[Federal Register: June 17, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 117)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R3-ES-2008-N0142; 30120-1113-0000-F6]

Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of permit applications; request for 


SUMMARY: The following applicants have applied for permits to conduct 
certain activities with endangered species.

DATES: We must receive written comments on or before July 17, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Regional Director, Attn: Peter Fasbender, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 1 Federal Drive, Fort Snelling, 
MN 55111-4056; electronic mail, permitsR3ES@fws.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 applicants' permit 
applications 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 request for a copy of the complete application to the 
address shown in ADDRESSES.

Permit Number: TE842313

Applicant: Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois.
    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take Hine's emerald 
dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana) throughout the species' range in 
Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, 
Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, 
Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New 
Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode 
Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, 
and Wisconsin. This permit renewal is requested to continue long-term 
scientific studies to determine the presence or absence of the species 
within suitable habitats, to document new population sites through 
surveys, genetic study, and the taking of voucher specimens to document 
populations. Proposed research activities are aimed at enhancement of 
recovery of the species in the wild.

Permit Number: TE184740

Applicant: Theresa Sydney Burke, Beaver, West Virginia.
    The applicant requests a permit to take the Indiana bat (Myotis 
sodalis), Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), and Virginia big-eared bat 
(Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus) throughout the range of the 
species. The activities proposed involve capture and marking of 
individual bats to identify populations of this listed species and to 
develop methods to minimize or avoid project related impacts. The 
surveys are used to formulate project features aimed at enhancement of 
survival of the species in the wild.

Public Comments

    We solicit public review and comments on these permit applications. 
Please refer to the permit number when you submit comments. Comments 
and materials we receive are available for public inspection, by 
appointment, during normal business hours at the address shown in the 
ADDRESSES section. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 
address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you 
should be aware that your entire comment--including your personal 
identifying information--may be made publicly available at any time. 
While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we 
will be able to do so.

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 in these permits are 
categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental 
assessment or environmental impact statement.

    Dated: June 3, 2008.
Lynn M. Lewis,
Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Region 3, Fort 
Snelling, Minnesota.
 [FR Doc. E8-13601 Filed 6-16-08; 8:45 am]