Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications, 36150-36154 [2021-14519]

Download as PDF 36150 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 128 / Thursday, July 8, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2021–N171; FXES11130800000–201–FF08E00000] Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation or survival of endangered 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 August 9, 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 DATES: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Application No. 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 760–414– 6561, via email at permitsr8es@fws.gov, or via the Federal Relay Service at 1– 800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on applications for permits under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The requested permits would allow the applicants to conduct activities intended to promote recovery of species that are listed as endangered or threatened under the ESA. Background With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities that constitute take of wildlife species listed as endangered and, by regulation, certain wildlife species listed as threatened 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. Applicant, city, state Species 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, 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. Take activity Play taped vocalizations, capture, collect genetic samples, handle, band, and release. Pursue, capture, handle, collect vouchers, and release. Amend. CA ................................ Capture, handle, collect vouchers, and release. Renew. CA ................................ Capture, handle, collect vouchers, release, and conduct formal training workshops. Renew. ES–63371B ..... Rheanna Neidinger, Apple Valley, California. • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). CA ................................ ES–134338 ...... Brenna Ogg, San Diego, California. CA ................................ ES–834492 ...... Julie Thomas, Morro Bay, California. ES–60153B ..... Mary Belk, New Braunfels, Texas. • Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino). • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio). • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio). • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio). • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Jul 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permit action Location E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1 Renew. Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 128 / Thursday, July 8, 2021 / Notices Application No. ES–067347 ...... Crysta Dickson, San Clemente, California. ES–58760A ..... Jason Yakich, Forest Knolls, California. ES–170389 ...... Travis Cooper, San Diego, California. PER0008376 ... Mark Noyes, Lincoln, California. ES–148552 ...... Holly Burger, Berkeley, California. Charles Black, San Diego, California. ES–835549 ...... lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Applicant, city, state ES–135948 ...... VerDate Sep<11>2014 Natalie Brodie, San Diego, California. 16:47 Jul 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 Species • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). • Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino). • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio). • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). • California clapper rail (Rallus longirostris obsoletus). • California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County distinct population segments (DPSs)) (Ambystoma californiense). • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio). • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). • Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino). • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio). • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • Least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus). • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio). • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). • California least tern (Sterna antillarum browni). • California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County distinct population segments (DPSs)) (Ambystoma californiense). • San Francisco garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia). • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio). • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). • San Diego button-celery (Eryngium aristulatum var. parishii). • San Diego mesa-mint (Pogogyne abramsii). • California Orcutt grass (Orcuttia californica). • Willowy monardella (Monardella viminea). • Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino). PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36151 Permit action Location Take activity CA ................................ Pursue, capture, handle, collect vouchers, and release. Renew. CA ................................ Play taped vocalization, capture, handle, collect vouchers, and release. Renew. CA ................................ Pursue, play taped vocalization, capture, handle, collect vouchers, and release. Renew. CA ................................ Capture, handle, collect vouchers, and release. New. CA ................................ Capture, handle, and release Renew. CA ................................ Capture, handle, collect vouchers, collect soil samples for resting egg identification, hydrate eggs for hatching and identification, release, and (for plants) remove and reduce to possession from lands under federal jurisdiction. Renew. CA ................................ Pursue ................................... Renew. E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1 36152 Application No. Applicant, city, state ES–172638 ...... Kevin Livergood, Anaheim, California. PER0009927 ... Martina Pernicano, Golden, Colorado. Markus Spiegelberg, San Diego, California. ES–787924 ...... ES–50992B ..... Antonette Gutierrez, Imperial Beach, California. PER0010680 ... David Moskovitz, Diamond Bar, California. ES–64580A ..... Nicholas Rice, Las Vegas, Nevada. PER0010753 ... Brenda Bennett, San Diego, California. PER0010754 ... Rebecca Green, Shaver Lake, California. PER0010755 ... Christian Knowlton, San Jose, California. PER0010773 ... Alicia Arcidiacono, Paicines, California. Erika Eidson, La Mesa, California. PER0010786 ... lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 128 / Thursday, July 8, 2021 / Notices ES–768251 ...... Biosearch Associates, Santa Cruz, California. PER0011851 ... Helix Environmental Planning, Inc., La Mesa, California. