Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications, 2631-2633 [2022-00807]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 11 / Tuesday, January 18, 2022 / Notices On October 15, 2021, the sixth plan of action under the Voluntary Agreement—the Plan of Action to Establish a National Strategy for the Coordination of National Multimodal Healthcare Supply Chains to Respond to COVID–19—was finalized.7 This plan of action established several subcommittees under the Voluntary Agreement, focusing on different transportation categories. The meetings are chaired by the FEMA Administrator’s delegates from the Office of Response and Recovery (ORR) and Office of Policy and Program Analysis (OPPA), attended by the Attorney General’s delegates from the U.S. Department of Justice, and attended by the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission’s delegates. In implementing the Voluntary Agreement, FEMA adheres to all procedural requirements of 50 U.S.C. 4558 and 44 CFR part 332. Meeting Objectives: The objectives of the meetings are as follows: 1. Convene the Sub-Committee for Oxygen under the Medical Gases Plan of Action to establish priorities related to the COVID–19 response under the Voluntary Agreement. 2. Gather Sub-Committee Participants and Attendees to ask targeted questions for situational awareness related to the Sub-Committee for Oxygen. 3. Identify potential Objectives and Actions that should be completed under the Sub-Committee for Oxygen. 4. Identify pandemic-related information gaps and areas that merit sharing by holding recurring meetings of the Sub-Committee for Oxygen with key stakeholders. Meetings Closed to the Public: By default, the DPA requires meetings held to implement a voluntary agreement or plan of action be open to the public.8 However, attendance may be limited if the Sponsor 9 of the voluntary agreement finds that the matter to be discussed at a meeting falls within the purview of matters described in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c), such as trade secrets and commercial or financial information. The Sponsor of the Voluntary Agreement, the FEMA Administrator, found that these meetings to implement the Voluntary Agreement involve matters which fall within the purview of matters described in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c) and the meetings are therefore closed to the public. 7 See 86 FR 57444 (Oct. 15, 2021). 8 See 50 U.S.C. 4558(h)(7). 9 ‘‘[T]he individual designated by the President in subsection (c)(2) [of section 708 of the DPA] to administer the voluntary agreement, or plan of action.’’ 50 U.S.C. 4558(h)(7). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Jan 14, 2022 Jkt 256001 Specifically, these meetings may require participants to disclose trade secrets or commercial or financial information that is privileged or confidential. Disclosure of such information allows for meetings to be closed to the public pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4). The success of the Voluntary Agreement depends wholly on the willing participation of the private sector participants. Failure to close these meetings to the public could reduce active participation by the signatories due to a perceived risk that sensitive company information could be released to the public. A public disclosure of a private sector participant’s information executed prematurely could reduce trust and support for the Voluntary Agreement. A resulting loss of support by the participants for the Voluntary Agreement would significantly hinder the implementation of the Agency’s objectives. Thus, these meeting closures are permitted pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B). Deanne Criswell, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2022–00809 Filed 1–14–22; 8:45 am] 2631 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): ADDRESSES: • 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: Background BILLING CODE 9111–19–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R3–ES–2021–N219; 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 February 17, 2022. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1 2632 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Application No. Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 11 / Tuesday, January 18, 2022 / Notices Applicant Species Location Activity Type of take Conduct presence/absence surveys, conduct studies to document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, and evaluate potential impacts. Conduct presence/absence surveys, conduct studies to document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, and evaluate potential impacts. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, and evaluate potential impacts. Capture with mist nests, handle, identify, radio-tag, band, conduct wing biopsies, collect samples, and release. Renew. Capture with mist nests, handle, harp trap, identify, radiotag, band, collect wing biopsy samples, and release. Renew. Capture with mist nests, handle, harp trap, identify, radiotag, band, enter hibernacula, and release. Conduct visual surveys. Renew. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, and evaluate potential impacts. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, and evaluate impacts. Capture, handle, hold for propagation, and release. Amend and renew. Capture, handle, and release. Renew. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, and evaluate impacts. Capture with mist nests, handle, identify, radio-tag, and release. Renew. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, and evaluate impacts. Capture with mist nests, handle, identify, radio-tag, band, collect hair samples, collect fecal samples, and release. Renew. ES182436 ......... Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, IL. Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), gray bat (M. grisescens), and northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis). IL, MO .......................... TE02365A ......... Lynn Robbins, Springfield, MO. TE77313A ......... Robert Madej, Athens, OH. AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MI, MA, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NJ, NH, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VT, VA, WV, WI, WY. AL, AR, CT, DE, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MD, MI, MA, MS, MO, NJ, NH, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, VT, VA, WV, WI. TE120259 ......... Missouri Dept. of Conservation, Saint Joseph, MO. Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), gray bat (M. grisescens), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis), and Ozark big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens). Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), gray bat (M. grisescens), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis), Hine’s emerald dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana), American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus), and Mitchell’s satyr butterfly (Neonympha mitchelli mitchelli). Pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus). TE94321A ......... Brian O’Neill, Oak Park, IL. TE03450B ......... Erin Basiger, Cloverdale, IN. TE81968B ......... Curtis Hart, Hudson, MI VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Jan 14, 2022 KS, MO ........................ Relict darter IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, (Etheostoma MO, OH, PA, TN, WI, chienense), CumWV. berland darter (Etheostoma susanae), palezone shiner (Notropis albizonatus), Scioto madtom (Noturus trautmani), blackside dace (Phoxinus cumberlandensis), pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus), and 28 freshwater mussel species. Indiana bat (Myotis AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, sodalis), northern GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, long-eared bat KY, LA, MA, MD, (Myotis ME, MI, MN, MO, septentrionalis), gray MS, MT, NC, NE, bat (Myotis ND, NH, NJ, NY, OK, grisescens), Virginia OH, PA, RI, SC, SD, big-eared bat TN, VA, VT, WI, WV, (Corynorhinus WY. townsendii virginianus), and Ozark big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens). Indiana bat (Myotis AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, sodalis), northern FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, long-eared bat KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, (Myotis ME, MI, MN, MO, septentrionalis), gray MS, MT, NC, NE, bat (Myotis ND, NH, NJ, NY, OK, grisescens), Virginia OH, PA, RI, SC, SD, big-eared bat TN, VA, VT, WI, WV, (Corynorhinus WY. townsendii virginianus), and Ozark big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens). Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1 Permit action Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 11 / Tuesday, January 18, 2022 / Notices Application No. Applicant Location Activity AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, ND, NH, NJ, NY, OK, OH, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY. IL, KY, OH .................... Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, and evaluate impacts. Capture with mist nests, handle, identify, radio-tag, band, and release. Amend and renew. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, and evaluate impacts. Capture with mist nests and harp traps, enter hibernacula, handle, identify, radio-tag, bio sample, and release. Renew. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, and evaluate impacts. Capture with mist nests and harp traps, handle, identify, radiotag, and release. Renew. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, and evaluate impacts. Capture bats with mist nests and harp traps, handle, identify, radio-tag, band, and release. Capture, handle, and release mussels, fish, Big Sandy crayfish, and American burying beetle. Renew. Goniela Iskali, Bloomington, IN. Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) and northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) Add new species: Gray bat (Myotis grisescens). TE217351 ......... Katrina Schultes, Nelsonville, OH. TE03495B ......... Kristina Hammond, Cheyenne, WY. Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis), and gray bat (Myotis grisescens). Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis), and gray bat (Myotis grisescens). TE049738 ......... Third Rock Consultants, LLC, Lexington, KY. Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis), gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Virginia big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus), Ozark big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens), Big Sandy crayfish (Cambarus callainus), American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus), multiple mussel species, and multiple fish species. Public Availability of Comments khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Species TE99051B ......... 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Jan 14, 2022 Jkt 256001 AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, ND, NH, NJ, NY, OK, OH, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY. AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, VI, WI, WV. we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. Authority Lori Nordstrom, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services. [FR Doc. 2022–00807 Filed 1–14–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on applications to conduct certain activities with species that are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is issued that allows such activities. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing permits for any activity otherwise prohibited by the ESA with respect to any endangered species. We must receive comments by February 17, 2022. [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2021–0141; FXIA16710900000–212–FF09A30000] Foreign Endangered Species; Receipt of Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. Frm 00045 Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments. ACTION: DATES: Fish and Wildlife Service PO 00000 Permit action SUMMARY: We publish this notice under section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). AGENCY: Type of take 2633 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents: The applications, application supporting materials, and any comments and other materials that we receive will be available for public inspection at http:// www.regulations.gov in Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2021–0141. E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 11 (Tuesday, January 18, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2631-2633]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-00807]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R3-ES-2021-N219; 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 February 17, 
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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ES182436.............  Illinois Natural      Indiana bat (Myotis   IL, MO..............  Conduct presence/     Capture with mist     Renew.
