[Federal Register: August 26, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 165)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Receipt of Applications for Endangered Species Permits

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


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 September 26, 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 Services 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: Stephanie Ann Clark, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 
Alabama, TE108506-0.

    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, identify, 
photograph, collect tissue samples, salvage dead specimen, release) the 
following species: slender campeloma (Campeloma decampi), cylindrical 
lioplax (Lioplax cyclostomaformis), Tulotoma snail (Tulotoma 
magnifica), Anthony's riversnail (Athearnia anthonyi), Lacy Elimia 
(snail) (Elimia crenatella), painted rocksnail (Leptoxis taeniata), 
plicate rocksnail (Leptoxis plicata), round rocksnail (Leptoxis ampla), 
Tumbling Creek cavesnail (Antrobia culveri), flat pebblesnail (Lepyrium 
showalteri), royal marstonia (snail) (Pyrgulopsis ogmorhaphe), armored 
snail (Pyrgulopsis (=Marstonia) pachyta), painted snake coiled forest 
snail (Anguispira picta), noonday snail (Mesodon clarki nantahala), 
Magazine mountain shagreen (Mesodon magazinensis), Stock Island tree 
snail (Orthalicus reses), Cumberland elktoe (Alasmidonta atropurpurea), 
Appalachian elktoe (Alasmidonta raveneliana), fat three-ridge (mussel) 
(Amblema neislerii), Ouachita rock pocketbook (Arkansia wheeleri), 
birdwing pearlymussel (Conradilla caelata), fanshell (Cyprogenia 
stegaria), dromedary pearlymussel (Dromus dromas), shiny pigtoe 
(Fusconaia cor), finerayed pigtoe (Fusconaia cuneolus), Chipola 
slabshell (Elliptio chipolaensis), purple bankclimber (mussel) 
(Elliptoideus sloatianus), Cumberlandian combshell (Epioblasma 
brevidens), oyster mussel (Epioblasma capsaeformis), Yellow blossom 
(pearlymussel) (Epioblasma florentina florentina), Curtis pearlymussel 
(Epioblasma florentina curtisii), tan riffleshell (Epioblasma 
florentina walkeri), upland combshell (Epioblasma metastriata), Catspaw 
(=purple cat's paw pearlymussel) (Epioblasma obliquata obliquata), 
southern acornshell (Epioblasma othcaloogensis), southern combshell 
(Epioblasma (=Dysnomia) penita), green blossom (pearlymussel) 
(Epioblasma torulosa gubernaculum), Tuberoled blossom (pearlymussel) 
(Epioblasma torulosa torulosa), turgid blossom (pearlymussel) 
(Epioblasma turgidula), cracking pearlymussel (Hemistena lata), pink 
mucket (pearlymussel) (Lampsilis abrupta), fine-lined pocketbook 
(Lampsilis altilis), Higgins eye (Lampsilis higginsii), orange-nacre 
mucket (Lampsilis perovalis), Arkansas fatmucket (Lampsilis powelli), 
speckled pocketbook (Lampsilis streckeri), shinyrayed pocketbook 
(Lampsilis subangulata), Alabama lampmussel (Lampsilis virescens), 
Carolina heelsplitter (Lasmigona decorata), scaleshell mussel (Leptodea 
leptodon), Alabama moccasinshell (Medionidus acutissimus), Coosa 
moccasinshell (Medionidus parvulus), Gulf moccasinshell (Medionidus 
penicillatus), Ochlockonee moccasinshell (Medionidus simpsonianus), 
ring pink (mussel) (Obovaria retusa), little-wing pearlymussel (Pegias 
fabula), white wartyback (pearlymussel) (Plethobasus cicatricosus), 
orangefoot pimpleback (pearlymussel) (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 marshalli), ovate 
clubshell (Pleurobema perovatum), rough pigtoe (Pleurobema plenum), 
oval pigtoe (Pleurobema pyriforme), heavy pigtoe (Pleurobema 
taitianum), fat pocketbook (Potamilus capax), Alabama (=inflated) 
heelspitter (Potamilus inflatus), triangular kidneyshell 
(Ptychobranchus greenii), rough rabbitsfoot (Quadrula cylindrical 
strigillata), winged mapleleaf (mussel) (Quadrula fragosa), Cumberland 
monkeyface (pearlymussel) (Quadrula intermedia), Appalachian monkeyface 
(pearlymussel) (Quadrula sparsa), stirrupshell (Quadrula stapes), pale 
lilliput (pearlymussel) (Toxolasma

