Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications, 69678-69679 [2021-26566]

Download as PDF 69678 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 8, 2021 / Notices Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R3–ES–2021–N212; FXES11130300000–201–FF03E00000] Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation or survival of endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on these applications. Before issuing any of the requested permits, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period. SUMMARY: We must receive your written comments on or before January 7, 2022. DATES: jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Application No. Applicant Document availability and comment submission: Submit requests for copies of the applications and related documents, as well as any comments, by one of the following methods. All requests and comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s) (e.g., TEXXXXXX; see table in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION): • Email: permitsR3ES@fws.gov. Please refer to the respective application number (e.g., Application No. TEXXXXXX) in the subject line of your email message. • U.S. Mail: Regional Director, Attn: Nathan Rathbun, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 5600 American Blvd. West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN 55437–1458. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nathan Rathbun, 612–713–5343 (phone); permitsR3ES@fws.gov (email). Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: seq.), prohibits certain activities with endangered and threatened species unless authorized by a Federal permit. The ESA and our implementing regulations in part 17 of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) provide for the issuance of such permits and require that we invite public comment before issuing permits for activities involving endangered species. A recovery permit issued by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for enhancement of propagation or survival of the species. Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. Background The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et We invite local, State, and Federal agencies; Tribes; and the public to comment on the following applications: ADDRESSES: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Species Location Activity PER0026145 .......... Zachary Kaiser, Independence, MO. Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), gray bat (M. grisescens), and northern longeared bat (M. septentrionalis). AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OK, OH, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY. ESPER0003023 ...... Samuel Schratz, Villa Park, IL. Add one new species, Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), to existing authorized species: Gray bat (M. grisescens) and northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis). Add: AL, AR, CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MD, MA, MI, MS, MO, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, TN, VT, VA, WV to existing authorized states: DE, DC, FL, LA, ME, MN, MT, NE, NH, ND, RI, SC, SD, WI, WY. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Dec 07, 2021 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment Type of take Conduct presence/abCapture with mist-nets, sence surveys, docuhandle, identify, radioment habitat use, contag, light-tag, band, colduct population monilect non-intrusive meastoring, evaluate impacts. urements, collect hair samples, fungal lift tape, pellets, swab samples, wing punch and release, and salvage. Conduct presence/abCapture with mist-nets, sence surveys, docuhandle, identify, radioment habitat use, contag, band, collect nonduct population moniintrusive measuretoring, evaluate impacts. ments, release. E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 Permit action Renew. Amend. Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 8, 2021 / Notices Application No. Applicant ES206781 ............... Environmental Solutions & Innovations, Inc., Cincinnati, OH. ES206781 ............... EcoAnalysts, Inc., O’Fallon, MO. ES88224B ............... Joe Snavely, Chambersburg, PA. Species Location Add two new species—Dakota Skipper (Hesperia dacotae) and Poweshiek Skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek)— to existing authorized species: Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (M. sodalis), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis), Ozark big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens), Virginia big-eared bat (C. t. virginianus), Amber darter (Percina antesella), blackside dace (Phoxinus cumberlandensis), candy darter (Etheostoma osburni) Cherokee darter (Etheostoma scotti), Conasauga logperch (Percina jenkinsi), Diamond darter (Crystallaria cincotta), Etowah darter (Etheostoma etowahae), Maryland darter (Etheostoma sellare), Ozark cavefish (Amblyopsis rosea), Niangua darter (Etheostoma nianguae), Roanoke logperch (Percina rex), Topeka shiner (Notropis topeka), Rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis), Karner blue butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis), Mitchell’s satyr butterfly (Neonympha mitchellii mitchellii), Running buffalo clover (Trifolium stoloniferum), northeastern bulrush (Scirpus ancistrochaetus), and American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus). Fifty-nine freshwater mussel species ... AL, AR, CN, DE, DC, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OK, OH, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VT, VA, WV, WI, WY. Conduct presence/abCapture; harp trap; hansence surveys, docudle; temporary hold; ment habitat use, conband; radio tag; enter duct population monihibernacula; release; toring, evaluate impacts. electrofish; collect fecal, DNA, and pollen samples. Amend. AR, CO, CN, DE, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OK, OH, PA, RI, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WV, WI. IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, MO, NC, OH, WI. Conduct presence/abCapture, handle, release sence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Renew. Conduct presence/abCapture, handle, release, sence surveys, docurelocation and marking ment habitat use, condue to stranding. duct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Renew. Sixteen freshwater mussel species ...... Public Availability of Comments Written comments we receive become part of the administrative record associated with this action. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can request in your comment that we withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Moreover, all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their entirety. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Dec 07, 2021 Jkt 256001 Activity 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Lori Nordstrom, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services. [FR Doc. 2021–26566 Filed 12–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [223.LLID957000.L14400000. BJ0000.241A00] Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, Idaho Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of official filing. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has officially filed the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Idaho State Office, Boise, Idaho. The plats described in this notice were filed on June 28, 2021, and September 22, 2021. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the BLM and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, are necessary for the management of these lands. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Type of take 69679 Permit action A copy of the plats may be obtained from the Public Room at the Bureau of Land Management, Idaho State Office, 1387 S Vinnell Way, Boise, Idaho 83709, upon required payment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy A. Quincy, Branch of Cadastral Survey, Bureau of Land Management, 1387 South Vinnell Way, Boise, Idaho, 83709–1657; telephone (208) 373–3981; email: tquincy@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at (800) 877–8339 to contact Mr. Quincy 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 plat, in one sheet, incorporating the field notes of the dependent resurvey of a portion of the subdivisional lines and Mineral Survey Number 891 in Township 7 North, Range 6 East, Boise Meridian, Idaho, was accepted June 28, 2021. The plat, in two sheets, incorporating the field notes of the dependent resurvey of portions of the 7th Standard Parallel North and subdivisional lines, and subdivision of sections 5, 15 and 26, Township 35 North, Range 2 East, ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 233 (Wednesday, December 8, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R3-ES-2021-N212; FXES11130300000-201-FF03E00000]


Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit 
Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received 
applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the 
propagation or survival of endangered or threatened species under the 
Endangered Species Act. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, 
and Federal agencies to comment on these applications. Before issuing 
any of the requested permits, we will take into consideration any 
information that we receive during the public comment period.

DATES: We must receive your written comments on or before January 7, 
2022.

ADDRESSES: Document availability and comment submission: Submit 
requests for copies of the applications and related documents, as well 
as any comments, by one of the following methods. All requests and 
comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s) 
(e.g., TEXXXXXX; see table in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION):
     Email: [email protected]. Please refer to the respective 
application number (e.g., Application No. TEXXXXXX) in the subject line 
of your email message.
     U.S. Mail: Regional Director, Attn: Nathan Rathbun, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 5600 American Blvd. 
West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN 55437-1458.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 
et seq.), prohibits certain activities with endangered and threatened 
species unless authorized by a Federal permit. The ESA and our 
implementing regulations in part 17 of title 50 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) provide for the issuance of such permits and require 
that we invite public comment before issuing permits for activities 
involving endangered species.
    A recovery permit issued by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA 
authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered species 
for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for enhancement of 
propagation or survival of the species. Our regulations implementing 
section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for 
endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife 
species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 
for threatened plant species.

Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment

    We invite local, State, and Federal agencies; Tribes; and the 
public to comment on the following applications:

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    Application No.           Applicant              Species              Location              Activity            Type of take         Permit action
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PER0026145............  Zachary Kaiser,       Indiana bat (Myotis   AL, AR, CT, DC, DE,   Conduct presence/     Capture with mist-    Renew.
                         Independence, MO.     sodalis), gray bat    FL, GA, IA, IL, IN,   absence surveys,      nets, handle,
                                               (M. grisescens),      KS, KY, LA, ME, MA,   document habitat      identify, radio-
                                               and northern long-    MD, MI, MN, MO, MS,   use, conduct          tag, light-tag,
                                               eared bat (M.         MT, NC, ND, NE, NH,   population            band, collect non-
                                               septentrionalis).     NJ, NY, OK, OH, PA,   monitoring,           intrusive
                                                                     RI, SC, SD, TN, VA,   evaluate impacts.     measurements,
                                                                     VT, WI, WV, WY.                             collect hair
                                                                                                                 samples, fungal
                                                                                                                 lift tape, pellets,
                                                                                                                 swab samples, wing
                                                                                                                 punch and release,
                                                                                                                 and salvage.
ESPER0003023..........  Samuel Schratz,       Add one new species,  Add: AL, AR, CT, GA,  Conduct presence/     Capture with mist-    Amend.
                         Villa Park, IL.       Indiana bat (Myotis   IL, IN, IA, KS, KY,   absence surveys,      nets, handle,
                                               sodalis), to          MD, MA, MI, MS, MO,   document habitat      identify, radio-
                                               existing authorized   NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK,   use, conduct          tag, band, collect
                                               species: Gray bat     PA, TN, VT, VA, WV    population            non-intrusive
                                               (M. grisescens) and   to existing           monitoring,           measurements,
                                               northern long-eared   authorized states:    evaluate impacts.     release.
                                               bat (M.               DE, DC, FL, LA, ME,
                                               septentrionalis).     MN, MT, NE, NH, ND,
                                                                     RI, SC, SD, WI, WY.