                        History Survey,       sodalis), gray bat                          absence surveys,      nests, handle,
                        Champaign, IL.        (M. grisescens),                            conduct studies to    identify, radio-
                                              and northern long-                          document habitat      tag, band, conduct
                                              eared bat (M.                               use, conduct          wing biopsies,
                                              septentrionalis).                           population            collect samples,
                                                                                          monitoring, and       and release.
                                                                                          evaluate potential
                                                                                          impacts.
TE02365A.............  Lynn Robbins,         Indiana bat (Myotis   AL, AR, CT, DE, FL,   Conduct presence/     Capture with mist     Renew.
                        Springfield, MO.      sodalis), gray bat    GA, IL, IN, IA, KS,   absence surveys,      nests, handle, harp
                                              (M. grisescens),      KY, LA, ME, MD, MI,   conduct studies to    trap, identify,
                                              northern long-eared   MA, MN, MS, MO, MT,   document habitat      radio-tag, band,
                                              bat (M.               NE, NJ, NH, NY, NC,   use, conduct          collect wing biopsy
                                              septentrionalis),     ND, OH, OK, PA, RI,   population            samples, and
                                              and Ozark big-eared   SC, SD, TN, VT, VA,   monitoring, and       release.
                                              bat (Corynorhinus     WV, WI, WY.           evaluate potential
                                              townsendii ingens).                         impacts.
TE77313A.............  Robert Madej,         Indiana bat (Myotis   AL, AR, CT, DE, GA,   Conduct presence/     Capture with mist     Renew.
                        Athens, OH.           sodalis), gray bat    IL, IN, IA, KS, KY,   absence surveys,      nests, handle, harp
                                              (M. grisescens),      MD, MI, MA, MS, MO,   document habitat      trap, identify,
                                              northern long-eared   NJ, NH, NY, NC, OH,   use, conduct          radio-tag, band,
                                              bat (M.               OK, PA, RI, SC, TN,   population            enter hibernacula,
                                              septentrionalis),     VT, VA, WV, WI.       monitoring, and       and release.
                                              Hine's emerald                              evaluate potential    Conduct visual
                                              dragonfly                                   impacts.              surveys.
                                              (Somatochlora
                                              hineana), American
                                              burying beetle
                                              (Nicrophorus
                                              americanus), and
                                              Mitchell's satyr
                                              butterfly
                                              (Neonympha
                                              mitchelli
                                              mitchelli).
TE120259.............  Missouri Dept. of     Pallid sturgeon       KS, MO..............  Conduct presence/     Capture, handle,      Amend and renew.
                        Conservation, Saint   (Scaphirhynchus                             absence surveys,      hold for
                        Joseph, MO.           albus).                                     document habitat      propagation, and
                                                                                          use, conduct          release.
                                                                                          population
                                                                                          monitoring, and
                                                                                          evaluate potential
                                                                                          impacts.
TE94321A.............  Brian O'Neill, Oak    Relict darter         IA, IL, IN, KY, MI,   Conduct presence/     Capture, handle, and  Renew.
                        Park, IL.             (Etheostoma           MN, MO, OH, PA, TN,   absence surveys,      release.
                                              chienense),           WI, WV.               document habitat
                                              Cumberland darter                           use, conduct
                                              (Etheostoma                                 population
                                              susanae), palezone                          monitoring, and
                                              shiner (Notropis                            evaluate impacts.
                                              albizonatus),
                                              Scioto madtom
                                              (Noturus
                                              trautmani),
                                              blackside dace
                                              (Phoxinus
                                              cumberlandensis),
                                              pallid sturgeon
                                              (Scaphirhynchus
                                              albus), and 28
                                              freshwater mussel
                                              species.
TE03450B.............  Erin Basiger,         Indiana bat (Myotis   AL, AR, CT, DC, DE,   Conduct presence/     Capture with mist     Renew.
                        Cloverdale, IN.       sodalis), northern    GA, IA, IL, IN, KS,   absence surveys,      nests, handle,
                                              long-eared bat        KY, LA, MA, MD, ME,   document habitat      identify, radio-
                                              (Myotis               MI, MN, MO, MS, MT,   use, conduct          tag, and release.
                                              septentrionalis),     NC, NE, ND, NH, NJ,   population
                                              gray bat (Myotis      NY, OK, OH, PA, RI,   monitoring, and
                                              grisescens),          SC, SD, TN, VA, VT,   evaluate impacts.
                                              Virginia big-eared    WI, WV, WY.
                                              bat (Corynorhinus
                                              townsendii
                                              virginianus), and
                                              Ozark big-eared bat
                                              (Corynorhinus
                                              townsendii ingens).
