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Notice of Receipt of Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications

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AGENCY:

Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice of receipt of permit applications.

SUMMARY:

The following applicants have applied for a scientific research permit to conduct certain activities with endangered species pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, solicit review and comment from local, State, and Federal agencies, and the public on the following permit requests.

DATES:

Comments on these permit applications must be received on or before April 3, 2003 to receive our consideration.

ADDRESSES:

Written data or comments should be submitted to the Chief, Endangered Species, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 911 NE. 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97232-4181 (fax: 503-231-6243). Please refer to the respective permit number for each application when submitting comments. All comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the official administrative record and may be made available to the public.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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 Start Printed Page 10264a copy of such documents within 20 days of the date of publication of this notice to the address above (telephone: 503-231-2063). Please refer to the respective permit number for each application when requesting copies of documents.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Permit No. TE-812206

Applicant: Robin Church, Spring Valley, California.

The permittee requests an amendment to take (survey by pursuit) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino) in conjunction with surveys throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing its survival.

Permit No. TE-067347

Applicant: Crysta Dickson, Rancho Santa Marguerita, California.

The applicant requests a permit to take (survey by pursuit) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino) in conjunction with surveys throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing its survival.

Permit No. TE-813545

Applicant: Brock Ortega, Poway, California.

The permittee requests an amendment to take (harass by survey and translocate) the arroyo toad (Bufo microscaphus californicus) in conjunction with surveys throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing its survival.

Permit No. TE-067786

Applicant: John W. Martin, Sacramento, California.

The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey) the California clapper rail (Rallus longirostris obsoletus), and take (capture, mark, and release) the salt mouse harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys raviventris) in conjunction with surveys throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing their survival.

Permit No. TE-067351

Applicant: Cynthia Hopkins, El Cerrito, California.

The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), the longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), the Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus wootoni), the San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), and the vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) in conjunction with surveys throughout the range of each species in California for the purpose of enhancing their survival.

Permit No. TE-027427

Applicant: The Wildlife Project, Modesto, California.

The permittee requests an amendment to take (harass by survey) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), the longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), the Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus wootoni), the San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), and the vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) in conjunction with surveys throughout the range of each species in California for the purpose of enhancing their survival.

Permit No. TE-027736

Applicant: Erik LaCoste, Ramona, California.

The permittee requests an amendment to take (harass by survey) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), the longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), the Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus wootoni), the San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), and the vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) in conjunction with surveys throughout the range of each species in California for the purpose of enhancing their survival.

Permit No. TE-063608

Applicant: Brian Lohstroh, San Diego, California.

The permittee requests an amendment to take (harass by survey) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), the longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), the Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus wootoni), the San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), and the vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) in conjunction with surveys throughout the range of each species in California for the purpose of enhancing their survival.

Permit No. TE-063230

Applicant: Jim Rocks, San Diego, California.

The permittee requests an amendment to take (harass by survey) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), the longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), the Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus wootoni), the San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), and the vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) in conjunction with surveys throughout the range of each species in California for the purpose of enhancing their survival.

Permit No. TE-807078

Applicant: Point Reyes Bird Observatory, Stinson Beach, California.

The permittee requests an amendment to take (locate and monitor nests, capture, and band) the California least tern (Sterna antillarum browni) in conjunction with monitoring activities in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, California for the purpose of enhancing its survival.

Permit No. TE-832262

Applicant: The California Department of Parks and Recreation, San Luis Obispo, California.

The permittee requests an amendment to take (collect and sacrifice) the Morro shoulderband snail (Helminthoglypta walkeriana) in conjunction with genetic research throughout the range of the species in California for the purpose of enhancing its survival.

We solicit public review and comment on each of these recovery permit applications.

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Dated: February 14, 2003.

Rowan W. Gould,

Deputy Regional Director, Region 1, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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[FR Doc. 03-4988 Filed 3-3-03; 8:45 am]

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