[Federal Register: July 2, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 127)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

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 (16 
U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) solicit 
review and comment from local, State, and Federal agencies, and the 
public on the following permit requests.

DATES: Comments on these permit applications must be received on or 
before August 1, 2003 to receive our consideration.

ADDRESSES: Written data or comments should be submitted to the Chief, 
Endangered Species, Ecological Services, U.S. 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 30 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.


Permit No. TE-050644

    Applicant: The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia, 
    The permittee requests an amendment to take (harass through captive 
propagation, collect biological samples, and mark) the Columbia Basin 
distinct population segment of the pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus 
idahoensis) in conjunction with an intercross captive propagation 
program with the Idaho pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis) and to 

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genetic research at facilities in Oregon and Washington for the purpose 
of enhancing Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits survival and viability.

Permit No. TE-072650

    Applicant: Jennifer Michaud-Laird, Sebastopol, California.
    The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey, capture, 
handle, and release) the California tiger salamander Sonoma County 
distinct population segment (Ambystoma californiense) in conjunction 
with surveys in Sonoma County, California for the purpose of enhancing 
its survival.

Permit No. TE-072651

    Applicant: Diana Immel, Davis, California.
    The applicant requests a permit to remove/reduce to possession 
Trifolium amoenum (showy Indian clover) in conjunction with 
reintroduction efforts in Sonoma and Marin Counties, California for the 
purpose of enhancing its survival.

Permit No. TE-072873

    Applicant: Kevin D. Matson, St. Louis, Missouri.
    The applicant requests a permit to take (collect blood) captive 
Hawaiian geese (Branta sandvicensis) and captive i[ograve] (Buteo 
solitarias) in conjunction with disease research at the Three Ring 
Ranch Exotic Animal Sanctuary, Kailue-Kona, Hawaii for the purpose of 
enhancing their survival.
    We solicit public review and comment on each of these recovery 
permit applications.

    Dated: June 12, 2003.
Bill Shake,
Deputy Regional Director, Region 1, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 03-16683 Filed 7-1-03; 8:45 am]