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Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications

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AGENCY:

Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice of receipt of applications; request for public comment.

SUMMARY:

The following applicants have applied for scientific research permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The Act requires that we invite public comment on these permit applications.

DATES:

To ensure consideration, written comments must be received on or before December 21, 2009.

ADDRESSES:

Written comments should be submitted to the Chief, Endangered Species Division, Ecological Services, P.O. Box 1306, Room 6034, Albuquerque, NM 87103. 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. Documents will be available for public inspection, by appointment only, during normal business hours at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 500 Gold Ave., SW., Room 6034, Albuquerque, NM. Please refer to the respective permit number for each application when submitting comments.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Susan Jacobsen, Chief, Endangered Species Division, P.O. Box 1306, Albuquerque, NM 87103; (505) 248-6920.

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Public Availability of Comments

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Permit TE-226979

Applicant: Christopher Murray, San Antonio, Texas.

Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) and black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) within Texas.

Permit TE-227505

Applicant: Kathleen O'Connor, Georgetown, Texas.

Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for the following species: Texas blind salamander (Typhlomolge rathbuni), San Marcos salamander (Eurycea sosorum), Peck's Cave amphipod (Stygobromus pecki), Comal Springs dryopid beetle (Stygoparnus comalensis), Comal Springs riffle beetle (Heterelmis comalensis), Coffin Cave mold beetle (Batrisodes texanus), Helotes mold beetle (Batrisodes venyivi), Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle (Texamaurops redelli), ground beetle (Rhadine exilis), ground beetle (Rhadine infernalis), Tooth Cave ground beetle (Rhadine persephone), Robber Baron Cave meshweaver (Cicurina baronia), Madla Cave meshweaver (Cicurina madla), Braken Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina venii), Government Canyon Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina vespera), Government Canyon Bat Cave spider (Neoleptoneta microps), Tooth Cave spider (Neoleptoneta myopica), Tooth Cave psuedoscorpion (Tartarocreagris texanus), Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddelli), Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi), golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia), and black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) within Texas.

Permit TE-230274

Applicant: David Keller, Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) within New Mexico.

Permit TE-055419

Applicant: Turner Biological Consulting, LLC., Buffalo Gap, Texas.

Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for Eskimo curlew (Numenius borealis) within Texas.

Permit TE-230679

Applicant: David Black, Lakehills, Texas.

Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) within Texas.

Permit TE-819475

Applicant: Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, Colorado.

Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for interior least tern (Sternula antillarum athalassos) within New Mexico.

Permit TE-231653

Applicant: Daniel Allen, Austin, Texas.

Applicant request a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for the following species: brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Gulf Coast jaguarundi (Herpailurus yagouaroundi cacomitli), ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis septentrionalis), piping plover (Charadrius melodus), South Texas ambrosia (Ambrosia cheiranthifolia), Texas ayenia (Ayenia limitaris), and West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus) within Texas.

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Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.

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Dated: November 10, 2009.

Brian Millsap,

Regional Director, Southwest Region, Fish and Wildlife Service.

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[FR Doc. E9-27887 Filed 11-19-09; 8:45 am]

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