[Federal Register: July 20, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 138)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Receipt of Applications for Endangered Species Permits

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 
1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the following requests are 

Applicant: Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Alice Bard, 
Apopka, Florida, TE105518-0.

    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, mark/
recapture, take genetic samples, release) the Anastasia Island beach 
mouse (Peromyscus polionotus phasma). The proposed activities would 
take place while conducting presence/absence surveys and research 
investigations necessary to track the status and/or recovery of the 
species. The proposed activities would occur in the Anastasia State 
Park and at the Fort Matanzas National Monument, Saint Johns County, 

Applicant: Michael L. Kennedy, Arlington, Tennessee, TE105519-0.

    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, identify, 
release) the gray bat (Myotis grisescens) and the Indiana bat (Myotis 
sodalis) while conducting presence/absence studies. The proposed 
activities would occur throughout the State of Tennessee and are 
limited in Alabama to the Little Rivers Canyon National Preserve in 
DeKalb and Cherokee Counties and Russell Cave National Monument in 
Jackson County.

Applicant: Robert Environmental Consulting Services, Rex R. Roberg, 
Cabot, Arkansas, TE105626-0.

    The applicant requests authorization to harass (capture, 
translocate, release) the American burying beetle (Nicrophorus 
americanus) while managing and protecting populations, conducting 
research studies, characterizing habitat at all known localities, and 
translocating the species. The proposed activities would occur in 
McCurtain County, Oklahoma.

Applicant: Michael L. Kennedy, Arlington, Tennessee, TE105519-0.

    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture and release) 
the Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) and the gray bat (Myotis grisescens) 
while conducting presence/absence studies and determining the use of a 
project area by target species. The proposed activities would occur 
throughout the species' ranges in Tennessee; Little Rivers Canyon 
National Preserve, Dekalb and Cherokee Counties, Alabama; and Russell 
Cave National Monument, Jackson County, Alabama.

Applicant: White Oak Conservation Center, John A. Lukas, Yulee, 
Florida, TE105674-0.

    The applicant requests authorization to take (captive propagate, 
transport, release) the Mississippi Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis 
pulla) while conducting breeding and reintroduction activities for the 
Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge. The proposed 
activities would occur at the Audubon Nature Institute, New Orleans, 
Louisiana; Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, 
Gautier, Mississippi; and White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, 

Applicant: University of Florida, Steve A. Johnson, Plant City, 
Florida, TE106196-0.

    The applicant requests authorization to take (salvage) the 
following species: flatwoods salamander (Ambystoma cingulatum), 
American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis), American crocodile 
(Crocodylus acutus), eastern indigo snake (Drymarchon corais couperi), 
Atlantic salt marsh water snake (Nerodia clarkia taeniata), bluetail 
mole skink (Eumeces egregius lividus), sand skink (Neoseps reynoldsi), 
loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), green sea turtle (Chelonia 
mydas), leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), hawksbill sea 
turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), Kemp's Ridley sea turtle 
(Lepiodochelys kempii), roseate tern (Sterna dougallii dougallii), wood 
stork (Mycteria americana), Audubon's crested caracara (Polyborus 
plancus audubonii), bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Everglade 
snail kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis plumbeus), Florida scrub jay 
(Aphelocoma coerulescens), Cape Sable seaside sparrow (Ammodramus 
maritimus mirabilis), Florida grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus 
savannarum floridanus), red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis), 
Florida panther (Puma concolor coryi), key deer (Odocoileus virginianum 
clavium), Lower Keys marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris hefneri), rice 
rat (Oryzomys palustris natator), Key Largo woodrat (Neotoma floridana 
smalli), Key Largo cotton mouse (Peromyscus gossypinus allapaticola), 
Choctawhatchee beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus allophrys), 
southeastern beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus niveiventris), 
Anastasia Island beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus phasma), St. Andrew 
beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus peninsularis), Perdido Key beach 
mouse (Peromyscus polionotus trissyllepsis), and Florida saltmarsh vole 
(Microtus pennsylvanicus dukecampbelli) while salvaging whole or parts 
of specimens for teaching purposes. The teaching collection of the 
salvaged specimens would be maintained at the University of Florida 
extension campus, Plant City, Florida.

    Applicant: Dr. Joan L. Morrison, Trinity College, Hartford, 
Connecticut, TE106708-0.

    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, identify, 
radio tag, collect blood samples, release) the Audubon's crested 
caracara (Polyborus plancus audubonii). The proposed activities would 
take place while studying the abundance, distribution of nest sites, 
and habitat use throughout

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the Audubon's crested caracara range in Florida.

DATES: We must receive written data or comments on these applications 
at the address given below, by August 19, 2005.

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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The public is invited to comment on the 
following applications for permits to conduct certain activities with 
endangered and threatened 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.

    Dated: July 1, 2005.
Cynthia K. Dohner,
Acting Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 05-14215 Filed 7-19-05; 8:45 am]