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Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.
Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comment.
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on applications for recovery permits to conduct activities with the purpose of enhancing the survival of endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits certain activities with endangered species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by January 30, 2017.
Program Manager, Restoration and Endangered Species Classification, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Regional Office, 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232-4181. Please refer to the permit number for the application when submitting comments.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Colleen Henson, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, at the above address, or by telephone (503-231-6131) or fax (503-231-6243).End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits certain activities with respect to 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 17, the Act provides for certain permits, and requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits for endangered species.
A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act authorizes the permittee to conduct activities (including take or interstate commerce) with respect to U.S. endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or survival. Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife Start Printed Page 96031species, 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.
Applications Available for Review and Comment
We invite local, State, and Federal agencies and the public to comment on the following applications. Please refer to the permit number for the application when submitting comments.
Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review by request from the Program Manager for Restoration and Endangered Species Classification at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552).
Permit Number: TE-80538A
Applicant: H.T. Harvey and Associates, Los Gatos, California.
The applicant requests a permit renewal with changes to take (capture, handle, measure, band, collect bio-samples, attach radio-transmitters and light emitting diodes, release, and recapture) the Hawaiian hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus semotus) in conjunction with research, monitoring, and population studies in Hawai'i for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.
Permit Number: TE-05083C
Applicant: Nathan Schwab, Missoula, Montana.
The applicant requests a new permit to take (capture, handle, measure, band, collect bio-samples, attach radio-transmitters, release, and recapture) Hawaiian hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus semotus) in conjunction with research, survey, and population monitoring activities in Hawai'i, for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.
Public Availability of Comments
All comments and materials we receive in response to this request will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address listed 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.Start Signature
Dated: December 22, 2016.
Jason D. Holm
Acting, Regional Director, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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