[Federal Register: May 29, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 103)]
[Page 32078-32080]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Receipt of Application for Endangered Species Permit: Permits for 
Scientific Purposes, Enhancement of Propagation or Survival i.e., 
Recovery Permits), and Interstate Commerce Permits

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 June 30, 2003.

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 ADDRESS). 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 the Service 
office listed below (see ADDRESS). 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: Lowry Park Zoo, Jennifer Elizabeth Hackshaw, Tampa, Florida.

    The applicant requests authorization to receive up to twelve 
injured and disabled Key Deer (Odocoileus virginianus clavium) for 
veterinary treatment and rehabilitation. The Key Deer will be 
identified by personnel at and transferred from the Key Deer National 
Wildlife Refuge, Monroe County, Florida. They will be housed at the 
Lowery Park Zoo, Hillsborough County, Florida.
Applicant: J.W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Ichauway, Inc., 
Newton, Georgia, TE066980-0.

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    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, band, 
release, monitor nests, and install and drill artificial cavity 
inserts) red-cockaded woodpeckers (Picoides borealis) while conducting 
presence and absence surveys and management activities. The proposed 
activities will take place at the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research 
Center, Ichauway, Baker County, Georgia.


Applicant: U.S. Geological Survey, Wiley M. Kitchens, Gainesville, 

    The applicant requests authorization to take (survey, capture, 
band, radio-tag, release, recapture, exam and measure, take feather 
samples, monitor nest) the snail kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis) while 
collecting information on the demography and movement of the species. 
The surveys will be performed throughout several wetlands in central 
and south Florida, including Lake Kissimmee, East and West Lake 
Tohopekaliga, Lake Okeechobee, Blue Cypress Marshes of the upper Saint 
Johns, West Palm Beach Water Catchment area (Grassy Water Preserve), 
ARM Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Water Conservation Areas 2A, 
2B, 3A, and 3B, Big Cypress National Preserve, and the Everglades 
National Park, including Shark Valley and North East Shark River 
Slough, Florida.


Applicant: University of Tennessee at Martin, Department of Agriculture 
and Natural Resources, 256 Brehm Hall, Martin, Tennessee

    The applicant requests authorization to take (collect and display 
dead relic shells) for educational purposes for the following species: 
Southern acornshell (Epioblasma othcaloogensis), Cumberland 
(pearlymussel) bean (Villosa trabalis), purple bean (Villosa 
perpurpurea), green (pearlymussel) blossom (Epioblasma torulosa 
gubernaculum), tubercled (pearlymussel) blossom (Epioblasma torulosa 
torulosa), turgid (pearlymussel) blossom (Epioblasma turgidula), yellow 
(pearlymussel) blossom (Epioblasma florentina florentina), Catspaw 
(=purple cat's paw pearlymussel) (Epioblasma obliquata obliquata), 
Cumberlandian combshell (Epioblasma brevidens), upland combshell 
(Epioblasma metastriata), Appalachian elktoe (Alasmidonta raveneliana), 
Cumberland elktoe (Alasmidonta atropurpurea), fanshell (Cyprogenia 
stegaria), triangular kidneyshell (Ptychobranchus greeni), Alabama 
lampmussel (Lampsilis virescens), pale (pearlymussel) lilliput 
(Toxolasma cylindrellus), winged (mussel) mapleleaf (Quadrula fragosa), 
royal (snail) marstonia (Pyrgulopsis ogmorhaphe), Coosa moccasinshell 
(Medionidus parvulus), Appalachian (pearlymussel) monkeyface (Quadrula 
sparsa), Cumberland (pearlymussel) monkeyface (Quadrula intermedia), 
pink (pearlymussel) mucket (Lampsilis abrupta), oyster mussel 
(Epioblasma capsaeformis), birdwing pearlymussel (Conradilla caelata), 
cracking pearlymussel (Hemistena lata), dromedary pearlymussel (Dromus 
dromas), littlewing pearlymussel (Pagias fabula), Cumberland pigtoe 
(Pleurobema gibberum), finerayed pigtoe (Fusconaia cuneolus), rough 
pigtoe (Pleurobema plenum), shiny pigtoe (Fusconaia cor (=edgariana)), 
southern pigtoe (Pleurobema georgianum), orangefoot (pearlymussel) 
pimpleback (Plethobasus cooperianus), finelined pocketbook (Lampsilis 
altilis), rough rabbitsfoot (Quadrula cylindrica strigillata), tan 
riffleshell (Epioblasma florentina walkeri (=E. Walkeri)), ring 
(mussel) pink (Obovaria retusa), Anthony's riversnail (Athearnia 
anthonyi), painted snake coiled forest snail (Anguispira picta), and 
white (pearlymussel) wartyback (Plethobasus cicatricosus). The proposed 
activities will take place throughout the state of Tennessee.


