[Federal Register: October 26, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 208)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Application

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of application.


    The following applicant has applied for a permit to conduct certain 
activities with endangered species. This notice is provided pursuant to 
section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 
U.S.C. 1531, et seq.).
Permit Number TE034594
    Applicant: M. Brent McClane, St. Louis, Missouri.
    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture, handle and 
release) all federally listed unionid mussel species within U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service Regions 3 and 4, in particular Clubshell 
(Pleurobema clava), Curtis' pearlymussel (Epioblasma florentina 
curtisi), Fanshell (Cyprogenia stegaria), Fat pocketbook (Potamilus 
capax), Higgins' eye pearlymussel (Lampsilis higginsi), Orange-foot 
pimpleback pearlymussel (Plethobasus cooperianus), Pink mucket 
pearlymussel (Lampsilis abrupta), Scaleshell mussel (Leptodea 
leptodon), White wartyback pearlymussel (Plethobasus cicatricosus), and 
Winged mapleleaf mussel (Quadrula fragosa). The applicant requests the 
permit to collect the threatened and endangered mussel species in all 
streams located throughout U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Region 3 ( 
Iowa, Illinios, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and 
Wisconsin) and portions of Region 4 (Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, and 
West Virginia). Activities are proposed for studies to identify 
populations of listed mussel species, develop methods to minimize or 
avoid project related impacts to those populations, and to identify new 
populations of listed unionid species. The scientific research is aimed 
at enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.
    Written data or comments should be submitted to the Regional 
Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services 
Operations, 1 Federal Drive, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111-4056, and 
must be received within 30 days of the date of this publication.
    Documents and other information submitted with this application are 
available for review by any party who requests a copy of such documents 
from the following office within 30 days of the date of publication of 
this notice: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services 
Operations, 1 Federal Drive, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111-4056, 
peter_fasbender@fws.gov, telephone (612/713-5343), or FAX (612/713-

    Dated: October 20, 2000.
T.J. Miller,
Acting, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Region 3, 
Fort Snelling, Minnesota.
[FR Doc. 00-27505 Filed 10-25-00; 8:45 am]