[Federal Register: September 15, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 178)]
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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 the 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 October 15, 2004.

ADDRESSES: Documents and other information submitted with these 
applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of 

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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: Fish and 
Wildlife Service, 1875 Century Boulevard, Ste 200, Atlanta, Georgia 
30345 (Attn: Victoria Davis, Permit Biologist).

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

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 the following 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: Abyss Marine Technologies, Huntsville, Alabama, TE092868-0.

    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, identify, 
photograph, temporarily hold, tag, translocate, and release) the 
following species: Cumberland elktoe (Alasmidonta atropurpurea), 
Appalachian elktoe (Alasmidonta raveneliana), fat three-ridge (Amblema 
neislerii), birdwing pearlymussel (Conradilla caelata), fanshell 
(Cyprogenia stegaria (=irroata)), dromedary pearlymussel (Dromus 
dromas), Cumberlandian combshell (Epioblasma brevidens), oyster mussel 
(Epioblasma capsaeformis), yellow blossom (Epioblasma florentina 
florentina), tan riffleshell (Epioblasma florentina walkeri), upland 
combshell (Epioblasma metastriata), catspaw (Epioblasma obliquata 
obliquata), southern acornshell (Epioblasma othcaloogensis), southern 
combshell (Epioblasma penita), green blossom (Epioblasma torulosa 
gubernaculum), northern riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana), 
Tubercled blossom (Epioblasma torulosa torulosa), shiny pigtoe 
(Fusconaia cor (=edgariana)), fine-rayed pigtoe (Fusconaia cuneolus), 
cracking pearlymussel (Hemistena lata), pink mucket (Lampsilis abrupta 
(=orbiculata)), shinyrayed pocketbook (Lampsilis subangulata), Alabama 
lampmussel (Lampsilis virescens), birdwing pearlymussel (Conradilla 
caelata), gulf moccasinshell (Medionidus penicillatus), Ochlockonee 
moccasinshell (Medionidus simpsonianus), Coosa moccasinshell 
(Medionidus parvulus), ringpink (Obovaria retusa), little-wing 
pearlymussel (Pegias fabula), white wartyback (Plethobasus 
cicatricosus), orangefoot pimpleback (Plethobasus cooperianus), 
clubshell (Pleurobema clava), black clubshell (Pleurobema curtum), 
southern clubshell (Pleurobema decisum), dark pigtoe (Pleurobema 
furvum), southern pigtoe (Pleurobema georgianum), Cumberland pigtoe 
(Pleurobema gibberum), flat pigtoe (Pleurobema marshallii), ovate 
clubshell (Pleurobema perovatum), rough pigtoe (Pleurobema plenum), 
oval pigtoe (Pleurobema pyriforme), heavy pigtoe (Pleurobema 
taitianum), fat pocketbook (Potamilus capax), triangular kidneyshell 
(Ptychobranchus greeni), rough rabbitsfoot (Quadrula cylindrica 
strigillata), winged mapleleaf (Quadrula fragosa), Cumberland 
monkeyface (Quadrula intermedia), Appalachian monkeyface (Quadrula 
sparsa), stirrupshell (Quadrula stapes), pale lilliput (Toxolasma 
cylindrellus), purple bean (Villosa perpurpurea), Cumberland bean 
(Villosa trabalis), Chipola slabshell (Elliptio chipolaensis), purple 
bankclimber (Elliptoideus sloatianus), finelined pocketbook (Lampsilis 
altilis), orangenacre mucket (Lampsilis perovalis), Alabama 
moccasinshell (Medionidus acutissimus), Alabama heelsplitter (Potamilus 
inflatus), Nashville crayfish (Orconectes shoupi), Squirrel Chimney 
cave shrimp (Palaemonetes cummingi), Alabama cave shrimp (Palaemonias 
alabamae), Kentucky cave shrimp (Palaemonias ganteri), Alabama cavefish 
(Speoplatyrhinus poulsoni), boulder darter (Etheostoma wapiti), 
vermillion darter (Etheostoma chermocki), watercrest darter (Etheostoma 
nuchale), Cahaba shiner (Notropis cahabae), palezone shiner (Notropis 
albizonatus), Alabama sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus suttkusi), blue shiner 
(Cyprinella caerulea), slackwater darter (Etheostoma boschungi), 
goldline darter (Percina aurolineata), snail darter (Percina tanasi), 
American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus), yellow-blotched map turtle 
(Graptemys flavimaculata), ringed map turtle (Graptemys oculifera), 
Alabama red-belly turtle (Pseudemys alabamensis), bog turtle (Clemmys 
muhlenbergii), and flattened musk turtle (Sternotherus depressus). The 
proposed activities would take place while conducting presence/absence 
surveys, population counting, and translocation activities throughout 
the species ranges in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, 
and Tennessee.

