[Federal Register: June 22, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 119)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R3-ES-2010-N121; 30120-1113-0000-F6]

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of permit applications; request for 


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to 
comment on the following applications 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 these permits.

DATES: We must receive any written comments on or before July 22, 2010.

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

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


    We invite public comment on the following permit applications 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 (CFR) at 50 CFR 17. Submit your written data, comments, or 
request for a copy of the complete application to the address shown in 

Permit Applications

Permit Application Number: TE805269

Applicant: Daniel A. Soluk, Univ. of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and 
release, collect eggs, larvae, and exuviae) the Hine's Emerald 
Dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana) in the States of Alabama, Illinois, 
Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Proposed activities are aimed 
at enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE15027A

Applicant: Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., Columbus, OH.

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture, radio-
tag, and release) Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis) and gray bats (Myotis 
grisescens), and to take Hine's emerald dragonflies, American burying 
beetles (Nicrophorus americanus), and Mitchell's satyr butterflies 
(Neonympha mitchellii mitchellii) (capture and release). The applicant 
would carry out these activities in the States of Illinois, Indiana, 
Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, in 
order to document presence/absence and distribution of the species and 
to conduct habitat use assessments. Proposed activities are aimed at 
enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE15057A

Applicant: Brent M. McClane, McClane Environmental Services, St. Louis, 

    The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and 
release) fat pocketbook (Potamilus capax), Higgin's eye pearlymussel 
(Lampsilis higginsi), Curtis' pearlymussel (Epioblasma florentina 
curtisi), pink mucket pearlymussel (Lampsilis abrupta), orangefoot 
pimpleback (Plethobasus cooperianus), clubshell (Pluerobema clava) 
white wartyback pearlymussel

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(Plethobasus cicatricosus), fanshell (Cyprogenia stegaria), and winged 
mapleleaf (Quadrula fragosa) mussels in the States of Arkansas, 
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, 
West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Proposed activities are for the recovery 
and enhancement of survival of the species in the wild.

Permit Application Number: TE15061A.

Applicant: CDM Michigan, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI.

    The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) 
Northern riffleshell mussels (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana) within the 
State of Michigan. Proposed activities are to document presence/absence 
of the species for the enhancement of survival of the species in the 

Permit Application Number: TE15075A

Applicant: Fowler Ridge Wind Farm, LLC, Houston, TX.

    The applicant requests a permit to take (migrating) Indiana bats 
within Benton County, Indiana, at the Fowler Ridge wind facility. The 
salvage study is designed to inform the applicant as to the operating 
parameters that avoid take of bats and, where impacts occur, the level 
of impacts at various wind speeds and operating parameters. Information 
to be gathered will assist with development of methods to enhance the 
survival of the species in the wild.

Public Comments

    We seek 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 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, 

    Dated: June 16, 2010.
Lynn M. Lewis,
Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Region 3.
[FR Doc. 2010-15051 Filed 6-21-10; 8:45 am]