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Receipt of Application for Endangered Species Permit

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Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.


Notice of receipt of application for endangered species permit.


The following applicants have applied for permits 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.).

If you wish to comment, you may submit comments by any one of several methods. You may mail comments to the Service's Regional Office (see ADDRESSES). You may also comment via the internet to “”. Please submit comments over the internet as an ASCII file avoiding the use of special characters and any form of encryption. Please also include your name and return address in your internet message. If you do not receive a confirmation from the Service that we have received your internet message, contact us directly at either telephone number listed below (see FURTHER INFORMATION). Finally, you may hand deliver comments to either Service office listed below (see ADDRESSES). Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, Start Printed Page 13078available for public review during regular business hours. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their home address from the administrative record. We will honor such requests to the extent allowable by law. There may also be other circumstances in which we would withhold from the administrative record a respondent's identity, as allowable by law. If you wish us to withhold your name and address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. We will not; however, consider anonymous comments. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety.


Written data or comments on these applications must be received, at the address given below, by April 2, 2001.


Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any party who submits a written request for a copy of such documents to the following office within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1875 Century Boulevard, Suite 200, Atlanta, Georgia 30345 (Attn: Victoria Davis, Permit Biologist). Telephone: 404/679-4176; Facsimile: 404/679-7081.

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Victoria Davis, Telephone: 404/679-4176; Facsimile: 404/679-7081.

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Applicant: Michael Hardman, Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, Illinois TE038178-0.

The applicant requests authorization to take the following species: Yaqui catfish, Ictalurus pricei; Smoky madtom, Noturus baileyi; Yellowfin madtom, Noturus flavipinnis; Neosho madtom, Noturus placidus; Pygmy madtom, Noturus stanauli; and Scioto madtom, Noturus trautmani. Yaqui catfish, Ictalurus pricei will be obtained throughout the species ranges in the San Bernardino Creek and Yaqui River, Arizona. Noturus baileyi will be obtained in Citico Creek, Monroe County, Tennessee. Noturus flavipinnis will be obtained throughout the species ranges in the North Fork Holston River, Virginia and Tennessee; South Fork Holston River to Fort Ratrick Henry Dam, Tennessee; Holston River downstream to John Sevier Detention Lake Dam, Tennessee; and all tributaries thereto. Noturus placidus will be obtained from the Neosho River, Kansas. Noturus stanauli will be obtained from the Clinch River, Hancock County, and Duck River/Hurricane Creek, Humphreys County, Tennessee. Finally, Noturus trautmani will be obtained from the Big Darby Creek, Pickaway County, Ohio. The purpose of the take is to collect nucleotide sequence data to recover the relationship among all species of Ictaluridae, to recover the sister taxon of Ictaluridae and the placement of the family among all catfish families, and to develop a method of error analysis for phylogenetic studies involving multiple data.

Applicant: The Nature Conservancy, Virginia Chapter, Charlottesville, Virginia TE038256-0.

The applicant requests authorization to take (harass) the red-cockaded woodpecker, Picoides borealis, for the purpose of installing cavity restrictors on active cavities located on the Nature Conservancy's Piney Grove Preserve.

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Dated: February 16, 2001.

H. Dale Hall,

Acting Regional Director.

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[FR Doc. 01-4938 Filed 3-1-01; 8:45 am]