[Federal Register: April 30, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 84)]
[Page 23487-23488]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R5-ES-2008-N0075; 50120-1113-0000-F5]

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permits

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit renewal application; request for 


SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), invite the public 
to comment on the following application to renew an existing permit to 
conduct certain activities involving endangered species.

DATES: We must receive comments on this permit application on or before 
May 30, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Acting Regional Endangered Species Permits Coordinator, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, MA 01035 
(telephone: 617-876-6173; facsimile: 413-253-8482).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Parkin, at the above address.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following applicant has requested 
renewal of an existing scientific research recovery permit to conduct 
specific activities with all listed species in the States of 
Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, 
New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, 
and West Virginia, and in the District of Columbia, under section 
10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). We 
solicit review and comment from local, State, and Federal agencies and 
the public on the following permit request:

Permit No. TE-697823

Applicant: Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service, Hadley, Massachusetts.

    The applicant requests renewal of a permit for take of all listed 
species in the States specified above for scientific purposes, or the 
enhancement of propagation or survival permits as prescribed by Service 
recovery documents.
    The original permit became effective on July 15, 1994, and has been 
renewed twice since then, on May 6, 1998, and May 6, 2003. Opportunity 
for public review of the renewal applications was provided in 63 FR 
14471 (March 25, 1998) and 68 FR 12098 (March 13, 2003), respectively.

Public Review of Comments

    Please refer to the permit number when submitting comments.
    We solicit public review and comment on this recovery permit 
application. Before including your address, phone number, electronic 
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.
    Comments and materials received will be available for public 
inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the above 

    Authority: The authority for this section is the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

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    Dated: April 8, 2008.
Wendi Weber,
Acting Regional Director, Region 5, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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