Applicant: Warren Scott Hall, The Advent Group, Brentwood, Tennessee, 

    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, identify, 
translocate, release) the Nashville crayfish (Orconectes shoupi) while 
conducting presence/absence surveys and relocation activities in 
relation to proposed construction activities. The proposed activities 
would occur in the Mill Creek drainage basin in Davidson and Williamson 
Counties, Tennessee.

Applicant: Marine Corps Base Camp Lajeune, John R. Townson, Camp 
Lejeune, North Carolina, TE091699-0.

    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, band, 
translocate, release, and monitor nests) of the red-cockaded woodpecker 
(Picoides borealis) while conducting population monitoring and 
management activities. The proposed activities would be carried out on 
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Onslow County, North Carolina.

Applicant: Samuel Mason Van Hook, II, Kissimmee Valley Forester, Babson 
Park, Florida, TE092854-0.

    The applicant requests authorization to take (harass) red-cockaded 
woodpeckers (Picoides borealis) while installing insert boxes in 
Kenansville, Osceola County, Florida.

Applicant: McGuire Center/University of Florida, Thomas C. Emmel, 
Gainesville, Florida, TE092891-0.

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    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, mark, 
release, recapture) Schaus' swallowtail (Papilio aristodemus ponceanus) 
while conducting population monitoring. The proposed activities would 
take place in the Florida Keys and South Florida mainland.

Applicant: The Nature Conservancy, Brain P. Van Eerden, Charlotteville, 
Virginia, TE092887-0.

    The applicant requests authorization to harass the red-cockaded 
woodpecker (Picoides borealis) while installing restrictor plates on 
cavities and while installing artificial cavities. The proposed 
activities would take place on the Piney Grove Preserve, Sussex County, 

Applicant: Lewis & Associates LLC, Julian J. Lewis, Borden, Indiana, 

    The applicant requests authorization to take (harass) the Kentucky 
cave shrimp (Palaemonias ganteri) while conducting presence/absence 
surveys. The proposed activities would occur in Graham Springs 
Groundwater Basin, Warren County, Kentucky.

Applicant: Dr. David H. Nelson, University of South Alabama, Mobile, 
Alabama, TE091704-0.

    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, identify, 
release) the Alabama red-bellied turtle (Pseudemys alabamensis), 
loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), and gopher tortoise (Gopherus 
polyphemus) while conducting scientific ecological research. The 
proposed activities would occur in Mobile and Baldwin Counties, 

Applicant: Dr. Jeanette Wyneken, Florida Atlantic University, Boca 
Raton, Florida, TE092912-0.

    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, transport, 
hold in captivity, release) the leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys 
coriacea) while conducting laboratory experiments to characterize the 
behavioral responses to simulate longline gear. The activities would 
take place in Palm Beach County and Boca Raton, Florida (Biology 
Department of Florida Atlantic University) and will be released at sea 
when the study is complete.

Applicant: Florida Power & Light Company, Turkey Point Power Plant, 
Juno Beach, Florida, TE092945-0.

    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, mark, 
recapture, insert chips in the tail, insert Hobotemp dataloggers in the 
interior and exterior of nests, take scute samples) the American 
crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) while conducting management activities. 
The proposed activities would take place at Florida Power & Light 
Turkey Point Power Plant cooling canals, Dade County, Florida.

    Dated: August 31, 2004.
Cynthia K. Dohner,
Deputy Regional Director, Southeast Region.
[FR Doc. 04-20773 Filed 9-14-04; 8:45 am]