TE81968B.............  Curtis Hart, Hudson,  Indiana bat (Myotis   AL, AR, CT, DC, DE,   Conduct presence/     Capture with mist     Renew.
                        MI.                   sodalis), northern    FL, GA, IA, IL, IN,   absence surveys,      nests, handle,
                                              long-eared bat        KS, KY, LA, MA, MD,   document habitat      identify, radio-
                                              (Myotis               ME, MI, MN, MO, MS,   use, conduct          tag, band, collect
                                              septentrionalis),     MT, NC, NE, ND, NH,   population            hair samples,
                                              gray bat (Myotis      NJ, NY, OK, OH, PA,   monitoring, and       collect fecal
                                              grisescens),          RI, SC, SD, TN, VA,   evaluate impacts.     samples, and
                                              Virginia big-eared    VT, WI, WV, WY.                             release.
                                              bat (Corynorhinus
                                              townsendii
                                              virginianus), and
                                              Ozark big-eared bat
                                              (Corynorhinus
                                              townsendii ingens).

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TE99051B.............  Goniela Iskali,       Indiana bat (Myotis   AL, AR, CT, DE, FL,   Conduct presence/     Capture with mist     Amend and renew.
                        Bloomington, IN.      sodalis) and          GA, IA, IL, IN, KS,   absence surveys,      nests, handle,
                                              northern long-eared   KY, LA, MA, MD, ME,   document habitat      identify, radio-
                                              bat (Myotis           MI, MN, MO, MS, MT,   use, conduct          tag, band, and
                                              septentrionalis)      NC, NE, ND, NH, NJ,   population            release.
                                              Add new species:      NY, OK, OH, PA, RI,   monitoring, and
                                              Gray bat (Myotis      SC, SD, TN, TX, VA,   evaluate impacts.
                                              grisescens).          VT, WI, WV, WY.
TE217351.............  Katrina Schultes,     Indiana bat (Myotis   IL, KY, OH..........  Conduct presence/     Capture with mist     Renew.
                        Nelsonville, OH.      sodalis), northern                          absence surveys,      nests and harp
                                              long-eared bat                              document habitat      traps, enter
                                              (Myotis                                     use, conduct          hibernacula,
                                              septentrionalis),                           population            handle, identify,
                                              and gray bat                                monitoring, and       radio-tag, bio
                                              (Myotis grisescens).                        evaluate impacts.     sample, and release.
TE03495B.............  Kristina Hammond,     Indiana bat (Myotis   AL, AR, CT, DC, DE,   Conduct presence/     Capture with mist     Renew.
                        Cheyenne, WY.         sodalis), northern    FL, GA, IA, IL, IN,   absence surveys,      nests and harp
                                              long-eared bat        KS, KY, LA, MA, MD,   document habitat      traps, handle,
                                              (Myotis               MI, MN, MO, MS, MT,   use, conduct          identify, radio-
                                              septentrionalis),     NC, NE, ND, NH, NJ,   population            tag, and release.
                                              and gray bat          NY, OK, OH, PA, RI,   monitoring, and
                                              (Myotis grisescens).  SC, SD, TN, VA, VT,   evaluate impacts.
                                                                    WI, WV, WY.
TE049738.............  Third Rock            Indiana bat (Myotis   AL, AR, FL, GA, IA,   Conduct presence/     Capture bats with     Renew.
                        Consultants, LLC,     sodalis), northern    IL, IN, KY, LA, MI,   absence surveys,      mist nests and harp
                        Lexington, KY.        long-eared bat        MN, MO, MS, NC, OH,   document habitat      traps, handle,
                                              (Myotis               PA, SC, TN, VI, WI,   use, conduct          identify, radio-
                                              septentrionalis),     WV.                   population            tag, band, and
                                              gray bat (Myotis                            monitoring, and       release. Capture,
                                              grisescens),                                evaluate impacts.     handle, and release
                                              Virginia big-eared                                                mussels, fish, Big
                                              bat (Corynorhinus                                                 Sandy crayfish, and
                                              townsendii                                                        American burying
                                              virginianus), Ozark                                               beetle.
                                              big-eared bat
                                              (Corynorhinus
                                              townsendii ingens),
                                              Big Sandy crayfish
                                              (Cambarus
                                              callainus),
                                              American burying
                                              beetle (Nicrophorus
                                              americanus),
                                              multiple mussel
                                              species, and
                                              multiple fish
                                              species.
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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.
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