[Federal Register: May 17, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 95)]
[Page 27952]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Receipt of Applications for Endangered Species Permits

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permits.


SUMMARY: The public is invited to comment on the following applications 
to conduct certain activities with endangered species. We provide this 
notice pursuant to section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, 
as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

DATES: We must receive written data or comments on these applications 
at the address given below, by June 16, 2004.

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).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victoria Davis, telephone (404) 679-
4176; facsimile (404) 679-7081.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The public is invited to comment on the 
following applications for permits to conduct certain activities with 
endangered species. If you wish to comment, you may submit comments by 
any one of the following methods. You may mail comments to the 
Service's Regional Office (see ADDRESSES section) or via electronic 
mail (e-mail) to ``victoria_davis@fws.gov''. Please submit electronic 
comments 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 e-mail message. If you do not receive a confirmation 
from the Service that we have received your e-mail message, contact us 
directly at the telephone number listed above (see FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section). Finally, you may hand deliver comments to 
the Service office listed above (see ADDRESSES section).
    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: Florida Power & Light Company, Florida Power & Light 
Turkey Point Power Plant, James Robert Lindsay, Juno Beach, Florida, 
    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, identify, 
examine, measure, weigh, permanently mark, tag, sex, manipulate water 
temperatures, use spotlights, transport, translocate) the American 
Crocodile while conducting population and habitat monitoring and 
management. The proposed activities would take place on the shore of 
Biscayne Bay, Miami-Dade County, Florida.
    Applicant: Brian A. Estes, GeoSyntec Consultants, Inc., Atlanta, 
Georgia, TE087127-0.
    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, identify, 
photograph, release) the following species: Blue shiner (Cyprinella 
caerulea), Etowah darter (Etheostoma etowahae), Cherokee darter 
(Etheostoma scotti), amber darter (Percina antesella), goldline darter 
(Percina aurolineata), Conasauga logperch (Percina jenkinsi), snail 
darter (Percina tanasi), and eastern indigo snake (Drymarchon corais 
couperi). The activities would take place while conducting presence and 
absence studies. The proposed activities would occur in the State of 
    Applicant: Jeanette Wyneken, Florida Atlantic University, Boca 
Raton, Florida TE087169-0.
    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture and 
sacrifice) six leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) while 
conducting studies of retinal physiology (spectral sensitivity to 
light). The activities would take place at Florida Atlantic University, 
Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida.
    Applicant: Sandhills Ecological Institute, Kerry B. Sadler, 
Southern Pines, North Carolina TE087191-0.
    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, band, 
release, and monitor nests) of the red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides 
borealis) while conducting population monitoring and management. The 
proposed activities would take place in the North Carolina Sandhills, 
including Moore, Hoke, Cumberland, Richmond, and Scotland Counties, 
North Carolina.
    Applicant: Goethe State Forest, Florida Division of Forestry, 
Elizabeth G. Zimmerman, TE087194-0.
    The applicant requests authorization to take (harass, capture, 
band, translocate, install artificial cavity inserts, drill starts) 
red-cockaded woodpeckers (Picoides borealis) while conducting 
population monitoring and management. The proposed activities would 
take place on Goethe State Forest, Levy County, Florida.
    Applicant: James Edwin Moyers, St. Joe Timberland Company, Panama 
City, Florida, TE087199-0.
    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, identify, 
exam, measure, clip toe, and release) the Choctawhatchee beach mouse 
(Peromyscus polionotus allophres) and St. Andrew beach mouse 
(Peromyscus polionotus peninsularis) while conducting live-trapping to 
assess population presence/absence and population status. The proposed 
activities would occur in Walton, Bay, and Gulf Counties, Florida.

    Dated: May 5, 2004.
Cynthia K. Dohner,
Acting Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 04-11077 Filed 5-14-04; 8:45 am]