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Jul 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 Take activity Permit action Species Location • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio). • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • Pacific pocket mouse (Perognathus longimembris pacificus). • San Bernardino Merriam’s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami parvus). • Least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus) ..... CA ................................ Capture, handle, collect vouchers, and release. Renew. AZ, CA, CO, NE, NM, OR, UT, WA. CA ................................ Play taped vocalization ......... Renew. Play taped vocalization, capture, handle, and release. Renew and Amend. Monitor nests, and remove brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs and chicks from parasitized nests. Capture, handle, collect vouchers, and release. Amend. CA ................................ Play taped vocalizations ....... Renew and Amend. CA ................................ Pursue, capture, handle, collect vouchers, and release. New. CA ................................ Capture, handle, attach radio collars, use remote cameras, collect hair via hair snares, use track plates, and release. Capture, handle, and release New. CA ................................ • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio). • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). • Yuma Ridgway’s (clapper) rail (Rallus obsoletus [=longirostris] yumanensis). • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino). • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio). • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). • Fisher (Southern Sierra Nevada distinct population segment) (Pekania pennanti). CA ................................ • California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County distinct population segments (DPSs)) (Ambystoma californiense). • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino). • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County distinct population segments (DPSs)) (Ambystoma californiense). • Fresno kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides exilis). • Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides). • San Francisco garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia). • Santa Cruz long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum). • California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County distinct population segments (DPSs)) (Ambystoma californiense). • Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino). CA ................................ PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CA ................................ Renew. New. Play taped vocalization and monitor nests. Pursue and play taped vocalizations. New. CA ................................ Capture, handle, collect voucher or tissue, mark, and release. Renew. CA ................................ Pursue, capture, handle, collect vouchers, collect soil samples, identify eggs within soil samples, and release. Renew. CA ................................ E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1 Renew and amend. Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 128 / Thursday, July 8, 2021 / Notices Application No. ES–67397A ..... Timothy Ricks, Las Vegas, Nevada. PER0011946 ... Tara Cornelisse, Santa Rosa, California. PER0011950 ... Brian Nissen, San Ramon, California. PER0011954 ... Daniel Schrimsher, Salinas, California. Quad Knopf, Inc., Clovis, California. PER0011958 ... PER0011963 ... Ian Hirschler, San Diego, California. ES–67253D ..... City of Eureka (Sequoia Park Zoo), Eureka California. PER0012535 ... Laura Gorman, Encinitas, California. Jared Elia, Concord, California. PER0012877 ... ES–044846 ...... lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Applicant, city, state VerDate Sep<11>2014 U.S. Geological Survey and National Park Service, Ventura, California. 16:47 Jul 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 Species • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio). • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). • Yuma Ridgway’s (clapper) rail (Rallus obsoletus [=longirostris] yumanensis). • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • Ohlone tiger beetle (Cicindela ohlone) ..... 36153 Location Take activity Permit action NV ................................ Play taped vocalizations ....... Renew and Amend. CA ................................ New. • California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County distinct population segments (DPSs)) (Ambystoma californiense). • Sierra Nevada yellow-legged Frog (Rana sierrae). • Buena Vista Lake ornate shrew (Sorex ornatus relictus). • Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides). • Fresno kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides exilis). • Giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens). • California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County distinct population segments (DPSs)) (Ambystoma californiense). • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio). • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). • Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino). • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio). • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). • California condor (Gymnogyps californianus). CA ................................ Capture, handle, release, and conduct habitat enhancement activities. Capture, handle, and release CA ................................ Capture, handle, and release New. CA ................................ Capture, handle, collect vouchers, mark, and release. Renew. CA ................................ Pursue, capture, handle, collect vouchers, and release. Renew. AZ, CA, ID, NM, NV, UT. Amend. • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). • California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County distinct population segments (DPSs)) (Ambystoma californiense). • Arabis hoffmannii (Boechera hoffmannii) (Hoffmann’s rock-cress). • Arctostaphylos confertiflora (Santa Rosa Island manzanita). • Berberis pinnata subsp. insularis (island barberry). • Castilleja mollis (soft-leaved paintbrush). • Dudleya traskiae (Santa Barbara Island liveforever). • Galium buxifolium (island bedstraw). CA, NV ......................... Transport wild or captivebred individuals from release sites and other permitted breeding projects, conduct health checks, treat injured or sick individuals, hold in release pens, and release. Play taped vocalizations ....... Renew. CA ................................ Capture, handle, and release Amend. CA ................................ Remove and reduce to possession; collect vouchers, fruit, seed, and vegetative material for banking, propagation, and genetic research. Renew PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1 New. 36154 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 128 / Thursday, July 8, 2021 / Notices Application No. Applicant, city, state Species Location Take activity Permit action • Gilia tenuiflora subsp. hoffmannii (Hoffmann’s slender-flowered gilia). • Malacothamnus fasciculatus var. nesioticus (Santa Cruz Island bush-mallow). • Malacothrix indecora (Santa Cruz Island malacothrix). • Malacothrix squalida (Island malacothrix). • Phacelia insularis subsp. insularis (island phacelia). • Thysanocarpus conchuliferus (Santa Cruz Island fringepod). Public Availability of Comments Written comments we receive become part of the 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.). Peter Erickson, Acting Regional Ecological Services Program Leader, California-Great Basin Region 10 (formerly Pacific Southwest Regional OfficeRegion 8). [FR Doc. 2021–14519 Filed 7–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Bureau of Land Management [212.LLAK941200.L1440000.ET0000; A–62024] Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Alaska AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Jul 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 ACTION: Notice. In accordance with Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Secretary of the Interior proposes to extend the withdrawal of approximately 730.13 acres of public lands located in Anchorage, Alaska, for an additional 20-year term. The withdrawal created by Public Land Order (PLO) No. 6127, as extended by PLO No. 7471, expires on February 11, 2022. PLO No. 6127 withdrew public land from settlement, sale, location, or entry, under the general land laws, including mining laws, and from selection under Section 6 of the Alaska Statehood Act for the Campbell Tract administrative site, and reserved for use by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for administrative site in Anchorage, Alaska. This Notice provides for the public to comment and request a public meeting for the 20-year withdrawal extension. DATES: Comments and requests for a public meeting must be received by October 6, 2021. ADDRESSES: Comments and public meeting requests should be sent to the Alaska State Director, BLM Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, No. 13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504 or by email at blm_ak_state_director@ blm.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chelsea Kreiner, BLM Alaska State Office, 907–271–4205, email ckreiner@ blm.gov or you may contact the BLM office at the address noted above. Persons who use a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800– 877–8339 to contact the above individual. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: At the request of the Bureau of Land Management Anchorage Field Office, the Secretary of the Interior proposes that PLO No. 6127 (47 FR 6277, (1982)), SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 as extended by PLO No. 7471 (65 FR 71333, (2000)), be extended for an additional 20-year term. A complete description of the public land affected, along with all other records pertaining to this extension, can be examined in the BLM Alaska State Office at the address shown above. Notice is hereby given that an opportunity for a public meeting is available in connection with this proposed withdrawal extension. All interested parties who desire a public meeting for the purpose of being heard on this withdrawal extension application must submit a written request to the BLM Alaska State Director. Upon determination by the authorized officer that a public meeting will be held, the BLM will publish a notice of the time and place in the Federal Register at least 30 days before the scheduled date of the meeting. The withdrawal extension application will be processed in accordance with the regulations set-forth in 43 CFR 2310.4 and subject to Section 810 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, (16 U.S.C. 3120). For a period until October 6, 2021 all persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or objections in connection with this proposed withdrawal extension may present their views in writing to the BLM Alaska State Director at the address indicated above. 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 ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. (Authority: 43 CFR 2310.4) Chad B. Padgett, Alaska State Director. [FR Doc. 2021–14534 Filed 7–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R8-ES-2021-N171; FXES11130800000-201-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 August 9, 
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 760-414-
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 wildlife species listed as endangered and, by regulation, 
certain wildlife species listed as threatened 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, Federal 
agencies and the public to submit written data, views, or arguments 
with respect to these applications. The comments and recommendations 
that will be most useful and likely to influence agency decisions are 
those supported by quantitative information or studies.

