Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications, 45748-45749 [2021-17522]

Download as PDF 45748 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 155 / Monday, August 16, 2021 / Notices Estimated Number of Respondents: 233,000,000. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 233,000,000. Estimated Time per Response: 10 seconds or 0.003 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 699,000. Type of Information Collection: APC Terminals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 70,000,000. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 70,000,000. Estimated Time per Response: 2 minutes or 0.033 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,310,000. Type of Information Collection: MPC App. Estimated Number of Respondents: 500,000. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 500,000. Estimated Time per Response: 2 minutes or 0.033 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 16,500. Dated: August 10, 2021. Seth D. Renkema, Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications for a permit to conduct activities intended to recover and enhance endangered species survival. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), prohibits certain activities that may impact endangered species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. DATES: To ensure consideration, please submit your written comments by September 15, 2021. ADDRESSES: Document availability: Request documents by phone or email: Beth Forbus, 505–248–6681, beth_ forbus@fws.gov. Comment submission: Submit comments by email to fw2_te_permits@ fws.gov. Please specify the permit you are interested in by number (e.g., Application No. ESPER1234567). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Beth Forbus, Supervisor, Classification and Restoration Division, 505–248–6681. Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2021–17407 Filed 8–13–21; 8:45 am] Background BILLING CODE 9111–14–P With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits activities that constitute take of listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activity. The ESA’s definition of ‘‘take’’ includes hunting, shooting, harming, wounding, or killing but also such activities as pursuing, harassing, trapping, capturing, or collecting. The ESA and our implementing regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at title 50, part 17, provide for issuing such permits and DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R2–ES–2021–N177; FXES11130200000–212–FF02ENEH00] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. Application No. Applicant ESPER001318 ..... Wright, Marjorie; Los Alamos, New Mexico. Odysea Aquarium, LLC; Scottsdale, Arizona. Thompson, Brent; White Rock, New Mexico. Reichenbacher, Frank; Scottsdale, Arizona. ESPER001337 ..... lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments. ACTION: ESPER001137 ..... ESPER001295 ..... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Aug 13, 2021 Species require that we invite public comment before issuing permits for activities involving endangered species. A recovery permit we issue under the ESA, section 10(a)(1)(A), authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or enhance the species’ propagation or survival. These activities often include such prohibited actions as capture and collection. 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 Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review by any party who submits a request as specified in ADDRESSES. Releasing documents is subject to Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) requirements. Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the recovery and enhancement of propagation or survival of the species in the wild. We invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies and the public to submit written data, views, or arguments with respect to these applications. The comments and recommendations that will be most useful and likely to influence agency decisions are those supported by quantitative information or studies. Please refer to the application number when submitting comments. Permit action Location Activity Type of take Jemez Mountains salamander (Plethodon neomexicanus). New Mexico ........... Presence/absence surveys; capture. Harm, harass ......... Renew. Kemp’s ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii). Arizona ................... Hold, display .......... Harm, harass ......... Renew and Amend. Jemez Mountains salamander (Plethodon neomexicanus). New Mexico ........... Harm, harass ......... New. Arizona cliffrose (Purshia subintegra) .... New Mexico ........... Presence/absence surveys, capture, biosample. Survey/monitor, leaf collection. Harm, harass ......... New. Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\16AUN1.SGM 16AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 155 / Monday, August 16, 2021 / Notices Application No. Applicant ESPER001233 ..... West, Sue; Albuquerque, New Mexico. ESPER001235 ..... Davidson, Zoe (BLM); Santa Fe, NM. ESPER001385 ..... New Mexico State Land Office; Santa Fe, New Mexico. Location Activity Type of take Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus), Jemez Mountains salamander (Plethodon neomexicanus). Knowlton’s cactus (Pediocactus knowltonii), Kuenzler’s hedgehog cactus (Echinocereus fendleri var. kuenzleri), Sneed’s pincushion cactus (Coryphantha sneedii var. sneedii), Holy Ghost ipomopsis (Ipomopsis sancti-spiritus), Mancos milk-vetch (Astragalus humillimus), Todsen’s pennyroyal (Hedeoma todsenii), Sacramento prickly poppy (Argemone pleiacantha ssp. pinnatisecta), Lee pincushion cactus (Coryphantha sneedii var. leei), Mesa Verde cactus (Sclerocactus mesae-verdae), Zuni Fleabane (Erigeron rhizomatus), Pecos sunflower (Helianthus paradoxus), Sacramento Mountains thistle (Cirsium vinaceum), gypsum wild-buckwheat (Eriogonum gypsophilum). Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). New Mexico ........... Presence/absence surveys, capture, biosample. Harm, harass ......... New. New Mexico ........... Survey/monitor, Seed/fruit collection. Harm, harass ......... New. New Mexico ........... Presence/absence surveys. Harm, harass ......... Renew and Amend. Amy Lueders, Regional Director, Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2021–17522 Filed 8–13–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLORB07000.L17110000.AL0000 .LXSSH1060000.21X.HAG 21–0066] Notice of Subcommittee Meeting for the Steens Mountain Advisory Council, Oregon Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Steens Mountain Advisory Council (SMAC) Public Lands Access Subcomittee will meet as indicated below. DATES: The SMAC will hold a field tour on September 23, 2021, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time to the the Nature’s Advocate, LLC, inholding in the Fish Creek area on Steens Mountain, and an in-person meeting on September 24, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Pacific Time. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: 17:21 Aug 13, 2021 Permit action Species Authority We provide this notice under section 10 of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). VerDate Sep<11>2014 45749 Jkt 253001 The meeting will be held and the field tour will commence and conclude at the Frenchglen School, 39235 OR–205, Frenchglen, Oregon, 97736. A virtual meeting may substitute for an in-person meeting depending on local health restrictions at the time of the meeting. Additional information can be found on the SMAC’s website at www.blm.gov/get-involved/resourceadvisory-council/near-you/oregonwashington/steens-mac. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tara Thissell, Public Affairs Specialist, 28910 Highway 20 West, Hines, Oregon 97738; telephone: 541–573–4519; email: tthissell@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact Ms. Thissell during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The SMAC was established August 14, 2001, pursuant to the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Act of 2000 (Steens Act) (Pub. L. 106– 399). The SMAC provides recommendations to the BLM regarding new and unique approaches to management of the land within the bounds of the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area (CMPA), recommends cooperative programs and incentives for landscape management that meet human needs, and advises the BLM on potential maintenance and improvement of the ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ecological and economic integrity of the area. The SMAC’s Public Lands Access Subcommittee was established in 2015 and serves to research, discuss, and evaluate any access issue in the Steens Mountain CMPA. Issues could relate to parking, hiking, motorized or nonmotorized use, public to private land inholding routes and methods of travel, private to public land access by way of easement or other agreement, or purchase or exchange of public and private land for improved access and contiguous landscape. The Subcommittee reviews all aspects of any access issue, formulates suggestions for remedy, and proposes those solutions to the entire SMAC for further discussion and possible recommendation to the BLM. On September 23, 2021, the Subcommittee will tour the Nature’s Advocate, LLC, inholding in the Fish Creek area on Steens Mountain. The field tour will take all day and ATVs and/or UTVs will be utilized for the majority of the time—travel routes cannot support traditional vehicles in many places. Attending public participants must provide their own transportation at all times including traditional vehicles as road conditions allow, and ATVs or UTVs as otherwise needed, and be able to hike moderate distances of 1 to 2 miles each way across varied terrain. Attending council members, agency personnel, and public participants shall provide their own personal amenities for the duration of the field tour, including but not limited E:\FR\FM\16AUN1.SGM 16AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 155 (Monday, August 16, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45748-45749]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-17522]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R2-ES-2021-N177; FXES11130200000-212-FF02ENEH00]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 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, invite the public to 
comment on the following applications for a permit to conduct 
activities intended to recover and enhance endangered species survival. 
With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended 
(ESA), prohibits certain activities that may impact endangered species 
unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The ESA also requires 
that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.

