[Federal Register: March 27, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 58)]
[Page 15215-15216]
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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.

DATES: We must receive written data or comments on these applications 
at the address given below, by April 26, 2006.

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. This notice is provided under 
section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 
U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). 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 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: Round Mountain Biological & Environmental Studies, Inc., 
Peggy A. Measel, TE121059-0

    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, exam, 
release) the Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) and gray bat (Myotis 
grisescens) while conducting presence/absence surveys for coal-related 
and other industries. The proposed activities would occur in the State 
of Tennessee.

Applicant: Christopher E. Skelton, Athens, Georgia, TE121073-0

    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, identify, 
release) the following species: Shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser 
brevirostrum), blue shiner (Cyprinella caerulea), Etowah darter 
(Etheostoma etowahae), Cherokee darter (Etheostoma scotti), amber 
darter (Percina antesella), goldline darter (Percina aurolineata), 
Conasauga logperch (Percina jenkinisi), 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 (Pleurobema georgianum), ovate 
clubshell (Pleurobema perovatum), oval pigtoe (Pleurobema pyriforme), 
and triangular kidneyshell (Ptychobranchus greenii). The species would 
be taken while conducting presence/absence surveys throughout the state 
of Georgia.

Applicant: Benjamin Robert Laseter, Fish and Wildlife Associates, Inc., 

    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, identify, 
release) the Carolina northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus 
coloratus) while conducting presence/absence surveys. The proposed 
activities would occur on tribal lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokee 
Indians, Swain and Jackson Counties, North Carolina.

Applicant: University of Southern Mississippi, Carl P. Qualls, 

    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, measure, 
mark, tag, collect egg masses, translocate, hold temporarily) the 
Mississippi gopher frog (Rana capito sevosa (R. sevosa)) while 
conducting presence/absence surveys and research studies. The proposed 
activities would occur at Glen's Pond (Harrison County, Mississippi, 
DeSoto Ranger Distist, DeSoto Ranger District, DeSoto National Forest), 
Mike's Pond (Jackson County, Mississippi), McCoy's Pond (Jackson 
County, Mississippi, section 16 public land south of Hurley), TNC Pond 
(Jackson County, Mississippi, Old Fort Bayou Mitigation Bank, north of 
Ocean Springs).

Applicant: Timothy W. Savidge, The Catena Group, Inc., Raleigh, North 
Carolina, TE121698-0

    The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, identify, 
release, collect relict shells) the James spinymussel (Pleurobema 
collina), dwarf wedge mussel (Alasmidonta heterodon), Tar River 
spinymussel (Elliptio steinstansana), Chipola slabshell

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(Elliptio chipolaensis), Gulf moccasinshell (Medionidus penicillatus), 
Ochlockonee moccasinshell (Medionidus simpsoniaus), oval pigtoe 
(Pleurobema pyriforme), shinyrayed pocketbook (Lampsilis subangulata), 
fat three-ridged (Amblema neislerii), purple bankclimber (Elliptoideus 
sloatianus), Carolina heelsplitter (Lasmigona decorata), Alabama 
moccasinshell (Medionidus acutissimus), Coosa moccasinshell (Medionidus 
parvulus), finelined pocketbook (Lampsilis altillis), ovate clubshell 
(Pleurobema perovatum), southern acornshell (Epioblasma 
othcaloogensis), southern clubshell (Pleurobema decisum), southern 
pigtoe (Pleurobema geogianum), trianglar kidneyshell (Ptychobranchus 
greenii), Appalachian elktoe (Alasmidonta raveneliana), Cumberland bean 
(Villosa trabalis), little-wing pearlymussel (Pegias fabula), oyster 
mussel (Epioblasma capsaeformis), tan riffleshell (Epioblasma 
florentina walkeri), upland combshell (Epioblasma metastriata), snail 
darter (Percina tanasi), spotfin chub (Cyprinella monacha), yellowfin 
madtom (Noturus flavipinnis), amber darter (Percina antesella), 
Conasauga logperch (Percina jenkinsi), Etowah darter (Etheostoma 
etowahae), blue shiner (Cyprinella caerulea), Cherokee darter 
(Etheostoma scotti), goldline darter (Percina aurolineata), Cape Fear 
shiner (Notropis mekistocholas), and Waccamaw silverside (Menidia 
extensa) while conducting presence/absence studies. The proposed 
activities would occur in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and South 

    Dated: March 14, 2006.
Cynthia K. Dohner,
Acting Regional Director.
 [FR Doc. E6-4387 Filed 3-24-06; 8:45 am]