[Federal Register: December 21, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 246)]
[Page 65980-65981]
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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.).

DATES: Written data or comments on these applications must be received, 
at the address given below, by January 22, 2002.

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: 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 above (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.
    Applicant: Living Seas, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, 
Florida, TE050053-0.
    The applicant requests authorization to take (receive, hold 
temporarily, provide medical treatment for injury or illness, satellite 
tag, release, and euthanize) the Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta 
caretta), Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), Leatherback sea turtle 
(Dermochelys coriacea), Kemp's ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii), 
and Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata). The rehabilitation 
activities will take place on Walt Disney World property, Lake Buena 
Vista, Florida. Release activities will take place within the natural 
range of species.
    Applicant: Eric J. McClanahan, Ecological Associates, Inc., 
    The applicant requests authorization to harass (perform roost 
checks and install cavities) the Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides 
borealis) to provide suitable nesting and roosting cavities for various 
clusters in the Francis Marion National Forest, Berkeley and Charleston 
Counties, South Carolina. Artificial cavity construction is a proven 
management tool for Picoides borealis and installation of cavities aid 
in recruitment of new clusters to populations and aid in maintaining 
existing clusters.
    Applicant: Marine Science Center, County of Volusia Leisure 
Services, Bill Apgar, TE050044-0.
    The applicant requests authorization to take (receive, hold 
temporarily, transport, provide medical treatment for injury or 
illness, release, and euthanize) the Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta 
caretta), Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), Leatherback sea turtle 
(Dermochelys coriacea), Kemp's ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii), 
and Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata). The rehabilitation 
activities will take place at the Marine Science Center, Ponce Inlet, 
Florida. The turtles will be transported for medical treatment to Dr. 
Mark A. Salzburg's

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medical facility, Ormond Beach, Florida.
    Applicant: Michelle J. Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz, 
California, TE050040-0.
    The applicant requests authorization to take (survey, capture, 
identify, band, and release) the Cape Sable Seaside sparrow (Ammodramus 
maritimus mirablis) to determine the effects of fire on their 
demography. The proposed activities will take place in the East Camp, 
Everglades National Park, Miami-Dade County, Florida.
    Applicant: Margaret S. Devall, Center for Bottomland Hardwoods 
Research, Stoneville, Mississippi, TE049513-0.
    The applicant requests authorization to remove and reduce to 
possession specimens of Lindera melissifolia, pondberry. The purposes 
of removal and possession of Lindera melissifolia are to conduct 
cuttings of plants for rooting and tissue culture and to provide 
experimental plants for a large study on the effect of the Yazoo 
Backwater Reformulation Project. Cuttings will be taken from 10 
populations on the Delta National Forest, Sharkey County, Mississippi. 
Cuttings will be rooted in the greenhouse at the Center for Bottomland 
Hardwoods Research, Stoneville, Mississippi. The study of the effect of 
the Yazoo Backwater Reformulation Project will take place near the 
Center for Bottomland Hardwoods Research.
    Applicant: Jennifer E. Buhay, Charles Lydeard, and David I. 
Withers, University of Alabama, TE049506-0.
    The applicant requests authorization to take (survey, capture, 
identify, release, and euthanize four males) the Nashville crayfish 
(Orconectes shoupi). The purpose of the project is to assess the 
morphological and genetic diversity of the freshwater crayfish genus 
Orconectes which occupy small streams and caves across the Tennessee 
and Cumberland River systems. The following will be examined: (1) 
Utility of internal morphological features of males, females, and 
juveniles are unique for the identification of the twenty-five 
Orconectes species that occur in the Tennessee and Cumberland River 
systems, (2) evolutionary relationships of the twenty-five Orconectes 
species using mtDNA gene sequences, and (3) levels of intra-specific 
genetic variation of 13 native stream Orconectes species and 1 
introduced species using mtDNA fingerprinting. The proposed activities 
will take place in the Mill Creek watershed and the Cumberland River 
drainage, Davidson and Williamson Counties, Tennessee.

    Dated: December 14, 2001.
Sam D. Hamilton,
Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 01-31465 Filed 12-20-01; 8:45 am]