[Federal Register: August 28, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 167)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Endangered Species Permit Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications.


SUMMARY: The following applicants have applied for a scientific 
research permit to conduct certain activities with endangered species 
pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, 
as amended (16 USC 1531 et seq.).

    Permit No. TE-036499-0.
    Applicant: National Park Service, Golden Gate National Recreation 
Area, San Francisco, California.
    The applicant requests a recovery permit amendment to remove/reduce 
to possession the Raven's manzanita (Arctostaphylos hookeri var. 
Ravennii), Marin dwarf flax (Hesperolinon congestum), Presidio clarkia 
(Clarkia franciscana), San Francisco lessingia (Lessingia germanorum), 
and California sea-blite (Suaeda californica) in conjunction with 
native habitat restoration and enhancement, including collection of 
plants and their propagation, seeding and planting, invasive exotic 
plant removal and controlled burning, on the Presidio of San Francisco, 
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Marin County, CA, for the purpose 
of enhancing the survival of these species. This permit was previously 
issued as subpermit GGNRA-2.

    Permit No. TE-027427.
    Applicant: Jeff Alvarez, Sacramento, California.
    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture, mark, radio-tag) 
Alameda whipsnakes (Masticophis lateralis euryxanthus) throughout the 
species range in conjunction with surveys and ecological research for 
the purpose of enhancing its survival.

    Permit No. TE-045733.
    Applicant: Bureau of Land Management, Burns District, Hines, 
    The applicant requests a recovery permit to remove/reduce to 
possession seeds of the Malheur wire lettuce (Stephanomeria 
malheurensis) throughout the species' range, in conjunction with 
various recovery activities as outlined in the Recovery Plan, for the 
purpose of enhancing its survival.

    Permit No. TE-045937.
    Applicant: Alan Hastings, Ph.D. et al., Dept. of Environmental 
Studies, University of California at Davis, Davis, California.
    The applicant requests a recovery permit to take (harm, harass) 
salt marsh harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys raviventris) and California 
Clapper Rail (Rallus longirostris obsoletus) within the San Francisco 
estuary, Alameda and San Mateo Counties, California, in conjunction 
with an ecological study of invasive cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora x 
Spartina foliosa hybrids) in tidal marshes, in order to ascertain how 
the cordgrass is altering the ecosystem, for the purpose of enhancing 
their survival.

    Permit No. TE-045994.
    Applicant: U. S. Geological Service, Biological Resources Division, 
Western Ecological Research Center, San Diego Field Station, San Diego, 
    The applicant requests a recovery permit to take (conduct surveys, 
capture, and collect for voucher specimens) up to 20 each of unarmored 
threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus), Santa Ana sucker 
(Catostomus santaanae), and Mojave tui chub (Gila bicolor mojavensis) 
and to take (conduct surveys, capture, take tissue samples, and salvage 
unlimited numbers of dead, sick, or malformed) desert slender 
salamander (Batrachoseps aridus), California red-legged frog (Rana 
aurora), and the California arroyo toad (Bufo microscaphus 
californicus) on Department of Interior lands in Los Angeles, 
Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties, California, in conjunction with 
population demographic studies, determining parasites present, and 
genetic studies, for the purpose of enhancing their survival.

DATES: Written comments on these permit applications must be received 
within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice.

ADDRESSES: Written data or comments should be submitted to the Chief, 
Endangered Species, Ecological Services, Fish and Wildlife Service, 911 
NE. 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97232-4181; Fax: (503) 231-6243. 
Please refer to the respective permit number for each application when 
submitting comments. All comments received, including names and 
addresses, will become part of the official administrative record and 
may be made available to the public.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Documents and other information 
submitted with these applications are available for review, subject to 
the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by 
any party who submits a written request for a copy of such documents 
within 20 days of the date of publication of this notice to the address 
above; telephone: (503) 231-2063. Please refer to the respective permit 
number for each application when requesting copies of documents.

    Dated: August 17, 2001.
Rowan W. Gould,
Acting Regional Director, Region 1, Portland, Oregon.
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