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                      Applicant, city,                                                                 Permit
  Application No.           state              Species            Location         Take activity       action
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ES-63371B..........  Rheanna Neidinger,              CA................  Play taped         Amend.
                      Apple Valley,       Southwestern                            vocalizations,
                      California.         willow flycatcher                       capture, collect
                                          (Empidonax                              genetic samples,
                                          traillii extimus).                      handle, band,
                                                                                  and release.
ES-134338..........  Brenna Ogg, San      Quino      CA................  Pursue, capture,   Renew.
                      Diego, California.  checkerspot                             handle, collect
                                          butterfly                               vouchers, and
                                          (Euphydryas                             release.
                                          editha quino).
                                         
                                          Conservancy fairy
                                          shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          conservatio).
                                          Longhorn
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          longiantenna).
                                          San Diego
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          sandiegonensis).
                                          Riverside
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Streptocephalus
                                          woottoni).
                                          Vernal
                                          pool tadpole
                                          shrimp (Lepidurus
                                          packardi).
ES-834492..........  Julie Thomas,                   CA................  Capture, handle,   Renew.
                      Morro Bay,          Conservancy fairy                       collect
                      California.         shrimp                                  vouchers, and
                                          (Branchinecta                           release.
                                          conservatio).
                                          Longhorn
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          longiantenna).
                                          San Diego
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          sandiegonensis).
                                          Riverside
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Streptocephalus
                                          woottoni).
                                          Vernal
                                          pool tadpole
                                          shrimp (Lepidurus
                                          packardi).
ES-60153B..........  Mary Belk, New                  CA................  Capture, handle,   Renew.
                      Braunfels, Texas.   Conservancy fairy                       collect
                                          shrimp                                  vouchers,
                                          (Branchinecta                           release, and
                                          conservatio).                           conduct formal
                                          Longhorn                        training
                                          fairy shrimp                            workshops.
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          longiantenna).
                                          San Diego
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          sandiegonensis).
                                          Riverside
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Streptocephalus
                                          woottoni).

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                                          Vernal
                                          pool tadpole
                                          shrimp (Lepidurus
                                          packardi).
ES-067347..........  Crysta Dickson,      Quino      CA................  Pursue, capture,   Renew.
                      San Clemente,       checkerspot                             handle, collect
                      California.         butterfly                               vouchers, and
                                          (Euphydryas                             release.
                                          editha quino).
                                         
                                          Conservancy fairy
                                          shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          conservatio).
                                          Longhorn
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          longiantenna).
                                          San Diego
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          sandiegonensis).
                                          Riverside
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Streptocephalus
                                          woottoni).
                                          Vernal
                                          pool tadpole
                                          shrimp (Lepidurus
                                          packardi).
ES-58760A..........  Jason Yakich,                   CA................  Play taped         Renew.
                      Forest Knolls,      California                              vocalization,
                      California.         clapper rail                            capture, handle,
                                          (Rallus                                 collect
                                          longirostris                            vouchers, and
                                          obsoletus).                             release.
                                         
                                          California tiger
                                          salamander (Santa
                                          Barbara County
                                          and Sonoma County
                                          distinct
                                          population
                                          segments (DPSs))
                                          (Ambystoma
                                          californiense).
                                         
