[Federal Register: October 24, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 206)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications

ACTION: Notice of receipt of 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 U.S.C. 1531, et seq.).

Permit No. TE-048598

Applicant: Gary McDaniel, Spring Branch, Texas

    Applicant requests a permit for presence/absence surveys and 
collection of the following karst invertebrates species in Bexar 
County, Texas: Helotes Mold Beetle (Batrisodes venyivi), Robber Baron 
Cave harvestman (Texella cokendolpheri), Madla's Cave spider (Cicurina 
madla), Robber Baron Cave spider (Cicurina baronia), Vesper Cave spider 
(Cicurina vespera), Government Canyon Cave spider (Neoleptoneta 
microps), as well as another cave spider (Cicurina venii) and two cave 
beetles (Rhadine exilis and Rhadine infernalis) that do not have common 
names. Applicant requests presence/absence surveys and collection of 
the following karst invertebrates species in Travis County, Texas: 
Kretschmarr Cave Mold beetle (Texamaurops reddelli), Tooth Cave Ground 
beetle (Rhadine persephone), Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion (Tartarocreagris 
texana), Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddelli), Bone Cave 
harvestman (Texella reyesi), and Tooth Cave spider (Neoleptoneta 
myopica). Applicant requests presence/absence surveys and collection of 
the following karst invertebrates species in Williamson County Texas: 
Coffin Cave Mold beetle (Batrisodes texanus), Tooth Cave Ground beetle 
(Rhadine persephone), and Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi). 
Applicant also requests presence/absence surveys and collection for 
Peck's Cave amphipod (Stybobromus pecki) in Comal County, Texas and 
presence/absence surveys for Texas Blind Salamander (Typhlomolge 
rathbuni) in Hays County, Texas. There may be possible disturbance to 
the Mexican long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris nivalis) in Brewster County, 

Permit No. TE-020661

Applicant: Janine Spencer, Prescott, Arizona.

    Applicant requests an amendment to an existing permit to allow 
presence/absence surveys for the Black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) 
within New Mexico and Arizona.

Permit No. TE-048609

Applicant: Michael Rigney, Wickenburg, Arizona.

    Applicant requests a permit for recovery purposes to conduct 
presence/absence surveys for the Southwestern willow flycatcher 
(Empidonax traillii extimus) within the Hassayampa River Preserve, 
Maricopa County, Arizona.

Permit No. TE-048464

Applicant: Joanne M. Kirchner, Sierra Vista, Arizona.

    Applicant requests a permit for recovery purposes to conduct 
presence/absence surveys for the following species: Cactus ferruginous 
pygmy-owl (Glaucidium brasilianum cactorum), Lesser long-nosed bat 
(Leptonycteris curasoae yerbabuenae), Black-footed ferret (Mustela 
nigripes), and Yuma clapper rail Rallus longirostris yumanensis). 
Applicant also requests a permit to conduct presence/absence surveys, 
capture, band, and collect blood samples from the Mexican spotted owl 
(Strix occidentalis lucida). Further, applicant requests a permit to 
conduct presence/absence surveys, capture, band, nest monitor, and 
collect feathers from the Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax 
traillii extimus). These activities will be conducted within Arizona.

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Permit No. TE-048806

Applicant: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Austwell, Texas.

    Applicant requests a permit for individuals to possess and/or ship 
dead Whooping cranes or their parts, including eggs, feathers, semen 
and blood; capture, band, radio-tag, raise, breed, and administer 
health care to captive birds; and re-introduce and rehabilitate 
Whooping cranes (Grus americana) throughout North America from the 
Rocky Mountains to the east coast. This will be for the Whooping crane 
Recovery Program.

Permit No. TE-048579

Applicant: Kathlene Meadows, Tucson, Arizona.

    Applicant requests a permit for recovery purposes to conduct 
presence/absence surveys for the Cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl 
(Glaucidium brasilianum cactorum) within Arizona.

Permit No. TE-048907

Applicant: Elizabeth Davis, San Marcos, Texas.

    Applicant requests a permit to collect plant materials for research 
and recovery purposes from the Texas wild-rice plant (Zizania texana) 
within Texas.

DATES: Written comments on these permit applications must be received 
on or before November 23, 2001.

ADDRESSES: Written data or comments should be submitted to the Chief, 
Endangered Species Division, Ecological Services, P.O. Box 1306, Room 
4102, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103; (505) 248-6649; Fax (505) 248-
6788. Documents will be available for public inspection by written 
request, by appointment only, during normal business hours (8 to 4:30) 
at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 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: Chief, Endangered Species Division, 
Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the above address. 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 30 days of the date of publication of this 
notice, to the address above.

Steven M. Chambers,
Acting Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Region 2, 
Albuquerque, New Mexico.
[FR Doc. 01-26745 Filed 10-23-01; 8:45 am]