Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications

CourtFish And Wildlife Service
Citation87 FR 10228
Record Number2022-03777
Published date23 February 2022
Federal Register, Volume 87 Issue 36 (Wednesday, February 23, 2022)
[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 36 (Wednesday, February 23, 2022)]
                [Notices]
                [Pages 10228-10231]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2022-03777]
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                DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
                Fish and Wildlife Service
                [FWS-R3-ES-2021-N007; FXES11130300000-201-FF03E00000]
                Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit
                Applications
                AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.
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                ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments.
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                SUMMARY: 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 or threatened 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.
                DATES: We must receive your written comments on or before March 25,
                2022.
                ADDRESSES: Document availability and comment submission: Submit
                requests for copies of the applications and related documents, as well
                as any comments, by one of the following methods. All requests and
                comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s)
                (e.g., TEXXXXXX; see table in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION):
                 Email: [email protected]. Please refer to the respective
                application number (e.g., Application No. TEXXXXXX) in the subject line
                of your email message.
                 U.S. Mail: Regional Director, Attn: Nathan Rathbun, U.S.
                Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 5600 American Blvd.
                West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN 55437-1458.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nathan Rathbun, 612-713-5343 (phone);
                [email protected] (email). Individuals who are hearing or speech
                impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY
                assistance.
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
                Background
                 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.
                Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment
                 We invite local, State, and Federal agencies; Tribes; and the
                public to comment on the following applications.
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                 Application No. Applicant Species Location Activity Type of take Permit action
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                ESPER0003023......... Samuel Schratz, Add Indiana bat Add AL, AR, CT, GA, Conduct presence/ Capture with mist- Amend.
                 Villa Park, IL. (Myotis sodalis) to IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, absence surveys, nets and harp
                 existing authorized MD, MA, MI, MS, MO, document habitat traps, handle,
                 species: Gray bat NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, use, conduct identify, radio-
                 (M. grisescens) and PA, TN, VT, VA, and population tag, band, collect
                 northern long-eared WV to existing monitoring, and nonintrusive
                 bat (M. authorized States: evaluate impacts. measurements,
                 septentrionalis). DE, DC, FL, LA, ME, release.
                 MN, MT, NE, NH, ND,
                 RI, SC, SD, WI, WY.
                TE181256............. Chad Lewis, Murray, Clubshell AL, AR, KY, IL, IN, Conduct presence/ Capture, handle, Renew.
                 KY. (Pleurobema clava) IA, MI, MO, MS, OH, absence surveys, temporary hold,
                 Fanshell PA, TN, WI, WV. document habitat release.
                 (Cyprogenia use, conduct
                 stegaria) Fat population
                 pocketbook monitoring, and
                 (Potamilus capax) evaluate impacts.
                 Higgins' eye
                 pearlymussel
                 (Lampsilis
                 higginsi) Northern
                 riffieshell
                 (Epioblasma
                 torulosa rangiana)
                 Orange-footed
                 pimpleback
                 pearlymussel
                 (Plethobasus
                 cooperianus) Pink
                 mucket pearlymussel
                 (Lampsilis
                 orbiculata) Purple
                 cat's paw
                 pearlymussel
                 (Epioblasma
                 obliquata
                 obliquata)
                 Rabbitsfoot
                 (Quadrula
                 cylindrica
                 cylindrica) Rayed
                 bean (Villosa
                 fabalis) Ring pink
                 (Obovaria retusa).
                TE130900............. Gregory Zimmerman, Seventy freshwater AR, KY, FL, GA, IL, Conduct presence/ Capture, handle, Renew.
                 Enviroscience Inc., mussel species; IN, IA, MI, MN, MO, absence surveys, temporary hold,
                 Stow, OH. Eight freshwater OH, TN, WI. document habitat release.
                 fish species. use, conduct
                 population
                 monitoring, and
                 evaluate impacts.
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                TE71718A............. Bradley Steffen, Indiana bat (Myotis AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, Conduct presence/ Capture with mist- Renew.