                                          Conservancy fairy
                                          shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          conservatio).
                                          Longhorn
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          longiantenna).
                                          San Diego
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          sandiegonensis).
                                          Riverside
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Streptocephalus
                                          woottoni).
                                          Vernal
                                          pool tadpole
                                          shrimp (Lepidurus
                                          packardi).
ES-170389..........  Travis Cooper, San   Quino      CA................  Pursue, play       Renew.
                      Diego, California.  checkerspot                             taped
                                          butterfly                               vocalization,
                                          (Euphydryas                             capture, handle,
                                          editha quino).                          collect
                                                                          vouchers, and
                                          Conservancy fairy                       release.
                                          shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          conservatio).
                                          Longhorn
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          longiantenna).
                                          San Diego
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          sandiegonensis).
                                          Riverside
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Streptocephalus
                                          woottoni).
                                          Vernal
                                          pool tadpole
                                          shrimp (Lepidurus
                                          packardi).
                                         
                                          Southwestern
                                          willow flycatcher
                                          (Empidonax
                                          traillii extimus).
                                          Least
                                          Bell's vireo
                                          (Vireo bellii
                                          pusillus).
PER0008376.........  Mark Noyes,                     CA................  Capture, handle,   New.
                      Lincoln,            Conservancy fairy                       collect
                      California.         shrimp                                  vouchers, and
                                          (Branchinecta                           release.
                                          conservatio).
                                          Longhorn
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          longiantenna).
                                          San Diego
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          sandiegonensis).
                                          Riverside
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Streptocephalus
                                          woottoni).
                                          Vernal
                                          pool tadpole
                                          shrimp (Lepidurus
                                          packardi).
                                         
                                          California least
                                          tern (Sterna
                                          antillarum
                                          browni).
                                         
                                          California tiger
                                          salamander (Santa
                                          Barbara County
                                          and Sonoma County
                                          distinct
                                          population
                                          segments (DPSs))
                                          (Ambystoma
                                          californiense).
ES-148552..........  Holly Burger,        San        CA................  Capture, handle,   Renew.
                      Berkeley,           Francisco garter                        and release.
                      California.         snake (Thamnophis
                                          sirtalis
                                          tetrataenia).
ES-835549..........  Charles Black, San              CA................  Capture, handle,   Renew.
                      Diego, California.  Conservancy fairy                       collect
                                          shrimp                                  vouchers,
                                          (Branchinecta                           collect soil
                                          conservatio).                           samples for
                                          Longhorn                        resting egg
                                          fairy shrimp                            identification,
                                          (Branchinecta                           hydrate eggs for
                                          longiantenna).                          hatching and
                                          San Diego                       identification,
                                          fairy shrimp                            release, and
                                          (Branchinecta                           (for plants)
                                          sandiegonensis).                        remove and
                                          Riverside                       reduce to
                                          fairy shrimp                            possession from
                                          (Streptocephalus                        lands under
                                          woottoni).                              federal
                                          Vernal                          jurisdiction.
                                          pool tadpole
                                          shrimp (Lepidurus
                                          packardi).
                                          San Diego
                                          button-celery
                                          (Eryngium
                                          aristulatum var.
                                          parishii).
                                          San Diego
                                          mesa-mint
                                          (Pogogyne
                                          abramsii).
                                         
                                          California Orcutt
                                          grass (Orcuttia
                                          californica).
                                          Willowy
                                          monardella
                                          (Monardella
                                          viminea).
ES-135948..........  Natalie Brodie,      Quino      CA................  Pursue...........  Renew.
                      San Diego,          checkerspot
                      California.         butterfly
                                          (Euphydryas
                                          editha quino).

