[Federal Register: October 28, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 208)]
[Page 61457-61458]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Receipt of Applications for Endangered Species Permits

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permits.


SUMMARY: The public is invited to comment on following applications to 
conduct certain activities with endangered species. We provide this 
notice pursuant to section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, 
as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

DATES: We must receive written data or comments on these applications 
at the address given below, by November 28, 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).

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

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The public is invited to comment on the 
following applications for permits to conduct certain activities with 
endangered species. 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 section) or via electronic mail (e-mail) to victoria_davis@fws.gov. Please submit electronic comments 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 e-
mail message. If you do not receive a confirmation from the Service 
that we have received your e-mail message, contact us directly at the 
telephone number listed above (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section). Finally, you may hand deliver comments to the Service office 
listed above (see ADDRESSES section).
    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: J. Logan Williams, North Carolina Department of 
Transportation--Project Development, Raleigh, North Carolina

    The applicant requests authorization to take (handle and release) 
the Appalachian elktoe (Alasmidonta raveneliana) and the James 
spinymussel (Pleurobema collina) while conducting presence/absence 
surveys for transportation projects in Stokes and Rockingham Counties, 
North Carolina.


Applicant: Audubon Nature Institute, Betsy L. Dresser, New Orleans, 

    The applicant requests authorization to take (permanently house in 
captivity, naturally breed, artificially inseminate, use costume chick 
for rearing, and provide rehabilitation treatment) to the Mississippi 
sandhill crane (Grus canadensis pulla) and the Whooping crane (Grus 
Americana) while participating in a captive propagation program to 
enhance the wild population in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service. Capture propagation will take place at the Audubon 
Nature Institute, Center for Research of Endangered Species, Freeport-
McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Dated: October 10, 2003.
Sam D. Hamilton,
Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 03-27105 Filed 10-27-03; 8:45 am]