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ES206781..............  Environmental         Add two new species-- AL, AR, CN, DE, DC,   Conduct presence/     Capture; harp trap;   Amend.
                         Solutions &           Dakota Skipper        GA, IL, IN, IA, KS,   absence surveys,      handle; temporary
                         Innovations, Inc.,    (Hesperia dacotae)    KY, LA, ME, MD, MA,   document habitat      hold; band; radio
                         Cincinnati, OH.       and Poweshiek         MI, MN, MO, MS, MT,   use, conduct          tag; enter
                                               Skipperling           NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC,   population            hibernacula;
                                               (Oarisma              ND, OK, OH, PA, RI,   monitoring,           release;
                                               poweshiek)--to        SC, SD, TN, VT, VA,   evaluate impacts.     electrofish;
                                               existing authorized   WV, WI, WY.                                 collect fecal, DNA,
                                               species: Gray bat                                                 and pollen samples.
                                               (Myotis
                                               grisescens),
                                               Indiana bat (M.
                                               sodalis), northern
                                               long-eared bat (M.
                                               septentrionalis),
                                               Ozark big-eared bat
                                               (Corynorhinus
                                               townsendii ingens),
                                               Virginia big-eared
                                               bat (C. t.
                                               virginianus), Amber
                                               darter (Percina
                                               antesella),
                                               blackside dace
                                               (Phoxinus
                                               cumberlandensis),
                                               candy darter
                                               (Etheostoma
                                               osburni) Cherokee
                                               darter (Etheostoma
                                               scotti), Conasauga
                                               logperch (Percina
                                               jenkinsi), Diamond
                                               darter
                                               (Crystallaria
                                               cincotta), Etowah
                                               darter (Etheostoma
                                               etowahae), Maryland
                                               darter (Etheostoma
                                               sellare), Ozark
                                               cavefish
                                               (Amblyopsis rosea),
                                               Niangua darter
                                               (Etheostoma
                                               nianguae), Roanoke
                                               logperch (Percina
                                               rex), Topeka shiner
                                               (Notropis topeka),
                                               Rusty patched
                                               bumble bee (Bombus
                                               affinis), Karner
                                               blue butterfly
                                               (Lycaeides melissa
                                               samuelis),
                                               Mitchell's satyr
                                               butterfly
                                               (Neonympha
                                               mitchellii
                                               mitchellii),
                                               Running buffalo
                                               clover (Trifolium
                                               stoloniferum),
                                               northeastern
                                               bulrush (Scirpus
                                               ancistrochaetus),
                                               and American
                                               burying beetle
                                               (Nicrophorus
                                               americanus).
ES206781..............  EcoAnalysts, Inc.,    Fifty-nine            AR, CO, CN, DE, IL,   Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,      Renew.
                         O'Fallon, MO.         freshwater mussel     IN, IA, KS, KY, ME,   absence surveys,      release.
                                               species.              MD, MA, MI, MN, MO,   document habitat
                                                                     NE, NH, NJ, NY, OK,   use, conduct
                                                                     OH, PA, RI, SD, TN,   population
                                                                     TX, VA, VT, WV, WI.   monitoring,
                                                                                           evaluate impacts.
ES88224B..............  Joe Snavely,          Sixteen freshwater    IL, IN, IA, MI, MN,   Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,      Renew.
                         Chambersburg, PA.     mussel species.       MO, NC, OH, WI.       absence surveys,      release, relocation
                                                                                           document habitat      and marking due to
                                                                                           use, conduct          stranding.
                                                                                           population
                                                                                           monitoring,
                                                                                           evaluate impacts.
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Public Availability of Comments

    Written comments we receive become part of the administrative 
record associated with this action. Before including your address, 
phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information 
in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--
including your personal identifying information--may be made publicly 
available at any time. While you can request in your comment that we 
withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we 
cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Moreover, all 
submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals 
identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations 
or businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their 
entirety.

Next Steps

    If we decide to issue permits to any of the applicants listed in 
this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register.

Authority

    We publish this notice under section 10(c) of the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

Lori Nordstrom,
Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services.
[FR Doc. 2021-26566 Filed 12-7-21; 8:45 am]
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