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Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Issuance of Recovery Permits

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ACTION:

Notice of issuance of permits.

SUMMARY:

We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have issued the following permits, between January and June 2012, to conduct certain activities with endangered species. The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits for endangered species.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Kris Olsen, Permit Coordinator Ecological Services, (303) 236-4256 (phone); permitsR6ES@fws.gov (email).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

The Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. Along with our implementing regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR part 17, the Act provides for permits.

A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act authorizes applicants to conduct activities with United States endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes, enhancement of propagation or survival, or interstate commerce (the latter only in the event that it facilitates scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or survival). Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species.

We have issued the following permits in response to incidental take and recovery permit applications we received under the authority of section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Each permit listed below was issued only after we determined that it was applied for in good faith; that granting the permit would not be to the disadvantage of the listed species; and that the terms and conditions of the permit were consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in the Act.

Applicant namePermit No.Date issuedDate expired
Recovery Permits
Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks04725001/01/201209/30/2016
Bureau of Land Management05910501/01/201209/30/2016
California Academy of Sciences16144401/01/201206/30/2015
Colorado Parks and Wildlife04729001/01/201203/13/2017
Department of the Army04962301/01/201206/30/2017
Saratoga National Fish Hatchery05220401/01/201209/30/2016
Colorado State University05607901/01/201206/30/2016
Utah State University07858A01/01/201206/30/2017
Kansas Department of Health and Environment06468501/01/201206/30/2017
Detroit Zoo
Dakota Zoological Society05181501/01/201206/30/2015
Kleinfelder05616501/01/201203/31/2016
Cedar Creek Associates05070401/01/201209/30/2016
Toronto Zoo05184101/01/201212/31/2016
Louisville Zoo05182601/01/201212/31/2016
Wyoming Natural Diversity Database08532401/01/201209/30/2016
Toledo Zoological Gardens05262701/01/201209/30/2016
Wind Cave National Park14509001/01/201212/31/2016
Colorado Parks and Wildlife05136801/01/201209/30/2016
Denver Botanic Gardens10618201/01/201209/30/2016
Red Butte Garden and Arboretum04910901/01/201209/30/2016
Missouri National Recreational River67018A01/01/201209/30/2016
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo05396101/01/201209/30/2016
Turner Endangered Species Fund05113901/01/201212/31/2016
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center12191401/01/201209/30/2016
Great Plains Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office05685101/01/201209/30/2016
Utah State University08832A01/01/201209/30/2016
Two R Ranch Wildlife Consulting66793A04/23/201204/30/2017
Niobrara National Scenic River05392501/01/201209/30/2016
Missouri River Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office10545501/01/201212/31/2015
Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands05137401/01/201209/30/2016
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks05200501/01/201209/30/2016
Colorado Natural Heritage Program05936901/01/201209/30/2016
Kansas State University06772903/13/201206/30/2016

Availability of Documents

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 (see FOR FUTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice).

Authority

We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

Dated: July 5, 2012.

Michael G. Thabault,

Acting Regional Director, Mountain-Prairie Region.

[FR Doc. 2012-17451 Filed 7-17-12; 8:45 am]

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