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Endangered Species Recovery Permits and Applications

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AGENCY:

Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice of availability.

SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given that Region 6 of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued the following recovery permits for endangered species, between January 1, 2003, and April 30, 2004. We also announce our intention to issue recovery permits to conduct certain activities pertaining to scientific research and enhancement of survival of endangered species.

DATES:

Written comments must be received July 1, 2004.

ADDRESSES:

Written data or comments should be submitted to the Assistant Regional Director-Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 25486, Denver Federal Center, Denver, Colorado 80225-0486; telephone 303-236-4210, facsimile 303-236-0027.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Documents and other information submitted with these permits 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 within 20 days of the date of publication of this notice to the address above; telephone 303-236-4210.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Between January 2003 and April 2004 this office issued or renewed nine permits for research and enhancement of survival actions on endangered species pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The permits were issued only for recovery-related activities, for black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes), American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus), Wyoming toad (Bufo baxteri), Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum athalassos), Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus), Topeka shiner (Notropis topeka), and pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus). Each permit was granted only after it was determined to be applied for in good faith, contributing to species conservation and recovery, and consistent with the Act and applicable regulations.

The Service anticipates we will issue a similar number of permits for recovery-related activities pertaining to scientific research and enhancement of survival of endangered species through December 31, 2004. We are soliciting comments on issuance of permits during 2004. Information on recovery permits may be obtained from the Assistant Regional Director-Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 25486, Denver Federal Center, Denver, Colorado 80225-0486; telephone 303-236-4210, facsimile 303-236-0027.

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Dated: May 5, 2004.

John A. Blankenship,

Deputy Regional Director, Denver, Colorado.

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[FR Doc. 04-12239 Filed 5-28-04; 8:45 am]

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