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cylindrellus), purple bean (Villosa perpurpurea), and Cumberland bean 
(pearlymussel) (Villosa trabalis). Take would occur while conducting 
presence/absence surveys and research studies. The proposed activities 
would occur in Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and Missouri.

    Applicant: Thane R. Wibbels, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 
Birmingham, Alabama, TE108537-0.

    The applicant requests authorization to take (collect and receive 
blood and tissue samples, place data loggers in nest, capture, 
identify, release) the Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), loggerhead 
(Caretta caretta), green (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys 
imbricata), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), and olive ridley 
(Lepidochelys olivacea) sea turtles while conducting sex ratio and 
genetic analysis. The proposed activities would occur in Alabama and 
the Virgin Islands.

Applicant: Jess W. Jones, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of 
Fisheries and Wildlife Services, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State 
University, Blacksburg, Virginia, TE108813-0.

    The applicant requests authorization to harass (collect, 
temporarily hold, translocate, release) oyster mussels (Epioblasma 
capsaeformis) while conducting restoration activities. The proposed 
activities would occur from the Tennessee section of the Clinch River 
upstream into the Virginia section of the river.

Applicant: Warren G. Montague, Ouachita National Forest, Waldon, 
Arkansas, TE108839-0.

    The applicant requests authorization to take (collect non-viable 
eggs of) red-cockaded woodpeckers (Picoides borealis) while studying 
developmental analysis to determine fertility, while conducting genetic 
studies, and while conducting other applicable studies. The proposed 
activities would occur throughout the species' southern range.

Applicant: Ronald W. Rohrbaugh, Jr., Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 
Ithaca, New York, TE108852-0.

    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, identify, 
translocate, release, harass, inspect cavities of) Ivory-billed 
woodpeckers (Campephilus principalis) while conducting presence/absence 
studies and translocation activities and working to clearly document 
their existence and assess their ecology and behavior specific to the 
Mississippi delta region of eastern Arkansas. Presence/absence surveys 
would take place in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, 
Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, and 

Applicant: Richard Frederick Lance, U.S. Army Research & Development 
Center, Vicksburg, Mississippi, TE108962-0.

    The applicant requests authorization to harass (capture, collect 
tissue samples, release) a maximum of 1,000 gray bats (Myotis 
grisescens) while conducting non-lethal tissue sampling, primarily wing 
punches, and some experimental sampling of genetic source material 
through the collection of scat and buccal (mouth) swabs while 
conducting genetic studies. The proposed activities would take place at 
the following locations: Jesse James Cave, Edmonson County, Kentucky; 
Fern Cave, Jackson County, Alabama; Cave Mountain Cave, Newton County, 
Arkansas; Pearson Cave, Hawkins County, Tennessee; Tobbaccoport 
Saltpeter Cave, Steward County, Tennessee; Hubbards Cave, Warren 
County, Tennessee; Coffin Cave, Laclede County, Missouri; and Chimney 
Cave, Shannon County, Missouri. The proposed activities for smaller 
maternity and hibernating colonies would occur in Pulaski, Laclede, 
Wright, Reynolds, Shannon, Oregon, Dallas, Hickory, Camden, and Miller 
Counties, Missouri.

Applicant: Ronald E. Spears, Asheville, North Carolina, TE108990-0.

    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, identify, 
examine, measure, photograph, release) the gray (Myotis grisescens) and 
the Indiana (Myotis sodalis) bats while conducting presence/absence 
surveys throughout the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, 
Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, and South 

    Dated: August 10, 2005.
Cynthia K. Dohner,
Acting Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 05-16983 Filed 8-25-05; 8:45 am]