[Federal Register: September 26, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 187)]
[Page 49197-49198]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Receipt of Application for Endangered Species Permit

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior

ACTION: Notice of receipt of application for endangered species permit.


SUMMARY: The following applicants have applied for permits 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.).
    If you wish to comment, you may submit comments by any one of 
several methods. You may mail comments to the Service's Regional Office 
(see ADDRESSES). You may also comment via the internet to victoria--
davis@fws.gov. Please submit comments over the internet as an ASCII 
file avoiding the use of special characters and any form of encryption. 
Please also include your name and return address in your internet 
message. If you do not receive a confirmation from the Service that we 
have received your internet message, contact us directly at either 
telephone number listed below (see FURTHER INFORMATION). Finally, you 
may hand deliver comments to either Service office listed below (see 
ADDRESSES). Our practice is to make comments, including names and home 
addresses of respondents, available for public review during regular 
business hours. Individual respondents may request that we withhold 
their home address from the administrative record. We will honor such 
requests to the extent allowable by law. There may also be other 
circumstances in which we would withhold from the administrative record 
a respondent's identity, as allowable by law. If you wish us to 
withhold your name and address, you must state this prominently at the 
beginning of your comments. However, we will not consider anonymous 
comments. We will make all submissions from organizations or 
businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as 
representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available 
for public inspection in their entirety.

DATES: Written data or comments on these applications must be received, 
at the address given below, by October 26, 2001.

ADDRESSES: Documents and other information submitted with these 
applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of 
the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, 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, 1875 Century Boulevard, Suite 200, Atlanta, 
Georgia 30345 (Attn: Victoria Davis, Permit Biologist). Telephone: 404/
679-4176; Facsimile: 404/679-7081.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victoria Davis, Telephone: 404/679-
4176; Facsimile: 404/679-7081.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Applicant: Jack Kilgore, U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers, Vicksburg, Mississippi, TE045109-0
    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, hold 
temporarily, identify, anesthetize, take the two most anterior pectoral 
fin rays and associated tissue, floy tag, PIT tag, and stomach flush) 
the pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) from the Lower Mississippi 
River (from the mouth of the Missouri River to the mouth of the 
Mississippi River). Little information exists on pallid sturgeons in 
the Lower Mississippi River, which hampers recovery efforts and river 
management decisions. Consequently, a multi-year field study in the 
Lower Mississippi River is being developed by the Corps of Engineers, 
in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to quantify 
habitat preferences and life history characteristics of the pallid 
sturgeon. The objectives of the study are to evaluate habitat 
preferences by life stage and season; quantify mortality, density, age, 
and growth; and to evaluate diet and food preferences.
    Applicant: Heather Garland, The Nature Conservancy of Tennessee, 

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    The applicant requests authorization to take (survey, capture, 
identify, measure, and release) gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana 
bat (Myotis sodalis), and Virginia big-eared bat (Corynorhinus 
townsendii virginianus) to survey and determine significant summer bat 
roost caves, to survey protected summer roost sites in order to 
determine population numbers as well as confirm colony type (maternity 
or bachelor, in the case of the gray bat), and to survey forested areas 
and bottomland hardwood areas for bat species usage. The proposed 
activities will take place at cave sites and forests across Tennessee 
and in bottomland hardwood forests around the Hatchie River.
    Applicant: James E. Pilgreen, Carrollton, Mississippi, TE047127-0
    The applicant requests authorization to take (survey, capture, band 
nestlings, mark nests) the Alabama beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus 
ammobates) and the Perdido Key beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus 
trissylepsis) to conduct surveys to determine the presence of beach 
mice on areas with existing incidental take permits. The activities 
will take place in Baldwin County, Alabama.
    Applicant: Michelle Caviness, Ozark National Forest Service, Boston 
Mountain District, Fayetteville, Arkansas, TE047123-0
    The applicant requests authorization to take (survey, capture, 
identify, measure, band, and release) the gray bat (Myotis grisescens), 
Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), and Ozark big-eared bat (Corynorhinus 
townsendii ingens) to determine the presence and the diversity of the 
population. The proposed activities will take place over water sources 
on the Ozark-Saint Francis National Forests and the Ouachita National 
Forest in Arkansas.
    Applicant: Rex Roberg, Roberg Environmental Consulting Services, 
Inc., Cabot, Arkansas, TE047483-0
    The applicant requests authorization to take (survey, capture, clip 
elytron, relocate, and release) the American burying beetle 
(Nicrophorus americanus) to determine presence and to relocate any 
found during the construction phase of the municipal Class I Solid 
Waste Landfill facilities for the City of Fort Smith. The proposed 
activities will take place in Crawford and Sebastian Counties, 

    Dated: September 13, 2001.
Sam D. Hamilton,
Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 01-24038 Filed 9-25-01; 8:45 am]