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ES-172638..........  Kevin Livergood,                CA................  Capture, handle,   Renew.
                      Anaheim,            Conservancy fairy                       collect
                      California.         shrimp                                  vouchers, and
                                          (Branchinecta                           release.
                                          conservatio).
                                          Longhorn
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          longiantenna).
                                          San Diego
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          sandiegonensis).
                                          Riverside
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Streptocephalus
                                          woottoni).
                                          Vernal
                                          pool tadpole
                                          shrimp (Lepidurus
                                          packardi).
PER0009927.........  Martina Pernicano,              AZ, CA, CO, NE,     Play taped         Renew.
                      Golden, Colorado.   Southwestern        NM, OR, UT, WA.     vocalization.
                                          willow flycatcher
                                          (Empidonax
                                          traillii extimus).
ES-787924..........  Markus                          CA................  Play taped         Renew and
                      Spiegelberg, San    Southwestern                            vocalization,      Amend.
                      Diego, California.  willow flycatcher                       capture, handle,
                                          (Empidonax                              and release.
                                          traillii extimus).
                                          Pacific
                                          pocket mouse
                                          (Perognathus
                                          longimembris
                                          pacificus).
                                          San
                                          Bernardino
                                          Merriam's
                                          kangaroo rat
                                          (Dipodomys
                                          merriami parvus).
ES-50992B..........  Antonette            Least      CA................  Monitor nests,     Amend.
                      Gutierrez,          Bell's vireo                            and remove brown-
                      Imperial Beach,     (Vireo bellii                           headed cowbird
                      California.         pusillus).                              (Molothrus ater)
                                                                                  eggs and chicks
                                                                                  from parasitized
                                                                                  nests.
PER0010680.........  David Moskovitz,                CA................  Capture, handle,   Renew.
                      Diamond Bar,        Conservancy fairy                       collect
                      California.         shrimp                                  vouchers, and
                                          (Branchinecta                           release.
                                          conservatio).
                                          Longhorn
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          longiantenna).
                                          San Diego
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          sandiegonensis).
                                          Riverside
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Streptocephalus
                                          woottoni).
                                          Vernal
                                          pool tadpole
                                          shrimp (Lepidurus
                                          packardi).
ES-64580A..........  Nicholas Rice, Las   Yuma       CA................  Play taped         Renew and
                      Vegas, Nevada.      Ridgway's                               vocalizations.     Amend.
                                          (clapper) rail
                                          (Rallus obsoletus
                                          [=longirostris]
                                          yumanensis).
                                         
                                          Southwestern
                                          willow flycatcher
                                          (Empidonax
                                          traillii extimus).
PER0010753.........  Brenda Bennett,      Quino      CA................  Pursue, capture,   New.
                      San Diego,          checkerspot                             handle, collect
                      California.         butterfly                               vouchers, and
                                          (Euphydryas                             release.
                                          editha quino).
                                         
                                          Conservancy fairy
                                          shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          conservatio).
                                          Longhorn
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          longiantenna).
                                          San Diego
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          sandiegonensis).
                                          Riverside
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Streptocephalus
                                          woottoni).
                                          Vernal
                                          pool tadpole
                                          shrimp (Lepidurus
                                          packardi).
PER0010754.........  Rebecca Green,       Fisher     CA................  Capture, handle,   New.
                      Shaver Lake,        (Southern Sierra                        attach radio
                      California.         Nevada distinct                         collars, use
                                          population                              remote cameras,
                                          segment) (Pekania                       collect hair via
                                          pennanti).                              hair snares, use
                                                                                  track plates,
                                                                                  and release.
PER0010755.........  Christian                       CA................  Capture, handle,   New.
                      Knowlton, San       California tiger                        and release.
                      Jose, California.   salamander (Santa
                                          Barbara County
                                          and Sonoma County
                                          distinct
                                          population
                                          segments (DPSs))
                                          (Ambystoma
                                          californiense).
PER0010773.........  Alicia                          CA................  Play taped         New.
                      Arcidiacono,        Southwestern                            vocalization and
                      Paicines,           willow flycatcher                       monitor nests.
                      California.         (Empidonax
                                          traillii extimus).
PER0010786.........  Erika Eidson, La     Quino      CA................  Pursue and play    Renew and
                      Mesa, California.   checkerspot                             taped              amend.
                                          butterfly                               vocalizations.
                                          (Euphydryas
                                          editha quino).
                                         
