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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 121 / Monday, June 28, 2021 / Notices respond: The estimated total number of respondents for the information collection N–336 (paper filed) is 3,788 and the estimated hour burden per response is 2.75 hours; the estimated total number of respondents for the information collection N–336 (filed online) is 1,263 and the estimated hour burden per response is 2.5 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 13,575 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 $2,600,750. Dated: June 22, 2021. 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. 2021–13712 Filed 6–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R3–ES–2021–N169; FXES11130300000–201–FF03E00000] Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD 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. SUMMARY: We must receive your written comments on or before July 28, 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. PERXXXXXX) 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 DATES: 34031 (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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), prohibits certain activities with endangered and threatened species unless authorized by a Federal permit. The ESA and our implementing regulations in part 17 of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) provide for the issuance of such permits and require that we invite public comment before issuing permits for activities involving endangered species. A recovery permit issued by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for enhancement of propagation or survival of the species. Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened 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: Application No. Applicant Species Location Activity Type of take TE73587A .......... Missouri Department of Conservation, Jefferson City, MO. Add: Eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) to existing permitted species: Ozark hellbender (C. a. bishop). AR, MO ..................... Capture, collect sperm and eggs, artificially fertilize, transport, PIT tag, captive propagate, head-start, release. Amend. PER0009788 ..... Alma Schrage, Chicago, IL. Rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis). IL ............................... Capture, handle, observe, collect pollen sample, collect genetic sample, survey, release. New. PER0003893 ..... Andres Ortega, Wheaton, IL. Rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis). IL ............................... Conduct presence/absence surveys, captive rearing, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts, conduct research to measure distribution and abundance of augmented and reintroduced populations. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Conduct presence/absence surveys. Capture, handle, observe, release, survey, harass. New. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Jun 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1 Permit action 34032 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 121 / Monday, June 28, 2021 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Application No. Applicant Location Activity Type of take Capture, handle, mist-net, harp trap, band, radio-tag, light tag, collect hair, fugal lift tape, swab and wing biopsy samples, enter hibernacula and maternity roost caves, release. Harass, kill, salvage .. Renew. Capture, handle, release. New. Capture, handle, temporary hold, release, kill. Renew. Capture, handle, release, salvage, relocate. New. Capture, handle, observe, release, survey. New. PER0007034 ..... Eric Britzke, Vicksburg, MS. Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (M. sodalis), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis), Ozark bigeared bat (Corynorhinus towsendii ingens), Virginia bigeared bat (C.t. virginianus). AL, AR, CT, DE, DC, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VT, VA, WV, WI, WY. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. PER0011726 ..... North Fork Ridge Wind Holdings LLC, Liberal, MO. Gray bat (Myotis grisescens) ..... MO ............................ PER0003114 ..... Timothy Brust, Greenup, KY. Eastern massasauga rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus), gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus). AL, IA, IN, LA, MI, MN, MS, NY, OH, PA, WI. PER11035A ....... Robert Vande Kopple, Alanson, MI. Hungerford’s crawling water Beetle (Brychius hungerfordi). MI, WI ....................... PER0007017 ..... Elisabeth Hollinden, Columbus, OH. OH ............................. PER0009122 ..... Emily Grossman, O’Fallon, MO. Clubshell (Pleurobema clava), fanshell (Cyprogenia stegaria), northern riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana), pink mucket (Lampsilis orbiculata), purple cat’s paw (Epioblasma obliquata obliquata), rabbitsfoot (Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica), rayed bean (Villosa fabalis), sheepnose mussel (Plethobasus cyphyus), snuffbox mussel (Epioblasma triquetra), white catspaw (Epioblasma obliquata perobliqua). Clubshell (Pleurobema clava), fat pocketbook (Potamilus capax), fanshell (Cyprogenia stegaria), Higgins’ eye (Lampsilis higginsii), Neosho mucket (Lampsilis rafinesqueana), northern riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana), orangefoot pimpleback (Plethobasus cooperianus), Ouachita rock pocketbook (Arkansia wheeleri), pink mucket pearly mussel (Lampsilis abrupta), purple catspaw (Epioblasma obliquata obliquata), rabbitsfoot (Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica), rayed bean (Villosa fabalis), ring pink (Obovaria retusa), rough pigtoe (Pleurobema plenum), scaleshell (Leptodea leptodon), sheepnose (Plethobasus cyphyus), snuffbox (Epioblasma triquetra), spectaclecase (Cumberlandia monodonta), white catspaw (Epioblasma obliquata perobliqua), winged mapleleaf (Quadrula fragosa). Conduct scientific research on the impacts of wind turbine curtailment strategies, population management and monitoring. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Jun 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 Permit action Species PO 00000 Frm 00066 AK, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NY, OH, OK, SD, PA, VA, WI, WV. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1 New. Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 121 / Monday, June 28, 2021 / Notices Application No. Applicant PER0011986 ..... Lindsey Jakovljevic, Kirtland, OH. TE41671D .......... Brian Carlson, Morgantown, WV. Location Activity Type of take Clubshell (Pleurobema clava), fanshell (Cyprogenia stegaria), fat pocketbook (Potamilus capax), Higgins eye pearlymussel (Lampsilis higginsii), Neosho mucket (Lampsilis rafinesqueana), northern riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana), orangefoot pimpleback (pearlymussel) (Plethobasus cooperianus), pink mucket (pearlymussel) (Lampsilis abrupta), purple cat’s paw (Epioblasma obliquata obliquata), rabbitsfoot (Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica), rayed bean (Villosa fabalis), ring pink (Obovaria retusa), rough pigtoe (Pleurobema plenum), scaleshell (Leptodea leptodon), sheepnose (Plethobasus cyphyus), snuffbox (Epioblasma triquetra), speckled pocketbook (Lampsilis strecken), spectaclecase (Cumberlandia monodonta), winged mapleleaf (Quadrula fragosa), white cat’s paw (Epioblasma obliquata perobliqua). Add candy darter (Etheostoma osburni) and diamond darter (Crystallaria cincotta) to existing permitted species: Fanshell (Cyprogenia stegaria), orangefoot pimpleback (Plethobasus cooperianus), pink mucket (Lampsilis orbiculata), purple cat’s paw (Epioblasma obliquata obliquata), rabbitsfoot (Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica), rayed bean (Villosa fabalis), ring pink (Obovaria retusa), rough pigtoe (Pleurobema plenum), sheepnose (Plethobasus cyphyus), snuffbox (Epioblasma triquetra), spectaclecase (Cumberlandia monodonta), white catspaw (Epioblasma obliquata perobliqua), Big Sandy crayfish (Cambarus callainus), Guyandotte River crayfish (Cambarus veteranus). IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NY, OH, PA, WI, WV. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Capture, handle, observe, release, survey. New. AL, AR, CN, DE, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, TN, VT, VA, WV, WI. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Capture, handle, temporary hold, release, relocate. Amend. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 17:39 Jun 25, 2021 Permit action Species Public Availability of Comments VerDate Sep<11>2014 34033 Jkt 253001 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, PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 2021–13648 Filed 6–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R3-ES-2021-N169; 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 July 28, 
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. PERXXXXXX) in the subject 
line of your email message.
     U.S. Mail: Regional Director, Attn: Nathan Rathbun, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 5600 American Blvd. 
West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN 55437-1458.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 
et seq.), prohibits certain activities with endangered and threatened 
species unless authorized by a Federal permit. The ESA and our 
implementing regulations in part 17 of title 50 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) provide for the issuance of such permits and require 
that we invite public comment before issuing permits for activities 
involving endangered species.
    A recovery permit issued by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA 
authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered species 
for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for enhancement of 
propagation or survival of the species. Our regulations implementing 
section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for 
endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened 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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TE73587A..............  Missouri Department   Add: Eastern          AR, MO..............  Conduct presence/     Capture, collect      Amend.
                         of Conservation,      hellbender                                  absence surveys,      sperm and eggs,
                         Jefferson City, MO.   (Cryptobranchus                             captive rearing,      artificially
                                               alleganiensis                               document habitat      fertilize,
                                               alleganiensis) to                           use, conduct          transport, PIT tag,
                                               existing permitted                          population            captive propagate,
                                               species: Ozark                              monitoring,           head-start, release.
                                               hellbender (C. a.                           evaluate impacts,
                                               bishop).                                    conduct research to
                                                                                           measure
                                                                                           distribution and
                                                                                           abundance of
                                                                                           augmented and
                                                                                           reintroduced
                                                                                           populations.
PER0009788............  Alma Schrage,         Rusty patched bumble  IL..................  Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,      New.
                         Chicago, IL.          bee (Bombus                                 absence surveys,      observe, collect
                                               affinis).                                   document habitat      pollen sample,
                                                                                           use, conduct          collect genetic
                                                                                           population            sample, survey,
                                                                                           monitoring,           release.
                                                                                           evaluate impacts.
