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Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications

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AGENCY:

Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice of availability of permit applications; request for comments.

SUMMARY:

We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain Start Printed Page 15356activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (Act) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.

DATES:

We must receive any written comments on or before April 18, 2014.

ADDRESSES:

Send written comments by U.S. mail to the Regional Director, Attn: Karl Tinsley, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 5600 American Blvd. West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN 55437-1458; or by electronic mail to permitsR3ES@fws.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Karl Tinsley, (612) 713-5330.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

We invite public comment on the following permit applications for certain activities with endangered species authorized by section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and our regulations governing the taking of endangered species in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR part 17. Submit your written data, comments, or request for a copy of the complete application to the address shown in ADDRESSES.

Permit Applications

Permit Application Number: TE71718A

Applicant: Steffen J. Bradley, Cincinnati, OH.

The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and release) Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis) and gray bats (Myotis grisescens) within the States of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Proposed activities are for the recovery of the species and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE71827A

Applicant: Benjamin T. Hale, Bloomington, IN.

The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and release) Indiana bats, gray bats, Ozark big-eared bats (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens), and Virginia big-eared bats (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus) within the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Proposed activities are for the enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE71680A

Applicant: Megan Caylor, Indianapolis, IN.

The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and release) Indiana bats and gray bats within the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, DC, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE07358A

Applicant: Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.

The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and release) Indiana bats and gray bats within the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE130900

Applicant: EnviroScience, Inc., Stow, OH.

The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and release) the following listed fish and mussel species throughout their range, within the States of Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin:

Mussel Species
Alabama lampmusselLampsilis virescens.
Alabama moccasinshellMedionidus acutissimus.
Appalachian elktoeAlasmidonta raveneliana.
Appalachian monkeyfaceQuadrula sparsa.
Arkansas fatmucketLampsilis powelli.
Birdwing pearlymusselLemiox rimosus.
Chipola slabshellElliptio chipolaensis.
ClubshellPleurobema clava.
Coosa moccasinshellMedionidus parvulus.
Cracking pearlymusselHemistena lata.
Cumberland beanVilosa trabalis.
Cumberland elktoeAlasmidonta atropupurea.
Cumberland monkeyfaceQuadrula intermedia.
Cumberland pigtoePleurobema gibberum.
Cumberland combshellEpioblasma brevidens.
Curtis pearlymusselEpioblasma florentina curtisii,
Dromedary pearlymusselDromus dromas.
FanshellCyprogenia stegaria.
Fat pocketbookPotamilus capax.
Fat three-ridgeAmblema neislerii.
Fine-lined pocketbookHamiota altilis.
Finerayed pigtoeFusconaia cuneolus.
Fluted kidneyshellPtychobrachus subtentum.
Georgia pigtoePleurobema hanleyianum.
Gulf moccasinshellMedionidus penicillatus.
Higgins' eye pearlymusselLampsilis higginsii.
Littlewing pearlymusselPegias fabula.
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Northern riffleshellEpioblasma torulosa rangiana.
Ochlockonee moccasinshellMedionidus simpsonianus.
Orange-footed pimplebackPlethobasus cooperianus.
Ouachita Rock pocketbookArkansia wheeleri.
Oval pigtoePleurobema pyriforme.
Ovate clubshellPleurobema perovatum.
Oyster musselshellEpioblasma capsaeformis.
Pale lillputToxolasma cylindrellus.
Pink mucket pearlymusselLampsilis abrupta.
Purple bankclimberElliptoideus sloatianus.
Purple beanVilosa purpurea.
Purple cat's paw pearlymusselEpioblasma obliquata obliquata.
Rayed beanVillosa fabalis.
Rink pinkObovaria retusa.
Rough pigtoePleurobema plenum.
Rough rabbitsfootQuadrula cylindrical strigillata.
Shiny pigtoeFusconaia cor.
Shiny-rayed pocketbookLampsilis subangulata.
Slabside pearlymusselLexingtonia dolabelloides.
SnuffboxEpioblasma triquetra.
Southern acornshellEpioblasma othcaloogensis.
Southern clubshellPleurobema decisum.
Southern pigtoePleurobema georgianum.
Tan riffleshellEpioblasma florentina walkeri.
Triangular kidneyshellPtychobrachus greeni.
Upland combshellEpioblasma metrastriata.
White cat's paw pearlymusselEpioblasma obliquata perobliqua.
White wartybackPlethobasus cicatricosus.
Winged mapleleafQuadrula fragosa.
Fish Species
Shortnose sturgeonAcipenser brevirostrum.
Blue shinerCyprinella caerulea.
Cherokee darterEtheostoma scotti.
Etowah darterEtheostoma etowahae.
Amber darterPercina antesella.
Goldline darterPercina aurolineata.
Conasauga logperchPercina jenkinsi.
Snail darterPercina tanasi.

Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE15027A

Applicant: Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., Columbus, OH.

The applicant requests a permit renewal, with amendments, to take (capture and release) Indiana bats and gray bats within the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE94321A

Applicant: Brian J. O'Neill, Deerfield, IL.

