[Federal Register: September 9, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 174)]
[Page 54908-54909]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R3-ES-2010-N193; 30120-1113-0000-F6]

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of permit applications; request for 


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to 
comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities 
with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species 
Act (Act) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species 
unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act requires that we 
invite public comment before issuing these permits.

DATES: We must receive any written comments on or before October 12, 

ADDRESSES: Send written comments by U.S. mail to the Regional Director, 
Attn: Peter Fasbender, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological 
Services, 1 Federal Drive, Fort Snelling, MN 55111-4056; or by 
electronic mail to permitsR3ES@fws.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Fasbender, (612) 713-5343.



    We invite public comment on the following permit applications for 
certain activities with endangered species authorized by section 
10(a)(1)(A) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and our regulations 
governing the taking of endangered species in the Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17. Submit your written data, comments, or 
request for a copy of the complete application to the address shown in 

Permit Applications

Permit Application Number: TE195082.
Applicant: Thomas E. Tomasi, Missouri State University, Springfield, 

    The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take 
(capture, temporarily hold, and release) Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis) 
and gray bats (Myotis grisescens) in Missouri. Proposed activities 
include population monitoring, sampling and laboratory experimentation 
to investigate white-nose syndrome in the interest of enhancement of 
survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE151109.
Applicant: Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife, 
Columbus, OH.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take 
(capture and release; capture and hold in captivity for propagation) 
American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) in Ohio. Propagation 
of the insects and reintroduction activities are aimed at recovery of 
the species and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE697830.
Applicant: Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service, Twin Cities, MN.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to take 
listed species that occur within the States of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, 
Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin for activities to 
recover the species and enhance the survival of the species in the 
wild. The amendment to the permit adds species listed or proposed for 
listing since January 2005 when the permit was renewed for its current 

Permit Application Number: TE20323A.
Applicant: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Madison, WI.

    The applicant requests a permit for the potential inadvertent take 
(injury or mortality) of the eastern massasauga rattlesnake (Sistrurus 
catenatus catenatus) should the species become

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Federally-listed in the future. The rattlesnake is currently a Federal 
candidate species. Take associated with the permit may result from 
habitat management actions for the species at the Wisconsin Department 
of Natural Resources' Tiffany State Wildlife Area. These activities are 
described in the Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake Candidate Conservation 
Agreement with Assurances for the Lower Chippewa River Bottoms, Buffalo 
and Pepin Counties, Wisconsin (EMR CCAA). The EMR CCAA agreement is a 
10-year agreement between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the 
Wisconsin DNR. The permit application, the EMR CCAA, and the 
Environmental Assessment applicable to this application are available 
for review on the Service's Web site at: http://www.fws.gov/midwest/
endangered/lists/candidat.html. The purpose of the proposed activities 
is enhancement of the survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE207523.
Applicant: The Nature Conservancy, Lansing, MI.

    The applicant requests a permit amendment to take Karner Blue 
Butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis) and Pitcher's thistle (Cirsium 
pitcheri) on lands within the State of Michigan. Take may occur during 
habitat management activities designed to enhance the available habitat 
for the species. Proposed activities are expected to increase habitat 
for both species and are aimed at enhancement of survival of the 
species in the wild.

Public Comments

    We seek public review and comments on these permit applications. 
Please refer to the permit number when you submit comments. Comments 
and materials we receive are available for public inspection, by 
appointment, during normal business hours at the address shown in the 
ADDRESSES section. Before including your address, phone number, e-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.

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

    In compliance with NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), we have made an 
initial determination that the proposed activities in these permits are 
categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental 
assessment or environmental impact statement (516 DM 6 Appendix 1, 
1.4C(1)), with the exception of Application Number TE20323A, for which 
an environmental assessment was prepared.

Lynn M. Lewis,
Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Region 3.
[FR Doc. 2010-22442 Filed 9-8-10; 8:45 am]