[Federal Register: December 3, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 232)]
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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 January 3, 2005.

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: Anthony R. Dodd, GeoSyntec Consultants, Inc., Atlanta, 
Georgia, TE095972-0

    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, identify, 
and release) the following species: Shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser 
brevirostrum), blue shiner (Cyprinella caerulea), Etowah darter 
(Etheostoma etowahae), Cherokee darter (Etheostoma scotti), amber 
darter (Percina antesella), goldline darter (Percina aurolineata), 
Conasauga logperch (Percina jenkensi), snail darter (Percina tanasi), 
fat threeridge (Amblema neislerii), upland combshell (Epioblasma 
metastriata), southern acornshell (Epioblasma othcaloogensis), southern 
combshell (Epioblasma penita), shinyrayed pocketbook (Lampsilis 
subangulata), gulf moccasinshell (Medionidus penicillatus), Coosa 
moccasinshell (Medionidus parvulus), southern clubshell (Pleurobema 
decisum), southern pigtoe (Pleurobema georgianum), ovate clubshell 
(Pleurobema perovatum), oval pigtoe (Pleurobema pyriforme), purple 
bankclimber (Elliptoideus sloatianus), fine-lined pocketbook (Lampsilis 
altilis), orangenacre mucket (Lampsilis perovalis), Alabama 
moccasinshell (Medionidus acutissimus), and triangular kidneyshell 
(Ptychobranchus greeni). The proposed activities would take place while 
conducting presence/absence surveys throughout the state of Georgia.

Applicant: Jennifer A. Wallens, Stantec Consulting Services Inc. or 
Ecosystem Consultants Inc., Nolensville, Tennessee, TE095978-0

    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, identify, 
release) the Nashville Crayfish (Orconectes shoupi), bald eagle 
(Haliaeetus leucocephalus), eastern (=cougar) puma (Puma (=Felis) 
concolor couguar), Carolina northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys 
sabrinus coloratus), least tern (Sterna antillarum), bluetail mole 
skink (Eumeces egregius lividus), sand skink (Neoseps reynoldsi), 
eastern indigo snake (Drymarchon corais couperi), gopher tortoise 
(Gopherus polyphemus), Alabama red-belly turtle (Pseudemys 
alabamensis), bog turtle (Clemmys muhlenbergii), flattened musk turtle 
(Sternotherus depressus), ringed map turtle (Graptemys oculifera), 
yellow-blotched map turtle (Graptemys flavimaculata), Audubon's crested 
caracara (Polyborus plancus audubonii), Mississippi sandhill crane 
(Grus canadensis pulla), whooping crane (Grus americana), Florida scrub 
jay (Aphelocoma coerulenscens), Everglade snail kite (Rostrhamus 
sociabilis plumbeus), brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Cape 
Sable seaside sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus mirabilis), Florida 
grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus), wood stork 
(Mycteria americana), Bachman's (=wood) warbler (Vermivora bachmanii), 
and red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) while conducting 
presence/absence surveys and relocation activities for the Nashville 
crayfish and the gopher tortoise. The proposed activities would occur 
throughout the species' ranges in Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, 
Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Illinois.

Applicant: Michael T. Mengak, Warnell School of Forest Resources, 
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, TE095980-0

    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, radio-tag, 
track, and release) Key Largo woodrats (Neotoma floridana smalli). 
Fifteen (15) females and fifteen (15) males may be radio-tagged. The 
proposed activities would take place while conducting population 
estimations at Crocodile Lakes National Wildlife Refuge and Key Largo 
Hammocks Botanical Preserve, Monroe County, Florida.

Applicant: Reed F. Noss, University of Central Florida, Department of 
Biology, Orlando, Florida, TE096068

    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, band, radio-
tag, monitor nest, release) Florida grasshopper sparrows (Ammodramus 
savannarum floridanus) while conducting research and maintaining a 
monitoring program. The proposed activities would occur on the 
Kissimmee Prairie State Preserve, Florida.

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Applicant: CCR Environmental, Inc., Charles V. Rabolli, Atlanta, 
Georgia 30340

    The applicant requests authorization to harass the red-cockaded 
woodpecker (Picoides borealis) while conducting presence/absence 
surveys, constructing artificial nest cavities, and monitoring 
activities in clusters. The proposed activities would take place 
throughout the species' range in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, 
Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, 
Texas, and Virginia.

Applicant: Hopi Elisabeth Hoekstra, University of California, San 
Diego, La Jolla, California, TE095962-0

    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, measure, 
collect genetic samples, release) up to 25 of each of the following 
species: Alabama beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus ammobates), Perdido 
Key beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus trissyllepsis), Choctawhatchee 
beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus allophyrs), St. Andrews beach mouse 
(Peromyscus polionotus peninsularis), Anastasia Island beach mouse 
(Peromyscus polionotus phasma), and the Southeastern beach mouse 
(Peromyscus polionotus niveiventris). Take would occur while examining 
the evolution of morphological variation, with a focus on pigmentation, 
in natural populations of Peromyscus polionotus. The proposed 
activities would occur in Baldwin County, Alabama; Escambia, Santa 
Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Gulf, St. John, and Brevard Counties, 

    Dated: November 12, 2004.
Cynthia K. Dohner,
Acting Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 04-26638 Filed 12-2-04; 8:45 am]