                                          Southwestern
                                          willow flycatcher
                                          (Empidonax
                                          traillii extimus).
ES-768251..........  Biosearch                       CA................  Capture, handle,   Renew.
                      Associates, Santa   California tiger                        collect voucher
                      Cruz, California.   salamander (Santa                       or tissue, mark,
                                          Barbara County                          and release.
                                          and Sonoma County
                                          distinct
                                          population
                                          segments (DPSs))
                                          (Ambystoma
                                          californiense).
                                          Fresno
                                          kangaroo rat
                                          (Dipodomys
                                          nitratoides
                                          exilis).
                                          Tipton
                                          kangaroo rat
                                          (Dipodomys
                                          nitratoides
                                          nitratoides).
                                          San
                                          Francisco garter
                                          snake (Thamnophis
                                          sirtalis
                                          tetrataenia).
                                          Santa
                                          Cruz long-toed
                                          salamander
                                          (Ambystoma
                                          macrodactylum
                                          croceum).
PER0011851.........  Helix                           CA................  Pursue, capture,   Renew.
                      Environmental       California tiger                        handle, collect
                      Planning, Inc.,     salamander (Santa                       vouchers,
                      La Mesa,            Barbara County                          collect soil
                      California.         and Sonoma County                       samples,
                                          distinct                                identify eggs
                                          population                              within soil
                                          segments (DPSs))                        samples, and
                                          (Ambystoma                              release.
                                          californiense).
                                          Quino
                                          checkerspot
                                          butterfly
                                          (Euphydryas
                                          editha quino).

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                                          Southwestern
                                          willow flycatcher
                                          (Empidonax
                                          traillii extimus).
                                         
                                          Conservancy fairy
                                          shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          conservatio).
                                          Longhorn
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          longiantenna).
                                          San Diego
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          sandiegonensis).
                                          Riverside
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Streptocephalus
                                          woottoni).
                                          Vernal
                                          pool tadpole
                                          shrimp (Lepidurus
                                          packardi).
ES-67397A..........  Timothy Ricks, Las   Yuma       NV................  Play taped         Renew and
                      Vegas, Nevada.      Ridgway's                               vocalizations.     Amend.
                                          (clapper) rail
                                          (Rallus obsoletus
                                          [=longirostris]
                                          yumanensis).
                                         
                                          Southwestern
                                          willow flycatcher
                                          (Empidonax
                                          traillii extimus).
PER0011946.........  Tara Cornelisse,     Ohlone     CA................  Capture, handle,   New.
                      Santa Rosa,         tiger beetle                            release, and
                      California.         (Cicindela                              conduct habitat
                                          ohlone).                                enhancement
                                                                                  activities.
PER0011950.........  Brian Nissen, San               CA................  Capture, handle,   New.
                      Ramon, California.  California tiger                        and release.
                                          salamander (Santa
                                          Barbara County
                                          and Sonoma County
                                          distinct
                                          population
                                          segments (DPSs))
                                          (Ambystoma
                                          californiense).
PER0011954.........  Daniel Schrimsher,   Sierra     CA................  Capture, handle,   New.
                      Salinas,            Nevada yellow-                          and release.
                      California.         legged Frog (Rana
                                          sierrae).
PER0011958.........  Quad Knopf, Inc.,    Buena      CA................  Capture, handle,   Renew.
                      Clovis,             Vista Lake ornate                       collect
                      California.         shrew (Sorex                            vouchers, mark,
                                          ornatus relictus).                      and release.
                                          Tipton
                                          kangaroo rat
                                          (Dipodomys
                                          nitratoides
                                          nitratoides).
                                          Fresno
                                          kangaroo rat
                                          (Dipodomys
                                          nitratoides
                                          exilis).
                                          Giant
                                          kangaroo rat
                                          (Dipodomys
                                          ingens).
                                         
                                          California tiger
                                          salamander (Santa
                                          Barbara County
                                          and Sonoma County
                                          distinct
                                          population
                                          segments (DPSs))
                                          (Ambystoma
                                          californiense).
                                         
