[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 20 (Wednesday, January 30, 2013)]
[Pages 6343-6344]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01952]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R1-ES-2013-N014; FXES11130100000F5-134-FF01E00000]

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 application for a permit to conduct activities 
with the purpose of enhancing the survival of endangered species. The 
Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits certain 
activities with respect to endangered species unless a Federal permit 
allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite public 
comment before issuing such permits.

DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by 
March 1, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Endangered Species Program Manager, Ecological Services, 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Regional Office, 911 NE 11th 
Avenue, Portland, OR 97232-4181. Please refer to the permit number for 
the application when submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Grant Canterbury, Fish and Wildlife 
Biologist, at the above address or by telephone (503-231-6131) or fax 



    The Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits certain activities with 
respect to endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit 
allows such activity. Along with our implementing regulations in the 
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR part 17, the Act provides 
for certain permits, and requires that we invite public comment before 
issuing these permits for endangered species.
    A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act 
authorizes the permittee to conduct activities (including take or 
interstate commerce) with respect to U.S. endangered or threatened 
species for scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or 
survival. Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act 
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 

Applications Available for Review and Comment

    We invite local, State, and Federal agencies, and the public to 
comment on the following application. Please refer to the appropriate 
permit number for the application when submitting comments.
    Documents and other information submitted with this application are 
available for review by request from the Endangered Species Program 
Manager at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice, 
subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and 
Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552).

Permit Number: TE-096741

Applicant: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, Pearl Harbor, 
    The applicant requests an amendment to an existing recovery permit 
to take (conduct taped-playback surveys) the Micronesian megapode 
(Megapodius laperouse laperouse), nightingale reed-warbler 
(Acrocephalus luscinia), and Mariana common moorhen (Gallinula 
chloropus guami), in conjunction with research in the Commonwealth of 
the Northern Mariana Islands, for the purpose of enhancing their 
survival. This permit currently covers take of the Hawaiian picture-
wing flies Drosophila aglaia, D. hemipeza, D. montgomeryi, D. obatai, 
D. substenoptera, D. tarphytrichia, and D. musaphilia; and removal and 
reduction to possession of Abutilon menziesii (ko'oloa'ula), Abutilon 
sandwicense (no common name), Achyranthes splendens var. rotundata 
(round-leaved chaff flower), Alectryon macrococcus var. micrococcus 
(mahoe), Bonamia menziesii (no common name), Chamaesyce kuwaleana 
(akoko), Chamaesyce skottsbergii var. kalaeloana ('Ewa Plains 'akoko), 
Cyperus trachysanthos (puukaa), Flueggea neowawraea (mehamehame), 
Hedyotis parvula (no common name), Lepidium arbuscula (anaunau), 
Lipochaeta lobata var. leptophylla (nehe), Lipochaeta tenuifolia 
(nehe), Lobelia niihauensis (no common name), Marsilea villosa 
(ihi'ihi), Melicope pallida (alani), Melicope saint-johnii (alani), 
Neraudia angulata (no common name), Nototrichium humile (kului), 
Schiedea hookeri (no common name), Tetramolopium filiforme (no common 
name), Tetramolopium lepidotum ssp. lepidotum (no common name), and 
Viola chamissoniana ssp. chamissoniana (pamakani), for which notices 
were originally published in the Federal Register on January 7, 2005 
(70 FR 1456) and April 22, 2009 (74 FR 18396).

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 

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    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.


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

    Dated: January 22, 2013.
Richard R. Hannan,
Acting Regional Director, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
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