[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 73 (Monday, April 16, 2012)]
[Page 22604]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-9048]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R6-ES-2012-N079; FXES11130600000D2-123-FF06E00000]

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.


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. The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended 
(Act), prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species 
unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires 
that we invite public comment before issuing this permit.

DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by 
May 16, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments or requests for copies or more 
information by any of the following methods. Alternatively, you may use 
one of the following methods to request hard copies or a CD-ROM of the 
documents. Please specify the permit you are interested in by number 
(e.g., Permit No. TE-123456).
     Email: permitsR6ES@fws.gov. Please refer to the respective 
permit number (e.g., Permit No. TE-123456) in the subject line of the 
     U.S. Mail: Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, P.O. Box 25486-DFC, Denver, CO 80225.
     In-Person Drop-off, Viewing, or Pickup: Call (303) 236-
4256 to make an appointment during regular business hours at 134 Union 
Blvd. Suite 645, Lakewood, CO 80228.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kris Olsen, Permit Coordinator 
Ecological Services, (303) 236-4256 (phone); permitsR6ES@fws.gov 



    The Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits activities with 
endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such 
activity. Along with our implementing regulations in the Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR part 17, the Act provides for 
permits, and requires that we invite public comment before issuing this 
    A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act 
authorizes you to conduct activities with United States endangered or 
threatened species for scientific purposes, enhancement of propagation 
or survival, or interstate commerce (the latter only in the event that 
it facilitates scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or 
survival). Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these 
permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 
CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered 
plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species.

Applications Available for Review and Comment

    We invite local, State, and Federal agencies, and the public to 
comment on the following applications. Please refer to the appropriate 
permit number (e.g., Permit No. TE-123456) for the application when 
submitting comments.
    Documents and other information the applicants have submitted with 
these applications are available for review, subject to the 
requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of 
Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552).

Permit Application Number: TE-059369

    Applicant: Robert Schoor, Colorado Natural Heritage Program
    The applicant requests amendment of an existing permit to add 
removal and reduction to possession the following species, in 
conjunction with surveys and population monitoring for the purpose of 
enhancing each species' survival. Activities will occur on Federal 
lands in Colorado, throughout the range of each species.
    Eriogonum pelinophilum (Clay-loving wild-buckwheat)
    Pediocactus knowltonii (Knowlton cactus)
    Astragalus humillimus (Mancos milk-vetch)
    Phacelia formosula (North Park phacelia)
    Astragalus osterhoutii (Osterhout milk-vetch)
    Ipomopsis polyantha (Pagosa skyrocket)
    Penstemon penlandii (Penland beardtongue)

National Environmental Policy Act

    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 
4321 et seq.), we have made an initial determination that the proposed 
activities in this permit are categorically excluded from the 
requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental 
impact statement (516 DM 6 Appendix 1, 1.4C(1)).

Public Availability of Comments

    All comments and materials we receive in response to this request 
will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal 
business hours at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this 
    Before including your address, phone number, email 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.

    Authority: We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act 
(16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

    Dated: April 2, 2012.
Michael G. Thabault,
Acting Regional Director, Mountain-Prairie Region.
[FR Doc. 2012-9048 Filed 4-13-12; 8:45 am]