The applicant requests a permit renewal, with amendments, to take (capture and release) the following listed fish and mussel species throughout their range, within the States of Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin:

Fish Species
Palezone shinerNotropis albizonatus
Blackside dacePhoxinus cumberlandensis
Relict darterEtheostoma chienense
Tuxedo darterEtheostoma lemniscatun.
Cumberland darterEtheostoma susanae.
Scioto madtomNoturus trautmani.
Pallid sturgeonScaphirhynchus albus.
Mussel Species
Cumberland elktoeAlasmidonta atropupurea.
FanshellCyprogenia stegaria.
Dromedary pearlymusselDromus dromas.
Cumberland combshellEpioblasma brevidens.
Oyster musselEpioblasma capsaeformis.
Tan riffleshellEpioblasma florentina walkeri.
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Purple cat's pawEpioblasma obliquata obliquata.
White cat's pawEpioblasma obliquata perobliqua.
Northern riffleshellEpioblasma torulosa rangiana.
Tubercled blossomEpioblasma torulosa torulosa.
Cracking pearlymusselHemistena lata.
Pink mucket pearlymusselLampsilis abrupta.
Higgins' eye pearlymusselLampsilis higginsii.
ScaleshellLeptodea leptodon.
Ring pinkObovaria retusa.
Littlewing pearlymusselPegias fabula.
White wartybackPlethobasus cicatricosus.
Orangefoot pimplebackPlethobasus cooperianus.
ClubshellPleurobema clava.
Rough pigtoePleurobema plenum.
Fat pocketbookPotamilus capax.
Winged mapleleafQuadrula fragosa.
Cumberland beanVillosa trabalis.
SheepnosePlethobasus cyphyus.
SnuffboxEpioblasma triquetra.
SpectaclecaseCumberlandia monodonta.
RabbitsfootQuadrula cylindrica cylindrica.
Rayed beanVillosa fabalis.

Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE120259

Applicant: Missouri Department of Conservation, Chillicothe, Missouri.

The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (capture and release, temporarily hold for propagation) pallid sturgeon in the Missouri River, including its tributaries, the Upper Mississippi River and Grand River within the State of Missouri, and the Kansas River within the State of Kansas. Activities will be conducted in conjunction with long-term population assessment and recovery work. Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE89557A

Applicant: URS Corporation, Cleveland, OH.

The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (capture and release) the following endangered mussel species within the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Wisconsin:

ClubshellPleurobema clava
SheepnosePlethobasus cyphyus
SpectaclecaseCumberlandia monodonta
FanshellCyprogenia stegaria
SnuffboxEpioblasma triquetra
Higgins' eye pearlymusselLampsilis higginsii
Fat pocketbookPotamilus capax
Pink mucket pearlymusselLampsilis abrupta
RabbitsfootQuadrula cylindrica cylindrica
Northern riffleshellEpioblasma torulosa rangiana
Purple cat's pawEpioblasma obliquata obliquata
White cat's pawEpioblasma obliquata perobliqua
Orangefoot pimplebackPlethobasus cooperianus
Speckled pocketbookLampsilis streckeri
ScaleshellLeptodea leptodon
Neosho mucketLampsilis rafinesqueana
Oval pigtoePleurobema pyriforme
Fat three-ridgeAmblema neislerii
Gulf moccasinshellMedionidus penicillatus
Rayed beanVillosa fabalis

Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE43605A

Applicant: Daniel R. Cox, Streator, IL.

The applicant requests a permit renewal, with amendments, to take (capture and release) Indiana bats and northern long-eared bats (Myotis septentrionalis) within the States of Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE06845A

Applicant: Bernardin, Lochmueller, and Associates, Inc., Evansville, IN.

The applicant requests a permit renewal, with amendment, to take (capture and release) Indiana bats and gray bats within the States of Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE10891A

Applicant: Illinois State Museum Research and Collection Center, Dr. Everett Cashatt, P.I., Springfield, IL.

The applicant requests a permit renewal, with amendments, to take Start Printed Page 15359Hine's emerald dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana) within the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE38856A

Applicant: Skelly & Loy, Inc., Harrisburg, PA.

The applicant requests a permit renewal, with amendments, to take (capture and release) the Indiana bat, gray bat, and Virginia big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus), throughout the range of the species within the States of Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE62311A

Applicant: Mary B. Gilmore, Cincinnati, OH.

The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) Indiana bats throughout the range of the species within the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE27915B

Applicant: Wildlife Specialists, LLC., Wellsboro, PA.

The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) Indiana bats within the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. Proposed activities are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE71737A

Applicant: Roger A. Klocek, Oak Brook, IL.

The applicant requests a permit renewal, with amendments, to take (capture and release) Higgins' eye pearlymussel, spectaclecase, sheepnose, and snuffbox mussels within the States of Illinois and Iowa. Proposed activities are for the recovery of the species and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Public Comments

We seek public review and comments on these permit applications. Please refer to the permit number when you submit comments. Comments and materials we receive are available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section. Before including your address, phone number, email 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.

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Dated: March 3, 2014.

Lynn M. Lewis,

Acting Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Midwest Region.

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[FR Doc. 2014-06003 Filed 3-18-14; 8:45 a.m.]

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