                 Cincinnati, OH. sodalis) Gray bat FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, absence surveys, nets, handle,
                 (M. grisescens) KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, document habitat identify, radio-
                 Northern long-eared MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, use, conduct tag, band, collect
                 bat (M. NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, population nonintrusive
                 septentrionalis). NY, OK, OH, PA, RI, monitoring, and measurements,
                 SC, SD, TN, VA, VT, evaluate impacts. release.
                 WI, WV, WY.
                TE02560A............. Timothy Carter, Indiana bat (Myotis IL, IN, IA, MI, MO, Conduct presence/ Capture with mist- Renew.
                 Muncie, IN. sodalis) Gray bat OH, WI, GA. absence surveys, nets, handle,
                 (M. grisescens) document habitat identify, radio-
                 Northern long-eared use, conduct tag, band, bio-
                 bat (M. population sample, enter
                 septentrionalis). monitoring, and hibernacula,
                 evaluate impacts. collect
                 nonintrusive
                 measurements,
                 release.
                PER0032362........... Robert Weck, Illinois cave IL.................. Conduct presence/ Capture, handle, New.
                 Columbia, IL. amphipod (Gammarus absence surveys, identify, collect
                 archerondytes). document habitat nonintrusive
                 use, conduct measurements using
                 population anesthetic, and
                 monitoring, and release.
                 evaluate impacts.
                TE06873B............. Andrew Carson, Indiana bat (Myotis AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, Conduct presence/ Capture with mist- Renew.
                 Cincinnati, OH. sodalis) Gray bat FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, absence surveys, nets, handle,
                 (M. grisescens) KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, document habitat identify, radio-
                 Northern long-eared MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, use, conduct tag, band, enter
                 bat (M. NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, population hibernacula,
                 septentrionalis) NY, OK, OH, PA, RI, monitoring, and collect
                 Ozark big-eared bat SC, SD, TN, VA, VT, evaluate impacts. nonintrusive
                 (Corynorhinus WI, WV, WY. measurements, and
                 townsendii ingens). release.
                TE85233B............. Shelly Colatskie, Indiana bat (Myotis AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, Conduct presence/ Capture with mist- Renew.
                 Cedar Hill, MO. sodalis) Gray bat IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, absence surveys, nets, handle,
                 (M. grisescens) MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, document habitat identify, radio-
                 Northern long-eared NY, OK, OH, PA, SD, use, conduct tag, band, bio-
                 bat (M. TN, VA, WV, WY. population sample, enter
                 septentrionalis) monitoring, and hibernacula,
                 Ozark big-eared bat evaluate impacts. collect
                 (Corynorhinus nonintrusive
                 townsendii ingens). measurements, and
                 release.
                TE206781............. EcoAnalysts, Inc., Sixty freshwater AR, CN, CO, DE, IL, Conduct presence/ Capture, collect, Amend and renew.
                 O'Fallon, MO. mussel species. IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, absence surveys, handle, release,
                 MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, document habitat and relocate due to
                 NE, NH, NJ, NY, OK, use, conduct stranding.
                 OH, PA, RI, SD, TN, population
                 TX, VA, VT, WV, WI. monitoring, and
                 evaluate impacts.
                TE35521B............. Western Ecosystems Forty-one freshwater AL, CO, GA, IL, IN, Conduct presence/ Capture, handle, Renew.
                 Technology, Inc., mussel species; KS, KY, MN, MS, MO, absence surveys, release, and
                 Cheyenne, WY. Thirteen freshwater MT, NE, NY, NC, ND, document habitat relocate due to
                 fish species. OH, PA, SD, TN, VA, use, conduct stranding.
                 WV, WI, WY. population
                 monitoring, and
                 evaluate impacts.
                TE207523............. The Nature Add Eastern MI.................. Conduct presence/ Capture, handle, and Amend and renew.
                 Conservancy, Massasauga absence surveys, release.
                 Michigan Chapter, Rattlesnake document habitat
                 Lansing, MI. (Sistrurus use, conduct
                 catenatus) to population
                 existing authorized monitoring, and
                 species: Mitchell's evaluate impacts.
                 styr butterfly
                 (Neonympha
                 mitchellii
                 mitchellii), Karner
                 blue butterfly
                 (Lycaeides melissa
                 samuelis), and
                 pitcher's thistle
                 (Cirsium pitcheri).
