[Federal Register: November 19, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 222)]
[Page 59990-59991]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R3-ES-2009-N246; 30120-1113-0000-F6]

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Application

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of permit application; request for 


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to 
comment on the following application to conduct certain activities with 
endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act 
(Act) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species 
unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act requires that we 
invite public comment before issuing this permit.

DATES: We must receive any written comments on or before December 21, 

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to the Regional Director, Attn: Peter 
Fasbender, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 1 
Federal Drive, Fort Snelling, MN 55111-4056; electronic mail, 

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



    We invite public comment on the following permit application for 
certain activities with endangered species authorized by section 
10(a)(1)(A) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and our regulations 
governing the taking of endangered species in the Code of Federal 
Regulations at 50 CFR 17. Submit your written data, comments, or 
request for a copy of the complete application to the address shown in 
ADDRESSES. When submitting comments, please refer to the appropriate 
permit application number.

Permit Applications

    Permit Application Number: TE230947.
    Applicant: Malacological Consultants, LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release/
relocate) Higgins' eye pearlymussel and winged mapleleaf mussel 
(Quadrula fragosa) in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa to determine 
presence or absence of the species and to relocate individuals that may 
be in danger of injury or stranding. Proposed activities are aimed at 
enhancement of the survival of the species in the wild.

Public Comments

    We seek public review and comments on this permit application. 
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 proposed activities in these permits are 
categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental 
assessment or environmental impact statement (516 DM 6 Appendix 1, 

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    Dated: November 9, 2009.
Lynn M. Lewis,
Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Region 3.
[FR Doc. E9-27804 Filed 11-18-09; 8:45 am]