluate impacts.    release.
PER0003405...........  Crystal Griffin,      Gray bat (Myotis           AL, AR, CT, DE, GA,   Conduct presence/    Capture, handle,     New
                        Overland Park, KS.    grisescens), Indiana bat   IL, IN, IA, KS, KY,   absence surveys,     mist-net, harp
                                              (M. sodalis), northern     ME, MD, MA, MI, MN,   document habitat     trap, band, radio-
                                              long-eared bat (M.         MS, MO, NE, NH, NJ,   use, conduct         tag, collect hair
                                              septentrionalis), Ozark    NY, NC, ND, OH, OK,   population           and wing biopsy
                                              big-eared bat              PA, RI, SC, SD, TN,   monitoring,          samples, release.
                                              (Corynorhinus towsendii    VT, VA, WV, WI.       evaluate impacts.
                                              ingens), Virginia big-
                                              eared bat (C.t.
                                              virginianus).
PER0003488...........  Brooke Hines,         Gray bat (Myotis           AL, AR, CT, DE, DC,   Conduct presence/    Capture, handle,     Renew
                        Littlejohn, CO.       grisescens), Indiana bat   FL, GA, IL, IN, IA,   absence surveys,     mist-net, harp
                                              (M. sodalis), northern     KS, KY, ME, MD, MA,   document habitat     trap, band, radio-
                                              long-eared bat (M.         MI, MN, MS, MO, NE,   use, conduct         tag, light ta, PIT
                                              septentrionalis),          NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND,   population           tag, collect hair,
                                              Virginia big-eared bat     OH, OK, PA, RI, SC,   monitoring,          fugal lift tape,
                                              (Corynorhinus towsendii    SD, TN, VT, VA, WV,   evaluate impacts.    swab and wing
                                              virginianus).              WI.                                        biopsy samples,
                                                                                                                    enter hibernacula
                                                                                                                    and maternity
                                                                                                                    roost caves,
                                                                                                                    release, salvage.
PER0003355...........  Josiah Maine, Kansas  Add: Gray bat (Myotis      AR, CT, DC, DE, IA,   Conduct presence/    Capture, handle,     Amend and renew
                        City, MO.             grisescens) to existing    IN, KY, KS, MA, ME,   absence surveys,     hold, mist-net,
                                              permitted species:         MD, MI, MN, MO, NH,   document habitat     band, radio-tag,
                                              Indiana bat (Myotis        NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA,   use, conduct         release.
                                              sodalis) and northern      RI, SD, TN, VA, VT,   population
                                              long-eared bat (M.         WI, WV.               monitoring,
                                              septentrionalis).                                evaluate impacts.
PER0003135...........  Katie Baker,          Gray bat (Myotis           AL, AR, CT, DE, FL,   Conduct presence/    Capture, handle,     New
                        Arlington Heights,    grisescens), Indiana bat   GA, IL, IN, IA, KS,   absence surveys,     mist-net, band,
                        IL.                   (M. sodalis), northern     KY, LA, ME, MD, MA,   document habitat     radio-tag, collect
                                              long-eared bat (M.         MI, MN, MS, MO, MT,   use, conduct         hair and wing
                                              septentrionalis), Ozark    NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC,   population           biopsy samples,
                                              big-eared bat              ND, OH, OK, PA, RI,   monitoring,          release, salvage.
                                              (Corynorhinus towsendii    SC, SD, TN, VT, VA,   evaluate impacts.
                                              ingens), Virginia big-     WV, WI, WY.
                                              eared bat (C.t.
                                              virginianus).
PER0003373...........  Stantec Consulting    Gray bat (Myotis           AL, AR, CT, DE, FL,   Conduct presence/    Capture, handle,     Amend and renew
                        Services, Inc.,       grisescens), Indiana bat   GA, IL, IN, IA, KS,   absence surveys,     mist-net, harp
                        Columbus, OH.         (M. sodalis), northern     KY, LA, MD, MA, MI,   document habitat     trap, band, radio-
                                              long-eared bat (M.         MN, MS, MO, MT, NE,   use, conduct         tag, enter
                                              septentrionalis).          NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND,   population           hibernacula or
                                                                         OH, OK, PA, RI, SC,   monitoring,          maternity roost
                                                                         SD, TN, VT, VA, WV,   evaluate impacts.    caves.
                                                                         WI, WY.
