[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 60 (Friday, March 27, 2020)]
[Pages 17351-17352]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [http://www.gpo.gov/]
[FR Doc No: 2020-06395]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R6-ES-2020-N019; FXES11130600000-201-FF06E00000]

Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received 
applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the 
propagation or survival of endangered species under the Endangered 
Species Act. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal 
agencies to comment on these applications. Before issuing any of the 
requested permits, we will take into consideration any information that 
we receive during the public comment period.

DATES: We must receive your written comments by April 27, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Document availability and comment submission: Use one of the 
following methods to request documents or submit comments. Requests and 
comments should specify the applicant name(s) and application number(s) 
(e.g., TE123456):
     Email: [email protected].
     U.S. Mail: Marjorie Nelson, Chief, Division of Ecological 
Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 134 Union Blvd., Suite 670, 
Lakewood, CO 80228.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Konishi, Recovery Permits 
Coordinator, Ecological Services, 303-236-4224 (phone), or 
[email protected] (email). Individuals who are hearing or speech 
impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY 



    The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 
et seq.), prohibits certain activities with endangered and threatened 
species unless authorized by a Federal permit. The ESA and our 
implementing regulations in part 17 of title 50 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) provide for the issuance of such permits and require 
that we invite public comment before issuing permits for activities 
involving endangered species.
    A recovery permit issued by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA

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authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered species 
for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for enhancement of 
propagation or survival of the species. 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.

Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment

    We invite local, State, and Federal agencies; Tribes; and the 
public to comment on the following applications.

   Application No.         Applicant         Species          Location      Take activity       Permit action
TE12893D-2...........  Alisa Halpin,              NE, SD, KS, MO,  Pursue for       Amend.
                        Lincoln, NE.      Interior least   IA.              presence/
                                          tern (Sternula                    absence
                                          antillarum                        surveys, nest
                                          athalassos).                      monitoring,
TE232905-2...........  Como Park Zoo              MN.............  Hold in          Renew.
                        and               Wyoming toad                      captivity for
                        Conservatory,     (Bufo                             captive
                        St. Paul, MN.     hemiophrys                        breeding and
                                          baxteri).                         rearing;
TE67251D-0...........  Kelly Haun,                CO.............  Pursue for       New.
                        Durango, CO.      Southwestern                      presence/
                                          willow                            absence
                                          flycatcher                        surveys.
TE183432-2...........  Kansas City Zoo,           MO.............  Hold in          Renew.
                        Kansas City, MO.  Wyoming toad                      captivity for
                                          (Bufo                             captive
                                          hemiophrys                        breeding and
                                          baxteri).                         rearing;
TE13623D-1...........  James Whitney,     Topeka  KS, CO, UT, NM.  Capture,         Amend.
                        Pittsburg, KS.    shiner                            handle,
                                          (Notropis                         measure, and
                                          topeka).                          release for
                                          Razorback                         absence
                                          sucker                            surveys.

Public Availability of Comments

    Written comments we receive become part of the administrative 
record. 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 
request in your comment that we withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and 
from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials 
of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public 
disclosure in their entirety.

Next Steps

    If we decide to issue permits to any of the applicants listed in 
this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register.


    We publish this notice under section 10(c) of the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

Stephen Small,
Assistant Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department 
of the Interior Unified Regions 5 and 7.
[FR Doc. 2020-06395 Filed 3-26-20; 8:45 am]