[Federal Register: March 22, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 55)]
[Page 13325-13326]
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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 April 21, 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: Gerald Pottern, Robert J. Goldstein & Asociates, Inc., 
Raleigh, North Carolina, TE083026-0.

    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, identify, 
and release) the following species: Cape Fear shiner (Notropis 
mekistocholas), Waccamaw silverside (Menidia extensa), Roanoke logperch 
(Percina rex), yellowfin madtom (Noturus flavipinnis), slender chub 
(Erimystax (Hybopsis) cahni), blue shiner (Cyprinella caerulea), 
blackside dace (Phoxinus cumberlandensis), Conasauga logperch (Percina 
jenkinsi), spotfin chub (Cyprinella (Hybopsis) monacha), Cherokee 
darter (Etheostoma scotti), snail darter (Percina tanasi), duskytail 
darter (Etheostoma percnurum), goldline darter (Percina aurolineata), 
Amber darter (Percina antsella), Etowah darter (Etheostoma etowahae), 
Applachian elktoe (Alasmidonta raveneliana), Carolina heelsplitter 
(Lasmigona decorata), Dwarf wedge mussel (Alasmidonta heterodon), James 
spinymussel (Pleurobema collina), Little-wing pearlymussel (Pegias 
fabula), Oyster mussel (Epioblasma capsaeformis), Tar spinymussel 
(Elliptio steinstansana), bog turtle (Clemmys (Glyptemys) 
muhlenbergii), Eastern indigo snake (Drymarchion corais couperi), 
gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus), and flatwoods salamander 
(Ambystoma cingulatum) while conducting presence and absence studies 
and population monitoring. The proposed activities would occur in 
Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

Applicant: Jereme N. Phillips, Gulf Shores, Alabama, TE083648-0.

    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, hold 
temporarily, tissue collection, transport for treatment, nest 
monitoring, euthanize, and release) the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta 
caretta), Kemp's Ridley (Lepidochelys kempi), green sea turtle 
(Chelonia mydas), Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), and 
leatherback sea turtle

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(Dermochelys coriacea) while administrating the State stranding 
program, conducting presence and absence studies, and managing the 
population. The proposed activities would occur in the State of 
Alabama. Injured or sick sea turtles would be transported to facilities 
in Florida, Mississippi, or Louisiana.

Applicant: Curtis S. Garriock, Pittsboro, North Carolina, TE083020-0.
    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture and release) 
Saint Francis' Satyr (Neonympha mitchellii francisci) while conducting 
presence and absence studies and population inventories. The activities 
would take place at Fort Bragg Army Base, Cumberland and Hoke Counties, 
North Carolina.

Applicant: Erin Kathleen Garrison, Tennessee Cooperative Fishery Unit, 
Cookeville, Tennessee, TE083662-0.
    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, tissue 
samples, sacrifice one, and release) the bluemask darter (Etheostoma 
(Doration) sp.) while investigating genetic flow between seemingly 
isolated populations of the species and determining the amount of 
genetic variation within populations. The proposed activities would 
occur on Cane Creek (Van Buren County, Tennessee), the Caney Fork 
(White County, Tennessee), and Collins River (Grundy and Warren County, 
Tennessee). These rivers drain into Great Fall Reservoir (White County, 

Applicant: Dr. Gary O. Graening, The Nature Conservancy, Little Rock, 
Arkansas, TE083697-0.

    The applicant requests authorization to take (use diving lights 
underwater and collect one voucher specimen from each new location) the 
Amblyopsis rosae, Cambarus aculabrum, and Cambarus zophonastes while 
updating their status and distribution and while performing ongoing 
monitoring of the populations and their habitat. The activities would 
take place in Benton, Carroll, Washington, Madison, Boone, Stone, 
Newton, Marion, Baxter, Sharp, Randolph, Izard, Searcy, Independence, 
Crawford, and Lawrence Counties, Arkansas; Delaware, Ottawa, Adair, and 
Cherokee Counties, Oklahoma.

Applicant: Fish and Wildlife Associates, Inc., Pamela M. Boaze, 
Whittier, North Carolina, TE083941-0.
    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, identify, 
and 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), flatwoods salamander (Ambystoma cingulatum), fat 
threeridge (Amblema neislerii), purple bankclimber (Elliptoideus 
sloatianus), upland combshell (Epioblasma metastriata), southern 
acornshell (Epioblasma othcaloogensis), southern combshell (Epioblasma 
penita), fine-lined pocketbook (Lampsilis altilis), Orange-nacre mucket 
(Lampsilis perovalis), shinyrayed pocketbook (Lampsilis subangulata), 
Alabama moccasinshell (Medionidus acutissimus), Coosa moccasinshell 
(Medionidus parvulus), gulf moccasinshell (Medionidus penicillatus), 
Ochlockonee moccasinshell (Medionidus simpsonianus), southern clubshell 
(Pleurobema decisum), southern pigtoe (Pleurobema georgianum), ovate 
clubshell (Pleurobema perovatum), oval pigtoe (Pleurobema pyriforme), 
and triangular kidneyshell (Ptychobranchus greenii) while conducting 
presence and absence studies and population monitoring. The proposed 
activities would occur throughout the State of Georgia.

Applicant: USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Charles 
Andrew Dolloff, Blacksburg, Virginia, TE084010-0.

    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, identify, 
examine, measure, release) the Carolina heelsplitter (Lasmigona 
decorata). The purpose of the take would be to describe habitat 
conditions and mussel distribution, density, and population size 
structure within a 16 km reach of Mountain Creek using quantitative, 
statistically valid and repeatable methods. Specifically, the proposed 
activities would take place at the confluence of Mountain Creek and 
Turkey Creek, south of State Road 62 crossing; Edgefield and Greenwood 
Counties, South Carolina.

Applicant: North Carolina State University, Department of Botany, Qiu-
yun Xiang, Raleigh, North Carolina, TE084018-0.

    The applicant request authorization to possess (collect leaf 
material and seeds) from the (Echinacea laevigata) smooth coneflower 
for while conducting genetic diversity analyses and out crossing rates. 
The proposed activities would occur in the States of Georgia, North 
Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Applicant: URS Corporation, James R. Orr, Franklin, Tennessee, 
    The applicant request authorization to take (capture, identify, 
release) the Anthony's river snail (Athernia anthonyi) while conducting 
dredging and presence or absence surveys. The proposed activities would 
occur in Jackson County, Alabama.

    Dated: March 10, 2004.
Sam D. Hamilton,
Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 04-6331 Filed 3-19-04; 8:45 am]