PER0003893............  Andres Ortega,        Rusty patched bumble  IL..................  Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,      New.
                         Wheaton, IL.          bee (Bombus                                 absence surveys.      observe, release,
                                               affinis).                                                         survey, harass.

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PER0007034............  Eric Britzke,         Gray bat (Myotis      AL, AR, CT, DE, DC,   Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,      Renew.
                         Vicksburg, MS.        grisescens),          GA, IL, IN, IA, KS,   absence surveys,      mist-net, harp
                                               Indiana bat (M.       KY, LA, ME, MD, MA,   document habitat      trap, band, radio-
                                               sodalis), northern    MI, MN, MS, MO, MT,   use, conduct          tag, light tag,
                                               long-eared bat (M.    NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC,   population            collect hair, fugal
                                               septentrionalis),     ND, OH, OK, PA, RI,   monitoring,           lift tape, swab and
                                               Ozark big-eared bat   SC, SD, TN, VT, VA,   evaluate impacts.     wing biopsy
                                               (Corynorhinus         WV, WI, WY.                                 samples, enter
                                               towsendii ingens),                                                hibernacula and
                                               Virginia big-eared                                                maternity roost
                                               bat (C.t.                                                         caves, release.
                                               virginianus).
PER0011726............  North Fork Ridge      Gray bat (Myotis      MO..................  Conduct scientific    Harass, kill,         New.
                         Wind Holdings LLC,    grisescens).                                research on the       salvage.
                         Liberal, MO.                                                      impacts of wind
                                                                                           turbine curtailment
                                                                                           strategies,
                                                                                           population
                                                                                           management and
                                                                                           monitoring.
PER0003114............  Timothy Brust,        Eastern massasauga    AL, IA, IN, LA, MI,   Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,      New.
                         Greenup, KY.          rattlesnake           MN, MS, NY, OH, PA,   absence surveys,      release.
                                               (Sistrurus            WI.                   document habitat
                                               catenatus), gopher                          use, conduct
                                               tortoise (Gopherus                          population
                                               polyphemus).                                monitoring,
                                                                                           evaluate impacts.
PER11035A.............  Robert Vande Kopple,  Hungerford's          MI, WI..............  Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,      Renew.
                         Alanson, MI.          crawling water                              absence surveys,      temporary hold,
                                               Beetle (Brychius                            document habitat      release, kill.
                                               hungerfordi).                               use, conduct
                                                                                           population
                                                                                           monitoring,
                                                                                           evaluate impacts.
PER0007017............  Elisabeth Hollinden,  Clubshell             OH..................  Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,      New.
                         Columbus, OH.         (Pleurobema clava),                         absence surveys,      release, salvage,
                                               fanshell                                    document habitat      relocate.
                                               (Cyprogenia                                 use, conduct
                                               stegaria), northern                         population
                                               riffleshell                                 monitoring,
                                               (Epioblasma                                 evaluate impacts.
                                               torulosa rangiana),
                                               pink mucket
                                               (Lampsilis
                                               orbiculata), purple
                                               cat's paw
                                               (Epioblasma
                                               obliquata
                                               obliquata),
                                               rabbitsfoot
                                               (Quadrula
                                               cylindrica
                                               cylindrica), rayed
                                               bean (Villosa
                                               fabalis), sheepnose
                                               mussel (Plethobasus
                                               cyphyus), snuffbox
                                               mussel (Epioblasma
                                               triquetra), white
                                               catspaw (Epioblasma
                                               obliquata
                                               perobliqua).
PER0009122............  Emily Grossman,       Clubshell             AK, IA, IL, IN, KS,   Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,      New.
                         O'Fallon, MO.         (Pleurobema clava),   KY, LA, MI, MN, MO,   absence surveys,      observe, release,
                                               fat pocketbook        MS, NC, NE, NY, OH,   document habitat      survey.
                                               (Potamilus capax),    OK, SD, PA, VA, WI,   use, conduct
                                               fanshell              WV.                   population
                                               (Cyprogenia                                 monitoring,
                                               stegaria), Higgins'                         evaluate impacts.