                                          Conservancy fairy
                                          shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          conservatio).
                                          Longhorn
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          longiantenna).
                                          San Diego
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          sandiegonensis).
                                          Riverside
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Streptocephalus
                                          woottoni).
                                          Vernal
                                          pool tadpole
                                          shrimp (Lepidurus
                                          packardi).
PER0011963.........  Ian Hirschler, San   Quino      CA................  Pursue, capture,   Renew.
                      Diego, California.  checkerspot                             handle, collect
                                          butterfly                               vouchers, and
                                          (Euphydryas                             release.
                                          editha quino).
                                         
                                          Conservancy fairy
                                          shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          conservatio).
                                          Longhorn
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          longiantenna).
                                          San Diego
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Branchinecta
                                          sandiegonensis).
                                          Riverside
                                          fairy shrimp
                                          (Streptocephalus
                                          woottoni).
                                          Vernal
                                          pool tadpole
                                          shrimp (Lepidurus
                                          packardi).
ES-67253D..........  City of Eureka                  AZ, CA, ID, NM,     Transport wild or  Amend.
                      (Sequoia Park       California condor   NV, UT.             captive-bred
                      Zoo), Eureka        (Gymnogyps                              individuals from
                      California.         californianus).                         release sites
                                                                                  and other
                                                                                  permitted
                                                                                  breeding
                                                                                  projects,
                                                                                  conduct health
                                                                                  checks, treat
                                                                                  injured or sick
                                                                                  individuals,
                                                                                  hold in release
                                                                                  pens, and
                                                                                  release.
PER0012535.........  Laura Gorman,                   CA, NV............  Play taped         Renew.
                      Encinitas,          Southwestern                            vocalizations.
                      California.         willow flycatcher
                                          (Empidonax
                                          traillii extimus).
PER0012877.........  Jared Elia,                     CA................  Capture, handle,   Amend.
                      Concord,            California tiger                        and release.
                      California.         salamander (Santa
                                          Barbara County
                                          and Sonoma County
                                          distinct
                                          population
                                          segments (DPSs))
                                          (Ambystoma
                                          californiense).
ES-044846..........  U.S. Geological      Arabis     CA................  Remove and reduce  Renew
                      Survey and          hoffmannii                              to possession;
                      National Park       (Boechera                               collect
                      Service, Ventura,   hoffmannii)                             vouchers, fruit,
                      California.         (Hoffmann's rock-                       seed, and
                                          cress).                                 vegetative
                                                                          material for
                                          Arctostaphylos                          banking,
                                          confertiflora                           propagation, and
                                          (Santa Rosa                             genetic research.
                                          Island manzanita).
                                          Berberis
                                          pinnata subsp.
                                          insularis (island
                                          barberry).
                                         
                                          Castilleja mollis
                                          (soft-leaved
                                          paintbrush).
                                          Dudleya
                                          traskiae (Santa
                                          Barbara Island
                                          liveforever).
                                          Galium
                                          buxifolium
                                          (island bedstraw).

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                                          Gilia
                                          tenuiflora subsp.
                                          hoffmannii
                                          (Hoffmann's
                                          slender-flowered
                                          gilia).
                                         
                                          Malacothamnus
                                          fasciculatus var.
                                          nesioticus (Santa
                                          Cruz Island bush-
                                          mallow).
                                         
                                          Malacothrix
                                          indecora (Santa
                                          Cruz Island
                                          malacothrix).
                                         
                                          Malacothrix
                                          squalida (Island
                                          malacothrix).
                                          Phacelia
                                          insularis subsp.
                                          insularis (island
                                          phacelia).
                                         
                                          Thysanocarpus
                                          conchuliferus
                                          (Santa Cruz
                                          Island fringepod).
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Peter Erickson,
Acting Regional Ecological Services Program Leader, California-Great 
Basin Region 10 (formerly Pacific Southwest Regional Office-Region 8).
[FR Doc. 2021-14519 Filed 7-7-21; 8:45 am]
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