PER0003201...........  Braden Hoffman,       Indiana bat (Myotis        AL, AK, CT, FL, GA,   Conduct presence/    Capture, handle,     Renew
                        Daniels, WV.          sodalis), gray bat (M.     IA, IL, IN, KY, KS,   absence surveys,     mist-net, harp
                                              grisescens), northern      MA, MD, MI, MO, MS,   document habitat     trap, band, radio-
                                              long-eared bat (M.         NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK,   use, conduct         tag, release.
                                              septentrionalis),          PA, TN, VA, VT, WV.   population
                                              Virginia big-eared bat                           monitoring,
                                              (Corynorhinus townsendii                         evaluate impacts.
                                              virginianus).

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PER0002967...........  Donald Solick, Fort   Gray bat (Myotis           AL, AR, CT, DE, DC,   Conduct presence/    Capture, handle,     New
                        Collins, CO.          grisescens), Indiana bat   FL, GA, IL, IN, IA,   absence surveys,     mist-net, harp
                                              (M. sodalis), northern     KS, KY, LA, ME, MD,   document habitat     trap, band, radio-
                                              long-eared bat (M.         MA, MI, MN, MS, MO,   use, conduct         tag, release.
                                              septentrionalis).          MT, NE, NH, NJ, NY,   population
                                                                         NC, ND, OH, OK, PA,   monitoring,
                                                                         RI, SC, SD, TN, VT,   evaluate impacts.
                                                                         VA, WV, WI, WY.
TE64080B.............  Michigan Natural      Add: Eastern Massasauga    MI..................  Conduct presence/    Capture, handle,     Amend and renew
                        Features Inventory,   Rattlesnake (Sistrurus                           absence surveys,     hold, pit-tag,
                        Lansing, MI.          catenatus) and Rusty                             document habitat     blood sample,
                                              patched bumble bee                               use, conduct         release.
                                              (Bombus affinus) to                              population
                                              existing permitted                               monitoring,
                                              species: Indiana bat                             evaluate impacts.
                                              (Myotis sodalis),
                                              northern long-eared bat
                                              (M. septentrionalis),
                                              copperbelly water snake
                                              (Nerodia erythrogaster
                                              neglecta), American
                                              burying beetle
                                              (Nicrophorus
                                              americanus), Hine's
                                              emerald dragonfly
                                              (Somatochlora hineana),
                                              Karner blue butterfly
                                              (Somatochlora hineana),
                                              Mitchell's satyr
                                              (Neonympha mitchellii
                                              mitchellii), poweshiek
                                              skipperling (Oarisma
                                              poweshiek), white cat's
                                              paw (Epioblasma
                                              obliquata perobliqua),
                                              northern riffleshell
                                              (Epioblasma torulosa
                                              rangiana), snuffbox
                                              (Epioblasma triquetra),
                                              clubshell (Pleurobema
                                              clava), rayed bean
                                              (Villosa fabalis),
                                              American Hart's-tongue
                                              fern (Asplenium
                                              scolopendrium var.
                                              americum), pitcher's
                                              thistle (Cirsium
                                              pitcher), lakeside daisy
                                              (Hymenoxys herbacea),
                                              dwarf lake iris (Iris
                                              lacustris), small
                                              whorled pogonia (Isotria
                                              medeoloides), Michigan
                                              monkey flower (Mimulus
                                              michiganensis), eastern
                                              prairie fringed orchid
                                              (Platanthera
                                              leucophaea), Houghton's
                                              goldenrod (Solidago
                                              houghtonii).
PER0003114...........  Timothy Brust,        Eastern massasauga         IA, IN, MI, MN, NY,   Conduct presence/    Capture, handle,     New
                        Greenup, KY.          rattlesnake (Sistrurus     OH, PA, WI.           absence surveys,     release.
                                              catenatus).                                      document habitat
                                                                                               use, conduct
                                                                                               population
                                                                                               monitoring,
                                                                                               evaluate impacts.
PER0003423...........  The Ohio State        Clubshell (Pleurobema      OH..................  Conduct presence/    Long-term hold.....  New
                        University,           clava), rayed bean                               absence surveys,
                        Columbus, OH.         (Villosa fabalis),                               document habitat
                                              rabbitsfoot (Quadrula                            use, conduct
                                              cylindrica cylindrica).                          population
                                                                                               monitoring,
                                                                                               evaluate impacts.
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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. 2021-06603 Filed 3-30-21; 8:45 am]
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