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Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Application

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Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.


Notice of receipt of application.

The following applicant has applied for a permit to conduct certain activities with endangered species. This notice is provided pursuant to section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531, et seq.).

Permit Number TE034594

Applicant: M. Brent McClane, St. Louis, Missouri.

The applicant requests a permit to take (capture, handle and release) all federally listed unionid mussel species within U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regions 3 and 4, in particular Clubshell (Pleurobema clava), Curtis' pearlymussel (Epioblasma florentina curtisi), Fanshell (Cyprogenia stegaria), Fat pocketbook (Potamilus capax), Higgins' eye pearlymussel (Lampsilis higginsi), Orange-foot pimpleback pearlymussel (Plethobasus cooperianus), Pink mucket pearlymussel (Lampsilis abrupta), Scaleshell mussel (Leptodea leptodon), White wartyback pearlymussel (Plethobasus cicatricosus), and Winged mapleleaf mussel (Quadrula fragosa). The applicant requests the permit to collect the threatened and endangered mussel species in all streams located throughout U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Region 3 ( Iowa, Illinios, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin) and portions of Region 4 (Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia). Activities are proposed for studies to identify populations of listed mussel species, develop methods to minimize or avoid project related impacts to those populations, and to identify new populations of listed unionid species. The scientific research is aimed at enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Written data or comments should be submitted to the Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Operations, 1 Federal Drive, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111-4056, and must be received within 30 days of the date of this publication.

Documents and other information submitted with this application are available for review by any party who requests a copy of such documents from the following office within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Operations, 1 Federal Drive, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111-4056,, telephone (612/713-5343), or FAX (612/713-5292).

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Dated: October 20, 2000.

T.J. Miller,

Acting, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Region 3, Fort Snelling, Minnesota.

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[FR Doc. 00-27505 Filed 10-25-00; 8:45 am]