[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 48 (Wednesday, March 12, 2014)]
[Pages 14077-14078]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05446]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R6-ES-2014-N032; FXES11130600000-145-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. With some exceptions, 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 requires that we invite public comment before 
issuing these permits.

DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by 
April 11, 2014.

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-XXXXXX).
     Email: permitsR6ES@fws.gov. Please refer to the respective 
permit number (e.g., Permit No. TE-XXXXXX) 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-
4212 to make an appointment during regular business hours at 134 Union 
Blvd., Suite 645, Lakewood, CO 80228.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Konishi, Permit Coordinator, 
Ecological Services, (303) 236-4212 (phone); permitsR6ES@fws.gov 



    The Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits activities with 
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 17, the Act provides for permits 
and requires that we invite public comment before issuing these 
    A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act 
authorizes the permittees 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. Documents and other information 
the applicants have submitted with their 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 TE121914

    Applicant: USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, 8711 
37th Street SE., Jamestown, ND.
    The applicant requests an amendment to their existing permit to 
increase the number of interior least tern (Sternula antillarum 
athalassos) to be banded and to add additional research localities in 
North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana for the purpose of enhancing 
the species' survival.

Permit Application Number TE069539

    Applicant: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Prairie Management Program, 
97 South Willow St., Eagle Butte, SD.
    The applicant requests the renewal of their existing permit to take 
(capture, handle, and release) black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) 
for research and presence/absence surveys within the boundaries of the 
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation in South Dakota, for the purpose 
of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Application Number TE060668

    Applicant: Mark Bellini, Ojai, CA 93023.
    The applicant requests an amendment to an existing permit to 
conduct presence/absence surveys and nest monitoring throughout the 
range of the species in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New 
Mexico, Texas, and Utah for the purpose of enhancing the species' 

National Environmental Policy Act

    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (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 these requests 
will be available for public inspection,

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by appointment, during normal business hours at the address listed in 
the ADDRESSES section of this notice.
    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: March 4, 2014.
Michael G. Thabault,
Assistant Regional Director, Mountain-Prairie Region.
[FR Doc. 2014-05446 Filed 3-11-14; 8:45 am]