                                               eye (Lampsilis
                                               higginsii), Neosho
                                               mucket (Lampsilis
                                               rafinesqueana),
                                               northern
                                               riffleshell
                                               (Epioblasma
                                               torulosa rangiana),
                                               orangefoot
                                               pimpleback
                                               (Plethobasus
                                               cooperianus),
                                               Ouachita rock
                                               pocketbook
                                               (Arkansia
                                               wheeleri), pink
                                               mucket pearly
                                               mussel (Lampsilis
                                               abrupta), purple
                                               catspaw (Epioblasma
                                               obliquata
                                               obliquata),
                                               rabbitsfoot
                                               (Quadrula
                                               cylindrica
                                               cylindrica), rayed
                                               bean (Villosa
                                               fabalis), ring pink
                                               (Obovaria retusa),
                                               rough pigtoe
                                               (Pleurobema
                                               plenum), scaleshell
                                               (Leptodea
                                               leptodon),
                                               sheepnose
                                               (Plethobasus
                                               cyphyus), snuffbox
                                               (Epioblasma
                                               triquetra),
                                               spectaclecase
                                               (Cumberlandia
                                               monodonta), white
                                               catspaw (Epioblasma
                                               obliquata
                                               perobliqua), winged
                                               mapleleaf (Quadrula
                                               fragosa).

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PER0011986............  Lindsey Jakovljevic,  Clubshell             IA, IL, IN, KS, KY,   Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,      New.
                         Kirtland, OH.         (Pleurobema clava),   MI, MN, MO, NJ, NY,   absence surveys,      observe, release,
                                               fanshell              OH, PA, WI, WV.       document habitat      survey.
                                               (Cyprogenia                                 use, conduct
                                               stegaria), fat                              population
                                               pocketbook                                  monitoring,
                                               (Potamilus capax),                          evaluate impacts.
                                               Higgins eye
                                               pearlymussel
                                               (Lampsilis
                                               higginsii), Neosho
                                               mucket (Lampsilis
                                               rafinesqueana),
                                               northern
                                               riffleshell
                                               (Epioblasma
                                               torulosa rangiana),
                                               orangefoot
                                               pimpleback
                                               (pearlymussel)
                                               (Plethobasus
                                               cooperianus), pink
                                               mucket
                                               (pearlymussel)
                                               (Lampsilis
                                               abrupta), purple
                                               cat's paw
                                               (Epioblasma
                                               obliquata
                                               obliquata),
                                               rabbitsfoot
                                               (Quadrula
                                               cylindrica
                                               cylindrica), rayed
                                               bean (Villosa
                                               fabalis), ring pink
                                               (Obovaria retusa),
                                               rough pigtoe
                                               (Pleurobema
                                               plenum), scaleshell
                                               (Leptodea
                                               leptodon),
                                               sheepnose
                                               (Plethobasus
                                               cyphyus), snuffbox
                                               (Epioblasma
                                               triquetra),
                                               speckled pocketbook
                                               (Lampsilis
                                               strecken),
                                               spectaclecase
                                               (Cumberlandia
                                               monodonta), winged
                                               mapleleaf (Quadrula
                                               fragosa), white
                                               cat's paw
                                               (Epioblasma
                                               obliquata
                                               perobliqua).
TE41671D..............  Brian Carlson,        Add candy darter      AL, AR, CN, DE, IL,   Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,      Amend.
                         Morgantown, WV.       (Etheostoma           IN, IA, KS, KY, LA,   absence surveys,      temporary hold,
                                               osburni) and          MD, MA, MI, MN, MS,   document habitat      release, relocate.
                                               diamond darter        MO, NH, NJ, NY, NC,   use, conduct
                                               (Crystallaria         OH, OK, PA, TN, VT,   population
                                               cincotta) to          VA, WV, WI.           monitoring,
                                               existing permitted                          evaluate impacts.
                                               species: Fanshell
                                               (Cyprogenia
                                               stegaria),
                                               orangefoot
                                               pimpleback
                                               (Plethobasus
                                               cooperianus), pink
                                               mucket (Lampsilis
                                               orbiculata), purple
                                               cat's paw
                                               (Epioblasma
                                               obliquata
                                               obliquata),
                                               rabbitsfoot
                                               (Quadrula
                                               cylindrica
                                               cylindrica), rayed
                                               bean (Villosa
                                               fabalis), ring pink
                                               (Obovaria retusa),
                                               rough pigtoe
                                               (Pleurobema
                                               plenum), sheepnose
                                               (Plethobasus
                                               cyphyus), snuffbox
                                               (Epioblasma
                                               triquetra),
                                               spectaclecase
                                               (Cumberlandia
                                               monodonta), white
                                               catspaw (Epioblasma
                                               obliquata
                                               perobliqua), Big
                                               Sandy crayfish
                                               (Cambarus
                                               callainus),
                                               Guyandotte River
                                               crayfish (Cambarus
                                               veteranus).
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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. 2021-13648 Filed 6-25-21; 8:45 am]
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