DATES: To ensure consideration, please submit your written comments by 
September 15, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Document availability: Request documents by phone or email: 
Beth Forbus, 505-248-6681, [email protected].
    Comment submission: Submit comments by email to 
[email protected]. Please specify the permit you are interested in 
by number (e.g., Application No. ESPER1234567).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Beth Forbus, Supervisor, 
Classification and Restoration Division, 505-248-6681. Individuals who 
are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-
800-877-8339 for TTY assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 
1531 et seq.) prohibits activities that constitute take of listed 
species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activity. 
The ESA's definition of ``take'' includes hunting, shooting, harming, 
wounding, or killing but also such activities as pursuing, harassing, 
trapping, capturing, or collecting.
    The ESA and our implementing regulations in the Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) at title 50, part 17, provide for issuing such 
permits and require that we invite public comment before issuing 
permits for activities involving endangered species.
    A recovery permit we issue under the ESA, section 10(a)(1)(A), 
authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered or 
threatened species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or 
enhance the species' propagation or survival. These activities often 
include such prohibited actions as capture and collection. 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

    Documents and other information submitted with these applications 
are available for review by any party who submits a request as 
specified in ADDRESSES. Releasing documents is subject to Privacy Act 
(5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) 
requirements.
    Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the 
recovery and enhancement of propagation or survival of the species in 
the wild. We invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies and the 
public to submit written data, views, or arguments with respect to 
these applications. The comments and recommendations that will be most 
useful and likely to influence agency decisions are those supported by 
quantitative information or studies. Please refer to the application 
number when submitting comments.

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     Application No.             Applicant              Species              Location              Activity            Type of take       Permit action
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ESPER001318..............  Wright, Marjorie;     Jemez Mountains       New Mexico..........  Presence/absence      Harm, harass.......  Renew.
                            Los Alamos, New       salamander                                  surveys; capture.
                            Mexico.               (Plethodon
                                                  neomexicanus).
ESPER001337..............  Odysea Aquarium,      Kemp's ridley sea     Arizona.............  Hold, display.......  Harm, harass.......  Renew and Amend.
                            LLC; Scottsdale,      turtle
                            Arizona.              (Lepidochelys
                                                  kempii).
ESPER001137..............  Thompson, Brent;      Jemez Mountains       New Mexico..........  Presence/absence      Harm, harass.......  New.
                            White Rock, New       salamander                                  surveys, capture,
                            Mexico.               (Plethodon                                  biosample.
                                                  neomexicanus).
ESPER001295..............  Reichenbacher,        Arizona cliffrose     New Mexico..........  Survey/monitor, leaf  Harm, harass.......  New.
                            Frank; Scottsdale,    (Purshia                                    collection.
                            Arizona.              subintegra).

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ESPER001233..............  West, Sue;            Southwestern willow   New Mexico..........  Presence/absence      Harm, harass.......  New.
                            Albuquerque, New      flycatcher                                  surveys, capture,
                            Mexico.               (Empidonax traillii                         biosample.
                                                  extimus), Jemez
                                                  Mountains
                                                  salamander
                                                  (Plethodon
                                                  neomexicanus).
ESPER001235..............  Davidson, Zoe (BLM);  Knowlton's cactus     New Mexico..........  Survey/monitor, Seed/ Harm, harass.......  New.
                            Santa Fe, NM.         (Pediocactus                                fruit collection.
                                                  knowltonii),
                                                  Kuenzler's hedgehog
                                                  cactus
                                                  (Echinocereus
                                                  fendleri var.
                                                  kuenzleri), Sneed's
                                                  pincushion cactus
                                                  (Coryphantha
                                                  sneedii var.
                                                  sneedii), Holy
                                                  Ghost ipomopsis
                                                  (Ipomopsis sancti-
                                                  spiritus), Mancos
                                                  milk-vetch
                                                  (Astragalus
                                                  humillimus),
                                                  Todsen's pennyroyal
                                                  (Hedeoma todsenii),
                                                  Sacramento prickly
                                                  poppy (Argemone
                                                  pleiacantha ssp.
                                                  pinnatisecta), Lee
                                                  pincushion cactus
                                                  (Coryphantha
                                                  sneedii var. leei),
                                                  Mesa Verde cactus
                                                  (Sclerocactus mesae-
                                                  verdae), Zuni
                                                  Fleabane (Erigeron
                                                  rhizomatus), Pecos
                                                  sunflower
                                                  (Helianthus
                                                  paradoxus),
                                                  Sacramento
                                                  Mountains thistle
                                                  (Cirsium vinaceum),
                                                  gypsum wild-
                                                  buckwheat
                                                  (Eriogonum
                                                  gypsophilum).
ESPER001385..............  New Mexico State      Southwestern willow   New Mexico..........  Presence/absence      Harm, harass.......  Renew and Amend.
                            Land Office; Santa    flycatcher                                  surveys.
                            Fe, New Mexico.       (Empidonax traillii
                                                  extimus).
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Authority

    We provide this notice under section 10 of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 
et seq.).

Amy Lueders,
Regional Director, Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-17522 Filed 8-13-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4333-15-P