[Federal Register: October 9, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 197)]
[Page 59644-59645]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R5-ES-2008-N0210; 50120-1113-0000-F5]

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permits

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comment.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), invite the 
public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain 
activities with endangered species.

DATES: Comments on these permit applications must be received on or 
before November 10, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Written data or comments should be submitted to the U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Program Coordinator, 
Region 5, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, Massachusetts (telephone: 
413-253-8615; facsimile: 413-253-8482). Please refer to the respective 
permit number for each application when submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Parkin, Acting Endangered Species 
Permits Coordinator, see ADDRESSES (telephone: 413-253-8617; facsimile: 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We solicit reviews and comments on the 
following applications for issuance of a scientific research permit and 
an enhancement of survival permit, respectively, to conduct certain 
activities with endangered species pursuant to Section 10(a)(1)(A) of 
the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et 
    We have made a determination that issuance of these permits would 
be categorically excluded from further consideration under the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4332(C)), as 
provided under part 516 of the Department of the Interior's 
Departmental Manual (DM) Chapter 2, Appendix 1, and 516 DM 8.

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Permit Number: TE-191589

Applicant: Maine Cooperative Fisheries and Wildlife Unit, Orono, Maine.

    The applicant requests a permit to take Atlantic salmon (Salmo 
salar) within the Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment in 
conjunction with a habitat use study in Washington, Hancock, and 
Penobscot Counties in Maine for the purpose of enhancing its survival 
and recovery.

Permit Number: TE-813745-1

Applicant: National Mohawk Power Corporation, dba National Grid, 
Syracuse, New York.

    The applicant requests renewal of an existing valid permit to take 
Karner blue butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis) in conjunction with 
operations resulting in maintenance of habitat for the purpose of 
enhancing its survival.
    All comments received, including names and addresses, will become 
part of the official administrative record and may be made available to 
the public. Before including your address, telephone number, electronic 
mail address, or other personal identifying information in your 
comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--including your 
personal identifying information--may be made publicly available at any 
time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we 
will be able to do so.
    We solicit public review and comment on each permit application. 
Comments and materials we receive will be available for public 
inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address 
listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.
    Author: The primary author of this notice is Mary Parkin from the 
Service's Northeast Regional Office, Endangered Species Program (see 
ADDRESSES section).

    Authority: The authority for this section is the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

    Dated: August 6, 2008.
Sherry Morgan,
Acting Regional Director, Northeast Region, Fish and Wildlife Service.
 [FR Doc. E8-23243 Filed 10-8-08; 8:45 am]