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Receipt of Applications for Endangered Species Permits

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AGENCY:

Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice of receipt of applications for permits.

SUMMARY:

The public is invited to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. We provide this notice pursuant to section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

DATES:

We must receive written data or comments on these applications at the address given below, by April 1, 2005.

ADDRESSES:

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).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Victoria Davis, telephone (404) 679-4176; facsimile (404) 679-7081.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The public is invited to comment on the following applications for permits to conduct certain activities with endangered and threatened species. If you wish to comment, you may submit comments by any one of the following methods. You may mail comments to the Service's Regional Office (see ADDRESSES section) or via electronic mail (e-mail) to victoria_davis@fws.gov. Please submit electronic comments 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 e-mail message. If you do not receive a confirmation from the Service that we have received your e-mail message, contact us directly at the telephone number listed above (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section). Finally, you may hand deliver comments to the Service office listed above (see ADDRESSES section).

Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available 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. However, we will not 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.

Applicant: Share the Beach, Michael Ogden Reynolds, Gulf Shores, Alabama, TE100012-0.

The applicant requests authorization to take (monitor nest, excavate, and hold nestlings temporarily, release) the following species: loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Kemp Ridley (Lepidochelys kempi), and green turtle (Chelonia mydas). The proposed activities would take place while conducting monitoring on private lands and while mitigating human-related mortality, by assisting hatchlings when they become disoriented. The proposed activities would occur on the entire Alabama Gulf Coast (Baldwin and Mobile Counties, Alabama).

Applicant: Andrew C. Miller, U.S. Army Engineer District Mobile, Vicksburg, Mississippi, TE099764-0.

The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, identify, release) the shinyrayed pocketbook (Lampsilis subangulata), purple bankclimber (Elliptoideus sloatianus), and threeridge mussel (Amblema neislerii) while conducting presence/absence surveys. The proposed activities would occur in the Flint River near Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia.

Applicant: USDA Forest Service, Bankhead National Forest, Double Springs, Alabama, TE100070-0.

The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, identify, and release) Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis) and gray bats (Myotis grisescens) while conducting presence and absence surveys, while assessing bat habitat availability and use on the forest, and while estimating population trends. The proposed activities would occur on national forests throughout the State of Alabama.

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Dated: February 14, 2005.

Cynthia K. Dohner,

Acting Regional Director.

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[FR Doc. 05-4013 Filed 3-1-05; 8:45 am]

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