[Federal Register: May 4, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 87)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Application

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent to amend endangered species recovery.


    The following applicant has applied for an amended permit to 
conduct certain activities with endangered species. This notice is 
provided pursuant to section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 
1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531, et seq.).

Permit Number TE023308-2

    Applicant: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Twin Cities Field 
Office, Bloomington, Minnesota (Russ Peterson, Field Supervisor).
    The applicant holds a permit to take (collect, hold in captivity, 
propagate, and release) endangered Higgins' eye pearlymussels 
(Lampsilis higginsi) from locations within their historic range in the 
States of Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The applicant requests 
authorization to expand the geographical area permitted for 
reintroducing artificially propagated specimens into the wild to 
include all historical locations of the species, including mainstem and 
tributaries of the Upper Mississippi River including the Chippewa, St. 
Croix, Black and Wisconsin Rivers in Wisconsin; the Iowa, Cedar and 
Wapsipinicon Rivers in Iowa; the Illinois, Sangamon, and Rock Rivers in 
Illinois; and, the Minnesota River in Minnesota. This permit is for the 
enhancement of survival of the species in the wild to protect from 
zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) infestation, in the interest of 
    Written data or comments should be submitted to the Regional 
Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services 
Operations, 1 Federal Drive, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111-4056, and 
must be received within 30 days of the date of this publication.
    Documents and other information submitted with this application are 
available for review by any party who submits a written request for a 
copy of such documents to the following office within 30 days of the 
date of publication of this notice: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Ecological Services Operations, 1 Federal Drive, Fort Snelling, 
Minnesota 55111-4056. Telephone: (612/713-5343); FAX: (612/713-5292).

    Dated: April 20, 2001.
Charlie Wooley,
Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Region 3, Fort 
Snelling, Minnesota.
[FR Doc. 01-11192 Filed 5-3-01; 8:45 am]