Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.
Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments.
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation or survival of endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on these applications. Before issuing any of the requested permits, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period.
We must receive your written comments by May 16, 2019.
Document availability and comment submission: Use one of the following methods to request documents or submit comments. Requests and comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s) (e.g., TE123456):
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U.S. Mail: Marjorie Nelson, Chief, Division of Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 134 Union Blvd., Suite 670, Lakewood, CO 80228.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Kathy Konishi, Recovery Permits Coordinator, Ecological Services, 303-236-4224 (phone), or permitsR6ES@fws.gov (email). Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY assistance.
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The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), prohibits certain activities with endangered and threatened species unless authorized by a Federal permit. The ESA and our implementing regulations in part 17 of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) provide for the issuance of such permits and require that we invite public comment before issuing permits for activities involving endangered species.
A recovery permit issued by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for enhancement of propagation or survival of the species. 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.Start Printed Page 15627
Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment
We invite local, State, and Federal agencies; Tribes; and the public to comment on the following applications.
|Application No.||Applicant, city, state||Species||Location||Activity||Permit action|
|TE049748-3||Utah State University, Logan, Utah||June sucker (Chasmistes liorus)||Utah||Presence/absence surveys, population monitoring||Renew.|
|TE057401-2||Bureau of Land Management, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah||Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus)||Utah||Presence/absence surveys, nest monitoring||Renew.|
|TE069553-2||USDA Forest Service, Wall Ranger District, Buffalo Gap National Grassland, South Dakota||Black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes)||South Dakota||Presence/absence surveys, capture, handle, mark, anesthetize, vaccinate, release||Renew.|
|TE094832-2||U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, Pickstown, South Dakota||Pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus)||South Dakota||Display for scientific and educational purposes||Renew.|
|TE131638-3||Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, Draper, Utah||Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), bonytail chub (Gila elegans), Colorado pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius), humpback chub (Gila cypha), June sucker (Chasmistes liorus), razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus), Virgin River chub (Gila robusta seminuda), woundfin (Plagopterus argentissimus), green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)||Utah||Display for educational purposes||Renew.|
|TE131639-1||USDA Forest Service, Chadron, Nebraska||Blowout penstemon (Penstemon haydenii)||Nebraska||Presence/absence surveys, remove and reduce to possession for propagation and reintroduction||Renew.|
|TE26376D-0||Steve Forrest, Truckee, California||Black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes)||Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming||Presence/absence surveys||New.|
|TE61451C-1||Amy Hammesfahr||Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), gray bat (Myotis grisescens)||Missouri||Presence/absence surveys, capture, handle, mark, biosample, release||Amend.|
|TE26405D-0||Miranda Hanson, Lincoln, Nebraska||American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus)||Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota||Presence/absence surveys||New.|
|TE32556D-0||Stephen Yarbrough, Golden, Colorado||New Mexico meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius luteus)||Colorado||Presence/absence surveys||New.|
|TE26536D-0||U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, John Martin Reservoir, Colorado||Interior least tern (Sternula antillarum athalassos)||Colorado||Presence/absence surveys, nest monitoring||New.|
Public Availability of Comments
Written comments we receive become part of the administrative record. 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 request in your comment that we withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their entirety.
If we decide to issue permits to any of the applicants listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register.
We publish this notice under section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).
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Acting Assistant Regional Director, Mountain-Prairie Region.
[FR Doc. 2019-07485 Filed 4-15-19; 8:45 am]
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