[Federal Register: May 8, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 89)]
[Page 30946-30947]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Receipt of Application for Endangered Species Permit

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of application for endangered species permit.


SUMMARY: The following applicants have applied for permits 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.).

DATES: Written data or comments on these applications must be received, 
at the address given below, by June 7, 2002.

ADDRESSES: 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 to the following 
office within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice: U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, 1875 Century Boulevard, Suite 200, Atlanta, 
Georgia 30345 (Attn: Victoria Davis, Permit Biologist). Telephone: 404/
679-4176; Facsimile: 404/679-7081.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victoria Davis, Telephone: 404/679-
4176; Facsimile: 404/679-7081.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: If you wish to comment, you may submit 
comments by any one of several methods. You may mail comments to the 
Service's Regional Office (see ADDRESSES). You may also comment via the 
internet to ``victoria_davis@fws.gov.'' Please submit comments over the 
internet as an ASCII file avoiding the use of special characters and 
any form of encryption. Please also include your name and return 
address in your internet message. If you do not receive a confirmation 
from the Service that we have received your internet message, contact 
us directly at either telephone number listed above (see FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT). Finally, you may hand deliver comments to the 
Service office listed below (see ADDRESSES). Our practice is to make 
comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available 
for public review during regular business hours. Individual respondents 
may request that we withhold their home address from the administrative 
record. We will honor such requests to the extent allowable by law. 
There may also be other circumstances in which we would withhold from 
the administrative record a respondent's identity, as allowable by law. 
If you wish us to withhold your name and address, you must state this 
prominently at the beginning of your comments. However, we will not 
consider anonymous comments. We will make all submissions from 
organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying 
themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or 
businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety.


    Applicant: Jeff Glitzenstein, Tallahassee, Florida.

    The applicant requests authorization to remove and reduce to 
possession seeds of Schwalbea americana, American chaffseed, for the 
purposes of re-establishing a population at Roy's Place, Francis Marion 
National Forest, Berkeley, South Carolina. After a control burn, one 
capsule will be taken from twenty plants at the donor site 
(intersection of Roy's Place Road and Witherbee Road).


    Applicant: Environmental Laboratory, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 
Research and Development Center, Chester O. Martin, Vicksburg, 

    The applicant requests authorization to take (survey, capture, 
identify, and release) the gray bat (Myotis grisescens) and Indiana bat 
(Myotis sodalis) to investigate the impacts of military noise on the 
auditory systems and behavior of endangered bat species. The study will 
use a combination of sampling and data collection techniques, including 
mist netting, radio telemetry, thermal infrared imaging, and ultrasonic 
sound detection. The proposed activities will take place on the 
following two installations: Fort Knox, Meade, Bullit, and Jefferson 
Counties, Kentucky and Fort Campbell, Trigg County, Kentucky.
    Applicant: USDA, Forest Service, South Research Station, Susan 
Loeb, Clemson, South Carolina, TE055190-0.
    The applicant requests authorization to take (survey, capture, 
identify, band, radio-tag, and release) the gray bat (Myotis 
grisescens) and Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) for the following reasons: 
To determine characteristics of trees used as primary and alternate 
Indiana bat maternity roost sites; to determine stand and landscape 
characteristics associated with roost trees; to determine tree, stand, 
and landscape characteristics that may be important in roost site 
selection; and to develop models of Indiana bat roosting habitat using 
both logistic regression and Mahalanobis distance statistics. The 
proposed activities will take place in North Carolina, South Carolina, 
Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, Virginia, Arkansas, Alabama, and Tennessee.

    Applicant: Nick Haddad, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 
North Carolina, TE054973-0.
    The applicant requests authorization to take (survey, capture, 
mark, recapture, and release) the Saint Francis' Satyr (Neonympha 
mitchellii francisci) to identify the plants used for food, to monitor 
efforts to determine the long-term viability of existing populations, 
to assess the importance of habitat corridors, and to assess the 
importance of large populations to sustain smaller populations outside 
of the impact areas. The proposed activities will take place on the 
Fort Bragg military base, Cumberland and Hoke Counties, North Carolina.

    Applicant: Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, 
Jeffery T. Garner, Florence, Alabama, TE054999-0.
    The applicant requests authorization to take (remove, tag, exam, 
measure, sex, and translocate) the Anthony's riversnail (Athearnia 
anthonyi), Dromedary pearlymussel (Dromus dromas), Oystershell 
pearlymussel (Epioblasma capsaeformis), and Birdwing pearlymussel 
(Lemiox rimosus) to test the suitability of habitat for these species, 
prior to wide-scale introductions of cultured juveniles and/or 
transplanted adults. The proposed collection activities will take place 
from Limestone Creek, Limestone County, Alabama; Clinch River, Hancock 
County, Tennessee; and the Duck River, Marshall County, Tennessee. The 
release activities will take place in the Tennessee River, downstream 
of Wilson Dam, Lauderdale and Colbert Counties, Alabama.

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    Applicant: Phyllis Jean Deitschell, Clinic for the Rehabilitation 
of Wildlife, Inc., Sanibel, Florida TE054963-0.
    The applicant requests authorization to take (receive, hold 
temporarily, transport, rehabilitate medically for injury or illness, 
release, and euthanize) the Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), 
Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys 
coriacea), Kemp's ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii), and 
Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata). The rehabilitation 
activities will take place at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of 
Wildlife, Inc., Sanibel, Florida.


    Applicant: Alabama Natural Heritage Program, James C. Godwin, 
Montgomery, Alabama.

    The applicant requests authorization to take (survey, mark nest, 
and nest manipulation) the Alabama red-bellied turtle (Pseudemys 
alabamensis) to identify the factors that affect nest success of the 
Alabama red-bellied turtle, to recommend methods to improve nest 
success, and to locate new nesting sites. The proposed activities will 
take place in the Tensaw River, Mobile River Basin, north end of 
Gravine Island, Baldwin County, Alabama.


    Applicant: Michael David Warriner, Arkansas Natural Heritage 
Commission, Little Rock, Arkansas.

    The applicant requests authorization to take (survey, capture, 
determine sex, mark, and release) the American burying beetle 
(Nicrophorus americanus) to monitor existing populations and to conduct 
searches for additional populations. The proposed activities will occur 
in the Cherokee Prairie Natural Area and the H.E. Flanagan Prairie 
Natural Area, Franklin County, Arkansas.


    Applicant: EcoScience Corporation, Gerald Mc Crain, Raleigh, North 

    The applicant requests authorization to take (harass, capture, and 
release) the Saint Francis' satyr (Neonympha mitchellii francisci) to 
conduct presence/absence of species in areas where development is 
proposed or to determine species presence/absence in areas where a 
faunal inventory has been requested. The proposed activities will occur 
throughout the state of North Carolina.


    Applicant: Western Kentucky University, Scott A. Grubbs, Bowling 
Green, Kentucky.

    The applicant requests authorization to take (remove, tag, exam, 
measure, sex, and translocate) the fanshell (Cyrogenia stegaria), 
Northern riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana), ring pink 
(Obovaria retuse), clubshell (Pleurobema clava), and rough pigtoe 
(Pleurobema plenum) to continue the long-term biological monitoring 
program initiated by Schuster et al. and to assess the impact of Lock 
and Dam #6 on the structure of the macro-invertebrate community 
inhabiting the Green River and Nolin River in Mammoth Cave National 
Park, Kentucky.

    Dated: April 22, 2002.
Thomas M. Riley,
Acting Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 02-11365 Filed 5-7-02; 8:45 am]