                TE106217............. Toledo Zoological Mitchell's styr MI.................. Conduct presence/ Add: New activity-- Amend and renew.
                 Society, Toledo, OH. butterfly absence surveys, captive
                 (Neonympha document habitat propagation--to
                 mitchellii use, conduct existing permitted
                 mitchellii). population activities:
                 monitoring, and Capture, handle,
                 evaluate impacts. and hold.
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                TE66634A............. U.S. Army Corps of Curtis pearlymussel IL, IA, MO, WI...... Conduct presence/ Capture, handle, Amend and renew.
                 Engineers. (Epioblasma absence surveys, release, and
                 florentina document habitat relocate due to
                 curtisii) Fat use, conduct stranding.
                 pocketbook population
                 (Potamilus capax) monitoring, and
                 Orange-foot evaluate impacts.
                 pimpleback
                 (Plethobasus
                 cooperianus) Pink
                 mucket (Lampsilis
                 abrupta) Scaleshell
                 (Leptodea leptodon)
                 Rabbitsfoot
                 (Quadrula
                 cylindrica) Rayed
                 bean (Villosa
                 fabalis) Sheepnose
                 (Plethobasus
                 cyphyus)
                 Spectaclecase
                 (Cumberlandia
                 monodonta) Snuffbox
                 (Epioblasma
                 triquetra) Higgin's
                 eye pearlymussel
                 (Lampsilis
                 higginsii) Winged
                 mapleleaf (Quadrula
                 fragosa).
                TE30603C............. Diehlux, LLC., Rusty patched CN, DE, DC, IL, IN, Conduct presence/ Capture, handle, and Renew.
                 Bloomfield, NY. bumblebee (Bombus IA, ME, MD, MA, MI, absence surveys, release.
                 affinis). MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, document habitat
                 OH, PA, RI, VT, VA, use, conduct
                 WV, WI. scientific
                 research, conduct
                 population
                 monitoring, and
                 evaluate impacts.
                PER0032442........... Sarah Stankavich, Indiana bat (Myotis IL, IN, MI, MO, NJ, Conduct presence/ Harass by New.
                 Columbus, OH. sodalis) Gray bat NC, OH, PA, WV. absence surveys, ultraviolet light.
                 (M. grisescens) document habitat
                 Northern long-eared use, scientific
                 bat (M. research, conduct
                 septentrionalis). population
                 monitoring, and
                 evaluate impacts.
                TE27915B............. Wildlife Indiana bat (Myotis AL, AR, CO, DE, GA, Conduct presence/ Capture with mist- Renew.
                 Specialists, LLC, sodalis) Northern IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, absence surveys, nets, handle,
                 Wellsboro, PA. long-eared bat (M. LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, document habitat identify, radio-
                 septentrionalis) MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, use, conduct tag, band, collect
                 Virginia big-eared ND, NE, NH, NY, OH, population nonintrusive
                 bat (Corynorhinus OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, monitoring, and measurements, and
                 townsendii TN, VA, VT, WI, WV. evaluate impacts. release.
                 virginianus).
                TE98673B............. Jason Thomas Layne, Indiana bat (Myotis AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, Conduct presence/ Capture with mist- Renew.
                 Spring Hill, KS. sodalis) Gray bat FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, absence surveys, nets, handle,
                 (M. grisescens) KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, document habitat identify, radio-
                 Northern long-eared MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, use, conduct tag, band, collect
                 bat (M. NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, population nonintrusive
                 septentrionalis) NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, monitoring, and measurements, and
                 Virginia big-eared SC, SD, TN, VA, VT, evaluate impacts. release.
                 bat (Corynorhinus WI, WV, WY.
                 townsendii
                 virginianus) Ozark
                 big-eared bat
                 (Corynorhinus
                 townsendii ingens).
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                Public Availability of Comments
                 Written comments we receive become part of the administrative
                record associated with this action. 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. Moreover, 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.
                Next Steps
                 If we decide to issue permits to any of the applicants listed in
                this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register.
                Authority
                 We publish this notice under section 10(c) of the Endangered
                Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).
                Lori Nordstrom,
                Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services.
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