Applicant: Gerald R. Dinkins, Dinkins Biological Consulting, Powell, 

    The applicant requests authorization to take (survey, capture, 
release, translocate, and collect relict shells) all federally listed 
freshwater fishes and mussels identified in 50 CFR 17.11.
    The proposed take will occur while conducting contract work with 
the Georgia Department of Transportation, Tennessee Department of 
Transportation, and other clients across the states of Georgia, 
Tennessee, and Alabama.


Applicant: Mark W. Gumbert, Richmond, Kentucky.

    The applicant requests authorization to take (survey, monitor, 
capture, band, radio tag, take tissue samples, release, track, and 
collect fecal samples) the following species: gray bat (Myotis 
grisescens), Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), Ozark big-eared bat 
(Corynorhinus townsendii ingens), and the Virginia big-eared bat 
(Corynohinus (=Plecoyus) townsendii virginianus). Take may occur while 
conducting presence/absence surveys and during monitoring of the 
populations. The proposed activities will take place in Iowa, Missouri, 
Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Ohio, Alabama, 
Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Massachusetts, 
Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Oklahoma, Virginia, Tennessee, 
Kansas, and Kentucky.


Applicant: Apogee Environmental Consultants, Joel Beverly, Whitesburg, 

    The applicant requests authorization to take (survey, monitor, 
capture, band, radio tag, photograph, release, and track) the following 
species: gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), 
and the Virginia big-eared bat (Corynohinus (=Plecoyus) townsendii 
virginianus). Take may occur while conducting presence/absence surveys 
and during monitoring of the populations. The proposed activities will 
take place in Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, 
Wisconsin, Ohio, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, West 
Virginia, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, 
Oklahoma, Virginia, Tennessee, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, 
New York, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky.


Applicant: Ecological Solutions, Inc., John Erik Alford, Roswell, 

    The applicant requests authorization to take (survey, capture, 
release, and retain 5 individuals of each species of invertebrates and 
darters) the following species: blue shiner (Cyprinella caerulea), 
Etowah darter (Etheostoma etowahae), Cherokee darter (Etheostoma 
scotti), Amber darter (Percina antesella), goldline darter (Percina 
aurolineata), Conasauga logperch (Percina jenkinsi), snail darter 
(Percina tanasi), fat threeridge (Amblema neislerii), purple 
bankclimber (Elliptoideus sloatianus), upland combshell (Epioblasma 
metastriata), southern acornshell (Epioblasma othcaloogensis), southern 
combshell (Epioblasma penita), fine-lined pocketbook (Lampsilis 
altilis), orange-nacre mucket (Lampsilis perovalis), shinyrayed 
pocketbook (Lampsilis subangulata), Alabama moccasinshell (Medionidus 
acutissimus), Coosa moccasinshell (Medionidus parvulus), gulf 
moccasinshell (Medionidus penicillatus), Ochlockonee moccasinshell 
(Medionidus simpsonianus), southern clubshell (Pleurobema decisum), 
southern pigtoe

