[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 153 (Wednesday, August 8, 2012)]
[Pages 47432-47433]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-19433]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R6-ES-2012-N168; FXES11130600000D2-123-FF06E00000]

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to 
comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities 
with endangered or threatened species. The Endangered Species Act of 
1973, as amended (Act), prohibits activities with endangered and 
threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The 
Act also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these 

DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by 
September 7, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments or requests for copies or more 
information by any of the following methods. Alternatively, you may use 
one of the following methods to request hard copies or a CD-ROM of the 
documents. Please specify the permit you are interested in by number 
(e.g., Permit No. TE-123456).
     Email: permitsR6ES@fws.gov. Please refer to the respective 
permit number (e.g., Permit No. TE-123456) in the subject line of the 
     U.S. Mail: Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, P.O. Box 25486-DFC, Denver, CO 80225.
     In-Person Drop-off, Viewing, or Pickup: Call (303) 236-
4256 to make an appointment during regular business hours at 134 Union 
Blvd., Suite 645, Lakewood, CO 80228.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kris Olsen, Permit Coordinator 
Ecological Services, (303) 236-4256 (phone); permitsR6ES@fws.gov 



    The Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits activities with 
endangered and threatened species unless a Federal

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permit allows such activity. Along with our implementing regulations in 
the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17, the Act provides 
for permits, and requires that we invite public comment before issuing 
these permits.
    A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act 
authorizes applicants to conduct activities with U.S. endangered or 
threatened species for scientific purposes, enhancement of propagation 
or survival, or interstate commerce (the latter only in the event that 
it facilitates scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or 
survival). Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these 
permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 
CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered 
plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species.

Applications Available for Review and Comment

    We invite local, State, and Federal agencies, and the public to 
comment on the following applications. Please refer to the appropriate 
permit number (e.g., Permit No. TE-123456) for the application when 
submitting comments.
    Documents and other information the applicants have submitted with 
these applications are available for review, subject to the 
requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of 
Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552).

Permit Application Number: 79842A

    Applicant: Jeremy White, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska.
    The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey) Indiana 
bat (Myotis sodalis) in conjunction with surveys and population 
monitoring activities in Nebraska for the purpose of enhancing the 
species' survival.

Permit Application Number: 047252

    Applicant: John Ko, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Broomfield, 
    The applicant requests renewal of an existing permit to take 
(harass by survey) Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii 
extimus) in conjunction with population monitoring activities in 
Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, for the purpose of enhancing the species' 

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

    In compliance with the 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)).

Public Availability of Comments

    All comments and materials we receive in response to this request 
will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal 
business hours at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this 
    Before including your address, phone number, email 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.

    Authority: We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act 
(16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

    Dated: July 18, 2012.
Michael G. Thabault,
Acting Regional Director, Mountain-Prairie Region.
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