[Federal Register: February 15, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 31)]
[Page 7452]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of permit applications; request for 


SUMMARY: The following applicant has applied for a permit to conduct 
certain activities with endangered species.

DATES: We must receive any written comments on or before March 19, 

ADDRESSES: Regional Director, Attn: Peter Fasbender, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 1 Federal Drive, Fort Snelling, 
MN 55111-4056.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Peter Fasbender, (612) 713-5343.


Endangered Species

    The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et 
seq.) (Act), with some exceptions, prohibits activities affecting 
endangered species unless authorized by a permit from the Service. 
Before issuing a permit, we invite public comment on it. Accordingly, 
we invite public comment on the following applicant's permit 
application for certain activities with endangered species authorized 
by section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act and the regulations governing the 
taking of endangered species (50 CFR 17). Submit your written data, 
comments, or requests for copies of the complete applications to the 
address shown in ADDRESSES.
    Permit Number: TE144832.
    Applicant: Detroit Zoological Society, Royal Oak, MI.
    The applicant requests a permit to take the Karner blue butterfly 
(Lycaeides melissa samuelis) in Michigan. The scientific research is 
aimed at enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Public Comments

    We solicit public review and comment on this permit application. 
Please refer to the respective permit number when you submit comments. 
We make all comments we receive, including names and addresses, part of 
the official administrative record, and may make them available to the 
public. 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 addresses from the record, which we will honor to the extent 
allowable by law. There also may be circumstances in which we would 
withhold from the record a respondent's identity, as allowable by law. 
If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you must state 
this prominently at the beginning of your comment, but you should be 
aware that we may be required to disclose your name and address 
pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act. 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. 
Comments and materials we receive are available for public inspection, 
by appointment, during normal business hours at the address shown in 
the ADDRESSES section.

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

    In compliance with NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), we have made an 
initial determination that the activities proposed by this permit are 
categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental 
assessment or environmental impact statement.

    Dated: January 16, 2007.
Wendi Weber,
Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Region 3, Fort 
Snelling, Minnesota.
[FR Doc. E7-2630 Filed 2-14-07; 8:45 am]