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(Pleurobema georgianum), ovate clubshell (Pleurobema perovatum), oval 
pigtoe (Pleurobema pyriforme), triangular kidneyshell (Ptychobranchus 
greenii), eastern indigo snake (Drymarchon couperi), and gopher 
tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus), and while conducting presence and 
absence studies. The collection of invertebrates and darters are 
limited to cases where they are unable to be identified in the field. 
When invertebrates and darters are collected, they will be preserved 
and donated to an accredited Natural History Museum or educational 
institution. The applicant also requests authorization to disturb the 
following species while conducting presence and absence surveys on 
Federal property: Amphianthus pusillus (little amphianthus), Baptisia 
arachnifera (hairy rattleweed), Clematis socialis (Alabama leather 
flower), Echinacea laevigata (smooth purple coneflower), Gymnoderma 
lineare (Rock Gnome lichen), Helonia bullata (swamp-pink), Isoetes 
melanospora (black-spored quillwort), Isoetes tegetiformans (mat-
forming quillwort), Isotria medeoloides (small whorled pogonia), 
Lindera melissifolia (pondberry), Marshallia mohrii (Coosa Barbara 
buttons), Oxypolis canbyi (Canby dropwort), Ptilimnium nodosum 
(harperella), Rhus michauxii (dwarf sumac), Sagittari secundifolia 
(Little River Water-plantain), Sarracenia oreophila (green 
pitcherplant), Schwalbea americana (chaffseed), Silene polypetala 
(fringed campion), Spiraea virginiana (Virginia spirea), Thalictrum 
cooleyi (Cooley medowrue), Torreya taxifolia (Florida torreya), 
Trillium persistens (persistent trillium), Trillium reliquum (relict 
trillium), and Xyris tennesseensis (Tennessee yellow-eyed grass). The 
proposed activities will take place in the state of Georgia.


Applicant: Terracon, Inc., Jamal Najm, Duluth, Georgia.

    The applicant requests authorization to take (survey, capture, 
identify, and release) the following species: fat three-ridge (Amblema 
neislerii), Chipola slabshell (Elliptio chipolaensis), purple 
bankclimber (Elliptoideus sloatianus), upland combshell (Epioblasma 
metastriata), southern acornshell (Epioblasma othcaloogensis), fine-
lined pocketbook (Lampsilis altilis), shiny-rayed pocketbook (Lampsilis 
subangulata), Alabama moccasinshell (Medionidus acutissimus), Coosa 
moccasinshell (Medionidus parvulus), gulf moccasinshell (Medionidus 
penicillatus), Ochlockonee moccasinshell (Medionidus simpsonianus), 
southern clubshell (Pleurobema decisum), southern pigtoe (Pleurobema 
georgianum), ovate clubshell (Pleurobema perovatum), triangular 
kidneyshell (Ptychobranchus greeni), oval pigtoe (Pleurobema 
pyriforme), shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum), blue shiner 
(Cyprinella caerulea), Cherokee darter (Etheostoma scotti), Etowah 
darter (Etheostoma etowahae), amber darter (Percina antesella), 
goldline darter (Percina aurolineata), Conasauga logperch (Percina 
jenkinsi), and snail darter (Percina tanasi). The purpose of the take 
is to determine presence or absence and potential impacts to the 
species due to road and bridge projects. The proposed activities will 
occur throughout the state of Georgia.


Applicant: Jeffery Ray Walters, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.

    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, band, radio-
tag, release, track, translocate, blood sampling, monitor nests, and 
construct and install artificial cavity inserts) red-cockaded 
woodpeckers (Picoides borealis) while conducting presence and absence 
surveys, population monitoring, and various research studies. The take 
activities will occur in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida.


Applicant: Alabama A&M University, William E. Stone, Normal, Alabama.

    The applicant requests authorization to take (survey, capture, 
mark, band, radio-tag, track, recapture, and release) the gray bat 
(Myotis grisescens) and Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) to collect 
information on summer habitat requirements for roosting, foraging, and 
home range used by the species and other rare bats. The information 
acquired will be used to evaluate the adequacy of current protection 
measures. The proposed activities will occur on the Bankhead National 
Forest, Alabama.


Applicant: Martin County Parks and Recreation, Robert F. Denison, 
Stuart, Florida.

    The applicant requests authorization to take wood storks (Mycteria 
americana) by harassment that will occur while conducting aerial and 
boat surveys and ground observations during the nesting season; while 
removing and chemically treating nuisance exotic plant species; and 
while planting native vegetation. Harassment may take place while 
conducting restoration and enhancement activities on dredged material 
on Bird Island located in the Indian River Lagoon, Martin County, 

    Dated: May 13, 2003.
Linda H. Kelsey,
Acting Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 03-13383 Filed 5-28-03; 8:45 am]