[Federal Register: January 17, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 11)]
[Page 4034-4035]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Application

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of application.


    The following applicant has applied for a 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 TE839777

    Applicant: Don R. Helms, Bellevue, Iowa
    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture, handle and 
release) the following federally listed unionid mussel species in 
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, West 
Virginia, and Wisconsin: Fanshell (Cyprogenia stegaria), Fat pocketbook 
(Potamilus capax), Higgins' eye pearlymussel (Lampsilis higginsi), 
Scaleshell mussel (Leptodea leptodon), and Winged mapleleaf mussel 
(Quadrula fragosa), Clubshell (Pleurobema clava), Cracking pearlymussel 
(Hemistena lata),

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Northern riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana), Orange-footed 
pimpleback pearlymussel (Plethobasus cooperianus), Pink mucket 
pearlymussel (Lampsilis orbiculata), Ring pink mussel (Obovaria 
retusa), Rough pigtoe (Pleurobema plenum), Tubercled-blossom 
pearlymussel (Epioblasma torulosa torulosa), Purple cat's paw 
pearlymussel (Epioblasma obliquata obliquata), White cat's paw 
pearlymussel (Epioblasma obliquata perobliqua), and White wartyback 
pearlymussel (Plethobasus cicatricosus). The applicant requests the 
permit to collect the threatened and endangered mussel species in all 
areas located within the Upper Mississippi, Illinois, and Ohio River 
watersheds. Activities are proposed for studies to identify populations 
of listed mussel species, develop methods to minimize or avoid project 
related impacts to those populations, and to identify new populations 
of listed unionid species. The scientific research is aimed at 
enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.
    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 requests a copy of such documents 
from 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, 
peter--fasbender@fws.gov, telephone (612) 713-5343, or FAX (612) 713-

    Dated: January 8, 2001.
Charlie Wooley,
Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Region 3, Fort 
Snelling, Minnesota.
[FR Doc. 01-1300 Filed 1-16-01; 8:45 am]